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Mesa Family YMCA Program Guide 2016 Winter Programs
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Table of Contents The YMCA Cause.................. Page 2 Preschool 0-4..................... Page 3 Gradeschool........................ Page 4-6 Teens.................................. Page 7-8 Adults................................. Page 9-10 Active Older Adults.............. Page 11
JOIN THE YMCA AND BECOME PART OF A COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO HELPING YOU LEARN NEW THINGS AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS AT ANY STAGE IN YOUR LIFE.
A BETTER US MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE: EASY ACCESS
- We have 16 locations along with a partnership with Tucson so no matter where you are the Y is not far.
-State-of-the-art fitness center with locker rooms and family changing area, pool, gymnasium, Amazing Kids child watch, and Club 5-11. - More great amenities at our other locations. Check out www.valleyymca.org
FREE AMAZING KIDS CHILD WATCH FOR FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS - Kids enjoy up to two hours per day of safe, fun, structured activities, including story time, arts and crafts, active kidâ€™s gym and outdoor playtime (facility and weather permitting)- For ages 3mo - 5yrs (must be potty trained)
PROGRAMS FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES
- FREE Youth, Teen, and Family Fitness Center Orientations. -Quarterly FREE Family Fun Nights
ESPECIALLY FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT
-Variety of classes and social activities -Group Exercise classes such as Water Exercises, Aerobics, Stretch, and strength training -Silver & Fit and SilverSneakers Programs
IN THE FITNESS CENTER
Monday-Friday 5:30am-8:00pm Saturday 7:00am-5:00pm Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm
AMAZING KIDS CHILD WATCH HOURS
Monday-Thursday 8:30am-11:30pm & 4:30pm-8:00pm Friday 8:30am-11:30pm Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm Sunday Closed
ROCK CLIMBING WALL HOURS Monday & Thursday 4:30pm-6:30pm
SEASONAL POOL HOURS Pool will open again in April!.
CLUB 5-11 HOURS
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm Friday Closed Saturday Closed Sunday Closed
HOLIDAY FACILITY HOURS
Thanksgiving Closed Christmas Eve 5:30am-1:00pm Christmas Day Closed New Years Eve 5:30am-1:00pm New Years Day Closed Hours may change please view our website for most up-todate hours. www.ValleyYMCA.ORG
- A variety of UNLIMITED group fitness classes - Personal Training (individual or small group) - Free wellness consultations to identify personal health and fitness goals and begin healthy living with the Y. Mesa Family YMCA 207 N Mesa Drive Mesa, AZ 85201 P (480) 969-8166 https://valleyymca.org/mesa
For the most up-to-date information visit www.valleyYMCA.org
For a Better Us
With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, Valley of the Sun YMCA nurtures the potential of every child and teen, improves our community’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. At Valley of the Sun YMCA we are finding solutions. With community partners such as Arizona State University and Dignity Health, we are implementing research-based programs that work. We are providing families in our area with access to essential services such as water safety classes, healthy meals, and quality childcare. We are extending a hand to disenfranchised community members, ensuring all have a place to belong—a place to find essential human connection and be part of a greater purpose. All of these programs, services and initiatives help us to become “a better us.”
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We know our members love to have fun so we designed super saturdays to give you family time to connect with friends and have some fun at the Y. Upcoming SUPER SATURDAYS: Oct. 8
Family Zumba & Pot Luck 9am to 11am
Food & Family Fun 10am to 12pm
Family Field Day! 10am to 1pm
Halloween Party and Trunk or Treat 9am to 1pm
Youth Development (AGES 0-4yrs)
Amazing Kids AGES: 3 months-5 years Amazing Kids is the Y’s free drop-off child watch program you can use while you work out. Your child will enjoy safe, fun, structured, age-appropriate activities including story time, arts and crafts, and outdoor playtime. Sign your child in for up to 2 hours per day! Parents must remain in the building while your child is in the Amazing Kids area. FREE FOR FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS Parent’s Night Out AGES: 3-11 Join us for Parent’s Night Out EVERY 3rd FRIDAY OF THE MONTH! Our youth program specialists will watch your kids while you have a night out. Snacks and activities are provided. Free for Members Non-Member Fee: $15 first child, $5 for additional
Short Sports AGES: 3-5 Your kids will love our instructional sports programs that introduce them to the fundamentals of sports of all sorts! The YMCAs four core values—respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring—are infused into every class so that kids focus on the value of sportsmanship. Member Fee: $9 Non-Member Fee: $27 Junior Suns Recreational Basketball CoEd GRADES: PreK-3 YMCA leagues are the best and most fun around! Coaches work on basic ball handling, passing, shooting and defensive skills while introducing defensive and offensive schemes. Kids will enjoy learning this great game! Member Fee: $39 Non-Member Fee: $113
Ballet AGES: 3-8 Ballet is an essential foundation for all dance. The basics and more are introduced with patience and care, not to mention fun. Member Fee: $30 Non-Member Fee: $50
Mighty Kids AGES: 3-5 Cardio and strength program. Children will participate with a caregiver. Member Fee: Free Non-Member Fee: $10
Youth Development (AGES 5-11yrs) SPORTS
Junior Suns Recreational Basketball CoEd GRADES: PreK-3 YMCA leagues are the best and most fun around! Coaches work on basic ball handling, passing, shooting and defensive skills while introducing defensive and offensive schemes. Kids will enjoy learning this great game! Member Fee: $39 Non-Member Fee: $113 Junior Suns Competitive Basketball CoEd GRADES: 3-12 We have leagues for the more advanced player. This league is highly competitive and welcomes the more serious player, and includes All-Star Competitions with awards at Talking Stick Arena. An end-of-season tournament with all Valley of the Sun YMCAs participating is also part of this program. Member Fee: $79 Non-Member Fee: $155 NFL Flag Football AGES: 5-13 Learn basic footwork, ball handling techniques and fundamental football skills without the risk of heavy contact. Non-Member Fee: $125 Member Fee: $50 Wrestling AGES: 6-18 This program will teach the fundamentals of Folk-Style Wrestling. Each wrestler will learn positive sportsmanship, leadership, hard work, and build confidence on and off the mat. Non-Member Fee: $125 Member Fee: $40 Soccer AGES: 5-11 Designed to encourage participation and to have fun, kids are taught basic game skills such as trapping, dribbling, passing and shooting as well as goalie skills Non-Member Fee: $125 Member Fee: $40
Mighty Kids AGES: 2-5 Cardio and strength program. Children will participate with a caregiver. Closed toed shoes are required. Member Fee: Free Non-Member Fee: $10 Rock Wall AGES: 5-12 Kids, enjoy our awesome rockwall! Donâ€™t forget to wear closed heel/toe shoes, shorts or pants. Swim-suits, dresses, skirts and sandals not allowed. Member Fee: Free Non-Member Fee: $10
Youth Development (AGES 5-11yrs) CHILDWATCH CLUB 5-11 AGES: 5-11 Club 5-11 is a free program where the Y provides a safe environment and takes care of your children while you work out in the facility. We have designed Club 5-11 to keep your children engaged with age-appropriate, educational, and fun activities. See our first page for Club 5-11 hours. FREE Parent’s Night Out AGES: 3-11 Join us for Parent’s Night Out EVERY 3rd FRIDAY OF THE MONTH! Our youth program specialists will watch your kids while you have a night out. Snacks and activities are provided. Free for Members Non-Member Fee: $15 first child, $5 for additional
Winter Break Adventures AGES: 5-11 It’s a holiday, there is no school, and the kids are home. What to do? We have the answer! We offer special holiday programs during Winter Break. Your children will be well taken care of while having fun during those out-of-school hours. Member Fee: $110 Non-Member Fee: $160 SKY-Y OVERNIGHT HOLIDAY CAMP Camp Sky-Y offers the programs for campers to choose from: archery, arts & crafts, ceramics, high ropes, 50-ft. climbing-tower, paintball, giant swing, rappelling, rock climbing, bouldering, digital photography, mountain biking, overnights, day and night hikes, outdoor living skills, canoeing, weekly dance, swimming in the heated pool, games, basketball, field games, volleyball, skit nights, theme based meals and morning chapel. We also offer the YMCA Rag & Leather character development program. 1.800.660.1385 Y-Members Family Weekend: - Date/Time: Saturday, November 19-November 20th; Check-in starts at 10am on Saturday. - Cost: $35/adult, $25/child- includes meals and accommodations for the night (space is limited). - Activities: Archery, Climbing Tower, Arts/Crafts, Ceramics, High Ropes Course, Hiking, Campfire Christmas in the Pines - A Member Family Fun Day: - Date/Time: Saturday, December 10th; Check-in starts at 10am and activities wrap at 5pm. - Cost: $20 per adult, children are free- includes a light lunch and activities. - Activities: Gingerbread houses, cocoa and cookies, holiday crafts, hiking, and a visit from the man in red with a digital photo emailed to parent.
To Register Call 602-404-9622
Youth Development (AGES 5-11yrs) ACTIVITIES
Hip Hop AGES: 5-11 Youth Hip-Hop program will build self-confidence and self-esteem while developing social skills and healthy relationships with other girls and boys. No previous dance experience necessary; each movement will be taught step-by-step. Member Fee: $35 Non-Member Fee: $55 Ballet AGES: 3-8 Ballet is an essential foundation for all dance. The basics and more are introduced with patience and care, not to mention fun. Member Fee: $30 Non-Member Fee: $50
To Register Call 602-404-9622
Teens (12-17) SPORTS
Junior Suns Competitive Basketball CoEd GRADES: 3-12 We have leagues for the more advanced player. This league is highly competitive and welcomes the more serious player, and includes All-Star Competitions with awards at Talking Stick Arena. An end-of-season tournament with all Valley of the Sun YMCAs participating is also part of this program. Non-Member Fee: $155 Member Fee: $79
NFL Flag Football AGES: 5-13 Learn basic footwork, ball handling techniques and fundamental football skills without the risk of heavy contact. Member Fee: $40 Non-Member Fee: $125 Wrestling AGES: 6-18 This program will teach the fundamentals of Folk-Style Wrestling. Each wrestler will learn positive sportsmanship, leadership, hard work, and build confidence on and off the mat. Member Fee: $40 Non-Member Fee: $125
Weekend Warrior AGES: 16+ This 1.5hr long class is designed to push you to your limits. Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, participants will use strength and cardio endurance training methods to increase their fitness level. Members â€“ Free Non-Member Fee: $10 Fit Teens 1 AGES: 8-13 Teens will participate in learning age appropriate fitness routines to help them develop strong, healthy bodies. Member Fee: Free Non-Member Fee: $10 Fit Teens 2 AGES: 14-18 Teens will participate in learning age appropriate fitness routines to help them develop strong, healthy bodies. This age group will also explore healthy lifestyle options and some weight lifting. Member Fee: Free Non-Member Fee: $10 Rock Wall AGES: 5-12 Kids, enjoy our awesome rockwall! Donâ€™t forget to wear closed heel/toe shoes, shorts or pants. Swim-suits, dresses, skirts and sandals not allowed. Member Fee: Free Non-Member Fee: $10
To Register Call 602-404-9622
Teen Leaders Club AGES: 12-18 Offered at branches valley wide, the Leaders Club invites youth ages 12-18 to attend weekly meetings and quarterly gatherings. Participants must be committed to being a positive force in their communities, and engaging in activities that develop the spirit, mind and body. This FREE program is available throughout the academic school year. Member Fee: $FREE
Do something good! With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, Y volunteers give men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
Healthy Living (Adults)
Group fitness classes are among the most popular exercise programs offered by the YMCA. Whether youâ€™re a beginner or a disciplined athlete, we have a wide variety of classes for all levels. Burn calories, sculpt, shape, and increase muscle tone, all in a friendly, social environment. Build Flexibility - Power Yoga, Group Centergy Build Strength - Group Core, Group Power, Total Body Conditioning, Group Active, Women on Weights, Jump Start, Cardio -Cycle, Group Fight, Y X-Fit Dance -Zumba, Barre
For a full list of our classes, descriptions and schedule visit www.valleyYMCA.org
Healthy Living (Adults) HEALTHY LIVING
One-on-One Personal Training Because fitness needs vary from one individual to another, our YMCA offers personalized training. With years of experience and expert knowledge, a professional, certified trainer works closely with you every step of the way, documenting your progress through a program of variety, progression, and results. Session frequency and length are customized to your goals and busy schedule. Price varies Nutrition Seminars We all need the advice of an expert sometimes, as well as the personal attention that comes with a trainer or coach. The Y offers personal training and coaching to help you set and meet your specific goals, and lead a healthier life. Free Y X-Fit AGES 16+ Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, participants will use strength and cardio endurance training methodes to increase their finess level. Member Fee: $15 Non-Member Fee: $100 Women on Wieghts AGES 18+ This class, led by a Female, Certified Personal Trainer, is designed specifically to help women feel comfortable in the weight room. Leann to use proper form, and spotting techniques. Non-Member Fee: $90 Member Fee: $40
CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Diabetes Prevention Program Prediabetes is a potentially reversible condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes, and 79 million people in the United States are estimated to have it. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, or believe you may be at risk for developing the disease, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you develop a healthier lifestyle and work with you to reduce the risks this condition can pose to your health. Call 602-404-9622 for more information. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA The Y and the LIVESTRONG® Foundation joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The research-based program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Call 602-404-9622 for more information.
Active Older Adults GROUP FITNESS
Silversneakers速 Circuit Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers速 ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. Silversneakers速 Classic Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Silversneakers速 Yoga Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and a final relaxation period will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Silver Start Improve endurance, flexibility, and strength while getting a full-body workout designed just for active, older adults. Meet with your friends twice a week as everyone improves their overall health and well-being. 55+ ALIVE Low impact aerobics designed for the active older adult with emphasis on improving balance, strength and cardiovascular fitness. 55+ Alive Cardio Low impact circuit training designed for the active older adult with emphasis on improving balance, strength and cardiovascular fitness Personal Training Our personal training program helps you develop an exercise program specific to your individual needs, health status, limitations and goals. It also provides you with proper exercise technique, program design and progression to avoid common mistakes and exercise-related injuries. You and your personal trainer can establish realistic and attainable goals in a one-on-one, partner or group setting as you integrate variety into your exercise program to avoid boredom and training plateaus.
For a full list of our classes, descriptions and schedule visit www.valleyYMCA.org
Mesa Family YMCA Welcomes STUDENT CHOICE HIGH SCHOOL
In partnership with the Mesa YMCA, SCHS is offering a Dropout Recovery Program serving students aged 16 to 22 years and have been out of school for at least 30 days. At the Mesa YMCA, a Learning Center has been established for students to work on courses via computer at their own pace and assisted by a Teacher/Mentor. The Learning Center is designed to provide a computer facility to those many students who do not have access to a computer or to the internet, provide a convenient location for students and mentors to meet, provide tutoring and special needs services, and an opportunity for students to gain access to programs offered by the YMCA. SCHS will provide free YMCA membership for every student. Student Choice High School is a North Central Association (AdvancED) accredited alternative high school that serves students who are having difficulty finding success in a traditional school setting. Our mission is to educate and graduate students who have not been successful in a traditional high school setting. Typically, our students leave the traditional schools because of poor attendance, health/medial issues, behavior problems, family obligations, or credit deficiencies. Our belief is that all students can learn, but some may need more time or a more flexible schedule. We offer a “work at your own pace” program which gives the student additional time to complete classes, if needed. With Open Enrollment we enroll students throughout the year.
Social Responsibility DROWNING PREVENTION
We offer free and reduced-cost swim lessons, water safety and drowning awareness education programs for youth and adults most in need.
CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP
The Y is closing the academic achievement gap with pilot programs that improve students’ educational readiness, engagement and outcomes, and contribute to their personal growth. We have programs that range from infancy to early adulthood.
Y-ACHIEVERS PROGRAM This program helps youth seeking alternative education, leadership development, or internship opportunities. REACH AND RISE MENTORING We also offer a signature mentoring program that connects at-risk youth with a positive role model who offers advice, leadership and positive approaches to overcoming risk factors. All of our mentors complete an in-depth training before they are paired with a mentee.
REDUCING CHRONIC DISEASE
We offer financial assistance, subsidized and free memberships to our local military families, seniors and community members in need to provide them with the opportunity to develop a healthy lifestyle through our many wellness programs. YMCA DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where people at risk for diabetes can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce the chances of developing this disease. Research suggests that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by almost 60%.
PREPARING YOUNG ADULTS TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT
We provide free programs such as Teen Leaders Club and workforce development workshops that help build confidence, social skills and self-esteem. We also provide affordable youth sports, after school recreation and summer camp programs that help them build relationships and develop teamwork and sportsmanship.
YOUTH & GOVERNMENT The Youth & Government program is a model legislative program that allows middle and high school students the opportunity to learn the legislative and judicial processes through hands-on conferences and activities. Each December, Youth & Government students take over the Arizona State Capitol building to debate bills, elect program leadership, and work together to resolve the issues facing Arizona.
TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM Leadership and academic enrichment programs, along with our dedicated efforts to close the academic achievement gap for low-income youth, ensure that every child has an opportunity to envision and pursue the best possible future.
SERVING OUTSIDE OUR WALLS
The Valley of the Sun YMCA carries out its mission in the communities that it serves even when there is not a facility present. There are many volunteer programs and community programs for youth, adults and seniors that happen all across the Valley.
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The Valley of the Sun YMCA is a cause-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable programs and services to benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds in our community. With financial assistance, eligible kids and families find the assets they need in YMCA programs like membership, youth sports, swim lessons, child care, before/after school programs, summer camp, teen leadership, and so much more.
CHECK OUT ALL 16 BRANCHES OF THE VALLEY OF THE SUN YMCA Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA 1030 East Liberty Ln. Phoenix, 85048 (480) 759-6762 Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA 1655 W. Frye Rd. Chandler, 85224 (480) 899-9622 Copper Basin Family YMCA 28300 N. Main St. San Tan Valley, 85143 (480) 882-2242 Desert Foothills Family YMCA 34250 N. 60th St. Scottsdale, 85266 (480) 596-9622 East Valley-Ross Farnsworth Family YMCA 1807 S. Sunview Mesa, 85206 (480) 649-9622 Flagstaff Family YMCA 1001 N. Turquoise Dr. Flagstaff, 86001 (928) 637-6590 Glendale/Peoria Family YMCA 14711 N. 59th Ave. Glendale, 85306 (602) 588-9622 Legacy Foundation Chris-Town YMCA 5517 N. 17th Ave. Phoenix, 85015 (602) 242-7717 Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA 350 N. 1st Ave. Phoenix, 85003 (602) 257-5138 Maryvale Family YMCA 3825 N. 67th Ave. Phoenix, 85033 (623) 873-9622 Mesa Family YMCA 207 N. Mesa Dr. Mesa, 85201 (480) 969-8166 Northwest Valley Family YMCA 12450 W. Cinnabar Ave. El Mirage, 85335 (602) 688-5335 Scottsdale/PV Family YMCA 6869 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, 85254 (480) 951-9622 Southwest Valley Family YMCA 2919 N. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, 85395 (623) 935-5193 Tempe Family YMCA 7070 S. Rural Rd. Tempe, 85283 (480) 730-0240 Yuma Family YMCA 1917 W. 32 St. Yuma, 85364 (928) 317-0522 CAMP SKY Y 5725 S. Senator Hwy. Prescott, AZ 86303 (800) 660-1385
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