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Y Arts Week

Y Arts Week is October 5-11. All week, we're celebrating the power of art to educate, inspire, and connect us. Here's what's happening during the...

6, 7, 8 Nite

6, 7, 8 Nite encourages the development of youth in grades 6-8 by providing a safe environment, consistent adult involvement, and fun activities that foster...

Floating Beyond Fear

Combines group discussions and pool time in a supportive environment designed to address fear of water. Learn how your body naturally interacts with water, tools...

Journey to Freedom

Developed for facing life’s challenges, this small group led by supportive facilitators serves as a place of hope, healing, and restoration...

Community Prayer Group

Everyone is welcome to join our Community Prayer Time at it's new time: Wednesdays from 1:30-2pm. This is a drop-in time to pray for our...

Fall Hiking Series: Dewey Lakes

Experience beautiful fall colors around Western Washington during our volunteer-led Fall Hiking Series. We meet at the Lakewood Family YMCA at 7am for all hikes...

Journey to a New Beginning

In a supportive and healing environment, this small group aids those dealing with the pain and disappointment associated with loss...

Financial Peace University

Learn how to manage personal finances through the support of trained facilitators in a supportive, resourceful setting while using acclaimed materials created by Dave Ramsey...

Date Night

Do you need a night off? We’re here to help. Once a month, we offer Date Night. Your kids get to have fun in a...
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Kids Night Out

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

6, 7, 8 Nite is this Saturday from 8:30-10:30pm. This event for middle schoolers in grades 6-8 is free and open to the public. Come play basketball or volleyball, swim, dance, or workout on the cardio equipment.

Throwback Thursday: Brandon, our contractor for the new Family Locker Room and the Lower Women's Locker Room remodel actually has deep roots in the Y. When he was a kid, Brandon was a part of the Y Indian Guides program, which took fathers and sons on camping trips. Here he is with his YIG vest from 1978-79.

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday #BeCauseY #YMCA

It's Y Arts Week! Today, take a free Photography Lesson in the ACCESS Center at 5pm, learn about the FLY Dance Company at an open rehearsal at 6pm, and kids can design your own coffee cup in the lobby!

Come build new friendships at 6,7,8 Nite. The Lakewood YMCA is proud to offer our new 6,7,8 Nite for middle schoolers every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 8:30-10:30pm. Enjoy basketball, dancing, volleyball, food, swimming, racquetball, and cardio equipment! This event is free and open to the community. Contact Stephen Merriam 253-460-8943 or for more information.

Late registration for the Fall 1 session opens today at 5pm. Sign up for an additional class online at

Werner was never the kind of person to exercise regularly, but as he started to notice the signs of advancing age, he decided it was time to begin a workout regimen to maintain his current level of good health. Werner was 83 years old the first time he set foot inside the Lakewood Family YMCA.

Read more of Werner's story at

The new Family Locker Room and remodeled Lower Women's Locker Room are now open!

- The Family Locker Room is for men and women with children under the age of 15 and includes private changing rooms, shower stalls, and a Kid Shower with motion-activated shower heads. As a mixed-gender and mixed-age space, swimsuits are required in the showers.

- The newly remodeled Lower Women's Locker Room is located next to the Family Locker Room. It is for women and girls and features all new fixtures, lockers, and showers.

- With the addition of the Family Locker Room, the Assisted Changing Rooms located next to the Lower Men's Locker Room are now reserved for our members with special needs or who require help changing.

You spoke and we listened! As a result of our summer survey, we're pleased to announce that we are upgrading our nursery check-in process and moving to a new, flat-rate price structure starting October 9.

- Faster check-in and check-out
- No more paper punch cards!
- Enhanced security (designate who picks up your child)
- New flat-rate: $35 per family per month with a 2 hour max or $50 per family for a maximum of 3 hours per visit.
- Use your same account at any YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties location.

Questions? Contact Ashleigh Killpack at 253-460-8913 or or visit

Our Safety and Risk Manager gets candid about cameras:

For safety purposes, cell phones and cameras are strictly prohibited in our locker rooms and restrooms. Please leave them (and personal conversations) in your purse or bag while using these spaces.

While we enthusiastically applaud your efforts in the weight room and are fully supportive of your need for photo documentation of your exercise success, we kindly request that you resist the urge to take locker room selfies, which may cause people to question your intentions and create an awkward situation for everyone involved.

Thank you for your understanding and for alerting staff if and when you notice violations of this policy.

Registration is now open! Register for youth swim lessons, sports skills, gymnastics, visual and performing arts, or martial arts. Register online at


October Newsletter
Check out our new fall program guide

October 10
October 24

October 17 | 5-9pm

Candy Corn Carnival
October 24 | 4-6pm
Free to the public


Learn about the Y and how you can join us in making an impact on our community or give now.
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Fall schedules are effective starting September 8.


FALL 1 Registration guide



  • Fall 1 Registration: September 28-30 at 7am
    Late Registration: October 2
    Session: October 5- November 5
  • Fall 2 Registration: November 9-11 at 7am
    Late Registration: November 13
    Session: November 16- December 20  ** No class November 26 and 27**


Our swim lessons and gymnastics classes are progression-based. It is the responsibility of the parent to register their child for the appropriate level. Please consult our gymnastics and swim lessons progression guides.


Immediately after your online registration processes, you will receive an emailed receipt. After registration closes, you will receive a confirmation email. Please print these documents for your reference.



Includes sports leagues, Journey to Freedom, Kids Night Out, Swim Team, private swim lessons, Art-Full Apprentice, cheerleading, progressions dance, Mini campers and special events.


Labor Day | 7am-3pm
Thanksgiving | 7am-1pm
Friday After Thanksgiving | 7am-9pm
Christmas Eve | 5am-3pm
Christmas Day | Closed Day 
After Christmas | 7am-8pm
New Year’s Eve | 5am-5pm
New Year’s Day | 9am-6pm


8-18 years old
A drop-in center supervised by staff that invites youth to explore robotics, coding, game design, photography, and more. Use computers for homework projects, job searching, and game play. Work as a team in Minecraft or compete with friends on Xbox.

Monday-Thursday 4-7pm
Friday 4-9pm


A safe place for youth to play together, do arts and crafts, and engage in recreational games. This is a drop-in zone and youth may come and go as they please but all parents/guardians must stay in the building. A staff member is present during open times.

Monday-Thursday | 3:30-8pm
Friday | 3:30-6:30pm
Saturday | 11am-4pm