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Halloween at the Y!

The Grand Hotel again welcomed more than 300 little witches and goblins, superheroes and princesses, Disney characters and action figures – all for the annual Halloween at the Y event for special needs children.

For nearly 20 years, the Y has brought together local businesses, civic clubs, nonprofits and volunteer groups who dress up in costume and decorate the entire first floor of the hotel. They then welcome special needs children from schools throughout the district for a morning of trick or treating, face painting, dancing and fun.

“Let me sum it up in one word: WOW! Where has this event been all my life?"

-John Porter, Baptist Health Care & Y Board Member

“The students had a great time, enjoyed dancing, the pizza and the treats. Thank you so much!"

-Serena Franklin, Lincoln Park Elementary School

Thanks to all our partners, donors & sponsors!

Best Halloween Theme Most Spirited
1st place: Escambia County ESE Department 1st place: Fisher Brown Bottrell
2nd place: AMFI/Bank of the South 2nd place: United Way Escambia County
3rd place: Lutheran Services 3rd place: Washington High Key Club

get certified

y offers several courses

We offer training to the community for a variety of certifications on a space-available basis. Classes include:

  • YMCA Lifeguard
  • YMCA Swim Instructor
  • Child & Babysitting Safety
  • ASHI Basic Life Support, First Aid & Oxygen
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard

Participants must attend the entire session of all days to earn certification. Those under age 18 must have parental consent. Fees do not include lunch; participants should bring their own lunch. For more information, contact Bonnie Steffensmeier.

Facility Rental

Bear levin studer family Y

Looking for space for a meeting or community event? We just might have the space you need. We are grateful to all the generous donors who made this Y possible. Now we are excited to share this beautiful facility with other organizations and groups who are working for the good of our community.

Our conference room, demo kitchen, multipurpose rooms and gymnasium are available to rent when we aren't using them for Y programs and classes. These areas can accommodate from 25 people to more than 100.

  • Member rates are up to half off the usual community rate.
  • Nonprofit organizations may have access at no charge.
  • We request two weeks notice to reserve. Organizations must provide certificate of insurance.
  • Rentals will be granted first come, first served as space is available.

It's Time for a Party!

Thank you for choosing the YMCA to celebrate your special day. We are excited to partner with you to host your birthday party!

The Bear Levin Studer YMCA in downtown Pensacola and the Betty J. Pullum YMCA in Navarre are available for you to invite your friends and family to enjoy your event.

Reservations can be made by members and non members. Your total party attendance cannot exceed 25. At each branch a Y team member will be on site with you to help ensure your party is successful.

We look forward to working with you!

Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.