Frequently Asked Questions

What days and times are the camps?

A day camp can be customized for any day of the week or weekend and nearly any timeframe. Summer camp times are Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00AM-3:00PM

Who is welcome to join San Diego Mentors Youth Leadership Camps?

Boys and girls ages 7 and up are welcome to attend.

What is the price for a day camp?

There are a few factors involved in the pricing of our day camps including geographical location, number of students and number of hours. The cost of our camps range from $200 to $699 per week for 25 hours of customized sports, fitness, and recreational leadership training.

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Where are the camps located?

Camps can be held at a variety of parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego County with special emphasis on the following areas: La Jolla, UTC, 4S Ranch, Carmel Valley, Mission Valley and Rancho Santa Fe. Summer Camps in 2019 are located at Doyle Recreation in UTC. Contact us to inquire about setting up a camp in your area.

What activities will the camps include?

Commonly, youth participate in a variety of sports, fitness and recreational activities with karate and swimming added when possible. Day camps also include 1:1 mentoring, group training and involve a variety of challenges, puzzles and team building exercises.

What if my child is not very athletic? Is this the right camp for them?

We will always customize our approach to the skill level of the child. Part of the process of learning to become a better self-leader, problem-solver and decision-maker is starting at a low level of skill and progressively developing that skill. There are tremendous benefits to this process, and ultimately is one of the keys to a fulfilling life.

Are Youth Leadership Camps right for my child?

Our program brings together kids from different backgrounds who typically have some sort of difficulty at home, in school or in the community.

The majority of our campers require staff with a higher level of skill, training and experience, as well as a more customized camp experience. Our full-time and year-round staff are well trained and educated to manage a variety of behavioral challenges.

Many of our kids have not done well with traditional therapies, psychologists or psychiatrists. Our innovative approach helps kids settle into the camp experience to truly get as much as possible out of their time. We specialize with kids who struggle with screen addiction, social difficulties, apathy, irresponsibility, rebelliousness, difficulty focusing, and learning challenges.

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