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About The Atherton YMCA

Atherton is a co-ed residence hall across the street from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. We’re an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Our origins date back to 1908 when the building was built to facilitate student conferences on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus. In 1932, the Charles H. Atherton House was donated to the YMCA to be used as a resident facility for University students.

What The Atherton Y Offers

The Atherton YMCA currently runs programs designed for young adults, including Alternative Spring Break, College Camp and Service Learning Opportunities.

Facility Update

May 1, 2017: The Atherton Y property has been sold to the University of Hawaii Foundation. Please see the announcement here. The Foundation plans to spend up to $5,000,000 on renovations and upgrades and in partnership with University of Hawaii and the YMCA Atherton will be provided space within the Queen Lili’uokalani Center for Student Services building on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (“UH”) campus to allow the YMCA the ability to continue its presence in the community. The date for the start of the University of Hawaii Foundation renovation to the Atherton property and the Atherton Y's move to the University of Hawaii campus has not been determined yet.

In the interim, all Atherton Y student programs, with the exception of student residence services, will continue at the Atherton property site until further notice. Student resident services for summer 2017 will not be offered. Please check with the University of Hawaii regarding student residence services at the Atherton property for the Fall Semester 2017.