While we won't be going to Camp Oakes this summer...we've still got plenty of Camp fun available for our Campers! Head over to our Camp at Home program and sign up to have camp activities and events delivered right to your home!


In an abundance of caution, the West End YMCA will be cancelling our Camp Oakes program for Summer 2020. We are excited to get back up to Camp in Summer 2021! Please keep an eye on this page and our West End YMCA Camp Oakes Facebook page (Link) for more information. We've got some fun tricks up our sleeve for our Campers this summer!

For refunds of Deposits or Program Fees, please email [email protected] to get the process started. If you would like to transition your Deposit into a Donation to help the Y through this challenging time, please let us know.


Resident Camping

Summer Resident Camping is a YMCA tradition without equal. We offer a traditional Summer Resident Camp program with all of the classic Summer Camp activities. Children learn about the outdoors, build meaningful and lasting friendships, and develop memories that will last through the years.

2020 Camp Oakes Session Dates: June 27 - July 4

Camp Oakes

Camp Oakes, located in the San Bernardino Mountains near Big Bear City, features the best in resident camping with swimming, canoeing on the lake, archery, nature lore and low and high Ropes courses to teach teamwork and self-confidence. All campers join in the fun at Camp Oakes' famous Campfire program with songs, skits and crazy stunts.

Ages: 8-13

Fees: $580/Members, $620/Non-Members

Camp Oakes Leadership

​The West End Y's Leadership Training program offers younger teens the opportunity to learn leadership skills in a resident camp setting. Leadership campers participate in all regular camp activities while learning about leadership techniques, problem solving, and camp skills. These programs are a great stepping stone for future camp counselors.

Ages: 14-16

Fees: $580/Members, $620/Non-Members