How to join

Visit a Welcome Center at any of our 17 Y locations in San Diego County and request to speak with one of our membership staff to join a YMCA today. We’re available to give you a tour and answer any of your questions 7 days a week and on select holidays.

Home Branch

Your Home branch is the YMCA you’re registered as a member and regularly participate the majority of the time. If you are visiting another location more often than your home branch, we will assist you by transferring your membership to your new home branch. This may or may not change your membership fee.


Membership at the YMCA and our programs improve the health and well-being, and are available to anyone regardless of financial circumstance. Our social and global services, volunteerism, giving and advocacy programs enable us to provide scholarships and remove barriers to participating in the Y. Learn more about the Y’s scholarship program by contacting a Y near you.

Military Discount

We’re proud to offer Active, Reserve, Guard and retired military families with valid DoD ID card a 10% discount off monthly membership dues and waived joining fee.

Try The Y Free

From complimentary Child Watch, to heated pools, to state-of-the-art fitness centers, we invite you to a free 1-day membership trial, and experience the Y difference. Visit any of our 17 locations across San Diego County for your guest pass today.