girls at camp near the pool at the YMCAWhile our camp programs are a little different, your family can count on Joe and Mary Mottino 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. 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 from March 13 to 19
  • 2020 Day Camp Participants from March 20 to 22
  • General Registration Opens March 23

Members Save!

YMCA members save up to 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!

Browse Summer Camps


Spring First!

boy at table

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
  • April 5 - 9

Browse School Break Camps


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.


Camp Locations and Hours of Operation

Joe & Mary Mottino Family YMCA 
Address: 4701 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056


  • Drop Off: 8:00am-9:00am
  • Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • PickUp: 3:30pm-4:30pm

About Us

Our Branch

Joe & Mary Mottino Family YMCA 
Address: 4701 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
Phone: (760) 758-0808 ext. 14037
Email: [email protected]

Directors and Supervisors

Tim Stong 
Camp Director
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: (760) 758-0808 ext. 14037

How to Register for Day Camp

If your camper has any special needs, please let us know when registering. The Joe & Mary Mottino Family YMCA funds and operates an Inclusion Program that may be able to provide and aide for your camper. For more information regarding the Inclusion Program, please contact Tim Stong at [email protected].

At time of registration, you may choose to:

  • Pay in full (includes a $50 non-refundable deposit)
  • Put down a $50 non-refundable deposit at 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.

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.

About Our Staff

The Joe and Mary Mottino 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.

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

Third Party Payments 

The YMCA is contracted to receive payment from the following third party agencies: Child Development Associates (CDA), YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS), County of San Diego, Boys and Girls Foundation and the Military Subsidy Program through NACRRA. All camp registrations for third party families must take place with Natalie Clark, [email protected]. You will not be able to register online or at the Welcome Center. 

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.


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 our Camp Director, Tim Stong at [email protected], with any questions, comments or concerns!