Our Community Impact

The Lancaster Family YMCA has been serving Lancaster County since 1854. Through our focus areas of YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHY LIVING and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, we support children, adults and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage.

We deliver our programs and services through branches in Lancaster City, Lampeter-Strasburg and New Holland, and our Early Learning Academy and YMCA Camp Shand. By partnering with local schools and other nonprofit organizations to offer services off-site, we are able broaden our reach in impacting more lives.

View our 2017 Community Impact Report


2017 Highlights

Through your support of the YMCA in these areas…

Community Support
$771,019 in direct financial assistance and subsidized services was provided to the community by the Lancaster Family YMCA for participation in membership and programs.

4,646 volunteer hours were given in support of the Lancaster Family YMCA. Those hours translated to $119,514 of volunteer service time.

The YMCA was able to do this in the community…

Early Learning Programs

113 children participated in YMCA Pre-K/Early Learning programs.
– 99 children received financial assistance to attend these programs.

Summer Learning and Enrichment
94 children attended Summer Learning Loss Prevention programs.
– Offered at no cost to the families.

332 children attended summer day camps at YMCA branches.

788 children attended day and resident camps at YMCA Camp Shand.
– 419 children received financial assistance to attend Camp Shand.

Safety Around Water
881 children participated in YMCA swim lessons.
– 113 children participated in subsidized Safety Around Water classes.

300 children participated in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District’s Second Grade Learn to Swim program hosted at the Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA.

Cancer Recovery
76 people participated in the Cancer Rehabilitation Exercise
(CaRE) program across all YMCA branches.
– Offered at no cost to the participant and a support friend.

Youth Sports
898 children participated in YMCA youth athletic programs.

16,729 members served across three YMCA branches.

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