Remembering Peter “Pete” Pink

August 10, 2018

A Life of Service Pete Pink began his lifelong association with the YMCA at the age of 7 as a day camper at Tippecanoe. He enjoyed his youth membership at the Schenectady Y so much that he enrolled in Springfield College to prepare for a YMCA career.  Upon graduating from Springfield College in 1965, and

6 Tips to Get Back to School Ready

August 8, 2018

Getting your child back into the swing of the school year can be hard, especially with a holiday weekend coming up. You could be torn between mentally preparing your child and letting them enjoy their last few days of freedom. To help ease the transition, we’ve come up with a few tips to help you

Meet the Program Director!

July 26, 2018

Meet the New Program Director: Bobby Flike Please join us in welcoming Bobby Flike as the new Program Director at the Southern Saratoga YMCA. Bobby began his YMCA career in January 2018, as a Wellness Coach. Bobby holds an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Hudson Valley Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social

10 Ways to Ask Your Kids About Their Day at Camp

July 26, 2018

Have you ever asked your child, ‘How was your day?’ and they respond with, ‘Good.’ You try to get more out of them by asking, ‘What did you do?’ and they answer, ‘nothing’. Well there may be a way around that! We’ve compiled a quick list of questions to ask your child that will get

Meet the New Early Learning Center Director!

July 25, 2018

Meet the New Early Learning Director: Cheryl Misiewicz Please join us in welcoming Cheryl Misiewicz to our Duanesburg Early Learning Center, as our new Director. Cheryl started her career with the Capital District YMCA in August of 2010 at the Glenville YMCA as a Member Service Representative. She moved to our Southern Saratoga branch in

Remembering Jack Moran

July 11, 2018

Remembering Jack Moran We are deeply saddened to share the news that dedicated volunteer and life-long supporter of the Capital District YMCA, Jack Moran, has died. Much more than for his life-long devotion to the Y, I will miss Jack for the loss of my dear friend and mentor. As you know, Jack received our

Stay Protected: Tick Tactics

July 2, 2018

Summer is finally here and we could not be more excited! We’re eager to get out there—take a hike, go for a run, kayak, walk, and generally enjoy the weather. But with warm weather comes bugs, and the tick population is extremely high this year. So here’s what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Take preventative

Keep Your Teen Busy and Safe This Summer

July 2, 2018

Summer is finally here. Classes are done for the year—the kids are out riding bikes with friends, going to the beach, and enjoying the nice weather. But we all know that idle time can lead to unhealthy choices for youth, particularly teens. Keeping your teen busy in the summer can be hard, but we have

Keep Your Children Learning All Summer

July 2, 2018

Summer is the best time of year. The weather is nice, there’s more time to spend with your family, and you can relax. But what about your kids? Researchers have found that your child can actually lose everything they learned throughout the year. This is referred to as the “summer slide”. There are ways to

Meet the New Learning Ladder Pre-school Director!

June 22, 2018

Meet the New Learning Ladder Pre-school Director: Kathleen Rutledge Please join me in welcoming Kathleen Rutledge to our Learning Ladder Pre-School, as our new Childcare Coordinator. Kathleen has been with the Capital District YMCA for 7 ½ years. During this time, she has held numerous roles at the Glenville branch, including positions in wellness, property,