Trenton Lacrosse is planning for the spring

Trenton Lacrosse is planning for the spring… Details can be found here: www.trenton We’d love everyone who sees this message to help us in the following ways: Complete this “expression of interest” form regarding…

TRENTON Mid Winter Basketball!

  Basketball Clinic Starts  Tuesday January 26th The Capital Area YMCA is offering basketball clinics to children on Tuesdays  at The Capital Area Y in  Trenton! Young athletes will be able to improve their basketball…

Red Dragon Karate is back starting January 4th!

The Capital Area YMCA and Red Dragon Karate Presents intro to Martial Arts. This is the Capital area’s best-kept secret! Offering affordable, youth-friendly martial arts training — with no contracts EVER!! Our Head Instructor, Master…


7:00 PM Class just added!


PRESS RELEASE:  Thanksgiving Baskets  

Pandemic Food Aid

The ABCs of Pandemic Food Aid THANK YOU Hunger Free New Jersey for providing this excellent resource.


Flex days are available! Register at We have received some questions regarding the YMCA full day and afterschool child care programs. The YMCA will run the afterschool program at LIS (for all students Grades…


CHILD CARE The Capital Area YMCA has developed plans to safely re-open Full Day Programs for both Trenton and Lawrence Public Schools. For families interested in these programs for the upcoming school year, please register…


We are better together!

This Weeks Exercise Schedule

Fitness Schedule for the week of 6/15 – Join us for some fun and fitness. Ms. Renee wants you to be fit and fabulous! 

Virtual Exercise Schedule – Week of 6/8-6/13

Fitness Schedule for the week of 6/8 – Join us for some fun and fitness. Ms. Renee wants you to be fit and fabulous!   

YMCA fills the void for hungry children missing school lunches

 See the latest Installment of “Hunger in NJ,” a series produced by NJTV

Play Laundry Golf!

Play golf with out leaving your house!

Do you know your YMCA History?

For The Month of May play our latest Kahoot! game on YMCA history. Enjoy while staying at home and practicing social distancing! I will be giving out prizes to the 3 top finishers  on June…


DONATE NOW Your Y family is still working to make an impact in our community.  We’re providing food daily in over 12 locations throughout the City of Trenton to those who have a need and…


New Camps Starting July 13th at Prospect Village and Capital Area YMCA – running for 6 weeks! Summer is the time of year when children make new memories, positive development experiences and build lifelong skills…

Play Kahoot See The April Winners!!

  Hi Everyone! As promised we set up a few kahoot games that you all can play while you’re home during the next 2 weeks. We have created five kahoots and the first place winners…


At the Capital Area YMCA, everything we do is guided by our Mission and the commitment to serve and support the community. This is even more critical now during these unprecedented times. When you belong…


CLOSURE INFORMATION The Capital Area YMCA will be closed indefinitely The President declared a national state of emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19.. Stay Safe!      

Bike rodeo on May 9th Canceled

Due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic, t it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel the bike rodeo on May 9th.  We will assess the situation at a later date to determine if…

The Y is Here for You

During this time of uncertainty, the Y is here for you. The Y continues to be your support for health and well-being, wherever you are. Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that…

Breaking News from Trenton’s CEO, Samuel Frisby

Posted by Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton on Monday, March 16, 2020

Helping Fight Hunger

Khadijah McQueen, The Capital Area YMCA’s very own Director of Food Access joined over 1,000 of her  fellow anti-hunger advocates in Washington, D.C., in late February where she was recognized for her outstanding contribution and…

Answering Kids about the Coronavirus

Does your kids have questions about the Coronvirus ? Watch the video  

Lawrenceville Before and After School



Dear YMCA Families, Much is still being learned about this new virus, and health officials deem the risk of local transmission in our community, and the general public, to be very low at this time….

Basketball Clinic At Lawrence Presbyterian Church

Still TIME TO JOIN! YMCA Lawrence Basketball at Presbyterian Church spring Click here!  

MY Y IS EVERY Y   Another great reason to belong to the YMCA!   NATIONWIDE MEMBERSHIP The Nationwide Membership Program enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at…

Grab n’ Go meals available for kids in 8 Trenton locations – UPDATED TIMES

SFSP Emergency Food Distribution Covid-19 3.19.2020

Grab n’ Go Meal Schedule through May 1st

Please share this information with those that are in need.  

YMCA Spring Basketball Clinic

YMCA Basketball Click to Register!         Register Now In Trenton! Register Now in Lawrence Grades 4-8! Register Now in Lawrence Grades K-3!

New Winter Programs

  New Winter Programs Click Here

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service Monday, January 20th | 10a-12p Program at Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville 2688 Lawrence Rd. Lawrence, NJ 08648 The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, Temple Micah, and the Capital Area Y invite you…

Winter Youth Basketball Camp

December 26, 27, 30 Boys and Girls ages 6 to 14 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Our basketball camp is designed to develop fundamental basketball skills while learning teamwork, strategy and sportsmanship. Children will learn…

Schools out the Y is In!


Fall 2019 Capital YMCA Newsletter

Catch up on all the Capital YMCA Happenings! Fall 2019 Newsletter  

Rider Newsletter Week 7 August 2-6

Week 7 was Let’s Go Camping Week at Rider eek!

Rider Newsletter Week 5 July 22-26

See the Newsletter from Y Rider Camp Week 5 Cultural Week!

Rider Camp Newsletter Week 4 July 15-19

Camp Rider Week Theme CSI Week!  

Camp Adventures Photo Album

Camp Adventures BELONGING, ACHIEVEMENT & MAKING NEW FRIENDS Entering 1st grade through 6th grade – held at 431 Pennington Ave, Trenton THIS IS WHAT SUMMER IS MADE OF!  The fun never stops at Camp Adventures! We’ll…

Capital Area YMCA Brings Afterschool Program to Lawrenceville

We are pleased to welcome you and your family to our out of school time programs provided by the Capital Area YMCA. We are delighted to be serving the Lawrence Township Public Schools with Before…

Fall Youth Basketball Clinics Starts Tuesday September 10th

Our clinics are designed to develop fundamental basketball skills while learning teamwork, strategy and sportsmanship. Children will learn basketball rules, shooting, passing and ball handling. They will also learn offensive and defensive skills like rebounding,…

Thanks For Giving – Y not the Y

To Purchase Tickets Click Here! 

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Catch up on all the Capital YMCA Happenings!  Spring 2019 Newsletter

New Enrichment Programs for Kids

Ages 3-5 • Starts week of January 7th (All programs run for 8 weeks) Little Hip-Hop Monday 5:45-6:30 pm Get ready to get moving and be energized in this upbeat class. Your child will learn…

We’re now Capital Area YMCA!

We are excited to announce to the community that we are changing our name to Capital Area YMCA. We will continue to offer programs and services including dance, fitness, swimming, chess, youth sports and so…

Thanksgiving Week Hours

Wednesday, November 21 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 Closed Saturday, November 24 Normal hours resume

Now Hiring Summer Camp Staff!!

The Capital Area YMCA is hiring Now Hiring Summer Camp Staff  Click here to see flyer! The Capital Area YMCA Summer Camp at Rider is now hiring counselors for the 2019 season. We are looking forward…

Free Classes in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A Gift From Capital Area YMCA! In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please join us for one week of free fitness classes from Oct. 22-27. Select here to view the Fitness Schedule. For…

A great day for a Y5k at TCNJ!

What a beautiful day and a great place for a race! Check out the photo album on our Facebook page and find race results here. Hope to see you again next year!   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER…

Chess Kids – Free Event

CHESS FEST 2018 Saturday, October 20 10am – 2pm • Capital Area YMCA • 431 Pennington Ave. Attention All Kids! Come play against New Jersey Chess Masters and Experts in the First Chess Fest event…

Open House 9/15

Saturday, September 15 Join us at our Open House event to learn more about YMCA membership, benefits, and programs. Meet our staff and tour the facilities! 10am – Noon at 431 Pennington Ave. Learn About…

After School Program

Now Enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year! School Age Child Care is available at our main facility at 431 Pennington. $290 per month, due 1st of month. The program is open to all and financial…

Community Dance Academy Dance Registration

Ballet | Modern | Tap | Hip Hop Join us for a new season of our Community Dance Academy! Ages 3-Adult. Registration is Saturday, September 8 from 10am – 1pm at 431 Pennington Ave., Trenton,…

Opportunities Available – Apply Today!

The Capital Area YMCA is hiring!  We have positions available in our pools and our summer meals programs.  Visit our Job Opportunities page for a full listing of available opportunities!

Protecting Our Greatest Asset – Children

To ensure the safety of our community, beginning on January 24, 2018 the YMCA will conduct regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests.

After School Dinner Program and Summer Camp on Comcast Newsmakers

Jill Horner speaks with Samuel Frisby, CEO from the Capital Area YMCA, about the After School Dinner Program and Summer Camp.

NJTV Trenton: Faces and Challenges of Modern Day Poverty

Capital Area YMCA’s Samuel Frisby participated in a vibrant forum hosted by NJTV News correspondent Michael Hill.

New Operating Hours Will Begin on October 30th

Beginning Monday, October 30th, there will be new operating hours at 431 Pennington Avenue.

Camp Success and Farmer’s Market on Comcast Newsmakers

Comcast’s Jill Horner speaks with our own Samuel Frisby, CEO from the Capital Area YMCA, about the Success of Camp and their Farmer’s Market (interview recorded 9/13/2017).  

Community Dance Academy Registration – Sat, Sept 9th

Ballet, Tap, Modern and Hip-Hop, Ages 3-Adult

Support Houston Relief Efforts

Your support will help provide families and individuals who come to the YMCA with their basic needs in this time of crisis. Donations go directly to the YMCA of Greater Houston.

Now Hiring – After School Counselor

Do you have the skills to make a difference? The Capital Area YMCA is hiring an After School Counselor.

Group Exercise Summer-Fall Classes

We offer group exercise fitness classes that will help increase cardiovascular strength and endurance, improve flexibility, tone muscle, reduce stress and burn calories.