Summer Overnight Camp FAQ's

Keeping Our Camp Community Healthy This Summer

We are looking forward to having your camper with us at Camp this summer. 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, 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 plans for Summer 2021 here on the FAQ page. 

Campers 

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

  • The negative test should be administered within 72 hours before arrival at Camp, and the camper must remain quarantined from the time of the test until admittance into Camp.  

  • All campers who are traveling on any form of public/mass transit (air travel, bus, train, etc.) must coordinate that the test is administered after their travel and returned prior to admittance into Camp. Campers will not be admitted into Camp without the negative test results.  

  • All campers will be required to have a daily screening and temperature check done by Camp staff. 

  • All campers must turn in updated health history and camp physical forms prior to camp. These forms now include questions about previous Covid-19 diagnosis. They are due through the online Forms Portal by April 30, 2021. 

Staff

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

  • The negative test should be administered within 72 hours before arrival at Camp, and the staff must remain quarantined from the time of the test until admittance into Camp.  

  • All staff who are traveling on any form of public/mass transit (air travel, bus, train, etc.) must coordinate that the test is administered after their travel and returned prior to admittance into Camp. Staff will not be admitted into Camp without the negative test results.  

  • All staff will be required to have a daily symptom and temperature check.  

  • All staff will be required to follow COVID-19 practices and policies while on time off and submit documentation and temperature check upon return to Camp.  

Testing

  • All campers and staff will be required to demonstrate a Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 test upon their arrival at Camp. 

  • We expect the testing technology to continue to evolve between now and summer and are in conversation about testing options during Camp.  We will align testing protocols with industry best practices based on the advisement of our medical staff and volunteers. 

COVID-19 Vaccine 

  • YMCA Camp Kanata will not be mandating the Covid-19 vaccine from campers or staff.  

  • We will educate, encourage, and incentivize our staff to be vaccinated when the Covid-19 vaccine is available to them.   

  • Our staff have been designated as essential workers supporting the education sector, giving them priority access to the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Masking 

  • At Camp, cabins will be the designed cohort, or “family.” When with that cohort your camper will not need to wear a mask (inside their cabins, sleeping, etc.) Wearing masks and social distancing will be expected when campers and counselors are outside of their cohort.  

  • While you will be in a cohort with your cabin, you will do activities, partake in evening programming and eat meals with a broader group.   

  • We recognize that there will be questions surrounding face coverings and when exactly campers will be required to wear them.  We want to assure you that staff will provide guidance.

  • Recommended masks are ones that have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric and fit completely over your mouth and nose. Your mask must fit snugly against the sides of your face with no gaps. (Gaiters and Face Shields do not meet the requirements for face coverings based on recent recommendations from the CDC.)

FAQ's 

COVID-19 Cases or Exposure: 

What if campers or counselors are diagnosed with Covid-19?  

What if campers or counselors are directly exposed to a confirmed case of Covid-19?

Pre-Camp

How Do I best prepare my child for Camp this summer? 

When will the Forms Portal be available? 

What forms do I need to complete before Camp? 

When are my Health Forms due?

Can I request a cabin or cabinmate for my camper?

How will I know what cabin my camper is in?

Logistics

What are key dates that I need to remember?  

What time should I pick up and drop off my camper?

Can I see what Camp looks like before check-in? 

What can I expect on Check-In Day? 

Does my camper need money for Camp? 

What should I pack for my camper? 

Anything I should not pack? 

What is the cancellation policy?

Can my camper do laundry at Camp?  

What luggage should my child use? 

What if my child leaves something at Camp? 

Communications

Can I visit my camper?  

Does my camper need permission to leave the Camp grounds? 

How will I know how my camper is doing? 

Can I call my camper? 

How do I communicate with my camper? 

How do I see photos of my campers while they’re at Camp?  

Can I give my child’s counselor a gift? 

Are there any off-site trips?  

Emotional and Physical Safety

How can I help you to best work with and mentor my child?  

What happens if my camper doesn’t follow the rules?

Do campers ever get sent home from Camp?  

What is the Code of Conduct? 

What are Camp’s Social Media guidelines?  

Will my child have to take a swim assessment?   

Medical Information

Does my child have to wear a mask while at Camp?  

Are there medical professionals on-site at Camp?

Is Camp able to accommodate special dietary needs?  

Does my child need a health form?  

How do I manage my child’s prescriptions while at Camp?  

What if my camper feels sick while at Camp?  

Will I be notified by the Health Center if my child is sick?  

How do I contact Camp?

COVID-19 Cases or Exposure 

What if campers or counselors are diagnosed with Covid-19? 

Campers and counselors diagnosed with Covid-19 will be isolated from the community and temporarily cared for by our medical staff. Parents would be expected to arrange pick up of the camper within 2-4 hours. Counselors would be expected to leave Camp to isolate offsite within 2-4 hours.  

It is our goal for members of our community to return to Camp as soon as safely possible. Plans will be determined on an individual basis with Camp Medical Staff and Volunteers following guidelines at that time.  

What if campers or counselors are directly exposed to a confirmed case of Covid-19?  

Our Medical Staff will follow all guidance and protocols to assess the well-being of the individual. We expect direct exposure requirements and guidance to evolve and our Medical Staff and Volunteers will continue to evaluate.   

It is our goal for members of the community to return to programming as soon as safely possible. Plans will be determined on an individual basis with Camp Medical Staff and Volunteers following guidelines at that time. We will follow CDC and DHHS return guidance, with a focus on return as safely and expediently as possible for the overall experience and safety of Camp. 

Pre-Camp

How Do I best prepare my child for Camp this summer? 

We want every camper to have a safe, healthy session at Camp. While we will be reviewing important safety information on your camper’s first day, it would be helpful if you could reinforce and discuss a few things beforehand:  

  • Familiarize them with the Opening and Closing Day procedures, and let them know that they will have their temperature taken every day while at Camp

Look for more resources from us as Camp approaches. 

When will the Forms Portal be available? 

On the Forms Portal you will be able to upload your child’s physical, complete their health history, make cabinmate requests, and more!  

You will receive an email with the portal link and further instructions the week of March 1, 2021. If you do not receive an email, please contact the Camp Office. 

What forms do I need to complete before Camp? 

All forms including the Health Examination Form, camper physical and the Cabinmate Request Form are due April 30, 2021. They all must be completed through the Online Forms Portal.   

You will receive an email with the portal link and further instructions the week of March 1, 2021. If you do not receive an email, please contact the Camp Office. 

It is important that you submit completed forms by our April 30 deadline. Campers without completed forms will not receive a cabin assignment and will not be admitted into Camp for their session. 

When are my Health Forms due?

Health Forms are due April 30, 2021. For those campers who completed their health forms before last summer’s traditional programming was canceled, the majority of your information will be pre-filled in the portal. You still simply need to update and/or sign-off on the existing information. 

Each camper is required to have a physical within one year of their first day at Camp. 

No child will be allowed to remain at Camp without a COMPLETED 2021 Camper Physical form.  If your insurance carrier will not cover an annual physical until after April 30, 2021, you should complete all other sections and request an extension in the final Send to Camp section.

Can I request a cabin or cabinmate for my camper?

Cabinmate requests are a part of the Online Forms Portal. We accept one mutual request per camper. If you request to separate your child from another child who expects and/or requests to be with your child, we trust that you will communicate with the parents so that no one is disappointed upon arriving at Camp. 

Requested cabinmates must be within 2 years of age. Please know that not all requests can be honored, as we work to create a diverse cabin group. The number of campers assigned to the same cabin from the same town or friendship group are intentionally limited to encourage new friendships and discourage cliques.

The forms portal will be linked here on the FAQ's and emailed to you the week of March 1, 2021.

How will I know what cabin my camper is in?

Campers will find out cabin assignments by mail 2-3 weeks before they arrive.  Cabin assignments are made before campers arrive and therefore there will be no changes or requests accepted after they are mailed. It is important to address any potential concerns about cabin assignments with your camper before then. Cabin assignments will not be changed on Check-in day. 

We are intentional about placing campers in cabins that may best fit them based on the information provided to us by the parents/guardians in the Camper Information Form, which is why it is so important to provide as much information as possible. 

If your child needs a bottom bunk, please let us know in the Camper Information Form on the Forms Portal. Beds are assigned before campers arrive. 

Logistics

What are key dates that I need to remember? 

March 1 – Program fees due (unless you have elected for a payment plan). Cancellations received before March 1 will receive a refund of 50% of the registration fee and 100% of the program fee. 

April 30 – Camper Forms (Health forms, Cabin mate requests, pick-up authorizations, etc.) are due for all overnight campers, CILTs and CITs. 

May 15 – Cancellations received on or before March 15 will receive 100% of the program fee. The registration fee will not be refunded. After May 15, no refunds will be given. 

Two Sundays before your child arrives – This is the day you will begin 14-day health monitoring for your camper(s). 

Overnight Camp: 

Week 1 (Pirate Week): June 13-19  

Week 2 (Jungle Week): June 20-26  

Week 3 (Hollywood Week): June 27-July 3 

Week 4 (Stars and Stripes Week): July 4-10   

Week 5 (Super Hero Week): July 11-17 

Week 6 (Christmas in July Week): July 18-24 

Week 7 (Olympics Week): July 25-31; Gluten Free Week Option 

Week 8 (Space Week): August 1-7 

Week 9 (Blast from the Past Week): August 8-14 

What time should I pick up and drop off my camper?

Check-in will be from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. 

You will be assigned a 30-minute drop-off time slot which you will receive with your cabin assignment by mail 2-3 weeks before your camper is due to arrive at Camp. 

Check-out will be from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. 

You will be assigned a 30-minute pick-up time slot which you will receive along with your check-in and cabin assignment by mail 2-3 weeks before your camper is due to arrive at Camp. 

If there is a change in the check-in or check-out schedule, families will be notified by email. 

Can I see what Camp looks like before check-in? 

If you are interested in touring Camp before you arrive, please visit our website to schedule a tour. 

What can I expect on Check-In Day? 

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your assigned 30-minute time slot for Check-in. 

When you arrive at Camp, staff will greet you and direct you to the appropriate staging area. Staff will then collect the following from you: 

  • Documentation of a Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 test upon their arrival at Camp. 

  • Everyone in the car will have their temperature checked before being admitted into Camp. If the camper has a temperature of 100.4 or greater, or presents with symptoms outlined in the  COVID-19 Daily Screening, will result in the camper(s) not being admitted into Camp.  (yellow is linked to: https://www.ymcatriangle.org/covid-19-daily-screening

If you have not completed your Health Forms in the online Forms Portal you will not be admitted into Camp. 

All campers will need to arrive healthy and free of nausea, or unusual pain. If they are experiencing nausea or unusual pain, please delay their arrival until the illness has abated.  

Your camper will receive a lice screening upon arrival at their cabin. 

When you receive your cabin assignment and check-in time slot, you will receive a card which will indicate your assigned parking area. Please have this visible on the dash of your vehicle when you arrive at Camp. 

Once you park, you will carry your luggage to your camper’s cabin or luggage drop-off location.  

Cabin Counselors will be at the cabin to greet you and to facilitate the drop-off process. We will limit the number of families inside of a cabin at one time. While you are waiting to get your camper settled, you will be able to get to know your camper’s counselors and share any important information with them. Remember the best place to share this information ahead of time is on the Camper Information Form which can be found on our online Forms Portal. 

Inside the cabin you can help your camper make their bed, put their stuff away and then say goodbye! 

If you have medications to drop off with the Camp Nurse, you may do so at the designated drop-off spot nearest to your camper’s cabin. You may also stop by to share any information with the Camp Nurse that you think would be important for them to have during your camper’s time at Camp. 

Does my camper need money for Camp? 

Please do not send any money with your camper. Program fees cover all associated materials and equipment. We are not responsible for any money left with your camper or in their cabin. 

What should I pack for my camper? 

We encourage you to check out our comprehensive Packing List . Please make sure that ALL items are marked with your camper’s name.  

Be sure to talk to your camper about the importance of using sunscreen (30 SPF or higher) and be sure to pack them a hat.  

Camp provides all the equipment needed to participate fully in our activities. If your camper chooses to bring his or her own equipment (baseball glove, lacrosse sticks, fishing rods, or life jackets, etc.), please make sure it is labeled and understand that he or she is responsible for it. Camp Kanata is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings. All life jackets must be United States Coast Guard approved. 

Anything I should not pack? 

You will find a list of what your camper should NOT bring on our Packing List

Be sure to leave all expensive clothing and jewelry at home. Your camper will not need any money while they are at Camp. 

Please note that any electronic devices that record or play videos, make or receive phone calls, or connect to the internet are not allowed. Camp is a safe place for everyone to unplug and be the best and most true versions of themselves. They connect with their cabinmates, enjoy their gorgeous surroundings, and just be kids. If music is important to your camper, please consider sending an mp3 player or smaller music device that does not record video.  

What is the cancellation policy?

Overnight Camp Cancellation Policy   

When you enroll your child in our program, you are reserving space, time, meals, supplies, and staffing whether or not your camper attends the program.  In order to cancel a Summer Session (per week), Camp Kanata will use the following deadlines for cancellations.  

Written Notice Before March 1: If received before March 1, 50% of your registration fee will be refunded.  Any program fees that have been paid to date will be refunded.  

Written Notice After March 1: If received March 1 to May 15, your registration fee is non-refundable.  Any program fees that have been paid to date will be refunded. After May 15, no refund will be given on registration or program fees.   

Waitlisted Summer Sessions 

When you purchase a waitlisted session, you will only pay the registration fee.  If no space becomes available, Camp will refund your registration fee. If you choose the cancel before we contact you, Camp will refund your registration fee. 

Can my camper do laundry at Camp?

Campers who are staying for more than one-week session have laundry service as a part of their “Stayover Weekend”. Camp Kanata Mesh Laundry bags are provided to those campers. Whatever is placed in that bag will be collected on the Friday morning of their first consecutive week at Camp and sent out to be laundered and returned to them a day later. Laundry facilities are available at Camp for necessary situations. 

What luggage should my child use?   

Pack items in a container of your preference: luggage, trunk, plastic tub/drawers, laundry basket, etc. When choosing your luggage, consider that you may need to carry it to the cabin or drop-off point over a short distance. 

What if my child leaves something at Camp? 

We do our best to help your camper collect all of their items before they leave Camp. If they arrive home and you notice something missing, please call the Camp office to see if the item has been found and you can pick it up or we will ship it back to you at your expense. Please note that any unclaimed items in our Lost and Found will be donated 14 days after each session

Communications

Can I visit my camper?  

If a camper is staying for two or more consecutive weeks, they may have visitors during their assigned check-out times on each of the Saturday mornings (between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.)   

Does my camper need permission to leave the Camp grounds?  

Because of the added layers of precautions, we are taking to keep our Camp community healthy and safe, we will not allow campers to leave Camp grounds temporarily unless it is for a medical reason. 

How will I know how my camper is doing?

Parents will receive two correspondences on their camper’s experience at camp from their child’s cabin counselor. The first is written on Monday night will be emailed to you no later than Wednesday morning. If you have multiple campers, please know that you may not receive the reports at the same time. The second is a hand-written letter given to parents at Check-out on Saturday when you pick-up your camper.  

Can I call my camper?  

You may leave a package with the cabin counselors when you drop off your camper. The counselor will deliver the package on Tuesday after lunch. We ask that you send your camper letters or postcards, but not packages.  

How do I communicate with my camper?

You can communicate with your camper by mailing letters or sending Kanatagrams (similar to an email) through our website (this will be active during summer months). Kanatagrams are delivered to campers every day. You can drop your letter in the mail a few days before camp starts, so your camper receives in on the first or second day.  Campers are not able to respond to Kanatagrams. However, campers can write and post letters home in the general USPS mail. 

Please address camper letters as follows: 

Camper Name, Cabin #                               
c/o Camp Kanata                                   
13524 Camp Kanata Rd                                  
Wake Forest, NC 27587 

How do I see photos of my campers while they’re at Camp?  

Photos of campers are posted to Waldo Photos We will provide a code for your use when you receive your cabin assignment before your time at Camp. 

You can also follow us on social media @campkanata for additional pictures!   

Can I give my child’s counselor a gift? 

In accordance with the American Camp Association guidelines, we follow the policy that monetary and expensive gifts should not be given to Camp staff by parents. If you would like to recognize a counselor’s performance, we recommend that you send a letter of appreciation to the Camp Director that will be both shared with the counselor and placed in their staff file. Contributions can also be made to Camp’s Annual Campaign in honor of the counselor. 

Are there any off-site trips?  

Campers who are registered for the Neuse River Trip will be off camp property from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays. 

Emotional and Physical Safety

How can I help you to best work with and mentor my child? 

The best place to provide information for how we can work best with your child is in the Camper Information Form which you will complete in our Online Forms Portal.  

If your child is currently receiving treatment or counseling for emotional or behavioral issues please email Ryan Eves.  Provide details and strategies for how we can best support your camper and manage any issue. This includes, but is not limited to autism, hyperactivity, depression, self-harm, or an eating disorder. We’re in this together. We also ask that you let us know about any learning difficulties, bed-wetting issues, or a recent loss or major change in your child’s life, including any experiences related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This makes a significant difference as we work to meet their needs. Together, we can make certain that your child has an amazing experience while at Camp.  

What happens if my camper doesn’t follow the rules?

At Camp, we believe that when participants do not follow the rules or demonstrate appropriate behavior, we have the opportunity to help them learn and grow. Our staff promotes behavior guidance and discipline through creating a positive environment, developing structure and clear limits, promoting social and emotional learning, reinforcing our core values, and addressing challenging behaviors. 

Staff will redirect or problem-solve with the camper rather than restrict behaviors. When problems do arise, the Camp staff may consult the parents/guardians so that together, they can develop a plan for behavior management and success for the camper. We believe that this approach focuses on the needs of the participant and positively contributes to their overall well-being and development. 

Do campers ever get sent home from Camp?  

There are times when dismissal from Camp is necessary. Campers who require a disproportionate amount of a staff member's attention, or need constant one-on-one support and therefore detract from the attention given to others in the cabin, may be asked to leave. 

Other behaviors directly linked to the health, safety, or well-being of your child or others may also be grounds for dismissal. These include, but are not limited to: 

  • Harming or threatening themselves or others 

  • Bullying behavior including intimidation, teasing, name-calling, racial slurs, threatening looks, and rumor spreading 

Campers sent home for any reason will not receive a refund of any fees paid. Parents will be responsible for all transportation logistics and costs. 

What is the Code of Conduct?  

At Camp, we do what is right. We are committed to building a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for everyone where we treat one another with respect and dignity. Each camper is a critical part of creating a place where people feel welcomed, valued and safe. Your child will be asked to abide by the tenets of the Camper Code of Conduct. At the beginning of the session, the Code of Conduct will be reviewed and discussed in each cabin, at which time each camper will be asked to sign the form. We encourage you to review the Code of Conduct, with your child before Opening Day and engage in meaningful discussion about living with integrity and reaching their full potential with dignity at Camp. 

What are Camp’s Social Media guidelines?  

The safety and well-being of your child at Camp is our first and most important priority. In today’s online and plugged-in society, we recognize that campers take part in social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, Snapchat, and others. While Camp is electronic-free, we would like to encourage parents to be aware of their child’s online activities. We instruct our staff that any contact with campers outside of our programs, whether in person, online or by phone, can only happen with the express approval and involvement of the camper’s parents or guardian. 

We do not tolerate online bullying or inappropriate online content. We reserve the right to refuse acceptance of any child involved in these similar activities. 

Will my child have to take a swim assessment? 

Yes. You can visit our website to understand everything about the assessment. Remember that the assessment takes place in the pool and must be completed without goggles. Our website also has information about areas and privileges that accompany each swimming level. 

Medical Information

Does my child have to wear a mask while at Camp?  

NC DHHS Interim Guidance for Overnight Camps requires that all persons age 5 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 meet these criteria, please communicate with the Camp Director prior to the first day of Camp.   

  • At Camp, cabins will be the designed cohort, or “family.” When with that cohort your camper will not need to wear a mask (inside their cabins, sleeping, cabin nights, etc.) Wearing masks and social distancing will be expected when campers and counselors are outside of their cohort.  

  • You will be assigned to your cohort by your cabin, however activities, evening programming and meals will include a broader group beyond just your cabin cohort. 

  • We recognize that there will be questions surrounding face coverings and when exactly campers will be required to wear them.  We want to assure you that staff will provide guidance to your camper. 

Recommended masks are ones that have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric and fit completely over your mouth and nose. Your mask must fit snugly against the sides of your face with no gaps. (Gaiters and Face Shields do not meet the requirements for face coverings based on recent recommendations from the CDC.

Are there medical professionals on-site at Camp?

Our Health Center is staffed by 2 registered nurses 24 hours a day.  

There is no charge for routine medical care provided at Camp’s Health Center. If a camper requires medical attention at a medical facility other than ours, all charges will be billed to the parents unless the facility files your insurance as a courtesy.

Is Camp able to accommodate special dietary needs?   

Yes. Camp offers a menu approved by nutrition specialists and will also arrange individual meals for pre-documented, pre-existing health conditions that were noted on the Health Form. Visit our Dining page for more information. 

Does my child need a health form?  

Our campers are encouraged to visit the Health Center any time they are not feeling well while at camp.  Our nurses will assess the camper and determine the best plan of care for them and whether they should remain at the Health Center or rejoin their cabin and the Camp program.   

Yes, each camper must complete their Health Form on the Online Forms Portal. Campers are required to have a physical within one year of their first day at Camp. No child will be allowed to remain at Camp without a COMPLETED 2021 Camper Physical form.   

We understand that many doctor’s offices around the country are waiving appointments and prioritizing families who are experiencing issues related to COVID-19. Living in a residential setting this summer and the health of our staff and campers has never been more important. Therefore, we are holding to our current standard of requiring campers and staff to have a physical within one year of their first day of Camp. 

Exceptions can be made if parents have a scheduling conflict with the doctor’s office. Any exceptions must be approved by Camp staff and those forms submitted at least three weeks prior to the start of the session. Please email us if you need to request an exception.  

If your insurance carrier will not cover an annual physical until after April 30, 2021, you must complete all other sections on the Online Forms Portal and request an extension in the final Send to Camp section. In your request, you will be required to include the date for your child's doctor appointment. Your child’s Physical Form must be scanned and uploaded through your portal within 72 hours of this scheduled appointment. 

We adhere to the North Carolina law with regard to immunization schedules and requirements-which may differ from your state. 

How do I manage my child’s prescriptions while at Camp?  

We will be communicating with you in the coming months about this process. 

What if my camper feels sick while at Camp?  

Our campers are encouraged to visit the Health Center any time they are not feeling well while at camp.  Our nurses will assess the camper and determine the best plan of care for them and whether they should remain at the Health Center or rejoin their cabin and the Camp program.   

Will I be notified by the Health Center if my child is sick?  

It is imperative that you provide the contact information for any parent with custodial rights.  In the case of divorced or separated parents, the primary contact will be notified first. As we have an obligation to share health information with both parents, the other parent will receive a phone call as well. 

Parents will be promptly notified by our Health Center when

  • Your child will be staying in the Health Center overnight  

  • Your child has a consultation or Doctor’s appointment off-site such as a brace repair, a dentist appointment, or an outpatient x-ray  

  • Your child is prescribed medication or treatment by the Camp Doctor  

  • Your child is ill or has been injured and has been transported to the emergency room.  

  • A Volunteer Physician assesses that your child may have COVID-19. 

Parents will not be notified when  

  • Your child receives regular first aid treatment for bug bites or minor cuts  

  • Your child rests in the Health Center during Activity Period  

  • Your child receives basic health care for common colds, coughs, stomach ache, etc. 

Preventative Measures

  • Campers will shower daily 

  • We will wash hands before eating and any time we return to the cabin 

  • Regular breaks for hydration throughout the day 

  • Regular encouragement to apply sunscreen throughout the day 

Please note that we do not offer Camp Health and Accident Insurance. However, we do recommend that campers carry this coverage. 

How do I contact Camp?

YMCA Camp Kanata 
13524 Camp Kanata Rd.                                     
Wake Forest, NC 27587 
919-556-2661 

Summer Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday 

         1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 

         Outside of these hours, please contact the Director on Call at 919-435-2061