RYE YMCA NEWSLETTER      February 2014
February Vacation Camps - Feb. 17-21 - Choose from: 
Basketball Camp - Ages 5-11- Full or half day
Gymnastics Camp- Ages 5 & up - Full or half day 
Fun Club Camp - Grades K-6 - Full day + extended care 
Teen Fitness Camp: Ages 12-15 - 9:30am-1:30 pm-  M, W & F
Click here for details and to register. 
Summer Camp Registration Continues
Sessions are filling up fast-don't miss out!
View our summer camp brochure and register online at www.ryeycamp.org
Adult Wellness

Free for Members in Wellness Center:  

20 minute clinics and Wellness Center Welcome Tours- Click here for February schedule. 


Explore the relationship between Yoga and Weight Training with Barbara Sroka-Tues., Feb. 11-12:45-1pm (stretching mat)  

Let us help you with your New Year's commitment!
Personal Training with our Fitness Specialists - Buy 5 half hour sessions and get one free $195 - Buy 10 half hour private sessions and get two free - $380
Learn about Hands Only CPR - Today!
Monday, Feb. 3 10-10:30am or 10:30-11:00am
Kathy Carley-Spanier, Dir. Community Health-Greenwich Hospital. Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. Free and open to the community.
To kick off our centennial celebration, we've launched two challenges for our members. Join either of these at the Member Services Desk & receive a tracking sheet.
10,000 Steps a Day Challenge - Join anytime. Y Centennial pedometers on sale for $10 while supply lasts. Daily emails from Coach Laura Tiedge will keep you motivated.
100-Mile Swim Challenge - Join anytime -teams welcome.
TRIBE Info. Session (Triathlon Team for Women) 
Tuesday, Feb. 4 - 10:30am or 7pm
Learn about  participating in the TRIBE!  RSVP (or questions)  to Laura Tiedge at laura@ryeymca.org
YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
Find out if you're at risk - Fill out our program checklist
Spaces available in our upcoming class -  Sessions will be Tuesdays-10:30-11:30am or Wednesdays- 6:30-7:30pm
Contact Tanya Stack for more info or to find out if you qualify at 967-6363, ext 206.  Click here to read a blog about a staff member's success with the program.
Women and Heart Disease with Dr. Sandy Lithgow
Tuesday, February 25, 7 pm
Free and open to the community. Click here for details.
Family Fun
Adventure Guides is a new program for dads (or a favorite male role model) and kids, grades 1-4. Family Members: Free; Youth Members: $70/child and Non-members: $90/child. All dads are free.  For more information, contact Hillary Southard.
Rye Y Centennial Harlem Ambassadors evening
Sunday, March 30; 5:30 tip Off - Mam'k High Gym

Watch the professional Harlem Ambassadors take on our very own Rye Centennials basketball team made up of your favorite coaches, teachers and community leaders.  Click here for details and to purchase tickets.  
Cardboard Boat Regatta - Friday, March 28, 6:30 pm
The Cardboard Boat Regatta is a fun, friendly competition where participants construct boats at home made from only corrugated cardboard and duct tape.  Click here for details.


Youth & Teens
Junior Leaders Club - Grades 6-8
Thursdays: 5-6pm
Junior Leaders meet weekly to plan and participate in meaningful and fulfilling activities, while introducing students to the ideals of social responsibility, leadership and community service.  If interested, please email cindy@ryeymca.org
Middle School Night - for 6-8 graders - Saturdays, 7-10pm
Free for members; $5 for non-members

Feb 8- Wrecking Ball (Open Gym, Xbox, Ping Pong, Foosball and air hockey)

Feb 15- Dodge ball Arena (Open Gym, Xbox, Ping Pong, Foosball and air hockey)

For more info, contact: cindy@ryeymca.org
In the News

A Great Start to 2014 for Rye Y Gymnasts

The Rye YMCA gymnastics team began the New Year with strong performances at the Annual FUNomenal Flippers Invitational in Glastonbury, CT on January 11 and 12.  Read more.
2nd Annual Rye Y Story Project
In November, staff members interviewed dozens of members and other staff in our "story booth" constructed of gym mats in the lobby.  We are now exhibiting 53 of these stories. Stop by the stairwell and read the stories of our inspiring members and staff, some of which will bring a smile to your face and maybe even a tear to your eye.
Heads Up - Distracted Driving/Walking Poster Contest
The winners of the contest featuring Rye High school student poster are now on display at the Rye Arts Center.  Read more.

The Rye Y is committed to nurturing the potential

of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
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In This Issue
Camp Registration
Wellness Ctr Clinics
Personal Training Incentive
Sydney's Story
Hands Only CPR
Member Challenges
TRIBE info. session
Women & Heart Disease
Adventure Guides
Harlem Ambassadors
Middle School Nights
Learning to Lead
Rye Y Story Project
Heads Up Poster Contest
Kids Outdoors!
Have you connected with us on Facebook? "Like us" on Facebook and stay updated with what is happening at the Y. Also watch for special promotions just for our Facebook page followers. Click here to view our page.
 Register now for Seeds to Schools; Building Gardens, Building Communities, a free, 1/2 day workshop  for teachers, parents, administrators, volunteers, non-profit staff and anyone who is interested in developing or maintaining an edible garden at your school.  Sponsored by the Rye Y and Jay Heritage Center  Wednesday, February 5, 2014  8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Jay Heritage Center in Rye.  Registration required; Click to register
Super Spin Ride-
 with Ken -  11am-12:30pm 
Saturday, February 15 - arrive 15 minutes early w/ lots of water. Free to Members.

Red Cross Blood Drive 
Saturday, March 1
Childcare Room

Kids Outdoors!
Click here to view the February calendar with ideas for outdoor fun in our area.
100 YEARS...
Celebrate the Y in YOU
Join us in our year-long  centennial celebration. Here is a sampling of some of the planned activities.
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