OVY stands for Optimist Volunteers for Youth, Inc. OVY is a non-profit organization that aims to provide youth with a safe, enjoyable, and educational summer camp experience at little to no cost; while offering character building opportunities and promoting service, volunteerism, and leadership within the community.
Optimist Clubs from the San Francisco Bay Area established OVY Camp in 1952 to provide a safe, enjoyable, and educational camping experience for at-risk youth. Since its humble beginnnings over 60 years ago, OVY Camp's mission has not changed. OVY Camp continues to raise financial and material resources throughout the year in order to bring economically disadvantaged 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!
OVY Camp is open to all rising 5th – 9th graders in the San Francisco Bay Area regardless of economic background. We hope you join us for yet another amazing summer camp season!