Are you ready for positive, life-changing experiences in the outdoors? Look no further than YMCA Overnight Camps. We combine the fun your children want with the growth experiences they need. YMCA Camp Marston has been a San Diego favorite for thousands of children and families. Camp Marston offers you adventure, fun, friendships, and great staff – all on a spectacular 236-acre site – with activities including archery, swimming, climbing, crafts, canoeing, and more. Our camps add laughter, leadership, and lifelong memories to a host of activities.
Wanna hear our overnight staff discuss what to expect and how to prepare for camp? Click here to listen to our 2023 Camp Marston Overnight Camp Zoom session. Access passcode is: 0DWS$GYa
Summer 2023 Overnight Registration Now Open
Gift of Adventure
As we go into this special time of year there is no better gift than a lifetime of memories from overnight summer camp.
Register for camp today and print out this certificate for the special child in your life.
We are San Diego’s oldest and best-known summer camp providing positive life-changing outdoor experiences for children and teens since 1921. We teach kids how to make friends and provide positive staff role models to help them be successful at camp and connect with others while focusing on the YMCA's core values.
Register by phone: Call (760) 765-0642
Age Groups - Camp Marston
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. Depending on the camper's upcoming school grade level they will join one of three awesome villages:
- Explorers Village will provided a safe and comfortable first step into overnight camping.
- Challengers Village campers focus on skill building and achievement.
- Navigators Village teens 'unplug', build friendships and self-confidence.
- Marston OWLs campers will spend 4 days backpacking across Catalina Island.
Teen Leadership Camps
We don’t just provide an incredibly fun experience for our campers – two of our overnight teen camps specifically work on developing the leadership skills that our campers will utilize throughout their life.
Rates - Camp Marston
In addition to YMCA Member Rates, Camp Marston offers a voluntary, three-tiered pricing program based on the needs of the family. You'll be given the option to choose your rate during the registration process. To view current rates, select the appropriate age group via the link below.
Parents Guide and FAQ's
The best way to help your child have a fantastic time at Camp Marston is to review our parents' guide and prepare appropriately before camp starts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about Camp Marston and what to expect? Check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions.