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Summer Bucket List

The Summer Bucket List is a FREE 3-week challenge to help you have a fun & healthy summer.

Begins June 13

[But you can join anytime before July 3]

Join the challenge by texting SUMMER to 844-889-6222 or Register Online.

  1. Then it's time to FILL YOUR BUCKET with joy, laughter, and healthy experiences from a list of over 40 activities for your Summer Fun.
  2. Grab friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors and get filling! Complete at least 10 activities by July 3, and you can be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE of $2000
  3.  Each week you'll receive a text and email with tools, resources, and motivation to help complete and fill your bucket list activities.
I'm not a YMCA of Honolulu member. Can I still participate?


The Summer Bucket List Challenge is free and open to anyone (ages 18 and up), even non-YMCA Members! Parents/Guardians may opt in for their children and participate as a family in the program.

Although all of the activities can be done at home or anywhere, if you're not a Y member, we'll give you a FREE 1 Week Y Membership during the challenge.

If you do become a member during the challenge (June 13 - July 3) we'll waive your join fee. That's $99 in savings!

Join the StrongLife Community

The StrongLife Community Facebook group is an excellent place to find a partner or group to do this challenge and to share your awesome Summer Fun!

Facebook Community

Important FAQs

How do I join?
  1. Text SUMMER to 844-889-6222, fill out the brief registration form linked in the follow-up message. Don't text? Register online.
  2. Download your Summer Bucket List or stop by one of our YMCA Branches to pick one up!
  3. Once you have your bucket list, you can begin checking off items.
  4. This Bucket List is for everyone, whether you are a YMCA member or just part of our community, so join in on the Summer fun!
  5. Pro Tip: This Bucket List can be done by yourself, but is WAY more fun when you have others to do it with, like family, friends, or even fur-babies!
What does it cost?

$0 - absolutely nothing!

A YMCA membership is not required, and we even provide 1 week free at the Y. However, you can complete this challenge completely from home or from anywhere!

Message and data rates may apply.

What if I don't have texting capabilities?

Not a problem!

You can still participate and receive information via email by registering here.

Okay, I'm registered, how do I get started?

How to Get Started Video:

  • Step 1: Download your Summer Bucket List OR you can pick up your Bucket List from any of our YMCA Branches.
  • Step 2: Once you have your bucket list, begin checking off items by yourself – or better yet, grab your friends, family, or even fur-babies to complete the activities with you (WAY more fun than by yourself). Complete as many Summer Bucket List Activities as possible, there are over 40 to choose from!
  • Step 3: Watch for your weekly text and email messages full of fun tools, resources, and motivation to help you check off your bucket list activities!
  • Step 4: Complete at least 10 activities by July 3, to enter for a chance to win $2000 towards more Summer Fun (some restrictions apply, see rules for details)! Enter to win by clicking here and filling out a short survey, or you can drop off your Bucket List at any YMCA Branch.

Make sure to share your awesome summer fun joining and posting in the StrongLife Facebook Community!

What is the Grand Prize and how do I enter to win?

How to Enter to Win Video:

When you check off at least ten (10) items by July 3, click here to enter by July 5, online by filling out a short survey to win the GRAND PRIZE: $2000 that you can spend on your own Summer Fun!

You can also turn in your Bucket List at our YMCA Welcome Center! No Purchase Necessary, terms and conditions apply, click to see rules.