A branch of the Channel Islands YMCA

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a branch of the Channel Islands YMCA

900 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez CA 93460, 805.686.2037

create a healthy, happy workplace we are hiring Giving Tuesday nurturing every child and teen

Don't let kids and teens fall behind over the summer

All kids face gaps that can prevent them from reaching their full potential -- particularly kids living in lower income households. As a country, we must do more to bridge gaps for all youth and put them on a path to succeed.

  • Most students lose two months of grade-level math skills in the summer. The Y’s summer learning programs help to close the achievement gap.
  • Water accidents are a leading cause of serious injury for kids. The Y teaches more than a million children vital water safety and swimming skills each year.
  • Outside of school, youth don't always have a safe place to play. Over nine million young people learn and grow in Y programs supervised by caring adults.
  • Solutions to childhood obesity, lack of physical activity and food insecurity require difficult lifestyle changes. Teaching healthy habits is at the heart of how the Y supports the development of over nine million youth annually.
  • Food insecurity greatly impacts a child’s development. The Y serves five million meals and snacks during the summer to children in need. 

Please donate now to our Annual Campaign in order to help more youth “Hop the Gap.”



Our Mission Statement: The Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization providing programs based upon Christian principles to men, women and children of all ages, races, religious beliefs and economic status to develop and enrich the spirit, mind, and body


Welcome to Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA

The Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA enriches kids, adults, families and communities through health, well-being and fitness programscampsfamily timeeducation and leadership, sports and recreation, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We are more than your local health and fitness club with a gym and a pool. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With the Y, you're not just a member of a facility; you're part of a cause.


Benefits of Membership

  • Best value with activities for the entire family, regardless of age, income or ability
  • A wholesome family-oriented environment
  • Free personalized fitness orientations and 8 Week Total Health Program to make you feel comfortable and confident as you work towards your fitness goals.
  • Kids’ Corner (child watch) while you're at the Y
  • Access to America's largest provider of child care
  • Financial assistance to ensure that no one is denied access due to inability to pay

Explore our site or download a free guest pass to learn more about the benefits of membership and the programs that we offer at the Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA. We look forward to seeing you!

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