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Y Camp Academy

As schools continue to have to adjust plans due to the current pandemic, we realize that parents need our support more than ever before. The Los Altos Family YMCA will continue to meet the needs of the community by offering an educational based camp this fall.

Y Camp Academy is an in-person day camp dedicated to providing a safe, healthy, and clean environment to support children in their e-learning while keeping them active and engaged throughout the day.

Programming is scheduled to begin the week of September 1, 2020 and will continue until schools resume in person classes which is currently scheduled for October 5th, 2020.

Y Camp Academy

Click Here to read the Camp Academy Welcome Letter

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 homework, arts and crafts, games, team building, and outdoor play!

Program Benefits:

  • 3 hours of homework time to stay on track with school district
  • Independent reading
  • Peer to peer interaction
  • Spelling/sight word support
  • Snack and lunch option provided
  • Infusion of physical activities

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
Y Camp Academy – Grades K-8    
Los Altos Family YMCA $220 $250

Grace United Methodist Church & Community Center
2325 E. 3rd St. Long Beach, 90814
*Week 1 and Week 2 rates prorated*


Extended Care Hours: AM & PM: 6:30am-6:30pm

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

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. 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?

Drop off and pick up will be on the side of the building where the white tents are, closer to the Child Care entrance. ALL campers will be screened prior to camp check in. Camp staff will take their temperature using our contactless thermometer. Any camper with a fever higher than 99.9° or displaying any signs of illness will not be allowed into camp.

Please have your child at camp by 9:00am in order to make sure they have enough time to work on all school work and attend scheduled meetings. We are not responsible for unfinished school work when your child arrives after 9:00am.

During pick up, please ensure you have your ID ready. We realize that asking for photo identification in order to pick up your child may be inconvenient but this is not a rule that we are lenient with, for the safety of your child. We will be requiring photo ID until our staff becomes familiar with the person picking up your child.

Each camper is expected to be picked up by the end their enrolled camp (4:30pm or 6:30pm). Campers picked up after their enrolled time will be charged $1.00 per minute.

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.

How much time will my child have to complete homework assignments?

We will incorporate at least 3 hours of time each day to support students in their online assignments and scheduled work.  We will work with parents to ensure we have all the correct information to helps students throughout the process and make sure all students attend scheduled Zoom meetings with their teacher.


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.


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.