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See You at the Top!

In November 2017, Hee-Jin Jun won a sweepstakes she had entered to hike Mount Kilimanjaro. She knew that if she accepted the grand prize opportunity, she would have to dedicate a great amount of time and work into training for the hike. In an effort to begin training, Hee-Jin joined the Y soon after winning the sweepstakes. 

"My goal was to do what I can do. It wasn't about getting to the top of the mountain. I just wanted to do my best."

She began working out with YMCA trainer Erica, who worked slowly with Hee-Jin to ease her into a workout routine that would allow her to progress and prepare her for the once-in-a-lifetime hiking opportunity. The Y was the perfect environment for Hee-Jin to train for her exciting adventure. “I really wanted to prepare for it. I didn’t want to fail, and I wanted to feel like I did my best,” she says. Hee-Jin Jun is happy about her hiking results and grateful for Erica and the Y for giving her the resources to prepare her to hike Mount Kilimanjaro.

See her full story here.


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Popular Family Activities

Safety Around Water

Strong Swimmers, Confident Kids • May

Join us in May for our Safety Around Water campaign — a month-long program dedicated to teaching your child critical drown-prevention skills. Find a branch near you for low- to no-cost lessons in the month of May. Space is limited. Registration closes April 26 — register online today! Swim safety is vitally important to fulfilling the Y’s mission and cause. Because we are devoted to the well-being of every person involved in Y programs, ensuring water safety is an important part of what we do every day. Equip your children with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills.

Register For Safety Around Water

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.

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

Flick 'N' Float: Finding Dory

Come Float With Us • May 31 • 7:00-8:45 pm 

Come float with us as we explore the deep blue see to help Dory find her family! Families are welcome to bring chairs and blankets, as well as clear floaties for the pool.

Family Events



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Activities for Children

Memorial Day Camp

Best Camp Ever! • May 27

When school is out, the fun is happening at the Y! We include lots of action-packed \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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Rock and Roll 

Dance and Gymnastics • Thursdays • Ages 5-11

School-age children experience two specialties in their one hour class - 30 minutes of jazz dance and 30 minutes of gymnastics skills.

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Warrior Spirit Karate

Martial Arts Lessons • Mulitple days and times available • Ages 7+

Warrior Spirit Karate uses the samurai philosophy to support and teach. Students earn stripes and begin learning the five basic blocks and stances.

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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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Spring Youth Sports Classes & Leagues

Kids playing sportsGet in the Game! • Begins in April

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 

Sign up for co-ed soccer or basketball! 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. There's a mandatory skills assessment on April 13 for both leagues. 

Youth Co-ed Basketball: Ages 5-7 & 8-11
Youth Co-ed Soccer: Ages 4-5, 6-7 & 8-11

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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 Scripps Poway Parkway Facility


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 Scripps Poway Parkway Facility
Coed Multisport: Lil Rookies
Age 2-3
Held at Scripps Poway Parkway Facility
Coed Soccer: Lil Kicks
Ages 3-4
Held at Scripps Poway Parkway Facility

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

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



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Activities for Health and Wellness

Hiking Club

Enjoying Nature • May 18 • Batiquitos Lagoon

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, Batiquitos Lagoon. 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.

Register Today

First Aid & CPR/AED Classes

Learning Life-Saving Skills • May 25, June 29 & July 13

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!

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Let's Dance • Beginner and Intermediate

Have fun learning favorites such as Salsa, Swing, and Cha Cha as well as ballroom classics including the Waltz, Rhumba, Fox Trot, and Tango. This class is taught by a competitive ballroom dancer. Singles and Couples welcome! Ballroom Dancing class is offered monthly.

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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

17th Annual YMCA Active Adults Day at the Bay

Celebrate Together • May 22 • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day with a Day at the Bay. This yearly event brings together the Y's Active Adult senior community to participate in physical and social activities to enhance the spirit, mind and body. Join us for lunch and activities including: kayaking, paddle boarding, exercise classes, sailing, lawn games and more! 

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Holiday Hours

Keeping You Informed • May 27

The YMCA will be free and open to the community from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.



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