New Senior Program Director at the Schenectady YMCA

August 11, 2016

Promotion for Victoria Feola at the Schenectady YMCA The Capital District YMCA’s Schenectady branch is pleased to announce the promotion of Victoria Feola to Senior Program Director, overseeing both the Program & Membership Departments.  Vicki has been with the Schenectady branch since October, 2015, directing the Program Department and strengthening youth programming, including the branch’s

New Director of Operations at the Schenectady YMCA

August 11, 2016

Promotion for Jennifer Behrens at the Schenectady YMCA The Capital District YMCA’s Schenectady branch is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Behrens to Director of Operations, including direct oversight of the Aquatics & Wellness Departments. Jenn has been with both the Schenectady & Glenville branches as Senior Program Director since June, 2015, directing the Aquatics Departments

S’mores Day

August 10, 2016

It’s National S’mores Day! We know our campers enjoy the delicious and satisfying s’mores treat at Y camps, but we want to provide an alternative way to eat s’mores to those who may not be able to casually start a bonfire. S’mores dip is an easy way to enjoy s’mores without needing fire so if

New Executive Director of Aquatics and Safety

August 10, 2016

Promotion for Ross Jordan at the Capital District YMCA The Capital District YMCA is pleased to announce the promotion of Ross Jordan to the newly created position of Executive Director of Aquatics and Safety for the association. In his new role, Ross will oversee the daily aquatics and safety operations of all association branches, to ensure

Book Lover’s Day

August 9, 2016

It’s Book Lover’s Day and here at the Y we’re celebrating by suggesting a list of books that kids need to read before the summer is over! Back to school shopping is around the corner and while you’re out, why not try shopping for some leisurely reading books to ready the mind for the new school year? The

This Is Me Now

August 8, 2016

Meet Tory It’s five in the morning, and while most of us are lying comfortably in bed, the doors of the Guilderland YMCA open and Tory Carman, 40, walks in, ready for her morning workout. Energized, focused and determined to keep pushing herself, Tory laces her sneakers and sets off on the track. At her

Friendship Day

August 7, 2016

In 1998, Winnie the Pooh was named the World’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations. The UN also wrote a declaration in April of 2011 where we are invited to “observe this day in an appropriate manner, in accordance with the culture and other appropriate circumstances or customs of their local, national and regional communities,

Watermelon Day

August 3, 2016

Join us in celebrating the ultimate summer food: the juicy, refreshing, hydrating, sweet, nutritious, delicious fruit that is WATERMELON!  Most of us have enjoyed watermelon in the classic fashion, sliced into triangle shapes and eaten fresh. Don’t get us wrong, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But let’s have some fun. Here are unique watermelon

Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 2, 2016

It’s getting hotter outside and what better way to cool down than with an ice cream sandwich? Ice cream cones can get messy when it’s really hot and hard to eat when you’re on the go. Ice cream sandwiches are the perfect portable snack for a hot day in the sun! There are multiple ways

Dance Day

July 30, 2016

Let’s get moving! Today is National Dance Day, founded and officially celebrated in 2010 when American congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton decided to dedicate a day to dancing. Her goal was to promote physical fitness and dance education. Every year, National Dance Day is celebrated on the last Saturday of July. At the Y, we offer many classes that