Welcome to the Charles E. Lakin YMCA

The YMCA has had a presence in the Council Bluffs community since 1867, evolving itself over this time. The Charles E. Lakin YMCA was a dream by a community longing to address the health needs of Council Bluffs. With help from a lead gift by Charles E. Lakin and Iowa West, the Council Bluffs residents have rallied around this Y, which is here for all community members to not only live healthily, but to thrive.

Get Involved

The YMCA of Greater Omaha offers its members and non members a wealth of programs so everyone has the opportunity to get involved as people and as members of their community. With sports leagues, swim lessons, childcare, fitness programs and much more, there’s something for every member of the family.