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Stonestown Family YMCA

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333 Eucalyptus Drive
San Francisco, CA 94132
Lake Merced/Stonestown
(415) 242-7100
Days and Hours Of Operation
Mon–Fri 5am–10pm, Sat–Sun 7am–8pm; pool opens at 5:30am on weekdays
Ages Served

The Stonestown YMCA serves the surrounding neighborhoods of the Sunset, west of Twin Peaks, Ocean-Merced-Ingleside Terraces, Merced Manor, Daly City, and Pacifica. Their friendly staff and well-organized and clean facilities make each visit a pleasant experience.

Fridays are fun at the Stonestown YMCA. Family Nights on Fridays from 6:30pm–8pm feature different activities such as theme nights (the first Friday), Kids Night Out (2nd Friday), Movie Night (3rd Friday), as well as other special events.

The Kids Night Out program is a big hit and is available to kids ages 3 to 11. Offered every second Friday of each month, this special event lets children have dinner, swim, do all kinds of activities, and watch a movie without their parents. Drop off is at 6pm and pickup is at 11pm. The fee is $30 per program member and $25 per facility member. There must be at least 12 kids signed up or the program is cancelled for that date.

The Stonestown Family YMCA offers ongoing programs for all age groups. Classes offered include: dance, golf, martial arts, and team sports like soccer, basketball, T-ball, and baseball. Swimming classes start at the parent-child level through teens. They offer individual lessons to kids 3 and above, private lessons, a youth swim team, lifeguarding, and snorkeling.

The Child Watch area for kids ages 12 weeks through 10 years has an infant/toddler nursery, toy kitchen play area, puzzles and games, and lots of crayons and coloring papers. Kids can be dropped off for $3 per half hour, per child. Monthly payment options are available.

The Y now offers a Model United Nations program for middle schoolers. Model United Nations is a simulation of the "real-life" United Nations Assembly. Participants will learn how to research, debate and establish policies, treaties, and resolutions, with a focus on international issues, including disputes between countries, peace-keeping responsibilities, and stabilizing financial markets. The program concludes with an Assembly involving youth from YMCAs all over California representing each nation recognized by the United Nations. Visit www.calymca.org/mun for more information or contact Theresa De Dios at (415) 242-7129.

The Y also offers two parent/child programs.  The first is Adventure Guides, a national YMCA program designed to enhance the relationship with a parent and child through meaningful activities and fun trips!  Adventure Guide pairs will explore the world, earn badges, and meet a lot of great people. The sign up fee is $90 for facility members and $110 for program members.

GymVentures is a unique program for newborns, toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents to engage in activities that develop the child’s motor skills, social skills and self-esteem. In the classes, which occur on the 4th Friday of every month, you and your child will have the opportunity to play in either a structured or unstructured environment, with all the age-appropriate toys and activities designed to nurture your child’s development. The cost is $10 per class for facility members and $15 per class for program members. 

Summer, spring, winter and vacation day camps are a blast at the Stonestown YMCA. They also offer sports and specialty camps including sailing, cooking, horseback riding, magic, and more. They have Counselor-in-Training (CIT) and leadership camps for kids in grades 10 and 11. See their website for registration and program information.

2014 Week-long Spring Camp Sessions: 
Dates: March 31–April 4 and April 21–April 25
Ages: Grades K–5
Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 7:30am–6pm
Cost: $227 per session or $50 per day for facility members, $255 per session or $58 per day for program members

2014 Week-long Explorer, Traditional, Sports, and Specialty Summer Sessions:
Dates: June 2–August 15 (no camp on July 4)
Ages: entering grades K to 5
Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 9am–4pm
Cost: $189–$345 per session
Counselors-In-Training (CIT): grades 8–10; $60–$70 per session
Extended Day: 7:30am–9am, 4pm–6pm FREE

2014 Week-long Extreme Teen Camp Sessions:
June 2–August 4 (no camp on July 4)
Ages: entering grades 6 to 10
Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 7:30am–6:30pm
Cost: $228–$502 per session

2013–2014 Middle School Vacation Day Camps:
November 11(Veteran's Day), January 31 (Lunar New Year)
Ages: Grades 6–8
Days/Times: 9am–4:30pm
Cost: $50 per day for facility members, $58 per day for program members
Extended Care: 8am–9am; 4:30pm–6:30pm
Location: Stonestown YMCA Annex: 3150 20th Avenue, SF CA 94132
Contact: (415) 242-7113

2013–2014 Fall and Winter Vacation Day Camps:
October 14 (Columbus Day), November 11 (Veteran's Day), November 27 & 29 (Thanksgiving), January 31 (Lunar New Year), February 17 (President's Day)
Ages: Grades K–5
Days/Times: 9am–4pm
Cost: $50 per day for facility members, $58 per day for program members.
Extended Care: 7:30am–9am; 4pm–6pm

The Stonestown YMCA hosts licensed afterschool programs at Commodore Sloat (grades K–5) and Jose Ortega Elementary (grades K–5) schools. They provide snacks and activities such as tutoring, arts and crafts, group games, values building, field trips, and community service projects. The ratio is one staff member per 12 kids. Kids can attend two, three, or five days per week. If a student does not have an active YMCA membership at the time of registration, a program membership fee of $50 is required. August fees are due as deposit at the time of registration. Afterschool monthly fees range from $230 for two days per week up to $438 for five days per week. There are also before school programs at Commodore Sloat and Sunset Elementary schools from 7am–8:30am. Monthly fees range from $56 for two days per week up to $150 for five days per week

The Stonestown YMCA also hosts grant-funded afterschool weekday enrichment programs serving 1000+ youth annually at Lincoln High School, Hoover Middle School, Aptos Middle School, Lawton Alternative School, Commodore Sloat Elementary, Miraloma Elementary, Jose Ortega Elementary, and Sheridan Elementary. The three primary components of these programs are academic assistance, recreation, and enrichment.

The Afterschool Program at IT Bookman is held Mondays through Fridays from 2pm–6pm for students in Grades 2–5. The students are selected to include those who would benefit the most from a small specialized program. The IT Bookman ASP primarily serves students from Jose Ortega Elementary School and offers daily structured homework support and tutoring for one hour, in addition to 30 minutes of focused literacy learning and academic vocabulary development. Enrichment and recreational activities are also offered.  

Great party packages are available for kids 3 and up. Pick a theme or customize your own. Parties are supervised by Y staff, who will lead children in games and activities. All packages include decoration, one hour of a Y staff-led activity, set up, and clean up. Packages range from $200 to $360, depending on the number of children and the type of party. Available to Y members and non-members.

Varies by program
Financial Assistance
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Russian, Filipino (Tagalog)
Seasons Offered
All Year, School Year
Getting There

This branch is located on Eucalyptus and 20th Avenue, near the Stonestown Mall. The YMCA has a parking lot near the main entrance.

Muni: M Ocean View, K Ingleside, 28

SFKids Tips

*Register early as classes fill up quickly. Members have first priority.

*Family locker rooms are available for unisex changing.

*Children in diapers must have diaper suits or plastic/rubber pants; no diapers allowed in the pool.

*Parents can watch lessons but the viewing space is limited.

*This is a very popular party destination so book your party about two months in advance.

*The parking lot can fill up quickly at peak hours in the mornings, after school, and early evenings.

*A basic membership allows you to take classes at any YMCA available to basic members.

What We've Heard

"We've taken advantage of so many programs the Stonestown YMCA offers. We have been quite pleased with all of them. My daughter wheedles me until I finally work out so that she can go to the child care area."

-- Amy, mother of 4-year-old

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