Camp Whittle

Kids today need the camp experience more than ever. Every day brings something new, exciting and challenging; like the power of a positive mentor, the confidence that comes from trying ... then succeeding, and the importance of healthy, long-lasting friendships.

Located two hours from Los Angeles and 2 miles from Big Bear Lake YMCA Camp Whittle serves the youth population of greater Los Angeles through 7 weeks of youth summer resident camp.  Campers enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the forest, lake and meadow as they participate in activities and adventure!

Activities at YMCA Camp Whittle include:

  • horseback arena riding
  • trail rides
  • petting zoo
  • climbing wall & zip line
  • high and low ropes course
  • campfires
  • archery
  • human foosball
  • Black Hole slide
  • gaga
  • life size chess
  • basketball
  • sand volleyball
  • heated swimming pool
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • reptile nature shows
  • kayaking
  • paddleboating
  • paddleboarding
  • banana boat rides
  • lake cruises
  • trips to the Bat Caves
  • orienteering
  • rock climbing and more!