Columbia North YMCA

The Columbia North YMCA

The Columbia North YMCA, serving North Philadelphia, Fairmount, Kensington, Northern Liberties, Brewerytown and the surrounding communities, offers a wide range of programs for children and teens including swim lessons, sports, fitness, child care and day camps. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations and free babysitting services.

Not only is the Columbia North Y the place for you to stay active and healthy, but is a safe, fun environment to make new friends and volunteer to help others. There are many programs and services offered at the Y each day to help all our community members learn, grow and thrive in their own unique way.

The Columbia North YMCA is a branch of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA with a focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

2015 Winter Program Brochure

Registration for Full Privilege Membership begins February 2nd.

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2015 Winter Program Brochure

Registration for Full Privilege Membership begins December 1st.

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Summer Camp Brochure


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YMCA News & Events

Abington Splash Week

Jun 1 - Jun 5, 2015

As a service for the community, the Y will host SPLASH Week from June 1-5, 2015.  SPLASH Week is a FREE program designed to help children and families learn basic swimming skills and practice safety…

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YMCA Aquatics offers swim lessons for all ages!  The YMCA swim lesson program is centered around five main components:  personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water sports and game and rescue.  The emphasis is on progressive learning, using a student-centered and developmentally appropriate approach to teaching.  Our goal is to help children build confidence and skills through positive reinforcement, promoting life-long health and fitness.

Child Care


The Columbia North YMCA Child Readiness Center is a liscense, full-day, year round education and care facility, serving children ages 1-5 years.  The Center has earned a 3 STAR rating through the Keystone STARS program, and is a PA Pre-K Counts site.


Y Wellness programs are developmentally appropriate and help people at any stage of life build positive health habits.  Participation in programs at the Y offer youth and adults opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, increased self-confidence and improved mental abilities.

YMCA programs and services cut across diverse populations with diverse needs and attempt to take into account the total-health of each person.  The YMCA provides a variety of health and wellness programs including exercise and water fitness classes for people and families of all ages, health and wellness seminars, educational classes, personalized training programs, non-competitive youth and adult sports leagues and social opportunities for seniors and families.