A Great Place to Learn and Play
Character Builders is an affordable way to ensure your child is in a safe, fun, and caring environment. Each day includes a new program or activity to help participants learn, build life skills, and develop healthy relationships — including walking field trips, healthy snacks, sports and games, art and music, homework support and more!
Online Registration Information
Registration for the Character Builders program can now be completed and submitted online through our Character Builders registration page. Registration is first come, first served.
For more information about registration, please check out our Registration Details section below.
Program scholarships are available to those who qualify — apply for a scholarship online here.
Information about Hedenkamp Elementary School
Location and Contact Information
- Address: 930 East Palomar, Chula Vista, CA 91913 — Directions via Google Maps
- School Phone: (619) 397-5828
- Site Phone: (619) 397-5828, ext. 580201
- Site Email: [email protected]
- School Website: Hedenkamp Elementary
- License #: 376700056
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: School days
Including minimum days
6:00am - School Bell
School Bell - 6:00pm
About Our Staff
All staff leaders are selected after a thorough interview and background check process and are cleared through the Community Care Licensing office of the State of California. Our staff has units in child development and a desire to be a great role model for your child and demonstrate YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Miriam Martinez, Program Director | [email protected]
Business Center | [email protected]
Fees for Character Builders at Hedenkamp Elementary School 2022-2023
Fees are paid monthly for the month of service. Fees include all minimum days. No make-up days will be allowed due to illness, vacation or holidays. All rates are based on the weekly rate times the number of weeks school is in session per month (see payment schedule for monthly totals based on the CVESD Calendars).
# OF DAYS
|Before and After School||5 Days (Full-time)||$138/week||$163/week|
|After School Only||5 Days (Full-time)||$104/week||$122/week|
|Before School Only||5 Days (Full-time)||$56/week||$66/week|
|Before and After School||3 Days (M/W/F)||$91/week||$108/week|
|Before and After School||3 Days (T/Th/F)||$91/week||$108/week|
In order to maintain proper ratios and small stable groups at sites, only full time rates are available at this time. View our exact monthly cost breakdown sheet here.
Priority registration for current families: April 25
Open registration for all families: May 16
Registration Fee is $50 per child for YMCA members and $100 per child for Non-YMCA members.
If balances are not paid on time, your child may not participate in the program.
- Identification and Emergency Information Form (LIC 700)
- Child's Pre-admission Health History - Parent's Report (LIC 702)
- Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment (LIC 627)
- Personal Rights (LIC 613A)
- Notification of Parents' Rights (LIC 995)
Questions? Contact Us
If you have any questions about Character Builders or the registration process, please email us!
Additional contact info is available in the About Our Staff section above. We look forward to speaking with you!