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JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

2020 WINTER-SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE YMCA OF METUCHEN, EDISON, WOODBRIDGE & SOUTH AMBOY


Through our three YMCA branches, we serve thousands of community members each and every day. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. But, most importantly, our doors are open to everyone, regardless of age, income or background. At the Y, no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay.

65 High Street • Metuchen, NJ 08840 Phone 732-548-2044 • Fax 732-548-3614

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Priority Registration • Reduced Program Rates State-of-the-Art Fitness Equipment • Small Group Exercise Classes Free Child Watch when using facility • Basketball Court Locker Rooms • Nationwide Membership Wi-Fi, Direct TV, Cable • Indoor Heated Pools Aerobics Studio • Cycling Rooms New Member Orientation • Get Started! Training Session Strength Training Facility • Family Locker Room Party Rental Space • Sauna (Men’s Adult Locker Room) Steam Room (Men’s and Women’s Adult Locker Rooms

1775 Oak Tree Road • Edison, NJ 08820 Phone 732-494-3232 • Fax 732-548-2958

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Priority Registration • State-of-the-Art Fitness Equipment • Free Child Watch when using facility • Locker Rooms • Wi-Fi, Direct TV, Cable • Aerobics Studio • New Member Orientation • Strength Training Facility • Party Rental Space •

Reduced Program Rates Small Group Exercise Classes Basketball Court Nationwide Membership Indoor Heated Pools Cycling Rooms Get Started! Training Session Steam Room/Sauna Sports Agility Training Center

200 John T. O’Leary Blvd • South Amboy, NJ 08879 Phone 732-553-9622 • Fax 732-316-8215

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Priority Registration • State-of-the-Art Fitness Equipment • Free Child Watch when using facility • Locker Rooms • Wi-Fi, Direct TV, Cable • Aerobics Studio • New Member Orientation • Strength Training Facility • Party Rental Space •

Reduced Program Rates Small Group Exercise Classes Basketball Court Nationwide Membership Indoor Heated Pools Cycling Rooms Get Started! Training Session Family Changing Rooms Sports Agility Training Center

See our Child Care Locations beginning on page 27.


WELCOME Membership at the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy means you are part of a vibrant community. At the Y, we are focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. In every program, we are committed to ensuring members realize their full potential through the development of spirit, mind and body. We are a diverse family with different backgrounds, interests, skills and needs. The great thing about our community is that there’s something here for everyone to help you stay healthy, build meaningful connections, learn new things and meet new friends.

If the Y must close due to weather, members will be notified via our mobile app, Facebook and on our website.

Full facility members receive reduced rates for all our feebased programs.

Membership rates vary by branch. Please visit https:// www.ymcaofmewsa.org/membership/2020-membershiprates.

Guest passes and memberships are available to nonmembers visiting our facility. Guests under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign them in and must stay with children in the facility. Guest passes are non-refundable and non-transferrable. See branch for pricing.

Always be in the know with our text alert system to receive notifications regarding class information, delayed openings, early closings or any other important updates regarding any of our facilities. Visit www.ymcaofmewsa.org/about-us/ emergency-callback-registration.

A Joiner’s Fee is a one-time fee charged to new members when they join. Memberships are non-refundable and nontransferrable. Memberships that have expired or lapsed for more than one year are subject to the Joiner’s Fee upon renewal. Members under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult in the building. Monthly payments allow members to pay by having a credit card charged automatically to their account on the first of the month. Monthly memberships are continuous, not annual. There are no contracts! Cancellations must be done before the first of the month. All annual memberships start on the first of the month with a prorated fee for the month you join. Annual memberships are nonrefundable. The YMCA does not freeze accounts.

December 24—Christmas Eve (2pm closing) December 25—Christmas Day (closed) December 31—New Year’s Eve (4pm closing) January 1—New Year’s Day (10am-4:00pm) April 12—Easter Sunday (closed) May 25—Memorial Day (closed) (Oakcrest Pool will be open on Memorial Day weekend from 11:00am-8:00pm.) Emergency closing information, delayed opening and weatherrelated early closing announcements will be posted on our website and Facebook. You can also register for text alerts on our website: ymcaofmewsa.org/about-us/emergency-callback-registration.


A family is defined as one, two or three adults living within the same household and any dependent children under the age of 18, and any dependent children ages 18-22 who are college students. Proof of residency and dependency is required. Seventh Grade and Teen—11 and 12 year olds may use the Cardio Wellness Room with a parent present and after their orientation is complete. Twelve and 13 year old are able to use the Cardio Wellness and Strength Room when they have completed their orientation. Program Only—members only have access to the facility for the classes for which they are registered.

Nationwide membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the U.S. through membership at your “home” YMCA (the local association that you enrolled as a member). We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals where you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities. We understand that sometimes it is more convenient for members to take advantage of a Y near their workplace or when they are traveling. With nationwide membership, members have the flexibility to use participating Y facilities throughout the U.S. at no extra charge. Please visit ymcaofmewsa.org/membership/ member-benefits for details.

YMCA online registration is a convenient way to register for your favorite YMCA programs. Our online registration allows you to:

 Register for programs  Make payments online  Sign up for membership Go to ymcaofmewsa.org and follow the directions to log onto your membership account or scan the QR code.

The YMCA reserves the right to make any schedule changes when necessary and notifications will be made whenever possible. A full refund will only be issued if a member withdraws seven days prior to the first class. After this date, no refunds will be issued. Memberships are non-refundable and are valid for registration and participation in other programs for one year from date of purchase.

We never want your membership commitment to be a stressful one! If you need to leave for any reason, stop by the Welcome Center before the first of the month to cancel. We welcome you back within one year and we will waive the Joiner’s Fee.

For your safety and your family’s, we conduct regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation and remove visitation access.

All classes have a maximum and minimum number of participants. When possible, classes will be added to accommodate wait lists and to expand those offerings that are in high demand. Classes below the minimum will be combined when possible, and as a last alternative, will be cancelled.

WELCOME

The YMCA of MEWSA accepts cash, check, MasterCard, Visa or Discover. In most cases, phone registration is accepted for current members when paying by a credit card or electronic funds transfer (EFT). Outstanding balances must be paid before a member will be allowed to register for future programs. System credits and promotional codes may be used online.


WELCOME

There’s a workout class for every skill level, all included in your monthly membership. From high-intensity interval training, Zumba®, and meditative yoga, there’s something for everyone. See page 15 for a listing of our group exercise classes.

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy believes that everyone deserves to be healthy, regardless of the ability to pay. Please visit our Member Services Desk for a Membership Assistance application.

We help make it possible for busy parents to work out by offering free babysitting to family and adult members with children ages three months to 10 years. Parents must remain on the premises while their children are in the Child Watch facility. There is a 2-hour maximum. Metuchen Monday-Tuesday Wednesday through Sunday Monday through Thursday

8:30am-1:00pm 9:00am-1:00pm 5:45pm-8:30pm

Active or retired members of the armed forces and their families will receive a 25% discount on their membership. Valid documentation must be provided.

Edison Monday through Friday Monday through Friday Saturday and Sunday

9:00am-12:00pm 6:30pm-8:30pm 8:30am-12:00pm

Discounts for college students are available during school breaks. Proof of credits and college identification are required at membership registration.

South Amboy Monday through Friday Monday through Friday Saturday Sunday

8:45am-12:30pm 5:45pm-8:30pm 8:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm

We offer many discounts including:

Free month for Horizon BCBS NJ members Through an agreement with Horizon Blue Cross & Blue Shield, we offer a free, one-month family membership to families new to the YMCA. This is a one-time usage offer. Stop by the Member Service Desk to enroll.

United Health Care Fitness Plans With Renew Active and AARP At Your Best from United Healthcare®, it’s easy to keep your fitness routine fresh and fun. You will have access to a variety of exercise classes, fitness equipment and social activities. If you have questions, please call the toll free number printed on the back of your member ID card.

Participants will be certified as a professional rescuer in CPR/ AED and First Aid. All classes are held at the YMCA facility. Contact your branch for schedules and pricing. See page 24 for more information.

Drop off your child(ren) for an evening filled with fun while parents enjoy a night out! Children will enjoy recreational swim, activities in the gym, showing off their dance moves in our studio, board games and arts and crafts activities. Each child will be served pizza with a drink. We will end the night by watching a movie and having popcorn!

Did you know that if you refer a friend to the Y, you will receive 25% off your next month’s membership fees if the friend becomes a member. You may refer up to four friends a month, for a total of 100% off on month’s membership fees. Stop by the Welcome Center to pick up a Membership Referral Form. New member(s) must present form at time of sign-up for referral to be valid.


We provide fun, safe and affordable parties for children of all ages. We offer a wide variety of options that allow you to customize your party experience and create the party of your dreams. Between our three locations in Metuchen, Edison and South Amboy, we offer many types of parties including: BIRTHDAY BASH PARTY SUPER SPORTS PARTY SPLASHIN’ SWIM MORE!

ART HEROES & PRINCESSES CREATE YOUR OWN

Customize your party with add-ons! Birthday party packages and add-ons vary by location. Please contact your local branch to learn more! FACE PAINTING BALLON DECORATIONS SUPER HERO PACKAGE POPCORN

BOUNCE HOUSE ARTS AND CRAFTS TEEN DANCE PARTY ADDITIONAL TIME

*Additional fees may be required for some add-ons Please contact your branch for availability, pricing and options. May vary by branch. Ask for Birthday Party Coordinator.


COMMUNITY


English as a Second Language classes help non-English speaking individuals get a better grasp of the English language.

SIT AND TALK GROUP Join us in this lively conversation group! Conversation will revolve around everyday practical topics. Discussions will enhance your ability to converse effectively and confidently within the community. This is a free class!

GRAMMAR GROUP This group will provide a review of the basic elements of English sentences. Students will learn to recognize and produce a variety of English sentence patterns through listening, reading and writing. Join this group to refine your understanding of the English language.

PRONUNCIATION Students will be assessed and individualized goals will be developed to facilitate improved pronunciation of standardized American English by a certified Speech Pathologist. There is a $25 assessment fee.

CITIZEN PREPARATION CLASS Preparing to take the citizenship test? This 8-week class focuses on civics, U.S. history, vocabulary and English speaking skills needed to pass the citizenship test and interview. There is a $40 materials fee.

COMMUNITY

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)


HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Our Health and Wellness facilities include:

FITNESS ASSESSMENT

NEW MEMBER FITNESS ORIENTATION

ADULT GROUP EXERCISE AND WATER EXERCISE

*Cardio and Strength Room Age Requirements

SMALL GROUP TRAINING


Registration Required

Registration Required

Connecting Mind, Body, Spirit, Recovery

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Registration Required


HEALTH AND WELLNESS


HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Do you have a passion for running? Do you love running with friends? Are you bored with the same old routine? Come join the Y’s Running Club! Meet new friends and take your running to the next level.


HEALTH AND WELLNESS

ADULT BALLET

KARATE

ART WITH KIM—PAINTING, MULTI-MEDIA EXPRESSION

GAME LOUNGE

MEDITATION AT THE Y


$99

For 3 full hour sessions. Only available to first time personal training clients.

INDIVIDUALIZED PERSONAL TRAINING

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A PERSONAL TRAINER

SPECIAL NEEDS EXERCISING SPEECH

DUAL PERSONAL TRAINING

TRAINING WITH TRX®

TAKING THE FIRST STEP

PERSONAL TRAINING

3

PERSONAL TRAINING TRY-PACK


GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

BHANGRA

Classes are included with membership. Availability of classes vary by branch. Times and location are subject to change. Programs generally run in 8-week sessions unless otherwise indicated. Please visit www.ymcaofmewsa.org/schedules or visit our Welcome Center for the most current information.

BODY CIRCUIT & CYCLE

BOLLY-X

BOOTCAMP CORE STRENGTH BOXFIT

FAMILY ZUMBA CARDIO AND TONE CIRCUIT TRAINING

FIT FOR LIFE GROUP CYCLING


INTEGRAL HATHA YOGA POUND FIT®

STEP STEP & TONE

MEDITATION

PILATES

STRENGTH & TONE POWER YOGA STRONG BY ZUMBA®

TOTAL BODY TOTAL BODY HIIT

ZUMBA

QI-GONG

SCIENTIFIC YOGA SERENITY POWER & STRENGTH TAI CHI

YOGA

YOGA FLOW

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

HEALING YOGA


GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

AQUAFIT

AQUA SCULPT

AQUA ZUMBA

ARTHRITIS

WATER WORKS SWIMNASTICS WATER AEROBICS

CLASS SCHEDULES VARY BY BRANCH. CHECK OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.YMCAOFMEWSA.ORG OR VISIT THE WELCOME CENTER FOR LOCATIONS, SCHEDULES AND FEES.

Diana was looking for a safe place for her brother David, a special needs adult with social anxiety, to be healthy during the day while she worked from home. David was excited but nervous to engage in aerobics class activities which made some members cautious as he watched them to learn the moves. As a result of our caring staff and members, he was able to engage fully in the classes at his own pace. David has become an engaged member of our Y community and now dances away in Zumba! He can also be found swimming laps and shooting hoops most mornings. David has become healthier, engages socially with everyone, and is a joy to have in our Y family. Please say hello gently when you see him at the Y as he is excited to have this story written about him. -South Amboy YMCA


AQUATICS Can the student respond to verbal cues and jump on land?

NOT YET

A / WATER DISCOVERY

Is the student comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water?

NOT YET

B / WATER EXPLORATION

Will the student go underwater voluntarily?

NOT YET

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own?

NOT YET

2 / WATER MOVEMENT

Can the student swim 10-15 yards on his or her front and back?

NOT YET

3 / WATER STAMINA

Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl?

NOT YET

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?

NOT YET

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back?

NOT YET

4/ STROKE INTRODUCTION 5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT 6/ STROKE MECHANICS

*At the Y, we know families take a variety of forms. As a result, we define parent broadly to include all adults with primary responsibility for raising children, including biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, stepparents, grandparents or any other type of parenting relationship.


YMCA Swim Lessons

AQUATICS

YMCA Swim Lessons

YMCA Swim Lessons

YMCA Swim Lessons

YMCA Swim Lessons

YMCA Swim Lessons

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? Our Welcome Center staff are available to answer any questions about the swim lessons program.

YMCA Swim Lessons

YMCA Swim Lessons


AQUATICS SWIM EVALUATIONS Please use Lesson Selector on previous page to determine level. If unsure, register for lower option to be moved up. PROGRAM ATTENDANCE Swim lesson instructors are prepared for your child’s arrival. Make-up lessons will only be offered for weather, maintenance and emergency-related closings.

Water Discovery (6 months-3 years)

Water Exploration (3-5 years)

*The YMCA defines parent as any adult in a child caregiving role.

The YMCA reserves the right to make any schedule changes when necessary and notifications will be made whenever possible. Make-up classes will not offered for a participant’s failure to attend class. A full refund will only be issued if a member withdraws seven days prior to the first class. After this date, no refunds will be issued. Memberships are nonrefundable and are valid for registration and participation in other programs for one year from date of purchase.


Water Acclimation

Water Movement Water Acclimation (3-5 years and 6-12 years) Water Stamina Water Movement (3-5 years) Intermediate/Advanced Swim Strokes Water Movement (6-12 years)

cardiovascular endurance.

Water Stamina (3-5 years and 6-12 years) Mini Manta Rays (5-12 years)

Private/Semi-Private Lessons (3+ years)

Special Needs/Autism Swims (5-15 years) Stroke Introduction (3-5 years)

Stroke Introduction (6-12 years)

Stroke Development (6-12 years)

Stroke Mechanics (6-12 years)

Teen/Adult (13+ years)

AQUATICS

Swim Basics


SWIM TEAM

CONTACT INFORMATION

ABOUT OUR STAFF

PRACTICE STRUCTURE

OUR SEASON


JOIN OUR TEAM OF LIFEGUARDS! Lifeguard Certification Reimbursement

METUCHEN December 6

5pm-10pm

December 7 & 8

8am-5pm

December 27

5pm-7pm

December 28

7am-5:30pm

December 29

7am-5:30pm SOUTH AMBOY

January17 AND January 18 & 19

6pm-10pm 9am-5pm

All classes are held at the YMCA facilities.

March 6 AND March 7 & 8

6pm-10pm 9am-5pm

SOUTH AMBOY

April 10 AND April 11 & 12

6pm-10pm 9am-5pm

May 22 AND May 23 & 24

6pm-10pm 9am-5pm

*Must attend all three sessions.

METUCHEN

December 26

6pm-10pm

January 17

6pm-10pm

February 8

6pm-10pm

March 6

6pm-10pm

April 10

6pm-10pm

May 22

6pm-10pm

June 26

6pm-10pm

December 20

5pm to 9:30pm

December 21

7am-5:30pm

December 14

TBD

December 22

7am-5:30pm

January 11

TBD

February 8

TBD

March 14

TBD

April 11

TBD

SOUTH AMBOY December 28

9am-5pm

January 17

9am-5pm

March 8

9am-5pm

April 12

9am-5pm

May 24

9am-5pm

EDISON

South Amboy: Edison: Metuchen:

For more information, contact: joseph.derogotis@ymcaofmewsa.org shreya.lad@ymcaofmewsa.org andrew.palmer@ymcaofmewsa.org

AQUATIC TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION & RECERTIFICATION CLASSES


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION/SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE

A GLIMPSE INTO YOUR CHILD’S DAY!

Our programs uses the evidence-based CATCH Curriculum to implement activities, education and environments that encourage healthy living. Although this programs core goals is to prevent chronic disease we also know that research shows how physical activity helps children learn better. CATCH stands for Coordinated Approach To Children’s Health. As a YMCA our priority is to offer programs that support healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. We feel this program enhances our childcare program by providing positive environments, good role models, and a partnership with our parents in keeping children healthy.


INFANT CARE (6 weeks-12 months) SCHOOL AGE CARE

(Pre-K to 8th Grade)

TODDLER CARE (12 months-3 years)

HOLIDAY CAMP FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PRESCHOOL CARE (3 years-5 years) SPECIALTY CLASSES

KINDERGARTEN

(5-6 years)

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION/SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE

KINDERGARTEN EXTENDED DAY


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION/SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE

CENTENARY EARLY LEARNING CENTER

EDGAR EARLY LEARNING CENTER

METUCHEN BRANCH CHILD CARE

Preschool: Kindergarten

8:30AM-3:00PM

Edison:

Ben Franklin, James Monroe, Lincoln

READY...SET...LEARN Toddler

9:00AM—11:00AM

2 year olds


7:00AM—7:00PM

KEN SHIRK LEARNING CENTER

OUR SAVIOR’S LEARNING CENTER

10% OFF FOR THE SECOND SIBLING!* *Both children must be enrolled in the same program full time.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION/SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE

EDISON YMCA LEARNING CENTER


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION/SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE

AVENEL LEARNING CENTER

7:00AM—6:30PM

COLONIA LEARNING CENTER

Our YMCA operates before and after school care in several Woodbridge Township Schools. These programs provide state licensing standards and trained professional staff in the school environment. Opportunities for socialization with peers, homework help, STEM, physical activity and many more options are offered to students in a caring and nurturing atmosphere while you work.


HOLIDAY CAMP & SCHOOL’S OUT TRIPS

We took a chance with our summer camp going to the YMCA’s Oakcrest Pool. From the time the Pool Director met me on a freezing cold January day to show me around the facility to our last visit at the pool, things went perfectly for us. Our kids found the facility to be very clean and the staff very accommodating. We are happy to have already booked for next year!

-Chris Mancusi, Director, Fun Station Day Camp

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION/SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE

SOUTH AMBOY YMCA SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION/SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE

HARBORVIEW EARLY LEARNING CENTER

GRACE EARLY LEARNING CENTER

(Perth Amboy residents only)

Visit www.ymcaofmewsa.org/child-care/general-information

SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE DATES January 11 11am-2pm

February 22 11am-2pm

April 18

11am-2pm

May 13

5pm-7pm *Held at Metuchen, Edison and South Amboy branches

REGISTER FOR CAMP BETWEEN DECEMBER 1 AND JANUARY 31 AND GET 2019 EARLY BIRD RATES! https://www.ymcaofmewsa.org/camp/information


Exciting day trips will be scheduled for the teens including dances, game nights, ski and snowboard trips.

Leader’s Club is a year-long, YMCA-based leadership development program that promotes self-expression for everyone, provides teens with leadership training and volunteer opportunities that support YMCA programs and services to the community. Founded upon the following tenets: personal challenge, social development, leadership skills acquisition and service to the community, advisors introduce teens to all the work the Y does to strengthen the community and inspire teens to become future leaders. Events are held at local branches with YMCA of MEWSA annual events merged, where applicable. Our YMCA offers year-round trips and events for the teens. For more information, please contact your branch’s Program Director or visit www.ymcaofmewsa.org/ programs/teen/leader's-club.

YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMMING

TEEN LEADER’S CLUB


YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMMING

YMCA arts classes encourage self-expression and critical thinking while developing your child’s imagination and building their selfesteem. Exposure to the arts creates a better understanding of the various cultures and backgrounds that make up our community and helps foster uplifting relationships.

ART BEYOND THE CRAYONS (5-12 years) EXPLORE & MORE Work with an art instructor to explore fine arts through a variety of mediums from watercolors to clay. (M)

CHESS PLAYER’S CLUB

(5-12 years)

Whether you’re a beginner with a desire to learn something new or you’re an advanced chess player looking for some healthy competition, we have a chess class for you! Taught by a professional teacher, chess will teach students to predict and assess situations. Learn different strategies and moves that will help your game in the future. Beginner and Intermediate classes offered. (M, E, SA)

CREATIVE ARTS

(3-12 years)

Our most popular art class for young artists who want to learn about drawing, painting techniques and art history. Busy artists will create new masterpieces every week while enjoying the creative and relaxed atmosphere of the class. All supplies needed for the class are provided. Students will be grouped by age and experience. Each week a separate art piece will be created and taken home on the same day. (M, E, SA)

EXPLORATION STATION

(K-5 years)

Art stations and motor skills! Children will enjoy finger painting, paper crafts, stamps and play dough. Getting creative with building blocks, then refining their motor skills with age-appropriate gym games and soft play. (SA)

(1-4 years)

Get ready for an interactive parent/child experience! Enter a world of creativity, wonder and expression. Rotate through activity stations including easel painting, play dough, paper crafts, bubbles, water and more! Circle time, games and songs make this class an engaging experience for families! Silly and messy awaits, so dress accordingly! (M)

KIDS CAN COOK! (3-12 years) It’s never too early to learn basic cooking skills and how to be safe in the kitchen! Learn how to create easy and delicioustasting recipes and try new foods each week! In our cooking class students are introduced to basic recipes, simple kitchen tasks, safety and hygiene standards, cleanliness, measurements, time management, manners, portion control and more! (M, SA)


(4-5 years) Students will review letter sounds and begin to explore long and short vowel sounds and their use in the English language. Students will also learn to properly print letter symbols using correct pencil grip and good posture. Throughout the three trimesters, annual program sight words and sentence structure will be explored to teach reading readiness skills. (M)

KINDERGARTEN READING EXPLORERS

Looking for conservatory-style ballet training for your young dancer? We offer unique early dance training that combines an academic approach with the joy of movement.

BALLET LEVELS 1-5

(3-12 years)

Instruction focuses progressively on ballet technique, pattern identification and musicality. Quality ballet training develops more than a coordinated and strong body. It homes attention, observation skills, etiquette and respect for others. (M)

(5-6 years) Students will use the PAF Handwriting Program to master print of the 26 letters of the alphabet. Vowel sounds (short and long), sight words and word families will be discovered using the Primary Phonics program. Phonetics and reading comprehension will be taught utilizing reading primers. (M)

MATH EXPLORERS (4-5 years) Students will be exposed to various mathematical concepts including set theory, classification and numerical operations. Number lines, number charts and Venn diagrams will be used to explore values and equations. Measuring, graphing, skip counting, American money values, time (analog and digital) and spatial relationships will be discovered in a hands-on, fun environment.

(M)

STEM

(3-5 years)

This hands-on enrichment class provides opportunities for children to discover early STEM concepts. They will explore a number of concepts such as shapes, patterns, measuring and sporting as well as science concepts such as experimenting, making predictions, testing hypotheses and much more.

LITERACY (3-5 years) Our literacy classes will focus on enhancing children’s pre-writing and pre-reading skills. Children will gain knowledge about the letters of the alphabet, phonological awareness and emergent writing skills.

Whether it’s learning experiments or early discoveries of technology, your child will love our science and technology programs.

SCRATCH CODING LEVELS 1-4 (8-16 years)

GUITAR LESSONS

(7-12 years)

Participants will learn the basics of how to play the guitar. Participants will need to supply their own guitar. Please come up proper instruments, no plastic guitars or toys.

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS (Open to the Community) Want to try something new or take your skills to the next level? Programs are designed to specifically reach individual goals while receiving personal attention. The instructor will work with students one-on-one to obtain those goals. Lessons include learning how to read music so students can practice on their own.

SMALL GROUP UKELELE LESSONS (8-12 years) Students will learn the proper technique of playing a ukulele. Perfect for beginners, a ukulele combines the skills needed for guitar on a much more manageable scale. With a small group size, students will receive hands-on instruction from an experienced teacher. Ukuleles will be provided.

Scratch is a programming language using project-design process that combines many of the 21st century learning skills that will be critical to success in the future: thinking creatively, communicating clearly, analyzing systematically, collaborating effectively, designing iteratively and learning continuously. Specific skills that may be enhanced through Scratch include general math skills, algebra, geometry, coordinates, variables, random numbers, basic understanding of computer programming, drawing, teamwork, experimentation and problem solving. (M, E, SA)

ROBOTICS (8-16 years) (SCRATCH knowledge is recommended prior to enrollment) Using Legos and coding learning in Scratch classes, students will learn to build and code robots to complete various tasks. Whether it is creating an obstacle course for your robots or battling them against one another, the possibilities are endless!

YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMMING

PRESCHOOL READING EXPLORERS


YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMMING

Children will be placed in the appropriate group based on age and/or skill level.

Level 1 (Ages 3-5)

Pee Wee

Level 2 (Ages 6-8)

Level 3 (Ages 9-11)

All Star

Level 4 (Ages 12-14)

MVP

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YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMMING

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(SA)

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with a double elimination tournament.

(M, SA)

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CONTACT INFORMATION

EDISON YMCA

1775 Oak Tree Road Edison, New Jersey 08820 (P) 732-494-3232 (F) 732-548-2598

STAFF DIRECTORY Cindy O’Neill cindy.oneill@ymcaofmewsa.org

Director of Operations Ext. 3510

Karen Robson karen.robson@ymcaofmewsa.org

Director of Operations 732-316-8218

Aquatics Coordinator Ext. 3503

Joseph Cohen joseph.cohen@ymcaofmewsa.org

Program Director Ext. 4209

Jennifer Guthlein jennifer.guthlein@ymcaofmewsa.org

Child Care Director Ext. 3509 Facility Director Ext. 3513

Eric Meshirer Program and Oakcrest Camp Director eric.meshirer@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 3505 Jilli Peguero Membership & Marketing Director jillieanna.peguero@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 3512 Rahi Shah Birthday Party Coordinator rahi.shah@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 3514 Mike Tivey SACC Director/Oak Tree Camp Director mike.tivey@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 3516 Deborah Wider deborah.wider@ymcaofmewsa.org

200 John T. O’Leary Boulevard South Amboy, NJ 08879 (P) 732-553-9622 (F) 732-316-8215

STAFF DIRECTORY

Shreya Lad shreya.lad@ymcaofmewsa.org

Tom McCabe tom.mccabe@ymcaofmewsa.org

SOUTH AMBOY YMCA

Wellness Director Ext. 3529

Joseph Derogotis Aquatics Coordinator joseph.derogotis@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 4207 Elizabeth Moreira elizabeth.moreira@ymcaofmewsa.org

Aquatics Director Ext. 4217

Judith Murawski SACC Director/Camp Director judith.murawski@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 4208 Annmarie Sabovick Healthy Living Director annmarie.sabovick@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 4210 Emily Schemchuk SACC Coordinator/Summer Camp Asst. Dir. emily.schemchuk@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 4208 Mary Valera Membership & Marketing Director mary.valera@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 4206


65 High Street Metuchen, New Jersey 08840 (P) 732-548-2044 (F) 732-548-3614

STAFF DIRECTORY

EARLY CHILDHOOD & SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS EDISON

Christine Tolley Director of Operations christine.tolley@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 2213

Edison YMCA 1775 Oak Tree Road 732-494-3232

Hannah Thomas Senior Director of Healthy Living hannah.thomas@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 2219

Our Savior’s Learning Center

Julisa Joaquim Membership & Marketing Director julisa.joaquim@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 2214 Pamela Cohen pam.cohen@ymcaofmewsa.org

Marcus Farris marcus.farris@ymcaofmewsa.org

Sports Coordinator Ext. 2234

Melia Parchman melia.parchman@ymcaofmewsa.org

Billing Coordinator Ext. 2229

Bradford Lindsey Program Coordinator bradford.lindsey@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 2218 Danica Lindsey danica.lindsey@ymcaofmewsa.org

Aquatics Director Ext. 2212

Andrew Palmer Assistant Aquatics Director andrew.palmer@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 2225 Tom Sorsch tom.sorsch@ymcaofmewsa.org

50 Calvert Avenue East 732-548-0523

Facilities Manager Ext. 2250

School Age Child Care and Gabriella St. Fleur Camp Munsee Director gabriella.stfleur@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 2255 volunteer.coordinator@ymcaofmewsa.org

Ext. 2229

75 Glenville Road 732-548-2044 (Register at Metuchen YMCA)

Child Care Director Ext. 2226

Cassandra Davis Membership Coordinator cassandra.davis@ymcaofmewsa.org Ext. 2227

Ken Shirk Learning Center 445 Old Post Road 732-287-1131

METUCHEN Metuchen YMCA 65 High Street 732-548-2044

Centenary Early Learning Ctr. 200 Hillside Avenue 732-548-5468

Edgar Early Learning Center 150 Lake Avenue 732-632-8633

PERTH AMBOY Grace Early Learning Center 600 New Brunswick Avenue 732-442-4199

Harborview Early Learning Center 45 Market Street 732-442-7190

SOUTH AMBOY South Amboy YMCA 200 John T. O’Leary Boulevard 732-553-9622

WOODBRIDGE Avenel Learning Center 238 Avenel Street 732-636-1100

Colonia Learning Center 400 Inman Avenue 732-340-9622

WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

YMCA CORPORATE OFFICES

483 Middlesex Avenue Metuchen, NJ 08840 (P) 732-516-9200 (F) 732-516-9420 Rose Cushing rose.cushing@ymcaofmewsa.org

President & CEO 732-516-9200

Bobby Kleinau VP of Operations & Branch Leadership bobby.kleinau@ymcaofmewsa.org 732-548-2044 Mariam Lesnewski Controller mariam.lesnewski@ymcaofmewsa.org 732-516-9200 Kathy Minaeff Director of Human Resources kathy.minaeff@ymcaofmewsa.org 732-516-9200 Denise Zimmer Director of Financial Development denise.zimmer@ymcaofmewsa.org 732-516-9200

Mawbey Street School #1 Robert Mascenik School #26 Avenel School #4 and 5 Matthew Jago School #28 Indiana Avenue School #18 Lafayette Estates School #25 Kennedy Park School #24 also serving Ford Ave School #14 and Menlo Park Terrace School #19

For specific program offerings and hours, please visit ymcaofmewsa.org/locations/child-care or scan QR code below.

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2020 SAVE THE DATES

ANNUAL SUPPORT CAMPAIGN

CAMP OPEN HOUSE

January 15-February 29

April 18 (all branches) 11:00am-2:00pm

GIVING TUESDAY

HEALTHY KIDS DAY

December 3

April 18 (all branches)

ANNUAL DINNER South Amboy YMCA

May 6, Pines Manor, Edison 6:00pm-8:30pm

CAMP OPEN HOUSE

CAMP OPEN HOUSE

January 11 (all branches) 11:00am-2:00pm

May 13 (all branches) 5:00pm-7:00pm

CAMP OPEN HOUSE

OAKCRESTFEST

February 22 (all branches) 11:00am-2:00pm

May 16 (Rain Date May 17) 11:00am-4:00pm Oakcrest Family Swim Club, Edison

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