What's New This Month At Mission Valley YMCA

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Strength in Numbers

It’s a fact that strong, stable, secure families form a solid foundation for the growth and success of all family members, particularly children in low-income areas.

At the YMCA of San Diego County, we are committed to reach out to kids and families regardless of income, to provide support by engaging in the Y. We are able to do so with the donations to our Annual Support Campaign, an annual fundraising effort to provide scholarship, inclusion and subsidized programs to our growing communities. Consider giving today. Learn more.


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Popular Family Activities

Kids Y Night

Fun For All • February 23 and March 9 & 23 • 4:00-8:00 pm • Ages 3-12

A fun night for EVERYONE! Enjoy an adult evening out while your kids have a blast at the Y — doing crafts, playing games, watching a movie and having fun!

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Monthly Family Programs

Family Activities • March 16, 19 & 26

Please register for all programs online or at the Welcome Center. Parents must stay on-site. All ages welcome.

  • Fun Science: March 16 at 11:00 am
  • Craft & Creations: March 19 at 10:00 am
  • Snack and Play: March 26 at 10:00 am

Learn More About Family Programs

11th Annual Sweethearts Dance

Dance Your Heart Out • February 23 • 4:30-7:30 pm

Moms and Dads dress your best and take your children out to enjoy a special evening of unforgettable memories on the dance floor! Face painting and dinner will be included. Pre-register at the Welcome Center as space is limited!

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STEM Classes

Expand Your Knowledge • Beinning February

Mission Valley YMCA offers a variety of youth STEM classes in our CYMER Digital Studio! Register at the Welcome Center. For more information on STEM classes, please contact Hanna Jensen at (619) 298-3576 or [email protected]

  • Stop Motion Animation Class: Uncover the animator in you! Follow the inspiration of Pixar animators as you create your own stop motion animation short. Learn the secret formula of the hero’s journey. Write a unique script and design a mini set as you transform your story for the small screen. Discover how green screen, voice over, and graphics enhance video production. Uncover the animator in you! Class runs March 2-April 13 for ages 8-13.
  • There's an App For That: What if there was an app for that? Bring your innovative app design to life from concept to device. Design a new app or improve on an app you already love. Students will use the engineering design process to develop their ideas, iterate solutions, and create a proposal that inspires consumers. Watch your ideas come to life as you transform them into working apps on mobile devices. Class runs February 27-April 10 for ages 9-13.
  • Program Your Future: UCSD Extension: The Front-End development program teaches the students to code websites and applications. Students will learn how to develop sites using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and JQuery. At the end of the program students will create a portfolio website utilizing the techniques and taught throughout the certificate program. Program Your Future is designed for incoming 9th-12th grade students.

More Info


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Activities for Children

Spring Break Camp

Best Spring Ever! • March 25-29

Our week-long camps are exciting ways to spend a school break! We include lots of action-packed trips and activities that keep your children engaged and happy, like daily field trips, arts & crafts, sports and games.

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Youth Volleyball Clinic

Bump, Set, Spike • Mondays & Wednesdays • February 18-March 18

Our volleyball clinics focus on teaching your child the rules of the game, and improving their skills. Clinics are a excellent way for players of all levels to improve their skill set and get ready for high school play while also making friends with teammates and learning sportsmanship. Our clinics are a blast, and offer children and teens a great way to stay in shape and be social.

Learn More About Volleyball Programs

Krause Family Skate Park

Skate, Scoot & Bike! • Session Passes & Private Lessons

We are the place for skateboarding, in-line skating, scooters and bikes! At our skate park, we strive to provide a fun and positive environment for children and adults to enjoy their need for extreme sports. Several professional athletes practice here regularly, but this park is open and available for people of all ages and skills to enjoy. There is much to enjoy, so pad up and get on over to the park!  We offer open drop in sessions and private lessons. Learn more here

Sign Up For Skating Lessons Today

Youth Dance Classes

Just Dance • February • Ages 3-10

Our youth dance classes are fun, healthy and challenging, and come in a wide range of dance types. Your child will learn basic ballet dance positions: plie, releve, saute and posture or carriage. Tap students will work on timing with the beat of the music, as well as basic shuffle, flaps, shuffle hop, flap hop and a few turns.

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Splashball - Water Polo

Splash Around • March 3-24 • Ages 6-12

This program offers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the sport in a supportive environment that emphasizes skill development, teamwork and physical fitness.Our coaches will teach the necessary skills required to begin playing competitive high school water polo, including passing, dribbling, shooting, treading water, head-up swimming, basic rules and conditioning.

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Spring Youth Sports

Kids playing sportsGet in the Game! • Leagues in session

No matter your child's age of interest, we have a fun and engaging program for it that focuses on teamwork, friendly competition, athletics and encouragement.

From preschool sports to youth volleyball clinics, from soccer to recreational basketball leagues, we have a program that can help your kids get in the game, break a sweat and learn something new!

Upcoming Youth Sports Leauges

Soccer • Coed League
Ages 5-17 

Basketball • Coed League
Ages 5-6

Basketball • Girls League
Ages 7-9, 10-12 & 13-17

Basketball • Boys League
Ages 7-9, 9-12 & 13-17

The above leagues run from April 1-June 15. Each player must attend a mandatory skills assessment. See below for this season's timeline:

  • Skills Assessment: March 25
  • Makeup Assessment: March 30
  • First Week of practice: April 1
  • First game: April 13
  • Last game: June 15

More Info on Youth Sports Leagues

Preschool Sports Leagues

Coed Multisport • Mondays
Ages 3-5

Coed Basketball • Saturdays
Ages 4-6

Coed Soccer • Saturdays
Ages 3-6

Coed T-Ball • Saturdays
Ages 3-5

More Info on Preschool Sports


Ongoing Activities for Your Children

Sports • Bring your game to the Y this spring! Browse Sports Activities

Dance • Dancing is a fun and creative workout experience that's fun for all ages! Browse Dance Activities

Pool • We offer lap swim, recreational swim, and aquatics activities. View Pool Schedule

Swim • Swim lessons provide a lifetime of safety and fun in the water. Browse Swim Lessons



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Activities for Health and Wellness

Team Challenge

Achieve Your Best • February-March 

Team Challenge is a team training program that works for any goal. Managing weight is just one part of the picture; we want to focus more broadly to help you be your best. Each week, you can earn points for yourself and your team by working out and practicing healthy living. The Team Challenge Program is offered at both Mission Valley YMCA and Toby Wells YMCA.

Team Registration

Personal Training

Challenge Yourself • Multiple dates and times available

Our certified personal trainers use their knowledge of current research concepts, methods of sound exercise principles, and state-of-the-art equipment to guide you to your fitness goals. Based on your health and individual needs, our personal trainers will customize and implement a program to fit your goals. No matter your fitness level, nothing can replace the support, challenge, and accountability that come with a trainer onboard your workout.

Begin Your Fitness Journey Today




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Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities

Pompeii Exhibit
7:30 am • March 9

Travel with us to the Reagan Presidential Library where the legacy of this prominent American lives on. Your tour also includes access to the exclusive Pompeii exhibit.

Movies at Mission Valley
11:30 am • March 15

Join us for a movie at the Y every third Friday of the month!

Demystifying iPhones & iPads
1:00 pm • February 26 and March 5, 12, 19 & 26

Dive in every Tuesday and learn how to use the iPhone and iPad! Learn the fundamentals and more. Register at the Welcome Center.

Sony Pictures Studio Tour
8:15 am • February 27

Take an exclusive tour of Sony Pictures Studio where you'll step behind the scenes of one of our most historics studios in the world.

Day Tripper: Borrego Desert Sculpture Art & Wildflowers
8:15 am • March 7

Embark on a trip that takes you from the refreshing pine forests in Julian, CA to the colorful wildflower fields in Borrego Springs!

Day Tripper: Golden State Train Ride & Railway Museum
10:00 am • March 9

All aboard! Begin your day with a stop at the Viejas Casino & Outlet Mall for lunch on your own. Then, take a scenic trip on the historic San Diego & Arizona Railway.

YAA Birthday Celebration
9:30 am • March 14

Enjoy birthday celebrations with your Y friends!

RARE Bear Program
8:30 am • February 25

Help us sew the seams shut on already stuffed, one-of-a-kind, RARE BEARS who are then mailed to children with rare diseases around the world. Meet in the activity room!

Trail Walkers 
7:45 am • March 16

Join the Trail Walkers group led by Karen Barry. She will lead you on a fun walk and visit a different trail each month.

YMCA App Training 
11:30 am • February 22

Bring your phone to learn how to use the new Y mobile app to find exercise schedules, register for programs and more.

Mission San Juan Capistrano
8:30 am • March 13

Tour the birthplace of Orange County and learn about California's unique history on a guided tour. Includes round trip Amtrak fare. 

Let's Talk About Death
1:00 pm • March 27

An opportunity to discuss death, dying and living amongst friendly people in a safe environment. For ages 18+, must register by March 26 to attend.




Learn More About YAA Programs


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Special Events and Activities

11th Annual Sweethearts Dance

Dance Your Heart Out • February 23 • 4:30-7:30 pm

Moms and Dads dress your best and take your children out to enjoy a special evening of unforgettable memories on the dance floor! Face painting and dinner will be included. Pre-register at the Welcome Center as space is limited!

Sign Up



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Questions? Contact Us!

If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (619) 298-3576 during regular business hours or email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!