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10 Reasons to Join the YMCA

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It is now five months out, since resolution-makers started on their journeys to lose weight, get in shape, be more active, spend less time plugged in… you get the picture. If you are one of those people, how’s it working for you? Need a reboot? Here it is: 10 Reasons to Join the Y This Summer!… Read More

Former Weather Anchor Dave Munsey Joins Valley of the Sun YMCA

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Valley Of The Sun Ymca’s Annual Support Campaign Surpasses $1.4 Million Goal In Only Four Months

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Target and the Y team up to bring you SUPER SATURDAYS!

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Together We Can Build a Better Us

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. We’ve created a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more in your own community. … Read More

Valley of the Sun YMCA Offers Free Child Watch So Parents Can Vote


Valley of the Sun YMCA today announced that all 16 of its branches will be offering free child watch services, up to four hours from 8 a.m. to 8 pm., on Election Day so busy parents and caregivers can have a safe and fun place for their kids to play while voting on Tuesday, November 8. The child watch offering, called Zoe’s Kids Day Out, is open to members and non-members. Children of all ages are welcome, but must be potty-trained.… Read More

Family Carving Nights

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Fall family fun! Enjoy two-hour interactive, hands-on carving experience with Ray Villafane. Ray’s hobby of pumpkin sculpting was brought to an entirely new level in 2007 when he was contacted by High Noon Entertainment and asked to participate in the Food Network’s Challenge Show, Outrageous Pumpkins. Ray competed as one of four professional pumpkin sculptors, impressed the judges enough to sweep all three rounds and was awarded the Grand Prize. … Read More

10 Healthy Lunch Ideas

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It’s that time of the year again, when the kids go back to school and the family’s weekly schedule is jam-packed with activities. The Valley of the Sun YMCA is focused on encouraging healthy living, and with that in mind, here are some ideas that can help you make your family’s midday meals a success. … Read More

Postcards Highlight Summer Camp Moments

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Our summer camp season may be behind us, but the friendships and the memories that the campers made will last forever. Earlier this month, we asked some of our camp participants to make artwork highlighting the favorite part about their experience. What we received was nothing short of amazing.… Read More

10 Ways to Get Kids Excited about School

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The school year is upon us, and as children and teens begin to their journey back to the classroom, some may be more excited than others. How can you make sure that your family is ready for this next chapter? The Valley of the Sun YMCA has some tips on how you can make the transition easier for every member of your family.… Read More