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Salem Family YMCA

March 2018

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March 1
Spring into Cooking

March 5
Spring 1 Swim Lessons start

March 6 
Spring into Easter starts

March 14
AOA luncheon

March 17
Y Soccer starts

March 24
Easter Eggstravaganza

April 2
Spring Camp starts
Summer Camp registration is now open! Sign your child up today and take advantage of our early bird special!  

Member Benefits
Fit Family Games
Tues, Feb 20 - Mar 27
6:00-6:45 pm
M:Free/NM:$5 per class
Families- come take time and connect with one another on family game night!  We will be playing Crab Soccer, life size Hungry, Hungry Hippo, Relay races, Nerf Gun Wars and much, much more! 
Active Older Adults Luncheon
Wed March 14
12:00-1:00 pm
Enjoy a fun, friendly meal with your friends while experiencing enriching games and activities or a special presentation from local community partners!
Swim Lessons
Spring 1 lessons begin March 5
YMCA swim lessons teach safety and responsibility around the water. Participants gain confidence and self-esteem as they work to become better, safer swimmers. 

All ages - from infants to seniors - can learn to swim. 

*Swim Starters Aquatic Program - Parent/Child program 6 mos to 3 years old
*Swim Basics - Beginners 3 to 12 years old
*Swim Strokes - Intermediate & Advanced 3 to 12 years old

For more information on swim lessons at the Y, please visit our welcome desk or contact Faron Young, Aquatics Coordinator at  fyoung@ymcavbr.org.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
Ages 15
Aug 14-15, 22-23*
Sat-Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
American Red Cross lifeguard certification will include a two year certification in CPR/AED for the professional rescuer as well as a two year certification for lifeguarding.  Participants will need to pass prerequisites to take the class.  For more information contact Daniel Smith at dsmith@ymcavbr.org.  *Prerequisites will be taken on April 13.

Group X Challenge
Now through March 25
Heat things up this winter by participating in our Group X Challenge! This is a 6-week challenge where you'll get more energy, more strength and more endurance all while building relationships and forming habits.  Plus, we'll be giving away weekly prizes!

HOW DOES IT WORK?                                     
1.) Pick up a Group X Challenge Tracker Card at the Welcome Desk or Group Exercise rooms. Whenever you attend a class, ask the instructor to initial a box on the card. You get one point per workout and you can earn up to FIVE [5] bonus points for working out each week. Turn in your card each week and pick up another.

2.) It's Better Together, so we'll be providing you with Group X Guest Passes during the challenge to earn extra points. Your guest will be allowed to experience the class for free and you will earn [1] bonus point for each guest you bring. Earn FIVE [5] bonus points if your guest becomes a member. Make sure to return completed Guest Passes to the Welcome Desk so you get full credit!

3.) Every Week there is a prize drawing. Turn in your Challenge Tracker Card or Group X Guest Pass for points that week and your name will be entered in the drawing for a weekly prize. Our prizes get bigger with each week, and as long as you keep participating, you can win a weekly prize!

4.) The grand prize is awarded to the member with the highest number of total points at the end of the Group X Challenge. Must be a member of the YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge to win. 
Youth and Family
Spring Into Easter
Ages 3 - 1st Grade
Mon  Mar 5- 26
5:30-6:15 pm
M: $32/NM: $40
Your child is invited to join us as we count down the days until Easter. We will do crafts, cooking projects, stories and games related to Easter. We will also dye eggs and make Easter baskets as we get closer to Easter. Register by Feb 28. 
Outdoor Spring Soccer 
Ages 3-1st grade
March 10-April 14
Sa 9:00-11:00 am
M: $65/NM: $82
Young players are introduced to soccer through drills, games and active play. This program provides a safe place for players to enhance motor skills, strengthen listening skills and build confidence. Each session is led by a volunteer coach and times may change based on sign up. Register by March 10. 

Interested in volunteer coaching?  Contact Olivia Johnson at ojohnson@ ymcavbr.org to see how to get involved.
Easter Eggstravaganza
Ages 3-12 years old
Sat Mar 24
6:00-9:00 pm
M: $20/$35
Kids are invited to come to the Salem YMCA for an underwater egg hunt!  The hunt will be in both the family and lap pools and kids of all abilities in the water will be accommodated.  Register by Mar 21.
Homeschool Gym 
Ages 5-15
March 26-April 25
The fun easy-to-use games and activities are designed to help homeschooling kids learn fitness, movement, sports and skills. We focus on helping children develop muscles, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility. 

Two Day Option
M & W 1:00-2:00 pm

One Day Option
M or W 1:00-2:00 pm 
Spring Camp
Ages 3-5th Grade
April 2 -5, 6
Spring into summer camp with this teaser of fun activities you can expect during the summer. Kids will get to come socialize with their friends and get out of the house. We will keep them moving and being active as we celebrate spring break. Please pack a nut-free lunch and snack (full day participants pack 2 snacks). Register by March 21. 

Ages 3 - Pre-K
April 2-5    M-Th  8:00 am-2:00 pm    M:$95/NM:$120 

Grades K - 5th
April 2-6    M-F    8:00 am-2:00 pm    M:$110/NM:$125
April 2-6    M-F    8:00 am-6:00 pm    M:$130/NM:$145