Areas of Focus

The YMCA is so much more than a gym. At the Y, we’re for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.


We nurture the potential of every youth and teen through programs such as youth sports teams, clubs for leadership development and service, and fun-filled, action-packed camps.


We work every day to improve the nation’s health and well-being. We provide a fun, supportive environment to help you live in good health. With more than 300 fitness classes to choose from, plus a variety of health and wellness programs, you can find your way to wellness at the Y.


We provide opportunities to give back, support our neighbors and make our community a better place. There are so many ways to get involved in making a difference through the Y like becoming a volunteer, tutor or mentor, and more.


Over the years, we’ve made changes to meet the needs of our growing community. One thing has stayed the same: our Mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


The YMCA of the Triangle serves Wake, Chatham, Durham, Lee, Johnston, Orange and Pamlico counties, with 17 branches and three overnight camps. Since no two communities are identical, no two Ys are either. In every location, we bring people, just like you, together to learn, grow and thrive.


We are a volunteer and donor driven organization. Find out how you can support the Y and make a positive impact for a Better Us.