WELCOME TO DAY CAMP AT MISSION VALLEY YMCA

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. 


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  • Up to 15% off day camp and up to 10% off overnight camp. This rate also applies to active members who have not yet upgraded to one of our new membership plans.

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  • Up to 10% off day and overnight camps.

     

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    YOUR GUIDE TO DAY CAMP

    Learn more about our day camps! Check out the camp descriptions below.


    SUMMER 2024 TRADITIONAL CAMPS

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    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 the traditional day camp experience. When you're ready to register, here's a shortcut to all traditional camps at Mission Valley YMCA, or go straight to the program finder and type or copy/paste a search code (e.g., CPTRAD20) into the search bar to zero in on your camps.

    ❯ ❯ TRADITIONAL CAMP DESCRIPTIONS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

    CHALLENGERS

    Age 10-13 | SEARCH CODE: CPCHL20 FIND SESSIONS
    Join our Y day camp for a week of fun with all the onsite activities our camp has to offer! Campers will build self-confidence, meet new friends, and create lasting memories through different activities like sports and games, arts and crafts, science experiments and more, all based on the weekly theme and interests of the campers. Day campers will be divided into small groups by age and will participate in activities appropriate to the interests and needs of their group.

    Nonmember: $377 | Y Community Member: $340 | Y Community Plus Member: $321

    CLUB 6/7

    Age 6-7 | SEARCH CODE: CPCL20 FIND SESSIONS
    Join our Y day camp for a week of fun with all the onsite activities our camp has to offer! Campers will build self-confidence, meet new friends, and create lasting memories through different activities like sports and games, arts and crafts, science experiments and more, all based on the weekly theme and interests of the campers. Day campers will be divided into small groups by age and will participate in activities appropriate to the interests and needs of their group.

    Nonmember: $396 | Y Community Member: $357 | Y Community Plus Member: $337

    DISCOVERY

    Age 8-9 | SEARCH CODE: CPDSC20 FIND SESSIONS
    Join our Y day camp for a week of fun with all the onsite activities our camp has to offer! Campers will build self-confidence, meet new friends, and create lasting memories through different activities like sports and games, arts and crafts, science experiments and more, all based on the weekly theme and interests of the campers. Day campers will be divided into small groups by age and will participate in activities appropriate to the interests and needs of their group.

    Nonmember: $377 | Y Community Member: $340 | Y Community Plus Member: $321

    HIGH FIVES

    Age 5 | SEARCH CODE: CPHF20 FIND SESSIONS
    High Fives is a perfect fit for our younger campers. With staff supervision at low ratios, campers will spend their action-packed days doing arts and crafts, science projects, playing games and learning new skills.

    Nonmember: $418 | Y Community Member: $377 | Y Community Plus Member: $356

    CLT/LIT TRAINING

    Ages 13-17 | SEARCH CODE: CPLCITT20 FIND SESSIONS
    The LIT/CIT program is designed for older campers to obtain the skills they need to become a camp leader. Teens will learn what it takes to work with campers and gain real world work and life experience including communication skills, management techniques, and self-confidence building. LIT/CIT’s will also receive CPR and First Aid training. The LIT/CIT program is required each year for all participants regardless of past experience in the program.

    Nonmember: $322 | Y Community Member: $290 | Y Community Plus Member: $274

    LIT FIELDWORK

    Ages 13-15 | SEARCH CODE: CPLITF20 FIND SESSIONS
    LIT Fieldwork is an opportunity for teens who have successfully completed our training course to use their leadership skills in the field of camp and enjoy the rewards of working with the YMCA’s incredible staff. Teens will experience various camp programs, assist in the daily operations of camp, and receive valuable on-the-job experience that will help build a strong foundation for either a recreational or child care career. Teens will be placed into age-appropriate camps prior to the start of the fieldwork week. Join our team in making a difference in the lives of many young campers this summer while earning school-required or volunteer service hours!

    Nonmember: $117 | Y Community Member: $110 | Y Community Plus Member: $99

    CIT FIELDWORK

    Ages 16-17 | SEARCH CODE: CPCITF20 FIND SESSIONS
    CIT Fieldwork is an opportunity for teens who have successfully completed our training course to use their leadership skills in the field of camp and enjoy the rewards of working with the YMCA’s incredible staff. Teens will experience various camp programs, assist in the daily operations of camp, and receive valuable on-the-job experience that will help build a strong foundation for either a recreational or child care career. Teens will be placed into age-appropriate camps prior to the start of the fieldwork week. Join our team in making a difference in the lives of many young campers this summer while earning school-required or volunteer service hours!

    Nonmember: $50 | Y Community Member: $0 | Y Community Plus Member: $0

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    SUMMER 2024 SPECIALTY CAMPS

    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 Mission Valley YMCA, or go straight to the program finder and type or copy/paste a search code (e.g., CPSPEC20) into the search bar to zero in on your camps.

    ❯ ❯ SPECIALTY CAMP DESCRIPTIONS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

    ANIMAL ADVENTURES

    Age 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPSDHM20 FIND SESSIONS
    From ocean to zoo, farm animals to pets, Animal Adventure is sure to make your camper ROAR with excitement. Campers will get two animal shows throughout the week, as well as learn about animals and their habitats through art and science projects.

    Nonmember: $455 | Y Community Member: $410 | Y Community Plus Member: $387

    ARCHERY

    Age 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPARCH20 FIND SESSIONS
    Bullseye! This summer, take a shot at this fun sport with archery experts. With steady hands and straight aim, our little archers will be learning about equipment, shooting and technique. Campers will also participate in themed craft activities and games. All equipment needed to participate will be included.

    Nonmember: $574 | Y Community Member: $517 | Y Community Plus Member: $488

    BASKETBALL

    Age 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPBSK20 FIND SESSIONS
    Your camper could be the next big NBA star with this fundamental sports week. Daily activities include instruction in dribbling, passing, shooting and positioning. This camp is ideal for young athletes looking for a summer building fundamental skills.

    Nonmember: $413 | Y Community Member: $372 | Y Community Plus Member: $352

    BIG MESSY ART

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPBMA20 FIND SESSIONS
    Let your campers get their hands messy while immersing themselves from head to toe with art projects, unique painting techniques and creative art creations! Campers will learn about the artists behind these techniques – some of whom are even scientists.

    Nonmember: $437 | Y Community Member: $394 | Y Community Plus Member: $372

    BUILD, TEST, BATTLE!

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPBTB20 FIND SESSIONS
    Campers will discover what makes an incredible catapult – including tension and trajectory – using the engineering process to design, make prototypes and test their builds. They will go through a safety lesson that prepares them to use REAL tools, including saws, drills and sanders. This is no skewer and marshmallow catapult – this is a life size catapult that is built by each camper that stands about 2 – 3 feet tall. The fun gets bigger and wilder when at the end of the week the campers split into teams and lay siege to unleash a barrage of water balloons, putting their catapults to the ultimate test. You’ll be amazed how excited and innovative campers are when they are inspired to build, experiment and test their own ideas.

    Nonmember: $483 | Y Community Member: $435 | Y Community Plus Member: $411

    CAMP SWIFTIE

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPSWFT20 FIND SESSIONS
    Step into the enchanting world of our Swiftie Wonderland! Immerse yourself in the art of songwriting and performance, where Taylor Swift’s magical universe comes to life. Our dedicated counselors, fueled by their passion for all things Taylor, will guide you through days filled with exhilarating dance parties, star-studded karaoke sessions, captivating talent shows, and the crafting of friendship bracelets inspired by Taylor’s iconic style. Embark on a journey of musical storytelling, where you’ll not only refine your artistic talents but also cultivate unwavering confidence. Forge lifelong connections with fellow Swifities as you share laughter, creativity, and the pure joy of being part of the Swiftie Fandom.
    This summer, join us for an unforgettable experience where every note carries the spirit of Taylor Swift, and every moment is a chance to create lasting memories and form bonds that echo the magic of Taylor’s own friendships. Get ready for a summer of boundless creativity, infectious laughter, and the thrill of belonging to the ultimate Swiftie community!

    Nonmember: $483 | Y Community Member: $435 | Y Community Plus Member: $411

    EXPLORE SD

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPEXP20 FIND SESSIONS
    Join the ultimate adventure for a full week of exploring fun and exciting attractions in the San Diego area! Each day is something new with the YMCA’s Explore SD camp. Come explore the county with trusted Y staff.

    Nonmember: $544 | Y Community Member: $490 | Y Community Plus Member: $463

    FUNSTER BOUNCE HOUSE

    Ages 5-6 | SEARCH CODE: CPFBH20 FIND SESSIONS
    These specialty camps are designed just for our campers who are ages 5 to 6 (grades K-1). Let your little funster bounce their way into fun by experiencing the joy of bouncing and daily VIP run throughs on our inflatable obstacle course. This is going to be the best camp ever!

    Nonmember: $437 | Y Community Member: $394 | Y Community Plus Member: $372

    FUNSTER BUGS & SLUGS

    Ages 5-6 | SEARCH CODE: CPFBS20 FIND SESSIONS
    These specialty camps are designed just for our campers who are ages 5 to 6 (grades K-1). Does your child love the slimy, icky and gooey? If so, Bugs & Slugs is the camp for them! This weeklong camp gives kids the opportunity to do slimy experiments that can resemble the slimy feel of a slug trail. It also gives them the opportunity to interact with actual bugs and learn about the positive impact certain types of bugs have in our environment. Campers will also learn how to take care of these little creatures, reaping the full benefits of what they do while having a whole lot of fun!

    Nonmember: $455 | Y Community Member: $410 | Y Community Plus Member: $387

    FUNSTER CHEF

    Ages 5-6 | SEARCH CODE: CPFCHF20 FIND SESSIONS
    These specialty camps are designed just for our campers who are ages 5 to 6 (grades K-1). Campers will experience the perfect introduction to cooking and will learn how to mix, spread and create fun snacks and starters! They will participate in taste testing and will create their own kid-friendly snack book.

    Nonmember: $483 | Y Community Member: $435 | Y Community Plus Member: $411

    FUNSTER CHEM LAB

    Ages 5-6 | SEARCH CODE: CPFCHML20 FIND SESSIONS
    These specialty camps are designed just for our campers who are ages 5 to 6 (grades K-1). Chem Lab is the scientific study of all that’s NOT allowed at the dinner table. Campers will spend part of their day getting their hands dirty experimenting in the lab doing different experiments like Elephant Toothpaste, Erupting Volcanos, Ghost Eggs and much more.

    Nonmember: $282 | Y Community Member: $254 | Y Community Plus Member: $240

    FUNSTER DANCE

    Ages 5-6 | SEARCH CODE: CPFDNC20 FIND SESSIONS
    These specialty camps are designed just for our campers who are ages 5 to 6 (grades K-1). Funster Dance is a great physical and expressive outlet for young campers. Campers will learn how to march and move to rhythms and follow a dance routine. The dancers will end the week with a final performance to showcase their talents.

    Nonmember: $455 | Y Community Member: $410 | Y Community Plus Member: $387

    FUNSTER DISNEY

    Ages 5-6 | SEARCH CODE: CPFDSN20 FIND SESSIONS
    These specialty camps are designed just for our campers who are ages 5 to 6 (grades K-1). Welcome to the most magical place at camp! This camp is perfect for all Disney, Marvel and Star Wars enthusiasts. Campers will spend the week playing games, making art and cooking recipes from all the best Disney movies – classic to current!

    Nonmember: $437 | Y Community Member: $394 | Y Community Plus Member: $372

    FUNSTER LEGO BUILDERS

    Ages 5-6 | SEARCH CODE: CPFLGB20 FIND SESSIONS
    These specialty camps are designed just for our campers who are ages 5 to 6 (grades K-1). This intense LEGO building camp is for the extreme LEGO camper. Campers will learn how to craft, build and construct different LEGO structures through exciting games and instruction. Campers will also use their imagination to create their own structures and masterpieces.

    Nonmember: $437 | Y Community Member: $394 | Y Community Plus Member: $372

    FUNSTER SPORTS

    Ages 5-6 | SEARCH CODE: CPFSP20 FIND SESSIONS
    These specialty camps are designed just for our campers who are ages 5 to 6 (grades K-1). YMCA youth sports coaches will guide your little athletes in a variety of amazing sports clinics ranging from soccer to basketball that will improve hand-eye coordination, balance and motor skills. Campers will also enjoy traditional camp activities such as swimming, group games and arts & crafts.

    Nonmember: $437 | Y Community Member: $394 | Y Community Plus Member: $372

    FUNSTER ZOOKEEPER

    Ages 5-6 | SEARCH CODE: CPFZK20 FIND SESSIONS
    These specialty camps are designed just for our campers who are ages 5 to 6 (grades K-1). Calling all our funster animal lovers! If you love to learn about animals and care for them, this camp is just for you. Campers will get up close and personal with the animal kingdom and will get hands-on experience learning from our Animal Advocates. Get ready for a ROARing good time in Zookeeper camp!

    Nonmember: $455 | Y Community Member: $410 | Y Community Plus Member: $387

    GAGA BALL

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPGGB20 FIND SESSIONS
    Dodge, strike, run and jump and be the last one standing in Gaga Ball camp! Campers will enjoy extra playing time, learning new strategies and specialized Gaga. If you love Gaga, this camp is for you!

    Nonmember: $413 | Y Community Member: $372 | Y Community Plus Member: $352

    ICE SKATING

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPGGB20 FIND SESSIONS
    Looking to cool off this summer? Travel with the Mission Valley YMCA camp staff to the San Diego Ice Arena! Campers of all skill levels are welcome to join the fun and will receive lessons in skating from staff. Skating equipment will be provided.

    Nonmember: $544 | Y Community Member: $490 | Y Community Plus Member: $463

    LEGO BUILDERS

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPLGB20 FIND SESSIONS
    This intense LEGO building camp is for the extreme LEGO camper. Campers will learn how to craft, build, and construct different LEGO structures through exciting games and instruction. Campers will also use their imagination to create their own structures and masterpieces.

    Nonmember: $271 | Y Community Member: $244 | Y Community Plus Member: $231

    LEGO LEAGUE

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPLGL20 FIND SESSIONS
    LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Campers will work as teams to gain real-world problem-solving experience through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together.

    Nonmember: $455 | Y Community Member: $410 | Y Community Plus Member: $387

    LEGO MINDSTORM ROBOTICS

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPLGMR20 FIND SESSIONS
    Explore the world-class robotics challenge. Students will build a cutting-edge EV3 robot and control its movements with motors and sensors. Get your robot to hit a home run by programming it to run all four bases. Students will utilize the 4C skills – communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity – to become robotic engineers.

    Nonmember: $455 | Y Community Member: $410 | Y Community Plus Member: $387

    LEGO WEDO ROBOTICS

    Ages 6-10 | SEARCH CODE: CPLGWD20 FIND SESSIONS
    Explore the world of robotics with the LEGO WeDo system! Learn about physics concepts like friction, explore gear ratios, energy sources and more! Build a lunar rover or helicopter, all while learning about different sensors. Once you finish building your project, learn block coding to make your robot come to life!

    Nonmember: $455 | Y Community Member: $410 | Y Community Plus Member: $387

    LIVING COAST EXPLORERS

    Ages 9-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPLC20 FIND SESSIONS
    The wild places of California are some of the coolest around! Come with us to Living Coast, where we’ll explore a different “terrain” every day and discover the special wildlife that lives there. Whether we dive into ocean life, muck through the marsh, or trek the dry upland terrain, we’ll discover amazing wildlife each step of the way!

    Nonmember: $544 | Y Community Member: $490 | Y Community Plus Member: $463

    MUSICAL THEATER: THE WIZARD OF OZ

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPMTWO20 FIND SESSIONS
    Take the stage in Musical Theater camp! This camp will take campers through the various aspects of theatre, and through the many steps that go into creating a successful performance at any level of theater. Your child will work with our professional actors/theater director as we go through casting, rehearsal, stage and prop design, choreography, scene “blocking”, and much more; all leading up to the matinee performance at the end of the two weeks. This camp is a great way to build confidence and public speaking skills, as well as lay the groundwork for the success of any thespian-to-be via the skills and experience this camp will provide.
    PLEASE NOTE: This camp is intended to be a two week-long camp.

    Nonmember: $910 | Y Community Member: $819 | Y Community Plus Member: $774

    PAINTBALL

    Ages 11-15 | SEARCH CODE: CPPNTB20 FIND SESSIONS
    Campers will travel to Velocity Paintball during the week for the ultimate paintball play experience. When paintballing, all campers should wear pants and shoes with excellent traction. Gloves are recommended and are not provided. Coveralls, face masks and all paintball equipment will be provided. Safety conscious referees will be present during all paintballing. Please note that extra clothing is advised to provide additional padding.

    Nonmember: $574 | Y Community Member: $517 | Y Community Plus Member: $488

    PLATFORM 9 3/4

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPPL20 FIND SESSIONS
    Welcome to the enchanting world of magic and wonder at our Harry Potter-themed camp. Our camp offers young witches and wizards a magical experience filled with adventure and the thrill of discovering their own magical abilities. Upon arrival, campers will be sorted into their houses, where they’ll forge friendships and compete for the coveted House Cup through a series of magical challenges and activities. From spell casting classes and potion-making workshops to Quidditch, every day will be a magical journey full of surprises and excitement.

    Nonmember: $483 | Y Community Member: $435 | Y Community Plus Member: $411

    POKÉMON

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPPKM20 FIND SESSIONS
    After a fun-filled week at this camp, your campers will be saying, “Pikachu, I choose you!” Children will learn all there is to know about Pokèmon, including the card game. This is the perfect camp for your Pokèmon trainers to master their skills. Please note: Card trading will be allowed in this camp; however, we encourage you to keep super special cards at home.

    Nonmember: $437 | Y Community Member: $394 | Y Community Plus Member: $372

    RADICAL REPTILES

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPRR20 FIND SESSIONS
    Slither into the world of reptiles! For two hours a day, campers will check out and touch real reptiles! Campers will also participate in many different, fun activities that investigate the lives and habitats of these reptiles. This camp is hands-on and enhanced by arts and crafts, games and various projects related to these animals.

    Nonmember: $455 | Y Community Member: $410 | Y Community Plus Member: $387

    RAINBOW CHEFS COOKING

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPRR20 FIND SESSIONS
    Let’s get cooking! Health, nutrition, and wellness come together in an extraordinary week of cooking experiences. Every camper receives their own backpack of kitchen tools to keep and use at home, along with access to the continuous Rainbow Chefs Library. Campers will learn that eating well is tasty and fun as they develop lifelong skills that can even lead to culinary careers!

    Nonmember: $483 | Y Community Member: $435 | Y Community Plus Member: $411

    SEAWORLD

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPSWLD20 FIND SESSIONS
    Visit SeaWorld free for the rest of the calendar year if you sign up for one of our most popular camps! Animal enthusiasts have a chance to see virtually all the aquatic wildlife and exciting shows that SeaWorld has to offer, including dolphins, walruses, sharks and sting rays. Find out how these animals survive in their watery habitats and how humans impact those habitats. If you love to learn about marine life, then this camp is sure to make a splash! PLEASE NOTE: SeaWorld Fun Card included at the end of the camp week.

    Nonmember: $544 | Y Community Member: $490 | Y Community Plus Member: $463

    SKATE, SCOOTER & BMX

    Ages 6-15 | SEARCH CODE: CPSSBMX20 FIND SESSIONS
    Kick-flip your way into summer by enrolling your young skater into this camp designed for beginner to advanced skateboarders, scooter riders and BMXers. Instructors focus on basic safety, balance, and simple maneuvers so that kids can master the basics. Advanced riders can expect a focus on higher-level techniques so that campers can perfect skills they already know. Instruction will take place at a Y-owned or partnered skate park in the mornings and campers will practice their skills during open riding time in the afternoons.
    PLEASE NOTE: We do not have or rent extra equipment. Please send campers with a skateboard, scooter or BMX bicycle daily. Campers are also expected to wear safety gear daily: helmet, elbow pads and knee pads.
    Drop off and pick up will occur directly at the Krause Family Skate Park.

    Nonmember: $413 | Y Community Member: $372 | Y Community Plus Member: $352

    SOCCER

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPSC20 FIND SESSIONS
    Soccer fans will get a kick out of this camp! The YMCA will provide instruction featuring daily clinics, scrimmages and tournament play. Drills will focus on dribbling, passing, shooting and position techniques.

    Nonmember: $413 | Y Community Member: $372 | Y Community Plus Member: $352

    SPLASH

    Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPSPLSH20 FIND SESSIONS
    Splash camp will focus on swim instruction for beginner and intermediate swimmers. Campers will be taught how to perform basic strokes and gain confidence in the water. Campers will receive one 45-minute swimming lesson and one 45-minute free swim session each day combined with active games, crafts and other fun camp activities.

    Nonmember: $413 | Y Community Member: $372 | Y Community Plus Member: $352

    STAR WARS

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPSW20 FIND SESSIONS
    Join us in a galaxy far, far away at our Star Wars camp! Young Padawans, rebels and aspiring Jedi, get ready for an interstellar adventure like no other. We invite all Star Wars enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the epic saga; where the Force is strong, and the possibilities are limitless. Campers will embark on a journey to master the ways of the Jedi, hone their lightsaber skills and participate in thrilling lightsaber duels. With expert guidance from our Jedi trainers, they’ll learn the principles of the Force and tackle challenges inspired by iconic Star Wars moments.

    Nonmember: $483 | Y Community Member: $435 | Y Community Plus Member: $411

    SURF

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPSRF20 FIND SESSIONS
    This camp is designed for first-time or beginner surfers and campers who love to be in the water. Activities include surfing, body boarding, body surfing and other water games. Our goal is for each camper to stand up and ride the waves!
    Campers with their own surfboards are welcome to bring them daily or leave them at the Y for the week. All Surf camp staff are certified as lifeguards and are experienced around the waterfront. Families are invited to eat lunch with campers and watch our traditional surf competition on Fridays at Swamis.

    Nonmember: $574 | Y Community Member: $517 | Y Community Plus Member: $488

    TEEN SCENE

    Ages 13-17 | SEARCH CODE: CPTS20 FIND SESSIONS
    This camp is designed for teenagers seeking excitement, exploration and the thrill of discovery. Unlike traditional camps, we’re hitting the road to explore San Diego. From a beach day to the zoo, every day brings a new destination and fresh set of activities, ensuring an immersive and engaging experience.

    Nonmember: $544 | Y Community Member: $490 | Y Community Plus Member: $463

    TIMBER TINKERS

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPTT20 FIND SESSIONS
    This camp is woodworking at its coolest with wooden bobble head robots, creative string art, LEGO hanging racks, wooden cars that actually roll and wooden boats that float. Campers will build two or three smaller woodworking projects using real saws and hammers during the week. These projects will have them grinning from ear to ear!

    Nonmember: $483 | Y Community Member: $435 | Y Community Plus Member: $411

    WILDERNESS CAMP

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPWILD20 FIND SESSIONS
    Come along to this exciting camp where adventure and exploration await! Picture days filled with exciting outdoor challenges, team-building exercises and creative games all about wilderness survival. Campers will develop essential outdoor skills, from setting up shelters to mastering navigation with the stars. Here, we will foster a love for the great outdoors while emphasizing the importance of teamwork and camaraderie. Get ready for an unforgettable summer of exploration and fun under the wide-open sky!

    Nonmember: $437 | Y Community Member: $394 | Y Community Plus Member: $372

    ZOO

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPZOO20 FIND SESSIONS
    Lions, tigers and bears – oh my! Come travel to the San Diego Zoo with Mission Valley YMCA camp staff. Spend the week exploring the hundreds of species at the zoo, while building friendships that will last a lifetime.

    Nonmember: $544 | Y Community Member: $490 | Y Community Plus Member: $463

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    About Us

    Our Branch

    MISSION VALLEY YMCA
    Address: 5505 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 921109
    Phone:  (619) 298-3576

    Camp Locations and Hours of Operation

    Mission Valley YMCA
    Address: 5505 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92110
    Camp hours: 

    • Full Day: 8:00am–4:00pm
    • Drop Off: 8:00–9:00am
    • Pick Up: 3:30–5:00pm

    CONTACT US

    CAMP DIRECTOR
    Marisa Henson
    [email protected]  | (619) 298-3576 ext. 2549

    About Our Camp Staff

    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.


    PAYING FOR CAMP

    At the time of registration, you may choose to:

    • Pay in full (includes a $60 non-refundable deposit). 
    • Place a $60 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. Deposit discounts may apply based on membership type.
    • Balances will be due three weeks 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 or through third party payment support.

    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/Voucher/Transfer Policies for more information.

    Here's what our parents tell us:

    "My child came home so happy and didn’t want to leave at the end of the day. He said it was the best camp EVER and loved all his camp counselors!"


    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. Additional information can be found on the YMCA of San Diego County Day Camp page. 

    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.

    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 Henson via email at [email protected] or by phone at (619) 298-3576 ext. 2549.

    Medical Release Form - Required

    In order to register, all campers must have a current medical release form updated and submitted to the YMCA. Medical release forms can be updated through your My Y account in our Community Portal.

    Vendor Waivers

    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.

    ADAPTIVE CAMP

    Our Adaptive  Camp Program is a designed to support youth with behavioral and developmental needs as it adapts the camp experience to your child's needs and abilities, allowing opportunities for all campers to learn new skills, form new friendships and create lifetime memories. Campers will participate in activities with our traditional and specialty camps based on their interests at a pace that works for them. Our smaller camper-to-staff ratio for Adaptive Camp supports positive inclusion and/or one-on-one support as needed. Space is limited.  

    PLEASE NOTE: Contact the Camp Director and/or Coordinator to initiate an enrollment request and help us prepare a great experience for your camper.  We begin accepting enrollment requests on March 4, 2024 and strive to provide at least one week of camp to all interested families. 

    Camp Scholarships

    Financial assistance is available to families who qualify. Applications are available at the Welcome Center 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.


    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 our Camp Director, Marisa Henson, [email protected], with any questions, comments or concerns!