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Wildcat to Agua Caliente – March 15-17, 2024


Agua Caliente Park is a camping park nestled in the huge, Anza Borrego Desert State Park and is known for its amazing beauty.

You will likely get to experience the wildflower desert bloom!!


Thank you to the John Hartman & the Cottontails for hosting this campout at Agua Caliente!

Some of the activities you may enjoy at this fun-filled weekend:
  • Desert Exploration

  • Great Hiking & Biking (helmets required)

  • Awesome Star Gazing (bring telescope if you have one)

  • Shuffleboard & Horseshoes

  • Children’s Play Area

  • Small General Store (located just outside the park entrance for limited items, sodas & ice cream)

  • All of your favorite Wildcat Traditions!


Campground Details

Everyone will check in with the Rangers at the kiosk entry, and you will be assigned a particular site… keeping Groups as close together as possible.

Agua Caliente is a San Diego County campground; our reservations include a mix of tent & partial hook-up sites.  Restrooms and showers available. 

Fire ring, grilling grate, and picnic tables are at every campsite. Water spigots at random sites.  Electricity @ Partial Hookup Sites. 

Please note that we are limited to 2 tents, 2 vehicles per site (so 2 dads with their daughters per site).  OR 1 RV/Trailer + 1 tent/vehicle  


If you would like to bring an RV, please let us know ASAP and cc your Group Chief; we need this info for doing site assignments.

If you are bringing an RV/Trailer, you will likely share a site with a tent.  


How to Register



OR call the Ecke YMCA @ 760-942-9622


Agua Caliente Event Fee

Adult:  $92 Y-Family Members;   $102 Non-Y-Family Member

Child:  $68 Y-Family Members;   $75 Non-Y-Family Member

*The Y is for everyone and financial assistance is available. Please reach out to Tim Stong at for event scholarship information. 


To Bring

Plan for varied temps. Can get COLD at night – always check weather forecast before you pack.

Bring clothing layers, extra socks & shoes

Tent | Ground cloth (stakes to secure tents & popups in case of wind)

Sleeping bags (warm sleeping bags & extra blankets) | Pillows 

Lantern, headlamps, flashlight – when it is dark in the desert, it is DARK!

Camp chairs

Extra drinking water

Personal items, sunscreen, bug spray, medication, etc.

To coordinate with your Group:

Meal Planning

Popup for shade

Generator (optional) – and must be off during quiet hours

Bring telescopes and binoculars if you have them – the desert can be awesome for stargazing, outside of the city lights! 

Helmets for bike riding and/or bouldering


And More…

You will receive an agenda, maps, detailed site information in the final eblast the week of camp.  

If you are new to Wildcat, be sure that you are in communication with your Group members.  They will provide you with important Pack coordination info.  

Check weather forecast for Anza Borrego Desert before you leave home (and be sure to fill your vehicle with fuel before you head out).

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