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Surf 50th Anniversary / Beach Party
This year’s BEACH PARTY will be an exciting evening as you mingle with colleagues and friends from Surf’s past, present, and future!

  • We'll be dedicating the long awaited Founder's Flagpole
  • Live music from the West Coast Band and DJ Erik Kuts
  • Opportunity Drawing and Live/Silent Auctions
  • Social Hour, Drinks, Dinner, and Highlights of our 50 years of service to the community.
  • November 2, 2019 | 4-9pm
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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

Camp Marston History

YMCA Camp Marston is the oldest organized youth camp in the county. We have been servicing children and families for 90 years.
It was the spring of 1921 when Ed Fletcher suggested a possible camp site for the “Boys’ Work Program” in the Pine Hills District of Julian. 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. Read More

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