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Camp Guide

YMCA Summer Day & Overnight Camps

MapMultiple Silicon Valley Locations
Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Academic & Enrichment Camps
  • Multisport Camps
  • Overnight Camps
  • STEM/STEAM Camps
  • Traditional Variety Camp


Choose from more than 300 affordable day camps and other summer programs at locations throughout Silicon Valley. For an overnight experience, check out YMCA Camp Campbell.

Our YMCA camping programs are accredited by the American Camp Association, meeting the highest standards in camping services in 300 areas, including health, safety, personnel, transportation, and facilities!

Search online for the perfect camp for your child near you.


Additional Information:

County: San Mateo
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Gender: Coed
Minimum Age: 5
Maximum Age: 15
Financial Aid Offered: yes
Memberships & Accreditations: American Camp Association

Quick Facts:

STEM camps

In our STEM camps, among activities like Robotics, Zoology and Chemistry, children also get to experience Mine, Craft, Build, where they build the Star Wars universe using LEGOS®! Campers receive three hours per day of instruction from our
certified Play Well TEKnology instructors.

Fine Arts

In our Fine Arts camps, we challenge budding artists through innovative activities in painting, sculpting and drawing. Your child will spend each day learning the fundamentals and techniques. This week of camp also includes a field trip to San Jose Museum of Arts. Campers receive two hours per day of instruction from our certified San Jose Museum of Art’s instructors.

Introduction to Cooking

This is where your child will learn to become a chef extraordinaire! This camp teaches children how to make quick, healthy foods that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Campers learn the fundamentals of how to prepare food, use cooking measurement instruments, clean up and safely work in the kitchen. At the end of the week, our young chefs will prepare yummy foods for parents to enjoy. No previous cooking experience required.


Your camper will have lots of
fun, whipping up potions and experiment with chemical
reactions. In this camp, kids go far beyond the periodic table to experience hands-on activities like marshmallow molecules and tie dye chromatography. Campers receive three hours per day of instruction from professional Mad Science instructors.

Teen Camps

In our Teen Camps, teens can relax from an intense school year while also working on their future. Our teen camps include:
- Attraction Adventures and Bay Area Adventures, featuring field trips to Great America and Raging Waters, Monterey Bay Aquarium, San Francisco Bay and more.
- College Bound, with college tours of U.C. Santa Cruz, Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, San Francisco State and San Jose State.
- Leadership camps, such as Leaders in Training and Work Experience.
- Surfing, Rock Climbing, Paintball, Water Adventures and more activity-filled camps.

Sports Camps

At the Y youth get to play basketball or volleyball with the organization where these sports were invented. Our Sports Camps include:
- Archery
- Baseball
- Basketball
- Cheerleading
- Dodgeball
- Fencing
- Gymnastics
- Ice Skating
- Martial arts
- Rock climbing
- Soccer
- Swimming
- Tennis
- Volleyball
- Y World of Sports for a chance to experience some of the world's most popular sports at once!
and more. Ask your Y which camps are offered at your location.

Specialized Camps

Our exciting Specialized Camps will ignite your child’s sense of fun and learning, with an opportunity for kids to discover new hobbies or
further develop their passion.
Our specialized camps include:
- Animated Action Heroes
- Chess
- Creative Writing
- Dinosaurs
- Galaxy Wars
- Pirates
- Water Adventures
- Zoology
and more. These camps are also an ideal complement to other camps, be it sports or STEM.

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