Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp For Ages 12-15*. Fun to the Extreme.

Welcome to six days of summer that you’ll never forget! Because hanging out around the local pool can’t compete with dangling 50 feet up, on a sheer rock face. Or careening down a churning whitewater river. Or paddling across the Cape Fear River to explore an untamed island.

For starters, you’ll live in a tent the entire time. Part of your week will be spent participating in exciting adventures at YMCA Camp Hanes. The other part will take place offsite, where new challenges await.

And, of course, all activities will be supervised by our trained and certified staff.

So check out each adventure. Make your choice, if you dare. Then look forward to sharing your amazing story once you’re back home by the pool.

Click here for our brochure. Questions? Contact Jared Causby.

*Parents: If your 10-11 year old is interested in Rock Climbing or Coastal Adventure Camps, contact Jared directly!

Mountain Adventure (ages 12-15)coastal3

Pack it up, everybody. Sunday morning through Wednesday evening, you’ll be offsite in West Virginia, where you’ll experience an awesome combination of camping and whitewater rafting with Adventures on the Gorge, as well as, caving with Lost World Caverns. And once you’re back at YMCA Camp Hanes, you’ll get a kick out of more fun and challenging activities such as our Treetop Village, our Shotgun Range and our paintball course. No prior experience or equipment is necessary.


Rock Climbing Adventure (ages 12-15)

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This program teaches technical climbing on naturally existing rock surfaces. Really tall rock surfaces. It includes climbing sessions via day trips to nearby Hanging Rock and Pilot Mountain – plus an overnight camp-out and climb on Sauratown Mountain here at YMCA Camp Hanes. Three different sites. Three unique climbing challenge. Are you ready to try something new that’s both mentally and physically demanding? Are you comfortable with heights? Okay, then. No prior experience or equipment is necessary.


Coastal Adventure (ages 12-15)

You’ll arrive on Sunday at YMCA Camp Hanes, then travel Monday to River Road Park near Wilmington, NC. On this kayak-paddling coastalexpedition, you’ll explore three primitive islands in the Cape Fear River, including one that was home to European settlers and pirates. You’ll hunt for shark’s teeth on – where else? – Shark’s Tooth Island. You’ll paddle eight miles (with a break for lunch) to Carolina Beach State Park for a guided tour. (And more!) No prior experience or equipment is necessary.