Group Retreat at Camp Surf as a Castaway

We offer safe, fun, life-changing outdoor experiences that help children and teens build confidence through skill development and by strengthening relationships with weekend retreats running from April through October.

Delicious food, beachfront facilities, choice of accommodations, a variety of activities facilitated by our staff and a certified USLA lifeguard service team.

Group Size: 14 to 300

Our weekend recreation package includes:

  • 2 Nights - Friday 4:00 PM to Sunday 1:00 PM
  • 4 Meals - Saturday Breakfast and Sunday Breakfast


Make use of one of our many cabins or bring your own tents and enjoy camping directly on the beach (depending on availability).

  • April Weekends: $130 Per Person
    • Opening Weekend: April 5-7
  • May to September Weekends: $140 Per Person
    • Beach Tent Camping Only: June 21 to August 18
  • Memorial Day Weekend: $170 Per Person
    • Extended Weekend: Friday to Monday
  • October Weekends: $130 Per Person
    • Final Weekend: October 25-27

Contact for Availability: Kyle Millard, jmillard[email protected] or call (619) 423-5850


Family Camps provide a fun-filled family getaway without the distractions of daily life. Spend time with your family, camp on the beach and let the YMCA Camp Surf staff provide fun outdoor activities that you’ll remember for years to come! 

View the Booking Process - Note: Family Camps at Camp Surf are very popular and fill quickly!

Family Camp Registration Form 2020

Archery – Climbing Tower – Surfing – Bodyboarding – Crafts – Skit Night – Terrific food!

Beach Camping – Spring, Summer and Fall

Bring your own tent, camp right on the sand and wake up to ocean views. Pack light as the beach is 1/4 mile from the parking lot and you can make the most of your time here. Most families will beach camp and there will be a shared area set aside just for families.

We will have communal fire pits available on the beach as well.

Cabins – Spring and Fall Only

We have a variety of different style cabins. Our traditional cabins sleep up to 16 people and our canvas sided cabins and “cabents” sleep up to 12. They are clustered around each of our 2 bathroom and shower blocks. Waterman Village awaits adventurous campers not afraid to walk in the dark. Waterman is solar powered and has it’s own private fire pit and a large gazebo.

Limited cabins are available for spring and fall dates only- Cabins are not guaranteed for all guests and availability is limited and hold between 12 and 16 guests. You will need a minimum of 12 people to request a cabin.

Wetsuit Rentals

We have spring suits (short arms and short legs) in a large variety of sizes including mens, womens, boys, and girls if you would like to rent a wetsuit during your stay with us.

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