Summer Day Camp

YMCA Summer Day Camps provide a safe and enriching environment for campers to participate in healthy, developmentally-appropriate activities and learning experiences. Our camps focus on having fun while learning, building self-esteem and social skills through new activities. Weekly themes keep campers engaged and provide a basis for kids to learn about themselves and the world around them. We have many options for your child to have the best summer ever!

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles has many accredited Summer Day Camp programs by the American Camp Association. That means we've met rigorous standards for organization, safety, health and program development.

ACA is the only independent accrediting organization reviewing camp operations in the country. ACA's nationally recognized standards program focuses primarily on program quality, health, and safety aspects of a camp's operation. ACA collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation.

Location:

Simon Meadow 
15551 Sunset Boulevard 
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 

Your kids will discover the friendships, character values and fun of day camp that build self-esteem and leadership abilities. 

Leaping Lizards 
Leaping Lizards is for campers ages 3 to 5 years old. Activities include hiking, sports and games, arts and crafts, water play, moon bounce, camp songs, outdoor education and lots of discovery. Leaping Lizards camp enriches children’s imaginations, enhances motor skills, and encourages healthy social development. 

Mountain Cubs, Coyotes, Hawks and Lions 
This camp is filled with exploration and fun while providing campers with opportunities to expand their understanding of the values of caring and responsibility. Campers will be encouraged to try new experiences, develop socially and express their creativity. Campers will sing camp songs, hike, play sports activities, games, participate in arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, team building activities, and more. 

Grades: 
Mountain Cubs, Kindergarten – 1st Grade 
Coyotes, 2nd – 3rd Grade 
Hawks, 4th – 5th Grade 
Lions, 6th – 8th Grade 

CIT’s 
Our CIT program offers campers the unique experience of a being both a counselor and a camper. CIT’s work directly with the YMCA staff to guide their younger peers. They will meet with their group leader to share their experiences and participate in activities with other CIT’s. These distinctive experiences will enrich campers’ leadership skills while building lasting memories and friendships along the way. In addition, CIT’s will sing songs, hike, play sports activities, games, participate in arts & crafts, scavenger hunts, team building activities and more. 

Grades: 15 to 17 years old  

For more information, contact Oscar Rodriguez at [email protected] or 310 454 5591.