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Learn GROW THRIVE GREENPOINT YMCA SUMMER/ FALL 2012 Greenpoint YMCA 99 Meserole Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222 P212-912-2260 ymcanyc.org/greenpoint


Why We’re Here FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

FOR HEALTHY LIVING

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen 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.

Improving our community’s health and well-being 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.

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors 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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GET ENGAGED We know firsthand 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 Types

Greenpoint Y Monthly Fee

City-Wide Monthly Fee

Greenpoint Y Joiner’s Fee

City-Wide Joiner’s Fee

Youth | Up to 11 yrs*

$135/ year

n/a

-

-

Teen | 12-17 yrs

$20/ month

n/a

-

-

Student**

$46/ month

$78/ month

$30

$125

Adult | 18-64 yrs

$54/ month

$94/ month

$80

$125

Senior | 65+ yrs

$43/ month

$78/ month

$30

$125

Family I *** 1 Adult & Kids

$64/ month

$114/ month

$80

$125

Family II**** 2 Adults & Kids

$94/ month

$172/ month

$80

$125

*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using the facility **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

Membership Join the Greenpoint 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. The option for a city-wide membership allows you to use any of the other YMCAs in the city–each of which offers quality facilities and programs.

CHILD WATCH Do you need someone to look after your child (up to 10 years old) 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 service is provided FREE of

charge to our members, but reservations must be made in advance at the front desk. Child must be potty-trained. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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. For more information, please contact Tatiana Terzuoli, Director of Fund Development & Communications at 212-912-2266.

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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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 donate or volunteer as a Strong Kids Campaign fundraiser, please contact Tatiana Terzuoli, Director of Fund Development & Communications at 212-912-2266.

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YMCA of Greater New York’s Brooklyn Branches Partner with the

Partnership with the Barclays/Nets Community Alliance allows the YMCA of Greater New York to provide Brooklyn’s children and families in need with financial assistance and free and subsidized programs that are dedicated to building the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. From Greenpoint down to the tip of Coney Island, the YMCA is making lasting personal and social change all throughout Brooklyn through our Strong Kids Campaign. With seven facilities in Brooklyn and numerous off-site locations, we serve close to 160,000 people each year—approximately 58,000 being youth, as a second home for our community to learn, grow and thrive. Through support from the Barclays/Nets Community Alliance, we will continue to provide free and low cost programming such as our Y Afterschool programs that provide enriching curriculum for close to 3,000 kids during the critical hours of 3-6pm and more than 2,600 youth participants in our summer camp program; support thousands of families in need through thousands of dollars in program and membership financial assistance; and remain a safe haven and resource center for over 2,200 enrollments in our New Americans Welcome Center; and so much more. Thank you Barclays/Nets Community Alliance for recognizing the importance of building the foundation of the future through today’s children. Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA • Dodge YMCA • Flatbush YMCA • Greenpoint YMCA • North Brooklyn YMCA • Park Slope Armory YMCA • Prospect Park YMCA Greenpoint ymca | Winter 2011/ Spring 2012 Greenpoint ymca | SUMMER 2012/ FALL 2012 | 5


GREENPOINT Y information Hours of Operation

Cardio & Strength Training Room Monday - Sunday: 5:00 am - 12:00 am Free Weight Room & Gymnasium Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 12:00 am Saturday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Swimming Pool Monday - Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

6:00 am - 10:00 pm 8:00 am - 7:00 pm 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Holiday Hours Independence Day Wednesday, July 4 7:00 am - 8:00 pm (Group exercise classes cancelled/ No swimming classes) Labor Day Monday, September 3 7:00 am - 8:00 pm (Group exercise classes cancelled)

Thursday, November 22 6:00 am - 4:00 pm (Group exercise classes cancelled/ No swimming classes)

Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 23 6:00 am - 12:00 am (Regular schedule) Christmas Eve Monday, December 24 6:00 am - 4:00 pm (All evening classes cancelled) Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25 (Facility Closed)

SUMMER 2012/ FALL 2012 session & Registration Dates Session 4 Registration Dates

Members: Program Members:

June 9 , 2012 June 16, 2012

Session 4 Dates June 25, 2012 - August 19, 2012

Session 5 Registration Dates

Members: August 18, 2012 Program Members: August 25, 2012 Session 5 Dates September 4, 2012 - October 28, 2012 Session 6 Registration Dates

Members: October 13, 2012 Program Members: October 20, 2012 Session 6 Dates October 29, 2012 - December 21, 2012

MEMBERSHIP OPEN HOUSE DATES Saturday, September 15 12 pm - 4 pm Thursday, September 27 5pm - 8pm Saturday, October 6 12 pm - 4 pm

REGISTRATION

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment is due at time of registration. YMCA members enjoy the privilege of early registration (2 weeks before the session starts).

Thanksgiving Day

Contact Us: Phone: (212) 912-2260 | Email: greenpoint@ymcanyc.org | Web: ymcanyc.org/greenpoint PROGRAMS PRE-K.................................................................8-12 YOUTH..............................................................13-22 TEENS...............................................................23-27 ADULTS............................................................28-34 OLDER ADULTS................................................35-36 FAMILIES..........................................................37-41 MEMBERSHIP .................................................43-44 GUEST ROOMS......................................................45 Locations...........................................................46 6 | Greenpoint ymca | SUMMER 2012/ FALL 2012


MARK YOUR

CALENDARS 2012 OCTOBER JULY 7/4 7/12 7/13

7/18 7/20

Independence Day Literacy Day Make a Difference! Lentol Garden open to public 10AM-3PM Family Night at the Y 5:00-8:30PM Town Square & Y Summer Concert Park Series III (American Playground Park) 11AM-12PM

AUGUST 8/2

8/3 8/7 8/7 8/16 8/17 8/18 8/21 8/25

Make a Difference! Lentol Garden open to public 10AM-3PM Make a Difference! Lentol Garden open to public 10AM-3PM Make a Difference! Lentol Garden open to public 10AM-3PM Summer Camp Spirit Day SYSTEM Culminating Event at Lentol Garden 12-2PM Town Square & Y Summer Concert Park Series IV (McCarren Park) 11AM-12PM Member Registration/ Session 5 Camp Carnival Fundraiser (Greenpoint Branch) 11AM-6PM CANCELLED Program Member Registration /Session 5

SEPTEMBER 9/3 9/4 9/7 9/10

Labor Day Early Childhood Tours 9:30AM PS 31 Demo Day 3:30-5:30PM First Day of Early Childhood & SACC

9/17 &18

Rosh Hashanah

9/19

Greenpoint Y Branch Demo Day 5:00-8:30PM

9/19

Family Night at the Y 5:00-8:30PM

9/15

Membership & Family Open House at the Y/ 12-4PM Yom Kippur Membership Open House 5-8pm

9/26 9/27

10/2 10/5 10/6 10/6

Early Childhood Tours 9:30AM Parent’s Night Out 6-9PM Membership & Family Open House at the Y/ 12-4PM YMCA Fall Harvest Festival

10/8

Columbus Day

10/13

Member Registration/ Session 6

10/17 10/18

Family Night at the Y 5:00-8:30PM Lights on Afterschool at afterschool sites

10/20 10/31

Program Member Registration/ Session 6 Halloween

NOVEMBER 11/2 11/6 11/6 11/12 11/21 11/22 11/23

Parent’s Night Out 6-9PM Election Day Early Childhood Tours 9:30AM Veteran’s Day Family Night at the Y 5:00-8:30PM Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving

DECEMBER 12/4 12/7 12/8 12/8 12/19 12/24 12/25 12/26-1/1

Early Childhood Tours 9:30AM Parent’s Night Out 6-9PM Holiday Extravaganza at the Y Chanukah Family Night at the Y 5:00-8:30PM Christmas Eve Christmas Day Winter Recess

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Pre-K • CHILDCARE & PRESCHOOL

• SWIMMING for Preschoolers

• SPORTS for preschoolers

• FITNESS for preschoolers

• ARTS, MUSIC & DANCE for preschoolers

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Learn & Grow CHILDCARE & PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

GREENPOINT Y EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER Toddler & Little Kid | Ages 2 – 5 years* The Early Childhood Center at the Greenpoint YMCA serves children ages two to five years. In our nurturing classroom environments, each child receives individualized attention and is empowered to make creative choices based on his or her own interests. Emphasis is placed on project based learning, which allows learning to be a collaborative and exploratory process. The center offers a multicultural curriculum that focuses on all areas of development. Our experienced and dedicated staff is committed to providing a positive first-school experience for you and your child. The role of the teachers is to guide children’s collaboration with peers and provoke and stimulate thinking.

registration process for 2012 Before entering the program, an annual medical record must be handed in by the parent(s) on the child’s behalf. Medical forms will not be accepted via fax. The form will remain in the child’s file during the year, and expires a year from the date signed by the doctor. Please be sure the form comes from the Greenpoint Y Early Childhood Director as it is part of our compliance with the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene under which we are licensed. For more information, please contact Angela Speakman, Early Childhood Director at (212) 912-2267.

SCHEDULE Our program runs Monday-Friday from 8AM-6PM, and follows the Department of Education calendar. Children must be fully potty trained to qualify for enrollment.

PLACEMENT Our Early Childhood Center is based on the Reggio Emilia approach to education. We are committed to creating the most beneficial conditions for learning that will enhance and facilitate children’s construction of “his or her own powers of thinking through the synthesis of all the expressive, communicative and cognitive languages” (Edwards and Forman, 1993).

Children are placed in classrooms based on their date of birth. Children who are placed in the older classroom must choose a five-day schedule. Example: 5 school days or 5 full days. Children who are placed in the younger classroom have the options of choosing 5, 3 and 2 full days; 5,3 and 2 school days or 4 and 2 half days.

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PRE-K PROGRAMS TUITION Tuition is due on the 15th of the month prior to care. All payments made after the 15th are subject to a $25 late fee. There are no refunds or credits issued for missed days or holidays.

Half Day (9AM-1PM) School Day (8AM-3PM) Full Day (8AM-6PM)

5 DAY

4 DAY

3 DAY

2 DAY

n/a

$496/ month

n/a

$396/ month

$720/ month

n/a

$489/ month

$422/ month

$791/ month

n/a

596/ month

$473/ month

Y EARLY CHILDHOOD WAITLIST Currently, our Early Childhood program has a waitlist. In order to be placed on the waitlist, children must be eligible to enter our program by the following September. This year, parents or guardians may place a child on our waitlist between September 1, 2012 and December 18, 2012. There is a $25 fee to place a child on the waitlist. The list expires each June, and each child’s name must be resubmitted in order to request a slot for the following school year. *Our waitlist policy changed as of September 2011. If your child was placed on the list prior to 2011, your place on the list will be honored, and there is no need to reapply.

Y EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM TOURS The Greenpoint YMCA Early Childhood tours take place on the first Tuesday of every month between September and December. Tours begin at 9:30am. Please meet in the Greenpoint Y lobby. No appointments necessary. September 4 October 2 November 6 December 4

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PRE-K PROGRAMS

MY GROWN UP and ME

My Grown Up and Me Classes offer caretakers and children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years an opportunity to play with peers, explore new ideas and opportunities, become familiar with the Y community, and adjust to a classroom setting.

SOCIALIZATION

MGUM | Busy Beginners

Ages 18 months-3 years Busy Beginners is a parent participation program designed to provide children with an opportunity for socialization and exploration in a small group setting. Sensory activities, music, large and small motor skills are woven into this fun-filled class.

ART

MGUM | Petit Picasso

Ages 18 months-3 years Petit Picassos is an art class child and grownup are able to explore together. Children will gain confidence as they freely express themselves through various art mediums.

cool off in our pool. Your child will develop self-confidence as he or she develops essential motor skills. The class will comprise of 15 minutes in the gym and 30 minutes in the pool. The child will make new friends and learn key social skills.

MGUM | Little Yogis

Ages 18 months-3 years This program is designed to encourage our younger age group to enjoy using their bodies. Come join our talented yoga instructors for a class that encourages your child to move their bodies in new and fun ways. Traditional yoga will be made child-friendly using games, songs and obstacle courses.

HEALTHY EATING

MGUM | Fun with Food

DANCE

MGUM | Tiny Toes

Ages 18 months-3 years This class builds on gross motor skills and control by introducing the fundamentals of dance movement. Your child will learn to enjoy moving their bodies in new and creative ways as they improve in hand/eye coordination, balance and muscle control in this fun, upbeat class.

FITNESS

MGUM | Bending & Bopping

Ages 18 months-3 years Bending & Bopping is a two-part class that combines yoga with music and movement. You and your child will move through simple yoga poses that encourage movement and help maintain flexibility. After all that bending, you and your child can “shake those sillies” out with fun songs, games and obstacle courses.

MGUM | Gym & Swim

Ages 18 months-3 years Children’s bodies were made to move! This class offers little ones the opportunity to run and play in our gym, and then

Ages 18 months-3 years This class will encourage young ones to try out new foods and to express their creativity through culinary creations of their own. You’ll work together with your child to create fun and healthy snacks that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

MGUM | FEES My Grownup and Me Fees are non-refundable. Payments must be made in full before the start of the program. 10% discount will be applied if registered for 2 or more classes. For more information, please contact, Angela Speakman, Early Childhood Director at 212-912-2267. Dates: Family Member Fee: Youth Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

September - June $63 per 8 week session $68 per 8 week session $84 per 8 week session

Early Fall Session

9/4 - 10/28

Fall Session

10/29 - 12/21

Member Registration opens 8/18 Member Registration opens 10/13

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PRE-K PROGRAMS

SWIM for LIFE

Through various aquatic programs, the Y not only helps develop swimming and water safety skills, but also focuses on members' needs, as well as those of the community. From preschoolers to adults, overcoming fear of the water and developing water and swimming skills are rewarding. And, it promotes better health as a physical activity that can be performed throughout life.

Pre-school aquatics | 3-5 yrs

These 30 minute swim classes are the child’s first experiences in the pool without parental assistance. The children are taught the basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming. They learn pool safety, stroke development, personal flotation (PFD’s) and boating safety. The classes are taught by caring YMCA swimming instructors, classes are kept to a ratio of 1:6 so the instructors can provide the participants with both group and individual attention. For more information, contact Jessica Wygand, Aquatics Director, at (212) 912-2275.

Pike | 3-5 YRS

Beginner In this beginner class, children begin attending the classes without parental assistance. Children will develop safe pool behavior, adjust to water and develop independent swimming movements 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.

Eel | 3-5 YRS

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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.

Ray | 3-5 YRS

Advanced Beginner This advanced beginner class is held in water depth of 5 1/2 feet; at this level, children review previous skills, improve stroke skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, and learn to tread water properly. Participants MUST be comfortable in the water, show ability to put their face in the water and be able to swim 5 yards without the assistance of the instructor. Children can swim across the pool on their front and back without assistance by the end of this level.

Starfish | 3-5 YRS

Advanced Beginner II Children at this level review previously learned skills and refine their crawl and back strokes and floating skills. They also learn underwater swimming skills. Children can swim the length of the pool on the front and back at the end of this level.

FEES Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

$70 per 8 week session $130 per 8 week session


YOUTH • ACADEMIC LEARNING & ENRICHMENT

• SWIMMING FOR YOUTH

• CAMPS FOR YOUTH

• SPORTS FOR YOUTH

• FITNESS FOR YOUTH

• ARTS, MUSIC & DANCE FOR YOUTH

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School’s Out the Y’s In Youth afterschool programs

Over 200 kids spend 3-6pm of every school day with our caring, supporting staff at the Greenpoint Y or local sites. Schedules are available at the Member Services Desk.

Y AFTERSCHOOL AT THE GREENPOINT Y | GRADES PRE-K-5 The Greenpoint Y provides a safe and fun place for children to learn and build meaningful adult and peer relationships. Focus is placed on our values of respect, responsibility, honesty & caring. Our program offers a variety of activities using the project based learning model. We offer homework help, projects in math and science, physical fitness, recreational activities, swimming, and other fun activities. Projects culminate in events or activities where students may showcase their work and sharpen their presentation skills. Our qualified staff are trained in CPR & first aid. Upon registration, the child must have a youth membership, $135/year. In addition, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required, which will be applied to June tuition. Monthly payment is due on the 15th of the month prior to care. All payments made after the 15th are subject to a $25 14 | Greenpoint ymca | Summer 2012/ FALL 2012

late fee. There are no refunds or credits issued for missed days. For more information, please contact Kenia OsorioWellington at (212) 912-2278. Location:

Greenpoint YMCA 99 Meserole Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222

Monthly Fees:

5 days per week 4 days per week 3 days per week 2 days per week

$255 $238 $189 $139

HOLIDAY CAMP AT THE GREENPOINT Y | GRADES PRE-K-5 On most occasions when public schools are closed, we have camp! Whether you’re working, in need of childcare or just need to run errands, our camp is here for you. Our friendly and trained staff run workshops on arts and crafts, games and theme-based play for a fun filled day. Payments


YOUTH PROGRAMS must be made in full before the first day of camp. For more information, please contact Kenia Osorio-Wellington at (212) 912-2280. Monday-Friday | 8am-6pm Holiday Camp will be held the following days: DAY

2012-2013 DATES

HOLIDAY

Tuesday Wednesday Monday Tuesday Monday WednesdayTuesday MondayFriday MondayFriday Thursday

9/17 & 9/18 9/26 10/8 11/6 11/12 12/26-1/1 (5 days) 2/18-2/22 (5 days) 3/25-3/29 (5 days) 6/6

Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Columbus Day Election Day Veteran’s Day Winter Recess

Holiday Camp Fees: Family Member Fee: $12/ per day Youth Member Fee: $26/ per day Program Member Fee: $36/ per day

Mid-Winter Recess Spring Break Chancellor’s Conference Day

SUMMER CAMP The Greenpoint Y offers Summer Day Camp for boys and girls in July and August.

CATERPILLAR CAMP | AGES 3-4 Caterpillars will have the opportunity to participate in swimming, outdoor and dramatic play, all sorts of art projects, music, movement and exciting performances. Summer camp is a great time for your child to get to know our YMCA and make lots of friends.

BUMBLEBEE CAMP | AGES 5 Bumblebees will have the opportunity to participate in swimming (twice per week), outdoor time where they will play sports and have recreation, gym time, and exploration time in our new center-based classrooms designed with educational and stimulating manipulatives for their age group.

BUMBLEBEE CAMP | AGES 6 Bumblebees will have the opportunity to participate in swimming (twice per week), outdoor time where they will play sports and have recreation, gym time, and exploration time in our new center-based classrooms designed with educational and stimulating manipulatives for their age group. Our 6 year olds will work with materials that are designed to challenge their young minds.

FIREFLY CAMP | AGES 7 to 9 Fireflies will have the opportunity to participate in club based activities that will extend over the whole summer. Campers will swim (twice per week), sing songs, dance, act, chant and participate in ongoing thematic based workshops. We aim to stimulate the campers mind with project based learning activities.

DRAGONFLY CAMP | AGES 10 to 12 Dragonflies are spreading their wings into pre-teen years and will enjoy a customized camp that allows them to participate in projects designed for older children. Campers will swim, work on extended projects, performances, have mentorship and service learning opportunities and explore their local and extended area through additional trips and outings designed to engage and introduce them to new experiences.

CAMP SESSION SCHEDULE | SUMMER 2012 Session Number Session 1

Session Dates July 2-13 (no camp July 4)

Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5/HolidayCamp*

July 16-27 July 30-August 10 August 13-24 August 27-31**

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Y AFTERSCHOOL KIDS IN CONTROL (KIC) Y AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM AT PS 84 | GRADES K-5 September-June | The K.I.C Y Afterschool program at P.S. 84 program is responsible for delivery of high-quality developmental care for children in grades K-5. We provide quality services that meet the needs of youth and families in the Williamsburg community, utilizing evidence-based practices and project base learning. Our primary focus is the development of our youth. At the K.I.C. Y Afterschool program, the staff provides positive, values-based activities such as performing arts, prevention services, healthy living activities, group work, creative writing, academic support, mentoring as well as recreational sports. Best of all, the children learn about themselves, their values and potential, while making friends and life-long memories. The K.I.C Y Afterschool program is made possible through funding from the New York State Office Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). There is NO FEE, but enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. Children must attend Jose De Diego Elementary School PS 84. For more information, please contact Troy J. Calhoun, K.I.C Y Afterschool Director, at (718) 599-4870.

Location: 250 Berry Street in Williamsburg Monday-Friday, 3pm-6pm.

OUT OF SCHOOL TIME (OST) Y AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM AT McCARREN PARK POOL & PLAY CENTER | GRADES K-5 September-June | Funded by the Department of Youth & Community Development, this FREE after school program is designed to reflects the theory of Mario Salvadori, in that the built environment holds all the knowledge a person needs to be an intelligent & active member of the community. OST staff develops & facilitates 10-week cycles of activities exposing the participants to useful applications of varying concepts to encourage critical thinking & problem solving. An updated medical form must be on file no later than the first day of program. For more information, please contact Kendell Monk, Out of School Time Director, at (212) 912-2272.

Location: McCarren Park Pool & Play Center/ Lorimer Street, between Driggs Avenue and Bayard Street Monday-Friday 2:30pm-6pm

OUT OF SCHOOL TIME Y AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM AT PS16 | GRADES K-5 September-June | OST program pending funding for Fall 2012. Possible fee-based program pending for Fall 2012.

Location: PS16, 157 Wilson Street in Williamsburg Monday-Friday 2:30pm-6pm

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DREAM IT CREATE IT

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Youth Enrichment programs EXPLORER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM | Ages 4-12 Our Explorers Club Enrichment Program is designed to allow parents to build their own afterschool program for children. Sign up for a class as a stand-alone activity or use the program to enrich your child’s experience in our traditional Y afterschool program on select days. Children in the Explorer’s Club can be dropped off by parents or picked up by Y staff directly from certain local schools for an additional fee for the hour classes. Pick up is available from PS 31 and PS 34 for a $10 fee/ class. Free pick up is offered for children attending 2 classes on a single day.

Extended care between 5:30PM-6PM is available as well for a fee of $30 for a child attending 4 classes or less per session. Extended care is offered for no charge to children attending more than 4 classes per session. Class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment. Class cost & dates vary. One hour classes. For more information, please contact Kenia Osorio-Wellington at (212) 912-2280. Monday-Friday from 3:305:30 pm. Early Fall Session 9/4 - 10/28 Fall Session

10/29-12/21

Member Registration opens 8/18 Member Registration opens 10/13

DEMO DAYS - TRY CLASSES ON September 7 (PS31) September 19 (YMCA)

3:30-5:30pm 5:00-8:30pm

Architecture, Art and Design Explore the fundamentals of architecture, the aesthetics of architecture and the differences in design displayed in cultures around the world.

Aviation Explore the principles of aviation through plane making kits.

Ballet I | Beginner Ballet is an essential foundation for all dance. Learn the fundamentals of ballet at an age appropriate level. Girls need leotards, tights and ballet shoes. Boys will need shorts, t-shirts and ballet shoes.

Ballet II | Advanced Beginner Must have at least one year experience. Ballet is an essential foundation for all dance. Your child will learn the fundamentals of ballet at an age appropriate level. Girls will need leotards, tights and ballet shoes. Boys will need shorts, t-shirts and ballet shoes.

Building Green Learn about environment friendly architecture, and experiment with water purification processes, solar energy, and recyclable materials.

Chess Learn the fundamentals of a game you can play for life. This class will focus on the fundamentals of chess as well as the strategic aspects of the game.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Drama & Musical Theater Come add some drama to your life by creating a performance from start to finish. Children will create costumes, design the setting, and have fun taking the stage.

Fun With Food Youngsters will learn the importance of healthy eating habits, and learn that food can be fun!

Guitar Lessons Learn the fundamentals of playing the guitar as well as musical foundations in scales and rhythm. Each child will need to bring their own guitar. Please let us know if this is a hardship for your family.

Gym Park A class led by the Gym Park staff at the Gym Park. Children will enjoy moving their bodies through obstacle course games, and learn basic gymnastics.

K’nex A construction class focused on the fundamentals of architecture using K’nex.

Robotics Build moving, mechanical structures using kits and raw materials.

Rockets & Racecars

IS YOUR SCHOOL PART OF THE YMCA’S SWIM FOR LIFE-2ND GRADE SWIM? Second grade is an ideal time for young people to take on new challenges, learn more skills and enhance their feelings of mastery and competence. Through Swim for Life, the YMCA of Greater New York seeks to offer children lessons in swimming skills and water safety that will keep them safe and build physical and social skills.

Swim for Life-2nd Grade Swim works to build on student’s aquatic skills, while enhancing self-confidence and well-being. Classes run in ten-week cycles during the academic year during school hours. Children are brought to their school’s local YMCA by school personnel who will remain with them throughout the changing process and at the pool area during swim lessons. Swim for Life-2nd Grade Swim students progress through a scientifically-based national YMCA curriculum that incorporates the following five components:

What better way to enjoy a spring day than to blast off a rocket into the bright blue sky! This class will use kits as well as raw materials to build an array of rockets and racecars.

1. Personal Safety: Students learn to be safety conscious in and around the water. The information forms the basis of accident prevention. Survival skills, self-rescue and boating safety are taught.

Youth Yoga

2. Personal Growth: In learning new skills, students build self-esteem. They also learn the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety.

Youth-centered yoga class focused on the fundamentals of yoga by incorporating games, songs, and obstacle courses.

Wild World of Sports Get the ball rolling and develop and improve your skills through 4 sports activities: soccer, basketball, flag football and kickball, all while having fun!

3. Stroke Development: Students are taught through stroke techniques. Paddling skills, treading, floating, basic rescue skills and safety using lifejackets are among those taught. 4. Water Games: Games are used to enhance skills learned. Retrieving objects underwater and passing a ball are examples of what is taught. 5. Rescue: Students learn safety techniques-knowing when to yell for help, being able to go to an adult for assistance, reaching and throwing assists. For more information, please contact Jessica Wygand at (212) 912-2275.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

GROWING STRONG Youth FITNESS & SPORTS MARTIAL ARTS

Youth Shotokan Karate | 4-17 yrs Shotokan is one of the oldest styles of karate in Japan. This rich traditional style utilizes both hands and feet to defend yourself. We are a member of the Shotokan Karate Federation, and have regular testing and tournaments. For more information, contact Miriam Alicea, Healthy Lifestyles Director, at (212) 912-2277. Day/Time: Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

Saturdays/ 2-3pm $68 per 8 week session $116 per 8 week session

Youth Karate Beginner | 4-17yrs Day/ Time: Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

Saturdays 12-1pm $68 per 8 week session $116 per 8 week session

Youth Karate Advanced | 4-17 yrs Day/ Time: Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

Saturdays/ 1-2pm $68 per 8 week session $116 per 8 week session

SPORTS Football The Greenpoint Y offers football from August through December 2012. The Football program focuses on the importance of teamwork and the fundamentals of the game. We teach cooperation, not competition, and we play sports to have FUN! For more information, please contact Jamel Davis, Teen & Sports Director, at (212) 912-2269. Session 9/8-

Biddy Footballers | 5-6 yrs September-December | Biddy Footballers will engage in healthy exercises along with instructional football which will include passing, throwing, running, flag guarding, learning of plays, teamwork, offense and defense, in addition, participants will participate in instructional games as the season advances. Day/ Time: Saturdays/11-12pm Program Fee: $65 per person per season Location: McCarren Park at North 12th & Bedford Avenue

Young Runners | 7-9 yrs September-December | During the pre-season, Young Runners will engage in healthy exercises along with instructional football which will include passing, throwing, running, flag guarding, learning of plays, teamwork, offense and defense. Group will be divided into four teams. During the regular season, participants will compete against other teams in a fun and safe environment for the duration of the season. Day/ Time: Saturdays/12-1pm Program Fee: $65 per person per season Location: McCarren Park at North 12th & Bedford Avenue

Semi-Pros | 10-13 yrs September-December | During the pre-season, Semi-Pros will engage in healthy exercises along with instructional football which will include passing, throwing, runniing, flag guarding, learning of plays, teamwork, offense and defense. Group will be divided into four teams for pre-season scrimmage games. During the regular season, participants will compete against other teams in a fun and safe environment for the duration of the season. Day/ Time: Saturdays/1:30-2:30pm Program Fee: $65 per person per season Location: McCarren Park at North 12th & Bedford Avenue

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YoutH PROGRAMS

READY, SET SWIM

The YMCA helps Youth develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction through the five Y swim lessons components, Personal Safety, Personal Growth, Stroke Development, Water Games, and Rescue.

YOUTH aquatics | 6-12 yrs

The swim classes below run 45 minutes in length. Each skill level builds upon the preceding level, with 8 levels covering all the strokes, swimming fundamental, techniques and safety skills. For further information, please contact Jessica Wygand, Aquatics Director at (212) 912-2275.

Guppy This is an intermediate beginner level for school-age children. The children will continue to practice and build upon basic skills. They will be introduced to lead up strokes, front and back stroke and the breaststroke whip kick. The ability to tread water for 1 minute is required to attend this class.

BEGINNER Polliwog I

INTERMEDIATE

This is the beginner 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.

Minnow

Polliwog II This is the advanced beginner 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. 20 | Greenpoint ymca | Summer 2012/ FALL 2012

This is a intermediate level for school-age children. The children will continue to refine their lead up stroke. They are introduced to breast-stroke pull and how to combine the whip kick and pull in unison. They will also start to work on endurance and lap swimming.

Flying Fish This is an advanced beginner class where students will work on improving crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke, and side-stroke, with turns. They are introduced to the butterfly stroke and continue to build endurance.


YoutH PROGRAMS

SPORTS YEAR-ROUND

ADVANCED

Jr. Knicks | 7-11

Shark 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, wetball, and skin diving.

Porpoise This is the final level for advanced swimmers. Swimmers will continue to work on form and endurance. They will learn new strokes and basic rescue skills. Once completed, participants will be confident swimmers.

Fees Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

$80 per 8 week session $140 per 8 week session

January - April | Jr. Knicks is a competitive basketball league with a strong instructional base for New York City boys and girls, ages 7-11. The program emphasizes the importance of having fun playing basketball, while also developing athletic and social skills, improving educational performance and learning about healthy lifeIstyles. Overall, the program aims to build feelings of competence and confidence in youth to enhance their self-esteem. Good sportsmanship, teamwork and fair play are themes for all practices and games. Facilitated by the YMCA of Greater New York, the program is sponsored by the New York Knicks Professional Basketball Team, and is presented by Sprite and Foot Locker. $35 per person. For more information, contact Jamel Davis, Teen & Sports Director, at (212) 912-2269.

POOL PARTIES POOL PARTY/ RENTAL POLICY What better way to celebrate your child’s birthday than with a pool party! We offer exclusive use of our pool with a certified lifeguard. Noodles, bubbles/backpacks and toys will be available for your enjoyment. Your child and up to 20 participants will enjoy 1 hour in the pool and 1 hour in their very own YMCA private party room. Please contact Jessica Wygand, Aquatics Director at (212) 912-2275 for further information. SUNDAYS 2:30-3:00 PM 3:30-4:30PM 4:45-5:45PM Fees Pool per hour Party Room per hour Special: 1 hour Pool + 1 hour Party Room

SET-UP PARTY ROOM POOL PARTY Family Member $150 $ 60

Individual Member $165 $ 70

NonMember $175 $ 80

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Aquatics policies & procedures Determining Your Child’s Swim Level To help determine your child’s swim level, please refer to the descriptions of the swim levels provided in this brochure. Your child must be able to perform ALL the skills in the previous level to be enrolled into the next level. Children learn physical skills at different rates; therefore, it is very common for children to repeat a level. All children will be swimtested the first day of the session to determine if they are registered for the appropriate class. Instructors reserve the right to switch any participant who they feel is not enrolled in the appropriate level into the correct level.

Swim Lesson Policies Although we strive for consistency in the teaching staff, there are occasions when a substitute teacher will be necessary. This is a better alternative than canceling a lesson. While we encourage parents to discuss their child’s swim progress with the swim instructors, to help classes start on time please request an appointment with the instructor if time between classes does not permit for a complete discussion.

Make-up Lessons and Swim Credit 1. Classes missed due to weather, holidays when the YMCA remains open, or by choice of the participant cannot be made up, credited or refunded. 2. If a participant misses a private swim lesson and does not inform the instructor at least 24 hours prior to the lesson, there will be no credits, or make up lessons given. Private swim lessons are non-refundable.

3. If a participant withdraws (with approval) from a swim class at least 1 week (7 days) in advance of the start of class, he or she will receive a full refund. A 50% refund will be granted to participants who withdraw (with approval) after attending 2 classes or less. No refund will be granted to participants who withdraw after the second class.

distractions and so our participants may receive the very best swim instruction, parents are invited to observe class during the first and last classes of each session. On other class days, parents may drop off children and remain for 5 minutes, then return 5 minutes before the end of class. Thank you for your understanding.

4. If a participant withdraws from a swim class for medical reasons he or she will receive a YMCA credit or refund for the remaining classes, if the request is accompanied by a doctor’s note.

5. The Aquatics Department reserves the right to cancel and/or combine classes due to low enrollment.

Swim Lessons 1. The first day of each session is reserved for swim testing and evaluations. All appropriate changes will be made to ensure quality instruction for your child. If you have any questions about your child’s swim level after the first day of class, please contact Jessica Wygand, Aquatics Director, at (212) 9122275. 2. Children will be moved up to the next level once all of the skills in the previous level have been completed. Many skills in certain levels depend on physical development, strength and coordination. Please remember that each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace and their progression through these levels varies greatly. 3. NO street shoes are to be worn on our pool deck and that strollers do not come beyond the locker room doors. Parents, please remember, that we are trying to keep a clean and healthy environment for your children and our participants. 4. For your child’s safety, to avoid

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Pool Closures Please see the Aquatics bulletin board located near our Free-Weight Room for notification of pool closures, or visit www.ymcanyc.org/ greenpoint.com.


TEENS • ACADEMIC LEARNING & ENRICHMENT • CIVIC ENGAGEMENT & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY • WORKFORCE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT • SWIMMING FOR TEENS • CAMPS FOR TEENS • SPORTS FOR TEENS • FITNESS FOR TEENS • ARTS, MUSIC & DANCE FOR TEENS

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TEEN PROGRAMS

MAKING A DIFFERENCE TEEN PROGRAMS

The Greenpoint YMCA provides after school, day and weekend programming for youths ages 12 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.

ACADEMIC LEARNING & ENRICHMENT Y Scholars (College Prep) | 16-18 yrs Less than half of New York City’s high school graduates are prepared for college. Y Scholars helps all students and their parents realize that college is a real and attainable option. The Greenpoint YMCA, in collaboration with Williamsburg Prep High School, is excited to announce theY Scholars program. The goal of the Y Scholars program is to provide high school Juniors and Seniors with the skills, resources, and training that will ensure their successful transition into adulthood. The program includes: PAID stipends, guaranteed summer

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jobs, Pre SAT and SAT prep, academic tutoring, job readiness and life skills, rap sessions, dance and singing classes, community service, trips to City Hall, the New York State Capitol building, weekend retreats & much more! For more information, please contact Jamel Davis, Teen & Sports Director at (212) 912-2269. Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

3-7 pm 2-6 pm 2-7 pm


TEEN PROGRAMS CIVIC ENGAGEMENT & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Global Teens | 14-18 yrs

and debate. For more information, please contact Jamel Davis, Teen & Sports Director at (212) 912-2269.

Youth & Government | 14-18 yrs

January-August | This dynamic youth program challenges teens to engage in the powerful journey of global exploration. Teen participants accomplish this through meeting teens and adults from their host country, participating in meaningful service, and learning about different cultures through a short-term immersion experience. Global Teens strives to promote peace, tolerance and cultural understanding, while encouraging teens to become true global citizens. Global Teens is not just an opportunity to travel, but rather a challenging and boundary-pushing opportunity to challenge one’s view of the world and to expand the horizons of what is possible. For more information, please contact Jamel Davis, Teen & Sports Director at (212) 912-2269.

Leaders Club | 14-18 yrs

October - June | The Greenpoint YMCA Leaders club focuses on building intrinsic leadership in all of our club members. Each week, club members engage in educational and social activities that build upon short-term & long-term goals, career and job readiness, college assessment, service learning, community service, group work, rallies and trips! For more information, please contact Jamel Davis, Teen & Sports Director at (212) 912-2269.

Teens Take The City | 14-18yrs

October - April | Using a civic engagement approach, our Teens Take the City participants learn the ins & outs of city government. During weekly meetings, participants will focus on community service, researching challenges within their neighborhoods in order to create change through legislation

TWEENS

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Teen Choices | Grades 6-8

Teen Choices exposes middle school students to a wide variety of activities such as drug prevention, healthy lifestyles, peer support, social games, special events and more. For more information, please contact Troy Calhoun, Kids In Control Center Director at (718) 599-4870.

Youth Mentor Pro | Grades 6-8gram

The Youth Mentor Program is designed for tweens interested in acting as role models to school-age program participants. Youth volunteer during our after-school program. Participants are trained in the areas of child abuse prevention, leadership

October - March | Believing in the principle that Democracy must be learned by each generation, our 76 year-old Youth & Government program exposes participants to the workings of New York State Government. Through weekly meetings and curriculum research and group work, participants take on the roles of legislators, lawyers, judges, and elected officials– creating bills, reviewing court cases, and much more! For more information, please contact Jamel Davis, Teen & Sports Director at (212) 912-2269.

WORKFORCE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Counselor-In-Training Program | 13-17 yrs Train 2 days a week to become a PAID Jr. Counselor. If you love children and want to meet new friends, this is the program for you! Participants are trained in the areas of child abuse prevention, leadership development, effective teaching, volunteerism and much more – a great stepping-stone for high school students who are interested in teaching and youth development. For more information, please contact Jamel Davis, Teen & Sports Director at (212) 912-2269.

Y Scholars (College Prep) | 16-18 yrs The goal of the Y Scholars program is to provide high school Juniors and Seniors with the skills, resources, and training that will ensure their successful transition into adulthood. The program includes guaranteed summer jobs, job readiness and life skills and community service.

development, effective teaching, volunteerism and much more – a great stepping stone for junior high & high school students who are interested in teaching & youth development. For more information, please contact Troy Calhoun, Kids In Control Center Director at (718) 599-4870.

Jr. Leaders Club | Grades 6-8

October-May | The Greenpoint YMCA Leaders club focuses on building intrinsic leadership in all of our club members. Each week, club members engage in educational and social activities that build upon short-term and long-term goals, career and job readiness, college assessment, service learning, community service, group work, rallies and trips! For more information, please contact Jamel Davis, Teen & Sports Director at (212) 912-2269.

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TEEN PROGRAMS

JOIN IN PLAY THE GAME

TEENS FITNESS & SPORTS TEEN FITNESS

SPORTS

Youths ages 12-17 are welcome to use the Fitness Center after completing a fitness orientation, and submitting a signed parental consent form. Sign up for an orientation anytime at the Member Service Desk. Fitness and Basketball gym hours for teens are:

September-December | During the pre-season, Pros will engage in healthy exercises along with instructional football which will include passing, throwing, running, flag guarding, learning of plays, teamwork, offense and defense. Group will be divided into four teams for preseason scrimmage games. During the regular season, participants will compete against other teams in a fun and safe environment for the duration of the season.

Football Pros | 14-17 yrs

Teen Wellness

Weekdays 3-6pm Weekends 2-6pm

MARTIAL ARTS

Youth Shotokan Karate | 13 -17 yrs Shotokan is one of the oldest styles of karate in Japan. This rich traditional style utilizes both hands and feet to defend yourself. We are a member of the Shotokan Karate Federation, and have regular testing and tournaments. For more information, contact Miriam , Healthy Lifestyles Director, at (212) 912-2277. Day/Time: Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

Saturdays/ 2-3pm $68 per 8-week session $116 per 8-week session

Youth Karate Beginner | 13 -17 yrs Day/ Time: Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

Saturdays/12-1pm $68 per 8-week session $116 per 8-week session

Youth Karate Advanced | 13 -17 yrs Day/ Time: Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

Saturdays/1-2pm $68 per 8-week session $116 per 8-week session

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Day/ Time: Saturdays/ 2-3pm Program Fee: $80 per person per season Location: McCarren Park at North 12th & Bedford Avenue


TEEN SWIM

TEEN PROGRAMS

The YMCA helps Youth develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction through five components, Personal Safety, Personal Growth, Stroke Development, Water Games, and Rescue.

YMCA SWIM CLASSES

YMCA Swim Classes allow students to progress through a scientifically-based national YMCA curriculum that incorporates the following five components: 1. 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. 2. Personal Growth: In learning new skills students build self-esteem. They also learn the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety. 3. Stroke Development: Students are taught through stroke techniques. Paddling skills, treading, floating, basic rescue skills and safety using lifejackets are among those taught. 4. Water Games: Games are used to enhance skills learned. Retrieving objects underwater and passing a ball are examples of what is taught. 5. Rescue: Students learn safety techniques – knowing when to yell for help, being able to go to an adult for assistance, reaching and throwing assists. For more information, contact Jessica Wygand, Aquatics Director, at (212) 912-2275.

TEEN SWIM CLASSES | 12-17 yrs

The swim classes below run 45 minutes in length. Each skill level builds upon the preceding level, covering all the strokes, swimming fundamental, techniques and safety skills. For further information, please contact Jessica Wygand, Aquatics Director at (212) 912-2275.

Beginner This is the beginning level for teens. It gets teens 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.

Intermediate Teens 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.

Advanced This is the initial intermediate skill. Teen 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. Greenpoint ymca | SUMMER 2012/ Fall 2012 | 27


ADULTS • GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES • FITNESS FOR ADULTS • SPORTS FOR ADULTS • SWIMMING FOR ADULTS • ARTS, MUSIC & DANCE FOR ADULTS • EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

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Discover Wellness Adult Programs

How do you define wellness? Whatever your goals, the Y is ready to support you on your journey toward improved health. Schedules are available at the Member Services Desk. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM.

FITNESS ORIENTATION New to the Y? We offer a complimentary fitness orientation with one of our staff for all new members as an introduction to our cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Appointments can be scheduled at the Member Services Desk.

Y PERSONAL 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.

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Adult programs Child Watch Do you need someone to look after your child* (up to 10 years old) 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 service is provided FREE of charge to our members, but reservations must be made in advance at the front desk. *Child must be potty-trained. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

GROUP EXERCISE Schedules are available at the Member Services Desk.

cardio CLASSES Cardio Kickboxing This high energy class combines muscle conditioning with kickboxing combinations of punches and kicks in a variety of drills, exercises and self-defense techniques.

Dance Aerobics An energizing workout that combines both high & low impact movements. Modifications will be shown so participants can choose their own levels of intensity and impact.

PERSONAL TRAINING Personal Training 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. Members can purchase 3 sessions for $100 (must be purchased within first month of membership). All personal training sessions are one (1) hour in length. # Sessions Member Fee: Non-Member Fee:

1 $49 $63

5 $235 $300

10 $435 $565

TRX® Personal Training | new TRX will change the way you train. By combining strength and cardio training into personalized workouts, you will do more work, burn more calories and push your fitness to new levels. It’s not just about training harder, it’s about training smarter.

TRX® Small Group Personal Training Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

Spinning® A great cardio workout of simulated road bike riding to energizing music, appropriate for all fitness levels. You can adjust your workout to match your personal level. The instructors will lead you on a ride designed to improve your fitness on a variety of levels.

Zumba® ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

cardio strength 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.

Interval Training

$70 per session | 4 weeks $120 per session | 8 weeks

An explosive cross training workout combining step training with intervals of strength and endurance training.

$150 per session | 4 weeks $200 per session | 8 weeks

Punk Rope®

Personal Training Session Cancellation and Policies 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 is permitted to conduct personal training sessions within the facility.

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Punk Rope combines the best of recess with the best of boot camp. It’s a playful, but intense blend of creative calisthenics, group conditioning drills, relay races, rope jumping, and upper body/core training.


Exercising Courtesy While you’re improving your life, help others grow strong too. We ask you to follow the Y Code of Conduct and exhibit the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility while you’re here. 1. Get oriented. Not sure how to use the equipment or what you should be doing? Orientations are free for all members! 2. Just ask. We’re here to help! 3. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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 4. Be safe. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. waiting, and follow any posted sign-up (Open-toed shoes, over-restrictive or street clothes procedures. are not allowed.) Have a spotter help you with free 7. Storing your stuff. Lockers in the center are only weights. Warm up before and cool down after meant for your personal items while you are in exercise. Make sure you’ve had enough to eat and the Y. Items may not be left overnight. 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.

8. Youth are welcome after completing an orientation and submitting a signed parental consent form. (ages 12-17)

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.

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.

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Adult programs flexibility/BALANCE/core

Yoga | Intermediate

Kettlebells | NEW

A faster paced version of yoga, with flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together by an emphasis on breathing technique. Not recommended for beginners.

Kettlebells is a total body workout that blends highly effective techniques for improving muscular endurance, total body coordinated movements and cardiovascular conditioning. Each movement and progression is taught with an emphasis on safety, highlighting essential body alignment. Take your body to the next level with Kettlebell training! Class is free for YMCA members, but registration is REQUIRED.

Mat Pilates Based on original Pilates techniques, this class is designed to restore muscle balance, improve posture, help prevent injury and build strength and flexibility. All levels welcome.

aquatics Aqua Exercise An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve body conditioning, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility. This program is FREE for members.

Water Workout A high energy, non-impact water aerobic class including strength training and stretching. This program is FREE for members.

Total Body Conditioning A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using hand-held weights.

Stretching Stretching is an essential component of fitness that is often neglected in preference for developng other areas of fitness. This class uses a variety of stretching methods to gradually increase muscle strength and extend range of motion at the joints. This may help prevent injury and improve performance of sports related activities.

MIND/BODY Tai-Chi | Beginner An ancient form of mind and body exercise that uses purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditation for relaxation, health and self-defense.

Tai-Chi | Intermediate An ancient form of mind and body exercise that uses purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditation for relaxation, health and self-defense.

Yoga A yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition. All levels welcome.

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OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU REACH YOURS Are you wondering how you’ll get started exercising once joining the YMCA? With our Y Personal Fitness program, we’ll support you in building a regular exercise routine by starting slowly, setting realistic goals and figuring out together what works best for you. AND IT’S FREE WITH MEMBERSHIP!

To schedule an initial appointment to meet with a Y Personal Fitness Coach, ask at the Member Services Desk.


Adult programs Martial Arts Shotokan Karate Shotokan is one of the oldest styles of Karate in Japan. This rich traditional style utilizes both hands and feet to defend oneself. We are a member of the Shotokan Karate Federation and have regular testing and tournaments. Ages 18+.

Sports Instructional Volleyball Learn the fundamentals of volleyball! This class offers instruction in skills and drills and all aspects of the game. All levels welcome.

HEALTH & WELL-BEING Massage Therapy Massage therapy has been shown to contribute to a healthy body in a variety of ways: improving circulation, reducing stress, improving sleep and facilitating relaxation. We offer hour long sessions with our licensed massage therapist at a fraction of the price of any other massage provider! Fees based on one hour sessions. Member Fee:

$60 per session $275 for 5 sessions

Program Member Fee:

$85 per session $425 for 5 sessions

Nutritional Counseling Work one on one with our registered dietitian! Whether your diet needs a complete overhaul or you just need some quick food tips, nutrition counseling can be a great investment in your health. Our dietitian has vast experience, including sports nutrition, eating disorders, weight loss, weight gain, meal planning and eating within a budget. Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

$60 per session $85 per session

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SWIMMING FOR ADULTS

ADULT SWIM

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise for people of all ages. It can be used for exercise, fun, and even lifesaving. Swimming is a low-impact exercise that helps build endurance. Learning to swim can be a very beneficial when you’re spending time at the beach, playing water sports, boating or saving someone’s life. Please consider swimming lessons for you and your loved ones.

Adult SWIM CLASSES (age 18+) Adult Beginner 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 and water safety. Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

$ 80 per 8 week session $ 140 per 8 week session

the water or help you achieve your swimming goals. Your swim instructor will cater the lessons specifically to meet your needs and help you develop a life-long interest in aquatics. PRIVATE LESSONS | based on 1/2 hour lessons Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

1 lesson 5 lessons $26 $125 $42 $185

10 lessons $240 $355

Adult Intermediate This class is for adults who are compfortable in the water and who would like to work on stroke development and endurance. It is perfect for those who have limited swimming skills and who would like to improve their techniques for front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

$ 80 per 8 week session $ 140 per 8 week session

Adult Advanced This class is for those who 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 movements, wetball skills, and diving skills, and are introduced to the use of mask and fins. Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

$ 80 per 8 week session $ 140 per 8 week session

LapSwim Daily during designated hours, our pool is available to you for Adult Lap Swim Time. Please consult the Pool Schedule at our Customer Service Desk, or visit www.ymcanyc.org/ greenpoint for daily lap swim hours.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons If you are a little anxious around the water or just want to improve your swimming skills, a YMCA certified swim instructor can be just what you need to get comfortable in 34 | Greenpoint ymca | Summer 2012/ FALL 2012

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS | based on 1/2 hour lessons Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

1 lesson 5 lessons $40 $185 $63 $280

10 lessons $355 $540

Instructional swim aids (kick boards/ barbells/ pull buoys/ noodles) are not allowed. For more information, contact Jessica Wygand, Aquatics Director, at (212) 912-2275.


OLDER ADULTS • GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES FOR OLDER ADULTS • FITNESS FOR OLDER ADULTS • SPORTS FOR OLDER ADULTS • SWIMMING FOR ADULTS • ARTS, MUSIC & DANCE FOR ADULTS • EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

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BE FIT FOR LIFE

OLDER Adult Programs Active Older Adults (AOA) in the YMCA experience a strong sense of belongingness and a network of friends who provide supportive communities for sustained health and well-being. Through on-going, fun, safe, and engaging programs, activities, and events AOA members increase their self-confidence and sense of achievement while building relationships and celebrating the success and milestones of each older adult within their AOA community. Older adults, individuals 55 and above, are a significant and growing segment of our communities. All AOA benefit from engaging in YMCA activities that enhance connections, decrease a sense of isolation, and improve overall well-being.

PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM.

GROUP EXERCISE

Movement | Older Adult

This class strengthens the body using techniques that emphasize balance, abdominal strength and muscle control utilizing techniques from yoga and dance.

SPECIALTY SWIM Aqua Exercise

An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve body conditioning, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility. The last 15 minutes is an optional deep water cardio and abdominals workout.

AQUATICS Adult Swim

Please see the Adult Swim page for all adult swim classes.

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FAMILIES • FAMILY PROGRAMS • SWIMMING FOR FAMILIES • FITNESS FOR FAMILIES • ARTS, MUSIC & DANCE for families


TOGETHER TIME FamilY Programs

The Greenpoint 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!

OPEN HOUSES/ Important dates

Family and Membership 2012 Open Houses Get to know your Y, and become a member. Come participate in a fun-filled day with crafts, food, demo classes and activities for the whole family. September 15 September 27 October 6

12-4 pm 5-8pm 12-4 pm

FAMILY NIGHT EVENTS The Greenpoint YMCA hosts several family events each month. These FREE events are a great way for families to learn, play and grow together. Activities may include: arts & crafts, recreation, healthy lifestyle workshops, open gym, dance and a whole lot of fun memories that families will cherish for a lifetime. Children must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Tammea Tyler, Senior Director, Youth & Family, at (212) 9122265. 3rd Wednesday of every month from 5:00-8:30pm July 18 September 19 October 17 November 21 December 19

5:00-8:30pm 5:00-8:30pm 5:00-8:30pm 5:00-8:30pm 5:00-8:30pm

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT Need an evening to do something special? The Y’s Parents Night Out give parents the opportunity to take a welldeserved break. Reservations must be made in advance at the front desk. For more information, contact Kenia OsorioWellington at kosorio@ymcanyc.org or (212) 912-2280. Children up to 10 years old. *Child must be potty-trained. 1st Friday of every month from 6-9pm

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October 5 November 2 December 7

6-9pm 6-9pm 6-9pm

Family Member Fee: Member Fee: Program Member Fee: 

$15 $25 $35

FAMILY SERVICES AT OUR KIDS IN CONTROL (KIC) CENTER Recognizing the impact family life has on child development, the KIC program, located at 224 Berry Street in Williamsburg provides a range of family services including group,individual and family counseling, parenting workshops and parent support groups, health awareness forums, English as a Second Language classes, community workshops and teen programs. K.I.C. is made possible through funding from the NYS OASAS. Therefore, there is no fee to participants, but enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, please contact Troy Calhoun, Kids In Control Center Director at (718) 599-4870.

CHILD WATCH You can’t be the best parent you can be unless you take care of your own health, in spirit, mind and body. With your child* (up to 10 years) under the care of our trained staff in Child Watch, we can give you up to two hours of peace of mind to work out, take a class or just relax. We engage and nurture young children with positive experiences that encourage them to learn, grow and thrive. *Little ones must be potty trained to attend. Reservations need to be made in advance no later than 4pm the day of service. FREE FOR ALL MEMBERS. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm


FAMILY programs FAMILY PROGRAMS Creative Movement

This class emphasizes the creative art of dance and demonstrates simple theater techniques while providing an exciting new learning environment. Class includes use of props and activities designed to introduce dance and movement to toddlers. Skills learned and carried beyond the dance classes include communication skills, memory development, and social involvement. Children 3-5 years of age. Fee-based class.

Family Aqua Zumba Ž This class combines the moves of Zumba and the music of the world to an upbeat dance party-all in the water. When you move your body and muscles, the water provides resistance in all directions. It works your muscles and you get a good cardio workout at the same time. Basic aerobics and internal dance moves will be used in step by step instruction set to the tunes of upbeat jams. It’s like a huge pool party. Free with family membership/ Fee-based for program members.

Family Art & Wonder Explore various artistic mediums with your family through this weekly class that teaches skill based and creative expression. Make your own pieces to display in your home or at the Y. Free with family membership/ Fee-based for program members.

Family Cooking Make and eat your family dinner at the Y during this weekly class. Try new recipes to bring home, and learn new cooking and nutritional tips that benefit the whole family. Free with family membership/ Fee-based for program members.

Family Splash & Play Go beyond the basic water experience, and join us for an enriching sensory experience for your child. This class will focus on movement, singing, and splashing around. Activities will be geared at getting your child accustomed to the water at an early age, stimulating them in a positive social and interactive aquatic environment. Families and little ones -18 months-4 years with guardians-are invited to join in. Part of My Grown Up & Me Class Series. Fee-based class.

which combines fun movements, cardio games, dance and aerobics to help get families into shape and keep everyone fit together. Music is played to keep the family engaged and excited about the moves. Free with family membership/ Feebased for program members.

Guitar Lessons (13 yrs and up) The Y is now offering private and semi-private guitar lessons for Teens and Adults. In this class, beginners will learn the fundamentals of playing the guitar while learning to play popular songs. Participants will have fun while learning basic chord instruction, strumming patterns, rock riffs & blues licks, and finger style, as well as the musical foundations in scales and rhythm. Each participant must have their own guitar. Feebased class.

Story Troupe Our very own Story Troupe will perform new remixes to old stories we all know and love. Come to the Y on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:00-5:30PM to hear an innovative and interactive tale complete with musical accompaniment, original songs, prizes and giveaways. Performances run from September through June and during special events. Free during family events.

FAMILY RECREATION TIME Family Gym Time

Spend time as a family playing basketball, gym games, or just running around. The Y gym is open for family gym time several times per week Check our schedule for specific times. Free with family membership.

Youth & Family Swim Time Family Swim is offered daily for all ages in the family to spend time together in our pool. Check our schedule for specific times. Free with family membership.

Family Zumba Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. Routines geared for family participation. Free with family membership/ Fee-based for program members.

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FamilY Programs

JUMP INTO FAMILY SWIM Family Aquatics

Family Splash & Play | SUMMER

Ages 18 months - 4 yrs Go beyond the basic water experience, and join us for an enriching sensory experience for your child. This class will focus on movement, singing, and splashing around. Activities will be geared at getting your child accustomed to the water at an early age, stimulating them in a positive social and interactive aquatic environment. Families and little ones -18 months-4 years with guardians-are invited to join in. Part of My Grown Up & Me Class Series. Fee-based class.

My Grown-up and Me: Gym & Swim | FALL

Ages 18 months - 3 yrs This program is designed to encourage our younger age group to enjoy using their bodies, learn to move correctly and develop self-confidence through physical activity. The primary objective is to develop the child’s motor skills in the gym and pool while singing songs and playing games. The child will make new friends and learn key social skills. Activities are based on the developmental abilities of the child. Payment must be made in full before the start of the program. 10% discount will be applied if registered for 2 or more classes. For more information, please contact Angela Speakman, Early Childhood Director at (212) 912-2267. October Through June Tuesdays 10:15 am-11:00 am Family Member Fee: $63 per 8 week session 40 | Greenpoint ymca | Summer 2012/ FALL 2012

Youth Member Fee: $68 per 8 week session Program Member Fee: $84 per 8 week session

Parent/ Child Swim lessons Shrimp/Kipper/Inia

These 30-minute classes are for children 6-36 months and their parents. The primary objective of the class is to get both parent/guardian and child comfortable in the water. The child will become aware of the differences between moving through the water and on dry land, while the parent/guardian will become aware how to teach the 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/guardian guides him or her to learn aquatic skills. The child will become exposed to songs and games that use basic movements in the water such as kicking, arm strokes and breath control. All activities are based on the development abilities of the child. For further information, please contact Jessica Wygand, Aquatics Director at (212) 912-2275. Member Fee: Program Member Fee:

$70 per 8 week session $130 per 8 week session

RECREATION SWIM

Youth & Family Swim Time

The pool has designated times for youth and family recreational swim to make easier to spend fun time together. Check out our pool schedule.


SWIM SAFELY Everyone’s safety is important to us, especially children. We ask that all abide by our pool guidelines. 1. Street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck

8. Breath holding during any aquatics activity is not allowed as can lead to person blacking out

2. Everyone in the pool must wear a swim cap 3. Children 8 years old and younger must be within arm’s length of a parent/adult guardian when in the pool

9. Inflatable rings, balls, noodles or other large pool toys are not permitted 10. Instructional swim aids (kick boards/barbells/ pull buoys/noodles) are only for class use

4. Children between the ages of 9 and 11 must have a parent/adult guardian on the pool deck 11. All questions regarding the Aquatics policies/ procedures should be directed to the Aquatics or viewing area at all times Director or Executive Director 5. All non-swimmers must remain in the shallow area 6.

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

7. Infants and children who are not fully toilet trained must wear a swim diaper

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International YMCA Doing a World of Good For Youth Development:

YMCA Global Teens inspires and empowers teens (ages 12 to 18) to change our world. Join a journey of self discovery and global adventure; meet teens from across the globe, engage in meaningful service, visit local families and step-up to tackle the most pressing issues of our time. The world is waiting!

For Social Responsibility:

YMCA Go Global (18+) join the Y movement and make a difference abroad! U.S. volunteers fully immerse themselves in the culture of a host country and assist in fields such as youth development, English instruction, environmental conservation and more! Group and individual opportunities available! The YMCA Study Tour (18+) Program offers opportunities for Y staff, community leaders, volunteers and interested professionals to see the global Y movement in action. Meet Y leaders from across the world while learning about international social issues, and the Y’s impact on a global level. YMCA International Training & Internship Program – Host young adults from abroad by training a ‘rising star’ from overseas in the way your business works. Periods vary – internships up to 12 months; traineeships up to 18 months. Help shape the life of a future world leader! YMCA Work & Travel Program – Bring the world to your business; from front desk and hospitality to sales, stock and everything in between. Redefine what is ‘possible’ in the world of a young adult from overseas! Year-round possibilities: Summer (May – August); Winter (December – February); Spring (March – May).

For more information visit www.internationalymca.org The International YMCA is a branch of the YMCA of Greater New York


Joining the Cause membership Information Mission

Membership HOLdS

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.

Members may put their membership on hold for 1 - 3 months during any calendar year. A monthly hold fee will be charged and all membership privileges will be suspended while your membership is on hold.

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.

Membership Cards

Membership Card The Branch membership card must be presented andscanned in order to gain access into a YMCA facility.

Program cards 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

Membership Cancellation Cancellation of membership requires a fifteen (15) day written notice prior to the monthly draft date.

Membership Transfer Membership and program privileges are not transferable from one person to another.

You already belong here So do your friends Refer your friends to the YMCA and if they join, you’ll receive a Member Reward Card for free Y gear. Ask AT the Member Services desk for a referral form and more information. Check out all our new cool Y gear at ymcanyc.org/reward

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membership Information 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 back draft is returned for insufficient funds a service fee of $15.00 will be added to the payment amount.

Guest and Day Passes 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.

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.

Locker Rooms & Lockers • Lockers are available for daily use. Please bring your own lock and secure your belongings when using the facility. • Our family-friendly locker room is a good alternative for parents who wish to accompany their child that is over the age of five and of the opposite gender.

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.

TAKE CONTROL YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR DIABETES RISK AND GAIN TOOLS FOR HEALTHY LIVING THROUGH THE YMCA’S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM. If you are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles that will help you reduce your chances of developing diabetes.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help them maintain their progress.

PROGRAM GOALS: • Reduce body weight by 7% • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? CONTACT For more membership information or member-related questions or concerns, please contact Emecheta Isles. Membership Director at (212) 912-2264 or at eisles@ ymcanyc.org.

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In order to qualify for the program, you must be at least18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25)* and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes† by a healthcare provider. *Asian individual(s) BMI > 22 †Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.


HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Guest ROOMS AT THE GREENPOINT Y The Greenpoint Y provides a great opportunity and value for visitors to experience one of New York City’s most coveted neighborhoods. Our YMCA offers clean, comfortable and tranquil accommodations in the heart of one of the most culturally diverse and vibrant sections of Brooklyn, all for an affordable price. NEIGHBORHOOD The Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhood is home to some of the best restaurants, bars, and shopping. Visitors are able to visit New York City on a budget, while enjoying the many attractions right here in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Stay with us and enjoy the friendly accommodations and diverse culture.

ACCOMMODATIONS/ Amenities • • • • • • • • •

Single and double rooms with shared bath facilities for men and women Daily housekeeping service Air-conditioning and TV in deluxe rooms Fully Equipped Fitness Center World Class Weight Room Cardio & Strength Center Indoor Swimming Pool with saunas for men and women 24-hour security Safe deposit box

TRANSPORTATION Connections with mass transit via G subway line, and bus lines B62, B43, B48 and B24. Easy access to airports, and accessible by train, bus and East River Ferry. Fifteen minutes to Manhattan.

Guest Room Rates* # of Type of Room

guests

Economy Room Deluxe Room Deluxe Room Deluxe Room Deluxe Room

1 1 2 3 4

Weekday Daily

$48 $68 $79 $93 $100

Weekend

$49 $69 $80 $94 $102

Weekly

$273 $350 $413 $462 $511

Monthly

$980 $1,176 $1,372 $1,540 $1,680

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Locations Manhattan Branches Chinatown YMCA 273 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212.912.2460

Brooklyn Branches Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA 1121 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 718.789.1497

Queens Branches Cross Island YMCA 238-10 Hillside Avenue Bellerose, NY 11426 718.479.0505

Staten Island Branches Broadway Center YMCA 651 Broadway Staten Island, NY 10310 718.981.4933

Harlem YMCA 180 West 135th Street New York, NY 10030 212.912.2100

Dodge YMCA 225 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.625.3136

Flushing YMCA 138-46 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354 718.961.6880

International YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212.727.8800

Flatbush YMCA 1401 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.469.8100

Jamaica YMCA 89-25 Parsons Blvd. New York, NY 11423 718.739.6600

North Shore Center YMCA/ Counseling Service 285 Vanderbilt Avenue Staten Island, NY 10304 718.981.4382

McBurney YMCA 125 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 212.912.2300

Greenpoint YMCA 99 Meserole Avenue New York, NY 11222 718.389.3700 212.912.2260

Long Island City YMCA 32-33 Queens Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101 718.392.7932

Vanderbilt YMCA 224 east 47th Street New York, NY 10017 212.912.2500 West Side YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212.875.4100 Bronx Branch Bronx YMCA 2 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10473 718.792.9736

North Brooklyn YMCA 570 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 718.277.1600 Prospect Park YMCA 357 Ninth Street New York, NY 11215 718.768.7100 Park Slope Armory YMCA 361 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 212.912.2580

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Ridgewood YMCA 69-02 64th Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 212.912.2180

South Shore Center YMCA 3939 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.227.3200 HUGUENOT, NY New York YMCA Camp Big Pond Road Huguenot, NY 12746 845.858.2200 Association Office 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212.630.9600


Greenpoint Y Leadership staff Listing

Main 212-912-2260 Keith Hicks Executive Director x 4402, khicks@ymcanyc.org Alvin Moonesar Associate Executive, Business Manager x4410, amoonesar@ymcanyc.org Jon Melo Assistant Business Manager x4411, jmelo@ymcanyc.org Tatiana Terzuoli Director, Fund Development & Communications x4406, tterzuoli@ymcanyc.org Emma Isles Director, Membership & Guest Rooms x 4404, eisles@ymcanyc.org Miriam Alicea Director, Healthy Lifestyles x 4417, malicea@ymcanyc.org Jessica Wygand Aquatics Director x4415, jwygand@ymcanyc.org Anthony Green Building & Properties x4413, agreen@ymcanyc.org

BOARD OF MANAGERS Chair: Paul J. Pullo, Metro Fuel Oil Corp. Vice Chair: Robert Carra, ADP Immediate Past Chair: Frank Carbone, St. Joseph’s College Past Chairs: Martha Holstein, Strategic Urban Solutions Roseanne Antonucci, Retired (American Woman’s Economic Development Corporation) Alfred E. Jennings, Retired (Brooklyn Union Gas Co.) Members at Large: Rachel Amar, Waste Management Gina Argento, Broadway Stages Peter Cruz, Verizon Pat Ferris, Retired (Community Representative for former State Senator Martin Connor) Darryl Hollon, Consultant | Industrial, Transportation and Distribution Dr. Susan Hudec, St. Joseph’s College Michael Kawochka, Pharmaceuticals Stuart Leffler, Consolidated Edison Company of NY Rama P. Mukhopadhyay, Real Estate Investor Dr. Charles Ptak, DDS, Private Office Christina Pullo, Epiq Systems Walter Sanchez, Queens Ledger/ Greenpoint Star Heidi Shea Springer, AICP, NYCEDC Vice President Craig Shillitto, Cycle Architecture Scott Stedman, The L Magazine Honorary Member: Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol

Tammea Tyler Senior Director, Youth & Family x4405, ttyler@ymcanyc.org Angela Speakman Early Childhood Director x 4805, aspeakman@ymcanyc.org Troy Calhoun x 4400, tcalhoun@ymcanyc.org Jamel Davis Teen & Sports Director x 4409, jdavis@ymcanyc.org Kendell Monk OST Director x 4412, kmonk@ymcanyc.org

Contact Us Phone: (212) 912-2260 | Email: greenpoint@ymcanyc.org | Web: www.ymcanyc.org/greenpoint

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