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Day Camps · E M Downer Family YMCA

Day Camp Group

YMCA day camp offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Day camp builds an interest in community with experiences in local and global cultures where campers gain an appreciation for others different from themselves.

Check our General Program Information below.

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Traditional Day Camps

Our camp provides an exciting, safe community for your children to explore the outdoors, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills and make lasting friendships and memories. Swimming, arts & crafts, group games, and exciting trips will pack the summer days with unforgettable experiences for campers of all ages. Weekly sessions run June 13-August 12.

Campers are divided into the following age groups:




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Campers in Leadership Training

Grades k-1 Grades 2-3 Grades 4-5  Grades 6-8 Grades 9-11
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Tier 1: $150 per week

Tier 2: $100 per week

Tier 3: $70 per week

You choose the fee that works best for your family, no verification required. Funding for scholarships comes from our Annual Campaign.


9-4 pm

7-9 am (free morning extended care)

4-6 pm (free afternoon extended care)


Session Themes & Field Trips

Session Date



Fieldtrip (all traditional camps)

June 13-17   Medieval Games  Oakland A's
June 20-24   Aloha Stinson Beach
July 27-July 1   Y Idol  San Ramon Swim
July 5-8   Mad Science San Jose Tech Museum
July 11-15   Under the Sea San Ramon Swim
July 18-22   X-Games  East Bay Regional Parks
July 25-29   Adventure Safari Oakland Zoo
August 1-5   Food Fusion San Ramon Swim
August 8-12   Super Heroes San Francisco Exploratorium

Fieldtrip subject to change due to reservation availability and weather

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Not Enough Camp?

Check out our YMCA of the East Bay Overnight Camps, which offer summertime and year-long overnight adventures and life-changing experiences. We also make it easy for your child to go to our Overnight Camps located at Camp Loma Mar and Camp Ravencliff  by serving as a pick-up/drop-off spot for Overnight Camp chartered transportation. 




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