YMCA of El Paso

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Welcome to the

YMCA of El Paso

The YMCA of El Paso strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


Education & Leadership


What is an LIT?  LIT stands for Leader-in-Training.  We’ve found the best leaders and staff are often those who have been through the camp experience as a camper.  LITs are transitioning from a camper to a camp leader.

Who can apply for the LIT program?  LITs must have just completed 7th, 8th or 9th grades to be eligible for the program.

What do LITs do?  The LIT program gives teens the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they assist camp staff in daily operations.  LITs participate in daily activities, helping camp counselors execute programming.  LITs go on field trips and will participate in camp service projects and develop new skills while enjoying the excitement of summer camp.

How do I apply?  An application must be filled out at the YMCA.  You will then be called in for an interview with one or both of your parents.

Registration Fee $25.00 (one time)

YMCA Member rate: $50.00/week

Non Member rate: $80.00/week

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.