Summer Day Camp
Calling all campers! Are you an artist or athlete? Camp is calling. Are you a dreamer, explorer, or adventurer? Camp is calling. Are you looking to make new friends and reconnect with friends from last summer? Answer the call by signing up for Summer Day Camp at the Y!
Set in the ultra-spirited YMCA style, each week will bring a unique theme and camp experience. Campers will enjoy off-site field trips, on-site enrichment visitors, and swim lessons at select locations.
Day Camp Options
• Spring Break Day Camp
• Summer Day Camp
• Club Good Times Camp (Grades 6th-9th)
• Specialty & Sports Day Camp
Our Program Staff
Our caring program leaders have been trained in CPR and First Aid Certification, behavior management and bully prevention, child protection and abuse prevention, and more.
Join Our Team
Are you passionate about youth development, enrichment, and learning? Then the Y is a place for you!
|To learn more about what each YMCA branch offers, including location information, program offerings, online registration, and accepted grades, select a branch from the list below:
- Anderson Munger Family YMCA (Koreatown)
- Ann & Steve Hinchliffe YMCA (San Pedro & Peninsula)
- Antelope Valley Family YMCA (Quartz Hill)
- Collins & Katz Family YMCA (West LA)
- Culver-Palms Family YMCA (Culver City)
- Downey Family YMCA
- East Valley Family YMCA (North Hollywood & Studio City)
- Gardena-Carson Family YMCA
- Mid Valley Family YMCA (Van Nuys & Sherman Oaks)
- North Valley Family YMCA (Northridge, Granada Hills, Chatsworth & Porter Ranch)
- Palisades-Malibu YMCA
- Pasadena-Sierra Madre YMCA
- Santa Anita Family YMCA (Monrovia)
- Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA
- Southeast-Rio Vista YMCA (Maywood)
- Torrance-South Bay YMCA
- West Valley Family YMCA (Reseda, West Hills, Woodland Hills & Calabasas)
- Westchester Family YMCA (West LA & Inglewood)
- Wilmington YMCA
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Field Trips by Bus
This summer, most of our day camp locations will now include off-site bus field trips, at no extra cost*. This season, we will be visiting the Discovery Science Cube Los Angeles, a Live WNBA Basketball game with the Los Angeles Sparks at the Crypto.com arena, and so much more. Field trips will vary by location/program. Not all programs will attend all trips. In addition to off-site field trips, we will be providing on-site enrichment in the form of Field Trips that come to the Y! The official field trips and on-site enrichment schedules by location/program are available here:
- View 2024 Field Trips Schedule (includes off-site and on-site activities)
*Please note: The following programs will not offer off-site bus field trips (they may offer on-site enrichment): Palisades-Malibu YMCA Ages 3-4 Summer Day Camp program, North Valley Family YMCA Tiny Tot program, North Valley Family YMCA Junior Leaders program (may include walking field trips or off-site bus field trips; tentative), North Valley Family YMCA Expo Camp, Torrance-South Bay YMCA Sports & Specialty program, Torrance-South Bay Summer School Day Camp program, all day camps at the Southeast Rio Vista YMCA at Maywood, all half-day programs at any branch or program location unless specifically stated, all specialty and sports programs at any branch or program location unless specifically stated and all grant-funded or subsidized programs at any Brach or program location unless specifically stated.
Swim Lessons: This summer, we are offering youth swim lessons at select YMCA day camp program locations. If the day camp program takes place at a YMCA branch with a swimming pool, parents/guardians can enroll their child/children in a weekly swim lesson program, which will take place twice a week for 30 minutes per lesson, during the program day. Registration for swim lessons that take place during day camp is now open for registration at the following branches:
- Ann & Steve Hinchliffe San Pedro & Peninsula
- Gardena-Carson Family YMCA
- Pasadena-Sierra Madre YMCA
- Santa Anita Family YMCA
- Southeast-Rio Vista YMCA
- Torrance-South Bay YMCA (for Hickory participants only)
- West Valley Family YMCA (for main branch participants only)
- Westchester Family YMCA
- Wilmington YMCA
We’ve made swim lesson registration easy! Now, you can register for your day camp week and swim lessons at the exact same time, with one simple click to add both to your cart, while space is available. When you select your day camp week, select the week of swim lessons and enroll in the camp week and the swim lesson all at once, while space is available.
All registrations must be completed online at www.ymcala.org. You can register by selecting your YMCA branch location from the above list. There are (3) three options to pay (options can be done in combination): (1) register online and pay, week-by-week, pending space availability; (2) register online and pay in full for all desired weekly sessions; or (3) reserve your space by placing a $25 non-refundable deposit on any desired program sessions. The program session must then be paid, in full, via a pre-set electronic funds transfer (EFT) or automatic transfer service (ATS), by the Monday prior to the start of the weekly session. For the 2024 summer season, the last day (the deadline) to place a $25 deposit and reserve a weekly session is Friday, May 31, 2024. Deposits will not be accepted after this date. After this date, any day camp enrollments must be paid in full at the time of registration. We do not accept deposits for Sports & Specialty Day Camps offered at the Torrance-South Bay YMCA. For Sports & Specialty Day Camps offered at the Torrance-South Bay YMCA, the payment is due in full at the time of enrollment. The Torrance-South Bay YMCA has a separate cancellation and changes policy for their Sports & Specialty Day Camps. Please see the above to review that policy. We have updated our cancellation policy for day camp. The deadline for cancellations and changes is the Wednesday before the scheduled draft. The scheduled draft is the Monday before the camp week begins. The deadline for changes and cancellations applies to all-day camp enrollments, regardless of whether you are paying for by the week, paying in full, or paying using deposits. For the summer of 2024, the deadline for cancellations and changes are as follows:
DEADLINE FOR CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS
Week of June 3: Deadline is Wednesday, May 22
Week of June 10: Deadline is Wednesday, May 29
Week of June 17: Deadline is Wednesday, June 5
Week of June 24: Deadline is Wednesday, June 12
Week of July 1: Deadline is Wednesday, June 19
Week of July 8: Deadline is Wednesday, June 26
Week of July 15: Deadline is Wednesday, July 3
Week of July 22: Deadline is Wednesday, July 10
Week of July 29: Deadline is Wednesday, July 17
Week of August 5: Deadline is Wednesday, July 24
Week of August 12: Deadline is Wednesday, July 31
All deposits paid towards a weekly program session are non-refundable, non-transferable, and cannot be used as a program credit. Registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage anyone interested in a summer program to register as soon as possible. These unprecedented times have created an unprecedented need for financial assistance. Please email us at FA@ymcaLA.org to discuss options that may be available to you. We are proud to accept 3rd Party Funding at most of our YMCA locations. We can accept CCRC, Crystal Stairs, Connections for Children, Pathways, DCFS, Children’s Home Society, MAOF, Options for Learning, and other 3rd party funding. Please note that the acceptance of 3rd party funding varies by YMCA branch, program, and program type. Please contact childcare@ymcaLA.org to inquire.
For the best experience, create or log in to your YMCA Account. In order to receive the member discount, you must have an active family membership at the time that you register, and you must maintain your family membership until the end of your last summer session.
Before creating a new YMCA account, you should check whether you already have a YMCA account set up. You can do this by clicking the link below and selecting “Forgot My Password.” Please enter the email address that you have on file with the YMCA, and a password reset email will be sent to your email inbox.
Within 2 business days of enrolling your child in one of our summer programs, you will receive an email with a link to complete an enrollment packet for your child. Our enrollment packets are now 100% paperless and are completed by the parent/guardian or authorized representative of the child through our CampDoc/DocNetwork web portal.
Health & Safety
Our top priority is the health and safety of our participants, their families, our staff, and the community. We are working closely with local health officials, the American Camp Association, and the Department of Public Health to ensure all recommended safety measures are met.
General Policies & Procedures
For a full listing of our program policies, procedures, and guidelines, download our Program Handbook. Our Program Handbook has answers to all of your questions and important program information, such as:
- Camp drop-off and pick-up procedures
- Late pick-up policies
- What to prepare for
- Medication (including information for children who need to take medication while in the program, information for children who may have an Epi-Pen, Inhaler, or need other health-related services)
- Illness/Injury procedures
- Finance policies, including information about payments, refunds, cancellations, and transfers
- Program goals
- Behavior expectations and positive guidance policies
- Special accommodation (including information for parents who wish for their child to attend the program with a one-to-one aide or shadow)
- And more
If you have any questions or need help registering, email us at childcare@ymcaLA.org.