The YMCA of Hagerstown was first founded in 1867 and functioned through 1893.
The association was re-established in 1917 through the efforts of Col. Joseph Byron and Mathias Moeller.
The YMCA helps people develop behaviors that are consistent with Judeo-Christian principles and values. It is a place for people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes. No one is turned away for inability to pay. The YMCA’s strength is in the diversity of people it brings together.
The Hagerstown YMCA nurtures the healthy development of children and teens; strengthens families; and makes its community a healthier, safer, better place to live.
Our YMCA address local community needs through the programs and services we offer our community. These programs are the tools for building the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We have been a long-time leader in community-based health and fitness and aquatics. We teach kids to swim, offer exercise classes for people with disabilities and are a leader in adult exercise. We also offer other programs in response to community needs, including summer camp, child care (the Y movement is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider), teen clubs, youth sports, family activities, and partner with other organization to enhance the lives of our community.
KIDS TO CAMP
We invite you to help our “Kids to Camp” Campaign. We reserve spaces in our camps for our Kids to Camp program, in an effort to offer sponsored opportunities for children who otherwise could not afford to attend our Summer Day Camps. Each year we allocate over 100 weeks of camp to needy children in Washington County. The cost of this effort is over $10,000.
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