WELCOME TO DAY CAMP AT MISSION VALLEY YMCA

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While our camp programs are a little different, 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. Since your family's safety is our top priority, we have implemented safety protocols that follow state and local guidelines. With online learning, it's our priority to help your children enjoy a safe and fun program that builds lasting friendships.


Get Ready To Bring On Summer!

  • Priority Member Registration: March 13 - 19
  • 2020 Day Camp Participants Registration: March 20 - 22
  • General Registration: March 23

Members Save!

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

Ways to Register!

  • Register OnlineBrowse Summer Camps
  • Register in PersonDirections Here
  • Please note: Full camp balance is due the week before camp. Camp deposits ($50) are non-refundable but are fully transferable (as a new deposit only) into another camp up to the second day of camp (if space is available in the new camp).

Browse Summer Camps

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Spring First!

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When school is out, our school break camps and Vacation Fun Days are the perfect solution for you and your family! Children will engage in traditional camp activities such as games, arts & crafts, science, sports and more! Check out our school break camps for the 2020/2021 school year below:

  • March 29 - April 2

Browse School Break Camps


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.


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 - 4:00pm

Camp Drop Off: View our camp drop off map!

Our extended-day program offers quality care for your child before and after the camp day. We offer this convenient service at all locations to complement our camp programs. Activities may include sports, arts and crafts, and more!

 

Directors & Supervisors

Marissa Armas
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.


Required Forms and Supplemental Documents

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

Day Camp Parent Manual

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

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