The May Member Spotlight is Val and Matt Sposi. Val has been a member of the Southington Community YMCA for 30 years and Matt has been a member since he was 6 months old. Matt has grown up in the Y by being involved in Enrichment classes, programs and YMCA Camp Sloper. “Matt learned how to swim at the Y,” Val says. One thing Val enjoys now about the Y is the independence that she and Matt have when coming here. “There is something for everyone at the Y,” says Val. “I can take fitness classes and Matt can work out on the bikes”. Val is involved in numerous Y programs. She attends 360 classes, is on the Running Crew, runs in the Apple Harvest Road Race and attended the Membership Summit. Matt and Val also volunteer for Y events including Race4Chase and the Apple Harvest Road Race and are members of the 200+ club. “As you meet new people through the Y, you try new things. I never thought I could do 360 but a friend said to try it. Now I love it!” says Val, “the Y is here for all your needs and wants, it’s welcoming… it’s like a family here. The Y helps you learn, grow and succeed no matter if you are looking for an introduction to fitness or more.” Matt and Val, you are involved and dedicated Y member and we are very lucky to have you as a part of our Y and Y family.
Good luck to the Girls Gymnastics Team as they compete at Regionals in Maine the weekend of May 12th.
We would like to thank you for being a dedicated YMCA member. Since we care about our members, we want to take this chance to give you a few reminder:

Please make sure to lock the lockers if you plan to leave your personal items in them
•For the privacy of our members, please refrain from using cell phones in locker rooms and saunas
•To prevent spreading germs and to remain sanitary, please wipe down fitness equipment after use
•Please bathe with warm water and soap prior to going into the pool
•Do not leave your personal items in a shower to reserve the stall  
•On Memorial Day, May 29th, we will be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (No SMB, no babysitting, no pool, no classes, no programs and no childcare)

Running Crew  

Just starting out? Do you have a race you are training for? Are you looking for someone to trade training tips with? Whatever your goal, our Crew can help. Running with a group provides a motivational boost and accountability. It’s also a great way to make some friends who share your goals and interests. The list is endless, but here are just a few of the benefits of running or walking with others.

The Running Crew meets twice a week: Thursday evenings from 6-7 p.m. and Sunday morning 8-9 a.m.

Benefits of Being in the Crew:
•Cool running crew dri-fit t-shirt
•Discount on running shoes from Fleet Feet
•Weekly group runs
Discount off the Apple Harvest Race

LOCATION: SOUTHINGTON COMMUNITY YMCA 29 High Street Southington (860) 426-9528
WHO: Full Members
COST: $50 for 1 year. Register at the Membership Services Desk.
CONTACT: For more information contact Jen McAuliffe 

*New members may join at anytime

10 A.M. TO 2 P.M.

Registration for YMCA Camp Sloper's 68th year of camp is now open! Register today either online or at the Membership Service Desk. For questions, contact Shane Altwies, Outdoor Center Director, at 860-621-8194.
6 P.M. TO 7 P.M.

Naciwonki Summer Adventure offers one-week summer sessions for children entering K-5. Children will have the opportunity to do arts & crafts, team building activities, outdoor games and participate in field trips. For questions, contact Stephanie Carlson, Naciwonki Coordinator, at 860-426-9587.To register, please stop in at the YMCA Learning Center.

Hours: 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. (Before and After Care Available for an additional cost)

• Full Members: $210.00
• Program Members: $225.00

6 P.M. TO 7 P.M.

Y-Time is a program is for families needing occasional care throughout the summer. Program runs M-F from 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with hourly and daily rates available. This program is available for children aged 4-10 years. There is a special theme each week and a daily "special activity." Payment is Credit Card Only.

•Full Members $6/Hour, $40/Day 
•Program Members: $7/Hour, $50/Day 
• 2nd Child Discount $1 off Hourly Rate 

Please contact Katie Sherman, Director of Child Development at 860-426-9541 for questions or go to the YMCA Learning Center to register. 

On May 13, 2017, the Southington Post Office is holding it's Postal Food Drive. The Post Office is looking for volunteers to drive postal routes from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 13th to help the mail carriers by picking up bags of food. The Southington Post Office will hand out routes to volunteers at 10 a.m. in the Post Office parking lot and volunteers will drive the route and pick up the bags of food and deliver them to the YMCA Learning Center.  This food drive benefits Southington Community Services, Tabernacle Food Bank, and Bread for Life. This is truly a collaborative effort, and this volunteer project will benefit numerous individuals in our community. Please contact Jacquelyn Seeger, Membership Director, at 860-426-9526 with questions.

Togetherhood Project Postal Food Drive
Southington Post Office

05/13/17 10:00am - 05/13/17 12:00pm

I want to volunteer
I would like more information
I can't make it but keep me in mind

Starting June 26, nearly 30 youngsters will be training at our YMCA to participate in the 2017 Race4Chase finale, which takes place at YMCA Camp Sloper on August 5.  We are currently seeking volunteers to help train this year s participants.  We are looking for high-energy people who:

Enjoy working with kids and dont mind the heat;
Will be helping kids with biking, swimming and running;
Can dedicate one consecutive week (5 days) from 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m.; and
Want to participate in a one-of-a-kind program dedicated to provide kids aged 6 to 12 with a safe, healthy, non-competitive environment to discover the sport of triathlon.

Please contact Jolene Miceli with any questions at 860-426-9589.  Please note you will be asked to participate in the volunteer interview/background review process.
Interested in Volunteering for Race4Chase?
06/26/17 9:00am - 08/05/17 11:30am

Sorry, I can't
Save May 17 for our annual Charity Night at Smokin’ with Chris!  All proceeds from this event are used for YMCA Camp Sloper Scholarships.  Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase online. Please contact Shannon Eterginio, Community Development Director, at 860-426-9510 with questions. We hope to see you there!
Join us on Tuesday, June 6 at the 13th Annual Pilgrim Furniture & Mattress City Golf Classic at the beautiful Lake of Isles course (rated one of the top 100 courses to play by Golf Magazine 2016).  Proceeds from this event benefit the Southington Y’s 2017 community campaign, which supports programs like: YMCA Camp Sloper Scholarships, daycare assistance, Race4Chase Kids Triathlon, Livestrong at the Y and more! Please contact Shannon Eterginio, Community Development Director, at 860-426-9510 with questions.
May 1
•School Age Registration is open for current members
•Going Yellow Week

May 4
•Naciwonki Summer Adventures and Y-Time Open House 6-7 p.m. at the main YMCA

May 6
•Sloper Workday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

YMCA Camp Sloper Open House 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

May 8
•School Age Registration is open to the community

May 13
•Sloper Workday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

May 17
•Sloper Charity Night 6 p.m.

May 18
•Sloper Family Fun Night 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at YMCA Camp Sloper

May 27
•Summer Program registration opens for Full Members

May 29
•Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (No SMB, no babysitting, no pool, no classes, no programs and no childcare)