IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

The Shepherd YMCA Firehouse wants to thank our members, supporters and community for their patience, commitment and passion for our Y. We are grateful that you are a part of our Y community. 

Shepherd YMCA Firehouse, which has been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has temporarily transitioned to the hub of our Virtual YMCA programs. Virtual YMCA offers live and on-demand classes allowing us to meet our members in new places while expanding the impact of our fitness programs.

We encourage you to join us at the nearby Dan McKinney Family YMCA in La Jolla for fitness activities and lap swim.

We again thank you sincerely for your support!

Programs

Address 
7877 Herschel Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone 
(858) 551-9622
Fax 
(858) 459-5190

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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 Shepherd YMCA Firehouse

At the YMCA, 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. 

The Wellness Center: Where Health is Wealth

The 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.

Sports at the Y: Do More, Be More

Find a new activity or pursue one you've always loved. View the sports and fitness section.

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: We’ve redesigned Child Watch, one of our most popular member programs, with enhanced safety protocols for COVID-19! Learn more.
  • Child Care Referral: Funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, YMCA Childcare Resource Service offers free child care referrals and resources to families in San Diego County so parents and guardians can make informed decisions about child care. Learn more.

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.

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?

Over 22,000 children are taught lifesaving swim lessons at the Y each year.

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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.

See Our Partnerships

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