Here’s Why Your Kid Needs Camp This Summer!

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 summer will be here before you know it, and we want to make sure you ar... Read More

Team Sports

Team 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 thei... Read More

Peace of Mind for Families in Need

The Y is there when families need us most.

Angela and Lilli are a special duo that have been a part of the YMCA’s After School program. Angela is a single mother who has been using the Y program for her daughter, Lilli. In March of 2011, Angela was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast c... Read More

Baxter YMCA Holds Many Memories for Wells Family

When adult children are in town, they go back to the YMCA

Beverly Wells and her children made lifelong memories going to the Y nearly everyday. They did basketball, football, soccer, swimming, diving, Day Camp, the Y Indian tribe and so much more. She chose the Y for her family among other reasons, because ... Read More

Children from Laurelwood Camp Overnight for First Time

City dwelling kids go creek stomping, rock wall climbing, do archery and more

This summer, the Intercollegiate YMCA partnered with Jameson Camp to take 30 kids from the Laurelwood community on their first overnight camping trip. The students went rock climbing and creek stomping, participated in archery and low ropes and s... Read More