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Firecracker Four Mile Race/Walk: Greater Valley YMCA Race Series

July 4 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Firecracker Four Mile Race/Walk: Greater Valley YMCA Race Series     New in 2019, the The Greater Valley YMCA will...

Forks Education Center Open House

August 22 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

MEET, LEARN & CARE FORKS EDUCATION CENTER OPEN HOUSE   Join us for open house to tour classrooms and meet...

Slate Belt Sprint 5k: Greater Valley YMCA Race Series

August 31 | 8:15 am - 12:00 pm

Slate Belt Sprint 5k: Greater Valley YMCA Race Series     New in 2019, the The Greater Valley YMCA will hold 4...

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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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No matter your ability, you can learn to swim at the Y. Our YMCA trained and certified instructors cover swimming skills, stroke technique, and water safety in a friendly and encouraging environment. With small instructor to student ratio, our swim lessons provide personal instruction and safety around water information, while providing a fun atmosphere. Be confident around water this summer with Y swim lessons: https://bit.ly/2EFcDvZ


Greater Valley YMCA

May 26 at 6:22am -

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Slate Belt Branch of the Greater Valley YMCA

May 25 at 12:23pm -

We can give you 5 reasons why kids should attend summer day camp at the Y: Adventure, Healthy Fun, Personal Growth, Friendships, and Memories. Summer camp is all about new experiences, stimulating activities, building confidence, strengthening friendships, and creating unforgettable memories. This summer, give your child a chance to have an unforgettable summer with warm memories that will last a lifetime. Learn about Y day camp: https://bit.ly/2HaDiT1


Greater Valley YMCA

May 25 at 6:18am -

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YMCA of Allentown PA

May 24 at 8:54pm -

Have you heard the Y is going beyond our walls? We are now offering programming in Lower Mount Bethel, Upper Mount Bethel, Delawar Water Gap, Jacobsburg Park, Plainfield, and Bangor. We have programs for everyone ages 3-99. See what is available in your community at www.gv-ymca.org


Slate Belt Branch of the Greater Valley YMCA

May 24 at 12:22pm -

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