You are invited to take a ‘Walk with a Doc’ December 6

Ohio State University Extension is encouraging residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc, a walking program that brings together doctors and patients every first Thursday of the month from noon to 1:00pm at the Marion YMCA. Physicians from OhioHealth and Center Street Community Health Center will kick off the […]

Marion YMCA recognized for Marion Mentors program, hires full time director

Marion Mentors 21, Marion County’s youth mentoring collaborative, was recently recognized for it’s success and is expanding after three years of providing volunteer adult mentors to Marion youth. Marion Mentors is a community collaboration, led by the Marion Family YMCA, which supports the development of one-on-one relationships between a volunteer adult role model and a […]

Registration open for 2018 Marion YMCA Summer Camp

The Marion Family YMCA Summer Day Camp is accepting registration for weeks June 18 through August 10, 2018. Y Summer Camp focuses on age appropriate activities that build positive relationships, create a sense of achievement, and give boys and girls a chance to belong. Children ages three through 15 will find a day camp experience […]

Marion YMCA offering Valentine’s deal on new member fee

The Marion Family YMCA is offering a deal of $14 Join Fees through February 15, 2018. At their facility, the Marion Family YMCA says you’ll find everything from fitness classes, youth sports, swimming and more. For more details, contact the Y at, call 725-9622 or stop by at 645 Barks Road E.

Registration open for YMCA fall youth basketball

The Marion Family YMCA will begin fall youth basketball league will start October 28 – December 16, 2017. Youth Basketball is for boys and girls ages 5-12 years. Leagues are separated by age. Teams practice one evening a week and play games on Saturdays. Household members pay $30, other members $35 and program participants $60. […]

Marion YMCA announces numerous changes, including elimination of some fees

The Marion Family YMCA has announced they will be making several changes in the coming months, including the elimination or reduction of several fees. They said the changes are being made in an effort to provide the community with the best service and to add value to memberships. Upcoming changes include the following: Free Child […]

Marion YMCA celebrates 125 years in the community

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 the Marion Family YMCA reached its 125th anniversary of strengthening the Marion area community. The milestone was marked during the Y’s 2016 Annual Meeting held April 24, 2017.  A community celebration is planned for September. The Marion Family YMCA’s original articles of incorporation are dated April 25, 1892 and were […]

YMCA Works in Youth Development

Written by Theresa Lubke, Executive Director What I see each day at our Y often triggers me to reflect on my own Y experience as a child and teen. Back then, I wasn’t aware of the profound influence the Y was having on me. It was only after leaving home and attending college in a […]

YMCA gearing up for youth, adult basketball leagues

The Marion Family YMCA will begin an adult winter basketball league beginning on January 14, 2017. Adult League basketball is for men 18 and older. Each participant must pay $45 for members and $60 for non-members and each team must pay a $40 team registration fee. Teams and rosters are formed by the team captain […]

YMCA changes up swim lessons, new session starts soon

The Marion Family YMCA is changing up the structure of their swim lessons and the new session is set to start soon with skill testings beginning December 19, 2016. The Y’s new swim lessons are arranged by numeric levels (no more aquatic fish names). Within the levels, swimmers will learn skills such as personal safety, […]