ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES - YMCA of Greater Whittier

100
YEARS
SERVING OUR
COMMUNITY
ENDLESS
POSSIBILITIES
WINTER/SPRING 2015
YMCA OF GREATER WHITTIER
www.ymcawhittier.org
ALWAYS HERE FOR
OUR COMMUNITY
Our Mission
Our Values
Our Cause
To put the needs of others above myself.
Proverbs 3:3-8 & 1 John 4:9-11
The YMCA of Greater Whittier is an association of all
people united in a common effort to put Judeo-Christian
principles into daily practice and to enrich the quality
of spiritual, mental, physical, and social life of their
families, their community and themselves.
At the Y, strengthening the foundations of community
is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with
our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless
of age, income or background, has the opportunity to
learn, grow and thrive.
Our Pledge
At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away. We
provide income-based membership and program fees
that provide assistance for individuals and families in
financial need within available resources.
The four core values of the Young Men’s Christian
Association are the essential principles that guide
our behavior, interactions with each other and our
decision making.
CARING
HONESTY
To have integrity by being truthful and trustworthy in
every part of life.
Ezekiel 18:21 & 1 Corinthians 4:2
RESPECT
To value others, treating them, as I want to be treated.
Proverbs 29:22-23 & 1 Peter 2:17
RESPONSIBILITY
To be accountable for my attitudes and actions.
Ezekiel 18:30 & Galatians 6:4-5
Our Areas of Focus
The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility.
That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. YMCA
of Greater Whittier has been serving the communities of Whittier, Pico Rivera, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, La Mirada and
La Habra Heights since 1915.
* Youth Development – Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
* Healthy Living – Improving our community’s health and well-being.
* Social Responsibility – Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Essence of the YMCA..................................................................................................................................2
7 days of Health & Wellness.............................................................................................................................3
Membership.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Dance/Gymnastics................................................. 5
Aquatics/Swim Team.........................................6-7
Youth Sports......................................................8-9
Adventure Center/Sports & Fun........................10
Save the Dates.....................................................11
Child Care/Preschool/Martial Arts.............12-13
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Group Exercise.............................................. 14-15
Silver Sneakers/Silver&Fit..................................16
Specialty Aquatic Classes...................................17
Healthy Lifestyles/Travel Club....................18-19
YMCA Camp Arbolado/Volunteers/RSVP/Y-Heritage Club/STRIDE..................................................... 20-21
Share Our Vision/YMCA Golf Tournament/Activate Whittier
22
The Y. So Much More/Y’s Service Club............................................................................................................23
JOIN US
7 Days of Health
TUESDAY JANUARY 20, 2015
NEW YEAR
NEW YOU
NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Mon., Jan. 19– Sat. Jan. 24, 2015
Receive a FREE 7 day week pass & explore
our membership endless possibilities.
PLUS, enjoy FREE health seminars, healthy
snacks and more.
IMPACTING LIVES
years
100
MONDAY JANUARY 19, 2015
TOURS & HEALTHY SNACKS....................8am-12pm Uptown
TRY PILATES OR LOW IMPACT......................9-10am Uptown
UPTOWN FAMILY SWIM........................................1-4pm Uptown
E. WHITTIER FAMILY SWIM.............11am-4pm East Whittier
EATING HEALTHY WORKSHOP........... 11am-12pm Uptown
MEET A TRAINER & TRY..............6-7pm Uptown/East Whittier
SUPER CIRCUIT WORKOUT PROGRAM
TOURS & HEALTHY SNACKS............8am-12pm East Whittier
TRY OUR ZUMBA GOLD.....................................9-10am Uptown
MEET A Y TRAINER & TOUR........5-7pm Uptown/East Whittier
DIABETES SEMINAR (English)................................6-7pm Uptown
HEALTH EDUCATION DEMOS......5-7pm Uptown/East Whittier
TRY H.I.I.T. EXERCISE CLASS.. 7:30-8:30pm East Whittier
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21, 2015
TOURS & HEALTHY SNACKS....................8am-12pm Uptown
DIABETES SEMINAR (English).....10:30-11:30am East Whittier
MEET A TRAINER & TOUR..........5-7pm Uptown/East Whittier
TRY CYCLING CLASS........................ 7:30-8:30pm East Whittier
TRY YOGA............................................................6:30-7:30pm Uptown
THURSDAY JANUARY 22, 2015
TOURS & HEALTHY SNACKS.............8am-12pm East Whittier
ARTS & CRAFTS................................................9-10am East Whittier
MEET A Y TRAINER & TOUR............... 5-7pm East & Uptown
HEALTH EDUCATION DEMOS.......5-7pm Uptown/East Whttier
DIABETES SEMINAR (Spanish)........................6-7pm Uptown
TRY CYCLING CLASS................................................7-8pm Uptown
TRY ZUMBA............................................ 6:30-7:30pm East Whittier
FRIDAY JANUARY 23, 2015
BOOTCAMP TRAINING CLASS..........................6-7am Uptown
MEET A TRAINER & TOUR...........8am-12pm East & Uptown
EATING HEALTHY WORKSHOP..... 10:30-11:30am East Whittier
NEW YEAR,............................................. 11:30am-12:30pm Uptown
NEW YOU SEMINAR
BOOTCAMP TRAINING CLASS..........................6-7pm Uptown
SATURDAY JANUARY 24, 2015
TOURS......................................................9-11am Uptown/East Whttier
HEALTH EDUCATION DEMOS......9-11am Uptown/East Whttier
TRY ZUMBA TONING........................8:30-9:30am East Whittier
SUNDAY JANUARY 25, 2015
FAMILY SWIM........................................ 10:30am—3:30pm Uptown
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MEMBERSHIP
Join the Y and become a member of a community that’s
committed every day to helping you and your kids learn,
grow and thrive.
Y Membership Benefits
With the Y you’re not just a member of a facility; you’re
part of a cause. With shared commitment to nurturing the
potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and
giving back and supporting our neighbors. Our activities
range from health and fitness to camp, group exercise,
swimming and much more!
• No Contracts (Membership valid at Uptown and East Whittier YMCA)
• FREE Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Programs
• Aquatic programs
• Unlimited group exercise classes
• Indoor heated pool, spa and warm water therapy pool
• Lap swimming, group classes, lessons and therapy
opportunities for the whole family
• Basketball, racquetball and recreational use
of gymnasium
• Locker room for youth and adults
• Private dressing areas for adults and kids
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• Health Education Seminars N
• Blood Pressure Screenings
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• Family Nights N
• Free Healthy Lifestyle Orientation
• Free Fitness Assessments and 12 week personal program
• Free Child Watch (2hrs/day)
• Rock Climbing and Kids Gym
• Reduced pricing on ALL Y programs
HELLO, we are here for you everyday!
Days
Uptown Whittier
YMCA
East Whittier
YMCA
Mon. – Thurs. 5:00am-10: 30pm 5:00am-9: 00pm
Friday
5:00am-10:00pm
5:00am-9:00pm
Saturday
6:00am- 5:00pm
6:00am- 4:00pm
Sunday
10:00am-4: 00pm Closed
YMCA Full Membership Payment
Options
The YMCA offers easy membership fee payment options:
• Quarterly, Semi, or Annual fee
• Automatic, monthly bank or credit card deduction
** Joining fees will be charged to new, full members and
full members whose membership has been cancelled for 3
months or more.
YMCA Community Membership (Yearly Rate)
Basic membership so that you can register for programs,
does not include YMCA full membership benefits. Limited
access, with 3 day passes per year. If you decide to
join our full membership, we will credit your community
member fee towards your full membership.
Policy of Nondiscrimination
It is the policy of the YMCA to make membership available
to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age,
marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability,
or financial circumstances without discrimination.
Insurance Coverage
The YMCA of Greater Whittier does not carry accident/
sickness, medical insurance on its members or participants.
All injury expenses incurred in Y programs and activities
are the responsibility of the participant and his/her own
insurance carrier.
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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
DANCE - east whittier
GYMNASTICS - EAST WHITTIER
We offer dance classes for various ages and skill levels,
so whether you or your little dancer are a beginner or
a pro, you can learn it all. Our main goal is to provide
our youth with opportunities to develop strong morals,
a strong work ethic, and give them every opportunity to
succeed as they grow older.
Gymventures (parent participation class)
Group and Private Lessons
Tiny Tumblers (3-6 years)
Through motor skill development, music, and movement,
this class teaches infants and toddlers gymnastics-style
play and develops their emotional and social skills.
THIS CLASS IS FREE TO MEMBERS!
Saturday Mornings
* Call East Whittier for further information.
Ages 3 & up *Classes are held monthly
Tumbling and movement education for both boys and
girls. Teaches motor skills involving balance, strength,
and coordination.
Dance
SPECIAL NEEDS (years 3+)(parent/aide required)
Our dance classes are designed to help students have
fun and improve their muscle tone, flexibility, balance,
coordination, self-confidence, and memorization skills.
CLASS SCHEDULE
Age Class
3-4 Tap/Ballet 5-12 Tap/Ballet 5-12 Ballet
5-12 Jazz/Hip Hop
3-6 Tap/Ballet
All
Parent & Me
3-4 Tap/Ballet
5-12 Breakdance/Hip Hop
Day
Mon
Mon
Thurs
Thurs
Friday
Sat
Sat
Sat
Time
6:00-6:45pm
6:45-7:30pm
4:00-4:45pm
4:45-5:30pm
5:00-5:45pm
9:00-9:45am*
10:00-10:45am
2:00-2:45pm
Dance recitals take place 2-3 times a year
*Interest lists for these classes
Become a full member and
receive savings on our Y
programs!
Children with special needs are given the opportunity to
learn gymnastics skills and experience a group class in
a non-stressful and supportive environment.
TUMBLING (8-18 years)
This class is recommended for intermediate and
advanced gymnasts, cheerleaders and dancers who
want to improve their tumbling and floor skills.
Progressive Gymnastics (6 and up)
Level A (beginning basics), Level B (intermediate basics),
and Level C (advanced basics) are our progressive
gymnastics levels in which students will learn the basic
gymnastics exercises, drills, and routines for four
Olympic events: Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and
Floor Exercise. They will also learn safety fundamentals
with instructors who emphasize YMCA values.
Competition & Exhibition Teams
Competition Teams Offers gymnasts the competitive
gymnastics experience with reasonable time commitment
and encouraging environment. Exhibition Team learns
advanced gymnastics skills and has the opportunity to
perform acrobatic dance routines at YMCA events.
CLASS SCHEDULE
Tiny Tumblers
Age
Day
Time
3-4
Fri
4:00pm-4:45pm
5-6
Fri
5:00pm-5:45pm
3-6
Sat
11:15am-12pm
Level A (Beginners 6 & up) Mon/Wed
4:00pm-5:00pm
Tues/Thurs
4:00pm-5:00pm
Level B*
Mon/Wed
5:00pm-6:00pm
Tues/Thurs
4:00pm-5:00pm
Tues/Thurs
5:00pm-6:00pm
Level C*
Mon/Wed
5:00pm-6:00pm
Tues/Thurs
5:00pm-6:00pm
Competition &
Tues/Thurs
5:00pm-7:00pm
Exhibition Teams*
Teenage Tumbling
Mon/Wed
6:00pm-7:00pm
Special Needs
Fri
6:00pm-6:45pm
**Private lessons available upon request
*Skill assessment required
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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
AQUATICS – Swim Instruction
The YMCA is proud to be the nation’s leader in teaching youths how to swim safely. We have designed a structured
program that consists of seven different levels, and children will be placed according to their current level of
experience. Our patient, committed, certified lifeguards and instructors have earned the trust of students and
parents alike and are truly dedicated to promoting physical well-being, self-confidence, and security. They will train
children to overcome their fear of water, to discover the joy and challenge of moving through a totally different
medium. Although swimming can seem intimidating at first, anyone can learn! It’s all about practice, learning the
proper techniques, and believing in your own abilities—no matter what your age or skill level. We look forward to
seeing you soon!
Water Babies (6 months - 3 years)
Guppy (5 - 14 years)
The primary objective of the parent/child class is to
get both the parent and the child comfortable in the
water. The child will become aware of the difference of
moving through water and dry land, while the parent
will learn how to teach his/her child to be safer in and
around water. The child will be exposed to games that
use basic movement in the water, such as kicking, arm
strokes, and breath control. Activities are based on the
developmental abilities of the child.
Children in this level will improve endurance, begin to
refine the front and back crawl and are introduced
to secondary strokes. This class will introduce rotary
breathing, treading water, and diving.
Pikes (3 - 5 years)
This level is for pre-school aged children and is designed
to be their first experience in the pool without parental
assistance. The child is taught the basic skills that
are the building blocks of swimming. This class offers
a gradual, general water orientation utilizing creative
water play, floating, basic arm skills, blowing bubbles,
and kicking skills.
Eels (3 - 5 years)
This level is for the advanced younger child who has mastered
basic front crawl and has no fear of the water. Emphasis will
be placed on building endurance to better learn the stroke
movements. Introduction to the front crawl, elementary
backstroke, back crawl and treading water.
Polliwog (5 - 14 years)
Beginning level for school age children, taught in the
shallow end with periodic trips to the deep. No prior
swimming experience necessary. This class is a gradual
water orientation, emphasizing basic swimming skills,
survival float, and confidence building. Introduction to
the front crawl.
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Minnow (5 - 14 years)
This level introduces endurance swimming. Swimmers in
this level should be able to swim on their own and will
master the front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke.
An introduction to dolphin kick, elementary backstroke,
and sidestroke.
Fish (5 - 14 years)
Swimmers in this level will learn to perfect the four
Olympic strokes. They will also refine their elementary
backstroke and sidestroke. Introduction to flip turns
and racing starts.
Adult Beginner (14 years and up)
Classes are designed for adults with little or no water
experience or fear of water. Participants will learn
swimming basics.
Swim lesson taught in monthly sessions:
M/W
Afternoon/Nights – 4 Week Sessions
T/Th
Afternoon/Nights – 4 Week Sessions
Saturday
Mornings – 4 Week Session
Monthly SIGN-UPS
Swim Lesson Date/Time Schedule Available At:
East Whittier YMCA.................................. (562) 943-7241
Uptown Whittier YMCA............................(562) 907-6530
YMCA Baby Sharks Pre-Swim Team
Ages 4 – 8 years
The Baby Sharks swim team is for unique younger
children who have quickly advanced to an almost
acceptable swim team level. The purpose of the preteam is to get these younger swimmers ready to join the
older swim team faster than our swim lesson program
will allow. It will focus only on the four competitive
strokes, endurance, and diving. Swim meet competitions
are available. Tryout includes one lap of freestyle with
rhythmic side breathing and one lap of backstroke. To
schedule a try-out, or for more information, please call
the Aquatics Dept.
YMCA Sharks Swim Team Ages 6 & older
The Sharks swim team is for children who have either
completed the YMCA swim lesson program or have
appropriate skills to pass the team tryout. The tryout
includes two laps of freestyle, 2 laps of backstroke,
and a general understanding of breaststroke kick and
rhythm. The purpose of the team is to introduce children
to competitive swimming in a friendly environment.
Swimmers work on building endurance and perfecting
stroke technique and are encouraged to come to
practice every day if they are available. Swim meet
competitions are available. To schedule a try-out, or for
more information, please call the Aquatics Dept.
Recreation Swim
Enjoy fun and freedom in open recreational swim.
Come and enjoy yourself or bring the family. Included
with your membership. Please contact the YMCA for
recreation swim times or pick up a pool schedule at
the front desk.
Private Swim Instruction for
Individuals and Individuals with
Special Needs, All Ages
Private lessons are a one-to-one swim lesson which
is scheduled by the Aquatics Director. Private swim
lessons allow the instructor to focus solely on the
needs of their student. Our instructors will work with
the student and parents to create a swim lesson that
is both fun and instructional. The Whittier YMCA
has been instructing children and adults with special
needs for over 15 years. All children and adults, no
matter the disability are welcome in our program.
During certain times of the year we have a waitlist for
private instruction. To add your name to the waitlist
please fill out a request form at the YMCA courtesy
counter. After you have been called and scheduled
with an instructor, payment is due before the first
lesson begins. Each lesson is 30 minutes in length.
YMCA “Easter Learn to Swim”
Ages 4-14
Uptown Whittier YMCA
East Whittier YMCA
March 23-27, 2015
March 23-27, 2015
YMCA Easter Learn to Swim is a five day program that
helps children ages 4-14 learn to swim and gain basic
water safety skills in a warm, friendly environment.
We focus on swimming stroke development, while
also covering personal growth, rescue skills and pool
safety. Best of all, it’s fun! This is a great opportunity
to prepare your child for YMCA swim lessons at
the YMCA of Greater Whittier. Look for sign-ups in
February. If you would like to volunteer or learn to
swim, please contact the Aquatics Dept.
The YMCA is America’s Favorite Swim Instructor.
In Y classes not only are you taught in a caring way how to swim, but also learn about yourself,
about safety and rescue skills, and about water activities you can enjoy for a lifetime.
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TOGETHER AS A TEAM
YOUTH SPORTS
Sportsmanship: Conduct considered fitting for an athlete, including observance of the rules of fair play, graciousness
in losing, and respect for others. At the YMCA of Greater Whittier, we are committed to bringing together children and
teens with shared athletic interests, while promoting our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We
aim to nurture the potential in all youth, regardless of age or background. The YMCA will enable them to recognize the
importance of sportsmanship, living a healthy lifestyle, and to work together in order to achieve a common goal. We
firmly believe that sports is a great way of allowing our youth to one day become involved members with their families,
schools, community and society.
Spring Basketball Coed Ages 3-8
Basketball Sign Ups Begin: December 1, 2014
Basketball Sign Ups End: February 4, 2015
Ages as of February 1, 2015
Practice Starts: March 20, 2015
Games Begin: March 2, 2015
Picture Day: April 11, 2015
Season Ends/Awards Day: May 15, 2015
East Whittier
Coaches Orientation: February 12, 2015 @ 7 pm
Parents Orientation: February 28, 2015,
ALL AGES @ 1:00 pm
UPTOWN WHITTIER
Coaches Orientation: February 12, 2015 @ 7 pm
Parents Orientation: February 28, 2015,
ALL AGES @ 1:00 pm
Summer T-Ball/BasebalL Coed Ages 3-8
Baseball Sign Ups Begin: March 16, 2015
Baseball Sign Ups End: May 1, 2015
Ages as of May 1, 2015
Practice Starts: May 25, 2015
Games Begin: June 13, 2015
Picture Day: June 28, 2015
Season Ends/Awards Day: August 1, 2015
East Whittier
Coaches Orientation: May 7, 2015 @ 7 pm
Parents Orientation: May 22, 2015,
ALL AGES @ Time TBD
UPTOWN WHITTIER
Coaches Orientation: May 7, 2015 @ 7 pm
Parents Orientation: May 22, 2015,
ALL AGES @ Time TBD
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UPTOWN Summer Basketball Ages 3-14
Soccer Sign Ups Begin: April 1, 2015
Practice Starts: June 1, 2015
Games Begin: June 20, 2015
Picture Day: TBD
Season Ends/Awards Day: June 20, 2015
Fall Soccer Coed Ages 3-11
Soccer Sign Ups Begin: July 1, 2015
Soccer Sign Ups End: August 14, 2015
Practice Starts: August 31, 2015
Games Begin: September 19, 2015
Picture Day: October 10, 2015
Season Ends/Awards Day: November 14, 2015
East Whittier
Coaches Orientation: August 20, 2015 @ 7 pm
Parents Orientation: August 29, 2015,
Ages 3-6 @ Time TBD & Ages 7-11 @ Time TBD
UPTOWN WHITTIER
Coaches Orientation: August 20, 2015 @ 7 pm
Parents Orientation: August 29, 2015,
Ages 3-6 @ Time TBD & Ages 7-11 @ Time TBD
Summer Sport Camp 2015
Keep your kids healthy and active this
summer! Kids will learn a variety of sports
including baseball hockey, basketball,
& kickball! Weekly & Daily Registration
options are available.
Winter Flag Football Coed Ages 5-14
Flag Football Sign Ups Begin: September 28, 2015
Flag Football Sign Ups End: November 6, 2015
Practice Starts: November 30, 2015
Games Begin: December 19, 2015
Picture Day: January 19, 2015
Season Ends/Awards Day: February 20, 2016
East Whittier
Coaches Orientation: November 12, 2015 @ TBD
Parents Orientation: November 21, 2015,
ALL AGES @ Time TBD
UPTOWN WHITTIER
Coaches Orientation: November 12, 2015 @ TBD
Parents Orientation: November 21, 2015,
ALL AGES @ Time TBD
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YOUTH ADVENTURE CENTER UPTOWN
YMCA SPORT AND FUN
Experience the fun of an interactive atmosphere using
physical fitness activities! Play in a secure environment
while increasing your strength, stamina, and flexibility.
Meet other youths who share similar interest and just
want to have a good time and engage in physical fitness
games. Featured activities include Table Tennis, Indoor
Soccer, Mini Basketball, Hula Hoop, Bean Bag Toss,
and Dance. Multiple P.E games facilitated through the
instructors. Finally experience the 20-foot high rockclimbing wall. All adventure–seekers welcome!
Sport & Fun is mobile, fun and social. Wear your
sneakers, because we will be on the move. The stellar
staff will guide the kids through many team sports
and even individualized games as well, like “Disc Golf.”
The staff is very skilled and professional; they will be
engaging to all children and make their Sport & Fun
experience a great one.
The Youth Adventure Center is available to Youth and
Family Members 6 to 13 years old. All 6-9 years old
must be checked in by an adult. There is a 2 hour limit.
Youth Adventure Center Hours
Mon-Wed-Fri 3:30pm – 8:30pm
Tue-Thu
3:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday
10:00am – 2:00pm
HAVE YOUR BIRTHDAY AT THE Y!
AGES 1-13 years
Let the YMCA staff host your child’s birthday party group
to 30 people in our unique Youth Adventure Center!
Total Package Time:
3 1/2 hours
Parties Available to:
YMCA Family members’ children & guests.
Packages Available on Saturdays & Sundays
Party Times
Sat
2:00pm-5:30pm
Sun 12:00pm-3:30pm
(Maximum 30 children per party)
Party includes:
2 hours of swimming
Adventure Center with Nintendo Wii game system,
rock-climbing wall, exercise equipment and swimming.
2 party hostesses for 3 ½ hours.
Refrigerator available for cake only.
You may bring in food, drinks, ice chest. No alcoholic
beverages allowed.
Come and get active in Sport & Fun. Where kids meet
the needed physical fitness that some might not get in
their daily lives. We explore different team games as
well as individual sports to. Our curriculum is divided up
within weekly and daily lesson plans.
Sport & Fun is a great added bonus to your membership,
you can leave the kids to play for a maximum 2 hour
limits. Ages 6-13
Summer Hours 3:30pm – 8:00pm
School Hours 3:30pm – 6:00pm
SHARE YOUR MEMORIES
WITH A FRIEND
Friend Referral Program
• Members we want to
reward YOU!
• Join our friend referral program!
If your friend joins the YMCA
you will be placed into our
Monthly Member Opportunity Drawing.
Ask our membership
staff for more info!
The Y. So Much More
YMCA OF GREATER WHITTIER
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CHANGING LIVES
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SAVE THE DATE
HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Uptown YMCA, Saturday, April 25, 2015
10am-1pm. A fun, free event for kids and families.
Learn about Healthy eating, active living, enjoy face
painting, crafts and much more.
YMCA PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Uptown YMCA, Saturday, April 11, 2015
This year’s Annual YMCA Pancake Breakfast, hosted
by the A. M. Y Service Club, will be held on Saturday,
April 11, 2015 at the Uptown Whittier YMCA, between
7:30 am and 11:30 am. Tickets may be purchased prior
through participants in our youth sports programs
or that day at the Y. Monies raised by the A. M. Y
Service Club through this event will be donated back
to the YMCA of Greater Whittier for use in its youth
basketball program.
Fun family fridays
COming in 2015
Time together as a family is more important than ever.
The YMCA of Greater Whittier would like for you to
join us for an evening of activities, fun and food for
the whole family. For more information please visit our
website or contact us via phone!
FAMILIES IN IT TOGETHER (FiiT)
FOR HEALTH
Kids are more likely to be healthier if it is a family affair.
In this program, parents/guardians and their kids (ages
6 to 15) will explore ways to increase physical activity
and make healthier food choices together.
Uptown Whittier YMCA
Saturday, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, April 4, 10am-11:30am
East Whittier YMCA
Saturday: Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16
12:00pm– 1:30pm
*Sponsored by PIH Health.
BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH
Live your best life! Join us as we explore practical skills
to manage chronic health conditions (ex. diabetes,
heart disease, high blood pressure, and others) and
ways to create your own self-management action plan
to improve quality of life. Family members, friends,
and caregivers of people with chronic conditions are
encouraged to participate.
Uptown Whittier YMCA
6 consecutive Thursdays starting
February 5- March 12, 2015, 5:30-8pm
East Whittier YMCA
6 consecutive Wednesdays starting
March 25 - April 29, 2015, 10:45am-1:15pm
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ENSURE A BRIGHTER
FUTURE AT THE Y
PRESCHOOL / SCHOOL– AGE CHILD CARE
Uptown Whittier YMCA Child Care Center
12510 E. Hadley St. Whittier Ca. 90601
Kindergarten – 8th grade, Facility License # 191501150
East Whittier YMCA Before and After
School Enrichment Center
15740 Starbuck St. Whittier Ca 90603
More than childcare, the YMCA before and after school
program nurtures the potential of each child. At the Y,
kids are cultivating the values, skills and relationships
that lead to positive behavior, better health and
educational achievement. With health in mind we have
implemented two new programs into our curriculum, The
CATCH program, (Coordinated Approach to Child Health),
is an evidence based health program designed to promote
physical activity, healthy food choices and the prevention
of tobacco use in children.
Food & Fun, developed in collaboration with the Harvard
School of Public Health, is one of our tools for creating
healthy environments and supporting the well-being of kids
at the Y and at home. Food & Fun is designed to incorporate
lessons and activities about healthy eating and physical
activity into regular after school program schedules.
What services do we provide?
• Licensed program
• Staff is CPR and First-Aid certified
• Youth membership included (with full-time enrollment)
• Healthy snacks
• Daily fun physical activity
• Arts and crafts
• Sports activities
• One-to-one tutoring
If you would like your child to attend one of the many
extracurricular activities, such as swimming, karate,
gymnastics or dance classes, we will escort him or her
to the class, subject to minimum enrollment, at no extra
charge. Contact the East Whittier or Uptown Whittier
YMCA for more information!
Spring Break Holiday Program:
March 23, 2015 - March 27, 2015
Our two locations serve most schools in the
following districts:
Lowell Joint, East Whittier, Whittier City, and Los
Nietos School Districts, 6:30am to 6:30pm
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YMCA Preschool East whittier
15740 E. Starbuck St. Whittier, CA 90603
License # 191571456
2.9 - 5 years
6:30 am to 6:30 pm Full Time Care
8:30 am to 12:00 pm Part Time Care
Our Title 22 licensed YMCA Preschool program provides
a safe and enriching environment where your child can
grow mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.
The YMCA Values of Caring, Respect, Responsibility,
and Honesty are incorporated into every aspect of our
preschool. Your child will prepare to enter kindergarten by
learning math, language, science and social development
skills. We also encourage the children to be physically
active by offering extra curricular activities such as swim,
dance, and gymnastic classes as part of our afternoon
curriculum for our full time students.
Program Features
• Licensed program
• Well-trained professional staff
• Staff is CPR and First-Aid certified
• Low teacher/child ratio
• Morning and afternoon nutrition snacks
• Pre-kindergarten readiness curriculum
• YMCA youth membership included
(with full time enrollment)
• Extra curricular activities which include:
Tap, ballet, swimming and tiny tumbling classes
once a week (with full time enrollment)
• Library visits
• Summer field trips
YMCA Martial ArtS
East Whittier YMCA – Impact Martial Arts
Welcome to the East Whittier YMCA Impact Martial
Arts program. Our state of the art approach to training
provides the perfect solutions for developing the skills
needed to succeed in life, as well as the martial arts
sport. Impact Martial Arts & Fitness is staffed by
professional and experienced instructors who have
dedicated their lives to sharing the power of martial arts
with the community. All of our instructors are certified
black belts, each with years of training and teaching
experience. We offer fun, life changing and convenient
classes to accommodate your busy schedule. Regardless
of your age or level of experience, we have a program
that is tailored just for you. At the YMCA, we not only
teach championship winning techniques, but we also
build razor sharp character through the inner success
philosophy: courage in the face of fear, developing your
"success vision", self respect first, and many other traits
of a warrior's disciplined lifestyle. Included, the spiritual
side of martial arts development is an important aspect
of each student's personal development as well.
Mon/Wed
4:30pm-5:15pm Ninja
5:15pm-6:00pm Future Dragons
5:45pm-6:30pm Juniors
Sat
10:15am-10:45am Ninja
11:00am-11:45am Future Dragons
12:00am- 12:45pm Juniors
12:45pm-1:00pm Teens & Adults
Uptown Whittier YMCA – Tae Kwon Do
Top-notch martial arts training is available for everyone,
ages 3 – 6 Biddy and 7 – adult, from beginner level
to the competitive athlete! Kicking, punching, jumping,
gymnastics tumbling, sparring, street self-defense,
joint locking, and ground grappling are just a few of the
things we offer.
Our instructors place strong emphasis on self-discipline
and building self-esteem. They will teach you how to
use your strength effectively, maintain cardiovascular
fitness, improve flexibility and coordination, as well as
tone the muscular system. They will also show you how
to embrace the mental and spiritual element of martial
arts, which not only improves the mind's focus, but
also allows you to develop self-control, manage stress,
and respect others. Biddy Martial Arts is designed
specifically for children 3-6 years of age. Students
will develop motor coordination and problem solving
skills as they work through fun, exciting tumbling and
obstacle course drills. They will also learn the art of
focus, respect for others, safety and self-defense at the
appropriate time. No matter who or how old you are, we
truly hope you will consider becoming part of this fun
and challenging experience.
Tues/Thur/Fri
4:15pm - 5:00pm Biddy (ages 3-6)
5:15pm – 6:15pm Beginner & Intermediate (Ages 7-adult)
Mon
7:45pm – 8:45pm All levels for Teenagers, Adults &
Advanced Kids
East Whittier YMCA Instructors: Robbie Alexander 4th
degree Black Belt: Cell (562) 298-0751
Wed
7:45pm – 8:45pm Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Teens & Adults
*Sensei Robbie Alexander is the head instructor of YMCA
Impact Martial Arts and has earned four black belts, three
in Karate and one in Chinese Wu-Shu and is always looking
for more martial knowledge. His unique and unorthodox
style of teaching and training comes from his own life
experiences as a Sensei as well as being national and
west coast weapons, forms and fighting champion. He
is a member of the National Association of Professional
Martial Artists (NAPMA), the Martial Arts Teachers
Association (MATA), he's a certified personal trainer in
the National Strength and Conditioning Association
(NSCA) and is a working professional action actor.
Fri
7:45pm-8:45pm All levels for Teenagers, Adults/Advanced Kids
At the Y, we integrate our values of Caring, Honesty,
Respect and Responsibility in everything we do, including
our relationships with children and their families. Our daily
membership activities engage your child and spark new
interests.
Sat
10:15am – 11:00am Biddy (ages 3-6)
11:15am – 12:15pm Beginner & Intermediate (Ages 7-adult)
12:30pm – 1:30pm All levels for Teenagers, Adults & Advanced Kids
Uptown Whittier YMCA Instructors:
Aaron Moreno 4th Degree Black Belt - Cell # 562-274-8324
Joshua Moreno 2nd Degree Black Belt - Cell # 562-282-6923
*Master Aaron Moreno And Joshua Moreno are teaching
OLYMPIC STYLE TAE KWON DO, while integrating MMA as
well. 4th degree belt Master Aaron Moreno has 19 years of
experience in Martial Arts and has placed 3rd in the world at
the U.S. World Open in Las Vegas. 2nd Degree black belt Joshua
Moreno is the Head Instructor and has 13 years of experience
and was a Gold Medalist in the Tae Kwon Do California State
Championships and California MMA Tournament.
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FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Improving the nation’s health and well-being
GROW STRONGER TOGETHER
Your Y membership includes a large variety of classes per week – taught by highly trained instructors who provide
fun, effective and safe workouts geared to your fitness level. Classes are available for all levels and interests.
Pilates
Mat classes focusing on muscle lengthening, toning
and core strengthening with an emphasis on movement
quality and breathing.
Zumba
Latin and world music aerobic dance
interval training that combines many
styles and rhythms including Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia,
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TAI CHI
Easy learned movements that generate, circulate, and
harmonize the internal energy flow
YOGA
30 minutes of high intensity abdominal training led by a
certified personal trainer.
BODY CONDITIONING
Specific muscle conditioning for all major muscle groups
using a variety of equipment that include bars, hand
weights and bands.
LOW IMPACT
This aerobics class is easier on the joints and can
include muscle conditioning with hand held weights and
comfortable stretching.
BOX AEROBICS
A moderate to intense cardio workout that introduces
the basic boxing moves using a series of punching and
kicking techniques set to music.
CYCLING
An energizing indoor cardio cycling class using stateof-the-art bikes.
STEP
A great cardio workout designed for all levels of fitness
using the Step Reebok platform. Helps burns fat and
improve cardio endurance.
STEP & SCULPT
A challenging and complete body workout that
incorporates the step with hand held weights.
SUPER CIRCUIT
An interval cardio and strength training class held in the
fitness center.
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High Intensity Interval Training! The focus of this
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different training exercises similar to Boot camp. A
high intensity workout uniquely utilizing exercise
equipment. Everyone can workout at their own pace.
Latin Groove
A fun, easy to follow dance workout. Get in shape
with great music and great moves.
WINTER/spring 2015 - GROUP EXERCISE SCHEDULE – UPTOWN WHITTIER
Monday
6:00-7:00
Cycling
Tuesday
8:00-9:00
Zumba Sentao
8:00-9:00
Zumba
9:00-10:00
Pilates
9:00-10:00
Low-Impact Aerobics
10:00-11:00
SilverSneakers
Muscular
Strength
10:00-10:45
Tai Chi
12:30-1:30
Zumba
5:00-6:00
Step
6:00-7:00
Super Circuit
6:30-7:30
Yoga
6:30-7:30
Cycling
7:30-8:30
Box Aerobics
Thursday
8:00-9:00
Zumba Toning
Friday
6:00-7:00
Cycling
Saturday
8:00-9:00
Cycling
9:00-10:00
Yoga
9:00-10:00
Zumba Gold
Wednesday
5:45-6:45
Boot Camp
6:00-7:00
Cycling
8:00-9:00
Zumba
9:00-10:00
Pilates
9:00-10:00
Low-Impact Aerobics
8:00-9:00
Cycling
9:00-10:00
Yoga
8:00-9:00
Zumba
9:00-10:00
Pilates
9:00-10:00
Low-Impact Aerobics
8:00-9:30
Step & Sculpt
9:00-10:00
Cycling
10:00-11:00
SilverSneakers
Yoga Stretch
10:00-11:00
SilverSneakers
Muscular Strength
10:00-11:00
SilverSneakers
Yoga Stretch
10:00-11:00
10:30-11:30
SilverSneakers
Zumba Toning
Muscular Strength
5:30-6:30
Step
6:30-7:00
Abs
10:00-10:45
Tai Chi
12:30-1:30
Zumba
5:00-6:00
Step
6:00-7:00
Super Circuit
6:30-7:30
Yoga
8:00-9:00
Zumba
6:30-7:30
Cycling
7:30-8:30
Box Aerobics
5:00-6:00
Zumba
5:00-6:00
Zumba
5:30-6:30
Step
6:30-7:00
Abs
6:30-7:30
Yoga
7:00-8:00
Cycling
8:00-9:00
Zumba Sentao
WINTER/spring 2015 - GROUP EXERCISE SCHEDULE – EAST WHITTIER
Monday
8:45-9:15
Adult Circuit
8:30-9:30
Silver Sneakers
Cardio Circuit
8:30-9:30
Power Yoga
9:30-10:30
Low Impact
Aerobics
9:45-10:45
Cycling
7:30-8:30
Zumba
Tuesday
Wednesday
8:45-9:15
Adult Circuit
8:00-9:00
8:00-9:00 Tai-Chi
Tai-Chi
9:30-10:30 Latin Grove
9:00-9:30
9:00-9:30
Silver Sneakers
Silver Sneakers
Yoga Stretch
Yoga Stretch
8:30-9:30
8:30-9:30
Body Conditioning Power Yoga
9:30-10:30
9:30-10:30
Silver Sneakers
Low Impact
Muscular Strength Aerobics
9:30-10:30
9:45-10:45
Zumba Toning
Cycling
5:30-6:30
Step & Weights
6:30-7:30
6:30-7:00
Zumba
Zumba w/weights
6:30-7:30
Pilates/Yoga
7:30-8:30 Cycling 7:30-8:30 Zumba
Thursday
8:00-9:00
Tai-Chi
9:00-9:30
Silver Sneakers
Yoga Stretch
8:30-9:30
Body Conditioning
8:30-9:30
Silver Sneakers
Muscular Strength
9:30-10:30
Zumba
5:30-6:30
Step & Weights
6:30-7:30
Zumba
6:30-7:30
Pilates/Yoga
7:30-8:30 Cycling
7:30-8:30 H.I.T.
7:30-8:30 H.I.T.
Friday
8:45-9:15
Adult Circuit
Saturday
8:30-9:30
Zumba Toning
8:30-9:30
Silver Sneakers
Cardio Circuit
8:30-9:30
Power Yoga
9:30-10:30
Low Impact
Aerobics
9:45-10:45
Cycling
7:00-8:00 Zumba
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NOT JUST
KIDS STUFF!!
Healthways SilverSneakers®
We are a Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program participant. Eligible seniors receive a Full Senior Membership at
no cost. Please call (562) 907-6530 or (562) 943-7241 for more details.
Insurances: AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan, Aetna Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health
Insurance Company, Blue Shield of California, Care1st Health Plan, CareMore Health Plan, Citizens Choice Healthplan HMO, Health
Net Health Plan of California, Humana, SCAN Health Plan, UnitedHealthcare®
SilverSneakers® – Yoga
SilverSneakers® – Classic
You will move your whole body through a complete series
of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is
offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed
to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement.
Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will
promote stress reduction and mental clarity.
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of
exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range
of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are
offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated
and/or standing support.
SilverSneakers® – Circuit
Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular
and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit
workout. Upper-body strength work using hand-held
weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball is
alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A
chair is offered for support, head-to-toe stretching,
and complete relaxation in a comfortable position.
SILVER&FIT
Silver&Fit provides eligible members with a no-cost fitness membership with arrangements through certain health
plans. If your health plan offers Silver&Fit, please visit to enroll.
Insurances: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Cal Optima, Health Net, OneCare and Kaiser Permanente (advantage plus).
See Group Exercise schedule
for Silver Sneakers class Days &
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1,396 Active Older adults became healthier with a
Senior Membership at the Y.
HAVE FUN &
STAY HEALTHY
Here at the YMCA of Greater Whittier, we offer a variety of water-based classes that benefit the whole body—as well
as the whole person! Water aerobics, pool running, or regular swimming workouts can all give you a great exercise
session without the cumbersome constraints of gravity. Water exercise strengthens the heart, lungs, and muscles;
builds physical endurance; alleviates strain on joints; and is an ideal means of relaxation. Moreover, our water classes
are great social outlets. Meet staff and fellow members who will provide you with encouragement and fitness support!
All specialty aquatic classes are free with full membership, so why wait? Jump right in—the water’s fine!
Specialty Aquatic Classes
Aquanetics
is an exercise program with light cardiovascular
and stretching exercises. It is primarily designed to
strengthen and tone muscles.
Uptown Whittier YMCA
M/W/F
10:00-11:00am
East Whittier YMCA
T-TH
7:00-8:00pm
Aqua Aerobics
is a shallow-water workout that includes water walking;
aerobic training to strengthen your heart and lungs;
muscle conditioning using water dumbbells; and a
stretch-and-relax phase to promote flexibility and
reduce tension and stress.
Uptown Whittier YMCA
M-F
9:00-10:00 am
M/W/F
12:00-1:00 pm
M/T/W
6:30-7:30 pm
East Whittier YMCA
M/W/F
8:00-9:00 am, 10:00-11:00 am
T/TH
8:00-9:00 am, 10:00-11:00 am
M/W
7:00-8:00 pm
Backs in Motion
is designed for people with back pain and is ideal for
those recovering back surgery. In this class, you will
learn exercises aimed to strengthen muscles of the back,
abdomen, and legs.
Uptown Whittier YMCA
M/W/F
2:00-3:00 pm
T/TH
10:00-11:00 am, 12:00-1:00 pm
Deep Water Open Exercise Time
is a vigorous open-water exercise time during which
you can tone and strengthen muscles and improve your
overall cardiovascular health. As the name suggests, this
class is for those with prior deep water experience only!
East Whittier YMCA
F
7:00-8:00 pm
Aqua Zumba
This class is known as the Zumba “pool party”. Aqua
Zumba gives a new meaning to the idea of an invigorating
workout. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy
with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba
blends it all together in a safe, challenging, water-based
workout that’s cardio conditioning, body-toning, and
most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.
Uptown Whittier YMCA
T-TH
6:30-7:30 pm
Twinges in the Hinges
is designed for people who have arthritis, or for anyone
who would like to decrease pain and stiffness, increase
joint mobility, tone muscles, improve posture, and move
through exercises and daily activities with greater ease.
Uptown Whittier YMCA
M/W/F 7:15-8:00am, 8:00-8:45am, 8:45-9:30am,
10:15-11:00am, 11:00-11:45am,
3:00-3:45pm, 6:00-6:45pm
T/TH
11:00-11:45am
East Whittier YMCA
M/W/F 9:00-10:00am
21 Specialty aquatic Classes
included in a Y membership.
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Feel Healthier,
Be Stronger
ADULT HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
Regular physical activity has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, enable us to make smarter, healthier choices
in other areas of our lives, and to become stronger in mind, body, spirit and longevity.
The YMCA has a well-qualified staff of Healthy Lifestyle Counselors/Fitness Trainers that are committed to helping
you achieve your personal fitness goals, including weight management, cardiovascular conditioning, strength and
flexibility enhancements.
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES CENTER
PROGRAMS and SERVICES
PERSONALIZED FITNESS PROGRAMS (Included with your membership)
FREE Fitness Orientation
Learn the basics of physical conditioning and how to use
equipment appropriately and safely!
12-Week Personalized Fitness
Program
Designed for the person who may or may not have
experience or just desires to get into a regular exercise
program. Includes four FREE. Scheduled appointments
with a Healthy Lifestyle Counselor/Fitness Trainer and a
structured 12-week personalized fitness program suited
to your needs. You will be regularly supported with
constructive feedback from your Counselor throughout the
12-week program period.
ADULT SPORTS – UPTOWN
Men’s 5-on-5 Basketball League
A fun competitive league where sportsmanship is expected! Come and bring a team to play in our Sunday
Afternoon League. Ages 18 & up.
Winter/Spring 14
Tuesday League Starts: Tuesday, January 7, 2015
Sunday League Starts: Sunday, March 2, 2015
Co-ed Volleyball League
When? Tuesday Nights
First Session Begins January 27th.
Ages 16 & up.
Staying Fit Programs
A FREE appointment with a Fitness Trainer who will
construct an individualized program to help you lose
weight, gain strength, promote flexibility, or simply
maintain your current level of fitness.
additional services
(Available at an additional cost)
Fitness Assessment
A structured assessment and evaluation of your current
fitnes level, including measurement of cardiovascular
system functions, physical strength and flexibility, and
body composition.
Personal Training
Available for those desiring regular, one-on-one assistance
with their exercise goals.
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build muscles
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TRAVEL CLUB
The Uptown Whittier YMCA Travel Club meets at the Uptown Y located at 12510 E. Hadley St., at 10 am on
the third Monday of each month (second Monday in December). There is always an interesting program, the
latest updates on trips and the opportunity of meeting new friends. You do not need to be a resident of Whittier
to participate in the Travel Club, EVERYONE is welcomed! Bus leaves from the Uptown YMCA on all trips. For
additional information on the club’s activities or monthly trips, call Becky Jaramillo Director of the Travel Club or
Hope Campos Assistant Director at the YMCA at: (562) 907-6530.
SOUTH PACIFIC
Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
SOUTH PACIFIC is a musical composed by Richard Rogers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by
Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The plot centers on an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during
World War II who falls in love with a middle-aged expatriate French plantation owner but struggles to accept
his mixed-race children. Don’t miss this outstanding performance to be presented at the Richard and Karen
Carpenter Performing Arts Center. A superb lunch has been reserved at the Claim Jumper (entrées listed
behind registration form).
JAPANESE GARDENS TOUR & RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS
Thursday, May 21, 2015
12:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Breath deep, relax and let yourself fall into the lush embrace of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. Situated
in a tranquil enclave on the campus of Cal State Long Beach, the Miller Garden surrounded by tall trees and the
elegant 1.3 acre garden, treasures a lush green landscape, the perfect foliage for the gracefully arched bridge,
shimmering koi pond, and sparkling waterfalls. After the tour, you’ll head down to the waterfront in Long Beach for
a fun Japanese style lunch at Tokyo Wako. You’ll take a seat at one of the teppanyaki tables for a deliciously
entertaining meal (entrée to be chosen day of trip). After lunch, you’re off to Rancho Los Alamitos where you’ll
be met by a docent who will take you on a guided tour through the historic adobe ranch house, followed by some
time to visit the lovely gardens.
HISTORIC GAS LAMP TOUR
Thursday, June 25, 2015
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Join us for a leisurely stroll through the Historic Gas Lamp Quarter in San
Diego! The first stop of the day is at the William Heath David Historic House
Museum. You’ll learn about the pre-civil war military officers and San Diego
founder Alonzo Horton and why it’s called the William Heath Davis House even
though he never lived in it! Next you’ll be met by a local historian as you set out
to explore the Gas Lamp Quarter. Along the way, you’ll discover the haunts of
famous former resident, Wyatt Earp. The tour will conclude with lunch in the
heart of the Gas Lamp Quarter at San Diego’s famous Old Town Mexican Café
(entrées listed behind registration form).
Robert Jaramillo Assistant; Becky
Jaramillo Travel Club Director and
Hope Campos Assistant Director.
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YMCA Camp Arbolado
Protecting childhood since 1925
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
FACILITIES
ROTARY EASTER CAMP
SUMMER FAMILY CAMP
Campers (boys and girls ages 8-14) Heated swimming pool
live in a cabin with 8-16 children their Use of Jenks Lake
same age and two adult volunteer Canoeing and Kayaking
cabin counselors.
Volleyball court
Archery range
HEALTHY HABITS
Meals are served family style and Horseshoe Pit
every cabin eats together. Breakfast Arts & Crafts Lodge (with fireplace)
features a hot entrée, fresh fruit Athletic Field
and a cereal bar. Lunch and dinner
include a hot entrée and a full salad High, Mid and Low Ropes Courses
bar. Vegetarian options are available Nature Center
at each meal. Fresh fruit snacks Native American Teepee
available all day.
Outdoor Chapel
Spacious Dining Hall
DEDICATED STAFF
Volunteer counselors and directors are Campfire Circle
trained to ensure safety, demonstrate Barton Flats Creek
the YMCA core values, and support Nature Walks and Hikes
each and every camper’s growth. Our Mountain Biking
medical staff are volunteers certified
in their fields and trained to maintain
the physical health of campers.
Ymca camp arbolado is a
safe, inclusive, and diverse camp
EXPERIENCE INDEPENDENCE community. In one week your
Every night campers are challenged to child will make lifelong friends,
create and perform skits and songs. grow more independent, and make
The experience of performing in front cherished memories.
of camp grows confidence in even our
shyest campers. Our ropes course,
mountain bikes and hiking programs For Further Information
are designed to foster leadership and
independence. Campers are guided Contact
through these experiences by trained Suman Rana, (909) 794-6724
staff and volunteers.
Or
Lisa Van Scoy, (562) 907-6545
RATES AND DATES
WINTER CAMP
December 27– January 1
Cost: Y-Member
$297.00
Cost: Community Member
$322.00
WINTER FAMILY CAMP
January 16-19, 2015
Cost: Y-Member
$106.00 adult
$95.00 children 6-17
Cost: Community Member
$117.00 adult
$106.00 children 6-17
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March 23-27, 2015
Cost: Y-Member
$248.00
Cost: Community Member
$269.00
SUMMER SESSIONS 1 & 2
Session 1: July 18-25, 2015
Session 2: August 1-8, 2015
Cost: Y-Member
$283.00
Cost: Community Member
$408.00
September 4-7, 2015
Cost: Y-Member
$106.00 adult
$95.00 children 6-17
Cost: Community Member
$117.00 adult
$106.00 children 6-17
SENIOR CAMP
September 11-13, 2015
Cost: $134.00
VOLUNTEERS
Volunteer to Make a Difference
Volunteers founded the YMCA in 1844, and today form
the backbone of the YMCA organization.
2,110 individuals volunteered 162,949 hours of their
time with the YMCA of Greater Whittier in 2014, in a
wide variety of roles. With all the different programs
described in this brochure, there are opportunities for
volunteer service for all who wish to help.
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
Camp Counselor
Youth sports coach
Office help
Healthy lifestyles coach
Fundraising activities
Swim program
Sports councils
Boards and committees
Parent advisory councils
Child care
… and more!
Studies show that volunteering is good for you! You
will live a longer, happier life if you volunteer. For more
information about volunteering, contact your nearest
YMCA program center.
Retired and Senior Volunteer
Program
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
matches individuals age 55 and older with service
opportunities at a variety of locations in the greater
Whittier and surrounding areas. RSVP “work stations”
include senior centers, nutrition programs, police,
sheriff and fire stations, assisted living facilities and
more. Senior volunteers are covered by accident and
liability insurance, and are eligible for presidential
service awards issued by the President of the United
States. For information call (562) 907-6545.
STRIDE
STRIDE is a day program that helps adults with
developmental disabilities achieve their highest potential
in the community and in everyday life. Participants are at
the Stride program center daily up to 30 hours per week,
with activities focusing on daily living skills, practical
math, computer usage, community resources, gardening,
library and vocational training. The Stride program is
located at the Uptown Whittier YMCA facility. For more
information please call (562) 907-6545.
Claudia Gonzales
Y-HERITAGE CLUB
The YMCA of Greater Whittier has an Endowment
Fund, to provide support to our association in years to
come, and a Y-Heritage Club, honoring those who have
made a commitment to provide for the future of our
YMCA. Y-Heritage Club members, by their current or
planned gift ensure that the values of caring, honesty,
respect, and responsibility endure and that Y programs
will positively impact our community for generations to
come. For more information about the benefits of joining
our Y-Heritage Club please contact Rebecca Obst at
(562) 907-2727 ext. 6004 or email at
[email protected]
Claudia has been a Stride student for 18 years. She
enjoys working on her reading and math skills at Stride,
but says that her favorite Stride activity is going to
Camp Arbolado in September with Senior Camp.
“I also like playing basketball in the YMCA gym
at lunch and taking low-impact aerobics on Monday
mornings,” said Claudia. “I have a lot of fun at Stride
and I learn a lot too!”
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FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
tee off for a great cause
When you participate in the YMCA of Greater Whittier
golf tournament you help make the communities we serve
stronger. As a leading non profit for youth development,
healthy living and social responsibility, the Y uses
the funds raised to nurture children and teens, improve
community health and well-being, and support those
in need in the greater Whittier area. Together, we can
provide youth and families with the support they need to
eat healthier, become more active and change their lives
for the better!
THANK YOU!
A Special Thank You to our 2014 sponsors:
Major sponsors included: AGSE Corporation,
PIH Health (Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital),
The Rose Hills Foundation, Westmont Industries,
MAP Property Management, Cybex, Uptown Flooring &
Design, ACRO Printing Inc., RJ Computer Networks, Roger
Dunn Golf Shops, Suburban Water, Toyota of Whittier and
America’s Choice Signs!
For Player and Sponsorship information for our 48th Annual
Golf tournament on August 7, 2015 golf tournament,
please contact Bob Schaefer at 562-907-6530 or e-mail
at [email protected]
Share Our Vision
Growing Stronger Together
Exciting news about our East Whittier YMCA!
The East Whittier Y opened in 1970 when Whittier
was a very different place. The Y has faithfully served
our community with this facility for over 40 years. To
ensure this long legacy of service will continue, we are
once again responding to our changing community and
expanding the Y by creating modern and flexible spaces
to impact people of all ages and backgrounds. The plan
includes a new shallow-water pool, enlarging program
space for dance, gymnastics and sports and renovating
our Healthy Lifestyle Center and locker rooms to enhance,
enlarge and modernize. This is an
exciting time for the Y, our members
and for our community. Come join us!
The Y will remain open during
construction.
Scott Tiffany
Vice President & Executive Director
EAST WHITTIER YMCA
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BUILDING A HEALTHY ACTIVE
WHITTIER
In 2008, the City of Whittier and the YMCA of Greater
Whittier, concerned with the childhood obesity rate in
Whittier – one of the highest in Los Angeles County – came
together to maximize resources to address this alarming
health trend. PIH Health and the Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health. were invited to collaborate
and “Activate Whittier” was born. To date, Activate
Whittier has been awarded $700,000 in grant funding and
has the support of many community residents and partner
organizations. Together, we are working in partnership to
achieve our vision of building a healthy, active Whittier.
Activate Whittier is working with residents to create
momentum for Small Changes that Make a Big
Difference such as:
• Providing healthy eating and physical activity resources
to schools to encourage children to move more and eat
better.
• Enhancing access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables
by partnering with local corner stores to promote healthier
food choices.
Join Us for a meeting and learn how you can further
the work of Activate Whittier. Activate Whittier meets
monthly at the Uptown Whittier YMCA. Contact Penny
Lopez, Activate Whittier Project Manager for meeting date
information [email protected] 562.907.6530
Activate Whittier is on Facebook!
www.activatewhittier.org
WE’RE MORE THAN A GYM
WE’RE A CAUSE
THe Y. so much more.
Every year we conduct our YMCA Annual Support Campaign, asking all of our members and others
in our community to make charitable contributions to our cause. These contributions supplement
membership and program fees, which makes being part of the Y more affordable. In addition, the
Campaign enables us to underwrite fees based on family income, enabling everyone who wishes to
join our Y family to do so. No one is turned away. Our 2015 Annul Support Campaign will allow us
to continue keeping this promise, and more.
100 YEARS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CONTRIBUTE TODAY
WHITTIER a.m. Y service club
The Whittier A.M. Y Service Club is part of an International organization that works with YMCAs for community betterment.
Locally, it is a group of men and women, of all ages, races, religions and socio-economic levels, who support the activities
of the YMCA of Greater Whittier, and other worthy community organizations, by personal service and a united effort.
Interested? Come find out more about us! For more information call (562) 907-6530 ext. 2002.
A.M. Y Service Club
2nd & 4th Thursday,
6:45 AM at Uptown YMCA
12510 E. Hadley, Whittier
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Non-Profit Org.
U.S. Postage
PAID
Whittier, CA
Permit No. 43
YMCA of Greater Whittier
Uptown Whittier YMCA
12510 Hadley Street
(562) 907-6530
Fax: (562) 907-6527
¡Se Habla Español!
YMCA Camp Arbolado
12510 Hadley Street
(562) 907-6545
Camp: (909) 794-6724
Fax: (909) 794-0325
East Whittier YMCA
15740 Starbuck Street
(562) 943-7241
Fax (562) 943-2572
¡Se Habla Español!
Join us for a week of
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
JOIN THE Y TODAY!
NO CONTRACTS
7 days of Health & Wellness
Monday, January 19—Saturday, January 24, 2015
Includes: Use of the Healthy Lifestyle Center, pool, 155 group exercise classes, child watch,
youth centers, family seminars sponsored by PIH Health and much more. Please see page 4 or
visit our website for days and times of OUR FREE additional activities for the week.