December 27, 2016

The YMCA is a proud sponsor of The Star City2Surf 2017 which is on March 19th 2017. As a sponsor, the YMCA can offer members a discounted registration rate. Use the code C2SYMCA when you book online. YMCA members who register for the City2Surf will receive a free YMCA t-shirt – which, if worn and […]


Earthquake Update – We are OPEN

November 14, 2016

The recent earthquake events in North Canterbury and Marlborough, were widely felt around New Zealand, and our hearts go out to those who have suffered devastation and loss – something we well understand here in Christchurch. Christchurch has managed to come through the past few days reasonably unscathed, and YMCA Christchurch can advise that all […]


Papa Hou – Treasure Box

September 27, 2016

The YMCA is excited to announce that their stadium space has been converted into a 250 seat black box theatre, to act as a transitional stop-gap to the current lack of facilities available to theatre, dance and circus performers at affordable rates in the central city. The initiative has been met with enthusiasm from potential […]


YMCA – A Champion of Young People!

September 23, 2016

The YMCA of Christchurch was acknowledged among peers and business leaders on Wednesday night as winners of the Champion Canterbury Medium/Large Charity Award. The Champion Canterbury Awards are the biggest business awards in New Zealand, with over 1100 people attending the Award dinner. CEO Josie Ogden Schroeder was amazed to be the recipient ahead of […]


Tracking Progress in Nepal

September 6, 2016

Our Alternative Education students and tutors are about to embark on their Leap of Faith to Nepal – departing Christchurch on Sunday 11 September! Keep up with their progress, see their photos and read their accounts here, a huge thanks to Maprogress for providing the GPS equipment to make this possible. If you can see […]


Champion Canterbury Awards

August 16, 2016

The YMCA has served the community for 154 years and counting, and we are very proud of our staff, volunteers and the millions of ways they are building strong people, strong families and strong communities. This month the 2016 Champion Canterbury Award Finalists were announced and YMCA Christchurch was named as one of three finalists […]


Nepal Trip gives HOPE

August 1, 2016

The YMCA of Christchurch will take more than twenty young people aged 14 – 16, currently excluded from mainstream school, to Nepal on September 18th. The project, which includes the making of a documentary about the students over a 12 month period, is costing $200,000. A sum which the YMCA thinks is a small overall […]


2016 National Indoor Bouldering Series

July 26, 2016

The NiBS is a fun, all-abilities series of bouldering events held at climbing walls around New Zealand between May-August every year. Bouldering is a type of rock climbing, usually up to about 4m using pads for protection instead of ropes. Because it doesn’t require lots of gear and technical instruction, it doesn’t matter if you […]


ANZAC Celebrations

April 29, 2016

YMCA CHRISTCHURCH BRINGS BACK THE SPIRIT OF THE PAST WITH HOT COCOA This ANZAC Day the dawn ceremony held in Cranmer Square was sweetened by YMCA volunteers giving out free hot chocolate to anyone who needed something warm to cradle while paying their respects and remembering our soldiers lost in battle. One thousand cups were […]


Leap of Faith to Nepal

April 13, 2016

The YMCA of Christchurch aims to take twenty-two young people aged 15–16 years, currently attending Alternative Education (AE) due to their exclusion from mainstream school, to Nepal this coming October. YMCA AE students were ten years old at the time of the Christchurch earthquakes. They have, like so much of Christchurch, been impacted in a […]


RunFit – the technical edge

March 18, 2016

RunFit – the technical edge! A joint venture with the YMCA and Muscle People Physiotherapy. Learn to run more efficiently with RunFit. RunFit will focus on running technique vital to improving speed, reducing injuries and making running more enjoyable for both regular runners and the beginner. Each session includes core strength, running drills & a […]


YMCA Christchurch Youth Council

March 18, 2016

Are you passionate about being a voice for youth in the community? Do you want to be empowered to have a voice in decision making at the YMCA? If you are aged 12-24 years and have energy and ideas about how to make YMCA Christchurch a better place for young people, we want to hear […]


Pip Goes to the YMCA

March 17, 2016

The YMCA has produced a gorgeous picture book, which is available to purchase now, 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 […]


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