The Peninsula Y serves the communities of Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Midway and Pacific Beach. The Y strives to have something for everybody and it mostly succeeds. You can register for most of these programs over the phone. But some, including the day camps, require showing up in person. Call to find out the registration date. Aquatics: Swim programs are available from preschool Gym & Swim all the way to Lifeguard Training. The warm, shallow area of the pool is perfect for the little ones while the large area with lap lanes is home to the area swim team. There's also an Open Family Swim time. The pool area can be booked for private parties by calling the Y. Gym: The gym is used for adult aerobics and other fitness classes. Basketball: is offered for children ages 5-11. The season begins in early December and ends mid February. Registration begins in the fall. Sports Programs: T-ball, soccer, roller hockey, tennis and karate are among the after school sports offered for school age children. Afterschool Program: Many locals take advantage of the school-age childcare programs. The older kids are picked up from school by young, energetic counselors in the Y van and transported to an after school program that is both safe and fun. This program features: sports activities, a Homework Club, arts and crafts, a daily snack, a drug prevention and character program as well as qualified staff and affordable rates. Vacation Camps and Summer Camps: These are extremely popular and often filled to capacity, so book early! Some camps are taught exclusively at the Y, others take place in the field. Rock climbing, for instance, includes several climbs at a local indoor gym and field trip on the last day to an outdoor area in which to test out newly learned skills. Y Guides and Adventure Princess/Guides Program: A program for boys and girls in Kindergarten - Third Grade. Fathers and their children participate in group activities that include camping trips and other fun outings. Parties: The Y can make its pool available for birthday parties. A large fitness center, aerobics, and family counseling are also available.