Family Scavenger Hunt


Join Yo-Yo the Yeti and Compete For Awesome Prizes

From April 1 through April 30, individuals and families are invited to participate in a virtual family scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt will take place via a virtual scoring system that families can take with them on their phones to the contributing parks to complete tasks such as finding landmarks within the park, completing activities, answering questions, taking photos of wildlife, and so much more.


Families can complete one park for fun or attempt to complete them all for a chance to win the ultimate prize pack including a free one-year family membership to any YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh location, a free week for a child at a YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Day Camp, one free fall Guides and Princesses Campout for a father and son or father and daughter, pool passes from the parks and other YMCA merchandise. Other chances for bonus points and prizes will be offered as well.


Beginning April 1st, your family will have the opportunity to start your scavenger hunt by logging in to our gameplay database and heading out to one of the participating parks. Tasks will be completed at each park location including finding historical landmarks at each park, learning about wildlife, completing activities, and uploading photos of your discoveries. The more park activities you complete the better your chances are of winning! A live scoreboard will be able to be followed along right here on this page. Bonus Points - Starting April 1st at each YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh location, you will be able to pick up your Yo-Yo Yeti Game Pack with extra worksheets, coloring sheets, and ciphers to complete for bonus points! Just visit the Welcome Center between April 1st-30th for your Game Pack!


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Scavenger Hunt Park Locations:


Healthy Kids Week: May 3 – May 8

Healthy Kids Week Locations:

Allegheny YMCA 600 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Baierl Family YMCA — 2565 Nicholson Rd, Sewickley, PA 15143
Sampson Family YMCA — 2200 Golden Mile Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Spencer Family YMCA — 305 Church Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Thelma Lovette YMCA 2114 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Following a year of social distancing, virtual schooling, mask-wearing and endless hours of screen time, the Y’s 2021 scavenger hunt and Healthy Kids Day is a reminder to families that we can help ensure all children have access to fun and healthy activities in order to reach their full potential, even during out-of-school time.