Day Camp


Like you, we are continuing to monitor the path of Hurricane Isaias over the coming days. At this time, we are still planning on holding Day Camp next week (August 3-7) as scheduled. As always, the safety and well-being of our campers and staff is our number one priority. Our team will be meeting throughout the weekend and we will keep you posted on any decisions or programmatic adjustments.


We can't wait to see our campers this summer! In the last few months, we've been consulting with state and local health officials to ensure that our day campers and our counselors will have a fun, safe experience this summer at Camp Kanata.

Please read the following information to learn more about what we're doing to maintain a healthy environment and what you can do before you bring your child to Camp Kanata. Please note: these protocols may change based on CDC guidelines and state and local directives.

Read our 2020 Day Camp Parent Manual


  • Drop off time is 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. and pick up time is 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Look for Rides In/Rides Out signage and additional signs to direct you to the right place. 
  • Our staff will greet you when you arrive and when you come to pick up your child.
  • We ask parents not to enter our Office.


  • Please pack all items in a backpack.
  • Pack an extra pair of clothing (is recommended, but not always needed).
  • Swimsuit
  • Lunch.
  • Two snacks.
  • Bottled water or a reusable water bottle. If your child brings a reusable bottle, our trained staff will refill it as needed.  
  • Book to read during quiet time.


  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing.  
  • Closed-toe shoes. 



  • We will take the temperature of all Day Camp Counselors each day. 
  • We will take the temperatures of campers prior to entry each day.
  •  Counselors are required to wear masks if social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • We will not require campers to wear masks, but we will provide fun "brandanas" that will be handed out to campers on the first day of camp.
  • We will operate with a 1:10 staff to child ratio
  • Campers will remain in their huddles and with their counselor and rotate to activities.
  • Camp will not offer open programming or "choices".
  • No equipment will be passed from person to person and there will be no large group play. 
  • Campers will be outdoors or in open, well-ventilated areas.
  • Our daily assemblies and lunchtimes will be modified to respect social distancing.

Do I have to wear a mask at Camp?

Governor Cooper's recent executive order requires that all persons age 11 and older and Camp staff wear face masks when they are not able to maintain a 6-foot distance from others. There are some exceptions to this order. If you or your camper meets these criteria, please communicate with your Camp Director on the first day of Camp. We will be providingThere are some exceptions to this order. If your camper meets these criteria, please communicate with your Camp Director on the first day of camp. a face covering for everyone upon arrival, but recommend you bring a few that meet the mandated requirements for yourself and/or pack several with your camper. We recognize that there will be questions surrounding face coverings and how they are feasible in the day-to-day life of Camp. We want to assure you that staff will provide guidance upon arrival. There are some exceptions to this order. If your camper meets these criteria, please communicate with your Camp Director on the first day of camp.


We will require all staff and campers to meet the health screening criteria below. Please review the information below before registering your child(ren). 



  • If your child needs to take medication during the day, please bring the medication in the original container with your child’s name on the container.
  • Please complete the YMCA of the Triangle Medication Authorization Form
  • All staff and participants must complete the Screening Assessment prior to entering the program.


We will continue to update these guidelines based on CDC recommendations and state and local directives. We can't wait to see your camper this summer!

2020 Day Camp Sessions

Week 01: June 15 - 19
Week 02: June 22-26 
Week 03: June 29 - July 3
Week 04: July 6 - 10
Week 05: July 13 - 17
Week 06: July 20 - 24
Week 07: July 27 - 31
Week 08: August 3 - 7
Week 09: August 10 - 14

Summer 2020 Weekly Day Camp Rate: $272