Weekend Retreats

We offer a variety of housing and meeting accommodations to best serve the needs of your group. With approximately 300 beds covering 400 acres and meeting rooms for all sizes of groups, we are sure to have the facilities to accommodate you during our non-summer camp season.

YMCA Camp Hanes is happy to work with any church, civic, corporate, educational or non-profit group whose event falls within the bounds of the YMCA mission of “Helping people reach their God given potential in spirit, mind and body.” For events like family reunions please contact Jared Causby(j.reggi@ymcanwnc.org or 336.983.3131) for details.

For an overview – check out our Camp Map.


We offer 14 Cabins that sleep 16 people in comfortable bunk beds with full restroom facilities in each sleeping quarter.

Our Alphin Retreat Center sleeps 16 adults within four rooms that fit four people per bedroom. The configuration has  two rooms on each side of the building that sharing joining bathroom space. There is a communal living/meeting room space with a fridge and kitchenette perfect for snacks but not creating whole meals. Within the meeting space there is a separate half bathroom. On the building side facing the lake there is a deck with chairs for meeting or boding around an electric fireplace. Our Alphin Retreat Center is the perfect space for a small group that wants an intimate environment!

The Downstairs Dining Hall offers two rooms that sleeps 20 people (on bunks) per room with full restroom facilities for each room. There is an adjoining gathering room and the dining hall is steps away.


The Baker Center Conference Room is capable of seating up to 300 people auditorium style or over 100 people seated at tables. The Conference Room is also divisible to give you two smaller meeting spaces if you would prefer to have one side around tables and one side auditorium style. The gymnasium and outdoor recreation space are right outside your meeting space for break time activities.

The Canteen is the original Camp Hanes dining center and offers a meeting space for 120 theater style or approximately 70 around tables. Spill out onto the porch for small group time and enjoy a view of the lake as you meet or relax.

The Nature Room, Small Dining Hall or the Rec Hall can also be used as meeting or breakout spaces for groups of all sizes.

We offer a full range of audio visual equipment for your event, let us know your needs and we can help prepare your meeting room to meet your needs.


Our food service staff is prepared to serve you healthy, tasty delicious meals for breakfast lunch and dinner! Looking for a fabulous place to host a banquet or luncheon? Contact us to inquire as to availability. (We offer the most availability in December.)

Outdoor Facilities

With over 400 acres of property, we have a wide variety of outdoor spaces available for your event. A few examples are the Budd Family Shotgun Range, two lakes, the Reynolds Equestrian Center, The Budd Family Alpine Tower and Treetop Village, two low ropes areas, basketball courts, miles of hiking trails and multiple recreation areas just to name a few!

If you have questions about weekend retreats, please contact Jared Causby (j.reggi@ymcanwnc.org or 336.983.3131).