Summer Camp

2021 Update

We recently received authorization from Health Officials to operate overnight camps this summer. Unfortunately, this news came too late for Camp Surf, having already opened registration and planned Day Camp & Family Retreat programs. 

For now, here is what we are planning:

  • CAMP SURF – 200 camper Day Camp REGISTRATION OPEN NOW + Family Camping on weekends.  
  • We will hold overnight camps at Marston and Raintree Ranch.
  • CAMP MARSTON – limited capacity starting July 3 for 7 weeks.
  • RAINTREE RANCH – 20 horses, 44 campers starting June 20 for 9 weeks.

Registration for Camp Marston & Raintree Ranch are now open

For health and safety, COVID procedures will be in place (masks, distancing, health screening, sanitation).  Summer camp will continue building friendships and fun in the great outdoors. 

Hope to see you this summer!

Sincerely Yours,  

Tom Madeyski, Executive Director


COVID-19 - Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the Modified Camp Procedures for the summer of 2021.

Find adventure this summer on the beach near San Diego, California! Surfing is just one of many activities that you'll do.

Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as Camp Surf's, where kids become a community as they learn how to be independent and contribute to a group while engaging in physical, social and educational activities by the Pacific Ocean.

Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership — all amidst the fun of camp fires, surfing instruction, body boarding, archery, skit nights, and meaningful relationships.

Y staff are dedicated to ensuring camp is an amazing experience for every camper. You bring the sunscreen — we’ll provide the fun!


Register for Camp Surf


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.

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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!


View Camp Surf FAQ's - Answers to the questions parents ask us the most!

Registration is open

Secure your campers spot today!


  • by phone at (858) 514-4411


Open House - Family Fun DayOpen House
Family Fun Day

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. We are hopeful we'll be able to run the open house closer to the summer camp season. Please check back for updates.

Join us for a free afternoon of adventure for the entire family. Parents are invited to join in the fun. Younger brothers and sisters will love the chance to play and everyone can experience camp activities together.

Camp Directors, counselors, and campers will be there to answer questions and tell you all about summer camp! Learn more: