Mission: The yakima family ymca seeks to put christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Our mission statement is brought to life through the efforts of our professional staff and a group of committed volunteer leaders who provide their time, talent and treasure to serve the community. We welcome people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes. No one is turned away for inability to pay. We offer numerous programs to meet community needs, including camping, child care, youth sports, youth mentoring, youth outreach, adult health and fitness and many more. Membership in the ymca helps fund the many services our organization provides to the community.
Programs: The yakima family ymca strives to serve its community as a "for impact organization that offers a wide variety of effective programs. - aquatics. Our aquatics program includes a variety of activities; lap swim, water walking, aqua zumba, family swim, swim lessons, swim team, water aerobics, arthiritis classes, life guard training and competitive stroke classes. Our learn to swim program is conducted each year during sprink break for local schools. In partnership with sunrise rotary, this program is provided at no charge to about 440 participants. The program provides free swimming lessons to local youth. This program gives young people confidence in the water, the ability to swim and instruction in water safety. Given the many irrigation canals, unpredictable rivers and lakes in our community, this program meets a need for public education in water safety. - health & wellness. Health & wellness features many aerobics classes designed for people from young adult through senior age groups. Leagues for basketball and racquetball provide many opportunities for participatory recreation. Group exercise classes provide many health and social benefits for participants. Dance, yoga and pilates classes are also offered through health & wellness. - general membership. General membership at the ymca gives people access to our full range of equipment and programs. Financial assistance is available to those who cannot afford membership fees. Revenue from membership helps fund other programs and operations, including youth outreach activities. In addition to facility use, we encourage member involvement. Members make up our board of directors as well as the eight committees that help shape our policies and operation. Volunteer members lead and influence the operation and community involvement of our ymca. Some members volunteer to help raise funds for our annual partner with youth campaign. Many members donate their time and talent to make the ymca a positive place for other members and the community at-large. Approximately 12,000 people served.
camp dudley. Camp dudley is a ymca resident camp located on 13 acres of forest land that surrounds clear lake near white pass. Camp dudleys six week summer resident camp provides recreations, environmental education and training in ymca core values to about 400 kids ages 8-15. Young adults, age 18 and older, enjoy employment as counselors. Spring break camp and leadership camp also provide personal growth opportunities for area youngsters. Many of the young people who attend camp dudley, do so as a result of donated funds to our partner with youth campaign and other fundraising efforts. Camp dudley is open year round for rental as a retreat center.
child care. Safe, high quality and affordable programs provide services that allow parents to attend school or work to support their families. Fully licensed infant, toddler, pre-school and pre-kinder programs offer values-based educational opportunities for youngsters from ages six weeks to five years. We conduct before and after school enrichment (b. A. S. E. ) programs at six local schools. Between child care and b. A. S. E. Programs, we serve up to 250 kids per day. Our summer day camp program served over 100 kids per day from june through august. Similar child care camps are available during extended school holidays, providing a safe learning and recreational environment for children with working parents. Partner with youth campaign funds do help support our child care programs.