The Watertown Family YMCA has been committed to Downtown Watertown for more than 160 years, serving as a place where friends meet, children are nurtured, and people are strengthened in Spirit, Mind and Body.

Strategic partnerships and generous donors like you allow us to reach more than 23,000 INDIVIDUALS each year.

are provided to ensure all can participate, reducing economic barriers to participation.

5,540 YOUTH AND TEENS served in childcare, summer camp, swim lessons and recreation.

More than 50% OF THE PARTICIPATION IN YOUTH PROGRAMS is from Fort Drum Active Duty Military or Veteran Families.

1,200 SENIORS stay socially connected and
physically active.

More than 10,000 MEMBERS are able to stay active and supported in their wellness, benefiting from Y programs like Diabetes Prevention, Livestrong for Cancer survivors and group fitness classes.


A new Watertown YMCA will ensure we can continue to build and strengthen our community. Thoughtfully designed and fully accessible spaces will connect families and neighbors, transform our community’s health, and nurture the potential of all.
Envision what we can do TOGETHER!