Sacramento Central YMCA July Newsletter

 

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Sacramento Central YMCA

JULY 2021 NEWSLETTER

4TH OF JULY

CLOSURE

 

Holiday Schedule

The Sacramento Central YMCA will be closed on Sunday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours and schedules will resume on Monday, July 5.

JOIN

OUR

TEAM

 

YMCA Careers

If a YMCA Member refers someone that is hired by our YMCA, they will receive a FREE Month Membership!

 

Working at the Y gives you the opportunity to strengthen communities and change lives, including your own. No matter what role you take on at the Y, you’ll show up each day with the satisfaction of knowing your contributions are helping to empower young people, improve health and well-being, and inspire action in your community. Working side by side with diverse leaders with different backgrounds, perspectives and strengths, you’ll discover new ways to connect with your community, find your purpose and fuel your passion every day!

 

Youth Development Coordinator - Sacramento

Infant/Toddler Teacher - Sacramento

Early Learning Teacher - Sacramento

Youth Sports Referee - Woodland

Membership Representative - Woodland

Gym Supervisor - Woodland

WORRY

FREE

WORKOUT

 

Child Watch Resuming Soon

Child Watch is included with any facility membership at no additional cost! As we continue to re-open more we need your help with planning the availability of Child Watch. Please take our survey below.

 

Children age six months and older are welcomed to attend Child Watch. If your child is between the ages of six months and one year, please bring a carrier. Our staff is unable to do feeding or diaper changes. If your child is in need of something, we will send a staff member to locate you.

PICK UP

THE PACE

 

New Group Fitness Classes

Tuesday & Thursday morning HIIT (high-intensity interval training) Classes are resuming on July 13th!

EVERYBODY

IN THE

POOL!

Water Fitness Classes

Water Exercise starts Monday, July 5! Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:00pm.

 

Water exercise classes are a fun way to use the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. Classes combine light to moderate aerobic workout with exercises in the shallow and deep water to help increase endurance, core strength, and flexibility. Water exercise is perfect if you’re looking for a fun, low impact workout.

GIVE KIDS THE

OPPORTUNITY

TO HAVE FUN!

 

Kids To Camp Campaign

The last 15 months have been difficult for all of us, especially for the kids in our community who continue to experience virtual learning fatigue, anxiety, and depression at record levels due to lockdowns and isolation. At the Y this summer, our goal is to give kids the opportunity to socialize and have fun again with other kids in a safe and caring environment while experiencing the great outdoors.

 

Our Bear Valley YMCA Camp has been a destination for summer adventure for more than 80 years. Camp activities include swimming in creeks, archery, hiking, gold-panning, arts and crafts, games, and more! Evenings are spent playing camp games, going on starlit hikes, singing around the camp fire, and of course, s'mores!

 

Every child should have the opportunity to splash in the water, camp under the stars, explore nature, follow a trail, and have fun in a safe place. Your gift can make that possible by sending Kids to Camp.

 

BE SAFE

AROUND

WATER

 

Swim Lessons

Knowing how to swim is a life-saving skill that opens up a vast array of opportunities to stay fit, develop self-confidence, build relationships and safely enjoy aquatic activities. Sign up for the waitlist for July as we try to expand our offerings this summer!

 

More spots added for July Swim Lessons!

GREAT

SUMMERS

ARE HERE

 

Summer at the Y

At the Y we provide a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to engage the interests of all kids. Our adventures are non-stop and our activities reinforce the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

 

Summer at the Y creates an exciting, safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. While they are taking part in unique experiences and adventures, they are also building self-esteem, developing interpersonal skills and making lasting friendships.

HIGH

SIERRA

ADVENTURE

 

Bear Valley YMCA Camp

Bear Valley YMCA Camp has been a destination for summer adventure for more than 80 years.

 

This year's camp is almost at capacity, there is still room is Sessions 4 and 6!

 

At Bear Valley, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience the wonders of the High Sierra in a safe and caring environment. Located near Emigrant Gap, Bear Valley provides kids with rewarding and life changing experiences. Read below for camping opportunities for ages 7-9 (Younger Camp), 8-13 (Traditional Camp), ages 14-16 (Counselor in Training), and all ages (Family Camp).

CELEBRATING

OUR

IMPACT



Big Day of Giving

On Thursday June 24, the YMCA of Superior California held it's Annual Meeting to celebrate the past year of impact of our Y, and present awards to our volunteers.

 

The recipient for this year's Chauncey Dunn Award for Legacy of Sevice is Shawnda Grady, who served as Board Chair during one of our most tumultuous years of service. Her keen leadership abilities were tested this past year but she overcame every obstacle thrown at her. Without her steady hand, future focused thinking, and inclusive teamwork, we would not have made it through this past year. Our Y will be losing Shawnda as she moves her family to the East Coast, but we are thankful for years of service to our Board.

 

At the YMCA of Superior California Annual Meeting we presented last year's Chauncey Dunn Award for Legacy of Service to Erin McDonough, our Past Chair who served an additional term to lead our Y through the search and hiring of our current President & CEO. This was a difficult year due to having 3 CEO’s as we employed an interim Executive while the search for a new leader took place. She spent an extraordinary amount of time determining the vision for the future of our Y as well as spending time garnering input from stakeholders and unifying the board and staff team during these transitions.

 

This year we are awarding our first ever Skip Reynolds Award for Youth Development. R.W. “Skip” Reynolds joined the YMCA Board of Directors in 1988 and was our longest-serving Board Member, and served as Board Chair from 2004 to 2006. We sadly lost Skip in early 2020, and as a Board we decided to honor his legacy with the creation of this award in his honor. The first ever recipient is Christiana Dominguez. Christiana has served many roles in our Y, including leading our teen leadership program, Youth & Government. During the pandemic she helped create a Northern California YMCA collaboration to keep the Youth & Government Program active in a safe virtual setting. Over the past two years she has transformed our annual camp themed fundraiser, S’moresfest, into a marque event that has helped many children be able to access YMCA programs such as camps, sports, swim lessons, and of course, Youth & Government.

 

Every year at our Annual Meeting, the YMCA honors a Volunteer of the Year in each of the service areas. In Sacramento our Volunteer of the Year is Dan Smith. Throughout the openings and closures of our Y in 2020, Dan helped our Y with messaging and reopening planning when our Y was stretched thin due to staffing shortages. In addition, he helped coordinate volunteer events like our MLK Day of Service.

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