About Us

Currently, we operate three facilities: our main branch and association headquarters, the YMCA OF MIDDLETOWN in Middletown NY,  the South Orange Family YMCA , or SOFY, in Monroe NY, and The Center For Youth Programs in Middletown NY, home of our First Step Preschool,  summer day camp in Middletown and other youth programs.

Our Mission

The YMCA is a community-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to putting Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Our YMCA began its service in 1882, and over the years, expanded to serve all of Orange County and Southern Sullivan County. Scroll down to read more about our history!

Our Board of Directors

Thomas Olley, P.E., Board President
Kelly Dolson, Board Vice President
Dr. Randolph Katz, Board Assistant Vice President
Damiane Doyle, Board Treasurer
Mark Jacobs, Board Secretary
Jennifer Echevarria, Esq.
Stacey Evans
Michael J. Flynn
Tim Hluchan

Frank Lentino
Melissa Mineau
John Naumchik
Kevin Preston, Esq.
Chloe Schuyler
Kaytlin Simmons, Esq.
Dr. Kenneth Steier
Misael Ulanday


Mouse over/ tap dates to read more!

1882: YMCA OF MIDDLETOWN opens first site in a private home serving just male population with a religious emphasis.
1882: YMCA OF MIDDLETOWN is incorporated on March 6, 1882.
1900: The Y moves to Gothic Hall on North Street in Middletown.
1900: YMCAs across the nation introduce physical fitness, basketball, gym class, small business club.
1902: YMCA adds a track team.
1906: Women and young girls are admitted, with limitations.