YMCA briefs

2014-06-26T00:00:00Z YMCA briefs nwitimes.com
June 26, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Duneland Family YMCA

The Duneland Family YMCA is at 215 Roosevelt St., Chesterton. For information, call (219) 926-4204 or visit dunelandymca.org.

Parents Night Out

Parents can use the Parents Night Out program and stop worrying about finding a sitter, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. every Friday. Trained YMCA staff have fun activities planned to keep each child’s attention. The cost for members is $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. The nonmember rate is $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child.

Summer camp

Time to register youths in grades one to eight for summer camp, which has begun and is filled with swimming, arts and crafts, new games, nature exploration, sports, songs, field trips and new friendships. Each week is themed, and the cost includes a free camp T-shirt. Registration forms are available online at www.dunelandymca.org, at the YMCA front desk, or at the preschool in Chesterton Middle School at Entrance 8.

Community garden

The Y is providing space for a community garden for the summer. The Y needs volunteers to help construct raised beds. Monetary, construction materials and planting supplies donations are also being sought.

Youth leaders wanted

The Y is looking for youth who want to form a Youth Leadership Committee. Contact Sue McLaughlin, Duneland Family YMCA, (219) 926-4204 or smclaughlin@dunelandymca.org.

Personal training offer

Ashley Hall, Y personal trainer, is offering hour-long personal training sessions two times each week. Get a total of eight sessions per month. Choose from individual or buddy training with Ashley Hall. Cost for individual training is $150 per month. If you're training with a buddy, cost is $120 per month per person. Contact Hall, by phone (210) 841-2496 or (219) 926-4204 at the Y or email her at ahall@dunelandYCMA.org.

Valparaiso Family YMCA

The Valparaiso Family YMCA, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive, offers numerous activities. For more information, call (219) 462-4185, ext. 249, or visit www.valpoymca.org.

Golf outing

Save the date for the 24th annual Valparaiso Family YMCA golf outing on July 24. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, or to register for this event, visit www.valpoymca.org.

Summer camp

Summer camp registration is now open and camp has begun. Camp is structured by a daily schedule which provides focused activities developed from weekly themes. Camp activities will be held outdoors on YMCA grounds in the pavilion. The YMCA facility includes a playground, youth wellness room, swimming pool and gym. For additional information about summer camp, please see www.valpoymca.org.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA supports cancer survivors in their recovery. To enroll and for more information, contact: Lee Baker, senior director of programs at the Valparaiso Family YMCA, at (219) 462-4185, ext. 260, or lbaker@valpoymca.org.

Middle School Fitness

Middle schoolers and their parent workout together in the Wellness Center during special hours. Visit www.valpoymca.org/middle school wellness.

Summer Swimming

It’s summer and summer usually equals swimming. Pools are open for swimming, fitness and lessons. Find a schedule in our downloadable program guide online at www.valpoymca.org/downloads.

Junior Lifeguarding Program

Children ages 11 to 14 can learn what skills are needed to enter the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program, the basic responsibilities of being a life guard, as well as communication and decision making skills. For prerequisites and how to sign up, see our website: www.valpoymca.org/y-programs/aquatics/adult-aquatics/lifeguarding. This program will be held Mondays, July 14 to Aug. 13.

Social Y’s

Join Social Y’s! This young adult group, ages 25-35 enjoy all that our community has to offer for a young, fun and active lifestyle. Register at the Y Courtesy Desk for the next Social Y’s gathering, Ultimate Frisbee begins at 2 p.m. July 27 at Forest Park Pavilion.

Valparaiso Triathlon

The 12th Annual Valparaiso Triathlon begins at 8 a.m. July 12. Visit www.valpoymca.org

Annual maintenance shutdown

the YMCA's annual maintenance shutdown will be Aug. 16-24. The Y will reopen at 5 p.m. Aug. 25. Members are welcome to continue their workout regimen by visiting other Ys’ in Porter, Lake and LaPorte counties. For a full list of phone numbers and addresses, visit www.valpoymca.org

50 Fit and Fabulous

The annual style show is Sept. 25. This will be a night of fashion, food and shopping.

Portage YMCA

The Portage Township YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road, offers numerous activities. For more information, call (219) 762-9622.

Swim, gymnastics

Sign up to learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun this winter. Progressive swim lessons for all ages. Progress gymnastics lessons begin at age 3. See website for schedules.

Preschool sign-up

Registration for 2014-15 Preschool Academy has begun. Be sure to hold your spot, as openings are limited. Call for classes and times.

School-age day camp

Y Day Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. School-age kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every day camper. Includes field trips, sports, swimming, crafts, healthy cooking and more. These daycamps are for children entering grades 1-8.

Youth Volleyball Clinic

This clinic is designed to be informative and fun. It's an opportunity for kids to come together, learn new skills and challenge themselves. Camp runs daily from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 21-24 for grades 6-8 and 6:30-8 p.m. for grades 9-12. Register through July 14.

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