Howard County YMCA

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


Ellicott City YMCA 4331 Montgomery Road Ellicott City MD 21043 410-465-4334


Howard County Childcare YMCA 9270 Homespun Drive Columbia MD 21045 410-290-6505

School Age Child Care-Our Lady Perpetual YMCA 4801 Ilchester Road Ellicott City MD 21043 410-744-4251

About Howard County YMCA Locations

Howard County 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 Howard County, 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 Howard County 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:
  • Howard County YMCA gym membership and locations
  • Daycare and after-school programs
  • Fitness programs and classes
  • Howard County YMCA hotels, hostels, and lodging
  • Volunteer, job, and employment opportunities
Howard County 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 Howard County 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 Howard County include fitness activities and a variety of lifelong learning opportunities. An annual Healthy Kids Day is a free event for the Howard 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 Howard County 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.

Howard County YMCA Hotel & Hostels

The Howard County 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 Howard County YMCA by phone or on the YMCA website.