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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.

FACILITY ACCESS TO FIRST RESPONDERS

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, all first responders will receive one week access to our Y May 12-19, 2024 by showing their badge along with a photo ID at the Welcome Center! 

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.

CAMPS AT MOTTINO

MEMORIAL DAY | MONDAY, MAY 27, 2024

Please note that our branch will be open from 7:00am–2:00pm on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.

NEW! Three-Day Camp Week Available at Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA 

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of a brand-new session to our Summer 2024 Day Camp lineup. Introducing our three-day camp week, running from August 12-14 (Monday through Wednesday). This special session caters to various age groups. Don't miss out on this opportunity for fun, growth and adventure at the Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA! Questions? Contact Gage Daniel at [email protected].

PRESCHOOL

Preschool at the Y is designed to give your child the best possible start in life. Our experienced and caring staff are committed to making each day a fun and educational experience! Enrollment is open for our part-time and full-time programs. Weekly gymnastics lessons are included in our full-time program.   For tours, questions or help registering please contact Tonja Handley at [email protected], or contact our branch by phone at (760) 758-0808. Register today! 

Our Preschool is Now Enrolling!

Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA Preschool is curently enrolling 2-5 year olds for two day, three day and 5 days from 7:30am-5:30pm. Contact Tonja Handley at [email protected], or contact our branch by phone at (760) 758-0808.

Our Preschool is Hiring!

Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA Preschool is curently hiring and has part-time options available! Contact Tonja Handley at [email protected], or contact our branch by phone at (760) 758-0808.

AQUATICS UPDATES: POOL CLOSED JUNE 9picture of the pool at Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA

All YMCA pools and aquatic facilities will be closed on Sunday, June 9 for our annual, all-day training event. We thank you for your understanding

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

At the Y, we understand that mental health is an essential part of our overall well-being, and we believe that everyone should have access to support they need to thrive. Learn how you can:

  • Access the Y's Mental Health Services and Community Resources

  • Sign Up for Parenting Connection Groups

  • Download mental health activities to help with managing emotions

  • Read a series of articles written by the Y's very own mental health professionals.

Get started on your well-being journey today.

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.

  • Parents Days Off is the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 12:00-3:00pm. Events includes snacks, games and crafts. Upcoming dates: April 10.

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HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

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

TEAM TRAINING

For more information or questions, please contact Susie Ferrer at [email protected].

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Be sure to check our group fitness class schedule for new classes and updates. We also have a special group fitness class schedule posted in the branch. Remember, members have unlimited access to classes!

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. Spend time together and discover new activities for your child to explore.

Gymnastics

Our YMCA is now offering monthly gymnastics sessions for children ages 18 months to 5 years!

Register for the upcoming session in our Welcome Center or onlineTry one class for free! For questions, or to redeem your free class, contact Laleh Yaghoubi at [email protected].

Parent/Child Gymnastics, Ages 18 months - 2 years

  • Mondays, 10:30am - 11:15am
  • Wednesdays, 10:30am - 11:15am
  • Fridays, 9:00am - 9:45am
  • Saturdays, 10:00am - 10:45am

Preschool Gymnastics, Ages 3 years - 5 years

  • Mondays, 11:30am - 12:15pm
  • Wednesdays, 11:30am - 12:15pm
  • Fridays, 10:00am - 10:45am
  • Saturdays, 11:00am - 11: 45am, 12:00pm - 12:45pm

AFTER SCHOOL RECREATION

The After School Rec program is a non-custodial program where students will participate in educational assistance, daily physical activities, STEM & literacy programming, along with building life skills & developing healthy relationships. Learn more.

LICENSED PRESCHOOL SPLASH & SWIM

Swim lessons are available for licensed preschool students. Interested in having your toddler get an early start in the water? Our licensed aquatics instructors will guide your little one as they learn water safety and basic swimming skills. Lessons include four 30-minute lessons (one per week in a calendar month). Register today!

  • Mondays: $66/Nonmember (Up to 25% off with select Y memberships)
  • Thursdays: $66/Nonmember (Up to 25% off with select Y memberships)

EMPRESA ELEMENTARY AFTER SCHOOL RECREATION SWIM CLUB

  • WHEN: Mondays & Fridays | 2:45pm–3:30pm
  • FEE: $128 for eight lessons
  • REGISTER TODAY!

ADVENTURE CLUBS

Adventure Clubs offer a unique experience for parents and their children to enjoy a mix of group activities and outdoor adventures while creating close and enduring relationships. Learn more.

SWIM LESSONS

Make a splash this month! A great way to grow in confidence and learn the skills of water safety, swim lessons are available monthly for group, private, semi-private, parent/child and preschool-ages on Saturdays and weekdays. Registration for next month takes place on the 15th for members and the 17th for nonmembers. - Reserve your lesson today!

SPLASH BALL

Learn the exciting game of water polo in the encouraging YMCA environment. Clinics take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm.  Sessions are April 2-30 and May 2-30. For more information, contact Melissa Rodriguez at [email protected]

SWIM CLINICS

Dive into summer with fun, engaging swim clinics! These clinics will provide instruction from encouraging coaches and the opportunity to improve your swim skills! Clinics will begin in spring and continue through summer. Registration coming soon!

DIVE INTO SWIM TEAM

Dive into swim team! Swim team  are available for Novice level swimmers and Intermediate/Advanced (Bronze). Swim team takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with tryouts 4:00pm-4:15pm (by appointment only) and practices at 4:30pm. To tryout, swimmers should be proficient in 50 yards freestyle, 50 yards backstroke and 25 yards breastroke and butterfly. Email Head Swim Coach Maria Coffer at [email protected] to schedule your tryout today!

Learn more about swim team here

EXTENDED LEARNING ACADEMY AT BELLA MENTE

The Extended Learning Academy is one of several state-funded Expanded Learning Programs (ELP) that provides free before and after school care for qualifying families at Bella Mente. Learn more.

FAMILY FUN

We're thrilled to bring our families together for some fun new activities. Register for all four classes and save! Register now for these exciting programs:

  • Gymnastics: Wednesdays, 11:30am
  • Little One & Fun: Fridays, 11:30am

Stay and play! These programs are for ages 2 to 5. Parents can stay and play or go get a workout in!

YOUTH SPORTS

Come out and play at the Y this spring with youth sports and peewee lessons. Youth leagues and clinics are for ages 5-13. Peewee lessons and leagues are for ages 2-5. See the current sports offerings for the upcoming season below. Registration is now open! (You can also register by visiting the front desk or calling us at (760-758-0808).) Register now online!

  • Registration is now open. Registration will remain open until teams are full. We are proud to partner with San Diego Wave FC for our youth soccer leagues! - Register today!
    • Divisions & times: Ages 5-7 on Saturdays, 10:00 | Ages 8-11 on Saturdays, 11:00
  • Youth soccer clinics: Youth soccer clinics are monthly and here to take your game to the next level. 
    • Advanced clinics: Ages 5-13 on Tuesdays, 4:30pm and Thursdays 3:00pm & 4:30pm - Register today!
  • Peewee lessons: Young athletes, ages 2-5, can enjoy learning to love a sport at the YMCA! Lessons are monthly. - Register today! 
    • Multi-Sport: Fridays, 9:00am
    • T-Ball: Wednesdays, 10:00am
    • Soccer: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9:00am
  •  Drop-in/Pick-up Soccer sessions: Drop in and play the exciting game of soccer with other fellow enthusiasts. Ages 5-13 on Tuesdays, 5:30pm. Available for daily or monthly session passes.  - Register today!

HOMESCHOOL MONDAYS

Keep active and get creative in more ways that just traditional sports! Accept the adventure of art and creativity, or get in the game on the playground with fun, classic games! These exciting activities for fellow homeschoolers are at the following times: 

  • Playground Classics Partners: Ages 5 - 13 | Mondays, 2:00pm | Register today!

MARTIAL ARTS 

We are proud to offer many high-quality martial art programs that provide an encouraging, non-intimidating and family-friendly environment for students of all ages. Learn more.

YOUTH KARATE

Build your confidence, personal discipline, muscle strength and self-respect! We are now enrolling for for youth karate classes for January!

  • Ages 3-5 | Wednesday, 4:00pm–4:30pm
  • Ages 5-10| Wednesday, 4:45pm–5:30pm

Register online today! To register in person, visit our Welcome Center or give us a call at 858-517-4411.

PLAYGROUND CLASSICS

Have fun after school at the Y playing classic playground games like tag, dodgeball, kickball and more! Register today.


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Y’s Active Adults (55+)

MONTHLY YAA CLUBS

Are you looking to share your ideas, interests, and passion with other YAA members? Then these are perfect for you! The following clubs are currently running:

  • WOW — Second Thursday of every month | 1:00pm : Lunch at Ciao Ristorante Italiano, Newcomers Welcome! 2015 E. Vista Way, Vista, CA — get directions.
  • BOOK CLUB — Hosted in the break room. Book of the month is "The Art of Racing in the Rain". 
  • Craft Club — Learn to make a gorgeous Spring decorations. Ask Alexis or Gail for supply list (inexpensive). Located in Studio A.
  • Movie Matinee — Stay tuned for next Movie Matinee. For movie title or questions, please contact Alexis Kramer at [email protected].
  • Dance Club: Our dance club happens quarterly — check back for upcoming meetings.

Upcoming Events

  • Read to children in Y Childwatch  20-minutes once a month. Ages 2-7 years old.

YAA POINT OF CONTACTS

For questions or help carpooling, contact our YAA Coordinator, Alexis Kramer | [email protected], or one of the coresponding club contacts. 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 

CRAFT CLUB

CARDS & GAMES

 

WOW

BOOK CLUB

 

SOME GREAT CLASSES & INSTRUCTORS

Please pick up your YAA fitness schedule at the front desk or women’s locker room.

  • Fitness Schedule: We are so thrilled to have so many YAA classes on the schedule. Let’s continue to keep our attendance high!
  • Personal Training Tips: Do you have questions about our machines or equipment in the Fitness Center? Do you have a general question about an injury and need advice about what to do? Our friendly trainers and they will be glad to meet with you. They can show you specific exercises or set up a program for you. Look for staff wearing a black personal trainer shirt.

We’re listening to your comments and hear you are enjoying all of our low impact classes just as they are. Keep in mind, that we are always open to your suggestions and value your input for a better and stronger YAA program.

STAY CONNECTED

Get added to the YAA email list! The email comes directly from YAA Coordinator, Alexis Kramer. Get the latest information regarding classes, events and more.  You can also pick up all flyers in the lobby or women’s locker room. If interested in being on the email list, please leave your name and email address with Alexis Kramer or leave at the front desk.

Y Active Adult Activities Around the County

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


Events and Special Activities

PARENTS TIME OUT

Enjoy some time off while your kids, ages 3-13, hang out with their friends at the YMCA, under the encouragement and watchful supervision of YMCA staff. Children must be potty trained.

PARENTS DAY OFF

Parents Day Off is the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 12:00-3:00pm. Event includes snacks, games and crafts. - Reserve your spot today!

  • Check back for upcoming dates!

PARENTS NIGHT OUT

Enjoy an evening out while we watch the kids, ages 3-13, play with their friends at the Y! This event takes place every third Friday of the month from 4:00pm- 8:00pm. Movies, games, crafts and more will be provided.  - Reserve your spot today!

LEARNING TOGETHER

First Monday of every month | 5:00pm | Free — Come to listen, learn and laugh together during our exciting presentations. No registration is required.


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Y in the COMMUNITY

Connecting You To Care

We've streamlined the child care search process with our enhanced referral system to help parents make the best decision for their families. 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.


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CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (760) 758-0808 during regular business hours or send an email: [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!