Thank you to all of our supporters across Ithaca and Tompkins County who voted us as your Finger Lakes Favorites (presented by Cayuga Radio Group)! We were honored to be nominated in 6 categories and to win gold or silver in all 6 categories! 

Gold: Childcare, Summer Camp, Place To Volunteer, and Children's Birthday Party Venue

Silver: Gym/Fitness Center, Non-Profit

We continue to work hard every day to rebuild our services during this challenging time to ensure that we live up to our mission and the expectations of our members and community. If you haven't been to the Y in awhile, we look forward to welcoming you back. If you've never been to the Y before, we invite you to stop by for a tour and learn about all that we have to offer. 


Repair work continues in the women's locker room. Unfortunately, the necessary repairs for drainage were more involved than originally anticipated; significantly changing our original timetable for the project. A new frame is also being installed to support the rest room stall doors so that they will all properly close and latch as they are supposed to. Our Facilities Director, Mike, is working hard to get all repairs completed while also attending to his many other responsibilities in our facility. We will get you back into the locker room as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience while we work to improve this space for your use. 


It is no secret that there is a national labor shortage that is affecting businesses in every industry across the country right now. The Y is now at a point where key services and programs will not be offered or hours will be drastically reduced unless we are able to hire additional staff; especially lifeguards and school age child care staff. We will be participating in an online Meet the Employer event with Tompkins Workforce NY at 1PM on September 1st. Please encourage anyone who may be interested in working with us to attend. We need our members to help us recruit.

Register here: Open Recruiting Event/Meet the Employer

Current openings: www.ithacaymca.com/careers


Registration is now open for our School Age Child Care programs (Before/After School)! We have programs at Groton Elementary, Cassavant Elementary (serving Dryden School District), Newfield Elementary, and On-site at the YMCA (serving Lansing and Ithaca City School Districts) serving grades K-6 and Pre-K in select locations. The YMCA is nationally recognized as a premiere provider of school age programming and our local programs live up to that reputation. We look forward to welcoming your child this Fall!


Our Fall group fitness schedule is now live! Gunnar and the Health and Wellness team have put together a 
host of new offerings along with many of your favorites. Classes requiring an additional fee or advanced registration will be open for member registration on Tuesday, August 24th. We hope you will take advantage of these great opportunities to get moving for a healthier mind, body, and spirit. 


Our end of summer membership specials have started. Encourage your friends and family to get ready to start back into a routine this Fall by prioritizing their fitness here at the Y. We have an exciting list of group fitness classes starting up in September along with the return of personal fitness coaching and nutrition counseling.


Now that folks have had a chance to adjust to everyone being masked again here at the Y, we will be stepping up enforcement of mask wearing compliance. Many warnings have been issued the past few weeks, but moving forward those not complying will be asked to leave the facility and may face suspension or revocation of their membership. Please help us keep everyone safe and healthy so that the Y can continue to serve our community.


We have family swimming available to members by reservation in both our large and small pools. Please contact the Welcome Center for availability and scheduling. 
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