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Westfield Area YMCA

May 15, 2022

National Water Safety Month is in May and is a kick-off for the summer season. This is the perfect time for parents and caregivers to reinforce the importance of water safety and equip kids and adults with the essential skills to keep them safe in and around water. As “America’s Swim ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to host a free “Try the Y” Week May 9-15 for adults ages 18+. The Free Try the Y Pass includes access to fitness and water exercise classes, lap swim, cardio strength and free weight rooms and more.  The Y’s warm, welcoming environment encourages ...

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Students in Westfield Area YMCA child care, preschool and Kindergarten programs made over 500 sandwiches which were donated to St. Helen’s Church in Westfield to feed those in need. According to Mrs. Allyson Gialluisi, Y Kindergarten Teacher and drive organizer, “I love bringing my devotion to ...

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While the community still rebounds from the pandemic back into a more normal way of life, teens and young adults have more reasons than ever to get a summer job. And the good news, is they have numerous opportunities from which to choose. For those who imagine going to work knowing that what ...

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Thanks to donations from individuals, foundations and corporations, financial assistance is available to individuals or families to enable their participation in Westfield Area YMCA programs like child care, swimming lessons, summer camp and general membership.  Recipients must live or work in ...

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All of the Westfield Area YMCA preschool, full-day early learning, and Kindergarten classes recently participated in their annual “Souper” Bowl. This was a great way for the children to learn about numbers and the concept of social responsibility! Students brought in soup cans and used them to ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is offering ski and snowboarding trips in January, February and March for teens. Jan. 28 features a trip to Camelback Mountain in Pennsylvania; Feb. 18 is a trip to Montage Mountain in Pennsylvania; and March 6 will be a trip to Hunter Mountain in New York. The full day ...

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January is a traditional time for a fresh start filled with new intentions. But if you tend to throw out resolutions along with the holiday decorations, realize that starting the new year with promises of sweeping changes to diets or exercise levels can impede long-term success. The Westfield ...

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No one is ugly in THESE sweaters! Students in the Terrific Tigers class at the Garwood Family Center YMCA celebrated National Ugly Sweater Day this past Friday, Dec. 17, in class. The Garwood Family Center YMCA is located at 500 East Street in Garwood. To learn more about full-day and half-day ...

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Help spread some cheer this holiday season! Select an angel from the Christmas Tree in the lobby of the Main Facility of the Westfield Area YMCA, 220 Clark Street. Each angel represents a holiday wish from a child or family in need within our community.   Just select an angel, drop off your ...

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Kick off the New Year at the Y and enjoy programs and classes for the entire family. Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Winter program session begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 for Full Members and at 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 13 for Basic and Non-Members. The session runs Jan. 2 - Feb. 26. A ...

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The 4-year-olds in Miss Sharon’s and Miss Sue’s Butterfly class joined fellow students at the Early Learning Center and Bauer Family Branch YMCAs in a social responsibility art project! The cards wish the recipient a “Happy Thanksgiving” and will be distributed by Mobile Meals of Westfield to their ...

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Eighteen Westfield Area YMCA Flyers Track Club athletes joined nearly 500 athletes at the USATF New Jersey Junior Olympic Cross Country Meet on Nov. 7 at Central Park in Morris Plains. The Flyers brought home one team win and four top 10 finishes. The girls 13-14 year old team came out on top in ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA continues to support the Westfield Food Pantry with a bin for non-perishable food donations just outside the front door at the Main Y Facility, 220 Clark St. No glass items, please. Drop off items such as canned tuna, chicken and salmon; canned vegetables; cooking oils; ...

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Students at the Garwood Family Center YMCA have been learning all about fire safety. To wrap up discussions and lessons, Lieutenant Gergich of the Linden Fire Department and father of a student in the Tigers class visited and spoke to all the preschool classes on the importance of fire ...

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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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Westfield Area YMCA preschool and kindergarten students at the Robert and Virginia Bauer Family Branch YMCA had a fun-filled fall learning experience with apples and pumpkins. They picked pumpkins at the school’s own pumpkin patch to take home. They were able to see how the pumpkin vines planted ...

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Do you have athletic shoes cluttering your closet that you’re no longer wearing? Bring them to the Westfield Area YMCA! All shoes will be sent overseas to be resold in developing countries, and the Y will receive a donation for the financial assistance program. Thanks to the Westfield Area Y’s ...

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Thanks to a grant from Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities, financial assistance for youth swim classes is available at the Westfield Area YMCA for families experiencing a bona fide financial hardship who live or work in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside.    The goal of Westfield ...

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Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Fall 1 program session begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19 for Full Members and at 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 23 for Basic and Non-Members. The session runs from Sept. 7 through Oct. 30.   The Fall “back to school” session is a great time to get back to old ...

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View Current Opportunities and Apply Now As an employee of the Westfield Area YMCA, discover your passion and make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. You will engage with people of all ages who possess diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Reap the reward of personal ...

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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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