Westfield Area YMCA

June 5, 2020

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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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.  To ...

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October is Fire Prevention Month, and the Westfield Area YMCA full-day Kindergarten class recently took a walking trip from the Bauer Branch to the Westfield Fire Department on North Avenue.  A fireman showed the students the trucks, equipment and the big map where all the calls come in.  The ...

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Meet Dorinda Galvao, a Westfield Area YMCA staff member for 17 years. She says the Y is a great place to work, and the staff is like a family. Check out our current employment opportunities at www.westfieldynj.org/about/job-opportunities.  

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The Westfield Area YMCA held the school year kickoff event for the 7th Grade Initiative on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark St. in Westfield. Seventh graders and their families learned about the program and enjoyed the interactive sport wall, climbing wall, fitness ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA will hold a kickoff event for this school year’s 7th Grade Initiative on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield. Seventh graders and their families are invited to learn about the free program and enjoy the ...

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Meet Westfield Area YMCA staff member Jill Koerber. She says the Y is a perfect place to be. Listen to her story and join our staff! Check out our current employment opportunities at: www.westfieldynj.org/about/job-opportunities.  

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The Westfield Area YMCA is committed to helping older adults be active in spirit, mind and body. Daily adult water and group fitness classes are available for participants to enjoy and stay fit. There are also exercise programs for special health groups such as: Arthritis Exercise; Project Healthy ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA offers basketball leagues for boys and girls in Kindergarten through age 14.  Registration is open now and will close when maximum capacity is reached for each league or on the dates below. PRE-SEASON CLINICS: Three-week clinics begin Oct. 17 to prepare young athletes age ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is proud to announce that Pamela Gedman, 6th degree Black Belt and Chief Instructor of Gedman’s Black Belt Academy, has become the 2019 ATA World Champion in Combat Sparring and earned a Silver medal in Traditional Sparring and a Bronze in Weapons in her age group division.  ...

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Dive into a job that changes lives and creates opportunities!  Join Zach and Ethan Hom on our aquatics team and strengthen our community as a lifeguard, swim instructor, aquatics coordinator, water exercise instructor or a competitive swim team coach. Apply online today. Visit our website ...

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Meet Westfield Area YMCA staff member Lena Nelson. Lena feels working at the Y has not only provided personal satisfaction but the opportunity to inspire people to improve their health and well-being. Find your purpose and fuel your passion working at the Y. To join our team and apply today, ...

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The Fall “back to school” season is a great time for everyone to learn and grow at the Westfield Area YMCA! Register now for the Fall 1 session beginning September 3.  Classes are available for novice and experienced swimmers of all ages.  The YMCA group swim lesson program helps foster a sense ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA has announced that registration is open to run, walk, roll, sponsor or volunteer at the 5K Run for Everyone. The event will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m. and supports special needs programs at the Y. The start and finish for the 5K Run for Everyone will be in ...

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Always wanted to learn to play a string instrument? Warren Cohen, Artistic Director of the NJ Intergenerational Orchestra, will teach the basics of learning how to play a violin or cello including the proper technique for holding the instrument and producing good tone. Knowing how to read music ...

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Three Westfield Area YMCA early learning program staff members were recently recognized for 25 years of service: Maria Nierstedt, Preschool Site Director; Catherine Wendel, Preschool Teacher and Lorraine Wolski, Preschool Teacher Assistant. They join Cathie Brief, Karen McCutheon, Nancy Redlund, ...

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Chief Battiloro, Captain Padovano, Officer Kenny, Officer DiBella, Chaplain Gibbons and Detective Bureau personnel visited the Westfield Area YMCA afterschool program at Tamaques School on June 19 to drop off goodies for the students including a police hat, bag, pencils, and junior police ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA offers half day and full day early learning programs that give infants, toddlers, preschoolers and Kindergarteners a safe and healthy place to learn and grow. Children learn foundational skills, develop relationships and build self-reliance. through character development and ...

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Swimming is a great way to be physically active and have a blast all summer, and all year long. Swimming also motivates children to strive for self-improvement, teaches goal orientation and cultivates a positive mental attitude and high self-esteem. Learning life-saving water safety skills at ...

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Similar to volleyball and played in a racquetball court, Wallyball provides an element of surprise as an ordinary volley can go a whole new direction when the ball is played off the walls. This new co-ed adult league requires three players, with at least one who is female, on the court with rosters ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA, in collaboration with the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and Plainfield YMCA will host the 21st Annual Achievers Banquet on Friday, June 7, from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at The Westwood, 438 North Ave. in Garwood. The evening will include a cocktail hour with live musical ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA hosts Dr. Antonios Mammis, Functional Neurosurgeon at University Hospital Newark and Dr. Erin Feinstein, Movement Disorder Specialist at University Hospital Newark for a free lunchtime lecture 12:30 - 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Learn about the latest therapies for ...

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The Westfield area YMCA is excited to announce that registration for a new competitive youth triathlon team is now open. This new team is for ages 13-17 of all ability levels. Beginners will be taught the fundamentals of the sport including swimming, biking and running practices. Experienced ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is hosting the 15th Annual Golf Classic and Dinner with Live Auction on Monday, May 13, at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield. Net proceeds support families and seniors in need of assistance to participate in Y programs and services. At the Westfield Area Y, no one who ...

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