It's No Initiation November
Have a family member, friend or coworker that's been wanting to join the Y? Let them know about No Initiation November! Join Today!

Lincoln Y Members enjoy:
• Free Child Watch with Family Membership
• Member Pricing on Youth Sports, Swim Lessons, After School Care and More
• Free Group Exercise Classes such as Boot Camp, Zumba®, Yoga, Cycling, TRX®, Barre, Kickboxing and Water Aerobics
• Financial Assistance Available/
No Contract
Veteran's Day Open House
When: November 10 & 11, 2017
Where: All Lincoln YMCA locations | View facility hours

The YMCA of Lincoln invites all veterans and members of our armed forces and their immediate families to try out the Y for FREE on Veteran's Day. Thank you for your service!

Members, be sure to stop by our Veterans' Day Thank You Note table to show your thanks and appreciation to those who serve.
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Facility: 7:00am-11:00am
Child Watch: 8:00-11:00am
Indoor Pool: 7:00am-10:30am

Copple Family
Facility: 7:00am-11:00am
Child Watch: 8:00am-11:00am
Indoor Pool: 7:00am-10:30am

Facility: 7:00am-noon
Child Watch: closed
Indoor Pool: 7:00am-11:30am

Facility: 7:00am-noon
Child Watch: 8:00am-noon
Indoor Pool: 7:00am-11:30am

Facility: 7:00am-10:00am
Child Watch: closed
Indoor Pool: 7:00am-9:30am

Our Group Exercise Class offerings on Thanksgiving Day will be posted on our website later this month.
NOTE: Child Watch will have reduced hours on Friday, November 24

Child Watch open 8:00am-2:00pm

Copple Family
Child Watch open 8:00am-2:00pm

Child Watch closed

Child Watch open 8:00am-2:00pm

Child Watch open 8:45am-1:00pm
Holiday-Themed Happenings
Northeast YMCA Strong Kids Extravaganza
It's November, and the aromas of warm chili and fall-themed cupcakes are filling the air at the Northeast YMCA!

Join us on Saturday, November 18 for a Chili Cook Off, Cupcake Wars, and Pickleball Tournament.

Proceeds to benefit the YMCA Annual Campaign-Strong Kids
Cooper YMCA Turkey Trot
Registration for the Cooper YMCA Turkey Trot is NOW OPEN! Choose from the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk • 5K • 3x1-Mile Turkey Leg Relay. A fun, healthy and exciting way to start your Thanksgiving Day! New this year--all 5K finishers will receive a Finisher's Medal*.

Proceeds to benefit the YMCA Annual Campaign-Strong Kids.
Cyber Monday Personal Training Sale
Enjoy 50% off all 5-session personal training packages on Cyber Monday, November 27!

Plus, November 28-December 31, we're offering 10% off personal training sessions of 5 or more, as well as nutrition sessions.

Stay tuned! Online coupon codes will be released later this month.
Holiday Drop & Shop
Looking to keep the little ones occupied and having fun while you prep for the holidays? Check out the Cooper and Copple Family YMCA Holiday Drop & Shop program. Offered on various Saturdays and Sundays in December, it's a great way to start checking off some of your holiday to-do list items.

YMCA of Lincoln Giving Tree
Help make the holidays a little brighter for students at Elliott Elementary School!

Here's how:
• Select an ornament from one of the YMCA of Lincoln facility Giving Trees between November 15 and December 8.
• Purchase an age-appropriate gift for $20.00 or under.
• Return the unwrapped gift(s) to the Front Desk

Thank you so much for helping kids in our community!
Shop Small, Sweat Big Event
Save the date: Saturday, November 25

Bring on the holiday cheer at this year's Shop Small, Sweat Big event in Downtown Lincoln.

The Downtown YMCA (1039 P Street) will be participating this year, offering a FREE Group Exercise class to the community from 7:00-8:00am, along with free showers to anyone after their workouts.
Holiday Wellness Challenge 2017
November 20 - December 31
at all Lincoln Y locations

Register at the Front Desk

Make your health a priority during the holiday season! With the holidays comes busy schedules, holidays parties and tempting foods. The Y is here to help you make healthy choices and begin the new year feeling great!

The MORE POINTS you accumulate, the MORE PRIZES you'll win!

Prizes include:
• Y Swag Grab-Bag Item
• Y Nutrition Consultation or Y Personal Training (1 session)
• Y Athletic-Blend Shirt
Community Events
Free Fitness Friday

When: November 10, 2017
(second Friday of the month)

FREE admission/ Open to the Public

Be sure to join us and bring some friends along to enjoy the many amenities that the YMCA has to offer including cardio and strength training options, Group Exercise classes, basketball, swimming and much more.

Additionally, the YMCA offers up to two hours per child in our Child Watch area while their parent/guardian is in the facility ( Child Watch hours ).

Just bring a valid photo ID to check-in at the Front Desk. Minimum age is 19+, unless accompanied by an adult (19+).

Dine Out for YMCA Strong Kids at Raising Cane's

When: December 19, 2017 (Tuesday)
Where: All four Lincoln Raising Cane's locations
Time: 5:00-8:00pm

"Chicken, chicken, chicken...which combo you picking?" help Strong Kids that is!

Join Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers and the YMCA of Lincoln for fundraising night at all four Lincoln Raising Cane's locations.

MENTION THE FUNDRAISER at the register or in drive-thru and Cane's will donate 20% of sales to the YMCA Annual Campaign-Strong Kids.

Thank you in advance for your support!

YMCA Camp Kitaki
Ring in 2018 at Camp Kitaki's New Year's Live!
December 29 - January 1 | Register Online or call 402-434-9222

Let Camp Kitaki put the finishing touches on your child's winter break! We'll have a New Year's Celebration to ring in the New Year with contests, dancing and memories. Reunite with summer friends and staff while enjoying the winter wonderland with outdoor games and adventures--plus, a little Camp Kitaki magic! 
Join Camp Kitaki at the Copple Family YMCA for an Indoor Campout Event
Thursday, November 16 from 6-8pm | FREE for Lincoln Y Members

Mark your calendars! Join us at the Copple Family YMCA as they team up with YMCA Camp Kitaki for an Indoor Campout. We'll have archery, log rolling, boat races in the pool, campfire songs, crafts and more! No registration needed and it's FREE for Lincoln Y members.
YMCA Youth Sports
Upcoming Youth Sports Registration Deadlines:

November 7 Registration Deadline:

November 17 Registration Deadline:

November 22 Registration Deadline:

December 18 Registration Deadline:
YMCA Youth Sports has been updating and cleaning the text alert message database that we use for weather cancellations. All phone numbers were removed as of September 7, 2017. If you would like to opt-in to receiving these alerts going forward, please click here to sign-up .
YMCA Annual Campaign - Strong Kids
Every day, the YMCA of Lincoln, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), provides kids the support they need to learn, grow and thrive. From advocacy to after school programs and camping, disease prevention to athletics, soccer to dance classes, everything we do helps strengthen our neighborhoods and the youth who live there.

But keeping our children healthy and active is a full-time job. Every day, kids face new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. And we need your help to do it. Your gift will help these youth. Donate today!
Branch Happenings:

Copple Family