Surf, Sun, Friends, and Fun

COVID-19 - Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

Registration is available both online and via a paper registration form.
View the online Summer Brochure!

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 the grade level campers will enter in fall.

Learn More

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.

View Rates

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!

Download 2020 Parents' Guide and Required Forms Bundle - Coming SOON with new policies and procedures surrounding COVID-19
This download (printable version) contains the required forms you'll need to check-in at camp.

View Online Parents' Guide


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

Weekly Themes

View Summer 2020 Weekly Themes

Registration is open

Secure your campers spot today!


Register Online


Open House - Family Fun DayOpen House
- aka - 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: (POSTPONED/COVID19)