Camps

We have more than 50 years of experience in providing a safe, thriving environment for young people to explore personal interests, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, discover the creativity and health benefits of the outdoors, and make lasting friendships and memories. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of children and teens, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, Y camps ensure that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

 

TRAILBLAZER CAMPS

Strap on your boots and bring your sunscreen! YMCA Trailblazer’s camp provide the traditional travel camp experience by traveling on exciting and educational field trips 4 times per week. Camp will be using public transportation, school district busses and walking to travel to our destinations. Camps will host guest speakers and enjoy traditional camp experiences and traditions that build character, learn teambuilding skills, and promote a positive self image. To ensure that campers experience are as age appropriate as possible,  the camp has 2 calendars that split the camp into two groups: Kindergarten - 2nd grades & 3rd-6th grades. Don’t miss out on the fun!  Spaces are limited!

PIONEER CAMPS 

Pioneer camps travel on fun and educational field trips in the community 2-3 times per week. The traveling experience is paired with on-site traditional camp experiences that include guest speakers, service projects and a literacy component. Camps will host guest speakers and enjoy traditional camp experiences and traditions that build character, learn teambuilding skills, and promote a positive self image. We will explore different themes throughout each week that help spark your child’s imagination, create a higher understanding of teambuilding, and most of all, HAVE FUN!

DISCOVER CAMPS 

Discover summer camps spend the majority of their time at the site location. Camp focuses on youth development, through hands on enrichment and literacy.  We teach healthy living through fun games and physical activities. SLO Discover Camp strives to instill social responsibility through service learning projects, community awareness, and educational guest speakers. We provide our campers with experiences that will support them in finding their spark, develop new friendships, and much more! Come join us this summer in making new, fun, exciting discoveries that will last a lifetime! (All campers must be potty trained). 

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Our Specialty camps focus intensely on certain subjects and are intended for children who have a genuine interest in the topic being explored. These camps are meant to strengthen their desire for learning over the summer months, and participate in fun activities that they are passionate about. The age range for each camp varies, so please closely read each description. 

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We make real positive impact! See what parents have to say about our summer camps:

“It was a great opportunity for my children to make new friends, see a variety of places in our community and feel comfortable learning/traveling. The staff was wonderful and very caring. My children had a wonderful experience and want to do it again next year.” - South County Parent

 

"She loves going to the Y, loves the staff and all her friends. She even learned how to ride a bike at the Y. She is a social person and needs the constant interactions with others. With out the Y she wouldn't have had that available as often as she would like."  - San Luis Obispo Parent