Weekend Retreats

We offer a variety of housing and meeting accommodations to best serve the needs of your group.  With approximately 300 beds covering 400 acres and meeting rooms for all sizes of groups, we are sure to have the facilities to accommodate you during our non-summer camp season.

YMCA Camp Hanes is happy to work with any church, civic, corporate, educational or non-profit group whose event falls within the bounds of the YMCA mission of “Helping people reach their God given potential in spirit, mind and body.”  Unfortunately we can not accommodate individuals camping or events like family reunions and weddings.


We offer 14 Cabins that sleep 16 people in comfortable bunk beds with full restroom facilities in each sleeping quarter.

Our Alumni House sleeps 16 adults in a two people per bedroom configuration with shared hall bathrooms.   The house also includes living/meeting room space as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Perfect for the small group that wants to do a totally self contained retreat!

The Downstairs Dining Hall offers two rooms that sleeps 20 people (on bunks) per room with full restroom facilities for each room. There is an adjoining gathering room and the dining hall is steps away.


The Baker Center Conference Room is capable of seating up to 300 people auditorium style or over 100 people seated at tables. The Conference Room is also divisible to give you two smaller meeting spaces if you would prefer to have one side around tables and one side auditorium style. The gymnasium and outdoor recreation space are right outside your meeting space for break time activities.

The Canteen is the original Camp Hanes dining center and offers a meeting space for 120 theater style or approximately 70 around tables. Spill out onto the porch for small group time and enjoy a view of the lake as you meet or relax.

The Nature Room, Small Dining Hall or the Rec Hall can also be used as meeting or breakout spaces for groups of all sizes.

We offer a full range of audio visual equipment for your event, let us know your needs and we can help prepare your meeting room to meet your needs.


Our food service staff is prepared to serve you healthy, tasty delicious meals for breakfast lunch and dinner!

Looking for a fabulous place to host a banquet or luncheon? Contact us to inquire as to availability.  (We offer the most availability in December.)

Download our Conference Group Policies for more information
2018 YMCA Camp Hanes Conference Rates

Retreat/Event Evaluation

If you have questions about weekend retreats, please contact our Associate Director of Conferences and Adventure, Jared Causby at j.causby@ymcanwnc.org, or call the office 336-983-3131.