New For You At Copley-Price Family YMCA

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FEATURED

Check here for news about special happenings and updates that may affect your visit to the Y! Scroll down to see more specific information for different programming areas.

HEALTHY KIDS DAY — APRIL 20

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 20 — where fun and play become lifelong memories! This free event is open to the public and part of the Y's national initiative to promote active minds and healthy bodies. We stand with families in their efforts to teach healthy habits and keep kids active and learning, preparing them for a brighter future. At YMCAs across the county, enjoy a variety of fun activities for families and kids, including bounce houses, sports activities, preschool open houses (with special registration offers!) and more! View all Healthy Kids Day events here.

2024 DAY CAMP

Secure your spot in our popular day camps! Make sure your My Y account is set up and register for our most popular camps today.

SUMMER 2024

  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

CAMPS AT COPLEY

WE'RE HIRING NOW!

You belong at the Y! Make an impact that goes beyond your work day. Be the reason someone discovers their potential, courage and joy while building and creating memories that will last a lifetime! 

CHILD WATCH

Y Community Plus members with family memberships have unlimited access to Child Watch services at 12 YMCA branch locations across San Diego County. With easy reservations through the YMCA app, you can focus on your fitness or unwind at the Y while your children play under the supervision of highly trained YMCA staff. Not yet a Y Community Plus member? Current Y members can upgrade to the Y Community Plus membership plan by stopping by any location. If you currently have Child Watch services as an add-on to your family membership, you may continue to use Child Watch services on a drop-in basis. Learn more here.


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HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

We're here to help you find what moves you at the Y!

PERSONAL TRAINING SPECIAL

APRIL 1 - 30

If you've been thinking about hiring a personal trainer, April is a great month to get started! Through the month of April, you can get 5 one-on-one sessions for $249 or 10 for $479! That's up to $71 in savings!

Our personal trainers use their extensive knowledge of current exercise research concepts, methods of sound exercise principles and state-of-the-art equipment to guide you to your fitness goals. YMCA trainers are accredited through the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or have a degree in exercise science (or a related field). Based on your health and individual needs, our personal trainers will customize and implement a program to help you achieve your goals.

Find your package online here! Filter for Copley-Price Family YMCA and look for "Personal Training Special" or visit us at the branch! After purchasing, a wellness leader will then contact you to discuss your goals and connect you with a trainer.

KNEE & HIP PRE/POST REHAP

Led by certified aquatic personal trainers, this class is designed for those who are planning to or have undergone knee or hip replacement surgery. Prepare your body or continue to improve strength and mobility in this engaging class. Class will take place on the following dates and times: 

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:15am-11:00am

BLOOD PRESSURE SELF-MONITORING PROGRAM

One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the United States. In response to this critical health issue, YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program offers personalized support while participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure. Research shows that the process of recording blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months can lower blood pressure in many people with high blood pressure. Free to participate. Learn more about the program.

TEAM TRAINING

Join a team of like-minded individuals for a motivating and enjoyable way to add an extra element to your workouts! Team trainings can have different areas of focus — yoga, boxing, muay thai, running, water fitness and more. This is a perfect option for groups of 3-8 people who would like to work out on a consistent day and time with their awesome trainer! 

  •  Two program sessions of the 12-week transformation challenge continue on Mondays and Wednesdays: Mornings, 9:00- 9:55am | Evenings, 5:30 – 6:25pm

Boxing — Learn proper boxing technique including footwork, combinations, dips, slips and blocking while getting a great cardio workout! Each class in this four-week program will consist of station work rotating from heavy bags, focus mitts and functional conditioning drills. All levels welcome, no experience required. This class does not consist of any contact sparring. The Boxing program is back with our instructor Tikal. For any questions, please contact Edson Cedeno at [email protected] | (619) 280-9622 ext. 2097

  • Tuesday & Thursday 7:00–7:55pm |  Available as 4-or-5 week sessions | Register today!

Men’s Perspective Group

Beginning June 17, 2024

Calling all men interested in strengthening themselves in mind, body and spirit! Join us in this new well-being initiative designed to bring men together every month for healthy discussion on how to be the best version of themselves. 18 years and older. For more information, contact Ann Conway at [email protected].

  • Third Monday of each month | 6:45–7:45pm | Conference Room at Copley-Price Family YMCA

MOBILE CLINIC AT COPLEY-PRICE

Copley-Price Family YMCA has partnered with Operation Samahan. Come visit their mobile clinic services every other Wednesday from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Core services they provide:

  • Family Medicine
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Pediatrics

LIVESTRONG

This is a 12-week program that focuses on strengthening the whole person in a safe and supportive environment. LIVESTRONG participants meet on a weekly basis Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30am–1:00pm. Learn more about LIVESTRONG

For more information, contact Rosa at [email protected].

PRIVATE YOGA SESSIONS

Build more than muscle in our private yoga sessions. To schedule your session or for more information, contact Rosa at [email protected].

HYDROMASSAGE AND CRYOLOUNGE+

HydroMassage and CryoLounge+ services are available! For existing members, please contact the Copley-Price Family YMCA’s Welcome Center to re-instate your HydroMassage & CryoLounge+ usage. As a token of gratitude for your patience during this time, we are offering a free trial of either HydroMassage or CryoLounge+ for one session. For new members, we invite you to take advantage of our free trial offer for both services. Reserve your total relaxation experience today! Learn more.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS ORIENTATION

Meet with a wellness coach to get acquainted with equipment and classes, ask questions and chart a path to reach your goals. Schedule your 30-minute orientation at the Welcome Center! Learn more.


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FAMILY & KIDS

Family-time is special at the Y. Spending time together or discover new activities for your child to explore.

ACTIVITIES FOR TEENS

Hang out with us in the teen center and enjoy activities that are just for you and your friends, ages 13-17! For more information, contact Teen Department Director, Lina Bell at [email protected].

YOUTH SPORTS

Come out and play at the Y with youth sports leagues, clinics and peewee lessons. Spring season begins in April. Register today!

This season, the following sports are available for young athletes:

  • Basketball - Beginner and advanced clinics (ages 6-12) on Thursdays and Saturdays, times vary.
  • Lacrosse - Beginner clinics (ages 8-15) on Wednesdays at 6:15pm.
  • Soccer - Coed leagues (ages 6-13) on Saturdays, clinics, advanced and beginner, (ages 6-12) and lessons (ages 3-5) on Mondays and Saturdays, times vary.
  • T-ball - Lessons for ages 3-5 on Tuesdays at 4:00pm.
  • Volleyball - Beginner clinics for ages 8-12 on Tuesdays at 5:00pm.

For more information, contact Sports Director Adrian Araiza at [email protected].

VOLUNTEER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

YMCA programs, like youth sports, rely on the help of volunteers to coach and inspire our young athletes. Learn more and apply.

SWIM LESSONS

Registration for April swim lessons opens soon. Registration takes place monthly on the 15th for members and the 17th for nonmembers. - Register today!

SWIM TEAM

Our swim team is practicing regularly! If your child would like to get involved, swimmers should be proficient in 50 -100 yards freestyle with rotary breathing and 25 yards of backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Learn more about swim teams at the Y. To join our swim team, contact Head Swim Coach Marissa Ennis at [email protected].

MASTERS SWIM

Master your stroke technique, get ready for a triathlon or just get a great workout! The Masters swim program at the YMCA is a structured lap swim workout designed to help avid recreational and competitive swimmers of various skill levels improve their stroke, form, ability, endurance and stamina. Practice is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12:00pm and 7:00pm. - Register online today!

For more information, contact Aquatics Coordinator Jason Holguin at [email protected]

GYMNASTICS

Jump into fun with gymnastics! Toddlers and teens can grow strong, get confident and find balance in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. Learn more.

CHEER

Join the excitement of cheerleading at Copley-Price Family YMCA! Our program offers the perfect blend of fun and skill-building for participants ages 5-12. Learn to jump, tumble, dance and master a couple of cheers. It's a fantastic opportunity to boost confidence, teamwork and athleticism in a supportive environment. Come cheer with us and unleash your spirit! Cheer takes place at the following times in April and May:

  • Fridays: Ages 6-7 at 5:00-5:55pm | Ages 6-12 at 5:00-6:25pm

Register Today!

PARKOUR

New Parkour classes! You asked, and we listened... New parkour classes are now available! Our instructors will guide participants through the fundamentals of this dynamic discipline, teaching them how to overcome obstacles, master fluid movements, and unlock their potential. Join us and discover the freedom of movement. Classes take place at the following times: 

Monday:  Ages 6-10 | 5:30-6:25pm or Ages 10-14 | 6:30-7:25pm

Wednesday: Ages 5-17 | 5:00-5:55pm or Ages 5-17 | 6:00-6:55pm

Saturday: Ages 5-17 | 10:30-11:25am or Ages 5-17 | 11:30am-12:25pm

— Updated for April 2024

DANCE

Classes begin soon! View our available options below for April and May:

  • Preschool Ballet/Tap (Ages 3-5) | Tuesdays, 4:00pm or 5:00pm & Thursdays, 4:00pm or 5:00pm
  • Parent & Child - Move & Groove (Ages 1-3) | Tuesdays, 6:00pm
  • Register for dance classes today!

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Y’s Active Adults (55+)

Y Active Adult Activities Around the County

More to explore

View our Y Active Adults page to view programming and activities around the county.

YAA CLUBS

  • Gardening: Join us in the Community Garden for gardening and nutrition education, harvesting of fresh produce and enjoy a healthy snack.
    • Saturday, April 13 | 9:00 – 12:00pm 
    • Saturday, May 11 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Guided Meditation: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 8:30 – 9:00am — Learn how to quiet your mind and how to stay present with life during our guided meditation. Chairs are provided or bring your own mat/cushion. Meet in the Mind & Body Studio on the 2nd floor.
  • Movie, Documentary and Popcorn Club: Every month on Wednesday | 11:00am-1:00pm | No registration required. 
    • April 24 | Cutie & The Boxer
    • May 1 | Jiro Dreams of Sushi
    • May 22 | Muscle Shoals
  • Book Club: Enjoy a new book with us every month!
    • Wednesday, April 24 | 1:00 - 2:30pm | "The Book Thief" by Marcus Zusak
    • Wednesday, May 15 | 1:00 - 2:30pm | "The Ugly American" by W. Lederer & E. Burdick 
  • Craft Circle: Every Monday | 12:00 - 1:30pm — Join us for an afternoon of crafting! Spend time working on your craft, or stop by to visit with friends while enjoying coffee or tea. No instruction is offered.
  • Relax with Coffee or Tea: Monday - Thursday | 9:30am - 12:00pm — Join us for coffee or tea. Show up to share your thoughts about senior programming, have some quiet time after your workout, meet other members, read a book, play games or just get coffee and go.
  • Teens Teach Tech: Are you curious to learn more about the potential of your phone or your computer? Spend time with the experts and maximize your tech skills. Teens have mastered these devices and will teach you the same skills! One on One coaching, so come prepared with questions & challenges you encounter. Join us for a one-on-one opportunity to learn more about how to maximize your phone and computer. Registration required.
    • Tuesday, April 23 | 4:00-5:00pm
    • Tuesday, May 28 | 4:00 - 5:00pm
  • Learn to Play Mahjong: Join us to learn American Mahjong. Similar to rummy, Mahjong uses tiles instead of cards and involves strategy and chance. Registration required.
    • Wednesdays, April 10 - 24 | 2:00 - 4:00pm
    • Wednesdays, May 1 - 29 | 2:00 - 4:00pm
  • Medicare Education Seminar: Do you have questions about Medicare as you plan to enroll. Or are you already enrolled and need clarification. Please join us to get answers. The seminar will be held in the Mind/Body Studio on the 2nd floor. Registration is required.
    • Friday, April 19 | 6:00-7:30 pm
    • Friday, May 17 | 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Spring Potluck: Thursday, May 30 | 12:30 - 2:00pm — Join us for a lovely afternoon of food, conversation and community. Bring your favorite dish to share with all and have the opportunity to feast on specialty dishes from other members. Beverages and a protein will be provided by the Y.

For more information, contact Ann Conway at [email protected].

UPCOMING EVENTS

How to Register

To register for our upcoming events and educational series, please visit our Welcome Center or register online. Questions? Please contact Ann Conway at [email protected] .

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

We are looking for adults to tutor our teens during a program that will take place Monday-Friday between 4:00pm-6:00pm. Volunteer the time you have available.

Questions? Please contact Ann Conway at [email protected] .

FITNESS CLASSES TO TRY

Thanks to our versatile, excellent instructors, most moves in our group fitness classes can be modified to suit any fitness level. If you're new to our group fitness classes and looking for a good place to start, we recommend Aqua Fit, Forever Fit, Chair Yoga and Zumba Gold classes.


Events and Special Activities

HEALTHY COOKING CLASS

Through a hands-on learning experience, Urban Life ministries will be providing a cooking class for everybody in the community room. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend with their children, individuals are also welcome. The class is completely free. RSVP is strongly encouraged due to class size constraints. For more information, contact Celina Ibarra, by email at [email protected] or phone 619-280-9622 x 2508. This is a class series that will take place once a month on the following dates: 

Y STRONG GIRLS

The Y Strong Girls program provides tools to empower young women to create meaningful lives through healthy choices, mindfulness, self-love, forming friendships and community involvement. For teen girls (ages 13-18) who are in middle and high school. *YMCA Membership is not required.

For more information or to sign your teen up, please contact Lina Bell, Teen Director, at [email protected].

FREE FOOD PANTRY

Every Third Tuesday | 3:00-5:00pm | Copley-Price Family YMCA has partnered with Feeding San Diego to distribute free groceries and produce. Your family can receive free and nutritious groceries at Copley-Price Family YMCA. Open to all Y members and the community! For more information, contact Celina Ibarra, [email protected]

Upcoming distribution dates: 

  • April 16, 2024 
  • May 21, 2024 
  • June 18, 2024 
  • July 16, 2024 
  • August 20, 2024 
  • September 17, 2024 
  • October 15, 2024 
  • November 19, 2024 
  • December 17, 2024

BLOOD DRIVE

One blood donation saves up to three lives! The San Diego Blood Bank will be hosting a blood drive at the Copley-Price Family YMCA from 10:00am - 3:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome. Photo ID is required. Schedule your appointment today online at sandiegobloodbank.org/donate or call 619-400-8251.

IMMUNIZATION CLINICS

Free Immunizations. Available at no cost (COVID-19, FLU & HPV), presented by Champions For Health. No registration or insurance is required. Walk-ups are encouraged. Clinics will take place at the Copley-Price Family YMCA next to the soccer field. (4300 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105). For more information, contact Celina Ibarra, [email protected]

  • Saturday, May 11 | 12:00 - 2:00pm
  • Saturday, June 22 | 12:00 - 2:00pm

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Y in the COMMUNITY

Medi-Cal Services at no cost!

Our partners at Neighborhood Networks will pair you with your own care manager, who can help you set health goals, connect with needed services, and improve your overall health. Download the flyer for more information. Download PDF.

The YMCA Teen Achievers Program (Y-TAP)

The YMCA Teen Achievers Program (Y-TAP) aims to create safe spaces for teens in San Diego’s City Heights and neighboring communities. The program includes computer lab access, dinner, field trips, Workshop Wednesdays and other fun activities! Y-TAP offers qualifying teens a free, year-long YMCA membership as long as requirements surrounding school attendance, physical activity, community service and well-being are met and/or exceeded. As part of the program, teens will learn proper strength, cardio, and flexibility training from our fitness coaches — as well as how to create and meet goals.

For more information, visit the Copley-Price Family YMCA Welcome Center or contact Lina Bell, [email protected].

  • Program Includes:
    • Field Trips
    • Opportunity drawing available for teens at the end of every month
    • Mentoring Opportunities
    • Special Events
    • Community Service Projects
    • Speaker Series
    • Creative Arts
  • Qualifications:
    • Eligible students must be ages 13-17.
    • Requires completion of two activities per week — workout of the day with a fitness coach or group exercise class.
    • Complete monthly goals and stay current with academic meetings to maintain their membership.

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

We are committed to supporting families in their search for quality, affordable and convenient childcare options. Funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, YMCA Childcare Resource Service offers free childcare referrals and resources to families in San Diego County so parents and guardians can make informed decisions that help their families thrive. Learn more!

Help Paying for Child Care

Do you or someone you know need help paying for child care?

The San Diego County Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) is one application that connects you to different agencies across San Diego to help pay for child care for families who qualify. Child care has become the second-largest expense for families – spending up to 50% of their household budget a year. See if you qualify for this service today.


GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - YOUTH SOCCER

Support from the sidelines! Come out and help our young players have a great season at the Y. We need team volunteers for the upcoming youth soccer league. Contact our Sports Director, Adrian Araiza at [email protected], call 619-280-9622 or visit the branch.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — YAA

Our YAA program is in search of dedicated volunteers to guide groups and instruct courses! Please contact Ann Conway at [email protected] for more information.

BECOME A Y BOARD MEMBER

Copley-Price Family YMCA is looking for new, passionate Board of Advisor members interested in sharing their time, talent and treasure to support our Y mission and work to strengthen our community. For more information, contact Julian Villegas at [email protected].


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CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (619) 280-9622 during regular business hours or send an email: [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!