Summer Camp

Due to the Coronavirus, YES has made the decision to follow recommended safety protocols and cancel or postpone ALL indoor and outdoor programming between March 16 – May 1, or until further notice.

If you would like to enroll a young person for summer camp , please click this form or text this number: 415-488-6080 and provide your contact info letting us know you're interested in summer camp. Yuliana Solis, YES's Bilingual Program Associate, will contact you to schedule a time to fill out an application over the phone.

We wish you and your family health and safety during this time, and look forward to reconnecting with you soon.

- The YES Team

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A debido al Coronavirus, YES ha tomado la decisión de seguir los protocolos de seguridad recomendados y cancelar o posponer TODOS nuestros programas entre el 16 de marzo y el 1 de mayo, o hasta nuevo aviso.

Debido a que estamos conscientes de que la comunicación es esencial durante este tiempo, especialmente en lo que se refiere a futuras actividades del programa de verano, solicitudes, contratos, etc., el equipo de YES trabajará desde su casa y podrá comunicarse con usted por correo electrónico, teléfono y / o videoconferencia (Zoom, GChat, etc.)

Si desea inscribir a un joven para el campamento de verano, haga clic en este formulario o envíe un mensaje de texto a este número: 415-488-6080 y proporcione su información de contacto haciéndonos saber que está interesado/a en el campamento de verano. Yuliana Solis, Asociada del Programa Bilingüe de YES, se comunicará con usted para programar un horario para completar una solicitud por teléfono.

Le deseamos a usted y a su familia salud y seguridad durante este tiempo, y esperamos volver a conectarnos pronto con usted.

- El equipo de YES

Summer Camp

At YES we believe that time spent in nature — with its opportunities to reflect, connect with others, and discover new possibilities — restores individuals to their essential selves. Since 1999, YES has lifted the obstacles for getting Richmond and West Contra Costa County youth into nature by awarding more than $2 million in direct scholarship funding so that youth can attend outdoor, residential summer camps across the Bay Area.

Summer camp increases young people’s appreciation of nature, it builds self-confidence, social and leadership skills that inspire people to set goals and envision a future in which they can become successful young adults. Unfortunately for too many low-income youth, the barriers that prevent them from getting into nature and attending camp are not only financial: they include linguistic, cultural, and literacy barriers. YES overcomes these by working closely with young people, their caregivers, the community and our camp partners.

Located in the coastal redwoods approximately an hour and a half from Richmond, our summer camp partners focus on diversity, positive social experiences, respect, teamwork, cooperation, and the use of communication as a means of conflict resolution. The camps offer a wide assortment of traditional and contemporary outdoor activities, including swimming, hiking, ziplining, archery, horseback riding, mountain biking, arts & crafts, and field games.

The summer camp experience is open to youth ages 8-16 and is the entry point to YES’s ten-year youth leadership pathway. Upon turning 14, youth are eligible to participate in YES’s Camp-to-Community (C2C) year-round, youth development program which exposes and connects them to leadership opportunities at camp, in nature and in their community.

Click here to view the 2019 Summer Camp Highlights.

For more information about signing a young person up for camp, please email Yuliana Solis at