The Ridgewood Y offers programs and community connections that positively impact lives through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, building spirit, mind and body for all. The Ridgewood Y is a nonprofit charitable organization that serves youth, adults, and families founded on Christian principles and committed to strengthening our Northern New Jersey and Camp Bernie communities since 1902, as part of a worldwide YMCA. The Ridgewood Y lives the values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility through the professionalism of our staff and volunteers, the engagement and relationships with all we serve, and a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment.
The Ridgewood YMCA, founded in 1902, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, charitable, community service organization. Based on the principles reflected in the mission, the Ridgewood Y is a welcoming place where men, women and children of all ages, abilities, incomes, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientation are accepted, valued, and nurtured. Our organization is a long-standing pillar of the Ridgewood community, and continues to address the many needs of those who walk through the doors, including: physical and emotional wellness; socialization and companionship; independence and self-sufficiency; and opportunities for local and global service. Additionally, the programs and services we offer reach far beyond the borders of Ridgewood, serving residents from over 100 surrounding communities.