YMCA Camp Weaver offers a variety of fun and safe outdoor camp activities to spark the interest of every camper, all while building friendships, character and confidence. Your camper will be able to try new things and participate in their favorite activities year after year all at a small-sized camp that will allow them to foster deeper relationships.
All overnight campers have the opportunity to experience all camp activities, including horseback riding and skateboarding in the afternoon time, without additional fees.
If your camper is looking for more of activities with horses, check out our Horse Camp that is only offered in the summer. Horse camp allows campers 9 years old and older to spend their every morning during the week with the horses.
Overnight Summer Camp Clinic Activities
Overnight summer campers can sign up for three clinic activities in advance of their camp session. These activities all have a skill building and a social emotional learning focus. Campers participate in three clinic activities each morning for the entire week. Availability of clinics depends on the number of children who sign up. Not all clinics will be available every activity period.
Campers learn bow and arrow skills while working through the archery ranks.
Arts and Crafts
Crafts including friendship bracelet making, painting, coloring, cardboard crafts and more!
Games and obstacles on the lake with canoes and kayaks.
Make short clip movies with high quality equipment.
Shred it Dude! Learn how to stand, move, and balance on a skateboard. No prior skills, pads or skateboard needed. We have a challenging skate park with ramps and rails for you to practice on and get better each day!
This activity offers ballet, lyrical, and modern dance while teaching coordination, flexibility, and proper technique. Campers will also learn techniques for choreographing their own work.
This course gives campers the opportunity to learn all about money–everything from careers, to credit cards, budgeting and more is covered in this class.
Exotic Animal Care and Mini Farm
Care for Exotic Animals (corn snakes, russian tortoise, bearded dragon) and pigs, chickens, goats and a rabbit while learning about the animals and their habitats.
Dig in and get dirty! Our farm-to-table program lets campers harvest fresh veggies from our gardens while building knowledge of animals and plants.
Paintball Obstacle Course*
Learn the anatomy of paintball gun, paintball terms and how to shoot properly. Campers can practice on all different kinds of targets.
Mountain bikers will experience a variety of exciting terrain and trails around camp. Campers can also learn bike maintenance and trail building skills.
This program uses digital photography to teach campers how to capture those special camp memories while learning to use and respect the camera and computer equipment.
Learn how to cook over a fire with a dutch oven and other skills.
Campers learn techniques to increase their skills in hand-building, wheel throwing and glazing.
Clinic includes play directing, improv acting, singing, and music.
Outdoor Living Skills
Learn to construct a shelter, build a fire, and other wilderness survival skills all while practicing “Leave No Trace” principles.
Counselors will teach low-ropes elements, teamwork, cooperation games, low-organizational games and trust activities on a daily basis.
Clinic which may combine one or more different games, including soccer, basketball, frisbee golf and more!
Campers are taught the importance of personal responsibility around BB guns, as well as learning shooting techniques on a closed and closely monitored range.
Stand-Up Paddleboards and Corcl Boats
Games on the lake on stand up paddle boards and round “Corcl” boat.
*Campers must be 10 years old or older to participate in these activities.
Schedule & Cost
Overnight Summer Camp cost is $840 for YMCA Nationwide Members and $890 for Community Guests per session. Overnight Summer Camp requires a $100 non-refundable deposit per session. This amount is applied to the session balance. Note: Camp fee subject to change.
YMCA Camp Weaver believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience camp regardless of income. To serve its community, Camp Weaver and the YMCA of Greensboro offer Financial Assistance to participants and is granted based on the need demonstrated by household income and/or extenuating circumstances. Financial Assistance is on a sliding scale. To learn more and apply, visit our Financial Assistance webpage.
2023 Session Dates & Registration
Theme: Out of This World
Theme: Splish Splash
Theme: Great Outdoors
July 30-August 4
Theme: Wild West
Session 9 – Camp Corral:
Theme: Rock the Camp
*Dates and themes subject to change. Our themes impact only a small portion of our evening programming. All activities remain the same throughout the summer. Please choose sessions that work best with your schedule.
Stayover Camp Weekends
Stayover Camp Weekends are only available after a camp session on specific dates. They are designed to connect one overnight camp session to another for an extended camp experience. Cost for the stayover weekends and additional $170. Check-out is at 11am on Sundays under the large Warwick Pavilion for weekend stayover campers. To register, add the Stayover Camp Weekend option when registering for both camp weeks.
Specialty Horse Camp
Horse Camp is available during sessions 1-8 of overnight summer camp and is an additional $215 per session. Participating campers must be 9 years old or older. Younger candidates may be approved on a case by case basis with letter from riding instructor. Learn more about Horse Camp.
"I love camp weaver! The activities are great and provide lots of choices as well as challenge the children to step outside their comfort zone. My son attempted the huge rock wall and canoeing. Thats amazing! The staff is patient, kind, and lots of fun! They work hard at communicating with parents to ensure their child has a great experience. I love that they accept my son even though he has some special needs. This allows my son to learn and grow/mature from the typically developing children and in return, they learn how to be around others who might be different from them. This teaches them inclusion, kindness, and empathy. For any child that loves nature and building relationships, this is a great camp!"