News from your YMCA!

Tee Off for a Great Cause!

There are only a few weeks left until our first ever Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann Golf Tournament on October 3rd at beautiful Bass Rocks Golf Club, This event supports our Y and the critical resources it provides to our community. There are a few foursomes left so register today or become a sponsor. #YPeopleYPlacesYPurpose

Click here for all the tournament details
Fall into Fun at the Y

From swim lessonsgymnastics to personal training, pickleball, and more, there is something for every age and every interest this fall at the Y!

Register for Swim LessonsView all Programs
There is still Time to Complete this Month’s Challenge- You Can Do It!
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Stott Pilates – Coming Soon!

We’re so excited to bring Pilates to our Y! Pilates is an excellent physical exercise with a focus on concentration, centering and breathing. It can also sharpen participants’ mental faculties and help to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance concentration and improve sleeping habits.  As Joseph Pilates stated, “Pilates is a complete coordination of body, mind and spirit”. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
 
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Your Support, Our Mission

It was a summer to remember for thousands of Y campers! As a Y champion, you provided the gift of adventurehealth, and opportunity to so many children who otherwise may have lacked access to a summer of kids being kids – THANK YOU!

Please watch this special message from Executive Director, Erina McWilliam-Lopez to see the impact of your giving.

Cleaning Sanitization:  A clean Y is a happy Y.

We are committed to the health and safety of all our staff and members. Thank you for continuing to do your part in helping keep the equipment and YMCA facilities clean. We will continue our stringent cleaning practices and facility sanitization plans. Learn more>>
Schedules

Keeping Our Kids Healthy

Check out what’s new at our 7 YMCA locations just for kids to help keep them healthy, active, and engaged this fall
Fall Programs are here and they are packed with fun, adventure, and friends!

Enroll in basketballsoccergymnasticsJr. Celticsfloor hockeyflag footballswimmingsports conditioningninja obstacle course, and so much more!  
   Click here for all programs    

NEW! Survival Skills at our Cedar Mill Camp in Rowley

Get outside at our beautiful wooded campus in Rowley and test your survival skills! This program is built on the fundamentals of wilderness survival.  You will learn how to build shelters for weathering a storm, how to build the most effective fires, and the requirements for good fire safety in the woods. Learn navigation tools for finding your way around the natural wilderness of our expansive camp!

Click here to sign up for Survival Skills
Theatre at the Y

From our Salem Y stage to our Cape Ann/Manchester Essex stage, there are so many exciting and creative opportunities to be part of our theatre program! Plus, check out VIBE, a creative learning after school program in Salem.
Learn more
Fall Festival at the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA

Join us for live music, food, games, prizes and more! Open to the community.

Saturday, September 17th
11:30 – 1:30 pm

Back parking lot of the Y
40 Leggs Hill Road

Special “Meet the Directors Days” at our Haverhill & Plaistow YMCAs


Learn more about all our programs this fall!

Sunday, September 11 – Aquatics: 11:30am-1pm (Haverhill Y)Monday, September 12 – Sports: 4-6pm (Haverhill Y)Tuesday, September 13 – Gymnastics: 1-6pm (Haverhill Y)Wednesday,  September 14 -Health and Wellness: 4-6pm (Haverhill Y)Thursday,  September 15 – School Age & Early Learning Education: 4-6pm (Haverhill Y)Friday, September 16 – Friday Fun Night: 6-9pm (Plaistow Y)Saturday, September 17 -Ninja & Gymnastics:  11:00am-1pm (Plaistow Y)
YMCA of the North Shore LocationsGlen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA
Greater Beverly YMCA
Haverhill YMCA
Ipswich Family YMCA
Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Plaistow Community YMCA
Salem YMCA
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<strong>CAPE ANN YMCA WELCOMES NEW SPORTS DIRECTOR GENTRY LEWIS </strong>

CAPE ANN YMCA WELCOMES NEW SPORTS DIRECTOR GENTRY LEWIS 

Professional basketball player, head basketball coach, mentor, and business owner leads the Y sports program

Gloucester, MA, – The Cape Ann YMCA is pleased to announce Gentry Lewis as its new Sports Director. With more than 15 years of experience in sports management and youth mentoring, Gentry is passionate about the connection between team sports and strengthening community. As CEO of D&G LLC, he built several successful companies while playing professional basketball for the last 15 years in Europe. He speaks Arabic, Spanish, Turkish, and is fluent in Italian. Most recently, Gentry has been working with the Mayor of Medford on economic development and youth programming initiatives.

Growing up in Louisiana, Gentry was a longtime member of the Y community there. He is passionate about the Y’s mission and core values and is committed to further strengthening the Cape Ann Y’s sports programming, culture, and youth development with his proven leadership skills.

Erina McWilliam-Lopez, Executive Director of the Cape Ann Y said, “We are beyond thrilled to have Gentry join our team and lead our sports program. His experience in coaching and mentoring as well as his breadth of knowledge in sports marketing and planning is something that will benefit our members and the community. He is an incredible asset to our Y as we broaden our sports programming to serve a wide range of ages, interests, and abilities. Gentry brings immense talent and opportunity to our Cape Ann community.”

About the YMCA of the North Shore
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. For over 160 years, the YMCA of the North Shore has been strengthening the foundations of the community. It serves more than 40,000 members and program participants in 25 cities and towns. We nurture the potential of children and teens, improve health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support our neighbors, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or socio-economic background. Visit  www.northshoreymca.org

News from your YMCA!

As I reach one month as the new Executive Director, I am genuinely inspired each day by our dedicated and diverse member community. Thanks to you and the generosity of our supporters, hundreds of families and children have access to health and wellness, learning, and fun at our Y. Last year, we awarded more than $510,000 in financial aid for membership, program, childcare and camp with projections even higher this year.

Exciting news! We’re hosting our first golf tournament at Bass Rocks on Monday, October 3, 2022 and you’re invited! 100% of the proceeds go directly into our financial assistance program for children and families.

Erina McWilliam-Lopez
Click here for all the tournament details

Get Excited for Fall

As summer winds down, we are gearing up for even more fun this fall! From swim lessonsgymnastics to personal training, pickleball, and more, there is something for every age and every interest this fall at the Y!
Register for Swim Lessons
View all Programs

Check out our Connectors Program

Join us for a kick off lunch and information session about this engaging and fun program for active older adults!

Wednesday, September 21
11:30 am
Recreation Room

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Williams williamse@northshoreymca.org
YMCA360 Virtual Y Classes

New releases this month include Chair Yoga, Core Express, Fierce, Muscle Pump, Pilates Mat, Vinyasa Yoga, and more! No matter where your summer travels take you, your local Y is never far behind with YMCA360! All your favorite exercise classes, cooking how-to’s, kids crafts, and more are available on Apple TV, Roku, Google Play, and the App Store with the YMCA360 app. Sign up today at www.ymca360.org
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Enroll Now for our School Age Program

We’re getting ready for back to school and have some spots available in our afterschool program. Join our fun, educational program that helps children develop self-confidence, friendships, positive values, academic achievement, while building a sense of community. We offer care during school vacations, snow days, and half days. Each child registered for the school-age program also receives a Free YMCA Youth Membership!Click here for more information
Your Support, Our Mission

So many smiles, so much laughter – time really flies when you’re having fun – all possible because of generous donors like you!

We are proud to provide a summer full of adventure and opportunity to hundreds of children regardless of a family’s financial situation. With a couple of weeks left in the 2022 Y camp season, we are working to continue to meet the demand for camp scholarships

By the end of the summer we anticipate awarding nearly $550,000 in scholarships, and we need your help! Watch the video below to see what your impact has on our campers every day. Can our campers count on you this summer?

Donate>>
Cleaning Sanitization:  A clean Y is a happy Y.

We are committed to the health and safety of all our staff and members. Thank you for continuing to do your part in helping keep the equipment and YMCA facilities clean. We will continue our stringent cleaning practices and facility sanitization plans. Learn more>>
Schedules
Manage Your Membership
As always, we are here to answer your questions. If you have any questions or need to reactivate your membership, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Membership Sales Director: Joe Dapper dapperj@northshoreymca.org
   

Swim Lessons Registration opens August 15th!


 Join Sharks Swim Academy
Registration Opens, Monday, August 15th!

YMCA swim lessons are internationally acclaimed because they have been proven to work.  Whether you are looking to increase child safety around water, learn how to swim, or fine tune a particular stroke technique, our aquatic professionals are here for you.
AGE GROUPS & CLASSES

Beginning with water discovery, exploration, acclimation and stamina and progressing to stroke introduction, development and mechanics, our path to swimming skills helps students advance quickly while having fun! Instructor to student ratios ensure lots of water time and individual attention.
PARENT/CHILD SWIM ACADEMY LESSONS (INFANT, TODDLER and PRESCHOOL)
Ages: 6 months – 3 years
Ratio: 12 parent/child pairs to 1 instructorPRESCHOOL SWIM ACADEMY LESSONS
Ages: 3 – 5 years
Ratio: 6 students to 1 instructorYOUTH SWIM ACADEMY LESSONS
Ages: 6 years and up
Ratio: 8 non-swimming students to 1 instructor
10 swimming students to 1 instructor
Click here for Swim Lesson OverviewNEW! SWIM CLUB

Swim Club is for future aquatic leaders ages 11-14. A fun mix of all things water such as liquid gym, stroke technique, sports and games blended with Swim Instructor and Lifeguard development curriculum. Join the “Club” and make new friends, develop leadership skills and give back to the community.


PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS & ADULT SWIM LESSONS  IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN HOW TO SWIM!
Private swim lessons boast an innovative curriculum designed to advance individual swimmer’s skills and abilities in a wide variety of swimming proficiencies including personal safety, submersion, stroke work, diving, boating safety, competitive swimming, endurance, and physical fitness.

Learn More
Click here to explore ALL our programs!Schedules
YMCA of the North Shore Locations
Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA
Greater Beverly YMCA
Haverhill YMCA
Ipswich Family YMCA
Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Plaistow Community YMCA
Salem YMCA

Register for fall programs today at the Y!

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You’ll Love our Fall Programs!

From gymnastics to youth sportsadult sports, classes and leagues, plus personal training, pickleball, and more, there is something for every age and every interest this fall at the Y!

SIGN UP TODAY!


PLEASE NOTE! Swim registration will open on or before August 15
 and you’ll receive a communication from us as soon as it’s open for enrollment! Scroll down for more information about swim lessons!

Jump into our Swim Program!
Exciting News! Knowing that our communities see us as a vital resource for swim lessons, we are adding as many classes as possible at each of our YMCA locations while also re-establishing new ratios to improve our swim lesson experience.

You’ll receive a communication from us as soon as swim lessons are open for enrollment!

We can’t wait to see you in the pool!
Click here to explore ALL our programs!
Schedules
Click here to register
YMCA of the North Shore LocationsGlen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA
Greater Beverly YMCA
Haverhill YMCA
Ipswich Family YMCA
Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Plaistow Community YMCA
Salem YMCA

Upcoming Events That Support Our Y


Strengthening the community is at the core of everything we do.
 We are so grateful for our donors, volunteers, staff, and members who join us for our community events that raise critical funds that support the Y.

All funds raised ensure that we can continue to be a vital resource for adults and families who need us the most.

Check out our events below and join us in creating a far-reaching, positive impact in the 25 cities and towns we serve!Don’t Miss the Beverly Homecoming 5K

Thursday, August 4, 6:30 PM
Lynch Park, BeverlyRegister for the Homecoming 5K TODAY!
Run, walk, or stroll with us and support the Y and our Corner Stone initiative, a collaborative program that provides FREE membership and support to individuals with cancer, those in treatment/recovery and their immediate families.

More Road Races, More fun!
Click here for ALL race dates, times & to register

Tee Off For a Great Cause!
Greater Beverly YMCA Golf Tournament
Monday, September 12th

Essex County Club, Manchester by the SeaEssex County
Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA Golf Tournament
Monday, October 3rdBass Rocks Golf Club, GloucesterBass Rock

News From The YMCA



Summer is Officially Here!
Hundreds of campers are enjoying Camp Spindrift this summer as we all do our part to support their mental wellness. Our outdoor fitness space is a great place to get a workout in and our indoor pool and outdoor splash pad are busy with water fun for everyone! Plus, open swim and swim lessons help keep everyone safe around water. There are so many fun things to do at the Y while we all stay connected, healthy, and have fun all summer long!
Glow YOGA, Glow Cycle, and Self Defense

July
7/11 Glow Cycle 7:30 pm7/21 Glow Yoga 6:00 pmAugust8/14 Self Defense Workshop 10:00 am-12:00 pm8/15 Glow Cycle 7:00 pm8/18 Glow Yoga 6:00 pm
Crash Course in Self Defense

Begins July 11 (spaces still available)
Choose Monday or Wednesday session (or choose both!)
4:00 -5:00 pm

Register

Inversion Practice – Series 2

July 28- August 11, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, no previous experience necessary.
Get into your first headstand, handstand, or other inversion – designed for the beginner and easily modified for those with more practice.

Register

Join our July Challenge

Kick off a new month with fitness and fun! Complete our mobile app challenge by logging one 20-minute workout every day throughout the month of July! Don’t have our app? Search ‘YMCA of the North Shore’ on Google Play and the App Store or click here!

Click here for details!

Curious about Liquid Gyms?

Discover this unique workout experience with our open liquid gym times and group classes today! Aqua Trampolines, Aqua Treadmills to Aqua Strength workouts, our pools are for way more than just swimming. Discover all our great aqua fitness equipment, like our aqua bikes, aqua treadmills, and more by checking out our schedules.
Your Support, Our Mission

Camp is open and in full swing! More rthan 700 campers in the first week learned everything from culinary skills, swimming, archery, and gymnastics – it is a summer of potential, adventure, health, and opportunity thanks to generous donors like YOU!

Your gift is their summer – thank you for supporting children in your community!

THE GLEN T. MACLEOD CAPE ANN YMCA RECEIVES $10,000 DONATION FROM BANKGLOUCESTER TO SUPPORT THE Y’S FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

These funds will help provide more opportunities for camp and early education to local children and families

The  Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA received a $10,000 gift from BankGloucester to support the Y’s financial assistance program. BankGloucester President & CEO Patrick Thorpe presented a check to YMCA of the North Shore President & CEO Chris Lovasco on May 5, 2022.

BankGloucester President & CEO Patrick Thorpe presents a check for $10,000 to YMCA of the North Shore President & CEO Chris Lovasco

“The Y is an exceptional organization. They have been a staple of the Cape Ann Community for a very long time and through their programs, have supported our community members and their families in various ways, said Patrick Thorpe, BankGloucester President & CEO. Thorpe added, “This has been especially true over the past couple of years as the pandemic has significantly impacted so many of us. The Y has stepped up and provided financial assistance and support in so many different areas. We are very fortunate to have an organization like the YMCA in our community, and BankGloucester is pleased to be able to support their initiatives with this gift.”

This generous donation will help the Y broaden their reach to more children and families in need of financial assistance to access the Y’s resources, programs and activities.  The Y has seen a significant uptick in the requests for financial support, especially over the past two years and BankGloucester’s gift will make it possible for the Y to provide more to those who need it most.

Chris Lovasco, YMCA of the North Shore President & CEO said, “Our Y truly values our long standing relationship with BankGloucester.  They have been an incredibly generous partner.  From their early support for the new Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA to ensuring, with their annual support, that our Y continues to say yes to any child or family in need of Y services regardless of their ability to pay. As our Y has grown, the need for financial aid has grown equally. Support like this is vital to making sure we meet our mission of welcoming all.”    

About the YMCA of the North Shore
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. For over 160 years, the YMCA of the North Shore has been strengthening the foundations of the community. It serves more than 50,000 members and program participants in 25 cities and towns. We nurture the potential of children and teens, improve health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support our neighbors, regardless of age, race, ethnicity or socio-economic background. 

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News from your YMCA!



Healthy Kids Day – Saturday, April 30th

Join us for fun activities for the whole family including cornhole, basketball, Camp Spindrift tours, life jacket fittings, arts and craft with Art Haven, yoga and more!

Saturday, April 30th
At the Y: 9:30 AM -11:30 AM
At Camp Spindrift: from 12:30-2:30 PM




Liquid Gyms – The Pool in Not Just for Swimming

Our pools are also Liquid Gyms with Aqua Bikes and Aqua Treadmills submerged in the pool!

Each option provides an incredible workout with less stress on joints. We’ve worked with aqua instructor Katy Coffey to change the perception of aquatic fitness, train and invest in
instructors while partnering with aquatic fitness companies around the country to bring these new innovative workout options. Jump in and try it!

Click here for schedules

Lifeguard Courses & Recertifications

APRIL VACATION COURSE
Tuesday 4/19– Friday 4/ 22
11am-5pm (all days)

WEEKEND COURSE
Friday/Saturday/Sunday 4/29– 4/31 & 5/6 –5/7
5-9pm (Fri) 11am-4pm (Sat/Sun)

LAST CHANCE COURSE

Friday/Saturday/Sunday 5/13– 5/15 & 5/20-5/22
6-9pm (Fri) 12-5pm (Sat/Sun)

MAY RECERTIFICATION
Friday 5/20 & Saturday 5/21 Times: 5-8pm (Fri) 11-3pm (Sat) *BLS ONLY available Friday 5/20 at 6pm


Swim Lessons = Water Safety

Spring is in the air and outdoor waterfronts are beginning to open up.  Now is a great time to get in the pool to prepare for swimming outside. A good goal is to swim 100 yards (4 lengths of the pool) comfortably to be prepared for outdoor water currents and tides. Not there yet?  Our professional swim instructors are available to get you ready!
Register for Swim Lessons

We’re Hiring!

Join our team of passionate, caring, mission-driven staff who are making an impact each day. We’re looking for camp counselors, lifeguards, swim instructors and more. Check out all our opportunities to be part of the Y!

Job Opportunities
WellFest
Sunday, May 15 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Don’t miss this showcase of the greater Cape Ann region’s broad range of health and wellness services. Participating vendors offer a wide variety of products and services including: farm produce, puppy therapy, woodworking, hearing care, mental wellness, massage, accessible at-home living, and more. There will be something for all ages! In addition, the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive throughout the event.

Learn more



Your Support, Our Mission

This is proving to be a year like no other! Already, our camps have an average of 1,200 campers registered for each week this summer which means we are on track to have a record breaking year – both in camper numbers and financial assistance.

The need is real. ALL kids need opportunities to engage with each other, rediscover their sense of adventure, and reach their potential – but we can’t do it alone. The YMCA of the North Shore proudly says “yes” to everyone – thank you for joining us in our mission to welcome everyone and give every kid a summer to remember.
Cleaning Sanitization:  A clean Y is a happy Y.

We are committed to the health and safety of all our staff and members. Thank you for continuing to do your part in helping keep the equipment and YMCA facilities clean. We will continue our stringent cleaning practices and facility sanitization plans. Learn more>>

Schedules Browse Our ProgramsYMCA360 Virtual ExperienceManage Your MembershipAs always, we are here to answer your questions. If you have any questions or need to reactivate your membership, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Membership Sales Director:  

Joe Dapper dapperj@northshoreymca.org