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Los Cerritos YMCA Y Camp Academy

Y-CAMP ACADEMY

To help your child stay on task and support our children’s academic, physical, and mental health the Y has created a fun, safe, controlled environment in which your child can continue their educational journey with the support of a great team. Your child will benefit from:

  • Lower group size than a traditional classroom setting at school
  • Peer-to-peer interaction
  • An infusion of physical activities and fun brain breaks every day to support the body, mind, and spirit!
  • Independent reading
  • Students will focus on school assignments during program hours

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Hours of Operation: 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Program Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Extended Hours: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Begins: August 17 - June 4
  • Weekly Rate: $230/weekly (extended and program hours are included in weekly rate)
  • A nutritious morning snack and afternoon supper is provided.
  • Full-day camp programs require children to bring a sack lunch.
  • We accept third-party agencies, such as Children's Home Society, Crystal Stairs, DCFS, MAOF, Drew Development.

 

Los Cerritos Summer Day Camp

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Hours of Operation: 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Program Hours: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Weekly Rate: $240/weekly
  • A nutritious breakfast in the morning and a hearty snack in the afternoon. Funded by the USDA in partnership with the California State Department of Education.
  • A nutritious morning snack and afternoon supper are provided.
  • Full-day camp programs require children to bring a sack lunch.
  • Activities include, but are not limited to swimming, low ropes, rock climbing, summer reading programs, computer lab, and arts & crafts.
  • We accept third-party agencies, such as Children's Home Society, Crystal Stairs, DCFS, MAOF, Drew Development.

 

See below for our most commonly asked questions.

Is the Los Cerritos Y ACA Accredited?

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. 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 pH70 cleaning product. We are also increasing hand washing breaks for all campers and staff.

What will groups look like this fall? How much possible exposure to other kids will my child get?

Group sizes will not surpass a 1:10 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 all check-in/out areas. 6ft physical distancing will also be enforced.

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 picks them up. If someone is diagnosed with COVID-19 any camper(s) who may have had contact with the individual will be notified. The Y will communicate directly with the health department and follow all guidelines as it relates to cleaning and sanitation, as well as evaluate if a temporary closure is necessary.