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FACILITY GUIDE!

Click here to view and download our NEW 2016 Facility Guide!

SPRING I CLASS GUIDE 2016 -NEW!

Click here to see our new Spring I Class Guide! The registration dates are January 30 for Members and February 3 for Program Members.

OUTDOOR WORKOUT AREA & SPORT COURT!

Click here to get the FAQs and to get started!

Soccer League Registrations Are Open!

Our January 2016 soccer league registrations are currently open and will close on December 31st.  If you have any questions, please click here, email Vinny Savelich or call 805.642.2131 ext. 13

Parent's Night Out! 2016 - NEW! 

Parents, let us watch your children while you have a fun night out!  Your kids will enjoy the Adventure Zone, pizza, holiday crafts, and a movie!  Click here for the details.  If you still have questions, email Sherry Gutsch or call 805.642.2131 ext. 16.

Group Exercise Classes 

We have some exciting and new changes for our next year's Group Exercise classes!  Click here to see what changes are happening.  To view the most recent schedules, click here.  If you have any questions, please email Kathleen Kennedy or call 805.642.2131 ext. 28.

Clases de Inglés:  ¡COMPLETAMENTE GRATIS! - 4 de enero-10 de febrero, 2016 - Bell Arts Factory

Venga a compartir una gran experiencia y aprenda el idioma Inglés! Nos enfocaremos en situaciones de día en día. ¡Tenemos pocos espacios, pero todos son invitados! *Un instructor certificado ESL le guiará a través del curso. *¡COMPLETAMENTE GRATIS! Pase por el YMCA a registrarse o comuníquese con Mayra De Leon— Coordinadora de Relaciones con los Miembros—por correo electrónico a Mayra.DeLeon@ciymca.org o llame a 805.642.2131 ext. 12.

English as a Second Language Classes: FREE! - Jan. 4 - Feb. 10, 2016 - Bell Arts Factory

Everyone is welcome to learn English by a Certified ESL Language instructor!  This course is free!  See the flyer by clicking here. For questions and to register, please email Mayra De Leon or call 805.642.2131 ext. 12.

2016 Annual Campaign - February 5, 2016 Kick Off

Click here to learn how the Ventura Family YMCA is here For a better you. For a better community. For a better country. For a better us!™

Watch "Lorenzo's Story" to see how the Y helped shape Lorenzo into an NFL player and the person he is today.

Click here to see more "My YMCA Story" videos, including female world champion boxer, Maureen Shea!

Watch "Kevin's Story" to see how Livestrong at the YMCA is helping him fight cancer.

Watch "Virginia's Story" and see how our Y helped her overcome her fear of swimming and depression.

 

Spring Basketball League Registration Begins February 6 , 2016 - 3 Years to 8th Grade

Our Staff and Coaches will place an emphasis on basketball fundamentals, teamwork, and having fun! There will be plenty of playing time for everyone and all l players will receive a jersey and an end of season trophy. Click here to learn more!

Make Dinner a Selfless Act - Support Our Youth & Government Teens On February 9, 2016 from 5PM-9PM

Simply eat at the Chipotle on 488 S. Mills Rd. in Ventura and bring in this flyer, show this digital copy, or mention the Ventura Family YMCA's Youth and Government Program. 50% of their proceeds will be donated to our Youth & Government teens! If you have any questions, please email Sherry Gutsch or call 805.642.2131 ext. 16.

Adventure Guides Winter Camp! - February 5-7 

Join Adventure Guides for an amazing Winter Camp vacation!  Children and their parents will play in the snow, hike, make crafts, play games, sing songs, perform skits, sit by the campfire, and make new friends!  Click here for the details.  If you have any questions email Amber Stevens or call 805.642.2131 ext. 17.

Adventure Guides!

If you want to spend some more time with your family, join the Y's Adventure Guides program!  We have campouts and events on schedule so get ready for some fun!  For more information about the upcoming meeting, click here to learn more. If you have any questions, please email Amber Stevens or call 805.642.2131 ext. 17.  

Healthy Kids Day® - April 30 from 10AM-2PM

The Ventura Family YMCA is a proud participant in the YUSA’s initiative of educating kids and their families on the importance of healthy lifestyles and remaining active during the commonly lazy summer months. Healthy Kids Day® is the YMCA’s biggest annual, free, community event designed to encourage kids and their families to get creative and make healthier, more active choices over the summer. In the past we have featured an NFL workshop with athletes Lorenzo Booker, Ronny Jenkins, Freddy Keiaho, and Terrail Lambert. A soccer clinic hosted by the VC Fusion, and over 25 local vendor and family service booths joined the event, as well. Kids also participated in sidewalk CPR, outdoor science demonstrations, dance classes, and exciting inflatable activities. If you would like to sponsor this event, please email Sarah Abrams or call 805.642.2131 ext. 23.

School Year Child Care at Elmhurst, Loma Vista, Pointsettia, and the Y

The Y offers onsite and offsite before and after school child care options.  Learn more by clicking here.  If you have any questions, email Amy Bailey Jurewicz or call 805.642.2131 ext. 24.

Youth & Government!

9-12th grade students who join this amazing 6-month program will learn all about the California State Legislature and the State Court systems.  Learn more about Y&G on our official website page.  If you have any questions please email Sherry Gutsch or call 805.642.2131 ext. 16.

Combat Fit - Included in Full Facility Memberships

This is the high-intensity class you've been looking for!  Our new instructor Lindsy will help you lose body fat, improve, cardiovascular efficiency, increase strength and get you into a regular exercise routine.  Click here for the details.  If you have any questions, email Kate Bucey or call 805.642.2131 ext. 27.

Gym & Swim + Parent/Child Swimming - Ages 6 Months to 3 Years

Click here to learn about two different swimming classes we are offering for June 22-July 18 and July 20-August 15.  Parents and their children will learn about water safety and orientation during both classes, while Gym & Swim includes 30 additional minutes of gym time. Register online and in person!

          

          

          

      

 

PAST EVENTS

My YMCA Story

The Ventura Family YMCA will air "My YMCA Story" vignettes every month leading up to and after the Y's Annual Campaign. Help make these stories possible by donating to the Y's Campaign!  Click here to watch professional boxer Maureen Shea's YMCA Story!

January 2, 2016 - OPEN HOUSE!

We have an awesome Member Referral Promo, which allows our own members to enter a raffle for some amazing prizes.  Click here for the details!  If a new member joins on Open House, they will recieve the month on us...and if anyone joins on any other day in January, they will only pay $20.16 for thier first month!

2015 CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE CLOSURE SCHEDULE

Click here to see all of the great work we will be doing at the end of December!  This means we have some closure notices so take a look!

Performing Arts Kids - December 10 Starting at 7PM

Click here to see the details for our Performing Arts kids presentation of "The Jungle Book."  Tickets are only $5 and may be purchased at the Y's Welcome Center or through one of the Y's Performing Arts students! For questions, please email Vinny Savelich or call 805.642.2131 ext. 13.

Santa Stops By The Y! - Saturday, December 12 from 8AM-10AM

RSVP on Facebook for the Y's Santa Stops by the Y event! This event is free with a donation of 1 unwrapped toy or gift (suggested donation of 1 toy or gift per person). All donations will help low income families through the ACTION Foundation of Ventura. The morning includes crafts and your child will receive a photo with Santa!  If you would like to volunteer at the event or you need more information, please click here for the flyer, email Nicole Eads or call 805.642.2131.

#GIVINGTUESDAY - December 1

Click here to learn more!

Fall II Youth Sports Leagues - Flag Football, Baseball and Softball

We are offering Flag Football, Basketball, Baseball and Softball this Fall.  Click here to get registered.  If you have any questions, email Vinny Savelich or call 805.642.2131 ext. 13.

FREE "Unity in the Community" Prayer Breakfast! - November 18

RSVP for the Y's annual morning of breakfast, prayer, and motivation!  Former NFL replacement referee, Lance Easley, is our keynote speaker too! Click here for the details and to RSVP.  If you have questions, email Alicia Cattoni or call 805.642.2131 ext. 18.

OUTDOOR SPORTSPLEX - GRAND OPENING - November 6th from 3PM-5PM

Construction is almost complete for our full size basketball court, workout area with Hampton fitness equipment, and a new Children's Corner.  Click here to see the progress!

Join us for the grand opening on November 6th from 3PM-5PM.  We will have giveaways and activities for the kids.  Intro to adult group trainings and fitness instructors.  Basketball competitions and so much more!  Click here for the details!

Youth & Government!

9-12th grade students who join this amazing 6-month program will learn all about the California State Legislature and the State Court systems.  Learn more about Y&G on our official website page.  If you have any questions please email Sherry Gutsch or call 805.642.2131 ext. 16.

Hiking Club Ojai Valley Overlook Trail - November 1st starting at 7:30AM

Join the Y’s Hiking Club at 7:30AM on Sunday, November 1st for a moderate 7 mile loop hike overlooking the Ojai Valley. RSVP at the Welcome Center or online.  Click here for more information and directions to the trail head.  If you have any questions, email Kate Bucey or call 805.642.2131 ext. 27.

Join the Y's Hiking Club! - October 3 starting at 7:30AM in Ojai!

Simply RSVP online or at the Welcome Center for the Y's next hike on Saturday, October 3 beginning at 7:30AM.  The Sulphur Mountain trail is one of the clubs easiest hikes, but be ready with sunscreen, water, and a good attitude! Dogs are also welcome. Click here for the flyer and location directions. "Like" the Y's Hiking Club and become part of the team!  If you have any questions email Kate Bucey or call 805.642.2131 ext. 27.

Halloween at the Pacific View Mall - October 31 from 4PM-6PM

The Y will be at the Pacific View Mall on Halloween from 4PM-6PM.  Trick-or-treat safely or volunteer to help run an activity!  If you would like to volunteer, email Sherry Gutsch or call 805.642.2131 ext. 16.

OCTOBER PROMO!

Join the Y in October and choose three items in our menu! *Use the three by December 31 - it's on us!  Click here to learn more or simply stop in.

October Heritage Club Month

Heritage Club members provide donations that help the Y improve our community.  Click here to learn more about wills, bequests, and planned giving.

YMCA RUN OR WALK 5K! - August 15

Click here for the race results and to learn more!  If you have any questions please email Kate Bucey or call 805.642.2131 ext. 27.

Santa Paula Summer Swimming - Free Open Swim Hours for Ventura Y Members!

This summer the Ventura Family YMCA will be offering swimming lessons at the Santa Paula High School Pool.  Click here for the details, while information and directions may be found here!  If you have any questions, please email SP. Aquatics@ciymca.org or call 805.642.2131 ext. 19.

SUMMER GUIDE

Cilck here to see our NEW 2015 Summer Guide!

SUMMER CAMPS!

Your child can have the BEST SUMMER EVER at the Y!  We have a Sleepaway Camp and Specialty Day Camps.  Click here to get started.  If you have questions, Amy Bailey Jurewicz or call her at 805.642.2131 ext. 24

Summer Basketball League - June 22 - August 10 - Registrations open on April 25

Emphasis is placed on fundamentals, displaying teamwork and having fun, with plenty of playing time for everyone. If you have questions, email Vinny Savelich or call 805.642.2131.

Click here for the details.

Spring Flag Football Mini League! - June 25 - August 13 - Registrations open April 25

This is the Y's first non-contact flag football league! All players will learn the fundamentals of this sport in a contact free environment.  Games begin May 2, run for 4 weeks, and are on Saturdays. The cost is $40 for Members and $50 for Program Members. Register at the Welcome Center or by emailing Vinny Savelich or call 805.642.2131 ext. 13.

Summer Racquetball League - July 15 - September

We have a fun and exciting Summer Racquetball League for adults!  Click here to see more about our flexible playing schedules and to register!  If you have questions, please email Amber Stevens or call 805.642.2131 ext. 17.

Summer Basketball League - June 22 - August 10 - Registrations open on April 25

Emphasis is placed on fundamentals, displaying teamwork and having fun, with plenty of playing time for everyone. If you have questions, email Vinny Savelich or call 805.642.2131.

Click here for the details.

Spring Flag Football Mini League! - June 25 - August 13 - Registrations open April 25

This is the Y's first non-contact flag football league! All players will learn the fundamentals of this sport in a contact free environment.  Games begin May 2, run for 4 weeks, and are on Saturdays. The cost is $40 for Members and $50 for Program Members. Register at the Welcome Center or by emailing Vinny Savelich or call 805.642.2131 ext. 13.

Summer Racquetball League - July 15 - September

We have a fun and exciting Summer Racequetball League for adults!  Click here to see more about our flexible playing schedules and to register!  If you have questions, please email Amber Stevens or call 805.642.2131 ext. 17.

Lose to Win - May 26 - July 17

Join Lindsy Brock for our Lose to Win challenge.  The team that loses the most weight wins a 1-month membership and the person who loses the most weight will win a 3-month membership. This 8-week session runs from May 26-July 17 and only costs $159.  Click here for more information.  If you have questions, please email Kate Bucey or call 805.642.2131 ext. 27.

World's Largest Swimming Lesson - June 18 at 10AM! - NEW!

The 2015 event will mark Team WLSL’s sixth Guinness World Record attempt for the largest swimming lesson ever conducted. The international team, made up primarily of kids, works together to prevent childhood drowning by participating in a global swim lesson to spread the vital message Swimming Lessons Save Lives™. Click here for more information.  If you have questions, or would like to RSVP, please email Amber Stevens or call 805.642.2131 ext. 17.

Adventure Guides - Spring Camp from June 5-7

A program with events that help strengthen parent/child relationships and a child's ability to communicate at an early age. For more information click here or fill out the registration by clicking here.  Check out the flyer for the upcoming Spring Camp too! If you have questions email Amber Stevens or call 805.642.2131 ext. 17.

Commit to Be Fit Challenge - May 4 - June 5 - Included in Full Facility Memberships

This challenge is included in your membership and all you need to do is exercise for 600 minutes in 30 days!  Those who complete the challenge earn a free t-shirt! Sign-up at the Welcome Center and recieve your tracking sheet.  If you have questions, please email Kate Bucey or call 805.642.2131 ext. 27.

Tour de California - May 1 - May 30 - Included in Full Facility Memberships

Take our Y cycling classes and track your progress across a map of California.  This 4-week cycling race will include bonus stages and prizes! The cycling hours also count towards our Commit to Be Fit Challenge.  Simply sign-up in the Studio.  If you have questions, please email Kate Bucey or call 805.642.2131 ext. 27.

Senior Day - May 27 from 10AM-1:30PM

This free community event included an expo, lunch and speaker! Click here to learn more or see the event photos on Facebook!

Spring II Aquatics and Youth Class Guide - April 13 - June 6

Registration is open for Members on March 28 and for Program Members on April 1.  The guide is coming soon!

Spring II Aquatics and Youth Class Guide

Click here for the guide! Registration is open for Members on March 28 and for Program Members on April 1.

HEALTHY KIDS DAY® - April 25 from 10AM-2PM - FREE

See the Healthy Kids Day® photos on Facebook! This FREE event was open to the public and included women's world boxing champion Maureen Shea, other professional athletes, vendors, and events! Click here for details or download a flyer! If you would you like to support, participate, or volunteer in next year's event, please fill out and return the vendor/sponsorship form to Amy Bailey Jurewicz or call 805.642.2131 ext. 24 for more information. 

March Madness! - March 2 - April 3

Ages 12 and up are invited to register for this one-month high intensity interval training program! Click here for the details.  If you still have questions email Kate Bucey or call 805.642.2131 ext. 27.

Y's Hiking Club - March 22 - Sandstone Peak Hike

Join the Y's Hiking Club on one of the best scenic hikes around!  Click here to learn more and for the RSVP link.  If you have any questions, email Kate Bucey or call 805.642.2131 ext. 27.

English as a Second Language Classes - February 25 - April 4 - FREE!

Everyone is welcome to learn English by a Certified ESL Language instructor!  This course is free and childcare is available!  If you have questions, email Mayra De Leon or call 805.642.2131 ext. 12.

Click here for the details in English & Spanish.

Pinewood Derby Race - March 15

Watch our Adventure Guides participants race their custom made pinewood derby cars during our race on March 15!  If you have any questions, email Amber Stevens or call 805.642.2131 ext. 17.

Annual Campaign Fundraiser - March 2 from 11AM-9:00PM

Simply bring in this flyer and eat at Sharky's Woodfire Mexican Grill in Ventura next Monday, March 2 between 11AM-9PM, and 20% of the total revenue will be donated to the Y's Annual Campaign! If you have questions, email Vinny Savelich or call 805.642.2131 ext. 13.

Annual Campaign Fundraiser - March 3 from 4:30PM-8:30PM

If you eat at Ferraro's Italian Restaurent in Ventura and bring in this flyer, 20% of the total revenue on March 3 from 4:30PM-8:30PM, will be donated to the Y's Annual Campaign. If you have questions, email Mike Evans or call 805.642.2131 ext. 29.

Adventure Guides Winter Camp! - February 6-8 

Join Adventure Guides for an amazing Winter Camp vacation!  Children and their parents will play in the snow, hike, make crafts, play games, sing songs, perform skits, sit by the campfire, and make new friends!  Click here for the details.  If you have any questions email Amber Stevens or call 805.642.2131 ext. 17.

The Campout! - FREE EVENT! - January 24 at the Y

We're having our annual campout again so remember to register for this FREE event! Grades 3-12 will be given the chance to have a full night of fun, to explore the Y afterhours, and to have an introduction to the Sleepaway Camp we will have this coming summer!  Click here for the flyer, and click here to register by Wednesday, January 21 for a guaranteed spot! If you have any questions email Amy Bailey Jurewicz or call 805.642.2131 ext.24.

Teen Leadership - Registration is closed

If you're looking for a way to help your teen better prepare for college and to gain the skills necessary for a career, register them for our Teen Leadership program! The program begins the 3rd week of January and ends the first week of June. Fill out the registration packet by clicking here or click here to read the flyer. If you have questions, email Amy Bailey Jurewicz or call 805.642.2131 ext. 24.

Hydrostatic Body Composition Testing - January 21 between 7:00AM-12:00PM

On Wednesday, January 21 between the hours of 7AM-12PM, find out how many calories you really need every day by registering for the most accurate body composition testing around! Click here for the details. If you still have questions, email Kate Bucey or call 805.642.2131 ext. 27.

New Year Hike! - Janauary 18 beginning at 7:30AM from the trailhead

The San Ysidro Trail is a moderate 9 mile hike, which requires previous hiking experiences. If you’re up for the challenge, join the Y’s Hiking Club on January 18 starting at 7:30AM. RSVP and learn more about this hike on the club’s Facebook page.

Click here for the details. If you still have questions, email Kate Bucey or call 805.642.2131 ext. 27.

Community Open House - Janauary 10 from 10:00AM-1:00PM

Join the Y any time in the month of January and get the rest of the month on us! During the Community Open House the Y will have bagels, juice, coffee, and FREE tester classes! Click here for the details. If you still have questions, email Brian Stevens or call 805.642.2131.

Fall II Aquatics and Youth Class Guide - November 3 - December 13

October 11 Registration begins for Members

October 15 Registration begins for Program Members

Click here to see the Fall Class Guide II

Youth Soccer Registrations - Open!

Our soccer league is currently accepting registrations and scholarship applications!  For more information click here or fill out the registration form.  If you have further questions, please email Vinny Savelich or call 805.642.2131 ext. 13

Facility Improvements

The Y had a temporary closure for facility work. Click here to see the list of the improvements.  Also see photos of th work on Facebook! Post by Ventura Family YMCA.

Watch Jim's GoPro During the 5K!

Click here to see highlights from the 14th Annual Fun & Fitness 5k!

25th Anniversary Pool Rededication - Past

Click here to see our Bubble Rollers video and the photo gallery.  For more information about the event click here or read the flyer.

Prayer Breakfast - Past

Click here to see the Prayer Breakfast media! Click here for more. If you have questions, email Brie Frank or call 805.642.2131 for more information.

Togetherhood & Habitat for Humanity - Past

The Y's Togetherhood team collaborated with Habitat for Humanity to help build a house for a family in Santa Paula! Togethexrhood is a group of dedicated volunteers who lead community service projects to better our communities!  Click here to learn how to volunteer for future events.

12 Days of Wellness Challenge - Registration is closed

Earn a FREE 12 Days of Wellness T-shirt by working out at the Ventura Y for 12 days in the month of December and donating two canned goods. Click here for the details.  If you have any questions please visit the Welcome Center or call 805.642.2131.

Santa Stops by the Y! - Past

Click here to see the event photos!

 

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