The YMCA Kingston and Ulster County is a private not-for-profit, community-based organization providing social, health, physical education and recreation services to the residents of Ulster County.
YMCA programs includes school-age child care, health enhancement / fitness classes, summer camps, swim lessons for all ages, special scholarship programs for low-income youth and families & physical rehabilitation programs. The YMCA serves all groups from infants to seniors.
The Y is a cause-driven nonprofit focused on three areas of impact: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
We believe all kids have potential and should have the opportunity to discover who they are, express themselves, and be nurtured in all their possibility.
Improving Ulster County’s Health & Wellbeing
We believe that everyone has the desire to be well and that well-being is best cultivated by providing supportive relationships and environments. We also believe that all people should have the opportunity to be well in spirit, mind, and body.
Giving Back and Providing Support to Our Neighbors
We believe that we have a duty to try to help where help is needed. We believe that with support, resources and guidance, people can improve their own lives and the lives of others.
“The YMCA is an open, inclusive, interfaith movement which advocates Christian principles through programs that build character, respond to community needs and help build spirit, mind & body for all”
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Statement:
YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County is an inclusive interfaith organization that recognizes the worth of all people. The Y connects the community. We work for inter-group understanding by challenging everyone to demonstrate caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility with everyone else. The Y celebrates and embraces human differences and similarities, focusing on diversity, inclusion, and equity.
The Y recognizes that people face barriers based on their ability, age, body shape, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, language, political and religious beliefs, race, sexual orientation, and the intersection of those experiences. We also recognize that society unfairly privileges some people due to their education, health, marital status, socioeconomic background, and whether they have family or career responsibilities. We declare that all discrimination limits people’s growth.
The Y strives for inclusion and equity, a continual process of ensuring that everyone has access, opportunities, and resources to feel valued and respected. Every individual can contribute with dignity. The Y offers programs that our community wants including programs designed to honor historically excluded groups. The Y knows that representation matters and we pursue diversity in hiring and volunteer recruitment. YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County is committed to ensuring that every individual has what they need to thrive and grow while honoring their culture and identity.