Essex YMCA

Find Essex Maryland YMCAs. YMCAs provide information on the YMCA organization, athletic and gym facilities, classes, employment training, and housing assistance.


Essex YMCA 799 Back River Neck Road Essex MD 21221 410-391-1566


About Essex YMCA Locations

Essex YMCA locations, or Young Men's Christian Association, are branch locations of the non-profit organization with a broad mission of strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in Essex, MD. Commonly referred to as "The Y", there are about 2,700 local Y organizations with a presence in more than 10,000 neighborhoods throughout the country. Each local Essex Y is an independent organization with its own board of directors and staff. The specific programming offered varies at local Y organizations, based on individual community needs.

You may contact the YMCA for questions about:
  • Essex YMCA gym membership and locations
  • Daycare and after-school programs
  • Fitness programs and classes
  • Essex YMCA hotels, hostels, and lodging
  • Volunteer, job, and employment opportunities
Essex Youth Development Programs

The YMCA's Youth Development programming includes offerings for a wide age range, beginning with childcare for infants and preschoolers. After-school programming provides supervised activities for youth in kindergarten through middle school. The Y offers more than 300 overnight camps and over 1,800 day-camps in addition to numerous specialty camps. The Y's camp programs are designed to challenge campers, help them develop self-reliance, and build character through a wide array of recreational activities. Numerous youth sports-related activities are available all year round.

YMCA Fitness Programs

The Essex YMCA's Healthy Living programs promote wellness and the prevention of disease. Livestrong supports cancer patients and survivors with conditioning and training sessions as well as fitness evaluation. Enhance Fitness offers group exercise to older individuals, helping them to maintain flexibility and mobility and increasing their sense of independence. Family and group programs in Essex include fitness activities and a variety of lifelong learning opportunities. An annual Healthy Kids Day is a free event for the Baltimore County public designed to encourage active youth and counter the effects of idleness, such as weight gain and falling behind academically.

Job Training and Education

Education and job-training programs provide adult literacy courses, opportunities to complete GEDs, and skills development for employment. The Essex Y also promotes volunteerism through its Social Responsibility programming, as well as organizing grassroots efforts advocating for child welfare, education, and public health. The Y's World Service and Global Education programs raise awareness and financial support for addressing challenging social and economic conditions in other parts of the world.

Essex YMCA Hotel & Hostels

The Essex YMCA may offer affordable hotel and hostel accommodations. YMCA locations nationwide and abroad provide affordable, clean, and safe lodging for travelers. Information on rates, policies, facilities, amenities and lodging reservations can be found by contacting the Essex YMCA by phone or on the YMCA website.