Camp Hero

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August 12, 2013 @ 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm UTC
Armed Services YMCA Murphy Canyon Military Housing Site
3293 Santo Road
San Diego, CA 92124
Donnabelle Buban
858-751-5755 ext.127



Camp Hero is a week long day camp that allows military youth to share common experiences and receive academic enrichment, all while making friends and having fun. Your child will have the opportunity to build self-esteem, address the challenges they face as a military child,  and make summer memories that are sure to last a lifetime. These opportunities will take place in a classroom setting as well as in the community through a fun-filled Day Out field trip each week to a unique San Diego scenic spot. Day Out Field Trips take place on the Thursday of camp and will include a day trip to visit to either YMCA Camp Surf or to a second location, to be announced. Additional youth will accompany the campers to a unique location in San Diego.

For more information on Camp Hero or to review the Parent Guidebook click HERE!


Military youth ages 7-12 are eligible for camp. Active Duty Sponsor must be rank E7 or below and assigned to a San Diego based military instillation or San Diego based ship. Parents can submit an online application form from June 12th through June 28th. Families who are invited to participate will be notified by July 3rd and must register in person on July 9th or 10th. Families will be required to pay a $20.00 commitment fee at the time of registration. Priority will be given to children who have not participated in the after school program Operation Hero or 2012 Camp Hero. Family selection for Camp Hero will be based on a lottery system.


Camp will take place Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm. Campers will be assigned to camp weeks by the Armed Services YMCA staff. Request for particular weeks cannot be accommodated. This process ensures that campers are evenly distributed and we are able to serve as many families as possible!

  • August 5th-9th
  • August 12th-16th
  • August 19th-23rd
  • August 26th- 30th


Be Involved with Camp Hero

The Armed Services Y provides free or low-cost youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs for junior enlisted military & their families to make military life easier.

Click the links to learn more about how you can be involved: