For a better us.

Shasta YMCA Activities
For Youth Development.  For Healthy Living.  For Social Responsibility.


One in three kids in America lives in poverty, and nearly 40% of kids surveyed in 2013 and 2014 were exposed to violence or abuse over the previous year. All kids deserve a safe, positive environment that helps them develop socially and emotionally. Through a range of programs, like ESYAC, the Y helps kids each year stay safe, have fun, and grow.


Your support during this uncertain time is more important than ever. As a community member, you may be aware of the critical work that our Y does every day to serve children, families, and individuals. From preventing summer learning loss for low-income children; to ensuring that families have positive spaces to play together; to teaching kids to be safe around water and build their swimming skills – the Y has been a cornerstone for our local community for almost 75 years! Because our Y is a foundation of support in so many ways, we responded to the call of local government officials and healthcare providers to be a partner in the response to COVID-19. 

But we can’t do it alone…we need you beside us. Please consider making a gift to the Shasta Family YMCA by joining the 1946 Society  to help ensure we have the resources necessary to deliver these critically needed services to our communities, neighbors, and life-saving healthcare providers.

We are truly built by community.


Mission: The Shasta Family YMCA is a charitable community service organization dedicated to building healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Who We Are: As a charitable, non-profit committed to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, our Y builds bridges between, people, families and our community.

Who We Serve: People of all ages and walks of life come together at the Y to find connection and community. It doesn’t matter who you are, where your from or what your walk of life looks like... at the Shasta Family YMCA you are always welcome.

Our Cause: Stronger Communities through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

Our Challenges: Our county ranks 56th of 58 California counties in overall health, with statistics showing high levels of poverty, low education levels and high rates of obesity, substance abuse, and suicide. Shasta County youth suffer from high rates of ACE's and have very high entry rates into foster care. Our community includes populations most at risk of drowning due to low income and high exposure to open water. Drowning is still the 2nd leading cause of death for children under age 14.

Our Goal: Through financial assistance, we turn no one away due to an inability to pay. Shasta County needs the Y more than ever! Help expand access to all.



Youth Development

The Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen. We provide youth programs that build character, belonging and resilience including:

  • Camp McCumber, Ragger Ceremony

  • Camp Horizon for youth in Foster Care

  • After-school Care & Day Camps

  • Y Club for Teens and Tweens

  • Personalized support for youth in need

  • Power Scholars Academy for kids at-risk

  • Swim Lessons and Swim Team

  • Lifeguard and Junior Guard Classes

  • Enrichment & Fun: STEaM, Cooking, Music, Play Gym, Raising-a-Reader, & More

Healthy Living

For more than a workout, for a better us. We offer classes, workshops, and programs that work to eliminate health disparities including:

  • Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring-NEW!!

  • Enhance Fitness for people with arthritis

  • Flexible, Adjustable Sci-Fit equipment

  • Center for Mind Body Medicine Sessions for stress reduction- NEW!!

  • Senior & Adult Workshops

  • Prenatal Yoga

  • Group Fitness & Personal Training

  • Lap Swimming & Open Swim

  • Basketball for all ages

  • Kid Fit, Gymnastics, & Homeschool P.E. 

Social Responsibility

We know that when we work together, we move individuals, families and communities forward. We offer opportunities and community-based solutions to help those in need to reach their full potential including:

  • Financial Assistance for those who qualify

  • Year-Round Life-saving Swim Lessons

  • Lessons for people with diverse abilities

  • FREE Safety Around Water Program

  • FREE First Grade Learn to Swim

  • FREE & Discounted Facility Usage for

  • Community Groups

  • Disaster Response

  • New Life Recovery Program Partnership

  • Job Training Partnerships

  • ESYAC Partnership

  • Y Café: A gathering place for community

  • Focus on Diversity & Inclusion

  • Healthy Shasta, Public Health Partner

Scale of Impact: 1 out of 4 Redding residents directly benefit from Shasta Family YMCA programs, services & events. We touch the lives of more than 25% of our community!

Community: We partner with over 60 local organizations, including governments, businesses, non-profits, and faith-based organizations to collaborate, offer facility use, provide services, and support one another.

Body, Mind and Spirit: More than 11,000 adults and 6,000 children participate in healthy classes that benefit the whole person.

Aquatic Safety: Over 800 children participate in swim lessons annually, including area first graders who receive free swim lessons through our First Grade Learn to Swim program.

Camps: 300 youth enjoy the great outdoors each year at Camp McCumber, including 75 at a specialized camp for foster youth. Hundreds more attend summer and holiday break day camps.

Child Care: Over 1,500 children benefit from the Y’s asset-rich child care programs. 

Youth Leadership: Y Club for ages 12-18 provides a safe place for kids between school and home. We offer homework help, games, food, and all the benefits of membership. 

Youth Sports: Nearly 600 youth participate in organized activities, such as gymnastics, karate and Homeschool PE.


The Shasta Family YMCA is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID 94-1212141
Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.


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