Y Activities for Kids at Home

Looking for engaging activities your kids can do at home? Our experienced team of camp instructors and child care professionals and partners bring you activities that are easy to do and fun to try!

Reading with Malcolm

Read with MalcolmThis year, perhaps more than ever, that 20 to 30 percent knowledge gap known as the "Summer Slide" is real! Help your camper maintain those reading and literacy skills over the summer by signing up for READCamp. This free virtual training camp for summer reading is coached by Malcolm Mitchell, Super Bowl champion and author of "The Magician’s Hat."

READCamp provides reading training, drills and practice over the summer. Your camper can choose to read eight books — or be an MVP and read 12 books. READCamp is a natural complement and extension to summer camp. Registration is free for students who are Pre-K through 12th grade.

Read with Malcolm

Y Kids News

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Y Kids Activity Videos

Paper Pick Up


Minute to Win It


How to Wash Your Hands


Cómo Lavarse las Manos Correctamente

Mindful Breathing


Draw Your Own Flag


Double Tap




Identifying Plants


Stay At Home Tennis


Water and Colored Pencils


Butterfly Origami


Penny Boat Challenge


Nature Observation


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Discover More at Our Virtual YMCA

At the YMCA of San Diego County, the safety and well-being of our members, staff, volunteers and the broader community have always been, and will always be, a top priority.

While our branches may be temporarily closed, we're still committed to help everyone in our community stay active and engaged. Check out our Virtual YMCA for helpful family and community support resources, stimulating mental health and well-being webinars, fun kids activities, online social groups, live group exercise webcasts, and more!

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