2021 Camp Big Bear

Tentative Camp Dates for 2021 listed below

Youth, Teen, & CIT  Camps

Session 1:  July 10-17

Session 2:  July 17-24

Session 3:  July 24-31

Questions?  Contact Erika Altshule by email at erika@ymcasm.org


Family Camps

Memorial Day Weekend   —   May 28-31 

Labor Day Weekend   —    September 3-6



Enrollment will open in 2021 depending on San Bernardino County of Public Health guidelines

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 Labor Day Weekend 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 erika@ymcasm.org or (310)393-2721, ext. 123.