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Past issues:

Issue 1 - Spring 2018 | Issue 2 - Summer 2018 | Issue 3 - Fall 2018 | Issue 4 - Winter 2019 | Issue 5 - Spring 2019 | Issue 6 - Summer 2019 | Issue 7 - Fall 2019 | Issue 8 - Fall 2020. | Issue 9 - Fall 2021 | Spring 2023 | Fall/Winter 2023 | Spring 2024 | Summer 2024



Raintree Ranch History

Purchased in 1968, Raintree quickly became our premier horse camp. Volunteers from the Y-Indian Guides program built a Tack Shed to support the program and the lower arena was graded to provide an instructional area that same year. In the 1980’s, John Marciano, Camp Director, constructed the Horse Barn and Bunkhouse. Read More

Camp Surf History

In May of 1969 a lease agreement was reached between the YMCA and the United States Navy to establish a waterfront camp for youth-serving organizations in San Diego. The new camp was named YMCA Camp S.U.R.F., an acronym for “San Diego Unified Recreation Facility”. The 45-acre site is an absolute treasure, located on the “Naval Radio Receiving Facility” Base in Imperial Beach, California. In 1941, this station became part of Naval history as it transmitted the first news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to Headquarters in Washington DC. Read More


Camp Marston History

YMCA Camp Marston is the oldest organized youth camp in the county. In the spring of 1921, Ed Fletcher suggested a possible camp site for the “Boys’ Work Program” in the Pine Hills District of Julian. After surveying the area near Pine Hills Lodge, the survey party came across an open spot with a beautiful meadow and tall pine trees — that very spot is the location of today’s central athletic fields. In 1928, the name was changed to honor one of San Diego’s most prominent citizens, George Marston. Mr. Marston founded the San Diego YMCA, and at the time had already given 36 years of service to the Y.