New For You At Copley-Price Family YMCA

new for you at Copley-Price Family YMCA




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


Secure your spot in our popular day camps! Make sure your My Y account is set up and register for our most popular camps today.



You belong at the Y! Make an impact that goes beyond your work day. Be the reason someone discovers their potential, courage and joy while building and creating memories that will last a lifetime! 


Y Community Plus members with family memberships have unlimited access to Child Watch services at 12 YMCA branch locations across San Diego County. With easy reservations through the YMCA app, you can focus on your fitness or unwind at the Y while your children play under the supervision of highly trained YMCA staff. Not yet a Y Community Plus member? Current Y members can upgrade to the Y Community Plus membership plan by stopping by any location. If you currently have Child Watch services as an add-on to your family membership, you may continue to use Child Watch services on a drop-in basis. Learn more here.

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We're here to help you find what moves you at the Y!


Led by certified aquatic personal trainers, this class is designed for those who are planning to or have undergone knee or hip replacement surgery. Prepare your body or continue to improve strength and mobility in this engaging class. Class will take place on the following dates and times: 

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:15am-11:00am


Join us for a special yoga event on our outdoor patio, guided by our in-house instructor, Jackie Gadd, on Friday, August 16, 2024. Beneath the enchanting nighttime sky, you’ll experience a 60-minute flowing yoga session, followed by a relaxing half-hour of restorative yoga and meditation. This evening, celebrating the beauty of autumn, promises to be the perfect conclusion to your day and a delightful start to your weekend. Don’t forget to bring your mat and any personal props to enhance your practice. We will have blocks, straps, mats, and blankets available as well. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided before and after the event. While some familiarity with yoga movements is recommended, it’s not required. Secure your spot early; we can only accommodate 30 participants. Register today!

For more information, contact Rosa at [email protected].


Achieve more together with our 60-day strength training course! Register online or at the Welcome Center front desk. 
Over 60 days you will:

  • Boost power
  • Develop routine
  • Build healthy habits
  • Learn lifting fundamentals
  • Get stronger!

Schedule as follows:

  • July 29–August 4 | Second Strength Test and Recovery Week
  • August 26–August 31 | Final Strength Test


  • Zach: $476 Nonmember | 17 Sessions (Members can save up to 25% off with select Y memberships)
  • Ryan: $504 Nonmember | 18 Sessions (Members can save up to 25% off with select Y memberships)

For more information, contact Rosa Ruiz at [email protected].


One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the United States. In response to this critical health issue, YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program offers personalized support while participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure. Research shows that the process of recording blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months can lower blood pressure in many people with high blood pressure. Free to participate. Learn more about the program.


Join a team of like-minded individuals for a motivating and enjoyable way to add an extra element to your workouts! Team trainings can have different areas of focus — yoga, boxing, muay thai, running, water fitness and more. This is a perfect option for groups of 3-8 people who would like to work out on a consistent day and time with their awesome trainer! 

  •  Two program sessions of the 12-week transformation challenge continue on Mondays and Wednesdays: Mornings, 9:00- 9:55am | Evenings, 5:30–6:25pm

Boxing — Learn proper boxing technique including footwork, combinations, dips, slips and blocking while getting a great cardio workout! Each class in this four-week program will consist of station work rotating from heavy bags, focus mitts and functional conditioning drills. All levels welcome, no experience required. This class does not consist of any contact sparring. The Boxing program is back with our instructor Tikal. For any questions, please contact Edson Cedeno at [email protected] | (619) 280-9622 ext. 2097

  • Tuesday & Thursday 7:00–7:55pm |  Available as 4-or-5 week sessions | Register today!

Men’s Perspective Group

Calling all men interested in strengthening themselves in mind, body and spirit! Join us in this new well-being initiative designed to bring men together every month for healthy discussion on how to be the best version of themselves. 18 years and older. For more information, contact Ann Conway at [email protected].

  • Third Monday of each month | 6:45–7:45pm | Conference Room at Copley-Price Family YMCA


Copley-Price Family YMCA has partnered with Operation Samahan. Come visit their mobile clinic services every other Wednesday from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Core services they provide:

  • Family Medicine
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Pediatrics


This is a 12-week program that focuses on strengthening the whole person in a safe and supportive environment. LIVESTRONG participants meet on a weekly basis Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30am–1:00pm. Learn more about LIVESTRONG

For more information, contact Rosa at [email protected].


Build more than muscle in our private yoga sessions. To schedule your session or for more information, contact Rosa at [email protected].


HydroMassage and CryoLounge+ services are available! For existing members, please contact the Copley-Price Family YMCA’s Welcome Center to re-instate your HydroMassage & CryoLounge+ usage. As a token of gratitude for your patience during this time, we are offering a free trial of either HydroMassage or CryoLounge+ for one session. For new members, we invite you to take advantage of our free trial offer for both services. Reserve your total relaxation experience today! Learn more.


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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Family-time is special at the Y. Spend time together and discover new activities for your child to explore.


Hang out with us in the teen center and enjoy activities that are just for you and your friends, ages 13-17! For more information, contact Teen Department Director, Lina Bell at [email protected].


Enjoy an evening out while we entertain the kids at the Copley-Price Family YMCA with games and crafts while making new friends! Children must be potty trained.

Nonmembers: $40, Members save up to 25% off with select Y memberships!


Come out and play at the Y with youth sports leagues, clinics and peewee lessons. - Register today!

This season, the following sports are available for young athletes:

  • Basketball - Beginner and advanced clinics (ages 6-12) on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, times vary.
  • Soccer - Coed leagues (ages 6-13) on Saturdays. We are proud partner with San Diego Wave FC for our youth soccer leagues!
    • Clinics available for advanced and beginner, (ages 6-12) and peewee lessons (ages 3-5) on Mondays and Saturdays, times vary.
  • T-ball - Lessons for ages 3-5 on Tuesdays at 4:00pm. Padres Rookie Leagues start this summer! 
  • Volleyball - Beginner clinics for ages 8-12 on Tuesdays at 5:00pm.

For more information, contact Sports Director Adrian Araiza at [email protected].


YMCA programs, like youth sports, rely on the help of volunteers to coach and inspire our young athletes. Learn more and apply.


Registration takes place monthly on the 15th for members and the 17th for nonmembers. - Register today!


Our swim team is practicing regularly! If your child would like to get involved, swimmers should be proficient in 50 -100 yards freestyle with rotary breathing and 25 yards of backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Learn more about swim teams at the Y. To join our swim team, contact Head Swim Coach Marissa Ennis at [email protected].


Master your stroke technique, get ready for a triathlon or just get a great workout! The Masters swim program at the YMCA is a structured lap swim workout designed to help avid recreational and competitive swimmers of various skill levels improve their stroke, form, ability, endurance and stamina. Practice is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12:00pm and 7:00pm. - Register online today!

For more information, contact Aquatics Director Louis LaRose 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.


Join us to cheer on the US Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team as they compete in Paris! Enjoy a night of excitement, celebrating the sport and our incredible Team USA gymnasts, with plenty of fun activities for everyone!

This is a donation-based event to help raise money to send kids to gymnastics! Register online or at the front desk. Donate here!


Join the excitement of cheerleading at Copley-Price Family YMCA! Our program offers the perfect blend of fun and skill-building for participants ages 5-12. Learn to jump, tumble, dance and master a couple of cheers. It's a fantastic opportunity to boost confidence, teamwork and athleticism in a supportive environment. Come cheer with us and unleash your spirit!

Cheer will return in September!


Our instructors will guide participants through the fundamentals of this dynamic discipline, teaching them how to overcome obstacles, master fluid movements and unlock their potential. Join us and discover the freedom of movement. Classes take place at the following times: 

Monday:  Ages 6-10 | 5:30-6:25pm or Ages 10-14 | 6:30-7:25pm

Wednesday: Ages 5-17 | 5:00-5:55pm or Ages 5-17 | 6:00-6:55pm

Saturday: Ages 5-17 | 10:30-11:25am or Ages 5-17 | 11:30am-12:25pm


Tuesday Dance Class available in August!

Preschool Ballet/Tap Combo | Tuesdays

  • 4:00-4:45pm
  • 5:00-5:45pm

Register here!

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Y’s Active Adults (55+)


  • Documentary & Popcorn Club: Every first and fourth Wednesday of the month | 11:00am-1:00pm | No registration required. 
    • July 24 | Woodstock: 3 Days that Defined a Generation (Documentary)
  • Book Club: Enjoy a new book with us every month! No registration required.
  • Craft Circle: Every Monday | 12:00 - 1:30pm — Join us for an afternoon of crafting! Spend time working on your craft, or stop by to visit with friends while enjoying coffee or tea. No instruction is offered.
  • Men’s Perspective Group: Every Third Monday | 6:45–7:45pm | Conference Room on the first floor.
    • Calling all men interested in strengthening themselves in mind, body and spirit! Join us for this well-being initiative designed to bring men together every month for healthy discussion on how to be the best version of themselves. 18 years and older. No registration required.

View our Y Active Adults page to view programming and activities around the county. Questions? Please contact Ann Conway at [email protected] .


  • Guided Meditation: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 8:30 – 9:00am — Learn how to quiet your mind and how to stay present with life during our guided meditation. Chairs are provided or bring your own mat/cushion. Meet in the Mind & Body Studio on the 2nd floor.
  • Relax with Coffee or Tea: Monday - Thursday | 9:30am - 12:00pm — Join us for coffee or tea. Show up to share your thoughts about senior programming, have some quiet time after your workout, meet other members, read a book, play games or just get coffee and go.

To register for our upcoming events and educational series, please visit our Welcome Center or register online. Questions? Please contact Ann Conway at [email protected] .


We are looking for adults to tutor our teens during a program that will take place Monday-Friday between 4:00pm-6:00pm. Volunteer the time you have available.

Questions? Please contact Ann Conway at [email protected] .


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 looking for a good place to start, we recommend Aqua Fit, Forever Fit, Chair Yoga and Zumba Gold classes.

Events and Special Activities


The Y Strong Girls program provides tools to empower young women to create meaningful lives through healthy choices, mindfulness, self-love, forming friendships and community involvement. The Y Strong Girls Program is for teen girls (ages 13-18) who are in middle and high schools. Parents and participants invited to learn more at our community showcase on Friday, September 20 at 6:00pm! Register today!

YMCA Membership is not required. YMCA scholarships may be available for girls not currently registered as members through the YMCA with participation in this program. For more information or assistance registering, please contact Ray Wu at [email protected].


The YMCA of San Diego County’s annual Women’s Wellness Weekend is here! Join us September 20-22, 2024, for an opportunity to come together and create community around personal health and wellness. Join us in the beautiful mountains of Julian at YMCA's Camp Marston. Learn more here.

  • Pricing begins at $249/nonmembers (Up to 20% off with select Y memberships).  
  • Register today! 

Questions? Contact Sharnaye Neale at [email protected].


Through a hands-on learning experience, Urban Life ministries will be providing a cooking class for everybody in the community room. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend with their children, individuals are also welcome. The class is completely free. RSVP is strongly encouraged due to class size constraints. For more information, contact Celina Ibarra, by email at [email protected] or phone 619-280-9622 x 2508. This is a class series that will take place once a month. Upcoming dates coming soon.


The Y Strong Girls program provides tools to empower young women to create meaningful lives through healthy choices, mindfulness, self-love, forming friendships and community involvement. For teen girls (ages 13-18) who are in middle and high school. *YMCA Membership is not required.

For more information or to sign your teen up, please contact Lina Bell, Teen Director, at [email protected].


Every Third Tuesday | 3:00-5:00pm | Copley-Price Family YMCA has partnered with Feeding San Diego to distribute free groceries and produce. Your family can receive free and nutritious groceries at Copley-Price Family YMCA. Open to all Y members and the community! For more information, contact Celina Ibarra, [email protected]

Upcoming distribution dates: 

  • August 20, 2024 
  • September 17, 2024 
  • October 15, 2024 
  • November 19, 2024 
  • December 17, 2024


One blood donation saves up to three lives! The San Diego Blood Bank hosts regular donation drives at Copley-Price Family YMCA (check the schedule via link below). Walk-ins are welcome. Photo ID is required. Schedule your appointment today online at or call 619-400-8251.


Free Immunizations. Available at no cost (COVID-19, FLU & HPV), presented by Champions For Health. No registration or insurance is required. Walk-ups are encouraged. Clinics will take place at the Copley-Price Family YMCA next to the soccer field. (4300 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105). For more information, contact Celina Ibarra, [email protected]

  • Check back for upcoming dates!

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Medi-Cal Services

Our partners at Neighborhood Networks will pair you with your own care manager, who can help you set health goals, connect with needed services, and improve your overall health. Download the flyer for more information. Download PDF.

The YMCA Teen Achievers Program (Y-TAP)

The YMCA Teen Achievers Program (Y-TAP) aims to create safe spaces for teens in San Diego’s City Heights and neighboring communities. The program includes computer lab access, dinner, field trips, Workshop Wednesdays and other fun activities! Y-TAP offers qualifying teens a free, year-long YMCA membership as long as requirements surrounding school attendance, physical activity, community service and well-being are met and/or exceeded. As part of the program, teens will learn proper strength, cardio, and flexibility training from our fitness coaches — as well as how to create and meet goals.

For more information, visit the Copley-Price Family YMCA Welcome Center or contact Lina Bell, [email protected].

  • Program Includes:
    • Field Trips
    • Opportunity drawing available for teens at the end of every month
    • Mentoring Opportunities
    • Special Events
    • Community Service Projects
    • Speaker Series
    • Creative Arts
  • Qualifications:
    • Eligible students must be ages 13-17.
    • Requires completion of two activities per week — workout of the day with a fitness coach or group exercise class.
    • Complete monthly goals and stay current with academic meetings to maintain their membership.


We are committed to supporting families in their search for quality, affordable and convenient childcare options. Funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, YMCA Childcare Resource Service offers free childcare referrals and resources to families in San Diego County so parents and guardians can make informed decisions that help their families thrive. 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.



Support from the sidelines! Come out and help our young players have a great season at the Y. We need team volunteers for the upcoming youth soccer league. Contact our Sports Director, Adrian Araiza at [email protected], call 619-280-9622 or visit the branch.


Our YAA program is in search of dedicated volunteers to guide groups and instruct courses! Please contact Ann Conway at [email protected] for more information.


Copley-Price Family YMCA is looking for new, passionate Board of Advisor members interested in sharing their time, talent and treasure to support our Y mission and work to strengthen our community. For more information, contact Julian Villegas at [email protected].



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