Camp Fox

Postponed until 2021

Catalina Island, California

Spend 7 days and 6 nights camping on Catalina Island. Camp Fox is on forty acres of beachfront property. Waterfront activities feature ocean sports, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming and more. Campers also visit the archery range and ropes course. At night, spend time around the campfire singing songs and watching skits.

Camp Fox Offers

Snorkeling (mask, fin, snorkel, and wetsuit provided), Kayaking, Archery, Ocean Swimming (marked swim area), Tubing, Fishing, Stand-up Paddle-boarding, Climbing Wall, Low and High Ropes Challenge Course, Giant Swing, Leap of Faith, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Frisbee Golf Course, Gaga Pit, Hiking, Ping Pong, Aquarium Study Pools, Touch Tank Aquarium, Tidepools, Campfires, Skits, Songs, Dances and more!

Departure & Return

The departure and return site for Camp Fox is Catalina Classic Cruises out of Catalina Express terminal at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Parents must bring their campers to, and pick up their campers from Long Beach.


The Family YMCA of the Desert is working closely with the YMCA of Glendale to make this experience possible for your child. Once your child is on the boat to Catalina, they will be in the capable hands of the Glendale Y staff, who have been taking kids to Camp Fox for the last 90 years!


Camp Fox is an amazing camp with unparalleled activities and location. Once you get there, you'll never want to leave!

Camp Dress Code:

Campers are required to wear closed-toe shoes each day. Campers will be running and playing throughout the day and will need proper foot wear. We also encourage campers to wear clothes in which they can play hard and will probably get dirty.

Food and Drinks:

Campers need to bring their own lunches. They will have access to their lunches during morning snack break and at lunch time. Constant trips to the water fountain can be a distraction during camp so we highly recommend a water bottle for your child. An afternoon snack will be provided by the Y for the campers.

Money and Vending Machines:

There is nothing to purchase during camp so please DO NOT send money with your child to camp. If there is any exception, the Y will notify the parents. Vending machines are off limits to the campers during camp hours. If you wish to purchase something for your child from the vending machine, please do so before camp.

Sign In:

Parents must sign their child in and out each day. For your child's safety, please DO NOT drop your children off unattended.

Lost and Found:

Items left behind at camp will be kept for one (1) week only. After such time, items will be donated to local charities.

Items to be Left at Home:

Cellphones, iPods, Video Games, Money, Anything Expensive, Toys, Card Games, Jewelry

The Y is not responsible for any lost or stolen items and, under no circumstances, will reimburse the loss of any items.

Disciplinary Issues:

The camp staff is trained and is expected to resolve behavior problems in a positive manner. Our staff speak with the child, allow them to take time out to think out the problem, discuss the problem/solution with the child, then let the child return to the activity. In more severe cases, the child will be kept out of the activity and the parent will be asked to pick up the child. Together, parents and Y staff will work out a custom designed behavior modification method. In the event the problem(s) persist(s), the child may be suspended or dismissed from the program. Some acts may result in immediate suspension or dismissal, including, but not limited to: any form of bullying, fighting, intentionally harming others, and theft. Our policies do not grant refunds or credits for missed program days due to behavior problems.