Building a Stronger, Healthier Community for over 150 years
Healthy and happy, young and old
Since 1863, the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA has been at the center of the community’s health and well-being. Over the years, the nonprofit organization has grown in both size and scope. Today, the “Y,” as it’s affectionately known has something to offer everyone in the community. From swimming lessons and free weights to pickleball and yoga, the Y offers a long list of wellness options.
Long gone are the days of boring, old workouts.
At the Y, you can truly diversify your health and fitness routines. Membership options are available for individuals, families, teens, seniors and college students. They even offer financial assistance to qualifying applicants.
A membership at the Y allows you access to the gymnasiums, pools, fitness centers and locker rooms. You can shoot hoops, join a spin class, or a recreational sports league. You can even learn to scuba dive. The Y also features state-of-the-art weight training equipment, free weights, cardio suites, cross training facilities and so much more.
The coolest school around.
The Y also offers a comprehensive early childhood education and day care program. The September through May pre-school program encourages independent exploration. Children in the program attend gym class each day and take structured swim lessons twice per week. Families can choose between 2, 3, or 5-day schedules. Each school day lasts 4 hours and includes lunch.
The infant through Pre-K day care program offers families flexibility and peace of mind. The program is available to children from 6 weeks to 5 years-old. Daily routines are designed to stimulate children socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically. The Y also offers an after-school program for students in grades K-6.
The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is so much more than the average gym. Stop in for a visit and find out why.
We checked out the Y recently and brought our cameras along for the ride. Check it out:
About the Photographer
Originally from Williamsport, Courtney is a 2019 Marywood grad. She enjoys discovering the often-overlooked beauty of NEPA, making clean Jeeps dirty, and cuddling with her chunky cat, Marley.
About the Videographer
Ryan has been telling stories through film for years. He graduated from Wilkes University in 2013 with a degree in Communication Studies. He’s been collecting movie ticket stubs for over a decade and never refuses a good cup of coffee.