YMCA of Greater Erie

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Reducing your risk this American Heart Month

In the last blog post, we learned several ways to celebrate American Heart Month. Today it’s time to continue our More >>

Four Ways to Celebrate American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, which is the perfect time to learn about heart disease and how you can prevent More >>

Meet Alex Shiftlett

THE Y. SO MUCH MORE. Meet Alex Shiflett. Imagine playing in the park with your 1½ year old son. It’s More >>

Highmark QUAD Ski As Scheduled

The Highmark QUAD Ski & Snowshoe will take place as originally scheduled for Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Wilderness Lodge.  More >>

Why Working Out With Your Friends is the Best

A good pal can boost your exercise success Everything’s more fun with friends—and that definitely includes exercising. Not only is More >>

JR. NBA Program Comes to the YMCA of Greater Erie

In December 1891, at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, the school’s director, Dr. Luther Gulick, gave physical More >>

Replenish Your Lung Health and Love the Way You Breath

We all know exercising, taking care of our mental health, and eating a clean, balanced diet is the key to More >>

Smart Holiday Eating

Here are 10 ways you can avoid that holiday weight gain and still enjoy the holiday season: Eat your favorite More >>

Self Care During the Holidays

Life gets busy, self-care is often the first thing we sacrifice. This holiday season, commit to eating well, staying hydrated More >>

New Parking Policy at Downtown Y

The Downtown Y has heard your concerns regarding non-members utilizing the Y member parking lot on 11th and Peach Streets., More >>

Sunday Hours At Downtown Y

The Downtown YMCA will be open Sundays from 11am-4pm beginning November 5.

Downtown Y Teen Center & Erie Philharmonic Create Youth Composition School

The Erie Philharmonic and the students of the Downtown YMCA have been working together for many months to create the More >>

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 >>

Get Kindergarten Ready

YMCA Preschool and Pre-K Now Enrolling

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 25 through May 27. There is a three night minimum stay. Make your More >>

Week long stays!

We will start taking reservations for week long stays starting January 2.  Take Advantage of our Early Bird Special!  January 2 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 >>

Y Memberships for Military Families

Deployed Service Members Families Free Y Membership

Highmark QUAD Swim

100 Yard Swim on April 22, 2018, Edinboro University

Count on Us

Babies and Toddlers learn and thrive at YMCA Childcare

Birthday Parties at the Y: Instant Fun

Reserve pool, gym and planned youth activities