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BUILDING COMMUNITY Winter 2016-2017 Program Guide SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA

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This beautiful 69,000 square foot facility is made possible through a public/private partnership between the Y and the City of Sammamish. Built in Sammamish’s Town Center on 9 acres of City owned land, the Community & Aquatic Center is bringing our community together and will continue to create a lasting impact for years to come. With a 50-year lease as sole operator, the Y will greatly expand its positive impact in Sammamish and Eastside communities.

WHY WE’RE HERE The YMCA of Greater Seattle is the Northwest’s leading nonprofit organization strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Founded in 1876, we enhance lives of more than 220,000 people annually through 13 branches, two overnight camps and more than 200 program sites throughout King and south Snohomish counties.

We live our mission daily, one person and relationship at a time:

• Reaching 220,069 people of all backgrounds, abilities and financial circumstances. • Nurturing 79,187 children and teens to develop their gifts and give back to our community. • Engaging 15,007 volunteers who contribute 325,988 hours of service each year. • Working with 15,071 community donors, investing $8.7 million in local kids and families.

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OUR MISSION: “Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.”

For Youth Development Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

For Healthy Living

Improving the nation’s health and well-being.

For Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

Everyone is Welcome The Y is a membership organization open to all people. We welcome women, men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations and financial circumstances. Our programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the people and needs of our communities. Financial assistance is available.

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DO SOMETHING GOOD With the Y, you can positively impact lives in your own community in a variety of ways. Get involved today and help create a better us!

DONATE

Membership in the Y enables you to have a lasting effect on your community. Staff, volunteers and members are joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of children, adults and families; promote healthy living; and foster a sense of social responsibility. The support our members show one another is what makes people feel comfortable, valued and at home at the Y.

Throughout King and south Snohomish County, people know of the YMCA, but may not know that the Y is so much more than a gym. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Sammamish Community Y and give back to those in need. 100% of donations received go directly into the local community to provide youth program scholarships that tackle the achievement gap, teen programs that build leadership skills and socially responsible programs that strengthen our community. Because you believe everyone has the power to make their lives and our community better, we are able to open our doors to all. Your support makes a better us possible.

VOLUNTEER

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteering is more than just sharing your time and passion -- it’s about the satisfaction of knowing you are helping people become stronger and giving back to your community. You’ll also gain valuable experience that contributes to your personal and professional well-being. We ask you to follow in the footsteps of the visionary leaders who built the Y and give back for a better us.

The Y is strengthening our community through staff members who are carefully selected for their interests, skills and enthusiasm. We know that our mission is achieved one person at a time, carried out in the hearts and hands of each caring and competent staff member. Enjoy a career with purpose at the Y.

JOIN

TOGETHERHOOD A Member-led Volunteer Service Program

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TOGETHER,

WE CAN BUILD A BETTER US WHY GIVE TO THE Y?

When you donate to the Y, you're investing in community. When challenges arise the Y, alongside donors like you, steps in to take on the most urgent needs in our community. In 2016, the Sammamish Community YMCA provided more than $100,000 in free and subsidized services in our local neighborhoods, allowing everyone the opportunity to be healthy and thrive, connect with others and contribute for a better us.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY

Give to the Y and make a positive impact in your community! Your gift through our Annual Fund Campaign provides direct program support and much needed dollars for financial assistance. Donations made to the Y help provide kids, families and individuals who are facing financial barriers, access to the Y's programs and services. Scholarships also provide a life-line to families & youth who could not otherwise participate.

The Y. For A Better Us.

JOIN THE MONTHLY GIVING CLUB A monthly donation is an easy & convenient way to support your Y and your local community.

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SAMMAMISH RESIDENT BENEFITS

Through our public/private partnership with the City of Sammamish, we are able to offer a number of benefits to Sammamish residents.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: No YMCA Membership Required:

• Open community swim time every Sunday from 2:30-5:30pm for City of Sammamish residents. Please register online.* • • • • • • • • • •

Joining fees are waived for Sammamish residents for the first 18 months of operation. 10% off all youth facility-based programs. Open House Days throughout the year. Meeting space available at no charge for Sammamish-based community groups. Senior social once a month, free for all City of Sammamish residents (see pg. 14). Family programs to strengthen family bonds and ties, such as Adventure Guides and Family Camp.** Walking and running groups led by caring instructors available at no charge (see pg. 11). Fun social groups, such as Book Club, Community Excursions** and Community Potlucks offered at no charge (see pg. 14). Free seminars and workshops presented by local community health partners. Free teen leadership programs such as Outdoor Leadership, Afterschool Mentoring, Fitness Specialist Program and more (see pg. 43)

* Such use may be limited by pool capacity **Includes additional program fees

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JOIN

TEAM SAMMAMISH

Membership Benefits: • • • • • •

Access to all YMCAs in Washington State Monthly Family Activities & Events Complimentary Drop-in Child Watch for Family Memberships Free Personalized Wellness Plan Free Lose to Win Weight Loss Program A.W.A.Y. Member Privileges no matter where you travel in the US, your Y membership privileges go with you

• 120+ Group Exercise Classes included in your membership • Complimentary Towel Service • Complimentary Weekday Morning Coffee • Reduced Fees for Programs & Priority Registration • 12 Guest Passes per Year • No Contracts

WINTER MEMBERSHIP RATES Membership Type

Join Fee*

Monthly Dues**

Daily Rate***

Youth (up to 13)

$25

$42

$10

Teen / Young Adult (14-29)

$50

$52

$12

Adult (30-64)

$100

$73

$17

Senior (65+)

$75

$66

$15

Couple****

$125

$120

$28

Family 1: One adult in the household & all dependents

$100

$109

$25

Family 2: Two adults in the household & all dependents****

$125

$129

$30

*Joining fee waived for Sammamish residents in first 18 months of operation ***Daily Rate for Non-Members ****Additional adults can be added to a Couple or Family membership at $40 per month

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GENERAL INFORMATION HOURS OF OPERATION Facility Hours:

Monday - Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

5am -10pm 7am - 8pm 7am - 6pm

Limited Hours: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve Closed: New Years Day, MLK Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Christmas Day

Pool Hours:

Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday

5am - 9:30pm 7am - 7:30pm 7am - 5:30pm

Community Swim is open to all Sammamish Residents every Sunday from 2:30 - 5:30pm

Winter Kids Zone Hours Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8am – 1pm, 3:30 - 8pm 8am – 1pm, 3:30 - 6pm 8am – 1pm 8am – 1pm

REGISTRATION INFO

CONTACT US

Many Y Programs require registration in advance of the start date. Priority registration is available for YMCA Facility members.

SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA 831 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075

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to register online.

FM= Facility Member // CM= Community Member

425.391.4840 SammamishInfo@seattleymca.org SammamishYMCA.org

TABLE OF CONTENTS Get Involved 4-5 Sammamish Residents Benefits 6 Membership info 7 Age Guidelines 9 HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS 10-15 NEW CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION 16-17 VOLUNTEERISM 18-19 YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS 20-29 AQUATICS 30-37 TEEN PROGRAMS 38-43 8 || SAMMAMISHYMCA.ORG

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AGE GUIDELINES 0-5 YEARS

ALONE IN FACILITY

HEALTHY LIVING CENTER

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

LAP & ACTIVITY POOL

6 YEARS

7 YEARS

8-9 YEARS

10 YEARS

11 YEARS

12-13 YEARS

14+ YEARS

Those 11+ may enter the facility without a parent, but must follow the age restrictions below.

With Adult

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Without Adult Dance & Family Classes Only

With Adult

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Without Adult With Adult

Without Adult

Pass Swim Test*

Pass Swim Test*

Pass Swim Test

Pass Swim Test

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WHIRLPOOL With Adult

GYMS Without Adult

With Adult

TRACK

Without Adult

KIDS ZONE

Kids Corner

6 weeks4 years

Adventure Zone

3 years

The Hub

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BE HEALTHY

BE STRONG ADULT & OLDER ADULT WELLNESS PROGRAMS At the Y, we have the facilities, equipment, programs and staff to support you. Make new friends, increase your confidence and improve your spiritual, mental and physical health.

JUST GETTING STARTED? Schedule your complimentary Personalized Wellness Plan As a benefit to your Y membership, you receive a FREE personalized wellness plan! Whether you are new to fitness or returning to the gym after some time off, our certified trainers have you covered. The Personalized Wellness Plan is a one hour session that covers the following: - SMART Start: Meet with a Personal Trainer to have your fitness questions answered, establish goals and receive introductory assistance in establishing an exercise program. Our goal is to help you get on track for a healthier you. - Equipment Orientation: A detailed introduction to our cardio and strength-training equipment. To schedule your free Personalized Wellness Plan, fill out an Appointment Request Form and return to Member Services.

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Winter Health & Wellness Programs Lose to Win At the Y, we believe you owe it to yourself to be healthy and happy. We believe even small lifestyle changes can lead to great results and the community you’ll find at the Y can be a powerful force in helping you achieve those results. Created by nationally certified Personal Trainers and registered Dietitians, this program will help you set and achieve realistic goals and keep undesired weight off permanently. This is no fad diet! Program includes weekly weigh-ins, tracking of food and physical activity, group accountability and advice you can trust. When: Multiple sessions available

Cost:

Free with your Y Membership

NEW Heart Health BINGO Challenge February is American Heart Month, so why not keep your heart healthy in a fun and challenging way? The Health & Wellness team will be running Blackout BINGO for the month of February to help you maintain a healthy heart and a chance to win a prize! You will have the entire month to "blackout" your BINGO card, which will include a grid of daily nutrition and exercise challenges. When: Feb 1, 2017

Cost:

Free with your Y Membership

Walking & Running Groups Enjoy making friends and experiencing the beautiful outdoors in our Walking & Running Groups. A great low-impact way to stay active! Location varies by week. To join, contact Vicki Sosey at vsosey@seattleymca.org. Walking Group Running Group When: Mondays, 8 - 9am When: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:30am Cost: Free - No Y Membership Required Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:00am Cost: Free - No Y Membership Required

Workshops

Workshops are a great addition to your normal routine. Led by an instructor, you will receive hands-on learning and practice on a variety of topics relevant to your personal health and wellbeing.

Melt For a Happy Back

Women's Self Defense

Prenatal Yoga

When: Dec 10, 10:00am-12:00pm Cost: $30 FM

When: Jan 28, 10:00am-12:00pm Cost: $30 FM / $40 CM

When: Feb 4, 10:00am-12:00pm Cost: $30 FM / $40 CM

Happy feet, happy back! The MELT For a Happy Back Workshop includes a Mini Foot Treatment plus a roller sequence to release tension from your neck to low back. Happy feet, happy back.

This workshop is designed to increase self confidence through awareness and prevention. Women will: lessen vulnerability to attack, learn strategies for handling various attacks, and practice simple, effective fight and escape techniques.

A wonderful opportunity to connect in a safe, loving environment, and learn new ways to feel supported during your amazing journey into parenthood.

Reserved for ages 12 and up. Advanced registration is encouraged due to limited space available.

Advanced registration is encouraged due to limited space.

Reserved for ages 18 and up. Advanced registration is highly encouraged due to limited space.

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Personal Training Personal training is about finding your strength within. We are here to help bring that strength out. Our personal training staff partner with you to help launch and sustain a smart exercise program. Your health and wellness is not a quick fix - it's about improving your habits over time. We'll make sure you go home with new knowledge and a new sense of accomplishment every session! Fitness Assessment This 60 minute session includes two parts. The first part is body composition analysis, measuring weight, body fat percentage, and circumference measurements. The second part of the assessment will test cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and strength. Completing the fitness assessment will give you a great idea of where your fitness level is now and where you may need improvement! Cost: $30 (Facility Member Only)

Intro to Personal Training Package Not sure if personal training is right for you? Try out our introductory package, which offers three personal training sessions, a nutrition coaching session and Fitness Assessment. This package is limited to first-time personal training participants, and one package per member. Valued at $270, this is a great way to start your health and wellness journey! Cost:

$200 (Facility Member Only)

Personal Training

Nutrition Coaching

Get the support you need from a certified Y trainer who will set up, monitor and modify your exercise program to meet your individual needs. Sessions are one hour or thirty minutes in length.

At the YMCA we believe that practical improvements to your daily routines will lead to healthy eating for life. Work one on one with our Registered Dietitians to achieve your personal nutrition and wellness goals. Whether you're looking to lose weight, or need nutritional guidance for managing a health concern, our dietitians can provide the information and encouragement you need to get on track for a healthier lifestyle

Session Length

30 minutes

60 minutes

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# of Sessions

Price

3 Package Commitment Price per package

4

$120

$108

8

$240

$216

12

$360

$324

4

$240

$216

8

$480

$432

12

$720

$648


Small Group Personal Training Whether you are looking to amplify your workouts or are just getting started, Small Group Personal Trainings at the Y will give you the tools you need to meet your goals in a caring and supportive environment. Small Group Personal Training Offerings Share the cost and share the fun with 4 weeks of Personal Training in a specialized skill, taught by our certified Personal Trainers. Classes are limited to 6 individuals, ensuring that each person receives individualized care and attention. Options include: TRX & Kettlebell: Experience an amazing and efficient workout using TRX bodyweight exercises and kettlebells to improve mobility, increase strength, sculpt muscles and burn fat. Queenax Full Body Fitness: Utilize the Queenax functional training system for an engaging and effective full body workout! Functional training prepares your body to more safely and easily perform the activities of day-to-day life. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): Improve the muscular and cardiovascular systems through shorts bursts of exercise. Create Your Own Package: Have an idea and a group of 3-6 people that want to train together? Let us know and we'll put something together for you! Cost: SGT is $88 for 4 weeks of training one day per week for an hour. This breaks down to $22 per session.

Registration and Contact Small Group Training offerings are available for registration online and in person at the front desk. For additional questions or concerns please contact Caleb Buck, the Director of Personal Training, at cbuck@seattleymca.org.

Create Your Own Training Option

PILATES REFORMERS Cost: $100 for 4 weeks of training one day per week for an hour. This breaks down to $25 per session. Each class limited to just four participants

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Older Adults At the Y, we offer more than physical benefits through exercise. We foster a sense of community and strong social ties through a wide variety of activities. Socializing and volunteering have positive effects on our health as we grow older, and exercise has proven to promote mental agility in addition to longevity and good health.

Active Older Adult Group Exercise Classes

Member Coffee

Our AOA Group Exercise classes are low impact and designed with you in mind! Enjoy a variety of AOA classes including Zumba Gold, Water Walking, Gentle Yoga and much more!

Sit back, relax and enjoy coffee with friends at our weekday member coffee hours in the Linda Toycen Community Kitchen!

Book Club Make new friends at the Y’s monthly Book Club! You will read a new book every month and engage in lively discussions with other readers. Open to members and the local community. When: 3rd Wednesday of Month, 12:15pm

Day Trips* Join us for monthly outings to different local venues for walking and hiking activities. Times and meeting locations TBA. When: Dec 18 Tuba Christmas Seattle Center Jan 27 Tea Class Experience* Feb 24 Bowling *Indicates there may be an additional cost for program 14 || SAMMAMISHYMCA.ORG

When: Monday - Friday

9:00am - 11:00am

Senior Socials Join the Y for monthly themed social events! Bring your friends and classmates for these events, open to all adult members and the local community. No registration is necessary. When: Dec 9 Jan 13 Feb 10 Time:

Potluck Science of Happiness Seminar Cooking Demo

All socials begin at 12:15pm

For more information about Active Older Adult programming, contact Vicki Sosey at vsosey@seattleymca.org


GROUP WELLNESS All levels, interests & abilities welcome! We offer 120+ group wellness classes per week, all included in your YMCA membership. Such classes include; Zumba, Indoor Cycling, Boot Camp, Nia, Meditation, Barre, Aqua Fitness, Turbo Kick, and a variety of Yoga & Pilates Mat classes. A complete class schedule, along with descriptions can be found online.

JUST GETTING STARTED? We are committed to helping you achieve your goals every step of the way! Classes marked with a star on the schedule are geared toward beginners who are new to exercising or group wellness classes. These classes will get you fit while having fun in a supportive group setting!

YOU'RE INVITED Fitness Sampler Day Sat Jan 21, 12:00-3:30pm Group Fitness 1 Studio You are invited to join us to sample 7 new class formats. 12:00-12:20pm 12:30-12:50pm 1:00-1:20pm 1:30-1:50pm 2:00-2:20pm 2:30-2:50pm 3:00-3:20pm

Ballroom & Swing with Teresa Rizzmic with Diana Country Heat with Jana Nia with Alyson & Randee Zumba Toning with Jeanell Cize Urban Hip Hop with Jana STRONG with Laura & Yang

No sign up necessary, just show up and plan to have lots of fun!

NEW Adaptive Programming We are excited to announce a new addition to our group wellness program this coming winter! We will be adding adult adaptive group wellness classes to our schedule. These classes will be designed to provide fitness opportunities for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. If you are interested in our adaptive programming for yourself or your loved one, please fill out our new program interest list to better help us design this upcoming program.

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BUILDING A HEALTHIER

NEW THIS YEAR

COMMUNITY

ENHANCING PEOPLE’S HEALTH & BUILDING COMMUNITY

We give everyone the opportunity to live healthier lives, with donor-funded scholarships, chronic disease prevention programs, and a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual, and spiritual strength for all.

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The Y is addressing the needs of our community through 3 new Chronic Disease Programs starting in 2017 Diabetes Prevention Program Backed by the Center's for Disease Control, the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program has proven results. This yearlong program helps adults at risk of diabetes incorporate physical activity and healthy eating choices into their daily lives and reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes.

Actively Changing Together (ACT) Childhood Obesity Program In partnership with Seattle Children's Hospital, youth and their families establish healthy eating habits and incorporate physical activity into their daily lives through this 12-week program. This program is best suited for ages 8-11 & 12-14. LIVESTRONGÂŽ AT THE YMCA

Providing both a physical fitness regime and group support with other cancer survivors, this 12-week program provides a holistic approach to healing and support to help cancer survivors get back to daily life after cancer. For additional information on our Chronic Disease Prevention programs, please contact Katie Fraser, Health & Wellness Director at kfraser@seattleymca.org. You may also email: chronicdiseaseprevention@seattleymca.org.

DID YOU

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Donors like you help make these programs possible. Chronic Disease Programs are funded by donations from our Annual Fund Drive so these programs can be free for those who need them.

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VOLUNTEER AT THE Y Volunteer Opportunities: Health & Wellness Encourage your community to become more active in a number of ways. Serving as a fitness instructor, walking/running group leader or a Group Fitness Class Ambassador are all great ways to help support others in their health & wellness journeys.

Family Programs Have fun as a Family Programs Ambassador and play with youth in our Kids Zone, teach and assist youth and families in our specialty classes or volunteer at YMCA events and birthday parties. You are sure to have a blast!

Aquatics

GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY! With the Y, you can positively impact lives in your own community in a variety of ways. Whether you have two or twenty hours a week, there is a way for everyone to share their time and support each other at the Y. Options are available for all ages and abilities. Explore one of our many volunteer opportunities and get involved today!

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Togetherhood®?

Teen Programs Support Y teens in staying active and volunteer with our dodgeball, basketball or Teen Outdoor Program. Help teach a specialized skill or technique such as photography, cooking or arts class – there’s something for everyone!

Sports & Recreation

Togetherhood is our member-led volunteer service program, where Y members work together to plan, lead and execute service projects that respond to local community needs. Our Togetherhood Committee recently completed their first project where they planted trees at Lake Sammamish State Park in October. Our committee is currently planning more projects that bring people together to respond to community needs. You can help play a part! Contact us if you are interested in joining the Togetherhood Committee or helping out at a volunteer.

Safe swimming saves lives. Volunteer in our aquatics department and support our swim lessons as an Aquatics Ambassador, help with slide operations, greeting families and youth as they enter the area or provide support for swim tests. As an aquatics volunteer, you help keep our youth safe and feeling confident in the water.

Do you love net sports, basketball or other sport activities? Volunteer with the Y as a Sports & Recreation Ambassador or Youth Sports Coach and support our members.

Member Services Brighten someone’s day and volunteer with our Member Services team. Whether you are serving as a greeter, supporting administrative tasks or keeping our facility clean and tidy, you’re helping us better serve our community.

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A PLACE TO STAY

A PLACE TO GROW YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS The Y has a long-standing commitment to building strong families. If you’re searching for active, healthy, affordable fun your family can enjoy together, you’ll find it at the Y!

Kids Zone: Drop-In Care Kids Zone (Includes Kids Corner, Adventure Zone, the Hub) Let our caring staff watch after your little ones while you enjoy a rejuvenating workout - it’s included in your Family Membership! Drop-in care is a great place for kids to release energy and make new friends in a supervised, friendly environment. Your kids will have fun with age-appropriate toys, games and activities. Children may be checked in for up to 120 minutes per day and parent/guardian must remain at the Y. General Information: Ages 6 weeks - 12 years Free with Family 1 or Family 2 memberships

Kids Corner Ages 6 weeks - 3 years. Age ranges may vary depending on time of day. Hours Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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8am - 1pm & 3:30 - 8pm 8am - 1pm & 3:30 - 6pm 8am - 1pm 8am - 1pm

Adventure Zone Ages 3-8 & up. Age ranges may vary depending on time of day. Hours Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8am - 1pm & 3:30 - 8pm 8am - 1pm & 3:30 - 6pm 8am - 1pm 8am - 1pm

The Hub The Hub Drop-In is for ages 8 -12 and is designed to keep kids active and social at the Y. Throughout the week your teens and tweens can be checked into the ExerGames Room (Hub) for a variety of ExerGames activities, board games, creative arts and more. Age ranges may vary depending on time of day. Start times in the afternoon may vary based on demand. *Please ask at the Kids Zone check-in window about hub availability. Hours Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

*3:30 - 8pm *3:30 - 6pm 8am - 1pm 8am - 1pm

The Y also offers Kids Zone Hours during non-school days and holidays. Ask our staff for details!


BIRTHDAY PARTIES EASY, FUN, MEMORABLE

Celebrate your special day by hosting a memorable, fun-filled party at the Y! Choose from themes such as Big Splash Pool Party, Zany Zone Party or Gaga Party. See Birthday Party Brochure for details.

To book your party, or for more information, contact sammamishparties@seattleymca.org

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Family Events Winter Calendar Family activities at the Y allow families a time and a place to come together to have a good time, participate in a variety of fun activities, share, communicate and strengthen their relationships, and meet other families!

DECEMBER

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT

3rd

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: GIFT MAKING 5:00 - 9:00PM

9th

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: GLOW MANIA 6:30 - 10:30PM

21st

PARENT'S DAY OUT: GRINCH DAY 11:30AM - 3:30PM

27th

PARENT'S DAY OUT: FROZEN FEST 11:30AM - 3:30PM

29th

PARENT'S DAY OUT: SUPERHERO TRAINING 11:30AM -3:30PM

30th

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: CABIN FEVER 6:30 - 8:30PM

13th

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: ART AROUND THE WORLD 6:30 -10:30PM

20th

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: MAD SCIENCE EVENT 6:30 -10:30PM

28th

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: PAJAMAS & PANCAKES 5:00 -9:00PM

10th

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: VALENTINE'S PARTY 6:30 - 8:30PM

17th

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: FAMILY BINGO NIGHT 6:30 - 8:30PM

25th

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: SILLY SPORTS 5:00 - 9:00PM

Offered twice per month (one Saturday, one Friday) enjoy an evening of fun for the kids and a night out for you! Ages 3 & older will spend the evening at a different activity station throughout the Y. Reservations required. Fees apply.

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PARENT'S DAY OUT

Parents, finish your holiday shopping or take some time to relax this season & let the kids have their own special day at the Y! Activities will include group games, themed arts & crafts, pizza lunch, snack, swimming or basketball gym, movie and more! Reservation required. Fees apply.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Bounce, swim, play, create! Family Fun Nights at the Y include tons of activities for families to enjoy together! Each month will include themed family nights and special activities!


FAMILY

SNOWSHOE TRIP In February bring the whole family to the Cascades to explore the mountains in the snow on a short winter walk. Come learn the basics of taking your family snowshoeing. We are offering an optional classroom session that will cover gear and winter travel safety, as well as other considerations when taking the family snowshoeing.

Two Dates to Choose From: Feb 4 8:00am - 2:00pm Feb 24 8:00am- 2:00pm Cost: $40 FM Optional Classroom Session: February 2nd Cost covers transportation & snowshoe rentals.

Participants are responsible for supplying their own food and snacks, and warm clothing.

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Kids University Kids University is the Y's afterschool enrichment program. This program offers kids in grades K-5 opportunities to engage in activities outside of the classroom. Each session, kids sign up for the classes that interest them and enjoy a variety of activities after school. Classes come in a wide range of activities focused on physical activity, art, academics, design and creativity. You can create a schedule that works for your family, come as little as 1 day a week or as many as 5! What does a typical class or session look like? Classes last 45-60 minutes and kids are engaged in specific subject matter such as STEM, dodgeball, arts and crafts, cooking and more! Kids University classes are hands-on activities led by a qualified and caring instructor. You can sign up for our Enrichment Pass and your child will have access to all of our amazing classes throughout the session or choose the 'by class' option! Either way, your kids are sure to have a blast at Kids University.

How do I get more information? Please contact us at eastsidechildcare@seattleymca.org for more information. Kids University Location Options in Sammamish for Winter 2016/2017 Margaret Mead Elementary

Sammamish Community YMCA (transportation options from Discovery, Creekside and Sunny Hills Elementary)

DID YOU

KNOW? A gift made to our Annual Fund Drive provides scholarships to a number of youth and family programs so children and families in need can access the Y.

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Kids Create Join us at the Y on the last Saturday of each month for a themed workshop featuring a make-and-take project! Prices vary based on weekly creation. Parent/Guardian must stay on YMCA property. Ages: 3 - 10 yrs Cost: $15 FM / $25 CM When: Last Saturday of each month 10:30-11:30 AM Dates:

Jan 28 Feb 25

Clay Sculptures Cookie Decorating

December Create Series

December Kids Create special Tuesday night events include ornament making, teacher gifts, gingerbread houses and winter art! Sign up for one or more of these special create classes.

Ages: Cost:

3 - 10 yrs $15 FM / $25 CM

Date Dec 6

Start Time End Time Activity 6:30 PM 7:30 PM Holiday Ornaments

Dec 13

6:30 PM

7:30 PM

Teacher Gifts

Dec 20

6:30 PM

7:30 PM

Gingerbread Houses

Dec 27

6:30 PM

7:30 PM

Winter Canvas Art

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Preschool & Youth Activities At the Y, children and families have the opportunity to join programs and activities that foster creativity, promote fun and friendships and teach new skills. Whether it's a night at the Y during Parent's Night Out or a specialty class such as movement or cooking, kids will have a blast while making lasting memories. Preschool Storybook Cooks

Parent/Child Recess

Storybook Cooks is a preschool specialty cooking program that includes story time and a themed makeand-take cooking project that relates to the story.

Enjoy Parent/Child Recess at the Y! Bring your child into the gym for indoor play with slides, balancing games, tunnels, hoops and more! This is a great opportunity for adults and children to meet new people and make new friends. Caregiver supervision is required. Participants must wear sneakers to participate (no flip flops, sandals, crocs or dress shoes please).

Ages:

3-5 yrs

When:

Tuesdays, 2 - 3:15pm

Sessions:

Jan 10-31, Feb 7-28

Cost:

$80 FM / $120 CM

Ages:

0 - 5 years with parent/guardian

When: Mon / Wed,12pm-1pm Cost: Free with Family membership

Teddy Bear Picnic Enjoy a teddy bear picnic with lunch, stories, songs and a special make & take! Bring your favorite furry friend too! Parents are welcome to attend with their children. Ages: 2 ½ - 5 years When: Friday, January 27, Time: 12:00 -1:15pm Cost:

$15 FM (cost per child)

Adventure Guides YMCA Adventure Guides is a parent-child program designed to foster a lifetime of companionship and strengthen the relationship between kids and dads. As Adventure Guide participants, parents and children experience adventures such as weekend camp outs, day-trips, pinewood derby car races, carnivals and more. We have three big camp outs a year. Parents and kids will stay in cabins, eat hot meals prepared by the camps and participate in fun activities like archery, boating, snow tubing and the giant swing! When: 2016/2017 School Year

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Ages:

Tykes (3 - 5 yrs) Adventure Guides (K - 3rd Grade) Westerners (4th Grade & up)*

Cost:

$25 FM / $60 CM (per person)

To register or for more information, contact Stacy Holdren at 425.395.7622 or sholdren@seattleymca.org

Event & Activity Fees Depending on the activity and participation there could be additional fees. Please ask your Leader for more information.


Youth & Family Fitness We know parents want the best for their kids, and kids want to have fun. At the Y, our mission is centered on balance. We bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, sports and shared interests. Millions of youth and adults all over the world turn to the Y for the support, guidance and resources they need to strengthen and maintain their healthy, happy families. ExerGames Fitness

Family Group Wellness Classes

Experience our ExerGames technology and have fun playing games that combine exercise and video games.

Working on fitness as a family is a great way to set a positive example and stay motivated. Best of all you are doing it with people you care about, and having fun!

We These games utilize technology that is integrated into the equipment and tracks fitness progress, body movement and reaction times. We have a variety of options to choose from, including; 3-Kick: kickboxing, a light wall, heavy ball, and our newest addition, Eyeplay. Eyeplay is an interactive game, where an image is projected from the ceiling to the floor that allows players to interact on a virual playground. It provides hundreds of options for activities and is great for all ages. stop by and check it out at a family. Ages:

8 & up, parent/guardian supervision required for those under 14

When:

Anytime room is not scheduled for YMCA program use. Check schedules for details.

Cost:

Free with Y Membership

See Group Wellness Schedule for Family Group Wellness Classes.

Family Small Group Training Want to spend some time together as a family learning a specialized fitness skill? Create your own Family Small Group Training and let us know what you would like to learn! Our certified Personal Trainers will design a class that meets your needs. When: See Member Services Cost: See page 13

Youth Fitness Training Join us for specialized one-on-one training for youth. We will develop a fitness plan that fits your needs! When: See Member Services Cost: See chart on page 12

Youth Age Guidelines Healthy Living Center/Loft We encourage families to work out together at the Y. However, in order to maintain a safe but environment for all, please keep in mind the following guidelines when using the facility with your children: - No children under the age of 8 are permitted in the Loft (above the gymnasium) or Healthy Living Center

*Age limitations apply. See chart on pg. 9 for details.

- Children between the ages of 8-13 may use the Healthy Living Center and loft when they wear a wrist band provided at member services upon check in. When using equipment, a supervising adult (18+) must remain within the workout area at all times. There will be a different colored band for each day. For additional age guidelines, please see page 9.

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Adult Recreation & Sports Stations Net Sports We offer a weekly schedule for open play, included in your membership, for Badminton, Volleyball, Pickleball and Table Tennis. Each activity is available as drop in, unless otherwise listed. - Badminton - Volleyball - Pickleball - Table Tennis

Adult Volleyball 101 Try something new at the Y! Badminton 101 targets beginners who want to try and learn a new sport. Aimed at providing participants with a basic understanding of volleyball, they will build a foundation of skills on which to build upon as they grow. Equipment is provided. Ages:

18+

When: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm

Cost:

$55 CM / $95 FM

Jan 4 - Feb 22

Interested in Adult Leagues? Join one or more of our Interest Lists for Upcoming Activities! Starting in January

Youth Recreation The Y is a starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. The benefits are far greater than just physical health. YMCA Youth Sports are about building the whole child, from the inside out. Improve your skills, make new friends, be active with other kids and learn to love a sport at the Y. Parent/Child Playground Sports Stations

playEVERYDAY

Join us every Friday for our Parent/Child Sports Stations. This FREE drop-in program is a great opportunity for little ones to develop hand-eye and foot coordination as well as skill development and teamwork! We'll rotate through a variety of activities like shooting hoops, scoring goals in indoor soccer and so much more!

Join us for playEVERYDAY! Your child will engage in fitness activities led by a qualified fitness professional who understands the importance of motor-skill development, play education and healthy relationships with youth. Activities may include games like kickball, Gaga ball and more!

Ages:

2.5 - 4 yrs

Ages:

5 - 12 yrs

When:

Fridays, 9:45 - 10:45am Starting in January Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb 3, 10, 17, 24

When:

Fridays, 1 - 2pm

Cost:

Free with Y Membership

Cost:

Free with Y Membership

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Youth Sports Youth Badminton 101

Parent/Child Skills & Drills

Try something new at the Y! Badminton 101 targets beginners who want to try and learn a new sport. Aimed at providing participants with a basic understanding of badminton, they will build a foundation of skills on which to build upon as they grow. Equipment is provided.

This winter, take part in our Playground Sports Samplers, where your child will learn a variety of different sports offered through the Y including basketball, soccer and more.

Ages: When:

9 - 11 yrs Wed, 4:30-5:15pm

Sessions:

Jan 4 - Feb 22

Cost:

$55 FM / $95 CM

12-13 yrs Wed, 5:30-6:15pm

Ages:

3 - 4 yrs

When

Wed, 4-4:30pm

Sessions: Session I Jan 4 - 25 Session II Feb 1-22 Cost: $35 FM / $60 CM

Youth Indoor Basketball League Designed for youngsters to have fun while learning sportsmanship as well as the sports rules and skills. All games are played with age appropriate equipment and teams will have one hour to practice a week. Teams are volunteer led and parents are encouraged to apply to be a coach. Y staff will facilitate practices, December 5 - January 13. Ages:

Grades K - 1 , 2-3

When:

Dec 5 - Mar 11

Details: Games start Sat. Jan 14 *No practice Dec 19-30. Practices Grade K - 1 Mon, 5:30-6:30pm Fri, 4:15-5:15pm Grade 2-3 Mon, 6:30-7:30pm OR Thurs, 5-6pm Cost: $95 FM / $165 CM

Volunteer as a Youth Sports Coach! We're looking for volunteers to run our upcoming Youth Sports Leagues this fall and winter. Whether you are a parent or just passionate about helping kids build character through sports, this is a great opportunity to make an impact in our community! Contact sammamishvolunteers@seattleymca.org for more information.

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BUILDING CONFIDENCE

IN THE WATER

AQUATICS PROGRAMS

Included in your Membership Open Swim Recreational Swim

When you see Rec Swim on the schedule, that means that all water activities are open! Have a blast splashing around with water buckets, swimming in the Lazy River and taking a trip down our two-story Water Slide.

Community Swim We offer a free swim session to Sammamish Resident every Sunday from 2:30 - 5:30pm! All water activities are open during this time. No Y membership required. Please register online. Registration opens the Saturday prior at 10:00am and closes Sunday at at 8:00am.

Beach Swim Bring your little ones to play in the zero entry area with a fun water playground! For safety, a supervising adult must remain in the water and within arms' reach.

Lap Swimming One lane of the Lap Pool is open for lap swimmers at all times. We also offer Open Lap Swimming times when all six lanes are open for use.

Masters Program Masters Swim Masters Swim is for adults who want to improve their swimming technique. During an hour-long workout, swimmers will complete 4,000-plus yards utilizing a variety of strokes. Masters swim is registered with United States Masters Swimming and offers the opportunity to compete both locally and nationally. Only open to YMCA facility members ages 18 and up. Join us any time for this drop-in class. When: Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday, 5:30 - 6:30am

Cost:

Free

Pre-Masters Swim Improve your swimming technique, swim fitness, prepare for open water swim races or simply swim along with others for fun! Swimmers will be grouped in lanes based on their swimming abilities, all levels are welcome (although swimmers should be able to swim at least 25 yards without stopping). Knowledge of all four strokes is not necessary and swimmers will have the opportunity to improve in or learn all four. Only open to YMCA facility members ages 18 and up. Join us any time for this drop-in class. When: Monday / Wednesday / Friday*, 11:15 - 12:15pm *Friday classes start in January 2017.

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Cost:

Free


DID YOU

KNOW?

Drowning is the 2nd-leading cause of death for kids ages 5-14. Donors like you help us make water safety accessible for all.

Aquatics Programs Adaptive Aquatics Adaptive Aquatics is a great opportunity for youth and adults with developmental, physical, medical, or social challenges to learn to swim in a safe and supportive environment. Participants in this program should have a referral from a doctor, therapy provider, or approval from YMCA Aquatics Staff. To register or for more information, contact Kellie Masters at kmasters@seattleymca.org. Program Eligibility: • Doctor or therapy provider referral is required, listing a necessity for one-on-one lessons vs. group lessons • Participant was previously not successful in group lessons When: Contact Kellie Masters at kmasters@seattleymca.org to set up your time and day Cost:

$210 FM / $306 CM

Porpoise Club is now Pre-Swim Team Kids who have passed all levels of YMCA swim lessons and want to continue refining stroke technique will have a blast in our Pre-Swim Team program. Our Pre-Swim Team will provide a non-competitive environment, while focusing on how to use mask, fins, and snorkels, plus the basics of boating safety. Registration is required. Cost:

$306 FM / $400 CM

When: Thursdays, 7-8 pm Fridays, 4-5 pm Saturdays, 11am-12 pm Dates: Jan 12 - May 20

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SWIM LESSONS Join the Sammamish Community YMCA for Swim Lessons this winter! We offer private, semi-private and group swim lessons for all ages and abilities. We will be offering 3 sessions this winter with registration taking place online at the designated times below.

SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION DATES SESSIONS REGISTRATION DATES: Winter Session I

FM: Nov 18

CM: Nov 23

Winter Session II

FM: Dec 16

CM: Dec 30

Winter Session III

FM: Jan 20

CM: Jan 27

NEW! SWIM LESSON BROCHURE

Check out our Swim Lesson Brochure, which includes additional information about our swim lesson program, including; days & times for each session, updates to new classes added, and answers to commonly asked questions. For a list of your upcoming days & times for each session, please refer to the Swim Lesson Brochure.

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Adult & Youth Private Swim Lessons Y private swim lessons offer the opportunity to learn in a one-on-one setting. Each student is paired with a certified, caring instructor based on needs and abilities. Ages 3 & up. For age breakdown and levels, please see page 34-35. Contact us for more info at sammamishaquatics@seattleymca.org.

Adult & Youth Semi-Private Swim Lessons Learn to swim in a semi-private setting with a maximum of two students per class! Please register in pairs, as the Aquatics Department will not be grouping singles together. For age breakdown and levels, please see page 34-35. Contact us for more info at sammamishaquatics@seattleymca.org.

Group Swim Lessons Group Lessons are based on age and ability of the participant. Swim lessons develop competency in swimming, along with confidence and endurance. A participant is advanced to the next level only when he or she can proficiently and safely perform the skills with his or her level. Please refer to the charts on page 34 and 35 for age breakdowns and abilities.

POLAR BEAR CLUB

An 8-Week Lap Swim Challenge Starts Jan 8 Let's see how many miles you can swim in our Polar Bear, 8-week lap swim challenge. Workouts can be logged between Jan 8 - Mar 3. The top 10 finishers receive a FREE t-shirt.

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YMCA Swim Lesson Levels WHAT AGE GROUP DOES THE STUDENT FALL INTO? 6 months–3 years

3 years–5 years

5 years–12 years

13+ years

PARENT* & CHILD: STAGES A–B

PRESCHOOL: STAGES 1–4

SCHOOL AGE: STAGES 1–6

TEEN & ADULT: STAGES 1–6

All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.

WHICH STAGE IS THE STUDENT READY FOR?

Can the student respond to verbal cues and jump on land?

NOT YET

STAGE A / WATER DISCOVERY

Is the student comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water?

NOT YET

STAGE B / WATER EXPLORATION

Will the student go underwater voluntarily?

NOT YET

STAGE 1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own?

NOT YET

STAGE 2 / WATER MOVEMENT

Can the student swim 10–15 yards on his or her front and back?

NOT YET

STAGE 3 / WATER STAMINA

Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl?

NOT YET

STAGE 4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?

NOT YET

STAGE 5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back?

NOT YET

STAGE 6 / STROKE MECHANICS

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STAGE

DESCRIPTIONS SWIM STARTERS

SWIM BASICS

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidencebuilding experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

A / WATER DISCOVERY

B / WATER EXPLORATION

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

2 / WATER MOVEMENT

3 / WATER STAMINA

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION

 / STROKE 5 DEVELOPMENT

6 / STROKE MECHANICS

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

• S  wim, float, swim— sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit. • Jump, push, turn, grab.

SWIM STROKES

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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GIVE IT A TRI! SWIM, BIKE + RUN YOUR WAY TO FUN

Participate in our INDOOR TRIATHLON at the Sammamish Community YMCA. All levels welcome.

10 minute

SWIM SWIM in our Lap Pool.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 18

*7:00am-12:00pm

BIKE

*Start times vary by participant.

20 minute

Cycle on an indoor spin bike.

15 minute

/ Run or RUN WALK Walk on a treadmill or indoor track.

Cost: $35 FM YMCA members only. Age 14 & Up

Registration required no later than Wednesday Dec 14.

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WORKING TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW Now Hiring Lifeguards + Swim Instructors

If you love swimming, This is the job for you!

FLEXIBLE HOURS

LIFEGUARDS Lifeguards maintain safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas. Positively communicates information on YMCA Total Health and other YMCA programs. Various morning, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts available.

FUN ATMOSPHERE

SWIM INSTRUCTORS Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes. In addition, assists lifeguards with maintaining swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas.

VARIETY OF SHIFTS

We pay for your time & certification! Please email Jenny Petty, Senior Director of Aquatics if interested in learning more. jpetty@seattleymca.org.

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EMPOWERING TEENS LEADERS OF TOMORROW Youth Leadership at the Y

TEEN PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES LEADERSHIP IN ACTION

We have a dynamic approach to teen leadership. See below how we approach change.

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Establishing the relationships that are the foundation for action. In September 2016, 50 local teens came together on an overnight retreat to examine personal values , individual leadership styles, bond and define the culture they want among themselves at the Y.

DID YOU

KNOW? More than 200 teen volunteers contributed over 1,500 volunteer hours in Sept/Oct 2016 to better our community.

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FINDING CREATIVE SOLUTIONS Examining challenges to forge a new way forward In October, more than 70 teens came together collectively through the 7 Service Groups, to develop projects that focus directly on their vision of impacting our community.

TRANSFORMING VISION INTO ACTION The work that propels ideas into reality

The teen-led Service Groups are meeting regularily to bring their vision to life. They are planning, establishing timelines, defining next steps, assigning roles, delegating tasks and completing the work.

Join!

Get Involved!

Calling all teens to join a Teen Service Groups.

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Middle School Student Service Groups Middle School students in grades 6 - 8 can explore new interests and build leadership skills in a variety of Service Groups at the Sammamish Community Y.

Jr. TLB meeting with Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell on October 22, 2016 Jr. Teen Leadership Board Have a say, make a difference! Members of the Junior Teen Leadership Board learn teamwork, leadership skills, time management and the importance of service all while making friends and building connections. When: The 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 5 - 6pm

Hand-in-Hand We Code This student led organization is dedicated to encouraging students of all ages to try coding and practice leadership skills! Middle and High school members learn and teach others languages, such as Python and Java. Elementary school members learn basic concepts through MIT's open source Scratch program. When: Group meets Sundays from 2:30 - 4:30pm

In Our Local Schools YMCA Earth Service Corps at Pine Lake Middle School Join school your school Green Team or Environmental clubs, school staff and a Y staff after school and help promote sustainability on your camps and in our community: Locations: Pine Lake Middle School Beaver Lake Middle School Skyline High School Eastlake High School Issaquah High School 40 || SAMMAMISHYMCA.ORG

DID YOU

KNOW? Our Teen Programs are offered at no cost because of donations received through our Annual Fund Drive. Because of donors like you, we can nurture the potential, and develop leadership skills in our local teens.


High School Student Service Groups We offer a service group to meet a variety of interests for High School students in grades 9 -12.

Afterschool Mentoring

Teen Volunteer Corps

Join a dedicated group of teens and give back to others by providing afterschool enrichment programming. In the afternoons help with homework, lead arts and craft activities, and play games!

It takes a community to make things happen! This student led group of on-call Teen Volunteers supports events at the Y and in the community. Projects range from food drives, community events and everything in-between!

When: Group meets daily afterschool at Highland Gardens

When: Group meets Monday of every other month, 5 - 6pm and as needed for volunteer projects

Teen Fitness Specialist

Help other teens and community members on their healthy journeys as a Teen Fitness Specialist. Volunteer help people work out safely, learn more about coaching, correct work out techniques and encourage our community to live a healthy active life! When: Times are flexible

Hand-in-Hand We Code

We welcome middle and high school students to come learn coding with friends. Monthly, older participants also host Scratch events for elementary school kids to help spread technological literacy. Please contact us for more details before attending an event, by emailing sammamishyteens@seattleymca.org. When: Group meets Sundays from 2:30 - 4:30pm

Outdoor Leadership

This group focuses on getting themselves and others outside! They are breaking down barriers to the outdoors by creating a “gear bank”, planning trips for others, honing their own backcountry leadership skills and learn to be good stewards of the places we go. Join us as we climb, hike, and snowshoe around Washington!

Creative & Visual Arts

This year our team is focusing on mental health stigma in high school. Using social media, we’re changing the conversation about mental health! Use your creative passion to change the world around you! When: Group meets last Monday of the Month, 4:30 - 6pm

When: Group meets every first and third Friday of the Month, 4:30 - 5:30pm

Youth & Government

Students explore the meaning of civics and democracy by assuming the roles of various elected officials. Develop critical thinking, debate skills and a deeper understanding of the legislative process. When: Group meets first & third Monday of month, 5:30 - 6:30pm at Sammamish Community YMCA Cost:

$435 (Covers end of year trip to Olympia. (Financial Assistance is available).

If you are interested in any of our teen programs, please call 425-395-7640 or you may email us at sammamishyteens@seattleymca.org

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YOUTH & GOVERNMENT

Volunteer Spotlight: Abby Hart On any given Monday, you might find Abby Hart volunteering her evening helping our High Schoolers write bills, sharpen their debate skills, or prepare for a weeklong trip to Olympia with our Sammamish Community YMCA Teen Youth & Government Program. This is Abby’s 5th year as a Youth & Government Advisor, however, Abby’s story with the Y started long before that. Abby grew up going to Y teen programs, camps and day cares. Through all 4 years of High School Abby participated in the Youth & Government program. “Before the program, I wasn’t someone who would speak out, I let things go, but through Youth & Government I gained the confidence to respectfully voice my opinions.” In college Abby worked as a counselor at Camp Terry, the YMCA Camp in Preston. She grew up doing community service, and after graduating college, decided to give back to a program that had given her so much. People often come to the Y for a particular activity, but stay because of the relationships they form. Abby told us a story about her first year advising, she returned to

"Before the program, I wasn't someone who would speak out, I let things go, but through Youth & Government I gained the confidence to respectfully voice my opinions." Olympia and ran into a student who cited Abby as her inspiration to run for Student “Lt. Governor”. When the girl was an 8th grader, Abby had stood out as someone who embodied civic duty, confidence and leadership. Today she carries those ideals into her work as the Recycling Coordinator for Republic Services. We at the YMCA are grateful to have Abby as a volunteer who continues to inspire our youth.

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2017 TEEN OUTDOOR TRIPS We believe in the power of adventure! Several time a year we offer longer wilderness based programs allow teens to and exploration nature, learn about themselves and work in a community. These trips vary in difficulty. Winter Hut Trip:

This High School teen two day overnight will give students a chance to snowshoe in the lush Cascades, learn to build snow shelters, and bask in the glory of Rainier while having cocoa and snowball fights. At night we'll make sure to bundle up and stay warm in our hut! Dates: Feb 21 – 23 Nights: 2 Difficulty: 2/5 Cost: $215

Spring Break Rock Climbing:

Come climb on the legendary black basalt cliff of Frenchman’s Coulee and sleep among the broad leaf sage of Eastern Washington. We’ll challenge ourselves climbing on real rock during the day and spend the evenings learning to use camp stoves, setting up tents, and enjoying a sky full of stars. Dates: April 4-6 Nights: 2 Difficulty: 1/5 Cost: $175

Spring Break at the Coast:

Hike through Washington’s lush temperate rainforests and spend the day on the beach watching for seals, gray whales, and bald eagles. As the tide goes out we’ll explore majestic sea stacks and find tide pool critters. At night we'll sleep in tents on the sand and make our own meals. Dates: April 11-13 Nights: 2 Difficulty: 1/5 Cost: $215

End of the Year Summit of St. Helens:

After the school year has ended, we’re celebrating the year with a summit of St. Helens. This majestic peak is the perfect way to both challenge yourself, and feel that sense of accomplishment once you make it to the top! Hike through Washington’s geologic history. No hiking experience necessary, this is strenuous walking, we recommend participants be in good physical shape. June 21 -23 Nights: 2 Difficulty: 4/5 Price: $215

*For all of our trips boys and girls will sleep separately & there will be chaperones of each gender.

For additional information, please call 425-395-7640 or you may email us at sammamishyteens@seattleymca.org SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA WINTER 2016/2017 || 43 SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA WINTER 2016/2017 II 43


YMCA OF GREATER SEATTLE Your membership includes access to 13 locations in Greater Seattle, including four on the Eastside! For more information, visit www.seattleymca.org

Facility Locations Eastside Locations BELLEVUE FAMILY 14230 Bel-Red Rd Bellevue, WA 98007 425.746.9900 COAL CREEK FAMILY 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd Newcastle, WA 98059 425.282.1500 SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY 831 228th Ave SE Sammamish, WA 98075 425.391.4840 SNOQUALMIE VALLEY 35018 SE Ridge St Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425.256.3115

Other YGS Locations AUBURN VALLEY 1620 Perimeter Rd Auburn, WA 98001 253.833.2770 DALE TURNER FAMILY 19290 Aurora Ave N Shoreline, WA 98133 206.363.0446 DOWNTOWN SEATTLE 909 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98104 206.382.5010 FAUNTLEROY 9140 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98136 206.935.6000 MATT GRIFFIN 3595 S 188th St SeaTac, WA 98188 206.244.5880 MEREDETH MATTHEWS EAST MADISON 1700 23rd Ave Seattle, WA 98122 206.322.6969 NORTHSHORE 11811 NE 195th St Bothell, WA 98011 425.485.9797

Everyone is welcome. The YMCA of Greater Seattle strengthens communities in King and south Snohomish counties through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Financial assistance is available.

UNIVERSITY FAMILY 5003 12th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105 206.524.1400 WEST SEATTLE FAMILY 4515 36th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126 206.935.6000

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