Westfield Area YMCA

November 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  On Giving Tuesday, we have a day for giving back. Your gift to the Westfield Area YMCA on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27 will support special needs programs at the Y such as the Dragonfly Program, which provides ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA offers basketball leagues for boys and girls in kindergarten through age 14.  Registration is open and will close when maximum capacity is reached for each league or on the dates below. PRE-SEASON CLINICS: Five-week pre-season clinics begin Oct. 21 to prepare young ...

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Westfield Area YMCA Counselors In Training (CITs) recently visited the YMCA Early Learning Center to host a Messy Art Day. The CITs and the young students at the Center enjoyed an engaging and interactive fun day of learning and art. The YMCA Early Learning Center is located at 170 Elm Street, ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is proud to announce that Pamela Gedman, Chief Instructor of Gedman’s Black Belt Academy, has become the 2018 World Champion in Sparring in the Woman’s 40-49 year old 4th and 5th degree black belt division. ATA Martial Arts, the world’s largest organization dedicated to ...

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Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Fall 1 program session begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 for Full Members and at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 13 for Basic and Non-Members. The session runs Sept. 4-Oct. 27.   Fall is a great time to get started with, or continue reinforcing the skills ...

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On June 15, 235 participants and supporters gathered at The Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom in Berkeley Heights to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Achievers.  The 2017-18 Achievers program was a collaboration between the Westfield Area YMCA, Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and Plainfield YMCA.  The ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is providing a free one-week guest pass to non-members which will also enable access to purchase a week of swim lessons at full member rates during the summer.  The one-week guest pass includes use of the Y’s fitness facilities, land and water group exercise classes and open ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area YMCA’s 14th annual Golf Classic & Auction held at Echo Lake Country Club in May raised $71,000 to help send children in need to camp or child care at the Y. The rain held out and participants enjoyed a full day on the course followed by a cocktail hour, buffet ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — More than 100 Healthy U champions and partners from YMCAs and schools from all over the state gathered at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on May 18 to celebrate 10 years of community impact. Healthy U was also formally presented with the 2017 CATCH® Award for Excellence in State ...

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The YMCA Achievers Program is gearing up for the 2016-2017 school year. An Achievers Open House for returning students and new recruits is being held on Sept. 28 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Westfield Area YMCA, 220 Clark Street in Westfield. Parents and teens are invited to attend and learn more about ...

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EVENTS ANNOUNCED TO SUPPORT THE Y 5K RUN FOR EVERYONE The 5K Run for Everyone to support special needs programs at the Westfield Area YMCA will be held on Sunday, September 18th.  The Y is pleased to announce many activities leading up to the big run!  There will be daily prize drawings for ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA invites teens in grades 6-12 to grab their friends and join them for some thrills and chills at Six Flags Great Adventure’s Fright Fest on Friday, Sept. 30,when the park transforms into a “scream park” with Halloween themed shows and attractions in addition to its ...

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Summer is winding down and the new school season will soon be in full swing! The Westfield Area YMCA understands that when it comes to your child’s care, parents need to visit, gather information and learn more before making their final decision on choosing the right early learning program for ...

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Westfield Area YMCA, 220 Clark Street, offers new water exercise classes this fall to help maximize fitness results while minimizing the stress on joints and muscles!  New classes are Aqua Boot Camp which allows participants to reach their goal in a simple yet effective high intensity interval ...

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Westfield Area YMCA offered an array of camp options for all ages this summer!  A new specialty camp included a Computer Programming Camp. These tech-savvy campers had a blast this week making interactive animated stories and designing computer games.  Through coding, campers learn problem solving, ...

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Westfield Area YMCA Counselors-in-Training (CIT) and Leaders-in-Training (LIT) continue to have a blast this summer, not only participating in many challenging team-building activities but also developing long-lasting friendships.  Weekly color war games keep their teamwork skills ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to announce the fall line-up of classes in the Dragonfly Program for young adults 18-26 with special/adaptive needs. A variety of classes are offered free with membership beginning the week of Sept. 6.   They are as follows: ·         Strength & ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA’s Fall 1 session program registration begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, for Gold and Silver members and at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, for Program and Non-Members.  The Fall 1 Session runs from Sept. 6 - Oct. 29.   New classes for adults this fall include: Adult ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to host the 5K Run for Everyone on Sunday, Sept.18, at 11 a.m. This event continues to support special needs programming at the Westfield Area Y.  Past proceeds established the Dragonfly Program, which offers physical, recreational and social programs for young ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is happy to announce that it has entered into a partnership with the YMCA of the Cayman Islands, the newest YMCA in the world. The YMCA of the Cayman Islands was originally started with resource and training development from the YMCA of the USA and the YMCA of Greater St.

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The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to announce Carolyn White, Director of School Age Child Care and Jean White,Director of Health & Wellness and Active Older Adults were recently recognized at the AYP Chapter 17 Program Recognition Luncheon held in Long Branch, New Jersey. The Association of ...

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Summer is in full swing and part of the fun is being near water.  The Westfield Area YMCA continues to encourage children and parents to enjoy the water while keeping safety top of mind.  To help build awareness, the Y is offering a free Aquatic Water Safety Event on Saturday July 30, from 5 p.m.

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The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to announce students and instructors from the Gedman’s Black Belt Academy at the Westfield Area Y competed on July 1 in the ATA Songham World Championships held at the Arkansas Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Competitors from over 20 ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA’s Blue Sky and Discovery summer day camps recently escaped on a wild adventure to the Staten Island Zoo, an 8-acre suburban zoo in West New Brighton, Staten Island, New York City.  The campers enjoyed learning, exploring and seeing various animal life including 20 different ...

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Westfield Area Y Camp Staff have recently joined over 900 other NJ YMCA camp staff at “Day of Camps,” an all-day training event at YMCA Camp Sawmill in Hamilton, New Jersey. The camp staff attended over 10 different workshops such as water safety, “trash to treasure” project ideas, camp games ...

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The Westfield Are Y is pleased to announce that Carlton Blake received the 2016 Golden Volunteer Award. The Golden Volunteer Award is the highest award the Westfield Area Y bestows. Established in 1993, it is presented annually to a board member or volunteer who has demonstrated exceptional ...

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Students at the Garwood Family Center Y located at 500 East Street in Garwood were very excited to receive a special visit from the Mayor of Garwood, Charles Lombardo, along with William Nierstedt, former councilman. Their visit included a lesson on the importance of tree planting and atree donated ...

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The Westfield Area Y’s Early Learning Center on Elm Street recently received a visit from the Westfield Police Department. The children were so excited to meet the officers! They toured the police cars and most importantly learned about safety firsthand.   Registration is going on now for all ...

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The Westfield Area Y is gearing up for summer 2016 with a variety of camps to meet every child’s interest!   One of the Y’s camps is Sunshine, a full-day weekly camp for kids entering grades K-2 located in the air-conditioned Robert & Virginia Family Branch, 422 East Broad Street in ...

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As the summer swim season approaches, the Westfield Area Y encourages children and parents within the community to enjoy the water while keeping safety top of mind. To help build awareness, the Y is offering a free Aquatic Water Safety Event on Saturday June 18, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and again ...

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