Friendship, Achievement, Belonging

We are excited for summer and can’t wait to provide your camper with the best summer ever! Once again we will be offering programming at Torrey Pines Elementary School, Pacific Beach Middle School, and Standley Recreation Center. No matter the site you choose to spend your summer, we hope you are as excited as we are for another amazing summer, and we look forward to seeing you at camp!!

2016 CAMP FAQs

Who supervises my child?

Safety is our number one priority. Our camp staff is made up of dedicated and experienced adults who have received a minimum of 20 hours of training and are all CPR and first-aid certified. We have an extensive interview process including references, and background checksto ensure the best possible role models for your children.

What are the hours of camp?

Our camp day runs from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday, but we also are here to accommodate your family’s schedule and offer free extended care before and after camp each day. Feel free to drop off your child anytime between 7am-9am and pick up from 3:45pm-6pm.

What do I need to send with my camper each day?

We will supply the atmosphere for a great camp experience and ask only that you send your camper to camp each day with a lunch, at least 2 snacks, a water bottle and closed-toed shoes. We recommend applying sunscreen before you get to camp and our camp staff will supply sunscreen to campers regularly throughout the day.

During our afternoon extended care, we will provide a healthy snack for your kids after a long day of fun and camp!

What does a typical day look like?

7:00-9:00am AM Extended Care
8:45-9:00am Daily Drop Off
9:00-9:30am Daily Orientation
9:30-10:35am Rotation 1
10:45-11:50am Rotation 2
11:50am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:15pm Squad Time
1:25-2:30pm Rotation 3
2:40-3:45pm Rotation 4
3:45-4:00pm Closing and Camp Pick Up
4:00-6:00pm PM Extended Care
*Times are subject to change

Most camps will spend 2 rotations focusing on their specialty activity. The additional 2 rotations that occur throughout the day are spent at our Activity Stations which include activities like arts and crafts, STEAM, songs, games and more!

important information

Camp Hours

  • Day Camp: Mon. - Fri. 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Extended Hours: 7:00am - 9:00am & 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Day Camp Sign Out Policy

To ensure the safety of your child at camp, only persons authorized by you, the parent, will be allowed to pick up your child. All adults picking up children from camp are required to identify themselves with a photo I.D. Please plan accordingly. Anyone without proper authorization or identification will not be able to pick up a child. If this happens, a phone call will be made to the parent/ guardian immediately. Please notify us, in writing, of any changes to the information on the medical release. If you need to add an authorized pick up, call camp director and send an email to [email protected].

Drop Off Time

Camp begins at 9:00 am. If you drop your child off after the camp bus leaves, you are responsible for transporting your child to the camp location. The YMCA will not send a vehicle back to pick up late campers.


Please apply sunscreen (SPF-30 or higher) to your child BEFORE you drop him/her off at camp. Sunscreen will be reapplied at least once during the camp day. If your child has special needs, please speak to the Unit Leader.

Early Pickup

Campers return to the YMCA by 4:00 pm. If you need to pick up your child early, please notify the camp Unit Leader in advance. You may contact the Unit Leader by calling the cell number on the activity calendar or writing a note and handing it to the staff directly.

Late Pickup

A late fee of $1/minute will be assessed if you pick up your child after 6:00 pm. Checks are payable to the La Jolla YMCA. If a child has not been picked up by closing time, we refer to the emergency information and begin calling the numbers listed.

Medical Emergency Form

It is vitally important that all the information on your child's medical emergency form is accurate! Registration will not be processed if medical form is incomplete. Please include mobile phone numbers, and current daytime phone numbers!

Camp Transfer Policy

Camper may transfer camps and deposit, space permitting. Transfers will not be accepted after a child has participated in 2 full days of camp.

Camp Refund and Voucher Policy

  • Before start date of camp session
    100% voucher or refund (customer's choice) less program deposit & vendor fees. ($25)
  • After the first day of camp
    75% voucher or refund (customer's choice) less program deposit & vendor fees. ($25)
  • After the second day of camp
    $0 voucher or refund (medical/special circumstances at the branch's discretion)
  • Vouchers may be used by any member of your family for any YMCA of San Diego County program.

Camp Deposits (All Deposits are Non-Refundable)

  • You may reserve a space in any Summer Camp for your child with a
    $25 non-refundable deposit
  • All deposits are credited to the remaining balance of the camp.
  • Deposits may only be transferred if signing up for a new week of camp.

Campership (Scholarship)

Camperships are available to those families in need of Scholarships. A family must meet the required Scholarships guidelines in order to receive funding. Scholarships forms are available at the La Jolla YMCA Courtesy Desk. In order to process the paperwork in a timely fashion, Scholarships and camp registration forms must be turned in at least 3 weeks before the camp starts.

Camp Payments

  • Make an Online Payment
  • All camp balances are due on the Monday, one week, before the camp session starts.
  • If your payment is not received in full on the Monday, one week, before the camp session starts, your child's registration will be cancelled and the deposit will be forfeited. Unfortunately, there will be no exceptions to this policy.
  • All registrations made less than ONE week before a camp starts must be paid in full at the time of registration. On the Tuesday before each session begins, all camp prices increase by $25.
  • Camp promotions and discounts are non-transferable. If you choose to transfer camps or are dropped due to non-payment any time after Camp Sign Up Day, you will forfeit all promotions and/or discounts.



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