What's New This Month At Rancho Family YMCA

For FamiliesFor ChildrenHealth and WellnessY's Active Adults (50+)Events and Special Activities

Kickstart Your New Year's Fitness Goals

Let’s get a jump start on your New Year’s fitness resolution! Join us in our 12 Days of Fitness challenge, and complete all 12 fitness challenges for a chance to win a variety of prizes.

How to Play:

  • Grab a fitness challenge card from the front desk or fitness center
  • Each day you complete a challenge, a Wellness Coach will sign off on your challenge card
  • Finish all 12 challenges and submit your challenge card to the front-desk for a chance to a variety of prizes

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Popular Family Activities

Parents Night Out

Lessons For Life • 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.

Learn More About Parents Night Out

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

School Break Camp

Best Winter Camp Ever! • December 24-28 & January 2-4 • 7:00 am-6:00 pm

The fun doesn’t stop just because school is out! Take your camper over to the YMCA for school break camp. Activities include swimming, arts & crafts, science projects, sports and games, global education, and songs & games!

Sign Up

Upcoming Co-Ed Youth Sports Leagues

Let's Play! • Begins January • Ages 4-13

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.

A mandatory skills assessment will be held on January 5, 2019 and January 12, 2019 at Scripps Poway Parkway. Times are listed below:

  • 8:30-11:00 am (Soccer Assessment)
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm (Basketball Assessment)

More Info

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.

Sign Up

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!

Youth Sports Classes

Coed Basketball: Big Hoops
Ages 6-7, Ages 8-10
Held at Scripps Poway
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 Scripps Poway
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

YMCA and Eliel Cycling

The YMCA has partnered with Eliel Cycling to develop unique, premium Y branded cycling apparel! The online store will only be up for a limited time only and will close on January 2, so order your apparel today!

Order Your Apparel Today!

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.

Register Today

Essential Oils Workshop

Total Wellness • December 15 • 12:30-2:00 pm

Learn how essential oils can help support your immune system and provide the targeted solutions you need to restore balance and feel your best! For more information, please contact Travis Lerma at [email protected]

Sign Up Here

PQ Certified Farmers Market

Shop Local • Ongoing • Saturdays • 9:00am-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. Stop by on December 15 for special Holiday Markets! 

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Y's Active Adults (50+)

Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities

Chair Yoga
12:00-12:30 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Gentle Yoga
7:05 pm-8:15 pm, Wednesdays

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

Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Decorating 

Holiday Fun • December 15 • 1:00-3:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Join us for gingerbread house making, hot cocoa, and a holiday photo booth! Event is $15 per family. For more information, please contact [email protected] 

Register here!

Holiday Markets at the PQ Certified Farmers Market

Shop Local This Holiday Season • December 15 • 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Looking for alternative options for holiday shopping this year? Stop by the PQ Farmers Market special Holiday Market for unique gifts. Along with regular weekly vendors, specialty vendors will also be on-site for your holiday shopping needs!

Learn More!

Upcoming Holiday Hours

Keeping You Informed • December & January

Please see below for our holiday hours and closures. We thank you for your patience!

  • Christmas Eve: Open 5:30 am-2:00 pm
  • Christmas: CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve: Open 5:30 am-4:00 pm
  • New Year’s Day: Open 7:00 am-4:00 pm



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!