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YMCA Scholastic Support Center at Camp Kanata

We know this school year will be unique for you and your family and we are here to help. As the landscape of learning evolves, the YMCA is committed to serving you and your children throughout the 2020-21 school year in new and creative ways at locations throughout the region, one of which is right here at Camp Kanata. 

YMCA Scholastic Support Centers are a place where students in grades
K – 8 can go to participate in their remote school or Virtual Academy classes while you work. Our goal is to support your child's educational needs during this challenging time while also delivering enriching experiences, safe social interaction and physical activity to nurture your child's overall health and well-being. 

All on-site programming will be adapted to operate in full compliance with local and state health department guidelines and to include social distancing practices. Read more about the safeguards we're putting in place before you come to a YMCA program and while your student is with us.

Participants are eligible for a free lunch from Wake County every day they attend the program. Please let us know at Rides In every morning if your child would like a lunch. No pre-qualification is necessary.

Information for Participants: 


Drop-off and Pick-up will take place at Camp Kanata. A staff member will be outside to direct you to your drop off. Please stay in your car! If you are not dropping off or picking up during the below times, please park and call 919-556-2661. A staff member will come to you! 

Drop off: Drop is from 7:30-7:45 a.m. Please allow extra time since we'll be screening all campers upon arrival.

School Day Program Pick up: 3:30 p.m. at Camp Kanata. Please stay in your car and show your ID or pick-up card.

Extended Day Program Pick up: 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Camp Kanata. Please stay in your car and show your ID or pick-up card. 

What to Bring:

School: Please bring everything with you that you may need for school. This includes, but is not limited to: a power cord, your computer/device, headphones, pens, notebooks, creative arts needs, and an extension cord. Don't forget to include their usernames and passwords on a sheet of paper! 
  • Please print a copy of your child’s weekly schedule to send along with the intake form (below). It is helpful to attach the schedule to your child’s computer. If your child has a QR code to log in to a platform, include that with passwords/schedule. If using an iPad, load the apps where this is an option. App versions are usually easier to use than web versions.
  • Each teacher assigns tasks differently. The more information you provide, the more we can help. This could include how we access your classroom, meets, websites or classroom homepage.
  • We've created a password keeper for you to fill out and attach to your child's computer. Please be sure to utilize this!

Clothing: You will be at Camp, so please be sure to dress for the weather! We encourage you to bring a raincoat and wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. We will certainly have some time outside taking nature walks, playing back yard games, and exploring other fun Camp activities. 

Masks: Please pack a mask or face covering for your child that meets the mandated requirements as put forth by the CDC. Please note, masks with "one-way valves" are not approved by the CDC.

Meals: Lunch will be provided by schools (Wake County Students) or you are welcome to pack your own. Please bring a water bottle and two snacks each day. Please note that refrigeration is not available. 
Class Form: Please fill out this Weekly Intake Form and send it with your student so that we can best support their learning. 

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Keeping You Safe:

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. That's why we're taking extra precautions to protect the health of everyone in our programs and facilities. You can help by following some basic guidelines.
In accordance with CDC recommendations, participants and staff are required to wear face coverings during the program.  
Please note, masks with "one-way valves" are not approved by the CDC. Therefore, these types of masks may not be worn to YMCA Scholastic Support Centers. Learn more about how to wear a cloth face covering correctly.


For questions or more information, contact Eva Hobson, Camp Kanata's Administrative Services Director, through email or by calling 919-582-9381.
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