YMCA Changes Lives in Grand Traverse Region

A first grader recaps what it’s like to stay active and engaged through a summer camp experience at the Y.

A 6 year old is given the chance to swim again after being diagnosed with cancer when the Y extends a family membership.

2 families are able to work because of having a safe and nurturing program to enroll their children at the YMCA Child Development Center.

The YMCA is impacting thousands of lives every day – these are but a few.


YMCA’s Safety Around Water Program Makes a Big Difference

The Safety Around Water program is a 5-week intensive program that teaches water safety skills to local third grade students.

Students are brought to the YMCA West facility by school-provided transportation and supervision, and in some instances – the YMCA instructors go travel to the schools.

The kids receive a 45-minute lesson in our aquatic facility on the 5 crucial skills needed to stay safe around water.