YMCA – Ellerslie

YMCA – Ellerslie

About Us

At the YMCA at the Ellerslie Recreation Centre, we are home to gymnastics, birthday parties, and exciting activities for kids after school. We have also spiced up our group fitness classes, with different sessions for all preferences and abilities

From our fitness centre, to our school holiday programmes, we are your one-stop shop whether you’re looking to play sports, get fit, make sure the kids are taken care of, or get active as a family.

Our aim is to get people of all ages active, educated, and living a healthy lifestyle so we can build strong kids, strong families and strong communities together.

The YMCA is New Zealand’s most respected and successful provider of programmes that build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. We’re part of a global family with a wealth of resources available for our benefit, but proud to be 100% New Zealand owned and operated. We manage over 20 facilities between Whangaparaoa in North Auckland, to Hamilton in the Waikato, and Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty. We are a not-for-profit organisation, reinvesting all surpluses back into local communities.

YMCA facilities and programmes are regularly recognised through industry awards. Nationally, YMCA is the largest provider of Out of School Care, the largest provider of residential camping facilities and we run some of the largest sports leagues.

We’ve been working with young people and their families for over 160 years and all our staff are trained in child safety awareness and action procedures – we are indeed proud to be New Zealand’s first and only organisation to be awarded with the internationally recognised Safeguarding Children accreditation.

How we help children
  • Before and after school care
  • Holiday programmes
  • Holiday camps


If having fun, awesome teachers and a multicultural environment gets you and your child excited, we’d love to have them at one of our YMCA Early Learning Centres.
We are passionate about early childhood education, and focus on the holistic development of children through a natural environment where they will be motivated by their curiosity.


Specially designed for children aged one to 16 years, YMCA kids’ programmes allow your little (and not so little!) ones to focus on an area they are interested in. Each of these programmes is designed to develop strength, co-ordination and confidence in a fun, friendly environment.

Programmes at Ellerslie include:
  • Gymnastics
  • Cheerleading
  • Tumbling


There’s no time like the present to take charge of your health and wellbeing. Our YMCA fitness and recreation facilities across Auckland offer a huge variety of options to cater to all ages and abilities and interests.


2018 NZ Swim Coaches and Teachers Association Awards
“Outstanding Swim School Award”
2017 New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards
“Outstanding Event Award” – Category Winner Albert-Eden Schools Cultural Festival
“Outstanding Community Recreation Programme” – Merit Award Jumpstart
“Outstanding Facility” – Merit Award Mt Albert Community & Leisure Centre
2017 Swimming New Zealand Awards
“Quality Swim Schools Award”
2017 Austswim National Aquatic Awards –
“Teacher of Infant and Pre-school Aquatics” – Category Winner – Liam-Blain-Caunce -Onehunga War Memorial Pools and Cameron Pools
2016 New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards
“Outstanding Pool of the Year” – Runner Up – Onehunga War Memorial Pool & Leisure Centre
“Recreation Facility of the Year” – Merit Award – Camp Adair
“Community Program of the Year” – Nomination – Jumpstart

Contact your local YMCA and ask about the programmes available for children in your area


Birthday Parties
Before and After school care
Holiday programme
Kids Gymnastics (for children of all ages)
Cheerleading (Ages 7-12)


Birthday Parties
Before and After school care
Holiday programme
Kids Gymnastics (for children of all ages)
Cheerleading (Ages 7-12)

“Very welcoming and inclusive with new children, and my son makes friends each time he attends”

“Fantastic experience, well organised, friendly staff”

“Customer service & relationships are excellent”

“Our kids love the variety of activities and really enjoy going to the holiday program at Mt Albert”