YMCA Silicon Valley has many branches: in San Jose, Mountain View, Redwood City, Morgan Hill, East Palo Alto, Cupertino, Palo Alto and Saratoga.
At the El Camino YMCA, in additon to the usual Y programs such as camps, classes, swimming, they offer 'Dance for All':
Inclusive "Dance for All" Class Engages Families with Special Needs
As part of its commitment to provide meaningful experiences to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, El Camino YMCA is proud to offer Dance for All - an exercise class that helps youth and young adults with special needs to stay active, healthy and socially-connected. The weekly class offers a safe and accepting environment where differences are accepted without judgement and special need participants can exercise side-by-side with their family members and other Y members. Attendees participate in a series of dances, choreographed to popular music enjoyed by youth, as well as Pilates-based exercise that expose them to moves they would find in a number of other Y classes.
Dance for All was started by Teresa Maldonado Marchok and Mercy Forde, two Y members who have children with special needs and were concerned about the lack of opportunities for children with special needs to participate in physical activity. The duo also serve as the class instructors, leading participants in targeted movements and helping engage even the most reluctant of youth.
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At the Central YMCA, we have something just right for you, regardless of your schedule, interests or abilities. Stop by our YMCA, meet our outstanding staff and volunteers, and learn about our facility features and offsite programs. When you do, you’ll see that the Y offers opportunities for enriching your life that you won’t find anywhere else.
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YMCA School Age Programs
At the Y, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. The Y’s before and after school programs provide a safe and enriching experience for your child to discover and grow their unique interests while developing their self-esteem and confidence. Our focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic achievement means your child will have fun, grow, and thrive in our program.
Before and After School Programs
Y Before and After School Programs support children in reaching their full potential by providing academic support and hands-on enrichment experiences in a safe and structured environment for children grades Kindergarten through Middle School. Located directly on your child’s school campus, we partner with the school by working directly with teachers to support student learning. Our staff design engaging enrichment activities to help support your child’s learning in all areas.
For more than 75 years, YMCA Camp Campbell has provided enriching outdoor experiences to thousands of children, families, and adults from all over the greater San Jose area. With a wide variety of safe and exciting activities that focus on skill and self-confidence development, YMCA Camp Campbell is the ultimate summer camp. Experience it yourself – register today.
Annually, we serve more than 12,000 participants of all ages in Summer Overnight Camp, Summer Day Camp, Family Camps, Outdoor Environmental Education, and Group Events.
Our staff is mature, trustworthy, and well-trained.
Our programs focus on our four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
We strive to help children and teens build the developmental assets proven to help them lead a healthy lifestyle.
CAMP CAMPBELL IS OPEN YEAR ROUND. BE SURE TO DESCRIBE YOUR CAMPERS SPECIAL NEEDS, AS THIS CAMP IS A MAINSTREAMING EXPERIENCE.