Westfield Area YMCA

April 23, 2021

After a year of isolation, remote learning and missed extracurricular activities, teens and young adults have more reasons than ever to gain a summer job.  According to the American Camp Association, the essence of camp is in the human relationships forged in a safe, caring and supportive ...

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Gain the knowledge, skills and certification to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer! The YMCA Lifeguard Course also includes Basic Life Support (BLS), First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration Certifications. The course covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding ...

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Pamela Gedman, chief instructor of Gedman's Black Belt Academy at the Westfield Area YMCA, has earned the recognition and achievement of Songahm Taekwondo Master Instructor and has received a national award from ATA International. Ms. Gedman became eligible for the title of Songahm Master upon ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is partnering with Jersey Mike’s Subs located at 144 East Broad Street in Westfield for the 11th annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. The campaign culminates in the Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 31. On that day, the Westfield Jersey ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA Devilfish are diving into a championship season with brand new starting blocks. A fundraising campaign that ran from Feb. 24 to March 8, 2020, raised $7,500 from friends and family of the Devilfish Swim Team, with the remainder of the funding coming from the Westfield ...

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Registration is underway for Westfield Area YMCA summer day camps! Bring back the fun this summer with traditional camps, STEAM camps, sports camps and leadership development camps for teens. Full day and half day camps are available for one week, two weeks, one month or even all summer long for ...

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Registration for Westfield Area YMCA School Age Child Care Programs for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Programs are available 2, 3 or 5 days per week in Westfield, Mountainside and Garwood for children in K-5th grades. The School Age Child Care program offers children a fun, active and ...

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To celebrate the President's recent birthday, George and Martha Washington “visited” with the Westfield Area YMCA kindergarteners. The children caught them up on what changes they could expect to find in our current century including indoor plumbing, cars and Alexa! Registration is open now for ...

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Participants in the Westfield Area YMCA school-age child care program created cards and sent roses to local Meals on Wheels participants on Valentine’s Day.  The kids had a great time creating the cards and it brought smiles to the recipients. The Y is for youth development, healthy living and ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to offer T-Ball Leagues for Preschool (ages 4-5) and Kindergarten (ages 5-6) children this spring. Leagues will meet in the T-ball fields at the Garwood Family Center YMCA, 500 East St. in Garwood. Practices will be held once a week for one hour between ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA understands the balancing act facing today’s working families. For over 30 years, children have become independent engaged learners and creative confident thinkers in Westfield Area Y Early Learning Programs.  The Y continues to adapt to changing needs while strictly ...

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Bring back the fun this summer! The Westfield Area YMCA provides a safe, engaging, and meaningful camp experience with enriching activities, fitness, fun, social and emotional learning, and much more. The camp curriculum promotes teamwork, enhances self-esteem and builds skills while incorporating ...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably changed the way we live, work and exercise. But the fundamental benefits of exercise for physical and emotional well-being remain the same. And, they are even more important during these challenging times. The Westfield Area YMCA has always adapted to the ...

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Saturday’s morning rain was followed by bright sunshine and busy Christmas Tree sales at the Elm Street Athletic Field. The Westfield Area Y’s Men’s Club donates all proceeds from the sale to many local charities and the Westfield YMCA. This year's tree selection includes top quality Fraser Firs ...

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For over 70 years the Westfield Area Y Men's Club has held its annual Christmas Tree Sale at the Elm Street field. All proceeds are donated to local charities and non-profit organizations. The event is run by club members from Westfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside and Cranford, along with many ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA’s doors are open, and with it the return of YMCA programs such as basketball clinics, Tae Kwon Do classes, Flyers Track and Field and youth swim. Basketball clinics will be divided into five different age groups: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd-5th Grade, and ...

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One of the strongest lessons the Westfield Area Y hopes to impart on its kindergarten students is the power of kindness to help ourselves, our family, our classmates and our community. The Y asked each kindergarten student to bring in non-food Halloween items so they could make special treat ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is honoring local military members and veterans by inviting them to come and use the Y at no cost during the month of November. The Y will also waive the Joiners Fee for active military, reserve military and veterans who become new Y members at any time of the year. The Y ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA understands the balancing act facing today’s working families as they navigate the ever-changing world of remote learning and the multi-faceted demands on parents.  School Age The Y is pleased to offer a supervised remote learning and redesigned after school program in ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to offer a variety of outdoor fitness classes in the Main Y parking lot, 220 Clark Street. The Y is also offering Tae Kwon Do in the parking lot of the Bauer Branch, 422 East Broad Street. Classes at the Main Y include Barre; Cardio & Strength Madness; ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is now offering outdoor fitness classes to members, including Barre; Cardio & Strength Madness; Cycle; Cycle & Abs; Cycle, Strength & Core; Fitness for Teens; HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training); R.I.P.P.E.D. (Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics and ...

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Group Swim Classes Begin Aug. 1. Whether you’re an experienced lap swimmer or are just looking for a supplemental form of exercise, the YMCA is offering lane reservations in the 25-yard Wallace Pool. Hours (subject to change) are Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and ...

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Spots are still available for Westfield Area YMCA traditional day camps this summer.  All camps will meet the new guidelines set by the CDC, ACA (American Camp Association) and state and local government. These include social distancing regulations and small group size. All staff have been ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is excited to announce that traditional day camp programs for kids entering grades K through 10 will begin July 6. Registration is now underway.  All camps will meet the new guidelines set by the CDC, ACA (American Camp Association) and state and local health ...

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During this time of uncertainty, the Y is here for you. The Y continues to be your support for health and wellbeing, wherever you are. Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. We have a variety of at-home exercise options for members ...

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Drowning is the leading cause of death in the world today; however, research from the World Health Organization shows that participation in formal water safety and swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning, particularly for kids. Swimming also motivates children to strive for self-improvement, ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA Early Learning programs recently participated in their own “Souper” Bowl. The students brought in soup cans and used them to vote for the team they thought would win the big game. In the process, the students practiced using tally marks, counting and sorting. A total of ...

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Meet Westfield Area YMCA staff member, Nick Morelli. Take Coach Nick’s advice and “do something that you can enjoy for the rest of your life”. Come enjoy working at the Westfield Area Y. Join our staff--check out our current employment opportunities ...

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The Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale has been a community tradition since 1947, with all proceeds benefiting local charities and organizations. This year's tree selection includes top quality Fraser Firs and Balsam Firs. This year also features a new hybrid tree called a ...

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Why does Joanne McGillis love her job and her early-morning members? Take a listen as Joanne and a Y member explain. You can work here too!  Check out our current employment opportunities at www.westfieldynj.org/about/job-opportunities.

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