We’ve Got Summer Covered with Camp!

It's not too late to register kids for Summer Camp

Summertime is here and you need care for your kids. Look no further than your own YMCA! With Traditional Summer Camp, Enrichment Camps, Sports Camps and more, you will surely find a spot for your little adventurer. Proof in the numbers In 2018, the... Read More

Take it Outside with the Y this Summer

Outdoor workouts, sports, events and more!

Just because you go “to” the Y, doesn’t mean you have to stay inside! We’ve taken sports, workouts and events outside this summer. Will you join us? Workouts [table id=48 /]Events [table id=50 /]Looking for more events? Here's th... Read More

20 New Programs, Classes and Events to Try

20 new ways to improve your health and wellness

We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to fulfill the Y mission, and 2018 was no exception. Here are just a few new ways Central Indiana residents can now get stronger and healthier at the YMCA. New Programs[caption id="attachm... Read More

What Will Your Child Do Before And After School?

Hang with friends, enjoy snacks, fitness, art and more at the Y

You don’t have to worry about your children when you can’t be with them. It’s time to enroll in the 2019-20 Before & After School program. Kids get a snack, help with homework and do these fun—really fun—enrichment activities with the Y... Read More

2019-20 Before & After School Information

Here's everything you need to prepare for next school year!

JOIN US NEXT SCHOOL YEAR! Next school year will be here before we know it! Enroll your child in YMCA Before & After School care and check it off your summer to-do list. Enrollment is now open![table id=38 /] QUESTIONS? CONTA... Read More

Y Helps Place Child with Special Needs, Mother is Able to Keep Job

YMCA Before & After School Program provides a safe environment

For many parents, after school programs are a great way to keep children stimulated and busy with activity after the school day ends. But this isn’t always an option for parents of children who have special needs. Care programs for these children c... Read More

How to Survive Summer Camp Deprivation

5 tips for surviving during the camp off-season

We survived the polar vortex and snow storms, but we still have three months until camp starts. Summer camp deprivation is real, but have no fear! We’re sharing some helpful tips to survive the rest of the winter. TRY OUT YOUR TIE DYEReplace... Read More

When School Is More Than School

YMCA Preschool teaches more than colors and shapes

Shapes, colors and scissor skills are all things one would expect children to learn in a preschool program. At the Witham Family YMCA Early Learning Preschool Program, 4-year-old Heaton has learned that and so much more. “He was a shy 2-year-old w... Read More

It’s Time to Register for Summer Camp

Now is the perfect time to make summer plans, dream of outdoor fun

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has a way to fend off the winter blues—browse and register for summer camp. Registration is now open for over 150 Summer Day Camps at more than 30 locations across Central Indiana. Enrollment is also open for overn... Read More

Here’s Why Your Kid Needs Camp This Summer!

Camp is something every child should experience

We know it's crazy. It's January. It's cold. We are about as far away from summer as you can get. And we want to talk about CAMP!It's time to start talking about camp, because it will be here before you know it. And we want to make sure you are p... Read More

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Names Derrick J. Stewart as New CEO

41-year-old Stewart has been CEO of the YMCA of Southwestern IN for 10 years

Derrick J. Stewart has been named the new president and CEO for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis effective Feb. 4, 2019. Selected by the Y’s Board of Directors following a five-month national search, Stewart will succeed Eric Ellsworth who will st... Read More

8 Awards, Countless Acts of Heroism

YMCA staff superheroes go above and beyond

The theme for this year’s Staff Assembly was superheroes. And why not? The YMCA staff are happy to go above and beyond to serve others. Staff from across Central Indiana enjoyed fellowship and reveled in the ways we’ve achieved the Y mission of h... Read More

Go from the Pool Back to School with the Y

Movie nights, campouts, rodeos and picnics keep summer fun alive when school starts

It’s about that time to go from the pool back to school. While summer may be ending, your fun at the Y doesn’t have to. Check out these events to keep your health and social life right on track when the kids go back to school. Celebrate School &... Read More

Astonishing Numbers, Why We Need Before and After School Care

INDIANA'S YOUTH NEEDS QUALITY CARE

The need for quality before and after school care is more important today than it ever has been, for so many reasons. BY THE NUMBERS According to the Indiana Afterschool Network, 20 percent of children in Indiana, including kindergartners, are unsu... Read More

Healthy Habits are Hard, the Y is Here to Help!

Easy Tips Each Month for a Healthier You

At the Y, we’re all about healthy living – healthy people and healthy communities. But habits can be hard to form, especially the healthy ones. Our new #HealthyHabits program will make healthy living easier.Each month, we‘ll help you build ... Read More

An Open Letter to New and Returning Campers

Camp Director Brian Shelley Is Excited about Summer Day Camp, Are You?

Dear Campers, (Moms and Dads, you can read this, too.)I know it’s April, and your calendars are counting down. Many of you have just finished Spring Break, but I cannot contain myself any more. I am about to BURST! I have been holding on to s... Read More

Summer Day Camp

Why we all need camp in our lives!

Waking up while it’s still dark outside. Turning on the news and seeing another single digits forecast. When will the two hour delays end!?!?It feels like it’s been winter forever. It’s hard to remember those warm, sunny summer days. Well, ... Read More

Oh, the weather outside is…

We're here for you when the weather gets bad!

When inclement weather is heading towards Indianapolis, we know the stress this can cause for families! Parents can't always take a snow day! The Y is here when families need us, including during school delays, early releases, and snow days! Please... Read More

Meet Alyssa

There when families need it most.

Alyssa is a single parent to four children under the age of 11. After moving to Indiana from Florida, Alyssa was struggling. With no family around, she lacked a support system to help raise her family. She often questioned how she was going to pay he... Read More

Meet Marion

Making a difference, one child at a time.

The end of the summer was approaching, and Keonia had a lot on her mind, particularly what she was going to do with her son, Marion, during her weekly dialysis treatments. As a single mom suffering from visual impairments and kidney and pancreatic f... Read More