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...
November 19, 2013 | Comments (2)

Window Seat on the World

Normally, I’m an aisle girl. I like seeing what’s happening in the space around me. Last month I did a lot of travelling...
November 19, 2013 | Comments (1)

When We Return

I’m a cat person.   Let’s just get that out there from the start. I do love all animals...
November 19, 2013 | Comments (1)

In Times of Trouble

Earlier this summer Nik Wallenda, an incredibly brave wirewalker, traveled 1,400 feet across an Arizona canyon without a net or safety harness between him and...

Complimentary Estate Planning services are now available to all Y members. Confidential appointments are offered on April 16 and May 14. Learn more about this complimentary financial service by contacting Aileen Bacon at abacon@ymcapkc.org or 253-534-7845.

Another round of annual campaign fundraisers from YMCA Child Care were a huge success! Thanks for our staff and supporters for attending the annual rummage sale and Parent’s Night Out. There is still time to join the team and donate to the Y today! http://www.ymcapkc.org/annualcampaign/

Support Teen Late Nite when you register for the Daffodil 5K Challenge. Run one or all four races in four cities in one day. Grab your friends and register today! https://www.databarevents.com/daffodil5kchallenge/

Wondering how you can get this great Nike Dri Fit shirt? Register today for the Daffodil 5K Challenge. Four cities, four races, one day. https://www.databarevents.com/daffodil5kchallenge/

Have you registered for the Daffodil 5k Challenge yet? Join your friends and community for one 5k or all four races on April 5.


Food for a cause – The YMCA Child Care pancake feed supporting the Annual Campaign was a success this weekend! Thanks to the volunteers, staff, and families that came to support families in our community with opportunities to be part of the Y family. Way to go team!

If you have ever struggled with weight loss or maintaining an active lifestyle, the YMCA Diabetes Prevention program can help. Join this small group to learn how to lose weight,
develop healthy eating habits, and balance physical activities for lifelong success.

Learn more about Diabetes Prevention Program and fill out an interest form at ymcapkc.org/diabetesprevention or contact Susan Buell at sbuell@ymcapkc.org.

We love having visitors come to our before and after school child care sites to check out the program. Thanks to Nola from United Way of Pierce County for making a trip to Idlewild Elementary- community partnerships make an impact!

Complimentary Estate Planning services are now available to all Y members. Confidential appointments are offered on March 12, April 16 and May 14. Learn more about this complimentary financial service by contacting Aileen Bacon at abacon@ymcapkc.org or 253-534-7845.

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.

March 12, 2014

YMCA program reduces risk of diabetes among adults

The day after her 54th birthday was the day that changed Laura Matson’s life. That’s when she viewed a Facebook post from the Mel Korum...
February 27, 2014

Gig Harbor Y expands

The Tom Taylor Family YMCA recently completed a 10,500 square foot expansion project. Project cost was approximately $1 million, which was was funded entirely by...
January 18, 2014

Girls on the run to west sound

Starting this spring, that kind of empowerment will be available to Kitsap-area girls through a new West Sound chapter of Girls on the Run. Registration...
January 14, 2014

Many opportunities to choose from at the y

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties – of which our Lakewood Y is a branch – has been rebuilding its website. As a...
December 23, 2013

MultiCare and the YMCA announce expansion in Sumner

Contact: Renée Quinn | YMCA Community Relations Director 517-936-9613 rquinn@ymcapkc.org...
December 20, 2013

Sumner YMCA Receives Name

Demolition began last month at the future site of the Sumner YMCA and now, just a few months away from groundbreaking, the community center can...
December 2, 2013

YMCA project at uwt begins

Campus and community leaders gathered today at Tacoma's legacy Longshoreman Hall, the future home for a university-focused fitness facility and student center. The...
November 20, 2013

Sumner YMCA to break ground in April

A YMCA in Sumner once existed only in dreams, but it’s about to become reality, thanks to $11.4 million in public investments. “This...
November 4, 2013

Demolition begins at future YMCA site in Sumner

Significant progress was made at the future YMCA site in Sumner on Tuesday, Oct. 29. About 30 people from the community, including Mayor Dave Enslow...
November 3, 2013

If you're looking for adult swim lessons, options aboud

How hard is it to find adult swim lessons around the South Sound and other related questions get answered in this article from The News...

TRX Small Groups

TRX is a total body, suspension-based training method utilizing suspension straps and your own body weight. TRX challenges people of all fitness levels.Groups run from...

Closed Easter Sunday

The Mel Korum Family YMCA will be closed on Easter Sunday...

Facility Closed for Easter Sunday

The Tom Taylor Family YMCA will be closed in recognition of Easter.  We wish you a wonderful holiday.  We will reopen at 4:45am on Monday...

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from your friends at the Morgan Family YMCA. We will be closed all day and will reopen at 4:45am on Monday, April 21...

Closed for Easter

PLEASE BE ADVISED: The Haselwood Family YMCA will be closed in observance of Easter.  SUNDAY, APRIL 20 CLOSED...

Lazy Man Ironman End of Event Party

Lazy Man Ironman participants are invited to celebrate their hard work at this End of Event Party, Community Room.  ...

Floating Beyond Fear


Drop In Chess Night

Enjoy a game of chess during this drop in program. Open to all ages and skill levels including beginners. An instructor will be...

Belly Fat Busters

The Belly Fat Busters Program is a weekly group fitness class supplemented by ongoing nutritional education. The nutritional component is designed to maintain proper glucose...

Women on Weights

Experience a variety of strength workouts using different weight room equipment. Learn about proper form and technique, stay motivated, and track your progress using both...

1,440 Minutes in a Day...

Schedule 30 of them for physical activity.