Facility Updates

This month, in observance of Memorial Day on May 28, all YMCA locations across San Diego will have special holiday hours 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Special Events and Promotions

Camp: Best Summer Ever
When school is out, the fun times are at the Y! Members get first pick from the hundreds of day camps at our branches, so start planning and get your deposits in! Get all camp info and register for camps here

Character Builder’s Open Registration
Call on us! The YMCA believes that family and youth development in our communities is a shared commitment. That’s why we offer our Character Builders Program.

For families at Torrey Pines Elementary, La Jolla Elementary, and Bird Rock Elementary Character Builders is on site before and after school care. Families at Curie Elementary and Doyle Elementary have transportation provided for and access to after school care at the Dan McKinney YMCA. 

These programs offer snacks, outdoor play, homework assistance, art and science activities, and literacy projects. You can register once open registration begins, May 7. To register, pick up a blank registration packet either from the listed schools or from the front desk of the Dan McKinney YMCA or email Allison Crooks, the Childcare Director for Character Builders, at [email protected] for a registration packet.

May Personal Trainer Promotion
In the month of May, when you buy a personal training package of 15 or 20 sessions, you get one additional session free! Sign up today with a Health and Wellness Director and visit our website for more personal training information.

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! See KickStart


Highlighted Programs: Cultivate curiosity and Community

Parents Night Out
May 12 and May 26 • 5:35-9:30 p.m.
Members $20 | Participants $35
Parents Night Out gives moms and dads the opportunity to enjoy an evening out while the kids have fun at the Y! Each night includes a fun theme with related games, arts & crafts, and healthy snacks for the kids. Register online or at the front desk today! Check out the flyer with more dates, locations, and contact information, here.


Ongoing and Always Here for You

Let us show you around the place! Sign up for a free orientation at the Welcome Center.

Personal training
Hiring a personal trainer is one of the sure-fire ways to ensure you stay on track to meet your goals! Our trainers are certified, knowledgeable and friendly! Choose from a variety of types of training in one-on-one, semi-private or small-group session packages. See Personal Training for general information and see sessions for purchase at Shepherd YMCA Firehouse 

Group exercise

The Y offers an abundance of weekly classes free to members. Try yoga, BODYPUMP, HIIT, Zumba, cycling, Pilates and more! See our weekly updated group exercise schedule on our homepage

Gymnastics is one of the most comprehensive lifestyle exercise programs available to children and adults; incorporating strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, power, and discipline into a fun and challenging sport. Our professional instructors and state-of-the-art equipment give participants an amazing experience in a multitude of activities including dance, tumbling or cheer. Check out our lessons here

We are proud to offer many high-quality martial art programs to both members and non-members alike. Our instructors are among the best in their respective martial art, providing an encouraging, non-intimidating, and family-friendly environment for students of all ages.

Dancing is a fun and creative workout experience that's fun for all ages! It's good for the heart, makes you stronger, and can improve balance and coordination. Check out our dance classes here