Gather your diapers – The ‘Greatheart’ race is about to begin!

The Sammamish Community YMCA is on the track – to help Eastside Baby Corner (EBC) gather at least 55,000 diapers for local families in need!

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Sammy Fammy Y’s ‘Greatheart’ is racing in the 4th Annual EBC Diaper Derby, and we need your help to cross the finish line in first place. This means we need to donate as many diapers as we can gather.

You can help us take home the prize by


We are hiring camp counselors – don’t miss out on the fun – apply today!

We need your help! Do you know a stellar college student with the YMCA spirit? Or a teacher looking for a summer position? Adults age 18+ with a passion for helping kids grow and learn are ideal candidates. If this sounds like anyone you know, please encourage them to apply today.

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To prepare for another great summer of resident and day camps, we’ll be hiring more than 600 employees. We’re looking for


Photography Club to welcome guest speaker on April 4th

The Sammamish Y Photography Club is eagerly anticipating the next meeting – on Tuesday, April 4th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – and for good reason. Ray Pfortner, an expert photography instructor who teaches at Bellevue College, will be speaking and will also be on hand to provide feedback on individual photos submitted via the link below.

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The Sammamish YMCA Photography Club meets at the Y on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and new members


Annual Fund: Caiden’s story

Caiden was 10 years old when he first attended Camp Terry –it would be the first of many camp summers. “Caiden is on the Autism spectrum, so social activities can be challenging,” says Chris, Caiden’s dad. “We were looking for a program that would allow him the freedom to be loud and crazy – all […]


A more meaningful EGGSTRAVAGANZA

The Sammamish Community Y has partnered with the Rotary Club of Sammamish to create an even more meaningful EGGSTRAVAGANZA this year.

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The egg hunts are the highlight of the day, so


Impact Story: Rafael

Rafael was nervous about stepping into the swimming pool for the first time. He didn’t know how to swim but with the help of Y lifeguards and swim instructors, by the end of his first swim lesson Rafael was thriving in the pool, blowing bubbles and putting his face in the water—a big achievement that first day. He begged his mom to let him to come to the Y every day to practice his swimming. Soon Rafael could paddle across the pool and had mastered water safety skills.

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Rafael is now a happy, confident swimmer, and his entire family feels welcome at the Y, thanks to


Teens help teens get active at the Y

Some of the teen volunteers at the Sammamish YMCA have identified a passion for helping their peers stay active! These teens have collaborated with the Y’s personal training staff to develop a workout circuit just for teens. We would like to invite all local high school students to join us at the Y for a teen-led circuit workout each Friday from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m., beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 9.

YMCA teens working out March 2018

The workout circuit, designed by Caleb Buck, director of personal training at the Sammamish Y, was created for people of all abilities and experience levels. Free weights and bodyweight will be used to complete the high-energy circuit.


2018 Annual Campaign: Martin’s story

The rapid pedaling of a bicycle can make an enormous difference for someone battling Parkinson’s Disease – this is true for Martin, a Sammamish Y member, who was just 40 when he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s more than 20 years ago.

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“Biking really does help slow the progression