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Y Leaders Club


The Y Junior Leaders and Teen Leaders Clubs provide a safe haven for local youth and teens to engage in positive activities under the guidance of adult supervisors and mentors who help them become confident and contributing members of the community.

Activities include attending weekly meetings, developing club goals and activities, fund-raising and attending annual youth leader-ship rallies and leaders school along other YMCA Youth Leaders Clubs.

Y Junior Leaders Club

Ages 10 to 12
In Y Junior Leaders Club, preteens learn to make a difference in the community by working together to plan and implement service activities. The club also volunteers at YMCA special events and receives mentoring from the members of the Y Teen Leaders Club.

Y Teen Leaders Club

Ages 13-17
In Y Teen Leaders Club, teens work closely with their peers and YMCA staff to develop their own individual leadership style through the planning and organizing of service projects, character building activities, and social & recreational programming.


Whether you would like to volunteer towards your 300 hrs. for your comprehensive HS diploma or would just like to help out, the Y is a great place to lend your time and give back to the community.  We have opportunities in our Youth Programs, Child Watch & Youth Centers, and for our special events.

For more information please contact:

For Youth Programs & Child Watch & Youth Centers
Felice Cicchesi
845-782-9622 Ext. 316
For Special Events – Welcome Center

Annual Campaign


2019 Strong Kids Campaign

Did you know that the Y is committed to making services available to all, regardless of their ability to pay?  The YMCA of Middletown has a history of over 130 years of helping those  who are most in need.  We are able to keep this commitment through the generosity of our members, local businesses and community donors who support our Strong Kids Campaign.

Strong Kids scholarship assistance allows us to dramatically change the lives of those who may not be able to pay for YMCA services. By contributing to our Strong Kids Campaign you will change the life of someone right here in your local community.

  • A child attends a quality after school program while their single parent works.
  • A senior citizen takes water exercise classes remaining active and healthy thereby remaining independent and living in their own home.
  • A child experiences a memorable summer day camp after losing a parent earlier that year.
  • A teen participates in the Y’s Youth and Government program and develops the courage to stand up in front of 450 peers to debate the merits of their proposed bill.

The YMCA does not receive ongoing governmental support, nor does it receive United Way funding, so we count on your support to our Strong Kids Campaign. Every year the YMCA provides over $200,000 of scholarship assistance in our local communities, thanks to the Strong Kids Campaign.

The overall goal for our 2019 Strong Kids Campaign is $155,000.
Please help us reach our goal.


$100A child receives a 1-year membership to the Y and participates in programs that build confidence and start them on the right track to a healthy lifestyle.
$250Two children attend the Y’s School’s Out Vacation Camp duirng winter or spring break where they are engaged in meaningful activities all day long.
$500Three children attend one week of YMCA Summer Camp-an experience no child should miss out on.
$1,000Two families receive a 1-year membership to the Y where every members of the families can learn grow and thrive.
$2,500Five families receive partial scholarships for 1-year to send their child to the Y’s Club Kid before and after school program so parents can provide for their families while children play safely.
$5,000Each year ten students attend a Youth & Government weekend summit in Albany.


Gifts may be designated as “unrestricted”, in which case we will invest it in the program or location where it is needed most. As a 501 (c) 3 corporation, all donations to the YMCA are tax-deductible.

To make a donation or to learn more about the Strong Kids Campaign contact:

Laura Baird, Strong Kids Campaign Chair

Thank You To Our Community Partners

Community Events


Throughout the year the Y hosts events that help strengthen our community, whether its a Family Night giving family members a place to bond or one of our annual races that promotes a healthy lifestyle, all of our events help us give back to the community. Proceeds from many of our events are contributed to our Annual Strong Kids Campaign which in turn helps the Y provide financial assistance for our programs and services while other events simply bring people together.

Upcoming Events

Get Started & Orientation

Starting a fitness routine can be very difficult for you as a new or returning health seeker. The YMCA wants you to feel comfortable, confident and successful on your path to beginning a new healthier lifestyle. Our 9 week Get Started Program will help you set safe attainable fitness goals, create a balanced routine, and encourage you to work at your own pace with guidance and support from qualified fitness professionals.

What you can expect in the GET STARTED Program?

  • Weekly 45-minute sessions with an Exercise Coach in a small group following a 9 week lesson plan
  • Exercises begin slowly, safely and gradually increasing over the 9 weeks
  • Informational handouts on wellness and nutrition
  • Your exercise coach will closely monitor your attendance, provide support, motivation and encouragement while teaching you the basics of fitting activity into your lifestyle
  • All coaching sessions will be at the same time, on your selected day of the week
  • Sessions cannot be made up on an individual basis


This $25.00 program is available to YMCA Members only. Upon completion of the program, your $25 will be credited to your YMCA account for use towards the purchase of YMCA apparel and merchandise available at our Welcome Center desk.

For more information about the Get Started program at the South Orange Family YMCA please call the Y at 845 782 9622 or stop by our Welcome Center.

Personal Training


The expertise you need is right here at the YMCA! All YMCA personal trainers are nationally certified to ensure they have the knowledge and expertise to develop a wellness program to best address your specific needs and interests. YMCA trainers are also hired for their passion and commitment to upholding the Y’s mission to help you reach your fullest potential.

Personal Training Options:

The Introduction: Great Value! One time only.
3 Sessions for $105.00.

Personal Training: Receive the individual attention you want and need by working one-on-one with a certified YMCA personal trainer.
1 session – $47.00
3 sessions – $135.00
5 sessions – $210.00
10 sessions – $370.00

Partner Training (2-on-1): Pair up with a friend or loved one and develop a customized plan together with the help of your YMCA personal trainer.
1 session – $75.00 per pair
3 sessions – $204.00 per pair
5 sessions – $310.00 per pair
10 sessions – $590.00 per pair

Small Group Training: A cost-effective personal training option that lets you work with a certified personal trainer as part of a group of three to five training partners. A great way to get connected and stay motivated!
1 session – $20.00 per person

For more information or to be paired with a personal trainer who will help you meet your personal fitness goals, please contact the South Orange Family YMCA at 845 782 9622.

Health forms and member agreements must be filled out prior to purchase.