We are closed on Easter Sunday, April 1. 


March 2018
Spotlight
Summer Camp: Confidence with Every Stroke! 
Summer camp is an exciting time for children to make  friends, learn new skills, and have the best summer ever! At the Rye Y, we also focus on building strong and confident swimmers.

Positive feedback from parents is a testimony to the impact of our camp swim program. One told us: "[My son] loved swimming every day and I loved how the swimming portion was so well staffed and organized! It helped him by increasing his confidence!" 
 
Another parent shared: "Camp and the unbelievable counselors gave my daughter a confidence that amazes me. She created a positive relationship with her peers and her counselors. She LOVED swimming and it made a very positive impact on her and her love of the water."

Depending on the camp, campers have a chance to swim three to five days each week.  Click here to read more about the camp swim program, including swim ratios and swim checks.  
 
Highlight
Session 4 Registration starts with Rollover Week: March 19-25
Rollover is for members currently enrolled in a class who wish to continue.
Member registration starts March 28  and Non-Member registration starts March 30. Please drop off your youth aquatics registration forms by March 27 for our lottery. Session 4 starts April 8. Click here to view our program guide

Family Fun
March Family/Primetime Calendar

First Family Friday - May the Force Be With You: Friday, March 2
Every 1st Friday of the month, we invite your family to join us for an  evening activity with themed crafts, activities, snacks and fun.  Click here to register.
Questions: kathy@ryeymca.org
Family: FREE; Youth: $10/family; Non-Member: $20/family

5th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta:  Friday, March 9, 6:30pm
Families are challenged to design, create and race a human-powered boat made entirely of cardboard and duct tape. Design happens at home and on March 9 famlies bring completed boats to the Y for judging and races. Click here for guidelinesClick here to register.
Family: FREE: Youth: $10/boat; Non-Member: $20/boat
regatta

Family Swim Easter Egg HuntSunday, March 18, 2:30-4:30pm
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon including an Easter egg hunt in the Pa Cope pool followed by arts and crafts and light refreshments. Click here to register
Family: FREE; Youth: $10/family; Non-Member: $20/family
Questions: liz@ryeymca.org 


30th Annual Rye Derby and Healthy Kids Day
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, April 29 
Where were you 30 years ago when the Rye Derby began? Put on your 80s running gear and join us for the 30th Anniversary of the Rye Derby! Derby Founder Eamonn Coghlan will be here to kick off this special event! Also new this year, Derby Goes Green, see In the News section for details.  New Race Times: The 5K/5M races now start at 9:15am and the 1M fun run starts at 11:00.
 
Healthy Kids Day activities are free and open to the community: 9am-12:30pm (note earlier start time) No registration necessary. It's a fun day for everyone!

Children/Tweens/Teens


Summer is Around the Corner...
Don't miss out - register now to ensure your child has the Best Summer Ever!
Learn more about our camps for ages 3-14 at www.ryeycamp.org
 
Gymnasts' Night In: Friday, March 9, 7:00-9:30pm
Ages 5 and up. Join us for an evening of gymnastics, group games, open workouts and more. Dinner included.  Family: $25/child; Youth: $35/child; Non-Member: $50/child.  Click here to register

2nd Saturday: Saturday, March 10, 7:00-10:00pm
Light Up the Night with indoor inflatable laser tag and an indoor inflatable football challenge!
Grades 6-8.
Members: $5 Non-Members: $10;  Click here to register

Parent's Night Out:  Friday, March 16, 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: "How to Catch a Leprechaun"
Located in Child Watch and includes an age appropriate snack.
Family: $20/child; Youth: $25/child; Non-Member: $40/child
Grades K-6: Chef for a Night.  Located in Child Care Room and includes
a light dinner.  Family: $25/child; Youth: $35/child; Non-Member: $50/child
 
Babysitter Training: Sunday, March 18, 9am-4pm
Ages 11-15. This course will help participants develop skills necessary to care for infants and children of all ages. Click here to register
 
Outdoor Youth Sports Class Registration starts March 28
Ages 5-7:  Choose from soccer, flag football and baseball. Participants receive individual attention and positive reinforcement in a structured setting. Classes are held at the Midland School.

Fun Club Day: Friday, March 30, 9:00am-4:00pm
Grades K-6. Enjoy your school vacation at the Rye Y with a day of fun activities!
Members & ASA participants: $76; Non-Members: $92.  Extended care available.  
Soccer:  Ages 5-11, half day or full day.   Instructors will focus on skill development and fundamentals as well as game play.   Register full day. Register half day. 
Gymnastics: Ages 5 and up, half day or full day. Join us for a week of   gymnastics skills, drills, tumbling, and open workouts.   Register full day. Register half day.
STEAM: Ages 6-11, full day.  Participants will be challenged to question, explore, plan, discover, analyze and understand the world through the lenses of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Register
Teen Travel: Grades 5-9,   NEW!  Join us for a new adventure each day!   Register

Leaders in Training and Counselors in Training
Learn more about summer camp leadership development programs for tweens and teens.  Click here. 
 
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. Now 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.
 
Reminder - De-stress after school! Teens ages 14+ are welcome to join in our group exercise and indoor cycling classes.  Free to Members.
 

Adults
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.

Blood Drive: Saturday, March 3, 9:00am-2:00pm
(Please note date was incorrect in our February newsletter.) Click here i f you'd like to register in advance

Adult Pickleball: Sunday, March 4, 2:45-4:45pm
Pickleball is a popular sport in which 2-4 players use solid paddles made of wood to hit a ball similar to a whiffle ball over a net, with a playing field the approximate size of a badminton court. Member: $5; Non-Member: $10. Click here to register.

March American Red Cross Safety Classes
March safety classes include:  First Aid Original, First Aid/CPR Original and Lifeguard Review  Click here for details and to register

Booked at the Y: Monday, March 12, 11:30am-12:30pm
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month. The March selection is  The Radium Girls.   All are welcome. RSVP to   Penny Cozza.

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! Information sessions - choose one (no registration necessary):
Wednesday, March 14: 10:30-11:30am; Wednesday, March 14 7:00-8:00pm
Saturday, March 17 - 10:00 - 11:00am.
Registration links for the TRIBE: New participant;  Returning participant

Shopping, Cooking & Food Preparation:  Wed., March 21, 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 
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.  On March 20, join us for a basket weaving class.  Special fee for this project: $10. Click here to register

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
The Rye YMCA Celebrates the 30th Annual Derby by Going Green!
The Rye YMCA will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rye Derby road race on Sunday, April 29th. Rye Derby founder Eamonn Coghlan will return to Rye to kick off this signature community event. In addition, this year the Rye Y kicks off Derby Goes Green, a social responsibility initiative to reduce waste, increase recycling and raise environmental awareness at the Derby and Healthy Kids Day. For more information about the Derby, contact Lyell LewisFor more information about Derby Goes Green, click here.
 
 
Updates
Have you downloaded our new mobile app? View schedules, check in and register for programs! Free at the Apple or Google Play stores.  
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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21 Locust Avenue
Rye, NY 10580