Camp E.L.K. Is Open For Adventure!

Camp E.L.K. Is Open For Adventure! Registration Begins for the YMCA of Orange County’s New Resident Camp February 1st marks the beginning of what will be a fun-filled and exciting summer for the YMCA of Orange County and summer camp enthusiasts from the San Gabriel Valley to Orange and Riverside Counties. Starting today, parents will…

YMCA of Orange County Begins Its Annual Campaign to Help Communities in Need

GIVING FOR A BETTER US The YMCA of Orange County Begins Its Annual Campaign to Help Our Communities in Need On February 1st , 2016, the YMCA of Orange County and its association of YMCAs, including the YMCA of Riverside County and the San Gabriel Valley YMCA, are kicking off its Annual Campaign to ensure…

Helping Those in Need During the Holidays

HELPING NEIGHBORS IN NEED YMCA of Orange County Gives Holiday Gifts to Local Families in Need The YMCA continued its tradition of giving during the holiday season by collecting and delivering Holiday Care Bags filled with donated items such as home-made blankets, socks, scarves, games, notebooks, lotion, chapstick and other items that will help those…

Volunteers Stuff Hundreds of Christmas Stockings for Troops Overseas

OPERATION CHRISTMAS STOCKING A SUCCESSFUL MISSION YMCA of Orange County Stuffs Hundreds of Christmas Stockings for Troops Overseas The YMCA of Orange County has recently completed its annual Stockings for the Troops Christmas season campaign to send much needed items to our country’s military men and women currently serving overseas.  652 brightly colored stockings were…

Nutrition and Physical Activity Can Be Rewarding

DEVELOPING HEALTHIER YOUTH Orange County Children Learning That Nutrition and Physical Activity Can Be Rewarding Orange County, CA – The YMCA of Orange County is finishing another season of Earn a Bike, its growing health awareness program targeted at educating underserved elementary school students in proper nutrition and the importance of physical activity.  The most…

YMCA of Orange County to Renovate and Enhance Camp E.L.K. in Wrightwood, CA

A camp to call home YMCA of Orange County to Renovate and Enhance Camp E.L.K. in Wrightwood, CA The YMCA OF ORANGE COUNTY (YMCAOC) has recently acquired a resident camp in the Angeles National Forest, located near Wrightwood, CA. The Department of Forestry has approved the transition of the historical resident camp – Camp E.L.K.…

DEAR DADS – A Special Message from an Adventure Guides Dad

DEAR DADS – A Special Message from an Adventure Guides Dad   The YMCA of Orange County recently received an email from one of the dads who participates in our Adventure Guides program alongside his two extraordinary daughters.  Both of his girls have a rare form of dwarfism called Morquio Syndrome and have used the past year…

THE Y BRINGS THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER FOR 3rd ANNUAL BACKPACK DRIVE

THE Y BRINGS THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER FOR 3rd ANNUAL BACKPACK DRIVE YMCA Backpack Drive collects & provides over 750 backpacks full of supplies to families in need August 28th, 2015, Orange County, CA. The YMCA has a long history of helping families and strengthening communities. The Annual Backpack drive is aimed at helping hundreds of…