A range of opportunities to partner with the Y

Schools are all unique, we'll create a solution to work with your school community

Why partner with The Y?

The Y (formerly YMCA) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to re-investing in youth development and healthy living opportunities for your local community. By investing in us, you're investing in your area. We understand that every school is unique and will work with you to be a valued partner in your school community.

YMCA has been operating in New Zealand since 1855. Our long history and extensive experience with children's physical activity and learning means we're experts on building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

In-school before & after school care

A positive environment where children can grow and develop

  • We manage all of the admin, bookings and operation for you
  • Healthy financial returns to your school
  • New Zealand's first and only safeguarding accredited organisation
  • Personalised programme and content for your school

The Y Swim School

Swimming lessons & facility management at your school or lessons at our pools

  • Speak to us about your school pool operations and how we can support you
  • Award winning lessons with low student to teacher ratios
  • Swim school at our pools: Glen Innes, Panmure, Onehunga & Mt Roskill, or at your school pool
  • Lessons for all ages and abilities

School camps

Two incredible locations in rural surroundings

  • The wilderness of Camp Adair or seaside Shakespear Lodge
  • Outdoor education in a safe, supported environment
  • Single and multi-day programmes available
  • OutdoorsMark Audited and Certified

Children's sport & recreation

Programmes at your school or from our centres

  • Includes dance, gymnastics, basketball and more
  • Support your physical education curriculum goals
  • Programmes available for children aged 1 - 16
  • Lunchtime trials available

Raise Up

The Y's youth development programme run by youth for youth

  • An opportunity for your students to develop within the wider community
  • Operating around Auckland, Hamilton and locations around New Zealand
  • Events, activities and workshops for young people aged 13-18


Centrally located ideal for groups

  • Good value Qualmark 4+ and 5 star accommodation
  • Private shared or ensuite rooms with 4 and 6 bed dorm options
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Buffet or boxed breakfast options


Safeguarding children, young people, families & staff

  • Aotearoa's first Safeguarding children accredited organisation
  • YMCA North staff are recruited and retained under safer recruitment and police vetting processes and mandatory safeguarding induction and training requirements
  • Putting children and young people's welfare & rights at the heart of everything we do