What's New This Month At Copley-Price Family YMCA
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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 supporting your local community and giving today.
Report Card Ready • March-June 2020 • 5:00-8:00 pm
With school in full swing getting back on track can be a tough task. Come to our after school tutoring program to provide your child with the special assistance they need to succeed. For children under 13.
Family Cooking Class
Together in Wellness • Last Saturday of each month • Ages 5-18 plus parents
Join us for a series of healthy living classes for families and their children presented by Dr. Angie Nieson, a Family & Culinary Physician. During this partnership with United HealthCare and UrbanLife, you and your children will learn how healthy food can be fun and delicious, how to incorporate health & wellness into your daily routine, and a special gardening component. Families can sign up for one date, and twelve spots are available per month. Next class is on February 29 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. This class is FREE for all, please pre-register.
Make and Take
Explore Creativity • March 12
Our favorite class is back! Join us for a fun morning of crafting and creativity. This class is designed to bring children together to explore unique ways of making projects that are decorative, fun and useful! We will provide all the supplies and our staff will assist with all projects.
Preschool Art Show for Annual Campaign
For A Cause • February 27 • 5:00 - 6:50 pm
Friends and families of Central Preschool are invited to participate in an auction of their child's art work as they support the scholarship program at the Copley-Price Family Y. Food and drinks are provided. Dinner and auction will benefit the scholarship program.
Parents Night Out
Fun for All • February 28, March 13 & 27 • 5:30-9:00 pm
Drop off the kids at the Y while you enjoy a night out! Pack a healthy dinner, and we’ll provide crafts, games, and snacks. Ages 3-12; must be potty trained. Space is limited. See below for Parents Night Out themes:
- February 28: Slime
Saturday Afternoon Out
Fun for All • March 14 • 2:00-5:00 pm
A fun night for EVERYONE! Enjoy an adult evening out while your kids have a blast at the Y — doing crafts, playing games and having fun! Please pack your child a healthy dinner. Space is limited; registration is required. Sign up online or at the Welcome Center. For ages 2-12 years old. All children must be potty trained.
Let's Celebrate • Multiple Dates Available
Dive in for a fun party in the pool at the Y! We have several options available. We book birthday parties on a first come, first served basis.
Get Up And Move • Saturdays • 8:30-9:15 am
Our parent and child dance classes are a fun introduction to the world of dance. Creative classes let kids and parents boogie down while playing games, while others learn hip hop or ballet!
Spring Break Camp
Best Spring Ever! • March 30-April 3
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 daily field trips, arts & crafts, sports and games.
Youth Basketball League Shoot-A-Thon
Fundraiser • March 7
This year we are holding a player-driven fundraiser for the Copley-Price Family YMCA Youth Basketball League. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go back into our 2020 Annual Campaign! Players are encouraged to fundraise from as many individuals as possoible, increasing their overall donation. This event is for ages 5-17. For more information, please contact Sulema at [email protected].
NEW! Strength and Conditioning for Athletes
Improve Your Performance • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays • 4:00pm, 5:00pm & 6:00pm
This class is meant for athletes of all ages and capabilities. Our coaches will assess you on day one and then create a plan in order to unlock your full athletic potential. Athletes will learn how to lift properly and effectively and decrease their chance for injury. Work alongside like-minded athletes and achieve your goals! Great for beginners, teams and athletes looking to get to the next level. Enroll in one or multiple days. For more information, please contact Joe at [email protected].
Get Your Spirit On! • Classes run monthly • Ages 10-16
This exciting cheer program is open to all boys and girls who love to dance, cheer and perform. Within this program, children learn various tumbling, basic stunts and dance and cheer combinations as preparation for high school team auditions. Along with these skills, children practice teamwork, gain confidence, learn excellent leadership skills. We offer an Intro to Cheerleading and Intermediate Cheer Class.
Swim With Confidence • Saturdays
Water acclimation classes increase students' comfort with underwater exploration and introduce basic self-rescue skills. Instructors focus on helping students explore getting comfortable with movement in the water, developing basic skills to propel and glide, and teaching basic aquatic safety.
Learn Respect • Tuesdays & Fridays
The YMCA offers a variety of martial arts classes for different ages and skill levels. These classes are a great way to learn self-discipline, self-esteem, and respect.
- Beginner: 6-7pm, Ages 5-12
- Intermediate: 7-8pm, Ages 6-12
- Advanced: 8-9pm, Ages 7-12
Youth Dance Classes
Dance to the Beat • Multiple days and times available
Our youth dance classes are fun, healthy and challenging, and come in a wide range of dance types. For example, basic introduction to classical ballet and tap focuses on having fun while learning terms, feet and arm placement, dance etiquette and technique, while high energy boys and girls will have a blast learning hip hop basics and introductory break dance moves to today's popular music in a fun, age-appropriate class. Choose from a variety of dance classes, including ballet and tap, hip hop, tumbling and more!
Youth Sports Leagues
Get in the Game! • Spring leagues begin April 4
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 basketball clinics, from recreational soccer to basketball leagues, we have a program that can help your kids get in the game, break a sweat and learn something new! Skills assessments for Spring Youth Sports are on April 4, and the first game is April 18.
Co-ed Youth Sports Leagues
Basketball League • Ages 5-17
Soccer League • Ages 4-17
The Basketball Academy will introduce players to the basic fundamentals of basketball. Players will go over passing, shooting, dribbling and defense. Throughout this program, there will be both individual and team-building drills. Academy runs throughout the month of March.
Ongoing Activities for Your Children
Sports • Bring your game to the Y this season! 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
Day at the Beach
Growing Confident Women • June 13, 2020 • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Let’s go surfing! Y-Strong Girls - we bring you a unique experience at the beach, using the transformative power of sur fing to build confidence, have fun, make new friends and spread aloha. Learn to surf with one-on-one instruction from WindanSea Surf Club! For more information or to sign your teen up, please contact Sulema Felix at [email protected]
Intergenerational events and activities offer people of different ages the opportunity to come together and share their talents, experiences, knowledge and skills. Such efforts can provide benefits to all involved and foster life-enhancing growth, understanding and friendship. By bringing together YMCA members from pre-school, teen programs, YAA and beyond, we hope to connect and strengthen our community like never before.
Upcoming Intergenerational Programs
- Cooking Class: Wednesday, February 26
- Canvas Painting: Thursday, March 5
- Canvas Painting: Thursday, April 30
Improve Your Balance & Breathing • February 29 • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Improve Flexibility, Balance and Breathing while participating in Copley-Price family YMCA Annual Support Campaign! If you’re looking to have fun and finding that balance between body, mind, and spirit, this is the class for you! Yoga will help you to control your body, breathing, and mind to improve your overall well being. This class focuses on flexibility, balance, and muscle tone. Suggested donation is $20. For more information contact Rosa Ruiz at [email protected].
12-Week Transformation Challenge
Become Your Best Self • April 6 - June 24
This program incorporates all aspects of general fitness: cardio, strength, core training, weight training, resistance training, bodyweight workout, workouts and personal nutritional support. The 12-Week Transformation Challenge is a PROGRESSIVE program to aide transformation of your mind and body with the support of the coaches.
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.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
Healing the Whole Person • Mondays and Wednesdays • Currently in session
Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. If you are interested or know anyone who may benefit from this program, please contact Kerry Wilson at [email protected] or 619-280-9622. Intake interview and medical clearance required.
Y's Active Adults (50+)
Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities
10:00 am-2:00 pm • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
Take a swing at this fun game! Regular play is from 10:00am-1:00pm and gentle play is from 1:00-2:00pm.
10:00 am • Wednesdays
Meet in the Intergenerational Room. Promote relaxation, creativity and well -being while learning to quiet the mind.
YMCA Textile Club
10:00 am • March 5 & 19
We'll be working on "Memory Books" or bring your own project to work on and enjoy the company.
Books N Bites Book Club
12:00 pm • March 11
Meet in the Intergenerational Room, and we'll discuss "The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World," by Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama.
9:00 am • March 10
Join the YAA group at the San Diego Zoo for a moderate-paced walk along the paved paths. Free for Zoo members, or pay the Zoo entrance fee. Limited free passes available. Please register by March 6.
St. Patrick's Day Bowling Party
2:00 pm • March 17
Join us at Aztec Lanes at SDSU for a bowling party! Optional lunch at 12:30pm at Eureka!
First Time Home Buyers Seminar
Informational Seminar • March 12 • 6:00-8:00 pm
Buying a property can be overwhelming process. This seminar will ensure that you have all the information you need to take on this journey. You will learn from industry experts how you can save thousands of dollars during the buying process and how you can purchase with little or NO money down.
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)
- Dan McKinney Family YMCA (La Jolla)
- Rancho Family YMCA (Rancho Penasquitos)
- Beach & Bay Family YMCA (Pacific Beach)
- Ryan Family YMCA (Point Loma)
- Mission Valley YMCA
- Jackie Robinson Family YMCA (Southeast San Diego)
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