March is Nutrition Month!  

March 2016
A Transformational Summer
by John Rice, Camp, Family and Teen Director
As summer draws closer, we are preparing to give campers a transformational summer camp experience that develops their confidence, abilities, and sense of exploration.
We are offering our campers a safe, fun and meaningful camp experience, while also taking steps to prepare them for career fields and a globalized future ahead. We are enhancing our program this summer to incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) curriculum, focus on character development in our activities, and increase parent connections into the camp day. 
At Rye Y Camps, children find a voice and are exposed to new experiences that help them learn, grow, and thrive to discover their superhero within!   Visit our camp website to learn more and register.
A few of our Rye Y superheros


Highlight - Rollover and March Vacation Clubs
Basketball, Gymnastics, Fun Club & Teen Fitness Vacation Fun: March 21-25
Basketball, Ages 5-11: Basketball instruction and games: half or full day.
Gymnastics, Ages 5 & up: Gymnastics skills and open workouts: half or full day
Fun Club, Grades K-6: Sports, games, swimming, arts & crafts, nature, science and more. 9 am-4 pm with extended care.
Teen Fitness Clinic, Ages 11-14: Four hours of fun and fitness. Choose between 3 or 5-day options.
PROGRAM REGISTRATION: Rollover Week - March 14-20
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. 

Registration starts for members on March 30
Session starts April 11. Click here to register online. (Youth aquatics forms must be submitted by March 29 for lottery.) Non Member registration starts April 1.
Family Fun
March Family Calendar: Printable Calendar with Family and Teen events
Click here

First Family Friday: Friday, March 4, 6:30-7:30pm
Concert by children's entertainer Grahame Clark. Free to family members. Youth/Non-Member: $10 Click here to register.

Cardboard Boat Regatta: Friday, March 11, 6:30pm 
Families are challenged to design, create and race a human-powered boat made entirely of cardboard and duct tape. Design happens at home and on March 11 families bring completed boats to the Y to be judged on artistic creativity, prior to racing the length of the pool. Click here for boat building details and to register. 
NEW! in the ExerZone! Wednesdays: 4:30-6:30pm
Drop the kids off in the ExerZone for supervised, safe and structured play!
Ages 5-10, 1 hour limit. No reservations needed; purchase wristbands ($5/child) at Member Services. Limited to 16 children, supervised by two trained Rye Y staff. (No other adults are allowed in the ExerZone during this time.)

Family ExerZone Fun!  Join us for our family classes in the ExerZone!
(Classes for families with children ages 5 and up)
Family ExerCore: Monday-Thursday, 3:45-4:15 pm
Children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (except during ExerDrop - see above). 

Save the Date:  The Rye Derby and Healthy Kids Day will take place Sunday, April 24!  Watch for registration details.


REGISTER NOW for SUMMER CAMP!  Don't miss out - some weeks of certain camps are already full!  Ages 3-14, including  Kinder, Gymnastics, Discovery, STEAM, Sports, Adventure and Teen Fitness Camp.  Click here for details and to register.
March Vacation Club:  March 21-25
Enjoy your school vacation at the Y. Choose from basketball, gymnastics and fun club. Click here for details and to register.

Parents Night Out: Friday, March 18, 6:30-9:00pm
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 on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5 pm. Reservations can be made no earlier than 2 months in advance. Call Member Services at 967-6363 to check availability! 

2nd Saturday - Grades 6-8: March 12, 7-10pm
Divergent Drift theme:  Divergent Challenge, Dauntless Fear Factor, Swim Party, March Madness Tournament and more
Free to Members; Non-Member: $5  Click here to register in advance

American Red Cross Lifeguard/Waterfront LifeguardingAges 15+ 
Learn a useful skill over vacation week!  March 21-24: 10:00am - 4:00pm  
American Red Cross Babysitting, ages 11-15
Sunday, March 13: 9:30-4:30 pm
Click here for details.

Teen Fitness Camp - 
Ages 11-14:March 21-25, 9:30-1:30pm.
Choose 3-day or 5-day option. Fun and fitness including agililty, cardio, games, strength conditioning & instructional swim.  Click here to register.  

Paintball - Grades 6-8: Tuesday, March 22, 9am-4:30pm
Join us as we travel to to Hogan's Alley Paintball in Meriden, Connecticut. No experience necessary. Click here for details and to register  

Leaders Clubs - Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12: Wednesdays, 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. Contact John Rice for details.  

Time for YOU. Consider dropping your kids, ages 5-10 (under 5 in ChildWatch) in the ExerDrop for an hour of supervised, structured fun on Wednesday (between 4:30-6:30) while enjoying one of the following activities:
Adult Lap Swim, Fitness Center & Freestyle Fitness Zone
4:30pm: Total Body Mix with El
5:30pm: Pilates with Kathy
5:30pm: Spin with Jenn

St. Patrick's Spring into Action Personal Training Promotion
Buy 10 sessions (either 1 hour or 1/2 hour)  get 1 session free; 1-on-1 training only
Members 12 + only
TRIBE registration starts March 1.  Join our all-female triathlon team!
New Spin Class: Tuesday, 6:30-7:15pm (formerly @5:30pm) with Lisa
Rye Y Positions Available
There are both part-time and full-time positions available at the Rye Y, as well as summer camp openings. For details, please click here.

Rye Y Book Club: Booked at the Y.  Friday, March 11, 10:30-noon. We will be discussing "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson.  Meets the 2nd Friday of each month. For more information, contact Penny Cozza. 

Rye Y Crafty Crew: Tuesdays: 10:30am-noon. The group just completed a blanket which was donated to My Sister's Place as well as 26 Hug A Heart pillows donated to the cardiac care unit at White Plains Hospital. Join us for our next project! No experience necessary.

Weight Watchers at the Y: Thursdays, 1-2pm -Teen Lounge. All are welcome - the group has lost 200 pounds since September! If you are interested in joining, please contact Diana Vita at 967-6363, ext. 211

Join Us in Community Service!
On the 2nd Monday of March, April and May, the Rye Y's Togetherhood Committee will partner with St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Port Chester to serve an early evening meal to community residents. This volunteer opportunity is open to Rye Y members and friends ages 10 and up. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Registration will open on Wednesday, March 3 at For more information, contact Denise Woodin.

Rye Y's 2016 Annual Campaign
Your support helps ensure we keep our powerful promise: no-one will be turned away from a Y program or activity because he or she can't pay. In 2015 we awarded over $520,000 in financial aid to adults, families and children. Watch for our annual campaign appeal letter and kick-off activities coming later in March!

Mind Bending Benefit-April 1. The Rye Y invites you to its magical and mysterious annual fundraiser featuring Mentalist & Magician, Oz Pearlman. Click here for details!

MARCH IS NUTRITION MONTH!  Learn more about nutrition throughout the month!

Gluten Free Workshop: 
Monday, March 7:
10:30am-11:15am &
7:00pm-7:45pm Click here for details. 

Organic Non-GMO Workshop: Tuesday, March 15: 10:30am-11:15am & 7:00pm-7:45pm  Click here for details. 

Above Workshops led by Angela Vita, Nutrition & Wellness Advisor at Mrs. Green's.

Breaking the Habit: Are you having trouble sticking to your new Health & Fitness goals this year? Join Amanda Shugar, Certified Nutrition Specialist 
Friday, March 18, 9:00-10:00am and Monday, March 21, 4:00-5:00pm, 
outside the Fitness Center. 

In the News

RYE Y Swim Team Wins League Champions!
Breaking News:  The Wave Ryeders won the Westchester Fairfield League Championship on February 28, winning both the 8 and under age group and the 14 and under age group awards.  Read about the regular season here.


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