Camp Information

YMCA Camp Marston

  • Program Address:

    4761 Pine Hills Rd
    Julian, CA 92036, U.S.A.

    Phone: 760-765-0642
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Directors: Nathan Swanson

Are you ready for positive, life-changing experiences in the outdoors? Look no further than YMCA Overnight Camps of San Diego. With three unique overnight camps across the San Diego region. combine the fun your children want with the growth experiences they need.

Set in the mountains of Julian, CA, YMCA Camp Marston is the oldest summer camp in San Diego County. For over 100 years Camp Marston has been a San Diego favorite for thousands of children and families. Camp Marston offers you adventure, fun, friendships, and great staff-all on a spectacular 236-acre site-with activities including archery, swimming, climbing, crafts, canoeing, and more. We also offer a 4 day backpacking excursion on Catalina Island for our more adventurous campers. You'll find something for everyone!

Our camps add laughter, leadership, and lifelong memories to a host of activities. 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 core values.

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  • Directors:
    Nathan Swanson
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  • Season opens:
    June, 6 2024
  • Season closes:
    August 16, 2024


  • Climbing Wall
  • Archery
  • BB Guns
  • Slingshots
  • Axe Throwing
  • Pool
  • Canoeing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Pump Track
  • Black Hole Slides
  • Reptiles
  • Dance
  • Guitar
  • Ukelele
  • Singing
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Hiking
  • Blacksmithing
  • Backpacking
  • Performing Arts
  • Sports

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