Resident Camp

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Resident Camp for Ages 6 – 15

Our week long Traditional Camp allows children to experience adventures in a safe, caring camp environment. Activities will enhance a camper’s self esteem, confidence, and social skills.

Children will live in an 8-10 camper cabin with at least two well-trained, responsible staff leaders. A positive, Christian setting is provided for the campers at all times with their own age levels. Our goal is for campers to leave with a deeper understanding of their own potential and a new collection of life-long memories and friends.

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Where Fun Comes Naturally!

At 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 and especially in the teen age group. We want to continue to offer programs that help campers with their ABCs: their sense of Accomplishment, Belonging and continue to develop Character.

In order to continue these goals we are making some changes to our summer camp program. We offer traditional camp to three age groups. These changes move our program toward a focus of progression. It will open opportunities for our campers: Mini Campers (ages 6-9) are often first time campers who are ready to sample all of camp but would benefit from a shorter experience.  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.  This year we have adjusted our schedule to allow for even more activities and more variety.

We also offer program for teens.  Our Adventure program, Leaders In Training (LIT) and Counselors In Training Programs (CIT) which have been popular for this special audience.  The leadership skills, focus on service and positive social environment make for a impactful experience. If you have questions please contact Jen at 336-983-3131 or jen.deridder@ymcanwnc.org.

“Awesome counselors, great activities, a lot of fun” -Camper

“Camp Hanes makes kids not miss home” -Parent

“Its my favorite time of summer” – Camper

“Family tradition! Christian couldn’t wait to come back all year” -Parent

Climbers – Ages 6-9 (Rising 1st-4th graders)

The focus for the Climber campers is to build their confidence. The goal is for campers to try a variety of activities, make friends and learn about their interests. Campers travel with their cabin groups to an array of activities. Once a day they will have a choice time called “clubs”.  They will have opportunities for swimming, canoeing,horseback riding, water zip lines, crafts, archery, water slides and other activities focused on the success of our youngest campers. The ratio will be a lower number of campers to each of well trained and qualified staff.

Mountaineers- Ages 10-12 (Rising 5th -7th graders)

The Mountaineer program is the next step in our progression focus. The campers will spend half of the activity time in cabin centered activities and the second part of their day will be their class choices. Campers will have the opportunity to choose three activities in which they can develop skills and learn about their potential. Many activities will have levels of skill and experience that they can earn. Campers will stay in cabins of 10-12 campers with at least two staff. Campers will meet friends from their cabins as well as others who have similar interest and goals.

Explorers- Ages 13-15 (Rising 8th – 10th graders)

The Explorers program is the oldest age group in our traditional camp program. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in classes of their choice to continue to work on skills and work towards new levels of progress.. Each day there will be group activity time that will be a time for Explorer camp to do all the great activities camp offers. Explorers day will end later and offer more activities. The program will have a focus on interacting with friends in a positive social atmosphere.

Individual Activities

Our activities encourage campers to challenge themselves, enhance skills, and learn positive values from our staff and each other. Imagine climbing 30 feet off the ground, riding horseback on majestic Sauratown mountain, enjoying a canoe ride on our private lake, or creating an artistic masterpiece during arts & crafts. Sessions are designed to be fun and progressive, so each year campers will learn new skills and talents even if they participate in the same activities year after year. Campers choose 3 activities to participate in daily. Options may include…

  • Archery
  • Kayaking
  • Camp Newspaper
  • Photography
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing
  • Riflery
  • Paintball*
  • Music
  • Climbing
  • Drama
  • Sports
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking
  • 5 Stand Shooting Clays (Shotgun Range)*
  • Survival Skills

“Robert really likes being able to choose his activities” -Parent

“I learned how to shoot a BB gun and got to the top of the climbing wall” -Climber Camper

“Amazing facilities and even better staff” -Parent

“You can learn dozens of awesome things” -Mountaineer Camper

Cabin Activities

Cabins will participate in three daily activities. Options include…

  • Swimming/Pool
  • Games
  • Sports
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Canoeing
  • High Ropes*
  • Team Building
  • Creek Study
  • Water Zip Lines
  • Giant Lake Slide
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Sling Shots
  • Paddle Boards
  • Nature Room
  • Service Projects
  • Volleyball
  • Low Ropes
  • Hiking
  • The Blob

*Based upon age.

Evening Activities

The entire camp gathers for evening activities. Activities include…

  • Campfires
  • Rocks
  • Pool Parties
  • Skit Nights
  • Dances
  • Scavenger Hunts

Hold Overs (all ages)

For an additional fee, campers can stay for multiple sessions and still experience fun on the weekends. Meals, supervision, laundry services are all provided along with safe activities and exciting field trips such as bowling or camp-outs.