Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!

We are closed Monday, July 4

Registered programs will not run on July 2 & 3.

July 2016
Keeping Campers Healthy, Happy and Safe
Before the first gymnastics tumble, before the first swim or bus trip, Julianne Laverty has led camp counselors through hours of classroom and on-site training.  As the Coordinator for Aquatics, Health and Safety, Julianne is responsible for a range of training programs for Y staff and the public. This time of year, she's busy making sure that the Y's camp counselors know what to do in every situation. Staff member Denise Woodin recently sat down with Julianne to learn more about preparation for the camp season.

DCW: Tell me about the counselor training.

JL:  All of the Camp Directors and lead counselors go through a two-day, 20-hour Responding to Emergencies (RTE) training. They learn basic first aid, how to recognize emergencies, how to respond to seizures, stroke, diabetic shock.
They learn how to look for certain signs. We also go over camp-related emergencies like bee stings, animal bites, ticks, nosebleeds, cuts, abrasions, fractures, sprains and head and neck injuries. These are just a few of the potential emergencies we cover; there's really too many to list. Many of these things will never happen, but it's important to be prepared. The most important decision they can make is whether to call 9-1-1.  When in doubt, it's always better to be on the safe side and call.

The counselors also take a half-hour class that's an add-on to RTE, which covers the use of an Epi-pen.  And they take the CPR for the Professional Rescuer training, which is three to four hours long.  Read more

Highlights - Summer Programs and Fall Registration
The Fall program guide will be online by mid-month. Fall program registration starts August 3 for members and August 10 for non-members.
There is still availability in some summer programs.  The session started June 25 (ends August 20)  Click here to view summer offerings.  Register online (not available for youth aquatics classes) or call Member Services for availability.
Parent's Night Out, Friday, July 8: 6-9pm
Enjoy a night out while we provide a safe and fun environment for the kids! Registration is required. Ages 3 mos-5 years: located in Child Watch and includes an age appropriate snack. Family $15/child, Youth/Non-Member $20/child

Summer Childwatch Hours:  Click here to view.
Family Time: Check out our summer pool, gymnasium and ExerZone schedules to view family swim, gym and exercise time.
EXERDROP in the ExerZone: Wednesday, 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, 3:30-4:15 pm

Children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (except during ExerDrop - see above). 
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!

Teen Fitness Summer Camp
A great way for your teen to enjoy an active, interesting summer. Campers learn about nutrition, work out with a personal trainer/fitness leader, swim, play games, spin, box and work towards fitness goals! Call 967-6363 for availability. To register, please stop by the Member Services Desk. For details, click here.

Personal Training Series - Free Fitness Clinics!

Are you considering working with a Personal Trainer but want to try it out first? Five of our trainers are leading free fitness clinics in July: George Lambrecht, Rob Corrado, Brendan Ahearn, Laura Laura and JT Taborda.  Click here for dates, times and details.

Rye Y Book Club: "Booked at the Y" Friday, July 8: 10:30am-12pm
We will be discussing 1000 White Women.  The book club meets the 2nd Friday of each month. For more information, contact Penny Cozza.
Weight Watchers at the Y: Thursdays, 1-2pm.  All are welcome! If you are interested in joining, please contact Diana Vita.
Register now for Lifeguarding & Waterfront Lifeguarding in July.  Click here for details

Summer Maintenance Period

Our summer maintenance period will begin August 20 and continue until Labor Day. During that time we will complete our annual facility maintenance projects including draining/cleaning the swimming pools, re-finishing the gymnasium and group exercise studio floors, installing new lighting in certain areas, painting throughout the building and making parking lot repairs and re-striping. Some program spaces will be closed during this timeframe so the work can be completed. A complete list of projects and the specific schedule will be posted in early/mid-August.
2015 Annual Report

Check out our Annual Report for 2015! Filled with photographs, snapshots of our work, recognition of our staff, volunteers and donors, and a financial overview, the Report paints a picture of a robust organization that served thousands of community members last year, both inside and outside our walls.

Click here to read

In the News
TOGETHERHOOD Marks 2nd Year of Service with Planting Project
On a recent cloudy and cool Saturday, 22 Rye YMCA volunteers gathered at Rye Nature Center to plant grasses and flowers that will provide nectar for the Center's resident bees. Read more.


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21 Locust Avenue

Rye, NY 10580

Rye YMCA | 21 Locust Avenue | Rye | NY | 10580