Desert Foothills YMCA

Desert Foothills YMCA


Find your passion at the Carefree Volunteer Job Fair and Non-Profit Expo!

On Wednesday, October 19th, local non-profit organizations will come together in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion to demonstrate services available to the community and engage the community in volunteer opportunities.

There are many deserving organizations that need our help to serve the community. No matter your background or skill level, there is something for everyone. This event is a great opportunity to tap into your interests and meet like-minded individuals. Your passion and positivity are the only requirements.

The Carefree Volunteer Job Fair and Non-Profit Expo is honored to partner with the following organizations:

Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
Daughters of the American Revolution
Desert Foothills Land Trust
Desert Foothills Library
Foothills Caring Corps
Foothills Food Bank
Kiwanis Club of Carefree, AZ
Puppy Luv Animal Rescue
Cave Creek Museum
The Holland Center
Sonoran Arts League
Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills
Tierra Madre Horse & Human Sanctuary
Desert Foothills YMCA
Wild At Heart - An Arizona-based raptor rescue organization

Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Place: Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion 101 Easy Street

Need or want a CPR certification?!
Desert Foothills YMCA 9/16/22
Come say 'hi' 👋 to Patty & I at the Desert Foothills YMCA til 11:30a today! Free chair massages!
Other vendors include Medicare information, Edward Jones, Abrazo Health is doing free blood pressure checks, etc!
Teenagers from Desert Foothills YMCA learned about health care during a recent visit to Abrazo . The hospital tour was a collaboration between , Desert Foothills Family YMCA, and Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical. Visitors met with hospital staff and learned about different career paths, got a lesson in how to perform CPR, and received an up-close look at a Daisy Mountain fire truck.
Thank you to Jamie Warren and our friends at ABC15 for helping us to educate Valley residents on the importance of Adult Swim Education. Very special thanks to our amazing team at Desert Foothills YMCA for jumping in and helping to make it all happen!
Stop by our table at Healthy Kids Day at Desert Foothills YMCA Sat. 4/30! We'll be there from 9am-12pm with goodies, and there will be all kinds of fun stuff to do!
Since we offer Chiropractic and massage services on Sats 8-12, we will not be there in person. We have donated $ to the event & Dr Krahl's husband, Brian Hauser, of United Country Real Estate-Champion Properties of Arizona will be there with a booth & giveaways. Should be a fun day over at Desert Foothills YMCA this Saturday!
WOW, the talented kids of Desert Foothills YMCA outdid themselves for April's coloring contest! Do these kiddos a favor and share this post and like your favorite individual coloring page to vote for our prize winners! The top 5 pictures with the most likes by Friday, 4/29 will receive a prize from PSP North Scottsdale!
At The we are committed to educate our community about Safety Around Water!

Shelbi Schmidt, our Program Director of Aquatics at Desert Foothills YMCA is making a difference by presenting to kindergarten and first grade students at Desert Sun Academy about
Knowledge is power. Our partners at Abrazo Community Health Network are hosting an angioscreen event at the Desert Foothills YMCA next Wednesday to give Arizona residents a better idea of their overall heart health.

An angioscreen is a quick, 10-minute exam that includes a carotid ultrasound, single-lead EKG, and evaluation of blood pressure in both arms and legs. Get more information about the event and how you can register today! 👇
Is your heart worth 10 minutes of your time? is offering a simple, low-cost health screening. Angioscreen, a quick 10-minute vascular screening, can identify a heart attack and stroke risks. Our next event will be on March 16th, at the Desert Foothills YMCA, from 10AM to 2PM. To register today, call 1-844-721-4068.

The cost for this health screening is $59, which includes a quick carotid ultrasound, single-lead EKG, evaluation of blood pressure in both arms and legs. You will receive a printout of your results, a picture of your carotid arteries, and private consultation with a clinician to review the results.
It's time for another coloring contest featuring the talented kiddos of Desert Foothills YMCA! Vote for your favorite coloring pages by liking the individual picture, and the three with the most likes will get a prize from PSP North Scottsdale! Make sure to vote by Mon. 3/7! While you're visiting our page, check out our $100 gift card giveaway below!

Help us finish the puzzle at Desert Foothills YMCA!
It's time for another coloring contest! Vote for your favorite coloring page from the talented kiddos of Desert Foothills YMCA by liking the photo! The top three pictures with the most likes will win a prize from PSP North Scottsdale! Winners will be selected Mon. 12/27.
Community is what it’s all about and it was a fun day celebrating the holidays today with our friends at Pet Supplies Plus - North Scottsdale, AZ. Thanks to our many partners including Desert Foothills YMCA, Partners Dog Training School Loaded Dogs Southwest Oasis Labrador Rescue and our many other local vendors who participated today. Looking forward to having another No Flea Market again soon.
Time for another coloring contest featuring entries from the kiddos of Desert Foothills YMCA! Vote for your favorite turkey by liking the individual photo! The top 3 winners will receive a prize from PSP North Scottsdale! Winners will be selected Mon., 11/29. contest

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Through the commitment and dedication of volunteers the Desert Foothills Family YMCA opened in October 2009. A nonprofit 501c3 organization serving families in North Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek and Carefree.

Operating as usual


We would like to start a men's only weight loss training group here at Desert Foothills! If this is something you might be interested in, please message us or email [email protected] with the following information: name, phone number, and preferred training times/days.

Photos from Desert Foothills YMCA's post 10/02/2022

We got to be a part of the Blessing of the Animals put on by Brett The Vet / Arizona Animal Hospital and Our Lady of Joy Church! It was a huge turnout for such a wonderful event! Thank you for inviting us!

Photos from Desert Foothills YMCA's post 09/29/2022

Did you know every member of the Desert Foothills staff is trained in the life-saving skills of CPR/AED, first aid, and oxygen?

We also have three new professional lifeguards on the team! Congrats on taking the first step in safe swimming!


Teen Leaders Club meets on Tuesdays at 4pm for their weekly meeting. Upcoming events include: volunteering at the YMCA Trunk or Treat, Feed my Starving Children, leading STEM projects for our after school program, Youth for Troops, and planning a team building camp out!
Email Kelly for more information at [email protected]

Weight Loss Support Group – Valley of the Sun YMCA 09/23/2022

Weight Loss Support Group – Valley of the Sun YMCA

Time is running out to sign up for our 8 week Weight Loss Support Group session that starts on Monday, September 26th!

Get all the cost and info you need here:

Weight Loss Support Group – Valley of the Sun YMCA Join our next 8 week weight loss support group here at Desert Foothills! We will meet three times a week – two group personal training sessions and one meeting to talk about our victories, struggles, to talk about nutrition and overall health, and to meet new people! This group will be lead by Sha...

Photos from Desert Foothills YMCA's post 09/23/2022

Our lifeguards cover many different scenarios in their monthly in-service. This month, they covered spinals and scanning!

Photos from Desert Foothills YMCA's post 09/22/2022

Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility are at the CORE of all we do! Our youngest crew made and served cookies to our Senior Potluck.


Have you checked out our updated personal training/healthy living board? We’ve got trainers available for all times of the day and days of the week! If you’re interested in personal training, you can grab their business card, or reach out to Elisha at [email protected] to be matched to a trainer that will work best for you!


Our babysitting certification course was a success with 5 people now CABS & ASHI certified (child and baby safety) in the Cave Creek Community! The next one is 1/14/2023, max is 10 people per instructor.


This month, our Children’s Programs are learning about the CORE Values of the YMCA! Our Preschool class created kindness rocks and placed them out on the path, so be on the lookout!


Take your game to the next level with Club VOS Volleyball!

Open Gyms– Sundays from 1-3pm October 2,9,16,23
Open House– Sunday October 30 from 1:00–3pm
COST: $5/Member $10/Non-Member

Saturday, November 5 from 8:00am–9:30am
COST: $25/Member and Non-Member

Season Cost: $1850-$2000 (compare to other clubs)
Register Today: online at by phone at 480-596-9622 or stop by the Welcome Center today!
For more information visit or email Drew Master at [email protected]


The next session of our Weight Loss Support Group starts on September 26th! This is an eight week session that has two personal training sessions and a group meeting every week.

We have three group meeting times:
M/W/F from 9:15 - 9:45am
T/Th/F from 11:15 - 11:45am
M/W/F from 5 - 5:30pm

If you're interested in signing up, please click the link below and get signed up!


A few of our Desert Foothills staff are attending a conference today called Emerging Multicultural Leadership Experience so that they can become more effective leaders for our community!

Community Education, Events & Trainings – Valley of the Sun YMCA 09/07/2022

Community Education, Events & Trainings – Valley of the Sun YMCA

We are offering community CPR for a great rate! September 16th, 4 - 7pm. $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Upon completion of the course, you will achieve an American Safety and Health Institute CPR, AED, and First Aid certification. Sign up today so you can do the online pre-course work in time!

Community Education, Events & Trainings – Valley of the Sun YMCA Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will achieve an American Safety & Health Institute CPR, AED, and First Aid certification. This course teaches lifesaving skills to use in an emergency. Digital pre-course work will be assigned to complete before the course.


Last week, the Desert Foothills Family YMCA leadership team went up to our very own Camp Sky-Y for some great team building activities, learning about resilience, and engaging in some healthy competition between branches. We even had a few of our staff win awards: Program director II of Sports, Drew, won the Master of Quality Programming in Sports award. Associate Executive director of Aquatics, Shelbi, won the Master of Support in Aquatics award. Childcare director, Kelly, won the Team Player for Her Wonderful Programming in Day Camp/Summer Camp award. Finally, Senior Program director of Membership and Healthy Living, Shannon, won the Champion of Motivation in Healthy Living award. Congrats!

Photos from Desert Foothills YMCA's post 08/28/2022

Coming soon: sign-ups for our Trunk or Treat event on October 21st from 4 - 7pm. Last year's event was huge, and we'd like to make it even bigger! If you or your business is interested in hosting a trunk for the event, please contact Deb at [email protected] or Shannon at [email protected].


Star Trac Treadmills

Have you checked out our two new treadmills? These Star Trac treadmills are state of the art with a large LCD display and elevation that goes up to 20%!


Our first eSports league is starting soon! Join us Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:30pm beginning September 12th, for ages eight to 12.

Through the Y’s eSports program, youth are welcome to be who they are, excel at what they love, and develop the social, strategic and problem-solving skills necessary to grow into thriving adults all in a safe, moderated and inclusive environment.

To sign up, click on the link or call our front desk at 480.596.9622

Photos from Desert Foothills YMCA's post 08/24/2022

Our Teen Leaders Club taught a STEM project to our elementary kids in our after school program yesterday! To learn about any of our teen or childcare programs, call us at 480.596.9622.

Photos from Desert Foothills YMCA's post 08/19/2022

We had a great turnout for our first potluck since 2020! Thank you to everyone who came out to socialize and eat together and to our volunteers who helped us set up and tear down. Look out for our next potluck on September 16th!


We'd like to introduce you to our preschool teacher! For any inquiries about our brand new preschool program, please reach out to Kelly at [email protected].

"Hi! Welcome to PRESCHOOL!!! My name is Alexis
Vickers and I am honored to be your child's
Preschool teacher! I have over 8 years of teaching
experience ranging from 6th grade to kindergarten.
This will be my first year in Preschool and I have a
feeling this is going to be the best year yet! I am so
excited for a fun filled year of learning and new
adventures that we will create together!"


Check out this wonderful service to help seniors and those with disabilities!

Did you know the city and Valley Metro offer various transit services to help seniors and those with disabilities?

🚕 Cab Connection offers vouchers to help pay for one-way cab trips. Call: 480-312-8747 or email [email protected] for more info.

🚙 Valley Metro RideChoice allows up to 20 trips per month in Lyft, Uber, taxis and wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Visit or call 602-716-2100 to learn more.

🚌 Valley Metro Paratransit (formerly known as East Valley Dial-A-Ride) provides two types of door-to-door, shared ride service. Learn more:

• Call 602-716-2200 for reservations or general information 

• Call 602-716-2100 for ADA Certification 

• Call 602-253-5000 for information on the Valley Metro Reduced Fare ID card.

Timeline photos 07/29/2022

Timeline photos

A big thank you to our friends at Kiwanis of Carefree for their generous donation to our Capital Campaign!

Photos from Desert Foothills YMCA's post 07/28/2022

Our teen camp toured Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital, learned CPR, and the staff fed them with career knowledge, delicious lunch and dessert alongside Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical

The Y teens would like to thank them for an amazing day and for serving our community!


The City of Scottsdale is looking for focus group participants! All information on how to participate is included in the photo - be heard!


This Summer our Club VOS coach Rhonda will be hosting Clinics and Open Gyms on Sundays at the Desert Foothills Family YMCA
Club VOS Clinics– designed for every level of athlete to work on fundamentals through skill drills and games.
Club VOS Open Gyms– Semi-Organized Open Gym for girls 12 to 16 with skills and games designed for players considering trying out for their school team or Club in November

$5/Member | $10/Non-member

Skills Clinics– 1-2pm
Open Gyms- 2-3:30pm

Club VOS Skills Clinics– 10 to 14 yrs
Club VOS Open Gyms– 12-16 yrs

7/31, 8/7

- Online at
- At the Desert Foothills Y Front Desk


Pool Corp sponsored a Lifeguard Certification course here which was lead by Elizabeth and Andie. Thank you to Pool Corp for your commitment to the community and water safety!

Timeline photos 07/21/2022

Support the Y this Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus - North Scottsdale, AZ!

Join us Saturday, July 23 from 8am-2pm for our Pet Wash Fundraiser! Wash your pet to support a good cause - we'll clean up the mess! We'll donate 50% of the proceeds to benefit Desert Foothills YMCA 💚🐶🛁 We hope to see you there! Show us your adorable pet bath time photos in the comments!

Photos from Desert Foothills YMCA's post 07/16/2022

The first delivery of water went to Foothills Food Bank today! Thank you again to all our members that donated to our Case for a Cause! Your generosity has impacted your community.

Photos from Desert Foothills YMCA's post 07/12/2022

Did you open your wellness challenge email today? This week’s challenge asks you to find quiet time to reflect on your spiritual health and how it relates to your overall wellness!


Get stronger and leaner in our Weight Loss Support Group, led by Deb and Shannon, personal trainers and nutrition coaches! The next session is just around the corner! Our Summer session begins on August 1st and runs for eight weeks.

What is this Weight Loss Support Group all about? You will meet with a group of like-minded people three times a week: you will exercise twice with a group personal training session and then meet once to talk about nutrition, victories, struggles, and to support each other! We are also offering free weekly Styku body scans with this session which is an exciting benefit!

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, you can sign up at the front desk or online:
Contact Shannon at [email protected] to learn more. Our session times are the following:

M/W/F 9:15 - 9:45am
T/Th/F 11:15 - 11:45am
M/W/F 5:00 - 5:30pm


The Desert Foothills staff hopes you have a great holiday. We will see you for regular hours on Tuesday!


Did you know our lifeguards meet weekly to practice drills for their in-service? We are proud to have them on our team! Drop a like to say thank you to our lifeguards!

Photos from Desert Foothills YMCA's post 06/29/2022

Our branch, along with all of the branches from Valley of the Sun YMCA, got to see a Diamondbacks game today in the kids and teen camps. It was a sea of green!


Storm Trooper Visits during Disney Week

The campers got to meet a storm trooper today to close out Disney Week!

Recent drownings put renewed focus on adult swimming lessons 06/24/2022

Recent drownings put renewed focus on adult swimming lessons

You're never too old to learn how to swim! We offer swim lessons for ALL ages. If you're interested in learning about adult swim lessons or how to sign up, call us at 480.596.9622 or visit the front desk.

Recent drownings put renewed focus on adult swimming lessons Numerous adults have drowned so far this year at Lake Pleasant. The drownings have put a renewed focus on the importance of adults learning how to swim.


Due to inclement weather, the pool will be closed for the rest of the evening. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but we are hopeful for some rain!


Disney Week!

The campers are having fun during Disney Week! Check out this fun craft they worked on!


It’s the first official day of summer! What better way to celebrate than dropping off a case of water to help support Foothills Caring Corps, Foothills Food Bank, and St. Vincent de Paul! Bring in a case of water (through 6/30/22) and you will receive a free guest pass!

Photos from Desert Foothills YMCA's post 06/20/2022

Yesterday was Juneteenth (observed today), which celebrates the emancipation of those who were enslaved—two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. ⁠

DID YOU KNOW? On June 17, 2021, a bill was passed making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Previously, it was recognized by 49 states as a state holiday or day of observance. ⁠Over the years, there have been different names for this celebration, including: Freedom Day, Second Independence Day, Jubilee Day and Emancipation Day.⁠



Sending our love and thanks out to all dads this Father’s Day.

Did you know the first Father’s Day celebration in the U.S. was at a YMCA? Over 110 years ago, a young woman raised by her single father wanted to celebrate fatherhood. The first Father’s Day celebration was held at the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910.

Every kind of dad is special and important, so take the time to honor yours today!

Photos from Desert Foothills YMCA's post 06/18/2022

Many thanks to Jodie from Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter for talking with our members today about the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's! We appreciate your time and your dedication to helping those with Alzheimer's and their families!

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