Find Their Future

Find Their Future. Find Your Y.

The YMCA is for Youth Development. Today’s kiddos have overcome so much, but there are still so many ways you and the YMCA can give them what they need to thrive.

The YMCA has been serving York and Lancaster’s youths for over 168 years through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body.

Keep reading to explore how you can support local kids by donating to the YMCA or enrolling your own children in our programs!

Child Development

Through our accessible childcare for infants to school age children and youth sports, we’re there for young people at every stage of their journeys.

Kiddos make friends, focus on their schoolwork, learn new skills, and grow into responsible young adults thanks to our donors and hardworking staff.


We have aquatics programs for youths of all ages and abilities. Safety Around Water classes make sure that everyone can spend time near water responsibility and affordable swim lessons teach families and their children to develop life-long skills.

Our Swim Teams across York and Lancaster Counties are nationally recognized and, due in large part to the hard work of our amazing coaches and volunteers, consistently place in high-stakes competitions. Several former swimmers have gone on to swim in the Olympics!

Pre-K to College

Our kiddos are lifelong learners! Our team works with pre-k students all the way to high school so that every child has a chance to achieve their dreams!

Thanks to generous corporate sponsors, we offer scholarships for our accredited pre-k programs and make sure that all students succeed in high school through Y Achievers so that they can continue their education or enter the workforce!

Summer Camp

Our campers don’t take the summer off! We have summer camps all over York and Lancaster Counties that make sure students get outside and keep their minds active even when school is not in session.

Because of donations from passionate community members, we have financial aid for families so that no child has to worry about missing out on spending time with their camp friends over the summer!

Donate today to empower tomorrow's leaders!

Be why thousands of children every year find their future at the YMCA by donating to our youth development work today!

Your donation will pay for financial assistance for kiddos and make it possible for all of our community’s kiddos to Find their Futures at the YMCA!


To give everyone in our community a chance to live their healthiest lives possible, the YMCA of the Roses is waiving its $25 join fee for all memberships in January of 2023!

Stop by your local branch or use the code “NOEXCUSES” when checking out online to waive your join fee all January long!