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

YMCA360 News!



We are excited to announce that there are now 100 YMCAs across the country on our YMCA360 virtual health and wellness platform! We are so proud to join our fellow YMCAs in bringing this incredible virtual fitness resource to our members and we have another exciting announcement on how we will be expanding YMCA 360 later this month.

Celebrating 100 YMCAs strong! Check out this welcome video from YMCA 360 below and be sure to login on Wednesday, April 20th for special live classes with all 100 Y partners to celebrate health, wellness, and connection at the Y.  

Join us on YMCA360 from wherever you and participate in this nationwide event.
April 20th – LIVE Class Schedule!

New Releases

So many Ys, so many resources, and classes to share. New releases this week! Circuit 11 and 12, Core and More 13, Cycle Express 15, Deadlift Tutorial 2, Muscle Pump 6, and Dumbbell  Dedication.

PLUS!
 A new Workplace Workouts category was recently added to provide content for people working from home or in an office setting.


Hope to see you at the Y and on YMCA360!

Best,

YMCA of the North Shore Membership Directors:

Cape Ann YMCA – Joe Dapper dapperj@northshoreymca.org
Greater Beverly YMCA – Aynsley Harrington harringtona@northshoreymca.org
Haverhill YMCA – Jaclyn McCrillis mccrillisj@northshoreymca.org
Ipswich Family YMCA – Kaitlyn Cotter cotterk@northshoreymca.org
Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA – Jane Rizza rizzaj@northshoreymca.org
Plaistow Community YMCA – Jaclyn McCrillis  mccrillisj@northshoreymca.org
Salem YMCA – Mary Sholds sholdsm@ymcaofthenorthshore.org

Our Corner Stone Program is Back!

   
A video message from YMCA OF THE NORTH SHORE
President & CEO, Chris Lovasco
We are excited to relaunch our Corner Stone program

This collaborative health & wellness program has provided support to more than 2,000 cancer patients, cancer survivors, and their immediate families. We paused the program during the height of COVID and are ready to welcome new and old Corner Stone participants back to our Ys with more health and wellness options, events, support, and connection.

Corner Stone Provides:

A complimentary 1 year Y membership to those with cancer, cancer survivors who are within 5-years remission, and their families.A complimentary week of summer camp for all children in the enrolled family.A schedule of events including nutrition seminars, mindfulness events, walking clubs, and more!Access to LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and PART – Positivity Relaxation Therapy (9-week program via ZOOM to help you develop a self-care routine to manage stress, improve your outlook and enhance your quality of life.A non-clinical environment where you and your family can feel comfortable and supported.Access to all of our amenities, fitness classes, virtual YMCA360 platform and all member benefits.
    Click here to learn more about Corner Stone         

Gala, Golf, Road Races, and more!

  
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 help raise critical funds to support the Y.

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


Join us in creating a far-reaching, positive impact in the 25 cities and towns we serve!

Join us in supporting summer camp and educational programs.Saturday, May 7thBradford Country ClubWe are grateful for our partnership with Pentucket Bank. Thank you for being our Platinum Sponsor of this year’s Legacy Gala.  Interested in joining us at this years’ in-person Legacy Gala? Click on the button below and be a champion for children!Gala tickets
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. Our 5 road races will be back out on the course live and filled with fun, families and friends, all for a great cause!Click here for race dates, times & to register
Haverhill, Ipswich & Plaistow YMCA Regional Golf TournamentMonday, June 6thTurner Hill Golf Club, IpswichGreater Beverly YMCAMonday, September 12thEssex County Club, Manchester by the Sea
Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCAMonday, October 3rdBass Rocks Golf Club, Gloucester

SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

We’re ready for warmer days and even more fun at the Y!  Take a look at our upcoming events and join us in creating far-reaching positive impact. PLUS! Spring can be a great time to reset and try something new in your workout routine. Click here to check out all our classes including Pickleball, Aqua Exercise, Boot Camp Barre, Yoga, Cycle, and more!


Save the Date!

Join us for fun activities for the whole family on Saturday, April 30th. More details coming soon!

Our Corner Stone Program is Back

We are excited to relaunch our Corner Stone program. This collaborative health & wellness program has provided support to more than 2,000 participants (cancer patients, cancer survivors, and their immediate families). We paused the program during the height of COVID and are ready to welcome new and old Corner Stone participants back to our Ys with more health and wellness options, events, support, and connection.

Learn more

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)

MARCH RECERTIFICATION
Friday 3/18 & Saturday 3/19
6-9pm (Fri) 12-4pm (Sat) *BLS ONLY available Friday 3/18 at 6pm

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

Your Support, Our Mission

Keeping the hopes and aspirations of our community flourishing has been challenging. The Y is committed to keeping dreams within reach and with YOU at our side, we turn even the smallest ones into big realities.

From learning to read at a Y early learning program, to having a place to call home, from reaching the top of the rock wall at camp, to attaining improved physical and mental wellness,we are here for EVERYONE. Together, we are strengthening our community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Your membership is already meaningful, but will you go the extra step to make dreams come true for your neighbors


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

FEBRUARY IS MEMBER REFERRAL MONTH AT THE Y


 FEBRUARY IS MEMBER REFERRAL MONTH

Improve health, increase strength, build immunity….TOGETHER!

We are providing a safe place to stay active, healthy, and connected. Invite a friend to join and when they do, we’ll thank you with a FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP!

Share this link with friends and family and enjoy the Y together.

https://www.northshoreymca.org/join-ymca

FEBRUARY VACATION FUN
Monday, February 21st – Friday, February 25th

Join us for family Open Swim, Preschool Open Gymnastics, Lifeguard course and  more!

Click here for schedules!

KIDS CLUB WEEKEND HOURS EXTENDED!

Our experienced staff will keep the kids engaged and entertained in our beautiful babysitting space full of fun, interactive activities while you enjoy your workout! Here are our new extended hours. Join us!

Sun: 8:15 am – 12:00 pm
Mon: 8:15 am – 1:30 pm, 4:00 am – 7:45 am
Tue: 8:15 am – 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wed: 8:15 am – 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Thu: 8:15 am – 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Fri: 8:15 am – 1:30 pm
Sat: 7:15 am – 12:00 pm


DON’T MISS OPEN GYMNASTICS

Our specially designed preschool gymnastics space is perfect for little ones to jump, roll, and play as they learn the beginning stages of gymnastics and the skills involved in this fun sport.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Registration is required

Click here to access the current schedules


CHECK OUT OUR NEW “COMMUNITY EVENTS” WEBSITE

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 help raise critical funds to support the Y. All funds raised at our events ensure that we can continue to be a vital resource for adults and families who need us most.

Take a look at our upcoming events including Golf Tournaments, Legacy Gala, and 2022 Road Races and join us in creating far-reaching, positive impact!

Upcoming Events


PICKLEBALL – LESSONS, DROP IN, AND MORE!

We’ve expanded our pickleball program! This cross between tennis, ping-pong, and badminton is fun, easy to learn. Enjoy unlimited access to our drop-in playtimes while community members are able to purchase a monthly Pickleball Punch Pass. Enjoy leagues, ladder play, private, semi-private lessons, reserved time for beginners and small group lessons, and more. Grab a paddle and join in the fun today! Learn more


Your Support, Our Mission

We feel so loved this month! The feedback we received from our gratitude week and member surveys has made us even more feel grateful and thankful. It fuels our purpose to welcome ALL. Thank you for being a part of our community and supporting our purpose this month and all year long. #YPeopleYPlacesYPurpose

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 Programs
YMCA360 Virtual Experience
Manage Your Membership

Meet the Y Camp Spindrift Leadership Team!

Hello Camp Families!

As the snow melts, I can’t stop thinking about warm summer days at Camp Spindrift and all the campers, old and new, that will join us for a summer of adventure, fun and friendship. The YMCA camp tradition will continue this summer for hundreds of children from Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and beyond!

The 2022 season brings new leadership from longtime friend Heather Boudrow. With 12 years of summer camping experience, Heather will be taking on the role of Camp Director. Heather has been a valued and respected member of the Camp Spindrift team since 2009 in a number of capacities. Her experience includes senior camp counselor, CIT group leader, camp administrator, and inclusion specialist. Heather has also worked for the Gloucester Public Schools as a Special Education Paraprofessional and has extensive experience working with teens.  

Heather is joined by an incredible camp leadership team, Justin Wilson, Jessica Henzie, Dan Savage, Felicia McIerney, David Tucker, and Rachel Soper, just to name a few. Nothing is more important to this amazing group than creating a safe, nurturing, fun and engaging summer for your kids. They have been working diligently getting everything ready for all our campers to ensure they will have the best summer ever.

With 46 acres of beautiful woodlands and waterfront in historic Gloucester, Camp Spindrift offers campers the opportunity to explore, swim, play games and cool off in our spacious outdoor pool, stay active on our sprawling sports field, go hiking and climbing, build confidence on our challenge course and kayak the Annisquam River. With a new fun theme every week, your child will be part of a long tradition as they create lasting memories.

For more information about Camp Spindrift, click here. To check out our 2022 Camp Guide, click here.

We cannot wait to see you at camp this summer!

Best,
Chris Lovasco
Interim Executive Director
Cape Ann YMCA

We’re welcoming in 2022 with new and exciting things at the Y!

We’re welcoming in 2022 with new and exciting things at the Y!

We are looking forward to new beginnings as we continue to offer safe, healthy spaces with more classes, programs, and fun for our members. It’s hard to believe but we are thinking about summer! Camp registration opens January 15th. Our NEW virtual Y, YMCA 360 is bringing your Y to you anywhere, anytime, on all your devices. PLUSour pools are not just for swimming anymore, introducing Liquid Gyms where you can enjoy spin class, treadmills, trampolines, Glidefit and more…all IN THE POOL for a whole new aqua fitness experience!


Introducing YMCA360!

Your membership at the YMCA just got even better with the addition of YMCA360, a 360-degree seamless Y experience, delivered anytime, anywhere. Check out the video below! The best part – it’s included in your membership. Take fitness classes, enjoy family, nutrition, youth activities and programs, and more on the go from your phone, tablet, or smart TV.
Getting started is easy! Simply visit https://www.northshoreymca.org/ymca360


Summer Camp 2022 Registration is Coming!

At YMCA summer camp your child will learn new skills, gain confidence, stay active and have fun! Campers are able to explore creativity, teamwork, and leadership in a wide range of physically active programs that influence positive lifelong skills. Whatever interest your child has, there is a Y camp for them. Registration opens January 15th.

Learn more>>


Routines, Not Resolutions

Try Personal Training this year and feel the results! Meet with one of certified personal trainers in a safe, productive environment to help you get on track, stay on track or to just get you started on your health and wellness journey.  Learn more>>

Your Support, Our Mission

2022 is looking bright thanks to your continued support of families and neighbors in your community! YOU are helping us fulfill our mission to welcome ALL each and every day. Your support fuels our purpose and we can’t wait to share your impact throughout the year as we continue to provide critical programs and services for our communities.

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>>

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

Mask Mandate Update For Cape Ann YMCA From Chris Lovasco Acting Executive Director

Our Y community is strong and vibrant and we are grateful for your continued support and participation in the Y!  We know the impact the pandemic has had on our mental and physical wellbeing and we remain committed to continuing to provide opportunities and services that support you while providing a safe environment to stay physically and mentally healthy and build immunity.  
You may have heard that the city of Gloucester has implemented an indoor mask mandate requiring masks for all indoor businesses effective today, Monday, January 10.  Below outlines how these changes impact our YMCA.

  • Effective January 10, 2022, under the direction of the Gloucester Board of Health, masks must be worn by all staff and members over the age of 10 at all times while moving about the facility.
  • Masks can be removed while exercising.  We will continue to space out machines to provide social distancing.
  • As this is an evolving situation, and as we receive new guidance and information, we will continue to evaluate our mask practices and be sure to keep you updated.

SAFETY & SANITIZATION IN OUR Ys
We will keep our stringent cleaning practices and facility sanitization plans in place including:

  • Investments in air quality and movement through hospital-grade systems
  • Widely available cleaning wipes and hand sanitizing stations
  • Frequent cleaning and sanitizing by our staff teams
  • Recommending that members and participants keep 6 feet of distance, for now
  • Equipment will remain spread out as you have become accustomed to
  • Physical barriers will remain in some areas
  • We will continue adhering to facility capacity guidelines

YOUR ROLE IN SAFETY & SANITIZATION
It takes a village!  We thank you for continuing to do your part to keep our Y and our community safe. Here is a reminder of how you can help ensure we can all stay healthy, safe, and connected.

  • Clean your fitness equipment and machines with the cleaning supplies provided in our Ys
  • Wear your mask
  • Stay home if you are sick

YMCA360
Remember, we have enhanced our digital experience with our brand new YMCA360 platform.  Enjoy the Y anywhere, on your phone, on your smart TV, and in the Y!

Simply visit ymca360.org
•  Click the login button.•  Enter your zip code, click continue.•  Select your local Y•  Enter your email address, click continue.•  You will receive a 6-digit email code, via email• Enter the code provided, click continue.• Begin enjoying Y360
On your smart TV, you can search for the YMCA360 App and follow the same process!

Through your membership, you share in a mission to strengthen the community, every single day.  Your membership not only helps keep you healthy and supports building immunity, but it also ensures individuals, families, seniors, and children who need us most have access to our Y resources regardless of their ability to pay. As a community service organization, we stand with our community leaders on this decision.
Again, thank you for your cooperation, understanding, and patience as we continue to navigate this post-COVID-19 climate.  We will continue to evaluate and share updates as they become available.
Best,

Chris Lovasco

Acting Executive Director

Cape Ann YMCA

News from your YMCA!

GIVING THANKS FOR THE GIVING TREE

Each year our Giving Tree is a clear reminder of what our Y is all about…community.  Thank you to everyone who took a tag (or two!) to help children and families in our Y community. All our tags are gone! We would not be able to support our families in need during this holiday season without your generous support. Thank you for joining us in spreading some holiday cheer.

We wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season!


HOLIDAY HOURS

Friday, December 24th – CLOSING at 12:00 noon
Saturday, December 25th (Christmas Day) – CLOSED
Sunday, December 26th – 9:00 am – 2:00pm
Friday, December 31st – CLOSING at 12:00 noon
Saturday, January 1 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Remember,
 if you want to get a workout in on one of the days our facilities are closed you have unlimited access to Y Wellness 24/7, our virtual platform where there are hundreds of classes to choose from!

DECEMBER VACATION FUN!

Spend vacation at the Y with Open Gym, Special Events, Family Swim and more! 
Click here for all the details!


AQUATICS NEWS

Liquid Gyms are here! Our pools are not just for swimming. Our Ys are some of the only facilities in the area to offer specialty submerged equipment including Water Treadmills, Water Bikes, Aqua Poles (think TRX in the water), Water Trampolines and Glide Fit floating fitness mats. In fact, our YMCA is the only Y in the country that hosts the Aqua Pole equipment and fitness experience.

We also offer new group exercise classes in the pool including S’WET (Structured Water Exercise Training), Deep Water Boot Camp, Dual Depth Circuit and Aqua Strength.

More Parent/Child Swim We heard you! Many of our families have asked us to explore an 8 week session for parent/child swim. Registration will open soon and the 8 week session will start on Jan 3, 2022. Same great experience with the staff you know and trust. As always, it’s FREE to family members.

Schedules 


Get lifeguard certified and Train to Save
Lifeguard shortages continue to cause pool closings. The Y is running a series of lifeguard classes to help combat the problem and make our community safer.  Give back to your community this holiday season, get certified as a lifeguard!  Learn more


JOIN OUR FIND YOUR FIT CHALLENGE

Check out our NEW fitness challenge: Find Your Fit  is running now to January 31st! Join in the fun and complete 15 group exercise classes and you’ll be entered to win a $300 gift card! PLUS, all challenge participants will receive a fun YMCA swag item.

Join the Challenge!


KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR OUR NEW VIRTUAL Y PLATFORM – YMCA360

YMCA360 will revolutionize your virtual workouts from home or on the go. Enjoy our exclusive collection of on-demand and livestream classes, on all your devices in cinematic 4K. Experience YMCA360, wherever you are and whenever you want, and experience healthy living for all. Stay tuned for more details as we launch this incredible virtual health and wellness platform.


PICKLEBALL

This sports craze is sweeping the nation and we are dedicating more than 70 weekly hours of gym time for all the Pickleball fun! Visit our Schedules Page and click Pickleball for dates and times! Pickleball is great for all ages from beginners to seasoned pickleball players, this game is fun for everyone! Be on the lookout for information on private and beginner lessons, rating clinics and local leagues and ladder play.

YOUR SUPPORT, OUR MISSION

The Y is more than our people and places, we are a purpose. Your membership this year has been so meaningful to us. Thanks to you, we were able to stay open, and provide critical programs and services to front-line workers, and all families in our communities. You fuel our purpose.


Browse Our Programs
Virtual Workouts – Y Wellness 24/7
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