Our Camps

Camp Kanata is a YMCA summer camp located about an hour north of Raleigh, N.C.

We offer Day and Overnight Camps in one-week sessions. During the fall and spring, Camp Kanata offers Weekend Camps for elementary and middle school kids, and a high school leadership camp.

All camps offer exceptional water and land activities including kayaking, canoeing, archery and hiking on our 150-acre, wooded campus.

YMCA Guides spend their Fall Outings at Kanata in October and November and the Camp facilities are available for team building and/ or corporate retreats as well.

Summer 2022:

Registration Window for Open Enrollment for Summer 2022: 

  • Open Enrollment: Thursday, October 21 (Summer 2022 Overnight Camp and Day Camp)
  • Extended Season: Thursday, November 11 (Camping Out at Kanata, Mother-Daughter Weekend, Elementary Weekend, etc.)


Please be sure to review our Cancellation Policies before registering.

Summer 2022 Overnight Camp:

Week 1: 6/12-6/18
Week 2: 6/19-6/25
Week 3: 6/26-7/2
Week 4: 7/3-7/9
Week 5: 7/10-7/16
Week 6: 7/17-7/23
Week 7: 7/24-7/30
Week 8: 7/31-8/6
Week 9: 8/7-8/13

Summer 2022 Day Camp:

Week 1: 6/13-6/17
Week 2: 6/20-6/24
Week 3: 6/27-7/1
Week 4: 7/4-7/8
Week 5: 7/11-7/15
Week 6: 7/18-7/22
Week 7: 7/25-7/29
Week 8: 8/1-8/5
Week 9: 8/8-8/12

Summer 2022 Themes:

Week 01: (Pirate Week)
Week 02: (Jungle Week)
Week 03: (Beach Blast Week)
Week 04: (Stars and Stripes Week)
Week 05: (Super Hero Week)
Week 06: (Christmas Week)
Week 07: (Hollywood Week)
Week 08: (Space Week)
Week 09: (Blast from the Past Week)

Overnight Camp (1 week): $1,107
Trainee Session (3 weeks): $1,993
Day Camp (1 week): $302

With woods, water, real friends and connected counselors, Camp Kanata shapes campers into confident, independent kids.

Spend a week, or more, in the great outdoors with awesome activities, friends and fun at Camp Kanata Day Camp. It's all here!

Camp Kanata Weekend Camps are two-night, three-day adventures held during the fall and spring. Great for first-time campers.