Ages 7-14

YMCA Camp Santa Maria’s traditional camp has been carefully crafted to provide the quintessential sleepaway camp experience. Campers will have the opportunity to slip ‘n’ slide, climb rocks, pour slime on each other and drink bug juice all week.

During their one-week session, traditional campers participate in daily fun activities that we call “skill tracks,” which are designed to build each camper’s confidence and competence in specific activities. Skill tracks may include rock climbing, hiking and exploration, stand-up paddleboarding, nature, mountain biking, wilderness skills, drama and fine arts. We offer these standard skill tracks but will also create theme-specific skill tracks each week. In the past, we’ve had offerings such as Flying School, Search for Magical Creatures, How to be a Ninja, Stand-Up Comedy and Sasquatch Watching. Needless to say, our campers have FUN!

  • Y Member: $750 per session
  • Non-member: $800 per session


Weekly Themes

Session 1: Pirates of Danger Lake

Sunday, June 2–Saturday, June 8

Session 2: Camp Santa Maria’s School for Witchcraft and Wizardry

Sunday, June 9–Saturday, June 15

Session 3: Time Travel

Sunday, June 16–Saturday, June 22

Session 4: Amazing Race

Sunday, June 23–Saturday, June 29

Session 5: Holidays in July

Sunday, June 30–Saturday, July 6

Session 6: Space Wars

Sunday, July 7–Saturday, July 13

Session 7: The Magical World of Camp

Sunday, July 14–Saturday, July 20

Session 8: Everyday Superheroes

Sunday, July 21–Saturday, July 27

Session 9: ColoRADo

Sunday, July 28–Saturday, August 3

boy with horse at camp

Camp Add-ons

Add even more adventure to summer camp! Campers can add horseback riding for $45 and rafting for $65. Attending camp for back-to-back sessions? Add a weekend stay over for $75.