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Online Registration opens Thursday, February 1, 2018
In-House Registration opens Thursday, March 1, 2018
At the Y, we offer fun for every child this summer, regardless of age, income and background. Plan your summer 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, and find the type of camp that's right for your child. Read below to explore our offerings.
Our youngest campers are called the Discoverers. Campers entering Kindergarten and 1st grade are introduced to the excitement of day camp through games, arts & crafts, field trips, and more. This group goes on field trips that stay closer to home and has some quiet time built into the daily schedule, to ensure they are eased into the camp experience. They will spend their days playing, making friends, learning, and having tons of fun!
Grades: Entering K-1
Ratio: 1 staff leader to 8 campers
Our Adventurers are entering 2nd and 3rd grade and are ready for a little more challenge. They will spend their days playing, making friends, learning, and having tons of fun, with an added bonus of some bigger field trips and more challenging activities.
Grades: Entering 2-3
Ratio: 1 staff leader to 10 campers
If your child is ready for some new challenges or wants to express more independence, then they are Explorers! Our Explorers are entering 4th and 5th grader, and take the summer by storm with new challenges and youth-lead activities.
Grades: Entering 4-5
Ratio: 1 staff leader to 12 campers
Movin’ On offers fun and learning for the more independent camper. Campers entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grades will practice youth choice and decision making while learning teamwork, leadership, and new skills along the way.
Grades: Entering 6-8
Ratio: 1 staff leader to 12 campers
Counselor In Training (CIT)
CIT camp provides a unique opportunity for teens to hone their leadership skills, gaining valuable training in team work, decision making, and supervision. Counselors in Training develop self-confidence and independence in a safe, nurturing environment. CITs also get lessons in risk management, working with children, games & songs, and more. CITs spend one week together (Session 3) learning interview skills, attending trainings, learning camp policies, and becoming a team. They then have the opportunity to sign up for Field Work Sessions, in which they will be assigned a camp group and support the camp day. CITs assist counselors, chaperone field trips, lead games, work with individual campers to support the entire camp group. CITs will also have opportunities each week to be campers and go on CIT-only excursions. There they will continue their team building and training while having a break for some summer fun.
Attending all 5 days of the training session is mandatory to be eligible for Field Work.
Dates Training - Session 3, June 12-16
Fieldwork - Session 4-11, June 19-August 11
Grades Entering 9-10
Ratio 1 staff leader to 12 campers
Camp groups are divided by the grade campers will enter in the 2017-2018 school year. All camp groups will focus on our 4 YMCA core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility-- through team building games, performances, group challenges and field trips. Each camp day begins and ends with Camp Connection, at which all campers will be together to celebrate the day.
Location, Hours, Schedule
Argonne Clubhouse and Playground
463 18th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121
Monday – Friday: 9:30am–4:00pm
Extended care, drop off 7:30am-9:30am
Extended care, pick up: 4pm-6pm
Camp begins on June 11 and wraps up on August 24th.
Session 1: June 11 - 15
Session 2: June 18 22
Session 3: June 25 - 29
Session 4: July 2 - 6 (No camp on July 4)
Session 5: July 9 - 13
Session 6: July 16-20
Session 7: July 23 - 27
Session 8: July 30 - August 3
Session 9: August 6 - 10
Session 10: August 13 - 17
Session 11: August 20 - 24
Session 2 June 18 - 22
LEGO Camp ( K-2)
Outdoor Survival Skills (3-8)
Session 3 June 25 - 29
Travel Camp (6 - 8)
Session 10 August 13 - 17
LEGO Camp (3-5)
How to sign up
You are not required to be a YMCA facility member to sign up for camp: you can register as a community participant, online, for free. Facility members enjoy discounted pricing for programs. Explore membership options here.
Day camp rates are discounted for facility members.
Facility member: $275/ week (prorated to $220/week for session 4, the week of 4th of July holiday).
Community participant: $335/ week ($268/ week for session 4 the week of 4th of July holiday).
CIT Fieldwork weeks of camp are priced at $75/week for a facility member, $90/week for a community participant.
Register for camp online or in person. A $35 deposit is required for each session. This deposit is non-transferable and nonrefundable.
Cancelations and transfers must be received in writing at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the session. With this notice, you will receive your full payment, minus the $35 deposit, as a refund or credit towards future programs. Cancelations made within 14 days of a session are not eligible for refund or credit. Summer program fees cannot be adjusted for absences or vacations.
Payment, in full, is due 14 days before each session. A $25 late fee will be charged if payment is not received by this time. Participants will not be allowed to participate in new sessions if there is an outstanding balance on the account.
Children’s Council or other agencies’ approved contracts must be turned in with registration. More information is available at the Richmond District YMCA branch. Deposits are still required for
We encourage families who need additional help to pay for camp to apply for financial assistance, please pick up an application form at the Richmond District YMCA. Financial Assistance is made available, to the extent possible, through the generosity of our members and donors.
Applications received by May 1st will be notified of award within 2 weeks. After May 1st FA will be awarded if it is available. Deposits and program membership fees are still required with FA applicants. Fees paid will be reimbursed if Financial Assistance is not available.