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The Chinatown YMCA offers 2 options for full day camps during the summer: Day Camp and Summer School. 

To find out more about each program, please scroll down or download our Summer 2018 Brochure here
If you are registering in-person, download our registration form and payment/cancellation policy document here

Day Camp is a sold-by-week full day, 10 week program for youth in grades Kindergarten through 8th. The program takes place at the Chinatown YMCA and offers free child-care from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm; program time is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Summer School is a 8 week program starting from 6/11/18 through 7/27/18 offered to youth in grades 1st grade through 8th. The program takes place at Gordon J. Lau E.S. at 950 Clay Street in San Francisco and offers free child-care from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm; program time is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

How to Register

Online camp registration opens Thursday, February 1st!

In- person registration opens Saturday, February 3rd at the Chinatown branch. 
Save some time and download and fill out the necessary forms beforehand. 

Summer 2018 Registration form and Payment and Credit Policy

Membership for All (Financial Assistance) Form

Online registration

How to create or update your member profile

Click Here to Begin
Select “Create Account”.
Enter the required personal information when prompted.
Once signed, click “My Account” in the links at the top right of the page. Check to make sure your contact info is current.
If your information needs to be updated, click “Edit Contact Information” in the contact information profile box.
To update your payment method click to the “Billing Methods” section. Select the billing method and edit and update the information needed.

Scheduling payments

To add a payment method:

From your online account main screen click on “Payment Method” and click “Add Credit Card” or “Add Bank Draft”
Once you have updated or added this info, click “Submit”

To make or schedule a payment:

From your online account main screen click “My Balance”
Click either “Pay Fees Now” or Schedule A Payment For A Later Date” (Note: payments cannot be scheduled after their due date or rescheduled if they are past due).

When is the balance due for camp?

The remaining balance for each camp week is due 14 days prior to the start date of camp. Failure to pay balances will result in the deposit being forfeited and the camper’s registration being canceled.

Specialty Classes

Does your camper have a thirst to explore further? Our Specialty Classes weave in topic-based sessions during the camper’s extended care time. Age specific Specialty sessions will be held at the Chinatown YMCA on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30pm-6:00pm. These sessions give campers an opportunity to explore specialized areas, pushing summer adventure to the extreme!

Available for campers Kindergarten-5th grade.
Cost: Additional $195 per 7 week session
or $65 per 2 week session
*Subject to change based on enrollment
**Summer School and SAA Participants may only enroll in 7 week Sessions

7 Week Session Date: 6/11/18 - 7/27/18
2 Week Session Dates: 6/11 - 6/22, 6/25-7/6 (No Class 7/4), 7/9 -7/20 and 7/23- 8/3
(Mon and Wed or Tues and Thurs)

Please click here for more information and to register. 

Summer Swim Lessons

We are happy to offer group swim lessons to add to your child's full day programming. For Day Camp, swim lessons take place during the program. For Summer School and Summer Adventure Academy, swim lessons take place after the program day. 

Click here to view our Aquatics page for more information. 

Day Camp

Put those books away, this kind of learning happens outside the classroom! The Chinatown YMCA Day Camp provides a safe and positive atmosphere for our campers to play, explore, and create. This 11 week, theme based camp will be full of opportunities to close that summer learning gap and fill it with experiences and project based activities. Campers will engage in 20 minutes of reading, 2 activities and 1 math related activity. We use this strategy 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!

Ages: 5-13 years
Dates: 6/11/18 – 8/18/18 (10 weekly sessions)
(*No session on 7/4/18)
Cost: Facility Members: $150/week
Community Participants: $165/week
($35 non-refundable deposit per session required)
Time: Monday- Friday 9:00am–4:00pm

Free morning and afternoon care: 7:30am-9:00am and 4:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Chinatown YMCA, 855 Sacramento Street

To register, click on the registration button on the right column of this page. (Registration starts on 2/1/18)

Summer School

Children learn best when instruction is continuous. To close that summer learning gap, our program strives to prevent summer learning loss and fill your child’s summer with fun, friends, and academic enrichment. Our qualified staff is dedicated to building the learning confidence of our youth so that they are better prepared for the coming school year, while squeezing in some summer fun. Together, we can learn to think critically, practice our skills, and share adventures on the playground!

Ages: Entering 1st to 8th Grade 
(Divided into two age divisions: Incoming 1 to 5th graders and incoming 6th-8th graders)
Dates: 6/11/18 – 7/27/18 (7 weeks)
NO PROGRAM on 7/4/17
Time: Monday–Friday
7:30am-9:00pm: Free Extended Care
9:00am–4:00pm: Program
4:00pm – 6:00pm: Free Extended Care

Fees: Facility members $975; Community Participants $1,050
(A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at registration)
Location: Gordon J. Lau Elementary 950 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Swim lessons can be added to your child's program for the length of the Summer School program. 

Summer School cannot be registered for online. Please visit our facility to register. Registration begins on Saturday, 2/3/18 at the Chinatown YMCA. 

Boys and Girls Residence Camp

Residence Camp is a week-long sleep away camp. Held at Camp Fleischmann in Chester, CA. Activities include archery, riflery, swimming, crafts, singing, and values education through the YMCA Raggers Programs, which encourages personal growth.

Youth ages 8-14 are divided into age appropriate groups and experience sleeping under the stars in tents and participate in activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor education, music, games, archery, and campfire. Staff to youth ratio is 1:6.

Ages: 8 to 14 years old, 1:6 Staff to Camper Ratio
Dates: 8/4/18- 8/11/18
Location: Camp Fleischmann in Chester, CA
Cost: Facility Member $450, Community Participant $475
($100 deposit required at registration)

* Special for Day Camp, Summer School Participants, and CIT’s !! Receive a $100 credit towards Residence Camp if you are registered for Summer School, CIT or 8 weeks or more of Day Camp.
** See Residence Camp Brochure for more information. 

Teen Overnight Camp (Campference)

Campference: Teen Overnight Camp is a week-long overnight camp held together with Boys and Girls Camp. Campference offers teens a chance for self-exploration, sessions that explore teenage topics such as: social pressures, how to deal with stressors, and making smart choices. We strive to create a memorable camping experience by developing the foundation for strong self-confidence surrounded by positive adult and peer influences, interactive and fun games that build teamwork, and friends that last a lifetime. Escape the urban jungle with us!

Ages: Entering Sophomore – First year in College
Date: 8/4/18- 8/11/18
Location: Camp Fleischmann in Chester, CA
Cost: $450
($100 deposit required at registration)

* Special for Day Camp, Summer School Participants, and CIT’s !! Receive a $100 credit towards Residence Camp if you are registered for Summer School, CIT or 8 weeks or more of Day Camp.
** See Residence Camp Brochure for more information. 

Family Camp

We hope you can join us for Family Camp! Please mark your calendars for June 16-18, 2017, and join us for some quality family time at Camp Jones Gulch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We'll enjoy camping, hiking, singing songs, arts & crafts, swimming, group games, zip lines, rock climbing and more!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN; PLEASE SUBMIT A FAMILY REGISTRATION FORM AND LIABILITY WAIVER. FORMS ARE ACCEPTED BY E-MAIL, FAX, BY MAIL OR IN PERSON. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME.

Facility Member Prices:
Adults: $145/person
Kids Ages 5-11: $125/person
Children under the age of 5: Free
Family of 4: $500 ($85 for each addtl. person)

Community Participant/Non-Member Prices:
Adults: $160/person
Kids Ages 5-11: $140/person
Children under the age of 5: Free
Family of 4: $560 ($95 for each addtl. person)
(All activities are included except horseback riding. There is an additional cost for that if you are interested in signing up.)

Summer Program Brochure and Forms

To find out more about each program, download our Summer 2018 Brochure here

If you are registering in-person, download our registration form and payment/cancellation policy document here

People 

Denise Hung
415-748-3546

Growing up at the Chinatown Y, youth and teen work is Denise's passion. Youth have the potential to change the world and she is proud to help programs that foster ability. 

Mandy Liu
415-748-3556

Mandy began at the Chinatown YMCA in membership and the youth department. Mandy is living her passion of bettering the community we serve at the Chinatown YMCA.