We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.

Kids to Camp

YMCA staff member Andrew Cuffel recently shared a personal story with us and we’d like to share it with you. It’s about a 10 year old boy and one of the best summers of his young life. Out of respect, we will call this young YMCA participant, Michael.

Before Andrew became a YMCA Director at the Mission Valley Y, he spent 7 years as a YMCA Youth Leader and Site Supervisor at a YMCA Afterschool program at Toler Elementary. As an 18 year old, he had no idea what the mission of the Y was, much less how he could impact it as an employee. But one summer, Andrew’s life changed forever – all because of one small boy and a summer of non-stop smiles.



YMCA of San Diego County Earns Coveted NAYDO Eagle Award

The North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO), in partnership with YMCA of the USA, YMCA Canada and YMCA Mexico, inspires and strengthens the philanthropic culture of the YMCA. Recently, our Y was presented with the Excellence in Fundraising Eagle Award at the NAYDO Conference in San Antonio, TX.

The awards are presented annually to YMCA Associations who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in YMCA Financial Development. These Associations have positioned their YMCA in the top group of most important charitable causes in their communities.

YMCA Overnight Camp

Overnight Camp

Enjoy the camp experience year round at YMCA Camp Marston, Raintree Ranch and Surf!

Child Care

Child Care

Discover how we're strengthening the community through nurturing the potential of kids!

Social Services

Social Services

Our Youth & Family Services department offers programming to address the community's most pressing needs!