Camp Information

YMCA Camp Surf

  • Program Address:

    560 Silver Strand Blvd
    Imperial Beach, CA 91932, U.S.A.

    Phone: 619-423-5850
  • Winter Address:

Directors: Brett Tillman

YMCA Camp Surf, one of 3 overnight camps with YMCA of San Diego County, is a spectacular ocean-front camp just south of San Diego, CA. This 45 acre treasure offers one-week and two-week overnight sessions for 3rd through 11th grades as well as one-week day camp sessions.

You'll get the true SoCal experience of surfing, boogie boarding, and jumping waves on our very own beach. Then learn some skateboarding skills at our on-site skate park. Camp Surf is perfect for all skill levels! Combine these with traditional camp activities including archery, climbing tower, teambuilding, campfires, cookouts, and crafts. Two-week teen programs head off-site on short bike excursions and an overnight surf and camping trip to San Onofre State Park.

Our staff are committed to working with children and teens to help them develop the skills and relationships they will need to be confident, healthy, and connected as they grow. Camp Surf adds laughter, leadership, and lifelong memories to a host of activities. While the ocean is certainly a big draw and part of camp, we are not strictly a surf camp. The value and benefits of the YMCA Camp Surf experience extends far beyond that. Campers will develop strong friendships, spend great time outdoors, develop social skills, feel a sense of belonging, and exhibit increased confidence. Thank you for choosing Camp Surf!

  • Accreditation:
  • Camp size:
  • Cost, 1 week:
  • Directors:
    Brett Tillman
  • Founded:
  • Gender:
  • Maximum age:
    12th grade
  • Minimum age:
    3rd grade
  • Nearest city:
    San Diego
  • Season opens:
    Mid June
  • Season closes:
    Mid August


  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Ocean Safety
  • Climbing Wall
  • Archery
  • Camping
  • Bike Trips
  • Nature Exploration
  • Skateboarding
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Camp Games
  • Beach Games
  • Low Ropes
  • Team Challenges
  • Basketball
  • Marine Science
  • Camp Cooking
  • Outdoor Survival

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