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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 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 MISSION VALLEY

AQUATICS OVERVIEW

Find out more about our aquatics facility at Mission Valley YMCA and other pools around the county by visiting our aquatics facilities section page.

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! 

  • Hiring now for day camp counselors, swim instructors, lifeguards and more! View all openings
  • Interested in volunteering? We need your help! Programs, like youth sports, can't happen without Y volunteers. Learn more here.

Apply online today.

SIGN UP FOR SWIM LESSONS!

Dive on in! We offer private lessons, as well as group lessons for parents and childrenRegistration is on the 15th of the month for members and 17th of the month for nonmembers. Sign up for swim lessons today

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.

Members can purchase packages online — Click here to find packages by logging into your My Y account, select your branch and click "Personal Training Punch Pass" from the options. Please note that discounts will apply at checkout. You may also purchase in-person by visiting us at the branch! Once you've purchased a package, a branch fitness coach will contact you to discuss your goals and connect you with a trainer.

HEALTH COACHING AT THE Y

A health coach can help you be accountable, get perspective on your strengths and identify areas for opportunity. They empower you to create or further develop your vision for healthy living. Check out our health coaching page for more information!

Ready to get started with a health coach? Contact us via phone at (619) 298-3576.

HEALTH & WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

By Leesa Latimer, Health Coach

Health talks provides valuable insight and practical advice on various health topics. Leave with actionable takeaways that can positively impact well-being. Make your reservations today. Limited space available. Workshops are $8 each. Save by signing up for all three lectures in advance and pay $20.

  • Inflammation at the Root of Most Diseases | Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 12:00pm — Learn about the impact of inflammation on health and strategies to prevent and manage it. Join us to discover practical tips for incorporating diet and lifestyle changes to reduce inflammation and improve overall well-being.
  • Changing Habits with Lasting Results | Monday, June 3, 2024, at 5:30 — Unlock the secrets to successfully changing habits by understanding the components of habits and mastering effective strategies for lasting behavioral transformation. 
  • Pre-diabetes | Thursday, August 22, 2024, at 1:00pm — Discover practical steps to manage and prevent pre-diabetes, including lifestyle changes and dietary adjustments, in an informative talk aimed at empowering individuals to take control of their health.

RESTORATIVE YOGA & SOUND HEALING

Fridays at 3:15pm

Sound healing meditation provides a safe, supportive space, allowing you to reach a deep state of relaxation while singing bowls and other sound instruments are played. Please bring a yoga mat and water. For additional comfort you may bring a pillow, blanket bolster and eye cover. All levels are welcome to join us for slow flow yoga followed by sound healing meditation. This class works to support our physical, metal and emotional well-being, leaving everyone feeling balanced and refreshed.

  • Mission Valley YMCA | Studio 4 | Instructor: Genevieve S.

NEW FITNESS CLASSES

  • Deep-Water Running: Give your feet a break from pounding the pavement by taking your cardio training to the pool. The water is the perfect place for cross-training; you can get your miles in with no impact to your joints! Experience a total body workout in the water using water resistance techniques in deep water. — Register today!

INBODY ASSESSMENTS

InBody body-composition assessments are available by appointment. Now you can leave the guessing behind and know exactly what is inside your body!

PRE/POST KNEE & HIP REHAB CLASSES

Led by certified aquatic personal trainers, this class is designed for those who are planning to or have undergone knee or hip replacements. Prepare your body or continue to improve strength and mobility following discharge from a clinical physical therapy setting. Monthly sessions. Register today!

LIVESTRONG AT THE Y

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week physical activity program designed to get cancer survivors back on their feet through an approach that focuses on the whole person - mind and body. Participants are given a complimentary family membership to the Y for the duration of the program. Interested? Contact Josh Beall at [email protected]. For more information on the program, learn more here

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Check the group fitness class schedule for new classes and updates. Remember, members have unlimited access to classes! Contact Fitness Coordinator Josh Beall if you have any questions or concerns at [email protected]

GRAVITY TRAINING

The GRAVITY Training System has a rolling glide board, various resistance levels and a dynamic cable pulley system that allow you to use your own body weight against the pull of gravity. With more than 250 exercise options, a GRAVITY workout is never boring and is always efficient. Engage all major muscle groups for strength and endurance training, stretching, Pilates, and core training. We offer a variety of class types, including Pilates, Core, Healthy Joint, Total-Body Workout (TBW) and more. Register for upcoming classes.

PICKLEBALL

Pickleball is a paddle sport (similar to racquetball) that combines elements of badminton, tennis, volleyball and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. This exciting, engaging game can be played with 2-4 players and is available to play at the YMCA!

OPEN PLAY

We're playing pickleball seven days a week on three indoor courts in the gymnasium. Please be mindful of the schedule as we are subject to monthly changes. To get the schedule, view all pickleball activities here.

TOURNAMENTS

Put your pickleball skills to the test with some friendly competition at  one of our pickleball tournaments! Tournaments are for ages 18 and up, and various tournaments are for specific age groups, all over 18.

  • Recreational Low Intermediate Fun Doubles Event — May 10 | Friday, 8:00am | Cost: $40 (up to 25% off with select Y memberships!) Blind draw for partners! Registration deadline is May 6. - Register today!

LESSONS, CLINICS & WORKSHOPS

Mission Valley YMCA is offering pickleball lesson packages and skill clinics! Lessons are available to take your game to the next level and clinics are back to get you into the swing of the game. Beginner clinics highlight court setup and equipment needs, basic stroke skills, basic rules and scoring. Intermediate clinics cover tips for a more consistent serve and return, point strategy, and dink shots. Equipment will be provided. Regarding registrations for lessons, clinics and workshops, please contact Cara Beltran at (619) 298-3536 or [email protected].

  • Pickleball injury prevention workshop: May 1 and 8 | Two day workshop | Wednesdays, 2:45-4:00pm | Cost: $53 (up to 25% off with select Y memberships). Learn more. Registration required by April 18. Space is limited — register today online or at the Welcome Center!

For more information on pickleball activities, contact Barb Madsen at [email protected].

— (updated for April 2024)

MEN'S PERSPECTIVE GROUP

Y MEMBERS | MEN AGES 18+

Calling all men interested in strengthening themselves in mind, body and spirit! Join us in the community room from 7:00pm - 8:00pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month for Men’s Perspective Group– a new well-being initiative designed to bring men together every week for healthy discussion on how to be the best version of themselves. Must be Y member to participate. Interested? For more information, contact Barb Madsen at [email protected].

ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES

Keep in the game! Enjoy playing the sport you love while making new social connections in an encouraging environment where you belong!

  • Ongoing leagues
    • Soccer | Men ages 47+ on Tuesdays, 6:00pm-10:00pm (Play takes place at Clairemont High - Get Directions)
    • Soccer | Men ages 35+ on Wednesdays, 6:00pm (Play takes place at Clairemont High - Get Directions)
    • Soccer | All ages U35+ on Thursdays, 6:00pm (Play takes place at Clairemont High - Get Directions)

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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.

UPCOMING FAMILY EVENTS

FAMILY PROGRAMING

CRAFTS N' CREATIONS: April 16 | 1:00-1:30pm | Join us to make sunflower crafts!

FUN SCIENCE: April 30 | 1:00pm | Together, we will be creating flower snacks!

SNACK AND PLAY: April 23 | 1:00pm | Come join us to create flower experiments!

REGISTER FOR THESE EVENTS HERE! 

Starting May 2024 the events above will be moving to Saturdays

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Looking for the perfect venue to throw an unforgettable birthday bash? Whether you are a Paw Patrol, Harry Potter, Princess fan, or simply love the charm of a traditional celebration- The YMCA has you covered! Mission Valley YMCA is a great place to host a birthday party for children and teens alike. The Y handles the small details so families can focus on celebrating and having fun. Make your reservations early for our popular party options! Learn more.

  • Parties are available on Saturdays! To reserve your party or for questions please contact Armida Rodriguez at [email protected] or 619-298-3576 ext 2657.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT

AT MISSION VALLEY YMCA & KRAUSE FAMILY SKATE PARK

Drop your kids off at the Y while enjoying a night out! There will be play and craft time, fun activities, pizza and time to watch a movie! Kids 6-12 years of age are invited. These themed Parents Night Out's are hosted on the second Friday of each month. Space is limited so... Register today!

 

YOUTH SPORTS

  • Get in the game with youth sports leagues, clinics and peewee lessons.  
    • Youth sports leagues (ages 6-15)
      • Coed age divisions available for ages 6-7, 8-9 and 13-15 in basketball and soccer. - Register today 
    • Youth sports clinics (ages 6-12) 
      • Come out and play in one of our beginner basketball, futsal and volleyball youth sports clinics for ages 6-12. - Register today!
  • Volunteer! We need parent volunteers for our youth sports teams! If you can help, contact our sports department at [email protected]. Or sign up to volunteer here.

SKATE PARK

The Mission Valley YMCA Krause Family Skate and Bike Park has a street course, BMX course, concrete bowl, vert ramp and the nation's only skatercross course and is open with daily skate/bike sessions. The park is an all-wheel (non-motorized) facility, so bring your bikes, blades, skateboards and/or scooters for a great time! Learn more.

  • Private Lessons:  Individual instruction will help your skateboarder, BMX-er, roller skater or scooter-ist achieve specific goals and get to the next level. Lessons begin monthly and are 30 minutes, one day a week for the first four weeks. - Register today!
  • Group lessons:  Our group skate lessons are available to help improve your skills! Lessons are on the first four Wednesdays from 4:00- 5:00pm.  - Register today
  • Celebrate your birthday at the skate park in Clairemont. You have the option to rent out the entire park to yourselves or join us during public hours. We recommend private parties to people new to the skate park and bigger parties because the birthday party includes a half hour of group instruction, staff lead games and private access to our airbag. Our public option birthdays are for up to 15 people and they have access to our ramps as well skateboards, bikes, scooters, safety equipment and helmets. - Reserve your party today!
  • Skate camp! Have fun this spring and summer with camp activities at the skate park!
    • Spring camp Skate, BMX and Scoot Camp is coming to the YMCA Clairemont Skate park on April 1-5. Registration is now open.
    • Summer camp at the Skate park! We are running 9 weeks of Summer Camp starting on June 10-August 9. Registration is now open.

SPONSOR THE SKATE PARK!

 The Krause Family Skate park is proud to be San Diego's only supervised park that promotes a safe, friendly and encouraging environment for all. Without the critical support from individuals, companies and foundations, our skate park would not exist and many of our participants would not have a resource that they have grown to love and appreciate. Learn more about this great opportunity here.

ESPORTS

Esports are video game competitions for individuals and teams of children ages 7–17. YMCA esports encourage healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on involvement and healthy competition, the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and mutual respect for others. All play takes place online. View all session times and prices.

DIGITAL STUDIO

Looking for a fun and inviting social environment to spend your free time? The Mission Valley YMCA's newly renovated digital studio offers access to 20 PC or gaming stations with high-speed internet. As a member, you will also receive discounts on our programs, gaming tournaments, leagues, birthday parties, and more. Email Rob Sauvajot for more information at [email protected].

SPLASH BALL CLINICS

We are excited to bring back our Splash Ball program! First session starts in April with practice times on Friday, 4:30pm-5:30pm or Sunday, 12:00-1:00pm. Register online or call for more information. - Register today!

SWIM TEAMS AND LESSONS

Make a splash with exciting swim activities, available at the YMCA:

  • Swim teams: Learn more about swim teams. YMCA swim teams offer a fun and challenging environment for youth swimmers who can already demonstrate the basic skills and are ready to take those skills to the next level!
  • Masters swim: Learn more about Masters swim. The YMCA Masters Swim program is a structured lap swim workout designed to help avid swimmers of various skill levels improve their stroke form, ability, endurance and stamina.
  • Swim lessons: Sign up for swim lessons! Enhance your swimming skills and techniques through group or private lessons. Swim lessons are offered for adults, children and parents with preschool-aged children. 
  • Water sports: Make a splash with splash ball! Learn the basics of water polo through this unique, exciting game. For more information contact our aquatics department. - Register today!

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Y’s Active Adults (55+)

Upcoming Events

  • Coffee Talk | Mondays, 9:30am-12:00pm – Join us for great discussions and a delicious, hot beverage. 
  • Mahjongg | Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:00-3:30pm– Join us for this fun, mentally engaging game. 
  • Double Deck Pinochle | Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm – Join us for this intriguing, enjoyable card game.
  • Mexican Train |First & Third Thursdays, 10:30am-12:00pm – Join us for this exciting dominoes game.
  • Haiku | Second & Fourth  Fridays, 12:30-1:30pm – Join us for this exciting dominoes game.
  • Book Club | Third Friday 10:00-11:30am – Share your ideas and enjoy reading a variety of books. Pick up your book club reading list at the Welcome Center.
  • Y Movie | Third Thursday 1:30-3:30pm – Join us for a movie with your fellow YAA community.

Registration is required. View and register for all events online here.

For questions or more information contact Barb Madsen via email, [email protected] or by phone, (619) 298-3536.

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, Cara B., recommends:

  • Balance
  • Water exercise classes in the indoor pool
  • Forever Fit with Jill D. or Jill G.
  • Exercise Lite
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Stretch
  • Pilates
  • Zumba Gold

Please register at the Welcome Center or online today! For questions or more information contact Barb Madsen via email at [email protected] or by phone, (619) 298-3536.

BUILD YOUR OWN FLOWER ARRANGEMENT

Create your own stunning flower arrangement to bring home! We supply the flowers and tools needed for your one-of-a-kind topiary. Join Linda, our expert volunteer, for a fun and informative flower arranging session!

  • Wednesday, April 10 | 2:30-4:00pm

For more information, contact Barb Madsen at [email protected].

BASIC FITNESS EQUIPMENT WORKSHOP

Unfamiliar with stretching, cardio equipment and/or the Y Express equipment? If you are ages 50+ and want to increase your strength and mobility, improve cardovascular health or improve your balance, join us for these workshops on Friday, April 19 and April 26 from 2:15-3:45pm. Personal trainer, Barb Madsen, will lead a small group in two workshops to show you how to warm up, stretch and properly use the equipment. Free InBody scan will be included! Register at the Welcome Center or online by April 18. - Register today!

Y Active Adult Activities Around the County

More to explore

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


Events and Special Activities

BLOOD DRIVE

Did you know you could help save up to three lives by giving blood? The YMCA of San Diego County has partnered with the American Red Cross to host blood drives across the county this year. Help address a critical need for blood donations in our community! Check with the Welcome Center for future donation dates.


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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.


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CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (619) 298-3576 during regular business hours or send an email: [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!