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Dan Cox joined the Desert Foothills Family YMCA in December of 2017. Dan recently joined the Desert Foothills Family Advisory Board. He has visited many different YMCA’s across the country and was very surprised, and impressed, at how many programs Desert Foothills Family YMCA offered to the community and how much participation there was in those programs.… Read More


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At the Desert Foothills Family YMCA, we take our role in the community very seriously. The YMCA has a long history of understanding community needs and taking action. As you can see in the letter below that President Abraham Lincoln crafted to the Executive Director of a YMCA, YMCA volunteers have been serving their communities since the 1800’s.… Read More


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As we begin to head into summer, we are busy planning many programs and activities for all ages. Being a YMCA in a community, we know that we have an important obligation to teach kids to swim. Our camps this summer have opportunities for splash camp add-on. This program feature allows campers the opportunity to receive swim instruction along with water games and activities. We also offer swim lessons on Saturdays or afternoon and evening options for all ages.… Read More


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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Teen Leader’s Club is collecting groceries in support of the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center for the month of November. Help support this wonderful organization and drop off donations at the Desert Foothills YMCA front lobby in marked boxes.… Read More