What's New This Month At Dan McKinney Family YMCA

For FamiliesFor ChildrenHealth and WellnessY's Active Adults (50+)Events and Special Activities

Staying Healthy Together

This month, try any of our group exercise classes and wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month! Family-friendly classes are available!

Have you heard about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA?  LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a personal fitness program designed for adult cancer survivors. Conducted in a safe and supportive environment, participants achieve their holistic health goals through physical and social activities based on extensive scientific research. By focusing on health, rather than the disease, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA has helped over 35,000 cancer survivors in 40 states move beyond illness to reclaim their wellness in both spirit, mind and body.  Learn more about LIVESTRONG® here and find a YMCA location offering this program near you!

Learn More About LIVESTRONG



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Popular Family Activities

Adventure Center Birthday Parties

Let's Celebrate • Friday-Sunday

Looking for something fun and easy for your child's next birthday party? Our adventure center birthday parties are the perfect way for your child to have the maximum amount of fun while we take care of the party planning. 

Learn More About Birthday Parties


Parents Night Out

Enjoy A Night Out • October 5, 13 & 27 • Dan McKinney & Firehouse YMCAs

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. 

Parents Night Out Dates

October 5: Dan McKinney Family YMCA

October 13: Shepherd YMCA Firehouse

October 27: Shepherd YMCA Firehouse


Learn More About Parents Night Out



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Activities for Children

Archery Enrichment

Keeping Them Engaged • Mondays • 3:30-4:30 pm

School is back in session!  Keep your child growing with our after school enrichment programs. Kids will become skilled archers and learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. Each day kids will learn different styles of shooting and improve their skills through target practice and a variety of archery games. All equipment and materials are provided by the Y. 

More Info on Enrichment



Fall Youth Sports


Kids playing sportsGet in the Game! • Leagues run October 6-December 1.

No matter your child's age of interest, we have a fun and engaging program for it that focuses on teamwork, friendly competition, athletics and encouragement.

From preschool sports to youth volleyball clinics, from soccer to recreational basketball leagues, we have a program that can help your kids get in the game, break a sweat and learn something new!

Non-competitive Leagues

Basketball • Coed League
Ages 5-7, Ages 8-9, Ages 10-11, Ages 12-14

Volleyball • Coed League
Ages 8-10, Ages 11-14

Flag Football • Coed League
Ages 5-6, Ages 7-9, Ages 10-12



Rookies Sports Classes

Rookies: Flag Football
Ages 3-5

Rookie: Soccer

Ages 3-5

Rookies: Basketball
Ages 3-5

Rookies: T-Ball
Age 3-5

Rookies: Golf
Ages 4-7

Ongoing Activities for Your Children

Sports • Bring your game to the Y this fall! Browse Sports Activities

Dance • Dancing is a fun and creative workout experience that's fun for all ages! Browse Dance Activities

Pool • We offer lap swim, recreational swim, and aquatics activities. View Pool Schedule

Swim • Swim lessons provide a lifetime of safety and fun in the water. Browse Swim Lessons

Gymnasitcs • Weekly classes for ages 1 and up! Browse Gymnastics Classes


Activities for Teens

Youth & Government

Become A Leader • September-February

Our Youth & Government program works with teens to develop leadership skills, public speaking, critical thinking, and learn about the California legislator and court system. This will be done over two training conferences and a final conference in Sacramento where the Model Legislator and Court program will take place.

Teen Leadership Conference

Developing Important Skills • October 12-14, 2018

This teen leadership conference is a three day high school leadership training where you will meet teens from all over San Diego County.  You will be starting your road to success by learning tips and skills to succeed in school, get into college and workforce. 

This conference is at Camp Marston in Julian where between sessions you will have free time to choose from: archery, rock climbing, gaga, hiking, marksmanship and other great camp activities.


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Activities for Health and Wellness




Strength For Life • October 8-14

The next launch of BODYPUMP comes out the second week of October.  Joins us for new choreography and new music!  Check out our group ex schedule today.

View Group Ex Schedule

Reiki Therapy

Treating The Whole Person • Appointments Available Daily

Reike is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reike as a treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.

More Info on Reiki Therapy




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Y's Active Adults (50+)

Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities

Book Club
1:00-2:30 pm, October 11

We meet every second Thursday of the month and discuss a new book every month.

Textile Class
11:00 am-2:00 pm, October 8 & October 22

Get crafty and get chatty as you create along-side likeminded people and potential friends.


Learn More About YAA Programs



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Special Events and Activities

Gymnastics Halloween Party

Spooky Fun For Everyone • 6:00-9:00 pm, October 26

Come flip for treats at the Gymnastics Halloween Party! Your child can come dressed in their Halloween costume or a leotard. Your kids will enjoy gymnastics time in the gym, trick or treating, and a costume contest! Dinner will be provided. (Pizza and fruit)


Halloween Carnival

Spooky Fun For Everyone • 4:00-6:00 pm, October 26

Our fall favorite is back! Join us for our Halloween Carnival at the Y where the whole family can show off their Halloween costumes, and engage in family activities such as a potato sack race, tattoo station, face painting, bean bag toss, and other spooky fun!  Event is free to the community - no need to register.




What's happening at a Y near you?

Look at the New for You pages of the YMCA branches near you to see what exciting events you can attend at the Y! Take advantage of your all-access membership and our 18-branch network!


Stay in the know. Sign up for text alerts!

Stay up to date with facility updates such as class cancellations, pool closures and adjusted hours.  Text LJYMCA to 84483 for Facility updates and LJGROUPEX to 84483 for Group Ex updates.


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Questions? Contact Us!

If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (858) 453-3483 during regular business hours or email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!