New For You At Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA

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ANNUAL CAMPAIGNkids in a circle


As a leading nonprofit, our Y is making a difference in the lives of 8,878 community members annually through our programs and services. Thanks to generous donations to our annual fundraising campaign, we are opening doors and changing lives. When you invest in the Y, your dollars will directly benefit kids and families in underserved communities and provide scholarships to fulfill our mission to serve all people regardless of their ability to pay. The need is urgent and growing...and it can’t be met without you! Please give to Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA. The more we raise, the more people we can help.

OUR GOAL: $123,000



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.


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.


  • February 19–23, 2024
  • April 1–5, 2024
  • April 8–12, 2024


  • Summer 2024 camp registration opens February 28 for members and March 1 for nonmembers.



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!  - updated for December 2023

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 and full-time options available! Contact Tonja Handley at [email protected], or contact our branch by phone at (760) 758-0808.

AQUATICS OVERVIEWpicture of the pool at Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA

Pool is now open! We are excited to announce that the pool is now open with a newly renovated pool deck! Make a splash in the new pool today. Fiind out more about our aquatics facility at Joe & Mary Mottino Family YMCA and other pools around the county by visiting our aquatics facilities section page. 


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


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


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!


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


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 Ollie Ferrer 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, 11:00am - 11:45am

Preschool Gymnastics, Ages 3 years - 5 years

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


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.


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)


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


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.

  • Upcoming events:  Camp Marston | February 16-18 '24

    Sun/Fri/Sat | 4:00 PM - 11:00 AM


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!


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! 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


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.


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!


Get in the game with winter sports at the Y 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!

  • Youth soccer leagues: Youth soccer leagues begin in in April! Spring season is Arpil 13-June 8Registration is now open. - Register today!
    • Divisions & times: Ages 5-7 on Saturdays, 10:00-10:55am | Ages 8-11 on Saturdays, 11:00-11:55am
  • Youth soccer clinics: Youth soccer clinics are monthly! 
    • Advanced clinics: Ages 5-13 on Tuesdays, 4:30-5:20pm and Thursdays 3:00-3:50pm & 4:30-5:20pm - 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–9:50am.
    • T-Ball: Wednesdays, 10:00am–10:50am.
    • Soccer: Wednesdays & Satursdays, 9:00am–9:50am.
  •  Drop-in/Pick-up Soccer sessions: Drop in and play the exciting game of soccer with other fellow enthusiasts. Ages 5-13 on Tuesdays, 5:30-6:20pm  - Register today!


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!


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.


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.


Parent Support Groups play a key role in inspiring and guiding parents through the development of their children and taking care of older adults. Our YMCA is creating a safe environment for members to come together to share in their trials, efforts and solutions. A support group can be a great way to check in with others and get advice, share your feelings, and build a support network. Please come and join us!

No registration is required for these monthly meetings. Join a Parent Support Group with others who have dependents in similar life stages. Contact Susie Ferrer at [email protected] for more information.

MONDAYS at 5:00pm

  • 1st Mondays = High school age
  • 2nd Mondays = College age
  • 4th Mondays = Taking Care of our Parents

WEDNESDAYS at 10:00am

  • 1st Wednesdays = Baby/Toddler age
  • 2nd Wednesdays = Elementary age
  • 3rd Wednesdays = Preteen/middle school age
  • 4th Wednesdays = Caring for Diverse Abilities


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+)


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:

  • Book Club — Thursday, March 7 | 9:00am | Break Room: Share your ideas and enjoy reading a variety of books. This month's book is 1619.
  • WOW — Second Thursday of every month | 1:00pm : Widows and widowers are invited to meet for lunch at Casa De Bandini in Carlsbad. Contact Lucinda or Marian for questions or possible carpool.
  • Craft Club — Thursday, March 25 | 1:00pm: Join us in the Front Main Studio for an Easter craft using the piece made in February. See Alexis or Gail for supply list.
  • Movie Matinee — Third Tuesday of every month | 12:15pm: Join your friends in the back studio for a movie! Popcorn will be provided. You are welcome to bring your lunch, snacks or drinks. 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

  • Seniors Reader Volunteers: Read to the children in Child Watch for 20 minutes a month. Children are ages 2-7 years old.
  • Sunrise Assisted Living Tour | Tuesday, March 5 at 12:15pm: Meet in the lobby at 12:00pm and join us for a private tour at Sunrise Assisted Living! Address: 48245 Mesa Dr.
  • Campaign Victory Party | Monday, March 6 | 5:00-8:00pm: All campaign donors on Team Alexis are invited to join us at Coomber Craft Wines for a victory party. Address: 611 Mission Ave.
  • Campaign Victory Party | Monday, March 6 | 5:00-8:00pm: All campaign donors on Team Alexis are invited to join us at Coomber Craft Wines for a victory party. Address: 611 Mission Ave.
  • Cards & Games | Monday, March 11 | 12:30pm: Join us in the main front studio at we exercise the brain and have fun doing it! Games will be provided.
  • Fairwinds Ivey Ranch | Tuesday, March 12 | 9:30-11:00am: Visit the informational table and learn about this 5-star local assisted living from the director.
  • Balance Class | Friday, March 15 | 1:15pm | Main Front Studio: Be Irish for a day and bring a joke for this themed balance class!
  • Seniors Reader Volunteers: Read to the children in Child Watch for 20 minutes a month. Children are ages 2-7 years old.
  • Arts & Entertainment Club | Mira Costa College:
    • Saturday, March 2 at 4:00pm: Musical Theatre & Commercial Music Winners in Concert
    • March 9–17 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm: "Anything Goes"
    • Monday, March 25 at 7:20pm: Poprox, Popular Music Ensemble
    • Friday, March 29 at 7:30pm: Mojo & Frequency, Vocal and Instrumental Jazz Concert
  • Please purchase tickets for these events through Miracosta College at, or call the box office at 760-795-6815. Contact Birgitt or Pam for questions and possible carpool/meetups.


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.


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


Enjoy an evening out while we watch the kids, ages 3-13! This event takes place every third Friday of the month from 4:00pm- 7:00pm. Snacks, games, crafts and more will be provided. Children must be potty trained. Reserve your spot today!

  • Check back for upcoming dates!


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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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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