History of the YMCA


YMCA Has a Long History in Beaver County

Since 1889, the Beaver County YMCA has been building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. We have strived to meet the needs of our members, as well as our community. From our roots as a Christian organization for men, to our present mission of providing numerous services to families, the YMCA has been a constant in this community.

  • We offer programs for children, youth, adults and families. We focus on fitness and fun, while teaching values and sportsmanship.
  • We offer high-quality childcare services, offering you convenience and peace of mind knowing that if your child can’t be with you, he/she can be with people you trust.
  • We reach out to the community through our annual Christmas of Giving, pairing a family in need and a family who has enough to share. The families spend the day together enjoying fellowship over breakfast and lunch, gaining financial literacy, crafting, family games, and bible study.
  • The Beaver County YMCA offers top-notch aquatics programs to the community.
  • We care about our aging population and offer programs that meet the health needs of seniors, such as Arthritis Aquatics, SilverSneakers®, Silver & Fit®, Renew Active and HPP.
  • We offer financial assistance exceeding $125,000 per year through our YMCA scholarship programs awarding the community, memberships and access to programs based upon requests submitted.
  • We listen to your needs and concerns, and offer programs accordingly, such as hunter-safety courses; babysitting workshops for teens and pre-teens; and lifeguarding certification.
  • We offer summer playground service to the youth of Beaver County, including a free lunch program.
  • We provide free summer lunch programs as well as year-round dinner programs throughout the community for children 18 and under.