Why three prices?

We offer a voluntary, three-tiered pricing program based on the needs of your family. This program is completely confidential and in no way affects the quality of the experience your child receives.

  • Price A is the lowest cost, funded by donations to the greatest extent possible.

  • Price B is partially sponsored by contributed funds, and

  • Price C represents the actual cost of camp operations, including long-term wear, tear and depreciation. Families, like you, have voluntarily paid the B and C prices to ensure Camp Marston continues to thrive. Since 2005
    more than $500,000 has been given to offset repair and replacement costs at our camps.

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Explorers  |  Entering Grades 2-5

For our youngest summer camp group, our top priority is creating a safe, comfortable, and fun camping experience for each and every kid

Cabin groups work together on friendship, discovery, and new outdoor activities.

Program

Type

Price A

Price B

Price C

Explorers

MembersSave 10%

$634.50

$679.50

$724.50

Non-Members

$705

$755

$805

  

Key Info for Explorers

  • This is your child’s first step into summer camp – we take that very seriously.
  • We place a strong emphasis on cabin unity.
  • The Explorers sample camp activities in shorter, age-appropriate time blocks.
  • The cabin group, made up of 2 Counselors and 10 campers, stays together throughout the week.
  • Built in support time for rest, getting ready, applying sunscreen, and the many things young people need help with
  • Nutritious meals with fruit and cereal at breakfast, a salad bar at lunch and dinner
  • Fun evening programs like campfires, skits, and scavenger hunts
  • Bedtime routines include brushing teeth (yes we’ll make sure…!), a quiet story or activity, and time to share thoughts and adventures from the day
  • Staff stay in the cabins overnight, the campers are always with an adult

Register Online for Explorers

Registration is also available via Paper Registration Form or by phone at (760) 765-0642

Challengers  |  Entering Grades 6-7

Our most energetic campers enjoy a true outdoor adventure with a focus on building skills and self-confidence.

The Challenger village is designed to give our summer campers more independence and decision-making opportunities while being guided by our trained staff.

Program

Type

Price A

Price B

Price C

Challengers

MembersSave 10%

$634.50

$679.50

$724.50

Non-Members

$705

$755

$805

  

Key Info for Challengers

  • On opening night, each camper gets to select eight of the fifteen to twenty different activities we offer. Out of these eight, each camper gets to participate in four activities throughout the week (with everyone getting to participate in
    their top choice).
  • Camp activities are co-ed to build a sense of community and belonging
  • Wednesday morning is spent in an all-camp activity we call Color Chaos!
  • Trained staff build an adventure in a safe and supportive environment.
  • We organize our afternoons to be more relaxed. Campers can choose their activities during structured “Pick Your Pleasure (PYP)” time.
  • Nutritious meals with fruit and cereal at breakfast, a salad bar at lunch and dinner. 
  • Evening programs include traditional campfires, skit-nights and themed all camp events.
  • Bedtime routines include cabin responsibilities, reflection, and recognition
  • Staff stay in the cabins overnight, the campers are always with an adult
  • Our camp week ends with a special candlelight ceremony on Thursday night and a family BBQ on Friday afternoon.

Register Online for Challengers

Registration is also available via Paper Registration Form or by phone at (760) 765-0642

Navigators  |  Entering Grades 8-10

The Navigators Village is an exciting opportunity for teens to experience the best of what Camp Marston has to offer via a customized program structure designed (in part) by the campers themselves! At the beginning of the week, guided by their counselors, they will develop the schedule for the week based on their interests. By giving the campers input as to what their experience will be, they’ll not only gain confidence and independence but also learn about leadership and community.

Program

Type

Price A

Price B

Price C

Challengers

MembersSave 10%

$634.50

$679.50

$724.50

Non-Members

$705

$755

$805

  

Key Info for Navigators

  • Navigator Campers will participate in our “all camp” activities (Opening Campfire, Color Chaos, PYP, evening programs and Candlelight Ceremony)
  • Camp activities are co-ed to build a sense of community and belonging
  • Navigator campers will experience the same magic of camp by participating in the traditional camp activities and have the opportunity to have more input as to what their schedule looks like.
  • Navigators will build leadership and communication skills through multiple teambuilding activities and a service project with other teen campers.
  • Navigators will build lasting friendships and self-confidence in a supervised “unplugged” environment.
  • Nutritious meals with fruit and cereal at breakfast, a salad bar at lunch and dinner. 
  • Evening programs include traditional campfires, skit-nights and themed all camp events.
  • Bedtime routines include cabin responsibilities, reflection, and recognition
  • Staff stay in the cabins overnight, the campers are always with an adult
  • Our camp week ends with a special candlelight ceremony on Thursday night and a family BBQ on Friday afternoon.

This is a BRAND NEW program and registration will open January 2019

Mountaineers  |  Entering Grades 9-11

For our oldest youth group, the Mountaineers actually only stay for two nights in the main campground – the majority of their time is spent in the beautiful surrounding wilderness of Pine Hills, and makes for the perfect introduction to
the outdoors.

This is the perfect balance of fun activities and time to relax and meet new friends in a great, unplugged setting!

We combine traditional YMCA values and adventure with a schedule that our teens love in a place where everyone is welcome.

Program

Type

Price A

Price B

Price C

Mountaineers

MembersSave 10%

$634.50

$679.50

$724.50

Non-Members

$705

$755

$805

  

Key Info for Mountianeers

  • The Mountaineers program is the perfect introduction to the outdoors for young people.
  • We start each week at Camp Marston’s Mountaineer Village, with team building, swimming, and character based discussions around the campfire.
  • On Monday we board the camp bus for our climbing trip to Stonewall Peak in the Cuyamaca State Park, followed by our overnight adventures in Mount Laguna.
  • In smaller groups we hike and mountain bike some of the most spectacular backcountry in San Diego County.
  • Our experienced staff provide opportunities for their campers to learn about the environment along the trail.
  • Each evening we set up camp, prepare dinner and share stories, memories and great food around the campfire.
  • On Thursday afternoon, we return to Camp Marston for debriefing, awards, and our Candle Light Ceremony.
  • The week leads to strong friendships and life-long memories.

Register Online For Mountaineers

Registration is also available via Paper Registration Form or by phone at (760) 765-0642

Marston L.I.T.  |  Entering Grades 10-11

This program is for older teens looking to build responsibility, teamwork, and friendship in a more intimate setting.

As the oldest campers in our teen village, the L.I.T's focus is on personal growth, communication, and leadership.

Program

Type

Price A

Price B

Price C

Marston L.I.T.(2 Weeks)

MembersSave 10%

$1,269

$1,359

$1,449

Non-Members

$1,410

$1,510

$1,610

  

Key Info for Marston L.I.T.'s

  • Our LIT's learn through leadership development workshops, practice and hands on activities
  • During our LIT program, teens learn what great leaders do and say.
  • The program makes time for camp fun like the Climbing Tower and Swimming.
  • Our Leadership Coordinator acts as a mentor to all of our LIT Participants.
  • Our LIT’s are assigned to assist with an Explorer Cabin group. This is the best way to practice new skills and learn.
  • Every evening our LIT's come together to debrief and discuss what they have experienced and learned that day.
  • LIT participants graduate the program with lifelong skills and life long friends.
  • Successful graduates of the LIT program are encouraged to apply for the Camp Assistant program the following summer.

Register Online for Marston L.I.T.'s

Registration is also available via Paper Registration Form or by phone at (760) 765-0642

Mountain Bikers
Boys teambuilding circle
Girls boating