Salem Active Living Community Workshop

Please join us for this free workshop!

Learn how to build an active living community for all ages and abilities. Join neighbors, city staff and community leaders to learn about and discuss how to support active living in Salem. Lunch provided. 

Event Date:  Tuesday, October 17, 2017; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. First Christian Church 305 E. Walnut St., Salem, IN 47167 

Presentations and activities will include: 

  • The benefits of planning and building for active living
  • Best practices and strategies for success
  • Walking audit of nearby infrastructure
  • Identification of active living goals for Salem 

Register Today

Please register by Tuesday, October 10, 2017 

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Questions may be directed to Katelyn Kutemeier at 812-883-4601 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


YMCA welcomes new Youth First Director, Chelsey (formerly Brewer) Miller

Chelsey MillerThe Washington County Family YMCA is proud to announce the addition of Chelsey Miller to their Youth Development Team.  Chelsey is an East Washington High School and Ball State University graduate with a degree in Child Development.  Miller is a Salem native and former YMCA Camp Counselor from 2010-2014.  After a brief stint in Floyd county, she, husband Shayne, and 1 year old son Graysen now reside in Washington County.  

Miller comes to the Y with experience from Bright Horizons Family Solutions, teaching children from 6 weeks old to 12 years old. She was promoted to Education Coordinator for the Jeffersonville location in 2016. She was able to use her skills and knowledge of child development to help shape and implement the curriculum in the 6 classrooms at that center. After returning to work from maternity leave, Chelsey felt compelled to live near family, “I wanted to be closer to home, not just to spend more time with my family, but to be more involved with the community I love.” She was so excited at the opportunity to apply and interview for the position of Youth First Director, as she was prepared to pour her skills into the needs of Washington County.

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Tumbling is back at the Y!

The Washington County Family YMCA is wrapping up summer with a bang, and kicking off the start of a new program, with a new face!  Are you ready to get your “BODY IN MOTION?”The Washington County Family YMCA is wrapping up summer with a bang, and kicking off the start of a new program, with a new face!  Are you ready to get your “BODY IN MOTION?”

Starting September 18th, the Y will be bringing back a program favorite--TUMBLING AT THE Y!  Tumbling classes have been temporarily on hold after losing some key staff in the program implementation.  “We weren’t willing to compromise the quality or integrity of the program by putting just anyone into the position,” said Kristy Purlee, Chief Executive Officer. "Safety, skill level, experience, and someone willing to lead by example for our participants is a top priority for our Y.  With our areas of focus being social responsibility, healthy living, and youth development, we look for a candidate who is putting youth first in and out of our building.”  

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Rock N Run 5K - Super Hero Edition

Join the YMCA and WSLM Classic Hits Radio and your favorite SUPER HEROES in this 5th annual charitable 5K event! The event will be held on September 30th at the Washington County Family YMCA. 

Support your community YMCA as we raise funds for our Annual Campaign. The campaign provides financial assistance to youth and families in our community to make participation in YMCA activities available to all.

Special Thanks to our event sponsors: WSLM, Meadowview Health & Rehabilitation, Netshape Technology, Blue River Wood Products, 360 Accounting, Pacers & Racers, St.Vincent Salem Hospital, Jean's Extrusions, John Jones GM City, Sylveus Crop Insurance, Jason Wade State Farm, and WOW -- Working on Wellness Washington County.

Click here to register for the Rock N Run 5k!


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Putting Christian Principles into practice that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

The Washington County Family YMCA is a volunteer led charitable organization of men, women, and children of all ages, abilities, races and religions. Our mission is to put Christian Principles into practice that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

The Y is a leading voice on health and well being. We bring families closer together, encourage good health, and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, 4,125 people in our community are receiving the support, guidance, and resources they need to achieve greater health in spirit, mind, and body. This is particularly important as our nation struggles with an obesity crisis, families struggle with work/life balance, and individuals search for personal fulfillment. Our programs are accessible, affordable, and open to all faiths, backgrounds, abilities, and income levels. In 2016, the Y served 4,125 people and provided $47,500 in financial assistance to 502 families who otherwise would have faced economic barriers to participation.