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we’re open! Come join us.  

We are pleased to announce we have reopened our doors (with limited capacity) at Lighthouse/City YMCA, Lohse Family YMCA, Northwest YMCA, and Ott Family YMCA. Check out the branch location pages for specific hours of operations and details. Please remember that with your Y membership you are invited to visit any branch.

The safety of our members and staff is our first priority, which is why the YMCA of Southern Arizona is continuing to follow guidelines set forth by the CDC and adheres to recommendations by Arizona Department of Health Services. In order to adhere to those guidelines, the YMCA will continue to require its staff to wear masks.

All YMCA visitors/members are required to wear a mask in our common areas (e.g., entryway, locker room, restroom, hallways, and pool deck). Members may remove masks while exercising (using cardio equipment, lifting weights, participating in group exercise, etc.). We are continuing to practice social distancing (of at least six feet) while inside our facilities. We will continue to update the public and our members if and when any of our practices change. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as we work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Some of the Y’s amenities are (temporarily) limited to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of you and our staff.

  • Wellness floors (including cardio, circuit equipment, and free weights) are available.
  • Lap swim (with reservations) at Lohse, Northwest, and Ott are available.
  • Communal and high-traffic spaces like gyms and community rooms will reopen at a later stage.
  • Locker rooms are closed at this time.
  • Capacities have been reduced throughout the facility to adhere to CDC guidelines and AZDHS.
  • Group exercise classes and lap swim require reservations. Reservations can be made 48-hours in advance of the program start time.

See branch capacities here

In order to ensure your safety, we continue to pledge to:
  • Monitor updates from the CDC and local health officials.
  • Be prepared to quickly evolve plans to align with community needs and health recommendations.
  • Follow enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures throughout the facility.
  • Conduct wellness checks of all staff and contractors upon entering the facility.
  • Provide hand sanitizer and disinfectant in convenient locations throughout the facility.
  • Enforce all social distancing and health recommendations.
  • Ensure a positive and welcoming environment for all to enjoy.
If you are visiting the Y for the first time in recent months, you may notice a few upgrades and changes in procedures when you visit, including:
  • Members will be greeted by a friendly member of our team as they enter the facility using the newly installed touch-less entry system.
  • Members will check in using the Y Mobile App barcode to ensure a touch-less process.
  • Members will be asked to sign a digital waiver and take a Health & Safety pledge.
  • Sanitation stations have been installed in various locations to ensure all members are wiping the equipment before and after use.
  • Social distancing guidelines will be implemented on the wellness floor and throughout the facility. Members and staff will be required to follow these guidelines.
  • Water bottle filling stations have been installed. All members are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and gym towel.
  • Most importantly, if you are not feeling well or have come into contact with someone with COVID-19, please stay home!

The Y is following the Governor’s recommendations by asking that if you are part of a high-risk population to wait to enjoy the Y and continue to join us for virtual workouts on and through our Virtual Y  platform.


Our community response

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve continued to serve the most critical needs in our community. Your support has allowed the Y to:

  • Provide emergency child care and financial assistance to more than 500 children each week from families of essential workers.
  • Serve more than 8,000 meals to children in emergency child care; ensuring proper nutrition for all.
  • Made more than 1,000 Senior Wellness Calls to ensure this at-risk population stays connected and active.
  • Created a Virtual Y providing online family and wellness programming for all to enjoy from the comfort of their home.

We will continue to engage and serve our community through our Virtual Y experience as we prepare to reopen our facilities utilizing a multi-stage approach.

Thank you for being a valued member of our community. We are in this together. #StayActive #StayConnected #StayWithUs.

we are here for our community

Summer camp  & Early ChildHood programming

Tell your kids the awesome news! Summer Camp is back at the YMCA of Southern Arizona. Your kids deserve to have the most memorable summer while staying healthy, safe, and active! The line-up for the Y’s Summer Camp Unplugged is equal parts educational and entertaining.  Your child’s summer camp experience will include: outer space adventures, animal encounters, and trips to the pool. (That’s only the beginning of the fun we have planned! The Y’s Summer Camp Unplugged also includes hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities to help prevent summer learning loss. We are also bringing back some of our favorite camp traditions to ensure a memorable and rewarding experience for all. 

Summer Day Camp 

Are you ready for some more good news?! We are excited to bring back resident (overnight) camp at our Triangle Y Ranch! Your kids will enjoy all of the fun and learning of Summer Day Camp plus stargazing, horseback riding, challenge course adventures, and campfire songs!

resident overnight Camp 

If you have young children ages six weeks to five years, we invite you to learn more about our Early Childhood Programming. Through our program, children are guided and encouraged to make choices that are based on their own interests. Please click on the buttons below to learn more!

Click here to learn more about Early Childhood programs

Virtual Y

If you are not ready to visit our facilities, we are here to help you stay healthy and connected!  Join some of your favorite Y instructors every week for group exercise classes through our Virtual Y platform. From yoga to senior aerobics, we are bringing the workout to your living room! Click on the button below for all the details!

Virtual Y

Family Programming

When kids are out of school and families are home together, it can be a wonderful way to connect, engage and support each other. That’s why we’ve asked our youth development staff to compile some great ways to keep your kiddos smiling, their brains working and their feet moving.

Get ready to have some fun, click here! 

YMCA Members, Stay with us.

At the YMCA of Southern Arizona, everything we do is guided by our Mission and our commitment to serve and support the community. When you belong to the Y, you’re not only a member of a health and wellness facility, you’re a member of an organization dedicated to strengthening our community. In difficult times, our YMCA pivots in response to community needs and finds ways to use our resources to offer solutions.

Click here to see your membership options.

We cannot do this without your support! By continuing to be a part of our Y through your membership, you’re helping us deploy and expand these needed resources and services. If you have any questions regarding your membership please email: or connect with your branch. (listed below).

YMCA of Southern Arizona Branches:

Lighthouse/City YMCA
Michael Garcia, Executive Director

Lohse Family YMCA
Kylie Aldaz, Executive Director

Northwest YMCA, Pima County Community Center
Briana Moyer, Member Engagement Director

Ott Family YMCA
Joanna Maxfield, Member Engagement Director