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

Our traditional and specialty camps are age-specific and offers youth greater challenges with every year. Activities include structured and unstructured games, sports, arts and crafts, team building activities, and songs. Campers will experience making friends and memories they will never forget.

Camp Location

Camp Sessions 1-6 (06/05-07/14): Dolores Huerta Elementary School

65 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

Camp Sessions 7-10 (07/17-08/11): Mission YMCA

4080 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

 

Camp Hours

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

Discoverers - Traditional Camps

GRADES: Incoming Kindergartners-1st
AGES: 5-7

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

Traditional Camps

Our Traditional Camp offers a little bit of everything you can think of when you think of “CAMP.” Daily activities include playing and leading games, nature and outdoor explorations, arts and crafts, swimming, and a variety of sports. These camps will offer your child the widest range of activities this summer. 

Field trip days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sessions

SESSION 1: 06/05/23-06/09/23

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SESSION 3: 06/20/23-06/23/23*

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SESSION 5: 07/03/23, 07/05/23-07/07/23*

MON, JUL 3     WED-FRI, JUL 5-7

SESSION 7: 07/17/23-07/21/23

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SESSION 9: 07/31/23-08/04/23

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SESSION 2: 06/12/23-06/16/23

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SESSION 4: 06/26/23-06/30/23

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SESSION 6: 07/10/23-07/14/23

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SESSION 8: 07/24/23-07/28/23

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SESSION 10: 08/07/23-08/11/23

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*No camp on Monday, 06/19/2023, and Tuesday, 07/04/2023 due to the Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays. 

 

Deposit & Registration Fees

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SESSIONS:  1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT):
                    $375/Session Community Members
                    $315/Session Facility Members

SESSION:  3
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT):
                    $350/Session Community Members
                    $285/Session Facility Members

SESSION:  5
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT) - MONDAY ONLY:
                    $108/Session Community Members
                    $90/Session Facility Members

COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT) - WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY:
                    $290/Session Community Members
                    $250/Session Facility Members

SESSION:  10
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT):
                    $420/Session Community Members
                    $350/Session Facility Members


Questions? Contact Elizabeth Capistrano at ecapistrano@ymcasf.org or (415) 501-0855.

Adventurers - Traditional & Specialty Camps

GRADES: Incoming 2nd-3rd
AGES: 7-9

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

Sessions

SESSION 1: 06/05/23-06/09/23

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SESSION 3: 06/20/23-06/23/23*

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SESSION 5: 07/03/23, 07/05/23-07/07/23*

MON, JUL 3     WED-FRI, JUL 5-7

SESSION 7: 07/17/23-07/21/23

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SESSION 9: 07/31/23-08/04/23

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SESSION 2: 06/12/23-06/16/23

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SESSION 4: 06/26/23-06/30/23

REGISTER

SESSION 6: 07/10/23-07/14/23

REGISTER

SESSION 8: 07/24/23-07/28/23

REGISTER

SESSION 10: 08/07/23-08/11/23

REGISTER

*No camp on Monday, 06/19/2023, and Tuesday, 07/04/2023 due to the Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays. 

 

Deposit & Registration Fees

CLICK TO EXPAND

SESSIONS:  1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT):
                    $375/Session Community Members
                    $315/Session Facility Members

SESSION:  3
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT):
                    $350/Session Community Members
                    $285/Session Facility Members

SESSION:  5
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT) - MONDAY ONLY:
                    $108/Session Community Members
                    $90/Session Facility Members

COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT) - WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY:
                    $290/Session Community Members
                    $250/Session Facility Members

SESSION:  10
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT):
                    $420/Session Community Members
                    $350/Session Facility Members


 

Specialty Camps

Specialty Camp programs with our partner staff occur during one half of the day. The other part of the day is spent with the YMCA counselors, doing a wide variety of activities including sports, exploring nature, arts and crafts, and STEAM activities!

Field trip days are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

CLICK ON THE + FOR EACH SESSION'S DESCRIPTION

 

SESSION 2: 06/12/23-06/16/23

Mad Scientists

Welcome to the Y! Put your lab coat on and get ready to experiment and investigate the world around us. We may come up with more questions than answers, but the fun is sure to be there along the way.

REGISTER

SESSION 4: 06/26/23-06/30/23

Aqua Adventures

Jump in and be prepared to get soaked. Whether it be at Hurricane Harbor or Aqua Adventure Waterpark, protect yourself from sunbeams and put on your sunscreen as we dive into this adventure together.

REGISTER

SESSION 6: 07/10/23-07/14/23

Thrill Seekers

Hold your breath and get ready to scream. Going up rollercoasters and climbing down hills, hold on to your socks when we go seeking thrills!

REGISTER

 

Deposit & Registration Fees

CLICK TO EXPAND

SESSIONS:  ALL
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50/week
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):
           
                    $420/week, Community Members
                    $350/week, Facility Members


Questions? Contact Elizabeth Capistrano at ecapistrano@ymcasf.org or (415) 501-0855.

Explorers - Traditional Camps & Specialty Camps

GRADES: Incoming 4th-5th
AGES: 9-11

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

Traditional Camps

Our Traditional Camp offers a little bit of everything you can think of when you think of “CAMP.” Daily activities include playing and leading games, nature and outdoor explorations, arts and crafts, swimming, and a variety of sports. These camps will offer your child the widest range of activities this summer.

Field trip days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Sessions

SESSION 1: 06/05/23-06/09/23

REGISTER

SESSION 3: 06/20/23-06/23/23*

REGISTER

SESSION 5: 07/03/23, 07/05/23-07/07/23*

MON, JUL 3     WED-FRI, JUL 5-7

SESSION 7: 07/17/23-07/21/23

REGISTER

SESSION 9: 07/31/23-08/04/23

REGISTER

SESSION 2: 06/12/23-06/16/23

REGISTER

SESSION 4: 06/26/23-06/30/23

REGISTER

SESSION 6: 07/10/23-07/14/23

REGISTER

SESSION 8: 07/24/23-07/28/23

REGISTER

SESSION 10: 08/07/23-08/11/23

REGISTER

*No camp on Monday, 06/19/2023, and Tuesday, 07/04/2023 due to the Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays. 

 

Deposit & Registration Fees

CLICK TO EXPAND

SESSIONS:  1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT):
                    $400/Session Community Members
                    $335/Session Facility Members

SESSION:  3
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT):
                    $355/Session Community Members
                    $295/Session Facility Members

SESSION:  5
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT) - MONDAY ONLY:
                    $108/Session Community Members
                    $90/Session Facility Members

COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT) - WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY:
                    $290/Session Community Members
                    $250/Session Facility Members

SESSION:  10
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT):
                    $420/Session Community Members
                    $350/Session Facility Members


 

Specialty Camps

Specialty Camp programs with our partner staff occur during one half of the day. The other part of the day is spent with the YMCA counselors, doing a wide variety of activities including sports, exploring nature, arts and crafts, and STEAM activities!

Field trip days are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

CLICK ON THE + FOR EACH SESSION'S DESCRIPTION

 

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

Mad Scientists

Welcome to the Y! Put your lab coat on and get ready to experiment and investigate the world around us. We may come up with more questions than answers, but the fun is sure to be there along the way.

REGISTER

SESSION 4: 06/26/23-06/30/23

Aqua Adventures

Jump in and be prepared to get soaked. Whether it be at Hurricane Harbor or Aqua Adventure Waterpark, protect yourself from sunbeams and put on your sunscreen as we dive into this adventure together.

REGISTER

SESSION 6: 07/10/23-07/14/23

Thrill Seekers

Hold your breath and get ready to scream. Going up rollercoasters and climbing down hills, hold on to your socks when we go seeking thrills!

REGISTER

 

 

Deposit & Registration Fees

CLICK TO EXPAND

SESSIONS:  ALL
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50/week
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):
           
                    $420/week, Community Members
                    $350/week, Facility Members


Questions? Contact Elizabeth Capistrano at ecapistrano@ymcasf.org or (415) 501-0855.

Movin' On Up - Traditional Camps

GRADES: Incoming 6th, 7th, 8th
AGES: 11-14

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

Traditional Camps

Our Traditional Camp offers a little bit of everything you can think of when you think of “CAMP.” Daily activities include playing and leading games, nature and outdoor explorations, arts and crafts, swimming, and a variety of sports. These camps will offer your child the widest range of activities this summer.

Field trip days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Sessions

SESSION 1: 06/05/23-06/09/23

REGISTER

SESSION 3: 06/20/23-06/23/23*

REGISTER

SESSION 5: 07/03/23, 07/05/23-07/07/23*

MON, JUL 3     WED-FRI, JUL 5-7

SESSION 7: 07/17/23-07/21/23

REGISTER

SESSION 9: 07/31/23-08/04/23

REGISTER

SESSION 2: 06/12/23-06/16/23

REGISTER

SESSION 4: 06/26/23-06/30/23

REGISTER

SESSION 6: 07/10/23-07/14/23

REGISTER

SESSION 8: 07/24/23-07/28/23

REGISTER

SESSION 10: 08/07/23-08/11/23

REGISTER

*No camp on Monday, 06/19/2023, and Tuesday, 07/04/2023 due to the Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays. 

 

Deposit & Registration Fees

CLICK TO EXPAND

SESSIONS:  1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT):
                    $400/Session Community Members
                    $335/Session Facility Members

SESSION:  3
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT):
                    $355/Session Community Members
                    $295/Session Facility Members

SESSION:  5
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT) - MONDAY ONLY:
                    $108/Session Community Members
                    $90/Session Facility Members

COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT) - WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY:
                    $290/Session Community Members
                    $250/Session Facility Members

SESSION:  10
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (INCLUDES DEPOSIT):
                    $420/Session Community Members
                    $350/Session Facility Members


Questions? Contact Elizabeth Capistrano at ecapistrano@ymcasf.org or (415) 501-0855.

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.

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.

  Group A Group B Group C Group D
8:00-8:30 am Family Group
Opening
Family Group
Opening
Family Group
Opening
Family Group
Opening
8:30-9:30 am Recreation Art 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 Reading or Additional 
Activity Block
Reading or Additional 
Activity Block
Reading or Additional
Activity Block
Reading or Additional 
Activity Block
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 Family Group
Closing
Family Group
Closing
Family Group
Closing
Family Group
Closing

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.
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

Financial Assistance

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.

 

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?

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

Elizabeth Capistrano

Director of Camp and Out of School Time at Monroe Elementary & Sunnyside Elementary Schools

(415) 501-0855

Born and raised in San Francisco, Liz has supported different Mission YMCA programs including camps and after-school 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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