What's New This Month At Rancho Family YMCA
Discover the Experience of a Lifetime
Get ready for the Best Summer EVER! When school is out, your family can count on Rancho Family YMCA to ensure your child is having fun in a nurturing environment that is friendly and safe. Our single-day and extended-care options provide the flexibility you need.
We take pride in hiring the best people to fill our camp staff. Each camp leader was hand selected through an extensive hiring process to ensure the safest environment for everyone.
Check out the digital edition of our summer day camp guide available online now! View camp descriptions and use the Catalog Tag finder to quickly find and register for camps online.
Popular Family Activities
YMCA Scripps Poway Programming Survey
Thank you for being a member with the YMCA! We are actively listening to learn about your interests and needs, ultimately enhancing your experiences and providing additional benefits to your membership. In this effort to explore new offerings for our communities, we ask that you please complete this short survey. Please note, we are specifically looking at utilizing outdoor space at our Scripps Poway Parkway location. The survey closes on March 15.
A Night to Remember • February 29
Moms & Dads! Dress your best and take your children out to enjoy a special evening of unforgettable memories on the dance floor! We are coming together for a great community cause, sending children to camp on scholarships! This is a free event. Suggested donation amounts:
- $25 will provide a single day camp scholarship for 1 child
- $50 will provide a partial week-long scholarship for 1 child
- $100 will provide a week-long scholarship for 1 child
- $250 will provide 5 partial week-long scholarships for 5 children
School Break Camp
Best Camp Ever! • March 30-April 3
What better way to keep active while school is out on break than attending Rancho Family YMCA School Break Camp? Each day of camp comes with the MAX amount of FUN! Campers will participate in a variety of activities including: Arts and crafts, global learning, games, swimming, science, sports and more!
Parents Night Out
Fun Times For All • Saturdays • 6:00-10:00 pm
Parents, we're here for you! Enjoy a night out every Saturday while your child has a blast at the YMCA! Children will enjoy four hours filled with games, crafts, and a movie! All children must be potty trained. Please register by the Tuesday prior.
Let’s Celebrate • Multiple Dates and Times Available
Looking for something fun and easy for your child's next birthday party? Your child and friends will have a blast, learn new skills and playing their favorite sports, gymnastics, or archery.
Embark Together • Ages 5+
Adventure Clubs is a place where a child and their parent can become an explorer and guide, embarking together on an amazing journey of discovery and growth. Each Adventure Club offers group activities everyone can participate in — including games, crafts, songs, stories, skits, ceremonies, as well as camping, hiking, swimming and community service. Adventure Clubs also include special one-on-one time for each parent and child, helping build important bonds through a shared experience in a fun environment you can't find anywhere else.
Spring Break Swim Lessons and Clinics
Strong, Confident Swimmers Start Here • April 13-17
Aim higher this spring break and focus on learning to swim or improving your swim strokes at the Y! We’re here to help you to swim with skill and confidence! Swim lessons will be geared towards a strong start for beginner swimmers while stroke clinics will focus more on swimmers to improve various strokes and turns. To register, visit the Welcome Center or go online today! Space is limted. For more information, please view our flyer.
Learn Something New • Class runs monthly
Come enjoy and learn the great sport of archery. This exciting archery class will cover basics of how to shoot and range safety by trained and certified staff. Students will learn how to score, play games, and have a competition at the end. Class is taught at our Scripps Poway Location.
3v3 Basketball Tournament
Play For a Cause • February 29 • 1:00 pm
Did you know that close to 20 percent of our members recieve some sort of scholarship to participate in our programs? Gather up a team for some friendly competition while helping support our Annual Campaign. Every team that enrolls is helping to support two children to participate in sports leagues. Men and women players welcome. Minimum donation amount is $35 per person. To sign up, contact Andres Marrufo at [email protected].
Fit For Life: Youth/Teen Training
Build Strength • Ages 10-17
This 55-minute program consists of 10-15 minutes of dynamic warm up to prepare the body for 35-40 minutes of strength training, focusing on special exercises that use more muscle groups at the same time. The final 10 minutes of the session will be spent improving flexibility.
Flipping Out • Multiple dates and times available • Ages 14 months - 18 years old
The Y's progressive gymnastics program for girls has been developed by professional coaches to provide a safe and solid foundation for gymnasts of all levels to grow and work on strength, coordination and self-esteem. Girls progressive gymastics classes (levels 1, 2 and preteam) teach the skills needed for the four Olympic Events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam & floor. Builds self-confidence & self esteem. Foucuses on safety, use of equipment, gym rules, proper warm up & flexibility. All gymnastics classes are located at Canyonside Rec Center.
Youth Swim Lessons
Make a Splash • Ongoing
At the YMCA of San Diego County, we are proud to teach students of all ages not only how to be safe in the water, but thrive in it. No matter the level of a student's comfort or experience, our instructors make swim lessons engaging, encouraging and fun by focusing on the tried-and-true methods that we've developed from teaching people around the world for more than a hundred years.
Warrior Spirit Karate
Martial Arts Lessons • Mulitple days and times available • Ages 7+
Warrior Spirit Karate uses the samurai philosophy to support and teach. Students earn stripes and begin learning the five basic blocks and stances.
Martial Arts Lessons • Tuesdays • Ages 4+
Family Karate teaches the tae Kwon Do style of martial arts. Students earn belts and become certified by the World Martial Arts Association.
Youth Sports Classes & Leagues
Get in the Game! • Classes run monthly • Spring Sports begin April 18
Rancho Family YMCA has ongoing monthly sports classes and winter sports leagues beginning 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 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! Skills assessments take place April 4. Times are listed below:
- Ages 4-6: 9:00-10:00 am
- Ages 7-9 & 10-12: 10:15-11:15 am
- Ages 5-6: 9:00-10:00 am
- Ages 7-9 & 10-12: 10:15-11:15 am
Youth Sports Classes
Pee Wee Sports Classes
Ongoing Activities for Your Children
Sports • Bring your game to the Y this season! 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
Gymnastics • Weekly classes for ages 1 and up! Browse Gymnastics Classes
Learn New Skills • Tuesdays or Thursdays
This program will focus on proper technique, footwork, combinations, dips and slips, overall a great cardio workout. Classes take place on Tuesdays at 11:00 am with Cheryl or Thursdays at 12:30 pm with Travis. Price is $40 for members and $50 for participants.
Hiking Through Nature • March 21
We believe in healthy lifestyle activities that bring together people with shared athletic and recreational interests! Join us for a group hike on one of our local natural trails. Please come prepared with plenty of water and snacks, layered clothing, good footwear and sun protection. Email [email protected] to be added to the hiker email list for reminders on upcoming hikes! Pre-registration is required.
Get Fit • 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.
PQ Certified Farmers Market
Shop Local • Ongoing • Saturdays • 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Enjoy a truly festive atmosphere every Saturday at the PQ Certified Farmers Market. Local produce, artisan goods, and hot food available every week. Located in the YMCA Parking Lot next to the dog park at the corner of Fairgrove Lane and Salmon River Road.
Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities
9:45 am-10:30 am, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
12:00-1:30 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:00-8:00 pm, Tuesdays
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays
11:45 am-12:30 pm, Mondays & Wednesdays
7:15-8:15 pm, Wednesdays
Support a Cause • March 7 • 2:30-4:30 pm
Join our Swim Team to help raise money for a variety of helpful services. The Annual Campaign raises funds to ensure that no one is denied services or programs, such as aquatics, due to financial ability. During this fundraiser, swimmers earn funds by swimming laps in the pool. Swimmers will have two hours to complete their goal laps. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to provide a full year of swim team to 10 or more swimmers. Donors can give the funds in one of two ways:
- Pledge Form: Give a donation per length. For example - if you give $5 per length and the swimmer swims 80 lengths, that would be $400
- Flat Rate Donation: Can be placed onto the pledge form or to the swim team fundraising link. You can also bring a check made out to Rancho Family YMCA
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!
- Toby Wells YMCA (Kearny Mesa)
- Mission Valley YMCA
- Dan McKinney Family YMCA (La Jolla)
- Beach & Bay Family YMCA (Pacific Beach)
- Ryan Family YMCA (Point Loma)
- Copley-Price Family YMCA (Kensington)
- Jackie Robinson Family YMCA (Southeast San Diego)
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