General Information Mission & History
The Rockland County YMCA is a volunteer driven organization that welcomes all people to programs that enhance their health and well being, strengthen their personal and family relationships and enrich their spirits,minds and bodies.
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together.
We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus.
- YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
- HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation's health and well-being.
- SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
To fulfill our mission, the Rockland County YMCA:
Serves People of all Ages, Faiths, Races and Abilities Regardless of Financial Condition
We serve more than 6000 boys, girls, men and women from diverse communities throughout Rockland County. The YMCA provides scholarships for memberships, programs and other community services. No one is turned away for financial reasons. The YMCA is open to everyone and brings together people of all incomes, ages, races, faiths and abilities.
Is Family-Oriented and Committed to Health Enhancement
Children and their families find a wide range of activities at the "Y", including child care, swimming lessons, summer day camp, youth sports, dance classes, Youth and Government, Family Recreation Nights, and community service projects. The values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are woven into every "Y" activity. There are special programs for seniors, younger adults and teens interested in building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Leads Rockland County in Quality Child Care
The YMCA is one of Rockland County's largest child care organization, providing quality and affordable preschool child care in two sites and after school child care programs in twenty sites throughout the county. Our YMCA offers after school child care at 25 elementary schools in North Rockland, Clarkstown, Nyack, Ramapo Central and South Orangetown school districts. Each day more than a 1,000 children enjoy these programs in a safe, well supervised and nurturing environment.
Depends and Builds on Volunteer Involvement
The YMCA was founded by volunteers and continues to be led and heavily supported by volunteers. Volunteers play a central role in fulfilling the mission of the YMCA. From the volunteer Board of Directors and Trustees, who set the overall policies and procedures, to individuals who volunteer a few hours of their time in specific programs, projects or events, their influence is strongly felt throughout the organization. Presently, we have more than one hundred volunteers who serve on governing and operational committees, instruct in programs and assist in fund raising.
Works to Improve our Community by Providing Needed Social Services
The Rockland County YMCA works in partnerships with schools, churches, community organizations such as the United Way of Rockland County and the County of Rockland to provide community programs and services that are needed but not provided adequately by the private sector or government. Examples of such programs are day and after school care, senior activities, teen programs and our day care program at the Rockland County Family Court.
Provides Recreational and Community Service Facilities for the Surrounding Community to Enjoy
The YMCA has programs throughout Rockland County.
Our beautiful flagship building in Nyack offers a full YMCA facility complete with swimming pool, and spa, gymnasium, fitness center, exercise/dance studio, child care, Teen center and many fitness and health programs.
In Suffern and Sloatsburg we have the Y Beginnings toddler/preschool program and a vibrant Suffern Dance & Activity program.
Our North Rockland Program offers a before and after school program in the North Rockland Schools, beautiful summer camp in Pomona, NY and family activities throughout the year.