Summer Day Camp

Camp
Ages 4 - 12

Extend-A-Care Y summer camps offer children, ages 4-12, a safe, exciting and memorable day camp experience. Camps run Monday to Friday from 7:15am to 6:30pm. (7am at select locations in Hays County)

Kids have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence and creativity, and parents have peace of mind knowing your kids are in a safe and enriching place. At Extend-A-Care Y day camps, campers make friends while learning the values of diversity and cooperation.

Call 512-236-9622 for questions about Summer 2020 Day Camps. Our office is closed to the public but that we’re available by phone Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm or via email at EACY@AustinYMCA.org.

 

Ready For Camp!

  Summer Camp Registration Is Open! Extended Dates! 

  Hundreds of camp spots are available at YMCA of Austin Summer Camps! See below for information about Extended Summer Camp dates. 

register here!

 

Serving Our Community

  We’re Excited To Be Here For Our Community! 

  We’re excited to serve hundreds of families across Travis and Hays counties this summer!

  19 convenient camp locations will provide childcare for central Texas children.  

 

Engaging Minds

  Helping Young Minds Grow and Thrive This Summer!

 Our summer camps offer campers this summer the opportunity to socialize with new friends, be in a new and secure environment outside of the home, and participate in an engaging camp curriculum that includes: Social-Emotional Learning, Collaboration Corner, Book Nook, Virtual Field Trips, Creative Writing, Einstein Time, Outdoor Play, and Tech Time. 

Healthy snacks will be provided twice-daily. 

Precautions will be taken according to State Guidelines and CDC recommendations.

Download our new Summer Camp flyer for new camp information and updates!

Summer Camp 2020 Trifold June 2020

 

Extended Summer Camps and School-Age Full Day program

Thanks to our local school district partnerships, we are able to provide additional childcare program opportunities in alignment with adjusted school district calendars to support virtual learning. Parents can stay updated below. 

register here!

 

Deposits:  $15 per child / per week and will be drawn from weekly fees

Note: Registration closes 7 days before beginning of each camp session. Weekly payments are due 7 days before beginning of each camp session.

Weekly Fee: $195/child

All fees are based on per week registration.

Financial Assistance: 

YMCA of Austin programs and activities are designed to benefit persons of all backgrounds, and fees are based on the cost of providing each program. While participants are expected to pay their fair share, when financial assistance dollars are available, the YMCA will assist any individual or family that wants to participate but cannot afford the fee.

Financial Assistance is awarded on a first come, first served basis. Only completed applications will be accepted and reviewed. Funds are limited, and we recommend applying early.

If you are in need of Financial Assistance, you may apply directly on the online application, when registering for any of our programs (access the parent portal here). Our online application will ask whether you want to be considered for financial assistance and will ask you to answer some questions about your household and income. Please contact EACY@AustinYMCA.org with any questions. 

Payment Schedule: 

Summer Camp 2020 Payment Schedule

Camp Dates:

June 15 to August 7  /  June 15 to September 4 (Elm Grove & Science Hall only)

  • Session 4: June 15 - 19

    • Theme: Castles, Kings, and Medieval Things
    • Kinder: Camp Make-Believe
  • Session 5: June 22 - 26
    • Theme: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
    • Kinder: Dancing Dinos
  • Session 6: June 29 - July 3
    • Theme: Houston, the Eagle has Landed
    • Kinder: Space is the Place
  • Session 7: July 6 - 10
    • Theme: The Green Movement
    • Kinder: Green Planeteers
  • Session 8: July 13 -17
    • Theme: How the West was Fun!
    • Kinder: Wild, Wild West
  • Session 9: July 20 - 24
    • Theme: The Time Is NOW!
    • Kinder: Make Today Count
  • Session 10: July 27 -31
    • Theme: Explore Ancient Egypt
    • Kinder: Walk Like An Egyptian 
  • Session 11: August 3 - 7
    • Theme: Dear Future, I’m Ready!
    • Kinder: Futurama!

The EAC Y has extended our summer programs in alignment with our partnered school districts’ calendars! We’re happy to be able to provide families with additional summer camp programs to help serve the needs of our community. 

 

Extended Summer Camp Dates and Locations: 

Austin Achieve: August 10th—August 14th

Baranoff Elementary: August 10th—August 14th

East Communities YMCA: August 10th—August 14th

Elm Grove Elementary: August 10th—September 4th

Galindo Elementary: August 10th—August 14th

North Austin YMCA: August 10th—August 14th

Joslin Elementary: August 10th—August 14th

Patton Elementary: August 10th—August 14th

Ridgetop Elementary: August 10th—August 14th

Science Hall Elementary: August 10th—September 4th

YMCA Camp Moody: August 10th—August 14th

 

Cost: $195 weekly per child

Hours: 7:15am-6:30pm (YMCA Camp Moody: 7:30am-6:00pm)

 

To Register go to EZChildTrack (link here)

* For ages 4-12 years

* All programs require a minimum of 30 students enrolled to begin

* Dates are subject to change according to the school calendar

1. Set up an account in EZChildTrack or log into your existing account

2. Select the program and fill out enrollment form completely

3. To register for Extended Summer Camp program: Select “2020 Summer Theme Camp”

 

For YMCA Camp Moody:

1. Set up a new Y Online account or log into your existing account

2. Select your preferred week(s) here and fill out enrollment form completely

 

 Questions? Contact the EAC Y at EACY@AustinYMCA.org or call our main office at 512-236-9622.

The Extend-A-Care YMCA and area school districts are partnering to cover your fall child care needs! 

SUPPORT FOR VIRTUAL SCHOOL INSTRUCTION

In partnership with our local partnered school districts, we are committed to serving our community’s needs via high quality, accessible and affordable full day child care. These program offerings will align with adjusted school district calendars and support the new virtual learning environments. Financial assistance is available. See below for details.

FULL DAY CHILD CARE LOCATIONS & DATES:

  • Austin Achieve: August 17th—September 4th
  • Baranoff Elementary: August 17th—September 4th
  • Galindo Elementary:   August 17th—September 4th
  • Joslin Elementary:  August 17th—September 4th
  • Patton Elementary:   August 17th—September 4th
  • Ridgetop Elementary:  August 17th—September 4th
  • North Austin YMCA:  August 17th—September 4th
  • East Communities YMCA:  August 17th—September 4th
  • YMCA Camp Moody:  August 17th—September 4th

PROGRAM OFFERINGS:

  • Full-day care at select campuses 
  • Children in learning groups during virtual school hours
  • In-person support for virtual learning
  • In-person led Special Areas: Art, Music and PE
  • Afterschool enrichment activities
  • Cost: $195 weekly per child
  • Hours: 7:15am-6:30pm

TO REGISTER

  •   Visit EZChildTrack  
    • Set up an account or log into your existing account
    • Select the program and fill out enrollment form completely
    • To register for Full Day Child Care, select ‘2020-21 School-Age Full Day Program’

NOTE:

  • Program open to all students ages 4-12 
  • Programs require a minimum of 30 students enrolled to begin
  • Dates are subject to change according to the school calendar

 

Questions? Contact us at EACY@AustinYMCA.org or 512-236-9622.

Need to change or cancel camp weeks? We understand that plans change or life happens. Please read over the following cancellation and transfer policies carefully, and use the online links below to make changes to your child’s camp schedule. 

The parent/guardian requesting to cancel must be the primary parent/guardian listed on the child’s registration or must be authorized to make changes to the child’s account. For any questions or concerns, please email the Extend-A-Care YMCA office at EACY@AustinYMCA.org.

All changes to a child’s enrollment or cancellations must be received by the Extend-A-Care YMCA branch by completing the online cancellation form or transfer request form linked below.

Cancellations

To withdraw a participant, please complete the online cancellation form linked below. Cancellations will no longer be accepted via  email. A $25 late cancellation fee will be charged if notice of cancellation is received less than two Tuesdays (13 days) prior to the effective date. Cancellation requests will not be accepted after the Monday before the affected camp week begins.

Please allow for 3-5 business days for processing the cancellation request. For any questions or concerns, please contact Extend-A-Care YMCA via email EACY@AustinYMCA.org.

2020 Online Summer Camp Cancellation Form

Transfers

To transfer weeks or camps for a camper, please submit a request via the online transfer form linked below. A $10 late transfer fee will be charged if notice of cancellation is received less than two Tuesdays (13 days) prior to the effective date. Transfer requests will not be accepted after the Monday before the affected camp week begins.

Please allow for 3-5 business days for processing the online transfer request. Transfers are subject to availability. For any questions or concerns, please contact Extend-A-Care via email EACY@AustinYMCA.org.

2020 Online Summer Camp Transfer Form

 

Email Extend-A-Care YMCA for general questions and help with your registration, camp billing, financial assistance, and Y online account

Our office is closed to the public but that we’re available by phone Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm or email.  

Debbie Rios-Lombraña Accounts Director 

Joseluis Flores Accounts Director 

Cris Perez Senior Business Director 

 

Andie Connors Associate Executive Director 

Jay Mills Associate Executive Director 

April Walker Associate Executive Director 

 

Jaime Garcia Executive Director  

Dr. Joan Altobelli VP of Licensed Child Care 

Important Camp Updates

July 2020 Updates 

The Extend-A-Care YMCA is partnering with local school districts to provide families in our community with additional childcare options, including Extended Summer Camps and Virtual Learning Support programs. Updates will continue to be added to this page as more details become available. Please see below for Extended Summer Camps and Virtual Learning Support information.

June 2020 Camp Updates 

Notice to Registered Families July 1st

The EAC Y is operating in accordance with the Centers of Disease Control’s Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open, recommendations from the City of Austin and Austin Public Health (APH), and the Minimum Standards Health Protocols Check List for Child Care Centers released by Governor Abbott on May 18, 2020. Following these supplemental recommendations to the greatest extent possible will further minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission and help keep staff, children, and families safe.

It is strongly recommended by all entities that the children over the age of 2 wear face coverings; therefore, EAC Y programs will require all summer camp participants to wear masks while participating in indoor activities, as well as outdoor activities when social distancing is not possible. Staff work with all children to maintain comfort while enjoying daily activities, meeting new friends, and making fun memories.

Summer camp will be days filled with field sports, team games, and playground time. The summer camp programs will increase outdoor activities this year by using outdoor spaces such as blacktops, playgrounds, fields, and sidewalks to rotate activities. There will still be plenty of time for indoor activities which will include creative arts, dramatic play, social emotional learning, yoga, mindfulness, virtual field trips, reading time, STEM projects, and building blocks. Staff will always use their best judgement to determine if children should remove face coverings in situations where face coverings inhibit children from breathing freely while engaging in physical activities.

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 512-236-9622 or  EACY@AustinYMCA.org

 

A partir del 30 de junio de 2020 se ha realizado la siguiente actualización a nuestra política de cubre bocas.

La EAC Y está operando de acuerdo con la guía para programas de Cuidado Infantil de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades que permanecen abiertos, las recomendaciones de la cuidad de Austin y la Salud Publica de Austin (APH), y la Lista de Verificación de Protocolos de Salud de Normas Mínimas para Centros de Cuidado Infantil publicada por el gobernador Abbott el 18 de mayo de 2020. Siguiendo estas recomendaciones complementarias en la mayor medida posible minimizará aún más el riesgo de transmisión del coronavirus y ayudará a mantener al personal, los niños y las familias seguras.

Se recomienda por todas las entidades que los niños mayores de 2 años de edad usen un cubre bocas; por lo tanto, los programas de EAC Y requerirán que todos los participantes del campamento de verano usen un cubre bocas mientras participen en actividades en los interiores, así como actividades al aire libre cuando el distanciamiento social no sea posible. El personal ayuda a todos los niños a mantener la comodidad mientras disfrutan de las actividades diarias, hacen nuevos amigos y crean recuerdos divertidos.

El Campamento de verano tendrá días llenos de deportes, juegos de equipo y tiempo de recreo. Los programas de campamento de verano aumentarán las actividades al aire libre, este año se utilizarán espacios exteriores como parques, campos y aceras para rotar actividades. Todavía habrá mucho tiempo para actividades interiores que incluirán artes creativas, área de juego dramático, aprendizaje de socio-emocional, yoga, excursiones virtuales, tiempo de lectura, proyectos STEM y bloques de construcción. El personal siempre utilizará su mejor juicio para determinar si los niños deben remover sus cubre bocas en situaciones en las que se les inhiben a los niños respirar libremente mientras participan en actividades físicas.

¿Preguntas? Por favor, no dude en contactarnos en 512-236-9622 y EACY@AustinYMCA.org

2020 Summer Day Camp