Membership Policies

General Membership Policies

  • Members must bring their membership card each time they visit the YMCA and scan it to gain access.
  • Loaned or expired cards will be confiscated
  • Not following YMCA policies & procedures is grounds for membership termination without refund.
  • All children 7-17 must complete an orientation and wear a membership badge while working out in the facility.
  • Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult when not involved in Y programs.
  • Children 7-12 years of age must complete a Family Orientation and wear a wristband at all times. They are limited to use only specific exercise equipment as identified during Family Orientation.
  • Children ages 4+ must utilize appropriate gender locker rooms. Family changing rooms are available for family memberships only.
  • Lost or stolen cards must be reported. First-time replacement fee will be waived. A $10 fee will be charged for further replacement cards.
  • Memberships “on hold” for any reason other than an approved medical or military leave will be subject to a $10/month fee.
  • Insurance: The cost of health/accident insurance is not included in membership or program fees.
  • Personal baby-sitting services are not authorized by YMCA employees.
  • The YMCA is not responsible for items lost or stolen while utilizing YMCA facilities/programs.
  • No bags or purses are permitted in wellness rooms. Lockers are provided.
  • SMOKING and DOGS are not permitted in the facility or on YMCA property.
  • All requests for changes in membership accounts need to be done in writing.
  • Policies and services are subject to change without notice in order to better meet the needs of YMCA members and participants.


Introduce your friends and family to the YMCA! As a YMCA
member you may bring guests to the Y under the following guidelines:
  • Members receive unlimited FREE guest passes. Each guest is allowed two free visits.
  • Guests are required to present photo ID and sign a waiver at the Welcome Center.
  • All guests must follow Copley-Price Family YMCA policies and procedures. Guests of YMCA members may use Child Watch.
  • All guests under 18 must be accompanied by their parents or have a signed medical waiver on file.


Non-members (participants) may purchase a pass to use the facility for the day. See below for member guest policy.

Full Facility Use
Day pass$20

A.W.A.Y. Program

The YMCA of San Diego County endorses the nationwide YMCA visiting member program, AWAY . . . Always Welcome at YMCAs, and welcomes YMCA members outside of San Diego County identified by the AWAY printed on their membership card. Visiting AWAY members are permitted to use facilities and participate in programs under the same fee structure as our own members.

Membership must be current and active at home branch, limited to 14 visits. Membership in a YMCA branch in San Diego County will be recognized in another branch within the county in the following manner:
  • Facility - two free passes, then day pass fee applies.
  • Programs - participate at the member rate
When visiting outside of San Diego County, please contact that YMCA for their AWAY prices and policies.