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Good things come together at the Y. It’s where adults learn to go further and kids stay on the right path. With the latest workout activities for all ages, and opportunities to motivate and support youth in your neighborhood, there’s a little something for everyone.  Stop in and let us surprise you.

“Our Neighbors Who Need Our Help”

Great piece about Freehold Borough YMCA Community Center in the February 2018 issue of Community Magazine NJ, written by Cathy Padilla

Ycares Financial Assistance Program

YCares is a confidential financial assistance program that helps those needing support to participate in YMCA programs and services.  Click to learn more

2018 Charity Ball-For A Better US

Honoring Encon Mechanical Corp., Barry Gordon & Marlene Rogala | Saturday, March 10 @Battleground Country Club | Proceeds to benefit the Ycares Financial Assistance Program | Sponsorship opportunities available | Click to learn more

Annual Super 50/50 Cash Raffle

$100 tickets are now on sale | All proceeds to benefit the Ycares Financial Assistance Program.    Only 500 tickets will be sold and the drawing will be held during our Charity Ball at Battleground Country [...]

Substance Abuse Prevention

A new initiative in collaboration with New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, designed to encourage and support parents in having meaningful and effective conversations [...]

Y Stories of Impact

Has the Y had a positive impact in your life?  We want to hear your story and share it with the community!  Click here & take a moment to tell us your Y story.

 The Y is a leading non profit organization that offers programs, services and initiatives focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, according to the unique needs of the communities it engages.  We’re guided by four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.  




At the Y, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. At every age and every level of activity, you’ll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier. Members often cite the support and enthusiasm of fellow participants and staff as some of the key factors in their achievement of greater well-being. We offer classes for all ages, all levels and all interests. From low-impact exercise and chair classes, stretching and strength training to indoor cycling, water exercise, and yoga, you’ll find a group class that’s fun, supportive and keeps you moving.

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. We offer swim lessons, family swim, competitive swimming and swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment. What would the Y be without water? Water exercise, adult swim lessons (it’s NEVER too late) and adapted exercise for those with disabilities are some of the water-based activities you’ll find at the Y where we believe if you can do it on land, you can do some version of it in the water!

Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. We offer quality full-day and partial-day child care for infants through preschoolers, enabling parents and family members to go to work knowing their children are in safe, stimulating environments.

With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, Y school age programs serve kindergartners through middle schoolers with a variety of programs and activities to explore and develop their interests and talents. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

At the Y, we believe sports and fun go hand in hand. Along with improving health, whenever teamwork is involved, there’s the added benefit of being connected to others. That’s why we offer so many sports and activities at the Y. With a game or sport to offer almost everyone, there’s no such thing as being too young or too old to get in the game.

Summer Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Camp teaches a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership, while giving children the opportunity to create lasting friendships.

We’re More Than A Gym.
We’re A Cause.




The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community.

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.We are a diverse association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life, joined by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of all people. For over 120 years, the YMCA of Western Monmouth County has the long standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change.

Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain—the Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure and connected children, families and communities.

The YMCA of Western Monmouth County is proud of its many accomplishments.


$350,795 in Financial Assistance was provided
to the children, adults and seniors in our community.

Over 12,000 people became healthier in spirit, mind
and body through memberships at our Y.

In 2016, 338 volunteers donated 4,025 hours of their time to help us strengthen community and deliver on our commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

1,015 children gained new skills and values during
age appropriate activities at our School Age Child
Care Programs.

Over 1,400 children were excited to come to their Y for summer  camp. They met new friends, tried new things and learned new skills, all while enhancing their self-esteem and confidence.

9,908 youth swim lessons were given in 2016 towards reducing the risk of childhood drowning, instilling a lifelong love of swimming and educating children on safety around different water environments.

This is what the Y is all about… Members and Staff joining together to help others in our community.


ockanickonCamp Ockanickon & Camp Matollionequay
Affordable overnight camps to provide your child with a top quality program in a safe, supportive environment led by adult role models.


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IEP Youth Services, Inc. advocates for youth by providing resources which include a safe, nurturing environment and counseling for self- improvement. Through these resources, IEP inspires young people by empowering them to overcome crisis and reach their goals.





new hopeNew Hope Foundation is a non-profit (501[c]3) corporation serving those in need of treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction and compulsive gambling.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Nova Services Group
OGP Architects, LLP
Spire Group
Open Systems Integrators, Inc.