Annual Events

Annual Events

Every year we have a variety of annual events intended to strengthen and bring our community closer together. We have events for kids, adults and families! Learn more about our upcoming events below.


January

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Winter Retreat at Camp Wewa

The YMCA Winter Retreat Conference brings teens from across Florida together to discover their values through discussion, team-building activities, outdoor adventure challenges, and much more.

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Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy Prayer Breakfast

Each year, YMCA of Central Florida community members and leaders join together to celebrate the lives and legacies of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy. This event is a great opportunity to develop more integrated communities, provide support for people and families, and promote positive change overall.


April

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Celebration of Prayer

Celebration of Prayer is a breakfast that is held during Holy Week. It’s a unique opportunity to celebrate the YMCA’s Christian heritage and mission that has guided our organization for over 150 years. Join us in a celebration that will strengthen the spirit of our community while hearing from a guest speaker.

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Healthy Kids Day

We know how important it is to keep kids moving and learning all summer long! On Healthy Kids Day, we help parents kick off an awesome, active summer for the kids and kick start a healthier, happier lifestyle for the whole family.


May

YMCA Safety Around Water

Safety Around Water

Safety Around Water is a five-day introductory swim program for kids ages 5–12. Each day, children will enjoy water safety education and character development lessons in a safe, structured environment. The program is free, open to the public ,and will be offered at YMCA Family Centers across Central Florida.


July

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Blue Ridge Christian Values Conference

For one week each summer, teens from across the United States come together at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly to explore their personal values, share in spiritual fellowship, and develop friendships.


December

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Giving Tuesday

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the giving season. What makes it so special? It’s 100% driven by people inspired to make a difference—people just like you.

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Annual Pro-Am Golf Classic

When you join us for the YMCA of Central Florida Pro-Am Golf Classic, you’ll be part of more than just a friendly competition. You’ll be empowering the children of our Central Florida community by supporting two programs that change their lives. Read about how you can support two vital community programs: Safe Start and Links 2 Learning.