Kerr County YMCA History and Significant Events

 

1990: The Kerr County YMCA Extension was chartered as a branch of the YMCA of San Antonio.  The Founders Committee was led by Dr. Rand Zuber.

 

1991: Began providing Youth Basketball program.

 

1992: The Kerr County YMCA was renamed the Hill Country YMCA to reflect expanded program services from Kerrville to Ingram, Fredericksburg and Comfort. 

          Began providing Summer Day Camp program.

 

1993: The YMCA of San Antonio changed its name to the YMCA of San Antonio & the Hill Country to include both the Hill Country Extension and Camp Flaming Arrow.

 

1995: Began providing Youth Flag Football and Adult Basketball programs.

 

1997: Began providing Youth Roller Hockey program.

 

1998: Began providing Full Day Child Care in Kerrville and Youth Girls Volleyball program.

 

1999: The Hill Country YMCA name was changed to Kerr County YMCA.  Began providing Teen Basketball and Adult Flag Football programs.

 

2000: Kerr County YMCA and Kerr County Day Care Center, in its 37th year of existence, merged operations to provide quality full day child care opportunities to the families of this community.  Began collaboration with Kerrville I.S.D. to provide After School program in Elementary Schools and began providing Youth Tackle Football program.

 

2001:Purchased three acres of land for potential future site of new Kerr County YMCA full facility.

 

2003: Added Summer Soccer and Summer Basketball.

 

2007: Separated from the San Antonio Association and became an independently chartered YMCA in order to truly serve our community and address the needs and concerns of the families our programs impact.

 

2009: Moved to our new offices on the Hal Peterson Middle School Campus to provide programming for 7th and 8th graders.  Funding for the renovation was made possible by the Hill Country Charity Ball Association with proceeds of $83,500 raised at the 2008 Ball.

 

THE FUTURE: All things are possible!!