Events & News


2017 Indy 500 Pinewood Derby Car Races

Start your engines!  The YMCA of Orange Indy 500 Pine-wood Derby Car races took place Saturday, February 25th at the Village of Orange shopping mall.  Over 140 excited youth and families were in attendance to push their cars to the limit and showcase their great paint designs.  Thank you parents, kids, volunteers, and the Village of Orange for making this another memorable event where life long memories were created.  We look forward to next year.


Jimmy Ozaeta , CEO, YMCA of Orange - 5 year Anniversary - Featured Article - Orange Magazine and HB Magazine

A special "Thank You" to Orange Magazine and HB Magazine for the great featured article highlighting our CEO, and our commitment to social change.

Fresh off the press.  Enjoy! 


Orange Magazine - Orange, Villa Park, Orange Park Acres, Floral Park, Lemon Heights, Cowan Heights, Yorba Linda


HB Magazine (Business Showcase section) - Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Sunset Beach 


2016 Operation Turkey Dinner

Sunday, December 18th: Over 75 Turkey Baskets were provided to families across the city of Orange.  The baskets included a turkey, and scrumptious sides for their holiday meal.  Thank you to all the volunteers and donations that made this possible. 




For over 90 years, the YMCA of Orange has served a unique role in Orange, Anaheim Hills, and Villa Park.  Focusing on enhancing the quality of life in the community, the YMCA provides opportunities for children, youth and families to join life-changing programs such as day camp, youth sports, after-school programs, summer camps, and resident camp. 

As committed volunteers of our community-driven organization, it’s our responsibility to maximize our asset in an effort to serve more youth and families.  As an organization we made a concerted effort to allow the current track operator to extend their lease agreement in April, but when it became evident that the BMX track operator was neither going to extend their existing lease agreement nor respond to our request to submit a proposal, we, as a board, then needed to take a different course of action as to the future plans of our property.  As a non-profit, we can’t be expected (nor are we able) to subsidize the operational expenses of a for-profit business.  Contrary to the inaccurate statements made by, or on behalf of, the track operator, we adamantly deny that our organization requested an absurd monthly lease rate, and that our organization is at the brink of bankruptcy.  We would like to thank our community for your continued support during this transition.

As an organization we stand by our decision to take the necessary steps to maximize our asset.  The last day of BMX programming on our property will be August 31, 2016, please focus your attention on giving this BMX track the proper send off after so many years of creating life-long memories. 

The YMCA of Orange has no additional comments regarding this matter.


Board of Directors

YMCA of Orange


JC Penny Volunteer Event & Backpack Give-a-Away

Thursday, July 28th we had 20 JC Penny employees volunteer at the YMCA of Orange Summer Day Camp.  The YMCA of Orange was one of eight YMCAs in the country to partner with their local JC Penny store, the only YMCA in California.  Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. From athletics to education to health services to safe places, the Y fills the gap where society falls short. Because we believe every person deserves the chance to thrive, and we do this work with the help of our dedicated partners like JC Penny.

A special “Thank you” to JC Penny and their volunteers for being so engaged in the goal setting and STEM activities with our kids.  All of our Summer Day Camp participants received a backpack from our local JC Penny location to prepare for the upcoming academic school year.