Camp Elk

What is Camp Elk?

Camp Elk 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!
Activities include:

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

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

Upcoming Specialty Camps

Family Weekends
Bond with your family in the cozy Camp Elk cabins in Wrightwood! Family bonding activities include playing in the snow, rock climbing, gaga ball, and more!

  • Winter Wonderland Camp (January 16-18)
  • Family Bonding Camp (February 13-15)

Both camps are just $280 per person for a family of 4 people! Got more or less than 4? Call 626-339-6221 today to find out pricing!

Mountain High Weekends

  • Skiing/Snowboarding (1 day), tubing (1 day): Jan 23-25, Feb 20-22, $259 per person
  • Skiing/Snowboarding (2 days): Jan 16-18, Mar 6-8, $325 per person

Teen Fitness Boot Camp (March 13-15)

Preparing for ROTC or just want to get in shape? Teens are welcome to join Fitness Boot Camp in the San Bernadino Mountains. Cost is just $100 per person for the whole weekend. Get out of the gym and exercise the way nature intended–hike up the mountain, play gaga ball with friends, swim laps in the pool, run drills in the forest, and more!
Spring Break Camps (March 22-28 & April 5-11)
Have a blast this Spring Break with a Hawaiian Luau kids’ camp! Make the most of your time off and go rock climbing, swimming, hiking, do some archery, play some gaga ball, and more! Cost is just $425 for a week of camp! Scholarships are available!
Kids’ Astronomy Weekend (April 17-19)
Reach for the stars with Astronomy Weekend! What better place to learn more about the stars, sky, and solar system than in the beauty of Camp Elk! Stargaze the weekend away while learning about the comets, constellations, and other celestial beings that make up our universe! Cost is just $100 per person!

Registration Information


Register for Resident Camp by clicking here.

Camp Elk 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 Elk Rental Brochure today by clicking here.

Have any questions? Fill out our Camp Elk contact form here.