About Camp Edwards
Tucked in the San Gorgonio Mountains, Camp Edwards is brimming with adventure and excitement. From the thrill of the zip line to the scenic heights of the rock climb wall, the possibilities are endless when at Camp Edwards.
Meet Our Camp Director, Breann!
Thank you for giving your child the opportunity to explore, build independence, confidence, and make life-long friendships at Camp Edwards this summer!
I truly believe that camp is a caring community where children experience belonging, accept responsibility, and grow as individuals.
Camp Edwards is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) which is the largest association serving the camp industry and accredits camps with national standards for health and safety.
At Camp Edwards, we intentionally provide campers with age-appropriate, fun and enriching programs that include activities in outdoor education, sports, creative arts, and adventure sports such as rock climbing and backpacking.
It is my intention to create an environment where kids feel welcomed, have fun, and are empowered. I look forward to meeting you and your campers this summer and building memories to treasure for a lifetime!
See you soon,
Camp Edwards Director
Join Us This Summer
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 teens, Camp Edwards is a special place where memories of a lifetime are made and life-long friendships are formed.
Grades 1 - 5
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.
From Circus Camp to Navigators, students going into 5th thru 9th grade have a summer of adventure in store.
New: Camp Edwards Clubs
Want to take the adventure to the next level? Select one of our add on excursions for your camper! From hitting the trails on mountain bikes to getting acquainted with a compass, the add ons are geared to provide additional fun and learning opportunities to our campers.
Our Hiking club offers additional hiking opportunities during your camper’s time at Camp Edwards. We discuss hiking safety protocols and explore beautiful trails in Angelus Oaks.
The Swim Club at Camp Edwards offers additional opportunities to swim at our outdoor pool at camp. Not only will kids get to enjoy pooltime, they’ll work on improving their swimming skills too!
New to the camp experience, our Birding Club introduces kids to bird-watching and creates a deeper appreciation for wildlife. Our club will discuss local birds and how to identify them in the wild.
With Jenks Lake nearby, our Fishing Club will offer a fun introduction to basic fishing skills and principles.
Compass Club introduces campers to the world of orienteering! We’ll teach participants how to use a map and compass to navigate new terrain.
Cooking club will give campers the chance to try new food, discuss food prep and cooking safety, and come home with new recipes to use at home.
Geocaching – a treasure hunt that uses GPS – is an adventure for our campers. A lesson and geocaching expenditures will be included in our Geocaching Club.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why is camp registration online?
In past years, paper applications could easily get misplaced, damaged, or turned in without all necessary information. With our online registration, we keep a secure database of information about your camper and can access important information, like medications/allergies/etc, much quicker than a paper application.
Not only did we digitize the camp registration, we also streamlined questions for a quicker application process.
If you need assistance completing your online application, please give the YMCA a call at 909-798-9622 and a member of our team will be able to help.
Where is the drop off/pick up spot for camp?
Drop off is from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the first day of camp.
Pick up is at 12:00 p.m. at the Highland YMCA
The Highland YMCA is located at 7793 Central Ave, Highland, CA 92346
Can my child bring a cell phone/tablet/laptop to camp?
Should there be a medical or special need regarding technology, please indicate upon registration.
How can I communicate with my camper?
On the Thursday or Friday before your child leaves for camp, mail your letter or package. Mailing an item on this day will allow enough time for the item to arrive before your child returns home. Please do not send packages that require signatures to be obtained from the camp staff. Send your mail (US Postal or UPS) to:
(dates they will be at camp)
42842 Jenks Lake Road East
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
Please make sure that your return address is clearly written in case it arrives late and we need to return the letter/package. So that your child can send mail to you, provide them with paper, pen, and a couple of stamped, pre-addressed envelopes.
Please note: There is no regular mail service from the Redlands, San Bernardino or Highland YMCA’s. Please do not leave packages at any of the branches.
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Next Steps to Join Us for 2020 Summer Camp:
Our digital Parent’s Handbook offers tons of helpful information. From drop off information to communicating with your camp, our Parent’s Handbook covers a lot of information that will help you and your camper prepare for a summer with the Y.