2020 Youth & Teen Summer Camps

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The City of San Mateo is committed to providing a safe environment for the children of our community. Our Summer Camps have been re-structured to follow the San Mateo County Health orders and guidelines. For updated information, please visit cityofsanmateo.org/coronavirus.

This page has been last updated on 7/10/20 at 4:01pm.

How will camp be run this summer?

Check out the Summer Camp Informational Video that covers:

  • ePact (emergency) forms
  • Drop-off procedures
  • Activities (promoting social distancing)
  • Hand washing requirements
  • Bagged lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Pick-up procedures

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Which camp should I sign my child up for?

Please visit our Summer Activity Guide Summer Camp page for more details regarding locations, age groups, and more!

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You may withdraw from your registered camp and receive 100% of paid fees less a $10 Administrative Fee, non-refundable/non-transferable, through Monday at 11:59pm or 7 calendar days prior to your camp beginning/session. For example, a camp beginning on Monday, June 22, the withdrawal deadline is Monday, June 15 by 11:59pm. Beginning Tuesday at 12am of the week before your camp begins, no refunds or camp credit will be issued. You can manage your child’s account online through this deadline at www.sanmateorec.org.

No Refund Dates

If you want a refund on a camp, it must be done by the refund date noted below. The $10 Administrative Fee is non-refundable/non-transferrable.

Session Camp Dates Total Weeks Refund Date
1 Monday, June 22 - Friday, July 17
No Camp Friday, July 3
4 Monday, June 15 by 11:59pm
2 Monday, July 20 - Friday, August 7 3 Monday, July 13 by 11:59pm

What is ePact?

ePact is just a fancy word for emergency form! Upon registering your child through WebTrac, you will get an email that will invite you to fill out a virtual emergency form, also known as an ePact form! If you filled out an ePact form last summer for camp, you can simply just update your information. You can also upload a photo of yourself making for a quick pick-up so staff can look at your face and check your ID prior to having your campers hop back in the car!

What safety protocols will you have in place during camp?

  • Upon entering camp, staff will have campers take a temperature check as well as having them wash their hands for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer if a sink is not available at the time.
  • Washing of the hands/utilizing hand sanitizer will be used before and after breaks, before or after eating or handling food, before or after administering medication/medical ointment, after using the restroom, after playing in dirt/sand, after throwing away garbage, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose, or whenever a camp leader sees fit.
  • Campers will be asked the following questions upon entering camp:
    • Have you had a fever of over 100.4° F in the last 14 days?
    • Have you recently experienced coughing or shortness of breath?
    • Have you recently experienced loss of taste or smell?
    • Have you been out of the state/country in the last 14 days?

If any answers to the questions are yes, campers will not be able to attend camp.

  • Recreation Staff will be wearing face masks at all times and gloves as much as possible, especially before and after camp when cleaning/sanitizing.
  • Social distancing will take place every day at camp. Camp leaders will enforce a distance of 6 feet apart at all times, as well as making sure camp groups (both leaders and participants) are consistent for the entire session.
  • Each camper will be given their own "Camp Kit" that will include a drawstring bag with activity supplies inside (each camp will have their own set of supplies - example: pencils, markers, chalk, paper, etc.). The Summer Bridge program will not have a camp kit.

I see that camp is only 8:30am-5:30pm. What time can I drop my child off?

For the health and safety of all campers and staff onsite, campers can only be dropped off between 8:30-9am, and 5-5:30pm to ensure proper health and safety policies are being followed with temperature checks, sanitizing, and making sure campers are being picked-up by the correct parent(s)/guardian(s).

Does my camper need to wear a face mask?

All camp participants in Summer Bridge, Camp OAK, Camp Mateo, and X-treme Summer Dayswill be required to wear a face mask/covering upon arrival to camp. Campers will be required to wear their masks while at camp unless camp staff instructs them to remove their mask to participate in activities that are physical in nature or otherwise can easily achieve social distancing (ex: running, hiking, etc.).

What kind of lunch should I pack my camper?

Lunches should be 100% disposable to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We also ask that campers not bring their own personal items to camp, with an exception of sunscreen and water bottle/canteen. Lunch periods will be staggered so all children are not eating at once. Tables and chairs will be arranged to allow for social distancing and will be washed/sanitized between uses.

Who can I contact about more Summer Bridge program?

Please contact Heather at hmurphy@cityofsanmateo.org!

Inclusion & Accommodation Request

We may be offering a limited or modified program this summer. Please email Rachel Torda at rtorda@cityofsanmateo.org for more information.

Flex Camp Weeks & Daily Camp Pass

Due to the current health emergency, we will no longer be offering flex camps and a daily camp pass this summer.

Contact information

Please contact the following staff for camp details:

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X-treme Summer Days
Brandon Parra

Specialty Camps
Angela Sakkos

Contact Us

  Phone Number Email
Registration (650) 522-7440 parksandrecreation@cityofsanmateo.org
Payment Plans (650) 522-7440 summercamps@cityofsanmateo.org
Recreation Fee Assistance (650) 522-7470 summercamps@cityofsanmateo.org
Spanish / Español (650) 522-7470 lallen@cityofsanmateo.org
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