July 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

Our Future, the "Opinion Party", and Ken Griffey, Jr.

By guest blogger: Tauna Shoemaker, Major Gifts Director...
July 16, 2016 | Comments (1)

The Joy League

Current events can be tough on the state of mind. Headlines sap our creativity, siphoning energy in the swirl of the world’s dark sea. ...
June 23, 2016 | Comments (1)

A Winding Road

Guest blog by Brad Gaither | Marketing, Communications, and Membership Director | Bremerton Family YMCA “In the end, it’s not...
June 13, 2016 | Comments (1)

Love Always, Always, Always Conquers Hate

By Alex Abplanalp, Communications Director, Association Office ...
June 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

Who is in Charge Here?: Building Healthy, Confident Kids

Guest blog by Noah Brown, Senior Aquatics Director, Morgan Family YMCA “Who is in charge here?!” Those words seem to...
June 3, 2016 | Comments (1)

Power Players

“Play is often talked about as though it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play really is the...
May 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

In Everything, Give Thanks

By guest blogger, Tauna Shoemaker, Major Gifts Director, Association Office...
May 18, 2016 | Comments (1)

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...

Thank you to The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation for all the support you have given us in the last 35 years!

Check out the best summer ever going on at Mel Korum Family YMCA!

Props to Lakewood Family YMCA for continuing the Best Summer Ever! :)

Congratulations to Bremerton Family YMCA Swim Team for bringing home the championship trophy from the 54th Annual Yakima YMCA Kiwanis Invitational. Great job, team!

Remember to check out Summer Day Camp pictures from your local Y! Welcome to the best. Summer. Ever!

Thank you, YWCA Pierce County, for recently hosting Charlie Davis (President and CEO, YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties) and Darcy Celletti (YMCA Center for Community Impact) for a tour of your services. The impact you make in our community is astounding - creating safe spaces for people in transition, empowering those impacted by domestic violence, and inspiring others to give back to a population in need. Your fortitude to change Pierce County for the better for women, children, and families is truly inspiring.

Our team is ready for an awesome summer of camp at the Y! Are your kids ready for the best summer ever? Register at www.summer.ymcapkc.org #ypkcmagicmakers

Practicing good safety skills with an office earthquake drill! Everyone took a #YQuake selfie while doing the "Drop! Cover! Hold on!" We take safety seriously at the Y. :)

Remember to prepare you and your family for a potential earthquake. Visit the official CDC website for more information on what to do in case of an earthquake emergency:
http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/during.asp

Mobile App and Schedule Update: We've been informed that data and schedules have been restored and the Y's Mobile App is back online! Thank you all for your kindness and patience as this was being resolved. Happy Monday, all!

Tonight there will be a city-wide peace gathering for the victims of Orlando shooting (Monday, June 13th) at 7PM on the campus of Life Center church in Tacoma Washington, 1717 S. Union Ave. 98405. This community gathering will take place in memory of the victims of the brutal terrorist act in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning.

Civic, faith community, and LGBTQ leaders will be in attendance, as we will be calling our community to peace and gentleness in the face of anger and hatred. #prayforOrlando

July 8, 2016

Tacoma judoka Travis Stevens fights through setbacks to return to Olympics

Stevens, who grew up in Tacoma, has qualified in judo for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He does not take this sport...
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...
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Seals Swim Team | Summer 2016

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.