The Y has always been a place where families can play and be active together, and that’s more important than ever.

Whether the activities are physical like sports or exercise classes, or more recreational like swimming, camping, cooking classes, we want families doing them together.

Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. We are a place where they can find respite from social, economic and educational challenges, and learn how to overcome them.

We have a fundamental desire to provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance, and become more engaged with their communities. The YMCA of San Diego county offers many ways for families to get involved, build community, strengthen their bonds, make new friends and have fun. Family programs and social activities at the YMCA provide great opportunities for families and friends to get connected.


  • Activities
  • Clubs
  • Enrichment
  • Events
  • Workshops



  • Clubs
  • Events
  • Games
  • Trips
  • Workshops


Learn more about family programs on our family programs page.

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Family and Social

Adventure Clubs

Parents and children participating in Adventure Clubs develop strong bonds that support self-esteem and communications skills, setting the foundation for positive, lifelong relationships. Adventure Clubs programs launch parents and their children on a journey of discovery, with the child as the explorer and the parent as the guide. 

Adventure Clubs

Child Care Resources for Families

At the Y, our goal is to provide every family with trusted child care resources.

We offer quality full-day and partial-day child care for infants through preschoolers, care for children and teens with special needs, and respite care, enabling parents and family members to go to work knowing their loved ones, stimulating environments.

Child Care Resources for Families

Family Camp

Discover the adventure of a lifetime!

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.


Family Events

Family time at the Y is about giving families the opportunity to deepen relationships, develop new skills, and interests, improve their health and well-being, and connect to the community.

Family Events

Family Preservations

Family preservation services offer short-term, family-focused solutions to assist families in challenging family situations by addressing parenting and family issues while keeping children safe.

Family Preservations

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your special day at the Y!

We offer several birthday party options, including:

  • Pool Party
  • Gymnastics Party
  • Sports
  • Skate Party


Social Groups & Outings

We provide many different social clubs and activities for adults and seniors across San Diego, helping members of our community maintain healthy spirits, minds, and bodies!

These activities are designed to create lasting friendships with engaging discussions or exciting locales – from book clubs to mahjong, day trips to kayaking, our social clubs can help you find the people who are interested in the same things you are!


Teen Centers

The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to provide a unique place for students enrolled in middle school or high school.

From hanging out with friends, watching movies or getting involved with the community, there’s always something for everyone.

Copley-Price Family YMCA

4300 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 280-9622

South Bay Family YMCA

820 Paseo Ranchero
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 421-9622