Upcoming Events

Par for the Cause Golf Tournament to benefit Allentown Warming Station

August 19 | 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

  FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2022   Allentown Municipal Golf Course 3400 Tilghman St, Allentown, PA...

Slate Belt Sprint 5k and Kids Fun Run

September 3 | 7:00 am - 11:00 am

  Click here to register on Run Signup   Saturday, September 3 Greater Valley YMCA-Slate Belt Branch 315 W.

Welcoming Week-Sept. 9-18

September 9 | 12:00 am - 11:45 pm

  Celebrate community with the Greater Valley YMCA during Welcoming Week (week of September 9-18)   Every Branch...


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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We had such a great time with Enes Freedom today! Freedom hosted a Youth Basketball Clinic this morning at the Slate Belt Branch to teach kids skills, drills and teamwork. Thank you to Enes Freedom and Chestnut Retreat Center for bringing this awesome event here today!

Greater Valley YMCA

July 17 at 12:00am -

Today, our Easton Branch hosted local community leaders for the Community Impact Advocacy Tour. The goal is to encourage community leaders to take an active role in influencing policy that can help make the Easton and Phillipsburg communities healthier, happier and more equitable by advocating along the Y’s side. The tour showcased the many ways the Y benefits the local community through programs and services under our important areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We visited the Summer Camp program at the Easton Branch, Forks Education Center and Paxinosa Playground to highlight our community-centered work. Thank you to everyone who spent quality time with us today. We appreciate your support and advocacy!

Greater Valley YMCA

July 14 at 12:00am -

LAST CHANCE to register! Our Youth Basketball Clinics with Enes Freedom are coming up this Saturday, July 16! Here is your child's chance to learn basketball skills and meet a professional basketball player! Enes Freedom will be at our Slate Belt and Bethlehem Branches on Saturday, July 16 to teach and inspire kids ages 8-18 about the amazing sport of basketball! 🏀 Morning Clinic: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Slate Belt YMCA Branch-315 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072 🏀 Afternoon Clinic: 3:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem YMCA Branch-430 East Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 Free and open to the entire community! Space is limited, so register today at: www.gv-ymca.org/events This event is brought to our community by Chestnut Retreat Center and Lehigh Dialogue Center.

Greater Valley YMCA

July 14 at 12:00am -

Help us raise funds for the Easton Y! The Brooklyn Cyclones and Crayola Experience recently had our Easton Summer Campers color their jerseys, and now you can own one of these works of art! These are limited-edition and game-worn jerseys! Bid now and help support the Y!: https://bit.ly/YMCAjerseyCray

Greater Valley YMCA

July 13 at 12:00am -

Happy Prime Day!!!! Do some good with your shopping and help support the Greater Valley YMCA! It's easy! 1. Log into your Amazon account through AmazonSmile ➡️ https://amzn.to/18Hb4UV 2. Select Greater Valley YMCA as your charity of choice. 3. Shop, shop, shop and Greater Valley YMCA will receive donations to help move our nonprofit mission forward! About AmazonSmile: When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Greater Valley YMCA

July 12 at 12:00am -

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