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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.

TRY THE Y - APRIL 20-29!try the y

We're celebrating healthy kids and families all week! If you're not yet a member, you can get a pass to try the Y for free from April 20 to 29! When you become a member by April 29, we'll waive your join fee!

GET ALL THE DETAILS 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 RANCHO

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.

AQUATICS OVERVIEW

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

  • Aquatic Updates
    • New open hours: The activity pool will be open on Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm!

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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.

PICKLEBALL

Join us every week for open play pickleball in Studio 3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am–1:00pm! All levels welcome.
Private lesson 3 or 6 session packages are now available! Lessons take place from 12:00pm–4:00pm. For more information contact Morgan at [email protected]

LIVESTRONG

LIVESTRONG is at the YMCA! This important program for cancer survivors focuses on health, rather than the disease, and is helping cancer survivors in 40 states move beyond illness to reclaim their wellness in both spirit, mind and body. Learn more about the program here and contact Francine at [email protected] for more information.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Check the group fitness class schedule for new classes and updates. Remember, members have unlimited access to classes!

MARTIAL ARTS

Martial arts class will be starting on Mondays at 6:00pm for those ages 13 and up! Get ready to kick it and learn various martial art forms. For more information contact Morgan at [email protected].

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.

NEW! ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT: STEM LABS

Imagination meets innovation at the Y! Join us for a hands-on STEM llearning experience where students can test their science knowledge each week through engaging projects. From explosive reactions to creative engineering and building, this class offers a diverse range of activities. Classes run on a month-to-month basis. Register today!

  • Wednesdays | 5:00–6:00pm
  • Ages 5-12

Questions? Contact Morgan Cavanaugh via email at [email protected].

ADVENTURE CLUBS 2024-2025

Adventure Clubs at the YMCA nurture the relationships between parents and children through camping and other outdoor activities. Enjoy weekend campouts (tent and cabin camping) from the desert to the mountains and beaches. Parents and their children can look forward to making new friends and participating in activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, crafts, campfire skits and more! Learn more.

    BIRTHDAY PARTIES

    • Gymnastics parties: Bounce, swing and jump at our gymnastics party. Enjoy the gym with our gymnastics coaches leading safe activities then celebrate with presents and food in a separate party space! Learn more and book your party today.
    • Pool parties: Splish, splash and swim! Have fun at our pool parties! Pool birthday parties are two hours long to include an hour of pool time fun in the pool (and Splash Pad if applicable) and an hour of room time for activities, food or cake (provided by parent). Contact Richard at [email protected] for information.

    GYMNASTICS

    Jump into fun with gymnastics! Toddlers and teens can grow strong, get confident and find balance in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. Learn more.

    OPEN GYM

    Open gym is available at Palomar Family YMCA and Gymnastics Center on Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:30pm. Register today!

    SWIM LESSONS

    Sign up for group or private swim lessons! Registration for youth swim lessons opens on the 15th for members and the 17th for nonmembers. Register today!

    • Adult private swim clinics: Swimming is a life-long sport, and it is never too late to learn or improve. Private clinics take place on weekdays, Monday through Friday, with clinic times available from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Swim clinics are 45-minutes and cost includes four sessions. Cost per package (4 sessions): $173 members | $231 nonmembers. Start swimming.
      • For more information, contact Aquatics Coordinator Richard Padilla at [email protected].

    FAMILY MARTIAL ARTS

    Family martial arts classese will start on Saturdays, 11:15am for those ages 7 and up! Get ready to kick it together and learn taekwondo, judo, jiujitsu and more!  To register, visit our Welcome Center or register online. For more information contact our Sports Coordinator, Morgan at [email protected].

    YOUTH SPORTS

    Youth sports clinics and peewee lessons are a great way to be active, learn teamwork and connect with a sport. Sign up your young athlete for youth sports clinics! When enrolling online, use the top left location filter to find options for Rancho Family YMCA. 

    • Sports Programs at Rancho Family YMCA this month for ages 6-10:
      • Soccer clinics: Saturdays, 10:00am 
      • Basketball clinics: Mondays, 4:00pm | Sundays, 10:00am
      • Lacrosse clinics: Mondays, 4:00pm
      • Peewee lessons: Soccer and basketball for ages 3-5. Register now for peewee sports!
        • Soccer: Saturdays, 9:00am
        • Basketball: Mondays, 3:00pm | Sundays, 9:00am
      • All ages: Karate lessons. (Register in branch)
    • We need parent volunteers! If you are interested in getting involved in coaching our youth sports clinics or lessons, contact our Sports Coordinator at [email protected]. Training is provided!

    LITTLE NINJAS

    Little Ninja classes for ages 3 to 5 at the gymnastics center at Canyonside Recreation Center. The class is a perfect introduction to our parkour classes. Learn more and sign up.

    MASTERS SWIM

    Join our Masters swim team! Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:20am - 6:20am. Sign up online to start swimming today!

    • Cost: $57 members | $73 nonmembers. Read more information about Masters swim online here.

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    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 start here:

    • Chair yoga
    • Deep Water Aqua 
    • Aqua Interval 
    • Aqua Arthritis 
    • Exercise Lite 
    • Zumba Gold
    • Tai Chi 

    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

    PARENTS NIGHT OUT

    Parents enjoy at night out while kids play with their friends at the YMCA on Saturday, April 27, 6:00-10:00pm. - Reserve your spot today

    BOOK CLUB

    Book club coming soon! Interested in joining? Contact Francine at [email protected].


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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.


    KEEP IN TOUCH

    CONNECT ON SOCIAL

    Find us on social media: Rancho Family YMCA on Facebook and Instagram.

    COMMUNICATION PREFERENCES

    Visit our subscription center to opt in for text-message alerts to ensure you receive updates that may affect your visit to the Y.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (858) 484-8788 during regular business hours or send an email: [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!