DISCOVER YOUR PASSION
Imagine coming to work every day knowing that what you do has a positive impact on the lives of people in YOUR community. ALL of our branches are hiring in a variety of departments. Click below for a list of openings.
CELEBRATING 150 YEARS!
Our Bellefonte Branch was chartered in 1869 and is one of the oldest YMCAs in Pennsylvania. Help us celebrate 150 years of Bellefonte YMCA history by joining us for a celebration on October 18.
STATE COLLEGE FALL BASKETBALL CLINIC
Dribble, shoot, score! Kids grades 3-5 won't want to miss this opportunity to sharpen their basketball skills with a former collegiate basketball player. Sign up today.
FIGHT TO BE FIT
Join us for the Fight to be Fit Challenge from October 1 - October 31 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
2019 POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
Are you brave enough to take the plunge? 2019 information has been released with EXCITING new details. Check it out now.
Adults in Centre County trained in the Stewards of Children child abuse prevention program. This program provides important tips for how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
THE Y FEEDS KIDS
More than 20,000 people in Centre County don't know where their next meal is coming from. We're working to solve this problem because we believe no one should ever have to go hungry.
STRONG SWIMMERS. CONFIDENT KIDS.
The Y introduced the concept of group swim lessons over 100 years ago and has been America's leading swim instructor ever since. Our State College and Bellefonte Branches offer private and group swimming lessons for a variety of ages and levels.
SILVER SNEAKERS AND PRIME MEMBERSHIP
YMCA of Centre County is proud to be part of the Prime, Silver Sneakers, and Silver & Fit Fitness Center Networks.
School age kids can participate in a variety of gym games each week and swim at the end of each session. Gym activities will include group exercise classes, kickball, basketball, soccer, football, and many others! Perfect for homeschooled kids! For more information, contact Steve at [email protected] GYM AND SWIM TRIAL GRADES K-2 TUESDAY OCTOBER […]
We’re now offering individual nutrition consultations to assist you in managing all of your weight loss goals. The program consists of monthly meetings that include a voluntary, private weigh-in, opportunities to set monthly personal goals, and nutrition classes taught by a certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Each month has a different theme. Learn more below! […]
Thursdays, beginning September 12th Upper Field at Governor’s Park Learn the basics of football including, route running, catching, throwing and defense. Will scrimmage each week. For more information, contact Steve at [email protected] FLAG FOOTBALL AGE 6-8 5-6PM FLAG FOOTBALL AGE 9-12 6-7PM
WHY THE Y? TESTIMONIALS
"I’ve been struggling with my weight for YEARS and this is the first time in a long time that I have been able to stick to my workouts… I’m doing things I didn’t think I could do and things I know I would not be doing if I was on my own. The trainers make me feel comfortable, push me, and are aware of everyone’s levels… My kids have seen me fail so many times… The last program I tried, I told my son that he would be able to put his arms around me within a month, which didn’t happen. But now, he IS able to and HE was as happy about it as I was!"
"With the help of the Y’s Open Doors program, our family has had an eventful year. Our vacation included experienced swimmers, thanks to Y swim lessons. Our children gained an immense amount of confidence, courage, and strength, and we have been able to become heathier adults through our Y involvement. We adults even ran our first 5K with the Y this year! We look forward to continuing to grow as a family within the Y community."
One day as one of our BackPack Program volunteers was walking into the school, a parent came up to her and gave her a big hug with tears in her eyes, thanking her for the program and how much it means for her children. She told her it was a relief to not have to worry about having enough food for her children on the weekend, since they are struggling financially. It made the volunteer feel even more committed after seeing first hand what a difference the BackPack Program has made.
"I came to the Y after 7 months of being completely sedentary due to surgery and then chemotherapy. I needed to regain my strength and reduce pain from the neuropathy I developed due to treatment. I began using the pool to move without pain and then gradually increased my level of effort. With coaching from Steve Greecher (Aquatics and Youth Programs Director), I was eventually able to do some swimming. From there, I started personal training. The Wellness Director guided me through exercises until I was able to do them on my own. The warm and welcoming atmosphere at this Y gave me a sense of community and a goal to help others in Bellefonte feel connected and supported. When I was asked to join the Advisory Committee, I agreed willingly. I love this Y and have such great appreciation for what they do for children and families, especially those who are in need."