YMCA Camp Marston

Location: 4761 Pine Hills Road
Julian, CA (map)
Phone: (760) 765-0642
More info: Website

Campground Highlights

YMCA Camp Marston sits on 230-acres of gorgious mountain land and Lake Jessop in Julian CA. The campground has many activities from which to choose, including miles of hiking trails, canoeing on Lake Jessop, archery, air-rifles, a 40-foot climbing tower bouldering wall, fields for sports or gathering as a group, Disc golf, and panning for gold.


Each lodge has four bedrooms, which can accommodate up to six people, includes comfortable bunks and carpeted floors. There's a community room with a wood stove, couches and tables.


YMCA Camp Marston

Food Service

Three hot meals are served every day. Lunch and dinner include a fresh salad bar. Breakfast includes cereal and fresh fruit bar. Milk, juice and water are also served at each meal.

Group Retreats

The campground offers weekend retreats, family camps, and leaderhip weekends from September through June. Camp Marston can accommodate groups from 20 to 240 people for a weekend, or Outdoor Education experience. Great food, modern accommodations and safe, fun activities run by trained staff. Large indoor meeting space is available. Contact camp for open dates, questions or a tour: mtngroups@ymca.org or 760-765-0642 ext. 103

Summer Camp

Celebrates 90 years of overnight camping, Camp Marston offers summer camp for children and teens ages 7 to 17. Groups are divided into three age-specific “Villages” designed to address the developmental needs of children and teens. Children and teens receive life changing outdoor experiences at our traditional style summer camp.

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