At Family YMCA of the Desert, our summer camps and activities encourage character development through our core values: building a healthy mind, spirit, and body for all. Like many Y programs, camping is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.

Day Camps

Are you ready for summer? Summer Day Camps at the Y are a great way to spend the day, filled with learning activities, sports, field trips and more – located right here at Family YMCA of the Desert! Read More

Overnight Camp- Camp Oakes

Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership — all amidst the fun of camp fires, bugle calls, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Read More

Youth & Government

Youth & Government is a hands-on model legislature and court experience designed for high school kids to get involved and learn more about their state government. Over 2000 high school students from all over California take part. Read More