WELCOME TO DAY CAMP AT MCGRATH FAMILY YMCA

Your family can count on McGrath 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. 


SUMMER CAMP IS CALLING!

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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 this summer.

Members Save!

YMCA members save an average of 15% on camp! An active membership is required at the time of the program start date to receive the member discount.

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What parents said about our camps:

"Thanks to YMCA, for making this camp possible. My child was lonely at home and I was scared to send him to the camp. I decided to trust your organization. Overall my son had a lot of fun and came home with exciting stories about his camp experiences."

SUMMER CAMP GUIDE

Check out the digital edition of our summer day camp guide. Download the Summer Camp Brochure (PDF) for easy reference to quickly find and register for camps online.

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About Us

Our Branch

McGrath Family YMCA
Address: 12006 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978
Phone: (619) 462-9622 or  (858) 514-4411

Camp Locations and Hours of Operation

McGrath Family YMCA
Address: 12006 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978
Hours: Drop-off: 8:00am – 9:00 am | Pick-up: 3:30pm – 4:30pm 

About Our Staff

The McGrath 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.

Directors and Supervisors

Tabatha Valencia
Camp Director
[email protected]

Quin Bentzen
Third-Party Administrator
[email protected] | (760) 942-9622 ext. 12557

 

 

How to Register for Day Camp

At the time of registration, you may choose to:

  • Pay in full (includes a $50 non-refundable deposit)
  • Put down a $50 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. Balances will be due the Monday prior to the first day of camp.
  • An additional $50 will be applied to all registrations starting the Tuesday before the camp begins.
  • An active membership is required at the time of the program start date to receive the member pricing discount.

REQUIRED FORMS AND SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS

UPDATED SAFETY GUIDELINES:

Since 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.

Medical Release Form - Required

In order to register, all campers must have a current Medical Release form updated and submitted to the YMCA after January 2021. Medical Release forms can be found at the YMCA Registration Desk or can be downloaded from the form library (see Medical section)

Vendor Waivers

Some specialty camps, particularly those that travel to an off-site location, require an additional vendor waiver. Day Camp programs requiring these forms should have a link available to download the waiver as a PDF on the specific Day Camp page — it may also be included within the form library. If it is not present, please contact us and request a copy of the waiver be sent to you.

Camp Scholarships

Financial assistance is available to families who qualify. Applications are available at the service desk 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.

Interest Lists

When a day camp session is full, you may add your child to a waitlist/interest — choose "Join Waitlist" during the registration process when signing up online. We’ll provide a weekly update via email that lists all day camps with new availability. Registration is first come, first served, via telephone, online or at the branch. We recommend that families check the website often, as other spaces may become available prior to email communications going out.


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 Camp Director, Tabatha Valencia at [email protected] , with any questions, comments or concerns!