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Growing stronger together. Since 1917, the Valley Shore YMCA has strengthened the foundations of the shoreline community.

The Valley Shore YMCA began serving the shoreline community in 1917. In 1974, community leaders and partners came together to build our original permanent facility and celebrate the Valley Shore YMCA opening its doors to the Shoreline community. Forty years and four facility expansions later, the Valley Shore YMCA has grown to be one of the community’s largest non-profits, serving more than 10,000 members each year.

Founded on the Y’s mission to serve all people through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body, the Valley Shore YMCA has become a community leader.

The mission of the Y is still very much at work in our community. Services provided by the Y are not just programs that are appreciated by our members, but to many they are essential to their well-being or the overall strength and success of their family.

At the YMCA, we are for:

Youth Development: We provide a safe, fun environment for children during after school programs, help children discover friendships and build confidence at summer camp, and ensure that every child can safely enjoy water activities for life.

Healthy Living: We are committed to helping adults, children, and families of all ages and abilities lead healthy, active lifestyles. We help cancer survivors feel alive again, ensure that seniors are active older adults, help individuals lose weight and gain confidence, provide the best darn tri club on the planet and more.

Social Responsibility: We offer volunteer opportunities for members to give back to their community through both the YMCA and other non-profits. We grow fresh, organic produce in our community garden and give it all away. Our financial aid program ensures that all YMCA programs and services are available to anyone, regardless of ability to pay.

The Valley Shore Y. More Than A Gym. We’re A Cause.

Community Impact

Deeply rooted in our local communities, the Valley Shore YMCA engages more than 10,000 families across our local shoreline communities through programs, services and events.

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Looking to make a difference in yourself and others? Fulfilling our cause to strengthen community starts with passionate, committed team members at all levels of the organization. Take part in our mission and apply to join our team today.

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Contact Us

We are dedicated to serving our shoreline community. Have a question about our schedules, programs, or the Valley Shore Y in general? Learn how to contact us below.

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Support Our Community

We are more than a gym. We are here for you, every day. Our goal is to bring you programs that encourage healthy families, connect people to supportive resources, encourage kids to build confidence and find their voice in our community, and inspire social good.

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Mission & Focus

The Y is a cause-driven organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our mission defines us. Together we can ensure a brighter future for all.

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Community Support and Assistance

You belong at the Y, no matter what your financial situation. With a commitment to our community, the Valley Shore Y offers high-quality programs, services and facilities. The YMCA ensures that every individual has access to our services and programs.

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