What's New This Month At Rancho Family YMCA

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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.

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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.

Take Survey Here

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! 

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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.

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Birthday Parties

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.

Birthday Parties at the Y

Adventure Clubs 

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.

Upcoming Activities



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Activities for Children

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.

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Archery Classes

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.

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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.

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Gymnastics Lessons

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.

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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.

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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.

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Family Karate

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.

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Youth Sports Classes & Leagues

Kids playing sportsGet 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

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Youth Sports Classes

Coed Basketball: Big Hoops
Ages 6-7
Held at the Program Center
Coed Soccer: Big Kicks 
Ages 5-7
Held at Scripps Poway Parkway Facility


Pee Wee Sports Classes

Sports Ventures
Ages 1-3
*Parent participation required
Coed Basketball: Lil Hoops
Ages 4-5
Held at the Program Center
Coed Soccer: Lil Kicks
Ages 3-4
Held at Scripps Poway Parkway Facility

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



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Activities for Health and Wellness

Boxing Program

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.

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Hiking Club

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.

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Personal Training

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.

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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. 

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Y's Active Adults (50+)

Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities

Arthritis Plus
9:45 am-10:30 am, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Chair Yoga
12:00-1:30 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays
11:30-12:15 pm Fridays

Thai Chi
7:00-8:00 pm, Tuesdays

Forever Fit
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Zumba Gold
11:45 am-12:30 pm, Mondays & Wednesdays

Gentle Yoga
7:15-8:15 pm, Wednesdays

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Special Events and Activities

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! 

Register Online




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 (858) 484-8788 during regular business hours or email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!