Armed Services YMCA San Diego


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Clinical Counseling and Support


Serving in the military, being a military spouse, or a child of a military member can  be a challenge. This is why the Armed Services YMCA San Diego works alongside KMG Psychiatry to facilitate enhanced counseling services for military families.

KMG Psychiatry is an integrative psychiatry practice that delivers high-quality, comprehensive care to the communities of San Diego and National City, California. Led by renowned board-certified psychiatrist Ankur Bindal, MD, MPH, FAPA, FAASM, KMG Psychiatry is proud to provide service to military personnel in the San Diego community, and aims to serve them through therapy, medication management, and TMS services. 


To submit a referral to KMG Psychiatry, please click the button below!

Submit a Referral

KMG Psychiatry is a third-party service provider, and not affiliated with Armed Services YMCA San Diego. We therefore assume no legal liability for the services they furnish. Any decision to use KMG Psychiatry is your own independent decision, which should be based on your own due diligence inquiries and observations.

If you need to access past medical records, please click here.

For additional counseling and support resources, click here.


Wounded, Injured & Ill Services


The Armed Services YMCA San Diego provides programs and services to adults & children who are hospitalized and/or receiving active outpatient care at Naval Medical Center Balboa. Our services include warrior care initiative, urgent needs support, littlest warriors gift bags, recreation services, dog therapy, and support & appreciation. 


LOCATION: 34800 Bob Wilson Drive

San Diego, CA 92134

Office: 619-532-8156


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Horse of the Sun Ranch


Horse of the Sun Ranch is a program of the Armed Services YMCA San Diego that provides an array of equestrian and respite activities. We are principally focused on healing the spirits of military families and at-risk youth. Our programs include a variety of equestrian and non-equestrian physical activities that enhance the experiences through immersion in natural settings. 


LOCATION: 28271 Old Hwy 80, Pine Valley, CA 91962


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Camp Hero

Camp Hero is a day camp program that serves military children as an outlet for youth to share their common experiences and receive academic, recreational and leadership-based enrichment. The Camp Hero experience is broken down by weekly themes that include weekly field trips helping enhance the learning experience.






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Operation Little Learners ONLINE!


Operation Little Learners is a family bonding program supporting early childhood social and cognitive development through positive interactions between parents and children using songs and stories. There is no cost to participate in this program for moms and children ages 18 months to 5 years. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this program is being offered online! Tune in each week to interact LIVE with our team as they perform your child’s favorite songs and read their favorite stories! Click on the register button to save your spot today!




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Operation Kid Comfort


We strive to make deployment as easy as possible on the children. Upon request, Operation Kid Comfort provides every child, age from 0 to 17 years old, with an original quilt made from photos submitted by his or her parent. Each keepsake is hand-made by a volunteer and donated with love. The finished quilt provides military children with warm memories that help carry them through their parent’s deployment.



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Achievement Academy

The Achievement Academy offers full day programming care for children in grades Kindergarten-6th! The Armed Services YMCA will provide academic support for online/ distance learning for San Diego Unified School students. Extra enrichment activities when kids are not participating in school related learning include a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering Math) focused curriculum, some Arts & Crafts, and sports/ other outdoor activities and games.

***Lunch and snacks are included!***
Cost is $199/ week per child
Sibling Discount is 20% for 2+ kids
Payment plans available!
*** Closed for Holiday Breaks (Camp Hero programming available for additional cost)***
Thanksgiving: November 23-27, 2020
Christmas/ New Year: Devember 21, 2020- January 1, 2021.





Food Distributions


Our Neighborhood Food Distribution takes place twice a month - on the 2nd Thursday at Bayview Hills and on the 4th Thursday at our Murphy Canyon location. Our Diaper Program also takes place at each  distribution. Registration information is posted on our Facebook page at 6:00 PM every Friday. Click the links below more more information!






In partnership with Feeding San Diego and Top Notch Catering, this program will provide a MEAL KIT that includes ingredients for up to 5 meals per registered participant.

These meals are similar to school lunches that include items from the 5 major food groups for a well balance meal. All menus are created with registered dietitians to ensure a USDA compliant meal program.

This event requires pre-registration. Click the link below for more information!



Whether you are an individual, active duty military service member or group, we appreciate your help!