YMCA Notebook, July 24, 2017

Published: 7/24/2017 9:20:28 PM

Youth Track and Field: The YMCA will hold track and field events on Monday nights this summer at Mohawk High School, for boys and girls ages 4 to 16. The dates are July 31 and Aug. 7 and 14. Registration is at 5:15 p.m. with events starting at 5:30. The fee is $5 per child per night.

Full Day Preschool openings: The Y has a few openings in its Full Day Preschool for the 2017-18 school year. There are two classrooms, one for three to four year olds and another for four to five year olds. Weekly swim, gymnastics lessons and daily P.E. in the gym. There are two, three and five day per week options. Parents who enroll their children for the five-day extended year option get a free YMCA family membership. Voucher funding is accepted. To schedule a visit, call Lisa at 773-3646, ext. 431.

Fall Program Brochure: The Fall Program Brochure will be available by Aug. 4 with 24 pages of program options for children, teens, families and seniors. Registration for September/October classes begins on Monday, Aug. 7 for Y facility members and Aug. 14 for all others. Classes start Sept. 5 to 12.

Summer Swim Lessons: The Y is offering swim lessons for children ages three to 10 this summer. There is one more two-week session with classes held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Aug. 7 to 18, for three to five year olds (without parent in the water) from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m.; and six to 10 year olds (polliwog/guppy I) from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. The class fees are Y members $25 and Program Associates $35.

Sports Camps: The Y offers weekly sessions of sports camps with a variety of themes for boys and girls, ages six to 14. The camps staff create “like ability groups” so all levels will feel comfortable. There is a daily swim, game room play as well as a free lunch. The camp weeks run until Aug. 18.

Camp Apex: Program is intended for boys and girls, ages six to 12. The Apex themes are “Out of the Box” and “Space is the Place.” Aug 21 to 25 is the last week of camp before school starts.

Childcare Open House: On Aug. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Y’s before and after school childcare staff and the Y’s preschool teachers will be holding an open house. The childcare program serves children in grades K-6 in Greenfield and Turners Falls. The preschool is for children ages three through five. Call Kara at 773-3646, ext. 452, about kindergarten to sixth grade child care and Lisa at 773-3646, ext. 431, for preschool questions. A limited number of spots are available for each program and voucher funding is accepted.

Early care, 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., and late care, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., can be added to any program. Visit: ymcaingreenfield.org or call 773-3646, ext. 0, for more information.


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