About Us


Our YMCA is a non-profit organization that works collaboratively with community partners to improve the lives of children, adults, families, and the entire community. Our purpose is to strengthen and enrich the development of individuals and families through quality programs and services that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Integral to everything that we do are our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our Y serves people of all backgrounds, ages, capabilities and income levels, providing financial assistance to those in need.

Encouraging, supporting and improving healthy living habits, among our members and throughout the community, are central to our purpose.

Our work also focuses on youth development through a wide variety of programs such as child care, day camps, swim lessons, and organized youth sports.

Financial assistance may be available for you and your entire family to join, thanks to the generosity of our donors. The Y uses 100 percent of donor contributions to provide financial assistance for members and to subsidize a wide range of mission programs. Our goal is to provide financial assistance to anyone who needs it to participate.

Founded in 1858, our YMCA is one of the largest nonprofits in Frederick County.

Each year, we serve over 12,000 members and over 30,000 program participants. We also partner with several community organizations to help strengthen and enrich the development of individuals and families in Frederick County.


OUR MISSION: To Put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.