Why the YMCA

  • Dental exam at 2013 Healthy Communities Day
Wouldn't it be amazing to have a whole day devoted to building a healthier community? This year, the YMCA of the Triangle and WakeMed have developed a whole week of fun, healthy...
Summer is finally here and school is finally almost over! On Tuesday, June 9 hundreds of Wake County kids will start the summer at a YMCA Summer Day Camp. We know they are excited...
On June 6, the YMCA marks its 171st anniversary. This global organization began with a simple but powerful idea to help people build healthier, happier lives. Since its founding,...
  • The Top Four Things Day Camp Counselors Want You to Know
We asked our YMCA youth counselors and staff what they wish summer day camp parents knew about camp and the YMCA. Their responses, while light-hearted and fun, ring with a simple...
  • YMCA outdoor pools
 Join the YMCA for fun in the sun this Memorial Day Weekend. All YMCA outdoor pools will be open, and we have our annual Big Splash Pool Bash events planned across the Triangle....
  • Doug McMillan and Lonnie Poole
The YMCA of Garner is one step closer to building its permanent home off Aversboro Road. YMCA leaders and volunteers gathered at White Deer Park on Thursday, April 30 to announce...
Desyi Rodriguez knew her daughter Ashley Mina was at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Desyi and her family made healthy, positive changes in their diet, but affordable,...
At the Y, we want everyone to be able to participate in YMCA programs regardless of their ability to pay. Thanks to volunteer support and a regional effort, donations to the YMCA'...
What do parents love about YMCA summer camp? Joanne Sullivan, mother to Shannon, 13 and Erin, 10 reiterates what many summer day camp parents say year after year. “For my children...
  • YMCA Healthy Hero, 5210
Parents, raise your hand if your child eats five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Are your kids active for an hour a day and do they watch fewer than two hours of...

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