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2015 summer camp guide
2015 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE
CAMP
MOVES ME
MISSION VALLEY YMCA & TOBY WELLS YMCA
APRIL 25, 2015 • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. • TOBY WELLS YMCA
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BECOME A FAMILY MEMBER AND
WE’LL GIVE
YOU $50
TO USE FOR CAMP OR OTHER Y PROGRAMS
Other restrictions apply. Must join between March 1-31, 2015 to receive voucher. $50 credit expires May 31, 2015.
BENEFITS OF
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP
• Up to 30% off camps and programs
• Family/youth programs and events
• Access to three nearby facilities: Mission
Valley (Friars Road), Toby Wells (Kearny
Mesa), and Copley-Price (City Heights)
• Newest technologies in fitness
• FREE babysitting at all locations
• FREE fitness consultation and
programs to help you get started
• Trackable workouts on Wi-Ficonnected cardio equipment at all
locations
• More than 400 group exercise,
mind/body and cycling classes for
all levels
• Three indoor and two outdoor
swimming pools for lap swim, open
swim, aquatic exercise and a Splash
Pad for family fun
MISSIONVALLEY.YMCA.ORG/MEMBERSHIP
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WHAT THE BUZZ
IS ALL ABOUT...
“I am excited to wake up every
morning and know that my job is
to make a difference, to provide
an awesome experience to both
campers and their parents!
+
-Summer Camp Counselors, 2014
“Money well spent! The
counselors and leaders
were the highlight of our
child’s summer”
+
-Summer Camp Parent, 2014
“We commit to
Mission Valley YMCA
Summer Camp year after
year! No one is better!”
+
-Summer Camp Parent, 2014
= THE
BEST
SUMMER EVER!
“The camp counselors are
fun and are always nice to
me and my sister!”
-Summer Camp Child, 2014
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Our Camp Staff are...
Trained: All day camp staff complete extensive pre-camp training, including
first aid, CPR/AED, programmed planning, child abuse prevention, age-appropriate
activities, and character development awareness.
Vetted: We complete reference checks, substance testing, and extensive
background checks on each of our camp staff.
Committed: Staff possess extraordinary skills in working with children and a
deep sense of commitment to the development of each camper.
Peace of Mind
You can have peace of mind when
you enroll your children in day camps
at Mission Valley YMCA. With a low
camper-to-staff ratio, each child will
receive individual attention in a safe
and supportive environment.
What sets our camps apart is the
quality of our staff. All of our day
camp staff members are carefully
selected for their enthusiasm,
experience, and professionalism.
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WELCOME!
MISSION VALLEY YMCA DAY CAMP 2015
The Mission Valley YMCA has been offering outstanding
summer camps for more than 30 years. We believe
that each child is a unique individual with his/her own
rate of development. Our goal is to introduce children
to as many new experiences as possible and help each
child feel confident and secure in a fun, safe camp
environment. YMCA day camps challenge children to
grow in imagination, creativity, self-directed initiative,
and leadership.
We are dedicated to changing the lives of our campers
by creating friendships and memories that will last a
lifetime. All of our YMCA day camps have been accredited
by the American Camping Association. Our day camps
exceed the
highest standards
in the camp
MISSION STATEMENT
industry, including
The YMCA of San Diego County is
health, safety,
dedicated
to improving the quality of
personnel,
human
life
and
helping all people realize
transportation
their
fullest
potential
as children of God
and facilities.
For more information regarding ACA standards
please visit www.acacamps.org.
through the development of the spirit,
mind and body.
MESSAGE FROM THE Y
Greetings and welcome to summer 2015! We are extremely delighted and
committed to providing a top-notch experience to you and your family this
summer camp session. We are dedicated to going above and beyond in
customer service and program quality, and we want you to know that you can
count on the Y to provide memorable and enriching programs for your camper.
You can depend on the Y to be a home away from home this summer.
Our camp leadership team is made up of dynamic veteran camp staff who have
a collective 20+ years of experience. Our No. 1 goal is to provide the safest,
most enriching environment possible for you and your family. Whether your
camper is traveling all over San Diego County or enjoying one of our great
facilities, we are sure that your child will have a blast and a half at camp.
Jenn Best & Quinton Buckley
Mission Valley and Toby Wells Camp Directors
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The Benefits of Y
Summer Day Camps
Kids enrolled in summer
day camps at the Y enjoy
a variety of imaginative
activities that nurture
spirits, challenge minds
and strengthen bodies –
all while they learn about
themselves and the world
around them.
Enjoying fun summer
activities like sports,
swimming, and arts
and crafts, all led by
caring staff. Children at
Y day camps learn the
importance of healthy
choices and active lifestyles
while developing teamwork
and leadership skills.
Y Summer Camps
Are For Everyone
We believe every
child should be given
the opportunity to
experience YMCA
summer day camps.
That’s why we offer
reduced program
fees and financial
assistance for those
who qualify.
YOUTH
DEVELOPMENT:
Nurturing the
Potential of Every
Child and Teen
as our guide, we work with
your children every day to
help them have fun while
realizing their potential.
At Y summer camps, kids
learn to share, make new
friends, learn new skills
and most importantly, learn
how to be themselves.
HEALTHY LIVING:
Improving the
Nation’s Health
and Well-Being
Kids enrolled in summer
day camps at the Y enjoy
a variety of imaginative
activities that nurture
their spirits, challenge
their minds and strengthen
their bodies.
Enjoying summer
fun such as sports,
swimming, and arts
and crafts, all led by
caring staff. Children
at Y day camps learn
the importance of
healthy choices and
active lifestyles while
developing teamwork
and leadership skills.
ENGAGE
EXPLORE
EXPERIENCE
At the Y, we believe that all
kids deserve the chance to
discover who they are and
what they can achieve,
and that the values and
skills they learn early are
vital building blocks for
quality of life.
With our four core values
of Caring, Honesty,
Respect and Responsibility
SOCIAL
RESPONSIBILITY:
Giving Back and
Providing Support
to our Neighbors
We make sure all children
feel welcome at Y summer
day camps and have the
opportunity to make new
friends and celebrate
diversity by working
together and supporting
each other. We encourage
learning about and caring
for the environment and
provide opportunities for
community service.
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Y CAMP STARTS HERE...
2015 SESSION DATES
CAMP HOURS
Camp days are in WHITE.
Camp hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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June
Week 1* 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Week 2 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Week 3 28 29 30
July
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
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2
3
5
6
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8
9 10
12 13 14 15 16 17
19 20 21 22 23 24
26 27 28 29 30 31
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11
18
25
August
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
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9
16
23
3
4
5
6
7
10 11 12 13 14
17 18 19 20 21
24 25 26 27 28
1
8
15
22
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September
Week 12 30
31
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2
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*Camp prices have automatically been
prorated to reflect a four-day camp week.
EXTENDED HOURS
Before Care: 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
After Care: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Same as camp location
Our extended day program offers quality
care for your child before and after the
camp day. We offer this convenient service
at all locations to complement our camp
programs. Activities may include sports, arts
and crafts, and more!
CAMP LOCATIONS
Camps will be held at the following locations:
Mission Valley YMCA
5505 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92110
Toby Wells YMCA
5105 Overland Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
FOR ADDITIONAL INFO
Refer to the Parent Handbook, call the YMCA
branch or visit missionvalley.ymca.org for
more information about the following:
• Financial Assistance
• Accommodations for children with special
needs
• Cancellations, transfers, refunds and
vouchers
• What children should bring to camp
REGISTER FOR CAMP THREE DIFFERENT WAYS!
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In order to register for camp, you may choose any of the methods listed below.
A medical release/liability waiver must be submitted during the registration process.
All enrollments are subject to availability and registrations are not guaranteed.
Fax your registration to and
Walk in to the Welcome
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then call to varify receipt of
Center at the branch.
faxed forms:
Mission Valley YMCA
Register on our website,
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Fax: 619-298-9262
missionvalley.ymca.org.
Phone: 619-298-3576
If you’re new to our
programs and need to set
Toby Wells YMCA
up an online account, call
Fax: 858-496-8950
619-298-3576.
Phone: 858-496-9622
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration
Start Dates
Parents love savings! We have
put together two fantastic
opportunities to save you money
on your camp registration. Don’t
miss out!
Early Registration:
Sign up on March 7-8 in person or
online, and receive a $10 discount
for each camp week. Use coupon
code “CAMP10” if registering
online.
Healthy Kids Day: April 25
Join us for a celebration of
keeping our kids physically and
intellectually active, and receive a
$5 discount for each camp week
you sign up for on April 25. This
GIANT carnival event at Toby
Wells Y will be fun for the whole
family. Registration for this event
is available at both Mission Valley
and Toby Wells YMCA.
Online Registration
To register online, members and
previous participants may visit
missionvalley.ymca.org. If you
know the camps you wish to sign
up for, go to the “Register/Pay”
tab. To browse camps, go to the
camp section, and then add camps
to your cart. A medical release/
liability waiver must be completed
online, as well. Non-members can
call to create an account so they
can register online.
Payment Methods
We have two payment methods to
register for camp:
1. Paying in full (prices listed
include a $10* non-refundable
deposit per camp week)
2. Paying a $10* non-refundable
deposit. Payment in full must
be made 7 days prior to the
first day of camp or your
child will be dropped from the
roster and you will forfeit your
deposit.
* Some camps require a $50
non-refundable deposit.
** Register 7 days prior to the
start date of each camp week,
in order to avoid an express
registration fee of $25.00.
*** Camps running Week 1 will be
prorated at the time of registration
to account for a 4-day camp week.
Registration
Confirmation
To confirm your child’s registration,
please visit our website at
missionvalley.ymca.org. 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.
YMCA Memberships
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 Policy.
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 as of the Tuesday
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.
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.
There will be no Y-vouchers or
refunds for missed or sick days
of camp.
Financial Assistance
Camperships are available to
those families in need of financial
assistance. A family must meet
the required guidelines in order
to receive funding. Financial
Assistance applications are
available at missionvalley.ymca.org
or at our Welcome Centers.
Required documents include the
first two pages of your 2014 1040
income tax return and income
verification. Applications are
accepted starting May 1, 2015.
Applications will be accepted
until all available funds have been
distributed.
For more information contact:
Mission Valley YMCA
Chelsea Simon
[email protected]
619-298-3576 ext. 11234
Toby Wells YMCA
Chandra Dixon
[email protected]
858-496-9622 ext. 13020
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 2015
Community Outreach 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. 11230
Medical Release Forms
All campers must complete a
medical release/liability waiver
at the time of registration. You
may obtain a copy of this form by
visiting us online or in person at
the Welcome Center during regular
business hours or by calling
619-298-3576.
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.
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QUESTIONS
Parent Handbook
Please read the Parent Handbook prior to sending your child to camp. This short survival guide can be
accessed online at missionvalley.ymca.org or picked-up at the YMCA’s Welcome Center. It should help
answer any questions you have about camp.
Is camp a good fit for my child?
If your little one is at least 5 years old, potty trained and can follow directions within camp ratios, then
camp is a wonderful place for your child to gain new experiences and make new friends. If you have
questions about the fit of a specific camp, please feel free to contact the YMCA, and we can walk you
through your concerns.
Where do I drop off my child?
Please be sure you are dropping your child off at the correct location by checking your receipts or calling
the YMCA if you have any questions.
Mission Valley YMCA at 5505 Friars Road, San Diego 92110: Camp operates out of our large, lower
field. Our information center will be located at the west end, next to the parking lot where you should
plan on parking. Registrations and transfers take place inside the facility.
Toby Wells YMCA at 5105 Overland Avenue, San Diego 92123: Camp operates out of our beautiful park.
Our information center will be located in the center of the park by the playground. You should park in the
Toby Wells lot. Registrations and transfers will take place inside the facility.
What are the camp hours?
Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. We offer a free extended care from
6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. where children will participate
in low impact traditional camp activities supervised by counselors who may be
different than those they have been with throughout the camp day. If you’d like to
speak with your camp’s unit leader, you may do so from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
A late fee of $1 per minute per child will be assessed for children picked up
after 6:00 PM.
Do I need to sign my child in and out daily?
The YMCA requires that all children are to be properly signed in by an adult
and turned over to a YMCA staff person. This helps ensure the safety of
your child. We do require children to be signed out by an authorized adult,
even if they are participating in other YMCA programs immediately
following camp.
Please note: it is our responsibility to see that your child leaves with the
appropriate person each day. We will ask for photo identification daily. Please
do not be offended. This is done with the child’s safety in mind. When filling
out your paperwork, make certain that the names of the authorized adults are
the same as they appear on their photo IDs. If you are going to be late, please
call the YMCA immediately.
Who are the camp staff?
We feel confident that we have the best staff around! They are as diverse as
our campers and have undergone at least 24 hours of training in everything
from risk management, positive disciplinary techniques to how to teach and
much more. All camp staff members have background checks and are first aid
and CPR certified. Additionally, references have been checked on each staff
member. We receive over 350 applications for 180 positions, so you can rest
assured that we are hiring the best of the best.
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How many staff will be watching
my camper?
We operate on the following ratios, which
are recommended by the American Camping
Associations. For camps with a wide age range, we
use a 1:10 (staff per child) ratio.
Ratio
Age
1:6
5 years
1:8
6-7 years
8-12 years 1:10
13-16 years 1:12
What should my child bring/wear
to camp?
All campers must bring their own lunch, a small
snack and drink to camp daily. The YMCA will
provide an additional afternoon snack. Please send
only non-perishable foods because refrigeration is
not possible. Campers should also bring a labeled
water bottle, sunscreen, swim suit, towel, and a
sweatshirt for campers who may get cold. Campers
should wear closed toed shoes, as we are very
active, and clothes in which they are ready to play
hard and get dirty.
Campers should not bring toys and card games,
video games, personal cd players/stereos/iPods,
expensive jewelry/watches, money, alcohol or
drugs, vehicles, animals, weapons, or cell phones.
The YMCA is not responsible for any items that
are lost or stolen and under no circumstance will
reimburse for lost items. Staff will hold items until
the child is picked up.
What if my camper needs to take
medication during camp?
In order for your camp’s Unit Leader to administer
medication during the day, your doctor-prescribed
medication must be checked in at our camp
information center. No over the counter medication
will be administered. You will need to complete the
YMCA Medication Release form each Monday in
order for our staff to administer medication.
How will my camper be transported
to and from fieldtrips?
The YMCA transports our campers on school buses
routinely inspected by the California Highway
Patrol. Due to the nature of the routes and multiple
stops we’re making daily, our buses fall under
the rules for transport vehicles that require that
children must be 6 years old to ride on the bus
under California Vehicle Code. A set of our bus
rules are available for your review in our Parent
Handbook.
Our bus drivers are CPR and First Aid certified
and have completed a background check and drug/
alcohol test. Though we try to keep a consistent
schedule and accomplish all of our planned
activities, departure and arrival times, as well as
fieldtrips, are subject to change without notice.
For more information regarding transportation,
contact Vicki Van Dyk at ext. 11221
What if my camper is too young or
too old for a camp?
There will be no age exceptions. Camps are
designed with curriculum and programming for
campers of a certain age. Campers must be the
indicated age by the first day of the camp that
week.
What if my camper needs special
assistance?
The Mission Valley YMCA tries 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, [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. In order for us to
properly plan for the summer, all requests for
special assistance and one-on-one aides must be
made by May 25 (inclusion applications will not
be accepted before April 27). Due to high demand
and our commitment to serving as many campers
as possible, we must limit the number of weeks of
one-on-one assistance per camper to one week.
The Mission Valley YMCA also works in partnership
with the San Diego Autism Society to offer Camp
I Can, a special program for children with autism
that runs for four weeks at Toby Wells YMCA.
Campers go on daily field trips and experience
ratios as low as 1:1 with phenomenally experienced
counselors. For more information or support, visit
www.sd-autism.org. Please see Camp I Can listing
in the brochure for further detail.
What are the camp spirit themes?
Week 1: Geek Chic
Week 2: Medieval Times
Week 3: Party Around the World
Week 4: Wild Wild West
Week 5: Pirate Week
Week 6: Disney Week Week 7: Jocks vs. Cheerleaders
Week 8: Jungle Week
Week 9: Superhero Week
Week 10: Through the Decades
Week 11: Hawaiian Paradise
Week 12: P.J. Party
When do we offer camp?
See dates and calendar on page 8.
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CAMP GUIDE LEGEND
Camp includes a daily
swimming lesson
Camp name
Age of
camper
Weeks camp
is offered
Camp
description
Splash Camp
Ages 6-8 • $219/$273
Week 1-12 • Mission Valley
Week 1-12 • Toby Wells
Every camp within the guide
contains the following layout:
Camp will
travel off-site
Camp fees:
Member Rate/
Participant Price
Location
of camp
This is going to be the best camp ever!
OUR CAMPS
TRADITIONAL
Revamped and ready to go, these ultra-spirited,
fun-filled camps have a new design this year, full
of BIG themes, BIG ideas, and BIG FUN! Each week
will have a different fantastical theme that will
guide our activities and trips for the week. Set in
the YMCA style of different crazy activities each
and every day, your camper will be traveling on
special adventures throughout San Diego: visiting
theme parks, taking swim lessons, going to local
parks and beaches, or
simply having a great
time at one of our
extraordinary facilities.
Go BIG, Go Traditional!
SPECIALTY
Have a bright and
talented camper?
Does your child have
a specific interest or
hobby? Does your
child need to burn off
some excess energy?
Or are you looking for
something out of the
ordinary and exciting?
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Browse this spectacularly amazing specialty
section for something that engages the creative
oomph with the traditional spirit! We have
everything from sports camps on skills and
techniques, to super stylist camp focusing
on creativity and confidence, and everything
in between! Read on for some of our more
mainstream popular camps, as well as our
astounding new offerings. These phenomenal
camps combine the traditional fun of YMCA day
camps with the more specialized skills and learning
by providers or YMCA experts.
LEADERS-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM (LIT) &
CAMPER-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM (CIT)
After your teen completes one of our training
courses (Beginner Trainee or Returner Review) he
or she will become an official LIT or CIT, and is
eligible to enroll into LIT or CIT Placement during
the remainder of the camp season. LITs and CITs
will be assigned to assist our talented day camp
staff with the daily operation of a particular camp.
This program provides an excellent opportunity
for teens to learn hands-on job
experience and responsibilities,
while still under the supervision
of our camp staff team.
Additionally, all hours completed
within LIT and CIT Placement
can be recorded as community
service hours.
*PLEASE NOTE: All training is
based out of Mission Valley, but
placement site is dependent on
the camp location. When signing
up for placements, make sure
to ask specifically for Mission
Valley or Toby Wells.
RESIDENT
Nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, one mile
south of Julian, Camp Marston is a camper’s
dream come true! Join over 200 campers for our
traditional fun-filled week away from home. Enjoy
a variety of skill clinics (canoeing, archery, the
climbing wall, etc.) special theme days, campfires
second to none, great food, and memories to last a
lifetime. Register now, as this trip is sure to fill up
and space is limited.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CAMP LOCATIONS: Mission
Valley
Resident Camps
Marston
Traditional Camps
Challengers
Adventure
Explorers
Jr. Funtastic
Funtastic
Sr. Funtastic
Daily Day
High Fives
Splash Camp
LIT & CIT Camps
Beginner Trainee
Returner Review
LIT Placement
CIT Placement
Specialty Funster Camps
Funster Art
Funster Bounce House
Funster Bubbles & Balloons
Funster Chefs
Funster Dance
Funster Icky Sticky
Funster Magic
Funster Reptiles
Funster Splash
Funster Sports
Specialty Sports Camps
Basketball Camp
Football Camp
Golf Camp
Soccer Camp
Tennis Camp
Ages
Toby
Wells
Both MV
& TW
Camp
Marston
Week
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
7-13
Ages
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Week
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
6-7
8-9
10-13
6-7
8-9
10-13
5-13
5
6-8
Ages
Week
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
7-12
8-12
7-12
7-12
7-12
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40
Week
1
2
3
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6
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10
11
12
5-6
5-6
5-6
5-6
5-6
5-6
5-6
5-6
5-6
5-6
Ages
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13-17
13-17
13-15
16-17
Ages
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Week
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CAMP LOCATIONS: Mission
Valley
Specialty Camps
Airport Explorers
Animal Discovery
Animal Explorers
Arcade Hoppers
Archery Camp
Arts & Crafts
BMX Pro Camp
Boogie Boarding
Bowling
Build It Camp
Camp Creations
Camp I Can
Ceramics
Cheer & Dance
Create with Clay
Cooking Camp
Equestrian & More
Extreme Outdoor Sports
Fencing Camp
Fishing Camp
Flash Mob
G.I. Joe Camp
Game Empire
Gymnastics
Hip Hop Camp
Ice Skating
Inflate-A-World
Junior Achievement
Kool Kayaks
Laser Tag
Learn to Sail
Lego Fury
Lego Mindstorm Robotics
Lego We Do Robotics
Mad Science Crazy Chem
Mad Science Operation
Invention
Mad Science NASA Space
Academy
Mad Science Robots Recruit
Magic Camp
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Ages
Toby
Wells
Both MV
& TW
Camp
Marston
Week
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Page
6-8
7-12
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Specialty Camps
Mountaineering
Paddle Sports
Paint Ball
Park Hoppers
Radical Reptiles
Science Zone
SeaWorld Camp
Sewing Camp
Skate & Scooter
Super Stylist
Surf Camp
Teen Extreme
Wacky Watersports
Wake Boarding
Water Palooza
Zoo Camp
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RESIDENT CAMPS
Resident Camp
Ages 7 – 13 • $478/$598
Week 7 • Camp Marston - Julian
July 26 - 31
Come be a part of a YMCA tradition at Camp
Marston, located in the rustic and mountainous
outskirts of Julian. Adventurous thrill seekers
will have a blast scaling the rock wall, paddling
in the lake, experiencing our mountain scooters,
being Robin Hood with archery, and testing their
accuracy on the BB range.
Campers will finish the day off with campfires,
skits, and plenty of S’mores! Once the day is over,
campers will head back to their shared cabins for
reflection and preparing for the many escapades
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that await them the following day. Familiar camp
leaders from our YMCA staff will accompany
Marston staff in running all programs and cabin
groups.
If you have any questions, contact Edgar Ramirez,
[email protected]
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required.
Note: Drop off and pick up is available at Mission
Valley YMCA.
TRADITIONAL CAMPS
TRADITIONAL CAMPS
Adventure
We challenge you not to have fun with our
BIGGEST and BEST camps while exploring the
most phenomenal adventures the Y has to offer.
These traditional camps will keep your youngster
on the go with different off-site fieldtrips every
day. Whether it be parks, beaches, local activities,
or major theme parks such as Knott’s Berry Farm
and Disneyland, your camper is sure to come
back begging for more. As if that’s not enough,
campers will also have the opportunity to get crazy
in the pool, get active playing games, get messy
doing arts & crafts, and get loud and creative
singing their very own old-school or original camp
anthems.
Ages 8 – 9 • $200/$250
Week 1-12 • Mission Valley
Week 1-12 • Toby Wells
Challengers
Ages 6 – 7 • $200/$250
Week 1-12 • Mission Valley
Week 1-12 • Toby Wells
Highlighted Field Trip for the Week:
Week 1.
Belmont Park
Week 2.
SeaWorld
Week 3.
Boomers
Week 4.
San Diego Zoo
Week 5.
Pump It Up
Week 6.
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Week 7.
Petco Park Tour
Week 8.
Build-A-Bear
Week 9.
Birch Aquarium
Week 10. Boomers
Week 11. Pump It Up
Week 12. Chuck E. Cheese’s
Highlighted Field Trip for the Week:
Week 1.
Belmont Park
Week 2.
ULTRAZONE Laser Tag
Week 3.
Safari Park
Week 4.
Boomers
Week 5.
Belmont Park
Week 6.
Build-A-Bear
Week 7.
SeaWorld
Week 8.
San Diego Zoo
Week 9.
Birch Aquarium
Week 10. ULTRAZONE Laser Tag
Week 11. Build-A-Bear
Week 12. Birch Aquarium
Explorers
Ages 10 – 13 • $209/$250
Week 1-12 • Mission Valley
Week 1-12 • Toby Wells
Highlighted Field Trip for the Week:
Week 1.
Boomers
Week 2.
Safari Park
Week 3.
ULTRAZONE Laser Tag
Week 4.
Knotts Berry Farm*
Week 5.
Belmont Park
Week 6.
Boomers
Week 7.
ULTRAZONE Laser Tag
Week 8.
Disneyland*
Week 9.
Safari Park
Week 10. Birch Aquarium
Week 11. Boomers
Week 12. ULTRAZONE Laser Tag
*Camp will be departing at 6:30 a.m. for
these trips.
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FUNTASTIC CAMPS
Funtastic
We will take full advantage of your camper’s
imagination by focusing in on our big themes and
using the best our facilities have to offer. Whether
the week is spent swashbuckling with pirates,
traveling through the ages, or bowing to royalty,
campers will utilize our heated pools, sports
facilities, and state-of-the-art playgrounds. They
will also get messy doing arts & crafts, get active
playing games, and get creative and loud singing
their very own old-school, and original camp
anthems. As if that isn’t enough, they also get to
travel twice weekly on journeys to local parks,
beaches, and activities such as Chuck E. Cheese’s,
Boomers and ULTRAZONE Laser Tag.
Ages 8 – 9 • $159/$198
Week 1-12 • Mission Valley
Week 1-12 • Toby Wells
Jr. Funtastic
Ages 6 – 7 • $159/$198
Week 1-12 • Mission Valley
Week 1-12 • Toby Wells
Highlighted Field Trip for the Week:
Week 1.
Pump It Up
Week 2.
Nickel City
Week 3.
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Week 4.
Birch Aquarium
Week 5.
Bowling
Week 6.
Build-A-Bear
Week 7.
Boomers
Week 8.
Pump It Up
Week 9.
Nickel City
Week 10. Birch Aquarium
Week 11. Bowling
Week 12. Build-A-Bear
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Highlighted Field Trip for the Week:
Week 1.
Nickel City
Week 2.
Birch Aquarium
Week 3.
Bowling
Week 4.
Boomers
Week 5.
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Week 6.
San Diego Ice Arena
Week 7.
Birch Aquarium
Week 8.
Bowling
Week 9.
Pump It Up
Week 10. San Diego Ice Arena
Week 11. Boomers
Week 12. Nickel City
Sr. Funtastic
Ages 10 – 13 • $159/$198
Week 1-12 • Mission Valley
Week 1-12 • Toby Wells
Highlighted Field Trip for the Week:
Week 1.
Bowling
Week 2.
ULTRAZONE Laser Tag
Week 3.
Boomers
Week 4.
ULTRAZONE Laser Tag
Week 5.
Belmont Park
Week 6.
Solid Rock
Week 7.
Petco Park Tour
Week 8.
San Diego Ice Arena
Week 9.
San Diego Zoo
Week 10. Boomers
Week 11. Bowling
Week 12. ULTRAZONE Laser tag
Daily Day
Splash Camp
Ages 5 – 13 • $72/$90
Week 1-12 • Mission Valley
Week 1-12 • Toby Wells
Ages 6-8 • $219/$273
Week 1-12 • Mission Valley
Week 1-12 • Toby Wells
Tailored specifically for families who only need a
partial week of camp or just a single day, we have
the perfect solution. Joining our exciting line of
JR. FUN, FUNTASTIC, and SR. FUNTASTIC camps
or High Fives traditional camps, Daily Day gives
you the flexibility of having camp when you want
it. Enjoy the spirit and excitement of camp, with
the option of signing up for any single day of camp
without worrying about late fees or a full week
commitment.
This wet, wild, and fun camp is sure to keep your
little fishes busy. Campers will travel daily to
local parks and attractions, enjoy a fun-filled,
30-minute jam-packed swimming lesson with
outstanding YMCA certified lifeguards followed by
an extended swim time full of splishing, splashing
and sploshing! When the children are not in the
pool, they are having a blast participating in other
camp activities such as arts and crafts, games,
songs, sports and more.
High Fives
Ages 5 • $188/$235
Week 1-12 • Mission Valley
Week 1-12 • Toby Wells
High Fives is a perfect fit for the first-time camper.
With a phenomenal staff supervision ratio of 1:6,
each day campers will enjoy a 30-minute YMCA
Preschool-Level Swim Lessons conducted by
some of our outstanding YMCA
certified swim instructors. The
rest of their action packed
day will be spent getting messy
doing arts and crafts, getting
dirty playing games, and getting silly
singing their favorite camp songs. A 30-minute
indoor quiet time will be taken by these campers.
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FUNSTER CAMPS
FUNSTER CAMPS
Do you know what we call our youngest campers
who have the most fun? FUNSTERS! These
specialty camps are designed just for our campers
who are 5 to 6 years old.
Funster Art
Ages 5 – 6 • $232/$290
Week 6, 11 • Mission Valley
Week 2 • Toby Wells
School’s out, so let your inner artist shine. Campers
will use a variety of creative techniques to create
daily masterpieces and memories. Campers will also
enjoy traditional camp activities such as swimming,
games and songs.
Funster Bounce House
Ages 5 – 6 • $243/$303
Week 10 • Mission Valley
Week 6 • Toby Wells
Every day is a party with our Funster bounce
house! Each day campers will get to enjoy new
and exciting bounce houses. If you have a lot of
energy and like to have a great time, this camp will
be a perfect fit for you. This camp’s only goal is to
provide as much inflatable, bouncy and awesome
fun as possible.
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Funster Bubbles &
Balloons
Ages 5 – 6 • $253/$315
Week 4 • Mission Valley
Week 11 • Toby Wells
Join us for one of our awesome junior camps that
offer fun with bubbles and balloons. Learn how
to make GIANT bubbles, hand bubbles, and many
more. This camp is sure to bring a smile to every
camper’s face.
Funster Chefs
Ages 5 – 6 • $253/$315
Week 9 • Toby Wells
Experience the perfect introduction
to cooking in this camp tailored to
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small hands and BIG IMAGINATIONS.
Your little Funster will learn how to
mix, spread and create fun snacks and
starters; they will participate in taste tests and
have the opportunity to create their own kid snack
book.
*Most items that campers make will be treats,
snacks, and fun inspired creations. If your child
has a food allergy, please notify the Camp Unit
Leader on the first day of camp.
Funster Dance
Funster Reptiles
Ages 5 – 6 • $232/$289
Week 2, 8 • Mission Valley
Ages 5 – 6 • $258/$322
Week 5 • Toby Wells
Stimulate your child’s interest in music and dance.
This is a great emotional and physical outlet for
young campers. We will jump, run, leap and skip.
Learn to march to the rhythm of the music, with
each camper making up movements with guidelines
provided by instructors. The dancers will end the
week with a final performance to display their
talents.
Meet the cold-blooded creatures
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of the animal world: snakes, frogs,
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tortoises, turtles, lizards, bugs and
other creepy crawlies. Their hands-on
experience will be enhanced by art
projects, games, and activities that investigate
the lives of reptiles. If your child likes reptiles, this
camp is definitely ideal!
Funster Icky Sticky
Funster Splash
Ages 5 – 6 • $253/$315
Week 1 • Mission Valley
Week 4 • Toby Wells
Ages 5 – 6 • $232/$289
Week 3, 7 • Mission Valley
Week 1, 8 • Toby Wells
Join Arimaw Productions to explore being a
scientist. Step 1: get messy! Campers will engage in
volcano building, slime making, rockets and more!
Don’t miss this hands-on experience.
Funster Magic
Ages 5 – 6 • $253/$315
Week 7 • Toby Wells
It’s time for your little Funster to
develop into the ultimate magician!
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All week long they will get the magical
experience by learning card tricks and
using special props and take-a-way
projects that help them elude their audience. Every
day is filled with fun, laughter and lots of surprises. Enjoy a fun-filled, 30-minutes of wet and wild
splishing, splashing and sploshing in daily lesson
instruction. We will teach your little fishy to swim
with certified YMCA instructors. Campers will also
get creative with crafts, songs, and fun games!
Funster Sports
Ages 5 – 6 • $232/$289
Week 5, 9 • Mission Valley
Week 3, 10 • Toby Wells
This camp is a great introduction to day camp
and sports. Mission Valley YMCA Youth Sports
staff will guide our little athletes in a variety
of amazing FUNster clinics which may include
soccer, basketball, and T-ball to improve hand-eye
coordination, balance and motor skills. Athletes
will enjoy traditional camp activities like swimming,
arts and crafts and group games also.
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SPORTS CAMPS
Basketball Camp
Soccer Camp
Ages 7 – 12 • $225/$282
Week 2, 6 • Mission Valley
Ages 7 – 12 • $225/$282
Week 4, 8 • Mission Valley
Week 1, 5 • Toby Wells
Your camper could learn to be the next big NBA
star/player with this fundamental sports week.
Daily activities will include 3 hours of instruction
in dribbling, passing, shooting and positioning.
Campers will receive instruction from the Mission
Valley YMCA’s Youth Sports Staff. This camp
is ideal for young athletes looking for a strong
summer program.
Come out and try our indoor soccer arena with its
state-of-the-art turf! Your young soccer fan will
get a kick out of this camp. Mission Valley YMCA’s
Youth Sports department will provide 3 hours
of instruction featuring daily clinics, scrimmages
and tournament play. Drills will focus on dribbling,
passing, shooting and positioning techniques.
Football Camp
Ages 8 – 12 • $232/$289
Week 10 • Toby Wells
We invite your camper to experience
the Toby Wells Flag Football Camp
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this summer! This non-contact
football camp features drills and
scrimmages. The instruction stresses
both individual positions and team play with every
camper. Our camp is designed to teach not only
the core fundamentals of the game of football but
also ‘lifelong’ characteristics such as teamwork
and accountability that will continue beyond the
playing field.
Golf Camp
Tennis Camp
Ages 7 – 12 • $253/$317
Week 3, 9 • Toby Wells
Ages 7 – 12 • $225/$280
Week 7, 11 • Toby Wells
Fore! Look out for fun as your child
learns the sport of golf. Lessons will
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be taught by excellent PGA teaching
professionals, and your camper will
learn the basics of putting, short
game, and the full swing. Along with lessons,
campers will play some holes and learn golf
etiquette. Campers are welcome and encouraged
to bring their own clubs, but loaner clubs are
available, as well.
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Join the likes of Nadal or Williams with
this high-energy sport. Each camper
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will gain a better understanding of
the basics of tennis during the 2
hours spent on stroke development
as taught by qualified YMCA tennis instructors.
Emphasis is on the fundamentals for our beginners
and intermediate players. Tennis racket required.
Please Note: Sports camps will travel to
Clairemont High for the majority of the day
and sports instruction, and traditional camp
activities will take place there.
SPECIALTY CAMPS
Airport Explorers
Animal Discovery
Ages 6 – 8 • $303/$378
Week 10 • Mission Valley
Ages 7 – 12 • $307/$383
Week 3, 6 • Toby Wells
Explore areas of San Diego
International Airport that few get to
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experience! Take a tram tour of the
airfield and see the planes up close.
Meet the K-9 Unit and watch the dogs
perform. Learn some insider secrets about the
airport’s new terminal build-out and San Diego’s
role in aviation history. Ride the Loop between
terminals, meet airport and airline employees, sit
in a real airplane, tour the airport’s fire station,
and fly your own toy planes. Imagine how Charles
Lindbergh felt as he flew from San Diego on his
historic flight! Campers will also receive special
souvenirs and treats. Lunch will be provided on
two days.
Please note: Due to the popularity and limited
availability of this camp, the San Diego Airport
has requested that only children who have not
previously experienced Airport Explorers Camp
be registered this summer. Therefore, until
June 1, 2015, we will only allow registrations
for children who have not previously attended
Airport Explorers Camp. If, after this time, space
is still available, we will accept enrollments from
repeat attendees.
It’s time for your camper to discover
the animal kingdom, hands on! Up
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close and personal, this adventurous
camp will travel to a different animal
park every day. Campers will go to the
Birch Aquarium and discover the quirks of marine
life, shoot over to the Living Coast Discovery
Center to explore birds of prey and other native
animals. They will travel to SeaWorld for handson encounters, thrilling rides and exhibits. Learn
about animals from around the world at the San
Diego Zoo, and finally, see the majestic African
Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Animal Explorers
Ages 6 – 10 • $243/$303
Week 9, 11 • Mission Valley
Children who enjoy animals from around the
world, will love this camp. The Humane Society’s
trained educational staff will have an assortment
of animals for your camper to hold, play with and
feed. Some of the animals are familiar, like puppies,
kittens and bunnies, but others are more exotic,
like snakes, lizards and insects.
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Arcade Hoppers
Arts & Crafts
Ages 10 – 16 • $252/$315
Week 9 • Mission Valley
Ages 6 – 9 • $233/$291
Week 4 • Mission Valley
Set a new High Score! Gamers will
travel around to some of the best
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arcades in San Diego, including
Boomers, Nickel City, and Belmont
Park! Challenge your friend or beat
your personal best but, whatever you do, play hard!
No more reading, writing and arithmetic. School’s
out, so let your inner artist shine. Campers will
use a variety of creative techniques to create daily
masterpieces and memories. Campers will enjoy
traditional camp activities like swimming, games
and songs also.
Archery Camp
Ages 8 – 13 • $243/$302
Week 6, 11 • Mission Valley
Week 3, 8 • Toby Wells
Bull’s eye! Take a shot at this fun sport this
summer with the experts from Archery House.
With steady hands and sure straight aim, our
young archers will be learning about equipment,
shooting at targets and balloons, and participating
in archery-based craft activities. All equipment
needed to participate will be included. Are you the
next Robin Hood?
BMX Pro Camp
Ages 7 – 15 • $280/$345
Week 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 • Mission Valley
Learn from BMX World Champions and Olympians at Dale Holmes Racing. They supply all the
bikes, equipment & instruction for your budding BMX racing pro! This brand new camp is for
beginners and experts alike.
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Boogie Boarding
Build It Camp
Ages 8 – 13 • $244/$305
Week 9 • Toby Wells
Ages 8 – 12 • $253/$317
Week 2, 6 • Mission Valley
This wet and wild week includes trips
to a variety of local beaches for daily
boogie boarding or body surfing.
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When campers aren’t hanging at the
beach, they participate in sports,
games and crafts. In the event of inclement
weather or poor ocean conditions (riptides,
stingrays) campers will participate in beach
activities until water entry is safe.
It is mandatory that campers wear a rash guard
and bring their own boogie boards.
Bowling
Instructor Sheila Dawson brings her rolling
workshop classroom to the YMCA for a week of
sawing, sanding, drilling and nailing. Campers will
create floating, flying, rolling and other fun and
useful projects throughout the week. Campers will
utilize safe hand tools only and learn techniques
for both the beginner and experienced craftsman.
Sample projects are used to jump start the
imagination as your camper progresses to build
increasingly creative and complex pieces. All
wood, tools and safety glasses are provided, but
campers must wear closed toed shoes each day to
participate.
Ages 7 – 12 • $233/$290
Week 2, 4, 6, 8 • Toby Wells
This camp is sure to “strike” everyone’s interest!
Kearny Mesa Bowl will provide the lanes and shoes;
the YMCA will provide the excitement with plenty
of fun to spare! Bumper bowl will be used for
younger bowlers. Campers must bring socks each
day. No experience is necessary!
Camp Creations
Ages 7 – 12 • $235/$295
Week 1 • Mission Valley
Week 4, 8 • Toby Wells
This camp will take arts and crafts
to the next level! Campers will
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create, build and craft uniquely
awesome do-it-yourself projects in
this one-of-a-kind camp workshop.
Campers will work on multiple DIY projects every
day! Some highlighted projects include custom
mugs and tie dye!
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Camp I Can
Ceramics Camp
Ages 6 – 17 • $225/$275
Week 2, 4, 5, 6 • Toby Wells
Ages 7 – 12 • $253/$316
Week 5, 7 • Mission Valley
Week 3, 8 • Toby Wells
For more than 10 summers, the
Mission Valley YMCA has partnered
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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. Visit sd-autism.org for
registration information and support.
*Additional registration forms required. Please
check online for more information
Get CREATIVE and get ready for a fun week
playing with clay and making assorted ceramic
masterpieces! This camp is literally hands-on, from
crafting ceramics from clay, to pouring molds, to
painting and glazing masterpieces. Campers learn
the basics of ceramics and gain the feeling of
self-accomplishment with ceramic pieces to cherish
for a lifetime! No experience necessary! Let’s play
with clay!
Cheer & Dance
Ages 5 – 12 • $233/$290
Week 1, 7 • Toby Wells
Two, Four, Six, Eight! Our Cheer Camp is really
GREAT!!! Calling all cheerleaders! Come smile,
bounce, jump and dance your way through 2-1/2
hours of cheer instruction and a choreographed
dance routine. This camp proves to be full of spirit
and teamwork for the ultimate dance experience.
Part of our time will be spent in the state-of-theart Gymnastics Center located at Toby Wells Y,
perfecting part of the craft of cheer routines. The
squad will end the week with a final performance
to display their talents!
Cooking Camp
Ages 7 – 12 • $233/$290
Week 2, 6, 10 • Toby Wells
Your camper will get basic hands-on
cooking experience, and be loaded
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with helpful tips and tricks after
spending a week with our talented
YMCA chefs. Each day, your young
sous-chef will learn to create different delicious,
tasty treats combining traditional favorites with
out-of-the-box creative concoctions. Campers will
create recipe books that they can easily follow to
reconstruct their masterpieces for you at home.
*Most items that campers make in cooking camp
will be treats, snacks, and fun inspired creations.
If your child has a food allergy, please notify the
Camp Unit Leader on the first day of camp.
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Create with Clay
Ages 7 – 12 • $250/$299
Week 8 • Mission Valley
Week 2 • Toby Wells
This fun new camp will allow campers to explore the world of clay and
mud projects! Your artist will have the opportunity to build and create
detailed projects each day! In addition campers will be allowed to
construct their own innovative masterpieces to take home at the end
of the week.
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Equestrian & More
Ages 7 – 12 • $380/$495
Week 2-10 • Mission Valley
Blue Apple Ranch hosts this
phenomenal experience sure to
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please every camper with a love of
horses. Campers will spend full days
at the ranch learning the basics of
equestrian instruction haltering, leading, tying,
riding, grooming and tacking; as well as how to really
care for and create relationships with their horses.
They’ll meet a veterinarian, a horse chiropractor,
and a farrier (technician who fits horseshoes) to
give them an inside look into horsemanship. At this
state-of-the-art, brand-new facility specializing
in rescue, rehabilitation and compassionate
care, campers will meet all types of horses,
like our friend Skittles, the mini-horse, and
even a Clydesdale! Campers will even have
an opportunity to explore the ranch and
experience first-hand some outstanding
outdoor education components like recycling
twine for arts and crafts and creating bird
houses on “Tweet Street.”
*Please note: Long pants and closed toed
shoes are required for riding, but feel free
to bring shorts for exploring the ranch.
Safety riding helmets are provided.
*THIS CAMP REQUIRES A $50
NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
Waiver is required and will be available at the
front desk June 1st. Parents must present this
waiver on the first day of their camp week.
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Extreme Outdoor
Sports
Ages 10 – 13 • $253/$317
Week 3, 10 • Mission Valley
What can be more extreme this summer than
rock climbing, running through a paintball course,
kayaking, boogie boarding and more? This camp
is not for the faint of heart. Come ready for some
high-impact, high-energy excitement that’s a bit of
a break from the norm.
Fencing Camp
Ages 8 – 12 • $232/$290
Week 5, 11 • Mission Valley
En garde! Come learn about this fun and
challenging Olympic sport. For two hours each
day, campers will learn the basics of foil fencing,
including footwork, the lunge, and parrying. All
equipment will be provided; safety along with
sportsmanship will be emphasized.
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Fishing Camp
Ages 7 – 12 • $244/$305
Week 4, 9 • Toby Wells
Experience the sport of fishing
by traveling to hot spots all over
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San Diego. Campers will learn
basic techniques in a fun and safe
environment. Not only will campers
fish in local areas, but on Thursday, they will also
experience a day of deep sea fishing in the Pacific
Ocean. On this day the group will return to the
Toby Wells YMCA between 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The YMCA provides permits and poles for deep sea
fishing.
*Please Note: Fishing poles and tackle required
all other days.
Flash Mob
Game Empire
Ages 7 – 16 • $232/$290
Week 10 • Toby Wells
Ages 7 – 16 • $244/$305
Week 2, 6 • Toby Wells
Do not miss your opportunity to be
a part of the Toby Wells YMCA Third
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Annual Flash Mob Crew! Lead by our
top dance coaches, campers will be
practicing their routine over the week
and then performing at surprise locations around
San Diego. Interactive video games make this camp exciting
for your child. Game Empire in Clairemont Mesa
gives your child the opportunity to have the
ultimate gaming experience. The outstanding Game
Empire staff will lead campers in exciting team
games, contests and competitions. Don’t miss out
on all the fun and games at this huge facility.
G.I. Joe Camp
Gymnastics
Ages 8 – 12 • $244/$305
Week 7 • Toby Wells
Ages 5 – 6, 7 - 12 • $246/$306
Week 1 - 11 • Toby Wells
This camp will combine the best of GI Joe’s tactics
with games of strategy and teamwork. Our real
American heroes will head out to laser tag,
paintball and some special missions of capture the
flag. Bring your sense of adventure and get ready
to “fight for freedom over land and air.”
For beginning to experienced
gymnasts who want to learn or
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improve acrobatic and creative
movement skills. Campers will be
grouped by age and ability for 3 hours
per day of gymnastics instruction, including basic
tumbling, equipment stations, low beams and the
ever-popular foam pit. Camp will feature arts and
crafts, games and camp songs, highlighted by a
gymnastics performance for parents at the end of
the session. The instruction will take place in our
state-of-the-art Gymnastics Center at Toby Wells.
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Hip Hop Camp
Junior Achievement
Ages 7 – 12 • $232/$289
Week 9 • Mission Valley
Week 4 • Toby Wells
Ages 9 – 12 • $233/$290
Week 8 • Mission Valley
Campers learn different styles of hip hop dance,
including top rock, popping and break dancing.
Dancers of all skill levels (from zero to music videoready) are welcome! So come rock out and dance
until you can’t dance anymore! All our campers will
have a good time. This camp will make you move
your feet, and dance to crazy hip hop beats!
Ice Skating
Ages 7 – 12 • $233/$290
Week 1 - 10 • Toby Wells
This camp is designed to be a fun and educational
experience for beginner and intermediate ice
skaters. Traveling to San Diego Ice Arena, campers
will get 30 minutes of instructional lessons
every day. Lessons are followed by a two-hour
public session where they will skate to the latest
tunes. Parents are invited to a basic skills show
on Fridays. Only skates are provided, however,
campers may bring their own skates and gloves.
*Campers must bring socks and bike helmets
each day. If you don’t have a bike helmet, one will
be provided.
Inflate-A-World
Ages 6 – 12 • $242/$302
Week 1, 5 • Toby Wells
Inflatable slides, jumping rides and
obstacle courses are some of the
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DEMAND!
adventures you can expect in a week
of the non-stop fun of Inflatable
World. We will be bouncing, springing
and vaulting into two different facilities across
San Diego like Pump It Up and Inflatable World
and exploring all the inflatable wonders they
have to offer.
*Camper must bring a waterbottle to camp
each day.
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Junior Achievement (JA) BizTown Camp
is an exciting week full of fun activities
NEW!
that will jump-start your child’s
entrepreneurial spirit. The campers
will be visiting the McGrath Family JA
BizTown on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The
campers will participate in skills assessments, job
applications, job interviews, and then will be placed
in a job position within the town. The campers will
also start a new business venture, complete with
business plan and product.
Kool Kayaks
Ages 8 – 12 • $232/$289
Week 4 • Mission Valley
Week 5 • Toby Wells
This camp is designed to teach
campers how to safely begin kayaking.
NEW!
They will be taught correct paddling
techniques, safety procedures, kayak
etiquette and how to enter and exit a
kayak from the water. Campers will enjoy kayaking
daily, as well as participate in fun competitions and
water games! Don’t miss out on the fun.
Laser Tag
Learn to Sail
Ages 7 – 12 • $258/$323
Week 1-10 • Mission Valley
Ages 10 – 16 • $310/$389
Week 2, 11 • Mission Valley
The Mission Valley YMCA is proud
to offer this exciting and immensely
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popular camp through our partnership DEMAND!
with ULTRAZONE, the Ultimate Laser
Tag Adventure. Campers of all ability
levels enjoy the full range of laser tag experience
including an exciting team building and game
tactical component. During the five-day period,
campers will play a wide variety of game formats
and become seasoned, veteran players. They will
discover their inner leader as they chart out their
team’s strategy and learn how to best achieve the
goals of each game. An all-new set of take-home
game analysis documentation is now available, as
well.
This nautical training camp will teach
campers the “ropes” of sailing! Quite
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literally, these campers will get
hands-on experience at Mission Bay,
learning how to set sail and make way
across the open sea! Days will include classroom
time and instruction in the water. By the end of the
week, campers should have the necessary skills to
safely pilot a one-manned sabot.
*Please Note: Campers must be able to swim 100
yards, tread water for 5 minutes and pass a swim
test the first day of camp.
A special note: YMCA campers are exposed to
exclusive ULTRAZONE special game formats,
which are typically not available to the public
during regular play.
CAMP
IS
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Lego Fury
Ages 7 – 12 • $244/$305
Week 1, 4 • Mission Valley
Week 5, 10 • Toby Wells
This intense LEGO-building camp
is for the extreme Lego camper.
Campers will learn how to craft,
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build and construct different Lego
structures, through exciting games
and instruction. Campers will also have the
opportunity to use their imagination to create their
own structures and masterpieces. Fun awards
and small prizes will be awarded daily! Campers
will end the week with the ultimate trip to
LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA.
Lego Mindstorm
Robotics
Ages 9 – 14 • $275/$342
Week 3 • Mission Valley
Week 11 • Toby Wells
Explore the world class robotics
challenge! Build a cutting edge EV3
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robot, and control its movements with DEMAND!
motors and sensors. Get your robot
to be the best in class at retrieval and
target missions on a LEGO playing field! Campers
will travel to LEGOLAND California daily and
have the opportunity to visit the LEGOLAND Sea
Life Aquarium.
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Lego We Do
Robotics
Ages 6 – 10 • $275/$342
Week 8 • Mission Valley
Build chomping alligators, kicking soccer players,
and bobbing birds! Make your creations move,
using LEGO We Do Robotics software, especially
designed for ages 6-10! Campers will travel
to LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA daily and have the
opportunity to visit the LEGOLAND Sea
Life Aquarium.
Mad Science Crazy
Chem
Mad Science NASA
Space Academy
Ages 6 – 10 • $258/$322
Week 6 • Mission Valley
Ages 6 – 11 • $258/$322
Week 6 • Toby Wells
Shake up a flask of fun in the lab and become
a junior chemist! Learn to recognize chemical
reactions and mix up a few reactive ingredients for
some sensational results. Check out the colors of
chemistry with the power of pH paper and create
a stopper-popping reaction. Campers have a blast
as they make some crazy concoctions with Mad
Science of San Diego. Take-home projects include a
reaction tube kit, atomic coins, thermo-color cup,
slippery slime and more!
Mad Science
Operation Invention
Ages 6 – 11 • $258/$322
Week 10 • Mission Valley
Join Mad Science as we take junior
inventors on a journey of discovery
from the real life inventions of
Da Vinci, Edison and the Wright
brothers to Isaac Asmiov’s dreams
of future inventions. With a little bit of
ingenuity, campers will be challenged to
recreate some of the most important and
exciting inventions of all time; including
catapults, bridges, circuits and light
bulbs! Next they’ll overcome a
series of challenges using basic
materials, simple machines,
tips from famous inventors and
the most important tool of all,
their minds!
Mad Science and NASA have teamed
up to bring you the excitement
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DEMAND!
and wonder of space in the NASA
Space Academy Camp. This is your
camper’s chance to be a rocket
scientist! They will explore the science involved
in rocket construction and build a rocket. Watch
an amazing rocket launch as it soars into the sky.
Use teamwork to complete an important space
Mission and build a model space station. Explore
the farthest reaches of our solar system and create
a lunar eclipse in our Mad Science planetary tour.
This stellar camp is a ticket to the stars and a
journey through the galaxy.
Mad Science Robots
Recruit
NEW!
Ages 6 – 9 • $258/$322
Week 9 • Toby Wells
Join Mad Science for an introduction to robots!
Throughout the week, campers will become
robot engineers as they build a unique
motorized robot that transforms into
four unique creatures, each increasing in
difficulty. Discover the inner workings of
robots by experimenting with circuits, gears,
sensors and power supplies. Learn about
root programming and the different task
roots preform in our world. Experiment
with sound sensing, line tracking and
solar powered robots.
3... 2... 1...
BLAST
OFF!
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Magic Camp
Ages 7 – 12 • $253/$315
Week 11 • Mission Valley
Week 3 • Toby Wells
A magician never tells, but this week
we will have some master magicians
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DEMAND!
who may just share a secret or two
with our young magicians to be.
Campers will learn tricks and illusions
to blow your friends’ minds and then you can
decide whether or not to tell the secrets of
the craft.
Mountaineering
Ages 7 – 12, 9 - 13 • $232/$289
Week 1, 3, 5*, 7, 9, 11 • Mission Valley
Week 8* • Toby Wells
Paddle Sports
Ages 10 – 16 • $310/$389
Week 1 • Mission Valley
Each day, campers will rotate through
either stand-up paddling or kayaking
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with the group of 12-15 campers.
They will get an orientation and
practice time on both of these two
popular paddle sport activities. Once campers are
introduced to proper paddle techniques, they will
kayak or SUP to a remote beach where they will
participate in games on the equipment for 3 hours.
*Please Note: Campers must be able to swim 100
yards, tread water for 5 minutes and pass a swim
test the first day of camp.
Come scale new heights! Campers will receive
2 hours of daily instruction in the fundamentals of rock climbing at Solid Rock
Gym, San Diego’s premier indoor rock climbing facility. Experienced climbers will
also teach your campers about different knots and a variety of techniques for
successful climbing. No previous climbing experience is necessary. Equipment
for rock climbing will be provided.
Vendor waiver is required. Waiver will be available at the front desk June 1.
Parents must present this waiver on the first day of Mountaineering camp.
*NOTE: Week 5 and week 8 will be teen weeks for Mountaineering Camp
Ages 9-13. All other weeks are scheduled for 7-12
year olds.
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Paintball
Ages 9 – 16 • $303/$378
Week 6 • Toby Wells
Traveling to Mr. Paintball in Escondido daily, your sharp shooter will crawl, roll and dart
through 13 fields covering more than 100 acres for a fun-filled experience. Goggles, jump
suits, guns, protective headgear and paintballs are all provided, but campers are welcome to
bring their own equipment as well.
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Please Note: Although all paintball guns are checked by the referees and set for safety at
a velocity of 250 feet per second or less, some hits may still cause bruising.
THIS CAMP REQUIRES A $50 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.
Vendor waiver is required. Waiver will be available at the front desk June 1st. Parents must present
this waiver on the first day of Paintball camp.
Park Hoppers
Ages 9 – 16 • $308/$383
Week 3 • Mission Valley
Week 5, 9 • Toby Wells
This is the camp not to miss this summer! We have taken the best of the best field trips and
put them all in the same week. Campers will be visiting a new park every day. Highlights
include the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Universal Studios, San Diego Zoo and, did we
mention DISNEYLAND!?
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DEMAND!
*Please Note: Please plan to drop your child off between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. and pick up
between 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the days we go to Disneyland and Universal Studios.
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Radical Reptiles
Science Zone
Ages 7 – 12 • $258/$322
Week 2, 8 • Mission Valley
Week 10 • Toby Wells
Ages 7 - 12 • $244/$305
Week 2 • Mission Valley
Week 5, 10 • Toby Wells
Meet the cold-blooded creatures of
the animal world, including snakes,
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DEMAND!
frogs, tortoises, turtles, lizards, bugs
and other creepy crawlies. This
hands-on experience will be enhanced
by art projects, games and activities that
investigate the lives of reptiles. If your camper
likes reptiles and other creepy crawlies, this is
certainly an ideal camp.
GET READY…GET SET…GO! Let your
little expert shine in this over the top,
NEW!
high-energy fun zone! Campers will
enjoy erupting volcanoes, exciting
exploding projects and so many more
fun, hands-on science experiments. Campers will
also get to enjoy and partake in other enjoyable
traditional camp activities.
SeaWorld Camp
Ages 6 – 9 • $244/$305
Week 5, 10 • Mission Valley
Week 4, 9 • Toby Wells
Visit SeaWorld free for the rest of 2015 if you
sign up for one of our most popular camps! Animal
enthusiasts have a chance to see virtually all of
the aquatic wild life and exciting shows SeaWorld
has to offer including dolphins, walruses, sharks,
and sting rays. Find out how these animals survive
in their watery habitats and how humans impact
those habitats. Throughout the week, campers will
have a chance to get up close to many different
animals. If you love to learn about marine life, then
this camp is sure to be a hit.
*Please Note: SeaWorld fun card included.
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Sewing Camp
Super Stylist
Ages 7 – 12 • $253/$315
Week 7 • Mission Valley
Week 11 • Toby Wells
Ages 6 – 9 • $253/$315
Week 9 • Mission Valley
Let your camper join the world of
sewing, crocheting and knitting. Each
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day your little seamstress will work on
basic sewing and yarn projects! Don’t
know how to knit? No problem! Our
Airmaw instructors will make learning fun and easy
with step-by-step instruction.
Join us for a week of empowering
yourself. This camp will build
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self-esteem, endurance and
confidence in your little camper. Learn
the basics of nutrition, simple meals,
skin and nail care, yoga, self-defense, and basic
working out! We will have several vendors visiting
us during the week to lead these activities, as well
as our own YMCA staff.
Skate & Scooter
Ages 6 – 15 • $230/$282
Week 1 - 11 • Mission Valley
Kick-flip your way into camp by enrolling your skater into this camp, designed for beginner to advanced
skateboarders and/or kids who like to ride Razor scooters. Beginner-level curriculum is designed for kids
that have never been on a skateboard or scooter and are just getting started. Instructors focus on basic
safety, balance, and simple maneuvers so that kids can master the basics. Advanced riders can expect a
focus on higher-level techniques so that campers can perfect skills that they already know. Instruction
takes place at the Krause Family Skate Park. Campers also have the choice to bring Razor scooters to
utilize at the park. We now offer scooter lessons for kids who are looking to get started or advance their
skills and learn the ropes of scooter riding in a skate park environment.
* Please Note: Skaters and scooter riders must bring and wear all safety gear including helmet,
elbow pads, and knee pads, as well as their skateboards.
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Surf Camp
Teen Extreme
Ages 7 – 16 • $245/$305
Week 8 • Mission Valley
Ages 12 – 16 • $253/$315
Week 11 • Toby Wells
Yo Dude, come hang ten with us this
summer! Get your feet wet in the
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world of surfing in a safe, supervised,
fun environment with YMCA surf
staff. Start the week off on the beach
learning how to pop up on your board and read the
ocean. We will investigate different sets, breaks,
and tides. Surfers will learn paddling techniques,
and ultimately how to drop into the wave with our
experienced instructors who will also teach about
water safety and equipment care. Daily instruction
will be based on participants’ level of ability. Each
participant will average two hours per day in the
water. Campers will also participate in beach sports
and games. Limited beginner boards are available.
(Children sharing loaner boards may experience
limited time in the water.) Any boards brought by
surfers must have nose and fin guards. In the event
of inclement weather or poor ocean conditions (rip
tides, stingrays), campers will participate in beach
activities until water entry is safe. Rash guards
required daily.
*Please Note: Campers must be able to swim 100
yards, tread water for 5 minutes and pass a swim
test the first day of camp.
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This exclusive teen camp features our
most popular San Diego based field
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trips. Come scream down the slides at
a waterpark, putt through mini golf
and drench your friends in bumper
boats at Boomers, strike out the competition at a
local bowling alley and finish the week off with a
BBQ at one of our gorgeous San Diego beaches.
Celebrate summer exploring San Diego with us!
Wacky
Water Sports
Ages 7 – 16 • $317/$395
Week 3, 10 • Mission Valley
Love being in the water but can’t decide how you
want to enjoy it this summer? We have the camp
for you! Wacky Watersports camp is a tour of
all the coolest activities you can do in the water
around San Diego. This camp includes tubing,
boogie boarding, sailing, kayaking, and snorkeling!
It’s a water enthusiasts dream!
*Please Note: Campers must be able to swim 100
yards, tread water for 5 minutes and pass a swim
test the first day of camp.
Wake Boarding
Water Palooza
Ages 7 – 16 • $317/$395
Week 6, 9 • Mission Valley
Ages 7 – 12 • $244/$305
Week 7, 11 • Toby Wells
This extreme popular sport is sure to please this
summer! Wakeboarding is like snowboarding or
skateboarding on the water! Campers will spend
the afternoon wakeboarding, tubing, knee boarding
and taking Jet Ski rides on beautiful Mission Bay.
US Coast guard licensed drivers will safely teach
beginners how to ride or help experienced riders to
progress their skills to the next level.
*Please Note: Campers must be able to swim 100
yards, tread water for 5 minutes and pass a swim
test the first day of camp.
This wet and wild camp will be a great
way to escape the summer heat.
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DEMAND!
Our campers will be keeping cool
with water balloons, games galore,
extended swim time, the world’s
longest slip and slide, and a trip to a local water
park. This camp will also enjoy the use of their
very own inflatable waterslide on Friday to end the
week-long water madness.
Zoo Camp
Ages 6 – 10 • $225/$282
Week 3, 6 • Mission Valley
Week 5, 8 • Toby Wells
The Mission Valley YMCA partners with The
World Famous San Diego Zoo to give you a VIP
experience you won’t forget. A zoo guru will spend
a full hour touring campers behind the scenes at
some of your favorite exhibits. On Monday, there
is a bus tour to get a great overview of the entire
zoo. See some of the phenomenal flora and fauna
at one of the world’s largest botanical gardens. If
you love monkeying around, this expedition is for
you. Don’t forget your walking shoes!
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LITs AND CITs
Beginner Trainee
Ages 13 – 17 • $212/$265
Week 1, 3, 4, 6 • Mission Valley
The beginner program is for all teens ages
13-17 who have never participated in our
programs before or did not participate in our 2014
summer. In this training, your trainee will interact
in developing the idea of what a leader does and
how a leader acts. In addition, there will be specific
training on camp leadership skills (working with
5-12 year olds, camp songs, games, and crafts) and
all will earn CPR and First Aid certification.
Returner Review
Ages 13 – 17 • $146/$189
Week 1, 2, 5 • Mission Valley
The review program is for all teens ages 13-17 who
participated in the training level 1 program in 2014
summer. In this training, your student will be
re-introduced to leadership skills and actions
during the first three days of camp training. After
proving their abilities, the teens will work in a
placement camp for the remaining two days.
*Note if your teen participated in summer 2014,
but has expired CPR/ First Aid cards they will
need to complete Beginner Trainee.
Leaders in Training
Placement
Ages 13 – 15 • $120/$163
Week 2-12 • Mission Valley
Week 2-12 • Toby Wells
LIT Placement is an opportunity for LITs who have
successfully completed our training course to use
their leadership skills in the field of camp and
enjoy the rewards of working with the YMCA’s
incredible staff team. LITs will experience various
camp programs, assist in the daily operations of
camp, and receive valuable on-the-job experience
that will help build a strong foundation for either
a recreational or child care career, in addition to
helping them work on their leadership skills. Our
LIT coordinator will be making placements into
age-appropriate camps the Friday of the week
prior to camp. If you sign up over the weekend,
your camp placement will be made Monday morning
by 8:30 a.m. Join our team in making a difference
in the lives of many young campers this summer
while earning school-required volunteer service
hours!
*Please Note: Depending on placement, LIT
may travel.
Counselor in Training
Placement
Ages 16 – 17 • Free/$50
Week 2-12 • Mission Valley
Week 2-12 • Toby Wells
The CIT Placement program is geared towards
teens who are beginning the transition to becoming
Camp Counselors. They will have additional
responsibilities and expectations, more aligned
with those of our staff. Teens will earn school
required volunteer service hours by participating
in this program. It is the perfect opportunity to
complete this requirement and make a difference in
our camp community.
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INTENTIONALLY
AWESOME
YMCA OVERNIGHT CAMPS
MARSTON | SURF | RAINTREE
The overnight camp experience you can count
on to give your kids the fun they want and the
growing experiences they need.
We’re social.
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• For ages 7-17 years old
• 1 & 2 Week Sessions
• June 14 - Aug 14, 2015
• Camp Surf - Imperial Beach, CA
• Raintree Ranch - Julian, CA
• Camp Marston - Julian, CA
For more info visit:
camp.ymca.org
or call 760.765.0642
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COME TOGETHER
FOR ADVENTURE
Adventure Guides & Trailblazers
Foster a lifetime of companionship and strengthen the relationship
between you and your child! We offer great campouts and activities
planned by us to be enjoyed by you! Sign up today and spend more
quality time with your child.
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...and so much more!
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sends a deserving
child to camp for
an entire week.
YOUR GIFT MATTERS.
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