What makes us different?

OVY Camp is a high quality and affordable summer camp opportunity for youth entering 5th – 9th grades. Our small, team oriented camp will include lots of fun and exciting activities like hiking, arts and crafts, swimming, cooking, games, beach day, and archery, as well as the opportunity to make new friends.

We believe that all youth should have the opportunity to attend summer camp. That is why we offer our summer camp program for as little as $25 for a week of overnight summer camp!

In a day when kids are so electronically focused, the OVY Camp experience really gives kids the chance to enjoy the stars, fresh air, and the opportunity to learn new things and meet new friends.
— OVY Camp Parent

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OVY Camp can cost as little as $25

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Where kids can be kids


OVY stands for Optimist Volunteers for Youth, Inc. In 1952, Optimist Clubs from the San Francisco Bay Area established OVY Camp to provide a safe, enjoyable, and educational camping experience for underserved youth. 

Since its humble beginnings over 65 years ago, OVY Camp continues to raise financial and material resources throughout the year in order to bring underserved youth from the Bay Area to summer camp. We are determined to support families that cannot normally afford to send their children to camp - a week of OVY Camp can cost as little as $25! (How you ask? Click here)

OVY Camp is open to all rising 5th – 9th graders in the San Francisco Bay Area regardless of economic background. We hope that you decide to join us for this exciting outdoor adventure!


Register your child today!