SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
The YMCA of Callaway County exists to strengthen the foundations of our community through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
We do it by teaching kids new skills that build self-confidence, character values and leadership. We do it by helping adults and families lead healthy lifestyles. We do it by connecting older adults to an active support network. We do it by providing outlets to give back to those in need. People engage with the Y on one level, but they soon find a deeper meaning to their activities and a connection to those around them. Ultimately, at its highest form, they feel compelled to volunteer, to give back and help others strengthen the entire community.
Here are just a few of the YMCA programs helping to strengthen the Callaway County area:
Annual Auction & Dinner
All proceeds benefit YMCA program & membership scholarships for families and children in need.
More than ever, support is needed for YMCA families! The 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19 but the need in our community continued. We have provided over $15,000 in financial assistance through August of 2020 with our busiest months still ahead of us. In 2019, over $19,000 in membership scholarships and over $6,000 in program assistance were provided for families and youth, making YMCA services accessible to over 1,100 individuals, who otherwise may not have been able to participate.
Please consider a donation directly to the Outreach Program so we may continue to help those in need in our community.
5K Your Way! - Virtual Race
YMCA 5K YOUR WAY is an event that can be completed on your own time and in your own place – your neighborhood, even your backyard or living room. Find your “happy pace”. You can participate in the virtual competition by running a 5K (3.1 miles) or have fun being active in your own way with a family run, walk, bike, 45-minute dance party or more. Find what works for you. As long as you can maintain appropriate social distancing, you can do it!
This is a fundraising event with all proceeds going to fund our Outreach Program which provides financial assistance to those who are unable to pay the stated fees for membership and youth sports and programs.
Donations encouraged in lieu of registration fees.
Middle school students enrolled in Callaway County Schools get the chance to mingle and dance the night away at the beloved Y Teen Dances. Fridays in JANUARY, MARCH, OCTOBER & NOVEMBER.
The beloved Y Dances are on hold until large gatherings are safe for our community.
Healthy Kids Day
GET READY FOR A SUMMER OF FAMILY FUN WITH YMCA!
Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out, and grow. but for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year.
In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain weight and fall behind in studies. In 2021, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day®, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. There will be FREE events, games, giveaways, and discounts on summer programs like CAMP, SWIM, SPORTS, and a one-day-only special membership offer.
Member Appreciation Potluck Luncheon
MEMBERS, join us in November at the YMCA for a potluck luncheon in your honor. The YMCA will provide ham & turkey, please bring your favorite side-dish or dessert!
Les Mills Launch Party
Join us for a new release of Les Mills BodyPump! Free & open to all! Next launch date is TBD
Hot Cocoa Hustle 5K - January 2021
The YMCA of Callaway County hosts the Hot Cocoa Hustle on January 25, 2020 at 1pm. Route details will be released once approved.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Hydration Station Sponsor
Silversneakers Soup Luncheon- February 2021
Share the Warmth
Soup with friends is the best way to warm up this time of year. In addition to lunch, the Y will be offering flexibility and balance tests. Bring your results from last year to compare progress!
Soup sign-up available in the lobby near the coffee maker in February.