Were You a Y Kid?

Share your story and win fun prizes!

We’ve been serving the Coachella Valley since 1982 with a variety of great programs for kids, teens and adults! Help us celebrate our 35 years by sharing your YMCA story with us, no matter where you grew up or interacted with the YMCA!

  • Did you attend a YMCA camp when you were a kid?
  • Did you ever work at a YMCA?
  • Are your kids in the local YMCA programs now?

If you can answer YES to any of these questions, share your story! Simply fill out the form below and tell us about your YMCA experience, include a photo, and you’ll be entered to win monthly prizes. Your story will also be shared on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

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Contest/Prize Information

Each month, one or more participants will be randomly selected and awarded a small prize. Prizes include but are not limited to Starbucks gift card, dining gift card and other prizes valued from $5 to $15.

This promotion will run starting February 1, 2018. Family YMCA of the Desert reserves the right to end this promotion at any time.


By filling out this form and supplying information and photos, you agree to let the YMCA use the provided information and photos for local market advertising and promotional assets to include but are not limited to: social media posts, print ads, outdoor billboards, TV ads, website graphics, digital campaign graphics, etc.

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Submitted content will be reviewed by YMCA staff prior to posting or use.
  • Submitted content must be related to the promotion as described above, and be free of negative comments, bad language or any other reference that is deemed inappropriate by Family YMCA of the Desert staff.
  • Family YMCA of the Desert reserves the right to review and approve or disapprove each submission.
  • All decisions of Family YMCA of the Desert regarding this promotion and prizes are deemed final.
  • Prizes are non-transferrable and cannot be traded for cash.