Summer Camp

2021 Update

I'm sorry to say, but our future for summer camp remains in doubt. As we hope and plan for Summer Camp 2021, we are waiting for authorization from Public Health Officials to operate overnight camp programs.

We will wait until the end of March to make our decision on the status of overnight summer camp. We must have ample lead-time to recruit staff, purchase supplies and prepare for a safe summer. If authorization is granted, we will promptly communicate with you and open registration.

If we reach April and no authorization has been granted, we will pivot to modified programs for the summer of 2021:

CAMP SURF: Day Camp mid-week and Family Retreats on weekends 

CAMP MARSTON: Family Retreats, a great family getaway 

RAINTREE RANCH: Equestrian Family Retreats, bring your own horse & trailer, we have horse facilities, enjoy riding mountain trails.  

Please know how much we miss you! All of us at YMCA Camps Marston, Surf and Raintree Ranch will be ready for you to create more magical memories in the future. For now, we will remain hopeful and await authorization from health experts. 

We will be posting updates on the status of summer camp on our website. Please check back with us regularly. 

Whether it’s overnight camp, day camp or family retreats, we look forward to serving you in this, our 100 th anniversary summer! 

Sincerely Yours,  

Tom Madeyski, Executive Director


COVID-19 - Frequently Asked Questions

For updates on the status of YMCA Overnight Camps programs please visit the COVID-19 FAQ page.

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 four core values:





Register for Camp Marston Registration for Summer 2021 will open soon!

Registration is available both online and via a paper registration form.

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: 

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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.

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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.

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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.

Download Parents' Guide and Required Forms Bundle - Parent Guide is being updated with new COVID-19 policies and guidelines
This download (printable version) contains the required forms you'll need to check-in at camp. 

View Online Parents' Guide -  Parent Guide is being updated with new COVID-19 policies and guidelines


Have questions about Camp Marston and what to expect? Check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

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