YMCA Philadelphia

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Young Men's Christian Association
Philly YMCA.JPG
Y.M.C.A. Armed Forces Building
YMCA Philadelphia is located in Pennsylvania
YMCA Philadelphia
Location 115 N. 15th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′17″N 75°9′53″W / 39.95472°N 75.16472°W / 39.95472; -75.16472Coordinates: 39°57′17″N 75°9′53″W / 39.95472°N 75.16472°W / 39.95472; -75.16472
Built 1926
Architect Louis E. Jallade
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80003624[1]
Added to NRHP December 2, 1980

YMCA Philadelphia, also the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA was founded on June 15, 1854 by George H. Stuart, a prominent Philadelphia business man and importer. The goal of the Association was to reach “the many thousands of neglected youth not likely to be brought under any moral influence by any other means."

The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that help to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Over the years, the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA has grown to include 15 branches and 55 program sites throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.

Branches[edit]

Abington[edit]

The Abington YMCA,[2] serving Abington, Jenkintown, Cheltenham, Willow Grove and the surrounding communities, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Ambler[edit]

The Ambler Area YMCA,[3] serving Ambler, Fort Washington, Blue Bell, Horsham, North Wales and the surrounding communities, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, karate and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, water aerobics and free babysitting services.

Audubon[edit]

The Audubon YMCA,[4] serving West and East Norriton, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Norristown and the surrounding communities, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Christian Street[edit]

The Christian Street YMCA,[5] serving South Philadelphia, Center City and the surrounding communities, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Columbia North[edit]

The Columbia North YMCA,[6] serving North Philadelphia, Fairmount, Kensington, Port Richmond and the surrounding communities, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Hatboro[edit]

The Hatboro Area YMCA,[7] serving Hatboro, Horsham, Warminster, Willow Grove and the surrounding communities, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, gymnastics and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Haverford[edit]

The Haverford YMCA,[8] serving Havertown and the surrounding Main Line communities of Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Ardmore and Haverford, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Northeast[edit]

The Northeast Family YMCA,[9] serving Northeast Philadelphia, Somerton, Bustleton, Normandy and the surrounding communities, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Phoenixville[edit]

The Phoenixville YMCA,[10] serving Phoenixville, King of Prussia, West Chester and Drexel Hill, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Pottstown[edit]

The Pottstown YMCA,[11] serving Pottstown, Norristown, Broomall and Reading, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Rocky Run[edit]

The Rocky Run YMCA,[12] serving Media, Aston, Newtown Square, Edgemont, Springfield and the surrounding communities, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Roxborough[edit]

The Roxborough YMCA,[13] serving Roxborough, Manayunk, Lafayette Hill, Chestnut Hill and the surrounding communities, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Spring Valley[edit]

The Spring Valley YMCA,[14] serving Limerick, Pottstown, Harleysville, Lansdale, Skippack, Collegeville and the surrounding communities, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Upper Perkiomen[edit]

The Upper Perkiomen YMCA,[15] serving Pennsburg, Doylestown, Allentown, Quakertown and the surrounding communities, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

West Philadelphia[edit]

The West Philadelphia YMCA,[16] serving West Philadelphia, Wynnefield, Elmwood and the surrounding communities, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Historic building[edit]

The Y.M.C.A. Armed Forces Building, also known as the Young Men's Christian Association and the Navy Central YMCA Annex, built 1926 to 1928, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It has been converted into luxury apartments

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