Summer Camp

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 Surf is a spectacular, ocean-front camp just south of San Diego.  This 45-acre offers one & two-week sessions filled with surfing, bodyboarding, and traditional camp activities. Our camps add laughter, leadership, and lifelong memories to a host of activities.

Summer 2023 Overnight Registration Now Open


Virtual Open House

Attend a virtual open house to learn about a typical day at camp, camper activities and camp safety. Each session will include Q&A time for all of your questions. All virtual house sessions run from 7 to 8pm.


Water Quality

Due to the nature of our program and proximity to the Tijuana River Mouth, we regularly check local resources before beginning any water activities. This includes the Department of Environmental Health Water Monitoring site, UCSD plume tracker, the Imperial Beach Lifeguard Service, and others. If the water is closed, either based on data from authorities or precaution on the part of YMCA staff, there are many other activities that take place outside of the water that are part of a fun Camp Surf experience. Archery, crafts, climbing tower, bouldering wall, Gaga, beach volleyball, sand sculpting, group games and more are ready and waiting for our campers.



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Age Groups - Camp Surf

Campers will find friendship and adventure in one of four unique villages - Mariners, Watermen, Beachcombers, or SOUL Surfers. Villages are separated by campers age.


Teens entering the 12th grade have the unique opportunity to apply to be a YMCA Camp Surf Camp Assistant.

Camp Assistant Program

Rates - Camp Surf

In addition to YMCA Member Rates, Camp Surf offers a voluntary, three-tiered pricing program based on the needs of your 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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Parents Guide and Required Forms

Please bring completed forms with you on check-in day!

The best way to help your child have a fantastic time at YMCA Camp Surf is to review our parents' guide and prepare appropriately before camp starts!