School is officially out across the state! What are your big plans for the summer? If you are like most families, you will hear “I’m bored!” all summer long from your kids. Instead of having your kids go to the mall or watch TV all day, send them to YMCA Camp! Scholarships are available for these camps, simply apply online.
Resident Camp (Sleepaway Camp): Camp Elk
Camp Elk is located in Wrightwood, California, less than an hour from Riverside! Upcoming sessions include:
Week 4, July 6-12 (kids ages 7-15) pickup locations in Hacienda Heights, Victorville, and Fontana
Week 5, July 13-12 (kids ages 7-17) pickup locations in West Covina, San Bernadino, and Riverside
Activities for all camps include swimming, canoeing, archery, hiking, rock climbing, astronomy, disc golf, mountain biking, and more! PLUS specialty activities (vary by session) like cheerleading, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, theater, robotics, scrapbooking, master chef, and more!
Krisie C. tells us her Camp Elk story, “Not only did camp have a direct impact on our futures . We keep in contact with many of our mentors and friends we have met through the years. Some are great connections, advisors and wonderful friends in many different professional industries. Some people we have met offer their homes In different countries if ever visited or offer to be references. The overall camp experiences had offered us so much more than just the days spent together but are relationships that have carried over into years after and many years to come! To to add on to the impact that we gave to children, the impact is reciprocal!”
See photos from Camp Elk here
Resident Camp (Sleepaway Camp): Camp Oakes
Live farther west, closer to Orange County? Camp Oakes is in Big Bear, California and pickup locations are in the OC! Camp Oakes runs from July 12-19 for kids ages 8-17. Campers 8-14 years old price is $590 for the whole week-long session, teen campers 15-17 years old pay $575. Scholarships are available for this program. Get more info by emailing email@example.com or calling 949-380-3521.
“Camp Oakes is more than just a regular summer camp. It has taught me things that I would never think of learning. When I came to camp for my first year I was so scared to do things like ride a hourse. Things like that let me overcome things in life. Before camo starts I feel so excited. I just love camp so much! The leaders are just so amazing. Every year I get so excited and I just love it so much. This is going to be my fourth year going. My cabin mates means the world to me and they are so nice.”–Catrina F. from YMCA Camp Oakes
Camp Irvine (Day Camp) in Orange County
Camp Irvine is at the Irvine Education Center in central Orange County. A great option for kids who don’t want to stay away from home, this camp runs from August 1-4 for kids ages 8-17. Get the whole camp experience without leaving the county! Activities include hiking, riflery, swimming, mining, high/low ropes course, zip lining, team building, campfires, Character and Leadership Development, and more! For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-380-3521 today.
Camp Irvine price is $350 for all ages. See photos from last year here.
Learn more about camp and sign up at https://www.ymcarc.org/resident-camp/ today!