KEEPING YOU INFORMEDCoronavirus (COVID-19) Information

UPDATED: 9/14/20

Check this page for updates regarding the YMCA of San Diego County and COVID-19.

UPDATE: September 14, 2020

We’re thrilled to announce the reopening of indoor fitness at 11 YMCA locations starting Monday, September 14. Like you, we’ve been waiting for the opportunity to get back inside (again!). Now, with indoor activities available, there are more ways to get healthy and stay active.

Following Governor Newsom’s announcement allowing indoor activities to resume, we’ve been busy preparing our facilities to meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety. Indoor fitness will have limited capacity to follow social distancing guidelines.

Find your branch location to view expanded hours of operation.

Locations offering both indoor and outdoor fitness options:

  • Copley-Price Family YMCA
  • Dan McKinney Family YMCA
  • Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA
  • Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
  • Mission Valley YMCA
  • Rancho Family YMCA
  • South Bay Family YMCA
  • Toby Wells YMCA
  • Ryan Family YMCA (starting Sept. 28)

Locations offering indoor fitness options:

  • Cameron Family YMCA
  • Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
  • McGrath Family YMCA

Locations offering outdoor fitness options:

  • John A. Davis Family YMCA (group exercise only)

UPDATE: August 13, 2020

Pools at Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA, Rancho Family YMCA and Ryan Family YMCA are open. On August 17, Mottino and Ryan YMCAs will offer outdoor fitness areas and group exercise classes. Outdoor fitness and classes are coming soon to Rancho Y. We are excited to continue to reopen our branches and appreciate the communities support. Learn more.

UPDATE: August 6, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that on August 10, the Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA, Rancho Family YMCA and Ryan Family YMCA will be opening for individual lap swim. Shortly after August 17, the branches will offer outdoor fitness areas and group exercise classes. You will have access to a variety of exercise equipment ranging from free weights and kettlebells to certain exercise machines. We're excited to continue to reopen our branches and appreciate the communities support. Learn more.

UPDATE: July 24, 2020

We are excited to announce that starting July 27, select YMCAs across San Diego County will be open for outdoor fitness. You will have access to a variety of exercise equipment ranging from free weights and kettlebells to certain exercise machines. But that’s not all! Starting Monday, August 3, outdoor group exercise will be offered at select YMCAs! Learn more.

UPDATE: July 14, 2020

Following Governor Newsom’s announcement on July 13, the fitness centers at our YMCA of San Diego County branches are closed, as of July 14, 2020. We are happy to report this closure DOES NOT affect our outdoor and covered pools, which will continue to operate until otherwise stated. Governor Newsom's announcement, please note the additional information below regarding pools: 

LAP SWIM RESERVATIONS:

Visit our pool information page for more information on safety and the availability of reservations. If you wish to cancel a reservation, contact our call center: 858-514-4411. 

YMCA Pools currently open for lap swim. Reservation required: 

Many thanks for your patience as we continue to navigate this pandemic together.

UPDATE: July 13, 2020

Following Governor Newsom’s announcement on July 13, YMCA of San Diego County branches (fitness centers) will once again be closed as of close of business on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. At this time, this closure does not affect our critical summer day camp or preschool programs. Those will continue to operate to support families until otherwise stated.

We are working quickly to determine how we can modify our operations for outdoor activities to continue to serve our members. This includes keeping outdoor pools open and more fitness options. Until we modify our plans safely to accommodate these new requirements, please use our virtual workout options: ymcasd.org/virtual-ymca

Many thanks for your patience as we continue to navigate this pandemic together. 


UPDATE: June 25, 2020

As the YMCA continues to serve a variety of community needs, our branches are reopening in phases. The first phase includes day camp, which opened this week to provide support to working parents. And now we are thrilled to welcome back our members! Five branches will open July 1 (see locations/hours in update from June 23), and four additional YMCAs will open July 8, 2020:

If a branch you like to visit is not listed here, not to worry! We’re planning for another group of branches to reopen at a later date and will have more details available soon. We’ve strategically chosen branches to serve a larger geographical area. If your membership is active, you have access to any of our branches.

Note: Due to limited capacity from the COVID-19 pandemic, we will temporarily be unable to honor guest/day passes or Nationwide YMCA Membership access. 


UPDATE: June 23, 2020

We’ve been preparing to ensure our facilities meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety, and we have modified our policies and programs to facilitate safe physical/social distancing practices. Watch this video to learn more about what to expect when you come back to the YMCA.

 

As the YMCA continues to serve a variety of community needs, our branches will reopen in phases. The first phase includes summer day camps, which begin June 22. Camp provides critical support to our community by providing child care for families returning to work. The second part of our reopening is to welcome back members as we begin a phased reopening of branches.

If a branch you like to visit is not listed here, not to worry! We’re planning for another group of branches to reopen by July 8 and will have more details available soon. We’ve strategically chosen branches to serve a larger geographical area. If your membership is active, you have access to any of our branches.


UPDATE: June 12, 2020

State and local officials announced guidance for gyms on how to safely reopen beginning June 12. Based on this guidance, and the need to reactivate and train our staff, we’re excited to announce the following locations will reopen on July 1, 2020:

We anticipate opening an additional four to five branches the week of July 8, with another set of branches in the weeks following. For facilities with pools, we are planning to open pools a week after the branch reopens. The fluidity of the guidelines and the rapidly changing information makes the planning for the safe reopening of our branches a logistical challenge — particularly for an organization of our size. We appreciate your patience. Additional updates coming soon.

UPDATE: June 2, 2020

Our Y kids are eager to get outside and enjoy summer after a challenging spring. We’re proud to announce that summer day camp will operate at 10 YMCA locations beginning June 22, 2020. We're excited to see our campers getting a chance to unplug, play outside and have new adventures this summer. General registration opens on Sunday, June 14. Learn more about our plans for Summer 2020 on the day camp page.

UPDATE: MAY 26, 2020

Our Y is working under guidance from health experts and local officials to reopen as safely as possible. Baron Herdelin-Doherty, our president and CEO, shares some of the measures we are taking to ensure the safety of our members and staff when we welcome you back to the Y.


UPDATE: MAY 18, 2020

We want to thank you again for being a loyal member of our YMCA community. With new guidance being shared almost daily by our state and local officials, we want to continue to update our members on our reopening plans. Please watch this message from our President and CEO, Baron Herdelin-Doherty.


Frequently Asked Questions

When will the YMCA be open?

The YMCA is following the statewide mandate to shelter in place. Our branches and overnight camping facilities are closed, and due to the fluid nature of this scenario, we are not able to predict how long our facility closure will last. As soon as it is safe to open, we look forward to serving you again.

How can I reach a YMCA staff person?

YMCA membership staff are working remotely. The best way to contact staff at the Y is via email. For general questions, write to [email protected] or contact your branch here:

Beach and Bay Family YMCA
[email protected]

Border View Family YMCA
[email protected]

Cameron Family YMCA
[email protected]

Copley-Price Family YMCA
[email protected]

Dan McKinney Family YMCA
[email protected]

Eastlake YMCA
[email protected]

Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
[email protected]

Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA
[email protected]

John A. Davis Family YMCA
[email protected]

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
[email protected]

McGrath Family YMCA
[email protected]

Mission Valley YMCA
[email protected]

Palomar Family YMCA
[email protected]

Rancho Family YMCA
[email protected]

Shepherd YMCA Firehouse
[email protected]

South Bay Family YMCA
[email protected]

Ryan Family YMCA
[email protected]

Toby Wells YMCA
[email protected]

YMCA Overnight Camping
[email protected]

When will I hear back?

We are working hard to accommodate requests as soon as possible. Please allow one business day to hear back (Monday- Friday). We appreciate your patience. Please do not submit duplicate requests as it slows the process.

Why are you still billing me if you are closed?

We’re grateful to the many thousands of members who continue to support the Y through the COVID-19 pandemic. As a community service organization and nonprofit, the Y's work in the community is ongoing, even while our buildings are closed. We ask our members to stay with us during this time. Options for current members:

What happens to my deposit and fees paid if my camp is cancelled?

Like many of you, we are watching closely for the shelter-in-place restrictions to be lifted, as well as guidelines from the CDC and county to safely move forward with our programs. As of right now, we don’t know when we will run camps. If you are registered for day camps in May, we are happy to issue a credit to your account for future use. Alternatively, you may request a refund or choose to donate your fees to the YMCA to help support our community efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. To initiate your request, please email us at [email protected]

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES AT THE Y

Our buildings may be closed, but we are committed to providing programs and activities to help our community stay connected and healthy. We’ve partnered with industry group fitness leaders to offer you live and on-demand virtual workouts you can enjoy in the safety of your own home absolutely free of charge. And you can find live exercise classes with our Y staff, activities for children, resources for your family, social clubs and workshops to support your well-being — all just a click away in the Virtual YMCA section.

FOR THE COMMUNITY

Learn more about the Y's efforts to provide critical support to the community and how our members are, in turn, supporting us, by visiting our Stay with Us page. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this evolving and challenging situation. Our doors will reopen soon, and we will be ready to welcome you back.

TEXT ALERTS

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  • Cameron Family YMCA
  • Cameron Family YMCA
  • Cameron Family YMCA
    • Please arrive ready to swim — changing areas and/or showers may not be accessible.
    • We are no longer accepting waitlist reservations online. If you are on a waitlist now, please call 858-514-4411 to determine availability.
    • Note that water temperatures in our outdoor pools may be up to 5 degrees cooler than our covered pools.
    • The following YMCA covered pools meet current ventilation guidelines and will remain open: Copley-Price Family YMCA, Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, McGrath Family YMCA (opening soon), Mission Valley YMCA and Toby Wells YMCA.
    • Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA: Covered Pool
    • McGrath Family YMCA: Outdoor Pool
    • Mission Valley YMCA: Covered/Outdoor Pools
    • Dan McKinney Family YMCA: Outdoor Pool
    • Toby Wells YMCA: Covered Pool
    • Cameron Family YMCA: Outdoor Pool
    • Copley-Price Family YMCA: Covered/Outdoor Pools
    • South Bay Family YMCA: Outdoor Pool
    • Cameron Family YMCA
    • Copley-Price Family YMCA
    • Toby Wells YMCA
    • South Bay Family YMCA
    • Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
    • Mission Valley YMCA
    • Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
    • Dan McKinney Family YMCA
    • McGrath Family YMCA
    • Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
    • Members can keep their accounts in an active state, and until we are able to reopen, membership dues will be a charitable donation to the YMCA. These contributions will help the Y to continue providing critical support to the community and reopen as soon as possible. Learn more about the Y's response to COVID-19.
    • Members who are not in a position to make a charitable contribution at this time may pause their accounts until we are able to reopen. During this hold period, we will not charge membership fees, and the account can be quickly reinstated at any time.
    • Members who wish to cancel their accounts may do so by contacting their branch via email (see list of contacts above) or by logging into their My Y Account and, in the Account Information section, fill out the Hold/Cancel request.