For generations, YMCA camps have provided children with rewarding experiences and a lifetime of memories. Whether you’re looking for traditional day camps or specialty camps that focus on sports, arts or other activities, the Y is the place. Our camps feature themes, field trips, arts and crafts, songs, games, and much more. Venture outdoors, learn new skills, have intriguing cultural experiences, work with others, and make new friends at camp. All activities are carefully designed for specific age groups under the supervision of our well-trained staff.
Our YMCA camping programs are accredited by the American Camp Association, meeting the highest standards in camping services in 300 areas, including health, safety, personnel, transportation, and facilities!
Whatever you're seeking, you are certain to find the right camp for you and your family.
Like all Y programs, camp is open to all, with financial assistance available.
Your child will learn spring sports, create fun crafts, and enjoy the aquatics center for a swim. Register today, spots go fast for our exciting seasonal camps. If you are already a childcare parent please click here to fill out an additional care sheet, if you are a new parent please fill out a childcare registration packet located here. Both forms need to be turned in to the YMCA's main facility located at 201 W. College.
Our summer camp offers all fun and adventure through huddle groups, campers choices, and a variaety of activities. Each week your child will be able to choose one mastery skill to learn in such areas of music, language, and or science. Each day they will practice this skill for an hours and work towards mastering it. Our campers will have a weekly field trip to locations such as pools, museums, and even festivals. Join the fun this summer and register today! Register for camp by March 31 and receive Early Bird registration pricing!
Contact us or you can find specific camp questions and answers in our parent handbook which can be found on our registration forms page.
The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining confidence or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. Did you know that basketball and volleyball were invented by early YMCA leaders? Our sports programs develop more than skills—they develop character. We offer a variety of programs that emphasize teamwork, cooperation, and developing good values. Click here to find our registration forms page.
Youth of all ages are able to develop positive relationships and a sense of belonging. YMCA resident camp nurtures the potential of youth and creates a sense of community among campers of all ages through a wide variety of skill building outdoor program activities. Resident camp combines well-trained young adult leaders with middle school and teenage campers for an extended number of days in exceptional outdoor environments that provide outstanding physical activity and healthy living experiences. During resident camp programs, both staff and campers develop lifelong friendships and memorable experiences.
Y resident camp offers campers opportunities to build and strengthen positive character values and appreciate the differences in others. Friendships bring participants back year after year and can lead to lifelong engagement with the Y. Campers of all ages and abilities find success through the skill-building opportunities of camp programs; they take home more self confidence and better values and from their Y camp experience.
Resident camp has been giving kids the summers of their lives for more than a decade, adding laughter, leadership and lifelong memories to a host of activities including swimming, archery, and rock climbing. Resident camp is the perfect opportunity for your child to get away for the week and create new and lasting memories with campers from all over Santa Barbara and Ventura County.
Please visit our registration forms page for all camp paperwork.