Black History and the YMCA

Determined visionaries break racial barriers

Black history tells us that when it first emerged in the United States in 1852, the YMCA excluded blacks from membership in white branches. Although they were encouraged to form their own associations on "separate but equal" terms, it wasn’t as eas... Read More

Swim Lessons Give Mom Peace of Mind

Safety, Adaptability Highlight Private Swim Lesson Benefits

Rose is a spunky little girl with energy to spare. Her family, like many, lives in a neighborhood with a retention pond nearby. Knowing that Rose is active and has a tendency to wander, her mom, Liz, knew that swim lessons would be important. "I k... Read More

Team Sports

Team Sports Boost Self Esteem, Build Confidence Among Other BenefitsTeam Sports Boost Self Esteem, Build Confidence Among Other Benefits

Team sports are an important part of many children’s lives and offer a multitude of benefits beyond just physical activity. Participation in team sports helps kids to develop strong character traits and values that they can use for the rest of the... Read More

Why Kids Need Camp More Than Ever This Summer

And parents, too!

The concept isn’t new. Kids have always needed camp as a place to really be themselves, build friendships with new friends and make memories. Before the global pandemic hit, kids needed camp for so many wonderful reasons. However, after a year o... Read More

Choose Your Adventure!

Spend the BEST SUMMER EVER with the Y!

Check out our Summer Camp Guide to start planning the BEST SUMMER EVER! From archery, to arts & crafts, to aquatics, it's up to YOU to decide what your adventure will be this summer. No matter what you choose, you will make new friends and tr... Read More