Reach Optimal Health at YWM Healthy Living Expo
Your health is important!

The FREE Your Weight Matters Healthy Living EXPO is coming to the DC area, and it’ll be an exciting and educating event that you won’t want to miss!

The YMCA of Metropolitan DC and the Obesity Action Coalition are partnering together to bring this event to you on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. At the EXPO, you’ll be able to explore the offerings of more than 32 hand-picked vendors, receive free giveaways and take advantage of on-site health screenings by a licensed professional – all to give you the right resources for your health! We’re also offering special access to educational sessions just for EXPO attendees, so you can get the best weight and health information and develop new skills for managing your weight.

The event is free on Saturday for the DC area, but registration is required to attend! To learn more about the Your Weight Matters Healthy Living EXPO and sign-up for your free expo pass, click here!

Are you Ready for Summer camp?
Enroll your child in summer camp now!

When kids experience Y Camp, they experience something new every day. Like the power of a positive mentor, the confidence that comes from trying (and succeeding!), and the importance of healthy, long-lasting friendships. Of course, they don't know this - they just think they're having a whole lot of fun!

From water activities and sports to creative arts, each day is packed with age-appropriate activities, new friends and personal growth. In addition to traditional and specialty camp activities, we are uniquely devoted to physical activity, water safety and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) education. Few environments will foster your child’s mind, body and spirit than at the Y.

Click the brochures below to see the exciting themes offered at your nearby Y!


YMCA Bethesda/ Ayrlawn
YMCA Bowie
YMCA Camp Letts - our overnight camp center
YMCA Silver Spring

YMCA Anthony Bowen (coming soon!)
YMCA Calomiris
YMCA Capital View

YMCA Alexandria
YMCA Arlington
YMCA Arlington Tennis Center
YMCA Loudoun County
YMCA Reston

Join us for the 22nd Annual Thingamajig Invention Convention!

STEM is everywhere. It shapes our everyday experiences and is designing our future. It opens the doors to strategic thinking, creative expression and the best careers. At the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, we've taken STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education to heart with the Thingamajig Invention Convention. Every July, we expose youth to interactive STEM-related activities, from robotics to aeronautics to medicine, designed to ignite their interest. What’s more, we infuse the arts to make learning more meaningful and personal.

Children will experience an action-packed day of hands-on experiments and demonstrations. They'll walk through tables of inventions--where all of the creations are made out of cast-off materials. They'll see robots up close and personal, learn the importance of physical activity and watch their peers compete in both a fashion show and talent show. 

Want to join in on the action? Click here to learn more!

When: Thursday, July 28 from 9am to 3pm
Where: Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro MD


And, our branches are always hosting fun events--from seminars to parties, cooking classes to special group classes--and most are free and open to the public! Check out any of our full-service branch sites to find out what's happening! 


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