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Eastern Ventura County YMCA Sign-Ups Underway For Summer Resident Camps
The YMCAs serving eastern Ventura County, Westlake Village, Oak Park and Agoura Hills are now registering campers for their summer resident camps taking place throughout California.
The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park is hosting a travel camp up the coast June 17 through June 22 for campers entering ninth through 12 grades. Campers will learn to set up and take down camp, cook their own food and live in rustic settings while experiencing the California coast. Stops include Morrow Bay, Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Big Sur. The cost is $250 per camper. For more information, contact the Miller Y at 805-480-0309.
The Triunfo YMCA resident camp will be at Camp Fox on Catalina Island from June 30 through July 6. Campers entering grades sixth through 12 will enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, archery, high and low rope courses, swimming, hiking, campfires and outdoor education programs. The cost is $585 per participant. Camp Fox also features a Leaders-in-Training program for teens entering collage who are interested in attending camp as a counselor. A pre-camp rally night and information meeting will be held Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Willow Elementary School (29026 Laro Dr., Agoura Hills). The cost is $585 per camper ($485 for Leaders In Training program). For more information, contact the Triunfo Y at 818-707-9622.
The Simi Valley Family YMCA's resident camp is for kids entering grades fourth through 12 will be at Camp Oaks in Big Bear. Activities include horseback riding, high and low ropes courses, dance, arts and crafts, nature hikes, a climbing wall, disc golf, canoeing, volleyball, riflery, field games, archery, campfires, horseshoes, swimming and a night observatory. An information night will be held Simi is Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Simi Valley Y (3200 Cochran St., Simi Valley). Camp dates are July 6 through July 13. The cost is $450 for Y members and $460 for nonmembers. For more information, contact the Simi Y at 805-583-5338.
"The Conejo Valley YMCA encourages youth and teens entering grades fourth through 12 grades to get back to nature this summer by attending the weeklong resident camp at Camp Sequoia Lake near Sequoia National Park. Youth of all ages are able to develop positive relationships and a sense of belonging, says Meghan Lopez, Conejo Valley Y Youth Development Director. "Y resident camp nurtures the potential of youth and creates a sense of community among campers of all ages through a wide variety of skill building outdoor program activities Campers find success through the skill-building opportunities of camp programs, having fun and learning confidence and values.” Camp activities at Camp Sequoia Lake include high ropes course, climbing wall, adventure courses, lake swimming, canoeing, fishing, archery, rock climbing, arts and crafts, nightly campfires and the YMCA Rag and Leather personal goal setting program.
Camp Sequoia dates are August 3 through August 10. An information meeting will be held Friday, July 19th at 6:30 P.M.at the Conejo Valley Y (4031 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks). The cost is $550 per camper. For more information, contact the Conejo Y at 805-523-7613.
The Y is one of the largest providers of camp programs. There are over 335 resident camps for youth and teens across the country. YMCA resident camps introduce campers to new outdoor adventures, provide stimulating activities that engage the body and mind, instill new skills and confidence while making new friendships and life-long memories.
Camp fees include all travel, food, lodging and camp activities. Financial assistance is available.