New for You at Dan McKinney Family YMCA | YMCA of San Diego County

What's New this Month

At Dan McKinney Family YMCA

Make the Most of Your Y

Providing service. Creating impact. As a cause-driven organization, the YMCA puts people first and is dedicated to making a difference.

Amber, mother of 7 year old camper Jordan, recognizes the service and impact that the Y can provide for a family like hers.

Anxious at the thought of their first summer away from each other, Amber needed a camp that would provide peace of mind. She reached out to the Y for more information, explaining everything she needed from a camp provider and her fears based on past experiences with damaging childcare environments.

She found everything she was looking for and more with her experience at the Y. The staff sat down with her and answered all of her questions, helped her navigate scholarship opportunities and applications, and hand tailored a summer schedule that balanced specialty and traditional camps.

After having sat down for over an hour one-on-one with our staff, Amber's anxiety about her son's summer faded. Seeing that the staff went the extra mile and didn't treat her situation as abnormal showed Amber that the Y is there to provide for her and cares about the experiences of the diverse individuals and families we serve.

Be like Amber and find the perfect program for you with us by your side.

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Health and Wellness

Sports and Swim




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Health and Wellness Highlights

Summer Slam!

We've added group exercise classes that run from Summer Solstice through Labor Day! This is the last month to try new formats like STRONG by Zumba, Yoga Sculpt, Cardio Dance, and MORE!

Look for the sun icon on the group exercise schedule to find the new summer classes!

Medicare Seminar

August 30 @ 5:30 pm • Turning 65 soon? Join us for a workshop on how to navigate Medicare.

Choices can be confusing and information that is distributed can be overwhelming, let's navigate it together. Register today.

Women's Wellness Weekend

September 21-23 • New adventures shared with old friends.

Women 18 and older are gathering at YMCA Camp Marston for Women's Wellness Weekend where you'll 

  • engage in talks on nutrition, exercise and lifebalance
  • attend classes including cardio and strength classes, boot camp, trail running, and yoga
  • hike, bike, and climb
  • enjoy classic camp activities like archery, campfires, singing and s'mores
  • explore the Julian area

For more information and to register, contact Simon Hansen at [email protected] or (760) 765-0642 ext. 16003.

Register and Learn More Here!

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Personal Training

Hiring a personal trainer is one of the sure-fire ways to ensure you stay on track to meet your goals!

Register today!

Group Exercise

Try yoga, BODYPUMP, HIIT, Zumba, cycling, Pilates and more!

Live Group Exercise Schedule

LIVESTRONGLIVESTRONG 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 and Swim Highlights

Fall Youth Sports

The all new season of youth sports leagues runs October 6-December 2.

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!

For more information, please contact Mike Iglesias at (858) 453-3483 or [email protected].

〉Click Here to See Ongoing Sports and Swim

Bring your game to the Y through leagues and classes!

Register today!


Dancing is a fun and creative workout experience that's fun for all ages!

Register today!

Martial ArtsOur instructors are among the best in their respective martial art, providing an encouraging, non-intimidating, and family-friendly environnment. Register today!
PoolWe offer lap swim, recreational swim, and aquatics activities.Monthly Pool Schedule
SwimSwim lessons provide a lifetime of safety and fun in the water. Choose private or group lessons (listed as stages) for all ages.Register for lessons today!


Family Highlights

Flick 'n' Float: Princess and the Frog

August 17 @ 7:15 pm • Rally the family! Unleash the fun!

The third Friday of every month in Summer we will be hosting a movie night at the pool. This month we're playing Princess and the Frog, come and watch the film with us!

Register today!

Parent's Night Out

August 11, 17 and 25 • Count on us for childcare.

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 today!

Adventure Guides

Adventure Guides programs launch parents and their children on a journey of discovery, with the child as the explorer and the parent as the guide.

Adventure Guides encourages parents to get to know their kid while their kid is still a kid with group activities, such as games, crafts, songs, stories, skits, ceremonies and outdoor pursuits, such as camping hiking and swimming.

The one-on-one time in a fun, special environment builds important bonds through shared experiences. 

〉More Information

All groups go on one camping trip a month. Y members are free to join, participants are $40 for the year. The cost of the trips vary and the trips aren't mandatory. Registration for the 2018-2019 year will begin in August. 

〉Join a Group
Aloha Group: Guides and PrincessesKids K-4th Grade with Dads
Ohaha: Explorers and VoyagersKids K-4th Grade with Moms
Trail BlazersKids 5th-High School with Dads
Trail MatesKids 5th-High School with Moms

Registration for the 2018-2019 year will begin in August.

〉Questions and Contact

Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to learn more about Adventure Guides and answer common questions about the program.

Contact the Adventure Clubs Director, Lauren Gregg, if your questions aren't answered by the FAQ.


Social Highlights

Book Club

September 13 @ 1:00 pm

Join us to discuss the book, "The Girl with Seven Names". We meet every second Thursday of the month and discuss a new book every month.

Textile Class

August 13 and August 27 @ 11:00 am

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

Y Active Adults: Age 50+

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 for Active Adults, use our Program Finder or contact the YAA Program Director, Gabby Lopez, at [email protected] 

Find out what's new with YAA!


Promotions: By Your Side

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.

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 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! 


What's happening at a Y near you?

Look at their New for You pages of the YMCA branches near you to see what exciting events you can attend at a neighbor Y! Take advantage of your Join One, Join All membership and our 18 branch network!

Toby Wells YMCA Copley-Price Family YMCAJackie Robinson Family YMCA • Peninsula Family YMCA

Mission Valley YMCABeach and Bay Family YMCAShepherd YMCA Firehouse • Rancho Family YMCA