Will You Help Keep Us Healthy? 12% of Erie County adults are diagnosed with diabetes Donate Health We are improving our community’s healthy through programs and activities that promote family time, reduce the risk of disease and reclaim their health. Wellness for Life$500 sponsors one caregiver Wellness for Veterans$500 sponsors one veteran Diabetes Prevention Program$500 […]


Will You Help Kids Learn? 40% of Erie County kids are underprepared for kindergarten Donate Learning We are filling a gap that helps kids overcome learning hurdles and reach their full potential Power Scholars Academy$500 sponsors one student Preschool$750 sponsors one preschooler Afterschool Enrichment$1000 sponsors one student 40% of Erie’s kids are underprepared for Kindergarten. […]

Summer Camp At The Downtown Y

[SlideDeck2 id=19620 ress=1] SUMMER FUN IN THE DOWNTOWN SUN When your child attends Summer Camp at The Downtown Y, you’re not just dropping your child off for a day of random activities, but a day full of meaningful experiences that align with your child’s interests.  We have 54 Days of Summer Fun planned including trips […]

Summer Camp

Childcare Donate Volunteer LOVE. SUMMER. Traditional Day Camp for school-age children at 4 convenient locations YMCA Camp Sherwin opens for the season on Friday, May 22; all other YMCA locations are temporarily closed. Virtual Classes on Facebook LIVE now available. View Membership options for COVID-19. Childcare is now available at three locations. Read more Our […]


Combining play with academics, the Y’s School-Age Enrichment Program fills gaps in school by offering enrichment through arts, music, physical education, sports and nutrition. YMCA character values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility help kids discover who they are and what they can achieve.  Structured activities include science, group projects, environmental awareness, arts and crafts, games, […]


Ages 6 weeks-2 years The YMCA Childcare Centers partner with parents to grow happy children, ages six weeks to two years with an emphasis on developmental education and character development. While we cannot replace a parent, our trusted staff takes pride in your child’s discoveries. Daily plans are designed to boost development, while schedules provide […]

Traditional Preschool

Ages 3-5 years Y Preschool builds on a child’s natural desire to learn things and become more self-reliant. Getting along with other children, sharing, taking turns and working in a group are all natural parts of learning. Y Preschool is also a safe, fun and comfortable place where children build positive relationships with caring adults.  […]