YMCA Notebook, July 10, 2018

Monday, July 09, 2018

Youth Track & Field: For Mondays until Aug. 13, the Y is offering a track and field program for 3- to 16-year-olds. The program meets at Mohawk High School on its rubberized track. The events are age appropriate with 50 to 200 meter sprints, mile run, long jump, shot put (ball throw), discus, etc. See Page 6 of the summer “Brochure” at ymcaingreenfield.org for details. The nightly fee is $5 per child; register at the track each night.

Full Day Preschool: The Y has a few five-day openings and a few Tuesday/Thursday openings for its summer preschool. The Y is also taking registrations for the 2018-19 school year. There are two air-conditioned classrooms, an outdoor play area, weekly swims (lessons during school year) and gymnastics (during school year). School hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; also available is early care from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and late care from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The preschool meets on snow days as well. Call Lisa at 773-3646, ext. 431 to schedule a tour.

Camp Apex for ages 5-14: Camp Apex is the Y’s outdoor camp located just three miles west of the rotary on Peckville Road. The camp facility is top notch with a solar heated pool, nature center, craft building, modern bathhouse, two picnic shelters, archery, sports field, obstacle course, hiking trails, gentle stream and more. The camp operates through Aug. 24 with weekly themes and several specialty themes. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-14 (5-year-olds who have completed kindergarten); kids are divided into groups by age. The camp has an overall ratio of eight kids per staff member. The Y offers early and late care and free lunches to help busy parents with childcare. See “Camp Brochure” at ymcaingreenfield.org for details or call 773-3646, ext. 0.

Sports Camp for ages 6-14: The Y offers a weekly sports camp through Aug. 17 with sport choices for boys and girls ages 6-14. All abilities are welcome. There are half-day options from 9 a.m. to noon or noon to 4 p.m. and full day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sport options include basketball, recess games, gaga/dodgeball, flag football and multi-sport. The camp uses the Y’s air conditioned gym, pool, game room and Kid-Fit Center. Some financial aid is still available. See “Camp Brochure” at ymcaingreenfield.org for full details or call 773-3646, ext. 0. Early care (6:15 to 9 a.m.) and late care (4 to 6 p.m.) is also available.

Apex Specialty Themes: In addition to regular Camp Apex themes, the Y offers “specialty theme” weeks. The specialty portion is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with regular Apex activities from 1 to 4 p.m. These camps are for boys and girls ages 8-14. The weeks with openings are Reading (July 9-13), Kung Fu (July 16-20), Mythical Creatures (July 23-27), and Apex Idol (Aug. 6-10). See “Camp Brochure” at ymcaingreenfield.org or call 773-3646.

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program: In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program a trained lifestyle coach introduces topics in a small classroom setting and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity and behavior changes can benefit their health. The 12-month group-based program consists of 16 core sessions, followed by monthly maintenance sessions led by a trained lifestyle coach who facilitates a small group of people with similar goals. Free Y membership for attendance participation. A federal grant my cover up to 100 percent of the fee if income eligible; for example, single person income less than $17,000 per year and family of three, $29,000 or less. The Y’s Sliding Fee Scale is also available which can cover 20 to 70 percent of the fee. Next class meets Thursdays at 5 p.m. starting in July. For more information, contact Stacie at 773-3646, ext. 449 or sbaumann@ymcaingreenfield.org. Fee is $429 and includes a YMCA Silver membership.