Your family can count on Mission Valley 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. 

Sign Up for Day Camp:


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."


About Mission Valley YMCA

Mission Valley YMCA
Address: 5505 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 298-3576

Camp Locations and Hours of Operation

Mission Valley YMCA
Address: 5505 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92110
Camp hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Camp Drop Off: View our camp drop-off map!



Directors & Supervisors

Stephanie Cisneros
Camp Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 298-3576

Our Camp Staff Are:

The Mission Valley 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.

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.

Member Pricing

To receive “Y Member Rate” for any program, membership must be active throughout the duration of the registered program session(s), otherwise “Participant Rate” will be applied.

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.

Required Forms and Supplemental Documents


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 in the form library. If it is not present, you can pick on up at the branch when you sign your child in on the first day of camp.

Inclusion Program

If your camper has special needs, please let us know when registering. Mission Valley 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 Marisa Armas at [email protected] or (619) 298-3576

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.

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.


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, Marissa Armas at [email protected], with any questions, comments or concerns!