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.
FIND YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE!
FALL/WINTER 2023–2024 DAY CAMP
- November 20–22, 2023
- December 18–22, 2023
- December 26–29, 2023
- January 2–5, 2024
- Register Online — We have invested in new technology, and signing up online is the best way to secure your top picks. Make sure your new account is ready to register.
- Register in Person — Directions Here
- Register by Phone — (619) 462-9622
MEMBERS SAVE ON CAMP!
YMCA members save an average of 15% on camp!
To receive the Y member rate for any program, your membership must be active throughout the duration of the registered program session(s), otherwise the non-member fee will be applied.
Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Y member, and join us today!
YOUR GUIDE TO DAY CAMP
SAVE TIME WITH SEARCH CODES
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. CPSPEC33).
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 McGrath Family YMCA, or go straight to the program finder and type or copy/paste a search code (e.g., CPTRAD33) into the search bar to zero in on your camps.
Ages 5-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPTRADEX33 FIND SESSIONS
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 McGrath Family YMCA, or go straight to the program finder and type or copy/paste a search code (e.g., CPSPEC33) into the search bar to zero in on your camps.
Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPHDIY33 FIND SESSIONS
Ages 6-10 | SEARCH CODE: CPLGF33 FIND SESSIONS
MCGRATH FAMILY YMCA
Address: 12006 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978
Phone: (619) 462-9622
Camp Locations and Hours of Operation
McGrath Family YMCA
Address: 12006 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978
Full-day: 8:00am-5:00pm Drop-off: 8:00-9:00 am | Pick-up: 4:00-5:00pm
Directors and Supervisors
About Our Staff
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.
PAYING FOR CAMP
At the time of registration, you may choose to:
- Pay in full (includes a $50 non-refundable deposit)
- Place a $50 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. 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.
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:
"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."
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.
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 2023. Medical release forms can be updated through your My Y account in our Community Portal.
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.
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.
For more information about YMCA Day Camp policies, expectations and helpful information, visit our Day Camp Policy page.
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.
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, Melanie Navarro at [email protected], with any questions, comments or concerns!