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YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles


April 5-11: For the 43rd year, our Downey Family YMCA will host its Easter Caravan program, which takes boys, in 6th to 9th grade, to spend an entire week camping along the banks of Lake Mojave and the Colorado River.  Activities include water skiing, wakeboarding, boating, fishing, hiking, inner tubing, mountain biking and much more. The directors have over 200 years combined directing experience, and some even started as campers.  For more information, contact or call 562 862 4201.

April 25: Our Association will celebrate Healthy Kids Day® by hosting events that highlight the importance of staying happy, healthy and active.  25 of our branches will offer free and fun activities for the entire family, ranging from 5K runs, games, giveaways, information about Y programs and summer camp registration, and more.  Attendees will also enjoy free water and nutrition bars donated by Trader Joes.  For a full list and description of our branch’s Healthy Kids Day activities, visit

May 2: Break out your costumes and show off your superpowers at our Santa Clarita Family YMCA’s Hero 5k and Kids Run.  Located at Heritage Park in Valencia, your participation will support the Y’s work in supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  For more information and to register for the run, visit:

May 2: Lace up your sneakers and join our South Pasadena San Marino YMCA’s Y Run event.  A 5k and 10k run walk and kiddie run taking place at the Hahamonga Watershed Park in Pasadena, every stride you take will support the branch’s financial aid program which gives children, families and individuals in need the opportunity to participate in the Y’s many activities and programs.  For more information and to register, visit:

May 15: Take a swing for youth at our Torrance-South Bay YMCA’s 23rd Annual "Send a Kid to Camp Golf Tournament."  Located at the Los Verdes Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, all proceeds from the tournament will directly go toward providing financial assistance for youth to attend Y Summer Camp. For more information, please contact JC Bass at 310.602.4930 or

June 13: Run for the hills at our Hollywood Wilshire YMCA’s 2nd Annual Hollywood Sign Run.  Enjoy a run through Griffith Park, which leads to a breathtaking view of the historic Hollywood Sign, by participating in either an 8-mile run, 5k trail run or 1-mile family fun walk.  Once you cross the finish line, you can enjoy a festival with music, refreshments and more.  All proceeds benefit the Y’s programs that support youth, families and seniors in the community.  For more information or to register, visit