November 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Prince of Peace

By Guest Blogger Andrew Homan I remember well the day I discovered irony. It was a weekday afternoon in the autumn...
October 5, 2015 | Comments (5)

Fear Not

I've always been a bit ambivalent about Halloween. On the one hand, I have long maintained that I may very well be the owner of...
September 28, 2015 | Comments (3)

The Way of Saint James- Final Entry

Day 39 - We planned this time in Santiago as a "rest day,"  but we didn't slow down a lot. We did sleep...
September 23, 2015 | Comments (3)

The Way of Saint James Part 7

Day 32 - We made the tough decision today to skip a segment of the Camino for the first time, and take a taxi to...
September 16, 2015 | Comments (4)

Fat Girls Can Skip

By Guest Blogger Amy Boheman In 2011, I lost 60 pounds. In the...
September 15, 2015 | Comments (3)

The Way of Saint James Part 6

Day 25 was pretty uneventful. We left Leon just before sunrise under a crystal-clear sky and made great time getting out of the city...
September 10, 2015 | Comments (4)

The Way of Saint James Part 5

Day 18 - Today was probably the easiest walk we've had yet (virtually zero elevation gain, smooth, level track, only 12.7 miles, and frankly pretty...
August 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Way of Saint James Part 4

Day 11 turned out to be one of the most pleasant days of our Camino experience so far. After oversleeping by a few minutes, we...
August 24, 2015 | Comments (8)

The Way of Saint James Part 3

Day 4 was a "rest day," if you can call walking 21,000 steps (per my FitBit) a rest. Suffice to say that Pamplona is simply...
August 17, 2015 | Comments (12)

The Way of Saint James Part 2

So much to think about from our first few days... From travel mercies to the first amazing days on the Camino to lessons being learned...

In just one week non-profits across Washington will come together for #GivingTuesday! Join the movement and #getyourgiveon by supporting the Y. #ymcapkc #giveback

It’s that time of year, #GivingTuesday is back! Only two weeks until you can #getyourgiveon and help build a better community by supporting the Y. #GivingTuesday #ymcapkc

Something big is brewing out in Sumner! In conjunction with International Diabetes Awareness Day, renowned TV personality Chef Curtis Aikens (best known as host of The Food Network’s “Pick of the Day” cooking show) will be making an appearance at the Gordon Family YMCA on November 14 from 5-7pm.

Join us as we learn about healthy cooking and lifestyle management for diabetes prevention and intervention. Only a few spots left, be sure to reserve your spot today!

To reserve your spot, please call 800-745-6686

Questions? Susan Buell at (253)-460-8912

Wishing you a happy, healthy Halloween!

In the spirit of fun, our YMCA Healthy Lifestyles team invites you to join them in a friendly Halloween edition of "Would You Rather?" We hope it inspires a few chuckles as you engage what, for many of us, is one of the scariest things of all: the truth about some of our holiday habits!

"the leaves believe
such letting go is love
such love is faith
such faith is grace
such grace is God
i agree with the leaves”
― Lucille Clifton

Calling all Tacomans! Make a difference in your own community by sending a 7th grader Stewart Middle School to YMCA CAMP SEYMOUR for two days on our challenge course, where they'll work on communication skills, team building, self-confidence, and self-esteem. These kids need your help, and every gift of $25 sends another child to camp!

Give today:

We are seeking a Major Gifts and Planned Giving Director to work as part of the association financial development team, securing the philanthropic funds necessary to advance the work of the Y. This position is responsible for collaborating with staff and volunteers to implement strategies and tactics to secure major gifts and planned gifts. Position closes November 19.

For more information and to apply:

Exciting news! We are launching new YMCA Diabetes Prevention groups in three branch locations, and we've set aside scholarship dollars to make them accessible to anyone who needs them. The groups will run:

Thursday nights | Lakewood Family YMCA | Oct 29 start
Thursday nights | Tom Taylor Family YMCA | Nov 6 start
Saturday mornings | Bremerton Family YMCA | Nov 7 start

To learn more, visit our website and take our prequalification screening.

Find a fun activity the whole family enjoys, and get active together. Try a different activity each week until you find what works.

October 9, 2015


As we’ve said before, the Y’s mission is to serve everyone, regardless of financial circumstance, faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. As our community...
October 5, 2015

A Message to Our Members and Community

Amended November 12, 2015 The Y’s mission is to serve everyone, regardless of financial circumstance, faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity...
October 2, 2015

A Message to Our Community

Amended November 12, 2015 At the Y, we...
May 1, 2015

Stroke Care Then and Now

Jen Rittenhouse, Social Media Specialist at MultiCare Health System Things...
March 17, 2015

Acts of kindness multiply into the hundreds for Lakewood 8-year-old

Before it careened out of control — before she decided to perform 600 acts of kindness in one year — Alex McKelvey began with one...
March 4, 2015

Foster Children Receive Free Membership at Area YMCAs

In response to a community need and in keeping with our commitment to youth development and social responsibility, we are pleased to announce that effective...
March 4, 2015

Gordon Family YMCA begins to take shape

A great write-up in the Puyallup Herald on the construction of the Gordon Family YMCA. Read it here...
October 20, 2014

Sumner’s new YMCA will get double the donations

The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse will double donations for the long-awaited YMCA in Sumner. The local business announced last week that it will...
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...


Child Care Participants are Y Members Children enrolled in YMCA Child Care have access to a Y membership September-June...

Seals Swim Team

   Youth swim team gives kids the opportunity to learn about swimming as a sport, and, most importantly, to have fun. We encourage sportsmanship as well...

Fall Parking Permits

Don't forget to pick up your Fall Parking Permit from our Welcome Center today! ...

Floating Beyond Fear

This innovative class for adults combines group discussion and pool time designed to address fear of the water. Discuss how your body naturally interacts with...

Intramural Sports Season Dates

Fall Intramural Sports are happening now at University Y Student Center! ...

Youth Basketball League Registration

Practice dribbling, passing, catching, shooting and footwork skills, as well as concepts of offense, defense, cooperation, and teamwork as a member on a team and...

Swimming Lesson: Winter 1 Session

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...
11 - 25

Small Group Class Registration

Registration for small group sessions is now open. Choose from TRX, ErgFit, Tai Chi. Small Group work allows for more one-on-one work with the instructor...

Winter Break | Camp Registration

Camp Dates | December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30...

1,440 Minutes in a Day...

Schedule 30 of them for physical activity.