SUMMER CAMP GUIDE 2020: Camarillo and Ventura YMCA Summer Day Camps

YMCA Summer Programs Develop Skills and Explore Childrenโ€™s Imagination All Summer Long

By Sponsored Advertising Content August 15, 2019

The Camarillo and Ventura Family YMCA is gearing up for another summer filled with adventure, laughter, and enriching the lives of the Y campers, parents and staff. Y Summer Day Camps in Camarillo and Ventura provide children and teens with supervised activities that cultivate values, develop skills, nurture relationships and actively explore children’s imagination weekly from 9am to 4pm with FREE extended care options. 

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Summer Camp is more than just child care, Y camp creates a world of good where children find a sense of belonging and parents are assured their child is safe and making new discoveries every day. Y Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association, which recognizes that the YMCA facilitates summer camp programs that are commitment to building a safe, nurturing environment for their children. The memories, friendships, and skills from summer camp stay with a child long after back-to-school. 

“I was a bridesmaid in a wedding of a friend I met at Y Camp. We were campers, then camp staff together. I led the entire wedding party in a repeat-after-me song we learned while at Y Camp. It was a full circle moment.” - Shianne Motter, Former Y camper

While a child is free to play and explore at camp, they are also developing cognitive and social-emotional abilities. Play time with new friends is not time wasted. Summer Camp at the Y is structured with adventure, songs, sports, and crafts, which serve as powerful forms of self-discovery, and teachable moments. The enrollment  registration process can be completed online for the first time this year, and camp is filling up a record speed. Make sure your camper does not miss out on the best summer ever at the Y. 

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Y Summer Day Camps in Camarillo 
 At Camarillo Family YMCA Hiji Center -  3111 Village at the Park Drive 

Friendship Camp (4.5 – 7yrs) TK – 1st

At Friendship Camp, the fun never stops. Throughout the day, we’ll be enjoying arts and crafts, sports, and educational activities. This camp also includes an offsite field trip once a week, swimming and fun memories that will last for years to come! Click here for our Friendship Camp schedule.

Explorer Camp (7 – 11yrs) 2nd – 5th
Our Explorer camp allows your child to select their daily activities with our new “Choice Schedule,” so they can choose their own adventure! We’ll spend time swimming and heading out on offsite field trips each week, and your child will be sure to make new friends. Click here for our Explorer Camp schedule.

Teen Camp (11 – 14yrs) 6th – 8th
With different weekly themes, your teens will have a blast and gain important life skills and empowerment at Teen Camp. Through games, eld trips, and planning camp-wide activities, teens will grow and learn this summer as they develop teamwork, leadership and conflict resolution. Click here for our Teen Camp schedule.

Art and Enrichment Camp Options: Unleash your artistic talent by joining our Art and Enrichment Camps! Each week of camp will feature a new theme that boosts their creativity. To name a few of our exciting camps, we are offering Photography Camp, LEGO Intro to STEM, Fashion Fun, Coding Camp, Paint Lab, and so much more! Camarillo Y Summer Camp Guide

Sports Camp Options: Lace up those sneakers, put on your shorts, it’s time to have a ball with an assortment of sports. We’ve got the FUN-damentals of your favorite sports covered in this safe and fun environment. Each week we will be featuring a different sport including basketball, soccer, football, soccer, and much more! Camarillo Y Summer Camp Guide

Y Summer Swim Camps in Camarillo

Splash Camp (5 – 12 yrs) K – 6th

 Splish, splash, we’re having a blast! This camp is designed for beginning to intermediate swimmers, with swimming lessons in the morning followed by free swim and entertainment each afternoon.

Jr. Lifeguard Camp (9 – 14yrs) 4th – 8th

 At Jr. Lifeguard Camp, campers learn to spot and rescue distressed swimmers, practice dry-land conditioning, and play lifeguard games! American Safety and Health Institute basic first aid skills, and campers may test for certification. Wrap the week up with a day at the beach.

Adventure and Water Camp Options: For the child who is filled with wanderlust and desire to be out in nature, our Adventure and Water Camps is perfect for you! Every week campers will be engaged in a different educational theme and activity. From visiting a local horse ranch and learning the basics of horse care to taking a splash at the beach and searching for sand crabs – these camps are not to be missed! Camarillo Y Summer Camp Guide

Y Summer Preschool Camps in Camarillo 

Lil’ Chefs Camp (3 – 5yrs) Pre-K

This camp is foodtastic! Your camper will get to create edible masterpieces from monster apples to ants on a log. Your child will enjoy every bite! Children must be potty-trained to attend

Pee Wee Artists and Athletes (3 – 5yrs) Pre-K

 Campers will create art masterpieces including drawing, painting and arts and crafts. Sports will include soccer, basketball, running and hand-eye coordination drills to keep campers moving and learning all day long.

Pee Wee T-Ball (3 – 5yrs) Pre-K

Does your little All-Star dream of hitting home runs? Get them started at the YMCA Pee Wee T-Ball camp. Our coaches will keep them active and having fun all week long.

Y Summer Day Camps in Ventura
At Local Ventura Schools 

Rainbow Camp: June 17 – August 16  / See overview  @ Poinsettia Elementary School - 350 N Victoria Ave

This camp is designed for the younger camper. The program provides a great introduction to group skills, nature and the Day Camp experience.

Voyager Camp: June 17 – August 16   / See overview @ Poinsettia Elementary School - 350 N Victoria Ave

Join us for a fun-packed summer. Campers will experience activities that will help them learn, grow and create memories with new friends. Campers will be challenged by this intermediate camp.

Adventure Camp: June 17 – August 16 / See overview @ Elmhurst Elementary School - 5080 Elmhurst Street

On-the-go day camp for kids. This program offers activities and multiple eld trips each week.

Y Summer Day Camps in Ventura 
 At the Ventura Family YMCA @ 3760 Telegraph Rd

Splash Camp: June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, August 5-9, August 12-16
Campers will participate in swim lessons, learn water safety and stay wet with water activities geared to their level. Swim attire is required. *No camp July 4

Arts & Crafts Camp: July 8 – 12
Campers will experience a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums, with the freedom to showcase their own work. On Friday, parents will be invited to see an art exhibit from their child’s week of creativity.

Cooking Camp: July 15 – 19
Your chef will have a chance to explore and learn a variety of cooking skills in a hands-on environment. They will learn healthy eating habits, how to follow recipes, and how to safely navigate the kitchen. Chefs will make their snacks and lunch each day.

Dance Camp: July 22 – 26
Participants will experience a week of dance by learning pop dance styles and ways of expression through dancing. The week will end with a recital to showcase their newly found skills.

Hoops Camp: July 8 – 12
Slam dunk your way through camp! Participants will practice basic drills that will teach them the fundamentals of basketball. Campers will shoot, work on their defense, and put all their skills to the test in scrimmages.

Junior Sluggers Camp: July 15 – 19
Hit a home run with this camp! Campers will learn the fundamentals of baseball through basic skills and daily scrimmages. Participants will work on hitting, catching, throwing and base running.

Soccer Camp: July 22 – 26
Campers will build skills through drills, team meetings and teamwork. Morning and afternoon sessions will include games and scrimmages.

Sports of All Sorts: July 29 – August 2
Campers will participate in morning and afternoon sports clinics, including soccer, basketball, baseball and ag football, as well as other sports-related games and scrimmages.

To register, visit:

 For more information about the Camarillo Family YMCA

For more information about the Ventura Family YMCA visit

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