FREE Community Health Events Join us for these activities in support of all health seekers. Be part of a national movement to ACTIVATE AMERICA during 6-weeks of free wellness support as we host. Community Hikes Information: Allow 1.5 to 2-hours time for hikes and bring water bottles.


Contact Details

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  City Los Alamos, NM
  Zip Code 87544
  Address 1450 Iris Street
  Phone Number (505) 662-3100

From Our Website

The Family YMCA was founded by volunteers in 1955 in Los Alamos. At that time, Los Alamos was a "closed" community due to the top secret work of the National Laboratory, and the isolation and lack of activities were community concerns. This put The Family YMCA on the historical map for two reasons. For one, our Y came into existence through an Act of Congress. Community volunteers had to petition Congress for permission to operate and for a place because all land and buildings were federally owned since World War II's Manhattan Project.


Our mission is to build community strength by focusing on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility; and as a 501c3 nonprofit organization to ensure access to all in need. As a 501c3 charity, The Family YMCA is centered on the philanthropic goal of social well-being and access to all. We believe in serving the public interest and common good. Our services include youth and family healthy living and active lifestyle programs (recreation, fitness, and health education programs); after school and summer camp family support; and positive youth development programs for teens in Los Alamos and Espaņola, which includes youth employment programs.


Our work is grounded in charitable service to others, and volunteers are a key component of this. Dedicated community leaders with diverse talents help define and forward the Y's Strategic Plan. Members take leadership role in annual fundraising through personal contribution and active participation, and serving on committees. Board members meet monthly and committees meet monthly. Teach youth in your choice of seasonal activities such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, flag football, or track.