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AbstractAim of this diploma work YMCA such as a center of young people education in Czechoslovakia 1919 - 1951 is to document activity and authority of this christian social-educative organization to the young in Czechoslovakia in the given years. The diploma work started up by virtue of analysis of archive materials stored in the National Archive in Prague, printed sources and study of scientific literature. Activity of the organization is monitored from period of her entry to Czechoslovakia to period of her disestablishment by communistic authoritarianism, during which time particularly educative sphere is accented with a view to activity at summer camps. Next to the chapters describing function of the organization against a background of various periods of historical evolution of Czechoslovak republic is paid a special attention to phenomenon of young people education at summer camps in a final chapter. This activity sphere of the organization is stressed above all, that YMCA effort in organization of the summer recreation was, in context to the others functional organizations (mainly scout movements), one of the most important in Czechoslovakia in that time.