Facility Updates

Aqua Palooza • June 10
All San Diego County YMCA pools will be closed for county-wide lifeguard training. As we get our staff ready to make your summer here a safe and enjoyable one, we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Father's Day • June 17
All YMCAs throughout San Diego County are FREE and OPEN to the community on Father's Day. Spend time with your dad relaxing in the pool, shooting some baskets in the gym, or even taking a walk on the treadmill in the Wellness Center before you head to your festivities.

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June Highlights: Do More, Be More

Summer Day Camp: Best Summer Ever

June 14 • When school is out, the fun times are at the Y! Summer Day Camp begins June 14 and there is still time to register. Get all camp info and register for camps here.



After School Sports Clinics and Rookie Sports

We’re offering lessons for youths to get involved in basketball, t-ball, flag football, golf, and soccer. Introduce your child to a new sport or reacquaint them with the technique of one they’ve always loved! Registration is open now. 


Healthy Living Workshops

Healthy Snacks for Kids

June 5 • 5:30-7 p.m. • Ages 4-16
Members $15 | Participants $20
Bring your kids so they can have some hands on fun in this interactive cooking workshop meant to be fun and educational.

Adult Knife Skills

June 21 • 5:30-7 p.m. • Ages 14+
Members $15 | Participants $20
Knife skills are truly the building blocks to success in your kitchen. Bring your favorite knife and cutting board, and this class will teach you the necessities to become a confident chef in your own home!

Cappie's Recipe Redo

June 23  • 12-2 p.m. • Ages 14+
Members $15 | Participants $20
Register online for recipe redo class will show you how to make healthy alternatives out of our favorite dishes by swapping out ingredients.

Essential Oils Workshop

June 25 • 5:30-7 p.m. • Ages 14+
June 26 • 10-11:30 a.m. • Ages 14+
Members $15 | Participants $20
Learn the basics of essential oils- what they are, how to use them safely, and the benefits and uses.

Guilt-Free Baking

June 30 • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Ages 4+
Members $15 | Participants $20
In this class, you'll learn how to make all of the baked goods you like without all of the guilt by using methods for making your favorite tasty treats a lot healthier.

Personal training • Hiring a personal trainer is one of the sure-fire ways to ensure you stay on track to meet your goals! See Personal Training for general information and see sessions for purchase at Dan McKinney Family Y.

Group exercise
 • Try yoga, BODYPUMP, HIIT, Zumba, cycling, Pilates and more! See our live group exercise schedule here.

LIVESTRONG • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a small group program developed and established in partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, assists those who are living with, through, or beyond cancer to strengthen their spirit, mind and body

Sports • Bring your game to the Y through leagues and classes!

Gymnastics • Gymnastics incorporates strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, power, and discipline into a fun and challenging sport.

Martial Arts • Our instructors are among the best in their respective martial art, providing an encouraging, non-intimidating, and family-friendly environment.

Pool • To see when lap swim, recreational swim, and aquatics activities are happening, check out our monthly pool schedule.

Swim • Swim lessons provide a lifetime of safety and fun in the water. Choose private or group lessons for all ages. See regular monthly swim lessons and programs.



Art Enrichment Camp

June 15-July 27 • 9-10:30 a.m. • Ages 8-11
7 sessions • 20 students maximum

Registration required
Member $35 per session | Participant $40 per session

Each session of this camp, students will learn about different artistic mediums and styles through interactive and experiential learning activities. Kids will also learn about art history and famous artists from Picasso to Van Gogh. 

  • June 15: All about Water Colors
  • June 22: Exploration with Chalk Pastels
  • June 29: Picasso Faces and Oil Pastel Roosters
  • July 6: Vincent Van Gogh: Cherry Blossoms and Sunflowers
  • July 13: George Rodrigue Blue Dogs and Complementary Colors
  • July 20: Wyland Inspired Sea Turtles
  • July 27: POP Art! Andy Warhol Soup Cans and Claes Oldenburg Pizza


Family and Social

Y Active Adults: Age 50+ group

In addition to offering health and wellness activities geared toward the active older adults, Dan McKinney YMCA also offers events for the Y Active Adults to socialize and go on outings
To see what's coming up, use our Program Finder or contact the YAA Program Director, Gabby Lopez, at [email protected] 

Register for Character Builders

Character Builders is an on site before and after school program that offers snacks, outdoor play, homework assistance, art and science activities, and literacy projects. Registration is open now!
Pick up a blank registration packet from the front desk of Dan McKinney YMCA or email Allison Crooks, the Childcare Director for Character Builders, at [email protected]

Half Day and Full Day Preschool

Dan McKinney YMCA offers a preschool that is licensed by the State of California. To join and fill one of the few remaining spots we have at our half day or full day preschool, contact the Preschool Director, Brenda Stevens at [email protected]


Promotions: By Your Side

Help Send Kids to Camp

Join the YMCA's effort to send as many kids to camp regardless of economic background. Next time you eat at Sombrero Mexican Food, you can donate $1 or more to camp scholarships for families in need and in return, you get a $1 off coupon for any combo on your next visit.

Sombrero Mexican food has 15 locations in San Diego! See their menu, including their Healthy Dining and Kid's options, and find a location near you at http://www.sombreromex.com/

Meet San Diego Sports Legends and Contribute to the Y

Come to the San Diego Legends 5k, Saturday June 9, to run with San Diego sports legends from the Padres, Sockers, Chargers, and Aztecs.

When you register for the SD Legends - Celebrity 5k with the promo code  YMCASD  25% of your registration goes directly to the YMCA of San Diego County.

To see everything your registration includes, all of the San Diego sports celebrities who you'll be running alongside, and to register, go to http://ismsports.net/legends5k


Share the Love, Love the Reward
Our members are great at spreading the word about the Y to their friends. Next time your friend joins, be sure to tell us about it, so we can give you a FREE month of membership. You can save up to $88!

Frequent Y'er
When you visit the Y 12 times in a month, you could win a prize! Ask for your Frequent Y'er card at the Welcome Center.

When you're either starting or getting back into exercise, having someone there to get you started and guide you can be key to establishing the habit of a regular routine. KickStart is a free, 30-day program available to all members. Sign up for your appointment at the Welcome Center today! 


Openings at the Y: Join Our Mission

Seeking individuals 16 and older interested in becoming a Lifeguard at Dan McKinney Family YMCA. No experience is necessary, we will train you if you're not currently certified!
Please contact Nicole at [email protected] with your interest.

Child Watch Attendant
Seeking energetic and friendly staff interested in becoming a part time Child Watch Attendant. 
Please see the full job description and apply online.