Our Mission

Camp Kanata helps youth, teens and young people become the best version of themselves. We are an inclusive and welcoming place dedicated to serving families and campers from diverse cultures, races, backgrounds, faiths, gender identities and perspectives from across the country and around the world.

At Camp Kanata, we do what is right. We treat others the way that we would like to be treated and we work hard to make everyone feel welcome and safe. We live by our core values by caring for others, speaking honestly, showing respect, being responsible, practicing faith and valuing family. Each camper is a critical part of creating a place where people feel welcomed, valued and safe. 

As a branch of the YMCA of the Triangle, Camp Kanata shares the YMCA’s Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

In that Christian principles are caring and inclusive, we respect various expressions of faith and serve families and campers from all traditions, backgrounds and perspectives. Our Mission compels us to embrace, reflect and celebrate the richness of diversity within each other and the community. At Camp, we invite, welcome and involve everyone to work side by side with us to further our Purpose  – to strengthen the foundations of our community. 

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement: To fulfill our Mission and purpose of strengthening our community for all, the YMCA of the Triangle is committed to being a multicultural, anti-racist and inclusive organization, fully leveraging our collective resources and impact to address social inequities.

Code of Conduct

Living in a community is a great opportunity for our campers to grow their interpersonal skills, leadership, independence, and confidence.  Maintaining a safe and healthy environment is crucial for this growth.  We are committed to building a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone where we treat one another with respect and dignity. The Code of Conduct is reviewed and discussed in each cabin and each camper signs the form as they commit to doing what is right during their time at Camp. 

Lake at Camp Kanata Lake at Camp Kanata