Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Everyone knows the Y as a place for childcare, swimming or exercise, but we’re so much more. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we’re working side-by-side with our neighbors to address critical community needs that help kids develop into smart, resilient adults, for people to improve their health and build a sense of community, and for our most vulnerable young people to get the care and support they need.
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why we focus our work in three areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
The Y provides a variety of programs that support educational achievement, health & wellness, child care, summer day camp, water safety, veterans and families. As an organization, we strive to understand our community needs. We provide services and programs that cater specifically to the issues our children, families and neighborhoods face. Through crucial partnerships with local not-for-profit agencies, schools and organizations we are working hard to reach as many people as possilbe and make a lasting difference.
The Y is open to all people regardless of their ability to pay for programs and services, and as a result we provided over $300,000 in financial assistance in 2023. By investing in our kids, our health and our neighbors, the YMCA of Natrona County ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to thrive – thereby strengthening our community.
The first building was constructed at 315 E 15th Street. This building included a heated, filtered indoor pool; dressings and shower rooms, offices and exercise rooms.
Locker rooms and a health club were added to accommodate a rapidly growing demand.
Two official, four-wall handball courts were donated by the Casper Handball Association.
A 6,000 sq. ft. regulation gym, a racquetball court, and a running track were added.
In 2017, the NERD YMCA of Natrona County embarked on an ambitious expansion project, marked by the completion of Phase I at 1611 Casper Mountain Road. This state-of-the-art facility, spanning 38,000 square feet and constructed at a cost of $17 million, has become a community beacon. The initial phase boasts amenities such as a fieldhouse, wellness center, indoor running track, locker rooms, group fitness studio, drop-in childcare, full-day/part-day childcare, and the innovative Y Fit Garage.
Building on this success, Phase II, which opened in March 2022, further solidified the YMCA’s commitment to community well-being. Breaking ground in August 2020, this new addition encompasses an extra 16,000 square feet, with a project cost of $10.8 million. The expanded space features a 6-lane lap pool, family pool, hot tub, universal locker room, pool viewing area, community studio, child watch, birthday party/training room, and an additional 2,100 square feet of fitness space. These remarkable developments underscore the YMCA’s dedication to providing a comprehensive and inclusive environment for the holistic health and well-being of its members.
Mike Layton, President
Demand Planner, Admiral Beverages
Justine Murphey, Vice President
Marketing Coordinator, Hilltop Bank
Marie Wardenski, Secretary
Human Resources Director, True Companies
Clif Hodder, Treasurer
Owner & CPA, Hodder Tax Consulting LLC
Firefighter, City of Casper Fire EMS
Co-Founder, Pronghorn Wealth Management
Principal, Pillar Structural Engineering
President, Bumpa & Sons Trucking
Financial Advisor, LPL Financial
Owner, Red Wing Shoes
Anastasia Sarbach, Past President
Psychotherapist, Private Practice
Kim Youmans Accounting
Stephen L Brown, MD
Dr. Stephen Brown & Associates
Owner, Wyoming Office Products & Interiors
Partner, Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley
Partner/CPA, Lenhart, Mason & Associates
General Manager, Pepsi-Cola/Teton Dist.
Peter Wold, Campaign Co-Chair
Partner, Wold Oil Properties
Senior Membership Director
Director of Childcare
Culture/Group Fitness Coordinator
Healthy Living Coordinator
Swim Lesson Coordinator