WELCOME TO DAY CAMP AT COPLEY-PRICE FAMILY YMCA

Your family can count on Copley-Price Family YMCA to ensure your child is having fun in a safe, nurturing environment. The Y offers single day, weekly and specialty camps to meet the needs of parents and match the interests of our campers. 

Since 1882, our camps have inspired kids with countless opportunities to laugh, lead and make lasting friendships.


FIND YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE!

SUMMER 2024 REGISTRATION

  • Monday, March 4: Member exclusive registration.
  • Wednesday, March 6: Public registration opens.

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MEMBERS SAVE

Members save up to 15% on day camp!

Note: To receive a member rate, your membership must remain active for the duration of the camp session. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Y member, and join us today!

Y COMMUNITY PLUS MEMBERSHIP

  • Rate is up to 15% off the nonmember rate. This rate also applies to active members who have not yet upgraded to one of our new membership plans.

Y COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

  • Rate is up to 10% off the nonmember rate.

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    TIPS FOR A SMOOTH SIGN-UP

    Please note that you must create a new My Y account in order to register. Prior to registration day, please log in to your My Y Account to make sure your profile is complete with payment method, valid email address, child's birth date and full name, etc. If you are new to the Y, you can set up your account now.

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    When you're ready to fill your cart, open a tab to our program finder, and log in to your My Y account. Find your camp selections quickly by typing in (or copying/pasting) the SEARCH CODE (e.g. CPTRAD16).


    YOUR GUIDE TO DAY CAMP

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    2024 DAY CAMP SPRING SESSIONS

    • April 1-5, 2024
    ❯ ❯ SPRING CAMP DESCRIPTIONS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

    CHALLENGERS

    Ages 10-13 | SEARCH CODE: CPCHL16 FIND SESSIONS
    Join our Y day camp for a week of fun with all the onsite activities our camp has to offer! Campers will build self-confidence, meet new friends, and create lasting memories through different activities like sports and games, arts and crafts, science experiments and more, all based on the weekly theme and interests of the campers. Day campers will be divided into small groups by age and will participate in activities appropriate to the interests and needs of their group.

    CLUB 6/7

    Ages 6-7 | SEARCH CODE: CPCL16 FIND SESSIONS
    Join our Y day camp for a week of fun with all the onsite activities our camp has to offer! Campers will build self-confidence, meet new friends, and create lasting memories through different activities like sports and games, arts and crafts, science experiments and more, all based on the weekly theme and interests of the campers. Day campers will be divided into small groups by age and will participate in activities appropriate to the interests and needs of their group.

    DISCOVERY

    Ages 8-9 | SEARCH CODE: CPDSC16 FIND SESSIONS
    Join our Y day camp for a week of fun with all the onsite activities our camp has to offer! Campers will build self-confidence, meet new friends, and create lasting memories through different activities like sports and games, arts and crafts, science experiments and more, all based on the weekly theme and interests of the campers. Day campers will be divided into small groups by age and will participate in activities appropriate to the interests and needs of their group.

    HIGH FIVES

    Age 5 | SEARCH CODE: CPHF16 FIND SESSIONS
    High Fives is a perfect fit for our younger campers. With staff supervision at low ratios, campers will spend their action-packed days doing arts and crafts, science projects, playing games and learning new skills.

    GYM AND SWIM

    Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPGS16 FIND SESSIONS
    Campers will receive two and a half hours of ability-specific instruction by expert YMCA gymnastics coaches and free swim time each day. In addition, campers will get to make arts & crafts, play games, participate in skits and sing songs. Campers must bring both workout friendly clothes as well as swimwear. On days when they are swimming in the morning, they are encouraged to come dressed for the pool under their regular clothes, if they prefer. Please also pack a hearty lunch, plus a morning and afternoon snack so that they have the energy to be active all day.

    TRADITIONAL EXTREME

    Ages 5-13 | SEARCH CODE: CPTRADEX16 FIND SESSIONS
    Our Traditional Extreme Camps take activities to the next level offering additional opportunities such as swimming, sports or other unique Y activities.

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    SUMMER 2024 TRADITIONAL CAMPS

    Traditional camps are ultra-spirited, fun-filled camps with weekly themes that guide activities for the week. New experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships are all part of traditional day camp experience. When you're ready to register, here's a shortcut to all traditional camps at Copley-Price Family YMCA, or go straight to the program finder and type or copy/paste a search code (e.g., CPTRAD16) into the search bar to zero in on your camps.

    ❯ ❯ TRADITIONAL CAMP DESCRIPTIONS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

    CHALLENGERS

    Ages 10-13 | SEARCH CODE: CPCHL16 FIND SESSIONS
    Join our Y day camp for a week of fun with all the onsite activities our camp has to offer! Campers will build self-confidence, meet new friends and create lasting memories through different activities like sports and games, arts and crafts, science experiments and more — all based on the weekly theme and interests of the campers. Day campers will be divided into small groups by age and will participate in activities appropriate to the interests and needs of their group.

    Nonmember: $346 | Y Community Member: $312 | Y Community Plus Member: $295

    CLUB 6/7

    Ages 6-7 | SEARCH CODE: CPCL16 FIND SESSIONS
    Join our Y day camp for a week of fun with all the onsite activities our camp has to offer! Campers will build self-confidence, meet new friends, and create lasting memories through different activities like sports and games, arts and crafts, science experiments and more, all based on the weekly theme and interests of the campers. Day campers will be divided into small groups by age and will participate in activities appropriate to the interests and needs of their group.

    Nonmember: $366 | Y Community Member: $330 | Y Community Plus Member: $312

    DISCOVERY

    Ages 8-9 | SEARCH CODE: CPDSC16 FIND SESSIONS
    Join our Y day camp for a week of fun with all the onsite activities our camp has to offer! Campers will build self-confidence, meet new friends, and create lasting memories through different activities like sports and games, arts and crafts, science experiments and more, all based on the weekly theme and interests of the campers. Day campers will be divided into small groups by age and will participate in activities appropriate to the interests and needs of their group.

    Nonmember: $346 | Y Community Member: $312 | Y Community Plus Member: $295

    HIGH FIVES

    Age 5 | SEARCH CODE: CPHF16 FIND SESSIONS
    High Fives is a perfect fit for our younger campers. With staff supervision at low ratios, campers will spend their action-packed days doing arts and crafts, science projects, playing games and learning new skills.

    Nonmember: $382 | Y Community Member: $344 | Y Community Plus Member: $325

    TRADITIONAL EXTREME

    Ages 5-13 | SEARCH CODE: CPTRADEX16 FIND SESSIONS
    Our Traditional Extreme Camps take activities to the next level offering additional opportunities such as swimming, sports or other unique Y activities.

    CIT FIELDWORK

    Ages 16-17 | SEARCH CODE: CPCITF16 FIND SESSIONS
    CIT Fieldwork is geared toward teens who are beginning the transition to becoming camp counselors. They will have additional responsibilities and expectations that are more aligned with those of our staff. Teens will earn school-required volunteer service hours by participating in this program. This is the perfect opportunity to complete this requirement and make a difference in our camp community!

    Nonmember: $50 | Y Community Member: $0 | Y Community Plus Member: $0

    LIT FIELDWORK

    Ages 13-15 | SEARCH CODE: CPLITT16 FIND SESSIONS
    LIT Fieldwork is an opportunity for teens who have successfully completed our training course to use their leadership skills in the field of camp and enjoy the rewards of working with the YMCA’s incredible staff. Teens 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 either a recreational or childcare career. Teens will be placed into age-appropriate camps prior to the start of the fieldwork week. Join our team in making a difference in the lives of many young campers while earning school-required or volunteer service hours!

    Nonmember: $120 | Y Community Member: $108 | Y Community Plus Member: $102

    CIT/LIT TRAINING

    Ages 5-13 | SEARCH CODE: CPTRADEX16 FIND SESSIONS
    The LIT/CIT program is designed for older campers to obtain the skills they need to become a camp leader. Teens will learn what it takes to work with campers and gain real world work and life experience through communication skills, management techniques and building their self-confidence. CIT's and LIT’s will also receive CPR and First aid training.

    Nonmember: $322 | Y Community Member: $290 | Y Community Plus Member: $274

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    SUMMER 2024 SPECIALTY CAMPS

    Does your child have a specific interest or hobby? Looking for a camp that specializes in sports or STEM? Browse through the specialty camps section for camps that combine the traditional fun of YMCA day camps with the more specialized skills by providers or YMCA experts. When you're ready to register, here's a shortcut to all specialty camps at Copley-Price Family YMCA, or go straight to the program finder and type or copy/paste a search code (e.g., CPSPEC16) into the search bar to zero in on your camps.

    ❯ ❯ SPECIALTY CAMP DESCRIPTIONS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

    COOKING

    Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPCK16 FIND SESSIONS
    Order up! This camp will bring you all-day cooking! Campers will work with experienced chefs to create everything from appetizers to main courses and desserts! Campers will also learn kitchen safety and basic cooking techniques along the way. Join us as we turn your camper into a culinary expert. Please note: Campers will create fun treats, traditional favorites and zany snacks. If your child has a food allergy, please notify the camp.

    Nonmember: $413 | Y Community Member: $372 | Y Community Plus Member: $352

    CHEER/DANCE

    Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPCHD16 FIND SESSIONS
    For campers who love to cheer and dance, this camp will provide them with the outlet they are looking for! As the week progresses, campers will learn different dance styles and tecniques, building on their dance skills, with the opportunity to express their creativity by choreographing their own dance routine. They will also learn a cheer routine as a whole group. This camp will culminate with a performance for family and friends on Friday. When campers aren't dancing and cheering the day away, they will get to play camp games, make arts and crafts projects and just enjoy being with new friends. By the end of the week your camper will have gained new cheer and dance skills, made lasting friendships and developed self-confidence in their amazing abilities!

    Nonmember: $413 | Y Community Member: $372 | Y Community Plus Member: $352

    GYMNASTICS

    Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPGYM16 FIND SESSIONS
    Campers will learn new skills at our Copley-Price Family YMCA Gymnastics Center for two-and-a-half hours of ability-specific instruction by expert Y gymnastics coaches every day. Campers will be placed into small groups according to skill level by gymnastics instructors to maximize their skill development. The remainder of the day will consist of practice, open gym and fun camp activities.

    Nonmember: $413 | Y Community Member: $372 | Y Community Plus Member: $352

    GYM AND SWIM

    Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPGS16 FIND SESSIONS
    Campers will receive two and a half hours of ability-specific instruction by expert YMCA gymnastics coaches and free swim time each day. In addition, campers will get to make arts & crafts, play games, participate in skits and sing songs. Campers must bring both workout friendly clothes as well as swimwear. On days when they are swimming in the morning, they are encouraged to come dressed for the pool under their regular clothes, if they prefer. Please also pack a hearty lunch, plus a morning and afternoon snack so that they have the energy to be active all day.

    Nonmember: $413 | Y Community Member: $372 | Y Community Plus Member: $352

    ICE SKATING

    Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPIS16 FIND SESSIONS
    This camp is designed to be a fun and educational experience for beginner and intermediate ice skaters. Traveling to San Diego Ice Arena, campers will get 30 minutes of instructional lessons everyday. Lessons are followed by a four-hour public session where they will skate to the latest tunes. Parents are invited to a basic skills show on Friday. Only skates are provided, however, campers may bring their own skates and gloves.

    PLEASE NOTE: Campers should bring or wear socks each day. If you don't have a helmet, one will be provided.

    Nonmember: $544 | Y Community Member: $490 | Y Community Plus Member: $463

    MAD SCIENCE

    Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPMSCI16 FIND SESSIONS
    As if normal science wasn't enough? We are upping the experiments to an outrageous level! Campers are introduced to the nature of physics, will explore reactions and will take up the role of mad scientist for this week of camp. 

    Nonmember: $481 | Y Community Member: $433 | Y Community Plus Member: $409

    RADICAL REPTILES

    Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPRR16 FIND SESSIONS
    Meet the cold-blooded creatures of the animal world as you are introdued to snakes, frogs, tortoises, turtles, lizards, bugs and other creepy crawlies. This camp will have you collaborating with reptiles and friends. Your hands-on experience will be enhanced by art projects, games, and activities that investigate the lives of reptiles. If you like reptiles and other creep crawlies, this is certainly the camp for you!

    Nonmember: $413 | Y Community Member: $372 | Y Community Plus Member: $352

    ROBOTICS

    Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPRBT16 FIND SESSIONS
    For children who love robots and/or technology of any kind. Robotics camp allows campers the opportunity to observe — through playing, naturally - a wide array of electronics, and see just how much we can do with technology. Campers will get to take apart certain items, see how we use batteries to make machines work, and even build a small robot!

    Nonmember: $413 | Y Community Member: $372 | Y Community Plus Member: $352

    SOCCER

    Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPSC16 FIND SESSIONS
    Soccer fans will get a kick out of this camp! The YMCA will provide instruction featuring daily clinics, scrimmages, and tournament play. Drills will focus on dribbling, passing, shooting and position techniques.

    Nonmember: $413 | Y Community Member: $372 | Y Community Plus Member: $352

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    ABOUT US

    Our Branch

    COPLEY-PRICE FAMILY YMCA
    Address: 4300 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105 — Directions Here 
    Phone:(619) 280-9622

    Camp Locations and Hours of Operation

    Copley-Price Family YMCA
    Address: 4300 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105
    Camp hours: 

    • Full Day: 7:30am–5:00pm
    • Drop Off: 7:30–8:30am
    • Pick Up: 3:30–4:30pm
    • Extended Camp: 4:30–5:00pm

    CONTACT US

    Adrian Araiza | Camp & Sports Program Director
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone:  (858) 292–9622 ext.1872

    About Our Camp Staff

    Copley-Price Family YMCA takes pride in hiring the best people to fill our camp staff. Each camp leader was hand-selected through an extensive hiring process to ensure the safest environment for everyone. Staff training includes CPR and First Aid certification, transportation safety, behavior management and bully prevention, child protection and abuse prevention, field trip and off-site safety procedures, risk management/prevention and more.


    PAYING FOR CAMP

    At the time of registration, you may choose to:

    • Pay in full (includes a $60 non-refundable deposit). 
    • Place a $60 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. Deposit discounts may apply based on membership type.
    • Balances will be due the Monday prior to the first day of camp.
    • An active membership is required at the time of the program start date to receive the member pricing discount.
    • Financial assistance is available through the Y's ACCESS scholarship program or through third party payment support.

    Deposits are non-refundable but can be immediately applied as a deposit for another camp if space is available or applied to an already existing camp balance within the same season. See our Refund/Voucer/Transfer Policies for more information.

    Here's what our parents tell us:

    "My child came home so happy and didn’t want to leave at the end of the day. He said it was the best camp EVER and loved all his camp counselors!"


    REQUIRED FORMS AND SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS

    Day Camp Parent Manual

    Check out our Day Camp Parent Manual for easy reference on what to expect and how to best prepare your camper for day camp.

    UPDATED SAFETY GUIDELINES:

    Your family's safety is our top priority. We have implemented safety protocols that follow state and local guidelines. It's our priority to help your children enjoy a safe and fun program that builds lasting friendships.

    Inclusion Program

    If your camper has special needs, please let us know when registering. Copley-Price Family YMCA funds and operates an Inclusion Program that may be able to provide an aide for your camper. For more information regarding the Inclusion Program, please contact Adrian Araiza at [email protected] or by phone at (858) 292–9622 ext.1872.

    Medical Release Form - Required

    In order to register, all campers must have a current medical release form updated and submitted to the YMCA. Medical release forms can be updated through your My Y account in our Community Portal.

    Vendor Waivers

    Some specialty camps, particularly those that travel to an off-site location, require an additional vendor waiver. Camps that require a waiver to be completed will be contacted and provided the waiver before the start of camp.

    ADAPTIVE CAMP

    Our Adaptive  Camp Program is a designed to support youth with behavioral and developmental needs as it adapts the camp experience to your child's needs and abilities, allowing opportunities for all campers to learn new skills, form new friendships and create lifetime memories. Campers will participate in activities with our traditional and specialty camps based on their interests at a pace that works for them. Our smaller camper-to-staff ratio for Adaptive Camp supports positive inclusion and/or one-on-one support as needed. Space is limited.  

    PLEASE NOTE: Contact the Camp Director and/or Coordinator to initiate an enrollment request and help us prepare a great experience for your camper.  We begin accepting enrollment requests on March 4, 2024 and strive to provide at least one week of camp to all interested families. 

    Camp Scholarships

    Financial assistance is available to families who qualify. Applications are available at the Welcome Center and online. Assistance is based on verified income and completed applications.

    Apply for a Program Scholarship

    More Policies

    For more information about YMCA Day Camp policies, expectations and helpful information, visit our Day Camp Policy page.

    Giving Back

    For every session of camp, the Y provides program scholarships for families seeking financial assistance. This is made possible through the generosity of our community. If you wish to help a child go to camp, please see our camp director for information.


    Feedback

    We love to hear from our campers and parents! Camp leadership teams use your feedback to make positive changes to our program. Please feel free to contact us at, [email protected], with any questions, comments or concerns!