Welcome to the Wilkes-Barre YMCA

The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We focus our work in three key areas which are; nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors because they are the fundamentals to strengthening communities. For 150 years, our YMCA has remained relevant to individuals and communities as they change and evolve, while maintaining our core mission. With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

To the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, strengthening people ultimately leads to a stronger, more caring community. People give of their time, talent and financial support to ensure that individuals can have a beneficial and rewarding experience at our Y. By inspiring and involving people, we believe our holistic perspective “in spirit, mind and body” is to be reflected in all we do.

It is the policy of the YMCA to provide Membership and Programs for ALL. Those who are not able to pay the full fee may be awarded partial assistance based on their ability to pay and the YMCA’s ability to fund the subsidy. Subsidies will be offered to the extent that funds are available and are given on a first come first serve basis. Funds are made possible through the generous gifts of individuals and local businesses. Please stop by the Y and let one of our friendly member services representatives know that you would like to discuss Financial Assistance or call 570-970-5025.

Hours of Operation

Facility Hours
Monday-Friday: 5:30am – 8pm
Saturday: 8am – 4pm
Sunday: 8am – 12pm

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Closed
Christmas Eve Closing at 2pm
Christmas Day Closed
New Year’s Eve Closing at 2pm
New Year’s Day Closed
Easter Sunday Closed
Closed Memorial Day
Closed Labor Day

Text Alerts

Text FILLMEIN to 84483 to receive Facility alerts.

Text WBYCW to 84483 to receive Child Watch alerts.

Text OUTDOOREX to 84483 to receive Outdoor Goup Exercise alerts.

Text GROUPEX to 84483 to receive Indoor Group Exercise alerts.

Text YGYMS to 84483 to receive Gym Alerts alerts.

Text YCHILDCARE to 84483 to receive Childcare alerts.

Text WBFAM to 84483 to receive Youth and Family Programming alerts.

Text WBKIDS to 84483 to receive School Age Child Care alerts.

Text YTEEN to 84483 to receive Teen Programming alerts.

Text YMCAOFF to 84483 to receive Summer O.F.F. alerts.

Text YCKDAY to 84483 to receive Day Camp alerts.

Text YCKOVERNIGHT to 84483 to receive Overnight Camp alerts.

Text YCKFAMILIES to 84483 to receive YCK Families alerts.

Text POOLALERTS to 84483 to receive Mericle Pool alerts.

Text WBYST to 84483 to receive WBY Swim Team alerts.