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YMCA Camp Campbell

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General Questions

Where is Camp located?

We are located at 16275 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Click here for directions.

What is Camp’s phone number?

831-338-2128

How far away is YMCA Camp Campbell from San Jose?

We are about a 45-minute drive from San Jose.

Can I schedule a tour of your facilities?

Yes. If parents would like to tour the facilities in advance of their child’s arrival, they may call the director to schedule a tour.

My child is at camp. Can I come visit?

Our policy strongly discourages parents from visiting their children while they are in camp. We encourage you to communicate to campers via letters addressed like this:

YMCA Camp Campbell
student’s name/name of your school
16275 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Can campers call home?

For the most part, we do not allow calls home. Calls to home make a camper’s adjustment to camp more difficult. Parents may call camp to speak with camp staff about your child’s well-being. We encourage you to communicate with your child via letters addressed like this:

YMCA Camp Campbell
student’s name/name of your school
16275 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Food, Health, and Safety

What is the food like at Camp?

Campers report that our food is great. We serve three well-balanced meals daily, including an extensive salad bar during lunch and dinner. Vegetarian alternatives are always available. Our chef and kitchen staff strives to provide a nutritious menu that appeal to children.

How do you handle food allergies?

We strive to accommodate food allergies. However, prior to registering for camp, be sure to contact us at redwoods@ymcasv.org or 831-338-2128 to discuss your specific requirements. If we determine that we can accommodate your and/or your child’s food allergies, our staff and camp chef will work with you develop an appropriate plan. Camp Campbell is a peanut free campus.

Can my child bring their inhaler or epipen?

Yes. However, prior to registering for camp, be sure to contact us at redwoods@ymcasv.org or 831-338-2128 to discuss your specific requirements.

What Health Care is provided at Camp Campbell?

The care and supervision of students is supported by a Health Supervisor who is available on camp 24 hours a day. All program staff are trained to help maintain established heath and safety standards. For example, all staff are first aid and CPR certified, and carry first aid equipment at all times.

Where is the nearest hospital?

Dominican Hospital is in Santa Cruz, CA, which is approximately 15 miles from Camp. Health services and ambulance are approximately 3 miles away.

Do campers need to bring their own bedding?

Yes, we recommend that you bring a pillow and case, blankets, sheets, and a sleeping bag.

Can campers bring electronics?

No, camp is a place to develop friendships and enjoy camp activities. It’s not about playing with electronic gadgets. Additionally, in our natural outdoor environment, it is difficult to keep electronic equipment safe. For those reasons, be sure to leave your cell phone, iPods/MP3 players, pagers, and stereos at home.

Can campers bring a cell phone?

No, cell phones disrupt the camp experience. Camp is about making new friends and enjoying personal, one-on-one interactions with staff and fellow campers. As such, be sure to leave cell phones at home. Possession of a cell phone during camp may lead to dismissal without a refund.

For more information:
Contact us at redwoods@ymcasv.org or 831-338-2128  

CCOSS Teacher Guide
Parent Forms (english)
YMCA Camp Campbell Facility Map
Directions to Camp
Health History Form
(english) (spanish)
Liability Waiver
(english) (spanish)
Ropes Course Waiver
(english) (spanish)
 
 

YMCA Camp Campbell
16275 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
831-338-2128

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