Washington Superior Court Rules in Favor of the YMCA of Greater Seattle’s Rezone Application at Mineral Lake 

Last updated: January 31, 2024, at 9:04 a.m. PT

Originally published: January 31, 2024, at 9:03 a.m. PT

Mineral Lake


Mineral, Wash. – January 31, 2024 – The YMCA of Greater Seattle is thrilled to announce that we are a significant step closer toward our vision to build a new residential camp at Mineral Lake. On Tuesday, January 16, our rezoning application was approved by the Lewis County Commissioners. This decision came after the Land Use Petition Act Hearing in November, in which the Washington Superior Court ruled in favor of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, overturning the decision of the Lewis County Commissioners to deny our Mineral Lake rezone application.  

The rezoning approval marks a monumental step forward. This favorable decision brings us ever closer to the realization of our goal for Mineral Lake.

"We are immensely grateful for the unwavering commitment and support from YMCA of Greater Seattle staff, volunteers, donors, and champions. This victory would not have been possible without your steadfast dedication to our vision," expressed Loria Yeadon, President & CEO of YMCA of Greater Seattle. "Despite the challenges faced along this journey, your support has been instrumental in propelling us closer to realizing our goal in service to community." 

Mineral Lake stands as an ideal locale for a youth and family camp and outdoor education center. Our dedication to this project remains resolute as we strive to serve youth and families, especially those in need, in Lewis County and beyond. 

The next steps of our journey involve beginning the permitting process and design phase for this project, and we are calling upon our community for continued support and engagement. Your support through donations, advocacy, and active participation in this initiative will be pivotal in shaping a brighter future for the youth and families we serve. Donate today or email us to get involved in making this new camp a reality. 

"We envision Mineral Lake as a welcoming place of belonging where youth foster a deep appreciation for the world around them and emerge as the future champions of our environment and community leaders," continued Yeadon. "Your involvement ensures that this vision becomes a reality." 

For more insights into our vision for Mineral Lake and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our website

For inquiries, ideas, or to contribute, please contact us at pr@seattleymca.org



More About YMCA of Greater Seattle   

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Y provides crucial programs and services to more than 120,299 people every year in the Greater Seattle area. With the help of generous donors, we are able to provide more than 450 youth experiencing homelessness with safe, stable housing every night, over 400,000 meals served across King County annually, and more than $11 million in financial assistance to ensure everyone has a chance to succeed and belong at the Y.

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