At the YMCA of Orange County, strengthening the foundations of community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone regardless of age, income, or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
WHY THE Y?
Because you’re not just a member of a gym; you’re part of a cause that is committed to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back to our neighbors and communities.
Annual Charity Events
At the Y, we know it is our mission to help those in need. We are committed to building a stronger community through special fundraising events that allow us to strengthen resources and give back to those who need it the most in our local communities.
Everyone should have access to programs and services that will enable them to be the best version of themselves. Our Annual Campaign is your opportunity to make an impact. 100% of funds collected during this campaign support our financial assistance program, so in-need individuals and families can enroll in Y programs at a reduced rate, and funding for free programs in the communities that need it most.
100% of your donation will help young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives and strengthen the bonds of community in Orange County. Our goal is to turn no one away due to their inability to pay for our life-changing programs.
Together We Can
Lend your time and experience to create meaningful and enduring change right in your own neighborhood.
Adventure Guides Parent/Child Program
Save $50 now when you register for the 2019-2020 season. Experience incredible journeys and create memories with your child that will last a lifetime.
Camp E.L.K. is located an hour and a half from Orange County and Los Angeles, just outside Wrightwood, CA. This overnight camp allows children and adults to unplug from everyday life, explore the great outdoors, and connect with themselves and others. Camp E.L.K. features traditional camp activities and ways to find adventure like hiking, swimming, ropes courses, and archery. With seasonal camps for kids and family camps for all, it’s always a great time to go to camp!
Camp Oakes is located just two hours from Orange County and Los Angeles, near Big Bear. This overnight camp allows children to explore, find adventure in nature, learn new skills, and build lasting memories that provide plenty of stories to tell. With daily activities filled with exploration, adventure and nature, campers are sure to build lasting memories, learn new skills and have plenty of stories to tell!
Summer Camps Start June 3rd!
Are you ready to have the #BestSummerEver? Summer Camp at the YMCA is a fun, action-packed adventure filled with sports, outdoor activities, field trips, and specialty clubs – located right on campus!
YMCA Winter Day Camp is a great way for children to have fun in a safe and supportive environment during the holiday break – right on your nearby school campus. Activities include cooking, arts and crafts, team-building, science, special events, field trips, service learning and more!
Class is on break, but the fun doesn’t have to be! Join your nearest YMCA child care center for a week of field trips, educational activities, sports and fun in the sun!