What's New This Month At Mission Valley YMCA

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Better Together: Refer a Friend!

Already a member of the Y? Get yourself a workout partner when you refer a friend who becomes a member. You'll receive a month free for each friend who joins! Make sure your friend mentions you when they come into the branch to pick up their new membership card.

Join the Y and support a movement dedicated to building stronger and more connected communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Learn more about this offer here.

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Popular Family Activities

Kids Y Night

Fun For All • January 25 • 4:00-8:00 pm • Ages 3-12

A fun night for EVERYONE! Enjoy an adult evening out while your kids have a blast at the Y — doing crafts, playing games, watching a movie and having fun!

Register Online 

Monthly Family Programs

Family Activities • January 25 and February 8, 11 & 18

Please register for all programs online or at the Welcome Center. Parents must stay on-site. All ages welcome.

  • Fun Science: Saturday, January 25 at 11:30am: Meet in the community room andmake some melting snowmen with us.
  • Fun Science: Saturday, February 8 at 11:30am: Meet in the community room and help us dissolve a heart of skittles.
  • Craft N' Creations: Tuesday, February 11 at 11:00am: Meet in the community room and transform into a love bug for Valentine’s Day.
  • Snack & Play: Thursday, February 18 at 11:00am: Meet at the picnic tables outside the big playground and make some tasty cupid’s arrows.

Learn More About Family Programs

Ultimate PJ Party

Family Fun • January 24 • 5:30-8:00 pm

Our Annual Family Pajama Party is back! Come enjoy a fun-filled family night out - We'll provide dinner and DIY dessert, you'll get to enjoy a canvas painting craft, science and nail stations! Don't forget to wear your favorite pajamas! Ages 3-12 welcome!

Register Online 

Sweetheart Dance

A Night To Remember • February 15 • 4:30-7:30 pm

Moms and Dads! Dress your best and take your children out to enjoy a special evening of unforgettable memories on the dance floor! Face painting and dinner included. Ages 2+ welcome!

Register Online


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Activities for Children

Krause Family Skate Park

Skate, Scoot & Bike! • Session Passes & Private Lessons

We are the place for skateboarding, in-line skating, scooters and bikes! At our skate park, we strive to provide a fun and positive environment for children and adults to enjoy their need for extreme sports. Several professional athletes practice here regularly, but this park is open and available for people of all ages and skills to enjoy. There is much to enjoy, so pad up and get on over to the park!  We offer open drop in sessions and private lessons. Learn more here

Sign Up For Skating Lessons Today

Youth Dance Classes

Just Dance • Ages 3-10

Our youth dance classes are fun, healthy and challenging, and come in a wide range of dance types. Your child will learn basic ballet dance positions: plie, releve, saute and posture or carriage. Tap students will work on timing with the beat of the music, as well as basic shuffle, flaps, shuffle hop, flap hop and a few turns.

Register Online

Youth Volleyball Clinic

Play & Learn • Ages 9-14

Bump, spike and set at the Y! Our volleyball clinics focus on teaching your child the rules of the game, and improving their skills. Clinics are a excellent way for players of all levels to improve their skill set and get ready for high school play while also making friends with teammates and learning sportsmanship. Our clinics are a blast, and offer children and teens a great way to stay in shape and be social

Register Online

Winter Youth Sports

Kids playing sportsGet in the Game! • Leagues begin in January

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 volleyball clinics, from soccer to recreational basketball leagues, we have a program that can help your kids get in the game, break a sweat and learn something new! Registration for winter sports leagues is coming soon.


Preschool Sports Leagues

Coed Multisport • Mondays
Ages 3-5

Coed Basketball • Saturdays
Ages 4-6

Coed Soccer • Saturdays
Ages 3-6

Coed T-Ball • Saturdays
Ages 3-5

More Info on Preschool Sports


Ongoing Activities for Your Children

Sports • Bring your game to the Y this winter! 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


Teen Activities

Digital Studio Winter Programs

Mission Valley YMCA Digital Studio provides a safe, out-of-school learning opportunity for students from under-resourced communities. It serves as an after-school outlet where local youth can tap into their passions and develop skills in a learning environment outfitted with high-tech tools for mixing and editing music, developing video projects, creating art and more! See below for our winter programs:

  • LEGO EV3 Mindstorms: Intro to Robotics: Are you interested in learning about Robotics? In this course, we will build and create a code to complete different challenges. Then we'll explore the use of different sensors like motion and color sensors to complete tasks.
  • LEGO WeDo Robotics: In this class, we will learn about physics concepts like friction, learn about gear ratios, energy sources and more. Build a Luna Rover or a Helicopter all while learning about different sensors. Once you finish building your project, learn to program your robot using block coding to make your robot come to life!
  • Intro to Game Design with Scratch: In this class, we will jump into the world of game design using the Scratch program. Learn to code while creating different types of games including brick break, maze games, and platform games. We will learn how to apply loops, conditional if-then statements, and variables using Scratch block coding.

Register Online


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Activities for Health and Wellness

Pulse Bootcamp

Get Ready to Sweat! • January 27 - March 6

Join us for this 6-week, high intensity heart rate training program! We will be using our Accurofit heart rate display and sell HR monitors in-house if needed. The group will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 am. The bootcamp will also include a take-home workout if participants want to get a 3rd day in, along with pre & post InBodies to see how your body composition changes throughout the 6 weeks. The benefits of PULSE Bootcamp includes: strength training, tracks heart rate, includes take-home workouts, group support, InBody analysis, and a prize for perfect attendance. 

Register Online

Les Mills Annual Campaign Fundraising Event

Lift, Kick, Love • Saturday, February 15 • 1:30-4:00 pm

Join us for a fun-filled, cause-driven afternoon that features three different Les Mills formats. We’ll start off with a technique boot camp featuring one-on-one instruction. Then get ready for back-to-back BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, and CXWORX classes! While you work out, learn about Annual Campaign and the services the Y provides to our community and how you can get involved. This event supports our Annual Campaign! $20 donations appreciated.

More Information

Chair Massage 

Relax and Unwind • January

Join us in our facility for free chair massages!

  • Monday, January 27: 2:00-4:00 pm

Men's Basketball League

Get in the Game • January 6 - March 9

Our Men's 34+ Basketball beginning in January! Register individually or as a team.

Register Online

LiveSTRONG at the YMCA

Healing the Whole Person • Mondays and Wednesdays • Next session begins February 2020

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 Barb Madsen at [email protected]. Intake interview and medical clearance required.

More Info on LiveSTRONG

Personal Training

Challenge Yourself • 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.

Begin Your Fitness Journey Today

Adult Soccer Leagues

Shoot and Score • Upcoming Leagues

Arena Soccer has all the excitement of playing outdoor soccer with the added fun of passing and dribbling off the walls. See below for offered leagues:

  • Men's 18+ Premier League: Wednesdays beginning January 8
  • Coed Soccer League: Tuesdays beginning January 7
  • Men's 30+ Soccer League: Thursdays beginning January 30
  • Men's 40+ League: Saturdays beginning February 8
  • Men's 18+ League: Sundays beginning February 9

Register Online




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Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities

First Time Home Buyers Workshop
6:00 pm • January 29

Tips on home buying, the loan process, buying bank owned homes, and how much can you afford, etc.
Register at the Welcome Center.

Eating Lighter in the New Year with Cyndi
11:00 am • January 29

Meet Chef Cyndi and learn how to prepare low calorie, low fat, and lower glycemic foods that won’t leave you feeling deprived of flavor. Register by Jan. 27.

Pickleball Open Play 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00-10:45am (Intermediate) • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00-10:45am (Beginners)

Takes place at Mission Valley YMCA. Play this fun game that combines tennis, ping-pong and badminton. Bring your own paddle and ball; supplies limited.

Egypt's Lost Cities: Reagan Museum
7:30 am • January 25

Travel with us to the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley where the legacy of this prominent
American lives on and experience the fascinating special exhibition Egypt’s Lost Cities.

Cabrillo National Monument and Lighthouse Tour
9:15 am • January 30

Cabrillo National Monument will wow outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and nature lovers. Register by January 27.


Learn More About YAA Programs


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Special Events and Activities

Ultimate PJ Party

Family Fun • January 24 • 5:30-8:00 pm

Our Annual Family Pajama Party is back! Come enjoy a fun-filled family night out - We'll provide dinner and DIY dessert, you'll get to enjoy a canvas painting craft, science and nail stations! Don't forget to wear your favorite pajamas! Ages 3-12 welcome!

Register Online 

Love Your Heart

Blood Pressure Screenings • February 14 • 8:00 - 11:00 am

Get your blood pressure checked and see how the Y can help you lower and maintain healthy numbers! Love Your Heart is a one-day, annual event in which organizations from across the U.S. and Mexico join together to provide FREE blood pressure screenings to the public on Valentine’s Day. Last year’s Love Your Heart event helped over 50,000 people get to know their blood pressure numbers and take charge of their heart health!


What's happening at a Y near you?

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!

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Questions? 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 email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!