In the fall of 2009, construction began on the YMCA’s youth activity center. Despite significant challenges, the project started with the promise of volunteer labor and a “time and materials” contract. Craig Hill, a private donor, made a significant contribution to ensure completion of the project. Tragically, Craig passed away before the activity center opened. With the help of his close friend, Tom Deany, additional funding was given in to memorialize the project in Craig’s memory.
In February, 2011, the Siskiyou Family YMCA held a grand opening for ‘The Craig Hill Youth Activity Center’. The facility houses the Rock Wall donated by Mt. Shasta Ski Park, a 1500 sq. ft. youth fitness area, and on the second floor, a 2500 sq. ft. youth programming area that houses the wrestling, jujitsu and gymnastics programs. See information boxes below for photos and more information about our Rock Wall, Craig Hill Youth Activity Center, and Future Projects.