Welcome to the Christchurch YMCA


The YMCA Christchurch has big plans in process to convert our Stadium into something which makes a BIG difference for Christchurch and New Zealand.

Our city needs fresh and innovative things to see and do – and the Christchurch Y needs your support to help us get there!

For more information about how YOU can make a difference and to see our funding progress, click here.



Pip Goes to the YMCAPip Promo Poster A3

Newsflash! The YMCA has produced a gorgeous picture book, which will be available to purchase from early December, written by our own CEO – Josie Ogden Schroeder.

Pip is a cute dog who is interested in the world around her. She also likes playing games at the park and she has a great sense of smell. What she sniffs out at the YMCA is not what she expected…

Watch out for more details soon how to get your own copy – just in time for Christmas!



NEW Young Leaders Programmefrontrunners

A new exciting Frontrunner term programme is starting in Term 4 2015!!!!

If you’re between the ages of 12-15 then we have a Leadership Development programme just for you! The programme will run on Wednesdays between 3:30pm – 5:30pm at the City Y in Hereford Street.

This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, develop your leadership skills, be active and develop yourself – all while having fun!

Click here to download the enrolment form or pop into the city YMCA to grab a form.



2015 Charity Golf TournamentWeb News 2015

We are now seeking sponsors for our 2015 YMCA Charity Golf Tournament to be held at Weedons Country Club on Friday 20 November.

Click here to find out how you and/or your organisation can help the YMCA Christchurch build more strong people, strong families and strong communities.




small NathanSouth Island Secondary Schools Climbing Competition

The 2015 South Island Secondary Schools Climbing Competition (SISSCC) was held at the YMCA Adventure Centre on the weekend of 5-6 September 2015..

Click here for the results.




Oi YOU! x YMCA present SPECTRUM street art festival at the YMCA and on walls across the city of Christchurch,  New Zealand.

Watch this space – the next SPECTRUM Festival will open on 12 December of 2015.

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$1m Grant from the Todd Foundation!

The Todd Foundation has announced that the YMCA Christchurch is the recipient of the Todd Foundation’s $1 million initiative project for children and youth in Christchurch!!

The Todd Foundation were looking to find a long-lasting project which will celebrate what is possible in the new Christchurch and will benefit children and/or youth as the city continues to rebuild and grow.

The $1m grant will go towards the creation of a Youth Art Place as part of our Museum of Street Art and Community Theatre stadium re-development at the end of the Spectrum Street Art Festival.

Read more here…

     YMCA Gift Giving

Camps WebDo you feel like you are going through the motions buying unappreciated gifts for family and friends?  How about making a meaningful gift for a disadvantaged student, a child in need or an adult living with an intellectual disability instead?

By making a donation of $25, $50 or $100 in the name of a friend or family member, you can choose one of four community programmes to support on their behalf, and you will receive a gift card to send to them.  The card will tell them a donation has been made on their behalf and there is room inside for you to write your own personal message.

Click here for more information and to purchase online, or pop into the City Y or Bishopdale Recreation Centre to pick one up there.  One card per donation......


Click here to see the exciting events planned for 2015, including:

Youth Talent Quest

Charity Golf Tournament

Life Fit Event

Carols by Candleight