Welcome to our local YMCA, where we provide health, childcare, philanthropic, and chaplain services in the Greater Portland and Vancouver areas.

Who We Are

The YMCA of Columbia-Willamette hosted its first meeting in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Portland in 1868. Ever since, our cause has been to empower individual growth and foster community-building in people from all walks of life through family, fitness, faith, and fun.

We are a catalyst for transformational change, fostering relationships and building thriving, inclusive communities.

Invest In Our Mission

YMCA of Columbia-Willamette strives to serve our community in spirit, mind, and body, and your contributions are essential in fulfilling our mission! Through our child care, sports & fitness programs, summer camps, and philanthropic endeavors, we continually seek to provide for our community and build lasting, impactful relationships. Make your mark by Investing in our mission today.



Dream, Discover, Create at Y Summer Camp!

Offering kids camps in the Portland and Vancouver metro areas! Exciting adventures, fun programs, and teen leadership training!
Be a part of
Our Community
Our Principles are defined as love, respect, honesty, responsibility, and service. These principles set us apart in all that we do. More than a health provider or a place for children to play, the Y’s mission is to engage the entire person—spirit, mind, and body.
Camp counselor and children smiling

Kids & Families

Programs that include all types of child, youth, and family activities, from swimming lessons to Parents Night Out.
Women stretch prior to group exercise class


Programs tailored to adults 18+ and that provide access to fitness, wellness, and other fun activities geared to them.
An active older adult receives advice from YMCA personal trainer

Seniors 65+

Programs tailored to adults 65+ and that provide access to fitness, wellness, and other fun activities geared to them.
Conveniently located
close to you.