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FEATURED

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.

2024 DAY CAMP

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.

CAMPS AT MCGRATH

WE'RE HIRING NOW!

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! 

CHILD WATCH

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.

  • Child Watch Hours (6 weeks - 9 years old):
    • Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-12:00pm and 4:30pm-7:00pm
    • Friday/Saturday: 8:30am-12:00pm

AQUATICS OVERVIEW

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


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HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

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

Les Mills GRIT

Want to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time? Try our 30-minute high intensity Les Mills GRIT class on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm.

LIVESTRONG

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA engages cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person — mind and body. 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 Learn more about the program

  • The next LIVESTRONG at the YMCA session will begin at the end of August. Email Karen Williams at [email protected] for more info.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Be sure to check the group fitness class schedule for new classes and updates. Remember, members have unlimited access to our fitness classes!

INBODY ASSESSMENTS

InBody body-composition assessments are available by appointment. Now you can leave the guessing behind and know exactly what is inside your body! 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS ORIENTATION

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 & KIDS

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

    GYMNASTICS

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

    For additional information please contact: Mikah Olsen | [email protected] | 619-449-9622

    YOUTH SPORTS

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

    • Youth leagues: Registration is now open for summer leagues! San Diego Wave FC logo Registration remains open until teams are full. Soccer leagues are available for ages 6-7, 8-9, 10-13. Games and practices take place on Saturdays. We are proud partner with San Diego Wave FC for our youth soccer leagues! 
    • Youth clinics: Youth (ages 6-12)  clinics for soccer and baseball continue monthly. 
    • Peewee lessons: New peewee (ages 4-5) are happening monthly! Sign up today at the membership services desk or register today online
    • Volunteer! We need parent volunteers for youth sports coaching! The Y will provide training and guidance to our soccer league volunteer coaches. If you can help, contact Tyler Rutter at [email protected]. 

    SWIM WITH US


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    Y’s Active Adults (55+)

    Y Active Adult Activities Around the County

    More to explore

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


    Events and Special Activities

    WOMEN'S WELLNESS WEEKEND 2024

    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].

    PARENTS NIGHT OUT

    Drop your kids off at the Y for our fun-filled event and enjoy a night out on Fridays, 5:00pm - 8:00pm. View. We’ll provide dinner and beverages. We will have play time, creative crafts and activities and enjoy watching a fun movie! Event is for ages 3-12 years old. Children must be potty trained to attend. Cost for participants: $40 (Y members receive up to 25% off!) - Reserve your spot today!

    Upcoming dates and movies:

    • Coming soon

    SAFARI SOIREE: A NIGHT IN THE WILD

    Don't miss out! Join us on Saturday, October 12, 2024, at 5:30pm at Steele Canyon Golf Course for an unforgettable evening in Africa, all in support of our East County YMCAs. We hope you'll join us at our exciting, annual fundraiser! Learn more!


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    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.


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    COMMUNICATION PREFERENCES

    Visit our subscription center to opt in for text-message alerts to ensure you receive updates that may affect your visit to the Y.

    CONTACT US

    Our membership team is here to help! Call us at (619) 462-9622 during regular business hours or send an email to: [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!