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About Presidio Y Camp

At the Y, there’s fun for youth of any age, income.  We bring people closer together in a welcoming, supportive environment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and give back to the community.

OUR CAMP EXPERIENCE
With more than 100 years of camping experience, YMCA camps are committed to nurturing the potential of every child by fostering achievement, relationships and belonging through our Day Camp program. We support children in: 1. Discovering skills to help them realize their accomplishments, passions, talents and potential. 2. Building friendships to demonstrate the role positive relationships play in the well-being of a child. 3. Developing a sense of belonging where kids feel safe, welcome and can express their individuality.

OUR PLEDGE
We are devoted to providing extraordinary camp experiences for you and your child. At the end of the day, your child will have had fun, rewarding, and engaging experiences!  Families become part of a greater community and experience a summer full of discovery and adventures together.

Locations & Hours

Camp is based at our Letterman Building 1152 Gorgas Avenue, San Francisco CA, 94129

Camp Hours:

  • School Year Camps run 8am - 5:30pm
  • Summer Camp Programming run 7:30am - 6pm
  • Summer Camp Office Hours are Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm

 

Membership

All Campers must be registered  as YMCA Members.  Membership types vary depending on your facility usage and household, so it’s best to talk to a Membership specialist to find the best one for your family.  A Y Facility Membership is an all access pass to Y’s across the country including more than 35 locations across the Bay Area.

Facility Memberships
A Facility Membership at the Presidio YMCA offers many benefits for the whole family. In addition to a lower registration fee for camp, Facility Members have full use of the workout facilities, tennis courts, basketball gym and pool, YKids, Ybike , youth ballet and lower rates for fee based programs such as swim lessons and youth sports

Community Participants
Registering as a Community Participant is completely free for all members in the household, and allows registration for fee based programs, including all camps, YMakers, swim lessons, and sports programs.

Registering
You may only register online or at our Membership Desk. Please contact the Membership Department at 415-447-9622 for more information about the best membership option for your family’s needs or if you have any questions.

School Year Camps Overview

This School Year we are offering Traditional & YMaker’s Camps.  Traditional Camp offers a variety of thematic activities, that combine skill and community building, and incorporate outdoor education with indoor arts, crafts and STEAM.  YMaker’s camper’s will be trained in safety and design thinking as they build, craft and create projects of their choice!

Registration for ALL School Year Camps are single day!  A non-refundable $10 deposit is due at time of registration, and the remaining balance will go through 14 days before the date of Camp.  Camp Changes and Cancellations follow same policy as Summer Camp, see FAQ - Camp Cancellation & Transfer/Refund/Credit Policy. Schedule of Activities will be emailed out to parents prior to Camp Day.  

What to Bring: Please send your camper with lunch and morning snack, good playing/walking/hiking shoes, and appropriate layers.  Optional but encouraged items to bring to camp are water bottles and sunscreen.  Please do not bring any toys or electronics from home, including Pokemon cards and Kindle readers.

Grades:  

Traditional & Sports Camps - K-5
​YMakers Camps - 1st -5th
6th - 12th ~ Leadership Opportunities Available

Hours:

8am - 9am and 4:30pm - 5:30pm FREE extended Care
9am - 4:30pm Camp Programming

Upcoming School Year Camp Dates

Friday, February 16th
Monday, February 19th
SFUSD: March 26-30
Parochial Schools: April 2nd - 5th (Mon -- Thur) ** TRAD Camp Only
Friday this week we do not have camp but if interested let Allison know, we may add camp this day

Cost

Facility Member: $65/day
Community Participant: $75/day

Summer Camp

This summer, your children will learn, grow, and thrive through the exhilarating fun of traditional, specialty, and sports camps at the Y. In the midst of all the fun, they’ll explore nature, discover their talents, try new activities, gain independence, and create lasting friendships.

OUR COMMITMENT At the Presidio Y, we are committed to ensuring that our youth have access to a quality outdoor experience. Using the San Francisco Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights as our guiding tool, we can ensure our youth grow up knowing, understanding, and loving their environment. In addition, we are partnering with the National Park Service and the Parks Conservancy to offer 4 weeks of “Play Learn Serve Work” camp.

OUR LEADERS To ensure a safe and fun summer, our highly qualified and talented staff complete more than 24 hours of camp training each summer, including CPR and First Aid certification, activity planning, youth development training and injury prevention training. Counselors express their unique personalities, share their diverse talents, and role model YMCA values of honesty, respect, caring and responsibility for the future’s young leaders.

 

Summer - Important Dates

Registration opens Feb 1st

Summer Camp Starts June 11th and runs until August 17th, 2018

Financial Assistance Applications Due April 2nd, Award Letters will go out week of April 16th

Summer - Payment & Enrollment Details

Deposits & Camp Payments:

On the day you register for Camp, you will be charged a deposit for $35 per camp per child.  The remaining payment will be scheduled 14 days prior to the start of the Camp - in other words, the remaining payment will be drafted from your bank or card account 2 Monday’s before Camp starts.

Transfers/Credit/Refund Policy:

If you paid in full at the time of registration, you may be eligible for refund, less deposit if you notify us 2 weeks in advance. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing using our Summer Camp Change Form. You can submit them to presidioycamp@ymcasf.net or drop them off at Camp (not Membership) Office during Camp Hours.  If emailing, please submit requests M-F before 5:00PM. You will receive confirmation of paperwork and our cancellation with 24 - 48 hours.. Please note, forms received late Friday afternoon (after 5pm), will not be answered until Monday. Deposits and any payments made within the 2 week prior to the start of camp are non-refundable. We rely on timely payments so we can pay our vendors, purchase admission tickets, supplies, and hire staff according to enrollment.

If you wish to transfer a camp session, the Camp Admin Team can transfer your deposit to a future session if space is available. We will schedule your camp payment to lock in your transfer request. We cannot guarantee a transfer from one branch to another branch’s summer camp session.

Any credits or refunds must be approved by the Camp Director. Any credits must be used within 48 hours and may be applied to another program or membership dues. Refund requests are refunded to the form of payment and may take up to 14 business days to process.

Cancellation Confirmations

We understand things come up and sometimes your Camp Registrations need to change, to make sure you are not charged the full amount of camp when you can not attend please take note of the following Camp Hours & Cancellation Process.   

  • Fill out a Camp Change Form and submit directly to Letterman Camp Dropbox (in the gym) or via email to Camp Admin well before your Payment is scheduled.
  • You will be contacted by Camp Admin to confirm any remaining details of this request. Email confirmations that your camp and scheduled payment has been dropped are only valid if sent from the Camp Director and/or Camp Admin.  As a reminder, deposits are non-refundable.
  • PLEASE NOTE, our Camp Office Hours are Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm. Messages received over the weekend, regarding payments going through on Monday, will not be considered for a refund due to late notice.
  • Only the Camp Director will make the final decision about refunds, for our current Refund/Credit Policy see FAQ’s.  See our Transfer/Credit/Refund policy on page 5 for more information.
  • It is best to call & email the Camp line directly to make registration changes.  Our Membership Team is able to assist you in navigating the registration process and with basic camp questions. To ensure that your camp questions and requests are answered in a timely matter, please contact our Camp Admin Team at 415-447-9692 or email us at: presidioycamp@ymcasf.net.   

Summer - Financial Assistance

We strive to make camp accessible to all. To the extent possible, financial assistance is available thanks in part to generous donors & grants. The Financial Assistance forms are available online and at the membership desk. If you already receive FA for Membership, you still need to submit supporting documentation.   FA for Summer Camp may be a different percentage than you are receiving for Membership (if applicable). FA is awarded by percentage, this year the maximum a family can receive is 50% per session.  Please submit forms in person at our Main Post Gym by April 1st. You will be notified before April 30th regarding your application status. In order to reserve your camp, you must place a $35.00 for each camp and have a billing method on file.

 

Have more questions about applying for Summer Camp Financial Assistance? Please see our FAQ here.

Summer Camps 2018 List

For full Camp Descriptions check out our Summer Camp 2018 Brochure  

K - 5 Traditional Camps

Week 1 -- 6/11-6/15        Survivor

Week 2 -- 6/18-6/22        Storytellers & Time Travelers

Week 3 -- 6/25-6/29        Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

Week 4 -- 7/2 - 7/6          Stars & Stripes

Week 5 -- 7/9 - 7/13        Thingamajig

Week 6 -- 7/16 - 7/20      The Big Blue Marble

Week 7 -- 7/23 - 7/27      The Human Body

Week 8 -- 7/30 - 8/3        Atlantis

Week 9 -- 8/6 - 8/10        Infinity & Beyond

Week 10 -- 8/13 - 8/17    Mysteries & Magic

 

K-2 Specialty

Week 1 -- 6/11-6/15        Girl Power STEM FUNdamentals *LEGO*

Week 2 -- 6/18-6/22        AcroArts

Week 2 -- 6/18-6/22        Awesome Readers

Week 3 -- 6/25-6/29        Ninjaneering *LEGO*

Week 3 -- 6/25-6/29        Junior Naturalists *PB*

Week 4 -- 7/2 - 7/6          Yoga & Art                

Week 5 -- 7/9 - 7/13        Coastal Critters *PB*

Week 6 -- 7/16 - 7/20      Superhero Engineering *LEGO*

Week 7 -- 7/23 - 7/27      Park Explorers *YRangers*

Week 7 -- 7/23 - 7/27      Yoga & Art

Week 8 -- 7/30 - 8/3        JediCraft Adventure *Lego*

Week 8 -- 7/30 - 8/3        Survival Skills *YRangers*

Week 9 -- 8/6 - 8/10        Gymnastics

Week 9 -- 8/6 - 8/10        Splish, Splash *YRangers*

Week 10 -- 8/13 - 8/17    Outdoor Adventures *YRangers*

Week 10 -- 8/13 - 8/17    Awesome Readers

 

3-5 Specialty

Week 1 -- 6/11-6/15         Parkour

Week 1 -- 6/11-6/15         Nature Guides *PB*

Week 2 -- 6/18-6/22         Bytes 4 Bits: Intermediate & Up Coders

Week 2 -- 6/18-6/22         Creature Detectives *PB*

Week 3 -- 6/25-6/29         Ninjaneering Masters *LEGO*

Week 3 -- 6/25-6/29         Awesome Readers; Outdoors *SI*

Week 4 -- 7/2 - 7/6           YMakers

Week 5 -- 7/9 - 7/13         Breakdancing

Week 5 -- 7/9 - 7/13         Yoga & Art

Week 6 -- 7/16 - 7/20       Bytes 4 Bits: New Coders

Week 6 -- 7/16 - 7/20       Time Keepers *PB*

Week 7 -- 7/23 - 7/27       Park Explorers *YRangers*

Week 8 -- 7/30 - 8/3         Survival Skills *YRangers*

Week 8 -- 7/30 - 8/3         JediCraft Survival *Lego*

Week 9 -- 8/6 - 8/10         Splish, Splash *YRangers*

Week 10 -- 8/13 - 8/1       Outdoor Adventures *YRangers*

 

K-2 Sport

Week 1 -- 6/11-6/15         All Sports Camp

Week 2 -- 6/18-6/22        Splash Camp

Week 3 -- 6/25-6/29        Creative Movement

Week 4 -- 7/2 - 7/6          TBall & Golf

Week 5 -- 7/9 - 7/13        Tennis & Basketball

Week 6 -- 7/16 - 7/20       Soccer & Golf

Week 7 -- 7/23 - 7/27       Splash Camp

Week 8 -- 7/30 - 8/3         Tennis & Golf

Week 9 -- 8/6 - 8/10         Basketball & Soccer

Week 10 -- 8/13 - 8/17     No Sports Camps

 

3-5 Sport

Week 1 -- 6/11-6/15;         Splash Camp:

Week 2 -- 6/18-6/22         Tennis & Soccer

Week 3 -- 6/25-6/29         Baseball & Golf

Week 4 -- 7/2 - 7/6           All Sports Camp

Week 5 -- 7/9 - 7/13         Splash Camp

Week 6 -- 7/16 - 7/20       Tennis & Basketball

Week 7 -- 7/23 - 7/27       Soccer & Golf

Week 8 -- 7/30 - 8/3         Y Tri[athalon]

Week 9 -- 8/6 - 8/10         Tennis & Golf

Week 10 -- 8/13 - 8/17     No SPORTS Camps

 

6-8 Camps

Week 1 -- 6/11-6/15          YBIKE - NOVICE ROAD BIKING

Week 1 -- 6/11-6/15          Leadership Training

Week 2 -- 6/18-6/22          YBIKE - NOVICE MOUNTAIN BIKING

Week 2 -- 6/18-6/22          Wilderness Warriors *PB*

Week 3 -- 6/25-6/29          YBIKE - INTERMEDIATE ROAD BIKING

Week 3 -- 6/25-6/29          YMakers

Week 4 -- 7/2 - 7/6            Junkyard Challenge *LEGO*  

Week 5 -- 7/9 - 7/13          YBIKE - INTERMEDIATE MOUNTAIN BIKING

Week 5 -- 7/9 - 7/13          Planet Pioneers:*PB*

Week 6 -- 7/16 - 7/20        YBIKE - INTERMEDIATE ROAD BIKING

Week 6 -- 7/16 - 7/20        Locally Grown: Arts & Parks Edition

Week 7 -- 7/23 - 7/27        YBIKE - ADVANCED MOUNTAIN BIKING

Week 7 -- 7/23 - 7/27       Park Explorers *YRangers*

Week 8 -- 7/30 - 8/3          YMakers

Week 8 -- 7/30 - 8/3         Survival Skills *YRangers*

Week 9 -- 8/6 - 8/10          YMakers

Week 9 -- 8/6 - 8/10          Splish, Splash *YRangers*

Week 10 -- 8/13 - 8/17      Outdoor Adventures *YRangers*

 

YBike

NOVICE ROAD BIKING  3-5th Week 1, 2

NOVICE ROAD BIKING  6-8th Week 1

NOVICE MOUNTAIN BIKING  3-5th Week 3

NOVICE MOUNTAIN BIKING  6-8th Week 2

INTERMEDIATE ROAD BIKING  3-5th Week 5

INTERMEDIATE ROAD BIKING  6-8th Week 3, 6

INTERMEDIATE MOUNTAIN BIKING  3-5th Week 7

INTERMEDIATE MOUNTAIN BIKING  6-8th Week 5

ADVANCED MOUNTAIN BIKING 6th - 8th Week 7

Teen Leadership Opportunities

We have an opportunity for High School teens and select Middle School tweens looking to step up into leadership roles at camp or continue expanding their leadership experience.  All Youth will begin as Volunteers and through commitment to Youth Development, hard work and a lot of fun, can evolve to Interns and ultimately Counselors - in - Training.  Any High Schoolers over 18 years of age should consider applying for a paid Counselor position. Please note all other positions are unpaid volunteer work, but volunteers can use this experience to fulfill their school’s community service requirements.

All participants will get hands-on experience through direct “on-the-job” training, learning valuable preliminary job skills, and access to our mentoring and caring staff. Interns will help identify camp needs and build solutions to meet those needs. CIT’s will take on the highest form of Camp Leadership as they’ll have the opportunity to teach what they’ve learned to K-5 Campers.  Scope of work will be determined by the volunteer and Camp Leadership Staff.

Our selection process involves completing an application (by the Teen not parent) and candidates will be invited for an interview. Applications can be found on our website, please return as soon as possible to ensure positions are still available. Positions will be available all weeks of the summer, but we have a limited number of spots per week. Priority will go to those that attended mandatory training, and demonstrate willingness to support camp.  

 

Requirements: Entering grades 9-12th; Middle Schoolers - participation in 6-8th Leadership Training Camp June 11th - 15th.  Ideal candidates will commit for at least 3 weeks.

Volunteer Weeks: June 11th - August 17th

Applications: Click here to download PDF application

For more information and to apply, please contact Allison Ambrozy at aambrozy@ymcasf.net.

 

Add-on Swim Lessons! Spring Break & Summer

Add Swim Lessons to your child's camp experience! A Presidio Y staff person will meet your child at camp and walk them to the pool for a swim lesson. Swimmers must be between ages 6-10 and comfortable blowing bubbles. Register early space is limited!

Spring Break Camp Swim Lessons: 30 minute lessons, Monday - Friday (March 26-30)
*Register for 1 day or for all days
REGISTER

Summer Camp Swim Lessons: 1 hour lessons, Tuesdays & Thursdays (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7)
REGISTER

Questions? Contact Amanda, Aquatics Director. 

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