Day Camps · E M Downer Family YMCA
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.
Check our Quick Links here:
- To Register On-Line
- Download the Health History Form
- For Frequently Asked Questions (such as what to wear, what's for lunch, is it too late to register...)
- For our Unique Movin'On Camp for Incoming Middle Schoolers
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:
|Grades k-1||Grades 2-3||Grades 4-5||Grades 6-8||Grades 9-11|
Download the required Health History Form
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.
7-9 am (free morning extended care)
4-6 pm (free afternoon extended care)
Session Themes & Field Trips
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.