Southern Saratoga YMCA 2015 Cause-Driven Leaders

January 28, 2016

Yesterday we held our 2015 Cause Driven Leader Luncheon to recognize staff from the Southern Saratoga Branch and Kidzlodge Early Learning Center. Congratulations to all of you and thank you for all that you for the Capital District YMCA! Cause Driven Leaders From Southern Saratoga YMCA: January:               Laurie Wiedenhoefer February:            Padma Asula March:                 

Holiday Health Tips

December 23, 2015

The holiday season is all about family, friends, food and fun! Getting your loved ones to eat healthy, especially during the holiday season, takes effort. Below are tips to help you enjoy a healthy holiday season! Scan the dinner table before making a selection. Remember, you don’t need to try everything. Stick to one or

Contest: Capital Holiday Lights In The Park

December 18, 2015

We have some passes to the  to give away to our friends at the holidays. Enter below to win your pass. No purchase necessary and you don’t need to be a member to win. Winners will be notified by email. Loading…

Happy Veterans Day

November 10, 2015

Our friends at the YMCA KidzLodge Early Learning Center in Clifton Park NY remind us to thank a Veteran for all of the freedoms we have. Happy Veterans Day

Running Start

September 8, 2015

“Running Start is a chance for my child to start school knowing that he is ready, equal, and able to enjoy making friends and learning.” – A Grateful Parent With the generous support of our members, the Southern Saratoga YMCA Advisory Council and staff, 60 children in the Shenendehowa School District received brand new backpacks

In Memory of Ed Lewi

August 31, 2015

All of us at the Capital District YMCA mourn the loss of our friend Ed Lewi who passed away this weekend at the age of 81. Ed was a longtime friend of the Y, who began his relationship with us as a camper at Camp Chingachgook on Lake George. In 2015, Ed was given the

Why is Social Wellness Important?

July 20, 2015

Curious why Social Wellness is important? Believe it or not, healthy relationships are a vital component of health. The health risks associated with being alone or isolated in one’s life are comparable to the risks associated with cigarette smoking, blood pressure and obesity.   In addition, research shows that: People who have a strong social

July – Social Wellness Month!

July 14, 2015

July is Social Wellness Month! Social Wellness emphasizes harmony with others as well as awareness of the impact you have on your community. Many people are not fully aware of how important social wellness is for our health. The following are just some of the ways that social wellness can affect our overall health. Socially

10 Ways To Ask Your Kids About Their Day At Camp

July 1, 2015

Let us know if this conversation sounds familiar: Dad: So how was camp today? Son: Fine Dad: What did you do today? Son: Nothing At the Y we help children learn, grow, and thrive every day at Summer Camp. Here are some tips put together by our friends at #yappin4youth to help you engage your

Spring Has Sprung Runs

May 17, 2015

Find results at It was great weather for the Southern Saratoga YMCA Spring Has Sprung runs. Thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered. Now get out there and tag yourself in some photos. Posted by Capital District YMCA on Sunday, May 17, 2015