Welcome to the Defiance Area YMCA

The Defiance Area YMCA 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.

At the Y…You’re more than just a friend…You’re FAMILY!

2015 Purple 5K

Satruday, May 9th at 8:30am (Registration begins at 8:00am)
Pre-registration (March 30th-May 4th): $15
After May 5th: $20

Race Day Information:

* The race will begin at the Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau on the corner of Clinton and Third Street.

* Prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women in each age category and the top overall man and woman.

SPRING 2015 program guide

Program Guide

SPRING: April 13th - May 29th

April 1st
Non-Members: April 8th

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the program guide

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Financial Assistance

We are able to offer financial assistance for membership and program fees, thanks to the generous support of our Annual Strong Kids
Campaign and by donations from within the community.

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Christian Emphasis

In 1821 George Williams started the first Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in London, England to substitute Bible study and prayer for life on the streets. Over the next 188 years the YMCA has evolved into what it is today; influencing the lives of millions throughout the generations.

As the YMCA has grown and developed throughout the years, the one steady principle throughout the history of the YMCA has been its dedication to Christian values and the idea of fostering, preserving and advancing the Christian purpose. This principle has been a constant for generations and will continue into the future.

The Defiance Area YMCA understands the importance of this principle. Our Christian Emphasis Committee seeks to better support our members in building a healthy spirit, mind and body. This committee considers ideas, projects and activities that will foster, preserve and advance the Christian Purpose.

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