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.


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No rate increase in January, Liquid Gyms, New Virtual Y, Pickleball and more!

Great news! For the second year in a row, there will be NO rate increase in January for your YMCA membership. We are thrilled to be able to keep our current rates while still adding more great programs and amenities at each of our local YMCA facilities. Remember, we now have Senior Membership and 3-Adult Membership options so if your family structure changes, there is the right membership type for you!

As a member of your local YMCA, you are part of so much more than a place to work out. You share in a mission to strengthen the community, every single day! CLICK HERE to see what members are saying about safety at our Y.

We remain committed to helping you reach your health and wellness goals in the New Year so join us for liquid gyms, a newly enhanced virtual Y, pickleball and more!  

Check out what’s new below and view this video about what you can expect in 2022!

LIQUID GYMS

Our pools are not just for swimming! Our Ys are some of the only facilities in the whole country 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.
Learn more about Aqua Fitness/Liquid Gyms
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.
FIND YOUR FIT

We know that everyone’s fitness goals are different and we are here to support you in your health and wellness journey. Join our new challenge to Find Your Fit at the Y this holiday season and into the new year!  We will give you the extra motivation you need to get or stay fit.

Learn more
COMING SOON! NEW VIRTUAL Y PLATFORM – YMCA360

YMCA360 will revolutionize your virtual workouts from home or on the go.  YMCA360 allows you to stream you favorite program, classes and instructors. Anywhere, Anytime!  Our new platform is in partnership with over 70 Y’s from across the nation, offers a Smart TV App, better ease of use and connects you with the best Y fitness instructors.  Stay tuned for more details as we launch this incredible virtual health and wellness platform.

WORKING OUT IS ALWAYS MORE FUN WITH A FRIEND!

Share this 1 week pass with a friend! They can show this pass on their phone to the Welcome Center staff and enjoy a complimentary week at the Y. Take advantage of our member referral, if they join, you get a free month of membership and they pay no joiner fee!

Help us decide what the Y should offer next

HELP YOUR LOCAL Y DECIDE WHAT NEW OPTIONS TO OFFER!

It’s important to our Y that we continue to meet the needs of our members and the members of our community! With that in mind, we are starting to plan for our winter and spring activities and programs and would like to get your feedback.

Please take this short survey and to thank you for your participation we will enter your name into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

Thank you for your participation!

Your Y:  A Place and a Purpose

Jr. Celtics Basketball at the Y

Hello Basketball Players!

Nick McKenna here, Sports Director at the Glen T. Macleod Cape Ann YMCA and I’m super excited to kick off the new Jr. Celtics program, beginning this month!

Please join me for this action packed, fun-filled program.

Click here for a cool video sneak peek about the program>>
Click here for a little bit about me>>

Be a Jr. Celtic!
This collaborative program with the Boston Celtics runs November – February and is dedicated to bringing an unique, high-quality basketball experience to Cape Ann. All curriculum will be created in conjunction with the Boston Celtics.

Evaluation
Each participant will be evaluated and placed on the team that best matches their skill level to ensure success, fun and a learning environment.

Teams
Rookie Hoops (2-5 yrs) Youth Development League (6-9 yrs)

Combine
Kicking off our season is our combine event, where each Jr. Celtic will sign their own Jr. Celtics contract, take pictures with the Championship trophy, meet a Celtics Legend and will be evaluated in our drills portion.

Interested in Becoming a Jr. Celtics coach?
All coaches participate in Jr. Celtics Coach Training in partnership with the Boston Celtics Jr. Celtics program. If you would like to coach, please email  mckennan@northshoreymca.org.

NOT REGISTERED YET?
Click here for Pricing & Registration 
Learn more

We can’t wait to get started! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the program.  

Hope to see you at the Y.

Nick McKenna
Sports and Recreation Director
Cape Ann YMCA
978-559-3010
mckennan@northshoreymca.org

20 DAYS away! YMCA of the North Shore Gala

20!! That’s how many days are left until our very unique virtual fundraising event, The Wanderlust Ball, a Gala On Demand, Thursday, November 18th. We’re excited to share a special day with you in support of the YMCA of the North Shore!

Here is what you need to know!  

WHEN
:
Thursday, November 18th, 2021 Click this link to register FOR FREE!
Timeline for our daytime program will be released the week of November 1st!

WHAT:
Inspiring and impactful videos on the OneCause event website featuring many of our Y champions and supporters, celebrating the Y’s community and cultureFun and interactive activitiesOpportunities to participate in matching gift challenges in support of our Y programs
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Register FOR FREE!Share the link and encourage friends and family to register too!Watch the episodes and learn why our champions support our Y.Donate and watch the thermometer rise as we aim big to reach our goal.
*Donations in support of our Y and the critical programs and services we provide can be made starting today on the OneCause event website!

WHY:
Your generosity and participation in this unique day of fundraising will ensure that we can continue to say “yes” to all who need us. Click here to to learn more about the Y’s impact in action.
The local Y who has the most registrants will receive a financial incentive specific to their Y.
If the local Y you select receives the most registrations, you will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous door prize!
NOTE: A springtime, in-person, celebratory event will be held at our new Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA in Gloucester. Click here for more information about this event.

With appreciation,

Marjorie Cregg
Chief Advancement Officer
YMCA of the North Shore

News from your YMCA!

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MEANINGFUL MEMBERSHIP


While you enjoy your Y today, your Y is creating lasting change for tomorrow.

Did you know?

While you exercise today… your Y is educating and nurturing children.While you swim laps today…your Y is teaching children with autism to swim.While you shoot hoops today…your Y is providing affordable housing.
Thank you for sharing in a commitment to strengthen our community!

Learn more about the impact of your Y and your membership.
TRUNK OR TREAT

Join us for this FREE Family event!
Tuesday, October 26
5:00- 6:30pm
Cape Ann YMCA parking lot

Trunkers must pre register by contacting Celia Sanfilippo sanfilippoc@northshoreymca.org978-559-3004
MORE PICKLEBALL!

NOW join us on Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 am!
Schedules 
DROP IN AFTER DROP OFF!

Looking for something to do after you drop the kids at school? Join us Monday through Friday for 9:00am and 9:15am classes!!

Check the schedule for a full list of classes. Can’t wait to see you there!
Schedules
JR. CELTICS IS COMING!

Get in the game, learn new skills, and have lots of fun. Sign up today!

Register

BLISS BITES CAFE AND NOR’EAST CLEANERS ARE HERE!

A new cafe and a new partnership with Nor’east Cleaners aims to help members with their busy schedules!

Bliss Bites menu offers dine-in and takeout options including smoothies, sandwiches, and paninis, as well as family friendly and affordable snacks and grab-and-go meals. A new barista bar will serve locally roasted Little Wolf Coffee.

Nor’east Cleaners offer the ultimate no-muss-no-fuss way to get your dry cleaning and laundry done. No chasing around to the cleaners to drop off and pick up your clothes, no keeping track of store hours–in fact, no trouble at all. Ask the Welcome Center for details!

YOUR SUPPORT, OUR MISSION

While you attend a yoga class, or work out on our fitness floor, the Y is providing critical programs for families in this community. Our children need more than books, pencils, and paper, especially after a year of hybrid learning. Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic impact academic consistency, it continues to affect mental wellness, especially in our youngest students.

This year $1.2 million was awarded in scholarships to students in our programs, but the need continues to grow – and that’s where you can help. Will you take your membership to the next level and give children in your community the tools they need to be successful this year? People like you make our mission possible – thank you for your continued support!
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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:  

Helene Feeley feeleyh@northshoreymca.org

News from your YMCA!

A PLACE AND A PURPOSE

As a member of your local YMCA, you are part of so much more than a place to work out. You share in a mission to strengthen the community, every single day!

Did you know?  
We ensure children have access to summer camp.
The Cape Ann YMCA provided scholarships to over 250 campers this summer who otherwise may not have had the life changing experience that camp can offer in a safe environment that encourages them to challenge themselves and create new and long-lasting friendships.


FALL FUN AT THE Y
Family Fun Cornhole Tournament
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2nd at 11:00 AM
Join us for a fun-filled day with our first annual Cornhole tournament! Adult division and kids division.  

New Aqua fit class with Katy Coffey!
S’WET  (Structured Water Exercise Training)
Combining high intensity interval training with advanced cardio, plyometrics, and strength equipment , S’WET ™ is a powerful water workout experience adjustable for all levels of activity.
Dual Depth Circuit
(Structured Water Exercise Training)
Combining high intensity interval training with advanced cardio, plyometrics, and strength equipment.


NEW MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES!

Share this good news with a friend or family member!

  • SENIOR 65+ MEMBERSHIP Rate
  • 3 Adult Membership Rate (add up to 3 adults to your family or adult membership)
Enjoy more classes including Aqua Fitness, Yoga, Outdoor workouts, Pickleball and more!  We’ve got so many options plus our Virtual Y Wellness 24/7 .

WE ARE HIRING

Lifeguards, Childcare staff and more! Are you seeking a part-time job in a fun and rewarding work environment?  This may be the role for you! !

Click here to apply  


YOUR SUPPORT, OUR MISSIONWith schools back in session, we are so proud of the 350 students who participated in our Y’s Summer Literacy programs which helped to narrow this gap for students entering grades 1-4, with 74% of those students coming from low-income households. They are back in the classroom and feeling confident in the skills they honed over the summer! This investment in kids in our community would not be possible without the generous support of donors like you – Thank you! #StrongYStrongCommunity

The Cape Ann YMCA Announces New Senior Membership Rate

We Heard You! We’ve Added a Senior Membership Rate, PLUS More Yoga, Strength, Balance and Aqua Fitness Classes, Pickleball, Special Events, and More. Just For You!  Learn more . As a member of the Cape Ann YMCA, you are part of so much more than a place to work out. You share in a mission to strengthen the community, every single day. We want you to know us for more than just our facilities and programs. We want you to know us for the people we serve, the cause we drive, the connection and belonging we create, and the change we make across the Cape Ann community! #meaningfulmembership

Fall Sports Programs at Cape Ann YMCA!

With the school year back in full swing now, we here at the Cape Ann Y have put together the best afterschool Sports Program possible for the Cape Ann community. 
Please check out our fall program flier, with all class times and information below. We have a few spots left in each program, and I encourage you to jump on those spots ASAP! 
Registration for all Sports Program can be found HERE!!!

News from your YMCA!

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As a family member you have access to the outdoor pool and waterparks at our Y locations in Marblehead, Ipswich and Gloucester. Click here for all pool details!
The summer we have all been waiting for is here!

This has been an amazing summer! Our camps are full of happy campers exploring new things like adventure courses, STEAM programs, paddleboarding, sailing, kayaking and more.  Being outside, having fun and reengaging with friends was just what they needed.  

Our pools are filled with smiling swimmers learning the life skill of water safety and our wellness centers continue to be the essential places where members can safely stay active, healthy and connected.

We have met so many new families through our community outreach over the past year while we provided remote learning opportunities, emergency childcare, and other crucial  resources during the pandemic. We have been able to engage more individuals, children, and families and welcome them into our Y community.  

More than ever before, we are clearly seen as more than our fitness centers, pools and programs. We are recognized as a critical resource for all in good times and in bad.  Your local Y is here to strengthen the community and meet vital needs.

We will never forget what it took to reopen responsibly so rest assured our staff is committed to your safety. We are vigilant in our efforts to keep our facilities clean and safe and dedicated to making your Y experience the best it can be.  We are truly all in this together.

Thank you for supporting our Y and for being part of our Y family.
Chris Lovasco
President and CEO
LIVE IN-PERSON ROAD RACES ARE BACK!

We are excited to announce that we will be holding three live 5K road races in 2021. There will be a virtual option for each race too! We’re thrilled to welcome back Evolvement Radio as event emcee. Timing by Baystate Race Services.

All races are $25 and proceeds support families continuing to be impacted by COVID -19.
Homecoming 5K – Beverly
Thursday, August 5th at 6:30 pm  

Register
Witch City 5K- Salem
October 16th at 9:00 am
Register
Reindeer Run 5K – Beverly
Saturday, December 4th at 10:00 amRegister
THANK YOU TO OUR TITLE SPONSOR!


WE ARE HIRING – JOIN OUR TEAM, MAKE AN IMPACT

As one of the largest nonprofits in the area, our Y impacts 1 out of every 3 people on the North Shore. Our Ys give staff a huge opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local children, adults and families. If you’re ready to be a part of something that makes you proud- you’re ready for a career at the Y.

Questions? Reach out to our jobs@northshoreymca.orgto learn more about career and job opportunities.
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YOUR SUPPORT, OUR MISSION

Thanks to all our donors who have donated camperships this year – what a great way to start the summer for so many children in our Y community.#StrongYStrongCommunity
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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:  

Helene Feeley feeleyh@northshoreymca.org