SilverSneakers is coming to the Malta Fitness &Corinth Branches in May! Come and take a tour of these these facilities and learn more about what the branches have to offer. To set up this type of membership, participants will need to visit the Saratoga Springs Branch. SilverSneaker members are then free to use all branches.
The YMCA of Saratoga provides many opportunities for spiritual, mental, and physical growth for members and the community alike. These positive programs and services are available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, because of contributions to our annual scholarship campaign, We Build People.
100% of your donation goes towards scholarships at the YMCA of Saratoga. Also, your donation is 100% tax-deductible.
"We have been blessed with a scholarship in our difficult financial time and our children would miss out on these positive experiences without the assistance of funding. I can only hope and pray, someday when employment returns, that we can provide scholarship money to other families in need. Passing it forward, as we so often did in the past."
A Note From a Saratoga Springs Family Scholarship Recipients
Won't you please help to make difference in the lives of children, families, adults and seniors? Please make a donation today...thank you for your support!
For more information, please contact Sarah Jurica, Director of Annual Giving at 583-9622, ext. 134 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you may make a donation online.
The Saratoga Springs Branch will be holding its annual Healthy Kids Day celebration on Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs Branch. Everyone is welcome to this FREE event.
We will kick off the event with a contest for the best-dressed fruits or vegetables with child and family divisions. The costume contest is for all ages. Participants will be asked to line up for a parade at 9:45 a.m., with judging and prizes to follow. You do not need to sign-up in advance for this contest, just show up in your best fruit or veggie costume.
Additional activities will include:
- Face painting - Rock-climbing wall (weather permitting) - 2 bouncy bounces - Bike safety course - Free t-shirts - Canoe demos - Cooking demos - Chair massages - Tug of war - Obstacle courses - Finger printing with the sheriff department
And much, much more!
The YMCA's Healthy Kids Day is a free, fun-filled day of activities designed to promote healthy kids and families in spirit, mind and body. YMCA Healthy Kids Day celebrates making fitness fun, and introduces kids to an array of YMCA programs and tools that teach healthy behaviors and healthy ways to play.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is part of Activate America, an innovative public health initiative of the YMCA movement that is making healthy living a reality for millions of Americans. By celebrating health and wellness of young people through a variety of fun, physical activities, YMCA Healthy Kids Day encourages kids and families nationwide to stay active, connected and healthy.
The YMCA of Saratoga is also seeking volunteers. If you or any community organizations are interested in volunteering please contact the YMCA of Saratoga. For more information about this event or volunteer opportunities, please contact Lucias Ciccarelli at 583-9622, ext. 120 or at email@example.com.
The Karen and Gary Dake Foundation for Children (formerly the Colburn National Foundation) will be holding its annual Stationary B.I.K.E. Race 2010 on Saturday, March 27th from 9:00 a.m. to noon, at the Saratoga Springs Branch.
The Stationary B.I.K.E. Race is a team event, with four members/riders each. Teams will each be assigned one stationary bike and will race relay style for one hour. Each team member must ride for a minimum of 10 minutes during the 60 minutes of racing.
All funds raised in this race will go directly toward the purchase of adaptive equipment for a local child with disabilities.
Registration forms and team sponsorship information is available at the YMCA of Saratoga, Saratoga Springs Branch. Registration ends March 19th. Space is limited so register early!
Mark your calendar and don't miss our Annual Golf Classic! More details coming soon...___________________________________________________________
The YMCA of Saratoga Supports the White House: "Let's Move" Campaign to Combat Childhood Obesity
Chicago, IL (February 11, 2010) - On behalf of the nation's 2,687 YMCAs, YMCA of the USA expresses its wholehearted commitment and support for the White House's nationwide campaign "Let's Move," an effort being led by First Lady Michelle Obama to fight childhood obesity.
"YMCAs are committed to building communities where all kids learn, grow and thrive," says Neil Nicoll, President and CEO of YMCA of the USA, "and we join the White House and community leaders to fight childhood obesity, an epidemic that does so much harm to our children."
Each day YMCAs help kids and families make healthy choices by mobilizing communities to encourage physical activity and improve healthy eating. As part of Y-USA's Healthier Communities Initiative, YMCAs have worked in 140 communities nationwide to:
Increase access to clean and safe parks and facilities so that more kids can have the opportunity to participate in physical activity.
Reduce health disparities, and increase access to fruits and vegetables in underserved areas through making community gardens and farmers' markets more accessible.
Provide guidance and support to help families make healthy lifestyle changes.
Influence policies to ensure the requirement of sidewalks and countdown pedestrian signals in neighborhoods, and that school lunches include more fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods.
Nationally, YMCAs serve more than 9 million kids through programs like childcare, afterschool, camps, youth leadership, youth sports and aquatics. Through this programming, young people are valued at the YMCA and are given the opportunity to learn responsibility, try new things, enhance leadership skills, and develop their unique abilities in order to become whole and healthy adults.
YMCA of Saratoga Community Garden Real Estate Wanted for Our Feathered Friends The Saratoga Springs Branch is hoping to expand this spring. We are looking to provide housing for young families, often single moms, as they raise their young. Terms of tenancy would range from a couple of weeks to possibly a month. We are hoping for frequent turnover throughout the spring and summer.
Residences should have approximately 64 square inches of floor space; should be board construction; cottage style with cathedral ceiling; no windows; single entrance, preferably circular. Any color will do.
If you have a property that can be relocated to our property, please contact Julie VanDeusen at 899-4937 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you're interested.
Closed for Easter Holiday - All YMCA Branches April 5-11, 2010: No program classes* - All YMCA Branches *Check with the branches, as there may be a modified schedule for health and wellness classes.
Malta Fitness Branch: New Babysitting Changes
Beginning April 18th, the Malta Fitness Branch will offer babysitting from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sundays. Also, starting on April 19th, there will be additional spaces available on Monday through Friday.
Wilton Branch:Parents' Night Out Wilton Parents' Night Out is scheduled for Fridays on March 19th, April 16th, May 14th, June 18th and September 24th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Cost is $15/child. You may sign-up at any YMCA of Saratoga front desks. For more information, please contact Wendy Delaney at 587-3000, ext. 157.
Wilton Branch: New Babysitting Hours
The Wilton Babysitting Room has new earlier hours!
Evening hours are available Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and are by reservation only. Evening reservations must be made by 12:00 p.m. on that day to ensure care is available.
Saratoga Springs Branch: Zumbathon!
Friday, April 16th . 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Join us at the Saratoga Springs Branch for our first annual . . . ZUMBATHON! The event will benefit our 2010 "We Build People" Annual Scholarship Campaign. Add some sizzle to YOUR Friday Night with Hot Latin and World music, combined with hip shakin' dance moves and great raffle prizes! AND it's all for a great cause! Open to all, suggested donation is $20.00/person.
Saratoga Springs Branch:Girls on the Run
The fourth season of "Girls On the Run" starts on Monday, March 22, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. Registration materials can be picked up at the Saratoga Springs Branch Front Desk starting Wednesday, March 10, 2010.
There are only 20 spots available so don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to celebrate being a girl. This program is geared towards all girls, regardless of athletic ability; it is a chance to have fun with others while learning a bit about yourself.
All participants must be members of the YMCA of Saratoga. This program is FREE!
Saratoga Springs Branch: B.A.S.E.
The YMCA of Saratoga's Before and After School Enrichment (B.A.S.E.) Program is excited to announce the opening of a new before and after school program at Caroline Street Elementary. We are currently accepting registration for new participants; registration materials can be picked up at the Saratoga Springs Branch Front Desk. Morning program begins at 7:00 a.m. and afternoon programming ends at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please call Patti Laudicina at ext. 110 or Paige Minear at ext. 116.
Saratoga Springs Branch:
Personal Trainer Information Are you interested in Boot Camp style training sessions? Please contact John Higgins at 583-9622, ext 119 or email@example.com.
Saratoga Springs Branch: Group Exercise Instructor Certification
The Saratoga Springs Branch will be holding group exercise instructor certification classes on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24. Please contact Yonka Perkins at 583-9622 ext. 118 for more details.
Saratoga Springs Branch:
World Rowing Challenge
Our World rowing contest runs March 15- April 15. We, as a "Saratoga Springs Y" team, are competing against several thousand teams worldwide through concept2.
To participate, YMCA of Saratoga members need to create a personal online log book at concept2.com and designate the "Saratoga Springs Y" as their team. The team captain will do this for those who do not have computer access.
For fun, we will also have log sheets near the rowers, but remember the only meters that count are the ones that are logged on your personal online log book at concept2.
YMCA Rowers will be recognized when they reach the following levels during the month long challenge:
Bronze level - row 50,000 meters
Silver level - row 100,000 meters
Gold level - row 200,000 meters
Platinum level - row 400,000 meters
An "End of the Challenge" Rowing Party will be at a time TBA and prizes will be awarded.
All YMCA of Saratoga members are invited to participate! New to rowing? We'll be glad to help you get started! The rowing team is a great group of Y members ranging from 15 to 84.
Please contact the team captain, Jennifer Warner with any questions. Jennifer may be reached at 518-441-9274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saratoga Springs Branch:
Healthy Kids andFamily Nights
Healthy Kids Night Kids ages 10-17 may join us every Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for an evening out at the YMCA of Saratoga. Kids will participate in age-appropriate activities which will utilize the gym, fitness center, pool, track and cyber cafe. Children of all ages must be signed in and out by an adult (over 18 years of age) and there is a no re-entry policy. The cost is $5/members or $8/non-members and program members.
Family Night: Come join us for a fun filled Friday night! This program will include family gym time, games, swimming, track time, and arts and crafts. It is held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. These nights are FREE!
Saratoga Springs Branch:Babysitting
Certification Course Dates
We are now offering more dates for the YMCA of Saratoga Babysitting Certification Course. We will offer the program on the following day from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Dates: April 24th, May 22nd, July 24th, August 21st
Cost: $25 per person Ages: 11-15 years old
This is a Red Cross certified course and participants are encouraged to volunteer for 6 hours at our Saratoga Springs and/or Wilton Branch Babysitting Rooms, upon completion of this course.
Contact Erin Wilkinson at 583-9622, ext.124 for more information.
Saratoga Springs Branch: Sunday Shoppers
Sunday Shoppers is a program where children may come to the YMCA from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. while their parents run errands, do their weekly grocery shopping or stroll the shops downtown. We will have planned activities for the children (between the ages of 8 weeks and 9 years old).
We will play outside, do a craft, watch a movie and provide a snack. The cost is $15 per child and you may register at the front desk. Space is limited so register early. You will also need to complete a registration form for this program, available at the front desk.
Sunday Shoppers Dates:
May 16th June 27th July 25th August 22nd September 19th
Contact Erin Wilkinson at 583-9622, ext. 124 for more information.
Saratoga Springs Branch: Parents' Night Out Parents' Night Out is for children ages 8 weeks to 9 years old and is held on Saturdays at 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. You must reserve your spot(s) prior to the night of the event. Please complete a registration form for this program, available at the front desk. Spaces are limited.
May 1st June 5th July 10th August 7th September 11th
Saturdays at 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Fees: $15/child
Contact Erin Wilkinson at 583-9622, ext.124 for more information.
Chili Cook Off and Carnival (Saratoga Springs Branch)
March 27 Stationary B.I.K.E. Race 2010:
The Karen and Gary Dake Foundation for Children
Colburn National Foundation) (Saratoga Springs Branch)
Closed - Easter Holiday (All YMCA Branches)
Programs That May Interest You:
8:00 am - Monday and Wednesday
(Saratoga Springs Branch)
9:30 am - Friday
5:30 pm - Monday
(Malta Fitness Branch)
YMCA of Saratoga Inclement Weather Policy When there is inclement weather, the decision to close our facilities and/or cancel programs will be decided by the COO. This decision is based on the state and local recommendations that we are in a declared state of emergency. The following media will inform you of the closing and/or cancellations if you cannot get through to the YMCA: Capital News 9, The Times Union, WFLY 92, 810 WGY, WNYT TV, WRGB TV, WRVE, WTEN TV, B 95.5 and WXXA TV.
Holiday Hours for All Branches
New Year's Day 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Easter - Closed
Memorial Day 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4th of July 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Labor Day 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day - Closed
Christmas Eve 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Christmas Day - Closed
New Year's Eve 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NOTE: There are no programs or group fitness classes on these days.
Be sure to check with the branch to verify their holiday hours.
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