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.

  • March 18-20, 2022 - Middle School Weekend Camp*
  • March 18- 20, 2022 - Capstone Weekend Camp*
  • March 25-27, 2022 - Camping Out at Camp Kanata 1
  • April 1-3, 2022 - Mother Son Weekend
  • April 8-10, 2022 - Elementary Weekend Camp 1
  • April 22-24, 2022 - Camping Out at Camp Kanata 2
  • April 29-May 1, 2022 - Mother-Daughter Weekend
  • May 13-15, 2022 - Elementary Weekend Camp 2

*Two separate programs operating on the same weekend. Registration is separate.

Registration for Weekend Camps opens on Nov. 11.

Register Online


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. 

Please complete the 10-Day Health Assessment and Temperature Form below prior to arrival.


  • All participants will be required to provide documentation of a Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 test upon their arrival at Camp. 

  • The test must be administered no more than 72 hours prior to the date of arrival. After the administration of the Molecular PCR COVID-19 test, we ask that everyone minimize their risk of COVID-19 exposures by adhering to North Carolina's three Ws and avoiding gatherings outside of their immediate household.

  • No one will be admitted into Camp without the negative test results.

  • All participants will be required to complete and turn in a  COVID-19 Pre-Arrival Screening Form upon arrival. 

  • Please note that even if anyone has received the COVID-19 Vaccine, he/she must still produce proof of a negative Molecular PCR test and complete and turn in the 10-day screening form.

  • Day Programs and Camping Out at Kanata Family Weekends participants are NOT required to produce a negative molecular PCR test (based on the single-cohort living arrangements).

Health Assessment and Temperature Form


Per state recommendations, all persons age 5 and older are required to wear face masks when they are unable to maintain a 6-foot distance from others and while in shared spaces outside of the cabin. 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 throughout the weekend. Please note that there are some exceptions to this order. If you or your family members meet these criteria, please communicate with the Camp Director upon arrival. 

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 or are quarantined, please email Risk@YMCATriangle.org or call 919-719-9690.

Weekend Camp 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.