What We Offer - For Kids

The YMCA has long been at the forefront of providing quality, low-cost programming for youth. Our programs are run by caring, experienced staff with a focus on youth development principles: safety, relationship building, skill building, community involvement, and meaningful youth participation.

After School Programs

When children enter YMCA after-school programs, another world of imagination and growth opens up. The Y is the largest after-school program provider in the country and in San Francisco.

Day Camp

Working parents love the safety and their kids love the fun, supervised adventures offered at the Embarcadero YMCA's convenient downtown San Francisco Day Camps.


Did you know that modern swim instruction was invented at the YMCA in the first indoor pool in America? The Embarcadero YMCA offers water safety, skill development and fun for all.

In Your Community

Kids are everywhere.  And they are our future.

Birthdays at the Y

Birthday Pool Parties are a great way to have fun with friends and gain confidence in the water while playing games and learning swimming skills.

Outdoor Education

During 2-5 day programs, our experienced and dedicated naturalists tailor a program that weaves adventure, play, reflection, teamwork, and stewardship with your academic objectives.

Resident Camp at Jones Gulch

Experience a week of camp at our 900+ acre facility nestled among old-growth redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains.