Topic: YMCA Of Rapid City

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Membership Policies


Summer Food Service Program

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM       August Breakfast Menu          August Lunch Menu   YMCA BUILDING - Monday-Friday  Last day Friday, Aug. 18    FREE Breakfast: 8-9:30 am & FREE Lunch: 11:15 am-1:15 pm Saturday  Last day for summer is August 19    FREE Lunch 11:15 am-1:15 pm LaCroix Links Golf Course - Monday - Friday  Last day Friday, Aug. 18    FREE Lunch 11:15 am-1:15 pm   » 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


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

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

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

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

Special Golf Events

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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