Camp Big Bear


December  27-30 , 2022

Winter Camp at Camp Big Bear

Grades: 2-12

Register Today

2022 Winter Camp Flyer

> Questions?  Contact Erika Altshule, Youth & Family Program Director by email at


Camp Big Bear 2023

Elementary, Teen & CIT Campers

Session 1:  July 15-22

Session 2: July 22-29

Online and In-Person Registration begins

February 6, 2023



  • Sign up early, our camps do sell out. Online registration is encouraged and highly recommended.
  • Registration forms received before February 6, 2023 will not be processed.
  • Campers may only register for one session.  Campers who wish to attend 2 sessions will be put on a waitlist and be enrolled if space is available.
  • Questions, contact Erika Altshule, Youth & Family Development Director at


Memorial Day Weekend             Labor Day Weekend

May 26 – 29, 2023                  September 1 – 4, 2023 


Camp Big Bear

Located on lake front property at Boulder Bay in Big Bear Lake, CA, Camp Big Bear offers Winter and Summer Camps for youth and families.  Camp grounds include a dining hall, kitchen, dormitory and cabin style accommodations, cabins, ropes course, swimming pool, dock, crafts shed, archery range, sand volleyball court, camp fire amphitheater, and other traditional camp activities.

Be an Informed Parent   As you are evaluating camps for your children, make sure to ask some specific questions of the camp to ensure the camp takes abuse prevention seriously.  CLICK HERE to read the  “6 KEY QUESTIONS A PARENT SHOULD ASK OF A CAMP” and see the Y’s responses to these questions.

Camp Big Bear Parent Survival Guide — everything you need to know about camp and more!

Camps for the Whole Family

Family Campers spend Memorial & Labor Day Weekends enjoying the lake front activities of boating, paddle boarding and swimming in addition to arts & crafts, nightly events, campfires and lots of family fun for everyone.

Camp Registration

All campers must be registered in order to participate. Fees vary on child’s age, membership, and registration date. See registration forms below. In addition to the registration form all campers must have a Camper Information Packet on file. Camper Information Packets must be filled out annually.

Financial Aid

Partial scholarships are available for the youth resident camps only. If you are in need of financial aid, the child must be a member of the YMCA. Scholarship for membership are also available. See the front desk to sign up for membership.  Click Here for a Program Assistance Application and more information. Please read the application carefully and be aware of the deadline date to request assistance for the Camp Big Bear Program.

For more information and questions, Contact Erika Altshule, Youth & Family Department Director at or (310)393-2721, ext. 123.