Welcome to 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 you spend a summer at Camp Edwards.

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Grades 1-5

Get your young camper engaged! We have a variety of options for campers going into grades 1st through 4th.

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Grades 6-9

From Circus Camp to Navigators, students going into 5th thru 9th grade have a summer of adventure in store.

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Grades 9-12

Our programs for high schoolers include high levels of adventure and fun.

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Specialty Camps

Our specialty camps include our Y Circus Camp program for all to enjoy.

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.

Hiking

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.

Swimming

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!

Birding

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.

Fishing

With Jenks Lake nearby, our Fishing Club will offer a fun introduction to basic fishing skills and principles.

Compass Club

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

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

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?

Camp registration moved online this year! We know that the transition can be a bit tough but this is all for the safety of our campers.

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?

All campers get shuttled from our Highland YMCA branch and will be dropped off there as well.

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?

Nope! Camp Edwards is a technology-free zone and is the perfect chance for our campers to unplug and enjoy time spent away from screens.

Should there be a medical or special need regarding technology, please indicate upon registration.

How can I communicate with my camper?

Sending your child mail will make their day!  Being away from home can be a challenge and receiving notes or pieces of home can lessen the degree of homesickness that some campers experience. Based on our several years of dealing with mail for a short week at camp, here is how to best send mail to your camper so it arrives while they are at camp and not after they leave.

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:
Campers name
Camp Edwards
(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.

Where is Camp Edwards located?

Camp Edwards is the YMCA of the East Valley’s residential camp located in Angelus Oaks, California. From our Highland YMCA branch, it takes about an hour to reach our camp.

What is the Camper to Counselor ratio?

Our Camper to Counselor ratio is 10:1; 10 campers to every 1 counselor.

My child has a medication/allergy/special request

Please include medications, allergy information or any special requests when you register your camper for Camp Edwards. If you need additional space than what is available during registration, please email the Camp Director at blindsey@ymcaeastvalley.org

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,

Breann Lindsey
Camp Edwards Director
blindsey@ymcaeastvalley.org

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Next Steps to Join Us for 2019 Summer Camp:

Registration is only online. This is to streamline the process and protect you & your camper’s personal information.

You can register online for any of our camp sessions! Explore programs available by grade level, preview available clubs, and register online! Space is limited for all camp sessions so be sure to act quickly.

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.