About · Camp Loma Mar
Since 1914, Camp Loma Mar has offered a rich tradition of values programming in a wonderful outdoor setting.
Loma Mar is located in the Pescadero Valley, 15 miles south of Half Moon Bay and just 10 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The YMCA bought the 100-acre parcel of land in 1937. Today, it provides a natural setting of open spaces, recreation fields, oak trees and majestic redwoods along the banks of Pescadero Creek.
We have hiking trails, a swimming pool, a low ropes course, arts and crafts, basketball and volleyball courts, a campfire bowl and stage, and a climbing wall. Generations of campers have enjoyed the fun and excitement of the great outdoors in this beautiful, pristine setting.
Camp Loma Mar is accredited through the American Camping Association. We provide children with new and exciting experiences, positive role models, an opportunity to challenge themselves, and a chance to spend a portion of their summer actively learning in a fun and safe outdoor environment. Camp Loma Mar held the earliest “ragger” programs, a leadership development activity that teaches values and builds character.
Our campers come from around the country and outside the U.S., although most of our campers are children of diverse backgrounds from Oakland, Pleasanton, Fremont, Newark, Loma Mar and Pescadero.
Executive Director, YMCA Camping Services
Bria Cartwright started her career with the YMCA in 1989 as an office manager with the West Contra Costa YMCA. Over the next 10 years, she worked as program director, aquatics director, membership services director. She served as associate executive director at three YMCA of the East Bay branches before becoming executive director at the Hilltop Family YMCA. Since 2006, Bria has been the executive director of Camping Services, which includes Camp Arroyo, Camp Loma
"Having been a part of the YMCA since age 5, it had a significant impact in shaping me into the person I am today. It is an incredible privilege to have the opportunity to provide that same experience for others.”
-Bria Cartwright, Executive Director
Bryan Cook, Operations Director
Don Rea, Facilities Director
Stacy Letford, Food Services Director
Daniel Alpers, Program Director