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Family Camping Weekends! 

The Point Bonita Y is pleased to offer Family Camping Weekends!

Join us for an extension of our Y Rangers (Play, Learn, Serve, Work) program, focused on getting outdoors and playing, learning, serving and working in our National Park.  This program will be offered 4 times per year, for up to 25 families. 

Each weekend will offer activities for families to do together, kid-specific activities while parents get some time to themselves, opportunities for families to form community with each other, and service projects to give back to and preserve our parks. We will provide all meals and accommodations. At this time, families will sleep in our historic dorm rooms. This is a partnership program between the YMCA of San Francisco and the National Park Service. 

Fall Dates Now Available!

Fall Festival Family Camp, October 25th-27th

Get ready for some family-friendly spooky fun as the Point Bonita YMCA kicks off the new season in our Fall Festival Family Camp. Expect Halloween-themed fun throughout the weekend, while also connecting with your loved-ones in our beautiful National Park!

Each weekend will offer activities for families to do together, kid-specific activities while parents get some time to themselves, opportunities for families to form community with each other, and service projects to give back to and preserve our parks. We will provide all meals and accommodations. At this time, families will sleep in our historic dorm rooms. This is a partnership program between the YMCA of San Francisco and the National Park Service.  

Bounti-Fall Family Camp, November 8th-10th

Take some time to step back and appreciate what you have! Our Bounti-Fall Family Camp will help you focus on all of the wonderful things you have to appreciate, most importantly your family! Follow old family traditions, and create new ones with a community you can only build and find at Point Bonita!

Each weekend will offer activities for families to do together, kid-specific activities while parents get some time to themselves, opportunities for families to form community with each other, and service projects to give back to and preserve our parks. We will provide all meals and accommodations. At this time, families will sleep in our historic dorm rooms. This is a partnership program between the YMCA of San Francisco and the National Park Service.  

Pricing & What to Expect

Pricing:

$400 Y Facility Members, $500 Community Participants

Family Camp pricing is inclusive of 3-5 people living at the same address. We encourage extended family members to attend and only charge an additional $75/person for families wishing to bring more than 5 people living at the same address. Two-person family pricing is $75/family less than the above prices. Please contact Becca Montgomery, Camp Coordinator, at rmontgomery@ymcasf.org for any questions.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Family Camping Weekend Schedule- Sample (subject to change)

Friday

4-6pm Arrival on Campus

6-7pm Dinner

7-7:30pm Orientation

7:30-9pm Night Hike and Hot Chocolate 

9-10pm Lights Out

 

Saturday

7-8am Family Choice (for the early risers - crafts/games or self-guided hike)

8-9am Breakfast

9-10am Family Challenge Games

10am-Noon YMCA Youth Programming- kid only time with our camp staff! 

12-1pm Lunch

1-4pm YMCA Hike and Service Project

4-6pm Family Rec Time

6-7pm Dinner

7:30-9:30 Campfire singalong & S’mores

9:30pm Lights Out

 

Sunday

7-8am Family Choice (for the early risers - crafts/games or self-guided hike)

8-9am Breakfast

9-11:30am Private Hiking Tour

11:30-Noon Closing Circle

Noon-1pm Lunch

1pm Departure

A proud partner of the National Park Service.

Build Your Own Family Camp

With a "Build Your Own Family Camp", you have the opportunity to customize your Family Camp experience. Get together with four other families (or more) and choose what your weekend will look like! With access to the beautiful National Park you can choose whether you want your experience to focus on nature, family, or challenging yourself and loved ones to an epic adventure. 

Three options to choose from:

Traditional Family Camp: All the programs and activities of our standard family camp weekends (see description above) 

Pricing

$400 Y Facility Members; $500 Community Participants

 

Modified Family Camp: Uses our traditional family camp as a model but removes YMCA-led morning programming on either Saturday or Sunday. This would include:

  • All meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch
  • Two nights lodging in our dormitories (one room/family)
  • Campfire and s'mores
  • Family night hike
  • Headlands nature hike or service project

Pricing

$325 Y Facility Members; $425 Community Participants

 

Do-It-Yourself Family Camp: Spend a weekend in the Marin Headlands without YMCA-led programming. Choose your own hikes and adventures while taking part in our meal service and dormitory accommodations.  

Pricing

$250 Y Facility Members; $350 Community Participants