Weekend Camp

What better way to spend a couple of days than at Kanata’s Weekend Camps?

Camp Kanata Weekend Camps are held from Friday evening through Sunday morning and are filled with the best activities we have to offer.

First-time campers get a chance to discover Kanata, while veteran campers reconnect with their friends and counselors from the summer.

2023 Registration:

Register Today for Weekend Camps

Spring 2023 Dates

  • March 17-19, 2023 - Camping Out at Kanata
  • March 24-26, 2023 - Middle School Weekend Camp
  • March 31-April 2, 2023 - Elementary Weekend
  • April 14-16, 2023 - Camping Out at Kanata
  • April 21-23, 2023 - Elementary Weekend
  • April 28-30, 2023 - Mother & Son Weekend
  • May 5-7, 2023 - Mother & Daughter Weekend


We are looking forward to having your family with us this year. Ensuring a safe and healthy Camp will require a strong partnership among all of us. 

As always, our top priority is to keep our campers, families, and staff safe. In light of our current reality, we have reviewed and updated our medical protocols and practices using recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), North Carolina State Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), American Camp Association (ACA), Wake County Health Department, and with guidance from our Camp Medical Advisory Committee.

In our commitment to the health and protection of our families and staff, we will continue to monitor guidance from the CDC and other state health agencies. We recognize that recommendations and guidelines will change and commit to updating our programming and protocols accordingly. You will find the most updated information regarding Camp Kanata's Fall Weekend Programs plans below. 


To minimize illness at Camp, we ask that you monitor the health of each participant daily beginning five days prior to their arrival at Camp. We are unable to admit any families who are not able to confirm completion of the Health Assessment and Temperature Form for each participant. You can find the 5-Day Pre-Arrival Health Screening form here


  • Weekend and Family Camp participants are not required to provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test upon their arrival at Camp. 

  • Please note that each participant will need to verbally confirm the completion of the Five-Day Pre-Arrival Health Screening Form.

  • All participants will have their temperature taken upon arrival. If anyone’s temperature is 100.4 or greater, the entire car will not be allowed entry into Camp. Please keep this in mind as you make your transportation and carpooling plans.

  •  In the event your child develops symptoms indicating an illness, please be prepared to have someone pick them up within 4-6 hours of us notifying you.

    • If you are coming to a Family Camp Program and someone in your family develops symptoms, you will be asked to immediately depart from Camp. 

As mask mandates continue to evolve, we will continue to follow CDC and NCDHHS Guidelines. For Spring Weekends and Family Camps, masks are optional but welcomed for any and all who feel most comfortable wearing one. 

  • For mask information, please visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.

Our program has been designed in accordance to state and local health regulations, CDC recommendations, and the ACA’s field guide for delivering overnight camps in the reality of COVID-19. As such, we will adhere to all state and local health department guidelines that are in place during programs including practicing social distancing, healthy hand hygiene practices and increased cleaning and sanitation protocols. We have extensive cleaning protocols both between and during sessions and provide hand sanitizer in the cabins and around Camp. That said, please feel free to bring any of your own cleaning supplies to use during your time with us.

If, after your time at Camp, you test positive for COVID-19, another contagious illness or are quarantined, please email Risk@YMCATriangle.org or call 919-719-9690.

Camping Out at Kanata Packing List

It will be a fun-filled weekend with lots of the activities you would experience during week-long summer camp at Camp Kanata.

It will be a fun-filled weekend with lots of activities you experience during a week of summer overnight camp at Camp Kanata.

Calling all mothers, daughters, grandmothers and aunts! Join us for a weekend with your daughters or sons. We will have special programming and camp activities to make this weekend a bonding experience for everyone!

Due to popular demand, we added a weekend for mothers and sons.

It will be a fun-filled weekend with lots of activities you experience during a week of summer overnight camp at Camp Kanata. It is a great opportunity to reconnect with summer friends and campers.