May 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

In Everything, Give Thanks

By guest blogger, Tauna Shoemaker, Major Gifts Director, Association Office...
May 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Baseball and the Art of Life

Guest blog by Eric Kuhnau, Safety and Risk Manager, Association Office “Every day is a new opportunity. You can...
May 13, 2016 | Comments (1)

President Who...

According to the news, Millennials are a generation with no sense of community or compassion. It’s easy to jump to the conclusion that Millennials just...
May 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Why Camp?

Siena Miller, 17 years, Camp Seymour alumna and current camp staff member.  Siena is a Running Start student...
April 28, 2016 | Comments (2)

The Third Place

Guest blog by Jonny Eberle, Marketing and Communications Director, Lakewood Family YMCA...
April 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

Weeds or Wishes

Guest blog by Andrew Homan, Network Administrator, Association Office...
April 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes

One of my favorite TED talks of all time is by British author, speaker, and educationalist, Sir Ken Robinson. In his talk about children and...
March 24, 2016 | Comments (2)

When I Grow Up I Want to be a Philanthropist

Guest blog by Tauna Shoemaker, Major Gifts Director, YMCA Association Office phi·lan·thro·py...
March 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Stars Align

Can you think of one thing you did today that aligns with your lifelong goals? ...
March 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

Superheroes Among Us

My 7-month-old son is now learning to swim in the same place I did in middle school - the Morgan Family YMCA. As I trotted...

Help us congratulate Charlie Davis on his new position as permanent President and CEO of YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Share your Charlie story on #CharlieForPrez.

Steve Triller, Executive Director, Tom Taylor Family YMCA: "I have had the privilege of knowing Charlie Davis for the last 33 years and I can say without hesitation that there is no one that I know that has given more of themselves to the YMCA than Charlie Davis. Charlie has exemplified that the YMCA is first and foremost about people. He has made it his life’s work to cultivate relationships with staff and members alike and he has worked very hard to be the best that he can be. I saw this firsthand in the way he stayed connected with his former mentor and CEO of the YMCA, John Morgan. John lived to be 90 years of age and it was during his last years of life that Charlie made it a part of his weekly schedule to reach out and connect with John. John and his wife Shirley had settled in at Franke Tobey Jones Retirement Center and Charlie would take John to lunch or for a ride. Having dedicated his life’s work to the Y, John had many pearls of wisdom to share from his days of growing up during the Great Depression and serving as a Navy diver during World War II. Yes, John had a lot to share and Charlie valued their time together, but Charlie was also demonstrating his appreciation and care for John and what he had meant to him and the community. Seniors can often feel lonely and forgotten and in John’s case he had also lost his lifelong partner, and Charlie was going to do whatever he could to make sure that John felt valued. I don’t know of anyone who has cared more about people and the mission to serve than Charlie Davis, and this is what makes him such an excellent choice to lead the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties."

Help us provide an additional 65 full scholarships to give local kids their first camp experience at YMCA Camp Seymour this summer!

Thanks to funding from the YMCA of the USA’s Strategic Initiatives Fund and the Woodworth Family Foundation, all new and increased gifts to the Send a Kid to Camp Campaign will be doubled by a matching gift, up to a total of $20,000! Give today to send a kid to camp! http://bit.ly/1WkpruM

Help us provide an additional 65 full scholarships to give local kids their first camp experience at YMCA Camp Seymour this summer!

Thanks to funding from the YMCA of the USA’s Strategic Initiatives Fund and the Woodworth Family Foundation, all new and increased gifts to the Send a Kid to Camp Campaign will be doubled by a matching gift, up to a total of $20,000! Give today to send a kid to camp! http://bit.ly/1WkpruM

Our summer day camps focus on the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all of our activities. We provide fun-filled activities that allow for physical involvement, social interaction, leadership building, personal growth and creativity.

Register today! summer.ymcapkc.org

Our summer day camps focus on the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all of our activities. We provide fun-filled activities that allow for physical involvement, social interaction, leadership building, personal growth and creativity.

Register today! summer.ymcapkc.org

Thanks Kitsap Community Foundation for the shoutout! Remember, #KitsapGreatGive starts next Tuesday!

Thanks Kitsap Community Foundation for the shoutout! Remember, #KitsapGreatGive starts next Tuesday!

For a better you, a better community, and a better country—The Y is here. Give for a better us: https://www.ymcapkc.org/give-2016/ #YMCA #ForABetterUs

For a better you, a better community, and a better country—The Y is here. Give for a better us: https://www.ymcapkc.org/give-2016/ #YMCA #ForABetterUs

Talk about perseverance!

Kerry is committed to spinning for 17 hours today (from open to close) for Annual Campaign! Stop by Tacoma Center YMCA to support Kerry and the Annual Campaign!

Talk about perseverance!

Kerry is committed to spinning for 17 hours today (from open to close) for Annual Campaign! Stop by Tacoma Center YMCA to support Kerry and the Annual Campaign!

It's Diabetes Alert Day, and the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties helps people commit to healthy living today and every day. Find out if you or a loved one are at risk: ymca.net/diabetes

Take the YMCA Diabetes risk assessment today: https://www.ymcapkc.org/diabetes-risk-assessment/

Diabetes Alert Day tip: Basic lifestyle changes that contribute to weight loss and healthy living can decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes. Today’s tip is drink water instead of beverages with added sugar. #Diabetes

It's Diabetes Alert Day, and the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties helps people commit to healthy living today and every day. Find out if you or a loved one are at risk: ymca.net/diabetes

Take the YMCA Diabetes risk assessment today: https://www.ymcapkc.org/diabetes-risk-assessment/

Diabetes Alert Day tip: Basic lifestyle changes that contribute to weight loss and healthy living can decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes. Today’s tip is drink water instead of beverages with added sugar. #Diabetes

Zoe is running for president...in 2064.

Zoe represents the potential the Y sees in every child if they have the right resources to succeed - safe spaces before and after school, caring adult mentors, and access to enriching experiences.

Vote for Zoe at zoeforpresident.net! All proceeds go to your local Y.

Zoe is running for president...in 2064.

Zoe represents the potential the Y sees in every child if they have the right resources to succeed - safe spaces before and after school, caring adult mentors, and access to enriching experiences.

Vote for Zoe at zoeforpresident.net! All proceeds go to your local Y.

Thanks for sharing Kellen's story, Gordon Family YMCA!
"When six-year-old Kellen first came to the Y he was cautious, unsure of new things and new people. Though he was nervous, Kellen was encouraged to try Winter Break Camp, and it wasn't long before he was trying new things like arts, sports, or learning about reptiles."
Read more of Kellen's story at www.ymcapkc.org/ystories/?sid=790.
#forabetterus #youthdevelopment

Thanks for sharing Kellen's story, Gordon Family YMCA!
"When six-year-old Kellen first came to the Y he was cautious, unsure of new things and new people. Though he was nervous, Kellen was encouraged to try Winter Break Camp, and it wasn't long before he was trying new things like arts, sports, or learning about reptiles."
Read more of Kellen's story at www.ymcapkc.org/ystories/?sid=790.
#forabetterus #youthdevelopment

When communities get better, the world gets better. Give for a better us: https://www.ymcapkc.org/give-2016/ #YMCA #ForABetterUs

When communities get better, the world gets better. Give for a better us: https://www.ymcapkc.org/give-2016/ #YMCA #ForABetterUs

May 20, 2016

YMCA board officially names Charlie Davis as permanent President and CEO

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM JIM CARMICHAEL, BOARD CHAIR...
May 13, 2016

Youth Investment Center provides safe haven for teens in Puyallup

When 14-year-old Meredith Trylch first moved to Puyallup from Alabama, she began feeling depressed and like she didn’t belong in her new community...
April 26, 2016

First responders to teach important water safety skills

East Pierce Fire and Rescue is partnering with the Gordon Family YMCA and the Bonney Lake Police Department to host April Pools Day from 10...
April 22, 2016

INAUGURAL $10K KITSAP COUNTY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE PROMISES BIG WINS AND LEANER WAISTLINES

Whether you have 10 pounds or 100 pounds to lose, everyone is a winner in the inaugural $10,000 Kitsap County Weight Loss Challenge! The best...
April 7, 2016

Camp Seymour: A place for natural exploration and new friendships

Since she was 8 years old, Alison Phelps has followed tradition: spending a week during each summer at Camp Seymour, an outdoor camp on the...
April 1, 2016

Late night teen program turns 25

TACOMA, Wash. - Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood has a history that Phil Carter knows well. He grew up in the city. “I wanted to...
March 30, 2016

YMCA Teen Late Nite celebrates 25 years of basketball on Tacoma's Hilltop

With the gang wars ongoing, Phil Carter had to help get kids off the streets of Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood in March 1991. ...
March 23, 2016

Girl helps teach other teens how to cope with cancer in the family

SILVERDALE - A local teen is learning how to cope with her father's cancer and she's teaching other teens how to do the same...
February 18, 2016

YMCA CEO, BOB ECKLUND, RETIRES WITH DISTINCTION AFTER 12 YEARS OF GROWTH AND SERVICE

Bob Ecklund, President and CEO of YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, is retiring after 12 years of dedicated service to the community and the...
February 18, 2016

Head of Pierce and Kitsap YMCA, Bob Ecklund, Retires

By Alexis Krell, The News Tribune The head of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties said Thursday he...
JUN
8

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
JUN
18 - 19

KIDS NIGHT OUT

The Kids Night Out program offers safe, overnight care and is a fun opportunity for your child to participate in activities designed to promote social...
JUN
24

CPR/AED/BFA/O2 re-certification

Need to get re-certified in CPR, AED, BFA and O2? Then this class is for you...
JUL
13

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
AUG
10

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
SEP
14

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
OCT
12

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
NOV
9

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
DEC
14

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...

1,440 Minutes in a Day...

Schedule 30 of them for physical activity.