Camp Registration Policy

You can register for any of our summer day camps online or at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA Welcome Desk. To secure a spot for your camper each week, we ask for a $25 deposit per week or payment in full.

Deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable. If you are registering with deposits, 2 options are available for balance due payments:

  1. Set up auto pay to a credit card or bank account (see payment schedule below) by calling (510) 665-3271.
  2. Pay the balance due online or in person by the payment schedule below.

Balances and auto payments are due/withdrawn on the Monday prior to the week your child is registered for. Failure to pay by the deadline will result in a loss of that camp week for your child. If your payment is declined, a service charge of $25 will be applied.


Automatic Payment Schedule
Camp Session Balance Withdrawal
June 18-22 June 11
June 25-29 June 18
July 2-6 June 25
July 9-13 July 2
July 16-20 July 9
July 23-27 July 16
July 30 - Aug 3 July 23
Aug 6-10 July 30

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to make YMCA summer camp accessible to everyone. Our financial assistance fund is made up of donations to the YMCA Annual Campaign by families and individuals in the community.

Download the application, or pick one up at the Welcome Desk!
To Apply:

  • Complete an application, even if you're already receiving YMCA financial assistance
  • Submit applications at least one month prior to the week of camp you wish to attend
  • A notification letter regarding your application will be sent one week after applying
  • Once you receive your letter, make sure to register for camp with $25 per week deposits by the deadline on your letter

Please note:

  • We do not accept financial aid applications from families who are receiving subsidized funds from other agencies.
  • No refunds/pro-rates will be granted on past weeks of camp.

Cancellation, Transfer, and Wait List Policy

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be in writing. If received at least one full business week prior to the canceled week, a refund for that week of camp minus the $25 deposit is available.

If cancellation is submitted less than one week prior to the week of camp, half of the full camp payment will be forfeited and not refunded. No refunds will be made after close of business on the Friday before the camp week begins. Please email for all cancellation and refund requests.

Transfer Policy
Transfers to different camp weeks are granted based on availability. Transfer requests must be in writing. Once the transfer request is submitted, the Director will contact you to let you know if space is available. Please be aware that the weekly deposit is not transferable and will not be applied towards the week of camp you wish to transfer into. A new deposit must be made to transfer.

Waiting List Policy
Once a week of camp is full, your child can be placed on the waiting list. Deposits are not required. You will be contacted only if space becomes available.