YMCA of San Diego County Celebrates ‘Welcoming Week’ — September 8-17, 2023

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The YMCA of San Diego County invites you to join us in celebrating the power of inclusion and coming together for good! Welcoming Week promotes cross-cultural understanding and community cohesion by bringing together immigrants and U.S.-born residents in a spirit of unity.

During Welcoming Week, the YMCA will host the following activities throughout San Diego County. All events are free and open to the public (space may be limited in certain workshops).


We’re focused on well-being for our communities and positive youth development. You can try the Y with a free pass during Welcoming Week. Pick up yours at any location from September 8 to 17, and enjoy unlimited visits for a week at any of our 14 locations. Find a Y near you.

* Valid for seven consecutive days when after from date of redemption. Not valid for current members. One redemption per household. Not valid for any person/family who has received a trial membership in the last 12 months. Program discounts not available during trial membership period.

Welcoming Week Events and Activities Across San Diego County

Welcoming Week celebrates the benefits of welcoming all. Communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome and valued. Join us in celebrating!

Copley-Price Family YMCA

4300 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego

Saturday, September 9, 2023

  • Activity fair, 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Yoga, 10:00am — We'll meet in the Community Room.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

  • Documentary, 4:00 - 5:30pm — Tees and active adults are invited to join us in the Living Room (formerly the Teen Center) to watch "Which Way Home ".

Saturday, September 16, 2023

  • Cooking class, 12:00 - 2:00pm — We will be making cuisines from around the world!

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

200 Saxony Rd, Encinitas

Saturday, September 9, 2023

  • Walking Club, 8:00am
  • Tai Chi, 11:15am

Sunday, September 10, 2023

  • Group fitness classes
    • Yoga, 9:00am
    • Zumba, 10:15am
    • Restorative Yoga, 1:30pm

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

  • Y Art, 10:00am — Join us for an art class led by our instructor Colleen.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

  • Origami, 11:00am — We'll meet in the lobby.
  • Chess Club, 3:00pm

Thursday, September 14, 2023

  • Tai Chi, 11:15am
  • Women's Book Club, 6:00pm — We'll be discussing "A Horse Walks into a Bar" by David Grossman.

Friday, September 15, 2023

  • Mahjong Club, 9:30am — Join us for the inagural session of our new weekly Mahjong Club.