all about registration
See Policies and Procedures for more camp information.
You can register online if you are already in the Y's database (because you are a member or have participated in a Y program before).
Want to set up an account?
Call 619-298-3576 or 858-496-9622, and ask one of our Welcome Center staffers to create one for you. If you are having trouble with online registration, see our HELP page.
Fax your completed camp registration form with your credit card information to the Mission Valley YMCA: 619-298-9262 Attn: Summer Camp. (Please call to verify fax has been received: 619-298-3576).
- Walk-In Registration
You may register for summer camp at Mission Valley or Toby Wells YMCA Welcome Center desks anytime during regular operating hours.
- U.S. Mail
Complete registration form and return it to the Mission Valley YMCA along with the required nonrefundable deposit for each camp session.
Mission Valley YMCA
5505 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92110-2682
All enrollments are subject
to availability and registrations
are not guaranteed.
Medical Release FormsAll campers must complete a medical release/liability waiver at the time of registration. Download a form from the Registration Forms page or pick one up at the Welcome Center during regular business hours.
Campers who have not completed a YMCA medical release/liability waiver will not be permitted to participate in our program until the form is completed by a parent or legal guardian. Be sure to include the names of authorized adults as they appear on their photo IDs so that pick-up is a smooth process.
To confirm your child’s registration, please log in to your account on our Register/Pay page. Please make sure to pay the balance seven days prior to each camp, or your child will be dropped from the roster and you will forfeit your deposit. Reminder: you will not receive a weekly camp bill.
To receive the member rate, membership must be current at the time camp takes place. Ask at the Welcome Center about our membership options.
Cancellations, Transfers, Y-Voucher and Refund Policy
Before camp starts, we pay our vendors, admission tickets and supplies, and hire our staff according to enrollment. Please read below our cancellation and transfer policies.
Cancellations: If you request to cancel your enrollment in a program before the start of the camp week, you will receive a 100-percent refund or Y-voucher (minus deposit).
If you request to cancel your enrollment in a program the Monday of the camp week, you will receive a 75-percent refund or Y-voucher (minus deposit and vendor fees). A refund or Y-voucher will NOT be given if you request to cancel your enrollment in a program on the second day of the camp week. Y-vouchers do not expire and are valid at any YMCA in San Diego County for any program, membership or service.
Y-vouchers may be transferred to another member of your family or friend.
NOTE: All cancellations can only be done in person or via fax.
Transfers: Transfer requests may be made through the Tuesday of the camp week (space permitting). Camp fee differences must be paid at the time of the transfer. All transfers are subject to availability, and no transfers are guaranteed.
NOTE: All transfers can only be done in person or via fax.
There will be no Y-vouchers or refunds for missed or sick days of camp.
PaymentWe have two payment methods for camp registration:
- Pay in full (prices listed include a $25* nonrefundable deposit per camp week).
- Pay a $25* nonrefundable deposit. Payment in full must be made seven days prior to the first day of camp, or your child will be dropped from the roster, and you will forfeit your deposit.
Pricing for camps running Week 1 (June 22) and Week 3 (July 5) will be prorated at the time of registration to reflect a shortened camp week.
Camperships are available to families in need of Scholarships. A family must meet the required guidelines in order to receive funding. Scholarship applications are available on our Forms/Scholarships page or at our Welcome Centers.
Required documents include the first two pages of your 1040 income tax return and income verification from 2015. Applications will be accepted starting May 9, 2016. Applications will be accepted until all available funds have been distributed.
For more information about the Scholarships process, see the Scholarships information page, stop by the Welcome Center or call 619-298-3576.
Give the Gift of Camp to Another Child!All children deserve the opportunity to have a camp experience. If you wish to make a contribution to the YMCA's 2016 Annual Campaign, you may do so by sending your donation to the YMCA, specifically ear-marked for campership for camp.
For more information contact:
Linda Soule, [email protected] or call 619-298-3576 ext. 12019
Campers Requiring Special Assisstance
We try to accommodate all campers into our programs. If your child needs special assistance or has challenges being successful within our camp ratios, please contact Jennifer Best (858-496-9622, [email protected]). Our capacity to accommodate your child will depend upon which camps are best suited for your child and what assistance we can provide.
Camp I CAN
For more than 10 summers, Mission Valley YMCA has partnered with the San Diego Autism Society to offer Camp I CAN. This low-ratio camp provides children with autism a day camp experience that will allow them to feel comfortable in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. All Camp I CAN counselors have additional experience working with special-needs campers and take them on a field trip daily. Due to a limited number of spaces, registrations will be on a first-come basis.
For more information or support, visit www.sd-autism.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Additional registration forms
are required for Camp I CAN.