LEARN gROw THRiVE BEDFORD-STUYVESANT YMCA wiNTER/SpRiNg 2013 Bedford-stuyvesant yMCa 1121 Bedford avenue Brooklyn, ny 11216 P 212-912-2280 ymcanyc.org/bedstuy
wHY wE’RE HERE for youtH deveLoPMent
nurturing the potential of every child and teen
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Improving our community’s health and well-being
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Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the YMCA, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. In neighborhoods across the five boroughs, the YMCA is a leading voice on health and well-being. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, nearly 400,000 youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body. The YMCA has been listening and responding to New York City’s most critical social needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.
We’re Here for Good. It’s been the signature phrase of New York City’s YMCA since early 2008, and it describes the Y’s commitment to building the foundations of—and strengthening—our communities, through nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving community health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors. We’re here for you and your family. We’re here for the community. We’re here for good.
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EVERYONE iS wELCOME We’re proud to ensure that the yMCa is accessible to everyone, and we never want anyone to be turned away for an inability to pay. don’t hesitate to ask about financial assistance for programs or membership. We’re happy to help. We’re able to open our doors to all thanks to a community of generous supporters to our annual Strong Kids Campaign. Contributions to Strong Kids enable us to offer a number of our programs and services at low or no cost, and to make assistance available to make participation affordable. The Y is more than a membership card. We’re bigger than the programs we offer in our facility or around the community. Will you help us as a donor or volunteer fundraiser to ensure that everyone can be a part of the Y? For more information on how to get connected to our Strong Kids Campaign, please contact Debbie McFarlane-Khan, Executive Administrative Assistant at 212-912-2280 ext 4006 or email@example.com.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT Y iNFORMATiON staff LIstInG
Anderson Seales aquatics director x4003, firstname.lastname@example.org Florace Alleyne assistant Business Manager x4013, email@example.com Debbie McFarlane-Khan executive assistant x4006, firstname.lastname@example.org Alvin Moonesar assoc. exec. dir. of Busines operations x4012, email@example.com
Felix Gonzalez Building Manager x4014, firstname.lastname@example.org
Areial Mathis Membership/Communications Coord. x4001, email@example.com
Dordy Jourdain executive director x4010, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominic Smith oasas Programs director x4023, email@example.com
Fabiola Francisque Healthy Lifestyles director x4011, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jawaan Ramsay teen director x4008, email@example.com
Sonia Atherly Membership/Marketing director x4007, firstname.lastname@example.org
Makeetah Cochy youth and family director x4004, email@example.com
Board of ManaGers Judith Aarons olurotimi Akinnouye Milovan Blair Reginald Butts Kelvin o. Diamond Clara Felix Janelle Greene Daniel Hobson
HoNoRARY BoARD MEMBERS Natasha A. Holiday Esosa V. Ighodaro Kassandra King Dr. Reginald Manning Christopher Montgomery Jonathan Nelson Naima oyo Samantha L. Pitre
Rochelle Ross Shalei V. K. Simms Jumaane Stewart Kay Wilson Stallings Kim Williams Clark Camille Joseph Varlack
Hours of oPeratIon
Monday-friday: 5:30am–11:00 pm
Christmas Eve Monday, 12/24 7:00 am-3:00 pm Christmas Day Tuesday, 12/25 CLoSED New Years Eve Monday, 12/31 7:00 am-3:00 pm New Year’s Day Tuesday, 1/1 7:00 am-3:00 pm
saturday-sunday: 7:00am–8:00 pm
teen Hours Monday-Thursday 3:00 pm-6:00 pm Friday (Teen Center) 3:00pm-9:00pm Saturday-Sunday
7:00 am-8:00 pm
Teri Coaxum Sharloma Coppage Wynetta Erwin Rochelle A. Ross Hon. Ruth E Smith Arthur Square Dan Weiner
Easter Sunday, March 31 7:00 am-3:00 pm (on these holidays, group exercise classes will not be available.)
Contact us Phone: (212) 912-2280 / (718) 789-1497 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: ymcanyc.org/bedstuy Facebook: Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Mobile App:YMCA of Greater NY
adult Wellness Programs . . . . . . . . . . . .9-13 family Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-18 youth and teen Programs . . . . . . . . . .20-27 Membership Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 4 | Bedford-stuyvesant yMCa WInter/sPrInG 2013
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2013 sessIon & reGIstratIon dates SESSIoN 1 REGISTRATIoN DATES Members: 12/15 Non-Members: 12/22 Session 1 Dates Wednesday, 1/2-Sunday, 2/24/2013 SESSIoN 2 REGISTRATIoN DATES Members: 2/16 Non-Members: 2/23 Session 2 Dates Monday, 2/25-Sunday, 4/28/2012 SESSIoN 3 REGISTRATIoN DATES Members: 4/13 Non-Members: 4/20 Session 3 Dates Monday, 4/29 -Sunday, 6/23/ 2012 SESSSIoN 4 REGISTRATIoN DATES Members: 6/8 Non-Members:6/15 Session 4 Dates Monday, June 24-Sunday, August 18
gET ENgAgED We know first hand how difficult it can be to find balance in life. that’s why we’re here with you every day, making sure that you, your family and our community have the resources and support needed to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your participation will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but in your community too. Here are some of the ways you can get involved. MEMBERSHip Join the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA and become part of a community committed to helping you and your kids learn, grow and thrive. Y members receive full access to the facility’s Fitness Center, Gym and Locker rooms; priority registration for classes and programs; discounts on classes and programs with a fee; and six guest passes each year to share with friends.
fees Membership types
yMCaCitywide Joiner’s fee*
Youth (up to 11)† . . . . . . .$90/yr . . . . . . . . . .n/a . . . . . . . . . . . Teen (12 - 17) . . . . . . . . .$125/yr . . . . . . . . .n/a . . . . . . . . . . . -
The option for a citywide membership allows you to use any of the other YMCA’s in the City, each of which offers quality facilities and programs.
Student** . . . . . . . . . . . . .$40/mos . . . . . .$78/mos . . . . . . . .$75
CHiLD wATCH (ages 6mos-7yrs)
Senior (65+) . . . . . . . . . .$40/mos . . . . . .$78/mos . . . . . . . .$75
Do you need someone to look after your child while you work out? We’re here for you! You may bring your child (for a maximum of two hours per day) to the YMCA Child Watch Program. Kids will enjoy creative play in a fun, safe environment with responsible YMCA staff members. This is a free service available to members only. Please call Child Watch at extension 4005 to register 24 hours in advance.
Family I*** . . . . . . . . . . . .$59/mos . . . . . .$114/mos . . . . . . .$75
Monday-Friday 9am-12pm & 6pm-9pm Saturday 10am-1pm
Adult (18 - 64) . . . . . . . .$49/mos . . . . . .$97/mos . . . . . . . .$75
Family II**** . . . . . . . . . .$85/mos . . . . . .$172/mos . . . . . . .$75
*City-wide joiners fee is $125 **Any age, full time, 12+ credits, must bring copy of transcript
***1 Adult and kids under 18 years, living in the same household ****2 Adults and kids under 18 years, living in the same household †Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using the facility
VOLUNTEER OppORTUNiTiES When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. As a program volunteer, board member or Strong Kids Campaign fundraiser, you can make a difference for our Y and the community as a whole.
JOB OppORTUNiTiES Visit ymcanyc.org/careers for open positions in our staff family at the YMCA or at one of more than 100 sites throughout the five boroughs and at our New York YMCA Camp upstate.
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ymcanyc.org/center name ymcanyc.org/bedstuy online registration Instructions Have your member number ready. It is in the lower right hand corner of your membership card above the barcode. If you do not have your card handy, we can email it to you in step 3, or you can call the Welcome Center at 212-912-2280. 1. Go to www.ymcanyc.org/bedstuy. 2. Select online Registration, which is located at the top left hand corner of the page. The log in page will appear. 3. If you are a member and have used our online services before, select SIGN INTo YoUR ACCoUNT. If you are a member and have never used our online services, select CLAIM MY ACCoUNT. otherwise, select CREATE YoUR ACCoUNT. 4. once you have signed in, go to the box marked FIND PRoGRAMS. Select the branch where you are interested in registering, select the age group, and select a category, then click FIND PRoGRAMS. 5. Click on the class that you are interested in registering for, then select the day and time. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on ADD CLASSES To CART. 6. If you are registering for a child, click on the drop down and specify the participant. Then click UPDATE PARTICIPANT to select the class. 7. If you are finished shopping, click PRoCEED To CHECK oUT. Enter your credit card information and click CoNTINUE. 8. Review your order, then click SUBMIT to complete your order. Select the submit button oNCE to prevent multiple charges. You will receive a payment confirmation email once your registration /payment is complete.
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DiSCOVER wELLNESS gENERAL iNFORMATiON
How do you define wellness? Whatever your goals, the Y is ready to support you on your journey toward improved health. PLease ConsuLt your PHysICIan Before startInG an eXerCIse ProGraM. Printed class and room schedules are available at the Member services desk. Cardiovascular Center
Hours of Operation Monday - friday saturday-sunday
youth and teen hours Monday - thursday friday (teen Center) saturday & sunday
3:00pm-6:00pm 3:00pm-9:00pm 7:00am-8:00pm
Note: Locker rooms will stay open until 11:00pm weekdays and 8:00pm weekends. Lockers must be locked and the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
general Facility • Pool—25 yards • Basketball court • Aerobic Room • Indoor running track • Free weight room • Cardio center • Child watch room (for family membership) • Spin studio • 2 Multi-Purpose Rooms-Community and Pfizer Room
45 pieces of state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment. Fully integrated touch screen machines allow each user to interface with TV, iPod, and multiple workout options.
Full Line of Strength Training Equipment The Free Weight Room is home to over 25 pieces of strength-training equipment.
Spin Studio our new spin studio features bikes by Star Trac that adjust to your height and fitness level.
Locker Rooms We provide 5 locker rooms • Women’s with full half and kit lockers (ages 18 & up) Sauna, steam room and swim suit extractor. • Men’s with full half and kit lockers (ages 18 & up) Sauna, steam room and swim suit extractor. • Girls: children and teens (7-17). • Boys: children and teens (7-17). • Family: 2 private showers and changing stalls (parents must accompany children under 6).
facility updates, schedule changes and reminders at your fingertips!
Meet friends and relax in our newly renovated Member Lounge located outside the Aerobics room on the lower level.
download our Mobile app. YMCA of Greater New York mobile app for iPhone
YMCA of Greater New York mobile app for Droid
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ExERCiSiNg COURTESY Get oriented. Not sure how to use the equipment or what you should be doing? orientations are free for all members!
Just ask. We’re here to help!
If there’s a problem with any of the equipment or the facility, please let a staff person know. If there’s an incident or accident, contact a uniformed staff person immediately.
Be safe. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. (open-toed shoes, over-restrictive or street clothes are not allowed.) Have a spotter help you with free weights. Warm up before and cool down after exercise. Make sure you’ve had enough to eat and drink before exercising to prevent dizziness or lightheadedness. If you are experiencing dizziness, pain or unusual discomfort at any time, stop the exercise and ask staff for help.
Help us keep the y clean. Wipe off equipment after each use. Return all equipment when finished with it. Take your personal items with you. Remove the plates from lifting bars when you’re done. Don’t bring food, open containers or coffee cups into the center.
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Give others a turn. The equipment is here for everyone to use. Please respect the 30-minute time limit on cardio equipment if others are waiting, and follow any posted sign-up procedures.
storing your stuff. Lockers in the Cardio center are only meant for your personal items while you are in the Y. Items may not be left overnight.
youth are welcome after completing an orientation and submitting a signed parental consent form. (ages 12-17) Monday-Thursday 3-6pm Friday(Teen Center) 3p-9p Saturday & Sunday 7am-8pm 9. Get personal. Personal trainers are available. Ask a staff person for more information.
10. Hang it up. For your safety and in consideration for others, please refrain from cell phone use while in the fitness facilities.
aduLt/oLder aduLt WeLLness ProGraMs How do you define wellness? Whatever your goals, the y is ready to support you on your journey toward improved health. PLease ConsuLt your PHysICIan Before startInG an eXerCIse ProGraM. Fitness Orientation
New to the Y? We offer a complimentary fitness orientation with our qualified healthy lifestyles staff for all new members. This is an introduction to our cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Appointments can be scheduled at the Member Services Desk. (Must receive approval from Healthy Lifestyles Director for members under 18 yearsof age.)
Looking for a new challenge or need some additional motivation? A certified YMCA Personal Trainer can be just what you need. our trainers will evaluate your health history and lifestyle to design a program that will specifically meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. Must be 18 years or older to participate. # Sessions 1 5 10
Y personal Fitness program
If you’ve been thinking about exercising but don’t know where to begin, the Y Personal Fitness Program is for you. It’s designed for those new to exercising or those who haven’t exercised for some time and want instruction, support, and motivation. The Y Personal Fitness Program will help you develop and maintain a physically active lifestyle to meet your own personal needs and goals. The 12 week program includes four sessions with a Y Personal Fitness Coach. Please sign up for Y Personal Fitness at our Membership Desk. This program is FREE for all YMCA members.
Non-Member introductory 5-pack: $375 All personal training sessions are one (1) hour in length.
Buddy Packages Train with a friend and split with a friend! # Sessions 1 5 10 Per Person $38 $178 $338
small Group training (for groups of 3) # Sessions Per Person
Blood pressure Screenings Free Stop by our office for blood pressure screenings to check up on your health. Free (For appointments contact Fabiola Francisque, Healthy Lifestyles Director at 212-912-2291 or email@example.com.)
Body Fat Analysis Free
personal Training Session Cancellations & polices A client may cancel directly with the trainer without penalty by giving 24 hours notice. If notice is not given within a 24-hour period, the client will be charged for the session. All sessions are valid for one year from date of purchase. only YMCA training staff are permitted to conduct personal training sessions within the facility.
our trainers are available to conduct a body fat analysis for members. For an appointment contact Fabiola Francisque, Healthy Lifestyles Director at 212-912-2291 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bedford-stuyvesant yMCa WInter/sPrInG 2013 | 9
gROUp ExERCiSE all adult exercise Classes are free for yMCa members! non-members may purchase a day pass to participate in group exercise classes.
Zumba® - Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program.
punk Rope - A high energy, fun fitness class combining rope jumping with a wide variety of creative conditioning drills. Beginners are welcome and ropes are provided.
Total Body Conditioning – A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using hand-held weights.
Club Dancing - The rhythm and energy of a night club in a dance class. Dancehall reggae styles are combined for beginning and advanced dancers alike. Reggae and soca beats give you freedom of motion, and spirit as well as a great workout.
Cardio Kickboxing - This high energy class combines muscle conditioning with kickboxing combinations of punches and kicks in a variety of drills, exercises, and selfdefense techniques. Boot Camp - An efficient circuit training workout that challenges your entire body, utilizing calisthenics such as pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises. Core Training - This class focuses on abdominal, back and core muscle training and stabilization to improve the body’s overall functional strength. Runners Club – Designed to get groups of YMCA members together outside for a fun run. Groups are based on ability. Emphasis on safety and fun. Hi-Lo Aerobics - An energizing workout that combines both high and low impact movements. Modifications will be shown so participants can choose their own levels of intensity and impact. Mat pilates – Based on original Pilated techniques, this class is designed to restore muscular balance,improve posture, helps prevent injury, and builds strength and flexibilty. All levels welcome. Kettlebells® - This is a total body workout that blends highly effective techniques for improving muscular strength, endurance,total body coordinated movements and cardiovascular conditioning. Each movement and progression is taught with an emphasis on safety, highlighting essential body alignment. Spinning® - A great cardio workout of simulated road bike riding to energizing music, appropriate for all fitness levels. Beginners Step -A class utilizing platforms, incorporating various up and down stepping patterns in a low impact setting. Advanced Step - This high intensity workout is filled with advanced choreography that uses every angle of the step platform. Prior step training is advised.
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Triple Body Burn - This high intensity workout includes 20 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of strength training, and 20 minutes of core work. Cardio Sculpt - Work up a sweat with this intense fusion of cardio drills and strength training.
Group exercise ExERCiSE gROUp ExERCiSEgROUp aoa (active older adults) sit fitÂŽ - Get fit while you sit. This chair exercise class involves a combinationof aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels. african dance â€“ Learn traditional African dances, rhythms, and songs from Senegal and Guinea, West Africa. Class components include core strength, flexibility, stamina, and rhythm. This class is open to all levels.
aqua ZumbaÂŽâ€“ Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music,utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic,exciting,effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Hatha yoga - This yoga class integrates postures,breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch,strengthen, and condition. All levels are welcome.
salsa - Learn the basics of salsa including shines and partner-work. This class will have you feeling confident on the dance floor with smooth moves and fancy foot work. Partner preferred but not neccessary.
Prenatal yoga - Expectant mothers will learn to stretch, strengthen,focus and relax. This class helps to prepare you physically and mentally for the experience of childbirth. It is open to women trying to get pregnant as well as post-partum women and their partners.
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Belly dancing - This dance movement class focuses on the FOR YOUTHmuscular DEVELOPMENT: core muscles, emphasizing isolations. Dance to Middle EasternÂ‡ rhythms whileTEENS learning traditional movements YMCA GLOBAL and combinations. Â‡ YOUTH AMBASSADORS PROGRAM Â‡
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afro-Caribbean dance - Learn traditional African dances with a twist ofFOR Caribbean flairRESPONSIBILTY: in this multi-level class which SOCIAL is sure to keep you moving and having fun. YMCA TRAINING & INTERNSHIP aqua exerciseÂ‡ â€“ An instructional class of PROGRAM aerobic movements Â‡ water, YMCA ALTERNATIVE BREAKS performed in the to improve body Â‡ YMCA AND THE UNITED NATIONS conditioning,cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility.
aqua Jog - This unqiue exercise class takes place in the For more information contact Gica at 212-875-4336 or email@example.com water, utilizingDio floatation devices to allow â€œjoggingâ€? in the deep water. Nowww.internationalymca.org swimming experience required, but participants should be comfortable being in deep water.
vinyasa yoga - Flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together by an emphasis on breathing technique. tai Chi â€“ An ancient form of mind/body exercise that uses purposeful,slow movements in a form of meditative exercise for relaxation,health, and self defense. Gentle yoga â€“ Designed to teach basic yoga postures that will enhance flexibility, strength and balance and promote relaxation. Cardio Kickboxing â€“ This high intensity class blends athletic drills with martial arts to create an intense cardiovascular workout.
Capoeira-Capoeria has become one of the biggest trends in fitness, martial arts, and dance. Learn Afro-Brazilian martial arts techniques that combine dance, music, percussion, songs, self-defense and acrobatics. Members: $120
Ages: 18 and up
Beginning January 2, 2013 Location: Community Room
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pARKiNSON’S gROUp The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA, in association with Brooklyn Parkinson Group and Kings County Hospital are now offering a free exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. The Fitness for PD program aims to address general fitness goals with a concentration on the specific challenges of people with Parkinson’s disease. The class includes stretching, aerobic exercise, balance training, and strength training with a combination of free weights, Therabands, and resistance training equipment. The Fitness for PD program is supervised by certified fitness instructors who adapt exercises to participants’ individual abilities in a friendly encouraging environment. Medical history and medical clearance forms are required prior to beginning the program but new participants are encouraged to observe a class and class leaders can help with any questions about getting started. For more information and to register, please call 718-522-1572 or 718-270-7371. Mondays and Fridays 1:30-3:00pm
DiABETES pREVENTiON pROgRAM The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program gets to the root of the diabetes epidemic by helping those at high risk of developing the disease make lifestyle changes. The program focuses on healthy eating, increased physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight. Participants in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program meet in a classroom setting as a group with a trained YMCA lifestyle coach for 16 core session to learn and practice lifestyle skills. During the session they learn how to make healthier food choices, how to incorporate more physical activity into their daily routine and how to manage a healthy weight. After the initial 16core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help maintain their progress. For more information, contact Fabiola Francisque, Healthy Lifestyles Director at 212-912-2291 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ADULTS AqUATiCS pROgRAMS The YMCA’s swim lessons works to build on student’s aquatic skills, while enhancing self-confidence and well-being. Classes wil run in eight week cycles there are 6 cycles annually. The YMCA swim program has five components: Personal Safety:Students learn to be safetyy conscious in and around the water. The informatiion forms the basis of accident prevention. Survival skills, self-rescue and boating safety are taught. Personal Growth: In learning new skills students build self-esteem. They also learn the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety. Stroke Development: Students are taught through stroke techniques. Paddling skills, treading, floating, basic rescue skills, and safety using lifejackets are among those taught. Water Games: Games are used to enhance skills learned. Retrieving objects underwater and passing a ball are examples of what is taught. Rescue: Students learn safety techniques-knowing when to yell for help, being able to go to an adult for assistance, reaching and throwing assists. Students progress through a scientifically-based nationally YMCA cirriculum that incorporates the five components. adults ages 18 years and older Each skill level builds on the preceding level, with seven levels covering all the strokes, diving fundamentals, and safety drills. aduLts sWIM InstruCtIons Classes not meeting the minimum number of participants will be cancelled or combined with another class similar in skills.(SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT To CHANGE) Beginners This class is for adults who don’t feel at ease in the water or who have never participated in swimming lessons. Non-swimmers are taught basic swimming skills like the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle, water safety, and tread water for a minimum of 30 seconds.
Advance This is a class for adults who are comfortable in the water and who would like to work on stroke development and endurance. It is perfect for those who have limited swimming skills,who would like to improve their techniques and tread water for 2 minutes.
Members: $135 non-Members: $180
Members: $135 non-Members: $180
tuesday thursday saturday sunday
7:30pm-8:30pm 7:30pm-8:30pm 2:30pm-3:30pm 12:00pm-1:00pm
intermediate This is the initial intermediate skills. Adults at this level review previously learned skills and refine their crawl and back strokes and floating skills. They also learn underwater swimming skills. Elementary back strokes are introduced at this level. Adults must be able to swim the length of the pool front and back crawl, sidestroke and tread water for 1 minute at the end of this level. Members: $135 non-Members: $180 tuesday thursday saturday sunday
7:30pm-8:30pm 7:30pm-8:30pm 2:30pm-3:30pm 12:00pm-1:00pm Bedford-stuyvesant yMCa WInter/sPrInG 2013 | 13
everyoneâ€™s safety is important to us, especially children. We ask that all abide by our pool guidelines.
street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck
everyone in the pool must wear a swim cap.
Children 8 years old and younger must be within armâ€™s length of a parent/adult guardian when in the pool.
Children between the ages of 9 and 11 must have a parent/adult guardian on the pool deck or viewing area at all times.
all non-swimmers must remain in the shallow area.
any child wearing a flotation device must remain in the shallow area. Backpacks/ bubbles and lifejackets are provided as a flotation device to non-swimmers.
Infants and children who are not fully toilet trained must wear a swim diaper.
Breath holding during any aquatics activity is not allowed as it can lead to person blacking out.
Inflatable rings, balls, noodles or other large pool toys are not permitted.
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10. Instructional swim aids (kick boards/ barbells/pull buoys/noodles) are only for class use. 11. all questions regarding the aquatics policies/procedures should be directed to the aquatics director or executive director. 12. video recorders, cameras, or any other visual recording devices are not allowed within the pool area. 13. users must shower before entering the pool. 14. diving is not permitted. 15. fins are not permitted. 16. Proper bathing attire is required; jeans, shorts, and cutoffs are not allowed. all trunks/bathing suits must have netting. t-shirts are allowed, provided they are white or colorfast. 17. food, gum, and beverages are not allowed in the pool area. Glass bottles are strictly prohibited.
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT YMCA wiNTER/SpRiNg 2013 By appointment only-Contact Anderson Seales, Aquatic Director at 212-912-2280 or email@example.com. ask at the Welcome Center for the private lesson application, fill it out and return to the Wecolme Center staff to be processed.
Private swim Lessons Policy swimmers are allowed in the pool for the duration of their lessons only. If pool scheduling allows, students who wish to swim before or after their lesson must pay the appropriate drop in fee at the Bedford-stuyvesant yMCa Member Welcome Center. Members do not have to pay but they must show proof of membership. no substitution for the registered student is permissible. only the person signed up for the lesson can take the lesson. fees all fees are to be paid in full prior to the session start date. transfer If participant is transferring from another program, please inform anderson seales, aquatic director before booking the lesson. this way the credit amount can be applied to the private lesson fee and you will only pay the difference. Make up Policy the Bedford-stuyvesant yMCa does not supply make ups for missed lessons or late arrivals of the students eXCePt a. Lesson is missed due to pool problems or unscheduled closing of the facility. B. Lesson is missed due to instructorâ€™s absence or tardiness(10 minutes or more). C. student provides a doctorâ€™s note after first cancellation. d. 24-hiour notice is required directly to instructor for cancellation;otherwise session will be lost. Cancellations the Bedford-stuyvesant will reschedule one cancellation during a 5 or 10 week series of lessons if needed as a courtesy. Participants will be given no make-ups or refunds for additional cancellations. sessions all private swim lesson packages must be completed during the session in which they are purchased. sessions expire 90 days after purchase.
Members (1) adult 1/2 hour session
(1) adult 1/2 hour session
(5) adult 1/2 hour sessions
(5) adult 1/2 hour sesssions
(10) adult 1/2 hour sessions $332
(10) adult 1/2 hour sessions $496
(1) adult 1 hour session
(1) adult 1 hour session
(5) adult 1 hour sessions
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(10) adult 1 hour sessions
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faMILy/earLy CHILdHood ProGraMs the Bedford-stuyvesant yMCa creates meaningful experiences for every member of your family. enjoy lower rates on all youth programs and activities and access to free special events with a family membership. family fun for everyone! FAMiLY FiTNESS pROgRAMS
FAMiLY gAME ROOM/COMpUTER LAB
family african dance-Learn traditional African dances, rhythms, and songs from Senegal and Guinea, West Africa. Class warm up includes working on core strength, flexibility,stamina, and rhythmic sensibility. This is a multi-level class; beginner level dancers and up.
The computer lab is a supervised room with computers for use as well as ping pong, board games and cards games. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
family spinning – A cycling class that takes place on stationary bikes will have your family pedaling away to fun music. (We have baby bikes for kids 2 and up). Saturday
FAMiLY RECREATiONAL SwiM Supervised recreational swim for families promises to be a terrific time. An adult YMCA member must accompany children to swim time. Swim caps are required at all times. Children 8 and under must be within arms reach of an adult (18 years and older) in the water. Monday-Sunday 3:30pm-4:55pm Monday-Friday 6:30pm-7:25pm
Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday
FAMiLY EVENTS Here at the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA we understand the important role that a family plays in a child’s development. Each month we host a family event to reinforce that message with fun-filled activities. Join us and have your family meet our family! All events are on the 3rd Saturday from 12pm-2pm in our Community room located on the first floor. For more infomrmation, contact Areial Mathis at ext.4001 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. events schedule January 5
Family Food and Fitness Party
Family Valentine’s Day Party
Family Easter Bonanza
Healthy Kids Day
CHiLD wATCH (ages 6mos-7yrs) Do you need someone to look after your child while you work out? We’re here for you! You may bring your child (for a maximum of two hours per day) to the YMCA Child Watch Program. Kids will enjoy creative play in a fun, safe environment with responsible YMCA staff members. This is a free service available to members only. Please call Child Watch at extension 4005 to register 24 hours in advance. Monday-Friday 9am-12pm & 6pm-9pm Saturday 10am-1pm 16 | Bedford-stuyvesant yMCa WInter/sPrInG 2013
EARLY CHiLDHOOD pROgRAMS Tiny Toes 1 ages 3 years 4 years old Ballet is an essential foundation for all dance.Intermediate skills and more are introduced with patience and care, not to mention fun! Members: $77 non-Members: $124 Location: aerobics room saturdays 11:00am-11:45am
EARLY CHiLDHOOD AqUATiC pROgRAM
ages 6months to 3 years old The primary objective is to get both parent and child comfortable in the water. The child will become aware of the differences between moving through water and on dry land,while the parent will become aware of how to teach his or her child to be safer in and around the water. Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent guides him or her to learn aquatic skills. The child will be exposed to games that use basic movements in the water such as kicking,arm strokes, and breath control. Activities are based on the developmental abilities of the child. pARENT-CHiLD wATER ADJUSTMENT pROgRAM Member: $79 non-Member: $124 Location: shallow end of the pool Parents and/or guardians,please consult your pediatrician prior to taking these classes. Classes not meeting the minimum number of participants will be cancelled or combine with another class similar in skills. (SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT To CHANGE) Shrimp (6-8 months)
This is an introduction to the aquatic environment for parents and their infants. Parents are encouraged to develop appropriate expectations for their children’s performancein the water. They learn basic aquatic safety and have a positive experience with their children that can help them grow closer. saturday 9:30am-10:00am
This level continues to provide aquatic experiences for parents and infants. The infants learn basic water skills and have fun playing with toys and floatation devices. Parents review and learn more about basic aquatic safety. saturday 9:30am-10:00am
inia (13-18months) Children do more independent exploration of the aquatic environment with help from parents. The parents again review and learn additional information about aquatic safety. The program provides opportunities for parentchild teams to socialize with each other. saturday 9:30am-10:00am sunday 10:00am-10:30am
perch (19-36months) Children start moving independently through the water under their parent’s guidance. Parents learn more about aquatic and boating safety,and children begin to learn something about these topics as well. At this point the instructor begins to prepare the children to work directly with an instructor on their own. saturday 9:30am-10:00am sunday 10:00am-10:30am
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pRE-SCHOOL SwiM iNSTRUCTiON for ages: 3 years-5 years the yMCa’s swim lessons work to build on student’s aquatic skills, while enhancing self confidence and well-being. Classes will run in eight week cycles, there are six cycles annually. Classes not meeting the minimum number of participants will be cancelled or combine with another class similar in skills. (sCHeduLes are suBJeCt to CHanGe) Member: $79 non-Member:$124 Location: shallow end of the pool this is a child’s first experience in the pool without parental assistance. the children are taught the basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming. they also learn about pool safety, boating safety, and the use of personal floatation devices. pike
At this level, children usually begin attending classes without their parents. This level helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water, and develop independent movement in the water. It is designed for new swimmers, teaching basic paddle stroke and kicking skills, pool safety, and comfort in holding their faces in the water while blowing bubbles and swimming. Monday 5:00pm-5:45pm Wednesday 4:30pm-5:00pm friday 4:30pm-5:00pm saturday 10:00am-10:30am saturday 10:35am-11:05am sunday 10:35am-11:05am
At this level, beginner children attending classes without their parents. This level helps children develop safe pool behavior,adjust to the water, and develop independent movement in the water. It is designed for new swimmers, teaching basic paddle stroke and kicking skills,pool safety, and comfort in holding their faces in the water while blowing bubbles and swimming. Monday 5:45-6:30pm Wednesday 4:30-5:00pm friday 4:30-5:00pm saturday 10:00-10:30am saturday 10:35-11:05am sunday 10: 35-11:05am
Ray This intermediate beginner level reinforces Eel skills. It is for children who are comfortable in the water. They are taught to flutter kick, dive, float, and perform the progressive paddle stroke. Children can swim across the pool without assistance by the end of this level. Wednesday 4:30-5:00pm friday 4:30-5:00pm saturday 9:30 -10:00am saturday 10:00-10:30am saturday 10:35-11:05am sunday 9: 30-10:00am sunday 10: 00-10:30am sunday 10: 35-11:05am
Starfish At this level children review previous skills, improve stroke skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, and learn to tread water and perform more progressive diving skills. Children can swim across the pool on their front and back without assistance by the end of this level. Wednesday 4:30-5:00pm friday 4:30-5:00pm saturday 9:30-10:00am saturday 10:35-11:05am sunday 9: 30-10:00am sunday 10:00-10:30am
Baby and Me Yoga A great way to bond with your baby! This class is designed to help new parents regain strength and vitality, while incorporating baby in the proces. Also, provides opportunity to build relationships with other parents. Member: $80
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MAKE YOUR MEMORiES AT THE BEDFORD-STUYVESANT YMCA sPaCe rentaLs Want to have that special party for your child or that special someone? Looking for the perfect place to have your baby shower? Look no further than the Bedford-Stuyvesant to provide treasured moments. pool party Rental Enjoy and hour in our heated 25 yard pool with family and friends.Pool parties include 1 hour in the pool and 2 hours in Pfizer room. Prices are based on up to 20 participants in the water. Up to 5 additional participants requires an extra lifeguard at an additional cost of $40. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult(18 years and older). This will count toward your total participants. All participants for the pool activity must wear swim caps. Renter is responsible for all decorations,paper goods,food,cake, and beverages. Please note that set up and clean up are included in the time. *Pool only $225 per hour *Pool with 1 hour room use $400 (up to 20 swimmers)
$425 (21-25 swimmers)
additional room time:$95 per hour availability for pool party rental: saturday and sunday 5:00pm-6:00pm
Room Rental Room rentals are in either our Pfizer room or Community room. Both rooms can host a maximum of 50 people and we provide tables and chairs. A refrigerator is available for use. Renter is responsible for all decorations,paper goods,food,cake and beverages. Please note that set up and clean up are included in the time. Room only $95 per hour availability for room rental: saturday 4:00pm-7:00pm sunday 3:00pm-7:00pm a $50 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a rental, which will be applied towards the rental fee. Ballance due two weeks before your event. accompanied by a copy of the guest list. any additional guests or guest changes must be reported at our Welcome Center before the event is scheduled to start. Contact debbie Mcfarlane-Khan at ext 4006 or at email@example.com for more information.
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YOUTH AND TEEN pROgRAMS the Bedford-stuyvesant yMCa provides after school, day and weekend programming for youths ages 5 to 18 years. We offer a host of programs that promote healthy spirit, mind and body through intellectual, social and recreational activities. the programming objective is to provide tools and resources that enhance children’s individual skills and talents as well as teach young people cultural diversity, and understanding of all people. the yMCa is a safe haven for all youth.
youth fitness Fit Kids Run
Tiny Toes ii
This is a great class for kids who like to move. Your child will learn the basics of running and racing during this class which takes place on our indoor track. Members: free non-Members: free (must have a strong Kids card) Location: track ages:5-12
Ballet is an essential foundation for all dance. The basics and more are introduced with patience and care, not to mention fun! Members: $80 non-Members: $128 Location: Community room ages: 5-6
tuesdays and thursdays
Fun Club Soccer
This class is about moving, staying healthy and having fun while learning the basics of soccer! Members: free non-Members: free (must have a strong Kids card) ages:5-12 Location:Gym
A beginner ballet technique class for ages 7-8. New skills are introduced with patience, care, and lots of fun! Members: $80 non-Members: $128 Location: Community room ages: 7-8 saturdays 10am –10:45am
Active Kids Active kids is a fun way to help kids use their favorite pass time games to get fit and healthy. Members: free non-Members: free (must have a strong kids card) ages:8-14 Location: Class meets in the reception area fridays
Kids Yoga Classes will include breath work, warm ups, asanas, Sun Salutation flows, fun yoga games and more. Students will be encouraged to use their imaginations in addition to balancing skills, strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Members : free non-Members: $79 for 8 week session ages: 5-7 Location: aerobics room saturdays
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Y Healthy Kids Kids will learn to develop healthy lifestyles through fun physical fitness activities and healthy snack-making. Members : free non-Members: free (must have a strong Kids card) Location: Pfizer room ages: 5-12 saturdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm Kids Capoeira Capoeira has become one of the biggest trends in fitness, martial arts, and dance. Learn Afro-Brazilian martial arts techniques that combine dance, music, percussion, songs, self-defense and acrobatics. Members : $80 non-Members: $128 Location:Community room ages: 5-12 saturdays 2pm-3pm
Youth Aerobics This class will aid in the development of your child’s posture, motor coordination, and muscular strength and endurance to provide enhanced overall fitness. Members : free non-Members: free (must have a strong kids card) Location: aerobics room ages: 5-12 Mondays and Wednesdays 5pm – 6pm Zumbatomics Kids ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a FUN, dynamic, exciting and effective fitness program for little ones to enjoy! Members: free non-Members: $80 Location: aerobics room ages: 8-12
Seido Karate i Learn basic punches, strikes, blocks and kicks while gaining focus, strength and coordination. Karate at the Y is all about teamwork, respect and patience—not combat or self-defense. Members: $80 non-Members: $128 Location: aerobics room ages: 5-7 saturdays
5pm – 6pm
Seido Karate ii Learn advanced punches, kicks, strikes, blocks and more. Members: $80 non-Members: $128 Location: aerobics room ages: 8-12 saturdays
Tweens into Fitness This class will aid in the development of your child’s posture, motor coordination, and muscular strength and endurance to provide enhanced overall fitness. Members : free non-Members: free (must have a strong kids card) Location: Class meets in the reception area ages: 9-12 fridays 5pm – 6pm
Youth Aquatic programs
youth ages: 6 to 12 years old
each skill level builds on the preceding level, with seven levels covering all the strokes, diving fundamentals, & safety drills. SCHOOL-AgE SwiM iNSTRUCTiONS Classes not meeting the minimum number of Participants will be cancelled or combine with another class similar in skills. (SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT To CHANGE) The YMCA’s Swim Lessons works to build on student’s aquatic skills, while enhancing self confidence and well-being. Classes will run in eight-week cycles there are 6 cycles annually. The YMCA Swim program has five components: Personal Safety: Students learn to be safety conscious in and around water. The information forms the basis of accident prevention. Survival skills, self-rescue and boating safety are taught. Personal Growth: In learning new skills students build self-esteem. They also learn the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety. Stroke Development: Students are taught through stroke techniques. Paddling skills, treading, floating, basic rescue skills and safety using lifejackets are among those taught. Water Games: Games are used to enhance skills learned. Retrieving objects underwater and passing a ball are examples of is taught. Rescue: Students learn safety techniques – knowing when to yell for help, being able to go to an adult for assistance, reaching and throwing assists. Students progress through a scientifically-based national YMCA curriculum that incorporates the five components.
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polliwog This is the beginning level for school-age children. It gets children acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices, and front and back floating. By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle, and some synchronized swimming and wetball movements. Member:$87 non-Member: $129
polliwog This is the beginning level for school-age children. Students continue the use of flotation devices, and front and back floating. By the end of this level, children swim’s unassisted 10 yards, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle, and some synchronized swimming and wetball movements. Member:$87 non-Member: $129
Monday Wednesday Wednesday friday friday saturday saturday saturday sunday
Monday Wednesday friday saturday saturday saturday sunday
5:00-5:45pm 5:00-5:45pm 5:45-6:30pm 5:00-5:45pm 5:45-6:30pm 11:10-11:55am 12:00-12:45pm 12:50-1:35pm 11: 10 - 11:55am
guppy The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to lead-up strokes to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke. More synchronized swimming and wetball skills are taught, as well as some diving skills. Member: $87 non-Member: $129 Monday Wednesday friday saturday saturday sunday sunday
5:46 -6:31pm 5:46-6:31pm 5:01-5:46pm 11:11 – 11:56am 12:01-12:46pm 12:51-1:36pm 11: 11 - 11:56am
5:45–6:30pm 5:00–5:45pm 5:45–6:30pm 11:10–11:55am 12:00–12:45pm 11:10–11:55pm 12:50–1:35pm
The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to lead-up strokes to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. More synchronized swimming and wetball skills are taught, as well as some diving skills. Member: $87 non-Member: $129 Monday Wednesday friday saturday saturday sunday
5:46–6:31pm 5:01–5:46pm 5:46–6:31pm 11:11–11:56am 12:01–12:46pm 11:11–11:56am
This is the initial intermediate skill. The children further refine the lead-up strokes they have learned as their skills become more like those normally used in swimming. They learn still more synchronized swimming, wetball, and diving skills. Member$87 non-Member: $129
At this point, students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke, and sidestroke, with turns. They are introduced to the butterfly stroke. They continue learning additional synchronized swimming move-ments, wetball skills, and diving skills, and are introduced to the use of mask and fins. Member: $87 non-Member: $129
Wednesday friday saturday sunday saturday sunday
5:45–6:30pm 5:00–5:45pm 1:40–2:25pm 12–12:45pm 1:40–2:25pm 1:05–1:50p
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Monday saturday sunday
5:00-5:45pm 1:40-2:25pm 12:00-12:45pm
At this advanced level, students work on refining their strokes and increasing their endurance. They develop the ability to perform more complex combinations of synchro-nized swimming movements, learn to dive off a one-meter board (if available), and develop better wetball playing skills. Member: $87 non-Member: $129
The students at this level continue to improve their strokes, with starts and turns, and are introduced to the inverted breaststroke, the crawl, and the overarm sidestroke. opportunities are provided for further work on synchronized swimming and wetball playing skills. Member: $87 non-Member: $129
porpoise Club At this final level, students are exposed to a wide range of aquatic experiences through a class and club format. In class these advanced swimmers learn new strokes and rescue skills, as well as develop volunteerism and leadership skills. Through the club, they try various aquatic sports and games, with club members forming smaller groups to explore different aquatic pursuits in more depth. Member: $87 non-Member: $129 Monday saturday sunday
5:45–6:30pm 1:40–2:25pm 1:05-1:50pm
Y Afterschool Academies This program promotes social/emotional learning and academic support, with a foucs on youth. Designed to support but not to replace school day program, the curriculum consists of a variety of academic, recreational and valuesbased, hands-on activities, focusing on literacy, reading and writing. For more information, contact Makeetah Cochy, Youth & Family Director at 212-912-2280 ext 4004 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. the “y” afterschool academies are offered at: P.s.28, P.s.54,P.s.56, M.s. 385 and P.s. 256 Monday-friday 3:00pm-6:00pm
Holiday Camp For kids, being off from school is all about having fun. As a parent, you’d like something more to go along with that fun. For working parents, our Y is ready to take over with a day’s worth of awesome (and structured) games and activities, all led by trained, caring adult staff. Sure beats TV! Mid-Winter recess february 18-february 22, 2013 spring recess
March 25-april 2, 2013
Members: $30/daily non-Members: $40/daily
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piranhas Swim Team September 11, 2012-June 22, 2013
A swim team for boys and girls ages 7-17 who can swim above the Fish level. The team practice four times per week and compete in local, city-wide, and state-wide meets. All participants are required to be members of the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA. All participants must try out to be on the team (by appointments only). Pricing: $825 yearly tuesday thursday friday saturday
5:00pm-6:30pm 5:00pm-6:30pm 7:30pm-9:00pm 8:00am-9:30am
YMCA Day Camp Through programs like Day Camp, we nurture your child’s sense of self-confidence and introduce them to positive, fun experiences that build leadership and social skills. Well-trained, qualified staff serve as a positive role models for campers. Y Day Camp enhances camper’s self-confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills through structured (and fun!) activities. Campers develop a true understanding of diversity in an atmosphere of acceptance and approval of the uniqueness of others. Campers are encouraged to be creative, expressive and learn new skills. Summer learning activities offer fun ways for campers to read and learn over the summer months. All YMCA Day Camp are licensed by the NYC Department of Health and Acccredited by the American Camping Association(ACA).
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Explorers Camp (Ages 5-6yrs.) Members:$308/bi-weekly Non-members:$360/bi-weekly
Swim Camp (Ages 7-9 &10-12 yrs) Members:$300/bi-weekly Non-members:$346/bi-weekly
Dance Camp (Ages7-9 & 10-12yrs.) Members:$300/bi-weekly Non-members:$346/bi-weekly
Sports Camp (Ages 7-9 & 10-12 yrs) Members:$300/bi-weekly Non-members:$346/biweekly
Teen Camp(Ages 13-16yrs) Members:$300/bi-weekly Non-members:$346/bi-weekly
*We accept ACD/HRA, 1199, and TWU Local 100 vouchers. For more information, contact Makeetah Cochy, Youth and Family Director at 212-912-2280 or via email at email@example.com.
Teen Fitness Teen Fitness 101 Tweens and Teens ages 12-17 must participate in a free one hour orientation session designed to introduce them to fitness center etiquette. They will also learn how use the strength training and cardiovascular equipment for a safe and effective workout. Appointments may be scheduled at the Welcome Center. Members : free non-Members: free (must have a strong Kids card) ages: 12-17 Location: fitness Center Mondays and Wednesdays 4pm – 5pm saturdays 11am-12pm
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Teen Aquatic programs teens ages: 13 to 17 years old
The YMCA’s swim lessons work to build on student’s aquatic skills, while enhancing self-confidence and wellbeing. Classes will run in eight week cycles, there are six cycles annually. The YMCA swim program has five components: Personal Safety: Students learn to be safety conscious in and around water. The information forms the basis of accident prevention. Survival skills, self-rescue and boating safety are taught. Personal Growth: In learning new skills students build self-esteem. They also learn the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety. Stroke Development: Students are taught through stroke techniques. Paddling skills, treading, floating, basic rescue skills, and safety using lifejackets are amoing those taught. Water Games: Games are used to enhance skills learned. Retrieving objects underwater and passing a ball are examples of what is taught. Rescue: Students learn safety techniques-knowing when to yell for help, being able to go to an adult for assistance,reaching and throwing assists. Each skill level builds on the preceding level, with two levels covering all the strokes, diving fundamentals, and safety drills. teen sWIM InstruCtIon
Classes not meeting the minimum number of Participants will be cancelled or combine with another class similar in skills. (SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT To CHANGE) teen Beginners
This class is for teens age 13 to 17 who have not had swimming lessons before or who are not comfortable in the water. Basic swimming and water safety skills are taught in a relaxed, fun way. Member:$89 non-Member: $133
This is the Intermediate beginning level for teens. Students continue the use of flotation devices, and front and back floating. By the end of this level, students swim’s unassisted 10 yards, treat water for 30 seconds minimum, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle, and some synchronized swimming and wetball movements. Member: $89 non-Member: $133
This is a class for teens who are comfortable in the water and who would like to work on stroke development and endurance. It is perfect for those who have limited swimming skills, who would like to improve their techniques and tread water for 2 minutes. Member:$89 non-Member: $133 saturday
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Youth/Teen private Swim instruction
By appointment only-Contact anderson seales, aquatic director at 212-912-2280 ext 4003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask at the Welcome Center for the private lesson application, fill it out and return to the Welcome Center staff to be processed. non-Members Members (1) youth 1⁄2 hour session (5) youth 1⁄2 hour sessions (10) youth 1⁄2 hour sessions
$34 $150 $283
(1) youth 1⁄2 hour session (5) youth 1⁄2 hour sesssions (10) youth 1⁄2 hour sessions
$53 $234 $442
(1) youth 1 hour session (5) youth 1 hour sessions (10) youth 1 hour sessions
$50 $223 $422
(1) youth 1 hour session (5) youth 1 hour sessions (10) youth 1 hour sessions
$74 $334 $630
Teen programs teen Center After a long week in school come to the Bed-Stuy Y for fun and relaxation. Friday’s at the Y is all about you: Play Video Games, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, or just work out. Teen Center is FREE! Ages 13-17 years. friday 4pm-9pm
teens take the City This is your opportunity to get involved in your community. Crime, violence, and poverty are just a few problems that we face in Bed-Stuy on a daily basis. We will work together to address these problems and find solutions. It’s time for action. Wednesday 3:00pm-4:30pm
youth and Government You have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get involved in issues affecting you and your community. Find out how the state government works and if you have what it takes to be a Lawyer, Politician, or Member of the Press. Then take over the Albany State legislature for a weekend and find solutions to our toughest problems. Wednesday 4:30pm-6:00pm
Leaders Club Do you know one thing all successful people have in common? Great leadership skills. The Leaders Club can help you develop the skills you need to do well in school, at a job, or in sports. Success starts here! friday 4:00pm-5:30pm
CIt Program The Counselor-In-Training program gives you the skills needed for future employment. Public speaking, time management, and teaching skills are some of the area that we help you improve in. Through programs like Counselor-In-Training, we nurture teens’ sense of self-confidence and introduce them to the concept of professionalism in a supportive environment. Monday-friday 3:30pm-6:00pm
Game room/Computer Lab our Computer Lab serves as a virtual learning space for students, and as a resource to members of the community. We also offer board games and ping pong for kids 6 yrs and up. friday 6:00pm-9:00pm saturday-sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
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Y-MVP is a digital game system that motivates teens to increase their level of physical activity. The system prompts participants to complete and report physical activities. As they report completed activities, they earn badges, take on challenges and win prizes.
Who can use the kiosks? Anyone between the ages of 13 and 17 can log on to the kiosk and play, as long as they have a Y membership or Strong Kids card.
EXERCISE, SHARE, HAVE FUN! WE WILL REWARD YOU FOR THAT. Y-MVP IS A DIGITAL GAME that challenges you to be more active, and rewards your effort. If you are between 13 and 17 years old, log in at a Y-MVP kiosk using your Y membership card or Strong Kids Card. As you play, youâ€™ll quickly unlock surprising badges and fun challenges that lead to real prizes.
Who is the Y-MVP coordinator at my branch? Y-MVP MORE THAN GAME, FabiolaIS Francisque is the A Y-MVP point ITâ€™S A COMMUNITY. person for the Bedford-Stuyvesant Y. A public TIMELINE AND LEADERBOARD will share your accomplishments with other players, Who is in charge of distributing and you may cross post to your favorite social media sites. rewards?
If asked about an WAITING earned reward or prize, WHAT ARE YOU FOR? please have the teen TODAY! sign his or her name BECOME A Y-MVP
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My father was picking up some groceries. He was mistaken for somebody else, and he was shot three times. If there had never been a Y in my life, I would probably just be one of the kids who are always outside every day.
WHAT MORE COULD I ASK FOR? Zaire Long, 17 Junior, High School for Language and Diplomacy McBurney YMCA | Manhattan
I would be one of those confused teenagers doing nothing with their lives. Our generation acts the way we act because we need some type of guidance and authority in our lives. The Y helps provide that guidance. The Y gave me something to do. I have responsibilities and duties to carry out. I have so many things to do as borough president of Teens Take the City, sometimes too many. But what more could I ask for?
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The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign is a challenge to the people of New York City. Letâ€™s unlock the potential of our greatest natural resource: our youth. /HWÂľVOHYHOWKHÂ˝HOGRIRSSRUWXQLW\VRWKDW every kid gets the chance to exercise his or her talents, or start a new business, or discover DQLQQHUVWUHQJWKRUUXQIRURIÂ˝FH Letâ€™s show New York kids that the adults they see on the sidewalks, in the taxis, and on the subways really care about them. And are willing to do something about it.
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We need these kids as much as they need us. Letâ€™s let them know what they mean to us.
Give to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and you are contributing to the future of New York City.
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NEW YORK CITYâ€™S YMCA, 5 WEST 63RD STREET, 6TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10023, (212) 630-9648 YMCANYC.ORG MISSION STATEMENT New York Cityâ€™s YMCA is a community service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.
JOiNiNg THE CAUSE MEMBERSHip iNFORMATiON MIssIon
The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.
Cancellation of membership requires a fifteen (15) day written notice prior to the monthly draft date.
PoLICy of non-dIsCrIMInatIon YMCA membership is available to all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or financial circumstances. The YMCA welcomes families and persons of all ages, income levels, and physical conditions with an emphasis on responsibility and self-improvement.
MeMBersHIP Guarantee Membership in the YMCA is fully guaranteed. Members who are not completely satisfied with their YMCA membership are entitled to a refund of any unused portion of their membership. Joiner fees are not refundable.
MeMBersHIP Cards MEMBERSHIP CARD The Branch membership card must be presented and scanned in order to gain access into a YMCA facility. PRoGRAM CARD Program members will be issued a card granting them YMCA access for their program. This card must be presented and scanned for access into the YMCA facility and/or a specific program. LoST CARDS Please let us know if your card is lost or stolen. There is a fee to issue a replacement card.
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MeMBersHIP transfer Membership and program privileges are not transferable from one person to another. Membership may be transferred from one branch to another within the YMCA of Greater New York.
MeMBersHIP HoLds/freeZe Members may put their membership on hold for 1–3 months during any calendar year. All membership privileges will be suspended while your membership is on hold. Requires a fifteen (15) day prior written notice.
PayMent oPtIons & InforMatIon • Membership dues must be up-to-date in order to use facility. • Rates and schedules are subject to change. • Membership may be paid in full by cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards. • Monthly payments are payable by credit card or bank draft only (excluding Discover). There is no cash option for monthly payments. • If a check or an automatic draft is returned a service fee of $15.00 will be added to the payment amount.
LOCKER, SAUNA & STEAM ROOM ETiqUETTE Locker Room Etiquette 1)
full and half lockers are for day use only and are free. they should be emptied after every use plus secure lockers. safe boxes are also available free of charge at the Welcome Center
Members must bring their own locks. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Kit Lockers are the only lockers that may be locked overnight. all other lockers will be clipped nightly.
Kit Lockers are available for an annual fee of $65.00
there are 5 locker rooms: Women’s Locker room (18 years and older) Girls’ Locker room (ages 7-17 years) Men’s Locker room (18 years and older) Boys’ Locker room (ages 7-17 years) family Locker room (ages 6 months - 6 years with an adult).
yMCa can not assume responsibility for loss or theft of personal property.
Sauna & Steam Room Etiquette 1)
no one under 18 is permitted in the sauna or steam room.
no water or water bottles
no lotions, creams,or oils
no street clothes or shoes
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MEMBERSHip iNFORMATiON Guest and day Passes
LoCKer rooMs & LoCKers
All YMCA members are given 6 complimentary guest passes per year to help introduce the Y to friends and associates. Branch members are welcome to visit other YMCA locations within NYC 10 times per year at no charge. Day passes are available to purchase. Government issued photo ID is required.
• Lockers are available for daily use. Please bring your own lock and secure your belongings when using the facility. Kit lockers are available for an additional fee. Contact the Welcome Center for pricing and locker availability.
CaMera PoLICy For the privacy and security of all—especially our kids and teens—we do not allow any photo or video recording without permission from the Executive Director, Dordy Jourdain.
• our Family locker room is a good alternative for parents who wish to accompany their child/children.
yMCa “aWay” PoLICy AWAY (Always Welcome at the YMCA) As a YMCA member, you have access to YMCAs across the country and around the world. You must present a valid YMCA ID to be eligible to use AWAY privileges. Call ahead to check on individual branch policies.
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN THE Y! REFER YOUR FRIENDS TO THE YMCA AND IF THEY JOIN, YOU’LL RECEIVE A MEMBER REWARD CARD FOR FREE Y GEAR. VISIT THE MEMBER SERVICE DESK FOR A REFERRAL FORM AND MORE INFORMATION.
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OUR Y COMMUNITY At the YMCA, creating a safe and welcoming environment is a team effort. We ask everyoneâ€”staff, members and guestsâ€”to follow our Code of Conduct, which is based on our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. 1. Speaking in respectful tones; refraining from the use of vulgar or derogatory language; and dressing appropriately. 5HVROYLQJFRQÂżLFWVLQDUHVSHFWIXOKRQHVW and caring manner; never resorting to physical contact or threatening gestures. 3. Respecting others by refraining from intimate behavior in public; abstaining from contact of a sexual nature. 4. Respecting the property of others; never engaging in theft or destruction. 5. Creating a safe, caring environment; QHYHUFDUU\LQJLOOHJDOÂžUHDUPVRUGHYLFHV
The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.
6. Participating in programs to build a healthy spirit, mind and body; never engaging in the use, sale, dispensing or possession of illegal drugs or narcotics, or the unsanctioned use of alcohol on YMCA premises. 7. Adherence to the YMCA Code of Conduct and regulations is essential.
Cooperation among staff, members and guests is an important part of making our YMCA welcoming to all. Suspension or termination of membership or employment with the YMCA may result from violating this Code of Conduct.
BEDFoRD-STUYVESANT YMCA 1121 BEDFoRD AVENUE BRooKLYN, NY 11216 P 212-912-2280 F 718-398-5783 W ymcanyc.org/bedstuy
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