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YMCA Information

Below is YMCA news for Palisades School.

What is the YMCA? All CUSD elementary schools have a licensed and accredited YMCA that is located on their campus with before and after school fee-based childcare for CUSD elementary school students. 

Who can I contact? Contact Palisades YMCA Director Carole Fitzpatrick at 949-496-1627 or email cfitzpatrick@ymcaoc.org if you have any questions and/or would like to enroll your child in the YMCA.

Operating Hours – Below are various operating hours for the YMCA at Palisades:
* 6:45 a.m. to 7:35 a.m. (Any interested student)
* 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. (Late Owl students in the YMCA KindergartenPlus program)
* 11:38 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. (Early Bird students in the YMCA KindergartenPlus program)
* 1:08 p.m. to 2:05 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. (Late Owl students that are not enrolled in the KindergartenPlus program) 
* 2:05 p.m. to 6:00 p.m./12:50 p.m. on Tuesdays (1st – 5th grade students)

What activities take place in the YMCA? The YMCA staff provides homework support, team building activities, cooking activities and art activities, outdoor games, and daily healthy afternoon snacks. 

KindergartenPlus Program – The YMCA Kindergarten Plus program provides additional kindergarten support for kindergarten students. 

Laguna Niguel Family YMCA Health & Fitness Center Discount

If you are a member of the Palisades YMCA you also receive 50% off Family Membership at our local Laguna Niguel Family YMCA Health & Fitness Center. This includes membership for your entire family for only $42 a month! Membership includes full use of the gym, group exercise classes (such as Zumba, Bodypump, and Yoga), basketball courts, and KidZone. Click here for further details.

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Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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