Meet Camp Director: Dallas Garven

May 8, 2018

Meet Camp Director: Dallas Garven Dallas is the Camp Director for the Bethlehem and Greene County YMCA summer camps! Learn more about her below: How long have you worked for the Y summer camp? 13 years. What do you like about working at camp? Seeing the children and staff make new, lifelong friends. Summer Camp

Safety Around Water 2018

May 1, 2018

Safety Around Water 2018 May is National Water Safety Month, and the perfect time to get children involved in swim lessons. As America’s Swim Instructor, the Y is the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming—teaching more than one million kids a year swimming and water safety skills.

Meet Workout Buddies: Kim and Stephanie

April 23, 2018

Meet Workout Buddies: Kim and Stephanie Kim and Stephanie weren’t always this close. In fact, they met only recently through Kim’s sister, and discovered they had a mutual goal: take control of their health. A couple of months ago, they decided to join the Y for the very first time. “I homeschool my kids, who

Springtime Tick and Lyme Prevention

April 19, 2018

Spring 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. While it may not be too warm out now, the ticks are out in full force. So here’s what you can do to protect yourself

8 Tips for Spring Fitness

April 18, 2018

You’re sitting in the office, looking out the window with longing. It was 35 this morning when you left the house. Imagine how warm it is now. It’s the perfect weather to get outside and exercise. Here’s what you should do to prepare: Get a physical Did you know that only about 20% Of Americans

Juliet and Ashli’s Fitness Challenge: Try New Classes

April 6, 2018

Juliet and Ashli’s Fitness Challenge: Try New Classes This week, Juliet and Ashli were challenged to try four new classes. They traveled all over the Capital District, trying new classes at new Y locations. See what they thought about each class below! And don’t forget to enter our free t-shirt giveaway on Instagram by sharing your

Healthy Kids Day 2018

April 5, 2018

Healthy Kids Day 2018 Summer is a time when children can let their imaginations run wild! From creating their own to plays to building forts in the backyard, there’s no limit to what kids can dream up—provided their properly supported. The Y wants to ensure all kids in the Capital Region awaken their summer imaginations

7 Ways to Give Your Brain a Workout

April 4, 2018

Brain health is equally as important as physical health. Take time out of your daily routine to give your brain a workout. Exercising your brain can improve your memory, focus, and boost your overall mood. Here are a few things you can do to make your mind sweat: Take a Cooking Class Your brain is

Safety Around Water at the Glenville YMCA

March 28, 2018

Safety Around Water at the Glenville YMCA By Donna Gigone A family with five children ranging 3-14 years old, came to the Glenville YMCA pool last week for recreational swimming.  They were informed that lessons were about to begin and the pool would be closing in five minutes.  We thought they would be upset as

The Performance Project: Youth in Motion

March 27, 2018

The Performance Project: Youth in Motion This summer, the Schenectady YMCA has an amazing opportunity for students between the ages of 9 and 12! You are welcome to participate in “The Performance Project: Youth in Motion” presented by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Capital District YMCA, and the Saratoga Regional YMCA, in association with the