LEARN. PLAY. EXPLORE. KATY FAMILY YMCA
2014 Spring and Summer Program Guide
CAMPER CONFIDENCE ABOUNDS AT YMCA CAMP CULLEN Aaliyah had a life-changing experience last summer at YMCA Camp Cullen.
that she, like every other camper, had a wonderful camp experience.
Not only did attending camp give her the opportunity to experience the great outdoors, meet new friends, and develop new skills, but it also helped her develop confidence.
“Meeting new people was a real thrill for her, and making new friends made the experience worth it,” her mom said.
Aaliyah, like most kids, experienced personal growth and self-reliance while at Ten-year-old Aaliyah was apprehensive camp. That is what YMCA Camp Cullen is about being away from home for an entire all about. week. “Kids grow and learn how to be stronger “She didn’t want to stay until she saw the and more independent,” said Shawn horses,” her mom said. “Horseback riding Borzelleri, YMCA vice president of programs. “Our programs are focused on made her so happy, and she had a lot of developing each child, and we see that fun participating in the other activities.” every summer from children who attend camp.” She made new friends with her cabin mates. They helped her come out of Aaliyah has already started asking her her shell. Her counselors also ensured mom to send her back to camp again this summer. “She really wants to try the horseback riding camp,” her mom said. “She can’t wait to bond with new friends and counselors.”
Visit ymcacampcullen.org to register for overnight summer camp.
Aaliyah, age 10
FACILITY INFORMATION katy FAMILY YMCA
22807 Westheimer Parkway Katy, TX 77494 Phone: 281-392-5055 ymcahouston.org/katy
Join the YMCA. The Y is a cause for strengthening community. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back to our neighbors, your membership will bring about meaningful changes in yourself and your community. Benefits of Membership • No contracts to sign • A variety of membership options to fit your household type: individuals, families, seniors, young adults and more • 30-day money back guarantee • Child Watch care for your children while you work out • Lower fees on programs and classes • Online registration for most programs To become a member of the YMCA, visit the Welcome Center or join us online.
The YMCA is a member-based organization. Program Memberships are designed for those who want to participate in programs or activities but do not have full facility use.
During your visit to the YMCA, our Child Watch staff will provide fun and safe ageappropriate activities for your child. All staff members are CPR, First Aid and Child Abuse Prevention Certified. Cost: FREE with Facility Membership Ages: 6 weeks-11 years
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Facility Hours Camps Child Care Health Sports Swimming Youth and Family Facility Rentals, Annual Campaign, Special Events
This guide contains information about the key programs provided at this YMCA. You can register for activities listed in this guide by visiting the Welcome Center at any YMCA in the greater Houston area. You may also find more detailed program information, including schedules and policies, as well as register for specific program offerings by visiting us online.
Let the Y help you find the right fitness routine to meet your needs with our SMART Start program. With a focus on setting goals, SMART Start will help you define what you want to accomplish and motivate you to continue the habit of healthy living. Please visit the Welcome Center to schedule your SMART Start appointment. This service is free for facility members.
FACILITY HOURS Hours of Operation Facility Child Watch
Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday
5:00 am-10:00 pm 6:00 am-9:00 pm 1:00 pm-9:00 pm 7:30 am-8:45 pm 7:30 am-6:00 pm 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
POOLS The indoor heated pool is open year-round. The outdoor family fun pool will open on April 26. Please visit us online to view the specific pool schedule. HOURS OF OPERATION Please visit us online to view the specific pool schedule. Please note that all hours are subject to change. Please visit our website for a complete and up-to-date listing of facility hours.
LEARN. PLAY. EXPLORE. YMCA Day Camp
Ages: 6-12 Cost per: Week Registration fee: $25 (one-time fee per child) Facility Member cost: $175 Program Member cost: $215
Our holiday camps are offered during school holiday periods. This quality care will keep them entertained and active while school is out.
Camps at the Y share one thing — they are about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, have fun! Need a fun solution for the kids during the holidays? We have the answer.
YMCA Day Camp is a fun and happy place for your child to enjoy their summer break. Sign up today for a summer filled with games, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, educational activities, trips and much more!
The Y offers a teen camp experience in a safe atmosphere with a highly trained, fun and energetic staff. Teen camp is filled with • SPRING BREAK CAMP Grades: K-5 fun and exciting trips so that your teen won’t feel like they are at day camp but like Date: March 10-14 Facility Member cost: $150 they’re hanging out with friends. Program Member cost: $190 Ages: 13-15 Registration fee: $25 (one-time fee per child) YMCA camp cullen Facility Member cost: $175 experience more. achieve more. Program Member cost: $215 Nestled among the tall pines on 530 acres along the shores of Lake Livingston, this CAMP DATES overnight camp provides your child with SESSION unique experiences and amenities including June 9-13 Session 1 water sports, horseback riding, target sports June 16-20 Session 2 and ropes courses. Family weekend camping is available from September to May. Overnight camp sessions for kids ages 7-16 are offered from June through August. Visit us at ymcacampcullen.org for more information.
June 30-July 3
July 28-August 1
CAMPS SPORTs CAMP
Sports camp offers youth specialized sports training in a day camp setting. Kids learn sports skills, fair play, teamwork and sportsmanship while reinforcing the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. More information about sports camps can be found online. Unless specified otherwise, all sports camps are $70 for Facility Members and $100 for Program Members per week. • BASKETBALL SKILLS Ages: 6-18 • VOLLEYBALL SKILLS Ages: 6-14 • SOCCER SKILLS Ages: 6-14 • FOOTBALL SKILLS Ages: 6-14 • MELVIN ADAMS BASKETBALL CAMP Ages: 6-14 Cost per: Week Facility Member cost: $125 Program Member cost: $175 • TENNIS SKILLS Ages: 6-12
Specialty camps provide the opportunity for your child to learn specific skills based on their individual interests. More information about specialty camps can be found online. All specialty camps are $70 for Facility Members and $100 for Program Members per week. • CHEERLEADING Ages: 5-12 • THEATRE ARTS Ages: 6-12 • JUMP ROPE Ages: 6-17 • DANCE Ages: 5-14 • TAE KWON DO Ages: 5-14 • ART Ages: 6-14 • PHOTOGRAPHY Ages: 6-14 • VIDEOGRAPHY Ages: 6-14
• PICKLEBALL SKILLS Ages: 6-12 • CLUB VOLLEYBALL Ages: Girls entering grades 6-9 Facility Member cost: $80 Program Member cost: $110
CHILD CARE KIDS NIGHT OUT
With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. That is why child care at the Y is about more than just looking after kids. It is about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop trusting relationships and build self-reliance.
BEFORE SCHOOL AND AFTER SCHOOL
Once children reach school age, multiple influences enter their lives. School-based care ensures that their time outside of school is occupied creatively and constructively. These programs help children grow in spirit, mind and body while emphasizing and modeling character development values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. Please visit our website for a complete list of participating schools, costs and whether Before or After School are provided. Grades: K-5 Cost per: Month Hours: School dismissal-6:30 pm In-service dates and some holidays are included in the monthly rate. In-service care location: Child’s school Holiday care location: Cinco Ranch
Ages: 3-11 Facility Member cost: $15/child Offered every: Third Saturday of the month
STAY AND PLAY
When Mom and Dad need a break, the Y is the place to be! Children will learn and play in a safe, supportive, academic and fun environment. Must be potty-trained. Ages: 3-11 Facility Member cost: $15/child Registration deadline: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Noon-3 pm
CHILD WATCH FITNESS SCHEDULE
These free classes are sure to excite any youngster. Kids will be introduced to classes such as yoga, kickboxing and ZUMBA®. See Child Watch schedule for details. Ages: 3-5 Cost: Free Offered every: Monday-Friday, 10:30-11:30 am or 11 am-Noon.
cost per month
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Before and After School
Enjoy a night out on the town while the kids have fun at the Y. Activities include movies, games and more! Call the Welcome Center for more information. Space is limited, so register early.
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active; it’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y challenges you to learn a new skill or hobby, to foster connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs or to bring your loved ones closer together through our many family centered activities. At the Y, it’s not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of being healthier on the inside as well as the outside.
Our personal trainers come from a variety of specialized fitness areas enabling them to customize a program to fit within your busy schedule. Individual, buddy and small group rates are available for 30-minute and 1-hour sessions. Check our personal training packet online for biographies of our trainers and details on all training options. Ages: 12+
Healthy living information, recipes and wellness challenges are provided during the year to encourage healthy eating and regular exercise participation.
Pilates is a full body workout. This class utilizes the Peak Pilates machine to improve strength, flexibility, posture, body awareness and balance.
y personal fitness
This 12-week program is designed to help individuals adopt regular healthy exercise habits. It includes four 1-hour sessions with a fitness coach. Ages: 16+ Facility Member cost: Free
Y group fitness classes help people build positive health habits. Suitable for any stage of life, you are able to pick the classes that best meet your needs. Plus, the classes offer youth and adults opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, increased self-confidence, and improved mental abilities. A full schedule, including class descriptions and times, is available online. Ages: 12+ Facility Member cost: Free Most popular classes include: • ZUMBA® • RPMTM • BODYPUMPTM • BODYVIVETM • BODYATTACKTM • BODYJAMTM TM • Cycle • BODYCOMBAT • Yoga • Bootcamp
Private Session Membership type
Cost per number of sessions 1
Program Member $65
$225 $400 $275
Group Session Membership type
Cost per number of sessions 1
Program Member $40
Participants will learn babysitting skills including handling emergencies and preventing accidents. Training also contains segments on feeding, diapering and playing with children. Participants need to bring a full-size baby doll and a sack lunch. Ages: 10-15 Facility Member cost: $70 Program Member cost: $95
HEALTH weight loss groups
Our trainers will provide the knowledge and encouragement to help you break through fitness barriers, set goals, learn proper technique and recommend better nutritional choices. Four-week session includes two meetings per week. Ages: 16+ Facility Member cost: $250 Program Member cost: $300
TRX Suspension Training
Born in the U.S. Navy SEALS and developed by Fitness Anywhere®, Suspension Training® is a revolutionary method of leveraged bodyweight exercise. Safely perform hundreds of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries, all at the intensity you choose. See website for complte list of TRX trainers. Ages: 16+ Cost per number of sessions 1
1-on-1 (30 min.)
3-7 Participants (30 min.)
youth and family fitness
We encourage the whole family to stay healthy together. A full list of classes for youth and families can be found at the Welcome Center or online. Ages: 10-11 Free youth and family fitness classes include: • Family ZUMBA® • Cycling • Pilates • BODYPUMPTM • Yoga
This orientation class is mandatory for youth who wish to use the Wellness Center or cardio rooms. Participants must pass a written test to receive their teen certification. Please schedule at the Welcome Center. Ages: 12-15 Facility Member cost: Free
Free weight training
older youth strength training
This mandatory orientation class teaches youth proper form and technique when using free weights. Ages: 15+ Facility Member cost: Free
livestrong at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week program for adult cancer survivors who are transitioning between completing their cancer treatment and feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to return to normal life. The program helps participants build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance and improve functional ability. See schedule for next class offerings.
A medical assessment will be conducted to measure body weight, body fat, blood pressure, heart rate, flexibility, strength and cardiovascular fitness. Once completed, you will receive a fitness profile along with in-depth explanations about your health levels. Recommendations will then be made regarding exercise and nutritional steps you can take to improve your health and well-being. Ages: 13+ Facility Member cost: Free
Pickleball is a relatively new racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. This fun game is great for all ages. Private personal training sessions now available. Ages: 6+ Cost per: Free
active older adults
We know older adults want more than physical benefits when they exercise; they want a sense of community and to strengthen social ties. Older adults fitness classes include water exercise, cardio and strengh conditioning, yoga and Tai Chi. There are also volunteer opportunities and regular social events. Visit our website for upcoming events. Ages: 55+ Facility Member cost: Free
This is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. The program offers physical activity, health education and social events for Medicareeligible and group retiree members, usually those who are age 65 or older, but, in some cases, those of any age deemed disabled and receiving Medicare. SilverSneakers members receive a membership paid for by their insurance at no additional cost to the insured. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of a YMCA Facility Member, including fitness and cardio equipment, signature SilverSneakers fitness program classes, water aerobics and so much more!
Silver&Fit is designed specifically to help older adults achieve better health through regular exercise and health education. Silver&Fit provides eligible members with no-cost or low-cost fitness memberships through arrangements with certain health plans. Silver&Fit is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated.
SPORTS YOUTH SPORTS
YMCA Youth Sports programs encourage and promote healthy kids, families and communities. We place priority on family involvement, team building and healthy competition rather than rivalry. We also focus on individual development, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others.
spring SPORTS • SOCCER Grades: PreK3-Grade 7 Cost per: Season Facility Member cost: $65 Program Member cost: $125
summer SPORTS • BASEBALL Grades: PreK3-Grade 7 Cost per: Season Facility Member cost: $65 Program Member cost: $125 • TRACK AND FIELD Grades: K-Grade 7 Cost per: Season Facility Member cost: $150 Program Member cost: $225
• BASEBALL Grades: PreK3-Grade 7 Cost per: Season Facility Member cost: $65 Program Member cost: $125 • SOFTBALL Grades: 1-7 Cost per: Season Facility Member cost: $65 Program Member cost: $125 • TENNIS Grades: 1-7 Cost per: Season Facility Member cost: $70 Program Member cost: $135 • VOLLEYBALL Grades: 3-12 Cost per: Season Facility Member cost: $75 Program Member cost: $135 • BASKETBALL Grades: 7-12 Cost per: Season Facility Member cost: $75 Program Member cost: $135
YMCA Swimming is about water safety, skill development and fun for everyone. Our programs are about more than just the techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.
The Y offers a wide range of swimming options for the whole family. Swimming builds self-confidence and develops the whole person. Classes are divided into ability groups, and trained instructors emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance, and social skills while guiding students with praise and encouragement. Visit our website to sign up today. Sessions consist of eight 30- or 35-minute sessions. Ages: 6 months+ Cost per: Session Facility Member cost: $65 Program Member cost: $125
Private Swim Lessons
Private lessons are ideal for those who need one-on-one instruction. Lessons are scheduled at the availability of instructors and pool space and are 30 minutes in length. To register for swimming lessons, please call the Y. Ages: 2+ Facility Member cost: Varies
Semi-private swim lessons
Similar to private lessons, semi-private lessons offer smaller class sizes and more personalized attention. Semi-private lessons can be scheduled by contacting the Y and are dependent upon the availability of instructors and pool space.
Youth swim team
Swim team is a competitive program that focuses on the development of swimming skills. Trained coaches work to improve swimmersâ€™ skill levels and endurance, and promote a healthy lifestyle. Swimmers will atttend meets during the season. A championship meet will be for those who qualify. Ages: 8-15 Cost per: Summer Facility Member cost: $175 Program Member cost: $300
This program is geared toward advanced swimmers and focuses on refining the four competitive swim strokes. Swimmers will improve endurance, technique and speed. Participants must try out and qualify. Swimmers must commit to two months of participation. Group meets in evenings twice per week. Ages: 8-15 Cost per: Month Facility Member cost: $75 Program Member cost: $145
Water exercise provides aerobic choreography, muscle conditioning, improved cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone by using the buoyancy and resistance of the water. This is a great workout with no impact or harmful effects on joints and muscles and it is ideal for all fitness levels including non-swimmers. Aqua ZUMBAÂŽ is also available. Ages: 12+ Facility Member cost: Free
Two participants must register together and parents should provide both names. We do not pair students. Participants must be around the same age and level. Ages: 2+ Facility Member cost: Varies
YOUTH AND FAMILY YOUTH AND FAMILY
At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors while they explore their unique talents and interests. Through leadership and enrichment programs, we ensure that every child has an opportunity to envision a positive future.
The YMCA offers many opportunities for you to spend time with your family. Events could include movie nights, family fun nights, sports nights, fall festivals and more. Please visit our online calendar of events for more information.
Classes are taught by highly trained, professionally certified instructors and staff. Using dance techniques in a fun and encouraging environment, students learn the fundamentals of dance, a greater awareness of rhythms and music, and control of their body movements. Ages: 3-17 Cost per: Month Facility Member cost: $60 Program Member cost: $120
tae kwon do
Tae Kwon Do helps you gain physical, emotional and mental strength. Our certified instructors will guide you through classes depending on your skill level. Tiny Tots Tae Kwon Do for ages 3-5 also available. Ages: 6+ Cost per: Month Facility Member cost: $40 Program Member cost: $70
The YMCA strives to provide a quality homeschool, physical education program. Students will rotate through a variety of age appropriate sports and training disciplines with a focus on fundamental skills and team building. Meets Monday/Wednesday/ Friday from 1-3 pm. Enrichment courses also available. Ages: 5-18 Cost per: Semester Facility Member cost: $30
For upcoming studies, to make a prayer request or for more information on our Christian emphasis program, please visit the Welcome Center. Ages: 18+ Facility Member cost: Material fee may apply
y guides and princesses
Y Guides and Princesses encourages fathers and their school-age children to spend uninterrupted time together on a journey of discovery. The program supports and strengthens the ability of a parent and child to communicate at an early age in caring, honest, respectful and responsible ways. Typical activities include games, crafts, songs, stories, skits, camping, hiking and swimming. Ages: K-12 Cost per: School year. Campouts require an extra fee. Facility Member cost: $20 Program Member cost: $25
Learn cheers, chants, jumps, dances and more. Cheerleaders will build self-confidence and self-esteem while developing social skills and healthy relationships with other girls.
Ages: 5-12 Cost per: Month Facility Member cost: $60 Program Member cost: $120
YOUTH AND FAMILY hapkido/self-defense
Learn the skills necessary to defend yourself. This class will teach you how to take control of your opponent. Ages: 12+ Cost per: Month Facility Member cost: $40 Program Member cost: $70
jump rope team
No experience necessary. All skills will be taught at practices. Students must be dedicated and meet attendance requirements to stay on the team.
SAFE SWIMMING SAVES LIVES YMCA Swim Lessons
Ages: 6-14 Cost per: Semester Facility Member cost: $75 Program Member cost: $150
kids triathlon training
This 8-week training program focuses on swimming, cycling, running and transition. The training will prepare kids to participate in an annual triathlon this spring at the University of Houston. Visit the Welcome Center for more information.
YOUTH AND TEEN ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
This 8-week training program focuses on swimming, cycling, running and transition. The training will prepare kids to participate in an annual triathlon this Spring at the University of Houston. Visit the Welcome Center for more information. Ages: 6-15 Facility Member cost: Free
youth athletic development training
This training program will focus on the primary skills needed to improve athletic performance. Drills include speed, agility, flexibility and resistance training. Call and speak to our Healthy Living Director for more information. Ages: 7+
RENTALS, ANNUAL CAMPAIGN, EVENTS FACILITY RENTALS
The Y is a great place to have your next special event or birthday party.
The Y offers a variety of birthday party options for children to enjoy their special day with their friends and family. To learn more about party themes, or to make a reservation, visit the Welcome Center. Contact: 281.392.5055 Facility Member cost: Varies based on package selected.
CAMP CINCO RENTALS
The YMCA Annual Campaign provides financial assistance and supports programs that teach leadership skills, instill core values and build an ethic of service. Contributions fund important initiatives such as child care, camping, membership, teen and leadership programs, community services, older adult programming, youth sports and aquatics. Visit ymcahouston.org/donate to contribute to our Annual Campaign.
VISIT US ONLINE
Find out more about our classes and services on our webpage.
Parents, need a place to hold your child’s birthday party that’s unique, fun and memorable?
At the site, you can register for programs and search class schedules as well as learn how to get more involved in your local YMCA.
The YMCA’s Camp Cinco, located on 200 lush acres, is the place for you! Camp Cinco is located off Mason Rd. behind Creech Elementary. Activities offered include a ropes course, covered basketball pavilion, nature trails, zip line, rock wall and more!
HEALTHY KIDS DAY YMCA Healthy Kids Day celebrates the fun of fitness through programs that teach enjoyable ways to play and stay active, connected and physically fit. Call the Y for more details. Date: April 26 Cost: Free Time: 10 am-1 pm
national day of prayer Join us as we pray for our nation and leaders. Date: May 1 Cost: Free Time: 10 am
MAKE A SPLASH Swim Lessons
The Y offers a wide range of swimming classes for the whole family. Instructors emphasize personal safety and swimming skills while guiding students with praise and encouragement.
Enroll today. ymcahouston.org
YMCA Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Everyone is welcome.
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