WELCOME TO DAY CAMP AT SOUTH BAY FAMILY YMCA

Your family can count on South Bay 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. 


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  • 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.

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  • Rate is up to 10% off the nonmember rate.
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    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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    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 25-28, 2024
      ❯ ❯ SPRING CAMP DESCRIPTIONS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

      CHALLENGERS

      Ages 10-13 | SEARCH CODE: CPCHL42 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: CPCL42 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: CPDSC42 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: CPHF42 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 TRAINING

      Ages 13-17 | SEARCH CODE: CPLITT42 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.

      LIT FIELDWORK

      Ages 13-17 | SEARCH CODE: CPLITF42 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 childcare 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 while earning school-required or volunteer service hours!

      CIT FIELDWORK

      Ages 13-17 | SEARCH CODE: CPCITF42 FIND SESSIONS
      CIT Fieldwork is geared toward teens who are beginning the transition to becoming camp counselors. They will have additional responsibilities and expectations that are more aligned with those of our staff. Teens will earn school-required volunteer service hours by participating in this program. This is the perfect opportunity to complete this requirement and make a difference in our camp community!

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      2024 camp guide

      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 traditional day camp experience. When you're ready to register, here's a shortcut to all traditional camps at South Bay Family YMCA, or go straight to the program finder and type or copy/paste a search code (e.g., CPTRAD42) into the search bar to zero in on your camps.

      ❯ ❯ TRADITIONAL CAMP DESCRIPTIONS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

      CHALLENGERS

      Ages 10-13 | SEARCH CODE: CPCHL42 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: $334 | Y Community Member: $301 | Y Community Plus Member: $284

      CLUB 6/7

      Ages 6-7 | SEARCH CODE: CPCL42 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: $334 | Y Community Member: $301 | Y Community Plus Member: $284

      DISCOVERY

      Ages 8-9 | SEARCH CODE: CPDSC42 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: $334 | Y Community Member: $301 | Y Community Plus Member: $284

      HIGH FIVES

      Age 5 | SEARCH CODE: CPHF42 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: $366 | Y Community Member: $330 | Y Community Plus Member: $312

      LIT FIELDWORK

      Ages 13-15 | SEARCH CODE: CPLITF42 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 childcare 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 while earning school-required or volunteer service hours!

      Nonmember: $114 | Y Community Member: $99 | Y Community Plus Member: $97

      CIT FIELDWORK

      Ages 16-17 | SEARCH CODE: CPCITF42 FIND SESSIONS
      CIT Fieldwork is geared toward teens who are beginning the transition to becoming camp counselors. They will have additional responsibilities and expectations that are more aligned with those of our staff. Teens will earn school-required volunteer service hours by participating in this program. This is the perfect opportunity to complete this requirement and make a difference in our camp community!

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

      CIT/LIT TRAINING

      Ages 13-17 | SEARCH CODE: CPLCITT42 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 through communication skills, management techniques and building their self-confidence. CIT's and LIT’s will also receive CPR and First aid training.

      Nonmember: $331 | Y Community Member: $298 | Y Community Plus Member: $282

      TRADITIONAL EXTREME

      Ages 5-13 | SEARCH CODE: CPTRADEX42 FIND SESSIONS
      Welcome to Traditional Extreme Camp! Experience the best of traditional activities and extreme adventures. Play games, make new friends, and have a blast at our exciting and creative camp!

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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 South Bay Family YMCA, or go straight to the program finder and type or copy/paste a search code (e.g., CPSPEC42) into the search bar to zero in on your camps.

      ❯ ❯ SPECIALTY CAMP DESCRIPTIONS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

      ANIMAL EXPLORERS

      Ages 6-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPAEX42 FIND SESSIONS
      Welcome to Animal Explorers summer camp! Get ready for an exciting week of adventure and discovery as we explore the fascinating world of animals. Campers will learn about different animals and have hands-on interactions with them. From educational activities to engaging presentations, our expert educators will guide campers in understanding the unique characteristics and behaviors of various animal species. Campers will also have the thrilling opportunity to interact directly with animals one day of the week. Join us for a week filled with adventure, education and unforgettable memories!

      Nonmember: $349 | Y Community Member: $315 | Y Community Plus Member: $297

      ARCHERY/ROCK CLIMBING

      Ages 9-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPAARC42 FIND SESSIONS
      Embark on a thrilling adventure at our Archery/Rock Climbing camp! Nestled in the heart of nature, this camp provides the perfect setting for campers to hone their archery skills and conquer challenging rock faces. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, participants will master the art of precision with bow and arrow, while also tackling the exhilarating world of rock climbing. Safety is our priority, ensuring that campers have a memorable and secure experience as they embrace the excitement of the great outdoors.

      Nonmember: $462 | Y Community Member: $416 | Y Community Plus Member: $393

      BASKETBALL

      Ages 9-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPBSK42 FIND SESSSIONS
      Your camper could learn to 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 summer building strong, fundamental skills.

      Nonmember: $376 | Y Community Member: $339 | Y Community Plus Member: $320

      BMX CAMP

      Ages 9-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPBMX42 FIND SESSIONS
      Welcome to our thrilling BMX Camp where young riders will embark on an exhilarating journey to master the art of BMX riding! Our camp offers an adrenaline-packed experience under the guidance of professional instructors who bring years of expertise to the ramps. Campers will learn essential BMX techniques, from basic tricks to advanced maneuvers, in a safe and supportive environment. Get ready to soar to new heights, conquer ramps, and build lasting memories at our BMX Camp – where passion meets pedal power!

      Nonmember: $448 | Y Community Member: $404 | Y Community Plus Member: $381

      CHEER

      Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPCH42 FIND SESSIONS
      This high energy camp will focus on all aspects of cheerleading. Throughout the week campers will work on jumps, arm movements and choreography. Cheerleaders will work on their routines and cheer skills each day while also enjoying arts and crafts.

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

      CLAY CREATIONS

      Ages 5-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPCLAY42 FIND SESSIONS
      Welcome to Clay Creations, where young artists embark on a hands-on journey of creativity and imagination! Campers will dive into the world of sculpting and molding as they explore the endless possibilities of clay. From pinch pots to intricate sculptures, our campers will unleash their artistic flair under the guidance of experienced instructors. Get ready for a week filled with messy fun, laughter, and the joy of bringing unique clay creations to life! Join us for a memorable experience where imaginations soar and masterpieces take shape.

      Nonmember: $366 | Y Community Member: $330 | Y Community Plus Member: $312

      DANCE

      Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPDNC42 FIND SESSIONS
      Join America’s best kids dance crew! Campers will be separated into age groups to learn different genres of music and dance. Work as a team to create a unique style and choreography. Join us for a special performance on Friday for friends and family!

      Nonmember: $366 | Y Community Member: $330 | Y Community Plus Member: $312

      ENCHANTED FAIRIES

      Ages 5-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPEF42 FIND SESSIONS
      Welcome to the whimsical world of Enchanted Fairies. Celebrate your favorite characters and help write stories of your own. Create costumes and special crafts to share with friends and family!

      Nonmember: $366 | Y Community Member: $330 | Y Community Plus Member: $312

      FLAG FOOTBALL

      Ages 9-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPFLGF42 FIND SESSIONS
      Down, set... hike! Join the YMCA’s instructional flag football camp. Camp will include the fundamentals of passing, catching, blocking and kicking. Daily scrimmages will emphasize basic football strategy; no special equipment required.

      Nonmember: $376| Y Community Member: $339 | Y Community Plus Member: $320

      GOING GLOBAL AROUND THE WORLD

      Ages 9-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPGGCK42 FIND SESSIONS
      Does your camper want to explore the world? Each day your camper will learn about a different country. Campers will learn about the culture and history of each county through games, crafts and food projects. Take home projects to teach your friends and family about the world! Camp will include a service project to help support children in need from around the world.

      Nonmember: $462 | Y Community Member: $416 | Y Community Plus Member: $393

      HARRY POTTER

      Ages 5-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPHP42 FIND SESSIONS
      Welcome to Hogwarts! Campers will be sorted into magical houses where they will work together to compete in themed crafts, games and projects. Explore the world of Harry Potter by creating a wand, playing Quidditch and becoming a potion master.

      Nonmember: $227 | Y Community Member: $205 | Y Community Plus Member: $193

      Ice Skating

      Ages 8-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPIS42 FIND SESSIONS
      Campers will travel to the San Diego Ice Arena and receive instruction from an ice-skating coach, as well as enjoy free skate time. This camp will culminate in a performance for family and friends on Friday at the San Diego Ice Arena. By the end of the week your camper will have gained new skating skills, made lasting friendships and developed self-confidence in their amazing abilities! Skates are provided, but campers should bring or wear socks every day.

      Nonmember: $462 | Y Community Member: $416 | Y Community Plus Member: $393

      ITTY BITTY AQUATICS

      Ages 5-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPIBA42 FIND SESSIONS
      Campers will have a 30-minute swim lesson each day with Y swim instructors, get comfortable in the water, learn how to float and tread water. Campers will end the day with a 45-minute free swim to play and have fun with the entire camp. Campers will also participate in traditional camp activities like arts & crafts, songs and games. Swimmers may be required to wear life jackets during free swim.

      Nonmember: $420 | Y Community Member: $378 | Y Community Plus Member: $357

      ITTY BITTY SOCCER

      Ages 5-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPIBS42 FIND SESSIONS
      Welcome to Itty Bitty Soccer summer camp! Our camp offers little campers a chance to learn soccer fundamentals while having fun. Our experienced coaches guide campers through engaging activities focused on dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork. We also include arts, crafts and team-building games. Safety is a priority with low coach-to-camper ratios and trained staff. Join us for an unforgettable summer of learning, fun, and friendship at Itty Bitty Soccer!

      Nonmember: $359 | Y Community Member: $324 | Y Community Plus Member: $306

      ITTY BITTY SPORTS

      Ages 5-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPIBS42 FIND SESSIONS
      Why pick one sport when you can play them all? Each day will focus on a different sport such as soccer, basketball, football, dodgeball and more. Itty Bitty Sports is designed to teach campers recreational sports and the value of exercise. Focus will be placed on team play and skill development.

      Nonmember: $349 | Y Community Member: $315 | Y Community Plus Member: $297

      LITTLE ENGINEERS

      Ages 5-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPLE42 FIND SESSIONS
      WWelcome to Little Engineers, where your little one’s imagination will soar to new heights. At this camp, we believe that curiosity and creativity are the building blocks of great engineers. Throughout the camp, your child will embark on a fun-filled journey exploring the principles of engineering through hands-on activities, interactive experiments and collaborative projects. Join us at Little Engineers, where your child will not only have a blast but also gain valuable skills that will set them on a path towards a bright future in the world of engineering.

      Nonmember: $359 | Y Community Member: $324 | Y Community Plus Member: $306

      MAGIC

      Ages 5-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPMG42 FIND SESSIONS
      Abra kadabra! Magic camp offers campers the ability to get a plethora of different magic tricks and learn how to use each one to put on a spectacular show! In addition to these many tricks, we will also be building magical wardrobes with a variety of magical crafts, and playing lots of fun, magical games to test their knowledge and skill as magicians-to-be and as campers who just want to have a lot of fun!

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

      MULTI-SPORT

      Ages 9-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPMSP42 FIND SESSIONS
      Welcome to Multi-Sport, where young athletes embark on a thrilling journey of sports exploration! Our camp is the ultimate playground for sports enthusiasts aged 9-12, offering a dynamic and inclusive experience. Campers will dive into the fundamentals of various sports, including soccer, basketball, tennis, and more, guided by expert coaches dedicated to fostering skill development, teamwork, and a love for an active lifestyle. Join us for a summer filled with fun, friendship, and the joy of discovering the exciting world of multi- sport excellence!

      Nonmember: $359 | Y Community Member: $324 | Y Community Plus Member: $306

      Outrageous Art

      Ages 5-7 | SEARCH CODE: CPOART42 FIND SESSIONS
      Get ready to take art to the extreme! In this camp our artists will use different mediums to express themselves using clay, watercolors, pastels and more. Campers will get their hands messy and create art with their bodies using unconventional methods to make masterpieces. Be prepared, this camp is sure to be a little messy and a lot of fun!

      Nonmember: $383 | Y Community Member: $345 | Y Community Plus Member: $326

      Play Well LEGOs

      Ages 5-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPPWL42 FIND SESSIONS
      Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects and use special pieces to create your own unique designs! Projects are rotated seasonally to ensure that both new and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system.

      Nonmember: $485 | Y Community Member: $437 | Y Community Plus Member: $413

      Pokémon

      Ages 9-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPPKM42 FIND SESSIONS
      Campers, we choose you! Discover the wonderful world of Pokémon full of mysterious creatures and plenty of adventures. In this camp you’ll learn about newly released Pokémon and brush up on facts about the classics, while learning the craft of battling, creating new Pokémon and so much more!

      Nonmember: $227 | Y Community Member: $205 | Y Community Plus Member: $193

      Radical Reptiles and Friends

      Ages 5-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPRR42 FIND SESSIONS
      Meet the cold-blooded creatures of the animal world as you are introduced to snakes, frogs, tortoises, turtles, lizards, bugs and other creepy crawlies. This camp will have you collaborating with reptiles and friends. Your hands-on experience will be enhanced by art projects, games, and activities that investigate the lives of reptiles. If you like reptiles or other creepy crawlies, this is certainly the camp for you.

      Nonmember: $349 | Y Community Member: $315 | Y Community Plus Member: $297

      RAINBOW CHEF

      Ages 5-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPRBC42 FIND SESSIONS
      Welcome to Rainbow Chef, where culinary creativity and delicious adventures collide! Our camp is a flavorful journey for aspiring young chefs, to explore the world of gastronomy. Under the guidance of experienced chefs, campers will unravel the secrets of the kitchen, mastering essential culinary skills while crafting a rainbow of delectable dishes. From savory to sweet, Rainbow Chef promises a week of fun, friendship, and fantastic flavors as campers create and savor their culinary masterpieces. Join us for a week of hands-on cooking, laughter and a sprinkle of culinary magic!

      Nonmember: $462 | Y Community Member: $416 | Y Community Plus Member: $393

      SAN DIEGO EXPLORER

      Ages 7-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPEXP42 FIND SESSIONS
      Welcome to San Diego Explorer camp, where young adventurers embark on a thrilling journey through the sun-soaked paradise of Southern California! Our campers will dive into the vibrant culture of San Diego, discovering its world-famous attractions like the iconic Balboa Park, the fun Belmont Park and the breathtaking beaches along the Pacific coastline. With a perfect blend of fun-filled activities, educational excursions, and team-building experiences, San Diego Explorer promises an unforgettable summer of exploration, friendship, and lifelong memories against the stunning backdrop of America’s Finest City. Join us for a summer packed with excitement, laughter and the spirit of adventure!

      Nonmember: $462 | Y Community Member: $416 | Y Community Plus Member: $393

      SPLASH

      Ages 9-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPSPLSH42 FIND SESSIONS
      What’s more epic than a summer spent in the sun and swimming? Enjoying two hours of daily water time at the South Bay Family YMCA aquatics center that includes a daily 30-minute swim lesson! Swim lessons are divided by height and taught by YMCA certified swim instructors.

      Nonmember: $420 | Y Community Member: $378 | Y Community Plus Member: $357

      STAR WARS

      Ages 6-9 | SEARCH CODE: CPSW42 FIND SESSIONS
      Embark on an epic galactic adventure at our Star Wars summer camp! Young Padawans will immerse themselves in the Force as they train with lightsabers, participate in thrilling Jedi challenges, and learn the ways of the Jedi Order. Campers will also engage in exciting intergalactic missions, explore the lore of the Star Wars universe, and forge friendships that will last a lifetime. May the fun be with you as campers experience the magic of Star Wars in a summer camp like no other!

      Nonmember: $366 | Y Community Member: $330 | Y Community Plus Member: $312

      STEM AND SPLASH

      Ages 9-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPSTMS42 FIND SESSIONS
      Campers will spend their day exploring STEM projects and practicing swimming skills. Enjoy 2-hours of daily water time at the South Bay Family YMCA, including a daily 30-minutes swim lesson! Swim lessons are divided by height and taught by YMCA certified swim instructors. Campers will be separated into groups by grade.

      Nonmember: $462 | Y Community Member: $416 | Y Community Plus Member: $393

      TEEN SCENE

      Ages 13-17 | SEARCH CODE: CPTS42 FIND SESSIONS
      We challenge your Teen camper not to have fun in this all out weekly adventure! These ultra-spirited camps will hit the road to explore San Diego. Teen Campers will be active and amazed by on and off-site activities that include, team building games, messy art ventures, and camper choice projects.

      Nonmember: $334 | Y Community Member: $301 | Y Community Plus Member: $284

      THEATER

      Ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPTHT42 FIND SESSIONS
      Take the stage and shine in Theatre camp! Your camper will work with theater professionals to go through casting, rehearsal, stage and prop design, choreography and much more. This will lead to a group performance. Family and friends are welcome to cheer on their stars at Friday’s show.

      Nonmember: $462 | Y Community Member: $416 | Y Community Plus Member: $393

      TIMBER TINKERS

      Ages 5-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPTT42 FIND SESSIONS
      This camp is woodworking at its coolest with wooden bobble head robots, creative string art, LEGO hanging racks, creating wooden cars that roll and wooden boats that float. From using REAL saws to hammers, these campers will build two or three smaller woodworking projects during the week. These projects will have them grinning from ear to ear.

      Nonmember: $462 | Y Community Member: $416 | Y Community Plus Member: $393

      TOP CHEF COOKING

      Ages 9-12 | SEARCH CODE: CPTC42 FIND SESSIONS
      One of our longest running and most successful camps, Top Chef Cooking camp teaches campers how to make a wide variety of different foods using a wide variety of cooking methods. Children will learn how to perform cooking methods such as proper cutting, boiling, and pan frying in as safe an environment as possible, and under the watchful eyes of some of our most experienced teachers. Your camper will learn how to make dishes from a variety of different cultures, including but not limited to: Latin American, Asian, American, Italian, Indian, and others (regional foods presented in camp depend on our teacher, as each has different regional specialties and themes). We cater to different dietary restrictions and needs, so if your child has any allergies or other dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant, etc.) please let us know when signing your child up so we can alter our material appropriately.

      Nonmember: $462 | Y Community Member: $416 | Y Community Plus Member: $393

      Y-OLYMPICS

      Ages 6-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPOGC42 FIND SESSIONS
      Campers will have the opportunity to participate in their very own Y-Lympics as they run, jump, toss, challenge and race their way to gold, silver and bronze metals participating in a variety of Olympic events. Complete with opening and closing ceremonies, this camp is certain to have your camper shooting for the gold!

      Nonmember: $462 | Y Community Member: $416 | Y Community Plus Member: $393

      ZOOVARGO

      Ages 5-8 | SEARCH CODE: CPZVG42 FIND SESSIONS
      Zovargo Animal Program: Let your Voice be Heard — for Animals! Jump into the world of animals with Zovargo and discover how every little thing we do makes a difference for our world! During this highly interactive program you will learn how we can help to save and speak up for those animals that don’t have a voice of their own.

      Nonmember: $383 | Y Community Member: $345 | Y Community Plus Member: $326

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      About Us

      Our Branch

      South Bay Family YMCA
      Address: 1201 Paseo Magda, Chula Vista, CA 91910
      Phone: (619) 421-9622

      Camp Locations and Hours of Operation

      McMillin Elementary School
      Address: 1201 Santa Cora Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91913

      South Bay Family YMCA Teen Center
      Address:  820 Paseo Ranchero, Chula Vista, CA 91910

      South Bay Family YMCA
      Address:  1201 Paseo Magda, Chula Vista, CA 91910
      Camp Hours: 

      • Full-day: 8:00am–4:00pm
      • Drop-off: 7:30–9:00am
      • Pick-up: 3:00–5:00pm

      Directors and Supervisors

      Kyle Millard | Camp Director
      [email protected] | (619) 421-9622

      Alejandro Villasenor | Camp Coordinator
      [email protected] | (619) 421-9622

      ABOUT OUR STAFF

      South Bay 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. 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.

      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.

      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

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