We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
We build strong kids, strong families and a strong community through programs that develop the whole person in spirit, mind and body.
Caring – demonstrate genuine care and compassion for each other
Honesty – truthfulness and transparency in all we say and do
Respect – honoring one another for all our differences and common beliefs
Responsibility – taking ownership for our actions and mission to strengthen community
Youth Development – Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
Healthy Living – Improving the nation’s health and well-being
Social Responsibility – Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
The Wood River Community YMCA was founded by a dedicated group of community volunteers who had a vision to provide programs and facilities that would be an inspirational center for the entire Wood River Valley. The WRC YMCA opened its Ketchum facility in November 2007 upon land provided by the City of Ketchum devoted to continued recreation and community outreach. Countless donors, volunteers and key leaders made this dream possible over many years of committed work.