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YMCA of Greater Erie Offers Free Memberships for Military Families

Erie, PA – The YMCA of Greater Erie, in partnership with the Armed Services YMCA, has made available free memberships More >>


GIVING BACK TO BUILD A STRONGER COMMUNITY TOGETHERHOOD is the Y’s signature program for its commitment to Social Responsibility. At the Y, More >>

Rebuilding Nourishing Habits In the Fall

Tip: Invest time in rebuilding nourishing habits now to feel more resilient, energized and less stressed through the busy fall More >>

YMCA and the Sight Center Partner to Prevent Diabetes

Erie, PA – September 6, 2017 – The YMCA of Greater Erie and the Sight Center of Northwest Pennsylvania have More >>

Downtown Y Lunchtime Busing Begins September 18th

The Downtown Y will resume their Lunchtime Busing for members on Monday, September 18th. Click Here for Route

YMCA Offers Free Swimming Lessons

The YMCA of Greater Erie has received a $13,500 Swim Access grant from the YMCA of the USA to offer More >>

After School, Kids Discover Their Potential at the Y

When the school day ends, children and teens need opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful activities. Their success out More >>

Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an older adult in the U.S. is treated in the More >>

Solving Childhood Obesity: A Family Affair

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support More >>

Grown Up Fun in Adult Sports Leagues

Get into the game with team sports At the Y, kids don’t have all the fun—adults can participate in sports More >>

Quick and Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Start the year right with nutritious kid-friendly meals Try these four tips to make lunch preparation a cinch at your More >>

Power Scholars Academy: I AM THE FUTURE

All kids have potential. And, the YMCA of Greater Erie is working alongside educators at Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary School, a Community More >>

Program Registration

Member registration opens August 15 for popular fall programs.  Check out all our offerings on our schedules page.

2017 Food + Fun Bus Youth Program Assistant

Season: June 12th – August 18th Assist with recreational programs for youth as part of the Y’s mobile meals program for More >>

2017 The Color Run Dream Tour

Ever wonder how The Happiest 5K on the Planet is achieved city after city?  It’s the AMAZING VOLUNTEERS. Whether it’s More >>

2017 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

The Downtown Y is looking for volunteers to help at our 2017 Rebich Investments Downtown Showdown 3 on 3 Basketball More >>

2017 Camp Sherwin Fishing Derby

Camp Sherwin is looking for volunteers to help at their Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 17th from 9:30am-1:30pm. The following volunteer More >>

Yoga Changes Couples Course in Life

Hi my name is Angela and my husband and I were diagnosed with “Unexplained Infertility.”  What does that mean? Well More >>

Tips to Avoid Summer Slide

The school year is quickly winding down and coming to an end, but that does not mean learning should end More >>

The Y: Building Family Connections

First of all, I thank the Y for the opportunity to express  how significant the Y has been in my More >>

Tip: Eliminate added sugars from your diet to feel more energized, have less pain and a clearer mind, and avoid chronic disease

In our food environment, we are constantly surrounded by sugar. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend reducing intake of More >>

Thank You YMCA Volunteers

National Volunteer Week was recognized 40 years ago, created with a purpose to celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary work to More >>

$35 Highmark QUAD Registration Deal

New participants register for $35 on March 17 ONLY

Top 5 Life Lessons Kid Learn From Team Sports

No matter what the activity, when kids are encouraged to participate in sports, they’re given the advantage of learning about More >>

Top 5 Nutrition Tips to Stave Off the Seasonal Blahs

The holidays have passed, the novelty of the new year is wearing off and the days are still a bit More >>

Camp Sherwin 2017 Season Volunteers

Camp Sherwin is looking for volunteers to help during their 2017 Season. The following volunteer positions are available: Groundskeeping:  responsibilities More >>

Camp Sherwin Camp Clean Up

It’s almost that time of year again…when the snow melts, trees bud, grass greens and Camp Sherwin gets its annual More >>

Reserve your hall!

We are filling up quickly! Call 774-9416 to reserve your hall or pavilion for your wedding, stag, graduation party, family reunion, More >>

Mother’s Day BOGO

Celebrate Mother’s Day the right way and spend it at Camp Sherwin. We have a very special Mother’s Day BOGO weekend. More >>

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend rentals are available May 26 through May 28. There is a three night minimum stay. Make your More >>

Week long stays!

We are now taking reservations for week long stays. Stay six nights and get the seventh night FREE! With spring right around the corner, now More >>

How CPR Saved My Life

I consider it a blessing that I have had the opportunity to help hundreds of people on their journey to More >>

Highmark QUAD Ski & Snowshoe Cancelled

It looks like Mother Nature just wouldn’t cooperate and the 2017 QUAD Ski & Showshoe has been cancelled. We look More >>

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Lifeguard

Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the YMCA of Greater Erie Lifeguard More >>

Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Childcare

Choosing the right partner to foster learning and life skills in your little ones is an important decision. We, as More >>

Top 5 Benefits of Personal Training

Is this the time of the year when you start going to the gym day in and day out?  Last More >>

A Champion’s Perspective on the QUAD Ski Race

How to train? I remember Kathy Iorio telling the kids at Kidshape to “hustle your muscle 60 minutes a day”.  More >>

Changing Lives Every Day: Meet Rachael

My weight loss journey initially began in 2012 when I lost close to 100 pounds.  I was healthier and thinner More >>

Wellness Wednesday: Relax, its the holidays!

As we all know, this season is supposed to be about relaxing while in good company of friends and family. More >>

Motivational Monday: Story Time!

This weeks post is going to be a tad bit different. Usually I post motivational quotes and questions on Monday, More >>

Just TRI It

Triathlon Training Program

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Holiday Cookies

This bitter weather is perfect for some holiday comfort food. But before you grab a handful of cut-out cookies and More >>

Motivational Monday: End 2016 On A Positive Note

Its the beginning or my favorite month! Happy December, everyone. It is now the proper time to turn on your More >>

Start Off “Small” When Setting New Year’s Resolutions

  The New Year is a time for new beginnings and to set goals that strengthen one’s spirit, mind and More >>

Motivational Monday: No Need to Hibernate This Year

November has come to an end but you know what that means? It’s the most wonderful time of the year! More >>

Wellness Wednesday: Mindfulness Meditation

            Like I said before, practicing mindfulness is so important for your health.  Mental and More >>

Motivational Monday: It’s Thanksgiving

Happy thanksgiving week, everyone! This week, especially, is time to give thanks and appreciate all that everyone does for you. More >>

Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees Donates to Food + Fun Bus

Our thanks to the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees stopped by the Y recently with a check for $290 in More >>

Wellness Wednesday: 5 Tips to Stay Happy and Healthy

Sometimes we all need a reminder on how to stay healthy and happy so here are a few tips to More >>

Motivational Monday: The Expert Was Once A Beginner

Happy Monday, everyone! Now it is no surprise trying something new is intimidating. It is natural for us to stray More >>

Downtown Y’s MHC Whirlpool CLOSED

The Men’s Health Center Whirlpool at the Downtown YMCA is CLOSED for maintenance.  Sorry for any inconvenience, we hope to have More >>

Wellness Wednesday: Say No To Carbs

Happy hump day fellow fitness seekers! We all know spaghetti is a great comfort food during the cold weather. We More >>

Motivational Monday: What Are You Thankful For?

Happy Monday and most importantly, happy November from all of us here at the Downtown Y. It’s the first Monday More >>

Wellness Wednesday: Workout the Mind and Body

Being healthy and fit is the ultimate goal for most people. But something a lot of people do not realize More >>

New Group Exercise Studio Opens at the Downtown Y

A new group exercise studio has opened on the first floor of the Downtown Y. The studio, phase 1 of More >>

Motivational Monday: New Monday, New Goals

Its that time of week again! Its Monday and instead of making this one a dreaded morning, think to yourself, More >>

Wellness Wednesday: Super Foods for a Super Diet

As well all may know, super foods are very helpful for well being and healthy lifestyle. We should all try More >>

Motivational Monday: Challenge Accepted

Happy Monday! Challenge yourself today! What can you do today to challenge yourself a little more than yesterday? Or how More >>

Wellness Wednesday: Choose to be Happy

Voltaire once said, “I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.” Just like fitness and More >>

Motivation Monday: What is Your Motivation Today?

Happy Monday! Today we are given the opportunity to start a fresh week and make it a great one. What More >>

Wellness Wednesday: Happy “Health” Day; put down the pizza and say yes to the salad!

Now, I know its Wednesday and we are all trying to get over the mid-week-hump but this is not the More >>

Building What Matters

New Fitness Studio Opens October 2017

Motivation Monday: How to fight a case of the Mondays

5:30am, the sun is yet to rise, it is Monday morning. Your alarm clock has been snoozed twice already and More >>

Bus Transportation Available for Downtown Employees

With the closure of the Y @ UPMC Hamot on Friday, Sept. 16, the Y will begin to offer free bus More >>

Downtown Y Annual Maintenance Week Project Highlights

Rub A Dub Dub, It’s Time For A Scrub. The Downtown Y will be closed for our Annual Maintenance Week More >>

YMCA Receives Pay It Forward Gift

The Glenwood Park Y Aquatics Program was the recipient of the Jet-TV, Fox 66, YourErie.com Lakeside Auto Group Pay It More >>

Volunteers Needed For Apple Fest

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 2016 Camp Sherwin Apple Fest Saturday, September 24th GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE HOURS Parking These volunteers will help direct More >>

Swimming Skills Critical

Olympian and gold-medal winner Simone Manuel got her start swimming in at the YMCA and is inspiring thousands of young More >>

Healthy Competition Skills for Life

Swim Team Registration set for September

Annual Maintenance Weeks

Maintaining our facilities is important to us as we strive to provide you with the best member experience possible.  It More >>

After School at the Y Ignites the Spark in Every Child

A new school year means a fresh start for kids- a chance to start new routines and habits, build new More >>

Natural Gas main line replacement to impact traffic at Peach & West 38th Street

On August 8, National Fuel will begin a main line modernization and infrastructure improvement project at the intersection of Peach More >>

Fishing Derby Winners Announced

Fishing pole in one hand, tackle box in the other and a big smiling face is what you saw all More >>

Fitness Adventures of Michelle & Erica: Over the Edge

We are interrupting our regularly scheduled blog on Hot Yoga to deliver news on a super fun adventure we were More >>

UPMC Hamot to Expand Clinical Space

The Y @ UPMC Hamot to Close September 16

Unlike most kids, he wasn’t excited about summer

Twelve-year-old Cavari Miller says she knows kids in her neighborhood who don’t eat everyday.  At its very basic level, the More >>

She wants her children to have more

She and her children made the difficult decision to leave Nigeria for Erie and never looked back.

He was in excellent physical and mental shape when he joined the Army

But, a 2010 deployment returned him back to his family with physical and mental injuries.

He Says He Has Nothing Good In His Life

except this old piano at the Downtown Y.

Five Tips for Improving Your Highmark QUAD Bike Time

Summer is finally here, the snow and colder temps are a thing of the past.  Hopefully you all have been More >>

Zoe for President: New Candidate Announces Her Run for Commander in Chief In 2064

The Y organizes Zoe for President, symbolizing the potential of all children

The Fitness Adventures of Michelle & Erica: Pole Dancing Fitness Class

Erica:  For those of you who know me, I’ve been trying to get a pole fitness class at the Y More >>

What to look for in a personal trainer

If you’ve decided you can only push yourself so far at the gym and might need someone to challenge you More >>

Healthy Aging Tips for Active Older Adults

Adults 50 years and older currently make up more than 30 percent of the U.S. population, and by soon are More >>

Camp Sherwin Annual Fishing Derby

The YMCA is looking for a few volunteers to help at our Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 23rd at More >>

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – Volunteers Needed

The Downtown Y is looking for volunteers to help at our 2016 Rebich Investments Downtown Showdown 3 on 3 Basketball More >>

Movie Night at Jerry Uht Park

Join The Downtown Y and The Erie Seawolves for The Minion Movie

Play Powerful Promoter of Family Health and Well-being

In today’s goal-oriented society, the notion of play can seem a frivolous pursuit for those past primary school age.  Physical More >>

Summer Workouts: Water Fitness

Summertime is the perfect time to set fitness goals and get some fresh air! Join our YMCA instructors for aquatic More >>

Flag Football for Kids: What You Need To Know

Is your son or daughter interested in playing youth football? Are you hesitant to sign your child up for such More >>

Edinboro Triathlon – Volunteers Needed


The Fitness Adventures of Michelle & Erica

With keeping the New Year’s Resolution, Aerial Yoga was top of the list to try.  Who doesn’t want to swing More >>

YMCA Summer Day Camp Helps Youth Experience Their Best Summer Ever

Programming keeps kids moving, exploring and learning

Turnip The Vote

Vote for the Downtown Y’s Rooftop Garden

The Fitness Adventures of Michelle and Erica

Welcome to our new blog! First, a little about us and why we wanted to write this blog!  First off, More >>

Food & Fun Bus Volunteers Needed

Youth Recreation Program Assistant Season: Ongoing – launch June 2016 Description: Assist with recreational programs for youth as part of More >>

Top Low Carb Diets/Clean Eating

With so many different diets out there, it’s difficult to figure out which is best: Here’s what something to consider:  More >>

Top Healthy Snacks

Want to stick to your diet?  Start snacking!  Experts cite that snacking between meals helps to control hunger and rein More >>

5 Tips for Improving your QUAD Swim Time

5 Tips for Improving Your QUAD Swim Time By Dan Pierce 6 Time Overall QUAD Champion 3 Time QUAD Swim More >>

Healthy Recipes for Families

Eating together as a family can strengthen your relationships at home and help young people learn to be better friends More >>

Highmark QUAD Swim: Bigger and Better than Ever

Sponsored by Corey Barbato at Remax Real Estate The first event of the 2016/2017 Highmark QUAD Games is the 100- More >>

Improving Heart Health

Tips for managing heart disease

Downtown Y Offers Free Memberships to 7th Graders

Erie, PA – Erie 7th graders are stepping out of their comfort zone and into their growth zone through the More >>

Pennsylvania YMCAs Launch My Y is Every Y

[Erie, PA, January 28, 2016] –YMCAs across Pennsylvania have joined together to offer reciprocal membership benefits through a state-wide membership More >>

The Y Embarks on Its First National Advertising Campaign

The Y is launching its first-ever national advertising campaign, and The New York Times reports how we hope it helps More >>

How to Lose Weight Quickly

Diets – First 3 letters spell “DIE” Desserts – Spells “STRESSED” backwards If Die and Stressed are not the way More >>

Popular Workouts for Women

Just like our favorite pair of jeans, our workouts can get comfortable – and, before we know it, the knees More >>

Why Women Should Weight Train

There’s something about a weight room that is immediately intimidating to women.  Women are afraid of lifting weights because they More >>

Holiday Hours

At the Y, we know how important it is to intentionally create opportunities for family time.  It is in this More >>

Earn $500 Lorei Portraits Gift Certificate

Donate $99 to the Y and receive a $500 Gift Certificate to Lorei Portraits

Meet Our New BFF

YMCA partners with Weight Watchers

Y Volunteers Lend A Helping Hand To Erie City Mission

YMCA of Greater Erie Volunteers lent a helping hand to the staff at The Erie City Mission during their annual More >>

College Readiness Workshop To Be Held At The Downtown Y

1st Annual College Readiness Workshop presented by Living In Fulfilled Excellence, Inc. (L.I.F.E.) to be held at The Downtown Y More >>

Freeway Rick Ross Coming to Teen Center

Downtown YMCA’s Teen Center will be welcoming a very special speaker on Fri. Oct. 23, “Freeway” Rick Ross. Ross is More >>

Downtown YMCA of Greater Erie Preschool chosen for National Farm to School Network Mini Grant

Connecting Students to Fresh, Healthy Food and Nutrition Education

My YMCA Journey

My Name is Maggie Comstock. I have been coming to the YMCA since I was an infant, but as I More >>

Y Memberships for Military Families

Deployed Service Members Families Free Y Membership

Volunteers Needed – Apple Fest

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 2015 Camp Sherwin Apple Fest  Saturday, September 26th GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE HOURS Parking These volunteers will help direct More >>

Glenwood Y Dance Program Bridges Gap for Kids

The following was written by Glenwood Park YMCA Dance instructor Alexa Phelps The Glenwood YMCA has hopped the gap for More >>

Safe Space = Full Belly

Recent neighborhood gun violence in Erie has all of us concerned on many levels.  Local kids are telling reporters they More >>

Reel Family Fun at YMCA Camp Sherwin’s Fishing Derby

Good things happen when families unplug and play together. So, grab your kiddos and join us at YMCA Camp Sherwin’s More >>

YMCA of Greater Erie Annual Meeting 2014 Community Impact Report

  The YMCA of Greater Erie’s Metropolitan Board of Directors held their annual meeting and employee and volunteer recognition luncheon More >>

Fishing Derby Volunteers Needed

Camp Sherwin is looking for volunteers to help at their Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 25th from 9:30am-1:30pm. The following More >>

Eastside Y’s Kas Finke Golden Apple Award Winner

Congratulations to the Eastside Family Y’s Kas Finke on her honor as a JET-TV/Fox 66 Golden Apple Award Winner.  

More Than A Gym… We Build People T-Shirt Sale

The Glenwood Park YMCA is currently taking orders for their More Than A Gym… We Build People t-shirts.  Proceeds from More >>

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

The Downtown Y is looking for volunteers to help at our 2015 Rebich Investments Downtown Showdown 3 on 3 Basketball More >>

Sports Memorabilia Raffle

Sports memorabilia raffle

Teaching About Safety In and Around Water

Summertime means pool time for many children and adults, and as they venture to their favorite spots to swim, play More >>

Celebrating Fathers and Their Health

On the third Sunday of every June, we take time to honor and thank the fathers, grandfathers, and male role More >>

Wellness for Life

Free programs for Regional Cancer Center patients & caregivers

Now Hiring

Bring your talents and energy to the YMCA of Greater Erie team. We are hosting Open Interviews May 18 & More >>

Congratulations YMCA 2015 RAVE Award Nominees and Winners

The YMCA of Greater Erie would like to congratulate our 2015 RAVE Award Nominees and Winner.   Junior Nominee and More >>

Get Your Glow On this Saturday

Hey everyone, Norine Gammon Samuels here… Come get your glow on Saturday April 25, that’s this Saturday night at the More >>

Care And Share

Stuffed Animal Drive Glenwood Park Y – April 15th – 30th The Glenwood Park Y is hosting a Stuffed Animal More >>

Thank You Volunteers

The YMCA’s story has been marked by the service of our volunteers. From summer camp and childcare to active older More >>

Eastside YMCA Swim Team Finishes Benchmark Season with State Win

The Eastside YMCA Swim Team capped off a successful 2014-15 season with a big win

Help Build Edinboro’s New Playground

Thanks to a grant from KaBoom/Dr. Pepper/Snapple, generous community donors and YMCA leaders, the Edinboro community is getting a BRAND More >>

2015 Edinboro Triathlon Volunteers Needed


Fun Friendship And Golf

Golf League For Men Ages 50+ Every Wednesday, May 13th – June 17th @ 10am JMC Golf Course For more More >>

Know Your Numbers

Blood Pressure Check & Glucose Screening Last Friday of Every Month Starting March 27th,  11:30-12:30pm Glenwood Y – Near Chapel

The Y: BIG Reasons to Give

By: David Matthews, YMCA of Greater Erie Financial Development Chairman Over this past year, the YMCA of Greater Erie joined More >>


Kidding Around Yoga New Spring Class Schedule Holistic Center – Glenwood Park Y Registration Required/Space is Limited Fee:  Members FREE/ More >>

Come Play With Us – Healthy Kids Day Volunteers Needed

The YMCA of Greater Erie needs volunteers to help staff its annual Healthy Kids Day event on Saturday, April 18, More >>

Help The Easter Bunny Out – Camp Sherwin Egg Hunt Volunteers Needed

The YMCA is looking for volunteers to help staff our annual Easter Egg Hunt at Camp Sherwin on Saturday, April More >>

YMCA Annual Campaign Goes BIG

YMCA to raise $200,000 for learn to swim, meals for kids and wellness.

It’s All About the Pickle

Pickle Ball Open Gym

Pack Meals To Help Families

The YMCA of Greater Erie wants you to join our volunteer team as we help The United Way pack 100,000 More >>

Your Heart Will Thank You

Our nation is one of the most advanced nations in the world. So, why do we continue to struggle with More >>

8 Benefits to Investing in Personal Training

BY Kelly Latimer M.Edu, ACMS-HFS, AFFA Once upon a time personal trainers were just for Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes, More >>

This is YOUR year

Chances are you are making a New Year’s Resolution. I’ve been contemplating mine now very several weeks. What I’ve noticed More >>

PI-YO My New Favorite Class

My name is Tammy Roche. So, this month I decided to check out what all of the buzz is about More >>

5th Floor Renovation Project

Construction underway at the Downtown Y.

The Highest Point

Hi! My name is Cynthia Johnson, and throughout the past couple of months you may have heard about my participation More >>

The Many Ways I Enjoy the Y

For the past several months you have been reading about my summer fitness adventure which took me to a number More >>

Wilderness Lodge Now Home to Highmark QUAD Games Ski and Showshoe

The Highmark QUAD Games Ski and Snowshoe has a new home this year at Wilderness Lodge. Hailed by cross-country ski More >>

Help Kids Understand Their Weight During Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

October 6 is National Child Health Day, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well-chronicled, many children who are More >>

YMCA Receives Dollar General Literacy Grant

$3448 to purchase IPADS

Tammy’s Fitness Adventure

My name is Tammy Roche.  I have committed to trying many new classes this fall – you know, shaking up my routine More >>

Welcome To Our Table

Free evening meals for kids

Say Goodbye to Boredom

New Classes at the Y

Eastside Family Y Swim Team Try-Outs

Eastside Y Swim Team Try-Outs/ Registration Sept. 15 & 16 at 6:30pm

Inner Peace And Outer Harmony

Reflect, Restore & Energize New Class starts Tuesday, September 9th  12-1:00pm GLENWOOD PARK Y – HOLISTIC CENTER Be reminded  of More >>

An Early Start to Success

Play & Learn Starts Sept. 15

Change Your Life for the Change in Your Pocket

Join Sept. 8-20 for the change in your pocket

Say Goodbye to Boredom

Get back to class this September

Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of

Youth Co-Ed Soccer

Nurturing Mother Nurtures The Child

Pre Natal Yoga Classes New Spring Class Schedule Glenwood Park Y – Holistic Center Tuesday, March 22nd – May 10th  5:15-6:30pm More >>

Needed Eastside Assistant Swim Team Coaches

Eastside YMCA is looking for Assistant Swim Team Coaches for the 2014/2015 season. We are accepting job or volunteer applicants.  More >>

Because I’m H-A-P-P-Y

Erie Gives Day is August 12

Back to School with the Y

Enrolling After School Enrichment Program

Camp Sherwin Apple Fest Volunteer Opportunity

CampSherwin is looking for a great group of volunteers to help at our 2014 Apple Fest. Apple Fest is scheduled More >>

Fun For Kids In The Kitchen

Kids Cooking Classes Fundraiser Benefiting  The John Gilmore Fund Glenwood Park Family YMCA – Loft

Arby’s YMCA Benefit Night

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 4-7p.m.


Angel Meditation & Potluck Luncheon Thursday, August 21st    11:30-1:30pm Glenwood Park Picnic Area (Zoo Park)   During Angel Meditation you More >>

Little Fisher Winners

Bright and early at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, kids ages 3-15 came out to Camp Sherwin to participate in their 10th Annual Fishing Derby. With over 115 kids, this was the most successful turnout for the fishing derby.

Back to School With the Y

Enrolling before and after school program

Stuff the Bus

School supply collection through August 15

Be More, Do More..I’m More

Be More..Do More..purchase your I’m More T-Shirt and support our We Build People campaign.  The We Build People campaign helps More >>

Welcome to the Ballroom

Swing dance lessons with Connie’s Ballroom Dance

Painting with a Twist

Painting with a Twist at Camp Sherwin begins June 18.

Spray & Play Park Now Open

Camp Sherwin Spray & Play Park now open

Get in the Game

Youth Sports Camps work on skill development

County YMCA Blue Dolphins

Competitive Swim Team now accepting registration for 2014 Summer Season

Eastside Y Welcomes Youth to the Table

Free dinner for kids 2-17 years of age

YMCA of Greater Erie Announces $856,000 in Financial Assistance

Annual Meeting & Recognition Reception June 18

$179,000 Donated to YMCA Scholarship Fund

Thank you to our donors!

Y Campaign Strengthens Community

ERIE, PA – The YMCA of Greater Erie launched its annual community support campaign We Build People today with a More >>

IPADS Supplement Learning at YMCA Preschool

Erie, PA – In preschool, “A” stands for apple – it also stands for apps – as in applications.  And, More >>

Exercise Meets Education

Action Based Learning Program is Whole-Brain, Whole-Body Wattsburg, PA – Ron Gibbons, physical education teacher at WattsburgElementary School, believes that More >>

Help Us Set Their Table

The Glenwood Park Y has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank for a year-round donation program.  Bring what you can, More >>

Coventry Cares and YMCA Offer Free Membership Benefit to Medical Assistance Beneficiaries

Partnership includes free YMCA of Greater Erie membership.

YMCA of Greater Erie Announces $869,347 in Financial Assistance

YMCA honors employees and volunteers for years of service

Summer Camp Shapes Personal Development

Decades ago, kids would take to the outdoors during the summer months. Today, many kids are more disconnected from nature More >>

Why We All Need the Y

Adaptive swimming program for adults living with severe autism

Internship/Field Study

Work in several different capacities within the Y to learn more about the YMCA and the Y’s vision and mission. More >>

Youth Council

Assist Branch’s Program Director plan and implement new program ideas for the branch’s youth members.

Branch Advisory Board Member

The Branch Advisory Board serves as a critical community champion of the branch YMCA. Members of the Branch Advisory Board More >>

We Build People Campaign Volunteer

As a volunteer, you are an integral part of a team that will help achieve our financial goal which ultimately More >>

Grounds Keeping

Assist with the upkeep of physical grounds through mowing, weeding, painting, and cleaning.

Special Needs Coordinator

Assist with programs for individuals with special needs.

Marketing Coordinator

Assist Camp Sherwin’s Program Director with marketing programs and activities.

Clerical Assistant

Assist the Office Manager with member information organization and entry. Assist with member mailings and phone calls. *Assist with data More >>

Wellness Center Greeter

Be responsible for greeting and providing necessary directions to members, non-members, and guests.

Membership Greeter

Be responsible for greeting and providing necessary directions to members, non-members, and guests. Assist with tours to new or potential More >>

Y Men’s Club

Assist with the organization and implementation of activities and programs with the Y Men’s Club.

Garden Club Coordinator

Assist with the beatification of a Y Branch grounds throughout the Spring and Summer months by sharing a common passion with More >>

Activities Coordinator for Older Adults

Organize and implement programs and activities for the YMCA’s Older Adult population. Programs and activities may vary from simple to More >>

YMCA Kids Club Assistant

Assist YMCA Kids Club staff with planning, organizing, and implementing programs and activities for youth.

Teen Center Assistant

Assist Teen Center Director with the organization and implementation of programs at a branch’s Teen Center or Fun & Fit.

Youth Program Assistant

Assist with youth programs including; Art, Gym & Swim, Mighty Mites, and Tumbling.

Child Watch Attendant

Provide youth members with a fun, safe environment to enjoy while parents engage in other wellness activities.

Child Care / Child Watch Story Reader

Read stories to youth members in child care or Child Watch.

Highmark Walk

Assist with the organization and recruitment of a branch’s Highmark Walk Team. Attend monthly meetings with Highmark.

Special Event Worker

Assist in the organization and implementation of special events.

Youth/Adult Sports Director

Plan, organize, and implement youth and adult sports leagues.

Sport Camp Counselor

Assist Camp Director with implementing camp activities. Sports camps include soccer, football, and baseball.

Youth Sports Referee

Monitor and officiate youth sports.

Youth Sports Coach

Coach and facilitate practices and games while providing a safe environment for youth to learn, grow, and develop through various More >>

Fitness/Specialty Class Instructor

Instruct a class (fitness or other) outside the YMCA’s current group class schedule. *Instruct lessons in dance or music to More >>

A.C.T. Program Coordinator

Instruct exercise classes for individuals who are in or recovering from cancer treatment in conjunction with an ongoing program.

Health Educator

Instruct safety and preventative health education courses

Nutrition Dietary Assistant

Instruct special educational programs discussing healthy food choices. Meet face-to face with members to discuss healthy food selections. Assist with More >>

Swim Team Assistant

Assist coaching staff during practices and meets throughout the swim season.

Aquatics Area Deck Coordinator

Assist lifeguards in rule enforcement, organization of patrons during lessons, and distribute information (handouts) to parents.

Swim Lesson Assistant

Assist certified instructors with teaching swim lessons.

12,000 Meals Served through YMCA of Greater Erie

More than 12,000 meals were served to youth this summer as a result of the YMCA of Greater Erie’s Summer More >>

Downtown Y @ UPMC Hamot

Erie,PA- The YMCA of Greater Erie and UPMC Hamot have reached an agreement to lease space for a new adult-only More >>

YMCA Announces $898,271 in Financial Assistance in 2010

Erie, PA – The YMCA of Greater Erie’s Metropolitan Board of Directors held their annual meeting and employee and volunteer More >>

171 Children Take Part in World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Adam Brine excitedly jumped into the YMCA Eastside Family Branch’s pool Tuesday morning. Tuesday, after all, was no ordinary day More >>

Partnership Makes Splash for Summer Swimming

YMCA of Greater Erie to run summer swimming program at Rodger Young Pool.

275 Graduate from YMCA Preschool

Research continues to reinforce that what children learn before kindergarten affects their learning and success for life. The early years More >>

Summer Day Camp Helps Shape Personal Development For Kids, Teens Experts Say

Kids just don’t seem to play like they used to. Decades ago, kids would take to the outdoors during the More >>

We Must Invest In Our Community

Meet the Wunch family and the impact the Y has had on their lives.

Y Launches Community Support Campaign

The YMCA of Greater Erie is launching its annual community support campaign We Build People to financially support individuals and More >>

Refugee Women Teach Song & Dance

Erie, PA – In January, 15 refugee women completed training and internships in childcare through a unique partnership between the More >>

Joining More Than A Gym

This is the time of year when many look for opportunities to get healthy, to try new activities and to More >>