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Facility News and Updates

Check here news about special happenings and facility updates that may affect your visit to the Y! Scroll down to see more specific information for different programming areas.


Due to a facility maintenance issue, the Cameron Family YMCA will be closing our pools at 12:40pm and our facility at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 23, 2023. All swim and gymnastics lessons will run as scheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience.


September 22-24, 2023 | $199 member and $225 nonmember – Join us at Camp Martson for a relaxing weekend filled with camp activities, delicious meals and classes focused on mind and body wellness. Register today!


Find out more about our aquatics facility at Cameron Family YMCA and other pools around the county by visiting our aquatics facilities section page.

  • Pool update: After 3.5 years, Cameron Family YMCA's water slide will be operational again! Riders must be at least 48" tall. Water slide hours can be found on the current pool schedule on our home page


See Child Watch page for hours. Family members can opt to add a Child Watch option to their accounts, which includes unlimited use of the service for $10 monthly. Use your Child Watch benefit at any YMCA that offers the service. While you exercise or relax at the Y, children can play under the supervision of trained YMCA staff. Child Watch is open to children ages 6 weeks to 9 years old!


Cameron Family YMCA will be extending Child Watch hours to 8:45am - 12:00pm, Monday – Friday, beginning Monday, September 4, 2023

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Health and Wellness


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA engages cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person — mind and body. Through this program participants work with trained Y staff to improve cardiovascular endurance and functional ability, build muscle mass and strength, and increase flexibility. In addition to physical benefits, the program also focuses on the mental and emotional well-being of survivors and their families. This creates a supportive community environment where people affected by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. Get more information online here.

For more information, please contact Eric Sterling at [email protected].

Aqualogix Team Training

If you are looking to increase your strength and endurance or for a new method of cross training to improve your athletic endurance, this is the class for you! Everyone can benefit from Aquatic training. You can pay for Tuesday deep water sessions or Thursday shallow water sessions. You also have the option of purchasing both days. Loaner equipment will be provided if you haven’t yet purchased your own. For more information, please contact Eric Sterling at [email protected].

Sessions in September:

  • Tuesday/Thursday | 7:30am - 8:15am | 45-minute classes | Ages 14 and up
    • Tuesday: Deep Water | Instructor: Cathy | 4 classes per month | Cost: $48 members, $64 nonmember
    • Thursday: Shallow Water | Instructor: Peggy | 4 classes per month | Cost: $48 members, $64nonmembers


Join us on Thursdays at 7:30am and enjoy walking with friends, meeting new people and staying fit!


We're happy to announce that we're welcoming youth ages 7 and older at our fitness centers and in some group fitness classes (see class schedules for availability). Note: Youth ages 7 to 12 must complete a family fitness orientation.


Check the group fitness class schedule for all your options and the location of your favorite classes. Remember, members have unlimited access to classes!

  • If you're new to the Y or group fitness classes, reach out to our fitness director, Eric Sterling at [email protected] to learn more about the group fitness classes at Cameron Family YMCA.


Meet with a wellness coach to get acquainted with equipment and classes, ask questions and chart a path to reach your goals. Schedule your 30-minute orientation at the Welcome Center! Learn more.

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Activities for Kids and Families


Want to spend more time with your toddler doing an activity that stimulates their mind and at the same time keeps you entertained? Parents and children will enjoy 45 minutes of playful activities each week that will involve a story time and easy to-do art projects, all while learning the concepts of structure and following directions. This is an ongoing monthly class, please register in advance here.

  • Fee: $35/members | $50/participants
  • Ages: 18 months - 3 years
  • Time: 12:15 - 1:00 pm

Session Dates

  • September 2023
    • Thursdays: September 7, 14, 21, 28
    • Fridays: September 8, 15, 22, 29
  • October 2023
    • Thursdays: October 5, 12, 19, 26
    • Fridays: October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November 2023
    • Thursdays: November 2, 9, 16, 30

For more information, contact Sarah Adams at [email protected].


Sign up for esports leagues and compete online with new friends - now at Cameron Family YMCA! Register today.


Learn to swim with America's Swim Instructor! Sign up for swim lessons at the Y in September to improve your technique, increase your safety in the water and have fun! Lessons are available for all ages. Register today


Family swim time is a great way to keep your family active while having fun and practicing swimming skills at the same time. Come by on Fridays anytime between 3:15pm-7:00pm for family swim time in our competition pool.


loyal and the y proud partnersFall season is starting soon! Get in the Game and play at nearby McGrath Family YMCA! 

  • Peewee lessons: New monthly peewee lessons are happening this season! Sign up today!
  • Leagues: Youth soccer and basketball leagues are now running at McGrath Family YMCA. Register now for a league or lesson! Fall season starts in September!
    • Join and soccer league and join in on the benefit of our great partnership with San Diego Loyal SC.
      • Leagues for ages 6-12 begin September 9.
      • Peewee soccer leagues for ages 4-5 begin September 23.
  • Youth clinics:  Basketball and soccer clinics for ages 6-12 start September  6.
  • Volunteer: We still need parent volunteers for youth soccer coaching! If you can help or have any questions, contact Tyler Rutter at [email protected]


Jump into fun with gymnastics! Toddlers and teens can grow strong, get confident and find balance in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. Learn more.


Calling all who like to 'pointe' their tippy, tappy toes! We are now offering tap, ballet, ballet/tap combo and creative movement dance classes. Learn more and sign up.

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Y’s Active Adults (55+)


Thanks to our versatile, excellent instructors, most moves in our group fitness classes can be modified to suit any fitness level. If you're new to our group fitness classes and start here:

  • Exercise Lite
  • Aqua Fit
  • Gentle Yoga

Y Active Adult Activities Around the County

View our Y Active Adults page to view programming and activities around the county.

Y in the Community

Connecting You To Care

We've streamlined the child care search process with our enhanced referral system to help parents make the best decision for their families. Learn more!

Help Paying for Child Care

Do you or someone you know need help paying for child care?

The San Diego County Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) is one application that connects you to different agencies across San Diego to help pay for child care for families who qualify. Child care has become the second-largest expense for families – spending up to 50% of their household budget a year. See if you qualify for this service today.

Events and Special Activities


Enjoy a night away while your child stays to play at the YMCA! Remember to pack a snack or dinner! This event is for parents with children ages 3-12 who are potty trained. Upcoming events will take place on Fridays from 4:00pm - 7:00pm on September 15, October 20 and November 17. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for participants. Register today!


Let your imagination run wild with the wide variety of exciting games! Game club is on the first Monday of each month. Learn more and sign up.


Did you know you could help save up to three lives by giving blood? The YMCA of San Diego County has partnered with the American Red Cross to host blood drives across the county. Help address a critical need for blood donations in our community! View locations and dates.



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If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (619) 449-9622 during regular business hours or send an email to [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!