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Upcoming Events

6th Annual Harry G. Smith Memorial Golf Tournament

May 21 | 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm

  Sunday, May 21, 2023 Green Pond Country Club 3604 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020   Tournament...

Nazareth Golf Outing (and Pink Ball Tournament)

June 16 | 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Friday, June 16, 2023 Whitetail Golf Club 2679 Klein Road, Bath PA 18014 1:00 PM Shotgun...

Slate Belt Sprint 5k and Kids Fun Run

August 19 | 7:00 am - 11:00 am

      Saturday, August 19, 2023 Greater Valley YMCA-Slate Belt Branch 315 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen...


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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Wishing all of our Y children a GREAT first day of school today! Remember to be yourself, value yourself, trust yourself, express yourself, empower yourself, and believe in yourself and your capabilities!! 🤩 Best wishes to all teachers and school staff for a successful year! Thank you for all that you do to support and educate our kids! You are our superheroes! ❤️

MONDAY MOTIVATION: Setting goals are great motivators to keep you focused and accountable. Keep hustling to the finish line and remember forward is a pace. As long as you are going in the right direction it doesn't matter how long it takes to reach your goals and to the finish line!

Today was yet another great day at the Y! Staff from all of our Branches gathered together to develop a strategic roadmap on how we will serve you and the community in our areas of expertise: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Our dedicated and passionate group developed a clear vision to keep the Y as a center of our Lehigh Valley community and fulfill our nonprofit mission. We look forward to serving you and collaborating with you to make our world a better place!

Wherever you are in your life's journey, you are always welcome at the Y! Our Nazareth Branch recently filmed a tour of their facility to show all of the wonderful experiences you can have there. Their FANTASTIC Senior Program Director, Michelle, will guide you on this tour and show you have a place here at the Y!

Are you on vacation or going on vacation? Take the Y on the road with you this summer with our Y Wellness 24/7 Road Tour challenge, now through September 4! It's easy! 1. Take a class on our Y Wellness 24/7 Platform: 2. Take a photo of you or your family actively participating on the Y Wellness 24/7 virtual platform while on vacation or traveling this summer. 3. Post photos to the Y Wellness 24/7 Facebook group or on social media with #Ytourwithme. Each qualifying post will receive one entry in a random drawing for one of ten $50 digital Amazon gift cards!

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