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In 2017 we completed our full-time move to Arizona, and I embraced the opportunity to join the DFFY Advisory Board.
The Y has been a part of my life since my teenage years growing up in Dayton, Ohio, through our family years in St. Louis, Missouri, and now in our empty-nester years in Cave Creek. The YMCA is a great place that supports all members of our community from children through seniors.… Read More


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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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