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Sponsor a camper

The true cost of OVY Camp per camper is about $500 a week. This cost covers lodging, staffing, food, transportation to the beach, a T-shirt, swimming pool time, and arts and crafts supplies. 

However, families that choose to send their children to OVY Camp pay as little as $25 for an entire week of camp! This is partly made possible by the generous contributions of Optimist Clubs, businesses, and individuals.

OVY Camp also rents out its facilities to other groups throughout out the year such as: non-profit programs (Vida Verde and Camp Phoenix), weddings, retreats, and reunions. Click here to check out our facilities.

We are committed to providing high quality summer camp experiences to kids that otherwise could not afford it. 

If you would like to contribute to OVY Camp simply click the link below!

Thank you for your generous donation! 


This is one of the ways that OVY Camp is able to keep it's high quality summer camp program so affordable.

On Thursday night at the American Legion Hall in Santa Clara, OVY Camp hosts its weekly fundraising event: Bingo!

The Bingo game is run by volunteers from Optimist Clubs throughout the Bay Area.

The Optimist Bingo Game has been running since 1998!

If you are interested in volunteering at OVY Camp's Thursday night Bingo game, please email Executive Director, Matthew Lyles, at

ovy camp wish list

  • Food Processor

  • Shade Structures with Screens

  • Arts and Crafts Supplies

  • 5 sets of Binoculars 

  • Pool Toys