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At the Y we provide a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to engage the interests of all kids. Our adventures are non-stop and our activities reinforce the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. 

Summer at the Y creates an exciting, safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. While they are taking part in unique experiences and adventures, they are also building self-esteem, developing interpersonal skills, and making lasting friendships.

For Bear Valley YMCA Resident Camp click here.

To help mitigate the risks of COVID-19 transmission, your children will interact with the same group of 14 kids during the week. Our staff of counselors are trained in the most up-to-date safety precautions. 

*All unpaid balances from other programs must be paid prior to registering.

Y-ASSIST: At the YMCA of Superior California, we believe that everyone - regardless of age, income, or background - should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Because we believe that opportunity shouldn't be a privilege. Click here to apply for financial assistance.

REGISTRATION NOTE: When enrolling for Summer at the Y, all Y-Kids will be placed on a wait-list. Due to COVID restrictions, the directors have to create cohorts to keep the same children together each week during camp. Once these cohorts are created the director of your camp will start adding children from the wait-list. Y-Kids will be added from the wait list in the order they were placed on it. Please give our directors time to get these cohorts together. If you were added from the wait-list you will receive an email confirming you have gotten into the program. At that point you can log in to Daxko and make the $25 registration fee and pay the $25 deposit for each week you are enrolled in.

 

 

Weekly Themes

Weekly Themes vary per site

Full STEAM Ahead: Join us as we launch full STEAM ahead into Summer @ The Y. This is a week full of adventures and projects based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Keep summer learning loss at bay with projects so fun they will forget they are learning!  

Y - lympics: This week we will go for the gold with Olympic themed activities with aYMCA Spin on it. We will teach the importance of Teamwork and collaboration while building on personal strengths competing in daily activities based on various summer and winter Olympic sports.

Out of This World: Buckle up for an experience that is OUT OF THIS WORLD! Join us as we break the speed of light and travel through space to a week full of imaginative play, exploration and adventure. 

Coming to America: We are celebrating the United States and the Fourth of July this week as we gear up for Independence Day! Join us for a week of Stars and Stripes as well as Red, White and Blue Activities. 

Summer on the Farm: We are heading down to the farm this week! Join us as we dive into a week full of adventure and discovery involving learning about farm animals, making homemade butter and a life on the farm! 

Color Wars: 1, 2, 3, 4. We declare a COLOR WAR! This week we will team up for 5 full days of class competitions with a different event every day. What color or class will come out on top? Join us to find out.

Carnival of Kindness: Join us to find out. Each year we take this week to celebrate Camp Kindness Day on July 19th with a week-long focus on what it means to be kind and make a positive impact in our community. This summer we are kicking it up a notch with a Carnival to celebrate our sites at the end of the week at all our sites!

Wizards, Warlocks and Magic: Enter a world of magic and imaginative play as we explore what makes a good warlock, wizard or witch. Every day is full of a different type of magic from a different realm. Join us as we dive deeper into the realm of magic. From Merlin to Harry Potter, this week’s lineup is sure to be a favorite. 

Back to the Future: This week we will be immersing ourselves into the lifestyles of different decades. Students will take advantage of learning and celebrating the decades while finishing the week with a futuristic day. 

Holiday Hullabaloo: Celebrate a year's worth of holidays in one fun filled week! We’ll heat things up by celebrating some traditional and some not so traditional holidays all week. Just how many holidays can we pack into one week?  Join us and find out! 

Total Recall: As our summer comes to an end we will reflect on our favorite projects and activities from week’s past and bid a fond farewell to old friends and new as we look forward to new adventures. 


2022 Summer at the Y Information

 

OROVILLE

OROVILLE YMCA
GRADES: 
Entering TK-7
DIRECTOR: Sarah Pierce spierce@ymcasuperiorcal.org
LOCATION: 1650 Robinson Street, Oroville, CA
COST: $25 Registration $225 per week 
DATES: June 6th - August 12th (Closed July 4)
TIMES: 7:00am to 6:00pm
WEEKLY THEMES:  Full STEAM Ahead;  Out of this World;  Coming to America;  Holiday Hullabaloo;  Color Wars;  Carnival of Kindness;  Wizards & Warlocks;  Y-Lympics;   Summer at the Farm; Total Recall

Click here to register to Oroville YMCA

 


SACRAMENTO

 

YMCA AT EAST SAC
GRADES: Entering K-6
DIRECTOR: Larry Courter LCourter@ymcasuperiorcal.org
LOCATION: 3600 J Street, Sacramento, CA
COST: $25 Registration $250 per week 
DATES: June 20 - August 26  (Closed July 4)
TIMES: 7:00am to 6:00pm
WEEKLY THEMES: Full STEAM Ahead;  Coming to America;  Summer on the Farm;  Color Wars;  Carnival of Kindness;  Wizards, Warlocks, & MORE!;  Holiday Hullabaloo;  Out of This World;  Y-Lympics;  Total Recall

Click here to register to East Sac YMCA!

 

YMCA AT CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL
GRADES: Entering K-8
DIRECTOR: Ray Garcia RGarcia@ymcasuperiorcal.org
LOCATION: 3600 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA
COST: $25 Registration $250 per week 
DATES: June 20 - August 26  (Closed July 4)
TIMES: 7:00am to 6:00pm
WEEKLY THEMES: Full STEAM Ahead;  Coming to America;  Summer on the Farm;  Color Wars;  Carnival of Kindness;  Wizards, Warlocks, & MORE!;  Holiday Hullabaloo;  Out of This World;  Y-Lympics;  Total Recall

 

Voyagers | TK - Kinder
Explorers | 1st - 2nd grade
Buccaneers | 3rd - 4th grade
Pioneers | 5th - 8th grade

 

Click here to register to YMCA B'Nai Israel!

 


WEST SACRAMENTO

 

YMCA AT BRIDGEWAY ELEMENTARY
GRADES: Entering TK-7
DIRECTOR: Danielle Riguerra DRiguerra@ymcasuperiorcal.org
LOCATION: 3255 Half Moon Bay Circle, West Sacramento, CA 
COST: $25 Registration $225 per week 
DATES: June 6 - August 5  (Closed July 4)
TIMES: 7:00am to 6:00pm
WEEKLY THEMES:  Full STEAM Ahead;  Y-Lympics;  Out of this World;  Coming to America;  Summer on the farm;  Color Wars;  Carnival of Kindness;  Back to the Future;  Total Recall

Click here to register to YMCA at Bridgeway!

 

 

YMCA AT SOUTHPORT ELEMENTARY
GRADES: Entering TK-7
DIRECTOR: Mike Smith MSmith@ymcasuperiorcal.org
LOCATION: 2747 Linden Road, West Sacramento, CA 
COST: $25 Registration $225 per week 
DATES: June 6 - August 5  (Closed July 4)
TIMES: 7:00am to 6:00pm
WEEKLY THEMES:  Full STEAM Ahead;  Y-Lympics;  Out of this World;  Coming to America;  Summer on the farm;  Color Wars;  Carnival of Kindness;  Back to the Future;  Total Recall

Click here to register to YMCA at Southport!

 

EPIC CHARTER SCHOOL (FOR EPIC CHARTER STUDENTS ONLY)
GRADES: Entering TK-7
DIRECTOR: Mike Smith MSmith@ymcasuperiorcal.org 
DATES: June 6 - August 5  (Closed July 4)
TIMES: 7:00am to 6:00pm
WEEKLY THEMES:  Full STEAM Ahead;  Y-Lympics;  Out of this World;  Coming to America;  Summer on the farm;  Color Wars;  Carnival of Kindness;  Back to the Future;  Total Recall

Click here to register for EPIC Charter School!


WOODLAND

 

YMCA AT NELSON’S GROVE
GRADES: Entering 1-6
DIRECTOR: Micah Helms MHelms@ymcasuperiorcal.org; or 279-222-3057
LOCATION: 15285 County Road 99E, Woodland, CA
COST: $25 Registration $225 per week 
DATES: June 13 - August 10  (Closed July 4)
TIMES: 7:00am to 6:00pm
WEEKLY THEMES:  Full STEAM Ahead;  Summer on the Farm;  Coming to America;  Holiday Hullabaloo;  Wizard, Warlocks, and More;  Carnival of Kindness;  Color Wars;  Y-lympics;  Total Recall


Explorers | 1st - 2nd grade
Buccaneers | 3rd - 4th grade
Pioneers | 5th - 6th grade

 

Click here to register to YMCA at Nelson's Grove!

 

 

YMCA KINDER CAMP AT COLLEGE STREET 
GRADES: Entering TK-1
DIRECTOR: Jaya Pandey JPandey@ymcasuperiorcal.org
LOCATION: 1300 College Street, Woodland, CA
COST: $25 Registration $225 per week  
DATES: June 13 - August 10  (Closed July 4)
TIMES: 7:00am to 6:00pm
WEEKLY THEMES: Full STEAM Ahead;  Summer on the Farm;  Coming to America;  Holiday Hullabaloo;  Wizard, Warlocks, and More;  Carnival of Kindness;  Color Wars;  Y-lympics;  Total Recall

Click here to register to YMCA Kinder Camp!

 


FAQ's

I understand there is a $25.00 weekly deposit. Would that apply towards the weekly tuition?

Yes, the $25.00 weekly deposit will be applied to the weekly tuition. Therefore, payment for every weekly tuition registered, would be $25.00 less. 

Will food be provided?

Lunch and Snack are provided at some locations. Please see your site director for more information.

Am I responsible for a Summer registration fee even though I paid at the beginning of the school year?

Yes, school year registration and summer registration fees are now separate. 

Things to Bring/Wear?

What should I bring to the program?

  • Lunch and Snack (If not provided by your site, please contact your site director)
  • Refillable Water bottle: This will help your child stay hydrated during the day 
  • Label all items

 

Should I bring water for my child?

Yes, parents are responsible for providing their child with plenty of fluids for the day. We will take several water breaks throughout the day so children will have opportunities to refill their bottles. 

 

What shouldn’t my child bring to the program? 

  • New or expensive clothes 
  • Personal computers/tablets (unless the camper is still in distance learning)  
  • Video games 
  • Cell phones 
  • Personal CD players/stereos/MP3 players 
  • Expensive jewelry/watches 
  • Money 
  • Toys and card games 
  • Alcohol or drugs 
  • Personal sports equipment 
  • Vehicles 
  • Animals 
  • Weapons 

 

What should my child wear to the program?

Children are required to wear closed-toe shoes daily. We encourage children to wear comfortable clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty. Weather varies during summer, please bring jacket or sweater accordingly. A change of clothes for water day activities is recommended. 

Drop off/Pick up Protocols

To help the drop-off/pick-up process run smoothly and efficiently for all, please follow the following guidelines upon registration for camp: 

  • Prior to the first day of the program, ensure you have completed all required items: payment, registration, health history, medication, additional waivers. 
  • Know where program is located, its address and specific parking/drop-off/ pick-up instructions. 
  • Ensure the Y has your correct email on file. Weekly program newsletters are sent via email the Thursday before the program begins. 
  • Program hours vary by site, please see your site director specific site program hours 
  • When you pick up your child: Always bring a valid government issued photo ID. (i.e. - driver’s license, military ID, passport, ID card) Authorized parties must be at least 18 years of age to pick up and drop off.
  • Ensure that every person who will pick up your child is listed as Authorized Pick-up on health history form and/or on Daxko electronic forms and that it matches the name on their government issued photo ID. 

 

Drop off and Pick up procedures varies by site. Please contact your site director for more specific instructions.

 

What if my child is going to be absent? 

If your child will be absent from the program, please call your site director. Give your child’s name and his/her group name if possible. There will be no credits or refunds for missed days. 

If dropping from a week, a two weeks notice is required. Deposits are non-refundable or transferrable.

 

What if I am late picking up my child from the program? 

Participants not picked up at the end of the day will be supervised by YMCA staff. A fee of $1.00 per minute after program closing time will be charged per child. For example, program ends at 6:00 pm, and a child is picked up at 6:25 pm, there will be a charge of $25.00. Every attempt will be made to contact parents and Emergency Contacts listed on your child’s Health History form. If by 1 hour after closing we cannot get a hold of the parents and the child has not been picked up, we will contact Child Protective Services. 

 

What if I need to add or delete someone from my authorized pick-up list? 

You may change pick-up information at any time, by emailing your site director with new information.

 

Am I required to sign my child in and out daily? 

Your child’s safety is our top priority. You must sign your child in and out of our programs each morning and afternoon. Please do not drop your child off or instruct them to sign themselves in and/or out. This is for the protection of your child as well as the YMCA. The only people that your child will be released to are the ones you have listed on your Authorized Pick Up on your medical Consent Form. All authorized parties must be at least 18 years old to be able to sign in and out.

 

 

 

 

Summer at the Y Rules

PROGRAM BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES

  • We will CARE for ourselves and those around us. 
  • RESPECT each other and the environment.
  • HONESTY will be the basis for all relationships and interactions.       
  • People are RESPONSIBLE for their actions. 

 

WHEN A CHILD DOES NOT FOLLOW THE BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES, THE FOLLOWING STEPS WILL BE TAKEN

  • Staff will redirect the child to more appropriate behavior.
  • The child will be reminded of the behavior guidelines and rules, and a discussion will take place.
  • The staff will document the situation. This written documentation will include what the behavior is, what provoked the problem (if known), and the corrective action taken.
  • The parent will be notified of the problem.
  • A conference with the parent and staff will occur to determine the appropriate action.
  • If the problem persists, a conference will occur with the parent, child, Site Director, teacher and Sr. Child Care Director. The Site Director will have all documentation, and conference notes for review.
  • If a child's behavior at any time threatens the immediate safety of self, other children or staff, the parent will be notified and expected to pick up the child immediately.
  • If a problem persists and/or a child continues to disrupt the program, the YMCA reserves the right to suspend the child from the program
  • Expulsion from the program will be determined in situations involving violent acts or after all alternatives have been attempted to resolve the problem.  

 

 

SUSPENSION* FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE CURRENT DAY AND THE NEXT DAY

  • Endangering the health and safety of the children and/or staff.
  • Threats made to children and/or staff regarding firearms, knives, fireworks or explosives.
  • Theft or damage to YMCA, school, or personal property.
  • Leaving the program without permission.
  • Refusal to follow program behavior guidelines and/or school rules.
  • Use of profanity, vulgarity, and/or obscenity.
  • Lewd behavior.  

 

IMMEDIATE EXPULSION

  • Possession of and/or use of tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, firearms, knives, fireworks, or explosives.
  • Inappropriate interaction by parents, participants, or adults associated with your family towards other parents, children or staff at any time. (example threats of violence, fights, hostile behavior)   

 

ADULT BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

  • No child or adult will be physically abused, including but not limited to: shaking, grabbing, hitting, pushing etc. at the YMCA or any YMCA activity.      Adults will not be verbally abusive or harass other parents, other YMCA participants or staff at any time. Profanity or obscene language is strictly prohibited.
  • Follow all policies and procedures set forth by The YMCA and Site Director.
  • No child will be released to anyone who appears to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.  

 

What happens if my child has a discipline issue at the program? 

Our staff are trained and are expected to resolve misbehaviors in a positive manner. Our staff speaks with the child, allows him/her to take time out to think about the issue, discuss the issue/solution with the child, then let the child return to the activity. In more severe cases, the child will be kept out of the activity and the parent will be asked to pick up the child. Together, parents and YMCA staff will work out a custom-designed behavior modification method depending on the severity of the issue. 

In the event the issue persists, the child may be suspended or expelled from the program. Some acts may result in immediate suspension or expulsion, including but not limited to fighting, intentionally harming others, theft, and possession of weapons or drugs. Our policies do not grant refunds or credits for missed program days due to behavior issues. 

 

What are the bathroom procedures? 

No child is ever alone and no child is ever alone with a staff member. All children will take trips to the bathroom with the entire program and/or program groups escorted by staff. Children will only use bathrooms inspected for safety by staff. 

Supervision

Who is watching and caring for my child? 

We are confident that we have the best staff around. Our staff is as diverse as our youth. 

All program staff are fingerprinted and undergo background and reference checks. All staff are certified in basic or pediatric CPR, first aid and Child Protection Training. 

Most importantly, our staff are people who love kids. They want to spend their time playing, teaching, and working with children. They are caring, energetic and responsible people with big hearts. 

 

What training do staff receive? 

All staff are required to attend 16 hours of training prior to the first day of the program. The directors attend additional training. 

In addition to learning all the policies and procedures of the YMCA of Superior California, staff learn techniques for how to best interact with children and how to use positive discipline techniques. They also learn songs, games, skits, and arts & crafts projects.

 

Can YMCA staff babysit my child? 

Although our staff work well with children, our child protection policy does not permit YMCA staff to babysit for families involved in our YMCA programs. 

 

 

 

Communication

What if my child becomes ill or gets injured while at the program? 

If your child becomes ill while at the program, our staff will contact you to pick up your child. If your child is injured, the staff will take whatever steps are necessary to obtain medical attention. Your child may be transported to the hospital by an ambulance or by a YMCA vehicle. All expenses for emergency medical care are the responsibility of the parent or guardian. 

In the case that a camper develops COVID symptoms at camp, we will contact the family to pick up. The child will be directed to an isolation area where they will await pick up. We are asking parents to pick up their child within the hour of our call for the safety of the child and other participants and staff. Please remember if your child is experiencing any signs of illness, please keep them home.

 

What if I need to speak with my child while she/he is at the program? 

We understand that urgent situations come up. If you should ever need to reach your child while they're at program, please call the site director for your location. 

 

How do I communicate with the YMCA Staff? 

Most communication can be done through contacting the site director and speaking directly with your child’s staff during drop-off and pickup each day. It is vital that you inform us of changes happening in your family. These influence the way your child relates to others. Staff members can better provide for a child’s needs if they are aware of the situation. We will treat this information with the utmost confidence.