What We Do

There is no doubt the YMCA Tauranga makes a difference to the lives of hundreds of people every day. Here's how we do it...


After School Care (ASC)

On any given school day, approximately 100 kids are picked up from 15 schools and brought to one of five YMCA Tauranga After School Care centres.

There they are provided with a lively and varied schedule of activities and experiences that take into account different ages, interests, developmental levels and special needs.  We plan each week with a craft, science, sports and baking activities. We also provide a nutritious afternoon snack.


Holiday Programmes (HP)

Even when school is out, there is no rest for the YMCA Tauranga. 

Under the watchful eyes of our highly trained and caring staff, hundreds of children aged 5 to 13 get to gain confidence, foster friendships and learn new skills, all while having fun!



Junior Touch Rugby

Each year the YMCA Tauranga hosts a Junior Touch Rugby module. Up to 40 teams from around the region play in the eight-week competition in Term 1 and Term 4, which includes 4 divisions for children aged five to thirteen. Affiliated with Touch New Zealand, the league provides players the opportunity to represent the Bay of Plenty in regional competitions and even to represent their country!


Youth Group

This is a FREE programme to all 12 years-17years old rangatahi and is on every Thursday evening 3:30pm to 6:30pm at the Arataki Community Centre with possible changes of times as the year rolls on. Come and share your culinary skills as everyone will have a chance to cook for the group, play some basketball, touch rugby and table tennis.


Active Lifestyles Fitness & Socialising (ALFS)

Providing a holistic approach to helping senior adults in our community improve their health and well-being, we run thirteen ALFS classes each week. 

These classes are designed to provide a fun and enjoyable environment that helps participants maintain their independence and joy for life.



We work with quality volunteers to provide an enriching experiences for our participants in our region, and what we find is that for volunteers it proves to be an enriching experience for them also.

People that volunteer on our holiday and after school care programmes have loads of fun and make new friends. They engage in a positive, fun and motivating time and come away with valuable work experience.




Welcome to the YMCA Tauranga website!