March 2017
Spotlight
Behind the Scenes at Rye Y Camp
By Ashley Rosell, Assistant Director of Membership Services

You may see me at the front desk for most of the year, but during the summer you'll see me managing the camp office at the Osborn School, the site of several of our summer camps. With February's unseasonably warm temperatures sneaking up on us, camp has been on our minds more than ever. We've been pulling out all the stops to ensure that this summer is your camper's best summer ever by booking fun trips and offering more flexibility in camp registration than ever before. Did you know about our new registration options?   Read more
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Highlights
Construction has Started!
You may have noticed that in early February the Y broke ground on a universal locker room on the first floor. This new space will provide additional shower and changing options for families, adults and those with any special needs. The new locker room will feature four self-contained shower, toilet and changing spaces. We expect it to be available to members by the end of April.  Also in the works: renovation of our men's and women's locker rooms. This project is expected to start in mid-August and continue through mid-September. Watch for periodic updates as we move forward on a better Y...for a better you. 
Session 4 Program Registration starts with Rollover Week: March 20-26
(Rollover is for members currently enrolled in a class who wish to continue.)
Member Registration starts March 29  and Non-Member Registration starts March 31. Please drop off your youth aquatics registration forms by March 28 for our lottery. You will be notified via email the status of registration on or before Friday, March 31st. Session 4 starts April 17. 


Best Summer Ever!
TEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SEND YOUR CHILD OR TEEN TO RYE Y CAMPS:
by Lee Ann Borg, Senior Program Director
 
1. Summer camp options for everyone!
2. Leadership programs for teens!
3. Camper membership benefits at the Rye Y
4. Make new friends and memories
5. Communication and camper care
6. Swimming
7. Healthy Fun
8. ACA accredited camps
9. Qualified staff & low counselor/camper ratios
10. The evolution of camper to counselor

Click here to register  (New - register at ryeymca.org portal)  Visit ryeycamp.org  for more information and  to view our Summer Camp Guide.

Family
March Family Calendar
Click here to view

First Family Friday:  Friday, March 3, 6:30-7:30pm
Join us for an evening of themed crafts, activities, snacks & fun! Register at Member Services or online. Family: FREE Youth: $10/person; Non-Member: $20/person  Questions: kathy@ryeymca.orgClick here to register.  

Cardboard Boat Regatta: Friday, March 10, 6:30pm
Families are challenged to design, create & race a human-powered boat made entirely of cardboard & duct tape. Click here for details, guidelines and to register.
Family: FREE; Youth/Non-Member: $10/boat;  Questions:familyfun@ryeymca.org
regatta

Brighten a Child's Day: Sunday, March 19, 1:30-3:30pm
The Rye Y's Togetherhood Committee will host an afternoon of card-making for the organization "Cards for Hospitalized Kids." Drop by our Multi-Purpose Room to make a card (or 2) for a child who is facing serious illness. No registration necessary. This free family event is open to members, non-members, and kids of all ages. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Denise Woodin. 

Family Campout - Greenkill Retreat Center
Friday, March 24, 7pm - Sunday, March 26, 2pm
A great outdoor weekend - now for the whole family! Hiking, canoeing and more! Click here to register. Questions: kathy@ryeymca.org


Family Swim Easter Egg Hunt: Sunday, April 2, 2:30-4pm
Easter Egg hunt in the Pa Cope pool followed by arts & crafts and light refreshments. Click here to register. Registration required by March 26.
Family/Youth Members: Free; Non-Member: $20/Family
Questions: liz@ryeymca.org or kathy@ryeymca.org

EXERDROP in the ExerZone: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm
Drop the 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.)
  
Family ExerZone Fun!  Join us for our family classes in the ExerZone! 
Classes for youth 11+ and families with children ages 5 and up
ExerSport with JT: Monday & Thursday, 4:30-5:15pm
Deck of Cards with Will: Friday, 5:30-6:30 pm
Children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (except during ExerDrop - see above).

Family Zumba - Sundays: 3:30-4:15pm

Ages 5 and up with adult  

Youth/Teens
2nd Saturday for 6-8 graders: Saturday, March 11, 7-10pm
Special Event: Dare to Jump with cliff jump inflatable and jousting inflatable. Family/Youth Members: $5; Non-Members: $!0.  Click here to register

Parent's Night Out: Friday, March 17, 6:30-9:00pm
Enjoy a night out while we provide a safe and fun environment for the kids! Registration is required. Click here to register. 
Ages 3 mos-5 years: located in Child Watch and includes an age appropriate snack. Storybook Activities:  Brown Bear, Brown Bear. 
Family: $15/child; Youth: $20/child 
Grades K-6:   located in Child Care and includes a light dinner.  Build & Erupt a Volcano.  Family: $20/child; Youth: $27/child 

Spring is almost here - get ready for youth outdoor sports!
Registration for soccer, flag football and baseball starts March 29 for Members; March 31 for non-members. 

Gymnastics Night In: Friday, March 24, 7-9:30pm
Ages 5 and up, no experience necessary. Join us for a fun-filled evening including dinner, gymnastics, games, open workouts and more. Click here to register
Questions: melissa@ryeymca.org   Family: $25; Youth $35; Non-Member: $50 

American Red Cross Babysitting Training: Sunday, March 26, 9am-4pm
Ages 11-15. Develop skills necessary to care for infants and children of all ages. Click here to register.

PREPARE FOR A MEANINGFUL SUMMER JOB AS A LIFEGUARD
Lifeguard Recertification (for existing lifeguards that need to re-certify)
Course A: Wednesday, March 22: 7:30-9:30pm & Mondays and Wednesdays, March 27-April 5: 6:00-9:30pm
Standard First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
Tuesday, March 21 & Tuesday, March 28: 6:00-10:00pm
Lifeguard Training for New Lifeguard (SIGN UP TODAY, SPOTS ARE LIMITED)
Wednesday, April 12: 7:30-9:30pm, Wednesdays, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31: 6:00-9:30pm
CPR for the Professional Rescuer Review
Course C: Wednesday, March 15: 6:00-10:00pm;  Course D: Saturday, March 11:
12:00-4:00pm
 
Teen Health and Wellness: View our  prime time schedule   for free after school exercise opportunities for teens. We also offer  several programs just for teens  including Strength and Conditioning, Teen HIIT Class and Teen Small Group training. The Wellness Center is open to teens ages 15+ or 14-year-olds with a Teen Fitness Passport Card. The Freestyle Fitness Zone is open to teens ages 12+ and the ExerZone to teens ages 11 and up. 

Rye Y Leadership Clubs for Middle and High School Students: Wednesdays
Grades 6-8 TBA and Grades 9-12 meet 4:30-5:30 pm. If interested, email  Kathy Lynam.  Click here for details. 
 
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-Members.  Click here to view details in the program guide.

Time to Register for April Vacation Camps: April 10-14
Choose from Gymnastics, Soccer and Fun Club.  Click here to register.


Adults



Red Cross Blood Drive: Saturday, March 4, 9am-2 pm
Click here if you'd like to make an appointment in advance.  Donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card! 

Booked at the Y: Monday, March 13, 11:30am-12:30pm
This month's selection is  News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Questions? Contact Penny Cozza.

Monthly Nutrition Seminar: Wednesday, March 15, 11:30am-12:30pm
March's topic is: Shopping, cooking and food preparation. Free and open to Y members and the community. RSVP to  Tanya StackClick here for details.

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program - NEW!
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 Tanya Stack.
 
New Times for Mah Jongg/Canasta 
Beginners welcome! Mah Jongg: Fridays @ 10:30am-12pm
Canasta: Thursdays @ 10:30am-12pm. RSVP to Penny Cozza, ext. 201 or penny@ryeymca.org

Crafty Crew: every Tuesday, 11am-12:30pm
Knitting, crocheting and more. No experience necessary. Game Room. Please RSVP to Penny Cozza at 967-6363, ext. 201.
 
NEW! Basic Training Class: Monday and Wednesdays: 12:30-1:15pm
Feb. 27-April 9.  Click here to register.

Weight Watchers at the Y Did you know that we meet every Thursday from 1-2 pm right here at the Rye Y? If you would like more information, please contact Diana Vita , 967-6363.

Summer Camp Employment Opportunities.  If you are looking for a meaningful and rewarding summer position and enjoy working with children, consider a position at Rye Y camps: click here. Most of our available staff positions are for ages 18+

Coming Soon...

EXERCISE YOUR HEART in more ways than one... Take the Charitable Challenge
Starts March 19.

Good luck to our qualifying swimmers who will be 
swimming in the New York State Y Swim Championships March 17-19, 2017 at Ithaca College, Ithaca NY!

Save the Date:   The Rye Derby and Healthy Kids Day is around the corner! Mark you calendar for Sunday, April 30.

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