Junk Food Day

July 21, 2016

“At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.” -Michael Pollan It’s National Junk Food Day. At the Y, we’re here to coach you through it! With a little training and practice, a fresh, juicy peach can trigger the same satisfaction as a doughnut. It’s all about taking steps toward betterment;

Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15, 2016

Protect your family, home and pets from house fires According to the National Fire Protection Association, approximately 50,000 pets are affected by home fires each year; however, 1,000 house fires are actually caused by pets each year. National Pet Fire Safety Day was founded to spread awareness about pets starting house fires and how owners can

Pokemon Go PokeStops

July 13, 2016

Did you know that several of our YMCA’s are PokeStops in the new #PokemonGo game? Get active and catch them all at our Bethlehem YMCA, Greenbush YMCA, Guilderland YMCA, and the Troy YMCA.

Father Daughter Take a Walk Day

July 7, 2016

“In every walk with nature one receives more than [she] seeks.” -John Muir It’s National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day and we’re challenging all father, daughter duos to lace up those sneakers or hiking boots and hit the trails! Not sure where to go? Anywhere is fine, even the sidewalks around town. But if you’re feeling

Independence Day

July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day! Give these recipes and crafts a try, at home, with your kids! We guarantee they’ll be a hit. Today is the perfect opportunity to teach our kids a history lesson the fun and tasty way. Fourth of July Kids Craft: Firework Painting This craft couldn’t be easier. Intended for kids age 2-10.

Anti-Boredom Month

July 1, 2016

“Boredom: The desire for desires.” -Leo Tolstoy July is Anti-Boredom Month, so let’s make the choice, right now, to have desires. Do you desire to read more? Write more? Play harder? Lose weight? Travel? Love harder? Eat healthier? Learn to draw? Knit? Cook? Run? There are many chances, in life, to run after our desires.

Summer Camp Week 1

July 1, 2016

We’re Having The BEST SUMMER EVER! Our first week of Summer Camp is in the books and we are well on our way to having the #BestSummerEver. Check out some of the fun camp action from around the Capital District YMCA, then share this video with your friends and family on Facebook.

Picnic Month

July 1, 2016

A Forks Over Knives Picnic! National Picnic Month is here! It’s July and the whether is beautiful, which makes it the perfect time to get outside and picnic with friends and family! While enjoying the fresh air, sunshine and good company, don’t forget a major component of healthy living. Round out your picnic experience with a

IMPACT: June Newsletter

June 29, 2016

IMPACT Newsletter – June 2016 An update on generous contributions in motion throughout the Capital District YMCA Download the newsletter.

Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run Highlights

June 22, 2016

All of us at the Capital District YMCA would like to thank you for joining us at the Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run and entering to win a FREE year of Membership at our YMCA. So here it is, the big moment… The winner of the FREE year of membership is Christina C. of Glenville.