Truth Network Listener Challenge

Through the Truth Network Listener Challenge, the goal is to send 20 kids to Camp Hanes in King, NC this summer! At YMCA Camp Hanes, we believe in and have seen the incredible, life-long impact a week at camp has on a child. Kids become more confident and build relationships, they grow and experience achievement, build a sense of belonging, and develop character based on the traits of Jesus Christ.

Click here to find out more and to donate online!

Summer Staff Applications

Best Summer Ever?

Hello from camp.  We are now accepting staff applications.

Please click here to visit our employment site for details and contact us with questions.

Resident Camp Staffwith-help-you-can-do-anything

Amelia Johnson

Day Camp Staff

Letha Lineberry

Adventure Camp Staff

Jake Stephens


Registration for 2017 is open!

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Click here for our online registration site. 

Click here for our Paper Form.

Need dates and rates? Click here.  

Summer Camp Parent Packet

Need to know about pick up time?  Drop off?  Details about your camper’s week?  Check out our parent packet or contact us at camp 336-983-3131.

Updated 2016 Parent Packet

Seeking Summer Nurses!


first-aid-kit_orng_rgbWanted:  Fun, active, caring, licensed health care professionals to have a positive impact on children’s lives this summer! YMCA Camp Hanes is currently seeking professionals to assist in our summer camp infirmary.

Position would require a minimum commitment of one week and living on-site in the camp infirmary. As a trade, your children attend camp free (please contact Carmina for details).

Call today to reserve your week – 336.983.3131!

2016 Available Dates:

June 26-July 1

For more information, contact Carmina Eder at 336.983.3131 or email

Join us for Open House, April 2nd!

Join us Sunday, April 2nd  from 1-4pm!CH Open House 2016

You have to experience the adventure at YMCA Camp Hanes yourself!

Join us for the annual Camp Hanes Summer Open House to see just how much fun you can have at camp. This action-packed afternoon will include activities like zip-lines, archery, and canoeing. We will also provide in-depth tours of camp with a staff member to answer all your questions.

Call 336 983 3131 or email to RSVP or get more information!


2016 Send a Kid to Camp Update

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2016 Send a Kid to Camp




Give the gift of Camp Hanes’ ABCs – Accomplishment, sense of Belonging and learning the Character traits of respect, responsibility, honesty, faith and caring in a Christian camp environment.

Every summer, community support for the Send a Kid to Camp campaign offers children who would not be able to experience Camp the opportunity to unplug from the challenging realities around them and join the natural, nurturing, and fun environment of Camp life. Summer after summer, kids leave Camp more independent and confident; they’ve learned the value of overcoming fears and surpassing goals. The friendships and lessons each donation provides are investments in our community’s strong future, in the leaders who will guide it, and the values behind those decisions.

This year, our goal is to raise $220,000 to send kids from our community to Camp Hanes, the 400-Acre Friend Maker. Over 3,200 will be served this summer!

Can you invest:

     – $1000 and join the Chairman’s Round Table

     – $749 to send a child to resident camp for one week

     – $270 to send a child to day camp for one week

For information on giving levels or to come see Camp in action, contact Mari Pat Thomas at 336-983-3131.

Give Online

Looking for a life changing job?

We are now hiring the best staff team.  Please read through our information letter and let us know if you have questions.

Contact Amelia Johnson.

Information Letter.


What Is Send a Kid to Camp?

In June of 1927, Harry Long brought a small group of young boys from Winston-Salem to the all new John W. Hanes Memorial YMCA camp to experience the great outdoors! Ninety years later, more than 2,500 young boys and girls come to summer camp at YMCA Camp Hanes to experience the great outdoors, make lifelong friends and create lasting memories at the “400 Acre Memory Maker.”

At the base of the beautiful Sauratown Mountain, YMCA Camp Hanes is a place where kids unplug and explore. Campers encounter adventure along every trail, from water slides to zip lines, to hikes up the mountain. They challenge themselves by choice in the safe, supportive environment. Kids grow at YMCA Camp Hanes. With time just to be a kid, campers become more independent and self-reliant. They face new challenges and form new friendships. They overcome fears. And with each goal they accomplish, kids grow more confident. During every activity campers are living the core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring in a Christian camp setting so that they can be their best selves.

Through participation in the Annual Campaign, you can help YMCA Camp Hanes continue our 90 year camping tradition for future generations, insuring none are left out.

YMCA Camp Hanes partners with various groups so that we can affect the lives of Everyone, Everywhere. By doing so, we reach out to children who otherwise would not be able to experience Camp and offer them the opportunity to create lifelong memories.

Our partners for 2016 Resident Camp included:

  • Camp Imagine and the Autism Society of Forsyth County
  • Camp Corral summer camp for children of wounded, ill, injured or fallen military service members
  • The American Diabetes Association’s Camp Carolina Trails serving campers with diabetes
  • Camp MDA and the Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Omega Psi Phi  camp instills discipline and pride in young African-American men, many of whom come from single-parent families


In addition to summer camp partners, we served over 17,000 people in 2016. Our Environmental education program provides schools a hands-on, safe and fun educational experience in a camp environment.  Our conference department serves collegiate, civic, church and corporate groups with meeting and overnight facilities, food service and programming designed to fit each group’s specific needs.

In 2017, we foresee even more requests than in the past for financial assistance for campers to experience the positive influence of YMCA Camp Hanes. Our 2017 goal for our Send a Kid to Camp Campaign is $250,000 and your support is vital to helping us meet that goal.

Camper Photos & Email

Visit our new & improved 2015 photo gallery on Smugmug! Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for even more pictures!

Need the password for photo’s? Check the information packet you received at check in or email our office with your camper’s name and we will help you out!

Want to send your camper a (one way) note? Email them