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Help! I Need Somebody

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Three Tips for the Working Parent

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Fairy Tales in the Real World

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Dental Gymnastics

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January 26, 2015 | Comments (6)

The Truth About a Piece of Cake

Last year for my birthday, my best friend spent twelve hours baking me a birthday cake from scratch. It was nothing short of a masterpiece...
January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Measured Success

New year, new Y, new you. We hear the same or similar messages each January, but this year I’m reminded of author Tom Peters’s quote...
September 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Celebrating a Legacy of Impact

We said goodbye recently to a man who touched the lives of thousands of people in our community: John O. Morgan. ...
February 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kids Say the Darndest Things

There are moments when you can’t help but laugh when drawings from a five year old cross your desk. During the month...
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Window Seat on the World

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November 19, 2013 | Comments (2)

When We Return

I’m a cat person.   Let’s just get that out there from the start. I do love all animals...

The Lakewood Family YMCA is looking for an experienced and high-energy team player to be their Aquatics Director. From supervising other key staff and maintaining quality swim lessons to birthday parties and lifeguard training, this position is sure to be fulfilling. To learn more or apply: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/lfb-aquatics-director-1/

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Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: Four races, four cities, one day. What challenge will you accept? 5k to 20k races with all proceeds supporting YMCA Teen Late Nite. Join us April 5 in your city.
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The Gordon Family YMCA is looking for the right person to be their Branch Marketing and Communications Director.

We're looking for an experienced, high-energy team player to organize, monitor, supervise, and maintain health and well-being programs for the Haselwood Family YMCA as the Health and Well-being Director. To learn more or apply: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/hfb-health-well-being-director-1/

Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: Congratulations to the Bremerton Family YMCA, Haselwood Family YMCA, and Tom Taylor Family YMCA for being named "Best Gym" of 2014 by West Sound Home and Garden. Thanks to our great members!
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The Y has several great opportunities for enthusiastic role models to work in our Child Care sites as Site Leaders and Site Directors. Multiple locations and opportunities are available. To learn more or apply: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/

July 10, 2014

National champions headed back home to washington

Defending National Champions have kept their title thanks to a stellar performance at the 2014 YMCA National Gymnastics Championship in Tampa, Florida. Teams from the...
June 12, 2014

YMCA offers free summer lunch program

Ensuring children have healthy meals this summer is a top priority of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Many free and reduced lunch recipients...
June 11, 2014

There's no stopping kimmy watters

Kimmy Watters, 43, has become an inspiration at the Morgan Family YMCA in Tacoma for a variety of notable reasons: losing 50 pounds despite having...
June 11, 2014

The force of nature that is kimmy watters

“I was reluctant when I joined the Y in 2001,” Kimmy said. “I’d never worked out, never exercised, and I was 50 pounds overweight...
June 11, 2014

Children in Pierce County Provided with Healthy Meals this Summer

Ensuring children have healthy meals this summer is a top priority of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Many free and reduced...
June 11, 2014

Helping Stem Summer Learning Loss

Providing opportunities to be both mentally and physically stimulated is the goal of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties’ Summer programs. From preschool through...
June 11, 2014

YMCA Feeding Children in Kitsap County for the Summer

Ensuring children have healthy meals this summer is a top priority of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Many free and reduced lunch recipients...
June 4, 2014

this chihuly isn't art but about giving back to community

“We look for an alum who’s done some great things in the community through their job, their service, whatever,” Besett said. “I get nominations from...
May 19, 2014

Bainbridge students learn at camp seymour

Audrey Barnett, Hayden Marchinek and Soleil Cowen-Quan studied marine ecosystems, forest ecology and their impact on the environment at YMCA Camp Seymour on the Key...
May 7, 2014

Construction of gordon family ymca in sumner begins

The effort to locate a YMCA in Sumner that started six years ago took a major step April 28...
Feb
3

Intramural Sports Begin

Ready, Set, Go!  Mark your calendars. The University Y Student Center is the...
Feb
14

Youth Swim Lesson Spring 1

Give your child the gift of confidence around the water. Our swimming lesson program focuses on instructing children on the safety skills when being in...
Feb
16

Spring Soccer League Registration

Registration | February 16-April 6 Season | April 20-June 27...
Feb
16

Spring Soccer League Registration

Registration | February 16-April 6 Season | April 20-June 27...
Feb
16

Spring T-Ball and Coach Pitch League Registration

Registration | February 16-April 6 Season | April 20-June 27...
Feb
16

Spring T-Ball and Coach Pitch League Registration

Registration | February 16-April 6 Season | April 20-June 27...
Mar
2

Walking Group

Lace up your walking shoes and join us on the track for good conversation and a workout that will fly by! For more...
Mar
2

Teen Late Nite

Teen Late Nite encourages the development of youth in grades 9-12 by providing a safe environment, consistent adult involvement, and fun activities that foster excellence...
Mar
2

Making Change Stick

Making change "stick" is hard. Designed to offer tools to support life change in spirit, mind, and body, this workshop will help participants create lasting...
Mar
2

Making Change Stick

Making change "stick" is hard. Designed to offer tools to support life change in spirit, mind, and body, this workshop will help participants create lasting...

1,440 Minutes in a Day...

Schedule 30 of them for physical activity.