Junior Leadership Camp

July 16 – 22, 2023

Registration now open

Located on 270 acres of beautiful Big Bear wilderness, Camp Cedar Lake creates of mountain retreat for teenagers from our community. Campers explore all kinds of activities such as canoeing, swimming, and relaxing on the private lake, ropes challenge courses, archery, and campfires and singing. By engaging teens in goal setting programs, camp promotes positive values to develop self-esteem and create lasting memories.

Participants are able to develop positive relationships and a sense of belonging. YMCA resident camps nurture the potential of youth and create a sense of community among campers through a wide variety of skill building outdoor program activities. Summer camp combines well-trained leaders with teenage campers for an extended number of days in exceptional outdoor environments that provide outstanding physical activity and healthy living experiences. During summer camp programs both staff and campers develop lifelong friend-ships and memorable experiences.

YMCA Summer Camps offer campers opportunities to build and strengthen positive character values and appreciate the differences in others. Bonds built, bring participants back year after year and can lead to lifelong engagement with the Y. Campers of all abilities find success through the skill-building opportunities of camp programs, having fun and learning confidence and values take home from their Y resident camp experience.


Teen Camp has a wide range of activities for our campers to enjoy while staying with us.

Ropes challenge course
Swimming pool
Songs & skits
Teambuilding activities
Personal goal setting program


“YMCA summer camps are not just about the fun activities and creation of lifelong friendships, but most importantly about teaching our children how to be the best version of themselves. The character lessons that I was taught as a young camper at the YMCA and now volunteer are the reason that I am the person I am today, someone who is so willing to give back to this community. campers will experience thrilling weeklong activities such as arts and crafts, high ropes, swimming, and nature hikes along with learning how to live out their authentic selves.”


The Anaheim Family YMCA is committed to making its programs available to everyone. We offer Financial Assistance to reduce program fees to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.