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Fun For Everyone!

We have fun for everyone this summer, regardless of your age, income or background. 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. This summer, children can learn, grow and thrive through the exhilarating fun of sports, day and specialty camps at the Y. In the midst of all the fun, they’ll explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships. Teens can have fun socializing with their friends in a safe, positive environment while exploring interests, learning leadership skills, and discovering all they can achieve.

Plan your summer fun at the Y, and experience the impact we can make in your life and in the community! 

 

About

LOCATION

Weeks 1-6 (June 10-July 19)
Monroe Elementary School
260 Madrid Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

Weeks 7-10 (July 22-August 16)
Mission YMCA
4080 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112 

CAMP HOURS

Monday-Friday
Extended Care/Drop-Off: 7:30 am-9:00 am
Camp Activities: 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Extended Care/Pick-Up: 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

SUMMER CAMP CALENDAR

Week 01: 06/10/19-06/14/19
Week 02: 06/17/19-06/21/19
Week 03: 06/24/19-06/28/19
Week 04: 07/01/19-07/05/19 (No camp on Thursday 07/04)
Week 05: 07/08/19-07/12/19
Week 06: 07/15/19-07/19/19
Week 07: 07/22/19-07/26/19
Week 08: 07/29/19-08/02/19
Week 09: 08/05/19-08/09/19
Week 10: 08/12/19-08/16/19
 

How To Register

Online registration begins January 28thIn-person registration begins March 1st at the Mission YMCA (4080 Mission Street).

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Create or update your online 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?
A $50 deposit is due upon registration for each week. 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.

PAYMENT DUE DATES

 CAMP SESSION     CAMP DATES      CAMP BALANCES DUE  

Week 1

06/10-06/14  

Monday, 05/27

Week 2

06/17-06/21 

Monday, 06/03

Week 3

06/24-06/28

Monday, 06/10

Week 4

07/01-07/05 

Monday, 06/17

Week 5

07/08-07/12 

Monday, 06/24

Week 6

07/15-07/19

Monday, 07/01

Week 7

07/22-07/26 

Monday, 07/08

Week 8

07/29-08/02

Monday, 07/15

Week 9

08/05-08/09

Monday, 07/22

Week 10

08/12-08/16

Monday, 07/29

 

About Traditional Camp

Traditional day camp is age-specific and offers youth greater challenges with every year. Activities revolve around weekly themes and include structured and unstructured games, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, team building activities, songs, skits, and special Y events. Trips to local parks and major field trips round out each week to provide campers with Y experiences they will never forget!

WHAT GROUP DOES MY CAMPER BELONG IN?

Discoverers: Campers entering grades Kindergarten-1
Adventurers: Campers entering grades 2-3
Explorers: Campers entering grades 4-5
Movin' On Up: Campers entering grades 6-8
Teen Leader-In-Training (LIT): Teens entering grades 9-10 

WEEKLY THEMES FOR TRADITIONAL CAMP

Grades Entering Kindergarten-5th 

WEEK

DATE

THEME

DESCRIPTION
Week 1 06/10-06/14     BEST. SUMMER. EVER!   Relationships are particularly effective to start or end the camp day and during transitions between activities to help build a positive camp environment. Sharing and developing the traditions, rituals, code words, and special spaces that are the essence of the camp experience.
Week 2 06/17-06/21 ARTFUL ANTICS Art encourages joyful, active learning, expresses personal connections, help understand and express abstract concepts, and builds community and help children develop collaborative work skills.
Week 3 06/24-06/28  MAD SCIENCE THING-A-MAJIG  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Children will learn and be involved in different activities of STEAM. Everything from launching rockets to designing and building roller coasters.
Week 4  07/01-07/05 SUPER HEROS Whether it's a simple smile or something more dramatic,any kind act you perform has the same positive effect – on both the recipient, and you.
Week 5  07/08-07/12  Y OLYMPICS Let's move! Outside play can help children develop a more active lifestyle. Active & vigorous play each day to stay healthy, is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to have fun. Children will go to nearby parks, trails, and waters.
Week 6 07/15-07/19   Y'S GOT TALENT PERFORMING ARTS   Get into character with this fun-filled camp! Campers will create their very own play with commercial breaks, perform the marvelous show, create the sets, practice lines, and dress up!
Friends and families will be invited to the performance at the end of the week.
Week 7 07/22-07/26 NATURE UNLEASHED Respecting nature, caring for our planet, taking Responsibility for our actions, while being honest to ourselves. Join us as we explore all the fun facts and explore gravity, as learn about our solar systems and other myths our space has to share!
Week 8  07/29-08/02 SAN FRANCISCO ADVENTURES Whether it's taking in an afternoon hike in the Marin Headlands, kite flying at the Berkeley Marina or sampling small dumplings at a dim sum shop, there are plenty of fun things to do with kids in the Bay Area.
  Week 9     08/05-08/09 SPLISH SPLASH Throughout our water-filled week, campers will enjoy water activities and games, swimming, and water parks. Don't slip and slide your way past this incredible experience.
Week 10 08/12-08/16 ALOHA Luaus are traditional feasts in Hawaii and are usually held outdoors. Along with food comes music and entertainment, where ukuleles are played, and women dance the hula. Hula dances tell stories about nature and the beauty
of the sand, sea, and swaying palms.

 

Grades Entering 6th-8th

WEEK DATE THEME DESCRIPTION
Week 1 06/10-06/14 BEST. SUMMER. EVER! Relationships are particularly effective to start or end the camp day and during transitions between activities to help build a positive camp environment. Sharing and developing the traditions, rituals, code words, and special spaces that are the essence of the camp experience.
Week 2 06/17-06/21 IRON CHEF Learning about exciting foods and cooking techniques with our Y Chef Daniella. Campers will prep, cook, and eat wonderful foods made from kid friendly recipes. Campers will bring home tasty foods and recipes to use in their personal kitchen.
Week 3 06/24-06/28 STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Children will learn and be involved in different activities of STEAM. Everything from launching rockets to designing and building roller coasters.
Week 4 07/01-07/05 ARTFUL ANTICS Art encourages joyful, active learning, expresses personal connections, help understand and express abstract concepts, and builds community and help children develop collaborative work skills.
Week 5 07/08-07/12 AMAZING RACE Each day children will mentally and visually navigate around San Francisco to visit a different neighborhoods. Gain understanding of why San Francisco is called the "Melting Pot."
Week 6 07/15-07/19 SECRET CODERS Class taught by Bytes for Bits. "We always keep our focus on the students and their ability to learn while having fun! Our classes focus on the personal skills needed to master computer coding across languages including: Code.org, Scratch Python and more."
Week 7 07/22-07/26 SUPER HEROS

Super Heroes comes in different forms and have different powers. What's yours? Are you ready to be our 2019 Community Youth of the Year? Whether it's a simple smile or something more dramatic, any kind act you perform has the same positive effect – on both the recipient, and you.

Week 8 07/29-08/02 FEAR FACTOR Could you/would you face your worst fears? Would you rather eat worms or crickets?
Week 9 08/05-08/09 EXTREME ADVENTURES (NATURE) Respecting nature, caring for our planet, taking Responsibility for our actions, while being honest to ourselves. Join us as we explore all the fun facts and explore gravity, as learn about our solar systems and other myths our space has to share.
Week 10 08/12-08/16 EXTREME OUTDOORS ADVENTURES A week full of H20 activities and roller coasters! Each day campers will experience a field trip full of adventures!

Camp for Grades Entering Kindergarten-1st

Traditional Camp

DISCOVERERS

Traditional day camp is age-specific and offers youth greater challenges with every year. Activities revolve around weekly themes and include structured and unstructured games, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, team building activities, songs, skits, and special Y events. Trips to local parks and major field trips round out each week to provide campers with Y experiences they will never forget.

Weeks: 1-10*
Dates: June 10-August 16
Please note: Weeks 1-6 will be held at Monroe Elementary School, weeks 7-10 will be held at the Mission YMCA
Community Participant: $252/week 
Facility Member: $202/week
Deposit: $50/week, deposit is due at registration
Week 4 is prorated due to the holiday. *No camp on 07/04/19

Traditional Camp:     REGISTER

Specialty Camps

Itty Bitty All Ball

Dribble, score, and do it all! Take a week to explore the sports we are offering this summer. Our days will be filled with drills, scrimmages, other games, and team building activities. Campers will learn the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and developing new skills. 

Week: 1
Dates: June 10-14
Community Participant: $260/week 
Facility Member: $208/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

Itty Bitty All Chefs

"Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle" Cooking healthy food is a great opportunity to encourage kids, staff, and families at our Y to adopt a HEPA lifestyle at home, work, and school."Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle" Cooking healthy food is a great opportunity to encourage kids, staff, and families at our Y to adopt a HEPA lifestyle at home, work, and school.

Week: 2
Dates: June 17-21
Community Participant: $285/week 
Facility Member: $228/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

Itty Bitty All Aqua Adventures

A week full of H20 activities! Each day campers will experience a new water-themed field trip adventure!

Week: 3
Dates: June 24-28
Community Participant: $285/week 
Facility Member: $228/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

Itty Bitty Soccer

Campers will improve fundamental skills of ball handling, shooting, passing, and footwork. They will learn offensive schemes and playing off the ball, as well as defensive strategy and technique. Teamwork and "talking to each other" are also integral parts of the game and are a focus of our program. 

 

Week: 5
Dates: July 8-12
Community Participant: $260/week 
Facility Member: $208/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

Itty Bitty Under the Sea

The world's oceans provide many useful items and funtions for not only pepole who live on the coast, but all people. The first thing that comes to mind when we think about sea resources is food, but the sea provides many other kinds of resources as well. 

Week: 6
Dates: July 7-19
Community Participant: $285/week 
Facility Member: $228/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

Itty Bitty Einstein

STEAM is the foundation for our future, and Thing-a-ma-jig is a launch pad. We want every camper this week to walk away realizing what the sciences are, in fact, fun and part of our everyday experiences. Hands-on activities in a variety of fields such as engineering, aeronautics, botany, and medicine will allow children to develop strategic thinking and understand what a STEAM career has to offer. 

Week: 7
Dates: July 22-26
Community Participant: $260/week 
Facility Member: $208/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

Itty Bitty Movin' and Groovin'

Movin' and Groovin' is a creative way to introduce your dancer to creative movement, and balance. Children learn body awareness, group work, musicality, and rhythm. 

Week: 8
Dates: July 29-August 2
Community Participant: $260/week 
Facility Member: $208/week
Deposit: $50/week, deposit is due at registration

 

Itty Bitty Coastal Critters

Feeling Wild? Would you rather be a Red-Tailed Hawk soaring over the beach, a sneaky bobcat prowling under the brush, or a slippery seal sunning on a rock? Channel your inner animal as we discover the critters in the Marin Headlands and beyond! Coastal Critter campers will learn about the coastal food chain and animal adaptations while we play animal games, create crafts, tell stories and explore with new friends. 

Week: 9
Dates: August 5-9
Community Participant: $285/week 
Facility Member: $228/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

Specialty Camp:     REGISTER

Camp for Grades Entering 2nd-3rd

TRADITIONAL CAMP

ADVENTURERS

Traditional day camp is age-specific and offers youth greater challenges with every year. Activities revolve around weekly themes and include structured and unstructured games, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, team building activities, songs, skits, and special Y events. Trips to local parks and major field trips round out each week to provide campers with Y experiences they will never forget.

Weeks: 1-10*
Dates: June 10-August 16
Please note: Weeks 1-6 will be held at Monroe Elementary School, weeks 7-10 will be held at the Mission YMCA
Community Participant: $252/week
Facility Member: $202/week
Deposit: $50/week, deposit is due at registration
Week 4 is prorated due to the holiday. *No camp on 07/04/19

Traditional Camp:    REGISTER

SPECIALTY CAMP

ALL BALL

Dribble, score, and do it all! Take a week to explore the sports we are offering this summer. Our days will be filled with drills, scrimmages, other games, and team building activities. Campers will learn the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and developing new skills. 

Week: 1
Dates: June 10-14
Community Participant: $307/week 
Facility Member: $246/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

INVENTOR'S WORKSHOP

STEAM is the foundation for our future, and Thing-a-ma-jig is a launch pad. We want every camper this week to walk away realizing what the sciences are, in fact, fun and part of our everyday experiences. Hands-on activities in a variety of fields such as engineering, aeronautics, botany, and medicine will allow children to develop strategic thinking and understand what a STEAM career has to offer. 

Week: 2
Dates: June 17-21
Community Participant: $338/week 
Facility Member: $271/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

IRON CHEF

Learn about exciting foods and cooking techniques with our Mission YMCA Chef Daniella. Campers will prep, cook, and eat wonderful foods made from kid friendly recipes. Campers will bring home tasty foods and recipes to use in their personal kitchen.

Week: 3
Dates: June 24-28
Community Participant: $307/week 
Facility Member: $246/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

YBIKE

Bring your bike to camp! Do you remember that freedom and independence you felt the first time you rode a bike? The set of programs and initiatives now collectively known as "YBike" began in 2002 when a Presidio Y member began volunteering to teach kids how to ride bikes. We realized early on that bicycles provide the perfect tool to help youth. Led by caring adults, we engage more than 4,000 participants each year, resulting in thousands of youth who are active, outdoor enthusiasts and skilled cyclists. 

Week: 5
Dates: July 8-12
Community Participant: $338/week 
Facility Member: $271/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

GOLF FUNDAMENTALS

The Golf FUNdamentals Camp is specialized for youth in 2nd through 5th grades, welcoming all ability levels. Youth will rotate through golf skill stations, based on leading TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) junior golf instruction. No equipment is required as we bring in customized (and safe) junior golf clubs. Camp is taught by local golf professionals. No experience necessary!

Week: 6
Dates: July 15-19
Community Participant: $374/week 
Facility Member: $300/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

AQUA ADVENTURES

A week full of H20 activities! Each day campers will experience a new water-themed field trip adventure!

Week: 7
Dates: July 22-26
Community Participant: $374/week 
Facility Member: $300/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

SECRET CODERS

Class taught by Bytes for Bits. "We always keep our focus on the students and their ability to learn while having fun! Our classes focus on the personal skills needed to master computer coding across languages including: Code.org, Scratch Python and more."

Week: 8
Dates: July 29-August 2
Community Participant: $307/week 
Facility Member: $246/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

SURVIVAL SKILLS

Are you wild at heart? Do you have what it takes to rough it in the great outdoors? In Survival Skills, we will build the wilderness skills we need for successful and safe adventure in your national parks and beyond. Filter water, start a fire, and build a shelter- all without leaving a trace. Whether we're up-close with poisonous plants or using a compass to find our way, this team is perfect for anyone who's ready to band together to survive - and thrive! - in the wild. 

Week: 9
Dates: August 5-9
Community Participant: $374/week 
Facility Member: $300/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

Specialty Camp:     REGISTER

Camp for Grades Entering 4th-5th

TRADITIONAL CAMP

EXPLORERS

Traditional day camp is age-specific and offers youth greater challenges with every year. Activities revolve around weekly themes and include structured and unstructured games, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, team building activities, songs, skits, and special Y events. Trips to local parks and major field trips round out each week to provide campers with Y experiences they will never forget.

Weeks: 1-10*
Dates: June 10-August 16
Please note: Weeks 1-6 will be held at Monroe Elementary School, weeks 7-10 will be held at the Mission YMCA
Community Participant: $252/week 
Facility Member: $202/week
Deposit: $50/week, deposit is due at registration
Week 4 is prorated due to the holiday. *No camp on 07/04/19

Traditional Camp:     REGISTER

 

SPECIALTY CAMP

ALL BALL

Dribble, score, and do it all! Take a week to explore the sports we are offering this summer. Our days will be filled with drills, scrimmages, other games, and team building activities. Campers will learn the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and developing new skills. 

Week: 1
Dates: June 10-14
Community Participant: $307/week 
Facility Member: $246/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

INVENTOR'S WORKSHOP

STEAM is the foundation for our future, and Thing-a-ma-jig is a launch pad. We want every camper this week to walk away realizing what the sciences are, in fact, fun and part of our everyday experiences. Hands-on activities in a variety of fields such as engineering, aeronautics, botany, and medicine will allow children to develop strategic thinking and understand what a STEAM career has to offer. 

Week: 2
Dates: June 17-21
Community Participant: $338/week 
Facility Member: $271/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

IRON CHEF

Learn about exciting foods and cooking techniques with our Mission YMCA Chef Daniella. Campers will prep, cook, and eat wonderful foods made from kid friendly recipes. Campers will bring home tasty foods and recipes to use in their personal kitchen.

Week: 3
Dates: June 24-28
Community Participant: $307/week 
Facility Member: $246/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

YBIKE

Bring your bike to camp! Do you remember that freedom and independence you felt the first time you rode a bike? The set of programs and initiatives now collectively known as "YBike" began in 2002 when a Presidio Y member began volunteering to teach kids how to ride bikes. We realized early on that bicycles provide the perfect tool to help youth. Led by caring adults, we engage more than 4,000 participants each year, resulting in thousands of youth who are active, outdoor enthusiasts and skilled cyclists. 

Week: 5
Dates: July 8-12
Community Participant: $338/week 
Facility Member: $271/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

GOLF FUNDAMENTALS

The Golf FUNdamentals Camp is specialized for youth in 2nd through 5th grades, welcoming all ability levels. Youth will rotate through golf skill stations, based on leading TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) junior golf instruction. No equipment is required as we bring in customized (and safe) junior golf clubs. Camp is taught by local golf professionals. No experience necessary!

Week: 6
Dates: July 15-19
Community Participant: $374/week 
Facility Member: $300/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

AQUA ADVENTURES

A week full of H20 activities! Each day campers will experience a new water-themed field trip adventure!

Week: 7
Dates: July 22-26
Community Participant: $374/week 
Facility Member: $300/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

SECRET CODERS

Class taught by Bytes for Bits. "We always keep our focus on the students and their ability to learn while having fun! Our classes focus on the personal skills needed to master computer coding across languages including: Code.org, Scratch Python and more."

Week: 8
Dates: July 29-August 2
Community Participant: $307/week 
Facility Member: $246/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

 

SURVIVAL SKILLS

Are you wild at heart? Do you have what it takes to rough it in the great outdoors? In Survival Skills, we will build the wilderness skills we need for successful and safe adventure in your national parks and beyond. Filter water, start a fire, and build a shelter- all without leaving a trace. Whether we're up-close with poisonous plants or using a compass to find our way, this team is perfect for anyone who's ready to band together to survive - and thrive! - in the wild. 

Week: 9
Dates: August 5-9
Community Participant: $374/week 
Facility Member: $300/week
Deposit: $50 deposit is due at registration

Specialty Camp:     REGISTER

Camp for Grades Entering 6th-8th

TRADITIONAL CAMP

MOVIN' ON UP

Traditional day camp is age-specific and offers youth greater challenges with every year. Activities revolve around weekly themes and include structured and unstructured games, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, team building activities, songs, skits, and special Y events. Trips to local parks and major field trips round out each week to provide campers with Y experiences they will never forget.

Weeks: 1-10*
Dates: June 10-August 16
Please note: Weeks 1-6 will be held at Monroe Elementary School, weeks 7-10 will be held at the Mission YMCA
Community Participant: $252/week 
Facility Member: $202/week
Deposit: $50/week, deposit is due at registration
Week 4 is prorated due to the holiday. *No camp on 07/04/19

Traditional Camp:     REGISTER

Camp for Grades Entering 9th-10th

TEEN LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP-IN-TRAINING (LIT)

Does your teen want to become a camp leader? This Teen Leader-In-Training (LIT) program is a fun and challenging way to spend the summer! LITs spend the first two weeks of the summer together participating in camp activities while learning and practicing leadership skills, and developing an appreciation for the importance of being a role-model in the camp community.

This two week training session includes topics such as: CPR & First Aid training, camp leadership, group games, public speaking, child development and a ton of other cool activities related to working in the field of youth development! LITs will also have a great time making new friends, taking exciting field trips and learning new skills.

This year we will offer two opportunities to get trained to be a LIT. LITs will need to complete one of the 2 week sessions in order to participate in any weeks of field work.

OPTION 1
Session:
Week 1 & 2 Training
Dates: June 10-June 21 (No training on weekends)
Community Participant: $468/session
Facility Member: $375/session

 

OPTION 2
Session: Week 3 & 4 Training
Dates: June 24-July 5 (No training on weekends, closed 7/4)
Community Participant: $468/session
Facility Member: $375/session

 

FIELDWORK

The Fieldwork Program is an opportunity for LITs to use their leadership skills with a group of younger campers while working with the Y’s incredible camp staff. LITs will experience various camp programs, assist in the daily operations of camp and receive valuable on-the-job experience that will help build a strong foundation for any career. LITs will also receive a certificate of completion of 40 hours of community service!

LITs must successfully complete the 2-week training prior to participating in the Fieldwork Program.

Weeks: 3-10*
Dates:

  • Week 3: 06/24-06/28
  • Week 4: 07/01-07/05
  • Week 5: 07/08-07/12
  • Week 6: 07/15-07/16
  • Week 7: 07/22-07/26
  • Week 8: 07/29-08/02
  • Week 9: 08/05-08/09

Community Participant: $19/week
Facility Member: $16/week

REGISTER

Summer Camp Brochure

For more information, please download our 2019 Summer Camp Brochure

Summer Camp Brochure