WHERE IT'S ALWAYS THE BEST SUMMER EVER!
WHERE IT'S ALWAYS THE BEST SUMMER EVER!
Kids are craving connection, interaction, fun and play.
Join us this summer where new adventure awaits for all!
We will be offering camp at the following locations:
NEW REGISTRATION/SCHEDULE CHANGES:
All new camp registration must be done through our online registration system. In the event that you need to make changes to your schedule please use the “MAKE CHANGES” button on our camp information page. This link will take you to our change form where you can add/remove weeks or cancelling programs. All changes to enrollment must be submitted two weeks in advance. All camp fees are due in full the Wednesday before the week begins, if changes in enrollment or payment occurs after this respective deadline, there will be a $25 fee assessed. We will make every effort to accommodate your change depending on enrollment and space. New registration must be done 24 hours before the next camp day. No exceptions.
All camp payments are due in full before your child can attend camp. At registration you will be charged the full balance for your first week of camp. Then each subsequent week will be set up for automatic payment. These payments will be processed on the Wednesday before the start of each camp week. You may not bring your child to camp if you have not paid in full. Availability is not guaranteed so please be sure to register early.
The YMCA office must receive notification of the intent to cancel at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the session. If we receive notification, we will refund all program fees.
There will be no refunds/credits or makeup days for days missed.
If your child is asked to leave camp due to a violation of a camp policy, your program fees will not be refunded. NO EXCEPTIONS.
To view our full camp handbook, CLICK HERE
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TO CAMP EACH DAY?
Each day your child should have a healthy packed lunch and snacks for our AM and PM snack times. They should also have sunblock, a swimsuit and towel and a refillable water bottle. Please be sure to label all belongings with your child's name so that if lost it will be easy to locate in our lost and found. The YMCA will not be responsible for the loss and/or theft of items brought to camp.
Please dress your child in light, durable clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes each day of camp. Sandals and flip-flops are not allowed at any time, but may be packed for water play days.
HOW DOES CURBSIDE PICK-UP WORK?
When you arrive at camp please follow the signs to our drop off and health check area. Here you will be asked for your camper's name and and you will sign them in or out using our tablets. Once your child has completed these steps they will be escorted to their group area where they will check in with their counselors and wait for the start of the day.
WHEN MAY I DROP OFF/PICK UP MY CHILD EACH DAY FROM CAMP:
Regular camp hours are from 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Extended care is available, at no additional charge, from 7:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. and also from 4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. every day. Please try to drop off before the 9am start time, this way your child won't miss any of the activities that we have planned for each day. It is imperative that you sign your child in and out every day with our curbside staff and that you have available a proper photo I.D. for pick up. This is for your child’s safety. Additionally, no one under the age of 18 is permitted to sign your child out. This is a state of California mandate, therefore no exceptions can or will be made.
WHAT IS THE SUNSCREEN POLICY AT THE Y?
Parents should supply a sunscreen product with a minimum SPF 30 for their child’s use. To ensure full and proper application, campers under six years old will be assisted by the counselors when applying sunscreen. Counselors will supervise children over six years old with sunscreen application and will remind the campers to reapply it throughout the day. It is suggested that all sunscreen be applied first thing in the morning, and reapplied throughout the day after swimming, sweating, or when the initial application naturally wears off. The guidelines on the product should be followed. If your child refuses to reapply sunscreen when asked, you will be contacted and informed that he/she is not cooperating. We want you to feel free to provide a t-shirt/rash guard and/or hat for your child’s added protection.
WHAT IS THE ILLNESS POLICY AT THE Y?
In order to prevent the spread of illness, your child cannot attend the YMCA Camp program with any one of the following symptoms or illnesses listed below.
*Please note that if any of these symptoms or illnesses become present while at camp, your child will need to be picked up within an hour.
WHAT IF MY CHILD NEEDS TO TAKE MEDICATION WHILE AT CAMP?
"The Simi Valley YMCA has been such a life saver for my family! The summer camp they offer is such a blast for my kids and filled with all the summer-time activities you can think of. It gets my kids out of the house in a fun environment, interacting safely with other children and keeps them on a routine. The safety measures the YMCA have taken give me peace of mind, especially with the pandemic, and the staff are very attentive to each child's well being. I will continue to enroll my kids at the Y year after year, because I trust the staff and appreciate the effort and energy they put into my kids."
- Danielle S., Parent
"For parents looking to provide their children with enriching, engaging and active summer fun, look no further than the YMCA! My kids have been going for years, and we are consistently pleased with the activities, the counselors and the memories made. They are looking forward to camp again this year!"
- Gena B., Parent
"My 8 year old grandson has been attending the YMCA for as long as I can remember, both the after-school program and the summer camp. The highlight of his summer is camp. He loves going to the YMCA. He loves the crafts, the time he gets to play with and spend with other kids, snack time and all of the new and fun games that he has learned. He is very active and needs a lot of stimulation and interaction, and the YMCA provides him with just what he needs. The staff are very caring and attentive and communicative. I never worry about what is happening or not knowing if there is a problem or issue. If I do have any concerns, they are very responsive.
The most important thing is that my grandson is really enjoying himself. It is a great place to develop social skills, especially now when there is almost no opportunity to do so. The YMCA is like a second family to him and I am very grateful to have such a great option to support him growing into a responsible and caring young man. Such an amazing experience!!"
- Sue S., Grandparent
"My kids really enjoy summer camp. It was a safe place for them to have fun and learn. They looked forward to days full of art & crafts, science shows and playing games with friends. Every week there was something new for them to experience."
- Michael B., Parent