Each year, all students in grades 1-5 look forward to their 3 day, 2 night adventure at YMCA Camp Hanes, located in the foothills of NC, just 25 miles northwest of Winston-Salem.
Camp days are filled with hands-on, age-appropriate learning experiences like geology, forest ecology, hiking, archery, climbing, and zip lines! Nights are filled with group activities like singing around the campfire. It's sure to be a highlight of your child's SMS experience!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHO GOES TO CAMP?
ALL students in 1st – 5th grades
SMS teachers, no parent chaperones are needed
WHERE IS IT?
King, NC, 25 miles northwest of Winston-Salem
1225 Camp Hanes Road, King, NC 27021
WHEN IS IT?
The trip is generally scheduled for early November
Weather conditions do not alter camp dates, we go rain or shine
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Your teacher will send home information on cost
HOW WILL KIDS GET THERE?
Parents are needed to take and pick up students
If you cannot drive, another parent or teacher will take your child
Talk to other parents if you have concerns about sleep-away camp. It’s every child’s favorite montessori experience - one your child will never forget!
WHAT TO TAKE?
**Be prepared for cool nights!**
Bedding – fitted sheet & a sleeping bag or 2-3 blankets
(pack bedding in an XL Ziploc storage bag)
Clothing – casual clothing suitable for camp settings
Two pairs of shoes that can get muddy
Daily change of socks & underwear
Heavy & lightweight shirts
Raincoat & boots
Two or three pairs of jeans/pants
Soap & shampoo
Bath towel & washcloth
**All items should be marked with your student’s name**