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

Overnight Camp at
YMCA Camp Campbell

Our number one priority is creating a safe and enriching outdoor camping experience for your child.

  • We organize children and teens into age-specific cabin groups, where they meet new friends and enjoy enriching and fun activities as a unified group.
  • At YMCA Camp Campbell, we value children’s choices. On Sunday campers meet with their counselors to select activities and create their schedule. Campers build skills and confidence in these selected activities Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Every Wednesday, campers try something new for the day.
  • Each night at camp features a different evening activity including games, campfires, and the opportunity to sleep outside under the stars with your cabin group.
  • View our sample daily schedule.

For session dates and prices, download our Summer Camp Program Guide PDF.

Learn more about our camps:

Mini Camp: Ages 716

  • We offer shorter camp experiences for those campers not quite ready for a full two weeks of camp.
  • Four-day camp is open to campers ages 7-10, ideal for first-time campers. July 1-4, August 5-8, and August 12-15.
  • Six-day camp is open to campers ages 7-16. July 1-6, August 5-10, and August 12-17.
  • Service camp is open to campers ages 12-16, and provides an opportunity for teens to pay it forward. This one week camp will include work on service projects as well as outdoor travel experiences. Campers will earn approximately 20 community service hours. Ages 12-14: July 1-6 and August 5-10.
  • We provide a safe, fun program loaded with a sampling of our traditional age-appropriate camp activities.
  • Each cabin group stays together throughout the week, and while we emphasize cabin unity, campers exercise their independence by selecting their choice of activities.
  • Staff to camper ratio of 1:8
  • View our sample daily schedule.

Overnight Camp: Ages 7–16

  • 2018 Dates: June 17-29 , July 8-20, and July 22-August 3
  • Our two-week program emphasizes growth and strengthening character values in all campers.
  • Two weeks of camp allows campers to form meaningful relationships, and develop a sense of independence.
  • Guided by trained, caring staff, the cabin group is the heart of this camp.
  • Campers make new friends, gain respect for themselves and others, develop skills, and have fun in a variety of fun-filled activities.
  • Campers are guaranteed at least one of their top three preferences for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday activities. Wednesdays are dedicated to special programs, new class choices and outdoor adventure.
  • Weekends include many different activities and opportunities to try new things.
  • Staff to camper ratio of 1:8
  • View our sample daily schedule.

Adventure Camp: Ages 13–16

  • We offer three Adventure Camp programs for teens. Adventure Campers enjoy 6-12 days of incredible adventures with an emphasis on leadership skills, teamwork and perseverance.
  • Teen Adventure Camp – Classic includes rock climbing, backpacking through the redwood forest, low and high ropes courses, a trip to the beautiful Central Coast, and white water rafting on the American River. June 17-29 and July 22-August 3
  • Teen Adventure Camp – One Week. Our new camp option designed for the first time camper. Live in tents, sample our favorite adventure camp activities like high ropes, an overnight backpacking trip, and rock climbing, and create lasting memories while you try new challenges. July 1-6
  • Teen Adventure Camp – Waves and Whitewater. This program is perfect for those teens who have already completed Teen Adventure Camp – Classic or who are looking for a higher level of challenge. This program includes sea kayaking, paddle boarding, whitewater rafting, and surfing. Advanced swimming skills required. July 8-20 and August 5-17
  • Trained trip leaders teach teens skills to last a lifetime including: technical skills; how to safely enjoy the outdoors; and how to work as a team with your peers.
  • Teen Adventure Camp is a fun and challenging outdoor experience that will be relevant to your teen's life even after camp through developing self-reliance, self-confidence, and group leadership skills.
  • We maintain a staff to camper ratio of 1:8.

Leadership Camps: Ages 15–17

Leader In Training (LIT) Program: Ages 15–16

  • Summer camp shapes strong leaders. In fact, studies have proven that camp equips young people for leadership like few other programs. Young people who participate as LITs emerge from their two week adventure confident and ready to rise to just about any challenge put in front of them.
  • LIT are teens that are ready to step up to the next level and prepare for their future roles at camp and society.
  • The LIT program is a “life” program that helps prepare teens for adulthood, college, and additional responsibility. It is an opportunity for teens to step away from technology and school pressures and grow together as a community that supports each other in trying new things, becoming strong role models and taking on challenges.
  • Jr. Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR training included.
  • 2018 Dates: June 17-29, July 8-20, July 22-August 3, and August 5-17

Counselors In Training (CIT) Program: Ages 16–17

  • This four-week skill based training program prepares teens to work as camp counselors.
  • Teens spend the first two weeks in their peer group, focusing on camper development, communication, leadership, activity planning, safety and relationship building.
  • During the last two weeks, teens get more directly involved with camp, including spending a week putting their newly developed skills into practice by working alongside our counselors with our young campers.
  • We maintain staff to camper ratio of 1:10
  • 2018 Dates: June 17-July 13 (break June 29-July1) and July 22-August 17 (break August 3-5)
    • Please note that CITs return home between 2 week sessions as indicated.






2018 Summer Camp Guide
2018 Camp Parent Guide
Financial Assistance Application
Volunteer Application

YMCA Camp Campbell
16275 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

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