Nestled in the Santee suburbs, the Cameron Family YMCA has been proudly serving the East County community since 2003. Dedicated to empowering people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, the Y believes a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. As a leading nonprofit organization, the Y offers programs that foster youth development, promote healthy living and advance social responsibility.

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10123 Riverwalk Drive
Santee, CA 92071
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9:00 am-1:00 pm
Mon - Thu
5:00 am-8:00 pm
5:00 am-7:00 pm
8:00 am-6:00 pm

Cameron Family YMCAFull Amenities

All-Access Membership

Membership at the YMCA includes plenty of opportunities to learn, play and get healthy. That’s because when you join one Y, you join them all! When you enroll at a YMCA near you, your membership will include all the benefits at your home branch with access to the offerings at all open locations across San Diego County.

Amenities at Cameron Family YMCA

You are experiencing one of the most complete YMCA’s in the United States. Our goal is to provide our members and community with access to quality programming, attentive service, and state-of-the-art facilities — all at an affordable price. 

  • Outdoor Pools, Activity Pool and Water Slide
  • Fitness Center & Weight Room
  • Locker Rooms
  • Member Lounge Area
  • Group Exercise
  • Child Watch 
  • Gymnastics Center

The Wellness Center

Cameron Family YMCA offers a state-of-the-art wellness center complete with cardio equipment, circuit training, free weights and group exercise studios.

  • Personal Training: Learn more about the different types of personal training we offer, the benefits of personal training, and costs.
  • Orientations: Learn your way around the fitness center and group fitness classes. See orientations.
  • Group fitness classes: Members have unlimited access to group fitness classes. See the schedule.


Welcome to Cameron Family YMCA gymnastics, where toddlers to teens (and adults, too!) can grow strong, get confident, find balance and jump into fun. Based on the skills, levels and progressions developed by USA Gymnastics, our gymnasts learn in an encouraging atmosphere as they build skills to progress through each level of the program. We offer classes from parent/child gymnastics through competitive team! Learn more here!

Swim at the Y: Learn Together, Play Together

Welcome to the Cameron Family YMCA Aquatics Department! Our lovely East County location provides year-round access to our Lap Pool for lap swimming, water walking, family swim, water fitness classes and swim lessons for all ages. Our swim lesson program runs on a monthly cycle and are available for purchase on the 15th of each month for our members and the 17th of each month for our customers. To register for a class, please use our Program Finder to find swim lessons at Cameron Family YMCA!

Right across the deck and side by side with our lap pool is our Activity and Recreational Pool, complete with an interactive play structure and water slide! This pool operates seasonally and will fully open and be accessible Monday – Saturday starting June 10th, 2024. For more information, pool hours, and details, please check out our pool schedule. We look forward to seeing you by the pool soon!

Child Watch at the Y!

The YMCA is the nation's leading provider of child care. Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children at the Y. While you exercise or relax at the Cameron Family YMCA, children can play under the supervision of trained YMCA staff. Children engage in playtime activities that foster learning and social interaction. YMCA staff members are trained to ensure the safety and well-being of the children in their care so that parents can confidently pursue their fitness goals and take part in the various YMCA programs!

Learn more about Child Watch hours and more here

Camp with the Y: Our Doors Are Open

The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to offer several amazing camps where every child can build confidence and make new friends in a safe and nurturing environment. Members get up to 25% off camp registration and we offer scholarships to families who qualify. Learn more about day camp.

Socialize at the Y: Strengthening Our Community

The Y is a place where you can challenge yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, foster connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bring your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities.

View the Y Active Adults section on our New for You page to view upcoming programming and activities!

Membership and Program Assistance

The YMCA offers financial scholarships to reduce membership and program fees to those that qualify, helping ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

Our scholarship program is based on a sliding fee scale that is designed to fit each family's financial situation, and is available thanks to our generous Annual Campaign donors.

Apply online for a scholarship here.

Did You Know?

54,476 scholarships were distributed by the Y in 2022 to those in need.

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It is with deep gratitude that we recognize and acknowledge our partners for their continued dedication and support of the Y's mission.

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