YMCA briefs

2013-06-21T00:00:00Z YMCA briefs nwitimes.com
June 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Portage YMCA

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

Open preschool registration

Preschool registration for fall is open to the public. Register early to receive a spot. Financial assistance scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Child care

There are openings in the child care rooms for 2-year-olds. Enroll a 2-year-old for the first three weeks, and the fourth week is free. Ask for a tour by calling Abbie Prasco at (219) 792-9622.

College special

All full-time college students with schedule or current college ID will receive a single primary plus membership for $31 a month with no joiner fee. Membership must be purchased by July 31.

No Bummer Summer Camp

No Bummer Summer Camp continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Aug. 16. Before and after camp hours are also available for working parents from as early as 6:30 am to as late as 6 p.m. Free specialty clinics three days a week. Sports of all sorts, Swimmies, Crafty Corner and No Bake Chef.

Free community open swim

Free community open swim is the first Friday of the month at the Portage High School West Pool from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. throughout this month. Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 or over the entire time and must stay with child.

Summer special

The Y's summer special is available: purchase four weeks for $40, six weeks for $60, eight weeks for $80, 10 weeks for $100 or 12 weeks for $120 with no joiner fee.

British Soccer Camp

British soccer camp will be offered Monday through June 28. Call for ages and prices


Jump off the beam, flip over the bars, follow your dreams, and reach for the stars. As part of the Y’s focus on Youth Development the Y offers gymnastic for ages 2 through their spectacular Sparklers gymnastics team.

Outdoor soccer

Registration is open through July 5. soccer is from July 15 to Aug. 31 at Real Life Community church, 3134 Swanson Road.

Free fitness in the park

The Y has partnered with Portage parks officials to offer free fun fitness classes at 10 a.m. every Saturday in July: Zumba July 6 at Imagination Glen Park, Total tone July 13 at Gilbert Memorial Park, book camp July 20 at Woodland Park and Yoga on the beach on July 27 at Lakefront Park.

Free walk this way

The YMCA in conjunction with the city of Portage is now offering a walking club. This club will walk every Tuesday. This community club does not require a membership to the YMCA. Interested walkers/runners can meet in the YMCA lobby at 9:45 am. The Rails to Trails will be utilized for this program. During inclement weather, the YMCA track will be used. Membership not needed.

Free Running Club

Free Community Running Club is for amateur runners who will meet in the YMCA lobby every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Membership not needed. Dress for the weather. All one-hour runs will be outside unless it is lightning or below 15 degrees. Participants will be running 3-5 miles with calisthenics and stretching. Must be 14 and up to participate. Fun Zone is only available to YMCA members.


Thursday night volleyball free for Y-members 14 and older from 7-9 pm. Nonmembers pay only $10. Advanced Court and recreational court available. Parent or guardian must sign in participant.

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