LEARN GROW THRIVE GREENPOINT YMCA WINTER 2012/ SPRING 2013 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.
Greenpoint Y Monthly Fee
City-Wide Monthly Fee
Greenpoint Y Joiner’s Fee
City-Wide Joiner’s Fee
Youth | Up to 11 yrs*
Teen | 12-17 yrs
Adult | 18-64 yrs
Senior | 65+ yrs
Family I *** 1 Adult & Kids
Family II**** 2 Adults & Kids
*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. 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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GREENPOINT Y INFORMATION
HOURS OF OPERATION
Cardio & Strength Training Room Monday - Sunday: 5 AM - 12 AM Free Weight Room & Gymnasium Monday - Friday: 5 AM - 12 AM Saturday: 8 AM - 9 PM Sunday: 8 AM - 8 PM Swimming Pool Monday - Friday: Saturday: Sunday:
6 AM - 10 PM 8 AM - 7 PM 9 AM - 3:15 PM
HOLIDAY HOURS Please contact branch for group exercise and swimming class schedule. New Year’s Eve Monday, December 31 7 AM - 3 PM New Year’s Day Tuesday, January 1 Martin Luther King Day
8 AM - 8 PM
Monday, January 21
5 AM-12 AM
February 25, 2013 - April 28, 2013
President’s Day Monday, February 18
5 AM-12 AM
Easter Sunday, March 31
SESSION 3 REGISTRATION DATES Members: April 13, 2012 Program Members: April 20, 2012
5 AM-12 AM
Memorial Day Monday, May 27
5 AM-8 PM
WINTER 2012/ SPRING 2013 SESSION & REGISTRATION DATES (BASED ON 8 WEEK SESSIONS) SESSION 1 REGISTRATION DATES Members: December 15, 2012 Program Members: December 22, 2012 Session 1 Dates January 2, 2013 - February 24, 2013 SESSION 2 REGISTRATION DATES Members: February 9, 2013 Program Members: February 16, 2013 Session 2 Dates
Session 3 Dates April 29, 2013 - June 23, 2013 SESSION 4 REGISTRATION DATES Members: June 8, 2013 Program Members: June 15, 2013 Session 4 Dates June 24, 2013 - August 18, 2013
MEMBERSHIP OPEN HOUSE DATES Saturday, January 5 Wednesday, January 16 Sunday, February 3
12 - 4 PM 5 - 8 PM 12 - 4 PM
Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment is due at time of registration. YMCA members enjoy the privilege of early registration (1 week before the session starts).
Contact Us: Phone: (212) 912-2260 | Email: email@example.com | Web: ymcanyc.org/greenpoint PROGRAMS PRE-K..................................................................7-12 YOUTH..............................................................13-27 TEENS...............................................................28-34 ADULTS............................................................35-42 OLDER ADULTS................................................43-44 FAMILIES..........................................................37-41 MEMBERSHIP ..................................................45-48 GUEST ROOMS......................................................51 LOCATIONS...........................................................52 GREENPOINT YMCA | WINTER 2012/ SPRING 2013 | 5
MARK YOUR 2013 CALENDAR DECEMBER 2012
Family and Camp Open House Demo Days/ Enrichment Make-Up Day 12-4 PM
Early Childhood Tours 9:30AM
Parent’s Night Out 6-9PM
Explorer’s Session 2 Begins (3/3-4/27)
Holiday Extravaganza at the Y
Parent’s Night In 4:30-6:30PM
Hanukkah begins at sunset, Saturday 12/8 and ends at nightfall Sunday, December 16
Daylight Saving Starts
St. Patrick’s Day
Spring Recess/ Holiday Camp (No Enrichment Classes)
Parent’s Night In 4:30-6:30PM
Last day of Hanukkah
Family Night at the Y 5-8:30PM
Splash Week/ Free YMCA Lifeguard Lessons
Winter Recess (No Enrichment Classes)
April Fool’s Day
Parent’s Night Out 6-9PM
New Year’s Day
Explorer’s Session 1 Begins (1/2-3/2)
SACC Program Session III Academy: Science (4/8-6/14)
Summer Camp 2013 Registration (1/2-1/31 open to Family Membership Members)
Parent’s Night In 4:30-6:30PM
Parent’s Night Out 6-9PM
Membership and Family Open House Demo Days/ Enrichment Make-Up Day 12-4 PM
Family and Camp Open House Demo Days/ Enrichment Make-Up Day Healthy Kids Day 12-4 PM
Parent’s Night In 4:30-6:30PM
Membership Open House 5-8 PM
Martin Luther King Day
MAY 2013 5/3
Parent’s Night Out 6-9PM
Cinco de Mayo
Explorer’s Session 3 Begins (5/6-6/21)
Parent’s Night Out 6-9PM
Parent’s Night In 4:30-6:30PM
Summer Camp 2013 Registration (Open to Public)
Family and Camp Open House/ Mandatory Camp Parent Orientation Demo Days/ Enrichment Make-Up Day 12-4PM
Membership and Family Open House Demo Days/ Enrichment Make-Up Day 12-4 PM
Parent’s Night In 4:30-6:30PM
President’s Day/ Washington’s Birthday
Mid-Winter Recess/ Holiday Camp (originally was 2/18-2/22)
MARCH 2013 3/1
Parent’s Night Out 6-9PM
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JUNE 2013 6/6
Chancellor’s Day/ One Day Holiday Camp
Parent’s Night Out 6-9PM
Parent’s Night In 4:30-6:30PM
Last Day of SACC and Explorer Classes
NYC DOE Last Day of School
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.
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.
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.
Children are placed in classrooms based on their date of birth.
REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR 2013
Children placed in our half day program must choose between 2 and 4 days.
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
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Children placed in the 4-5 year old classroom must choose either 5 full days or 5 school days. Children placed in the 2-3 year old classroom can choose from our 2, 3, and 5 day options.
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)
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.
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 2013 and December 2013. There is a $25 fee to place a child on the waitlist. The list expires each June, and each childâ€™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. GREENPOINT YMCA | WINTER 2012/ SPRING 2013 | 9
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.
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.
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.
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 | 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.
MGUM | Fun with Food
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.
MGUM | Imagination Theater
Ages 18 months-3 years A great first theater experience using stories as the basis for imaginative play! Participants will work with a different story each week to explore characters, settings, and plot. This class is a wonderful way for children to learn to express their emotions and interact with their peers.
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 | Ready, Set, Science
Ages 18 months-3 years This class will provide hands-on exploration of the wonders of science. Experiments, fascinating discoveries and real learning await your youngster.
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.
Ages 18 months-3 years Bending & Bopping is a two-part class that combines yoga
Dates: Family Member Fee:
MGUM | Bending & Bopping
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September - June $66 per 8 week session
PRE-K PROGRAMS Youth Member Fee: $71 per 8 week session Program Member Fee: $88 per 8 week session
MGUM SESSIONS Session I
Registration opens: Members 12/15 & Program Members 12/22 Session II 2/25-4/28 Registration opens: Members 2/9 & Program Members 2/16 Session III 4/29-6/23 Registration opens: Members 4/13 & Program Members 4/20 Session IV 6/24-8/18 Registration opens: Members 6/8 & Program Members 6/15
PARENT/ CHILD SWIM LESSONS
Get your child accustomed to the water at an early age, stimulating them in a positive social and interactive environment. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For further information, please contact Jessica Wygand, Aquatics Director at (212) 912-2275.
Shrimp | 6-8 Months This is an introduction to the aquatic environment for parents and their infants. Parents are encouraged to develop
appropriate expectations for their childrenâ€™s performance in the water. They 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 aquatic experiences for parents and infants. The infants learn basic water skills and have fun playing with toys and flotation devices. Parents review and learn more about basic aquatic safety.
Inia | 13-18 Months Children do more independent exploration of the aquatic environment with help from parents. The parents again review and learn additional information about aquatic safety. The program provides opportunities for parent-child teams to socialize with each other.
Perch | 19-36 Months Children start moving more independently through the water under their parentsâ€™ guidance. Parents learn more about aquatic and boating safety, and children begin to learn something about these topics as well. At this point the instructor begins to prepare the children to work directly with an instructor on their own.
Fees Member Fee: Program Member Fee:
$ 73 per 8 week session $135 per 8 week session
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FUN N’ SWIM
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
This is a child’s first experience in the pool without parental assistance. The children are taught the basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming. They also learn about pool safety, boating safety, and the use of personal flotation devices. For safety, children must be able to follow instructor’s direction. Class length is 30 minutes. Instructor to participant ratio is 1:6. For more information, contact Jessica Wygand, Aquatics Director, at (212) 912-2275.
stroke. Children can swim across the pool without assistance by the end of this level.
Ray 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 and perform more progressive diving skills. Children can swim across the pool on their front and back without assistance by the end of this level.
Pike At this level, children usually begin attending classes without their parents. This level helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water, and develop independent movement in the water. It is designed for new swimmers, teaching basic paddle stroke and kicking skills, pool safety, and comfort in holding their faces in the water while blowing bubbles and swimming.
Eel This advanced beginner level reinforces Pike skills. It is for children who are comfortable in the water. They are taught to flutter kick, dive, float, and perform the progressive paddle
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Starfish 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:
$ 73 per 8 week session $135 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, $140/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 late 14 | GREENPOINT YMCA | WINTER 2012/ SPRING 2013
fee. There are no refunds or credits issued for missed days. For more information, please contact Geraldine Ozuna at (212) 912-2278. Location:
Greenpoint YMCA 99 Meserole Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222
5 days per week 4 days per week 3 days per week 2 days per week
$255 $238 $189 $139
YOUTH PROGRAMS 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) 387-5673 X3150.
Location: 250 Berry Street at PS 84 Monday-Friday, 3pm-6pm.
YSCHOOLS PROGRAM AT PS84 | GRADES K-5 Y Schools is a new program model that establishes a full-time Y presence in New York City schools. Beyond the presence of our existing Y After School Academy, Y Schools offer enhanced programs and services that extend from the opening school bell to day’s end with a focus on improving student academic performance.
Providing Support for English Language Learners The Y will work with the school to provide additional support for English Language Learners both in the classroom and in after school. Through the Y’s work in launching six New American Welcome Centers and the Harlem Literacy Zone project for New Americans the Y has strong capacity and experience in the area of family literacy.
Parent and Caregiver Support Services The principal and teachers have identified parent and caregiver engagement as one of the primary barriers to student success. While there is an organization providing support services for parents in the school, there is the opportunity for the Y to provide specific services to engage parents in the academic lives of their children. These will range from having parents attend culminating events for afterschool to ongoing workshops on topics from children’s health to parenting workshops.
Improving the School Learning Environment There is the opportunity for the Y to have an immediate impact on the school learning environment through the development of structured programs before school, during recess and lunch time. This has been identified as a critical need by the schools and is an opportunity to build relationships that would support extended learning. In addition the Y is working at PS 197 (TASC ExpandED) and PS 84 (YUSA Pilot Program) on pilot projects that focus on building strong academic outcomes through extended learning.
Each Y School will be centered upon a dynamic partnership with the school leadership and be focused building a comprehensive set of services for children and families. This community school approach will leverage public and private resources and include partnerships with local community based organizations. During the 2012-2013 school year the YMCA is working with four schools to develop the YSchool model: PS 84 in Williamsburg, PS 197 in Far Rockaway, PS 57 on Staten Island and PS 200 in Harlem. Y staff has been working with school leadership at each school to identify key issues in the school and develop concrete strategies to drive improvement. Some of the core services that will be established at these schools include: GREENPOINT YMCA | WINTER 2012/ SPRING 2013 | 15
YOUTH PROGRAMS OUT OF SCHOOL TIME (OST) Y AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM AT McCARREN PLAY CENTER | GRADES K-5 September-June | FREE Program Funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development and in partnership with the NYC Department of Parks, this FREE afterschool program is designed to provide high quality afterschool programming Monday-Friday from 3-6pm. OST staff will develop and facilitate10-week cycles of activities exposing the participants to a variety of programming including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. McCarren park will be used as a resource to teach children environmental science, gardening and sports education. Trips, homework help and family programming will be offered throughout the year.
Program Location The program is located at McCarren Play Center at 776 Lorimer Street, between Driggs Avenue and Bayard Street. Monday-Friday 2:30pm-6pm
Pick Up Locations The program will provide limited slots and daily pick up from the following schools: PS 31, PS 110, PS 34 and St. Stans Academy. If your child attends one of the 4 schools listed above, and you are interested in this Program, please pick up an application at the Greenpoint YMCA and submit it to our customer service staff.
Applications Original applications must be submitted. You may NOT copy or pass on copies of the application form to other parents or family members. Applications will be coded and we will not accept copies. Applications will be available at the Greenpoint YMCA branch located at 99 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11222. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-9122272 or 718-218-2380.
Y SPLASH WEEK
MARCH 25 - MARCH 29, 2013
FREE PROGRAM created to help people of all
ages, especially children, to learn basic swimming skills and water safety practices.
More information available at the Member Service Desk
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YMCA WINTER CAMP
GREAT STAFF AND PROGRAMS THEY LOVE
email@example.com or 917-531-7041.
KEEP THEM ACTIVE DURING WINTER BREAK
FEBRUARY 18-22, 2013
REUNITE THEM WITH FRIENDS FROM SUMMER 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 must be made in full before the first day of camp. For more information, please contact Geraldine Ozuna at (917) 5317041. Monday-Friday | 8am-6pm
Holiday Camp Full Day Fees: Family Member Fee: $13/ per day Youth Member Fee: $27/ per day Program Member Fee: $38/ per day Holiday Camp Half Days: On select half days, children enrolled in our SACC afterschool program are offered half day care for FREE. Also offered to current Enrichment participants on a limited basis. Advanced registration required.
Holiday Camp will be held the following days: DAY
Wednesday- 12/26-1/1 Tuesday (5 days) Tuesday 2/19 MondayFriday Thursday
3/25-3/29 (5 days) 6/6
HOLIDAY Winter Recess Mid-Winter Recess (was 2/18-2/22) Spring Break Chancellor’s Conference Day
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DREAM IT CREATE IT
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 childâ€™s experience in our traditional Y afterschool program on select days. Class offerings change every session. Children in the Explorerâ€™s Club can be dropped off by parents or picked up by Y staff directly from certain local schools for an additional fee. 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 and times vary. Monday-Friday. Schedules available at the membership desk. For more information, please contact Tammea Tyler, Senior Director, Youth & Family at 212-912-2265.
SESSIONS Session I
**Registration opens: Members 12/15 & Program Members 12/22 Session II *2/25-4/28 **Registration opens: Members 2/9 & Program Members 2/16 Session III *4/29-6/23 **Registration opens: Members 4/13 & Program Members 4/20 Session IV *6/24-8/18 **Registration opens: Members 6/8 & Program Members 6/15 *No Classes scheduled during DOE recess breaks. **First 2 hrs. of registration from 8AM-10AM reserved for current enrichment families.
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DEMO & MAKE-UP DAYS Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday
January 5 February 3 March 2 April 27 May 18
12-4 PM 12-4 PM 12-4 PM 12-4 PM 12-4 PM
Session 6/ 2012 Session I Session I Session II Session III
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 | 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 | 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.
YOUTH PROGRAMS Fit Kids Students will increase their cardio endurance through exciting games in our very own gym. They will work with an instructor to get work their energies out and use music, props and fitness activities to stay active.
Fun with Drums Kids will move to the beat as they learn circling, bass, tone and fixed composition using hand drums and congas. Lets make some noise!
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.
Intro to Choreography Come groove and shake at the Y through our choreography based dance classes. This class will teach basic skills in rhythm and movement as well as simple choreography. Students will get to develop their own piece. All music is age appropriate and censored.
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. Open to EC participants only.
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. Rental available on a limited basis. Limited number of guitars available for use if trying out class. Please ask.
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.
Jr. Zumba Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. Routines geared for younger participants.
Jump & Jive Kids will be moving and grooving during this lively class which will include jumping, cardio, and group line dance-all set to various tunes including Latin and music from the 1930â€™s.
Digital Music and Sound Recording This class will review popular music, basic percussion, and simple digital recording that will bring the recording studio within reach. Students will use real instruments and Mac Book computers in this class.
Intro to Fine Art This class will create work around vibrant concepts in art practice, using contemporary and historical art references. Â Students will develop more facility with wet and dry mediums in creating two and three dimensional constructions.
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YOUTH PROGRAMS 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!
ENRICHMENT CLASSES REFUND, CREDIT/ REFUND AND MAKE-UP POLICY See policy sheet for more details.
A construction class focused on the fundamentals of architecture using Kâ€™nex.
Enrichment fees are due upon registration and before the start of the class. Fees are non-refundable after the first week of the session. All pick-up and extended day fees are non-refundable.
This cooking class is designed to break the monotony of afterschool snacks as well as educate youngsters on the importance of healthy eating.
Musical Theater Come ACT OUT with us! Children will learn new theater techniques, acting skills and stage presence through drama games and exercises involving music and imagination.
Piano Lessons Learn the fundamentals of playing piano, as well as chords, music theory, piano layout, and technique.
Puppetry Explore the world of puppetry by learning about various types of puppetry and their use. Students will work together to make different puppets and learn performance techniques for handling and using the puppets .
Robotics Learn how to build a robot as a team. Students will gain pre-engineering skills as they learn about math, scale, construction and design of robots.
Rockets & Racecars What better way to enjoy a class 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.
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In order for a cancellation or refund to be processed. the parent must submit a credit/refund form at the Customer Service desk located at the Greenpoint Y branch. If a class is terminated without the submitting a credit/refund form. no credit/refund will be considered. Cancellation cannot be made by phone, email or written notes. Credit will not be offered for absences.
Class Make-Ups Enrichment classes may be rescheduled on a Saturday make-up day. See policy for more details.
Story Troupe Our very own Story Troupe will perform new remixes to old stories we all know and love. Performances run throughout the year during scheduled special events.
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 2013 Session Number Session 1
Session Dates July 1-12 (no camp July 4)
Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
July 15-26 July 29-August 9 August 12-23
*Based on the number of registered campers.
2013 CAMP OPEN HOUSES March 2, April 27 and May 18
2013 CAMP REGISTRATION Registration for Family Membership members and current family participants is from 1/15-1/31. Registration for all participants starts 2/1 at 8AM.
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RES U T N E V SAFE AD DSHIPS IEN NEW FR IES T I V I T C ERS M M U FUN A S BLE A T T E G UNFOR
IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO REGISTER FOR YMCA SUMMER CAMP! YMCA Summer Camp is the perfect place to meet new friends, participate in sports and creative arts, explore science and technology, swim, go on field trips, learn about nature, build core values, appreciate culture and diversity, build academic skills AND—of course—have fun. The Y offers DAY AND SPECIALTY CAMPS in NYC’s five boroughs and SLEEPAWAY CAMP in upstate New York.
All YMCA camps are certified by the American Camping Association TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR10% EARLY BIRD AND SIBLING DISCOUNTS! REGISTER ONLINE AT YMCANYC.ORG/CAMP FOR SLEEPAWAY CAMP VISIT NEWYORKYMCACAMP.ORG OR CALL TOLL-FREE 877-30-YCAMP
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.
SPORTS BASKETBALL | Jr. Knicks
Youth Karate Beginner | 4-17 yrs Day/ Time: Member Fee: Program Member Fee:
Saturdays/ 12-1pm $72 per 8 week session $125 per 8 week session
Youth Karate Advanced | 4-17 yrs Day/ Time: Member Fee: Program Member Fee:
Saturdays/ 1-2pm $72 per 8 week session $125 per 8 week session
Jr. Knicks is a competitive basketball league with a strong instructional base for New York City boys and girls, ages 6 -11, that runs from January through April.
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. For more information, contact Jamel Davis, Teen & Sports Director, at (212) 912-2269.
Jr. Knicks | 6-8 yrs Program Fee: Location: Day/Time:
$35 per person per season Greenpoint YMCA 3:30-4:30 PM
Jr. Knicks | 9-11 yrs Program Fee: Location: Day/Time:
$35 per person per season Greenpoint YMCA 4:30-5:30 PM
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SPORTS YEAR-ROUND FLAG FOOTBALL | AGES 5-17
TBALL September -December | FLAG FOOTBALL The Greenpoint Y offers flag football from September through December. 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! Program Fee: $65 per person per season Day: Saturdays Location: McCarren Park at North 12th & Bedford Avenue For more information, please contact Jamel Davis, Teen & Sports Director, at (212) 912-2269.
Biddy Footballers | Ages 5-6 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.
Young Runners | Ages 7-9 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.
Semi-Pros | Ages 10-13 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.
Pros | Ages 14-17 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 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.
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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: 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. 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, please contact Jessica Wygand at (212) 912-2275.
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. introduced to backstroke, sidestroke, and rotary breathing. The ability to tread water for one minute is required. Ratio of 1:8. Pre-requisites: Polliwog
INTERMEDIATE Minnow Minnows must be able to swim front crawl with rotary breathing and tread water for 1 minute. They will need to be ready to swim 4-6 laps without stopping. Students are also introduced to breaststroke and scissor kick. Ratio of 1:8. Pre-requisites: Guppy
Fish Swimmers must have a good front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, and breaststroke and be ready to learn dolphin kick. They must be able to tread water for 3 minutes and swim 6-12 laps without stopping. Ratio of 1:10. Pre-requisites: Minnow
ADVANCED Flying Fish
YOUTH AQUATICS | 6-12 YRS
The Ys progressive swim program will develop your childâ€™s swim skills from a shrimp to a shark! 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. The classes are taught by caring YMCA swimming instructors. For further information, please contact Jessica Wygand, Aquatics Director at (212) 912-2275.
BEGINNER Polliwog Designed for the beginner swimmer. Students will become more comfortable with putting their faces in the water. They will also learn kicks, arm motions, floating and basic water-safety. Ratio of 1:6. Pre-requisites: none
Swimmers must have good front crawl with rotary breathing, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Students need to tread water for 6 minutes and swim 10-15 laps without stopping. They will be introduced to lifesaving strokes, and backstroke flip turns. Ratio of 1:10. Pre-requisites: Fish
Shark Swimmers must have excellent front crawl and backstroke. Students should demonstrate coordination in breaststroke and butterfly as well as be able to tread water for 6 minutes, perform a 200 yard I.M. and swim 15+ laps. They must be ready to polish strokes and turns. Ratio of 1:10. Pre-requisites: Flying Fish
Fees Member Fee: Program Member Fee:
$ 83 per 8 week session $146 per 8 week session
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CELEBRATE WITH US POOL PARTIES POOL PARTY/ RENTAL POLICY What better way to celebrate your childâ€™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 ONLY 2:30-3:00 PM 3:30-4:30PM 4:45-5:45PM
Set-Up Room Time Pool Time Party Room Time
Fees Pool per hour Party Room per hour Combo: 1 hour Pool + 1 hour Party Room
Family Member $150 $ 60
Individual Member $165 $ 70
Program Member $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.
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.
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 GREENPOINT YMCA | WINTER 2012/ SPRING 2013 | 27
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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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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 childrenâ€™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) | 14-18 yrs Less than half of New York Cityâ€™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 the Y Scholars program. The goal of the Y Scholars program is to provide high school students with the skills, resources, and training that will ensure their successful transition into adulthood. The program includes: PAID stipends, summer job placement,
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. Meets: Tuesday 3-7 pm Wednesday 2-6 pm Thursday 2-7 pm GREENPOINT YMCA | WINTER 2012/ SPRING 2013 | 29
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
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) 387-5673 X3150.
Youth Mentor Pro | Grades 6-8gram
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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) | 14-18 yrs The goal of the Y Scholars program is to provide high school students with the skills, resources, and training that will ensure their successful transition into adulthood. The program includes summer job placement, 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) 387-5673 X3150.
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.
GREENPOINT YMCA EXXONMOBIL S.Y.S.T.E.M. PROGRAM A Summer Employment Opportunity for Teens The Greenpoint YMCAâ€™s ExxonMobil S.Y.S.T.E.M. Program (Summer Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is an innovative science, technology and environmental program that fosters environmental stewardship and community engagement. The program is developed and administered in partnership with the Greenpoint YMCA and the New York University Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education. Targeting high school students but indirectly benefitting community members of all ages. Students will be selected through a competitive process and apply what they learn to better the communities of Greenpoint and Williamsburg. High School participants will have the opportunity to work with scientists, landscape designers, university faculty, environmental educators, historians, urban planners and elected officials. The areas of green technology, engineering and community engagement will be explored along with hands-on science experiments, and projects and trips will be conducted to help students learn about the environment and the community in which they live. Students will have the opportunity to participate in outdoor work throughout the summer. The program will culminate with the students presenting their work to members of the community and elected officials at the end of the summer. Students earn money while opening their world to new opportunities. Apply at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Tammea Tyler at email@example.com or 212-912-2265.
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JOIN IN PLAY THE GAME
TEENS FITNESS & SPORTS TEEN FITNESS
Youth Karate Advanced | 13 -17 yrs
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. Please check the gym schedule for open gym times.
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 Alicea, Healthy Lifestyles Director, at (212) 912-2277.
Youth Karate Beginner | 13 -17 yrs Day/ Time: Member Fee: Program Member Fee:
Saturdays/12-1pm $ 72 per 8-week session $125 per 8-week session
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Day/ Time: Member Fee: Program Member Fee:
Saturdays/1-2pm $ 72 per 8-week session $125 per 8-week session
FLAG FOOTBALL IN FALL Football Pros | 14-17 yrs
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 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: Program Fee: Location:
Saturdays $80 per person per season McCarren Park at N12th & Bedford Avenue
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 â€“ 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.
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 and wetball. GREENPOINT YMCA | WINTER 2012/ SPRING 2013 | 33
INTERNATIONAL YMCA GROWING OUR FUTURE GLOBAL LEADERS FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: •
YMCA GLOBAL TEENS
YOUTH AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
INTERNATIONAL Y LEADERS CLUB
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY: •
NEW AMERICANS WELCOME CENTERS
YMCA TRAINING & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
YMCA ALTERNATIVE BREAKS
YMCA AND THE UNITED NATIONS
For more information contact
Dio Gica at 212-875-4336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LEARN TO SAVE LIVES
FREE YMCA LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE MARCH 25 - MARCH 29, 2013 Courses offered in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary O’Donoghue at 212-630-9703 or email@example.com
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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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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.
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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.
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
GROUP EXERCISE Schedules are available at the Member Services Desk. Must be 18 years of age to participate.
CARDIO 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.
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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.
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® # Sessions Member Fee: Program Member Fee:
1 $52 $66
5 $247 $315
10 $457 $593
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.
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:
$ 74 per session | 4 weeks $126 per session | 8 weeks $157 per session | 4 weeks $210 per session | 8 weeks
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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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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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 An explosive cross training workout combining step training with intervals of strength and endurance training.
Punk RopeÂŽ Punk Rope combines the best of recess with the best of boot camp. Itâ€™s a playful, but intense blend of creative calisthenics, group conditioning drills, relay races, rope jumping, and upper body/core training.
FLEXIBILITY/BALANCE/CORE Kettlebells | NEW 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.
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.
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.
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ADULT PROGRAMS Yoga
A yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition. All levels welcome.
Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, the Aqua Zumba class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout thatâ€™s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.
Yoga | Intermediate A faster paced version of yoga, with flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together by an emphasis on breathing technique. Not recommended for beginners.
DANCE Belly Dancing A dance movement class that focuses on the core muscles, emphasizing muscualr isolations. Dance to middle eastern rhythmns while learning traditional movements and combinations.
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.
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
FASTER. 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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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:
$ 63 per session $299 for 5 sessions
Program Member Fee:
$ 89 per session $446 for 5 sessions
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
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. Inquire at the membership desk.
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?
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.
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SWIMMING FOR ADULTS
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:
$ 83 per 8 week session $ 146 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 $27 $130 $44 $193
10 lessons $250 $369
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:
$ 83 per 8 week session $ 146 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 are introduced to the use of mask and fins. Member Fee: Program Member Fee:
$ 83 per 8 week session $ 146 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.
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SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS | based on 1/2 hour lessons Member Fee: Program Member Fee:
1 lesson 5 lessons $42 $193 $66 $291
10 lessons $369 $562
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.
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
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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 2013 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. Children must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Tammea Tyler, Senior Director, Youth & Family, at (212) 912-2265.
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) 387-5673 X3150.
DEMO DAYS Saturday Saturday
January 5 February 3
12-4 PM 12-4 PM
Saturday Saturday Saturday
March 2 April 27 May 18
12-4 PM 12-4 PM 12-4 PM
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. Children up to 12 years old. 1st Friday of every month from 6-9pm. February 1, March 1, April 8, May 3, June 19
Family Member Fee: Member Fee: Program Member Fee:
$16 $26 $37
PARENT’S NIGHT IN A great opportunity to sit in on program activities, and to see your child in action. Runs monthly from September through June from 4:30-6:30PM. Schedule varies for each off-site.
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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. 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 classes are free with Family Membership. If you would like to attend the classes without a Family Membership, fee is $200 per session (up to 4 people) or $25 per class (up to 4 people).
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 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.
Fit Families Fit families is the family version of our popular Fit Kids 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 (all ages) 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. Performances run during special 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.
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SWIM SAFELY 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 on the pool deck 11. All questions regarding the Aquatics policies/ or viewing area at all times procedures should be directed to the Aquatics 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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JOINING THE CAUSE MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION MISSION
The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.
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.
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 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
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN THE Y! REFER YOUR FRIENDS TO THE YMCA AND IF THEY JOIN, YOUâ€™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
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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION 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.
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.
Membership and program privileges are not transferable from one person to another.
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.
MEMBERSHIP HOLDS 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.
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. 50 | GREENPOINT YMCA | WINTER 2012/ SPRING 2013
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* Type of Room Economy Room Deluxe Room Deluxe Room Deluxe Room Deluxe Room
# of guests
1 1 2 3 4
$48 $68 $79 $93 $100
$49 $69 $80 $94 $102
$273 $350 $413 $462 $511
$980 $1,176 $1,372 $1,540 $1,680
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CONNECT WITH US
Stay up to date on the Greenpoint Y programs, events, changes and promotions. LIKE US on facebook.com/greenpointymca. DOWNLOAD our Mobile App available for iphone
VISIT our website at www.ymcanyc.org/greenpoint. VOLUNTEER at the Greenpoint Y branch. Contact us about volunteer opportunities. DONATE at the Greenpoint YMCA branch or online at www.ymcastrongkids.org/nyc. CALL the Greenpoint YMCA staff at 212-912-2260.
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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
BOARD OF MANAGERS
Keith Hicks Executive Director x 4402, firstname.lastname@example.org
Immediate Past Chair: Frank Carbone, St. Joseph’s College
Alvin Moonesar Associate Executive, Business Manager x4410, email@example.com Danielle Peterson Assistant Business Manager x4411, firstname.lastname@example.org Tatiana Terzuoli Director, Fund Development & Communications x4406, email@example.com Emma Isles Director, Membership & Guest Rooms x 4404, firstname.lastname@example.org Miriam Alicea Director, Healthy Lifestyles x 4417, email@example.com Jessica Wygand Aquatics Director x4415, firstname.lastname@example.org TBD Building & Properties x4413
Chair: Paul J. Pullo, Metro Fuel Oil Corp. Vice Chair: Robert Carra, ADP 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 Nicolas Glorieux, Axa Advisors 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, email@example.com Angela Speakman Early Childhood Director x 4407, firstname.lastname@example.org Troy Calhoun x 4400, email@example.com 718-599-4870 Jamel Davis Teen & Sports Director x 4409, firstname.lastname@example.org Kendell Monk OST Director x 4412, email@example.com Geraldine Ozuna School Age Programs Coordinator 917-531-7041, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Us Phone: (212) 912-2260 | Email: email@example.com | Web: www.ymcanyc.org/greenpoint
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