General Information - Online Registration Now Open!

At the Y, we offer fun for every child this summer, regardless of age, income and background. Plan a summer of fun at the Y, and experience the impact we can make in your families life and community. Get started by reading all about our camp offerings on this website or on our brochure, and find the type of camp that's right for your child. For more information about our Y Camp Philosophy, click here

For information of our ADA accommodation policy, please click on the following link. Download our ADA form.

Camp Location

Embarcadero YMCA
169 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Camp Hours

Monday-Friday
FREE Extended Care/Drop-off 7:30am-9:00am
Camp Programming 9:00am-4:30pm
FREE Extended Care/Pick-Up 4:30pm-6:00pm

Summer Camp Calendar & Themes

Camp is offered every week, beginning June 10 and ending August 16.

WEEK 1: June 10-14, SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER
WEEK 2: June 17-21, WILD AND CRAZY KIDS! 
WEEK 3: June 24-28, ONCE UPON A TIME 
WEEK 4: July 1-5 (No camp July 4), CAMPER VS. COUNSELOR CHALLENGE WEEK 
WEEK 5: July 8-12, OH THE PLACES YOU WILL GO 
WEEK 6: July 15-19, GAMES, GAMES, GAMES 
WEEK 7: July 22-26, INVENTERS WORKSHOP 
WEEK 8: July 29-August 2, BAY AREA ADVENTURE
WEEK 9: August 5-9, ENGINEERED FOR FUN 
WEEK 10: August 12-16, FUNTASTIC FINAL

 

Safety at Y Camp

The safety of our kids is paramount. We have rigorous hiring standards and supervision policies which include the following: 

  • Personal interview, with child safety based questions.
  • Four references, including one personal reference.
  • Criminal background check.
  • Comprehensive Child Safety training for all staff.
  • Supervision policies: No one-on-one contact with children. No outside contact with minor participants. Staff work in pairs or groups, so they are never alone with children.
  • Parent education: We provide parent manuals about child safety and talking to your children.
  • Participant education: Participants are told they have a right to be safe and are told they should notify staff or another adult if anyone makes them feel uncomfortable.
  • It is our policy that staff are not to communicate with youth participants outside of our programs, by social media or by any other means.

For more information on the Y's policies for creating a child safe environment, click here.

Please click on links for more information on the Y's Bullying and Behavior Guidelines policies. 

 

How To Register & Liability Waiver

Online registration opens January 28 and in-person camp registration opens February 25th!

Remember, all Campers must have a signed Liability Waiver on file by the first day of camp or they will not be permitted. Every child must have an updated waiver on file for Summer 2019. To complete one online, go here.

Online registration

How to create or update your member profile:

Click Here to Begin
Select “Login” or “Create an account”.
Once signed in, check to make sure your contact info is current.

To update your payment method click to the “Billing Method” section. Select the billing method to edit and update the information as needed. Click “Submit”. 

Scheduling payments

To make or schedule a payment, go to “My Account” on the right corner and click on “My Balance” from the menu. 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).

To add a payment method, go to “My Account” on the right corner and click “View Account.” Go to “Payment Methods” and click “Add Credit Card” or “Add EFT”. Once you have updated or added this info, click “Submit”. 

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 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. Please note that a deposit of $40 per camp session, per camper is required for registration. Deposits are non-refundable.

Financial Assistance

We strive to make camp accessible to all. To the extent possible, financial assistance is available thanks to the generous donors who contribute to our Annual Giving Campaign. Forms are available here and at Member Services. Completed forms can be submitted in-person to Member Services or via email to Orly Ramirez at oramirez@ymcasf.org. Space is limited and spots will not be held unless a deposit is provided. Applications take up to two weeks to process. All applications are processed based on funding availability.

Credit / Refund Policies

Because we pay our vendors, purchase our admission tickets and supplies, and hire our staff according to the enrollment several months before camp starts, no credits, refunds, or transfers are allowed within 14 days of the start of program for which you are registering. If you wish to make a change or cancel your registration prior to the 14-day deadline, you may choose one of the following:

  • Transfer to another Embarcadero YMCA camp program minus the non-refundable deposit (spaces must be available). 
  • A check or credit card refund (minus the non-refundable deposit). Check refunds can only be issued for amounts over $20. Please allow two weeks for processing.

All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Please contact Orly Ramirez or call (415) 615-1315 for further details.
 

Themes and Weeks

Each week of Y Camp offers a different theme, keeping the experience fresh throughout the summer and also encouraging campers to expand their areas of interest in all of our camps: Traditional, Specialty, and Sports. Camps are packed with a variety of activities. Each day begins with a gathering in our boardroom for kid’s choice games, followed by a structured morning of activies and then off-site trips. Campers are grouped by the grade they will enter in September.  All activities follow a daily schedule.

WEEK 1: SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER! 
June 10-14
Celebrate every day this week because school’s out for summer! Join us as we kick off our exciting summer camp season. Learn, laugh, and make friends playing traditional and new camp games this week in our gym, grass play areas, and newly discovered out-door spaces. Learn how to play our favorite camp games like GaGa, Nine Square in the Air, Castle Ball, backyard games, and more! 

WEEK 2: WILD AND CRAZY KIDS! 
June 17-21
Get ready for a wacky week of icky, sticky, silly stuff created by you! This isn’t for the light hearted; it goes way past a school science project! Come dressed to get dirty. We will make gack, goop, glop, and gump this week.

WEEK 3: ONCE UPON A TIME
June 24-28
This is a week full of imagination and magic! Live out adventures from the realms of your favorite books and movies. 

WEEK 4: CAMPER VS. COUNSELOR CHALLENGE WEEK
July 1-5 (NO CAMP ON 7/4)
Campers and Counselors will face off in a variety of tasks, activities, and games throughout the week. From Connect 4, to basketball games, campers will vote for who they want to compete against, and put their names down for the games they want to play! The score will be kept all week and the winners will be revealed at the week’s end.

WEEK 5: OH THE PLACES YOU WILL GO! 
July 8-12
Ever wondered what it was like to live hundreds of years ago, or what the future has in store? Hop on board our time machine and find out! We will explore different eras as we play ancient games, create caveman art, make futuristic outfits, and build a time capsule. Come along for the ride!

WEEK 6: WEEK OF CELEBRATION
July 15-19
Celebrate all that normally takes the year to celebrate in one week! Birthdays, holidays, and other special events will be celebrated over the course of the week. We’ll kick off Monday with all the special days from January-March, from St. Patrick’s Day to National Soup Month. Come prepared to do popular and lesser-known holiday-themed activities, celebrate birthdays, play a variety of games, and have a blast!

WEEK 7: GAMES, GAMES, GAMES
July 22-26
This will be a week full of games and activities that focus on having fun, developing sportsmanship, and learning how to be a team player. You’ll enjoy new games from variations on tag, Ultimate Frisbee®, Minute to Win It activities, and favorite game shows!

WEEK 8: BAY AREA ADVENTURES
July 29- August 2
How amazing is the Bay Area? Not sure? During this week, campers are sure to find out! Campers will spend the week traveling to some of the hidden gems of San Francisco, Castro Valley, and more. Visiting parks, playing games, and enjoying the great outdoors will be our focus for this week.

WEEK 9: ENGINEERED FOR FUN
August 5-9
Explore your architectural and engineering potential along with your creativity through a variety of introductory S.T.E.M. challenges. We have the blueprint for summer camp success! You’ll enjoy activities such as paper airplane construction, bridge building, structure design, and much more!

WEEK 10: FUNTASTIC FINAL
August 12-16
We will bring our camp season to a close with a fantastic finale. Join camp friends and counselors to plan and create skits that highlighting the all the camp fun had over the summer. Camp traditions and songs come to life and all campers will have a chance to participate in their own unique way. Friends and family are invited to join us on the last day of camp for our Y Camp Funtastic Finale celebration!

Discoverers (Entering K-1)

YMCA Discoverers Camp introduces young campers to the excitement of day camp. This includes silly skills, arts & crafts, laughter-inducing games, fun physical activities, swimming activities, and eye-opening field trips.

Traditional Day Camp is age-specific and engages campers in age appropriate activities, stimulating skill building, and develops the YMCA core values of, Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility, within all youth. Every week of camp is divided into the following Days: Park Day, Innovative Excision Day, Outdoor Adventure Day, S.T.E.A.M-ULATION DAY and Water Day*. Daily camp activities revolve around weekly themes and include playing games with peers, sports, craft projects, performance arts, and outdoor adventures and nature exploration! *Note: not all weeks of camp will include Water Days. Please see the Summer Camp Planner and Weekly Trip Planner for more information. Every week we provide campers with a Y experience they’ll never forget. Please see below for more information outlining specific daily themes. 

Innovative Excursion Days: Weekly excursions that foster excitement, exploration, and innovation. Connecting weekly themes to a major field trip, these excursions will stimulate the campers’ minds while having a great time on the not-to-be-missed trip.
Park Days: Campers will travel to numerous San Francisco and Bay Area public parks and playgrounds this summer. Located near and far, campers will discover new places to play and let their imaginations soar!
On-Site Days: Campers will take advantage of our YMCA facility! We will utilize the pool, participate in kid-friendly group-ex classes, and exercise our creativity through various activities throughout the building.
Outdoor Adventure Days: Being outdoors and connecting to nature helps us be our healthiest best selves. Every week campers will explore the great Bay Area natural environment and become better acquainted with incredible outdoor spaces like Point Bonita and Coyote Point.
S.T.E.A.M-ulation Days: S.T.E.A.M. Days will strengthen your camper’s excitement and interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math through challenging hands-on activities and experiments.
Water Days: Campers will travel to one of the Bay Areas’ many lakes or water parks. All water parks and lake adventures are age appropriate and have low staff-to-camper ratios. Water locations are stationed with certified life guards and life jackets, and a YMCA Aquatics Specialist providing additional safety precautions. Campers are all encouraged to get in the water, but it is not required or necessary to have a good time! Please send your camper with a swimsuit underneath their clothing and a towel if possible. 

Discoverers: Weeks 1-10 (Week 4 fee is prorated due to July 4 holiday)

Facility Member $295/week; Community Participant $345/week

Register for Discoverers Grades K-1 Traditional Day Camp

 

Sports Camp

Sports Camp is for the emerging athletes in your life! Each week of sports camp focuses on one sport for the entire week-long experience. Campers will master fundamentals and teamwork in order to further develop their skill set in a sport they love.
Sports camp is offered to campers entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. Camps are split into two age groups and structured around age appropriate activities and drills. Sports camp drop-off / pick-up is located at the Embarcadero YMCA. All Sports Camps are located on Treasure Island. We will be commute on MUNI from the Embarcadero YMCA.

Multi-Sports Camp:

Week 2 (June 17-21)

YMCA Multi-Sports Camp is perfect for any camper who would like to try them all! This camp will provide you with a glimpse of what we will be offering in each of our Soccer, Baseball, and Basketball camps throughout the summer! 

Facility Member $325/week; Community Participant $365/week

 

Basketball Camp:

Week 7 (July 22-26)

Lace up your sneakers and show off your old tricks, while learning some new ones. Campers will improve their fundamentals with fun new drills and scrimmages, while learning the importance of teamwork, regardless of skill level.

Facility Member $325/week; Community Participant $365/week

 

Baseball Camp:

Week 8 (June 29-August 2)

In YMCA Baseball Camp, campers will become real M.V.P.s while working on the fundamentals of batting, pitching, throwing, base running, and catching. Campers will also have the opportunity to attend a professional baseball game!

Facility Member $325/week; Community Participant $365/week

Register for Discoverers Grades K-1 Sports Camp

 

Specialty Day Camp

Specialty Camps are designed to provide activities that vary to meet specific interests. Our Specialty Camps have special emphasis on programs that are sure to keep your camper excited throughout the entire summer! Specialty camps are age specific.

Lego: Ninjaneering w/Play-Well Technology Camp:

Week 3 (June 24-28)

Entering K-2 and 3-5 (two separate camps)

Mine, craft, and build the Star Wars universe using LEGO® parts! Roll the dice to gather Jedi resources. Then build a Pod Racer, craft a Droid, or create the Tree-house Village of Endor! This novice Play-Well game using LEGO® materials is inspired by the Minecraft tablet game and the Star Wars fantasy setting!

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Splish Splash Camp:

Week 4 (July 1-5) No camp on July 4

Entering 3-5 

This camp doesn't just happen in the pool—this summer we are taking Splish Splash Camp all over the Bay Area! Every day campers will experience a water-themed field trip adventure at water parks, lakes, and pools. Participants must be entering third grade or higer during the 2019-2020 school year and pass a swim test prior to travel.

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Skateboard Camp:

Week 5 (July 8-12)

Entering K-2 and 3-5 (two separate camps)

In collaboration with the Robskate skateboard Academy, the YMCA will be offering campers amazing activities and the opportunity to join Skateboarding Camp community with trained professionals. Regardless of skill level, campers will have the opportunity to learn and practice new skate tricks and fundamentals in a positive and safe environment while navigating new experiences. Equipment will be provided.

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Lego: Harry Potter Magical Engineering w/Play-Well Technology Camp:

Week 6 (July 15-19)

Entering K-2 and 3-5 (two separate camps)

In collaboration with Play-Well Technology, campers will have the opportunity to build projects inspired by cool machines close to home, such as trains, helicopters, treehouses, and beam-bridges. Then find Platform 9¾, build Hogwarts Express Train, and challenge the Hungarian Horntail Dragon! Engineering and wizardry are the focus of this new full-day, themed camp for LEGO® fanatics! In the afternoon, prepare for crafts, outdoor adventures and fun within the facility!

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Lego:Innovation Challenge w/Play-Well Technology Camp:

Week 6 (August 5-9)

Entering 3-5

Are you ready for the Innovation Challenge? This advanced camp is for our strongest builders. It will test your ability to build within constraints and design innovative answers for challenges such as Follow the Hose, Thread the Needle, and the Tunnel Challenge using Play-Well’s “junkyard,” a massive collection of thousands of LEGO® parts.

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Entering Discoverers Grades K-1: Register for Specialty Camp

 

Adventurers (Entering 2-3)

YMCA Adventurers Camp gives campers an opportunity to build friendships, explore new places, and build new skills all while having the time of their lives.

Traditional Day Camp

Traditional Day Camp is age-specific and engages campers in age appropriate activities, stimulating skill building, and develops the YMCA core values of, Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility, within all youth. Every week of camp is divided into the following Days: Park Day, Innovative Excision Day, Outdoor Adventure Day, S.T.E.A.M-ULATION DAY and Water Day*. Daily camp activities revolve around weekly themes and include playing games with peers, sports, craft projects, performance arts, and outdoor adventures and nature exploration! *Note: not all weeks of camp will include Water Days. Please see the Summer Camp Planner and Weekly Trip Planner for more information. Every week we provide campers with a Y experience they’ll never forget. Please see below for more information outlining specific daily themes. 

Innovative Excursion Days: Weekly excursions that foster excitement, exploration, and innovation. Connecting weekly themes to a major field trip, these excursions will stimulate the campers’ minds while having a great time on the not-to-be-missed trip.
Park Days: Campers will travel to numerous San Francisco and Bay Area public parks and playgrounds this summer. Located near and far, campers will discover new places to play and let their imaginations soar!
On-Site Days: Campers will take advantage of our YMCA facility! We will utilize the pool, participate in kid-friendly group-ex classes, and exercise our creativity through various activities throughout the building.
Outdoor Adventure Days: Being outdoors and connecting to nature helps us be our healthiest best selves. Every week campers will explore the great Bay Area natural environment and become better acquainted with incredible outdoor spaces like Point Bonita and Coyote Point.
S.T.E.A.M-ulation Days: S.T.E.A.M. Days will strengthen your camper’s excitement and interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math through challenging hands-on activities and experiments.
Water Days: Campers will travel to one of the Bay Areas’ many lakes or water parks. All water parks and lake adventures are age appropriate and have low staff-to-camper ratios. Water locations are stationed with certified life guards and life jackets, and a YMCA Aquatics Specialist providing additional safety precautions. Campers are all encouraged to get in the water, but it is not required or necessary to have a good time! Please send your camper with a swimsuit underneath their clothing and a towel if possible. 

 

Adventurers: Weeks 1-10 (Weeks 4 fee is prorated due to July 4 holiday)

Facility Member $285/week; Community Participant $335/week

Register for Adventurers Grades 2-3 Traditional Day Camp

 

Sports Camp

Sports Camp is for the emerging athletes in your life! Each week of sports camp focuses on one sport for the entire week-long experience. Campers will master fundamentals and teamwork in order to further develop their skill set in a sport they love.
Sports camp is offered to campers entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. Camps are split into two age groups and structured around age appropriate activities and drills. Sports camp drop-off / pick-up is located at the Embarcadero YMCA. All Sports Camps are located on Treasure Island. We will be commute on MUNI from the Embarcadero YMCA.

Multi-Sports Camp:

Week 2 (June 17-21)

YMCA Multi-Sports Camp is perfect for any camper who would like to try them all! This camp will provide you with a glimpse of what we will be offering in each of our Soccer, Baseball, and Basketball camps throughout the summer! 

Facility Member $325/week; Community Participant $365/week

 

Basketball Camp:

Week 7 (July 22-26)

Lace up your sneakers and show off your old tricks, while learning some new ones. Campers will improve their fundamentals with fun new drills and scrimmages, while learning the importance of teamwork, regardless of skill level.

Facility Member $325/week; Community Participant $365/week

 

Baseball Camp:

Week 8 (June 29-August 2)

In YMCA Baseball Camp, campers will become real M.V.P.s while working on the fundamentals of batting, pitching, throwing, base running, and catching. Campers will also have the opportunity to attend a professional baseball game!

Facility Member $325/week; Community Participant $365/week

Register for Adventurers Grades 2-3 Sports Camp

 

Specialty Day Camp

Specialty Camps are designed to provide activities that vary to meet specific interests. Our Specialty Camps have special emphasis on programs that are sure to keep your camper excited throughout the entire summer! Specialty camps are age specific.

Lego: Ninjaneering w/Play-Well Technology Camp:

Week 3 (June 24-28)

Entering K-2 and 3-5 (two separate camps)

Mine, craft, and build the Star Wars universe using LEGO® parts! Roll the dice to gather Jedi resources. Then build a Pod Racer, craft a Droid, or create the Tree-house Village of Endor! This novice Play-Well game using LEGO® materials is inspired by the Minecraft tablet game and the Star Wars fantasy setting!

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Splish Splash Camp:

Week 4 (July 1-5) No camp on July 4

Entering 3-5 

This camp doesn't just happen in the pool—this summer we are taking Splish Splash Camp all over the Bay Area! Every day campers will experience a water-themed field trip adventure at water parks, lakes, and pools. Participants must be entering third grade or higer during the 2019-2020 school year and pass a swim test prior to travel.

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Skateboard Camp:

Week 5 (July 8-12)

Entering K-2 and 3-5 (two separate camps)

In collaboration with the Robskate skateboard Academy, the YMCA will be offering campers amazing activities and the opportunity to join Skateboarding Camp community with trained professionals. Regardless of skill level, campers will have the opportunity to learn and practice new skate tricks and fundamentals in a positive and safe environment while navigating new experiences. Equipment will be provided.

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Lego: Harry Potter Magical Engineering w/Play-Well Technology Camp:

Week 6 (July 15-19)

Entering K-2 and 3-5 (two separate camps)

In collaboration with Play-Well Technology, campers will have the opportunity to build projects inspired by cool machines close to home, such as trains, helicopters, treehouses, and beam-bridges. Then find Platform 9¾, build Hogwarts Express Train, and challenge the Hungarian Horntail Dragon! Engineering and wizardry are the focus of this new full-day, themed camp for LEGO® fanatics! In the afternoon, prepare for crafts, outdoor adventures and fun within the facility!

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Lego:Innovation Challenge w/Play-Well Technology Camp:

Week 6 (August 5-9)

Entering 3-5

Are you ready for the Innovation Challenge? This advanced camp is for our strongest builders. It will test your ability to build within constraints and design innovative answers for challenges such as Follow the Hose, Thread the Needle, and the Tunnel Challenge using Play-Well’s “junkyard,” a massive collection of thousands of LEGO® parts.

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

Entering Adventurers Gradees 2-3: Register for Specialty Camp

Explorers (Entering 4-6)

YMCA Explorers Camp will not only experience adventurous off-site trips, but will also participate in fun-filled activities to help build on existing friendships and foster growth of new ones. We will also work to develop independence and learn about the golden city of San Francisco through exploration.

Traditional Day Camp

Traditional Day Camp is age-specific and engages campers in age appropriate activities, stimulating skill building, and develops the YMCA core values of, Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility, within all youth. Every week of camp is divided into the following Days: Park Day, Innovative Excision Day, Outdoor Adventure Day, S.T.E.A.M-ULATION DAY and Water Day*. Daily camp activities revolve around weekly themes and include playing games with peers, sports, craft projects, performance arts, and outdoor adventures and nature exploration! *Note: not all weeks of camp will include Water Days. Please see the Summer Camp Planner and Weekly Trip Planner for more information. Every week we provide campers with a Y experience they’ll never forget. Please see below for more information outlining specific daily themes. 

Innovative Excursion Days: Weekly excursions that foster excitement, exploration, and innovation. Connecting weekly themes to a major field trip, these excursions will stimulate the campers’ minds while having a great time on the not-to-be-missed trip.
Park Days: Campers will travel to numerous San Francisco and Bay Area public parks and playgrounds this summer. Located near and far, campers will discover new places to play and let their imaginations soar!
On-Site Days: Campers will take advantage of our YMCA facility! We will utilize the pool, participate in kid-friendly group-ex classes, and exercise our creativity through various activities throughout the building.
Outdoor Adventure Days: Being outdoors and connecting to nature helps us be our healthiest best selves. Every week campers will explore the great Bay Area natural environment and become better acquainted with incredible outdoor spaces like Point Bonita and Coyote Point.
S.T.E.A.M-ulation Days: S.T.E.A.M. Days will strengthen your camper’s excitement and interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math through challenging hands-on activities and experiments.
Water Days: Campers will travel to one of the Bay Areas’ many lakes or water parks. All water parks and lake adventures are age appropriate and have low staff-to-camper ratios. Water locations are stationed with certified life guards and life jackets, and a YMCA Aquatics Specialist providing additional safety precautions. Campers are all encouraged to get in the water, but it is not required or necessary to have a good time! Please send your camper with a swimsuit underneath their clothing and a towel if possible. 

Explorers: Weeks 1-10 (Week 4 fee is prorated due to the July 4 holiday)

Facility Member $285/week; Community Participant $3350/week

Register for Explorers Grades 4-6 Traditional Day Camp

 

Sports Camp

Sports Camp is for the emerging athletes in your life! Each week of sports camp focuses on one sport for the entire week-long experience. Campers will master fundamentals and teamwork in order to further develop their skill set in a sport they love.
Sports camp is offered to campers entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. Camps are split into two age groups and structured around age appropriate activities and drills. Sports camp drop-off / pick-up is located at the Embarcadero YMCA. All Sports Camps are located on Treasure Island. We will be commute on MUNI from the Embarcadero YMCA.

MULTI-SPORTS CAMP:

Week 2 (June 17-21)

YMCA Multi-Sports Camp is perfect for any camper who would like to try them all! This camp will provide you with a glimpse of what we will be offering in each of our Soccer, Baseball, and Basketball camps throughout the summer! 

Facility Member $325/week; Community Participant $365/week

 

BASKETBALL CAMP:

Week 7 (July 22-26)

Lace up your sneakers and show off your old tricks, while learning some new ones. Campers will improve their fundamentals with fun new drills and scrimmages, while learning the importance of teamwork, regardless of skill level.

Facility Member $325/week; Community Participant $365/week

 

BASEBALL CAMP:

Week 8 (June 29-August 2)

In YMCA Baseball Camp, campers will become real M.V.P.s while working on the fundamentals of batting, pitching, throwing, base running, and catching. Campers will also have the opportunity to attend a professional baseball game!

Facility Member $325/week; Community Participant $365/week

Register for Explorers Grades 4-6 Sports Camp

Specialty Day Camp

Specialty Camps are designed to provide activities that vary to meet specific interests. Our Specialty Camps have special emphasis on programs that are sure to keep your camper excited throughout the entire summer! Specialty camps are age specific.

Lego: Ninjaneering w/Play-Well Technology Camp:

Week 3 (June 24-28)

Entering K-2 and 3-5 (two separate camps)

Mine, craft, and build the Star Wars universe using LEGO® parts! Roll the dice to gather Jedi resources. Then build a Pod Racer, craft a Droid, or create the Tree-house Village of Endor! This novice Play-Well game using LEGO® materials is inspired by the Minecraft tablet game and the Star Wars fantasy setting!

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Splish Splash Camp:

Week 4 (July 1-5) No camp on July 4

Entering 3-5 

This camp doesn't just happen in the pool—this summer we are taking Splish Splash Camp all over the Bay Area! Every day campers will experience a water-themed field trip adventure at water parks, lakes, and pools. Participants must be entering third grade or higer during the 2019-2020 school year and pass a swim test prior to travel.

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Skateboard Camp:

Week 5 (July 8-12)

Entering K-2 and 3-5 (two separate camps)

In collaboration with the Robskate skateboard Academy, the YMCA will be offering campers amazing activities and the opportunity to join Skateboarding Camp community with trained professionals. Regardless of skill level, campers will have the opportunity to learn and practice new skate tricks and fundamentals in a positive and safe environment while navigating new experiences. Equipment will be provided.

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Lego: Harry Potter Magical Engineering w/Play-Well Technology Camp:

Week 6 (July 15-19)

Entering K-2 and 3-5 (two separate camps)

In collaboration with Play-Well Technology, campers will have the opportunity to build projects inspired by cool machines close to home, such as trains, helicopters, treehouses, and beam-bridges. Then find Platform 9¾, build Hogwarts Express Train, and challenge the Hungarian Horntail Dragon! Engineering and wizardry are the focus of this new full-day, themed camp for LEGO® fanatics! In the afternoon, prepare for crafts, outdoor adventures and fun within the facility!

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Lego:Innovation Challenge w/Play-Well Technology Camp:

Week 6 (August 5-9)

Entering 3-5

Are you ready for the Innovation Challenge? This advanced camp is for our strongest builders. It will test your ability to build within constraints and design innovative answers for challenges such as Follow the Hose, Thread the Needle, and the Tunnel Challenge using Play-Well’s “junkyard,” a massive collection of thousands of LEGO® parts.

Facility Member $355/week; Community Participant $405/week

 

Register for Explorers Grades 4-6 Specialty Camp

 

 

Movin' On (Entering 7-8)

YMCA Movin’ on camp activities are designed to encourage decision-making skills by providing challenging, fun, and character building experiences through leadership opportunities with the Explorers group and other camp-provided opportunities.

Traditional Day Camp

Traditional Day Camp is age-specific and engages campers in age appropriate activities, stimulating skill building, and develops the YMCA core values of, Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility, within all youth. Every week of camp is divided into the following Days: Park Day, Innovative Excision Day, Outdoor Adventure Day, S.T.E.A.M-ULATION DAY and Water Day*. Daily camp activities revolve around weekly themes and include playing games with peers, sports, craft projects, performance arts, and outdoor adventures and nature exploration! *Note: not all weeks of camp will include Water Days. Please see the Summer Camp Planner and Weekly Trip Planner for more information. Every week we provide campers with a Y experience they’ll never forget. Please see below for more information outlining specific daily themes. 

Innovative Excursion Days: Weekly excursions that foster excitement, exploration, and innovation. Connecting weekly themes to a major field trip, these excursions will stimulate the campers’ minds while having a great time on the not-to-be-missed trip.
Park Days: Campers will travel to numerous San Francisco and Bay Area public parks and playgrounds this summer. Located near and far, campers will discover new places to play and let their imaginations soar!
On-Site Days: Campers will take advantage of our YMCA facility! We will utilize the pool, participate in kid-friendly group-ex classes, and exercise our creativity through various activities throughout the building.
Outdoor Adventure Days: Being outdoors and connecting to nature helps us be our healthiest best selves. Every week campers will explore the great Bay Area natural environment and become better acquainted with incredible outdoor spaces like Point Bonita and Coyote Point.
S.T.E.A.M-ulation Days: S.T.E.A.M. Days will strengthen your camper’s excitement and interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math through challenging hands-on activities and experiments.
Water Days: Campers will travel to one of the Bay Areas’ many lakes or water parks. All water parks and lake adventures are age appropriate and have low staff-to-camper ratios. Water locations are stationed with certified life guards and life jackets, and a YMCA Aquatics Specialist providing additional safety precautions. Campers are all encouraged to get in the water, but it is not required or necessary to have a good time! Please send your camper with a swimsuit underneath their clothing and a towel if possible. 

Movin' On: Weeks 1-10 (WEEK 4 FEE IS PRORATED DUE TO THE JULY 4 HOLIDAY)

Facility Member $285/week; Community Participant $335/week

Register for Movin' On Grades 7-8 Traditional Day Camp

Counselor In Training (C.I.T.) Program (Entering 9-10)

C.I.T. Internship

C.I.T. Interns will learn job skills related to working in the field of youth development, including group facilitation, public speaking, and camp operations. Interns must commit to four weeks during the summer (one training week and three fieldwork weeks). Upon completion of all four weeks, each intern will receive a program completion certification with total hours of the program allocated towards high school credits. This is a great professional development opportunity for teens interested in working with youth in the future. All interns must have a GPA of 2.50 or above. There is no cost for this program.

To apply, please fill out one of the applications below (First-Time or Returning Applicants) and email it to Shiante Lewis.

C.I.T. First-Time Applicant    C.I.T. Returning Applicant

 

Training Week: July 1-5 (no training July 4)

Participation in training week is required to participate in the program. Participants are only required to do one week of training.

 

Fieldwork Weeks: July 8-August 9

Participants can sign up for any weeks of field work once training week has been completed. Participants must commit to at least three weeks in order to receive credit.

 

Junior Counselor Opportunity

The Embarcadero YMCA will be hiring 11th and 12th graders to work during the summer of 2019! All interested candidates must send a resume and cover letter to Shiante Lewis
Space is limited and restrictions apply. ​

Family Information Sessions

Come meet your Camp Management team! We will go over policies/procedures and answer any of your camp questions. You will only need to attend one information session in order to get a full preview of your child’s summer experience. Free childcare will be provided. In order to attend, you MUST R.S.V.P. online (link coming soon) or with Member Services located at the Embarcadero YMCA.

INFORMATION SESSION #1 / MEET MANAGEMENT TEAM
Saturday, April 27 • 1:00-2:00pm ​• Treasure Island Community YMCA
Treasure Island, 749 9th Street, San Francisco, CA

INFORMATION SESSION #2 / MEET MANAGEMENT TEAM
Tuesday, May 21 • 5:30-6:30pm • In the Boardroom
Embarcadero YMCA,169 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA

INFORMATION SESSION #3 / MEET MANAGEMENT TEAM AND SUMMER UNIT DIRECTORS
Sunday, June 9 • 1:00-2:00pm • In the Boardroom
Embarcadero YMCA,169 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA.
 

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