Day Camps · Eden Area YMCA
Eden Area Day Camp is an innovative, engaging and safe place for your children to thrive and learn. Creating exciting communities where children and teens explore the outdoors, build confidence, develop skills and make lasting memories, so they grow as individuals and leaders, is what we do.
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Traditional Day Camps
Our camp is 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 19-August 18 2017. Campers are divided into the following age groups:
Campers in Leadership Training
|Entering Grades K-1||Grades 2-3||Grades 4-6||Grades 6-8||Grades 9-11|
$199 per week (traditional camps)
$129 per week (CILT camps)
7-9 am (free morning extended care)
4-6 pm (free afternoon extended care)
Typical Weekly Schedule
On site day. Please remember to bring two snacks, a reusable water bottle and a healthy lunch!
Test Tube Tuesday!
Test the scientific method in a fun and hands on environment. This is an on site day. We explore science in our own backyard!
Wacky Water Wednesday!
Make a splash with Wednesday water play! Please remember to bring a bathing suit/trunks, sunscreen, towel, and a change of clothes. Water toys from home are NOT permitted at camp.
Field trip days! We will alternate between walking field trips and bus field trips. Normally leave camp by 10:30, though there may be times we leave sooner. Please check the counselor table for latest information! Schedule will be posted each week.
Campers will work together to complete the weekly challenge! Join us on site for our culminating afternoon assembly as we celebrate this weeks achievements.
2017 Session Themes & Field Trips
Fieldtrip (all traditional camps)**
|June 19-23||Blast Off to Y Camp||Y Space Station Launch|
|June 26-30||Innovation Generation||Y Science Fair & Special Guest|
|July 3-7*||Red, Y, & Blue||Y Family BBQ|
|July 10-14||Around the World in 5 Days||Hayward Historical Society|
|July 17-21||Y's Got Game||Oakland A's Game (Wednesday)|
|July 24-28||Get to Work||Shark Tank|
|July 31- Aug 4||Captain Y & the Superheroes||Hayward Fire, & Police Department Visit|
|August 7-11||Best.Week.Ever.||6 Flags|
|August 14-18||Hakuna Matata||Oakland Zoo|
*Cost of camp is adjusted to reflect shorter week
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. Learn More!!