• Camp Type: Overnight, Family
  • Age of Campers: 7 - 17
  • Gender of Campers: Coed
  • Year Established: 1921
  • Accreditations: 2
  • Age: 7 - 17
  • Type: Overnight, Family
  • Gender: Coed

Summer Camp year round! Three fantastic properties in San Diego County, one in the mountains for summer adventures, one exclusively for horseback riding near Julian CA and one on the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the camp experience year round at YMCA Camp Marston, YMCA Raintree Ranch, and YMCA Camp Surf.

YMCA Camp Marston - Summer Camp 

We are San Diego's best known summer camp celebrating 92 years of overnight camping. Children and Teens receive life changing outdoor experiences at our traditional style summer camp.

Our summer programs all focus on our 4 Core Values:

  • Caring
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

Three age-specific “Villages” designed to address the developmental needs of children and teens:

Explorers - Providing a safe and comfortable first step.

Challengers - Focusing on skills and achievement.

Mountaineers - Teens embark on memorable outdoor adventures

With a wide variety of safe, fun and engaging activities YMCA Camp Marston is the ultimate summer camp for Children and Teens aged 7-17.

Raintree Ranch Summer Horse Camp

YMCA Raintree Ranch is a small specialty overnight camp focused on Horseback riding, caring for horses and camp fun! The unique experience of riding, getting to know horses, care, feeding... even shoveling manure!

We are especially known for:

Lots of time with horses, 38 horses for 80 campers.Half of each day spent in arena lessons, trail rides and equine classes with additional care, feeding and ranch chores.

Quality instruction (western tack) in small groups. All levels served from 1st-Time-Beginners to Advanced riders.

Horse show for parents on Friday.

All the best of YMCA Summer Camp activities too. (swimming, canoeing, archery, crafts, team building, hikes, campfires, skits and more)

Teen Leadership Progression Program known as "Pegasus"

Horsemanship achievement award program known as "Bolo Program"

Accreditations

  • ACA
  • YMCA