So, what is the Columbus Family YMCA?
More than a gym
First and foremost, we are a family: a gathering of people – be they members, guests, staff or volunteers – who leave judgments at the door, celebrate the uniqueness of the individual and support each other in all kinds of ways.
We are also a haven: a place of daily retreat for thousands of Columbus residents. They meet friends, attend pre-school, lift weights, compete, catch a cycling class, go to camp, make plans, achieve goals and grow together.
Finally, we are a resource: a deeply rooted, not-for-profit community service organization with a long history of success in working for the greater good. A place where no one will be denied a chance to participate due to an inability to pay.
It’s hard to say which will get stronger. Your body? Your family? Or your community? We are not a gym, though your body will grow strong. We are not a childcare center, though we have cared for thousands of Columbus’ children over the years. We are not a social center, though countless friendships have been sparked here.