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Day Camps · Eden Area YMCA

Day CampEden 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 15-August 12Campers are divided into the following age groups:







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Entering Grades K-1   Grades 2-3   Grades 4-6   Grades 6-8   Grades 9-11
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$199 per week (traditional camps)

$129 per week (CILT camps) 



9-4 pm

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.

Thrilling Thursday!

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.

Finale Friday!

Campers will work together to complete the weekly challenge! Join us on site for our culminating afternoon assembly as we celebrate this weeks achievements.


Session Themes & Field Trips

Session Date



Fieldtrip (all traditional camps)

June 15-17*   Come Sail Away  HARD Park
June 20-24   Space Invaders Hayward Public Library
July 27-July 1   Around the World in 5 days Historical Society
July 5-8   Captain Y and the Super Heroes Fire, Police Department & Army Visit
July 11-15   Summer Circus  South County YMCA Carnival
July 18-22   Y's Got Game Oakland A's Game 
July 25-29   Innovation Generation 49ers Museum
August 1-5   Into the Wild Oakland Zoo
August 8-12   Best. Week. Ever! 6 Flags

*Cost of camp is adjusted to reflect shorter week

Fieldtrip subject to change due to reservation availability and weather


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!!




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