GREAT SUMMERS START AT THE Y

The YMCA of San Francisco is committed to providing quality youth programming and exceptional summer camp experiences to our Bay Area families. At Y day camp, kids can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun.

Health & Safety

Thank you for choosing the YMCA of San Francisco to keep your child(ren) safe and healthy this summer.

COVID INFORMATION - CLICK TO EXPAND

The YMCA of San Francisco prioritizes the health and safety of our youth and staff. Our youth programs abide by all public health guidelines as set by the city, county, and state. Since March 2020, we have been safely running in-person programming and will continue to put the health and safety of youth and staff at the forefront of all our programs. Detailed COVID restrictions and procedures will be distributed to families in the weeks prior the beginning of camp to ensure the most accurate information is being distributed. Any changes to our COVID policies will be communicated in as timely a manner as possible.

Explore Camps

Our traditional camps are age-specific and offers youth greater challenges with every year. Activities include structured and unstructured games, sports, arts and crafts, team building activities, and songs.

Camp Location

Argonne Playground

463 18th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121

 

Camp Hours

Extended Care/Drop-Off: 8:00-9:00 am
Program Hours: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Extended Care/Pick-Up: 4:00-5:00 pm

Discoverers - Traditional Camps

GRADES: Incoming Kindergarteners-1st
AGES: 5-6

ONLINE AND IN-PERSON REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

CLICK ON THE + FOR CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

 

SESSION 1: 06/05/23-06/09/23

SUMMER BASH

From sand castles to beach waves, we are sure to have a blast as we kick off the summer together. This week is all about fun in the sun. We will explore the city's beaches and enjoy picnics in the park.  

REGISTER

SESSION 3: 06/20/23-06/23/23*

FEAR FACTOR 

Build that bravery muscle and join us for a week of creepy crawlies, trust exercises, and challenges designed for kids of all ages. Your child will participate in bizarre, yet super fun challenges.

*Short camp week due to the Juneteenth Holiday

REGISTER

SESSION 5: 07/03/23-07/07/23*

PARTY IN THE USA

Show your camp spirit and celebrate with the Y. We will party in red, white and blue this week as we show off the stars we are.

*Short camp week due to the 4th of July holiday.

REGISTER

SESSION 7: 07/17/23-07/21/23

HOLIDAYS IN THE SUMMER

Who doesn't love a week long of celebrations! This week we will bring out the spooky, snow, and love in our daily adventures!

REGISTER

SESSION 9: 07/31/23-08/04/23

ANIMAL ADVENTURES

Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! This week will be filled with exploration of the Animal Kingdom through art activities, STEAM projects, and physical and team challenges. We will have a wild time learning about animals and their habitats!

REGISTER

SESSION 2: 06/12/23-06/16/23

UNDER THE SEA

Students will dive into the amazing world of marine life while creating ocean-themed art and science projects. In this camp, students will learn about ocean life and their habitats. 

REGISTER

SESSION 4: 06/26/23-06/30/23

MAD SCIENTIST

Put your lab coat on and get ready to experiment and investigate the world around us. We may come up with more questions than answers, but the fun is sure to be there along the way.

REGISTER

SESSION 6: 07/10/23-07/14/23

MESS-TIVAL

Things are sure to get messy, so come prepared as we create and destroy. This week is all about the ooey and gooey and everything in between. Experience a camp where there is never a day where paint and marshmallow paintballs won’t come out to play.

REGISTER

SESSION 8: 07/24/23-07/28/23

SOAKIN' FUN

Jump in and be prepared to get soaked. Protect yourself from sunbeams and put on your sunscreen as we dive into this adventure together. Youth will enjoy a week of water-based fun activities.

REGISTER

SESSION 10: 08/07/23-08/11/23

GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY

Blast off into space this week creating everything out of this world. Youth will explore the galaxy and work together to complete their very own space mission!

REGISTER

*Shorter camp week due to Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays

Deposits and Registration Fees

CLICK TO EXPAND

SESSIONS:  1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):

                    $481/Session - Community Members
                    $335/Session - Facility Members

SESSIONS:  3 & 5 (Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays)
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
    $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):
           
          $385/Session -  Community Members
                    $258/Session - Facility Members


Questions? Contact Jazzy Mendoza at JMendoza@ymcasf.org or (415) 666-9612.

Adventurers - Traditional Camps

GRADES: Incoming 2nd-3rd
AGES: 7-8

ONLINE AND IN-PERSON REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

CLICK ON THE + FOR CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

 

SESSION 1: 06/05/23-06/09/23

SUMMER BASH

From sand castles to beach waves, we are sure to have a blast as we kick off the summer together. This week is all about fun in the sun. We will explore the city's beaches and enjoy picnics in the park.  

REGISTER

SESSION 3: 06/20/23-06/23/23*

FEAR FACTOR 

Build that bravery muscle and join us for a week of creepy crawlies, trust exercises, and challenges designed for kids of all ages. Your child will participate in bizarre, yet super fun challenges.

*Short camp week due to the Juneteenth Holiday

REGISTER

SESSION 5: 07/03/23-07/07/23*

PARTY IN THE USA

Show your camp spirit and celebrate with the Y. We will party in red, white and blue this week as we show off the stars we are.

*Short camp week due to the 4th of July holiday.

REGISTER

SESSION 7: 07/17/23-07/21/23

HOLIDAYS IN THE SUMMER

Who doesn't love a week long of celebrations! This week we will bring out the spooky, snow, and love in our daily adventures!

REGISTER

SESSION 9: 07/31/23-08/04/23

ANIMAL ADVENTURES

Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! This week will be filled with exploration of the Animal Kingdom through art activities, STEAM projects, and physical and team challenges. We will have a wild time learning about animals and their habitats!

REGISTER

SESSION 2: 06/12/23-06/16/23

UNDER THE SEA

Students will dive into the amazing world of marine life while creating ocean-themed art and science projects. In this camp, students will learn about ocean life and their habitats. 

REGISTER

SESSION 4: 06/26/23-06/30/23

MAD SCIENTIST

Put your lab coat on and get ready to experiment and investigate the world around us. We may come up with more questions than answers, but the fun is sure to be there along the way.

REGISTER

SESSION 6: 07/10/23-07/14/23

MESS-TIVAL

Things are sure to get messy, so come prepared as we create and destroy. This week is all about the ooey and gooey and everything in between. Experience a camp where there is never a day where paint and marshmallow paintballs won’t come out to play.

REGISTER

SESSION 8: 07/24/23-07/28/23

SOAKIN' FUN

Jump in and be prepared to get soaked. Protect yourself from sunbeams and put on your sunscreen as we dive into this adventure together. Youth will enjoy a week of water-based fun activities.

REGISTER

SESSION 10: 08/07/23-08/11/23

GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY

Blast off into space this week creating everything out of this world. Youth will explore the galaxy and work together to complete their very own space mission!

REGISTER

*Shorter camp week due to Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays

Deposits and Registration Fees

More Information

SESSIONS:  1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):

                    $481/Session - Community Members
                    $335/Session - Facility Members

SESSIONS:  3 & 5 (Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays)
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):
         
           $385/Session- Community Members
                   $258/Session - Facility Members


Questions? Contact Jazzy Mendoza at JMendoza@ymcasf.org or (415) 666-9612.

Explorers - Traditional Camps

GRADES: Incoming 4th-5th
AGES: 9-10

ONLINE AND IN-PERSON REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

CLICK ON THE + FOR CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

 

SESSION 1: 06/05/23-06/09/23

SUMMER BASH

From sand castles to beach waves, we are sure to have a blast as we kick off the summer together. This week is all about fun in the sun. We will explore the city's beaches and enjoy picnics in the park.  

REGISTER

SESSION 3: 06/20/23-06/23/23*

FEAR FACTOR 

Build that bravery muscle and join us for a week of creepy crawlies, trust exercises, and challenges designed for kids of all ages. Your child will participate in bizarre, yet super fun challenges.

*Short camp week due to the Juneteenth Holiday

REGISTER

SESSION 5: 07/03/23-07/07/23*

PARTY IN THE USA

Show your camp spirit and celebrate with the Y. We will party in red, white and blue this week as we show off the stars we are.

*Short camp week due to the 4th of July holiday.

REGISTER

SESSION 7: 07/17/23-07/21/23

HOLIDAYS IN THE SUMMER

Who doesn't love a week long of celebrations! This week we will bring out the spooky, snow, and love in our daily adventures!

REGISTER

SESSION 9: 07/31/23-08/04/23

ANIMAL ADVENTURES

Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! This week will be filled with exploration of the Animal Kingdom through art activities, STEAM projects, and physical and team challenges. We will have a wild time learning about animals and their habitats!

REGISTER

SESSION 2: 06/12/23-06/16/23

UNDER THE SEA

Students will dive into the amazing world of marine life while creating ocean-themed art and science projects. In this camp, students will learn about ocean life and their habitats. 

REGISTER

SESSION 4: 06/26/23-06/30/23

MAD SCIENTIST

Put your lab coat on and get ready to experiment and investigate the world around us. We may come up with more questions than answers, but the fun is sure to be there along the way.

REGISTER

SESSION 6: 07/10/23-07/14/23

MESS-TIVAL

Things are sure to get messy, so come prepared as we create and destroy. This week is all about the ooey and gooey and everything in between. Experience a camp where there is never a day where paint and marshmallow paintballs won’t come out to play.

REGISTER

SESSION 8: 07/24/23-07/28/23

SOAKIN' FUN

Jump in and be prepared to get soaked. Protect yourself from sunbeams and put on your sunscreen as we dive into this adventure together. Youth will enjoy a week of water-based fun activities.

REGISTER

SESSION 10: 08/07/23-08/11/23

GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY

Blast off into space this week creating everything out of this world. Youth will explore the galaxy and work together to complete their very own space mission!

REGISTER

*Shorter camp week due to Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays

Deposits and Registration Fees

More Information

SESSIONS:  1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):
         
            $481/Session - Community Members
                    $335/Session - Facility Members

SESSIONS:  3 & 5 (Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays)
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):
         
            $385/Session - Community Members
                    $258/Session - Facility Members


Questions? Contact Jazzy Mendoza at JMendoza@ymcasf.org or (415) 666-9612.

Movin' On - Traditional Camps

GRADES: Incoming 6th-8th
AGES: 11-13

ONLINE AND IN-PERSON REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

CLICK ON THE + FOR CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

 

SESSION 1: 06/05/23-06/09/23

SUMMER BASH

From sand castles to beach waves, we are sure to have a blast as we kick off the summer together. This week is all about fun in the sun. We will explore the city's beaches and enjoy picnics in the park.  

REGISTER

SESSION 3: 06/20/23-06/23/23*

FEAR FACTOR 

Build that bravery muscle and join us for a week of creepy crawlies, trust exercises, and challenges designed for kids of all ages. Your child will participate in bizarre, yet super fun challenges.

*Short camp week due to the Juneteenth Holiday

REGISTER

SESSION 5: 07/03/23-07/07/23*

PARTY IN THE USA

Show your camp spirit and celebrate with the Y. We will party in red, white and blue this week as we show off the stars we are.

*Short camp week due to the 4th of July holiday.

REGISTER

SESSION 7: 07/17/23-07/21/23

HOLIDAYS IN THE SUMMER

Who doesn't love a week long of celebrations! This week we will bring out the spooky, snow, and love in our daily adventures!

REGISTER

SESSION 9: 07/31/23-08/04/23

ANIMAL ADVENTURES

Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! This week will be filled with exploration of the Animal Kingdom through art activities, STEAM projects, and physical and team challenges. We will have a wild time learning about animals and their habitats!

REGISTER

SESSION 2: 06/12/23-06/16/23

Y RANGERS

Our Y Rangers programming brings youth outdoors to explore, learn, and be inspired by our trained Naturalists. Y Rangers campers will put down their devices and marvel at the magic of nature as they explore the wonders of the outdoors in their local National Park, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and beyond!

REGISTER

SESSION 4: 06/26/23-06/30/23

MAD SCIENTIST

Put your lab coat on and get ready to experiment and investigate the world around us. We may come up with more questions than answers, but the fun is sure to be there along the way.

REGISTER

SESSION 6: 07/10/23-07/14/23

Y RANGERS

Our Y Rangers programming brings youth outdoors to explore, learn, and be inspired by our trained Naturalists. Y Rangers campers will put down their devices and marvel at the magic of nature as they explore the wonders of the outdoors in their local National Park, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and beyond!

REGISTER

SESSION 8: 07/24/23-07/28/23

SOAKIN' FUN

Jump in and be prepared to get soaked. Protect yourself from sunbeams and put on your sunscreen as we dive into this adventure together. Youth will enjoy a week of water-based fun activities.

REGISTER

SESSION 10: 08/07/23-08/11/23

GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY

Blast off into space this week creating everything out of this world. Youth will explore the galaxy and work together to complete their very own space mission!

REGISTER

*Shorter camp week due to Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays

Deposits and Registration Fees

More Information

SESSIONS:  1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):

                    $543/Session - Community Members
                    $385/Session - Facility Members

SESSIONS:  3 & 5 (Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays)
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
COST (DOES NOT
INCLUDE DEPOSIT):
         
            $435/Session -  Community Members
                    $298/Session - Facility Members


Questions? Contact Jazzy Mendoza at JMendoza@ymcasf.org or (415) 666-9612.

Leaders-In-Training (LITs)

GRADES: Incoming 9th-11th
AGES: 14-16

ONLINE AND IN-PERSON REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

 

LIT Training Week

SESSION 1 & 2:
06/05/23-06/09/23 & 06/12/23-06/16/23
(2-week training)

Leaders-In-Training will spend their training 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.

LITs will also be participating in our Y Rangers program that brings youth outdoors to explore, learn, and be inspired by our trained Naturalists. Y Rangers campers will put down their devices and marvel at the magic of nature as they explore the wonders of the outdoors.

Camp Highlights: Kayaking, CPR & First-Aid Training, Great America Field Trip

REGISTER

 

LIT 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 the valuable on-the-job experience that will help build a strong foundation for any care.

SESSION 3:
06/20/23-06/23/23*

REGISTER

SESSION 5:
07/03/23-07/07/23*

REGISTER

SESSION 7:
07/17/23-07/21/23

REGISTER

SESSION 9:
07/24/23-07/28/23

REGISTER

SESSION 4:
06/26/23-06/30/23

REGISTER

SESSION 6:
07/10/23-07/14/23

REGISTER

SESSION 8:
07/24/23-07/28/23

REGISTER

SESSION 10:
08/07/23-08/11/23

REGISTER

*Shorter camp week due to the Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays.

 

Deposits and Registration Fees

More Information

SESSIONS:    1 & 2
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
FEES:           $387/Session Community Members
                    $300/Session Facility Members

SESSIONS:  3 & 5
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
FEES:           $81/Session Community Members
                    $35/Session Facility Members

SESSIONS:  4, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10
NON-REFUNDABLE
DEPOSIT:
     $50 per session
FEES:           $106/Session Community Members
                    $55/Session Facility Members

 

Questions? Contact Jazzy Mendoza at JMendoza@ymcasf.org or (415) 666-9612.

Summer Fun For Everyone

This summer, children can learn, grow and thrive through the exhilarating fun of sports, day and specialty camps at the Y. Amid of all the fun, they’ll explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships

Richmond District YMCA's Summer Camp Daily Activity Schedule

Please keep in mind that these times and activities are examples of a typical camp day and specific details may vary or change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Most camp programs will have at least one off-site field trip per week. Please consult with the branch staff to confirm schedules in the late Spring.

8:00 am-9:00 am: Extended Care / Drop Off
9:00 am-9:15 am: Campfire
9:15 am-10:00 am: Morning Snack
10:00 am-11:00 am: Outdoor Group Game
11:00 am-12:00 pm: Theme-Based Activity
12:00 pm-12:30 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm-1:00 pm Local Field Trip
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
3:00 pm-3:30 pm
3:30 pm-3:45 pm Afternoon Snack
3:45 pm-4:00 pm Campfire
4:00 pm-5:00 pm Extended Care / Pick-Up

 

Note: Schedule subject to change.

 

Payment Schedule and Refunds

Please note the following regarding cancellations requests and refunds:

  • Deposits are non-refundable
  • Cancellations that come in 10 days or more before the program begins or earlier are subject to a refund of payment but not the deposit.
  • Cancellation requests that come in 9 days or less than the program start date will have no refund.
Camp Instance: Deposit Due: Payment
Draft Due Date:
Drop Date
for Non-Payment:
Last Day for Refund
Less Deposit:
No Refund:
06/05/23-06/09/23 Deposit is taken at registration 05/22/2023 05/26/2023 05/19/2023 05/20/2023
06/12/23-06/16/23 Deposit is taken at registration 05/30/2023 06/02/2023 05/26/2023 05/27/2023
06/19/23-06/23/23 Deposit is taken at registration 06/05/2023 06/09/2023 06/02/2023 06/03/2023
06/26/23-06/30/23 Deposit is taken at registration 06/12/2023 06/16/2023 06/09/2023 06/10/2023
07/03/23-07/07/23 Deposit is taken at registration 06/20/2023 06/23/2023 06/16/2023 06/17/2023
07/10/23-07/14/23 Deposit is taken at registration 06/26/2023 06/30/2023 06/23/2023 06/24/2023
07/17/23-07/21/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/03/203 07/07/2023 06/30/2023 07/01/2023
07/24/23-07/28/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/10/2023 07/14/2023 07/07/2023 07/08/2023
07/31/23-08/04/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/17/2023 07/21/2023 07/14/2023 07/15/2023
08/07/23-08/11/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/24/2023 07/28/2023 07/21/2023 07/22/2023
08/14/23-08/18/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/31/2023 08/04/2023 07/28/2023 07/29/2023

FAQs

The session/camp week I want to register my child(ren) for is full. I've joined a waitlist, what can I expect?

We will notify families via email if a space becomes available. You will have 48 hours to accept or decline the waitlisted spot. If we do not hear back from you, we will move on to the next child on the list. For confidentiality reasons and standard operating procedures, we do not reveal where a child’s spot is on the waitlist.

My child has special needs, who should I contact for support or more information?

YMCA leaders are encouraging, patient, and can help facilitate successful camp experiences for children with mild to moderate disabilities. For specific questions regarding your child, please contact the branch-specific site contact.

What are the YMCA's cancellation and refund policies?

  • Deposits are non-refundable

  • Cancellations that come in 10 days or more before the program begins or earlier are subject to a refund of payment but does not include the deposit.

  • Cancellation request that come in 9 days or less than the program start date will have no refund. Please check below for dates.

Camp Instance: Deposit Due: Payment
Draft Due Date:
Drop Date
for Non-Payment:
Last Day for Refund
Less Deposit:
No Refund:
06/05/23-06/09/23 Deposit is taken at registration 05/22/2023 05/26/2023 05/19/2023 05/20/2023
06/12/23-06/16/23 Deposit is taken at registration 05/30/2023 06/02/2023 05/26/2023 05/27/2023
06/19/23-06/23/23 Deposit is taken at registration 06/05/2023 06/09/2023 06/02/2023 06/03/2023
06/26/23-06/30/23 Deposit is taken at registration 06/12/2023 06/16/2023 06/09/2023 06/10/2023
07/03/23-07/07/23 Deposit is taken at registration 06/20/2023 06/23/2023 06/16/2023 06/17/2023
07/10/23-07/14/23 Deposit is taken at registration 06/26/2023 06/30/2023 06/23/2023 06/24/2023
07/17/23-07/21/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/03/203 07/07/2023 06/30/2023 07/01/2023
07/24/23-07/28/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/10/2023 07/14/2023 07/07/2023 07/08/2023
07/31/23-08/04/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/17/2023 07/21/2023 07/14/2023 07/15/2023
08/07/23-08/11/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/24/2023 07/28/2023 07/21/2023 07/22/2023
08/14/23-08/18/23 Deposit is taken at registration 07/31/2023 08/04/2023 07/28/2023 07/29/2023

 

I have a high schooler interested in being a Leadership In Training/Counselor In Training - do you have any options for them?

The Richmond District YMCA and Stonestown Family YMCAs are all offering LIT/CIT programs this summer. Visit their webpage for more information by clicking below:
Richmond District YMCA
Stonestown Family YMCA

What meals and snacks do I need to pack for my camper? What other items should I pack for my camper?

You can expect to hear from your camp team roughly a week before the camp week begins, which will include details like a packing list, meals and snack policies, etc.

Camp Questions?

FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS REGARDING CAMP PROGRAMMING, PLEASE CONTACT US.

Jazmin Mendoza

Director of Youth Development

415.666.9612

Jazmin is driven to connect missing links between families, schools, and the YMCA to better serve our youth.

Need Help With Your Account?

Contact Member Services at memberservices@ymcasf.org or call our support hotline at (415) 772-5500.

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