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The Best Summer Ever!

Outrageous fun and tremendous growth—that’s what awaits you at Y Camp. At the Y, we believe children discover themselves through interactions with others and the freedom to explore. Y Camp immerses children in a community where making friends is natural, exploring new interests is encouraged, and discovering inner strength is guaranteed. Camp provides a space where children begin to gain independence and test their wings in a safe, nurturing environment.

Mini Camp

Mini Camp offers a shorter session where younger and first-time campers can simple the camp experience and all of the fun activities. Campers will be sure to try new things, make new friends, and have so much fun during these short sessions packed full of activities.

GRADES: Incoming 1st & 3rd DAYS: 3
AVAILABLE WEEKS: 1 & 3 NIGHTS: 2
COST: $440/week  

 

SESSION: 1 06/26/22-06/28/22  
     
SESSION: 3 07/10/22-07/12/22  

 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - NO SPOTS AVAILABLE

 

Traditional Overnight Camp

This program is packed full of fun activities with plenty of time for making new friends. With attentive and well-trained staff, campers will enjoy participating in all camp has to offer including swimming, archery, canoeing, climbing the rock wall, shooting down the zip-line, arts & crafts, guided hikes, campfires, sports, camp -outs, and so much more.

GRADES: Incoming 2nd-8th
AVAILABLE WEEKS: 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
COST: $660*-$880
*Shorter week due to the 4th of July holiday.

 

Sessions

SESSION 1

WEEK: 06/26/22-06/30/22
GRADES: 4-8

SESSION 2

WEEK: 07/05/22-07/08/22
GRADES: 2-8

SESSION 3

WEEK: 07/10/22-07/14/22
GRADES: 4-8

SESSION 4

WEEK: 07/17/22-07/21/22
GRADES: 3-8

SESSION 5

WEEK: 07/24/22-07/28/22
GRADES: 3-8

 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - NO SPOTS AVAILABLE

Teen Camp

This program is packed full of fun activities with plenty of time for making new friends. With attentive and well-trained staff, campers will enjoy participating in all camp has to offer including swimming, archery, canoeing, climbing the rock wall, shooting down the zip-line, arts & crafts, guided hikes, campfires, sports, camp -outs, and teen specific activities.

GRADES: Incoming 9th & 10th
AVAILABLE WEEKS: 1 & 3
COST: $880/week

 

SESSION: 1 06/26/22-06/30/22  
     
SESSION: 3 07/10/22-07/14/22  

 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - NO SPOTS AVAILABLE

Counselor In Training (CIT)

Counselor In Training is for campers who wish to be a camp counselor someday and still want to experience the fun of camp. During the first part of the week, CITs work directly with our counselors and younger campers. The other part of the week they will be able to participate in camp activities as a teen camper!

GRADES: Incoming 11th & 12th
AVAILABLE WEEKS: 1 & 3
COST: $880/week

 

SESSION: 1 06/26/22-06/30/22 REGISTER
     
SESSION: 3 07/10/22-07/14/22 REGISTER

 

Summer Fun at Camp Jones Gulch

Our Health & Safety Policy

Please review our COVID-19 safety information below. Note that as the state and local requirements continue to change, our protocols are subject to change in line with the latest health and safety requirements and recommendations.

COVID INFORMATION

We ask that your camper(s) take a COVID-19 test and receive a negative test result within 2-3 days of the start of your child’s session of camp. Additionally, we ask that you keep your household separated from other households for the week before your child attends camp.

We will be taking extra health and safety measures to keep our campers and staff safe.

  • Cabin groups will be smaller, comprised of 6-10 campers and 1-2 trained counselors.
  • Cabin windows will be left open to increase airflow.
  • All activities will be enjoyed outdoors.
  • Campers and staff will wash and sanitize their hands between each activity and before and after each meal.
  • Campers and staff are required to wear masks when they are less than 6ft apart from another person, except while eating and sleeping. Please send an appropriate mask for each day your camper will be in the program. More information about masks will be shared with parents in the weeks leading up to camp.
  • If there is exposure within a cabin group, we will notify families of all affected group members and quarantine exposed campers where appropriate. We will assess the situation on a case-by-case basis and work with local public health officials to take the next steps.

Our priority is keeping our campers, families and staff safe. We will follow the latest protocol from the CDC, state and county, and make decisions accordingly.

Sample Itinerary

Below are sample schedules for our different programs. Please keep in mind that these are just examples and the specific details may vary.

MINI CAMP & TRADITIONAL OVERNIGHT CAMP

8:00-9:00 am                    Wake Up, Breakfast, Inspiration, Cabin Clean Up
9:00-10:30 am                  Activity One
10:30-12:00 pm                Activity Two
12:00-1:00 pm                  Lunch
1:00-2:00 pm                    Siesta
2:00-3:15 pm                    Individual Choice
3:15-4:30 pm                    Cabin Choice
4:30-5:45 pm                    Activity Five
5:45-7:00 pm                    Crazy Dinner Prep, Dinner
7:00-8:00 pm                    Twilight Games
8:00-9:00 pm                    Campfire/Evening Program
9:00-10:00 pm                  Reflection, Lights Out

What Should My Camper Bring To Camp?

PACKING LIST

Layering helps campers be prepared for changing temperatures at camp. We recommend packing old, comfortable clothes. Below you will find a suggested packing list for a week-long program.

WHAT TO BRING:

 

REMINDER: PLEASE MARK ALL OF YOUR CHILD’S BELONGINGS WITH THEIR NAME!

Please Note: The YMCA is not responsible for lost of damaged articles.

Deposits, Cancellations & Refund Information

  • All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • In cases of homesickness, dismissal or voluntary withdrawal, there is no refund of fees.
  • All cancellations or changes to registration must be submitted in writing.
  • Any cancellation less than 3 weeks, but more than 1 week prior to the start of the session will result in a refund of 50% of the camp fees, less the deposit.
  • Cancellations less than 1 week prior will result in a refund of 25% of fees, less the deposit.
  • If a camper does not show for the session without notice, there will be no refund issued.
  • A physician’s authorized written medical excuse is required to be considered for a full refund.
  • Requests for refunds with special circumstances must be submitted in writing.

In regards to Covid – if your child tests positive prior to camp, or you are a close contact, or Camp Jones Gulch has to close you will receive a full refund. This will include your deposit and any money paid.

Camp Questions?

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

Carrie Herrera

Executive Director

650-747-1214

Carrie began her YMCA career after graduating from SFSU, when she started as a Camp Director at the Sequoia YMCA.

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