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YMCA of Southern Nevada Offers Nationwide Membership

Posted November 8, 2017

The YMCA Nationwide Membership is here! As members, this means you can visit any participating YMCA in the United States, outside of the Las Vegas area - for no extra charge! We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities. If you already have a Y membership, you can start taking advantage of this today!

To find out more info and to find participating Y's in the United States, click here!


YMCA of Southern Nevada Hosts Y Golf Tournament

Posted November 6, 2017

A special thanks to all of the businesses, organizations and individuals who sponsored, supported and participated in our 2017 Y Golf Tournament at Red Rock Country Club! Here's a look at some of the teams and the behind-the-scenes action from what turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous day on the golf course!

Click here to view more pictures from the event!


The Y Receives Donation from NV Energy

Posted October 24, 2017

The YMCA of Southern Nevada would like to thank NV Energy for their amazing support of our organization. It is because of companies and individuals like these that we are able to continue to serve the families in our great community. Thank you for supporting the cause!

Pictured left to right: Ronald Bilodeau (Manager, Delivery Products at NV Energy); Mike Lubbe (President & CEO of YMCA of Southern Nevada); Larry Luna (Director, Distribution Design at NV Energy)


The Y and the LIVESTRONG Foundation joined together to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.

October 1, 2016

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The YMCA and the VA to provide aquatic therapy for pain management to local veterans. 

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Y Summer Campers Enjoy the Great Outdoors

July 2, 2015   KVVU Fox 5

It has been a week of exploring for kids who are a part of the YMCA Summer Camp program. All week groups have been going out to Lake Mohave to kayak, canoe, raft and learn about the great outdoors.

New Youth 'Get Outdoors' Initiative Launched in Las Vegas
June 23, 2015   KLAS 8NewsNow

The Mayor of Las Vegas joined the BLM and the YMCA to announce a new initiative to motivate kids to get out and about, enjoying the outdoors.


YMCA, DOI and Mayor of Las Vegas Announce New Youth Initiative
June 23, 2015   KTNV Channel 13

Las Vegas has become one of the first 50 cities chosen for a nationwide program to get kids off the couch.

Feeding Hungry Children Over the Summer
June 19, 2015   98.5 KLUC

Did you know that there are 180,000 children registered to receive free or reduced priced meals in school during the year but that only 6% are receiving meals during the summer months? Learn More

There's Still Time to Register for Y Summer Camp
June 16, 2015   KTNV Channel 13 Action News

Beth Fisher from Positively LV visits the Durango Hills Y to talk about Summer Camp with campers, parents and YMCA Marketing Director, Cheryl Bella.

YMCA Summer Camp
May 27, 2015   KLAS 8NewsNow

Summer is right around the corner and you’re probably looking for something fun to do with your kids. Of course we have the YMCA which offers summer camp and Cheryl Bella is here to tell us all about it.

Summer Camp at the Y
May 26, 2015   KVVU Fox5

The YMCA has a great day camp program and Erica Stegall from the Y is here with more.

Y Summer Day Camp
May 18, 2015   KXNT News Radio 100.5

School is starting to wind down and summer is just around the corner. And that means summer camp.

Read Full StoryWest Side Pools and Water Parks Offer Plenty Of Cool Options
May 17, 2015   View Newspapers

Want to beat the heat? Take a dip in the pool. Cheryl Bella, marketing and communications director for the YMCA, said pools make for fun summers in Las Vegas.

Read Full StoryZumbathon and the YMCA
May 10, 2015   Talking Solutions – Beasley Broadcasting Public Affairs Show

Jerry & Kat Johnson give us details about the big Zumbathon event on Sat., 5/16...and Cheryl Bella talks about lots of great programs at the YMCA

Read Full StoryThe Perfect Summer Camps for Kids
April 26, 2015   Las Vegas Sun

With summertime just around the corner, it’s time for parents to figure out how to keep their children occupied and supervised during school break.

Read Full StoryValley summer camps set to keep kids engaged and enriched during school break
March 16, 2015   View Newspapers

When school lets out for the summer, many parents opt for summer camps to help keep their children occupied and their minds challenged.

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YMCA partners with Vegas PBS & Andson to help prevent summer learning loss
July 17, 2014   YMCA News

Students can lose up to three months of learning during the summer months, starting their new school year off behind where they left off. The YMCA of Southern Nevada is offering summer reading and science programs for campers at all four of its Y branches...

Read Full StoryYMCA plans summer reading and science program
July 17, 2014   YMCA News

The YMCA of Southern Nevada is offering summer reading and science programs for campers at all four of its branches. Summer camp participants ages 5 to 11 will participate in an age-appropriate learning program...

Read Full StoryFight childhood hunger to keep kids healthy this summer
June 08, 2014   8NewsNow

Children everywhere look forward to the long sunny days of summer vacation, but not everything about being away from school is fun and games. Many children who rely on free or reduced cost meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry during the summer months...

Read Full StoryThe Notes: Philanthropy, June 1-7
June 1, 2014   Vegas Inc.

McDonald’s restaurants raised more than $41,000 \during the fourth annual Green for Grads scholarship event. A total of 110 McDonald’s in Southern Nevada pledged to donate $1 from every Extra Value Meal customers purchased. Money raised benefits the Ronald McDonald House...

Read Full StoryNo shortage of summer camps
May 28, 2014   Las Vegas Review-Journal

There is no shortage of opportunities for parents to find just the right camp for their children this summer. From sports to theater to traditional arts and crafts, activities are planned across the valley. Here is a sampling of the offerings...

Read Full StoryPool safety event held at the YMCA
May 25, 2014   KTNV Las Vegas

It's time to remind everyone just how dangerous the water can be this time of year. An event was held on Saturday to encourage pool safety. Fire officials and local pool experts were at the YMCA on Meadows Drive to offer their expertise...

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Summer swim guide: Pools around the Las Vegas valley
May 24, 2014   View News

Summer is coming, Las Vegas is heating up and pool season is ready to take off. What better way to escape the triple digits and get the kids outdoors than lounging, or splashing, poolside? Despite Vegas’ naturally arid climate, locals and tourists alike can grab some sun and a healthy dose of H20 at these pools around the valley...

Read Full StoryFloat like a duck
May 13, 2014   The Morning Blend, KTNV Las Vegas

Summer time is almost here which means it's time to update your pool safety knowledge! Staying water safe is as easy as A, B, C, D! See how these tips will help you and the family have some summer fun in the sun!

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Create a safer environment for summer swimming fun
May 08, 2014   8NewsNow

Swimming is a popular summer activity and if you have a pool or spa, your backyard just may be this summer’s most popular retreat for friends, neighbors and all of the children that come with them. Adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safer and fun experience this summer...

Read Full StoryKids invited to Healthy Kids Day at local YMCAs
April 24, 2014   KTNV Las Vegas

The YMCA of Southern Nevada is celebrating Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to noon on April 26 at all of their locations. The community event for kids and families will feature enjoy interactive games, face painting, entertainment, a vendor fair, demonstrations and more...

Read Full StoryCamps, lunch programs available for students on Spring Break
April 14, 2014   8NewsNow

Spring Break begins Monday for more than 300,000 Clark County students. If you can't afford to send your kids to camp, several organizations around town offer options. The YMCA has camps for students of all ages. The programs, which cost $147 per week...

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Windermere Foundation Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Charity Challenge
March 27, 2014   Vegas Inc.

In recognition of the Windermere Foundation’s 25th anniversary, Windermere Real Estate is hosting its Charity Challenge from March 17 to April 4, providing 21 nonprofit organizations in the Western United States with opportunities to receive...

Read Full StoryHundreds of summer jobs available in Las Vegas this year
February 27, 2014   KTNV Las Vegas

It's the first full week of summer break for kids in Clark County and summer day camps are just getting started. Summer Adventure Camp at the Springs Reserve is just getting its first week-long camp started.

Read Full StoryResidents can receive tax aid at local YMCA location>
February 20, 2014   View News

Sponsored by Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross, the third annual free tax volunteer site is being offered for families with an annual income of $52,000 or less at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. “I want to help people put money...

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Want to stay young? Start moving
November 26, 2013   8NewsNow

A new study finds that exercise among older adults helps ward off depression, dementia and other health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes...

Read Full StoryYMCA serving free meals to kids in need
July 18, 2013   KVVU Las Vegas

With the school year over, many southern Nevada children are cut off from the free or reduced-cost meals they rely on. The YMCA of Southern Nevada and Walmart are stepping up to fill the gap. YMCA is now offering healthful meals and snacks through its summer food...

Read Full StoryFederal food program provides meals for Las Vegas children
June 25, 2013   MyNews3

We don't have to look far to see hunger in our own backyard, especially among kids who rely on free lunches during the school year. That's why dozens of sites are open across town are offering free meals to kids throughout the summer...

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School’s out, but free lunches still available for Las Vegas kids
June 20, 2013   Las Vegas Sun

Impoverished children who receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year often have a difficult time getting nutritious food over the summer. Karen Vogel knows this struggle all too well...

Read Full StorySummer Food Program Provides Nutritious Meals for Kids
June 19th, 2013   8NewsNow

Three Square Food Bank and its partners launched the Summer Food Service program Wednesday to ensure southern Nevada children do not go hungry this summer. When school is out, kids who use the free and reduced lunch program often do not have access to nutritious meals...

Read Full StoryEnglish Language Learner funding bill signed by Sandoval
June 12, 2013   MyNews3

Gov. Brian Sandoval, with the backing of lawmakers, made English Language Learner program funding a priority during the 2013 Legislative Session. This morning at the YMCA on Meadows Lane in Las Vegas, Sandoval signed SB 504 into law, providing $50 million for the program...

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Summer day camps starting this week
June 10, 2013   KTNV Las Vegas

It's the first full week of summer break for kids in Clark County and summer day camps are just getting started. Summer Adventure Camp at the Springs Reserve is just getting its first week-long camp started...

Read Full StoryCommunity invited to pool and water safety event
May 23, 2013   Fox 5 Las Vegas

The community is encouraged to learn about water and pool safety at the 10th Annual Float Like a Duck, held at the Heinrich YMCA Water Sports Park located at 4141 Meadows Ln. in Las Vegas. The three-hour event starts at 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. Saturday...

Read Full StoryAffordable summer care available at YMCA
May 22, 2013   Las Vegas Review-Journal

For parents looking for quality and affordable summer child care, the YMCA’s day camps offer options for campers ages 5 to 15. Kids won’t get bored with the dozens of specialty and sports camps available all summer long. Art, magic, zoology, karate and cooking are just a few...

Read Full StoryYMCA of Southern Nevada celebrates Healthy Kids Day
April 27, 2013   KTNV Las Vegas

On Saturday, April 27, the YMCA of Southern Nevada is celebrating Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to noon with a free community event for kids and families. Families can enjoy interactive games, wellness screenings, a vendor fair, demonstrations and more at...

Read Full Story'Float Like a Duck' event to teach water safety
March 27, 2013   Fox 5 Las Vegas

With temperatures rising and pool season on the horizon, drowning prevention returns to the forefront in the Las Vegas valley. A program wants to educate and make the public aware of water safety, including what to look out for in the event of potential hazard...

Read Full Story10th Annual Float Like A Duck water safety event May 25
March 27, 2013   Las Vegas Sun

The 10th Annual Float Like A Duck™, a major public awareness campaign created by Paragon Pools with an emphasis on water safety is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 1-4 pm at the Heinrich YMCA Water Sports Park, 4141Meadows Lane in Las Vegas, NV. Duckie, the official...

Read Full StorySpring break activities for all ages
March 25, 2013   Fox 5 Las Vegas

Spring break starts this week and many parents, families and kids are looking for activities to celebrate the holiday. From becoming a wrangler riding ponies to exploring reptiles, camps will be going all week long to keep kids busy during the break. The hardest decision parents...

Read Full StoryGovernor Signs Bill to Help Young English Language Learners
June 12, 2013   8NewsNow

Thousands of Clark County School District students whose primary language is not English will soon have $50 million funding more of their education. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed the state's first-ever funded bill for English language learners, or ELL, at the YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane, on Wednesday...

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