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Day Camps · Hilltop Family YMCA

2018 Summer Day Camp

HFY Camp 6When 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.

For more info or questions, please contact Johann Dubouzet at 510-662-3248 or via email at jdubouzet@ymcaeastbay.org.

Session Information




Field Trip 

Week 1

June 11-15
It's a Ball Game!
Oakland A's Game

Week 2

June 18-22
Blastoff to Y Camp
Chabot Space and Science Center

Week 3

June 25-29
Animal Safari
San Francisco Zoo

Week 4*

July 2-6
(No camp July 4)
Red Y & Blue
Camp BBQ

Week 5

July 9-13
Winter in the Summer
Oakland Ice Rink

Week 6

July 16-20
Explore your Universe

Week 7

July 23-27
Y's Got Talent
Adventure Playground* (Monday)

Week 8

July 30-Aug 3
Y Olympics
Six Flags

Week 9

Aug 6-10
Reach for the Skies
Sky High

Week 10

Aug 13-17
Believe in the Magic of Camp
Magician Phil Ackerly

Download the camp brochure here!




Facility Members:


Program Members: 

(Wk. 4 F. Member $150 / P. Member $180)


Camp: 8am-4:30pm
Afternoon Extended Care ($10 per week): 4:30-6:00pm

REGISTRATION & FEES (Opens March 26th)

  1. Registration is available at our Hilltop Family YMCA facility and online at: hilltopymca.org.

  1. A $20 late registration fee will be applied to any registration less than a week before the beginning of camp. 

  1. To ensure adequate camper to staff ratios, the last day to register for each camp week is the Friday at 5pm prior to each week of camp.

  1. Payment can be made in full or through a deposit with auto-pay. 
    a. To register with deposits, a $25 deposit must be made on the day of registration per each week of camp. 
    b. Balances and auto payments are withdrawn on the Monday prior to the week your child is registered for
    c. Failure to pay by the deadline will result in a loss of camp that week for your child
    d. If payment is declined, a service charge of $25 will be applied

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



FYI’s & FAQ’s

Pick Up/ Drop off

All parents/guardians MUST sign their child in and out of camp. Only parents/guardians and adults over the age of18 indicated on the health history form are allowed to pick up 


To keep campers safe and easily identifiable, we provide 1 free camp shirt to each camper for every 3 weeks of camp. Additional camp shirts maybe purchased for $10.00 each. Campers are expected to wear their shirt on field trip days. 
What should my child wear to camp?
Campers should be dressed in attire that allows them to play and get messy! Closed toe shoes must be worn daily (no exceptions). Bathing suits and towels need to be packed on all scheduled swim days.
Reminder: Camp shirts must be worn on trip days. Extra  and are available for purchase for $10 if forgotten, first camp shirt is included with registration.

When do they swim?

Campers swim three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

Is there a sibling discount?

Yes, the first child is charged full price and subsequent siblings are given a $5 discount. 

Is financial assistance available?

Financial assistance is available for individuals and families through the Y’s Financial Assistance program. Please contact us for a financial assistance application. Applications will be reviewed beginning in May.

Do you accept third party billing? 

Yes, we accept 3rd party billing through the West Contra Costa Child Care Council. All applications and child care council documents must be received 3 weeks prior to the first day of camp. Applications are accepted based on a first come first serve basis and must be approved by the Youth and Family Director. 

When are Field Trips? 

Field trips vary throughout the summer but they are typically on Tuesdays. Please make sure your child arrives by 9:00am on field trip days. The estimated return time for field trips is 3:30pm. We will not have staff available in the building throughout the duration of the trip so please make sure they are dropped off on time. Please check the weekly Camp Newsletter for camp news and updates and plan accordingly.



Quick Links

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!


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)




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