YMCA of El Paso

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

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YMCA of El Paso

The YMCA of El Paso strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


NEWS FROM THE Y


KaBoom! Design Day

Come be a part of and have a say in YOUR new playground coming in October to the Loya Family Branch!

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Mary Lou Retton



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Summer Day Camp



Children need more than mere babysitting during the summer.  They need to be challenged, stimulated, supported and they need to have fun.  They have skills and talents to develop, energy to use and huge amounts of creativity.  At YMCA Day Camp we help kids grow.  We have fun.  We help kids make friends and we help them learn more about themselves and the world around them.



Born to Move

BORN TO MOVE™ is a series of programs designed specifically for young people from toddler age through to teens, fostering and cementing positive physical habits so they’re hardwired for a lifetime. BORN TO MOVE™ builds confidence and develops skills using simple moves, role-playing, stories, games, team building, performance, problem solving and the magic of music.  Bring your Family and join the FUN!

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New Mobile App

Wonder if there is a Zumba class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while on the other side of town—and where is that Y branch in this neighborhood anyway? With the Y's new mobile app, all this and more is a smartphone away!

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As the U.S. Organizing Agency for Shift+, the new alcohol prevention initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, we are working with a diverse group of community partners who are committed to reducing underage drinking and binge drinking in all ages.

We are excited about our Shift+ Advocacy Training Program!

We’re working with partners who:

  • are motivated to promote effective & evidence-based alcohol prevention strategies
  • support local and statewide efforts to change the role of alcohol in our culture in ways that protect our youth and promote healthy communities
  • have the capacity to engage with policymakers and community leaders
  • represent a diverse group of people, organizations, & communities

If you're interested in becoming involved in regional alcohol policy advocacy work, we'd like to hear from you!




LiveStrong at The YMCA


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. This program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their "new normal". The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not disease.


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.