WELCOME TO DAY CAMP AT JACKIE ROBINSON FAMILY YMCA

Your family can count on Jackie Robinson 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. 


FIND YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE!

SUMMER 2024 REGISTRATION

  • Monday, March 4: Member exclusive registration.
  • Wednesday, March 6: Public registration opens.

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MEMBERS SAVE

Members save up to 15% on day camp!

Note: To receive a member rate, your membership must remain active for the duration of the camp session. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Y member, and join us today!

Y COMMUNITY PLUS MEMBERSHIP

  • Rate is up to 15% off the nonmember rate. This rate also applies to active members who have not yet upgraded to one of our new membership plans.

Y COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

  • Rate is up to 10% off the nonmember rate.
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    TIPS FOR A SMOOTH SIGN-UP

    Please note that you must create a new My Y account in order to register. Prior to registration day, please log in to your My Y Account to make sure your profile is complete with payment method, valid email address, child's birth date and full name, etc. If you are new to the Y, you can set up your account now.

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    When you're ready to fill your cart, open a tab to our program finder, and log in to your My Y account. Find your camp selections quickly by typing in (or copying/pasting) the SEARCH CODE (e.g. CPSPEC39).


    YOUR GUIDE TO DAY CAMP

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

    2024 DAY CAMP SPRING SESSIONS

    • March 18–22, 2024
    • March 25–29, 2024
    • April 1–5, 2024
    ❯ ❯ SPRING CAMP DESCRIPTIONS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

    CHALLENGERS

    Ages 10-13 | SEARCH CODE: CPCHL39 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.

    CLUB 6/7

    Ages 6-7 | SEARCH CODE: CPCL39 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.

    DISCOVERY

    Ages 8-9 | SEARCH CODE: CPDSC39 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.

    HIGH FIVES

    Age 5 | SEARCH CODE: CPHF39 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.

    LIT FIELDWORK

    Age 13-16 | SEARCH CODE: CPLITF39 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!

    TRADITIONAL EXTREME

    Age 5-13 | SEARCH CODE: CPTRADEX39 FIND SESSIONS
    Our Traditional Extreme Camps take activities to the next level offering additional opportunities such as swimming, sports or other unique Y activities.

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    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 traditional day camp experience. When you're ready to register, here's a shortcut to all traditional camps at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, or go straight to the program finder and type or copy/paste a search code (e.g., CPTRAD39) into the search bar to zero in on your camps.

    ❯ ❯ TRADITIONAL CAMP DESCRIPTIONS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

    CHALLENGERS

    Ages 10-13 | SEARCH CODE: CPCHL39 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: $346 | Y Community Member: $312 | Y Community Plus Member: $295

    CLUB 6/7

    Ages 6-7 | SEARCH CODE: CPCL39 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: $346 | Y Community Member: $330 | Y Community Plus Member: $312

    DISCOVERY

    Ages 8-9 | SEARCH CODE: CPDSC39 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: $346 | Y Community Member: $312 | Y Community Plus Member: $295

    HIGH FIVES

    Age 5 | SEARCH CODE: CPHF39 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: $382 | Y Community Member: $344 | Y Community Plus Member: $325

    LIT FIELDWORK

    Age 13-17 | SEARCH CODE: CPLITF39 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: $120 | Y Community Member: $108 | Y Community Plus Member: $102

    LIT TRAINING

    Age 13-17 | SEARCH CODE: CPLITT39 FIND SESSIONS
    The LIT 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 through communication skills, management techniques and building their self-confidence. LIT’s will also receive CPR and First Aid training. The LIT 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

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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 Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, or go straight to the program finder and type or copy/paste a search code (e.g., CPSPEC39) into the search bar to zero in on your camps.

    ❯ ❯ SPECIALTY CAMP DESCRIPTIONS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

    ARCHERY

    Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPARCH39 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: $413 | Y Community Member: $372 | Y Community Plus Member: $352

    BASEBALL

    Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPBBL39 FIND SESSIONS
    Your camper could be the next big baseball star with this fundamental sports week. Daily activities include instruction in hitting, catching, throwing and positioning. This camp is perfect for young athletes looking for a strong summer building fundamental skills. Baseball gloves are required, and all skill levels are welcome.

    Nonmember: $388 | Y Community Member: $350 | Y Community Plus Member: $330

    BASKETBALL

    Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPBSK39 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 perfect for young athletes looking for a strong summer building fundamental skills.

    Nonmember: $388 | Y Community Member: $350 | Y Community Plus Member: $330

    COOKING

    Age 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPCK39 FIND SESSIONS
    This camp is sweet - literally! Campers will be making all kinds of scrumptious sweets using everyone’s childhood favorite: chocolate! From smores to chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate dipped fruit and so much more, this camp is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

    Nonmember: $388 | Y Community Member: $350 | Y Community Plus Member: $330

    DANCE

    Age 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPDNC39 FIND SESSIONS
    Campers will have daily dance lessons to learn several styles of dance and perfect their technique and coordination. Throughout the week, campers will work together with our qualified staff to create a routine that will be performed at the end of the week for parents, family and friends.

    Nonmember: $388 | Y Community Member: $350 | Y Community Plus Member: $330

    LEGO FURY

    Age 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPLGF39 FIND SESSIONS
    For the builders, the creators, and the campers who just think LEGOs are a blast to build, we introduce LEGO Fury camp. Campers will get to build models and express their creativity and imagination using our massive collection of LEGOs. We will have lots of LEGO-themed crafts, games, and building contests that put their creativity and building ingenuity to the test.

    Nonmember: $388 | Y Community Member: $350 | Y Community Plus Member: $330

    PICKLEBALL

    Age 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPPKLB39 FIND SESSIONS
    Your camper will have tons of fun in this accessible, high-energy and fast-paced paddle sport which was created for all ages to enjoy. Campers will play pickleball using special pickleball paddles and hitting a slightly smaller whiffle ball. This camp is perfect for your camper who wants to try out a new sport and test out their paddle skills.

    Nonmember: $388 | Y Community Member: $350 | Y Community Plus Member: $330

    RADICAL REPTILES AND FRIENDS

    Age 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPRR39 FIND SESSIONS
    Radical Reptiles and Friends will introduce campers to a menagerie of live animals including snakes, frogs, turtles, lizards, bugs and other creepy crawlers. Enjoy a unique hands-on experience enhanced by art, games and various projects related to animals.

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

    SOCCER

    Age 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPSC39 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: $388 | Y Community Member: $350 | Y Community Plus Member: $330

    SPLASH

    Age 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPSPLSH39 FIND SESSIONS
    This wet, wild and fun camp is sure to keep your little fishes busy. Campers will enjoy a fun filled, 30-minute jampacked swimming lesson with outstanding YMCA certified lifeguards, followed by an extended swim time full of splishing, splashing and sploshing! Campers will also participate in fun water activities on site at the Y. When children are not in the pool, they are having a blast participating in other camp activities such as arts and crafts, games, songs and more.

    Nonmember: $388 | Y Community Member: $350 | Y Community Plus Member: $330

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    About Us

    Our Branch

    Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
    Address: 151 YMCA Way, San Diego, CA 92102
    Phone: (619) 264-0144

    Camp Locations and Hours of Operation

    Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
    Address:  151 YMCA Way, San Diego, CA 92102

    • Camp Hours: 7:30am–5:00pm
    • Drop off: 7:30–9:00am
    • Pick up: 3:30–5:00pm

     

    Directors and Supervisors

    CAMP DIRECTOR

    Esme Pena
    [email protected]  | (619) 264-0144 ext. 1744

    About Our Staff

    Jackie Robinson 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.


    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 the Monday 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/Voucer/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 this season.

    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.

    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 service desk and online. Assistance is based on verified income and completed applications.

    Apply for a Program Scholarship

    Inclusion Program

    If your camper has special needs, please let us know when registering. Jackie Robinson Family 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 call (619) 264-0144.

    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, Esme Pena at [email protected], with any questions, comments or concerns!