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Keeping Kids Safe With YMCA SPLASH

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under fourteen.1 We believe all children should know how to swim and be safe in and around water at all times. That’s especially true in New Jersey with the many lakes, rivers, oceans and reservoirs. Learning to swim is a critical safety skill for any child living near water. MORE >

Metro YMCA hosts family events celebrating healthy eating and fitness

A smoothie contest, food demonstrations and parent/children play time are just some of the ways the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will celebrate Healthy U/Food Day this month. “Our goal is to inspire families to eat healthy and exercise through these fun-filled events that culminate on Food Day,’’ a nationwide celebration of healthy, MORE >

Healthy U Partnership

Healthy U is a collaborative partnership between the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey with the goal of combating childhood obesity through nutrition education, physical education and family involvement. The Healthy U program uses the CATCH (coordinated approach to child health) curriculum to promote physical MORE >

NEW Minisink Explorers Program

We are excited to introduce our newest Summer Camp program! Minisink Explorers is a special three day, three night session designed specifically for younger, first-time campers June 24-27. It is the perfect way to give campers an introduction to the traditional, sleepaway camp experience at Fairview Lake YMCA. The Minisink Explorers schedule includes arts MORE >

Out of the Ashes - NEW Minisink Lodge Built

When people walk into the new Minisink Lodge at the Fairview Lake YMCA, their reaction is usually the same. “I have heard on several occasions my favorite line — ‘hello, old friend,'” Bob Kahle, the camp's executive director, said. “It feels like the old lodge, but it is a lot nicer, and everyone says that.” The new MORE >

Eric Stoddard Promoted to Associate Executive at South Mountain YMCA

South Mountain YMCA leader and former national bobsled team member promoted to keep Y on a smooth track. Eric Stoddard can still imagine floating in a YMCA pool in Laconia, N.H. “I remember so vividly, getting a life jacket on and being in the pool with my mom,’’ Stoddard said. “I loved the water!’’ The YMCA remained a MORE >

Community Makes the Y Stronger

While our mission is clearly to make the community stronger through our three areas of focus, there was a remarkable event in our East Orange Branch last week…The community made the Y stronger. The 60 Children in the Abbot Pre-school program and over 150 children in the SACC program receive federally subsidized meals through the City of East Orange, MORE >

Seniors Exercise for Better Balance

Jackie Bauer exercising at the West Essex YMCA. Eight years after fracturing her hip in a fall, Jackie Bauer still feels uneasy getting around even though she is an active senior. “Once you fall, a danger sign goes up. I’m still a little nervous about certain movements. It took away my confidence,’’ said the 76-year-old MORE >

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