The YMCA of Portsmouth has been offering quality programs in the communities of Portsmouth, Western Branch, and North Suffolk since the opening of our new facility in 1989. But did you know the YMCA of Portsmouth has been a positive influence in the community since 1857? The YMCA of Portsmouth began as an organization dedicated to Christian principles and service and we continue that commitment today through programs that help build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
At the heart of this promise is our commitment to Character Development and the YMCA’s core values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY. We challenge ourselves to not only provide the best quality programs and services to you, but to demonstrate these positive values in our actions. Good character demonstrated by our staff, members, volunteers, kids and families make us a better organization and helps make our community stronger.
The YMCA of Portsmouth is a non-profit, charitable organization that offers programs and memberships to all people regardless of race, sex, religion or ability to pay. We regularly offer financial assistance to anyone in need so that all may participate in our programs. We welcome use of our facility to all visiting YMCA card holders and invite you to tour our facility and receive additional information on schedules, programs, and financial assistance information.
Whether you are just starting to get back into shape, in need of quality programs for your child, or want to be part of an organization that shares your values, the YMCA is the community leader for a healthy spirit, mind and body.
Our Management Team
Richard E.H. Wentz
Health and Wellness
The 2017 Board of Directors Elected Officials
- Stephen Chaplin, President
- Michelle Knowles, Vice President
- Cameron Robinette, Treasurer
- Barbara Mobley, Secretary