What's New This Month At Rancho Family 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

School Break Camp

Vacation Fun Days • February 15 • 9:00 am-4:00 pm

When school is out, the fun is happening at the Y! Join us during breaks from school on Presidents Day for our safe and fun-filled day camp. We also offer camp on February 1 for Poway Unified School District's day off. Our day camps includes activities like arts and crafts, character development, global education, STEM activities, group and cooperative games, sports and more!

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Ski Week Camp

Vacation Fun Days • February 18-22 • 9:00 am-4:00 pm

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 STEM activities, arts & crafts, sports & games, songs, character building, and global education

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Parents Night Out

Fun Times For All • Saturdays • 6:00-10:00 pm

Parents, we're here for you! Enjoy a night out every Saturday while your child has a blast at the YMCA! Children will enjoy four hours filled with games, crafts, and a movie! All children must be potty trained.

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Birthday Parties

Let’s Celebrate • Multiple Dates and Times Available

Looking for something fun and easy for your child's next birthday party? Your child and friends will have a blast, learn new skills and playing their favorite sports, gymnastics, or archery.

Birthday Parties at the Y



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Activities for Children

Gymnastics Lessons

Flipping Out • Multiple dates and times available • Ages 6-18

The Y's progressive gymnastics program for girls has been developed by professional coaches to provide a safe and solid foundation for gymnasts of all levels to grow and work on strength, coordination and self-esteem.

Did you know that our Gymventures 1/2 classes are free for members?! This parent-child class is a fun introduction to gymnastics for your little one and great for motor skill development.

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Flag Football Clinic at Deer Canyon Elementary

Learn Together, Play Together • February 11-March 22

YMCA Flag Football Clinics offer positive, fun activities that build athletic, social and interpersonal skills. Learn new skills or improve your game in this non-competitive program focused on youth development. Contact Rancho Family YMCA for more information: (858) 484-8788

*Deer Canyon clinics are held Fridays from 7:45-8:45am and are available only for Deer Canyon students.

Winter Youth Sports Classes

Kids playing sportsGet in the Game! • Classes being in January

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!

Co-ed Youth Sports Leagues 

Our sports leagues are designed to work on fundamentals of the sport, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun! Soccer and basketball leagues practice on Saturdays for 45 minutes, and continue with a 45-minute game. See below for practice and game schedules.

  • Soccer ages 4-5: Practice 9:00-9:45am & Game 9:45-10:30am
  • Soccer ages 6-7: Practice 9:00-9:45am & Game 9:45-10:30am
  • Soccer ages 8-10: Practice 10:45-11:30am & Game 11:30-12:15pm
  • Basketball ages 5-7: Practice 9:00-9:45am & Game 9:45-10:30am
  • Basketball ages 8-10: Practice 10:45am-11:30am & Game 11:30-12:15pm

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Youth Sports Classes

Coed Basketball: Big Hoops
Ages 6-7, Ages 8-10
Held at the Program Center
Coed Soccer: Big Kicks 
Ages 5-7
Held at Deer Canyon Elementary


Pee Wee Sports Classes

Coed Basketball: Lil Hoops
Ages 4-5
Held at the Program Center
Coed Multisport: Sports Of All Sorts
Ages 3-4
Held at Deer Canyon Elementary
Coed Multisport: Lil Rookies
Age 2-3
Held at Deer Canyon Elementary
Coed Soccer: Lil Kicks
Ages 3-4
Held at Deer Canyon Elementary

Ongoing Activities for Your Children

Sports • Bring your game to the Y this winter! 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

Gymnasitcs • Weekly classes for ages 1 and up! Browse Gymnastics Classes



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Activities for Health and Wellness

Hiking Club

Enjoying Nature • February 23

We believe in healthy lifestyle activities that bring people together with shared athletic and recreational interests! Join us for a group hike on one of our local natural trails, the Torrey Pines Hike. Please come prepared with plenty of water and snacks, layered clothing, good footwear and sun protection. Please email [email protected] to be added to the hiker email list for reminders on upcoming hikes! Pre-registration is required.

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First Aid & CPR/AED Classes

Learning Life-Saving Skills • March 23 & April 20

Rancho Family YMCA offers First Aid and CPR/Aed Classes to the public! The cost for members and participants is $25 and the class maximum is 10. Age requirement is 16 or older. First Aid Training from 12:15-3:30pm and CPR Certification from 4:00-7:00pm. Register at the Welcome Center!

Youth & Teen Strength Training Class

Fit For Life • Wednesdays & Fridays

Rancho Family YMCA offers strength training classes for youth and teens ages 10-17. Strength training builds stronger muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and develops bigger muscles. It also reduces fat, stress, and injury risk, while increasing self-esteem, wellbeing, and physical capacity!

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Personal Training

Get Fit • 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.

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PQ Certified Farmers Market

Shop Local • Ongoing • Saturdays • 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Enjoy a truly festive atmosphere every Saturday at the PQ Certified Farmers Market. Local produce, artisan goods, and hot food available every week. Located in the YMCA Parking Lot next to the dog park at the corner of Fairgrove Lane and Salmon River Road. 

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Y's Active Adults (50+)

Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities

Arthritis Plus
9:45 am-10:30 am, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Forever Fit
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Zumba Gold
11:45 am-12:30 pm, Mondays & Wednesdays

More Info on Y Active Adult Programs



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Special Events and Activities

Pool Closure

Exciting Transformation • Ongoing Project

We are excited to announce your YMCA is ready to undergo a short but substantial transformation. Beginning on January 28, the main pool, spa and activity pool will be closed for maintenance and upgrades, providing a better pool experience for our members. Upgrades will improve our pump room technology & activity structure to maintain more consistent water temperatures and quality.

Here is an overview of the pool project and what you should expect from our maintenance and upgrades:

  • Heating system fully upgraded for more consistent water temperatures
  • New filters and a new energy efficient pump
  • New chemical feeding system for enhanced water quality
  • Pool water drained and replaced
  • Re-plastering the spa
  • Activity Structure sanded and powdered coated to allow for better water flow and water quality
  • Pool deck repair
  • New Deck Drains to help keep the decks clear of standing water, increase drainage consistency, and overall added safety

We recommend subscribing to our text alerts by texting RFYMCA to 84483. Please visit our website for other YMCA Pool locations during this time: https://www.ymca.org/locations 



What's happening at a Y near you?

Look at the New for You pages of the YMCA branches near you to see what exciting events you can attend at the Y! Take advantage of your all-access membership and our 18-branch network!


Stay in the know. Sign up for text alerts!

Stay up to date with facility updates such as class cancellations, pool closures and adjusted hours.  Text RFYMCA to 84483 to sign up for Rancho Family YMCA text alerts.


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Questions? Contact Us!

If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (858) 484-8788 during regular business hours or email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!