Celebrate a triumphant return to the outdoors with the FREE Summer Out Loud Challenge beginning July 12. Visit the Y to pick up a Summer Out Loud “Passport” filled with creative ideas for your family. Rediscover sunshine, optimism, and what it means to live Summer Out Loud! Click the link for even more information on the National Challenge! Grand prize includes a family vacation valued at up to $5,000. Participants must text SUMMER to 844-889-6222 to register!
The C. B. Pennington Jr. YMCA has opened a new wellness center nearly five years after the flood of 2016, which caused more than 1.5 million dollars in damage.
Over the past several years, the Y has undergone several renovations to the facility including renovations to the locker rooms, gymnasium, kids zone and community room. The new wellness center, which features new cardio and weight training equipment, is a big step forward in the rebuilding process. The Y also completed several cosmetic upgrades to the facility during this most recent phase of construction.

Join us for our open house on July 24, 2021, from 9am until 12pm, for a tour, refreshments and door prizes.

C. B. Pennington Jr. YMCA
15550 Old Hammond Hwy.
Baton Rouge, La 70816
The Y strives to provide access and opportunities for all individuals and families within the community. To support families with foster children and help meet the needs of children in foster care, the Y is offering significant savings on YMCA programs and memberships to families providing care to foster children.
“This is one of many efforts of our Y continuing to work hard to meet the goals and objectives of our Y’s Strategic Plan. The Y hopes to provide a lifelong sense of belonging; strengthen relationships and nurture spirit, mind and body for all.” said Christian Engle, President/CEO, YMCA of the Capital Area.
Anyone who is currently an active foster parent can receive support for YMCA membership, swimming lessons, sports programs, summer camps and more. For more information and to register, foster parents may stop by any of the seven YMCA of the Capital Area locations and bring their DCFS identification card/letter signifying they are a foster parent.  
The Y is expanding programs and ensuring all children have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Thanks to our Medcomp and the Zachary High Tennis Team for helping bring "Game Day" to our special needs community! The first Saturday of every month the Americana YMCA will host a variety of sports for children with special needs.
Know your numbers and take charge over your health! Keeping your blood glucose and cholesterol levels in target range can prevent or delay long term health problems. Stop by for your screening on the following dates and branch locations:

June 30, 9am -11:30am at C. B. Pennington Jr. YMCA
July 21, 2pm - 4:30pm at ExxonMobil YMCA
July 27, 4pm -6:30pm at Paula G. Manship YMCA.

These events are open to the community.
Learn about your heart! The Y is offering Free heart screenings in partnership with the Baton Rouge General. This is part of a research study to determine the relevance of heart murmurs in our community. Participants must be 60 years of age or older. To register text "Heart" to 225-334-8802.

Dates and locations: 8am until 11am
July 7: C. B. Pennington Jr. YMCA
July 12: A. C. Lewis YMCA
August 4: Americana YMCA
August 16: Dow Westside YMCA
In YMCA Youth Sports, there are no tryouts and no one gets cut from the team. Everyone who registers is assigned to a team and all players have the opportunity to play. Register now for soccer (ages 3-12) and flag football (ages 5-12).

Registration begins July 19 through August 22. Click here to register.
The Y is committed to teaching children and adults to swim and gain confidence around bodies of water. YMCA Swimming Lessons are available for anyone ages 6 months of age and older. Y swim instructors are nationally certified and provide important life skills that could save a life. Learn more and sign up today! 
We are working hard to provide new experiences and opportunities to grow during summer camp!

Campers are enjoying a variety of new activities this year all while having fun and making friends.

It's not too late to sign up for all the fun, register online at
We all know that exercise is good for us, but even doctors and scientists don't know all the ways physical activity impacts our overall health. Researchers are using the All of Us Research Program data to discover how differences in activity lead to different health outcomes. Learn more about all the amazing scientific projects being conducted through this program!
We are working hard to provide activities that keep children active and healthy. We are excited to announce a FREE speed and agility camp for children ages 7 through 12.

Dates: July 19-July 22
Sessions: 10am to 11:30 am & 2pm to 3:30pm

Space is limited. Must fill out a registration form to attend camp. Bring water and cleats. 
The ExxonMobil YMCA is excited about the new partnership with @HealthyBR’s Geaux Get Healthy to collectively work on the initiative’s goal to ensure everyone has access to affordable and nutritious food to live an active and healthy life.
The Americana YMCA partnered with Bank of Zachary to provide 8 private swim lessons to 16 special needs children in Zachary at no cost to the families. 
Congrats to Y staff member, Kyla Bates, who won an AT&T nationwide contest and was awarded $10K! We are so proud of you Kyla!
Joy Hammatt, with the Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge, presented a check to Y Staff Member, Matt Falcon, for our YMCA Annual Support Campaign to help families access Y services.
We had a great day filming our new Y commercial with Red Six Media! We can’t wait to share the finished video with everyone!
We are working with Videographer, @stupox, to capture footage of our campers enjoying YMCA Summer Camp! We will post videos on our social media pages.
We are excited to have an updated virtual tour of our A. C. Lewis YMCA and Paula G. Manship YMCA! We continue to invest in our Y so you can invest in YOU! We encourage you to come by and take a tour of our any of our seven locations.

July 4: Happy Fourth of July! The Y will be closed.

July 14: Wellness Wednesday, 9am until 12pm at the ExxonMobil YMCA.

July 30: Friend Friday. Y members are encouraged to bring a guest for free.
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