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Find Something for Everyone at the YMCA

The YMCA of Greater Houston offers programs and activities for all ages, abilities and stages of life. Through our programming, we offer a place to build friendships, create positive experiences and participate in programs and activities to enhance well-being. The Y offers youth a path with programs from early childhood to pre-teen to teen and beyond. We provide families with a sense of community through youth sports, swimming, fitness programs, small group training and more, and seniors are given a sense of purpose and a way to keep active. At the Y, we know that positive change only comes about when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.

Benefits of Registering Online

Register for YMCA programs anytime, anywhere and from any device with easy online registration. Search for programs by name, location, schedule preference, and program or class type. Find the program of your choice and click register, all without lines or a trip to the Y.

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Programs at the Y

The YMCA of Greater Houston offers a variety of programs available for online or in-person registration, including youth sports, swimming, child care and camps, group fitness classes, health programs, enrichment programs and more. When you register for our programs, you are supporting the values and programs that strengthen our community. At the Y, youth learn what they can achieve, families can spend quality time together, and we offer a sense of belonging that deepens relationships in our community. We are changing our model to become a more inclusive, purpose-driven entity. One built to ensure everyone in every community has equal opportunity.

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Childcare & Camps

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Youth & Family

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Inspiring Youth to Thrive

At the YMCA, we inspire youth to thrive. Through a variety of programs designed to spark real change in our youth, we believe we positively impact children in ways no other organization can. From ensuring younger children are set for success, college and career preparedness, to teaching the art of global diplomacy, we are elevating how youth see themselves and what they can accomplish. By providing a full range of positive development opportunities, youth are inspired to thrive as they prepare to transition into adulthood.

Our youth programs such as child care (including early care and after school), overnight and day camp, youth sports, international services, adaptive services, aquatics, Y Teen L.I.F.E. and more all contribute to changes among youth both in the short and long term.

Through our programs, youth are able to gain the necessary knowledge to master new skills while in a safe space emotionally and physically. Youth build positive connections with others and have a sense of belonging as they develop social skills, social awareness and empathy. We also see an increase in confidence and their compassion for others.

All of our programming staff are trained to work with youth to develop the skills needed to thrive. Our caring, supportive staff, volunteers and mentors assist youth in discovering their own unique strengths, talents and abilities.

The Y’s programs are designed to better prepare our community’s youth for their future with skills, confidence and social awareness that they need to thrive as they start their own path into adulthood. As young adults, they are prepared for a bright and successful future thanks to the YMCA of Greater Houston.

Your Membership Makes a Difference

You might know us as a gym and program provider, but others in the community know us as much more. The YMCA of Greater Houston is changing our model to become a more inclusive, purpose driven entity. Our facility and program members contribute to our mission, allowing us to help end isolation, fight inequality, inspire youth to thrive, remove limits and reimagine opportunities, and restore hope and well-being for all. Beyond our typical health and wellness related programs, we are working to strengthen our community through powerful work within our area.

International Services

YMCA International Services provides client-centered services to refugees, survivors of human trafficking, asylees, and other vulnerable newcomers from around the world. Services include financial assistance, immigration legal services, post-release services, case management, employment, education, and more.

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Adaptive Sports

Sports for all! Adaptive sports programs at the Y provide children and adults with youth and adults with disabilities the chance to play sports and participate in learning opportunities in a safe, fun atmosphere. The Y, in partnership with The Miracle League, provides a chance to experience the joys and benefits that come from playing baseball.

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Community Outreach

The YMCA Outreach Initiative team currently operates 9 Opportunity Centers across Houston. The team approaches opportunities to work with families in the communities we serve with holistic and collaborative intention. With the support of community partners and Y volunteers, Opportunity Centers are able to close the gaps of inequities and bridge access and resources not available to families in their immediate area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Participants have the option to join the YMCA as an Impact Member or a Facility Member. Impact Memberships are available at a low cost and provide access to a wide variety of YMCA programs.

Registration deadlines vary by program and can be found by viewing the detail section for the program you choose.

While we hope that you and your family will love participating in YMCA programs, we understand that things happen that might require you to withdraw from a program. Refunds or system credit requests prior to the start date of the program can be requested and processed at the Welcome Center of the YMCA where your program is being held. Refund requests after the start of the program will require the parent/participant to complete a Refund/Credit Request Form which will be reviewed and processed by the Director of the program.

The safety of our participants, staff and community is our top priority. If thunder, lightning or other inclement weather occurs, programs, practices and/or games may be delayed, cancelled or rescheduled.

If you have any questions while registering online, we encourage you to contact the Welcome Center at the YMCA where the program you want to register for is taking place, or contact our customer care line at 713-659-5566. Our team will happily assist.

Yes we accept friend requests for youth sports as well as for our overnight camp program at YMCA Camp Cullen and make every effort to fulfill requests. The friend must be in the same age group or play up to the oldest players age group (players may play up one age group and are not permitted to play down). Please note your friend request on your registration.

If cost is a barrier to you, please contact one of our membership representatives about options available. Beyond financial assistance, we also offer a Member Referral program and you can receive a month of membership dues on us for referring friends and family to the Y.

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