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:
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:
- Explorers Village will provided a safe and comfortable first step into overnight camping.
- Challengers Village campers focus on skill building and achievement.
- Navigators Village teens 'unplug', build friendships and self-confidence.
- Mountaineers Village teens embark on many memorable outdoor adventures.
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.
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.
Teen Advisory Council - We're looking to recruit 15 motivated teens who are invested in the future of camp.
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
This download (printable version) contains the required forms you'll need to check-in at camp.
Have questions about Camp Marston and what to expect? Check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions.
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