Weekend Camp

Weekend Camps at Camp Kanata are for first-time campers, veteran campers looking to reconnect with summer friends, mothers and their children and adult/ family weekends.

We do our best to pack all the fun of overnight camp into a weekend. Depending on the season, all our activities are open and we host special campfires, devotions and activities.

All meals are provided and served family style. During parent/child weekends, parents and their children bunk together. During Camping Out at Kanata weekends, families may request to share a cabin with another family or may bunk by themselves. Either way, fun, family bonding, new experiences and memories are built into every weekend.   


Camping Out at Kanata

There is no better vacation than a weekend together at Camp Kanata. 

All are welcome to come to Kanata for a fun-filled, memorable all-inclusive weekend. Families, alumni or groups of adult friends stay in cabins eat in our new Dining Hall and explore all the activities Kanata has to offer.

Camping Out at Kanata

Mother Daughter and Mother Son

These weekends are dedicated to mothers and daughters and mothers and sons. Cabins are open to groups and special activities are planned to celebrate the relationships. All maternal roles are welcome and celebrated. 

Mother Daughter and Mother Son

Weekend Camps

This is the original Weekend Camp for elementary or middle school-age campers. Perfect for those new to overnight camping, or those who want to reconnect with friends from past summers. Spending the weekend at Camp means cabin time, exploring activities and dining with friends in the Dining Hall. 

Weekend Camps

Weekend Camp Dates

A minimum of three campers per cabin. Families can request to share cabins with each other.

YMCA of the Triangle Members: $222, per person

Program Participants: $228, per person

Packing List

Program is full. Waitlist is closed.

Campers are grouped by age and assigned to single-gender cabins (just like overnight camp) Elementary Weekend Camp is for rising grades 1 - 5. 

YMCA of the Triangle Members: $251

Program Participant: $258

Packing List

Program is full. Waitlist is closed.


Adults and families who join us for Camping Out at Kanata or parent and child weekends may request to share a cabin with other families. There is a minimum of three family members in one cabin. 

While we love pets, pets are not allowed at Camp. 

Sample Schedule

This is a general idea of what a Weekend Camp session looks like. 

Specifics may vary from weekend to weekend and are also weather-dependent.

6 p.m.: Check-in
7 p.m.: Dinner
8 p.m.: Evening Program
9:15 p.m.: Showers and devotions
10 p.m.: Lights Out

7:15 a.m.: Wake up
7:45 a.m.: Chapel
8 a.m.: Breakfast
8:45 a.m.: Cabin clean up
9 - 11 a.m.: Three, one-hour activity periods
Noon: Cabin time
1 p.m.: Lunch
2 p.m.: Activity period
3 p.m.: Camp-wide activity
4 p.m.: Gear Store is open and afternoon snack time
4:30 p.m.: Cabin Time
5:30 p.m.: Return to cabins, clean up for dinner
6 p.m.: Dinner
7:30 p.m.: Evening Program
8:30 p.m.: Campfire
10 p.m.: Showers and devotions
10:30 p.m.: Lights out

7:15 a.m.: Wake up
8 a.m.: Breakfast
8:45 a.m.: Cabin clean up
9:15 a.m.: Activity period
10:30 a.m.: Chapel
11 a.m.: Check out