About Desert Foothills Family YMCA

October of 2009 the Desert Foothills Family YMCA opened its doors to serve the communities of North Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree and North Phoenix. This Y sits on the beautiful backdrop of the North Sonoran desert and is a part of the Black Mountain Campus – a partnership with Paradise Valley Community College and the Foothills Community Foundation. As a true multigenerational facility, the Desert Foothills YMCA supports offerings and services for the entire community – from the youngest member at 3 months and their siblings to adults and active seniors in their 90s! In addition to the health & fitness offerings (including equipment, group fitness classes and personal training), the facility has an outdoor heated pool with zero-depth entry, gender specific and family locker rooms, separate spaces and programs for youth and teens, racquetball courts and a gymnasium. DFFY is a very popular place for the teens in the area with a dedicated teen center and associated programs – many free to the community. It has the largest Teen Leaders Club in the association. The Desert Foothills success can be accredited to a dedicated leadership team that exemplifies the core values of the YMCA. You’ll often see firefighter playing racquetball, the gym full of adults playing Pickleball, or the buses dropping kids off at the branch after school. The Desert Foothills Family YMCA is proud to part of the Valley of the Sun YMCA and the surrounding community.

Great people, clean place. The Group Power weightlifting class is amazing!

Desert Foothills Family YMCA

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Looking for something to do this Winter season? The Valley of the Sun YMCA has many options available that can suit your family’s needs. We offer sports programs, group fitness classes and dance lessons for individuals of all ages. Check out our program guides below to learn more about the activities taking place at your local branch and sign up today! The winter is the perfect time to recharge your energy and focus on your health and well-being.
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In Arizona it is very important to know your strokes and be safe around the water! Take swimming lessons at the Desert Foothills Family YMCA and be a confident swimmer. … Read More

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Enjoy two-hour interactive, hands-on carving experience with Ray Villafane. The exposure of Ray’s style, talent and creativity amassed an all-new appreciation for pumpkin carving, and his artistic take on the traditional jack-o-lantern has granted him invitations from across the globe.… Read More

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Father’s Day was invented by the staff of the YMCA in the year 1909 in Washington.