Please explain why Character Builders now has member/participant pricing?
At the Y, we are driven to serve the families in our community. Over the next 10 years, the YMCA will strengthen this focus through more programs, resources and membership benefits to positively impact family members. The YMCA is committed to increase family activities, expand our facilities and provide high quality affordable programming to support families. By offering member pricing for our Character Builder families we offer easy access to membership benefits and high quality affordable childcare.
What does membership pricing mean for my family?
What does it cost to become a member of the Y?
See the Membership section for current rates and membership categories.
How does Y membership benefit my family?
We invite you to experience the Y as a member by using the five-day trial pass. The immediate
benefits to your family include:
- Full access to all YMCAs in San Diego County
- State-of-the-art fitness center, where children ages 7 to 12 can use strength equipment and cardio machines that are outfitted with Wi-Fi and personal TVs
- More than 50 group fitness classes
weekly, with family-friendly class options like Zumba, yoga, cycle and more.
- Free child watch for up to two hours for children ages six weeks to 12 years
- Access to an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, spa and splash pad
- Teen Center
- Member pricing on
programs like camp, swim lessons, sports, personal training and more.
- Parents Night Out events for family members
I would like to join the YMCA, but I cannot afford the membership fees. Do you offer
Scholarships are available. Please download the application packet on the forms and downloads page or visit the
In addition, we can help you apply for third party payments.
If I register now for Character Builders as a participant and decide to become a
member later, how does this affect my rate?
Your rate will be adjusted once you become a member. Your membership must be active 15
days prior to the Character Builders draft date.
What if I cancel my membership?
You will be charged the difference between member/nonmember pricing on your next monthly
draft. This fee will be prorated if applicable.
I am a current member and I receive a scholarship for my membership. How will
the new pricing affect me?
If you qualify for a scholarship for your membership fees, you may qualify for a program fee scholarship, as well. Please contact the program administrator.