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Director: Caitlin Bennett,  

Assistant Director: Jessica Szlanta

Kplus Teacher: Jazmine Stewart

Teacher: Megan Ballard

Teacher: Lauren Shon

Assistant: Ruby Avila

Associate Teacher II: Ryan Garner


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Chaparral YMCA Highlights

Annual Campaign

Raising Money For Scholarships


My name is Caitlin Bennett and I am the Director at Chaparral YMCA.  I have been working for the YMCA for seven years and I cannot express how fortunate I am to get to work for such an amazing organization.  Working here started out as just a job for me, but it has turned into so much more.  Everyday I get to touch the lives of so many kids and families.  I get to help teach self-esteem, a passion to learn, and an openness to new and exciting things.  Every kid and family that I get to work with brings something unique and exciting to our YMCA family and community.   


Each year the YMCA has it's annual Campaign, where we raise money to help out the families that cannot afford our care on their own.  Over my seven years here I have seen so many children and families grow and thrive, and quite a few of those families have been helped out through the money we raise during Campaign.  Our money goes directly back to our Chaparral families who need a little extra help, and I ask each and every one of you to help me make a difference. 


Everyone has a role to play. Please join me, make a difference, and give today:


The YMCA is proud to announce the arrival of new clubs and afterschool activities!

  •  Licensed, Full Day Program, Before & After School, and Holidays!
  • 2, 3, or 5 days a week
  • Healthy Eating Alternatives Club, Line Dancing Club, Arts and Crafts Club, and Chess and Checkers Club
  • Inclusion Support for Special Needs
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Character Development
  • KICC (Kids In Charge of their Community) - student government

Join us for a quick tour! Call or email us to schedule one today!

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Chaparral YMCA

Located in rooms 26 and 27


Contact Us!

(949) 364-2082


Caitlin Bennett, Site Director


Jessica Szlanta, Assistant Director








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