Day Camp for Children of Essential Workers


Kids will be ready for fun. They will be ready for best friends and new friends. They will be ready for adventure and swimming pools and silly games in the sunshine. They will be ready for camp songs, camp chants and camp crafts. They will be ready for new experiences like trips to the beach, arts & crafts or jumping into the pool. They will be ready for it all.

We will be ready too.

The Los Altos Family Y is patiently waiting for summer camp, sports, swim and fun!

Y summer programming is still scheduled to begin the week of June 15, 2020 as originally planned. That being said, these are very fluid times so this could adjust depending on the evolution of social distancing guidelines. Regardless, we are already preparing for summer and will adjust programming as needed to align with CDC and governmental guidelines.


Traditional Day Camp

Traditional Camp takes place at the Los Altos Family YMCA. Groups are separated by incoming grade level (K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8) and do all of their weekly activities with this group including arts and crafts, games, team building, outdoor play, water activities and more!

Camp Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

Deposit: $30/week

This non-refundable deposit reserves your spot for each week of camp. The $30 will be applied to the balance of the weekly camp fee.

Payments must be made in full by the Wednesday prior to each week of camp. Late payments will be charged a late fee.

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Weekly Fees Member Non-member
Traditional Camp $195 $225

Extended Care Hours:

AM & PM: 6:30am-6:30pm

Extended Care Fees Member Non-member
Additional Per week $25 $35

We are happy to offer lunch and snack to all of our campers.

All campers will receive one camp t-shirt for the summer. Additional t-shirts may be purchased for $10.

Read the Summer Day Camp Letter to Parents Here

Summer Camp Q & A

The YMCA of Greater Long Beach is an ACA (American Camping Association) accredited day camp program and in this unique environment we are fortunate to have guidelines specific to running YMCA day camp that were developed by Y-USA, ACA and the CDC to ensure a clean, safe and healthy day camp experience this summer. While this summer will look a little different than past summers, we are excited about the programming planned and are confident your child will still have an exceptional camp experience! Please review some frequently asked questions that are coming up.

How is the Y cleaning?

Increased cleaning and sanitation frequency and protocols are being implemented. All touch surfaces will be cleaned regularly using pH7Q cleaning product. We are also increasing hand washing breaks for all campers and staff.

What will groups look like this summer?

Group sizes will not surpass a 10:2 ratio. Staff and children will remain with the same group throughout the week and not cross over to different groups, thus limiting exposure. This protocol will decrease the total number of campers we are able to serve per week. We also ask that families try and have the same person drop off and pick up their child daily to lessen the number of individuals who come onto our site. All staff and campers will wear face masks and bring a water bottle with their name on it. All check-in/out areas will also have extra protection, including contactless drop off/pick-up. 6ft physical distancing will also be enforced.

How will pick up and drop off work?

We will be setting up two contactless sign-in and out locations for pick up and drop off to reduce crowding during these times. One will be for grades K-2 and one will be for grades 3+ and will require parents to remain in their vehicle. Signs in the parking lot will guide you towards the correct spot.

Will the campers be able to swim this summer?

Yes, we plan on having Tuesday-Friday afternoons available for camp swim. Campers will swim once a week with their groups of 10 so we can maintain physical distancing in the pool.

What will field trips look like this summer?

We are suspending all bus field trips as of our current plan and instead are focusing on enhanced on site activities such as offering fun educational software While we know field trips are something our campers look forward to we are confident our on site enhancements will ensure an exceptional camp experience for your child this summer.

What prevention is the Y doing to avoid accepting campers who may have COVID-19?

A health check will be conducted at check in daily for all campers. This will include a few questions and taking a temperature reading with a touchless thermometer. The same is done for staff daily. If a camper begins exhibiting symptoms during the day they will immediately be put in an isolation room until their parent pics them up. If someone is diagnosed with COVID-19 any camper(s) who may have had contact with the individual will be notified. Y will communicate directly with the health department and follow all guidelines as it relates to cleaning and sanitation, as well is evaluate if a temporary closure is necessary.

Will I be able to get a refund for my deposits if I no longer need camp?

We will not be able to refund the $30 deposits made towards the camp week, however if you cancel before the week of camp begins we can process a refund of the remaining payment made towards that week.


With limited office hours and administrative staffing all questions and concerns can be email to All phone inquires will be answered between 11am-1pm M-F or please leave a detailed voicemail with the best time to reach you. For all in person meetings, please schedule at least 24 hours in advance.

For question DURING camp, please call the Day Camp phone: 562.230.8760.

Camp Schedules

Click Here for Playground Partners and here for Free Swim Schedule

Check back the Friday prior to each camp week to see the next week's adventures!

K-1st 2-3rd 4-5th 6-8th
Dates: Explorers Buccaneers Ambassadors X-Treme Teens
June 15-19 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1
June 22-26 Week 2 Week 2 Week 2 Week 2
June 29-July 3 Week 3 Week 3 Week 3 Week 3
July 6-10 Week 4 Week 4 Week 4 Week 4


Financial assistance is available for families and individuals who qualify. Click here for application and information.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. As a community based organization the Y is available to everyone. Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford to pay for the full amount of the program. Financial assistance has a sliding scale fee structure.  The application for financial assistance can be downloaded here and turned into the member service desk!

If you have any questions, please email or call the Y at 562.596.3394.