Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season! We are open from 7 am-noon on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.  We close at 6 pm on New Year's Eve and are are closed New Year's Day. 

December 2015
Your Gift to the Y Changes Lives
Y Cares

A member writes:
Thank you for giving me the chance to share what Y Cares means. Simply said, it has helped me to keep my family on their track during a rough time. I had a place to exercise and connect with friends, my youngest spent time in the childcare while I sat in the lounge and worked and my other children stayed in the classes they love. 

The challenges and hard times were made so much easier with the support of the Y. I hope to be able to have the resources to help others some day through my contributions.
Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day for giving back. 
Your donation to the Rye Y will make a difference right here in our community.  Click here to donate. 
2016 Summer Camp Guide and Program Guide
The 2016 guides will be on online before mid-month. Get ready now for an active and healthy 2016!  Camp registration starts January 6 for returning campers and their siblings and January 13 for all campers. Program Registration (Session 3) starts with Rollover Week, January 4-10 (for those already registered in a class). Member registration starts January 13 and Non-Member registration starts January 15. 

The Perfect Holiday Gift
Rye Y membership, camp, personal training and classes are great gifts for the holiday season.  Purchase a gift card at Member Services in any amount you wish.

Family Fun
December Family Calendar: Printable Calendar with Family and Teen events
Click here

First Family Friday: Friday, December 4, 6:30-7:30pm
Stop by and say hello to Santa and enjoy a holiday craft. Family Member: Free; Youth/Non-Member: $10/person.  Click here to register.

Family ExerZone Fun!  Join us for our new family classes in the ExerZone!
(Classes for families with children ages 5 and up)
Family ExerCore: Monday-Thursday, 3:45-4:30pm
Family ExerFun:   Friday, 6:15-7 pm 
Click here to view the schedule with open times in the the ExerZone! Children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Adventure Guides trip to Medieval Times: Sunday, December 13
Adventure Guides will be traveling to Lyndhurst Castle for an afternoon together, with feasting and a grand 2-hour live tournament of the best knights in the land! (Must register by December 1.) Click here for trip details.  Learn more about the Adventure Guides. 
Kids Outdoors! December Calendar
Click here for ideas for outdoor family fun 

Families Play Free - December 27-December 31 
Join us for 5 fun-filled days of classes and activities, including arts and crafts, sports, exercise, soft play and much much more. FREE to all. Watch for a detailed schedule.  

December Vacation Clubs - Dec. 28-31
Enjoy your vacation at the Y!
Basketball - ages 5-11 (half day or full day)
Gymnastics - ages 5 & up (half day or full day) 
Fun Club - grades K-6 (full day)
Teen Fitness - ages 12-17 (Dec. 28, 29 & 30) 
Click here for details and to register

Kids Night In/Parents Night Out - Friday, December 4, 6-9 pm
Children ages 3 mos-5 years are supervised in Child Watch while ages 5-11 enjoy swimming, sports, games and dinner. 

Gymnasts Night In - Friday, December 11, ages 5 and up
A fun-filled evening that includes dinner, gymnastics, group games, open workouts and much more. Click here for details and to register.

Leaders Club - Wednesdays
Leaders (Grades 6-8) - 5-6pm; High School Leaders: 6:30-7:30pm
An amazing opportunity for high school and middle school students who wish to develop leadership skills and make a positive impact in the community. Details 

American Red Cross Babysitting Class - Thursday, December 10
Class held at Rye Middle School from 3:15-6:15pm, hosted by the Rye Y. Register
Teen Exercise - Ages 11-14: Monday-Thursday afterschool classes in the ExerZone plus Thursday Spin class.  Click here for schedule. 

2nd Saturday - Grades 6-8: December 12, 7-10 pm
Winter Fest them - Star Wars battle, paint night, elf ball.
Free to Members; Non-Member: $5

Teen Fitness Camp - ages 12-17 - Dec. 28, 29 & 30, 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Includes four hours of fun and fitness including agility, cardio, games, strength, conditioning and instructional swim.  Family & Youth Member: $185; Non-Member $240  Click here to register. 

Perfect Gift Promotion - December 15-January 15
Buy 5 one-hour personal training sessions, get 1 hour free or buy 5 half-hour sessions, get 1 half-hour session free. 

Weight Watchers at the Y: Thursdays, 1-2 pm -Teen Lounge.
If you are interested in joining, please contact Diana Vita at 967-6363, ext. 211

Do you want to do MORE in 2016?  
Info meeting - Dec 8 at 10:30 am or 7 pm
The Rye Y is organizing an informal running group to train for the 2016 MORE Magazine Half-Marathon in Central Park.  This all-women's race will take place on Sunday, April 17th. Click here to learn more. 

Rye Y Annual Fundraiser - Friday, April 1, 2016
Mark your calendars for a magical evening at the Shenorock Shore Club. 

In the News
Rye Y Member Breaks World Record
Here is Steve Newman's story, shared with us as part of the Rye Y Story Project.

I've been here at the Rye YMCA on and off my whole life. I started on the YMCA swim team when I was six and was on the team when we won States in 1970.   For a while we had an early morning Masters swim group here and I was the volunteer coach. Read more.

Rye Y Leads Bully Prevention Workshop for Teacher Aides
In early November, Rye Y staff led a developmental workshop for 150 Mamaroneck teacher aides. Three training sessions of 50 participants each focused on practices to improve the emotional and physical well-being of students and prevent bullying.

Rye YMCA | 914-967-6363 | news@ryeymca.org | http://www.ryeymca.org
21 Locust Avenue
Rye, NY 10580