The Mission Valley Y is the twenty-fifth largest facility of its kind in the US and host to the largest summer camp program in North America (they must be doing something right over there). Mission Valley YMCA's facilities include the Mission Valley YMCA on Friars Road, the YMCA at Hazard Center, the Toby Wells YMCA, and Downtown YMCA. Aquatics programs: Mission Valley YMCA offers a wide variety of aquatic programming. Its three pools (two at Friars Road and one at Toby Wells) are heated to different temperatures for optimal use for fitness, swim lessons, therapy and recreation. Programs include swim lessons, Master's swim, lap swimming, water exercise, recreational swim, swim team, arthritis classes, stroke clinics and more. Fitness: Each Mission Valley YMCA facility has a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with strength-training and cardio equipment. They offer computerized tracking of workouts; experienced and caring fitness coaches and personal trainers; 30-minute circuit training, mind/body programs; TVs on all cardio equipment, teen and tween fitness programs and more. More than 100 fitness classes are offered weekly, including group exercise, mind/body, indoor cycling and more. The Toby Wells YMCA facility boasts an 11,000-square-foot gymnastics center. Toddlers learn the basics of movement in play-oriented lessons; school age children are introduced to more advanced gymnastics techniques and may choose to enter the competitive program. Preschool: The Toby Wells YMCA has a developmental preschool for children ages three to five. It is a full-time program and includes weekly swim/gymnastics lessons and a family membership to the Y. Babysitting: Kids Place at the Friars Road and Toby Wells locations offers up to two hours of babysitting while parents use the facility. Sports Activities: Youth sports options for kids include basketball, t-ball, soccer, flag football, gymnastics, swim team, skateboarding, and karate. Youth Organizations: Children in Kindergarten through Third Grade may join the Y Adventure Guides or Y Trailblazers programs. Twice each month these groups schedule meetings and an expedition activity or campout for a weekend. A great way to develop a lifelong relationship between parent and child. Teens have an opportunity to participate in Youth and Government or other monthly Teen events planned by the teens themselves. Parties: Wondering Wondering what to do for this year's birthday party? The Y offers many possibilities, including a pool party, gymnastics party, skate park party, park party, and more. Summer Camps: The Mission Valley YMCA may be most well known for its Summer Camp program. Choose from hundreds of camps based at either the Friars Road facility or the Toby Wells facility. Ideal for working parents, day camps include before- and after-care at no charge. The most popular ones are the swimming and gymnastics camps and the skateboarding camp - held at the Krause Family Skate Park in Clairemont. Choose from traditional, specialty, sports, teen, and resident camps.