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The 2017 Kids Campaign Video

Every day the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. » read more

Summer Food Service Program

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM       July Breakfast Menu          July Lunch Menu   YMCA BUILDING - Monday-Friday    FREE Breakfast: 8-9:30 am & FREE Lunch: 11:15 am-1:15 pm Saturday    FREE Lunch 11:15 am-1:15 pm LaCroix Links Golf Course - Monday - Friday    FREE Lunch 11:15 am-1:15 pm   » read more

Gold Rush Fun Run

Join us for the Gold Rush Fun Run at the annual Custer Gold Discovery Days celebration!  We will hold a Free Fun 1K for youth 10 & under on the Mickelson Trail at 7:30 am! » read more

Amanda Allen, Edgemont Director

Amanda began employment with the YMCA in 2012 as Kidstop Coordinator. After serving as interim director, she became director of the Edgemont YMCA in 2016. Her responsibilities include development, promotion organization, supervision and evaluation of all Edgemont Y programs.  » read more

The Annual Kids Campaign 2016 Video

Every day the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. » read more

Y Art for the Holidays

Y Art for the Holidays 2016! The perfect venue for holiday shopping and supporting local artists and the YMCA! Find fabulous artwork for your holiday giving from a wide variety of artists. A portion of the proceeds support projects of the YMCA World Service committee. This event will be held at the Y Church building, 1124 Kansas City Street on Friday, Dec. 2, 5-9 pm and Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 am-3 pm. Click for more details. » read more

Safety Around Water Program

As a leading nonprofit committed to youth development, the Y has been a leader in providing swim lessons and water safety for more than 165 years. The YMCA of Rapid City continues to help youth and adults experience the joy and benefits of swimming, so they can be healthy, confident and secure in the water. » read more

Summer Work at the Y

WORK AT THE Y THIS SUMMER! YMCA Summer Learning Program Positions YMCA Summer Learning Programs at Canyon Lake, Hoarce Mann, Rapid Valley, Robbinsdale, South Canyon, South Park,  Valley View and the YMCA. » read more


Every Gift Counts Please select the YMCA that you would like to donate to. » read more

Summer Learning Loss Prevention Testimonials

Shawn Hayford | Outreach Director for the YMCA of Rapid City » read more

RCYMCA Homepage Root

Hours of Operation 815 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 (605) 718-9622 Monday - Friday: 5 am - 10 pm Saturday: 7 am - 6 pm Sunday: 12 - 6 pm Special Holiday Hours » read more

Board of Directors

The YMCA of Rapid City is a 501c3 charitable nonprofit organization that is governed by a local volunteer board of directors. Board members are passionate for the YMCA mission and bring a wide range of expertise as the board employs the CEO, takes leadership in raising funds, ensures financial integrity, establishes broad policies and engages in visionary planning for the YMCA. » read more

Youth Dance Classes

Tiny Tots  Registration for this program is now closed - listed for informational purposes only. Check back in fall of 2017. For kids ages 4 and 5, an introduction to dance and creative movement using rhythm, movement and coordination required for ballet and other dance disciplines. Class meets in the Group Exercise Studio. » read more

Coaches of the Year

Molly use to be scared in pools and clung to the side, but after meeting Alden and Lillie at the YMCA, she can now swim the length of the pool. Molly started in the Special Olympics program two years ago and has since won 16 medals with 9 of them in swimming. Her father, Pat, said he owes it all to Lillie and Alden’s work at the YMCA through Special Olympics, “Molly didn’t know how to swim before she met them, now she just loves the water.” » read more

Summer Learning Loss Prevention

The YMCA of Rapid City was selected this summer by YMCA of the USA as one of 32 Y's across the country to pilot the Summer Learning Loss Prevention program. This is an educational program targeted at preventing reading loss among elementary age children who are most vulnerable to summer learning loss. » read more

Shaping Our Future

Growing up going to YMCA camp, Christine Stephenson spent many summers as a “Y Kid.” After having a family of her own, Christine and her husband, Hans, knew that they wanted their daughter, Elsa, age 5, to grown up in the YMCA as well. They love the location of the Y, the preschool program and the chance for their daughter to have swim lessons - all in one location. More importantly, they wanted Elsa to grow up feeling like a part of a community. “Elsa knows people at the Y. It’s part of her stomping grounds, and it’s not going away,” Christine said. “As she grows up in this neighborhood, it’s extremely comforting to know that the Y will be there throughout her childhood to help us keep her safe and healthy.” » read more

The Y. So Much More 2015 Video

The Y. So Much More Annual Campaign 2015 Video Every day the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. » read more

YMCA Corporate Partners

BUILDING A HEALTHY WORKFORCE What is a corporate partnership with the Y? A corporate partnership is an agreement between the YMCA of Rapid City and your business to help promote healthy lifestyles within the workforce. » read more

Member Led Service Committee

The Member-Led Service Committee selects, promotes and leads fun and rewarding community-based service projects with and for members of the Y. The service committee provides a way for Y members to lead service projects that benefit the community outside Y programming. » read more

World Service

The YMCA of Rapid City extends well beyond our community. Through cultural exchange programs the YMCA is able to reach out to other countries and provide services and support to children worldwide. The Y has an exchange program with the Sioux YMCA in Dupree, SD. » read more

Preschool Teacher Aides Full and Part time openings available

Full and Part time positions available. We are seeking energetic and fun loving preschool teacher aides. Be willing to get down on the children’s level, run, play and interact all day long!! Experience preferred, but willing to train. » read more

Quiet Hallways

This week our child care/preschool programs are closed so the rooms can be cleaned and re-done so they are sparkly and bright for our new kiddos that will be started on Monday. The teachers are also hard at work training and getting their classrooms ready. This means that a wing of the YMCA is empty and insanely quiet. If you are at the YMCA in Rapid City on a normal basis, there is a constant buzz of kids laughing, smiling, and giving out hugs. The childcare serves 220 children at the Y. The kids rotate between classroom time, outside walk/chalk time, roof-top playground time, gym time, and beloved swim lessons. The staff and members at the Y often see the parade of kids going through the hallways. As you can imagine, without those happy little faces and joyful little voices, the Y seems so empty. » read more

The Impact of the Y

Every once in a while we get a message from our website that makes us stop and reflect on how the impact of a Y membership affects our members, volunteers, and staff. Being a member at the Y is un-measurable. Sometimes in the media, all we hear about is about miracle stories of weight loss and other drastic forms of life changes. In reality, the stories that are the most relatable and the most impactful to hear about are the stories about an every day story. Maybe it’s the working mom that needs a safe place for her kids to go while she works out or the elderly couple that needs a water exercise class to keep them active. Or it’s the single father that appreciates a place to rehab and hang out with his kids…. » read more

The YMCA's World Service Committee

The YMCA of Rapid City extends well beyond the boundaries South Dakota.  Through cultural exchange programs theYMCA of Rapid City is able to reach out to other countries and provide services and support to children worldwide. Currently, the YMCA of Rapid City has an exchange programs with the Sioux YMCA in Dupree, SD. » read more

I am Thankful

Who are you Thankful for? I think that we all go through life and don't let people know how much we appreciate them. At the YMCA, we are trying to let people know how much they mean to us and why they inspire us. It's a Y-USA intiative called, "Ask Me Why." On a portion of the questionnaire, you are asked- Who you are Thankful for-- some of our staff filled out who they are thankful for-- here are the responses. If you know someone at the YMCA- whether it's a member, volunteer, or staff- we would like to hear from you! You can either email for a form or stop by the Wellness desk down in the Wellness Center. While you are there, check out the bulletin board next to The Zone with more "thankful" messages. » read more

Where Do I Get Peas

“Where do I get peas?” asks an excited little boy at the Summer Food Program at the YMCA this summer. In a partnership with the US Department of Agriculture, the Y provides free breakfasts and lunches to kids 18 and under. One family that appreciates the breakfasts and lunches is the Bender family who have been enjoying the meals for the past few summers. The family, with children ages of seven weeks, four, five, seven, and eight years old, are homeschooled. Finances are tight with the birth of a new baby and having four other children at home. One daughter excitedly exclaims, “We like it here because we can eat yummy milk!” Mom, Jessica, also explained they think drinking milk out of individual little milk cartons is a highlight for the children as well. » read more

Zumba Through Brazillian Eyes

The YMCA and the World Service committee had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Pascual Jesus Mostaceros, the Executive Director of YMCA Região das Hortências in Brazil for a few days earlier this week. He came in on Sunday, July 6 and a volunteer from our World Service committee, Bruce Nearhood, and his wife Kim graciously hosted Jesus in their home. A fellow Brazillian, now American and YMCA volunteer, Angela Estes picked him up from the airport and took him to Bruce’s house and welcomed him with his native language of Portuguese. The Nearhood’s took Jesus to Mt. Rushmore that evening. On Monday, he spent the day at the YMCA with staff and he learned all about the wonderful programming of the Rapid City YMCA and it’s many sites (Giraffic Park Day Camp, LaCroix Links, outreach centers, Y House, Y Church, etc). » read more

Saveit or Shaveit

The fate of the YMCA of Rapid City Executive Director Roger Gallimore's mustache is in the hands of social media. The YMCA of Rapid City is starting its first ever Twitter campaign to #saveit or #shaveit. Roger has his iconic mustache for over 32 years and that could soon end if twitter followers have their way. » read more


Custer Pool  673-3935 Tentative Opening Date:  Thursday, June 8, 2017 Scheduled Closing Date:  Sunday, August 20, 2017. Use of the pool is free for Active Custer YMCA Members. Please contact the Custer YMCA for more information. » read more

Shawn Weller, Chief Properties Officer

I have been at this Y since 2013. I enjoy the variety that the Y offers and doing my part in support of a worthy mission. I began working with the YMCA in Williamsport, PA, as building & grounds director in 2009. » read more

Special Golf Events

GLOW BALL TOURNAMENT Ever thought about playing golf in the dark? Here is your chance on Saturday, Sept. 9! » read more

Let us help you succeed!

With LiveWell Black Hills, we work with community leaders to make the healthy choices to encourage people to Breathe Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Feel Well and Work Well.  » read more

This Month at the Y

Click here to view the Group Fitness Summer Schedule (112 KB) » read more

Ron Bender Memorial Racquetball Tournament

We had a great 10th Annual Ron Bender Memorial Racquetball Tournament Results: Open Singles:    1. Tyler Thielen                             2. Michael Phillips Open Doubles:  1. Michael Phillips-Paul Jermelenko                             2. Willie Gonzales-Doug Simons Combined Singles: 1. Chris Suto                                   2. Vivek Agarwal Combined Doubles: 1. Chris Suto-Greg Suto                                      2, Brian Utzman-Greg Hansen Congratulations to all!   » read more

Youth Institute Media

YOUTH INSTITUTE MEDIA Attention all students currently in 6th-9th grade! Do you like creating with computers? Taking photos? Creating digital music? Making videos? Learning software?  If so, apply to the YMCA Youth Institute Media. You’ll learn valuable computer/multi-media skills, academic skills, make new friends, and have a camping team-building experience. Upon successful graduation from the eight-week summer program, you will get to participate in the year-round Youth Institute Media program and various service learning projects for your community. » read more

Youth Institute Wins National Award

Recently, our Summer Youth Institute took top honors at the 2nd Annual National Youth Institute Festival in Long Beach, CA. The short film, winning 1st Place in the New Class category for High School Best Picture, was titled “The New House”. Students wrote a script, drew a storyboard, acted, filmed, edited, added sound and produced the film from idea to final product. The annual festival, held August 31st, showcased works in categories such as best short film and best youth designed magazines. » read more

Contact Us

We are here to answer any questions you may have about the YMCA. Reach out to us and we'll respond as soon as we can. » read more

Part Time Kidstop Aides

Seeking highly motivated people to assist in elementory after school programs for the 2014-2015 school year. The after school program assistant is responsible for providing a safe program for children after school; implementing the planned activities; connecting with children and their parents; and maintaining a positive environment that enhances the child’s social and physical development. This is a part time position. » read more

Kidstop Site Coordinators

We are seeking highly organized and motivated individuals to plan and implement a variety of activities in an after school setting for elementary age children for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. The Kidstop Site Coordinator is responsible for maintaining a safe and positive environment for children after school; connecting with children and their parents; supervising staff; and maintaining a good working relationship with school personnel. This is a part-time position. » read more

Shirt Catalog and Order Forms

Find the YMCA Shirt Catalog as well as color choices and order form.  You may download and complete the forms for your order. » read more

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

YMCA Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan - Download Document Resource   Modified April, 2011 - Download Document Resource » read more

Bloodborne Pathogens Statement

YMCA Bloodborne Pathogens Statement - Download Document Resource » read more

Whistleblower Policy

YMCA Whistleblower Policy Modified 2005 - Download PDF » read more

Electronic Communication Acceptable Use Policy

YMCA Electronic Communication Acceptable Use Policy   Modified 2016 - Download PDF   » read more

Conflict of Interest Policy

YMCA Conflict of Interest Policy - Download Document Resource   Modified June, 1999 - Download Document Resource » read more

YMCA Staff Training Standards

YMCA Staff Training Standards » read more

Fire Alarm Procedure

YMCA Fire Alarm Procedure Policy - Download Document Resource » read more

Code of Conduct

YMCA Code of Conduct Policy - Download Document Resource » read more

Child Abuse Prevention Policy

YMCA Child Abuse Prevention Policy - Download Document Resource » read more

Accident and Workmen's Compensation Statement

YMCA Accident and Workmen's Compensation Statement » read more

Dress Code

YMCA Dress Code Policyodified 2015 - Download PDF » read more

Harassment Policy

YMCA Harassment Policy - Download Document Resource » read more

Personnel Policy

YMCA Personnel Policy (updated 11/20/15) - Download PDF » read more

Running Track

Open Monday-Friday  5 am-10:00 pm, Saturday 7 am-6 pm, Sunday 12-6 pm » read more

Part Time Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Part Time Lifeguard/Swim instructor. Applicant must be 16 years of age and be certified in YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional and first aid. Hours are flexible and adjustable to employees outside interest and commitments (i.e. school, other jobs, family, extracurricular activities). If your certification expired less than 1 year ago, there may be an option for a re-cert – contact Frances for details. » read more


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Parties and Rentals

Have your next party or birthday at the YMCA. How about a skating party or sports party in the YMCA gym? Skates are available for rent and sports equipment is available for use. With the warm weather, how about a pool party or picnic at the swimming pool. » read more

Skate Night

SKATE NIGHT Skate from 5-8:30 pm & enjoy time with your friends! » read more

Youth Sports

Youth Archery » read more


HELEN DAVIS WELLNESS CENTER 644 Crook Street Custer South Dakota  57730 » read more

Child Development

Serving our community's child care needs for children ages 2 months through the 5th grade. Summer camp registration will begin spring 2017 for Custer YMCA members currently enrolled in the Kidstop program. Sign up for one week or all 11 weeks. » read more

Adult Sports Activities

The Edgemont YMCA offers different adult activities throughout the year to keep you active and healthy! » read more

Youth Sports Activities

Youth are the heart of the Edgemont YMCA programs. The Edgemont YMCA coordinates fall and spring soccer, T-ball, baseball, golf, dance, cheer and Midget Mogul Basketball for grades 2-4. There are also swim lessons in June and July and open swim all summer long. » read more

Fitness Facilities and Hours

The Edgemont YMCA offers a variety of fitness programs to meet your fitness goals.   » read more

Discovery Camps

Discovery Camps by the YMCA are unique and learning activities.  This day camp experience for elementary age youth is offered annually during the month of June.  Contact us for more details and learn how you can join. » read more

Edgemont Membership

Memberships at the Edgemont YMCA are affordable.  Find our membership rates below.  Should you require further information, please feel free to contact us directly. Youth Single Membership (age 4 to 17):   $90 for annual membership or $7.50 monthly bank draft Senior Membership (age 60 and up):  $96 for annual membership or $8 monthly bank draft Adult Single Membership (age 18 to 59): $204 for annual or $17 monthly bank draft Family Membership:  $348 for annual or $29 monthly bank draft Summer Pool Season Pass:  $40   » read more

Edgemont YMCA Hours and Location

715 D Street, PO Box 29 Edgemont, SD 57735.  Telephone: 605-662-7999 » read more

Family Swim Rules

Family Swim Rules • NO GROUPS – to honor family togetherness, groups will not be allowed during family swim. This applies to member birthday parties. • Safe games may be organized and played. The lifeguard will determine the safety of any games. • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent (in the pool area) or sibling, age 18+. • We encourage adults to participate in the aquatic activities with their children. • Nerf balls are welcome. Hard and small balls are not permitted. • Please respect the YMCA by only bringing those persons on your own family membership. • Parent must be in the water with any child 5 and under.     » read more

Y Kids on Course

We are proud to continue our youth golf experience at the YMCA with our 2017 Y Kids on Course youth golf program.  At the YMCA, we believe that golf is more than just a game.  The program helps youth participants discover how the skills essential to success on a golf course can help them flourish in life.  The Y Kids on Course program is built on a foundation that begins with the 4 YMCA core values: Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. Supplementing these core values we will include some other life skills from our previous years’ curriculum, such as sportsmanship, integrity and confidence.   » read more

Greens Fees and Course Hours

LaCroix Links Golf Course, located at 3820 Odde Drive in Rapid City, is open from 7:30 am until dusk. LaCroix Links is a 9-hole short course. Eight of the holes are par 3s with distances from the shortest length of 85 yards to the longest at about 170 yards. With a completed upgrade, the golf course at LaCroix Links looks different.  You will notice more green grass with the addition of more sprinklers, a hole that now measure 260+ yards and is a par 4, new sand traps, and reworked tee grounds.  We are anxious to get in a full year of enjoying these new upgrades to the golf course. » read more

YMCA Membership, Join the Y

  Your Y Experience Includes: Child Watch drop-in nursery - We’ll watch the kids while you work out. Group exercise classes - Over 80 classes. Something for everyone. Wellness orientation/ActivTrax - Our staff will get you started. State-of-the-art wellness equipment - Watch TV while you burn calories. Pools for lap swimming, family time or lessons - Enjoy a low-impact workout. Full locker rooms with spas and steam rooms - Relax and enjoy the amenities. Gymnasiums for basketball and games - Open hours to fit your schedule. Racquetball courts - Reserve a court with friends and ace a few serves. Running track - Enjoy climate control year-round while you run or walk. Awesome Staff - We’ll help you calculate and achieve your goals. A membership to the YMCA is about so much more than wellness centers, gyms, and pools. It's also about making the community a better place in which to live, because each YMCA member knows how to strengthen their spirit, mind and body. You come here not only to shed a few pounds, but to gain self-worth. You make new discoveries and new friends. In many ways, the YMCA is a reflection of the community. So by making yourself new and improved, you're doing the same for the community. » read more

Summer Sports Camps

Our basketball volleyball and flag football camps will prepare players for the YMCA leagues that begin in our fall session.  Each three-day camp will provide an opportunity for learning and improving skills in that sport. » read more

Wellness Center

In the mid-1990s, when funds for the Randy Travis Wellness Center, the Rapid City Gymnasium and the Brian Vucurevich Child Development Center addition were being raised, Randy Travis wanted to help. Randy is a friend of a member of the YMCA of Rapid City. While in town to perform a sold out concert, he donated all of the ticket sales to the YMCA expansion. The Randy Travis Wellness Center was named for his generosity. » read more

Flag Football

Flag Football This fall program has ended.  Check back for fall 2017 program information. Tiny Tots (ages 5-7) Tiny tots football promotes fun, fair play, fundamentals, sportsmanship and teamwork. The YMCA program provides our participants the best opportunities to get the basics of football without the full contact. Boys and girls learn the fundamentals and traditions of the sport through drills and educational games. At this level, we focus more on teaching the sport to help develop skills than on games. As always, we encourage parents to be involved with this clinic. Call the sports department staff at 718-9622 and ask for Edna. Season: Saturdays, 10-11 am,  Sept. 10 through Oct. 1, scheduled at North Middle School. » read more

Youth Volleyball

Information on this page is from last year's clinic and leagues. Provided for general informational purposes only. Check back in late fall of 2017 for winter 2018 programs. 3rd Grade Girls Volleyball Clinic This is a 4-week clinic intended as an introduction to the game of volleyball for 3rd grade participants AND their parents. Adding to the learning experience again this year is the opportunity for parents/guardians to learn the skills needed to play and coach volleyball alongside  their 3rd grade participant. The parent/guardian will participate in the drills with their child as the instructor leads the group in drills intended to improve volleyball skills such as learning to serve, bump, set and spike along with learning the fundamentals of volleyball, basic techniques, rules and play. Time: Saturdays, 9-10 am Program dates: March 4-March 25 » read more


The outreach team believes that our centers are more than a drop-in recreation center for the youth in our community. Our team’s focus is building positive relationships between adults and youth through a variety of enriching and educational activities. Some of our activities include: billiards, group games, arts and crafts, and cooking projects with a nutritional emphasis. While these activities are fun and action packed, they are intended to teach social responsibility, relational boundaries, and life skills that support a positive self-image and interest in education as youth enter adulthood. In addition, our programs have on-site-tutors to assist youth with their homework.  This service is available during the school year, Monday-Thursday after school at no addional fee. Our staff and programs support the YMCA's mission to promote Christian values to the youth in our community. » read more


We offer various programs to help everyone experience the "joy of swimming". You can experience this relaxing and healthy lifetime sport. » read more

Summer Day Camp

Registration began in April. Please contact the YMCA at 718-5437 regarding availability. Giraffic Park Day Camp is for children who have completed 1st-5th grade by May 2017. Day camp helps children grow spiritually, mentally and physically by using a natural camp site by providing challenging activities in group settings under the guidance of caring, well-trained staff members. Drop off/pick up locations are yet to be determined.   Summer Jungle Kids is for children completing kindergarten in May 2017. Campers experience field trips, visit area parks, arts & crafts, character building, as well as attending the YMCA Giraffic Park Day Camp. » read more

Child Watch Program

Child Watch is a limited service which focuses on providing a safe, caring, child interest-driven environment that encourages children to learn by doing. This may be done through communication, projects, or through children playing and socializing with other children. We believe the drop-in service should be a support network for families as well as a positive role model for building relationships.  » read more

Before and After School Programs

The YMCA of Rapid City offers a wide variety of before and after school child care programs. A safe and enriching environment for your kids. Fees listed are for the 2016-17 school year. » read more

Preschool Programs

Our Philosophy YMCA child care programs stress care and safety. They nurture children’s natural desire to learn by providing ample opportunities to explore.This is accomplished through developmentally appropriate activities.The scheduling, pacing and rhythm of these activities will be consistent with the recognized principles of early childhood education, which state that each child develops at his or her own rate. » read more

Sponsor a Child

The YMCA of Rapid City, Custer, and Edgemont is committed to making quality programs and facilities available to all. We strive to keep youth membership and program fees reasonable by subsidizing some of the real costs. Even so, we know that some families will need financial assistance or sponsorships to participate in YMCA programming. Through these sponsorships, children in our community are provided with opportunities to become involved in youth sports, swimming lessons, summer camps, after-school and teen programs, opportunities that they would not otherwise have. More importantly, through each of these programs, the YMCA strives to teach and reinforce the values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty. » read more

Volunteer Opportunities

The YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. A lot of volunteers and contributors for many generations have given a great deal of their time, money and effort to make the YMCA of Rapid City a strong organization.  » read more

A Condition of Employment: DART

All persons interested in being part of the YMCA staff team, paid or volunteer, must agree to be right on target with DART. » read more

Work for the Best, The YMCA of Rapid City

As a part of the YMCA staff you become a critical part of the YMCA's ability to meet that mission. No matter what your position is at the YMCA, you can touch people's lives. From the aquatics staff teaching a child to swim to a wellness center staff helping a member develop a workout routine we all make a difference. The most rewarding part of this job doesn't happen on payday - it happens EVERYDAY! » read more

Board of Directors

The YMCA of Rapid City is a 501c3 charitable nonprofit organization that is governed by a local volunteer board of directors. Board members are passionate for the YMCA mission and bring a wide range of expertise as the board employs the CEO, takes leadership in raising funds, ensures financial integrity, establishes broad policies and engages in visionary planning for the YMCA » read more

Testimonials, How the Y Touches You

Read how the YMCA of Rapid City has touched the lives of many people within the Rapid City area.  If you have a testimonial that you would like to share, contact Bryan Konechne, Communications Director, at 605.718.9622. » read more

The Heritage Club

For nearly 70 years, the YMCA of Rapid City has served as a meeting place where families and young people gather to participate in activities that promote personal growth, strengthen family life, develop social and physical skills and provide good wholesome fun. » read more

Rex Jorgensen, Southern Hills Director

Rex has served as the director of the YMCA in Custer since August 2008. Rex has a combined 25 years of experience working for YMCA’s in South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska and has held director positions in youth sports, day and resident camping, aquatics, childcare, facility management, wellness and as an executive director. » read more

Randy Stanton, Sports Director

Randy joined the YMCA staff in 2004. Randy oversees youth and adult sports programs including basketball, football, LaCroix Links Golf Course, racquetball, volleyball, special events such as the triathlon and unique sports like foot golf. He says there is nothing better than working with kids, » read more

Frances Seeley, Aquatics Director

Frances was a YMCA lifeguard/swim instructor from 1983-1986.  In 1993 she re-joined the YMCA as a volunteer swim instructor, while working full time and finishing her college degree at Western Dakota Tech.  In April 1998, she was hired as the aquatic director.  » read more

Bryan Konechne, Communications Director

Bryan began as the communications director for the Y in January of 2012. With over twelve years of experience in marketing, communications, graphic design and photography, Bryan is building the framework on which we tell our great story. » read more

Shawn Hayford, Outreach Director

Shawn began his career at the YMCA in the fall of 1998 and advanced to his current position as outreach director in the summer of 2001.  Under Shawn's leadership, our outreach department has expanded from a small after school recreation program to programs that currently serve nearly 200 youth and teens per day, in academic enrichment settings.  » read more

Nicole Craig, Wellness Director

Nicole has been employed in the YMCA Wellness Department since 2002 and has served us as wellness director since 2008.  Her leadership in this position resulted in the successful implementation of staff training in Understanding Health Seekers and Listen First training; Listen First reinforcement strategies, the Environmental Assessment and follow-up adaptations, Program Innovation techniques and Member-Driven Data. » read more

Audrey Boehm, Chief Financial Officer

Audrey was hired as the business manager of the YMCA in June 1999.  Audrey has worked in the accounting field since earning her Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance with a minor in Accounting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.   Originally from Gretna, Nebraska, Audrey moved to Rapid City in 1991.  » read more

Sandy Stanton, Chief Operations Officer

Sandy, chief operations officer, has been with the YMCA of Rapid City for over 30 years while serving as COO for over 14 of these years.  Her first position included working with Sundowners after school child care, swimming lessons and picking up lunch for everyone every day.  Sandy currently oversees all program development, evaluations and staffing for our Aquatics, Child Care, Afterschool, Member Services, Wellness, Sports and Outreach Departments. » read more

Roger Gallimore, Executive Director

Roger began his career with the YMCA of Rapid City as a college work-study student in 1976. After four years of leading afterschool programs, driving a bus, mopping floors and just about every other position in the YMCA, along with obtaining a BS degree from the SD School of Mines, Roger was hired as the youth outreach director. Having launched multiple new youth programs, Roger then moved into the senior program director position in 1988 where he instituted several new organizational practices and programs. » read more

Group Exercise

Finding it difficult to get motivated to exercise on your own? Get fit with a group and have some fun in the process. From water to land the YMCA has it all!  » read more

Wellness Classes

Looking for a personal trainer, a group trainer or simply wanting to learn more about health and wellness? Look no further! The YMCA has personalized trainers and classes to fit your needs.  » read more

History of the YMCA of Rapid City

The YMCA has always stood for something more than simply fitness. Discover the rich history of the YMCA of Rapid City; find out about their humble beginnings and what it took to grow into what the YMCA is today! » read more

Your Questions Answered

You asked, we answered. Here you'll find frequently asked questions and answers at the YMCA of Rapid City.   » read more

Welcome to the YMCA Courtyard Cafe

YMCA Courtyard Cafe Grab a bite to eat in our Courtyard Cafe! Enjoy a delightful breakfast or lunch option or simply take advantage of the WiFi and enjoy a cup of coffee. » read more