Sussex County YMCA

FREE! Middle School Membership

 

Middle School Membership Brochure

PURPOSE

Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is pleased to offer 6th, 7th and 8th grade students a free membership to support and encourage youth to live healthy lifestyles and make responsible choices.

WHY MIDDLE SCHOOLERS?

 Research shows that middle school is a critical time in a young person’s life when exposure to risk factors greatly increases. Risk factors are conditions or influences that have been shown to increase the likelihood for unhealthy behaviors including substance abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, school drop-out and violence. It is also during the early teen years that youth begin to distance themselves from family and positive support systems.

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower youth to reach their personal potential. We also provide youth with the knowledge, skills, character and passion to be more active in the community as adults.

HOW TO JOIN

  1. You must be present and bring a school ID, roster, report card and a parent or guardian to the Sussex County YMCA.
  2. Parents complete required membership paperwork and sign form.
  3. Middle School member may begin using membership right away. (Must complete Teen Training prior to using Wellness Center).


Membership activates September 6, 2017 and runs through June 23. Middle School members for 2017-2018 must join by October 31, 2017.

Middle School members must attend a fitness orientation prior to using the Wellness Center. Visit the Wellness Center to schedule.

WHAT DOES THE MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE?

Membership includes use of the Youth Wellness Center, pool, gymnasium and Teen Center. (Must complete Teen Training prior to using Wellness Center).

TEEN TRAINING

A FREE 2-hour training, required for teens to use our Wellness Center. Learning proper Wellness Center etiquette and safe exercise techniques led by our certified staff.

FRIDAY FRENZY

Join us for a fun night out with your friends at the Y. Kids will have fun swimming, playing games or just hang out. 1st & 3rd Friday of each month - $5


Open Swim also offered Saturday 1-4:30pm and Sunday 12:30-5:45pm. Schedule subject to change.

CHOICES

Choices is a program designed to provide a variety of activities while teaching middle schoolers to plan and participate.  Program options may include and are not limited to: Archery, Pickle Ball, Open Basketball, Zumba, Yoga, Boot Camp, Obstacle Course, GaGa, Kickball, Swimming, Soccer Skills, Queenax-Teen X, Group Ex-Cardio/Interval Training, and Circuit Training.

FAMILY NIGHTS

The Y is committed to supporting the entire family. Family Nights will offer themed events, activities and recreation. Visit the Welcome Center for schedule and additional information.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Corey Brown at 973 209 9622, or cbrown@metroymas.org.