A STRONG HISTORY OF BUILDING COMMUNITY

Since 1985, the YMCA of Callaway County has been serving the people of the Callaway County area, helping our children grow and develop – working to improve the quality of our lives – striving to build a healthy community based on respect for all persons. A YMCA’s relevance can only be measured by how well it meets the needs and expectations of today’s people.

The YMCA of Callaway County was chartered by the National Council of YMCA’s and the State of Missouri as a not-for-profit corporation. The YMCA started in a leased basement on 5th Street. The majority of our programs were conducted in schools and churches.

In 1996, the YMCA of Callaway County was moved to 715 Nichols Street.

In 1999, the YMCA of Callaway County started a capital campaign. The campaign was to raise 2.1 million dollars to build a new facility. The campaign’s 2.1 million dollar goal was met in June 2001. Construction was started in October 2001. The doors opened October 2002 to a fitness center, locker rooms, a multipurpose room, an aerobic room, a suspended walking track overlooking a 9000 square foot gymnasium that consists of three basketball/volleyball courts and a nursery for young children.

Today we continue strong outreach and programming to the whole community and eagerly anticipate future initiatives involving expanded programming, childcare and aquatics.

The YMCA looks to the future…and the future never looked brighter or more exciting.