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Day Camps · Hilltop Family YMCA


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Hilltop Family YMCA Summer Day Camps and School Recess Camps are innovative, engaging and safe places 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. Swimming, arts & crafts, group games, and exciting trips will pack the summer days with unforgettable experiences for campers of all ages.

2017 Summer Day Camp


When school's out, it's time to relax, decompress, and have fun with friends. Yet taking a break from school does not mean kids development is on vacation. Summertime at the Y focuses on the three key drivers of impact that inspire healthy youth development journeys: achievement, relationships and belonging. Through Y summer programs, the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development of all youth are nurtured and celebrated, resulting in the BEST SUMMER EVER.

Session Information


Dates Themes Field Trips
Week 1 June 12-16 Camp Kickoff Chabot Space Center
Week 2 June 19-23 Dream it to Be it Volcano Musical (Tues/Thurs)
Week 3 June 26-30 Aloha Summer Oakland Zoo
Week 4 July 5-7
(No camp July 3-4)
Aargh Matey Oakland A's (July 5th)
Week 5 July 10-14 Super Hero Exploratorium
Week 6 July 17-21 Y Color Games Lawrence Hall of Sci
Week 7 July 24-28 Y's Got Talent Sky High
Week 8 July 31-Aug 4 Backyard Dash Tilden Park
Week 9 Aug 7-11 Surfs Up Stinson beach
Week 10 Aug 14-18 Into the Future Camp BBQ


Times

Camp: 9 am-4 pm
Morning Extended Care (Free): 7-9 am
Afternoon Extended Care (Free): 4-6 pm

REGISTRATION & FEES

Facility Members: $185 per week
Program Members: $205 per week

Note: We do not offer per-day pricing for Day Camp

Age Groups

To ensure safe and age appropriate camp experience for everyone, campers are grouped by age. Each group has a low staff–to-camper ratio.

Age

Camp Level

Staff to Camper Ratio

 
Grades K-1 Discovery 1:7 Register Now
Grades 2-3 Explorer 1:9 Register Now
Grades 4-6 Adventure 1:11 Register Now
Grades 6-8 Movin' On 1:13 Register Now
Ages 15-17 CILT Program   Learn More!

Learn about our Summer Internship opportunities.



Typical Summer Day Camp Schedules


SAMPLE ON-SITE DAY

SAMPLE OFF-SITE DAY

CAMP SHIRTS

To keep campers safe and easily identifiable, we provide 1 free camp shirt to each camper per summer. Additional camp shirts maybe purchased for $10 each. Campers are expected to wear their shirt on field trip days (usually Thursday but is subject to change).

CAMPER IN LEADERSHIP TRAINING (CILT) Program


Our CILT Program emphasizes personal growth through value clarification and individual and group goal setting, communication skills, planning, organizing, and evaluating experiences. CILTs divide their time between their CILT training workshop activities, teambuilding, leadership opportunities and special projects as well as supporting overall camp operations. CILTs are eligible to earn  service learning hours upon completion of a camp week. All applicants must fill out a CILT Registration form and submit directly to contact Johann Dubouzet, Youth and Family Director.

GRADES: Entering 9-12
FEE: FREE
WEEKS: June 12-August 18 

GOALS of our CILT Program

BENEFITS of our CILT Program

EXPECTATIONS of our CILTs

CILTs will not be allowed to do the following:

ENRICHMENT ADD-ONS


Our Enrichment Add-Ons are a great way to expose your child to new and fun activities and skills.

BASKETBALL CAMP

Don’t miss tip off! This basketball camp  focuses on skill development and game readiness as campers practice ball handling, passing, and shooting both individually, and as a team. The camp has 2 sessions: Week 2 –3 and week 7 –8. Each  week focuses on a different skill set ending each day with a scrimmage. Daily drills encourage sportsmanship and  the value of  teamwork on and off the court.

GRADES: Entering 2-5 (Explorer/Adventure Camps)
FEE: $40 per week
DATES: Weeks 2-3 - June 19—30; Weeks 7-8 - July 26-August 4
TIME: Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri, 10-11:30 am

CHEERLEADING WORKSHOP

Give me a Y! Give me an M! This cheerleading workshop will incorporate different techniques and provide kids with a great workout in the process. Join dance teacher Twinkle Toes on this fun and spirited activity!

GRADES: Entering 4-8 (Adventure/Movin' On)
FEE: $40 per week
DATES: Weeks 1 & 2 - June 12-24
TIME: Mon, Wed & Fri, 4:30-5:30 pm

INDOOR SOCCER CAMP

Our exciting Indoor Soccer Camp offers a unique camp experience for our campers. Each day  focuses on individual footwork, technical     development activities, and practice scrimmages. The curriculum provides a perfect opportunity for all campers to learn and build soccer skills at their own pace while having a blast.

GRADES: Entering 2-5 (Explorer/Adventure Camps)
FEE: $40 per week
DATES: Weeks 5 & 6 - July 10-21
TIME: Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri, 10-11:30 am

GET YOUR S.T.E.M. ON!

Exploring new concepts and experimenting with creativity, your child will think outside the box while engaging in the world of science. Each activity falls under the basic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and/or math.

GRADES:  K-5 (Discovery/Explorer/Adventure Camps)
FEE: $40 per week
DATES: Weeks 1-10 - June 12-August 18
TIME: Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri, 4:30-5:30 pm

BI-WEEKLY UKULELE WORKSHOP (FREE)

Join Jon Cyr, our Ukulele expert, as he guides campers throughout a bi-weekly Ukulele Workshop! Children ages 8-14 can pick up and learn the basics of the ukulele play songs all summer long! Sign-up is on a bi-weekly basis. 

GRADES: Entering 2-8 (Explorer/Adventure/Movin' On Camps)
FEE: FREE!
DATES: Weeks 1-10 - June 12-August 18 
TIME: Mon & Fri, 10:30-11:45 am

LEGO ROBOTICS WORKSHOP

This camp provides an introduction to robotics for students with no programming background using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kits. Students will learn to construct, control and program these robots through investigative and exploration activities. Research projects will expose the students to the engineering process.

GRADES: 2-8 (Explorer/Adventure/Movin' On Camps)
FEE: $80 for both weeks
DATES: Weeks 7-8 - July 24-August 4
TIME: Mon, Wed & Fri, 4:30-5:30 pm


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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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