YMCA and YWCA combined

YMCA and YWCA in Denmark is a joint movement for youth empowerment.

We offer activities for children, young people and families in local communities, festivals and camps all over Denmark, and we are a part of the global communities of YMCA and YWCA.

The movement has more than 9.000 members in Denmark.

Everyone is welcome

Everyone is welcome, regardless of religious beliefs, nationality, race, gender, opinions or social position.


YMCA and YWCA in Denmark have more than 9.000 members. Our core activities aim at children and young people between 6 and 19 years. We also have programs for younger children and adults. We have 150 local associations spread across the country.

The YMCA and YWCA in Denmark is a member of World Alliance of YMCAs and World YWCA as well as the European level, YMCA Europe and YWCA in Europe.

The Y – Family

In many countries YMCA and YWCA are to separate organizations, but in Denmark YMCA and YWCA merged into a joint movement in 1976. The movement is governed by a female and a male president and a board with equal representation of men and women.

Many YMCA and YWCA activities in Denmark have from the early days been organized in separate organizations and still remain so – as YMCA Sports, YMCA Scouts, YWCA Girl Guides, YWCA Social Work, YMCA Social Work etc.

In total 8 independent organizations belong to the “Y-family” including Y’s Men Region Denmark.