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 and meet some new friends! The Marin YMCA Day Camp provides a safe and positive atmosphere for our campers to play, explore, and create. This 9-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 Transitional Kindergarteners-1st

GRADES: Incoming 2nd-3rd

GRADES: Incoming 4th-5th

GRADES: Incoming 6th-8th

Camp Locations

Loma Verde Elementary School

399 Alameda De La Loma, Novato, CA 94949

Short Elementary School

35 Marin Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

Camp Hours

Drop-Off Hours: 7:30 am-9:00 am
Program Hours: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Pick-Up Hours: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Extended care is provided to all camp families at no extra cost.

Discoverers - Traditional Camps

GRADES: Incoming Transitional Kindergarteners-1st
AGES: 4-6

ONLINE AND IN-PERSON REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

CLICK ON THE + FOR CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

 

SESSION 1: 06/12/23-06/16/23

Y OLYMPICS

More info coming soon!  

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 3: 06/26/23-06/30/23

Y YOUNG CHEF 

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 5: 07/10/23-07/14/23

ALL ABOUT ANIMALS

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 7: 07/24/23-07/28/23

AROUND THE WORLD

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 9: 08/07/23-08/11/23

NATURE BOUND -
EXPLORATION WEEK

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

SESSION 2: 06/20/23-06/23/23*

SPACE EXPLORATION

More info coming soon!  

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 4: 07/03/23-07/07/23*

WATER WEEK

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 6: 07/17/23-07/21/23

SPORT'S WEEK

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 8: 07/31/23-08/04/23

SUPER SCIENTISTS

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

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

Deposits and Registration Fees

CLICK TO EXPAND

SESSIONS:  1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):

                    $490/Session - Community Members
                    $400/Session - Facility Members

SESSIONS:  2 & 4 (Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays)
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
    $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):
           
          $382/Session -  Community Members
                    $255/Session - Facility Members


Questions? Contact Marissa Williams at MWilliams@ymcasf.org or (415) 446-2140.

Adventurers - Traditional Camps

GRADES: Incoming 2nd-3rd
AGES: 6-8

ONLINE AND IN-PERSON REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

CLICK ON THE + FOR CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

 

SESSION 1: 06/12/23-06/16/23

Y OLYMPICS

More info coming soon!  

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 3: 06/26/23-06/30/23

Y YOUNG CHEF 

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 5: 07/10/23-07/14/23

ALL ABOUT ANIMALS

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 7: 07/24/23-07/28/23

AROUND THE WORLD

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 9: 08/07/23-08/11/23

NATURE BOUND -
EXPLORATION WEEK

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

SESSION 2: 06/20/23-06/23/23*

SPACE EXPLORATION

More info coming soon!  

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 4: 07/03/23-07/07/23*

WATER WEEK

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 6: 07/17/23-07/21/23

SPORT'S WEEK

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 8: 07/31/23-08/04/23

SUPER SCIENTISTS

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

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

Deposits and Registration Fees

CLICK TO EXPAND

SESSIONS:  1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):

                    $490/Session - Community Members
                    $400/Session - Facility Members

SESSIONS:  2 & 4 (Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays)
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
    $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):
           
          $382/Session -  Community Members
                    $255/Session - Facility Members


Questions? Contact Marissa Williams at MWilliams@ymcasf.org or (415) 446-2140.

Explorers - Traditional Camps

GRADES: Incoming 4th-5th
AGES: 8-10

ONLINE AND IN-PERSON REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

CLICK ON THE + FOR CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

 

SESSION 1: 06/12/23-06/16/23

Y OLYMPICS

More info coming soon!  

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 3: 06/26/23-06/30/23

Y YOUNG CHEF 

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 5: 07/10/23-07/14/23

ALL ABOUT ANIMALS

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 7: 07/24/23-07/28/23

AROUND THE WORLD

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 9: 08/07/23-08/11/23

NATURE BOUND -
EXPLORATION WEEK

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

SESSION 2: 06/20/23-06/23/23*

SPACE EXPLORATION

More info coming soon!  

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 4: 07/03/23-07/07/23*

WATER WEEK

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 6: 07/17/23-07/21/23

SPORT'S WEEK

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 8: 07/31/23-08/04/23

SUPER SCIENTISTS

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

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

Deposits and Registration Fees

CLICK TO EXPAND

SESSIONS:  1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):

                    $490/Session - Community Members
                    $400/Session - Facility Members

SESSIONS:  2 & 4 (Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays)
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
    $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):
           
          $382/Session -  Community Members
                    $255/Session - Facility Members


Questions? Contact Marissa Williams at MWilliams@ymcasf.org or (415) 446-2140.

Pathfinders - Traditional Camps

GRADES: Incoming 6th-8th
AGES: 10-13

ONLINE AND IN-PERSON REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

CLICK ON THE + FOR CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

 

SESSION 1: 06/12/23-06/16/23

Y OLYMPICS

More info coming soon!  

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 3: 06/26/23-06/30/23

Y YOUNG CHEF 

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 5: 07/10/23-07/14/23

ALL ABOUT ANIMALS

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 7: 07/24/23-07/28/23

AROUND THE WORLD

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 9: 08/07/23-08/11/23

NATURE BOUND -
EXPLORATION WEEK

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

SESSION 2: 06/20/23-06/23/23*

SPACE EXPLORATION

More info coming soon!  

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 4: 07/03/23-07/07/23*

WATER WEEK

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 6: 07/17/23-07/21/23

SPORT'S WEEK

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

 

SESSION 8: 07/31/23-08/04/23

SUPER SCIENTISTS

More info coming soon! 

LOMA VERDE     SHORT

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

Deposits and Registration Fees

CLICK TO EXPAND

SESSIONS:  1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):

                    $490/Session - Community Members
                    $400/Session - Facility Members

SESSIONS:  2 & 4 (Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays)
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
    $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):
           
          $382/Session -  Community Members
                    $255/Session - Facility Members


Questions? Contact Marissa Williams at MWilliams@ymcasf.org or (415) 446-2140.

Marin YMCA's Summer Camp Daily 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.

Most camp programs will have at least one off-site field trip per week. Please consult with the branch staff to confirm schedules in the late Spring.

7:30 am-9:00 am:  Before Care / Light Breakfast
9:00 am-10:00 am:  Activities
10:00 am-10:30 am:  Camp Connection
10:30 am-11:00 am:  Break into age groups
11:00 am-12:00 pm:  Activity Rotations
12:00 pm-1:00 pm:  Lunch
1:00 pm-2:00 pm:  Activity Rotations
2:00 pm-3:00 pm:  Activity Rotations
3:00 pm-3:30 pm:  Snack / Clean-up
3:30 pm-4:00 pm:  Age Group Camp Connection
4:00 pm-5:30 pm:  After Care

 

Note: Schedule subject to change.

 

Marin YMCA's Summer Camp Field Trips

Dates:    Loma Verde Elementary  & Short Elementary Camps 
  Week of 06/12   A's Game
  Week of 06/19   Chabot Space Center
  Week of 06/26   SF Fortune Cookie Company
  Week of 07/03   Howarth Park
  Week of 07/10   SF Zoo
  Week of 07/17   Exploratorium
  Week of 07/24   California Academy of Science
  Week of 07/31   Bowling
  Week of 08/07   Point Bonita

 

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

Marin YMCA's Camp Payment Schedule and Refunds

Please note the following regarding cancellations requests and refunds:

  • 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 not the deposit.
  • Cancellation requests that come in 9 days or less than the program start date will have no refund.
 Session:  Camp Instance: Deposit Due: Payment
Draft Due Date:
Drop Date
for Non-Payment:
Last Day for Refund
Less Deposit:
No Refund:
1 06/12/23-06/16/23 Deposit is taken at
registration
05/30/2023 06/02/2023 05/26/2023 05/27/2023
2 06/19/23-06/23/23 Deposit is taken at
registration
06/05/2023 06/09/2023 06/02/2023 06/03/2023
3 06/26/23-06/30/23 Deposit is taken at
registration
06/12/2023 06/16/2023 06/09/2023 06/10/2023
4 07/03/23-07/07/23 Deposit is taken at
registration
06/20/2023 06/23/2023 06/16/2023 06/17/2023
5 07/10/23-07/14/23 Deposit is taken at
registration
06/26/2023 06/30/2023 06/23/2023 06/24/2023
6 07/17/23-07/21/23 Deposit is taken at
registration
07/03/2023 07/07/2023 06/30/2023 07/01/2023
7 07/24/23-07/28/23 Deposit is taken at
registration
07/10/2023 07/14/2023 07/07/2023 07/08/2023
8 07/31/23-08/04/23 Deposit is taken at
registration
07/17/2023 07/21/2023 07/14/2023 07/15/2023
9 08/07/23-08/11/23 Deposit is taken at
registration
07/24/2023 07/28/2023 07/21/2023 07/22/2023

Financial Assistance & Third Party Billing 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.

 

Third Party Billing 

1. All inquiring families must submit a Certificate of Childcare Services (provided by Marin Childcare Council) before a request for enrollment can be submitted. 

- Parents: please reach out to your caseworker to let them know which camp you would like your child(ren) to attend.

- Parents: please ensure you have an updated billing method on your account, as you will be responsible for the $50 deposit per child per camp week.

 

2. Email your Summer Camp Certificate to Marissa Williams, mwilliams@ymcasf.org, and include:

o Child's full name and date-of-birth

o The weeks/sessions you'd like your child(ren) to attend camp

o In order to register your child(ren), please fill out this form:

GOOGLE REGISTRATION FORM

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.

Camp Instance: Deposit Due: Payment
Draft Due Date:
Drop Date
for Non-Payment:
Last Day for Refund
Less Deposit:
No Refund:
06/05/23-06/09/23 Deposit is taken at registration 05/22/2023 05/26/2023 05/19/2023 05/20/2023
06/12/23-06/16/23 Deposit is taken at registration 05/30/2023 06/02/2023 05/26/2023 05/27/2023
06/19/23-06/23/23 Deposit is taken at registration 06/05/2023 06/09/2023 06/02/2023 06/03/2023
06/26/23-06/30/23 Deposit is taken at registration 06/12/2023 06/16/2023 06/09/2023 06/10/2023
07/03/23-07/07/23 Deposit is taken at registration 06/20/2023 06/23/2023 06/16/2023 06/17/2023
07/10/23-07/14/23 Deposit is taken at registration 06/26/2023 06/30/2023 06/23/2023 06/24/2023
07/17/23-07/21/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/03/203 07/07/2023 06/30/2023 07/01/2023
07/24/23-07/28/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/10/2023 07/14/2023 07/07/2023 07/08/2023
07/31/23-08/04/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/17/2023 07/21/2023 07/14/2023 07/15/2023
08/07/23-08/11/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/24/2023 07/28/2023 07/21/2023 07/22/2023
08/14/23-08/18/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/31/2023 08/04/2023 07/28/2023 07/29/2023

 

I have a high schooler interested in being a Leadership In Training/Counselor In Training - do you have any options for them?

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

Contact Us

Marissa Williams

Director of Community Programs

415-446-2140

Marissa strives to create a sense of belonging and community in our YMCA youth programs.

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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