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More than 150 years of innovation...
The most important measure of the YMCA is the impact it has on the lives of the people and communities it serves. By growing and changing to meet the current needs of our community, we have been able to ensure that everyone finds a place of welcome and belonging at the Eugene Family YMCA. We are an organization that builds strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Through our staff, programs and seven childcare sites throughout the community, the YMCA positively impacts people of all ages, races, faiths and economic backgrounds.
The Eugene Family YMCA strengthens our diverse community by offering programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
We want to be a positive, unique influence in service to our community. Our organization is grounded in our commitment to the following values- We create an environment where trust flourishes and people are safe.
- We demonstrate unconditional love for self and others.
- We develop self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-respect.
- We appreciate diversity.
- We are fair.
- Basketball (1891) was invented at the YMCA. So was volleyball (1890's) and racquetball (1950).
- The YMCA housed the first "swimming bath" (1885). (Swimming pool)
- The YMCA was the first to build an indoor, filtered pool (1910).
- The term "body building" was coined by Robert Roberts, of the Boston YMCA (1881).
- Certification and training in SCUBA Diving was pioneered by the YMCA (1959).
- Father's Day started at the Spokane, WA YMCA (1911).
Any personal information collected by the Eugene Family YMCA will be kept strictly in-house. The Eugene Family YMCA will not sell or provide this information to third parties. Although the Eugene Family YMCA does not collect personal information on its main site, information is gathered through our online registration and payment system. This information is also kept strictly in-house by the Eugene Family YMCA.
The Eugene Family YMCA will issue refunds for any unused portion of a paid program fee. Registration fees (or deposits) are non-refundable; however they are transferable to other Eugene Family YMCA programs. Full program fee refunds may be returned via the credit card they were purchased on or though a check. Partial program fee refunds will be issued via check only.