Did You Know? 6 Ways Families Can Enjoy the Y

By: Mollie Shauger | Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Healthy Living

A mom and her two daughters enjoy the pool. Credit: iStock

The YMCA is much more than just a “swim and gym.” Beyond child care, fitness and swim lessons, the YMCA provides a place for the whole family to enjoy time together while improving their health and well-being. Did you know these ways in which the Y serves families? 

1. Adult/child classes

Young children and their caregivers can learn and exercise together through parent-child classes and workshops. Kids can have fun doing hands-on activities in science or art alongside a parent, or learn a sport or game with their parents.

2. Family swim

Families can get active together by enjoying the indoor pool. Swimming offers a number of physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages, in addition to just being fun. Check your local YMCA pool schedule for family swim times.

3. Volunteer opportunities 

Looking for ways to get involved in the community? Volunteer at the YMCA through the Togetherhood program or through other YMCA programs like child care, youth sports, and fundraising events.

4. Family events

Families have fun together and get to know other families by enjoying events such as movie nights or seasonal festivities. Check your YMCA’s offerings for kids nights or parents nights, where adults can enjoy a night out while the kids have fun at the Y under the supervision of child care staff. 

5. Birthday parties

The Y can help celebrate your child’s special day, while making use of the facility features and even adding cool themes. Ask Y staff about party options available. 

6. Nationwide Membership

Taking a vacation? The whole family can still access the Y while on the road. Your YMCA Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y in the U.S. through membership at your local branch. Find a list of participating Y facilities here.

Want to know more about how the YMCA can benefit your family? Contact your local branch or visit metroymcas.org.

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