Membership Policies

Policies & Procedures


  • 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 youth 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.
  • Tweens 7-12 years of age must complete orientation and wear wristband at all times. Tweens are limited to use of specific exercise equipment.
  • Children ages 4+ must utilize appropriate gender locker rooms.
  • 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/or DOGS are not permitted in the facility or on YMCA property.
  • All requests for changes in membership accounts need to be done in writing.
  • Family changing rooms are available for family memberships only.
  • Policies and services are subject to change without notice in order to better meet the needs of YMCA members and participants.

Membership Assistance

Membership and program assistance is available for youth, adult and family memberships, as well as for Y programs. Funds are made available via the Community Outreach Campaign. Contact our Membership Assistance Representative or Program Administrator for more information.

For appropriate paperwork, see registration forms page.

For more information, contact Araceli Alejandre in the membership office.

Cancellation Policy

Membership cancellation requests must be in writing 10 days prior to your draft date. You may complete a cancellation form in the membership office, fax or mail your request. If you do not receive a confirmation notice acknowledging receipt of your request, it is your responsibility to follow up with our Membership Office.

Mission Valley YMCA
5505 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92110
Attn: Account Services

Tel: (619) 298-3576
Fax: (619) 298-9262

For more information, contact Lisa Adamo, account services, (619) 298-3576.