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While our camp programs are a little different, your family can count on Rancho 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: 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!


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The Y offers Spring Camp options across San Diego, but this location isn't offering them. The good news is that we likely have an option near you at one of our 10 branches offering School Break Camps. 

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  

Address: 9410 Fairgrove Lane, San Diego, CA 92129
Phone: (858) 484-8788
Camp hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Director and Supervisor

Payton Schoonmaker
Camp Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (858) 496-9622

About Us

Rancho Family YMCA


General Camp Questions
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (858) 484-8788

Camper Support (Inclusion)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (858) 484-8788

Our Camp Staff Are:

The Rancho 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..



How to Register for Day Camp

Inclusion Program

If your camper has any special needs, please let us know when registering. Rancho 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 us at [email protected] or (858) 484-8788. Download our Inclusion Form.

Find more information about required forms and supplemental documents 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).

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)

Camp Scholarships

Our Annual Campaign ensures all campers have access to Y camp. Application and qualification required. Applications are available at the service desk and online. If you would like to give, please visit: www.ymcasd.org.

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.


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, Payton Schoonmaker at [email protected], with any questions, comments or concerns!