El Camino, CA

2400 Grant Road Mountain View, CA 94040

Phone Number: 650-429-1312

Website: www.elcaminoymca.org

Contact: Grace Ihn

Contact Email: grace.ihn@ymcasv.org

The El Camino YMCA, a non-profit organization located just outside Moffett Air Field in Mountain View, CA, is solely devoted to helping military families stationed here by providing free or low cost programs and services that help strengthen families in the Moffett community. The El Camino YMCA strives to offer programs for military children and their families. Our primary focus is on serving all families with programs that center on healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development. The El Camino YMCA partners with the Armed Services YMCA to provide services and programs to military families at Moffett Field.
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ASYMCA Programs:

Teen Center @ Moffett

The Teen Center @ Moffett provides after school care for teens of military families at Moffett Field. Teens receive homework support, participate in physical activities,
and other enrichment programs in a safe environment. The ultimate goal of the Teen Center is to meet fellow teens in the community, learn new skills, and build confidence.

Youth Karate @ Moffett

Youth Karate @ Moffett provides a unique strengthening opportunity for youth of Moffett military families. The class meets for two hours each week meeting the needs of all skill levels. Youth develop self-discipline, strength, cardiovascular
conditioning, and flexibility in a nurturing environment. The age range is from 5-18 creating a mentoring system within the program.

Zumba @ Moffett

Zumba @ Moffett is a fun and exciting dance class full of Latin and World music flavors, serving the military families at Moffett Field. Routines feature fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms to tone and sculpt the body. This is a dance-fitness class that is friendly and fun. The class meets for two hours each week.

El Camino Holiday Season Giving Tree

The Giving Tree program at the El Camino YMCA is a holiday tree decorated with ‘holiday wishes’ ornaments from children and families stationed at Moffett Field. Members of the El Camino YMCA select one or more wish ornaments and purchase the requested gift(s). The gifts are wrapped and presented to the families at Moffett Field in mid-December.

Halloween Event @ Moffett

The Halloween Event @ Moffett is a special event that takes place in mid-October at the Moffett community club house. The event is open to all Moffett military families. Events include a costume contest for all the youth in the community, several games booths, and foods perfect for the Halloween season. The evening ends with an outdoor movie.

Holiday Pot Luck Event @ Moffett

The Holiday Pot Luck Event @ Moffett is a fun holiday gathering in mid-December for all military families at Moffett Field. The Moffett clubhouse is transformed into a festive room filled with decorations and music of the holidays in December. Families bring a side dish and participate in holiday arts & crafts projects.

Cooking Classes @ Moffett

The Cooking Classes @ Moffett are an opportunity for military families to participate in 2-hour classes designed to teach how to create seasonal dishes. This class features two recipes using seasonal ingredients that can be recreated at home. Families are encouraged to bring empty containers to take the recipe creations home.

Youth Ballet Classes @ Moffett

Youth Ballet Classes @ Moffett introduce pre-school and school-age youth of Moffett military families to the wonders and joy of dance through pre ballet with music and disciplined movement. Class includes dance warm up with classical and multicultural music. The class takes place in a full studio located at the Moffett community clubhouse.

Greatest Need:
Military families at Moffett Field usually have one, two, or three year rotations before moving to another location. In that time the El Camino YMCA would like to provide the ability for families to participate in local day trips to different venues and attractions in the San Francisco Bay area. This would give families an opportunity to explore the Bay Area in ways that may not have been possible in the short term.

ASYMCA Special Events:

Teen Center Lock-in April
In conjunction with the National lock-in event and Month of the Military Child activities, teens will be participating in an evening of games challenges, dinner, and a movie.

Teen Dance Night May
Teen organized dance social for all teens of military families at Moffett.

Halloween Event @ Moffett October 2013
The event is open to all Moffett military families. Events include a costume contest for all the youth in the community, several games booths, and foods perfect for the Halloween season. The evening ends with an outdoor movie.

Testimonials:
“In October 2012, I started coming to the Moffett Field Teen Center. Prior to October, I would stay at home to hangout or watch TV. Sometimes I would cause trouble at home. Since I have been attending the Teen Center, I have been more involved at our Moffett Community events to help out. Halloween gifts were given out at a booth run by the other teens and I. I was also an elf at the YMCA Pot Luck event in December. It was pretty fun having kids walk up to you with big smiles and ask questions (they have such curious minds). I love coming to the Teen Center because the people are awesome and there are really cool activities. I very much appreciate having the Teen Center around! Thank you ASYMCA!”
- Alexis R (Age 13)- Moffett Field Teen Resident

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