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YMCA Camp High Hopes

120 S. Wingate St, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Camp High Hopes in Wake Forest is operated through the Kerr Family YMCA. It is fully subsidized summer day camp for children in select neighborhoods and communities around northeast Wake County and the Wake Forest area, or who qualify on a needs basis.

At Camp High Hopes, campers can choose their activities. We offer sports, swim lessons, character development activities, literacy instruction and traditional camp activities such as arts & crafts and outdoor games.

Through the YMCA's partnership with Wake County Public Schools, children are fed breakfast and lunch.

Camp High Hopes is held at the Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest and is open to rising grades K - 10.

Summer 2020

Tentative Day Camp dates for Summer 2020 are listed. Due to school calendar changes, day camp dates may change. Day Camp registration opens in January.


Camp weeks

Theme Day Date Time Prices Ages
Week One
Mon - Fri
Jun 15 - Jun 19 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 4 - 15
Week Two
Mon - Fri
Jun 22 - Jun 26 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 4 - 15
Week Three
Mon - Fri
Jun 29 - Jul 2 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 4 - 15
Week Four
Mon - Fri
Jul 6 - Jul 10 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 4 - 15
Week Five
Mon - Fri
Jul 13 - Jul 17 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 4 - 15
Week Six
Mon - Fri
Jul 20 - Jul 24 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 4 - 15
Week Seven
Mon - Fri
Jul 27 - Jul 31 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 4 - 15

preparing for camp

Each day is an adventure at YMCA Summer Day Camp. We want to make sure you and your camper are ready for all the fun. Find out what you need to bring to day camp and what to leave at home. 

Our Counselors

YMCA Summer Day Camp Counselors are hired based on their enthusiasm, energy and maturity. All counselors receive training in everything from managing a group of energetic kids to basic first aid. 

character counts

At YMCA Summer Day Camp, we reinforce good behavior, model positive character traits and help children grow into responsible adults. 

At Camp, Character Matters

At YMCA Summer Day Camp, campers earn beads for exemplifying our five character traits: Honesty, Respect, Caring, Responsibility and Faith. Campers can earn beads daily by being a good friend, picking up after themselves or leading a camp prayer.  

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