Giving back and providing support to our neighbors


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.


Todd Lyons Paving 5K Color Run
At Crane Park, Monroe, NY
Saturday, October 5, 2019
9:00am – 12:00pm

Children’s Activities • Vendors • BBQ • Medals & More!

5K – 9:00AM
$25 through April 30, 2018
$30 May 1-July 13, 2018
$35 Race Day
Race fee includes:
T-Shirts for the first 250 registered
Pre-race refreshments and a post-race BBQKids Color Dash – 10:00AM
$12 through July 13, 2018
$15 Race Day
Race fee includes post-race BBQ
Children should wear a white t-shirt.
Goggles and bandana are optional.
Register online at or stop by the Y.Michele Bernieri
845 956 1488

This year’s race is sponsored in part by M & T Bank.

Halloween Festival

Fun for the whole family!  Come enjoy games, crafts, pumpkin decorating, costume contest, haunted house and more!
Wristbands will be available for advance purchase at a discounted price.  Avoid the long lines and save some $$!
A Trunk or Treat contest!  A prize will be awarded to the most creative Halloween car trunk!

WRISTBANDS$6 Now-Oct 19th
$8 on Oct 20th
$8 Now-Oct 19th
$10 on Oct 20th
Spooky Stories
Trunk or Treat
Costume Contest
Pumpkin Decorating
Haunted House

A haunted house only wristband is also available at $4 Advance, $5 the day of the event. Food will be available for purchase.

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 5:00pm-7:30pm

Healthy Kids Day

Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm



Visit with local businesses, enjoy healthy snacks, raffles and more. Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends and family.

This event is free and open to the community. For those wishing to join the Y this day, we’re waiving enrollment fees!

If you are a vendor interested in displaying your wares or advertising you services please contact
Michele Bernieri

Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 9:00am to 12:00pm