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Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Child Watch

A SAFE PLACE TO PLAY

Child Watch is a free program that allows adult family members to drop off their children in a fun, safe and age appropriate environment, while parents participate in YMCA activities and work-outs. Child watch is for YMCA members, ages 3 months-5 years.

  • Child Watch is a benefit of YMCA Family Membership.
  • Children must be signed in and out by a parent/guardian who is part of their Family Membership.
  • A parent/guardian must remain in the building at all times.
  • There is a 2 hour limit per day.
  • For safety reasons, there is a strict staff to child ratio. Please note that if the ratio is met, admission to the room will be temporarily denied until a space becomes available.

Age 3 Months - 5 Years

  
Monday8:45am-1:00pm
4:15pm-8:15pm
Tuesday8:45am-1:00pm
4:15pm-8:00pm
Wednesday8:45am-1:00pm
4:15pm-8:00pm
Thursday8:45am-1:00pm
4:15pm-8:00pm
Friday8:45am-1:00pm
4:45pm-7:15pm
Saturday8:00am-1:00pm
Sunday8:30am-12:45pm

School‘s Out Vacation Camp

SCHOOL’S OUT BUT
WE’RE HERE FOR YOU


Looking for a place for your kids to go during the school breaks?
The Y offers a wonderful child care option for families during school breaks.

The Y’s School’s Out Vacation Camp keeps kids active and engaged all day long.

Dates and activities vary by location and school district so please see below for details on each camp.

2018-2019 Schools Out Vacation Camp Dates

(Click on a date below for registration forms)

THE CENTER FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS
6 Liberty Street, Middletown, NY 10940
SOUTH ORANGE FAMILY YMCA
45 Gilbert Street Ext, Monroe, NY 10950
YMCA OF SULLIVAN COUNTY
98 Wild Turnpike, Rock Hill, NY 12775
September 10, 11 & 19September 10, 11 & 19November 12th & 21st
October 8, 26
-Middletown School District Only, & November 12
October 8December 26, 27, & 28
December 26, 27 & 28 November 6, 12 & 21
January 21December 26, 27 & 28
February 15 & 18January 21
April 15, 16, 17, 18 & 22February 15 & 18
May 24April 15, 16, 17, 18 & 22 -Closed Good Friday

Summer Camp

Please click on the name of each camp listed below to explore all the wonderful camp opportunities at the Y.

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Camp Funshine

THE CENTER FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS
6 Liberty Street, Middletown, NY 10940
Sherri Tironi
845 956 1546
stironi@middletownymca.org
Camp Fun Squad Facebook Page
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Summer Squad

YMCA OF MIDDLETOWN
81 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940
Krystal Cable
845 395 1005
kcable@middletownymca.org
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Camp Wee Discover

SOUTH ORANGE FAMILY YMCA
45 Gilbert Street Extension Monroe, NY 10950
Felice Cicchesi
845 395 1013
fc@middletownymca.org
SOFY Preschool Summer Camp Facebook Page
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YMCA Town Of Thompson Camp

TOWN OF THOMPSON TOWN PARK
179 Town Park Road Monticello, NY 12701
Melinda Gwiozdowski
845 395 1024
mgwiozdowski@middletownymca.org
Town of Thompson Camp Facebook Page
Art Camp & Environmental Camp

Art Camp & Environmental Camp

YMCA OF SULLIVAN COUNTY
98 Wild Tpke. Rock Hill, NY 12775
Melinda Gwiozdowski
845 395 1024
mgwiozdowski@middletownymca.org
Camp Robbins

Camp Robbins

131 North Drive Walden, NY 12586
Josh Horner
845 956 1519
845 346 6280
845 778 7141 (Camp Office-seasonal)
jhorner@middletownymca.org
Camp Robbins Facebook Page

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE.
If you apply for financial assistance through our ACCESS program and qualify, your rates may be lower.
(Please be advised that the process takes up to 4 weeks to complete.)
Please click here for a printable ACCESS Application.

NOTE: All registrations MUST include a current copy of your child’s immunization records.

 

Swim

Group Swim Lessons

Our Y recognizes that swimming is an important life skill for anyone at any age. Participating in swimming lessons at the Y builds self-confidence, gives both kids and adults the opportunity to have fun discovering what they can achieve, and incorporates water safety skills that one day could save a life. The Y offers classes for everyone and our trained instructors do their best to make sure everyone feels safe and successful in our program. The appropriate swimming group is chosen based on age and ability.

Parent & Child Swimming Lessons (Ages 6 months - 3 years)

It's important for parents to form reasonable and healthy expectations for their infant/toddler when it comes to swimming and water safety. At the Y, we use songs, games and activities to increase the level of trust between parents and their children in the water, creating a positive experience, while introducing basic aquatic safety precautions to both parent and child. Classes meet once a week for 30 minutes. (Ratio: 1 Instructor to 10 Infant/Child Pairs)

Preschool Swimming Lessons (Ages 3 years - 5 years)

In the Y's preschool aquatics program, children develop fundamental swimming skills that set the foundation for swimming to become a lifelong activity. Our progressive swimming program includes 4 levels of instruction using age appropriate activities to teach swimming and water safety skills. Classes meet once a week for 30 minutes. (Ratio: 1 Instructor to 5 Children)

  1. Pike - Beginner: Non-swimmer
  2. Eel - Advanced beginner: Non-swimmer, comfortably submerges face under water
  3. Ray - Intermediate: Comfortable in the water, almost swims independently
  4. Starfish - Advanced: Swims independently

Youth Swimming Lessons (Ages 6 years - 12 years)

Through a progression of 6 swimming levels, children develop the skills they need to become safe, strong, and proficient in the water. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. (Polliwog - Minnow Ratio: 1 Instructor to 8 Children / Fish-Shark Ratio: 1 Instructor to 10 Children)

  1. Polliwog - Beginner: Non-swimmer
  2. Guppy - Advanced beginner: Comfortable in the water & cabable of swimming 20 feet
  3. Minnow - Intermediate: Swims independently, learning front & back crawl
  4. Fish - Advanced #1: Able to swim 20 yards front crawl & back crawl, learning elementary backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
  5. Flying Fish - Advanced #2: Refining all strokes & building endurance
  6. Shark - Advanced #3: Proficient at all strokes, building endurance and learning turns

Teen & Adult Swimming Lessons (Ages 13 years & Older)

It’s never too late to learn. Lessons are available for every ability level, from the non-swimmer who is terrified of the water to the lap swimmer just looking to improve their strokes. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. (Ratio: 2 Instructors to 10 Adults)

Click here to view the upcoming or current program session and to learn how to register.

Private Swim Lessons

Looking for a more intense and individualized swimming lesson?

Private Lessons - Work one-on-one with one of our swimming instructors and schedule sessions around a more flexible schedule (30 minutes).

Semi Private Lessons - Its more fun to learn with a friend. Semi private lessons can be arranged for two swimmers of the same swimming ability.

Both private & semi private lessons can be arranged for either 30 minutes or 1 hour, however, the 1 hour lessons are only recommended for the more advanced swimmers looking to build endurance and focus on technique.

 

Please contact Danielle McAvinue (Aquatics Director) at 845 344 9622 ext. 253 or dmcavinue@middletownymca.org to make arrangements.

Family Swim

Family Swim is a recreational swim time where families enjoy quality time playing together in our pool. Swim bubbles, noodles and  pool toys are available. For safety reasons, inflatable floats and rafts are not permitted in our pool. Please view our pool schedule at the top of this page for the current Family Swim Schedule.

Family Swim Rules:

  • All children age 7 and younger must be accompanied in the water by an adult.
  • Children ages ages 8-12 who can not swim independently must be accompanied in the water by an adult.
  • Children ages 8-12 who can swim independently must have an adult present on the pool deck at all times.
  • Non-swimmers of any age are not permitted in the deep end of the pool unless wearing a lifejacket/bubble and accompanied by an adult.
  • Swimmers will be evaluated by a lifeguard before being permitted to swim in water deeper than their own chest level.

View the current pool schedule using our Quick Links

Homeschool Swim

Adaptive Aquatics

Sports

GET IN THE GAME

Our YMCA offers a variety of both instructional and competitive sports programs. Infants and toddlers develop motor skills in our parent and child programs. Instructional classes introduce youth and teens to a variety of sports and lay the foundation for a commitment to an active lifestyle or passion for a specific sport. Our competitive teams further develop young athletes into varsity and collegiate level athletes.

Instructional Sports

Click here to be redirected to our PROGRAMS page where you can view the current program guide.

Competitive Sports

Click on a team to learn more:
Lady Elite Volleyball
Barracudas Swim Team
Dynasty Basketball

Recreation

A SAFE PLACE TO SPEND TIME
WITH FRIENDS

Beat the Streets

YMCA OF MIDDLETOWN

The YMCA opens its doors on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Saturday of every month (October-June) from 7:00pm-10:00pm, to provide youth ages 10-17 an alternative from the streets and offers them opportunities to participate in  fun, safe, productive activities:

Basketball - Swimming - Exercise & Workouts - Chess - Board Games - Ping Pong - Foosball - Arts & Crafts - Dances - Trips - Xbox Kinect - Wii - Video Game Tournaments - Dodgeball - and MORE!

YMCA Members attend for FREE.
All others are just $2 per night.

For more information contact:
Aimee Saez
845 956 1491
asaez@middletownymca.org

FUN FOR THE KIDS

Kids Night Out

YMCA OF MIDDLETOWN & THE CENTER FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS

Enjoy an evening to yourself while the kids play at the Y and don’t even worry about making dinner before dropping them off because DINNER IS INCLUDED.

Pre K-1st Grade

Fridays, 6:30PM-8:45PM
Admission: $5
The Center
6 Liberty Street, Middletown, NY 10940
Contact: Krystal Cable
8453951005
kcable@middletownymca.org

2nd-5th Grade

Fridays, 6:45PM-9:00PM
Admission: $2
The Lyons Den
81 Highland Avenue Middletown, NY 10940
Contact: Kevin Dorelus
8453951021
kdorelus@middletownymca.org

2018-2019 KIDS NIGHT OUT CALENDAR

DATEEVENT SCHEDULE
October 5, 2018Welcome Back Party!
October 19, 2018Halloween Celebration
November 2, 2018Sports Night
November 16, 2018Around the World
December 7, 2018Disney Night
December 21, 2018Ugly Sweater Night
December 21, 2018Ugly Sweater Night
January 4, 2019Pajama Party
January 18, 2019Super Heroes and Villains
February 1, 2019Red Night
February 15, 2019Mix and Match
March 1, 2019Blue Night
March 15, 2019St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
April 5, 2019Easter Egg Hunt
May 3, 2019Star Wars Night
May 17, 2019Water Fun & Tie Dye
June 7, 2019End of the Year Luau

Performing Arts

BUILDING CONFIDENCE
THROUGH PERFORMANCE

Love the Arts? – Sing, Play and Perform with the Y and its many classes!

Stage Drama

Develop the social skills and confidence needed to enhance dramatic performances.

Choir

Join the Y’s choir! Learn vocal performance, harmony, music theory and perform at community events.
Note: Participants must commit to fundraise through ticket sales.

Dance

Express yourself through movement and music through hip-hop, jazz, ballet and other dance styles.

Instrumental Ensemble

This program is for experienced musicians of any level and with any instrument. Bring your instument and your music stand, and together the group will inspire the community through their music.

Music Appreciation

Enter the world of music with this introduction to
music theory,vocal performance and basic instruments
such as bells, kazoos, recorders and other percussion instruments.

Intro to Studio

Recording and making your own music. Learn the basics of engineering a studio recording session, while making and recording your own music. Class maximum of 6 participants.

Violin – Group Lessons

Master the fundamentals of playing the violin. Please bring your own violin.

Percussion

Learn to play African Drums and other percussion instruments in a gorup. Children and adults are encouraged to participate – what a great way to spend time together as a family. Drumming involves memory and relieves stress.


Visit our PROGRAMS page to explore Performing Arts programs at the Y near you or contact
Maximilian Mezetin
347 869 5316
mmezetin@middletownymca.org

Birthday Parties

MAKING BIRTHDAY
CELEBRATIONS
SPECTACULAR

Host a party at the Y.

The family of the guest of honor is responsible for decorations, food, refreshments, cake, and any activities in the party room. Our Birthday Party Coordinator will be there to assist you in decorating and organizing the party.

Napoli’s Pizzeria, located at 2920 Route 6 in Slate Hill, offers a special birthday party rate of $10 per pie.
Delivery is available. To place your order call 845-355-6161.

  • Parties should be booked at least 2 weeks in advance and are subject to availability.
  • Fee includes 15 guests, NOT including the guest of honor.
  • Parties may be hosted for more than one guest of honor for a fee of $20.
  • Additional guests may be included at a fee of $5/guest to be paid on the day of the party.
  • Each guest receives a YMCA Water Bottle.
  • A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to reserve a date.
  • All parties must be paid in full before the party date.

POOL PARTY

AGES: ANY

Make your next party a splash by hosting a pool party at the YMCA of Middletown.

Saturday or Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Contact:
Danielle McAvinue
845 956 1549
dmcavinue@middletownymca.org

SPORTS/KIDS FIT PARTY

AGES: 6-12

Need some room for the kids to run around? Book a youth sports/Kids Fit party in the
gymnasium or the Lyons Sports & Fitness Center at the YMCA of Middletown and we’ll organize all the games.

Activities Available:
Sports-Gymnastics-Rock Wall
Fitness Challenges & MORE

Sunday, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Contact:
Kevin Dorelus OR Brittany Binnie
845 395 1021
kdorelus@middletownymca.org
bbinnie@middletownymca.org

PRESCHOOL PARTY

AGES: 2-5

Book a party for your little one at The Center where many party options are available.

Activities Available:
Soft Play Room, Arts & Crafts, Gym Games & MORE

Call for availability.

Contact:
Sherri Tironi
845 956 1546
stironi@middletownymca.org

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES & MORE

AGES: ANY

Celebrate a special event at the YMCA of Sullivan County. Year-round indoor and outdoor activities can accommodate most special events from birthday parties to family reunions. Hiking trails, a low ropes course, an outdoor children’s nature play area and much more awaits your guests.

Call for availability.

Contact:
Melinda Gwiozdowski
845 395 1024
mgwiozdowski@middletownymca.org

Y Leaders Club

LEADERS IN THE MAKING

The Y Junior Leaders and Teen Leaders Clubs provide a safe haven for local youth and teens to engage in positive activities under the guidance of adult supervisors and mentors who help them become confident and contributing members of the community.

Activities include attending weekly meetings, developing club goals and activities, fund-raising and attending annual youth leader-ship rallies and leaders school along other YMCA Youth Leaders Clubs.

Y Junior Leaders Club

Ages 10 to 12
In Y Junior Leaders Club, preteens learn to make a difference in the community by working together to plan and implement service activities. The club also volunteers at YMCA special events and receives mentoring from the members of the Y Teen Leaders Club.

Y Teen Leaders Club

Ages 13-17
In Y Teen Leaders Club, teens work closely with their peers and YMCA staff to develop their own individual leadership style through the planning and organizing of service projects, character building activities, and social & recreational programming.

Youth & Government

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES
WITH TEEN ADVOCACY


The New York State YMCA Youth & Government Program provides high school teens with the opportunity to use their
thoughts, voices and actions to make a change. The program is dedicated to teaching young people to use the democratic
process to affect change that has an impact on their individual communities and around the State.

RESEARCH an issue of concern
PROPOSE legislations
PRESENT it before an assembly of peers

This is a great opportunity to test problem solving and communication skills. Attend a State Conference in Albany with teens
from around the state in the State and Assembly Chambers and Judicial Courtrooms to debate proposed changes.

Lobbyist  Journalist Youth Attorney Legislator

One person may not be able to make a difference , but collectively, concerned teens around the State have the power to make a noise that

CANNOT BE IGNORED!

 

For more information, please contact
Shawn Thomas
845 956 1512
sthomas@middletownymca.org

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