Big Bear Camp Adventure

Join us this summer in Big Bear and give your child life-long memories through outdoor adventure. This seven day resident camp adventure is designed for campers to explore the great outdoors and participate in meaningful activities that will create life long memories and friendships. These experiences are designed to promote and foster our six pillars of character; Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Fairness, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility.

Discovery (7 years & up through 2nd grade)
July 11-18: Registration deadline is May 8.

Explorer (3rd-5th grade)
June 20-27: Registration deadline is May 8.

Adventure (6th-8th grade)
July 4-11: Registration deadline is May 15.

Before Jan 31*

Feb 1- May 1

After May 1




*Register & pay in full by January 31, 2020 and receive a savings of $150.

Adventure includes:

  • horseback riding
  • trail tides
  • petting zoo
  • sand volleyball
  • human foosball
  • outdoor cookouts
  • heated swimming pool
  • hiking trails
  • archery
  • basketball
  • kayaking
  • paddleboating
  • climbing wall & zip line
  • high & low rope course
  • rock climbing
  • teambuilding activities
  • & more
*All activities are based on availability and age depending

FAQ resident camp


Where will my child sleep? +

Camper will sleep in cabins with a one to five counselor ratio.

What will my child eat? +

All meals are completely provided by camp and served in the dining hall. Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fresh fruit and water is always available. Breakfast is served from 8-9am, lunch from 12-1pm and dinner from 5-6pm.

Where will my child use the restroom? +

Some cabins have private bathrooms and showers. Some cabins have a bathhouse that is equipped with shower stalls and restrooms.

What are the bathroom policies? +

Bathrooms trip policies follow the standards through the American Camp Association that indicates the rule of 3. All bathroom trips must be in groups of 3.

How will my child get to camp? +

Transportation is provided by the Burbank Community YMCA. All buses are equipped with seat belts and safety items, as well as pass all road checks and safety standards.

How long is camp, transportation times and location? +

Big Bear Camp Whittle goes from Saturday to Saturday. Campers are picked up at the Burbank Community YMCA with an excepted arrival to camp Whittle by 4:30pm and depart the following Sunday no later than 9:30am. Families will be given more exact times as camp approaches for drop off and pick up.

What can my child bring? +

Campers must bring camp shirts and clothing for 7 days, include sweatshirts and pants as it cools down in the evenings in Big Bear. Campers must also bring toiletries, a towel and bedding. Campers may also bring snacks if they choose, although all the food is provided by the camp.

What is not allowed at camp? +

Cell phones are completely prohibited. Our goal is to encourage campers to stay unplugged, enjoy nature and build lasting memories and relationships with others.

My child has medication. How is this managed? +

All medication must be given to a camp leader before entering the bus and the proper forms must be filled out. Medication must be in the original packaging and be accompanied with a doctor note. Once at camp, all medication is stored in the health center with the camp nurse. Campers will go to the health center to take any medication as needed.

What if I need to reach my child? +

In the event you would like to reach your child, you can call the camp office directly at (909) 301-9313.