A summer at YMCA Camp Santa Maria is a life-shaping experience that encourages a spirit of community, exploration and adventure. Our friendly, qualified and passionate staff strive to create a safe environment and a community where caring, cooperation and understanding prevail. Our goal is to send campers home feeling strong in who they are, the relationships they have made and the skills they have gained. YMCA Camp Santa Maria provides a rare balance of fun, challenge, responsibility, adventure and education that defines every camper’s day.


Weekly Themes

Session 1: Pirates of Danger Lake

Sunday, June 7–Saturday, June 13

Session 2: Realm of Champions

Sunday, June 14–Saturday, June 20

Session 3: Space Wars

Sunday, June 21–Saturday, June 27

Session 4: Time Travelers

Sunday, June 28–Saturday, July 4

Session 5: Camp Santa Maria’s School for Witchcraft and Wizardry

Sunday, July 5–Saturday, July 11

Session 6: Superheroes

Sunday, July 12–Saturday, July 18

Session 7: Welcome to Dystopia

Sunday, July 19–Saturday, July 25

Session 8: Wilder West

Sunday, July 26–Saturday, August 1

Session 9: The Games of Mt. Olympus

Sunday, August 2–Saturday, August 8

Session 10: The Best Week of Camp

Sunday, August 9–Friday, August 14 (Traditional Camp ONLY)

Explorers A: The Best Week of Camp

Sunday, August 9-Wednesday, August 12 (Explorers Camp ONLY)

Explorers B: The Best Week of Camp

Wednesday, August 12-Friday, August 14 (Explorers Camp ONLY)

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Camp Santa Maria Open House

May 23, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Visit camp in-person at our open house. Explore the beautiful grounds, check out the cabins and dining hall, meet our staff and more. READ MORE