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Explorers  |  Ages 7-9 years old  |  Grades 2-4

For our youngest summer camp group, our top priority is creating a safe, comfortable, and fun camping experience for each and every kid
Campers work together on friendship, discovery, and new outdoor activities.

Program

Type

Price A

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Explorers

MembersSave 10%

$846

$946

$1,046

Non-Members

$940

$1,040

$1,140

  

Key Info for Explorers

  • This is your child’s first step into summer camp – we take that very seriously.
  • We place a strong emphasis on camper belonging.
  • Up to 4 counselors and 20 campers will share a lodge together for the week. Providing a chance to connect other campers their age.
  • Built in support time for rest, getting ready, applying sunscreen, and the many things young people need help with
  • Nutritious meals with fruit and cereal at breakfast, a salad bar at lunch and dinner
  • Fun evening programs like campfires, skits, and theme nights
  • Bedtime routines include brushing teeth (yes we’ll make sure…!), a quiet story or activity, and time to share thoughts and adventures from the day
  • Staff stay in the lodges overnight, the campers are always with an adult
  • Our camp week ends with a special candlelight ceremony on Thursday night and a family BBQ on Friday afternoon.

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Challengers  |  Ages 10-12 years old  |  Grades 4-6

Our most energetic campers enjoy a true outdoor adventure with a focus on building skills and self-confidence.
The Challenger village is designed to give our summer campers more independence and decision-making opportunities while being guided by our trained staff.

Program

Type

Price A

Price B

Price C

Challengers

MembersSave 10%

$846

$946

$1,046

Non-Members

$940

$1,040

$1,140

  

Key Info for Challengers

  • On opening day, each camper gets to select their Mad Skills.  Campers will get to participate in these activities throughout the week getting learn deeper skills in the activities they chose.

  • Camp activities are co-ed to build a sense of community and belonging

  • Trained staff build an adventure in a safe and supportive environment.

  • Nutritious meals with fruit and cereal at breakfast, a salad bar at lunch and dinner.

  • Evening programs include traditional campfires, skit-nights and themed all camp events.

  • Bedtime routines include cabin responsibilities, reflection, and recognition

  • Staff stay in the cabins overnight, the campers are always with an adult

  • Our camp week ends with a special candlelight ceremony on Thursday night and a family BBQ on Friday afternoon.

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Navigators  |  Ages 13-16 years old  |  Grades 7-10

The Navigators’ Village is an exciting opportunity for teens to experience the best of what Camp Marston in has to offer all while staying in permanent canvas tents!  At the beginning of the week, guided by their counselors, they will develop the schedule for the week based on their interests. These include Mad Skills and Navigator specific activities. By giving the campers input as to what their experience will be, they’ll not only gain confidence and independence but also learn about leadership and community.

Program

Type

Price A

Price B

Price C

Navigators

MembersSave 10%

$846

$946

$1,046

Non-Members

$940

$1,040

$1,140

  

Key Info for Navigators

  • Navigator Campers will participate in our “all camp” activities (Opening Campfire, Carnival, PYP, evening programs and Candlelight Ceremony)

  • Camp activities are co-ed to build a sense of community and belonging

  • Navigator campers will experience the same magic of camp by participating in the traditional camp activities and have the opportunity to have more input as to what their schedule looks like.

  • Navigators will build leadership and communication skills through multiple teambuilding activities and a service project with other teen campers.

  • Navigators will build lasting friendships and self-confidence in a supervised “unplugged” environment.

  • Nutritious meals with fruit and cereal at breakfast, a salad bar at lunch and dinner.

  • Navigators stay in a rustic canvas-tent village with their very own gazebo and outdoor fireplace that they get to make their own every week.

  • Bedtime routines include canvas-tent responsibilities, reflection, and recognition

  • Staff stay in the canvas-tents overnight, the campers are always with an adult

  • Our camp week ends with a special candlelight ceremony on Thursday night and a family BBQ on Friday afternoon.

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Marston L.I.T.  |  Ages 15-17 years old  |  Grades 10-12

This program is for older teens looking to build responsibility, teamwork, and friendship in a more intimate setting.

As the oldest campers on camp, the L.I.T's focus is on personal growth, communication, and leadership.

Program

Type

Price A

Price B

Price C

Marston L.I.T.

MembersSave 10%

$846

$946

$1,046

Non-Members

$940

$1,040

$1,140

  

Key Info for Marston L.I.T.'s

  • Our LIT's learn through leadership development workshops, practice and hands-on activities

  • During our LIT program, teens learn what great leaders do and say.

  • The program makes time for camp fun like the Climbing Tower and Swimming.

  • Our Leadership Counselors acts as a mentors to all of our LIT Participants.

  • Every evening our LIT's come together to debrief and discuss what they have experienced and learned that day.

  • LIT participants graduate from the program with lifelong skills and lifelong friends.

  • Successful graduates of the LIT program are encouraged to apply for the Camp Assistant program the following summer.

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Boys teambuilding circle
Girls boating

Why three prices?

We offer a voluntary, three-tiered pricing program based on the needs of your family. This program is completely confidential and in no way affects the quality of the experience your child receives.

  • $150 deposit is required for all registrations and is applied to the total amount due

  • Price A is the lowest cost, funded by donations to the greatest extent possible.

  • Price B is partially sponsored by contributed funds, and

  • Price C represents the actual cost of camp operations, including long-term wear, tear, and depreciation. Families, like you, have voluntarily paid the B and C prices to ensure Camp Marston continues to thrive. Since 2005 more than $500,000 has been given to offset repair and replacement costs at our camps.
  • Balance Dues: All balances are due sessions 1-9 - JUNE 1, 2023

Scholarships Available - As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, the YMCA is committed to serving everyone in our community and ensure they have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive — which is why we provide financial aid through our ACCESS Scholarship Program, reducing the cost of memberships, program fees and child care services offered by the YMCA of San Diego County.