YMCA Camp Hanes: Where Fun Comes Naturally

The 400 Acre Memory Maker

Since 1927 Camp Hanes has been creating memorable outdoor experiences for the young and young at heart. The “400 Acre Memory Maker” provides opportunities for personal growth for our campers and guests through our resident camp and day camp programsoutdoor education opportunities, and a variety of retreat/conference offerings for groups of all types.

Overnight Camp

In our weeklong Traditional Camp sessions, our campers are divided into three distinct activity groups, based on age – and all our activities are supervised by trained staff members to ensure each camper’s safety and enjoyment. Many of our activities are offered to all three age groups, allowing campers to progress each summer as they continue to hone their skills and talents.

At YMCA Camp Hanes we are always striving to meet our camper’s needs. We have been excited to see our camper number grow over the past years. We want to continue to offer programs that help campers develop a sense of achievement, belonging and build great relationships.

In order to reach these goals we offer our traditional camp in three age groups opening opportunities for all our campers. Our Climbers (ages 6-9) program will grow camper’s confidence. The Mountaineers (ages 10-12) will move toward independence and the Explorers (ages 13-15) will work on developing skills in a positive social atmosphere.

Cabin activities include: swimming/pool, canoeing, high ropes, zip lines, paddleboards, hiking, the Blob, climbing wall, archery, kayaking, horseback riding, riflery, arts & crafts, service projects, fishing, and more!

Click here for our Resident Camp brochure.

Day Camp

Day Camp allows children 6-15 years old to experience a wide variety of activities and adventures. These are used as tools to enhance a camper’s self esteem, confidence and ability to interact with others. Children will be placed in appropriate age groups where they will play and work together in a positive atmosphere. Well-trained staff members will stay with the children and provide them with adult role models throughout the week. Day Camp is designed to offer a well-balanced variety of activities to suit the interest and needs of all ages. Our goal is to ensure a safe, positive environment where your child will continue to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually all summer long. Day Camp is for ages 6-12 and the Teen Leadership program is for 13-15 who have a drive to learn leadership skills.

Day Camp activities include: swimming/pool, canoeing, water zip line, water sports, hiking, the Blob, lake slide, field games, riflery, archery, and more!


Camp buses will pickup/drop off at Y locations everyday. Day campers must be signed in and out everyday by parent or guardian. Camp Hanes staff will be on the buses to ensure safety of all day campers. Snacks will be given to campers at 3:30pm before the bus ride home.

William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA: Camp Hanes bus will arrive at WGW at 6:45 AM and must depart by 7:00 AM each morning. Buses will return to WGW at 5:30-6:00 each evening for drop off.

Robinhood Road Family YMCA: Bus will arrive at 6:50 AM and must depart by 7:05 AM each morning. Buses will return to Robinhood at 5:30-6:00 each evening for drop off.

Fulton Family YMCA: A Camp Hanes staff member will be in the parking area every morning at 6:50 AM to begin sign in. Camp Hanes bus will depart by 7:20 AM each morning. Buses will return to Fulton Y at 5:20-6:00 each evening for drop off.

At Camp Hanes: Drop off between 7:30-8am and pick up is between 4:45-5:30pm.

Click here for our Day Camp brochure.

Visit camphanes.org for more information!