About Us

Welcome to Camp Hanes

At YMCA Camp Hanes we love our summer campers, conferees, and Outdoor Education students, chaperones and teachers. We are committed to ensuring every experience results in our ABCs of Camp Hanes being accomplished in our participants by increasing one’s sense of Accomplishment, sense of Belonging and learning the Character traits of respect, responsibility, honesty, faith and caring in a Christian camp environment. In  June of 1927, Harry Long brought a small group of young boys fromWinston-Salem to the all new John W. Hanes Memorial YMCA camp to experience the great outdoors! Over eighty years later more than over 15,000 year round participants come to YMCA Camp Hanes to experience the great outdoors, make lifelong friends and create lasting memories at the “400 Acre Memory Maker” YMCA Camp Hanes.

We listen and want to hear from our campers, parents, teachers, conferees, donors and board members. We see our partnerships making us better and better every year. Our desire is to be the very best summer camp and conference center in the world. Our board and staff have a bold vision for Camp Hanes as seen in our 2010-2012 Strategic Plan.

I want to invite you to partner with us and give a gift through our Send a Kid to Camp Campaign to help families provide positive lifelong memories for their child at YMCA Camp Hanes. I want you to know that every participant receives our very best and we are making a positive impact in thousands of lives every year. Thank you for your support and working with the YMCA to “help people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body”.

Please communicate with us and let us know how you feel about your YMCA Camp Hanes experience and what we should do together. You can reach me via e-mail at v.elliott@ymcanwnc.org and by phone at 336 983 3131.

Yours in Camping,

Val Elliott
Executive Director
YMCA Camp Hanes