For families who need a safe place for their children while they work, Pop-Up YKids provides small-group, in-person enrichment programming at multiple locations.​

Pop-Up Y Kids Locations

Locations Serving Ages 0-5

Branch: Mission YMCA
Childcare Location: Preschool Center
4080 Mission St, SF, CA 94112
Hours: 7:30 am-6:00 pm

Branch: Stonestown Family YMCA
Childcare Location: Lutheran Church of Our Savior
1011 Garfield St, SF, CA 94132
Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Branch: Stonestown Family YMCA
Childcare Location: St. Francis Preschool
399 San Fernando Way, SF, CA 94132
Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Branch: Peninsula Family YMCA
Childcare Location: Gateway Child Care Center
559 Gateway Blvd, SSF, CA 94080
Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Locations Serving Ages 5-12

Branch: Mission YMCA (FULL)
Childcare Location: Mission YMCA
4080 Mission St, SF, CA 94112
Hours: 7:00 am-6:00 pm

Branch: Mission YMCA 
Childcare Location: Monroe Elementary School
260 Madrid St, SF, CA 94112
Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Branch: Stonestown Family YMCA (FULL)
Childcare Location: Stonestown Annex
3150 20th Ave, SF, CA 94132
Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Branch: Stonestown Family YMCA 
Childcare Location: Sloat Commodore Elementary
50 Darien way, SF, CA 94132
Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Branch: Stonestown Family YMCA 
Childcare Location: Stonestown YMCA
333 Eucalyptus Drive, SF 94132
Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Branch: Richmond District YMCA (FULL)
Childcare Location: Argonne Club House
463 18th Ave, SF, CA 94121
Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Branch: Buchanan YMCA
Childcare Location: Buchanan YMCA
1530 Buchanan Street, SF, CA 94115
Hours: 7:00 am-6:00 pm

Branch: Buchanan YMCA
Childcare Location: John Muir Elementary
380 Webster Street, SF, CA 94115
Hours: 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Branch: Marin YMCA
Childcare Location: Rancho Elementary School
1430 Johnson St, Novato, CA 94947  
Hours: 7:00-6:00 pm

Branch: Marin YMCA
Childcare Location: Wade Thomas Elementary School
150 Ross Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960  
Hours: 7:00 am-6:00 pm

Branch: Presidio YMCA 
Childcare Location: Presidio YMCA – Letterman Gym
1151 Gorgas Avenue San Francisco, CA 94129
Hours 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Branch: Peninsula YMCA 
Childcare Location: Peninsula YMCA
1877 S Grant Street San Mateo, CA 94402
Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Branch: Peninsula YMCA 
Childcare Location: Parkside Middle School
1801 Niles Ave San Bruno, CA 94123
Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Branch: Bayview YMCA 
Childcare Location: Bayview YMCA
1601 Lane Street, San Francisco, CA 94124 S 
Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Branch: Embarcadero YMCA 
Childcare Location: Treasure Island YMCA
749 9th Street San Francisco, CA 94130
Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Branch: Shih Yu Lang Central YMCA 
Childcare Location: Boedecker 
246 Eddy Street, San Francisco CA 94102
Hours: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Locations Serving Ages 11-14

Branch: Stonestown Family YMCA 
Childcare Location: Stonestown 
333 Eucalyptus Drive, SF 94132
Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Branch: Marin YMCA 
Childcare Location: Rancho Elementary School
1430 Johnson St, Novato, CA 94947  
Hours: 7:00-6:00 pm

Branch: Peninsula YMCA 
Childcare Location: Parkside Middle School
1801 Niles Ave San Bruno, CA 94123
Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Cost

YMCA FACILITY MEMBERS: $229/week; $687/3-week session
YMCA COMMUNITY MEMBERS: $285/week; $852/3-week session
DEPOSIT: $50/week to reserve a spot, nonrefundable

We offer Financial Assistance, as well as a 20% sibling discount.
In addition, families who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch through the school districts are able to enroll for $60/week or $180/session

SESSIONS

Department of Health Guidelines mandate that youth attend a minimum of a 3 week session in order to attend in-person summer programs. The summer sessions for our programs are as follows: 

Session 2: July 6 - 24 

Session 3: July 27 - August 14 

 

Registration

Current Pop-Up YKids Family registration is OPEN NOW

Click Here to Register 

* To apply sibling discount, financial assistance, or free/reduced lunch rate email popup2020@ymcasf.org

 

Pop-Up YKids FAQs

Who is eligible for Pop-Up YKids

  • Everyone

Where will Pop Up Y Kids be offered?

  • Mission YMCA — 7:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Stonestown YMCA Annex — 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Marin – Rancho ES — 7:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Marin – Wade Thomas ES — 7:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Buchanan YMCA — 7:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Treasure Island YMCA — 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Presidio YMCA — 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Point Bonita — 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Richmond Argonne Clubhouse — 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Boedekker Park — 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Peninsula YMCA — 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Peninsula – Parkside MS — 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Will I be guaranteed the site of my choice?

Each site has a  maximum capacity based on the space available.  We will do our best to place youth in the program of choice; but once a site reaches capacity, another site will be given

What ages are Pop-Up YKids?

Grades TK – 5th

How do I register for Pop-Up YKids?

Email popup2020@ymcasf.org and you will be sent the screening questions and registration paperwork

What is the process for financial assistance?

Please email popup2020@ymcasf.org to receive the paperwork to apply for financial assistance

Can I just drop in?

No.  You must be screened, register and attend a minimum of 3 weeks total for Marin and San Francisco programs and a minimum of 4 weeks for San Mateo programs.

Is there a waitlist? If so, how will I be notified?

There will be a waitlist – you will be contacted via email and phone call if a place opens up. 

What will children be doing during Pop-Up YKids?

  • You will receive a weekly email with site specific information – however in general youth will be participating in traditional summer activities in arts, STEAM, recreation, teambuilding, and virtual field trips
  • The big programming difference is that youth will stay in their small groups for the full day, there will be no large group activities, and no off site field trips 

Who is staffing Pop-Up YKids?

  • Our YMCA youth development staff, all of whom have been fingerprinted, background checked, and have received additional training in Covid-19 policies and procedures
  • Daily Covid-19 health screening survey to be completed by staff
  • Staff will undergo daily temperature checks
  • Staff will observe frequent and scheduled hand washing protocols
  • Staff will wear a mask while in program
  • Staff will wear gloves when assisting children

Can you explain wellness checks?

  • All youth will be required to complete a daily health check at drop including a temperature check and brief wellness survey
  • Immediately after check in staff and campers will be required to wash their hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds
  • Any items brought from home will also be sanitized after arrival at camp

Can you explain increased cleaning/sanitizing procedures

  • High volume surfaces such as doorknobs, water fountain, door handles, tables, and bathrooms will be sanitized hourly or  more as needed
  • Campers and staff will have hand washing scheduled after every activity
  • Each youth will have their own set of supplies while at program
  • Shared materials will immediately be wiped down after use
  • Toys or materials that are difficult to clean (ex. playdough, stuffed animals) will not be allowed at program
  • A professional cleaning company will clean and sanitize all spaces at the end of the day

What are the drop-off and pick-up procedures?

  • Drop off and pick up will take place at the door – no parent/guardian will be allowed to enter the facility
  • One parent/guardian – one child – only one parent/guardian may drop off a child at a time.
    • If multiple families arrive at once, you will be asked to wait a minimum of 6 feet for your turn in line
  • Parents/guardians must wear a mask to drop off pick up
  • A detailed summary of drop off/pick up will be included in your site specific welcome letter

What about Physical Distancing?

  • Groups will not exceed 12 youth
  • Groups will no co-mingle
  • Absences from camp will be monitored
  • Program will be set up to maintain 6’ of physical distancing as much as possible
  • Program activities have been modified to ensure they can be run safely and ‘touch free’
  • All field trips have been canceled
  • Hugging, holding hands, etc are not permitted

What is the mask policy?

  • Staff must wear a mask 100% of the time
  • Youth over the age of 12 must wear a mask 100% of the time
  • Please let staff know if you would prefer your youth under the age of 12 to wear a mask while in program; the YMCA does not provide masks for youth, however will enforce that your child wears one at your request

What if someone in program becomes sick?

  • If a staff or youth become sick in program they will be isolated from the group immediately
  • Parent/guardian will be called for immediate pick up
    • Please have an emergency contact available for immediate pick up
  • Youth/staff may not return to the program until
    • They have had no symptoms for a minimum of 72 hours
    • If Covid-19 symptoms exist you may be asked for a negative test to return

What happens if I need to miss a week?

  • Our pop up program is only open to youth who need to attend a minimum of 3 weeks of program (4 weeks in San Mateo)
  • If you miss more than 3 days without contacting the site; you will lose your spot in the program
  • Our groups need to remain static for the duration of the program; if you need to miss  a week you may have to be re-screened before returning to program

If my child gets sick and cannot attend camp, will I be refunded for those weeks

  • We pay for supplies and staffing and administrative costs based on the number of youth we have in program.  In the case that your child becomes ill during program we can consider a partial refund
    • The $25 deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances
    • If you need to cancel; please do so by the cancellation deadline on the registration form to receive a refund minus the deposit
    • If your child gets sick after the deadline and cannot attend camp please submit a doctor’s note to be considered for a partial refund
  • If your child is out sick, they may not return until they have not had symptoms for 72 hours

Will Y staff be tested for COVID-19?

Staff will receive daily health checks, but are not required to be tested for COVID-19.

Questions about Pop-Up YKids?

Sample Pop-Up Ykids Weekly Shedules

These schedules are a sample of the enrichment and wellness activities your child will enjoy while attending our Pop-Up YKids.

After each activity, time is alotted for hand-washing and sanitizing of equipment, materials and spaces.

Discoverers (K-1st Grade)

Theme: Space is the Place!


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Drop-Off Drop-Off Drop-Off Drop-Off Drop-Off
Camp Connection Activity Camp Connection Activity Camp Connection Activity Camp Connection Activity Camp Connection Activity
Intro, Snack and group agreements Snack Snack Snack Snack
Activity:
Space Yoga
Game:
Saturn Ring Toss
Activity:
Marble Painting Planets
Game:
Planets Color Tag
Game:
Return to the Mothership
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Name Game: Rockets & Astronauts Activity:
Space BINGO
Activity:
Moon Sand
Activity:
Paper Plate UFOs
Virtual Field Trip to the Exploratorium
Game: Out of this world relay Game:
Spaceketball
Activity:
Meteor Shower Water Balloon Launching
Game:
Don't Drop the Asteroid
Activity:
Making Craters Straw Rockets
Snack & Group Reflection Snack & Group Reflection Snack & Group Reflection Snack & Group Reflection Snack & Group Reflection
Pick-Up Pick-Up Pick-Up Pick-Up Pick-Up