Mission: The parkersburg ymca is a volunteer led public charity and community service organization that includes men, women, and children of all ages, abilities, incomes, races, and religions. Our mission is to put christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. We are dedicated to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong values, leadership development, community interaction, and international understanding. All persons are welcome at the ymca, regardless of their ability to pay.
Programs: Youth development - the ymca promotes the development of youth through a series of programs designed to work with children of all abilities. Through youth spirit programs, youth develop self-esteem, values, and a sense of team work. Through teen leadership programs, the youth develop leadership and social qualities as well as learning a sense of responsibility and volunteerism.
healthy living - ymca programs are designed for people of all ages, abilities, faiths, ethnic groups, and incomes. The parkersburg ymca offers a welcoming atmosphere where participants feel comfortable and receive the support they need to improve their physical, mental, and spiritual health. Ymca programs help develop self esteem and self confidence, build lasting relationships, and increase civic engagement. Services are offered at affordable fees for the community with financial assistance available for those who can not afford the full fee. Examples of these programs for youths and adults include childcare, swimming, youth sports, group exercise, general wellness and leadership.
childcare and camping - our residential and day camping offers adventure and learning activities that provide challenges, education, and promote spiritual awareness, mental development, physical well being, social growth, and self-respect. Our camps provide a reverence for nature and respect for the inter-relatedness of all living things on earth. Our camps are open to all, regardless of income or special needs, so that children appreciate diversity, become community leaders and develop lifelong values.
other miscellaneous services provided by the ymca.