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YMCA Summer Camp 2020 at Camp Edwards

Located only 45 minutes from Redlands Family YMCA and a mere two hours from Los Angeles, Camp Edwards offers a traditional camp environment for all in the San Bernardino Mountains. Perfect for children and families, Camp Edwards is a special place where memories of a lifetime are made and life-long friendships are formed.

Camp Edwards staff, volunteers and camp committee strive to maintain the highest standards in providing a quality camping experience for all ages. We are accredited by the American Camp Association and all camp counselors are CPR certified and receive training in first aid and lifesaving.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and is operated under special use permit with the San Bernardino National Forest.

Please view our video message from Camp Director, Breann Lindsey about YMCA Camp Edwards summer 2020.

It is with great sadness that we announce our decision to cancel summer 2020 at YMCA Camp Edwards. We have held out hope for as long as possible, but without guidelines and permission to operate from state and county officials, we have made this very difficult decision. We are heartbroken knowing how many children wanted to attend camp this summer. We will miss you.

A Message from Breann

As our community progresses through this pandemic and camp can resume operations, we will be there for you. Our goal is to provide opportunities this fall and winter for the whole family to experience the Magic of YMCA Camp Edwards.

I want to take a moment to remind you of our closing campfire song, “All My Life’s A Circle.” There’s a line in the song that says “no straight lines make up my life, and all my roads have bends; there are no clear cut beginnings, and so far no dead ends.” I believe camp is more than a place; it is the community we have created throughout the years. We will soon be together again.

See you ’round the campfire next year,

Breann Lindsey

Director, YMCA Camp Edwards

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Traditional Camp

Whether your camper has never been away from home or is on a quest to have a summer of adventure, the Y’s Camp Edwards has a session fit for them.

For our campers looking for a big adventure, our traditional camp is the perfect fit! For students from 1st to 9th grade, our overnight summer camp is a 6-day, 5-night camp experience with arts & crafts, canoeing, archery, and more. Although there are adventures to be had, we provide many opportunities for rest and relaxation across our beautiful campsite as well as art and craft activities.

Date: Monday, July 6th – Saturday, July 11th, 2020
Cost: $380 Facility Member; $440 Community Participant

Date: Monday, July 13th – Saturday, July 18th 2020
Cost: $380 Facility Member; $440 Community Participant

To unlock additional adventure, we’re offering Clubs to our campers. For a small fee, your camper can enjoy an in-depth experience in one of our age appropriate clubs.

Add On Clubs:

To unlock additional adventure, we’re offering Clubs to our campers. For a small fee, your camper can enjoy an in-depth experience in one of our age appropriate clubs.

Hiking Club

Our Hiking Club for our campers is a FREE add on experience that features hiking safety lessons and age appropriate hikes.

Swim Club

Those in Swim Club will enjoy additional swimming time as well as basic swim safety and lesson instructions. There is NO fee to participate.

Fishing Club

Fishing Club is perfect for beginners that want to learn fishing basics and best practices.
Cost: $10/per camper

Cooking Club

Cooking Club will introduce campers to healthy eating basics and new recipes they can use at home.
Cost: $10/per camper

Geocaching Club

Geocaching – the treasure hunt style adventure that uses GPS to find items – is an exciting experience for campers.
Cost: $5/per camper

Birding Club

Birding Club is perfect for wildlife lovers. Campers will enjoy lessons on local birds and have opportunities to search and identify local birds.
Cost: $5/per camper

Specialty Camp

Whether you are looking to learn a new talent or hone your skill the Y Circus will be an adventure like no other! Learn basic skills such as tumbling, unicycling, diabolo, aerial, and so much more.

You don’t have to run away to join our Circus. The Great Y Circus™ is a community circus that trains participants to perform out-of-this-world acts. Our Circus camp is perfect for those new to the Y’s Circus program and seasoned performers that want to sharpen their skills.  Circus camp offers many of the camp activities, including rock climbing and canoeing at Jenks Lake.

Date: Monday, July 20th – Saturday, July 25th 2020
Cost: $380 Facility Member; $440 Community Participant

 

Please note: Circus Camp is NOT eligible for Add On Experiences/Clubs. 

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Grades 9-12

High School programs at Camp Edwards are designed to focus on service, teamwork and leadership.

Apply for the LIT program to learn new life skills and obtain leadership experience by completing training in specific content related to camp and facilitating camp programming for students! Can specify in application a focus for the week. Ex: lifeguard in training, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, etc

Dates: Our LIT program runs in conjunction with all camp sessions.
Cost: $300 Facility Member; $350 Community Participant

Any interested LIT participant must first apply to the program. Selected LIT campers will be then be given the opportunity to register for their desired camp session.

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VIDEO LIT

Please view our video message from Camp Director, Breann Lindsey about YMCA Camp Edwards summer 2020.