COVID-19 Update

This branch is currently open. Look for a variety of exercise options to help you stay healthy and active — inside, outside and online through Virtual YMCA. For up-to-date information, please visit our information page.


Copley-Price Family YMCA opened its doors to the public in 2014 and proudly serves one of the most diverse communities in San Diego, offering a supportive environment for people in the City Heights, El Cajon, Kensington, Hillcrest, Talmadge, and North and South Park areas.

Staying connected matters. As we navigate these incredibly challenging times, we're still committed to help everyone in our community stay active and engaged. We are happy to announce we are currently offering:

We hope to see you at the Y soon. Stay safe and stay with us!

4300 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 280-9622
(619) 283-7586
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Facility Hours 
8:00 am-1:00 pm
Mon - Fri
6:00 am-9:00 pm
7:00 am-3:00 pm

Copley-Price 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 18 locations across San Diego County.

Amenities at Copley-Price 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. 

  • Covered pool and outdoor pool with splash pad
  • Fitness center
  • Locker rooms
  • Soccer arena
  • Café with beverage and deli offerings
  • Free WiFi
  • Studios for group exercise classes
  • Sports gymnasium
  • Aire Fitness Pod equipment
  • Licensed preschool
  • Child Watch & Kids Club
  • Teen Center
  • Community room for social events and learning opportunities

The Wellness Center: Where Health is Wealth

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

  • Personal Training
  • KickStart
    • KickStart is a personalized wellness program consisting of three one-on-one sessions over thirty days, free for all members of the YMCA!
  • Group Exercise Class
    • The Y offers a wide variety of group exercise classes, for all types of people and all types of goals
    • See our live Group Exercise schedule to find out what classes are happening this week at Copley-Price

Sports at the Y: Do More, Be More

Look at our sports, aquatics and special-interest programs, including running, dance and martials arts to try a new activity or pursue one you've always loved.

Swim at the Y: Learn Together, Play Together

Our location has a covered pool and an outdoor pool which offer swim lessons for all ages, family swim, water aerobics, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs.

  • Youth and Adult Swim is offered at many locations across YMCA of San Diego as a learning and strengthening experience
  • Please see our Pool Schedule to know when swim lessons, open lap swim, and public swim occurs
  • Use our Program Finder to find swim lessons and competitive swim team opportunities at Copley-Price YMCA

Copley-Price Family YMCA is a proud local partner of the USA Swimming Foundation Make A Splash program.

Child Care at the Y: Call on Us

The YMCA is the nation's leading provider of child care. Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children at the Y.

  • Child Watch and Kids Club
    • Child Watch and Kids Club is a program where the YMCA provides up to two hours of free supervised playtime in a safe, enriching environment for those with family memberships while they utilize the Y's facilities
    • The hours for Child Watch, for children 6 weeks to 12 years old, are Sundays 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Monday through Friday 7:45 am-1:00 pm and 4:30 pm-8:30 pm, and Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Preschool
    • Copley-Price Family YMCA offers a preschool that is licensed by the State of California
  • Character Builders
    • Character Builders is an on site before and after school program
    • For more information, contact our Character Builders Director Pana Hap [email protected]
  • Teen Center
    • The Teen Center is an after school hub for teens with Mac books for homework

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 percent off camp registration, and we offer scholarships to families who qualify.

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.

  • Many of our branches across San Diego offer several fun-filled Birthday Party options
    • At the Copley-Price YMCA, you can have a pool, splash bad, or bouncy house birthday
    • Browse all of our available birthday sessions at Copley-Price on the Program Finder
  • YMCA of San Diego offers many opportunities for Social Groups & Outings from book club to Mahjong
    • To see what social groups and outings you can be a part of at Copley-Price YMCA, use our Program Finder
  • Y Active Adult: Age 50+ group
    • In addition to offering health and wellness activities geared toward the active older adults, Copley-Price YMCA also offers events for the Y Active Adults to socialize and go on outings
    • To see what's coming up for Active Adults, use our Program Finder or contact the YAA Program Director, Kerry Wilson, at [email protected]
  • Intergenerational Programs:
    • To bring together our Y Active Adult and Teen Center members, we have developed an Intergenerational Program, which will also include a newly renovated Intergenerational Room opening in Fall 2019. 
    • To learn more and see what activities our Intergenerational Program has coming up, please click here.

Learn, Grow, Thrive

The YMCA offers trainings, workshops, certification programs, and academic enrichment opportunities for people of all ages. 

  • Academic Enrichment: We offer workshops for young people that will satiate their curiosity and increase their skills, like Kids Electronics 101
  • Leadership Development: Y Strong Girls is a teen mentoring program for young women that focuses on physical, mental, and financial wellness
  • Trainings and Workshops: We offer workshops for adults that prove that the YMCA is more than just a gym, like a Parent Workshop on Addressing Challenging Behaviors
  • Certification: The YMCA offers classes to get AHA, OSHA and EMSA certifications in first aid, CPR and AED
  • Intergenerational Programs:
    • To bring together our Y Active Adult and Teen Center members, we have developed an Intergenerational Program, which will also include a newly renovated Intergenerational Room opening in Fall 2019. 
    • To learn more and see what activities our Intergenerational Program has coming up.

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 and find out if you are qualified for a membership and/or program assistance through express or traditional verification methods.

Better Together: Be a Part of Our Mission

The YMCA is a charitable, cause driven nonprofit. We are able to have the impact in our communities and on the lives of people because of those who dedicate themselves to making a difference. 

  • Join the Y: Be a part of a cause for strengthening community that is committed every day to helping you and your kids to learn, grow and thrive
  • Give to the Y: Donate vital financial resources for nurturing the potential of kids, improving your neighbor's health and well-being, and giving back and supporting the community
  • Volunteer with the Y: Take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood by volunteering
  • Advocate with the Y: Address the nation's most pressing social issues, with a nonprofit that has the long-standing track record and on-the-ground presence to not just promise, but deliver, lasting personal and social change

Did You Know?

88,503 scholarships were distributed by the Y last year to those in need.

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Get Involved

Take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood.

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Our Partners

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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