Mask Mandate – February 2022

New York State Mask Mandate – February 9, 2022 New York State updated its COVID-19 guidelines today. We’re excited to confirm that effective tomorrow, Thursday, February 10, fully-vaccinated people will no longer be required to wear masks in our branches. Per CDC guidelines, it remains recommended that unvaccinated persons wear masks. Our childcare locations remained fully

Black History Month 2022

Black History Month 2022 At the Capital District YMCA, we believe that the histories, stories, and voices of Black people should be centered, honored, and uplifted every day. Did you know that Black History Month has roots associated with the YMCA? In 1915, Carter G. Woodson, a University of Chicago alumnus, arrived in Chicago to

Give the Gift of Camp

Give the Gift of Summer Camp this Holiday Season! It’s not too early to start thinking about summer. Make a child’s holiday by giving the gift of Summer Camp! Stop into your local Capital District YMCA today to purchase a gift card for the holidays! You can cover a week of camp for $270! A perfect gift for any

Giving Tuesday 2021

Giving Tuesday 2021 As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, thinking of all we are grateful for, we are also thinking of how we can help our community.This Giving Tuesday, we ask you to donate to our Giving Tuesday fund. This fund will benefit our Circle of Champs program.Circle of Champs is a program dedicated to

Military Family Appreciation Month

Military Family Appreciation Month November is a time where we recognize the unique sacrifices and challenge family members make in support of their loved ones in uniform. At the Y, we offer a 25% discount to Veterans. Click here to get started. How can you support a military family? Say thank you Acknowledging their sacrifice

Family Stories Month

National Family Stories Month November is National Family Stories Month and we invite you to take this opportunity to share stories with your family! We all have stories from our past that we may think are inconsequential, but our children might find super interesting! Here are some fun challenges for you to do as a

Movember

Movember: Move for Men’s Health Movember is celebrated in the month of November to raise awareness for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. How can you help? Grow a moustache! Grow a moustache for charity. Choose your favorite men’s health organization and raise funds through the month of November

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer is an extremely malevolent disease that affects one in eight women nationwide. This is a large group of people whose entire lives have been affected by this disease. Thanks to global fundraising efforts, there are currently over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States today. Here’s