COVID-19 UPDATE: Branch Currently Closed

Due to COVID-19, this branch is currently closed. Select YMCAs across San Diego County are open for outdoor fitness, group exercise classes and individual lap swim. For an updated list of branches that are currently open and the services they offer, click here.


Check out the Virtual YMCA for helpful family resources, workout videos, fun activities for kids and more.

The John A. Davis Family YMCA proudly serves communities in La Mesa and San Carlos, as well as other surrounding East County communities. 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.

Staying connected matters. While our branch may be temporarily closed, 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!

Programs

Address 
8881 Dallas Street
La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone 
(619) 464-9622
Fax 
(619) 464-1361
Facility Hours 
Sun
Closed
Mon - Fri
7:00 am-11:00 am
4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Sat
8:00 am-1:00 pm
More Hours 

John A. Davis Family YMCAFull Amenities

Membership at the YMCA includes more 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 offerings at other locations across San Diego County.

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 Pool
  • Fitness Center & Weight Room
  • Locker Room
  • Group Exercise
  • Child Watch & Kids Club

State-of-the-Art wellness center complete with cardio equipment, circuit training, free weights and group exercise studios.

Whether you're looking to try something new or just want to mix up your activity a bit, check here sports, aquatics and special-interest programs, including running, dance, gymnastics, hiking and more.

We offer an outdoor pool for swim lessons for all ages, family swim, water aerobics, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.

We believe children are strong, capable learners who learn best through social and environmental interactions. Our preschool staff provides opportunities for children that stimulate each child’s physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development in our natural, home-like environment. The preschool is licensed by the State of California and offers quality care and excellent standards of the YMCA.

We also offer free Child Watch services for Family memberships for up to two hours while mom or dad make use of the Y. Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children while you exercise or connect with others over shared interests.

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. From horseback riding in Julian to surfing in Imperial Beach, each of our camps have something special to offer the young adventurer in your life.

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It's about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. 

A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN AND PLAY
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

Dailard & Benchley-Weinberger Elementary School

Welcome to Character Builders, the John A. Davis Family YMCA's Before and After School Program serving students from Transitional Kindergarten (TK) to Grade 5 at Dailard & Benchley-Weinberger Elementary School. 
Character Builders is an affordable way to ensure your child is in a safe, fun, and caring environment before and/or after school. Each day includes a new program or activity to help participants learn, build life skills, and develop healthy relationships — including healthy snacks, sports and games, art and music, and more!

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR NEW FAMILIES STARTS JULY 1, 2019

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