The Channel Islands YMCA (www.ciymca.org) is an association of 7 YMCA branches serving Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. The Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization providing programs based upon Christian principles to men women and children of all ages, races, religious beliefs and economic status to develop and enrich the spirit, mind, and body.
The Camarillo Family YMCA at 3111 Village at the Park Drive (805.484.0423) provides access to health and wellness information and activities for all ages. The Camarillo Family YMCA- Hiji Center has a wide variety of adult and senior programs, including aquatics, aerobics and cardiovascular exercise, weight and strength training, yoga, basketball and volleyball leagues, triathlon training and more!
Expanded family and youth programs include: Family Fun Nights, Parents' Night Out, World of Wonder events, The Zone (for kids ages 9-12), summer camps, sports leagues, Youth Wellness classes (such as tumbling, hip-hop dancing, judo, and more), and child care programs. The new facility now affords the popular Adventure Guides programs a place for large gatherings both indoors and outdoors.
The Aquatics Center at the Camarillo Family YMCA provides instructional swim programs for all ages, ability levels and interests. Youth and adult lessons are offered year round as well as special classes for those with physical limitations. More info at www.ciymca.org/camarillo/about.html.
Located along one of the most scenic stretches of the California coast line, the Ventura Family YMCA at 3760 Telegraph Road (805.642.2131) has been serving the city of Ventura for 120 years. The YMCA got its start on September 30, 1887 with a house that was purchased on the corner of Santa Clara and Oak Street. Today, the Ventura Family YMCA has grown with an expansive 6,000 facility members and provides childcare to over 200 children in its after-school programs. A 3,000 square foot natatorium was added with two heated indoor pools allowing an aquatics program to flourish and serve 5,000 children annually. More info at www.ciymca.org/ventura/about.html.