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Staff In OCR World Championship

Mission Monday: On Saturday we posted good wishes to two of our amazing staff, instructor David Olson and welcome center representative Barbara Bass, as they competed in the Obstacle Course Racing’s World Championships (OCR) at King’s Domain nature preserve in Oregonia, Ohio. Five hundred and sixteen competitors from all over the world, all of whom […]


Conquering Fears Through Climbing

Lauren, age 10, signed up for the Y’s Gecko rock climbing class knowing that she was afraid of heights.   “I signed up so I could face my fear. So I would know that I could always face my fears,” she said. “At first you  had me climbing not even half way up,” she tells […]

Taking the “GRRRR” Out of Her Day

Trisha Derosia has been a life-long member of the Keene Family YMCA. “I grew up in the Y,” she says. She attended Camp Wakonda on Arch Street where she learned to swim, and attended the Y’s afterschool program. “I feel at home at the Y,” she shares. These early years helped mold her love for […]