WE ARE CLOSED TUESDAY, JULY 4. Have a happy and safe holiday!
We are open Monday, July 3 with classes and camp as usual

July 2017

Staff Training
by Andrea Robinson, Director of Human Resources
As HR Director, I'm proud of our staff. Their professionalism and dedication shines in everything they do, from cleaning to running programs to managing budgets.  All of our employees bring  experience with them. And certainly they learn and grow on the job. However, the Y is also committed to providing a range of training opportunities that allow our staff to develop both personally and professionally. All employees, at every level, are required to participate in a New Staff Orientation, Listen First (to sharpen listening skills), Expect the Best (to hone our member service skills) and Child Abuse Prevention training.
Other staff members are required to obtain department-specific trainings and certifications. For example, lifeguards take a monthly training to practice water rescues and our swim instructors participate in two trainings per nine-week session to review teaching techniques for working with children. Many of us also attend trainings and conferences outside the Y on subjects as wide-ranging as leadership development, bullying prevention, member service, cyber security, social responsibility, and financial development.  
Here for you is more than a slogan for our YMCA team. We are constantly growing and improving, putting our best foot forward as we work to serve our members and strengthen our community.


Our Fall Program Guide is now online!
Registration starts August 2 for Members and August 9 for Non-Members.

There is still availability in some summer programs.  The session started June 24 (ends August 19).   Click here to view summer offerings.  Register  online 
(not available for youth aquatics classes) or call Member Services.
Help us serve you better!
Please be sure to check in when you arrive at the Y. Scanning your membership card is important for security and accurate facility use records.   We appreciate your cooperation.
July Family Calendar
Click here to view

View our summer swim, gymnasium and ExerZone schedules here. 
Our special needs family swim from 8:15am-8:55am on Sundays will run throughout the summer.
Family ExerSport Fun!  Join us for family classes in the ExerZone! 
Classes for youth ages 11+ and families with children ages 5 and up
ExerSport with JT: Monday & Thursday, 4:30-5:15pm
Children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (except during ExerDrop - see below).

Summer Camp has started!
We still have a limited number of openings available in our camps for ages 3-14 including Kinder, Sports, Gymnastics, Discovery, STEAM, Counselors in Training, Leaders in Training, Teen Adventure and Teen Fitness.   Don't forget to register for All-Aboard Camp, August 22-26 (Available for campers enrolled in any of our camps this summer.) Visit our camp website for details.   

Parent's Night Out:  Friday, July 21, 6-9pm
Ages 3 mos-5 years. Parents enjoy a night off while we provide the supervision and entertainment for the kids in Child Watch. Storybook activity: "Rainbow Fish" (Please feed children ahead of time, dinner not provided and packed dinners are not allowed due to allergies. Light snack provided.) Click here to register.

Teen Fitness Camp:   Don't miss out on an awesome and active summer at the Y!  Click here for details and to register.

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 & Sundays from 3-5pm for ages 7 & up. Now open to Non-MembersClick here  to view details in the program guide.

Lifeguarding and Waterfront Lifeguarding - July 10-31
Age 15 and up.

Get stronger this summer with one of our small group classes.
A limited number of spots are available in our Early Morning Boot Camp, HIIT class and Strength Training for the Triathlete classes. Session started June 26.  Click here for class details. 
New summer classes at the Wainwright - Free to Members
Mondays:  Gentle Yoga 6:45-7:45pm  
A soothing mat class with gentle movement, breath and music. (with Diane N.)
Wednesdays: Hatha & Meditation   Hatha: 6:45-7:30pm; Meditation 7:40-8:15 
Stretch and twist out the kinks of the day with a multi-level hatha class. After a short (10 minute) break we will begin the meditation. Each week will include a brief introduction to different methods to practice meditation. We will leave time for a deep relaxation (yoga nidra) at the end. (with Nora)

Shopping, Cooking and Food Preparation Seminar
Wednesday, July 19, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a FREE nutrition seminar.  Located in Rye Y Conference Room. (2nd floor) For more information, contact Elana Reynolds.
Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
An evidence-based program that features personalized support for people who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Click here for details.  For more information, contact  Elana Reynolds 

Mah Jongg/Canasta 
Beginners welcome! Summer hours and location:  Rye Free Reading Room, 2nd floor, Canasta: Thursdays, 10:15am-12:15pm; Mah Jongg: Fridays, 10:15am-12:15pm RSVP to Penny Cozza, ext. 201 or penny@ryeymca.org

Weight Watchers at the Y Due to the number of successes of members reaching their goals, we are currently looking for new members to join our Weight Watchers meetings. This lively and supportive group is led by a Weight Watcher leader on Thursdays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Come join the fun!
If you would like more information, please contact Diana Vita , 967-6363, ext. 211

Red Cross Blood Drive at the Rye Y: Saturday, August 5, 9am-2pm
All donors will receive a $5 Target eGiftCard. 

Togetherhood Committee Seeking New Members 
Togetherhood is a YMCA social responsibility initiative that engages Y members in community service. The Rye Y's Togetherhood Committee is seeking new members to identify, plan and implement community service projects (4 per year). This volunteer opportunity is open to adults and teens ages 16+.  The only requirements are enthusiasm and commitment!  For more information, contact Denise Woodin, 967-6363, ext. 101.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: next session starts week of September 11
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:15pm - 2:30pm
A FREE, 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.
Contact  Elana Reynolds, Director of Community Health, for more information.

In the News
This year's Impact Report features the many ways the Rye Y made an impact for our members and our community. Take a look!
Click here or below to view.

Please expect heavy traffic in the Rye Y parking lot during summer camp drop- off between 8:30 and 9 am. If the parking lot is congested or full, we recommend you consider parking in a nearby municipal lot.  Click here to view a map of lot locations
In addition, a school bus will be dropping campers off at our side door on Mead Place throughout the day, so as always, please use caution and drive safely on and around the Y property.

Our new universal locker room is now open.  The locker room provides an alternative for our members and is open to all. Until August 18, the locker room is reserved for our summer campers from Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:35-10:45am and 11:45am to 3:15pm. 

Our summer maintenance period will begin August 19 and continue until Labor Day. During that time we will complete our annual facility maintenance projects, including renovating the men's and women's locker rooms, draining/cleaning the swimming pools, re-finishing the gymnasium and group exercise studio floors,  painting throughout the building and making parking lot repairs and re-striping. Some program spaces will be closed during this timeframe so the work can be completed. A complete list of projects and the specific schedule will be posted in early/mid-August.

Have you downloaded our new mobile app? View schedules, check in and register for programs! Free at the Apple or Google Play stores.