WELCOME TO DAY CAMP AT BORDER VIEW FAMILY YMCA
When school is out, your family can count on Border View Family YMCA to ensure your child is having fun in a nurturing environment that is friendly and safe. Our single-day and extended-care options provide the flexibility you need.
Since 1882, our camps have inspired kids with countless opportunities to laugh, lead and make lasting friendships. We offer a unique learning environment where youth are introduced to outdoor experiences, can nurture their passions and explore new interests.
Get Ready for the Best Summer Ever!
- Priority Registration - February 29 - March 6
- General Registration - Opens March 7
YMCA members save up to 15 percent on camp! An active membership is required at the time of the program start date to receive the member discount.
Ways to Register!
- Register Online — Browse Summer Camps
- Register in Person — Directions Here
- Download the Summer Camp Registration Form (PDF)
Enter the Catalog Tag from the catalog's camp matrix to jump directly to a short, prefiltered list of camps.
When school is out, our school break camps and Vacation Fun Days are the perfect solution for you and your family! Children will engage in traditional camp activities such as games, arts & crafts, science, sports and more! Check out our school break camps for the 2019/2020 school year below:
- Spring Break Camp: March 23-April 3
- Download the Spring Camp brochure (PDF)
SUMMER CAMP GUIDE
Check out the digital edition of our summer day camp guide. View camp descriptions and use the Catalog Tag finder to quickly find and register for camps online. Download the PDF version of the full 2020 Summer Camp Guide.
Border View Family YMCA
Address: 3601 Arey Drive, San Diego, CA 92154
Phone: (619) 428-9622
Our Camp Staff
Border View 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
At time of registration, you may choose to:
- Pay in full (includes a $25 non-refundable deposit)
- Put down a $25 non-refundable deposit at time of registration. Balances will be due the Monday prior to the first day of camp.
- An additional $25 will be applied to all registrations starting the Tuesday before the camp begins.
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 2020. Medical Release forms can be found at the YMCA Registration Desk or can be downloaded here: Form Library.
If your camper has special needs, please let us know when registering. Border View 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) 428-9622
Some specialty camps, particularly those that travel to an off-site location, require an additional vendor waiver. Day camp programs requiring these forms should have a link available to download the waiver as a PDF on the specific Day Camp page — it may also be included within the list of external waivers below. If it is not present, you can pick on up at the branch when you sign your child in on the first day of camp.
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.
For more information about YMCA Day Camp policies, expectations and helpful information, visit our Day Camp Policy page.
Day Camp Categories
Traditional Day Camps
These ultra-spirited, fun-filled camps are full of BIG themes, BIG ideas and BIG FUN! Each week will have a different theme that will guide our activities and trips for the week. Set in the YMCA style of different crazy activities each and every day, your camper will be traveling on special adventures throughout San Diego: visiting theme parks, taking swim lessons, going to local parks and beaches, or simply having a great time at one of our extraordinary facilities. Go BIG, go traditional!
Specialty Day Camps
Our phenomenal specialty day camps combine the traditional fun of YMCA day camps with the more specialized skills and learning of our outside specialty camp providers or YMCA experts. Each specialty day camp has a wide range of subjects to campers to enjoy - from sports-related day camps concentrating on skills and techniques, to creative camps like ceramics that focus on expanding artistic skills and confidence.
Sports Day Camps
Recreational games and skill building with focus on sportsmanship and a different sport each day. Enjoy basketball, soccer, baseball, flag football, a trip to our pool and many other active games.
Leader in Training and Counselor in Training Camps
Our Leader in Training (LIT) and Counselor in Training (CIT) programs are an excellent opportunity for teens to learn hands-on job experience and responsibilities, while still operating under the supervision of our camp staff team. Additionally, all hours completed within LIT Placement can be recorded as community service hours!
Teen Day Camps
Summer camps aren't just for kids! The YMCA offers fun and challenging camp activities specifically tailored to preteens and teens. Teens will have fun as they learn, grow and thrive under the guidance of caring, well-trained staff members.
Aquatics Day Camps
Does your camper love the water? Whether they are a fantastic swimmer or just learning, we offer fun-filled and exciting aquatic camps for every ability.
Special Needs Day Camps
The YMCA is proud to offer low-ratio day camps for children with special needs, providing a day camp experience in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. All camp counselors for this program have additional experience working with special needs campers.