We are closed Wednesday, July 4th.  Have a happy and safe holiday!

July 2018
Happy 70th Anniversary, Rye Y Summer Camp!
Playing kickball in the 1970s
In 1948, the first Polaroid camera went on sale. The World Health Organization was established. NASCAR held its first race for modified stock cars at Daytona Beach. And the Rye Y started a summer day camp that has given generations of children the opportunity to make friends, learn new skills and grow in confidence, all in a safe, fun environment.

Seventy years ago, there was no Brookside or Pa Cope Pool. (Pa Cope himself was very much alive and leading the Rye Y.) The first campers enjoyed swimming at Playland and kickball, softball and badminton outside the original old house, in a field where the parking lot now lies.  Read more   
Fall Program Guide is online!
Choose from dozens of programs for kids and adults of all ages! Click here or below to view. Member registration starts Wednesday, August 1.  Non-Member registration starts August 8. Online registration is not available for youth aquatics, please click here for typeable registration form. Classes start September 8.
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, Teen Adventure and Teen Fitness.  Don't forget to register for All-Aboard Camp, August 20-24 (Available for campers, ages 6-13, enrolled in our camps this summer.)
Visit our camp website for details.
Family Fun
July Family/Primetime Calendar
Family Swim
Click here to view our expanded family summer swim schedule.

Family Community Service: Food Drive for Bread of Life
Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20.
New this year: help stock the shelves at Bread of Life's food pantry. For information about drop-off times/ locations, a list of needed food items, and helping at Bread of Life, click here. Sponsored by the Rye Y's Togetherhood Committee and Summer Camp.
Save the Date for our Fall Togetherhood projects!
Saturday, September 15, 9:30am - 12:30pm: International Coastal Clean-up Day at Edith Read Sanctuary
Saturday, October 13, 10:30am -12:30pm: Diaper Cake/Baby Box project for expectant mothers at Open Door Family Medical Centers.
For more information about the Rye Y's Togetherhood program, contact Denise Woodin.


Rye Y's Pre-School Enrichment Program - NEW!
Our new Pre-School Enrichment Program for children 3-5 years old starts in September.  Participants may choose between a morning or afternoon program on Tuesdays and Thursdays (2 day) or Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (3 day). Weekly activities include: swimming, movement, music, enrichment, sports, art and cooking.  Transportation is available to/from CCNS.  Register now. Stop by the Member Services desk to register.  Click here for flyer with details.  Click here for registration form.

Parent's Night Out: Friday, July 20, 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: Stellaluna.
Located in Child Watch and includes an age-appropriate snack.
Family: $20/child; Youth: $25/child; Non-Member: $40/child
Get stronger this summer!
A limited number of spots are still available in the following small group classes:
Basic Training, HIIT, Early Morning Boot Camp, PowerZone and TRIBE. Session started June 23.  Click here for class details.  Click here to register.
Upcoming American Red Cross Safety classes:
Lifeguard and Waterfront Lifeguard Training: July 10-August 8, Monday and Wednesdays-6:00-10:00pm  Register.

Reducing Sodium Intake: July 18, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a FREE nutrition seminar.  Located in the Rye Y's 2nd floor conference room.  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. 
Wednesdays from 9am-10:30am and  Thursdays from 1:30pm-3pm
Click here for details. For more information, contact Elana Reynolds.

Mah Jongg/Canasta 
Summer schedule: Thursdays, 10:30am-12:45pm at the Rye Free Reading Room. Instructor available to help you learn or renew your skills.  RSVP to  Penny Cozza.

Booked at the Y and Crafty Crew  will resume in September.  For more information, contact  Penny Cozza.

Save the Date - Blood Drive:  August 4, 9am-2pm at the Rye Y
Click here to schedule an appointment. Drop-ins welcome.
In the News
Rye Y Welcomes New Board Members
The Rye YMCA has announced the addition of seven new members to its board of directors. The members, who will each serve a three-year term, bring a range of experience to the Y.  Read more
Rye Y Celebrates Staff Excellence
The Rye YMCA honored three of its staff members for their hard work, innovation and commitment to excellence during a recent celebration at Wainwright House. Read more

Thank you to the Zoot Triathlon
On June 12, Phil Gormley of the Zoot Westchester Triathlon presented a generous contribution to Rye Y Executive Director Gregg Howells. Read more.
Rye Y Celebrates Older Americans Month with Senior Health and Fitness Day
The Rye YMCA welcomed 55 active older adults to its annual Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 29. The event, which was free and open to the community, featured blood pressure monitoring, lunch, a raffle and exercise classes ranging from Restorative Yoga to Line Dancing. Read more
Have you downloaded our free mobile app?
View schedules, check in, register for programs and receive notifications about facility closures
IPhone users - Download on the App Store
Android users - Get it on Google Play
Please note that the Game Room, Universal Locker Room and Member Lounge are reserved for camp use, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm during the summer.
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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 that 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 and the Mead Place neighborhood.

Our summer maintenance period will begin August 18th and continue until Labor Day (some projects may go a little longer).  During that time we will complete our annual facility maintenance projects, including renovations of the boy's and girl's locker rooms, draining/cleaning the swimming pools and installing new lighting, new floor tile in the pool wet corridor, 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.

Thank You for Checking In!
ALL members must check in using their membership card, the Rye Y app or last name.
ALL others must check in using a sign-in sheet.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping the Rye Y safe!  
Membership Screening
The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members and may screen other guests and visitors as well.  If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access. In some instances we might need to collect additional information and our Membership Engagement Director, Barbara, will reach out to you.
Thank you for your cooperation.  

Rye YMCA | 914-967-6363 | news@ryeymca.org | http://www.ryeymca.org
21 Locust Avenue
Rye, NY 10580