The Salvation Army Kroc Center - San Diego

The Salvation Army Kroc Center - San Diego


Are you coming to our free SOUPer Bowl event in the ice arena? Tell us below!
Don't forget our free Ultimate Frisbee Clinic with the San Diego Growlers is this Saturday at 2pm! Your child can learn ultimate frisbee tips and tricks from professional players at this fun and informative sports clinic. Equipment will be provided & all skill levels are welcome!
Register online:
Registration for our junior theatre spring production of Shrek the musical Jr is now open! Sign up your 8-18 year old for this fun show you won't want to miss!
Come to Shrek on the Deck, a free & fun event on 2/19 at 2pm! Watch Shrek in the pool, take photos with RJ Shrek & Fiona, plus learn about the upcoming Kroc Junior Theatre spring musical, Shrek Jr! 💚 🎶
Sign up online:
Meet Destini, one of our amazing Guest Services Attendants. She's been with the Kroc Center for 3 years & loves getting to know our members. Looking for a great job with perks? Join the Kroc Center Team:
A new session of our ice skating classes start next week and we still have spots available! Learn to skate in our FUNdamentals class, or expand on your skills with one of our intermediate or advanced classes! ⛸️
Sign up online:
There's only a few days left to take advantage of our 2022 membership offer, join by the end of the month and get your joiners fee waived! Plus all family memberships come with free Playcare, so you can work out while we watch your kids 🙌 Sign up today:
Don't forget to register for our free virtual Family Arts and Literacy Night by 1/25 so you can get a free book and activity packet pictured here! This month's event features a fun performance of "Professor Silly Pants and His Musical Concoctions" on Zoom that you won't want to miss!
Register online:
Join us for our free and virtual Family Arts and Literacy Night next Thursday at 6:30pm. This month will feature a performance by the SDSU Performing Arts Troupe and the first 100 families who register will get a free event packet with a copy of the book "Because" to take home! 📖
Sign up:
Today we honor civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr., a true visionary and an extraordinary leader who changed the world for the better by inspiring others to work together and move towards equality 💗
Learn ultimate frisbee from professional players in the San Diego Growlers at our FREE youth clinic! Fundamentals of the game will be taught, along with unique skills. Registration is free and equipment will be provided. Sign up online:
Get 5 fitness classes for only $5! From yoga to cardio kickboxing, you can customize your offer by choosing any 5 land GroupX classes to take in January. Take advantage of this limited-time offer and try something new in 2022!
Purchase your pass today:

The Salvation Army Kroc Center's purpose is to encourage discovery, equip for growth & engage in ser The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a 12.4-acre family center that offers support, education, recreation, and houses a cultural arts center.

Our facilities include an ice arena, pool, gym, and much more. The programs and services offered here bridge the gap between potential and opportunity for children and adults, and enrich the lives of seniors. This was all made possible by a generous gift from the late philanthropist Joan Kroc.

Operating as usual


We're currently in between funding and in need of nonperishable, unexpired food to continue providing weekly food boxes for low income families in our area. Please consider donating canned or boxed food items to our Family Resource Center Mon-Fri 8am-12pm and 1-4:30pm 🙏 💗


Check out our new art class, Creation Station starting next week! Children ages 8-12 will get to explore a variety of art mediums such as clay, paint, recycled materials, and mixed media, all while expressing themselves.
Sign up today:


Kroc Youth Sports Leagues starts this week, but there's still time to sign up! Your child can learn important skills and discipline through our various sports offerings such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, & water polo.
Sign up today:


National Hispanic Heritage Month starts today and runs through October 15. Let us celebrate the many achievements of our Hispanic Salvation Army community. Thank you for making our world a more kind and just place!

⭐ Raul Guerrero, O.F.
⭐ Pedro Hernandez (Long Beach, Hispanic Ministries)
⭐ Major Cassandra DeJesús
⭐ Envoys Roberto and Marina Santos
⭐ L.A. Red Shield Community Center's Rayos Del Sol


Our dance and music classes are now open for enrollment! This season we're offering various dance classes, gymnastics, piano, guitar, and more! Sign up today:


The Salvation Army Kroc Center - San Diego

Registration now open for the Kroc Jr Theatre Fall Workshop! 🦈🦈🦈 Ages 7-18 on Thursdays from 5-7PM from 9/29 - 12/15. Perfect practice for your actor before the Spring Musical, The Little Mermaid 🧜‍♂️

The Salvation Army Kroc Center - San Diego The Salvation Army Kroc Center's purpose is to encourage discovery, equip for growth & engage in servicing the community. Join us!


Excited to be at the @brave_lasvegas event! We can’t wait to bring this empowerment evening for young women to San Diego in April 2023. Check out our stories to see how the night progresses


Today is San Diego Gives Day of Giving! Donate to us during this day of community and philanthropy to help us provide enriching programs for families in need. Help us reach our goal by midnight tonight and donate online:


Join the movement to and donate tomorrow during San Diego Gives Day of Giving to support local nonprofits, including us! Donate online and help us provide food for low income families:


Family Read & Play Day is next Tuesday at 10am! Join us for a book reading in our Arts & Education Courtyard, along with a free art project, and a free book to take to home. We hope to see you there 😊


Set a reminder for 9/8 because we’ve joined San Diego Gives for their 24-hour online fundraiser! Donate during the event next week and help bring programming to those in need. Learn more:


Incredibly excited to launch a new women’s program Create: New Beginnings. It’s a restorative art program to help women unpack their struggles and pain in a restorative faith-based way. Topics like shame, self-doubt and more. It’s a safe space to share & for women to know God loves them & is worthy of their love


Take some time for yourself and workout while your kids have fun during Playcare! Playcare is included in family memberships and allows you to drop off your kids during select hours to be safely watched by our kind and attentive staff. Check out our Playcare hours online:


Registration is open for Kroc Youth Sports Leagues Fall Season! 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️ This coming season we're offering soccer, basketball, volleyball, flag football, & water polo for various age groups. Sign up early & reserve your child's spot today:


We're hiring friendly people to work as Guest Service Associates and help greet our guests! Come work in a fun environment with unique perks and awesome coworkers.
Apply today:

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LAST DAY OF CAMP KROC! We had an amazing summer. Hope to see again next year 🌞


Our Ice Skating Classes start in less than two weeks, but we still have spaces available! It's never too late (or too early) to learn how to skate or learn some new moves, sign up today:


We're hiring awesome people!

From Aquatics to Ice, Arts Music and Camp, we are hiring! Visit our careers page to apply.


Join us this Friday, 8/26, for our monthly Makers and Creators Drop-in! Come together in our Library to socialize, learn a new skill, or finish that project you’ve been meaning to work on, just bring your own project 🧶 🧵 ✂️
Preregister online:


Join us tonight!


Want to win a pair of red Crocs with an exclusive Kroc 20th Anniversary Croc charm? Head on over to our Instagram @kroccentersd and find the post to enter! 🙌

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So many interesting animals in STEM camp today! Say hi to Cornelius, Forrest & Titus!


Titus the tegu is visiting Camp Kroc today. Can you believe it’s the last week of camp?


RJ's Preschool currently has openings for 3-5 year olds! Our Preschool usually has a waitlist, so if you're looking to enroll your child, now is the perfect time!


We want YOU! Join our awesome team today.


Our new session of Skating Classes start on 9/7 and we still have spots available! We offer ice skating programs for all ages and skill levels ⛸️
Sign up today:


Join us for our last few Drop-in Water Polo Clinics of the summer! 🤽 Kids ages 8-15 can learn or expand on important water polo skills such as passing, shooting, treading water, and more.
Sign up:


We still have a couple open spaces in our Improv & Acting Class! This program for kids ages 8-15, runs until the end of September and helps budding actors learn and improve on important skills through improvisational games, creative exercises, mini-showings, and more 🎭
Sign up today:


Don't miss out on some last minute summer fun in the pool featuring our inflatable obstacle course! The last weekday for our inflatable is tomorrow, the last weekday for Aqua Climb is September 2nd, and the last weekend for Inflatable and Aqua Climb is September 4th. Don't miss out, check out our Comp Pool schedule online:


The @footlocker San Diego team is on-site volunteering in our Family Resource Center today passing out food boxes and NEW shoes to preselected low income families. We are SO appreciative of their hard work & donations. It’s a great Friday at the Kroc!

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The Salvation Army Kroc center was thrilled to welcome Foot Locker to our Family Resource Center this morning. In honor of their former teammate, Dave Post, they collected new shoes, backpacks, and socks for 100 preselected Family Resource Center clients. We can't wait to distribute to these to families tomorrow!

A message from Dave's mother, Coretta: "There’s so many things I can say about my son and the fabric of the man he was. He was a man who believed in doing everything to the top of his ability, he was loving, giving, passionate, dedicated and loyal to all he called family and friends. He believed in God and seeing the good in people until they showed him different. I miss him so much as well as many others and it’s because he was such a good person to all he touched. He not only affected but effected all he encountered. His family is so proud of the footprints he left behind and our goal is to keep pressing forward making his life to continue to mean great things even in death.
As his mom I can honestly say God blessed me with a very special anointed son, 22 years wasn’t enough but I’m thankful for every day and minute we were able to have and make memories. He would be so happy to have this event done in his memory and honor. He was all about helping and giving back to the community and being the change we need to see in this world. One shoe and one step at a time."

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Special shout out to Gay For Good San Diego chapter for volunteering this week at The Kroc Center Family Resource Center. In just two hours they assembled 52 hygiene kits, prepared 60 non-perishable food boxes, and packaged 100 back to school backpack kits. We are so thankful for their time and service!


We're hiring lifeguards! Join an awesome team with cool benefits 🙌
Apply today:


Congrats to team OLD TOWN for winning the Kroc 3 on 3 tournament on Saturday! 🏀🎉🏆


Congratulations to our latest Employee of the Month, Kelly! Kelly works as our Preschool Kitchen Lead and serves up nutritious food and warm smiles to our preschoolers each day at RJ's Preschool! 😊


Family Read & Play Day is back with a special Parent and Me Tumbling demonstration! Join us on Tuesday, 8/9, at 10am for storytime, crafts, and tumbling in the Arts & Education Garden. As always this event is free and children get a free book to take home after! 📖 🙌


Kroc Junior Theatre is back with a new Improv Class starting tomorrow! Kids ages 8-15 will get to learn and improve on important acting skills and stage presence through improvisational games, creative exercises, mini-showings, and more.
We still have spaces available, sign up today:

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Animal camp had some extra special visitors this week visiting from Project Wildlife! Campers got to learn about the animals and get up close and personal!


Dance it out in one of our dance classes starting next week! 💃 We offer various levels of ballet, gymnastics, and more, for both adults and kids! There's still time to register, sign up today:


Our new session of music classes start 8/1 and there's still time to register! This season we're offering beginner to advanced lessons in both piano and guitar for various ages 🎸 🎹
Sign up today:


The Salvation Army Kroc Center - San Diego

We are mega excited for Summer Jam!
4 games guaranteed. There WILL be prizes. Sign up today for only $15.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center - San Diego The Salvation Army Kroc Center's purpose is to encourage discovery, equip for growth & engage in servicing the community. Join us!

The Salvation Army Kroc Center - San Diego 07/20/2022

The Salvation Army Kroc Center - San Diego

Our wonderful Kroc Center youth sports leagues are in need of amazing coaches! Apply now or share with a friend and team up to Coach the Kroc Teams!

The Salvation Army Kroc Center - San Diego The Salvation Army Kroc Center is a community center with an outdoor pool, full-size gym, wellness center, arts center, day camp, and classes for all ages.


Donate school supplies for kids in need at your local Foot Locker by 8/9! Donations will go towards creating a free back to school “shopping” experience in our Corner Zone. Shoes, backpacks, clothing, sports items, and other school supply donations are appreciated 🎒 💕

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Make a splash as you test your skills on our fun inflatable pool obstacle course 🌊 Try it out during select public swim sessions or rent it during a private pool party here at The Kroc!


Whether you are out marching this weekend, watching from the street, or celebrating in another way, the Kroc Center loves & supports all. Loving God and others.


Whether you are out marching this weekend, watching from the street, or celebrating another way, the Kroc Center loves & supports all.
Loving God and others.

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We're hiring awesome people!
We're celebrating 20 years and 20,000 scholarships on June 25-26! 🥳 Join us for our 20th Anniversary Ice and Pool Party ...
RJ is celebrating #NationalDonutDay. Celebrate & share a box with people you care about. And in the spirit of sharing, y...
What is happening here? Kroc Jr Theatre is starting tech NEXT WEEK!!! Have you bought your tickets for Shrek?
RJ is cheering for our partner, the San Diego Seals to win the first game of the West Conference Lacrosse Finals this Fr...
Happy Star Wars Day! Grogu got up to something during this morning’s yoga class 🤫 #maythe4thbewithyou
Pray Peace for Ukraine. Join Major Rob Birks, the Kroc Center staff, & our members as we pray at the tower.
We're looking for awesome people to hire! Employees get a free Kroc membership with access to our pool, ice arena, and m...
Our new Verse of the Year mural is up in the Corner Zone! If you see it, be sure to take a picture with it and tag us 🙂
Registration for Summer Camp Kroc is now open! Ensure your child has a fun, safe, and engaging summer this year by enrol...
Get your heart rate up and try our Cardio Kickboxing class on Thursdays at 9:15am! Kick and jab your way to healthier an...
Join us Friday 1/7/22 for "New Year, Better You" wellness workshop!




6845 University Ave
San Diego, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 5:30am - 8pm
Tuesday 5:30am - 8pm
Wednesday 5:30am - 8pm
Thursday 5:30am - 8pm
Friday 5:30am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm
Sunday 8am - 3pm

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