WHO WE ARE
The Cambridge Area YMCA Family Center has proudly been serving the Guernsey County area since 1948. Our programs and our staff are committed to demonstrating the Y core values for which we stand: CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, AND FAITH.
The Y provides a variety of programs and services designed to help you strengthen your spirit, sharpen your mind, and build your body. Personal training, child care, yoga, group exercise classes, weight management, youth sports, and swim lessons are just a part of what you will find at your local YMCA.
As a community-based charitable and collaborative organization that is volunteer-driven, the YMCA derives its strength from its community roots and strong volunteers. Through partnerships with other non-profit organizations, the Chamber of Commerce and the United Way, we are able to enhance and expand the programs and services we offer.
We encourage you to take full advantage of your membership and get to know the staff and the members of your Y. Please stop by or call 740-432-4600 if you have any questions. We look forward to serving you!
NATIONAL YUSA MISSION STATEMENT: To strengthen the community through its focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the community’s health and well-being
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
CAMBRIDGE AREA YMCA MISSION STATEMENT: To build strong kids, strong families and strong communities by providing educational, social and physical education programs focusing on life skills, citizenship, character development and health.
GIVING AT THE Y: WE ARE MORE THAN JUST A GYM.
WE ARE A CHARITY.
The Cambridge Area YMCA Family Center is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. The Y is not a fitness club but a VOLUNTEER-BASED health, wellness, and lifestyle organization committed to making every community a better place to live. Your membership fees subsidize children’s programs, community youth center programs, senior wellness programs, art and recreational programs, and much much more. The Y offers scholarships to subsidize those who cannot afford to pay for a regular membership. Nationally, Y membership fees cover 65% of the expenses and the Y members raise the rest through charitable givings and fundraisers. When you join the Cambridge Area YMCA, you are uniting with over 22 million other Americans trying to do something positive within their community.
Every year Y members and friends donate tax-deductible contributions to help fund programs for youth and provide membership assistance to those in the community who are in need. The Y believes that no one should be turned away because of inability to pay. We count on you, our members and friends of the Y, to help those who may otherwise not be able to participate in our programs. Donations to the Invest in Youth/Strong Kids Campaign allows youth, their families, special need adults, and struggling seniors to be involved in Y programs. Please give generously.
ENDOWMENT FUND/PLANNED GIVING
The Cambridge Area YMCA Family Center has an endowment fund and planned giving options available for members and friends looking for alternative ways to give to the Y. If you are interested in learning more about the Cambridge YMCA Foundation or setting up a planned gift, please contact the Y at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Executive Director.
HOW THE Y GIVES BACK
The Y is committed to providing life-enriching opportunities to all people, regardless of their ability to pay. With your support, the Y is able to subsidize the memberships of many residents every year.
2.WELLNESS PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
Physical activity is a key component of good health. Wellness is a process of adapting patterns of behavior that lead to the integration of social, mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. The Y is committed to providing opportunities to people of all ages to meet these goals.
3.SAFETY AROUND WATER- SWIM LESSONS @ THE CITY POOL
Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The Y provides swimming instruction and essential water safety skills over a week of lessons. This program is open to members and non-Y members alike.
At the Y, youth sports are based on the philosophy “Everybody plays, everybody wins!” No matter the child’s ability, he or she learns character values such as teamwork, cooperation, and sportsmanship when they participate in Y Youth Sports.
The Christian emphasis is to accomplish the mission of the “C” in the YMCA by demonstrating the love of Christ through community service and demonstrating traditional YMCA core values. We are a zero-tolerance facility for bullying and inappropriate social behaviors.