The camping branch of the YMCA of Silicon Valley
YMCA Camp Campbell

Family Camps

Family Camps provide a fun-filled family getaway without the distractions of daily life. We bring families closer together through outdoor fun and teamwork.

  • Enjoy cabin accommodations and a variety of activities in the heart of the redwoods – an ideal way to foster connections in a safe, beautiful, and supportive environment.
  • We create the schedule, provide the activities, and cook the meals so you can relax and focus on quality family time.
  • Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, stepfamilies, and single parents are all welcome.
  • We offer Parent/Child Weekends, Holiday Family Camp Weekends, Women's Wellness Weekends and Week Long Family Camps.
  • Our Parent/Child Weekend (Ages 10 and over) is perfect for returning families who are looking for something new or for new families looking for something geared for the older kids.
  • View our family camp sample daily schedule, sample activities, and sample menu.

2018 Family Camps

View the 2018 Family Camp brochure.

Why families choose YMCA Camp Campbell

  • We know camp; since 1936 YMCA Camp Campbell has been serving the Silicon Valley and providing safe and fun camping programs.
  • Our mission is to strengthen community by improving the quality of life and inspiring individuals and families to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body. We accomplish this through intentional activities, providing opportunities for families to connect free of distraction and a dedication to quality programs.
  • We believe fun is a catalyst for social development! We integrate values based programming into our favorite activities such as archery, climbing wall and outdoor cooking to help young people thrive, build confidence and become healthy, caring, responsible adults.
  • We work to ensure everyone, regardless of gender, income, faith, sexual orientation or cultural background has the opportunity to live life to its fullest and we invite guests of all family types and gender backgrounds to register for our programs.
  • We believe that health awareness starts now; made with love by our dedicated kitchen staff, we provide our families with healthy eating choices ranging from fresh, homemade meals, a fully stocked salad bar and options for individuals with dietary restrictions.
  • We believe camp is an essential experience for all children and families, therefore we offer financial assistance for all of our programs.

Our values-based programming

We integrate the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all of our programs, including:

  • Morning Inspiration: Each morning we begin with a time for reflection and an activity focused on values.
  • Rags Program: Campers ages 12 and older are given the opportunity to participate in a Y program started in 1914. Parents or guardians can help campers set goals focused on character building and participate in a long-standing camp tradition.
  • Beads Program: Throughout the weekend we encourage families to recognize others for their positive contributions towards are camp community. In our beads programs, families can give beads to others they see being caring, honest, respectful and responsible and acknowledge them for their value.
  • Gratitude Tree: Throughout the day, families are encouraged to share statements of gratitude with camp via our gratitude tree. This allows our community to share with others the things they appreciate and find important.
  • Dining Hall Volunteers: Each meal, families are invited to volunteer with our staff to help clean up our common eating and meeting space. This helps our families feel a sense of responsibility for their shared spaces and is an empowering part of our weekend experience for our younger, future staff members of camp.

View our Family Camp sample daily schedule, sample activities, and sample menu.

2018 Family Camp Brochure
Family Camp Participant Guide
YMCA Camp Campbell Facility Map
Climbing Wall/Ropes Course Liability Waiver
Liability Waiver Form
Financial Assistance Application
Volunteer Application

YMCA Camp Campbell
16275 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

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