Who We Are
Presidio Community YMCA by the numbers:
21,000 people are served by The Presidio Y from many neighborhoods in San Francisco.
2010: The Presidio Y provided camp scholarships to 52 youth for 92 weeks of summer camp.
100+ group exercise classes are offered at the Presidio Y.
9 San Francisco public schools have afterschool programs run by the Presidio Y.
Since 1898, the Presidio Y has served the changing needs of the Presidio Community.
We are the only nonprofit community center in the Presidio where no one is turned away due to inability to pay for programs and services. In a remarkable and utterly unique park setting, we inspire people to be healthy though recreation, play, and social connection.
We draw on all aspects of the Golden Gate National Park and highlight the incredible inspiration that nature provides in physical health and mental well-being.
We are a resource for San Francisco families, providing programs and social opportunities that make families stronger. With youth programs in over two dozen public schools and throughout the Presidio, we are one of the city’s leading youth development organizations. As part of the YMCA of San Francisco, we have a deep and broad reach throughout all communities in the city and help make the Presidio accessible to all. As a sought after collaborator, we have the capacity to reach out to people of all ages in all communities. In short, the Presidio Community YMCA offers people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds, a one-stop shop where they can find programs and resources that meet their needs, making for a stronger community.
In 1997 we opened our doors in the beautiful Presidio National Park.
We continue to work in our community to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities, serving thousands of people who live and work in the Presidio Community and surrounding neighborhoods. Our programs benefit people of all ages, origins, and socio-economic levels.
Along with programs in the Presidio, we extend into the community through various schools and outreach programs. Our Outreach Programs range anywhere from after school recreation to outdoor adventure to leadership programs. Find out more about all of our programs here.
A critical focus of the Presidio Community YMCA has been youth and teens. We deliver programs for youth of all ages through camping, after-school recreation programs, community outreach, teen clubs, aquatics, and youth sports. All of our programs are built around the YMCA's four core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring.
We are in three buildings on the Presidio - The Main Post Fitness Center, Letterman Aquatics Center and Letterman Gym.