GREAT SUMMERS START AT THE Y

The YMCA of San Francisco is committed to providing quality youth programming and exceptional summer camp experiences to our Bay Area families. At Y day camp, kids can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun.

Health & Safety

Thank you for choosing the YMCA of San Francisco to keep your child(ren) safe and healthy this summer.

COVID INFORMATION - CLICK TO EXPAND

The YMCA of San Francisco prioritizes the health and safety of our youth and staff. Our youth programs abide by all public health guidelines as set by the city, county, and state. Since March 2020, we have been safely running in-person programming and will continue to put the health and safety of youth and staff at the forefront of all our programs. Detailed COVID restrictions and procedures will be distributed to families in the weeks prior the beginning of camp to ensure the most accurate information is being distributed. Any changes to our COVID policies will be communicated in as timely a manner as possible.

Explore Camps

Put those books away, this kind of learning happens outside this classroom! Summer is here and it’s time to get off the couch meet some new friends! The YMCA Day Camp provides a safe and positive atmosphere for our campers to play, explore, and create. This 10 week, theme based camp will be full of opportunities to meet new friends, engage in project based activities, and explore the city around them.

We build an environment of learning by working together as a team and teaching youth about our four core values of: caring, responsibility, honesty, and respect. We will divide campers according to grade level following an age relevant schedule of group games, mini local trips, arts and crafts, recreational swimming, field trips, and so much more! Sign up and let’s start our summer adventure!

*Subject to change based on Covid-19 protocol. 

 

GRADES: Incoming Kindergarteners-1st

GRADES: Incoming 2nd-3rd

GRADES: Incoming 4th-5th

GRADES: Incoming 6th-8th

Camp Location

Chinatown YMCA

855 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Camp Hours

Program Hours: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Camp Drop-Off Hours: 8:00-9:00 am
Camp Pick-Up Hours: 4:00-5:30 pm

Camp Sessions

Registration Opens: February 1, 2022

Session 1: 06/06/22-06/10/22
Non-Refundable Deposit
Due at Registration: $50

COST (Does not include deposit):
Community Members: $335
Facility Members: $285
Due on: 05/23/22

REGISTER

Session 2: 06/13/22-06/17/22
Non-Refundable Deposit
Due at Registration: $50

COST (Does not include deposit):
Community Members: $335
Facility Members: $285
Due on: 05/31/22

REGISTER

Session 3: 06/21/22-06/24/22*
Non-Refundable Deposit
Due at Registration: $50

COST (Does not include deposit):
Community Members: $265
Facility Members: $215
Due on: 06/06/22

REGISTER

Session 4: 06/27/22-07/01/22
Non-Refundable Deposit
Due at Registration: $50

COST (Does not include deposit):
Community Members: $335
Facility Members: $285
Due on: 06/13/22

REGISTER

Session 5: 07/05/22-07/08/22*
Non-Refundable Deposit
Due at Registration: $50

COST (Does not include deposit):
Community Members: $265
Facility Members: $215
Due on: 06/21/22

REGISTER

Session 6: 07/11/22-07/15/22
Non-Refundable Deposit
Due at Registration: $50

COST (Does not include deposit):
Community Members: $335
Facility Members: $285
Due on: 06/27/22

REGISTER

Session 7: 07/18/22-07/22/22
Non-Refundable Deposit
Due at Registration: $50

COST (Does not include deposit):
Community Members: $335
Facility Members: $285
Due on: 07/05/22

REGISTER

Session 8: 07/25/22-07/29/22
Non-Refundable Deposit
Due at Registration: $50

COST (Does not include deposit):
Community Members: $335
Facility Members: $285
Due on: 07/11/22

REGISTER

Session 9: 08/01/22-08/05/22
Non-Refundable Deposit
Due at Registration: $50

COST (Does not include deposit):
Community Members: $335
Facility Members: $285
Due on: 07/18/22

REGISTER

Session 10: 08/08/22-08/12/22
Non-Refundable Deposit
Due at Registration: $50

COST (Does not include deposit):
Community Members: $335
Facility Members: $265
Due on: 07/25/22

REGISTER

*Shorter camp week due to Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays.

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Summer Fun For Everyone

This summer, children can learn, grow and thrive through the exhilarating fun of sports, day and specialty camps at the Y. Amid of all the fun, they’ll explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships

Sample Camp Activity Schedule

Below are sample schedules for our camps. Please keep in mind that these times and activities are examples of a typical camp day and specific details may vary or change due to unforeseen circumstances.

  Group A Group B Group C Group D
8:00-8:30 am Small Group Opening Small Group Opening Small Group Opening Small Group Opening
8:30-9:30 am Recreation Specialist Art Specialist STEAM Outdoor Ed
9:30-10:30 am Outdoor Ed Recreation Art STEAM
10:30-11:30 am STEAM Outdoor Ed Recreation Art
11:30-12:30 pm Art STEAM Outdoor Ed Recreation
12:30-1:00 pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-1:30 pm Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time
1:30-3:30 pm Literacy Activity Literacy Activity Literacy Activity Literacy Activity
3:30-4:00 pm Staff Choice Activity Staff Choice Activity Staff Choice Activity Staff Choice Activity
4:00-4:30 pm Snack Snack Snack Snack
4:30-5:00 pm Small Group Closing Small Group Closing Small Group Closing Small Group Closing

 

Payment Schedule and Refunds

Dates: Payment
Due Date:
Drop Date
for Non-Payment:
Last Day for Refund
Less $50 Deposit:
No Refund:
06/06/22-06/10/22 Monday, 05/23/22 Friday, 05/27/22 Friday, 05/27/22 05/28/22
06/13/22-06/17/22 Tuesday, 05/31/22 Friday, 06/03/22 Friday, 06/03/22 06/04/22
06/21/22-06/24/22 Monday, 06/06/22 Friday, 06/10/22 Friday, 06/10/22 06/11/22
06/27/22-07/01/22 Monday, 06/13/22 Friday, 06/17/22 Friday, 06/17/22 06/18/22
07/05/22-07/08/22 Tuesday, 06/21/22 Friday, 06/24/22 Friday, 06/24/22 06/25/22
07/11/22-07/15/22 Monday, 06/27/22 Friday, 07/01/22 Friday, 07/01/22 07/02/22
07/18/22-07/22/22 Tuesday, 07/05/22 Friday, 07/08/22 Friday, 07/08/22 07/09/22
07/25/22-07/29/22 Monday,07/11/22 Friday, 07/15/22 Friday, 07/15/22 07/16/22
08/01/22-08/05/22 Monday, 07/18/22 Friday, 07/22/22 Friday, 07/22/22 07/23/22
08/08/22-08/12/22 Monday, 07/25/22 Friday, 07/29/22 Friday, 07/29/22 07/30/22

 

Financial Assistance Information

Financial Assistance is available for families who qualify. Please fill out the attached form here, and send to branchFA@ymcasf.org along with two types of income verification. Families can expect to have award amounts in about 15 business days.

Families who receive Financial Assistance during the school year do not need to re-apply for summer.

Camp FAQs

The session/camp week I want to register my child(ren) for is full. I've joined a waitlist, what can I expect?

We will notify families via email if a space becomes available. You will have 48 hours to accept or decline the waitlisted spot. If we do not hear back from you, we will move on to the next child on the list. For confidentiality reasons and standard operating procedures, we do not reveal where a child’s spot is on the waitlist.

My child has special needs, who should I contact for support or more information?

YMCA leaders are encouraging, patient, and can help facilitate successful camp experiences for children with mild to moderate disabilities. For specific questions regarding your child, please contact the branch-specific site contact.

What are the YMCA's cancellation and refund policies?

  • - Deposits are non-refundable
  • - Cancellations that come in 10 days or more before the program begins or earlier are subject to a refund of payment but does not include the deposit.
  • - Cancellation request that come in 9 days or less than the program start date will have no refund. Please check below for dates.
Dates: Payment
Due Date:
Drop Date
for Non-Payment:
Last Day for Refund
Less $50 Deposit:
No Refund:
06/06/22-06/10/22 Monday, 05/23/22 Friday, 05/27/22 Friday, 05/27/22 05/30/22
06/13/22-06/17/22 Tuesday, 05/31/22 Friday, 06/03/22 Friday, 06/03/22 06/06/22
06/21/22-06/24/22 Monday, 06/06/22 Friday, 06/10/22 Friday, 06/10/22 06/13/22
06/27/22-07/01/22 Monday, 06/13/22 Friday, 06/17/22 Friday, 06/17/22 06/21/22
07/05/22-07/08/22 Tuesday, 06/21/22 Friday, 06/24/22 Friday, 06/24/22 06/27/22
07/11/22-07/15/22 Monday, 06/27/22 Friday, 07/01/22 Friday, 07/01/22 07/05/22
07/18/22-07/22/22 Tuesday, 07/05/22 Friday, 07/08/22 Friday, 07/08/22 07/11/22
07/25/22-07/29/22 Monday,07/11/22 Friday, 07/15/22 Friday, 07/15/22 07/18/22
08/01/22-08/05/22 Monday, 07/18/22 Friday, 07/22/22 Friday, 07/22/22 07/25/22
08/08/22-08/12/22 Monday, 07/25/22 Friday, 07/29/22 Friday, 07/29/22 08/01/22

 

 
 

I have a high schooler interested in being a CIT - do you have any options for them?

The Mission YMCA, Richmond District YMCA and Stonestown Family YMCAs are all offering CIT programs this summer. Visit their webpage for more information by clicking below:

Mission YMCA

Richmond District YMCA

Stonestown Family YMCA

What meals and snacks do I need to pack for my camper? What other items should I pack for my camper?

You can expect to hear from your camp team roughly a week before the camp week begins, which will include details like a packing list, meals and snack policies, etc.

Camp Questions?

FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS REGARDING CAMP PROGRAMMING, PLEASE CONTACT US.

Denise Hung

Camp and Teens Director

415-748-3546

Growing up at the Chinatown Y, youth and teen work is Denise's passion.

Need Help With Your Account?

Contact Member Services at memberservices@ymcasf.org or call our support hotline at (415) 772-5500.

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