Camp E.L.K.

What is Camp E.L.K.?

Camp E.L.K. is located in Wrightwood, California near Mt. Baldy and offers specialty camps and facility rentals year-round. Resident Camp at the YMCA is a fun, action-packed adventure filled with sports, outdoor activities and specialty programs!





Camp activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Riflery
  • Swimming
  • Mining
  • High/low ropes course
  • Tubing (seasonal)
  • Skiing and snowboarding packages available at nearby Mountain High Resort (seasonal)
  • Team building activities
  • Nightly campfires
  • Leadership and Character Development

For more information call (626) 339-6221 . Scholarships are available.

Upcoming Specialty Camps

Summer Camps

Come join us for a week of summer resident camp, welcome to kids 7-17! Our beautiful camping facilities are filled with a variety of action packed outdoor programs. A traditional week runs from Sunday through Saturday and involves rotating through various activity sessions throughout each day. Activity options include the following:

  • Rock-wall climbing
  • Team building challenge course
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Waterfront (canoeing, fishing or swimming at Jackson Lake)
  • Swimming & Dancing
  • Sports (basketball, volleyball, ga-ga)
  • Archery
  • Evening gathering (campfire, dance, group activities)

Upcoming Sessions:

2016 Information COMING SOON!  Subscribe to our facebook events and E-news for updates.  If you are a past user group or camper, or volunteer CONTACT US here for questions.

Session Drop off / Pick up locations:

2016 Information COMING SOON!  Subscribe to our facebook events and E-news for updates.  If you are a past user group or camper, or volunteer CONTACT US here for questions.

Family Camps

Come play in the Mountains at Camp E.L.K.! Camps will be full of family bonding activities including team activities, Family Game Night, campfire, family-style meals, and so much more! Outside activities (weather permitting) including archery, hiking,rockwall, teambuilding, and more!
Camp E.L.K. is located at 21280 Big Pine Hwy,Wrightwood, CA.

Family Camp Dates:

  • 2016 Family Camp Information coming soon!

*Pricing for family refers to 4 people. Any added people will be added on at the weekend rate/per person. If family is less than 4 people cost is $80 per person.

Registration Information


(Not previously enrolled in Childcare, Camp, or Adventure Guides)

Still have Questions?

Camp E.L.K. Facility Rentals

High in the beautiful and peaceful San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California is where you will find YMCA Camp E.L.K. Just 1 1/2 hours from downtown LA in the Angeles National Forest, we are committed to providing your group with an inspiring and memorable atmosphere for:

  • Weekend (and weekday) group programs*
  • Outdoor environmental education
  • Church and school retreats
  • Boy Scout or Girl Scout groups
  • Conference, team building and leadership retreats
  • Summer lease group rentals
  • Family camping

We also offer one-week summer resident camp experiences for children ages 7-17.

Minimum 40 campers required or camp is subject to cancellation.

Download the Camp E.L.K. Rental Brochure today by clicking here.

Have any questions? Fill out our Camp E.L.K. contact form here.

Additional paperwork for Camp E.L.K. Registration.

Read Camp E.L.K. Resident Stories…

“My family and I had a blast at Camp E.L.K.! My niece, nephew, and younger brother are already asking if they can go back next winter. Amanda and her staff were very welcoming and attentive to our needs. Her camp counselors were very friendly with all of us, but what really touched me is how nice and respectful they treated my special needs brother. I always worry about taking him on new adventures and with people we do not know because we have had not so good experiences in the past with people who do not understand his disability. I guess I feel overprotective of him. This mini vacation was his first trip to the snow and he had a blast making a snowman and going tubing. After being told via email that we would have a private sleeping area, I decided to take you up on your offer. It makes a big difference as Jose-my brother-has insomnia. I got a total of 4 hrs of sleep on Saturday, but I felt at ease knowing that he was not keeping the whole camp up with his hours of constant talk about his fun day.”

-Family Camper


“What I liked about Camp E.L.K. was going to the bear cave and hiking. I also liked sleeping on that big bunk bed. We had so much fun! I loved it over there it is a fun place to be. One of the activities I liked is going rock climbing and gaga ball. I also liked the breakfast and the lunch, and also dinner. It was one of the best field trips I ever had in my life. I just love, love, love the YMCA; it is awesome!”

-Flor E., Richman Center


“This was the first time the YMCA went to Camp E.L.K. It turned out great.The rooms were big. Once we ate the food (fyi, really good) we went to do some skits. We played gaga ball and I really liked it. We also did hiking, low ropes, rock climbing, archery, and went to a bear cave. The thing I liked most was the camp fire. We took some pictures, ate some smores, did our skits and we heard owl sounds. Overall Camp E.L.K. was one of the most best camps ever.”

-Anthony V., Richman Center


“The staff at camp was first-rate!  From the chef to the activities coordinators and camp directors, all were so accommodating and generous!”

-Tamara Lininger