Show your spirit

To us, it’s all about showing your spirit. Ask yourself, when was the last time you showed yours

Most people hold tightly onto theirs, often too shy to release it. Some people let their spirit run wild, and sometimes have to rein it in- and we meet tonnes of people who have just never been shown how to find theirs. You also get the occasional person who reckons they are just saving their spirit for later.

At the YMCA we work with you to help find your spirit, so you can make the most of your experience and unleash your potential on the world around you.

The mission of the YMCA Tauranga is to "build strong kids, strong families and strong communities". As a community-based, not-for-profit organisation, the YMCA's purpose is to help individuals and the community grow. From young children and their parents to the seniors that find a new lease on life; the YMCA Tauranga caters to the wide cross-section of people that make up the Tauranga region.

The YMCA Tauranga provides a supportive environment to grow strong individuals through participation and support. We aim to enable individuals and families to develop physically, mentally and spiritually and enjoy a healthy quality of life. We are a provider of educational and developmental programmes that invoke a sense of fun and vibrancy whilst still achieving learning and supporting milestones.

Our Focus and Purpose

  • Locals First
    we respond to the needs of our local community, we design and support programmes that suit their specific needs.
  • Nationwide
    we have the support of the other Ys around the country and internationally as well.
  • Established
    the YMCA has been around for a long time, and will be here helping people for years to come.
  • Community
    we are heavily involved with, and help a diverse range of people in, our local community.
  • Passionate
    our staff truly are committed and passionate about their work.
  • Variety
    we offer a wide range of services and a diverse range of programmes.
  • Inclusive
    a world renowned brand that caters for women and men, girls and boys – all ages, young and old.

The YMCA Core Values are integral in all that we do:

  • Respect
    Is about being courteous towards all individuals. It is important for us to understand the needs and perspectives of others, to help us make better decisions and help individuals make better choices.
  • Responsibility
    The road to building character lies in taking responsibility for our actions. Whatever choices we make are ultimately our own, so we work on educating and encouraging others to make responsible ones.
  • Caring
    We believe in taking the time to understand and relate to people. We treat everyone as an individual and put as much effort as possible into enhancing the experience people take away from the YMCA Tauranga.
  • Honesty
    We lead by example and encourage the people we come into contact with that honesty is something to be proud of. This is how we build credibility with one another and with the people we encounter daily.


Welcome to the YMCA Tauranga website!