EXPLORE ENGAGE EXPERIENCE DODGE YMCA WINTER/SPRING 2014
DODGE YMCA 225 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.625.3136 ymcanyc.org/dodge
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 Dodge members receive full access to the Dodge Y facility in addition to priority registration and discounts on fee-based programs, 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 New York City, each of which offers quality facilities and programs.
CHILD WATCH Do you need someone to look after your child (ages 6 months to 7 years) 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 available free of charge to those with a family membership. Please register at the Membership Desk located in our lobby.
RATES Membership Types
Joiner’s Fee City-Wide
Youth (up to 11)*
Teen (12 - 17)
Adult (18 - 64)
Older Adult (65 +)
Family II (2 adults & kids)****
*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using the facility **18 years of age or older, full time, 12+ credits, must bring copy of student ID when renewing. Valid for schools in New York state ONLY. ***1 adult and kids under 18 years, living in the same household ****2 adults and kids under 18 years, living in the same household
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 Annual Campaign fundraiser, you can make a difference for our Y and the community as a whole. For more information, contact Roseann Julien at 212.912.2413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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You may know the Y for our pools, classes, gyms, basketball courts or summer camps, but in New York City the Y is so much more. We also offer transformative programs in teen leadership, afterschool learning, work readiness, cultural assimilation and international exchange for young New Yorkers. All of it free or at low cost for those who need it most. That’s where you come in. Help us make the city stronger as we reach people of all ages and all backgrounds in every borough. When you volunteer or give, you’re building a stronger New York City.
With your help we can do so much more.
The Y. So Much More
Please give today. ymcanyc.org/give
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DODGE Y INFORMATION HOURS OF OPERATION Monday - Friday: 5:30 am -11:00 pm Saturday: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
WINTER/SPRING SESSION & REGISTRATION DATES
2014 WINTER/SPRING HOLIDAY DATES
SESSION 1 REGISTRATION DATES
New Years Eve Tuesday, December 31 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 15 Sunday, December 22
Monday - Friday: 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm Teen Center - Saturdays (Through May)
Session 1 Dates January 2 - February 23
SESSION 2 REGISTRATION DATES Members: Sunday, February 9 Community: Sunday, February 16
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Daily 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Years Day Wednesday, January 1
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Memorial Day Monday, May 26
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Please contact specific departments to determine if programs will run on the dates listed above.
Session 2 Dates February 24 - April 27
Register online at www.ymcanyc.org/dodge and select “register for classes” or in person at our Membership Desk. Please contact us if you have any questions or problems with your registration.
SESSION 3 REGISTRATION DATES Members: Sunday, April 13 Community: Sunday, April 20 Session 3 Dates April 28 - June 22
Phone: 718.625.3136 | Email: email@example.com ymcanyc.org/dodge | facebook.com/DodgeYMCA | @DodgeYMCA
ADULT WELLNESS..................................................8-9 FAMILY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD..............................10 YOUTH & TEEN ...................................................12-16 YOUTH AQUATICS...............................................18-19 TEEN AND ADULT AQUATICS............................20-21 POOL SAFETY INFORMATION .................................22 BIRTHDAY PARTY INFORMATION...........................23 MEMBERSHIP AND PROGRAM INFORMATION...24-25 STAFF INFORMATION ............................................26 LOCATIONS.............................................................29 DODGE YMCA WINTER/SPRING GUIDE 2014 | 5
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. Daily lockers are reserved for weights. Warm up before and cool down after your personal items while you are in the Y. Items exercise. Make sure you’ve had enough to eat and may be left overnight only in rented lockers. Please drink before exercising to prevent dizziness or speak with a Member Service Representative for lightheadedness. If you are experiencing dizziness, more information on monthly locker rentals. 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.
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FITNESS OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU REACH YOURS The 12 week Y Personal Fitness program is FREE with your membership! To schedule an appointment or receive further information, contact the Membership Desk.
WHAT IS PILATES?
The six principles of Pilates are: concentration, control, center, flow, precision, and breathing. The main focus is to keep your spine young, well aligned, and supple, maintaining its health.
Pilates also increases overall flexibility, balance, and coordination for people of all fitness levels and with diverse health histories. Clients notice substantial improvement after only a few sessions in their flexibility and coordination levels. The work in Pilates aims to create a longer and leaner physique, and when done in a circuit that combines both the apparatus and mat, it will give you the fastest results.
SESSIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY SESSION RATES 1 session
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ADULT/OLDER ADULT WELLNESS PROGRAMS How do you define wellness? Whatever your goals, the Y is ready to support you on your journey toward improved health. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM. Fitness Orientation New to the Y? We offer a complimentary fitness orientation with one of our staff for all new members as an introduction to our cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Just complete the form at the Membership Desk, and you will be contacted by a fitness representative.
Personal Training Looking for a new challenge or need some additional motivation? A certified Dodge 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. All personal training sessions are one (1) hour in length.
Personal Training Pricing & Information # of Sessions
MasterTrainer Pricing & Information # of Sessions
Personal Training Session Cancellations & Polices A client may cancel directly with the trainer without penalty by giving 24 hours notice. If notice is not given within a 24 hour period, the client will be charged for the session. All sessions are valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Only YMCA training staff are permitted to conduct personal training sessions within the facility. Sessions are non-transferable and non-refundable, and must be used at the Dodge YMCA. 8 | DODGE YMCA WINTER/SPRING GUIDE 2014
GROUP FITNESS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS All Adult Fitness Classes are FREE for Dodge YMCA Members! PLEASE SEE THE GROUP FITNESS SCHEDULE FOR CLASS TIMES AND LOCATION. * Indicates Active Older Adult Classes 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 interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
Kettlebells - This is a total body workout that blends effective techniques for improving muscular endurance, total body movements and cardiovascular conditioning. Each movement and progression is taught with an emphasis on safety, while highlighting essential body alignment.
Total Body Conditioning – A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using hand held weights.
*Chair Exercise - This total body workout incorporates cardio training, muscular strength and endurance plus flexibility either seated or standing.
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.
Ballet Bar – Ballet based fitness class that elongates and sculpts your body through the combination of ballet based movements and the Pilates work of flexibility, core strength and toning.
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.
*5Rhythms® – A freeform dance practice using 5 qualities of movement: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. No dance experience necessary.
Vinyasa Yoga - Flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together by an emphasis on breathing technique.
Hip Hop Aerobics – Utilizing the latest hip-hop moves, this class will get you into a firm and buff body through its urban dance theme.
*Tai Chi – An ancient form of mind body exercise that uses purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self defense.
*M.E.L.T Method® - A self-treatment technique that helps prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living.
Core Training - Focuses on abdominal, back and core muscle training and stabilization to improve the body’s overall functional strength.
*Masterfitness Complete® - Get everything you need in this class! Combines low impact aerobics, conditioning and stretching in a comfortable environment.
Stretching - An essential component of fitness that is often neglected or left out in preference for developing other areas of fitness. Use a variety of stretching methods to gradually increase muscle strength and extend the range of movement at the joints. This may help prevent injury and improve performance of health and sports related activities.
Family Yoga - Parents and children discover mind and body through animated creative explorations of yoga. Develop flexibility, strength, focus, imagination and sense of well-being by playful stretching, visualization, breathing and relaxation.
Belly Dancing – Dance movements that focus on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations. Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations. Spinning® - A great cardio workout of simulated road bike riding to energizing music, appropriate for all fitness levels. Step Aerobics - A great cardio workout for all fitness levels. Using an aerobic step with or without risers, class members step up and down to the music giving a complete upper and lower body workout. Fitness Trampoline – Jumping only a few inches off the surface of a trampoline, this class gives you a challenging workout without the jarring impact often associated with other types of aerobic exercise.
Gentle Yoga - Learn the art of breathing. Incorporates breathing exercises, yoga postures and relaxation Hatha Yoga - Breathing techniques and postures are combined in a way that is designed to increase skills and comfort with yoga practice. *Chair Yoga - A form of gentle yoga practiced sitting in a chair and/or standing with a chair for support. Pilates - Focus on the core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine. This class benefits everyone at every fitness level. *Aqua Aerobics - Combines aerobics, strength and endurance training while minimizing joint stress. Because of the cushioning effect of water, older adults may find water to be the most desirable environment for exercise.
Interval Training - A challening class of high speed, high intensity work alternating with recovery periods of low intensity.
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PLAY TOGETHER FAMILY/EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
The Dodge 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! PLEASE SEE THE YOUTH AND FAMILY SCHEDULE FOR CLASS TIMES AND LOCATIONS. All classes run on an eight (8) week session.
PARENT/CHILD CLASSES Parent/Child Class Fees No. of classes/week 1x Members $125 Community $185
Rumble and Tumble TURBO
2x* $240 $360
*The discount only applies to the same class taken twice a week. Two different classes cannot be combined for the discount.
Baby and Me Yoga (Birth to Crawling) Toddler and Me Yoga (18 Months - 2 Years)
For moms and babies. Helps moms recover abdominal strength and get back into shape while interacting with your baby. Please bring a blanky and your childâ€™s favorite toys. Classes free for members.
Rumble and Tumble 18 Months - 3 Years This class develops motor skills and movement awareness through stretching, tumbling, wiggling through our obstacle course, ball play and songs in a structured but exciting gym environment. Requires active parental or caregiver support.
Rumble and Tumble Jr. 6 - 17 Months A simpler version of its older sibling, this class offers younger children a safe space to walk, tumble, climb, jump, explore movement and song. Requires active parental or caregiver support.
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2 - 4 Years Our most popular class, Rumble & Tumble, is now supercharged! For those little ones that have boundless energy, Rumble & Tumble Turbo offers more opportunities to run, tumble, and play, while integrating the traditional Rumble & Tumble elements of stretching, song, ball play, and obstacle course.
Toddler Time 6 Months - 4 Years This is an open play time where you and your child can enjoy the Rumble & Tumble obstacle course, play with others and build strong bodies. Free for members; $5.00 per child for community members.
World of Wonders 18 Months - 4 Years Engages children in stories and books as well as activities that develop creativity, explore identities and solidify learning concepts. Children participate in guided projects and explore different art mediums.
18 Months - 4 Years An opportunity for your child to explore the world of sports and early fitness through fun exercises and games, song, stretching. Our young athletes develop hand-eye and foot-eye coordination, and gross motor skills like running and jumping through a series of activities Classes require active parental or caregiver support.
KidSpace 6 Months - 7 Years Kidspace is available for you and your family to use between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm in the Child Watch room. Enjoy this safe and child friendly environment! Free for members.
2 - 5 Years Little Picassos will offer a little something for everyone. Preschoolers will have a great time mixing paints and using crayons and markers, while learning basic drawing skills. An assortment of projects will be made using a variety of fun and creative techniques. Expression and creativity is encouraged!
Ballet 3 - 6 Years This course is an introduction to classical ballet, a form of dance that combines exercises that focus on muscular strength, agility, concentration. The general benefits of ballet for boys and girls of all ages include, but are not limited to, improved posture, flexibility, balance, motor skills, rhythm, and cardiovascular health and the use of muscles of the entire body. Ballet is also a foundation for other types of dance such as hip hop, jazz, ballroom or modern dance.
Mommy & Me Cooking 2 - 6 Years Proper nutrition is essential for the healthy growth and development of all people, especially our youth. While most eating habits begin at home, The Y is here to teach healthy eating habits through its healthy cooking programs. In this delicious class, future chefs will learn the correct way to peel, chop, mash, and more. They will then get to taste the results of their efforts. Finally, they will create a cookbook so they can share their creations with their families at home. YUM!
FAMILY PROGRAMS Family Events The Y is the place for families. From hosting a birthday party to taking a class with your little one, the Y offers programs to help families grow closer. The Dodge Y family events are a great way for families to learn, play and grow together. Activities include: arts & crafts, recreation, open gym, movie nights, parent night out and so much more. Details on each month’s family event will be posted throughout the Dodge Y. To join our family email list, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Family nights are hosted once a month - we hope to see you there! Event Name
Chinese New Year Celebration
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Ring in the Year of the Horse with the Dodge Y! Families have the opportunity to enjoy Chinese culture through food, stories and games.
Bring the Zoo to You
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Learn and meet different reptiles. You will be blown away by the live alligators, turtles and anacondas.
Silver Screen Family Movie Day
Saturday, March 29, 2014
A fun filled day with movie-theme activities. YMCA…Your Movies Come Along!
Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s largest national initiative, bringing children and families together and providing the education, activities and experiences that teach good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and healthy habits. As a result, youth and families achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.
Street Carnival / Camp Open House
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Celebrate the summer by attending our Atlantic Avenue Street fair. Activities include, bounce house, dunk tank, carnival games, giveaways and so much more.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Smoothie making, arts & crafts, musical games and a magic show.
Red, White & Blue Fest
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Celebrate the 4th of July with the Dodge Y! Arts & crafts, food eating contest, carnival games and more.
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GROWING STRONG YOUTH PROGRAMS
The Dodge YMCA provides after school, day and weekend programming for youths up to 18 years. We offer a host of programs that promote healthy spirit, mind and body through intellectual, social and recreational activities. PLEASE SEE THE YOUTH AND FAMILY SCHEDULE FOR CLASS TIMES AND LOCATIONS. All classes run on an eight (8) week session. For more information, please contact the Dodge YMCA or email us at email@example.com
YOUTH CLASSES Youth Class Fees No. of classes/week 1x Members $125 Community $185
2x* $240 $360
*The discount only applies to the same class taken twice a week. Two different classes cannot be combined for the discount.
Soccer Spikes 3 - 6 Years An energetic program that emphasizes teamwork and positivity through exercises designed to familiarize young players to the game of soccer with age appropriate teaching tools and drills.
Basketball Foundations 3 - 12 Years Kids will learn the game of basketball through age-appropriate drills, exercises, and controlled games while developing teamwork and sportsmanship.
Tennis Foundations 3 - 10 Years Kids learn or review basic skills such as forehand, backhand, volleys, serves, as well as court awareness, etiquette and rules. All skills and techniques are taught in the form of games and physical activities. 12 | DODGE YMCA WINTER/SPRING GUIDE 2014
6 - 10 Years Zumbatomic速 classes are high-energy fitness parties that offer real results. Packed with specially choreographed routines and the latest music, like hip-hop, reggaeton and cumbia, Zumbatomic classes increase focus and selfconfidence, boost metabolism and improve coordination.
Multi Sport 7 - 10 Years This class offers basic fundamentals of a variety of sports, including soccer, basketball and flag football. Perfect for children to develop overall teamwork and sportsmanship, as well as coordination in basic sport skills.
Shotokan Karate 8 - 12 Years Learn fundamentals including blocks, stances, rules and regulations for class. Beginner and intermediate students will learn forms 1 to 3 in the Shotokan system as well as punching and kicking techniques for self-defense.
Ballet 7 - 10 Years Kids at this age group are introduced to a more formal structured ballet class. Curriculum is carefully designed to their age and cognitive abilities. This age group will focus on foundational exercises, floor ballet stretches, intro to turns and jumps.
Healthy Kids Day
3 - 6 Years Introduce your child to the world of sports and early fitness. Skills are broken down and modified into fun games for our young athletes. Children work on hand-eye and foot-eye coordination and directional skills, and build comptenence in basic sports skills.
Saturday, April 26 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Healthy Kids Day is the nation’s largest health day, bringing children and families together and providing the education, activities and experiences that teach good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, youth and families achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body. This event is FREE and open to the community.
Tiny Acrobats 4 - 6 Years Develop physical strength, flexibility and kinesthetic awareness through a variety of gymnastic moves. Children learn safe practices, balance control, and how to maximize muscle coordination while developing timing and precision.
XerGames 6 Years and up Want to spend some quality time with the kids? Come to our XerGames for free games and activities, including our sport wall and dance games. The whole family can play together! Free for members.
PRIVATE SPORT LESSONS ONE-ON-ONE 3 - 12 Years Participants are coached according to their age and skill level. Classes are one hour in length. Sports offered: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis and T-Ball. Please note that lessons are subject to instructor availability. For more information please contact Frankie Barretta, Youth & Family Director at 212.912.2414 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Sport Lessons
Off Site Afterschool Programs 5 -11 Years Y Afterschool is geared towards enriching kids’ academic development, engaging them in healthy physical activity and fostering positive social interactions. Each program offers high-quality instruction and supervision by trained and qualified staff. Y Afterschool takes place every full school day from school dismissal through 6:00pm. In addition, Y Afterschool offers Holiday Camp programming from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm on 13 school holidays. Best of all, Y Afterschool is FREE. For additional information, please contact a Site Director: Site Director
Youth & Family Department
All-Star Basketball Clinic 6th - 12th Graders This 8 week fee based session will be geared towards strengthening the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, defensive footwork, offensive footwork, as well as knowledge of what coaches look for when deciding who will be leading their team. The curriculum will be as follows; Week one and two will consist of offensive footwork, dribbling, and change of speed. Weeks three , four, and five will consist of working on all the types of shots taken in basketball; jump shot, set shot, bank shot, layups, foul shots, etc. Weeks six and seven will consist of defensive movement and fast breaks. Week eight will be a play day where the coaches will challenge the players in various games. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” Michael Jordan
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HOOP IT UP
JR. KNICKS IS ON IT’S WAY TO THE DODGE Y! The YMCA of Greater New York Jr. Knicks program for boys and girls emphasizes the importance of having fun playing basketball, while also developing athletic and social skills, improving educational performance and learning about healthy lifestyles.
PROGRAM COMPONENTS: • • • • •
Instructional and competitive basketball Sports skills instruction YMCA Youth Sports Philosophy Coaching on sportsmanship, teamwork and fair play Information about healthy lifestyles
10-WEEK PROGRAM BEGINS EARLY FEBRUARY, 2014 REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2013 Registration packets will be available at the Membership Desk and on our website.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Desiree McKoan, Teen Coordinator 212.912.2416 or email@example.com
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RES U T N E V SAFE AD DSHIPS IEN R F W E N ITIES V I T C ERS A M M U FUN S LE B A T T E G UNFOR IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO REGISTER FOR YMCA SUMMER CAMP! Our YMCA Day Camps have something unique to offer for each every age group from our Kinder-Camp Programs to Teen Camp. Our goal is to meet your child’s developmental needs and provide a foundation for continued learning during the summer months. Alongside sports, swimming and arts programs the YMCA offers academic enrichment that is in-fused throughout the camp day. These programs include summer reading, journal writing and science programs. Camp is from June 30 – August 22, 2014. The Y offers DAY AND SPECIALTY CAMPS in NYC’s five boroughs and SLEEPAWAY CAMP in upstate New York. SUMMER DAY CAMP SESSIONS Session I: July 1-July 12 (closed July 4) Session II: July 15-July 26 Session III: July 29-August 9 Session IV: August 12-August 23 SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSES Saturday, March 1 Saturday, April 26 (Healthy Kids Day) Saturday, May 17
TAKE GE NTA ADVA R 10% U OF O IRD AND YB NTS EARL DISCOU P! ING SIBL DAY CAM ON
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Frankie Barretta, Youth & Family Director 212.912.2414 or firstname.lastname@example.org All YMCA camps are certified by the American Camping Association
REGISTER ONLINE AT YMCANYC.ORG/CAMP
TEEN PROGRAMS 12-17 YEARS
The Dodge YMCA provides young people with a safe space to socialize, seek support and participate in activities that build self-esteem, prepare them for higher education and to succeed as an adult. Our goal is to empower, inspire and teach young people to be leaders through our various programs and workshops.
All teen programs are FREE and open to the community. Please see a copy of the Teen Program Schedule for times and locations. Please contact Desiree McKoan, Teen Coordinator, at 212.912.2416 or email@example.com for additional information.
LEADERS CLUB Participants will be exploring issues such as Self-Image, Community Service, Violence Prevention, Racism/Sexism/ Ageism, as well as College and Career Prep, this program provides young people with the opportunity to have a voice and feel empowered in the community and in their lives. Leaders Club focuses on skill building, character development, goal setting, service learning and networking. Leaders Club is a fun, safe, and creative place. Participants will also receive opportunities for academic assistance, scholarships, internships, college mentorships and job training. Midyear, the Leaders Club will visit a YMCA camp for a weekend rally with participants from NY and around the Northeast.
TEEN CENTER On Saturday nights from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm the Dodge Y opens its facility to teens only. We have structured and recreational swim, open basketball, Dance/hip hop class, ping pong, and teen training sessions. On alternate Saturdays we will have cooking classes and much more. Come join us for an evening of recreation and fun!
TEENS TAKE THE CITY Roll up your sleeves and get involved in issues that affect yourselves and your community. Learn about civic involvement by learning about the NYC government, meet NYC officials, develop policy proposals and present them at legislative hearings. Be the voice in your community and work towards making a positive difference.
YOUTH AND GOVERNMENT Explore the public issues, public policy, legislation and state governmental process. Teens get to work as youth jurists, attorneys, legislators and members of the press. Teens are introduced to policy making at the local and state level and travel to the State Capitol, Albany, to visit the Legislative Office Building and the Judicial Building and become completely immersed in the political process.
TEEN EXTREME A physically active fitness and training program where the teens learn more about their body and ways to make healthier choices. The teens meet twice a week and follow the training program that the sports coordinator has constructed for them.
Y-WAIT This program caters to helping teens and their parents navigate the academic and collegiate waters in high school. We assist in extra help, SAT Prep, the college application process, applying for financial aid and more.
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COMMUNITY EVENTS No day is boring at the Y. Whether it’s a zumba-a-thon or a self-defense workshop, there is always something going on at the Dodge Y. We offer trainings and programs to better serve the community. Please contact the Youth and Family Director, Frankie Barretta, at 212.912.2414 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Some community events offered throughout the year include: • American Red Cross First Aid trainings • American Red Cross CPR/AED trainings • Defensive Driving – Point reduction course • Support groups and discussions • Workshops
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JUMP IN COOL OFF
YOUTH AQUATICS PROGRAMS YMCA swim instruction is delivered in a student-centered and caring atmosphere, with well trained professionals giving personalized attention. All programs are subject to change or be cancelled based on enrollment. No make-up policy. PLEASE SEE THE AQUATICS SCHEDULE FOR CLASS TIMES. All classes run on an eight (8) week session. Parent & Child
6 Months - 3 Years The primary objective is to get both the parent and child comfortable in the water. The child will become aware of the differences between moving through water and on dry land, while the parent will become aware of how to teach their child to be safer in the water. This program has four levels, all determined by age.
19 - 36 Months Children start moving more independently through the water under supervision. Both parent and child learn aquatic safety. Instructor prepares child to work with an instructor independently.
Parent & Child Swim Lesson Fees Members $125 Community $190
Shrimp 6 - 8 Months This is a fun and low key introduction to the aquatic environment for parents and infants. Learn basic aquatic safety and have a positive experience with their children that can help them grow closer.
Kipper 9 - 12 Months This level continues to provide positive experiences for parents and infants. Continue to learn water skills and infants enjoy playing with toys and flotation devices. Parents review and learn basic aquatic safety.
Inia 13 - 18 Months Children do more independent exploration of the aquatic environment with help from parents. Provides opportunities for parent-child tiime to socialize with one another.
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All classes are 3 - 5 Years This is a childâ€™s first experience in the pool without parental assistance. Children are taught basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming. They also learn pool and boating saftey, and the use of personal flotation devices. Pre-School Swim Lesson Fees Members $125 Community $190
Pike & Parent Children begin attending class with their parents. Helps both parent and child develop safe pool behavior and adjust to the water. Perfect for children who are willing to enter the water, but are not ready to develop independent movement in the water yet
Pike Children begin attending classes without parents. Helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water and develop independent movement in the water.
Reinforces advanced beginner skills. For children that are comfortable in the water. Learn how to flutter kick, float and perform the progressive paddle stroke. Children can swim across the pool unassisted by the end of this level.
An advanced level, students work on refining their strokes and increasing their endurance.
Ray Children review skills, improve stroke skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, and how to tread water. Children can swim unassisted on their front and back across the pool by the end of this level.
Starfish Review skills , refine crawl and back strokes and floating skills, and begin to learn underwater swimming skills.
Progressive Swim All classes are 6 - 12 Years Progressive Swim Lesson Fees Members $135 Community $200
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.
YMCA Porpoise Club Ages 6 -12 Years Creative innovative solutions that empower and enrich all youth members of the swimming community. Continue development of proper stroke mechanics and emphasize more advanced stroke techniques for all four strokes with an introduction to competition. Meets 2x a week. Porpoise Club Swim Lesson Fees Members $225 Community $280
Polliwog Gets children acquainted with the pool and front and back floating. By the end of this level they will know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle.
Guppy Continue to practice and build upon basic skills, with the addition of more skills without the aid of a flotation device. Introduced to leadup strokes to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breast and back stroke. Prerequisite: Swim 25 yards front crawl with rotary breathing, flutter kick and good arm stroke. Swim back crawl 25 yards with a good flutter kick & arm stroke.
Minnow Initial intermediate skill. Further refine the lead-up strokes as skills become more like those normally used in swimming. Prerequisite: Swim 50 yards front and back crawl; 25 yards of elementary backstroke, side and breast stroke.
Fish At this point, students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke and sidestroke with turns. They are also introduced to the butterfly stroke. Prerequisite: Swim 100 yards front and back crawl with well developed strokes; 25 yards of breaststroke and 50 yards of elementary backstroke. Knowledge of diving and open turns.
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DIVE IN COOL OFF
TEEN AND ADULT AQUATICS PROGRAMS YMCA swim instruction is delivered in a student-centered and caring atmosphere, with well trained professionals giving personalized attention. All programs are subject to change or be cancelled based on enrollment. No make-up policy. PLEASE SEE THE AQUATICS SCHEDULE FOR CLASS TIMES. All classes run on an eight (8) week session. Teen Instructional Swim
Adult Instructional Swim
12 - 17 Years
18 + Years
Teen Swim Lesson Fees Members $130 Community $190
Adult Swim Lesson Fees Members $135 Community $200
For adults who donâ€™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.
Perfect for teens who donâ€™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.
Intermediate For teens who are becoming comfortable in the water and who would like to work on stroke development and endurance. Learn to improve techniques from limited swimming skills.
YMCA Dolphin Club Ages 12 - 17 Years Creative innovative solutions that empower and enrich all youth members of the swimming community. Continue development of proper stroke mechanics and emphasize more advanced stroke techniques for all four strokes with an introduction to competition. Meets 2x a week. Dolphin Club Swim Lesson Fees Members $225 Community $280
Advanced Beginner Learn basic swimming skills once you feel comfortable in the water.
Intermediate Improve on techniques once you are comfortable in the water; develop strokes and endurance.
Advanced Once you have mastered the three basic strokes of front crawl, back and breast stroke, begin work on distance.
Synchronized Swimming You will learn sculling, ballet leg, pinwheel and a complete routine set to music. Not only tones and strengthens the entire body, but is lots of fun!
Competitive Skills and Drills Enhance stroke mechanics and endurance. Drills and workouts for individuals who seek challenges in swimming. Skills and Drills Fees Members Community
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Private Swim Lessons Ages 3+ Years This is for the individual who needs one on one attention. Certified instructors will assist you with a range of needs from fear of water to advanced stroke techniques. 30 minute lessons are scheduled at your convenience and according to pool and instructor availability.
Please contact Simone LeGall-Yearwood, Private Swim Coordinator at 212.912.2434 or email@example.com for more information or to register for lessons. Private Lessons
Semi Private Lessons*
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Everyoneâ€™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 armâ€™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 in viewing area at all times 11. All questions regarding the Aquatics policies/procedures should be directed to the Aquatics 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 and life jackets 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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CELEBRATE WITH US BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Let our home be your home and celebrate your child’s next birthday at the Dodge Y! Pool Parties 5 Years and up Enjoy an hour of swimming in our pool with family and friends in your own reserved lane. Pool parties include two hours in the party room. Children unable to swim independently must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian. Saturdays: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Pool time is 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Sundays: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Pool time is 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
Gym Parties 2 Years and up Enjoy the space and freedom of half of the gymnasium for an hour. Interested in setting up our Rumble and Tumble obstacle course? We can do that for you! You can use the gym for your own activities or have our professional Y staff lead sports activities (basketball, soccer, or tennis). Gym parties include two hours in the party room. Saturdays: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Gym time is 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Sundays: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Gym time is 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
Room Parties 2 Years and up Reserve just the party room for your child’s birthday. With three hours of room rental, families can opt to bring in entertainers or have our professional Y staff lead an activity such as face painting, jewelry making, arts and crafts and various party games. Saturdays: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sundays: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The YMCA will arrange to provide the following: • Reserved room, pool lane, or gym • Tables and chairs • Professional staff trained in working with children • Decorating and prep time 30 minutes prior to party • Dance party with Pepe the penguin* • Bounce House* • Cotton Candy* • Popcorn* • Clowns and Magic Show* *Requires additional fee
Pricing (up to 20 children) Pool or Gym Party Members $375.00 Community Members $425.00 Room Party Members $275.00 Community Members $325.00 • • •
Additional Time: $50.00 for every 1/2 hour Only rental of the room can be extended. Additional Children: $5.00 per child
Registration and Payment • • •
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit with your Party Agreement is required to reserve your space. Payment in full is due two weeks prior to date of scheduled party. Birthday parties must be reserved at least two weeks in advance.
For additional information or to book a party, please contact Celeste Pinkston at 212.912.2415 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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JOINING THE CAUSE MEMBERSHIP AND PROGRAM INFORMATION MISSION
The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.
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 in the YMCA is fully guaranteed. Members who are not completely satisfied with their membership are entitled to a refund of any unused portion of their membership.
A VALID MEMBERSHIP CARD must be presented and scanned in order to gain access to the Dodge YMCA. If a member does not have their card at the time of entry, valid photo ID MUST be provided for verification. After three occurances, access will not be granted to the facility until a new card is purchased. PROGRAM CARDS will be issued to program members granting them acccess to the Dodge YMCA for their program. This card must be presented and scanned for access into the Dodge YMCA. LOST CARDS can be replaced for a $10 fee. Please let us know if your card is lost or stolen.
Cancellation of membership requires a 15 day written notice prior to the monthly draft date and cannot be done over the phone. For additional information, please contact Katakyie Ofori, Membership Director at 212.912.2428 or email@example.com. Membership must be in good standing at the time of cancellation.
Membership and program privileges are not transferable from one person to another. Memberships are not transferable between YMCA’s. If you wish to switch your YMCA membership between two branches, you must cancel your membership at your home branch first, and join at the new branch. Joiners fee will be waived within 30 days of cancellation ONLY.
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Members may put their membership on hold for one to three months during any calendar year. Membership must be in good standing to freeze. A $10 monthly hold fee will be charged and all membership privileges will be suspended while your membership is on hold. A freeze request form must be completed 15 days prior to the draft date. Members who have paid for the full year will have their membership extended for the time of their absence. Once the hold expires, the monthly rate will automatically renew unless a written cancellation notice is provided at least 15 days prior to the draft date. *Locker rental fees may not be frozen.
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. 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.
DISCOUNTS/FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE The Dodge Y provides financial assistance for childen, teens, adults and families who cannot afford the full cost of Y membership & programs. In order to get started please retrieve a financial assistance application. Complete the form, and attach a copy of your most recent tax return or required financial documents. Return the application and supporting documents to the Dodge Y. Your information will be held in complete confidence and will be seen only by YMCA staff responsible for financial assistance. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance. Qualification for YMCA financial assistance is reviewed every year.
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. Dodge members are welcome to visit other YMCA locations within NYC 10 times per year at no charge.
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 adults who wish to accompany their child that is aged five and over and of the opposite gender.
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.
PETS AND BICYCLES POLICY
Animals are not permitted in the facility, unless they are service animals. Bicycles are not permitted in the facility and should be securely locked to bike racks located directly outside the facility.
GUEST AND DAY PASSES
• All credits are valid for one year from the date of issue.
All YMCA members are given six complimentary guest passes per year to help introduce the Y to friends and associates. A single guest pass can be used to admit up to two adults and five children together, however guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has the authority to sign a waiver. Everyone over the age of 18 MUST have a valid photo ID to be admitted into the building. Daily guest passes may be purchased for the adult fee of $20.00 and for youth under the age of 18 for $5.00. Community members are limited to usage of three guest pass visits per calendar year. Paid visits are unlimited. The Dodge YMCA reserves the right to change/limit the guest pass policy without notice.
• Refunds are made by check 90 days from the date of approval.
• All children aged five and above CANNOT use the opposite gender locker room.
PROGRAM REFUND PROCEDURES • Refunds will be made only if the Dodge YMCA cancels a class. • The Dodge YMCA reserves the right to cancel any program that fails to meet enrollment requirements.
YOUTH AND TEEN POLICY Children 11 and under are welcome to utilize the equipment in our fitness center area, however they must be actively supervised at all times. Parents/Guardians must remain in the facility while children are in class. Teens 12-17 years of age must have a signed parental consent form on file and attend a Youth Fitness Orientation session prior to using the fitness equipment without supervision. Appointments for a Fitness Orientation can be made at the Membership Desk. Teens may utilize the facility from open until 8:00 pm. Teens must be accompanied by an adult after 8:00 pm.
For the safety of our members, guests and staff, strollers are not permitted in the facility past the Membership Desk. Please fold your stroller if you are leaving your stroller in our lobby area.
YMCA Child Watch services are offered as a convenience for family members who want to utilize YMCA programs and services and have a safe and healthy environment to care for their child during this time. Following are the standards for all Branches for Child Watch services. General Requirements 1. YMCA Child Watch services are for children ages 6 months - 7 years. At any given time, there is a limit to two children between the ages of 6 months - 18 months. 2. Child Watch is only available for children under a Family Membership. 3. There must be two staff members present at all times, with a ratio of one staff person present for every 6 children. 4. A maximum number of 12 participants are allowed in Child Watch at any given time. 5. Parents/guardians can not leave the building when their child is in Child Watch.
Cellular and/or camera phones are not permitted in or around the following areas:
6. A child can be in Child Watch for a maximum of 2 hours a day.
• Fitness equipment
7. Children who are sick will not be permitted in Child Watch.
8. Staff are not allowed to change any child’s diapers; parents must be notified if a diaper change is required.
• Aerobic Studios • Gymnasium • Locker Rooms
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WORKING TOGETHER LEADERSHIP STAFF Desiree McKoan David Andrews Teen Coordinator Executive Director 212.912.2416 212.912.2410 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Katakyie Ofori Frankie Barretta Membership Director Youth & Family Director 212.912.2428 212.912.2414 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Noel Eustaquio Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator 212.912.2420 firstname.lastname@example.org
Celeste Pinkston Youth & Family Administrative Assistant 212.912.2415 email@example.com
Diane Jean-Jacques Business Manager 212.912.2412 firstname.lastname@example.org
Luis Quinones Aquatics Director 212.912.2434 email@example.com
Sara Reyes Roseann Julien Membership Coordinator Business Office Coordinator 212.912.2421 212.912.2413 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Kilvio Vargas Ashley Laber Property Director Director, Digital Media & Development 212.912.2422 212.912.2406 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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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HELPING THE COMMUNITY BOARD OF MANAGERS The Dodge YMCA Board of Managers is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers that include community leaders, residents and business owners from our area. This highly organized group of individuals advise and assist the Dodge YMCA staff. Steve Dietz, Chair Allen Costa, Vice-Chair Melissa Glass, 2014 Annual Campaign Chair Shawn Anderson Brendan Coburn Peter Hamilton Eileen Minnefor
Clare Bradshaw Alexa Eccles Bill Hendrickson George Rosales
Debbie Buell Stephanie Fischer Peter LaBonte Amy Rowland
Barry Clarke Phil Halliburton Lisa Lewis Peter Woods
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INTERNATIONAL SERVICES GROWING OUR FUTURE GLOBAL LEADERS The YMCA offers life-changing cultural exchange programs for young people globally. Working within the YMCA network – with our local, national and international partners – we bring people together through our various programs: Y GLOBAL TEENS, Y GLOBAL LEADERS, Y-TO-Y PARTNERSHIPS, UN RELATIONS, AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS. Since 1911, our programs have been working to build global citizens by enhancing mutual understanding, fostering the exchange of ideas, and bringing people together for peace.
For more information contact Dio Gica at 212.875.4336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE REGISTRATION is
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Take a look at our new website and get acquainted with our ONLINE REGISTRATION! By logging on to our website you will be able to find all we offer by a click of a button.
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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 YMCA 651 Broadway Staten Island, NY 10310 718.981.4933
Harlem YMCA 180 West 135th Street New York, NY 10030 212.912.2100
Coney Island YMCA 2980 West 29th Street Brooklyn, NY 11224 718.215.6900
Flushing YMCA 138-46 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354 718.961.6880
South Shore YMCA 3939 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.227.3200
McBurney YMCA 125 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 212.912.2300
Dodge YMCA 225 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.625.3136
Jamaica YMCA 89-25 Parsons Blvd. New York, NY 11423 718.739.6600
YMCA Counseling Service 3911 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.948.3232
Vanderbilt YMCA 224 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 212.912.2500
Flatbush YMCA 1401 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.469.8100
Long Island City YMCA 32-23 Queens Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101 718.392.7932
West Side YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212.875.4100
Greenpoint YMCA 99 Meserole Avenue New York, NY 11222 718.389.3700
Ridgewood YMCA 69-02 64th Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 212.912.2180
North Brooklyn YMCA 570 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 718.277.1600
Rockaway YMCA Beach 73rd Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd Arverne, NY 11692 ymcanyc.org/rockaway
BRONX BRANCH Bronx YMCA 2 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10473 718.792.9736
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
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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INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN THE Y! REFER YOUR FRIENDS TO THE YMCA AND IF THEY JOIN, YOU’LL RECEIVE A MEMBER REWARD CARD FOR FREE Y GEAR. VISIT THE MEMBER SERVICE DESK FOR A REFERRAL FORM AND MORE INFORMATION.
CHECK OUT ALL OUR NEW COOL Y GEAR AT ymcanyc.org/reward
YMCA NEW AMERICANS WELCOME CENTERS Our multilingual resource and referral centers provide immigrant families with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support, and social services including: • • • • • • •
English as a Second Language Cultural Orientation Citizenship Preparation Job Readiness Computer Literacy Adult Literacy GED Preparation
REGISTRATION/PRE-TESTING & CLASS SCHEDULE PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR WINTER/SPRING CYCLE
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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.
• Reduce body weight by 7% • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? In order to qualify for the program, you must be at least 18 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.
For more information contact Judy Ouziel at 212-912-2524 or email email@example.com
IT’S ABOUT THE WHOLE PERSON HEALTH & WELL-BEING FOR CANCER SURVIVORS The Y and LIVESTRONG joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The researchbased program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve their goals, such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
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