YMCA of Greater Erie


IS THAT SPORTS DRINK REALLY NECESSARY FOR YOUR WORKOUT? By Niki Bezzant for Fit Planet Chances are you’re putting back More >>


HIIT: FIVE WAYS TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT By Sarah Shortt for Fit Planet When it comes to More >>

2018 Camp Sherwin Apple Fest

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 2018 Camp Sherwin Apple Fest Saturday, September 22nd GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE HOURS Parking 10am-4pm These volunteers will help More >>


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BODYPUMP By Emma Hogan for Fit Planet BODYPUMP is a barbell workout designed to get More >>


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RPM By Emma Hogan for Fit Planet Shift your fitness into a higher gear More >>

August Child Care Newsletter

  Click here to find out what’s happening in child care at the Downtown Y.    


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BODYFLOW By Emma Hogan for Fit Planet A motivating blend of yoga, tai chi and More >>

Eastside Family Y: No Hot Water (7/28/18)

The Eastside Family Y does NOT have any hot water due to a mechanical issue with our hot water tank. More >>

all you need to know about body combat

By Emma Hogan for Fit Planet BODYCOMBAT is an energy-packed mix of martial arts moves that will get you fit, fast More >>

Smart Road Trip Snacks

Traveling with kids can be stressful, especially when they become hungry and if they are like my daughter who needs More >>

Car Cruisin’ Family Weekend

Sunday, July 29, 12-4 p.m.

2018 Lake Erie Cyclefest

The YMCA of Greater Erie is looking for volunteers to join us at the 2018 Lake Erie Cycle Fest. Interested More >>

2018 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

The Downtown Y is looking for volunteers to help at our 2018 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament sponsored by Rebich More >>

Eastside Family Y Power Outage Update

Power has been restored to the Eastside Family Y, excluding the whirlpool and sauna areas.

Eastside Y Closed Early 6/12

Eastside y is having electrical issues and will be closing at 6:30 pm. This closure does not affect childcare for More >>

YMCA of Greater Erie Offers Summer Food Program to Serve Up Summer

Erie, PA – To ensure that fewer kids and teens go hungry this summer, the YMCA of Greater Erie is More >>

Time to “Waterproof” Erie Kids through YMCA of Greater Erie Swim Programs

As the season turns from spring to summer, the YMCA of Greater Erie encourages children and parents in Erie to More >>

The Downtown Y helped Leatrice change her life!

Meet Leatrice Schoolcraft: Leatrice has struggled with weight and self-esteem issues for much of her life. Five years ago her More >>

Annual Campaign Builds a Better Us

By: Carl Wolfrom, YMCA of Greater Erie Board Chairman Over this past year, the YMCA of Greater Erie joined a More >>

Time to “Waterproof” Erie Kids

Time to “Waterproof” Erie Kids through YMCA of Greater Erie Swim Programs Programs offer a mix of fun, physical activity More >>

Staying Active When Injured

Injuries are often unexpected, and dealing with an injury that derails your normal routine can be emotionally grueling!  After all, More >>

Top 10 Reasons to Learn to Swim

Swimming is a life-long activity that the very young and the very old can enjoy. It builds confidence and is More >>

Summer Fun and Safety Collection

Helping kids in need

Run-A-Muck Mud Run

Volunteers are needed for the 2018 Run-A-Muck Mud Run hosted at The Eastside Family YMCA. Saturday, June 2nd Course Volunteers:  More >>

Camp Sherwin Fishing Derby & Community Day 2018

Camp Sherwin is looking for volunteers to help at their Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 16th from 9:30am-1:30pm. The following volunteer More >>


YMCAs promoting child protection during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Camp Clean Up – Camp Sherwin 2018

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

Summer Skin Care

Getting outside to enjoy the beautiful weather is undoubtedly one of the top ways Erieites like to spend the summer. More >>

Volunteering is Good for Others and Good for You

Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in your community- and your personal well-being.  In addition to the More >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Now Hiring

Full and Part-Time Positions Open

Y Memberships for Military Families

Deployed Service Members Families Free Y Membership

Enriching Kids Inside and Out

Afterschool Enrichment Program Now Enrolling

Erie Gives Day

Will You Help Keep Kids From Going Hungry? August 14, 2018