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The State YMCA of Michigan, established in 1894 is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the State of Michigan. It is an independent YMCA operated under the guidance of an 18 member Board of Trustees, with Board President Chris Rode from Chelsea, MI. The offices of the State YMCA of Michigan are located at its Camp Hayo-Went-Ha site.

The State YMCA of Michigan has three branches:

  • YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha (Central Lake) - Camp Director - hwh@hayowentha.org
  • YMCA Camp Arbutus Hayo-Went-Ha (Traverse City) - Camp Director - Amanda Macaluso, amacaluso@hayowentha.org
  • YMCA Michigan Youth in Government (Okemos) - Executive Director - Lydia Mitchell, lydia@myig.org

Each branch is governed by a committee of advisors that volunteer their services in support of the Mission of the State YMCA of Michigan. The CEO of the State YMCA of Michigan is Steve Springsdorf. He can be reached at: sspringsdorf@hayowentha.org.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the State YMCA of Michigan, making a donation using cash or securities to any of our branches, becoming a member of our Heritage Club (naming the State YMCA of Michigan in your will), or donating your time and talents.

For more information regarding the National YMCA go to www.ymca.net.

Mission Statement: The State YMCA of Michigan shall provide programs for youth, teens, and families which put Judeo-Christian principles into practice to build healthy spirits, minds, and bodies.

Our Purpose: to provide young people with the skills and experiences to become healthy, caring, and productive adults and to provide programs that strengthen the family.

Our Vision: To be a leader in providing transformational program experiences that will increase each individual's capacity to be a contributing member of society.

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