Throughout the many years, our mission has remain steadfast — to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with a focus on:
The YMCA values inclusiveness and promotes accessibility. We serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, through all stages of life. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, gender, race, religion or economic status. We are honored with charitable gifts from donors to offer scholarships to anyone demonstrating need, free and reduced price programming, and several community events.
The Gallatin Valley YMCA began in the spring of 2002, when a group of caring individuals realized there was a huge gap in the Gallatin Valley for families and children seeking programs for affordable out-of-school time opportunities for children. And although the Gallatin Valley YMCA has been offering programs since 2002, it never had a home of its own until August 2017 when $6 million dollars was raised to construct the first YMCA in Bozeman.
The new facility allows the Y to meet the growing demand for its programs not just for kids, but a new population as well: families and seniors.
In 2018, the Y served 17,000 people with a variety of programs that encouraged people to build a healthy spirit, mind and body. In 2019, the Gallatin Valley Y expects it will almost double the amount of people served.
As demand continues to grow for services, The Gallatin Valley YMCA is quickly outgrowing its new 24,000-square-foot facility, which includes:
In the first planning phase of the building, intentional emphasis was directed toward future expansions, which include a gym, increased Child Watch and Makers Space areas, expanded cardio-strength training areas and even a pool.
For the past several years, the primary focus of the Gallatin Valley YMCA was providing high-quality programs for youth — summer camps, youth sports leagues and out-of-school time programs. But now with the new facility, we’ve expanded their reach to include families, seniors, adults and lots more kids.
The past year was another year of growth for the Y as we expanded programming to include: