Happy New Year from all of us at the Rye Y!


January 2018
Spotlight
Nationwide Membership
The YMCA has always been a welcoming presence in the communities we serve, opening our doors to members of  all ages and walks of life. Through Nationwide Membership, we are now extending that warm welcome to members
of other Ys. More importantly, we are giving you the chance to take advantage of YMCAs across the country, free  of charge, whenever you want!

Nationwide Membership is a new YMCA initiative that allows active, full facility members to work out at other Ys. For example, you may have joined the Rye Y with a family membership but find that the Stamford Y is more convenient to your workplace. No worries! You can now use the Stamford Y while also enjoying family time at the Rye Y as long as you use your home Y at least 50% of the time.

Traveling for business or pleasure? Before you leave, go to ymca.net/nationwide-membership, type in the name or  zip code of your destination, and find out if there's a participating YMCA in that location.

We're excited about this new member benefit and hope you are too. For more information about Nationwide  Membership and what to expect when you visit another Y, feel free to ask our Member Services staff.  Enjoy your visits to other Ys. And when you're here, we'll be happy to welcome you home!



Highlights:  Camp and Program Registration!


Summer Camp Registration
Returning campers and their siblings starts: January 3 @10am
All campers: January 10. 
New this year: Kinder Camp extended hours, extended ages for Adventure and Sports Camps, plus much more! 
Click here to view the camp guide.   
Click here to register.  

Program registration starts with Rollover Week, January 8-14. 
Member registration starts January 17. We must receive youth aquatics forms by Jan. 16 for the lottery. 
Non-Member registration starts January 19.  Programs start January 29.
program guide
New programs include: Teen Travel Vacation Club, Teen TRX, Adult Pedals & Kettles and more!  Click here to view the program guide. 


Tell your friends!  Join the Rye Y January 2-17 and we'll waive the $100 joiner's fee for new members!

Family Fun
January Family/Primetime Calendar

The Rye Y's Family Membership is a great value. Click here to learn more.

Active Family Friday - NERF Night: Friday, Jan. 12, 6:30-7:30pm
Enjoy a fun evening of NERF with your family. 
Family/Youth: $20 (per family);  Non-Member: $30 (per family)

Family Ski/Snowboarding Trip to Thunder Ridge Ski Resort
Saturday, February 10, 9:00am-5:00pm - Register now!
Families will have the opportunity to sit back and relax  while we do the driving. Participants will enjoy a day of skiing and  snowboarding! Fee includes transportation, lift ticket, and equipment  rental. Questions: kathy@ryeymca.org.  Registration is required.  Pair adult/child: $210.00; Pair + add'l child or adult (3): $300
Family of Four: $400.00

Children/Teens

Gymnasts Night In:  Friday, January 12, 7:00-9:30pm 
Ages 5 & up (No experience necessary) Join us for a fun-filled evening of gymnastics, group games, open workouts and much more. Dinner included.
Family: $25/child; Youth: $35/child; Non-Member: $50/child

2nd Saturday: Saturday, January 13, 7:00-10:00pm - X-Box Challenge!
Grades 6-8. NEW! Join us for a our first X-Box Tournament!
Members: $5; Non-Members: $10;  Click here to register

Babysitter Training: Sunday, January 14, 9:00-4:00pm
Recommended ages 11-15. This 7-hour course will help participants develop skills necessary to care for infants and children of all ages. Skills learned are: feeding and changing infants and children, dealing with emergencies and seeking baby-sitting jobs. (Maximum 10 students) Click here to register.
Family/Youth: $90; Non-Member: $110

Fun Club Day: Monday, January 15, 9:00am-4:00pm
Grades K-6. Enjoy your school vacation at the Rye Y with a day of fun activities!
Members & ASA participants: $76; Non-Members: $92.  Extended care available.  

Teen Ski/Snowboarding Trip: Monday, January 15, 9:00am-4:00pm
Grades 5-9. Join us on your school vacation day for a fun adventure to Thunder Ridge Ski Resort. Fee includes transportation, lift ticket, equipment rental, plus lunch. 
Family/Youth: $130; Non-Member: $155  Click here to register. 

Parent's Night Out:  Friday, January 19, 6:30-9:00pm
Enjoy a night out while we provide a safe and fun environment for the  kids! 
Ages 3 mos-5 years: Storybook Activities: "The Mitten"
Located in Child Watch and includes an age appropriate snack.
Family: $20/child; Youth: $25/child; Non-Member: $40/child
Grades K-6: Dance Party. Located in Child Care Room and includes
a light dinner.  Family: $25/child; Youth: $35/child; Non-Member: $50/child

Junior Leaders Club (middle schoolers) and Leaders Club (high schoolers) 
meet weekly.   Click here for details. 
If interested in joining, contact Kathy Lynam. 

Leaders in Training and Counselors in Training
Learn more about our leadership development summer camp programs for tweens and teens.  Click here. 
 
EXERDROP in the ExerZone: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm
Drop your kids off in the ExerZone for supervised, safe and structured play!
Ages 5-10, 1 hour limit. No reservations needed; purchase wristbands ($5/child) at Member Services. Limited to 16 children, supervised by two trained Rye Y staff. (No other adults are allowed in the ExerZone during this time.)

Celebrate your child's birthday in the ExerZone!
Birthday parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5pm for ages 7 and up. Now open to Non-Members.   Click here to view details in the program guide.

Ninja Zone in the ExerZone: Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm.
After school active fun for ages 11 and up.  Free to Members.
 
Reminder - De-stress after school! Teens ages 14+ are welcome to join in our group exercise and indoor cycling classes.  Free to Members.
 

Adults

Consider personal training to help you get started with your New Year's resolutions! 
We offer 30-minute, 45-minute and 1-hour sessions.  Please note - our 2018 rates have increased slightly. Click here to view details. 

Aqua Jog Coffee: Monday, January 8, 10:30-11:30am
All are welcome. RSVP to Penny Cozza.

Booked at the Y: Monday, January 8, 11:30am-12:30pm
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month. The December selection is  Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.   All are welcome. RSVP to   Penny Cozza.

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension seminar 
Wednesday, January 17, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a FREE nutrition seminar.  Located in the Rye Y 2nd floor conference room.  For more information,  contact Elana Reynolds.

Rye Y Tribe Information Session
The Rye Y Tribe is a triathlon team for women, ages 18 and up. Our all female team of coaches will help and inspire you to complete your first triathlon or to continue training and improving. Choose one:  Tuesday, January 16: 10:00am or 7:00pm Or Saturday, January 20, 10:00am. RSVP Diana Vita.

Heads Up! Exhibit: January 24, 5:30-7:00pm
Join the Rye YMCA in celebrating the opening of Heads Up! A Distracted Driving and Walking poster exhibit with a reception and informal awards ceremony at the Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye.  Each year, the Rye Y sponsors a poster contest for Rye High School students that highlights the dangers of distracted walking and driving.  Free and open to the public. RSVP to Margaret Mead 

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
An evidence-based program that features personalized support for people who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. 
Wednesdays from 9am-10:30am and  Thursdays from 1:30pm-3pm
Click here for details. For more information, contact Elana Reynolds.

Mah Jongg/Canasta 
Canasta: Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm;  Mah Jongg: Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm. Beginners welcome! We will also have a Bridge table available if you are interested in playing bridge. RSVP to   Penny Cozza.

Crafty Crew: Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm
Meets weekly on Tuesdays to work on individual or community craft projects. No experience necessary.  RSVP to Penny Cozza

LIVE STRONG at the YMCA - Register now for classes beginning the week of February 26
Daytime: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Evening: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15pm -7:30pm
A FREE, 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. 
Advance registration required. Contact  Elana Reynolds , or  click here  for more information.

SAVE THE DATE -  Rye Y's Magic and Merriment Annual Benefit
Friday, March 2, 2018, 7-11pm  at Shenorock Shore Club
It will be an evening filled with laughter and amazement as "Stand Up Magician" Derek Hughes wows the crowd.  Proceeds benefit the Y Cares Financial Assistance Program to ensure working families have safe, affordable childcare, cancer survivors can regain their health through LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, teens have a safe place to hang out and kids can attend summer camp. Don't miss this fun-filled event to benefit the Rye Y! For more information, contact Margaret Mead. 

6th Annual Rye Y Story Project Exhibit 
Watch for our annual story project exhibit in our main stairwell before the end of the month. 
Updates
Check In So We Can Better Serve You
It is important that you have your Y membership card  with you,  or a smart phone with the Rye Y's app,  and check in each time you enter the facility. Checking in is important for security and accurate facility usage records. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to keep our members safe. You will see changes to the way we improve the check-in process in 2018.  
  
Ask your insurance company if they reimburse part of your Y membership fees. Checking in is required to receive this benefit.

Parking
For everyone's safety we ask that you abide by the following: 
* Pedestrians have the right of way in our parking lot. 
* Please... do not speed through the parking lot or in the Mead Place neighborhood. 
* Handicapped parking spaces are only for those people  with valid handicap stickers. These spots are NOT for pick-up and drop-off. The Rye Police Department will ticket violators. 
* Rye Y parking spaces are only for use when you are using the Y. No long term or commuter parking allowed.
*For environmental, health and legal reasons, please do not idle your car in the parking lot or circle.
Our free, assisted parking is available for your convenience.  When our lot is busy,  we recommend you use one of the municipal lots. The lots are free on Sunday and after 6pm on weekdays and Saturday.  Click here to view a map of lot locations.

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High School Senior Internships
Did you know that your high school senior can volunteer at the Rye YMCA for his or her senior internship? We're committed to giving students a meaningful intern experience whether they're helping in Member Services, learning about sports programs, or organizing events. Space is limited; interested high school seniors should contact Denise Woodin by February 15 at the latest.


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Rye, NY 10580