The YMCA of San Diego County is a nonprofit with a mission to nurture a healthy spirit, mind and body so all can thrive while honoring our faith-based heritage. The YMCA of San Diego County is the largest YMCA association in the nation, serving nearly 400,000 San Diego County residents and employing more than 3,500 people.

Media Coverage and Press Releases

"How far would you travel to end Youth Homelessness?"

Watch this great story on our third annual Solidarity Journey on The Zevely Zone. — CBS 8 San Diego, 11/29/23

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Zevely zone video on CBS

"Closure of Escondido Preschool Program Leaves More Gaps in Child Care"

Kim McDougal, executive director at the YMCA Childcare Resource Service, said there are still many uncertainties for families when it comes to TK including age requirements, waitlists, accessing the additional after-school program and the question of whether parents want their child in that type of program."It’s moving into the kind of formal school system where oftentimes it feels and looks more like kindergarten than it does like a play-based preschool that’s more focused on social emotional development," McDougal said. "It’s maybe not the best developmentally appropriate choice for all children. And so, parents lose that choice because it comes down to what they can afford financially." — Voice of San Diego, 09/12/23

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"Camp Surf transforms kids’ lives, one wave at a time"

Since 1969, this YMCA overnight camp has been making dreams come true for children all over the world. This year alone nearly 900 children will get the Camp Surf experience. — KPBS, 07/27/23

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"Community supporting YMCA after two fires in one week"

On July 14th, part of the turf went up in flames in the middle of the night. — ABC 10 News, 07/19/23

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"Kids beat heat at summer camps as high temperatures plague San Diego"

It’s all about fun in the sun at the YMCA'S summer camps. — ABC 10 News, 07/13/23

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"Goodwill, YMCA among San Diego-area ‘Nonprofits of the Year’ picked by local legislators "

YMCA San Diego, which supports community members of all ages through health, wellness and learning programs among other services to “nurture a healthy spirit, mind, and body.” Honored by District 78 Assemblymember Christopher Ward. — San Diego Union-Tribune, 07/03/23

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Be Well Podcast

Y Be Well is a podcast dedicated to nurturing our well-being and connection, hosted by Jonathon Collopy, Ph.D., executive director at Ryan Family YMCA. Tune in as we explore mindful living, relationships and healthy communities. Our guests are invited to share their wisdom, insights and valuable resources, and to challenge us to learn and join the movement toward an intentional, vibrant and fulfilling life. New episodes are released every other Wednesday. View the Be Well podcast page.