The Johnson County Family YMCA was founded in 1978 and manages a facility owned by the City of Buffalo, Wyoming. The Y serves an area of 4,174 square miles. Located in the county seat, the Y provides recreational and fitness opportunities to all Johnson County residents. The Y’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Y’s goal is to provide a supportive environment that encourages participants to respect and care for others, be honest in every endeavor and accept responsibility.
Assuring all residents access to Y’s resources and services is a primary objective. The Y realizes this objective by offering scholarships to approximately 13% of members and 10% of program participants. These scholarships assure that no one is turned away due to their inability to pay. This practice allows the Y to meet the ‘for all’ part of its mission in the community.
The YMCA facility and staff offer a range of programs for all ages. There are currently no other organizations in our community that offer as wide an array of services as the Y. The Y’s programs target families, elementary-age children, teens, young adults and seniors. Programs for our participants include youth and adult sports, camps, aquatics and outdoor education. The Y partners with agencies offering related services—from Johnson County’s public schools to our local hospital. The Y’s budget is supported by membership fees, program fees, an annual support campaign, foundations and grants.