YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

The YMCA is one of the largest social service agencies serving Washington D.C., suburban Maryland, and northern Virginia. Every year, we provide opportunities in wellness, aquatics, youth sports, summer camp, childcare, and more for over 250,000 people through our 16 branches and program centers.

url:  https://www.ymcadc.org

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Aquatics by YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

At the Y, we teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy. Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid, and Oxygen Administration. Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.

9401 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Health Conditions Education

Arts & Humanities by YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

At the YMCA, members can explore and express their creative talents in a healthy and supportive environment for building new skills. Classes help children develop confidence and increased self-awareness as they participate in problem-solving, critical thinking and attention to detail. Activities include art, dance and creative movement.

9401 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Health Conditions Education

Bell Power Scholars Academy by YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Each year thousands of children are plagued by learning loss at the close of Public Schools for the summer. With few activities, most of them experience a summer that will create an education barrier when they return to the classroom for the fall. The Y BELL Power Scholars Academy at YMCA of Metropolitan Washington offers a program that seeks to solve the achievement gap problem of our youth by providing vigorous academics and STEM activities five days a week for 6-8 weeks each summer.

Youth (6-12) Childcare Education

Cooking & Nutrition Classes by YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

A top priority for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is to support the region’s health and well-being. We believe that this is achieved by taking a comprehensive approach to health for each individual and communities that we serve. On the individual level, the prescription for achieving and maintaining health includes a lot: engaging in regular physical activity, maintaining proper hydration; eating nutritious meals that are appropriate for you, reducing stress, getting...

Nutrition Education Health

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) by YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Diabetes Prevention Program is for those who are pre-diabetic. It is a year-long programs with 25 support classroom sessions. Participants learn about healthy eating and increasing physical activity to reduce risk of diabetes. We accept private insurance. How the program works? The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is part of CDC led National Diabetes Prevention Program. It gets to the root of the diabetes epidemic by helping those at high risk of developing the disease make...

Health Education Health Conditions Pre-diabetic Health

Fit & Well Seniors by YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

The Y’s Fit & Well Seniors caters to the needs of more than 100,000 seniors residing in DC, many of whom are widowed, living on a modest income and have limited access to activities. Launched in 2010 in partnership with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, this program helps seniors find energy, movement, and a support network. We offer 119 land and 26 aquatics classes in all 8 Wards of DC in addition to health and lifestyle assessments, inter-generational activities, social clubs and a...

2118 Ridgecrest Court, SE, Washington, DC, 20020

Health Conditions Seniors (55+)

Group Exercise by YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington offers a variety of Group Exercise classes that are for every BODY! Each branch has it’s own unique schedule to cater to the community it serves. Group Exercise classes are a great way to find motivation, challenge or heal yourself as well as meet new friends! All YMCA instructors have a passion for helping everyone along their wellness journey. Check out the group exercise schedule today and see you in class!

9401 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Health Conditions

Self Defense by YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

The YMCA’s various self-defense classes provide philosophy and physical conditioning with an emphasis on reflex development, timing, eye-hand coordination, balance and a sense of well-being. These classes provide a unique and challenging opportunity for individuals of all ages and capabilities to have fun while getting a great physical work-out. Benefits of self-defense include: Increased strength and flexibility Self-confidence Concentration, Self-awareness & more! Beginners are...

9401 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Health Conditions Education

Summer Day Camp by YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Summer camp registration is currently available. We are excited to be able to offer our popular Traditional Camps for the remaining weeks of summer. Please select your branch.

4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater, MD, 21037

Youth (6-12) Education

YMCA Virtual & Interactive Labs by YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

YMCA Virtual and Interactive Learning Labs adopt a developmentally appropriate approach to nurturing young people. This in-person program takes a Lab approach in limited class sizes and will provide the necessary environment to ensure that each student receives the appropriate support as they engage in virtual learning with their school. The YMCA Learning Labs incorporate character development as the framework for a successful, positive and healthy environment. The Y’s primary...

6600 Laurel Bowie Road, Bowie, MD, 20715

Youth (6-12) Childcare Education

Youth Academy by YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

The Future Leaders Academy at YMCA Anthony Bowen & YMCA Alexandria With so many demands on today’s families and the urgency of early brain development, kids need all the support they can get. We are proud to introduce the Future Leaders Academy at YMCA Anthony Bowen, a new preschool enrichment program that will inspire your child’s love for learning, social and emotional development, character and creativity. The Academy is a place where kids ages 2 to 5 years learn early on how...

420 East Monroe Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22301

Childcare Young Children (3-5) Education

Data last updated June 2nd 2021