To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Location and Hours
43-930 San Pablo Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Fax #: 760-779-9651
hours: M-F 8:00am-6:00pm
The Family YMCA of the Desert has an active fun community aquatics program with swim opportunities throughout the Coachella Valley. We believe a supportive community is a big part of wellness and aquatic involvement enhances health, fitness and recreation for people of all ages and abilities. In our programs you’ll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier. Water exercise, youth and adult swim lessons, lap and recreational swimming, and adapted exercise for those with disabilities or in rehabilitation are just some of the water-based activities you’ll find through our Y. Our programs are affordable and year-round, led by professionals enthusiastic about your health and well being.
Programs & Camps
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Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of camp fires, bugle calls, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.
Early Childhood Education/Preschool
We believe that all children are highly intelligent and capable of learning. All children are unique individuals and deserve respect as a child and as a person. All children should be proud of their culture, as well as respect and relate to other cultures around them. Instilling and nurturing these qualities within each individual child will enable them to become life long learners and outstanding citizens of tomorrow.
School Age Childcare
Our goals and objectives as child development providers are to contribute to the child’s total development. We are sensitive to the fact that developmental ability and personalities can vary widely at any age. We help children to build self-control by learning to follow rules, sharing, taking turns, and working in a group. All in all, our goal is for each child to be able to grow physically, emotionally, socially, and mentally.