What's New This Month At Rancho Family YMCA
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Get 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
Youth Sports Classes
Ages 6-7, Ages 8-10
Pee Wee Sports Classes
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities
9:45 am-10:30 am, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays
11:45 am-12:30 pm, Mondays & Wednesdays
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
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!
- Toby Wells YMCA (Kearny Mesa)
- Mission Valley YMCA
- Dan McKinney Family YMCA (La Jolla)
- Beach & Bay Family YMCA (Pacific Beach)
- Peninsula Family YMCA (Point Loma)
- Copley-Price Family YMCA (Kensington)
- Jackie Robinson Family YMCA (Southeast San Diego)
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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