YMCA camps offer kids a chance to explore places, activities and ideas outside their normal lives. At camp, they discover new talents, new interests and new friends. Parents have trusted YMCA camps for generations, because, they are experiences that help foster leadership, self-confidence, and deepen respect for the environments and communities we live in.
Win a Free Summer of Camp
The YMCA is giving one lucky child a free summer of day camp! Register by April 1 to enter. There is one entry per child for each week of camp purchased. Winning child receives a maximum of 10 YMCA Summer Day Camp weeks free. For complete details visit our policies page.
Kids build confidence at YMCA Intersession through a variety of activities including swimming, arts and humanities, STEM activities and field trips. Intersession is a full-day program for kids in Lee County year-round or modified calendar schools.
YMCA Intersession campers also have an opportunity to take a three-day overnight trip to Arapahoe, N.C. to stay at YMCA Camp Seafarer.
YMCA Overnight Camps are a home away from home for campers ages 5 - 15.
We have three overnight camps, Camp Kanata in Wake Forest, Camp Sea Gull in Arapahoe and Camp Seafarer in Arapahoe. Our camps on the coast focus on seamanship and offer summer sessions in one, two, or four weeks,
Camp Kanata is on 150 acres of woods, lakes and trails in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Camp Kanata is offered in one week sessions.
School Holiday Camps
The YMCA offers full-day programs on many teacher workdays and school holidays in Wake, Durham and Lee counties and Chapel Hill - Carrboro city school district.
Kids in grades K - 8 come to the YMCA for a full day of playing games, swimming, arts & crafts, sports and other activities that keep them engaged and active.
Specialty Day Camps
YMCA Specialty Summer Day Camps give your camper a chance to spend the week doing something special.
These camps offer weeks dedicated to cooking, science, arts, drones, or photography. Our Specialty Summer Day Camps are led by a team of YMCA staff and outside experts, such as technology companies, artists-in-residence, or chefs who have a passion for teaching kids.
Sports Day Camps
YMCA Sports Summer Day Camps offer kids a full summer of basketball, soccer, flag football, baseball or a mix of all sports. Our Sports Day Camps are led by high school and college-aged students who play the sport themselves and who have a passion for coaching kids and being excellent role models.
Traditional Day Camps
Traditional YMCA Summer Day Camps are full-day summer camps held at YMCAs and community locations around the Triangle. These summer camps include a wide variety of activities such as swimming, games, arts and crafts, sports and more.
Each week of summer camp features a different theme and activities.