Upcoming Events

Slate Belt Sprint 5K

September 1 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Sponsorship & Recognition Opportunities    See Description Packet

Slate Belt Branch - TEE IT UP FOR A GOOD CAUSE

September 16 | 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

2nd Annual Harry G. Smith Memorial Golf Tournament   CLICK HERE to download the brochure   ABOUT THE OUTING Format...

Annual Meeting: SAVE THE DATE

October 4 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come help the Greater Valley YMCA crack the code to unlock a stronger community for all!   Location The Vault 634

Spring 2018 Program Brochure
Youth Summer Day Camp
EITC Programs at the Greater Valley YMCA

About Us


The Greater Valley YMCA is a volunteer-led, nonprofit, community organization. The Y is committed to strengthening community by positively changing lives every day. At each of our branches, we concentrate our efforts in three areas: Healthy Living, Youth Development, and Social Responsibility. And we do so in a way that upholds the Y’s traditional family values of Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Honesty.


For over 100 years, the Y has made tangible differences in the communities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Easton, Forks, Nazareth, those comprising the Slate Belt region and the Lehigh Valley as a whole. Founded as individual YMCAs as early as 1897, the following branches of the Greater Valley Y merged together between 2010 and 2015: the Nazareth YMCA, the Suburban North Family YMCA, the Family YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg & Vicinity and the Bethlehem YMCA. In 2014, the Forks YMCA Education Center was established. The Slate Belt branch was opened in 2015. In January 2017, the Allentown YMCA joined the Greater Valley YMCA.


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Advocacy Day 2018! The Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCA's held the annual Advocacy Day on Thursday, August 9, 2018. We were very excited to share with the community and our local representaives the high quality programs we are able to offer here at the Forks Education Center. Check out their website @ psays.com, or their facebook page; www.facebook.com/AlliancePAYMCA.

Forks YMCA Education Center

August 14 at 9:01am -

Today 9:00 AM Senior Boot Camp.
The calm before the SWEATšŸ’¦

School age before and after school care registration is open. To register drop your completed packet off at the Welcome Center. To download the packet click on the link below.


YMCA Of Easton, Phillipsburg and Vicinity - PA

August 13 at 4:08pm -

Forks YMCA Education Center updated their cover photo.

Forks YMCA Education Center

August 13 at 2:59pm -

Come on out to our Open House/ Open Registration Night! Wednesday, August 22, 2018; 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Join us for refreshments, tour our newly remodeled school and visit with classroom teachers! We are now enrolling for our infant, toddler and preschool classrooms.

Forks YMCA Education Center

August 13 at 2:22pm -

Our Mission  |  To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.