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 3 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 EW EW EW PLUS….. • Health Education Seminars N • Blood Pressure Screenings N • 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. 4 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 5 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. 6 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. 7 ACHIEVE MORE 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 8 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 LIKE THE Y Y LIKE THE STAY CONNECTED LIKE Y. STAY CONNECTED STAYTHE CONNECTED YMCA OF GREATER WHITTIER YMCA OF WHITTIER YMCA OFGREATER GREATER WHITTIER @ymcawhittier @ymcawhittier KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE Y! Subscribe to our newsletter today! Visit our KEEP UP WITH WITH KEEP UP website for more info or scan here to sign up. 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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 10 CHANGING LIVES years 100 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 *Sponsored by PIH Health. You Shop. Amazon gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to YMCA of Greater Whittier whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. 11 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 12 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. 13 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, Latin an d wo rld Reggaeton and Samba. A mind/body class of concentration and discipline, using a variety of poses and controlled breathing techniques. m dan ce interval t r ZUMBA TONING Learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning many Sticks s combines to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, g Salsa, M including arms, abs and thighs.inclu Zumba din Toning is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies Reggaeton an d Sa naturally while having a total blast. ABS Zumba Sentao 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. 14 Grab a chair, feel the beat and PI learn to use yourclas L Ahow TES Mat own bodyweight to enhance muscle strength, improve definition and endurance, plusmus tone cle your lengtheni physique. Chair-based choreography to strengthen, balance and co re st ren gtheni stabilize your core. emphasis o n mov . N NEW Classes for You!!!b reathing UPTOWN WHITTIER EW T A I CHI Easy lea generate, ci Total body blast boot camp isthat fun, non-traditional way to get in shape and feel great! Utilize various harmonize the int resistance, strength and cardiovascular training BOOT CAMP techniques. The only fitness level required to participate is the one you have right now! YOGA A min d/b o ZUMBA GOLD co n cent ration an Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the moves a original variety o you f po se N W love at a lower-intensity. b reathing techniq E EAST WHITTIER H.I.I.T. Class High Intensity Interval Training! The focus of this class is to strengthen the whole body and incorporate 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 15 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 & Times page 15 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. 17 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. 18 “We do more than just build muscles and good health. We build strong character and spirit!” N EW 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. 19 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 20 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!” 21 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 22 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 23 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.
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