summer fun at the YMCA

Let’s Get Moving: A Peek Inside a Summer of Fun at the YMCA

One of the best descriptions of Florida is, “We live where others vacation.” That’s surely a reality to be cherished by all Floridians—a reality that some of us may take advantage of by having a summer staycation.

There’s so much to do in our beautiful state. And between the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA and the YMCA of the Suncoast, from Pasco to Pinellas counties, there is a treasure trove of activities to discover at a convenient YMCA location near you.

Fun fact: Did you know a Y membership gives you access to all YMCAs through the Nationwide Membership program?

That’s right, and it begins with access to 25 Tampa Bay Area YMCAs right here at home. A Y membership can mean summer afternoons with the family in the pool, having fun at the splash pads or just participating in the many events and activities scheduled throughout the summer.

Be sure to ask about our Olympics-themed wellness challenge this summer! Each location works to offer activities and programs based on local community needs, like art classes, pickleball, basketball, soccer, book clubs and more. Don’t miss out on the fun.

A YMCA membership also gives you priority access to Summer Camp registration. Spots are still available, but hurry; camp starts soon, and it is filling up fast. Your child will be engaged in summer fun activities while meeting new friends every day.

Your Y membership also gets you a litany of amenities like personalized wellness orientation, group exercise classes, Stay & Play/Kids Zone while you work out and Parents’ Night Out (for which some additional fees may apply), to name a few.

With family workouts options like yoga and bootcamp, you can start or renew your journey as a family or individually. These are just some of the highlights. You can learn so much more about the YMCA by visiting and and becoming a member.

When we say we are a Y for All, we truly are. Both Y associations offer financial assistance to qualifying applicants. Whether it is for membership or summer camp, nobody is turned away from the YMCA due to an inability to pay. More information is available from the membership desk at your nearest Y.

The YMCA is a cause-driven charity, and you can contribute to helping us build a healthy mind, spirit and body for all in our community. From teen leadership programs to sports, we are always looking for volunteers.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at the YMCA this summer!

*Presented by the YMCA | Originally published in the May 2024 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.