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.

Camp Location

Fiesta Gardens International School

1001 Bermuda Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403

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 & Specialty Camps

GRADES: Incoming Kindergartners-1st
AGES: 5-6

REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2022

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, and a variety of sports. These camps will offer your child the widest range of activities this summer.

SESSION DATES AND REGISTRATION FEES

 

SESSION 1: 06/21/22-06/24/22*
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$282 Community Members
$203 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 2: 06/27/22-07/01/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 3: 07/05/22-07/08/22*
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$282 Community Members
$203 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 4: 07/11/22-07/15/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER

SESSION 5: 07/18/22-07/22/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 6: 07/25/22-07/29/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 7: 08/01/22-08/05/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER

*Short week due to the observance of Juneteenth and the 4th of July. Program is closed on June 20th and July 4th.

 


Questions? Contact Bill Burke at WBurke@ymcasf.org or (650) 294-2638.

Adventurers - Traditional & Specialty Camps

GRADES: Incoming 2nd-3rd
AGES: 6-8

REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2022

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, and a variety of sports. These camps will offer your child the widest range of activities this summer.

SESSION DATES AND REGISTRATION FEES

SESSION 1: 06/21/22-06/24/22*
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$282 Community Members
$203 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 2: 06/27/22-07/01/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 3: 07/05/22-07/08/22*
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$282 Community Members
$203 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 4: 07/11/22-07/15/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER

SESSION 5: 07/18/22-07/22/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 6: 07/25/22-07/29/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 7: 08/01/22-08/05/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER

*Short week due to the observance of Juneteenth and the 4th of July. Program is closed on June 20th and July 4th.

 

Nature Specialty Camp

Y Rangers brings youth outdoors to explore, learn, and be inspired by our trained Naturalists. Y Rangers campers will put down their devices and marvel at the magic of nature as they explore the wonders of the outdoors in their local National Park, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and beyond! From animal tracking to making forts and discovering edible plants, we will use our five senses to connect with nature alongside new friends.

DATE AND REGISTRATION FEE

SESSION:   
06/21/22-06/24/22*

NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:     
$50

COST (DOES NOT INCLUDE DEPOSIT):           
$273 Community Members/$208 Facility Members

 

*Short week due to the observance of Juneteenth. Program is closed on June 20th.

REGISTER


Questions? Contact Bill Burke at WBurke@ymcasf.org or (650) 294-2638.

Explorers - Traditional & Specialty Camps

GRADES: Incoming 4th-6th
AGES: 8-11

REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2022

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, and a variety of sports. These camps will offer your child the widest range of activities this summer.

SESSION DATES AND REGISTRATION FEES

SESSION 1: 06/21/22-06/24/22*
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$282 Community Members
$203 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 2: 06/27/22-07/01/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 3: 07/05/22-07/08/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$282 Community Members
$203 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 4: 07/11/22-07/15/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER

SESSION 5: 07/18/22-07/22/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 6: 07/25/22-07/29/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER


SESSION 7: 08/01/22-08/05/22
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Cost (Does not include deposit): 
$345 Community Members
$266 Facility Members

REGISTER

*Short week due to the observance of Juneteenth and the 4th of July. Program is closed on June 20th and July 4th.

 

Nature Specialty Camp

Y Rangers brings youth outdoors to explore, learn, and be inspired by our trained Naturalists. Y Rangers campers will put down their devices and marvel at the magic of nature as they explore the wonders of the outdoors in their local National Park, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and beyond! From animal tracking to making forts and discovering edible plants, we will use our five senses to connect with nature alongside new friends.

DATE AND REGISTRATION FEE

SESSION:   
06/27/22-07/01/22

NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:     
$50

COST (DOES NOT INCLUDE DEPOSIT):           
$325 Community Members/$260 Facility Members

REGISTER


Questions? Contact Bill Burke at WBurke@ymcasf.org or (650) 294-2638.

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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

 

Peninsula Family YMCA Camp Payment Schedule & Refunds

Session: Dates: Payment
Due Date:
Drop Date
for Non-Payment:
Last Day for Refund
Less $50 Deposit:
No Refund:
1 06/21/22-06/24/22 Monday, 06/06/22 Friday, 06/10/22 Friday, 06/10/22 06/13/22
2 06/27/22-07/01/22 Monday, 06/13/22 Friday, 06/17/22 Friday, 06/17/22 06/21/22
3 07/05/22-07/08/22 Tuesday, 06/21/22 Friday, 06/24/22 Friday, 06/24/22 06/28/22
4 07/11/22-07/15/22 Monday, 06/27/22 Friday, 07/01/22 Friday, 07/01/22 07/05/22
5 07/18/22-07/22/22 Tuesday, 07/05/22 Friday, 07/08/22 Friday, 07/08/22 07/11/22
6 07/25/22-07/29/22 Monday,07/11/22 Friday, 07/15/22 Friday, 07/15/22 07/18/22
7 08/01/22-08/05/22 Monday, 07/18/22 Friday, 07/22/22 Friday, 07/22/22 07/25/22

 

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.

Bill Burke

SR. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

650-294-2638

Bill has worked in Youth Development for over 15 years and is passionate about building community within our San Mateo County school site

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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