Welcome to the Christchurch YMCA

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The YMCA has too much to offer to easily summarise!

Right at the moment we are fundraising for some exciting new developments at the Y, including a pool and a community theatre. There is lots of stuff ‘in the pipeline’ which is exciting for the future of your Y and for Christchurch.

As well as that we are proud to support young people from all sides of the tracks in a range of education programmes, volunteer training programmes, active citizenship initiatives and more…

If you hadn’t heard, we also now own and operate the YMCA Adventure Centre (formally known as The Roxx), and it is rock-ing!

Literally everyone is welcome at the YMCA: we’ve got something for every age, every ability, every interest – from fitness to sport, outdoor adventure to team building, accommodation to conference, participation to leadership.

Spread the word and get involved and thank you heaps for your support!



December 2014


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  •          Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight is a unique event that encourages people to get together and celebrate family and Christmas in a traditional and magical manner.

Join us from 9-10pm on Christmas Eve for this free event in Latimer Square – bring a picnic, a blanket, your children and parents.

Carol books and candles will be on sale during the event. Toilets and food vendors will be on site.



November 2014.


  • 2014 Charity Golf Tournament

We had a great day at Weedons Country Club on Friday 21 November for the 3rd Annual YMCA Charity Golf Tournament.  After a shaky start with the burning BBQ we were lucky to have an amazing day with the warm nor’west and refreshments along the way.  A huge thanks to all of our sponsors and players – we hope to see you all again next year.

Click here to view photos from the day.



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  • Building Facelift

    Please be advised that from Wednesday 23 July contractors will finally be starting the final stage of exterior earthquake repairs/painting to our Accommodation building.  We are very excited to get this underway after a long wait, and hope for it all to be finished within three months.  This means that scaffolding and secure wrapping will be erected around the accommodation block, however daily operations and facilities will not be affected – business as usual!

    The building is totally safe, and the work being undertaken is purely for aesthetics.

    The contractors will be onsite Monday to Saturday 8:30am to 5pm – we apologise in advance for any inconvenience, and will do our best to make this process as less disruptive as possible.

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  •        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 2014, including: