Fall Day Camp Registration begins Wednesday, August 24th
Welcome to our South Bay Family YMCA day camps where we are dedicated to improving the quality of human life and helping all people realize their fullest potential as children of God through the development of spirit, mind and body.
We are an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp which means that we meet or exceed the highest standards in camping services.
We have many exciting camps for our south bay community that incorporates creativity and wonder. The many adventures at our South Bay Family YMCA encourages experimental learning and literacy. These opportunities are offered at multiple locations for your family’s convenience.
Click HERE to view the Day Camp brochure.
Fall Camp Locations:
Day Camps/LIT Field Work: McMillin Elementary
Teen Camps: Goodrich Teen Center
- Week 1: September 19-23
- Week 2: September 26-30
- Week 3: October 3
Day Camp Hours:
- Morning Drop Off Times: 6:00-8:30am
- Afternoon Pickup Times: 4:00-6:00pm
Questions regarding Day Camp or Family Programs call or e-mail:
Courtney Baltiyskyy @ 619.421.9622 X 14239
AVOID LATE FEES. REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 12TH
Register and pay in full on or before Mondays prior to your camp’s start date to avoid late fees. A late fee of $25 will be applied to all registrations received after the September 12th.
SOUTH BAY FAMILY YMCA DAY CAMP
All of our YMCA Day Camps have been accredited by the American Camp Association. Our day camps meet or exceed the highest standards in camping services including health,
Who is watching my child?
Our camp staff is hired directly from our STRETCH, REACH, DASH, Middle School, High School, and Licensed Child Care programs. Each of our staff have been background checked through the Department of Justice, have current certifications in CPR and 1st Aid, and have attended over 24 hours in trainings.What is ACA Accreditation?
ACA stands for the American Camp Association and they have developed a rigorous and in depth set of standards that only the best camp programs can achieve. Camps that meet these criteria can be awarded with an ACA Accreditation. This is extremely important in the camp world, because (unlike after-school care) there are no government agencies or regulations overseeing day camp programs.
What should my child bring to camp?
While we provide fun experiences and memories that will last a lifetime, there are some highly recommended items that campers should, and should not bring to camp. Campers should bring a non-perishable lunch (we will provide a peanut free zone for campers with allergies), a bottle of water with their name on it, sunscreen, and a backpack/bag to carry it all in. Campers also need to wear closed toed shoes for active play and dress ready to get wet and dirty when they play hard.
Campers should leave the following at home: all electronic items (including: music players, cell phones, and video games), jewelry, toys, card games, sports equipment, pets, and money (teen camps may recommend small amounts of spending money for certain activities).
Please note that the Y is not responsible for any items that are lost, stolen, or broken and will not provide reimbursement for personal items.
When can I drop my child off?
Day Camp opens as early as 6:00 AM. We recommend dropping your child off by 8:30 AM, as some of the field trips may leave as early as 9:00 AM.Can I drop my child off at a different location than where their camp is located?
We apologize, but we do not offer shuttle service at this time. Campers need to be dropped off and picked up at the camp location where they have been registered.
Can I get an age exception for my child?
We do not do age exceptions. Our camps are specifically designed to accommodate certain age groups. Campers need to be within the age range specified on the first day of that camp session in order to participate in that camp.
What happens if we miss the bus?
If circumstances or appointments cause you to miss the bus, you may either meet your child’s camp at their destination, or we will find an alternative on-site camp to care for your child until their camp returns.
When should I pick up my child?
You may pick your child up from camp at any time before 6:00 PM. We recommend that you plan to pick your child up after 4:00 PM, as we try to have all camps that are on field trips back by 4:00 PM.
What happens if I pick my child up after 6:00 PM?
Our camp closes at 6:00 PM. Campers left after 6:00 PM will result in a late pickup fee of $1.00 per minute, per child. Campers left after 6:30 PM may be released to the authorities or child protective services.
Does the Y provide breakfast, lunch or snacks for my child?
Sorry, but we do not provide meals for campers. Campers should eat a nutritious breakfast before being dropped off for camp and bring a healthy non-perishable lunch each day. Please note that we do not have the capacity to refrigerate or heat lunch items. We do, however, provide an afternoon snack item at approximately 4:00 PM each day.
When do the campers have lunch?
Our lunch times are very flexible and vary depend on the activities your child’s camp has for that day. The standard timeframe for lunch is for approximately 30 minutes between the hours of 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. If a camp is going to have a late lunch, they typically give the campers an opportunity to have a snack from their lunch in the morning.
I have the camp schedule, but today’s activities were different, why?
All camp activities are subject to change. The camp schedules are created in advance of the actual camp dates and there are numerous unforeseen factors, such as weather, traffic, and illnesses that force us to reschedule our original plans. We apologize for all inconveniences this can cause, and we understand how this can be frustrating at times. If you have special pick-up/drop-off needs we recommend checking with our front desk staff to see if they are aware of any changes in the schedule for that day.
What happens when there is extreme weather?
Our camps are designed to operate outside for the majority of each day. If there is a light rain, we will likely remain outside and continue our regular activities. In the event of heavy rain, we have indoor locations that we can utilize, however this will likely disrupt our scheduled camp activities. In the event of extreme heat, we will attempt to keep the children inside, the shade and hydrated. This will also likely disrupt the regularly planned schedule.
Why is there an additional waiver for my child?
Some of our camp partners require their own waiver for children attending their facilities (e.g. paintball, rock climbing, ice skating, etc.). This waiver must be completed in order for that facility to allow your camper to participate. We will have waivers available the morning of the trip.
What if my child needs to take medication during camp?
We are happy to assist with your camper’s needs. All medication must be doctor prescribed, in its current prescription packaging. Check the medication in when you drop your child off and be sure to complete our Medication Release Form.
Camp is so amazing for kids, how can I help other kids come to camp?!
Our South Bay Family YMCA make strengthening our community our cause. By providing high quality programs that encourage youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, we enable all people to be strong in spirit, mind and body. For half a century thousands of individuals, young and old, have turned to our Y for programs and services every year because we’ve been the reliable, dependable, friendly non-profit that they know and trust. We count on the generosity of members, partners, and families like YOURS to help them be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. 94 cents of every dollar donated to our Y goes back into programs and assistance for local families in need.
I need to get a hold of my camper, who should I call?
Each camp location has a phone on site, your camper may not be immediately available, but leave a message and we will relay the information to them. Phone numbers available on weekly calendars.I have more questions, where can I get the answers?
For registration information please call:South Bay Family YMCA
Child & Youth Development Administration Department at (619) 421-9266