March 2018
Spotlight
Summer is a great time for tweens/teens at the Rye Y!

Teen Adventure Camp is for adventurous teens, grades 5-9, who enjoy visiting a different destination every day. Campers visit amusement parks, baseball games, water parks, NYC attractions, science centers and more!  Click here for details and to view a slide show.

Teen Fitness Camp is for teens, ages 11-14, who want to learn more about fitness and get into great shape. Participants learn about using the Fitness Center, ExerZone and Freestyle Fitness Zone  and work with coaches to achieve their individual goals. Activities include games, swimming, strength training, Pilates, agility training and more! Click here for details and to view a slide show.


Sports Camp is now open to teens up to age 14! Teen sports enthusiasts who want to develop their individual and team skills are welcome.  We offer Basketball, Soccer, Baseball & Multi-Sport camps.  Click here for more information .
 
Leaders in Training (LIT) is for youth grades 6-8 who want to develop as a leader in a camp setting. LITs will be coached in tasks that include activity planning and camper supervision and will earn community service hours. Click here for details.
 
Counselors in Training (CIT) is for teens who have completed grades 9 and 10. CITs participate in activities that are aimed at building their own unique leadership skills. Click here for details and application form. 

Highlights
30th Annual Rye Derby and Healthy Kids Day
Sunday, April 29  - 9am - 12:30pm
New Race Times: 
5K/5M races:  9:15am start; 1M fun run: 11:00
am start
We're celebrating our 30th Anniversary with these fun activities:
  • Eamonn Coghlan, Derby founder, 3-time Olympian, former World Champion and Irish Senator, will return to preside over the races and award ceremony
  • We're launching Derby Goes Green, a social responsibility initiative to reduce waste, increase recycling and raise environmental awareness.
  • We're going crazy for the 80s with contests for the best 1980s dress and hair styles. Get out your tube socks and shoulder pads!
Healthy Kids Day activities are FREE and open to the community
No registration necessary. Active games, climbing wall, arts & crafts, live music and free food! It's a fun day for everyone!  Join the Rye Y on April 29th and we'll waive the $100 joiner's fee. 

Spring Program Registration 
Registration has started for Session 4 programs. Choose from dozens of classes for children, teens and adults. Classes start April 8.  Click here to view our program guide  Click here to register.

Online registration is not available for youth aquatics classes. Aquatics classes will need an evaluation form. Evaluations are available: Monday-Friday: 3:00-3:25pm or Saturday: 2:45-3:30pm No appointment necessary. For more information, contact vickie@ryeymca.org

Family Fun
April Family/Primetime Calendar

Join Us for Community Service at the Rye Nature Center!
The Rye Y's Togetherhood Committee is teaming up with Friends of the Rye Nature Center for a family-friendly day of service in the woods. Enjoy a morning of outdoor planting on Saturday, April 14, 10 am - Noon. For ages 5 and up.  Children under 14 must be accompanied by a participating adult. 
Space limited; registration is required. Click here to sign up.  For more information, contact Denise Woodin.
 
First Family Friday - Friday, May 4, 6:30-7:30pm - Register Now!
Join us for a "Cinco de Mayo" themed evening!  Click here to register.

Children/Tweens/Teens


Summer is Around the Corner...
Don't miss out on summer camp - register now to ensure your child has the Best Summer Ever!  Limited availability. Financial assistance available.
Learn more about our camps for ages 3-14 at www.ryeycamp.org
 
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.  Registration has already started for members and starts today (April 2) for non-members. Stop by the Member Services desk to register.  Click here for flyer with details.  Click here for registration form.

Back Handspring clinic: Saturday, April 15, 1:15-2:30pm
Ages 5 and up. The clinic will cover backward rolls, back extensions, back walkovers and back handsprings! Beginner to advanced.   Family/Youth: $30; Non-Member: $40  Click here to register

2nd Saturday: Saturday, April 14, 7:00-10:00pm
An evening of fun, camaraderie, activities and food just for middle-schoolers at the Y. Grades 6-8. Members: Free Non-Members: $5;  Click here to register

Parent's Night Out: Friday, April 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: "Butterfly Butterfly"
Located in Child Watch and includes an age appropriate snack.
Family: $20/child; Youth: $25/child; Non-Member: $40/child
butterfly book
Grades K-6: Karaoke Night.  Located in Child Care Room and includes
a light dinner.  Family: $25/child; Youth: $35/child; Non-Member: $50/child
 
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. 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.

The Y is currently hiring lifeguards and swim instructors for the Spring and Summer months!
If you are interested in volunteering or working at the Y and creating impact within the community by lifeguarding or teaching life-saving skills to children, please inquire by reaching out to
Vickie@ryeymca.org.



Adults
NEW DATE: AN EVENING OF MAGIC & MERRIMENT
Due to the March 2nd Nor'easter, we rescheduled our Magic and Merriment Annual Benefit to Friday, May 18, at Shenorock Shore Club, 7-11pm  
 
In addition to enjoying Stand Up Magician, Derek Hughes, a finalist on America's Got Talent, we will honor Doug DeStaebler and Laura Kelleher with the Rye Y's Gold Spirit Award and Maureen Gomez with the Community Service Award.

We hope you will be able to share this special evening with us! To purchase tickets, 
click here.    To check out the 10 magical experiences in the Live Auction: click here. For more information, please email Susan Olson at susanolosn@ryeymca.org or 967-6363 ext 202.
Weight Watchers at the Rye Y
If you are interested in joining an interactive group at the Rye YMCA to help you meet your goals, please contact Diana Vita or Penny Cozza  to add your name to a list of interested participants.
 
American Red Cross Safety Classes
April  safety classes include:  First Aid Original, First Aid/CPR Original and Lifeguard Review  Click here for details and to register

Aqua Jog Coffee Hour: Wednesday, April 4, 10:30-11:30am
All are welcome!
 
Booked at the Y: Monday, April 9, 11:30am-12:30pm
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month. The April selection is  Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.   All are welcome. RSVP to   Penny Cozza.

Red Cross Blood Drive: Saturday, April 14, 9am-2pm
The previous blood drive was cancelled due to the nor'easter  - please consider giving the gift of life! Click here to schedule an appointment. 

Shopping, Cooking & Food Prep:  Wednesday, April 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.

Rye Y TRIBE:
Become part of our all women's triathlon training group and we will support you to success in your first sprint distance triathlon. From swim to run, we're here for you
For more information, contact Diana Vita.
Registration links for the TRIBE: New participantReturning participant


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.  We'll be making shawls and hats to be donated to Soul Ryeders. 
 
LIVE STRONG at the YMCA - Register for classes starting the week of April 9
Daytime: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Evening: Mondays and Wednesdays  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.
 
 
In the News
Rye Y's Swim Team Wins League Championships and Places 4th Overall in States

The Rye Y Wave Ryeders capped off a winning season on March 18, placing 4 th
overall out of forty teams at the YMCA State Championships in Buffalo. They racked up their highest point total ever in the meet and brought home several individual and team awards.  Read more

5th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta
Click here or below to watch the slideshow and view results. 
Regatta video 
 
Share and Donate Locally
Rye YMCA members and friends rallied around Westchester families during a recent children's clothing drive for The Sharing Shelf in Port Chester. Read more

When the Rye YMCA, one of the City's major nonprofit organizations, announces that it is taking a big step to make the annual Derby race operation "green" - well, people take notice.  Read more.

 
Updates
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View schedules, check in, register for programs and receive notifications about facility closures
 
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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 employer or insurance company if they reimburse part of your Y membership fees. Checking in is required to receive this benefit.

Summer Job Openings at the Rye Y
We have several open positions for our Rye Y camps, especially for those 18 years and older. Click here to learn more. 

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.  Cars parked for any other reason are subject to being towed.
*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. 
*Please consider using the municipal lot, free after 6pm, as an alternative during the busy 6-7pm drop-off and pick-up timeframe.  

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