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.

Father’s Day

June 19, 2016

Did you know that Father’s Day began at the YMCA? Father’s Day was founded in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd at the YMCA in Spokane, WA. Sonora’s father, Jackson Smart, was a single father of six. Upon hearing a sermon about Mother’s Day, Sonora felt that fathers deserve to have a special day too. Initially, she

Eat Your Vegetables Day

June 17, 2016

Whole, plant-based foods play a vital role in every healthy and vibrant life. Since today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day, let’s make an effort to incorporate nature’s finest nutrients into our family’s daily routine. If your son or daughter cringes at the thought of spinach or avoids the dinner salad every night, you’re not

Flag Day Recipes

June 14, 2016

On this day, June 14, in the year 1777, the United States adopted the American Flag. The 13 horizontal stripes of red and white (symbols of the 13 original colonies), with a blue rectangle bearing 50 white stars (symbols of the 50 states in the United States) are the inspiration for these patriotic treats. Let’s invite