Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year! 

January 2016
"Dream Team" Boosts Rye Y Programs for Youth
Rye YMCA programs for families, children and teens received a shot of adrenaline in 2015 with the addition of three new staff members who are bringing energy, passion and fresh ideas to the Y's youth offerings. From the recently opened ExerZone to teen nights that are drawing up to 70 kids every month, the Y is giving families and children more options than ever.

Much of the new programming and activities are being led by John Rice, the Y's Camp, Family and Teen Director; Kelly Lewin, Child Care Director; and Brendan Smith, Sports Coordinator. Read more

Highlights - Program & Camp Registration
Rollover Week - January 4-10
Members currently enrolled in classes have the option of continuing a class during the next session at the same day and time. In person only. Most aquatics classes need an evaluation form. Does not apply to free classes. 
program guide

Registration starts for members on January 13
Session starts January 25
(Youth aquatics forms must be submitted by January 12 for lottery)
Non Member registration starts January 15

Summer Camp Registration 
Returning campers and their siblings: Registration starts January 6
All campers: Registration starts January 13
Click here to view the camp guide

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

First Family Friday: Friday, January 6, 6:30-7:30 pm
Minions Mayem: science, crafts, moon bounce and themed activities.
Free to family members.Youth/Non-Member: $10
Click here to register.

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

The Freestyle Fitness Zone is now reserved for ages 12+

New Family Events - Check out pages 9 and 10 in the Spring 2016 Program Guide for our new events, including Family Nerf Night and Family Bingo Night. 

New! Another added value to your family membership - Youth ages 15+ may now use the Fitness Center. 

New Enrichment Classes for Youth!
Check out pages 13 and 14 in the Spring 2016 Program Guide for several new classes, including: Preschool Cooking Club, Chefs in Training, LEGO Engineering & STEM, and Literary Arts!  
Discovery Camp Reunion - Friday, January 15; 6:30-7:30 pm
Campers from summer 2015 (Explorers, Pioneers, Pathfinders, Trailblazers) and their families are invited to join us and say hi to summer staff while enjoying activities including moon bounce, games, crafts, science, music and snacks. Parents will have the opportunity to meet leadership staff and learn about our exciting new offerings in 2016. Registration at the door. Event is free. For more info., contact John Rice.

Gymnast Night In - Friday, January 15, 7-9:30 pm
A fun-filled evening for ages 5 & up (no experience necessary)
Dinner, gymnastics, games and more.   Click here to register

Fun Club Day - Monday, January 18
Enjoy your school vacation day at the Y. Click here to register.  

Parents Night Out - Friday, January 22, 6:30-9 pm
Enjoy a night out while we provide a safe and fun environment for the kids.
Ages 3 mos- 5 years - in Child Watch; Grades K-6 in Child Care  

We now offer Birthday Parties in the ExerZone for ages 7 and up. Details on page 17 of the Spring 2016 Program Guide. 

New Age for Fitness Center Use
Teens ages 15+ may now use the Fitness Center! 

Leaders Club - Wednesdays
Leaders (Grades 6-8) - 5-6 pm; High School Leaders: 6:30-7:30 pm
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 Babysitter TrainingAges 11-15 
Monday, January 18th: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm   
Lifeguarding and Waterfront Lifeguarding:  Ages 15+
Wednesday, January 27: 7:30pm - 9:30 pm, Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9 and 16: 6:00pm-9:30 pm 
2nd Saturday - Grades 6-8: January 9, Special Hours: 7-11 pm
Late Night Madness theme with your favorite games from 2015, including: Sumo Wrestling, Star Wars Battle, Hunger Games, Gaga Ball and Swim Party.  Free to Members; Non-Member: $5

Part Time Rye Y Positions Available
Chess Instructor; Family Activity Leader, After School Program Instructor, Building Supervisor and Member Services Receptionist. For details, please click here.

Personal Training Special: Ends Jan. 15:  Buy 5 one-hour personal training sessions, get 1 hour free or buy 5 half-hour sessions, get 1 half-hour session free.   
TRI Something NEW in 2016! Our new Triathlon Preparation class will get you ready for the Spring triathlon season. See page 35 of the program guide for details. 
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week program for adult cancer survivors. Classes start the week of January 11, Mondays  & Wednesdays: 6:15-7:30 pm or Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1:15-2:30 pm. Contact Tanya Stack at tanya@ryemca.org for more information or click here

The new session for Enhance Fitness, a special program designed for older adults, starts January 4 and runs through April 22. FREE to members. View page 40 in the program guide or contact Diana Vita  for more information.
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The new session starts January 18.  Mondays: 10-11 am or Tuesdays: 6:30-7:30 pm. Contact Tanya Stack at tanya@ryeymca.org for more information or click here.  

TRIBE Information Session. Learn more about our triathlon team for women, ages 18+.  January 26: 10:30 am or 7 pm or February 9: 10:30 am or 7 pm. To RSVP (or for questions), contact Laura Tiedge: laura@ryeymca.org

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

If you've made a New Year's resolution to get more involved in your community, consider the Rye Y's Togetherhood program! Togetherhood is a YMCA social responsibility initiative that engages members in community service projects.  We are currently seeking members for our Togetherhood Service Committee. Join this diverse group of dedicated volunteers for a fun and meaningful experience. For more information, click here. 
Save The Date - On April 1 at Shenorock Shore Club, the Rye Y will present the mesmerizing mentalist and magician Oz Pearlman, an "America's Got Talent" finalist, at our fundraiser to support Y Cares.  Click here to check Oz out. More information to follow.
In the News

Congratuations to the Winners of our Thanksgiving ExerBird Challenge: Evan, Joel, Michelle and Zoe Dudley. "We love the idea of working out as a family. Each family member has a favorite piece of equipment. We enjoy our time being active and the ExerZone is a great option for us to work out."

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