news & events
Enjoy a YMCA Membership at Half the Price!
City Center, Lampeter-Strasburg and New Holland branches
Ends June 20
3-month Family Membership for $159
3-month Adult Membership for $104
Click here to join the Y through this special offer (ends June 20, 2015).
Memorial Day Holiday Closure
Lancaster Family YMCA
May 25, 2015
All branches of the Lancaster Family YMCA will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day, but the Lampeter-Strasburg Y Outdoor Pool WILL BE OPEN from 12-8 PM!
Join us for a special Outdoor Pool holiday preview (regular season begins May 29 and runs through Labor Day) and enjoy some healthy fun in the sun with the Y!
Y to Offer a Free Kindergarten-readiness Summer Camp
Child Care Center
In August, the Lancaster Family YMCA will help children from the School District of Lancaster get ready to succeed in the coming school year through a Kindergarten-readiness summer camp. The summer camp is a free, four-week program made available through a donation from The CarMax Foundation. Click here to learn more.
My Y Story: Kayla Stoltzfus
Kayla has spina bifida and has no feeling in her body from the waist down. Yet her mom Dianna shares that her daughter doesn’t see herself as disabled, and enjoys riding her hand bike, swimming, climbing and jumping on trampolines. In April, Kayla completed the Y’s Kids Marathon – read her Y Story…
Y Child Care Center Reaches Keystone Star Level 3
Child Care Center
The Lancaster Family YMCA Child Care Center has achieved a “Keystone Star Level 3” designation from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning. This program recognizes and supports continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in the state.
Programs earn a STAR 1 to STAR 4 by meeting performance standards pertaining to teacher qualifications, classroom and learning activities, partnerships with family and community, and program management. At the STAR 3 level, student developmental assessments are performed three times per year; teachers work with families and schools to make a smooth transition for children to kindergarten and staff receive at least three employee benefits which helps reduce staff turnover, among other standards.