Y Stories

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and happenings from the Ozarks Regional YMCA and its 10 branches.

As you welcome in the new year with exciting goals and fun plans (and, perhaps, a new workout and meal plan routine after the holidays), consider taking some time out of your week to come volunteer at the YMCA and take part in events that will make a positive impact on...

The Annual Campaign is an extremely important part of the Camp Wakonda experience allowing deserving children to spend a week being a ‘camper’.

Johnny (not his real name) had this to say about Camp on his post-camp evaluation:


What were your least favorite activities? “...

Over the past few months’ members of the ORYMCA staff have shared their “Y” stories to motivate each other during our annual Staff Pledge Campaign. There was a common theme in all of them; that the Y’s financial assistance can change lives, which in turn, has changed t...

Ozark Mountain Family YMCA hosted a Nutrition Seminar in December to help our members get started on their health and wellness goals.

One of our favorite bits from this event was a fresh perspective on consistency over perfection. Think of every decision you make as a v...

On a typical afternoon, Peyton Cole, 10-year-old son of Jennifer Strong and Kevin Cole, goes to Bolivar Roy Blunt YMCA’s After School Program.

However, during a recent snack time — one of Peyton’s favorite activities, along with hanging out with his friends — things wer...

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