When kids experience YMCA Camp, they experience something new every day. Like the power of a positive mentor, the confidence that comes from trying...and succeeding, and the importance of healthy, long-lasting friendships. Of course, they don't know this - they just think they're having a whole lot of fun!
Summer Day Camp – Traditional and Specialty Camps
From traditional, basketball and science to splash and mini-golf, there are many different types of Summer Day Camp to choose from. Day Camp is available for youth entering grades K-11. Camp guides are available in January, with registration starting shortly thereafter. We are constantly looking for ways to improve existing camps and add new ones. Please submit your feedback and suggestions to the camp program director.
Spend time together as a family. Families are under increased stress as they struggle to balance work with quality of life and health. More physical activity through play helps children and families better manage stress, succeed in school, reduce tension, build energy,, learn skills that encourage a lifetime of activity, and most of all, spend time together as a family.
Resident & Travel Camps
Youth love the imagination and adventure opportunities afforded by the great outdoors! Camping offers a chance to help youth reconnect with nature while bringing simplicity back to their lives. We offer terrific Resident and Travel Camps, a “must do” for youth campers looking for exciting trips that promise new friendships, independence and new activities.
Offered holidays, winter and spring breaks Join the Y for a fun-filled, activity-packed week during school holiday breaks. Kids enjoy awesome art and craft projects, weekly field trips, swimming, outdoor games, and more. Holiday Camp enables children to stay physically active, develop friendships, and engage in a variety of activities that promote character development.
For details, download a registration form, or call 650-429-1344. Pre-registration is required at El Camino YMCA. Financial assistance available.
Our children are our most cherished treasure and our greatest responsibility. As such, determining when your child is ready to go to camp and finding the best camp for him or her, can often be a difficult decision. Camping experts from the YMCA of Silicon Valley offer the following helpful tips to help parents choose the best camping experience for their child: