Junction City, KS

1703 McFarland Road Junction City, KS 66441

Phone Number: (785) 238-2972

Website: http://www.junctioncityfamilyymca.com/

Contact: Ted Hayden, Executive Director

Contact Email: asymca@ftriley.kscoxmail.com

The Armed Services YMCA partners with the Junction City Family YMCA to provide programs for military, their families and wounded warriors in the Fort Riley area.

Fort Riley is a United States Army installation located in Northeast Kansas, on the Kansas River, between Junction City and Manhattan. The Fort Riley Military Reservation covers 100,656 acres (407 km²) in Geary and Riley counties and includes two census-designated places: Fort Riley North and Fort Riley-Camp Whiteside. The fort has a daytime population of nearly 25,000.

Programs Available:

  • Operation Kid Comfort
  • Operation Outdoors
  • Wounded Warrior Water Therapy
  • Camping Opportunities


Operation Hero

Operation Hero is an onsite after-school program, which focuses on character development and skill building within military children who have been identified by school personnel and parents exhibiting low self esteem, or difficulty adjusting both academically and socially in the school environment. Curriculum is designed to help children handle the challenges of military life, provide tools to help them succeed in school, and help develop a positive self-image while improving social and communication skills.