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We have more than 50 years of experience in providing a safe, thriving environment for young people to explore personal interests, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, discover the creativity and health benefits of the outdoors, and make lasting friendships and memories. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of children and teens, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, Y camps ensure that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.
Yes, the Y's summer camp programs are coming this summer! Though they may look a little different than they have in the past, the Y will still be here to offer enriching youth programs, just as we have the past 60 years. Y Summer Camps provide a safe, thriving environment for your child to learn, grow, and thrive. Through a variety of activities and projects, campers will explore personal interests and discover creativity, while making friends and lasting memories.
Summer Camp will begin June 22, 2020! (Date subject to change.)
This summer, all camps will operate in compliance with CDC guidelines and will follow strict health and safety procedures including health screenings, physical distancing, and increased sanitization practices.
Due to the current guidelines, Pioneers, Trailblazers, High Adventures, Junior Explorers, and Sparks Camps will not be offered as previously announced. An alternative summer camp experience will be offered with a reduced capacity, reduced number of locations, and without field trips. As always, our camps will continue to offer fun themes, memorable opportunities, and safe adventures.
If your child is registered for camp from June 8 to June 19, you will receive a refund for those camp deposits. If your child is registered for a camp from June 22 and on, you will have the opportunity to request enrollment at the new camp, or to cancel your registration, if you choose to do so. (Due to the limited capacity, there will be a priority process for registrations, and we may be unable to grant all requests.)
This is the information we are able to provide at this time. We will be able to share additional details very soon! We will send a follow up email when registration is open, and change forms are available.
In the meantime, if you are an essential worker in need of high-quality childcare and enrichment, we are proud to offer Camp CARE.
Strap on your hiking boots and bring your sunscreen! YMCA Trailblazer Camp (1st-3rd grades) and High Adventures Camp (4th-7th grades) will experience the ultimate travel camp experience by participating in exciting and educational field trips 3-4 times per week. Campers will be using public transportation, school district buses and walking to travel to our destinations. Camps will host guest speakers and enjoy traditional camp experiences and traditions that build character, learn team building skills, and promote a positive self image. Don’t miss out on the fun! Spaces are limited!
Join us while we ignite your talents by participating in this hands on creative camp designed to develop new skills and make new friends. For 5 weeks, our Sparks Campers will complete a variety of projects & activities based on that's weeks theme. This camp is designed for K-6th graders, with age appropriate camp groups to allow campers to reach their full potential at camp. Extended care options are available for an additional fee.
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Pioneer Camps are designed for K-6th graders. Campers will enjoy a balance of field trips and stay days throughout the week to keep them busy and engaged. From team building, character development and skill building, the camp is designed with traditional camp activities & projects. We will bring in weekly guest speakers that promote healthy choices, physical activity, and promote positive self esteem. To ensure that campers' experiences are as age appropriate as possible, campers will be placed into camper groups weekly based on grade. Don’t miss out on the fun! Spaces are limited!
In collaboration with SLCUSD, Camp Thrive is available for 2nd - 5th grade students who are attending summer school. This enrichment camp helps close the achievement gap and supports literacy development. This unique camp provides after school programs Monday - Thursday, and field trips every Friday.
Junior Explorers Summer Day Camp is for ages 3-5 years and must be potty independent. This weekly camp has activities that align with each camp theme and promote achievement of our camp goals. Such activities encompass arts, outdoor learning, health and fitness, games, sports, service learning projects, and character development. Campers will rotate between activities in age appropriate groups throughout the program day so they are exposed to new learning and experiences.
She loves going to the Y, loves the staff and all her friends. She even learned how to ride a bike at the Y. She is a social person and needs the constant interactions with others. With out the Y she wouldn't have had that available as often as she would like. - San Luis Obispo Parent
It was a great opportunity for my children to make new friends, see a variety of places in our community and feel comfortable learning/traveling. The staff was wonderful and very caring. My children had a wonderful experience and want to do it again next year. - South County Parent