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Posted on: Monday, March 13th, 2017

Dean College Scholarship Application

Dean College is proud to partner with the Hockomock Area YMCA to offer a $30,000 tuition scholarshipto a deserving student who has been actively involved with the Hockomock Area YMCA.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled as a high school senior in good standing
  • A Hockomock Area YMCA member or an active volunteer
  • Meet the admission requirements of Dean College
  • Must be a US citizen

Please return completed application to YMCA Member Services in Franklin, Foxboro, or North Attleboro by Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Download the application, available here.

Posted on: Sunday, March 12th, 2017

New Savings on Spring Sports Leagues

Showing Kids All They Can Do.

Our popular leagues are back! Offering kids a great way to stay active and connected with others interested in healthy competition.

REGISTER NOW for Sports Leagues in Foxboro, Frankin, and North Attleboro.

Fast Facts

Teams are now forming for boys and girls between the ages of 3-14.

Sport-specific skills will be taught while helping everyone grow personally through YMCA values-based programming.
We will focus on fun while emphasizing the importance of sportsmanship and fair play.
Family and Single-Parent members will benefit from 50% savings. Don’t miss this great experience for your kids!
Spring leagues run on the weekends: April 7 – May 28
The first 3 weeks are practices and the last 5 weeks are games.
Coed teams will be arranged so that everyone plays and is encouraged to perform at the best of their ability.
Uniforms will be distributed after the first meeting – Tshirt (for baseball/t-ball & soccer players) or NFL Flag Football jersey or Cheer Uniform.
In addition to leagues, we offer a great option for kids not quite old enough to participate. See Prep for Leagues, below.

JOIN A TEAM (CATEGORIZED BY DAYS/AGES)

60 minutes each:

T-BALL (3–6 YRS)
FOXBORO: SUN 4–5 YRS 2:30pm
FRANKLIN: SAT 3–4 YRS 12:45pm; 5–6 YRS 2:00pm
NORTH ATTLEBORO: SAT 4–5 YRS 2:00pm

BASEBALL COACH PITCH (6–7 YRS)
FOXBORO: SUN 3:30pm

BEGINNER CHEERLEADING (6–9 YRS) jumps & tumbling; 2nd half of the season will be spent cheering at games
FOXBORO: FRI 6:00pm
NORTH ATTLEBORO: FRI 6:30pm

NFL FLAG FOOTBALL (6-14 YRS)
FOXBORO: FRI 6–7 YRS 6:00pm; 8–10 YRS 7:00pm; 11–14 YRS 8:00pm
NORTH ATTLEBORO: FRI 5–6 YRS 5:30pm; 7–8 YRS 6:30pm; 9–14 YRS 7:30pm

SOCCER (4-10 YRS)
FOXBORO: SUN 4 YRS 10:00am; 5–6 YRS 11:00am; 7–9 YRS; 12:00pm Additional practices to take place Wednesdays 5:30pm for 5-6yrs & 6:30pm for 7-9yrs
FRANKLIN: SAT 3–4 YRS; 9:00am; 5–6 YRS 10:15am; 7–10 YRS 11:30am
NORTH ATTLEBORO: SAT 4 YRS 10:00am; 5–6 YRS 11:00am; 7–9 YRS 12:00pm

OR…PRESCHOOLERS, GET INTO THE GAME ON A PREP FOR LEAGUES TEAM

We’ll work on fundamentals of your favorite sport, easing into scrimmages and using a developmentally appropriate approach. 45 minutes each:

T-BALL PREP (3 YRS)
FOXBORO: SUN 1:30pm
NORTH ATTLEBORO: SAT 1:00pm

BEGINNER CHEERLEADING PREP (4–5 YRS)
FOXBORO: FRI 5:00pm
NORTH ATTLEBORO: FRI 5:30pm

FLAG FOOTBALL PREP (5 YRS)
FOXBORO: FRI 5:00pm

SOCCER PREP (3 YRS)
FOXBORO: SUN 9:00pm
NORTH ATTLEBORO: SAT 9:00am

AT THE FOXBORO Y

AT THE FRANKLIN Y

AT THE NORTH ATTLEBORO Y


  • New savings! Family-type members, benefit from 50% savings on Spring Sports Leagues, as indicated below. All other leagues prices are unchanged from 2016, remaining a value for youth.
  • Cost: Baseball/T-ball & Soccer: $84 $42 family-type member; $84 youth member; $126 program member. Cheer & Football: $114 $57 family-type member; $114 youth member; $171 program member.
  • Check out our Spring Youth Development Guide to read more about our large selection of offerings.

Posted on: Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Join Weigh to Change – starts 4/3

As warmer weather approaches, many people dread the thought of swimsuit season because they do not feel fit and they are not sure where to begin to feel and look better. However, it’s not too late to evaluate food and exercise habits and adopt healthier ones in a conscious effort to live healthier and happier, and look great this summer!

We are excited to announce that registration is open for our spring session of Weigh to Change, a 10-week wellness, weight loss program. We have seen wonderful success with this program. This past fall, 65 members enrolled in the program at our 3 branches lost a total of 644.2 inches and 626 lbs. Our spring program begins April 3rd and will run through June 9th.

Come to one of our Weigh to Change Information Sessions & Learn More!

Bernon Family (Franklin) Branch
45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038

  • March 18, Saturday @ 10:30am
  • March 22, Wednesday @ 6:00pm

Invensys Foxboro Branch
67 Mechanic Street, Foxboro, MA 02067

  • March 15, Wednesday @ 6:30pm
  • March 25, Saturday @ 9:00am

North Attleboro Branch
300 Elmwood Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760

  • March 21, Tuesday @ 6:00pm (rescheduled due to 3/14 snowstorm)
  • March 25, Saturday @ 8:00am

The Weigh to Change program offers support and education in both areas of fitness and nutrition. By combining physical training and better nutrition, participants will benefit in the most successful way to achieve weight loss. Participants will be challenged throughout the ten weeks with personal training, nutrition guidance, group work outs, and friendly challenge competitions.

Specifically the Weigh to Change Program includes:

  • Weekly individual 30-minute personal training session
  • Individual nutrition counseling with nutritionist
  • Minimum of three weekly group training sessions
  • Weekly nutrition and physical challenges
  • Two Nutrition workshops
  • Styku 3-D body scan
  • Entry into a local spring road race

The cost of the program is $499 for Hockomock Area YMCA Members and $749 for Hockomock Area YMCA Program Members (over an $800 value).


See what Melissa, a Sharon resident and one of our fall Weigh to Change graduates had to say about our program.


REGISTER ONLINE FOR WEIGH TO CHANGE

Read about Franklin Y’s trainer
Read about Foxboro Y’s trainers
Read about North Attleboro Y’s trainer

Posted on: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Spring Classes

MEET ME AT THE Y.
OUR SPRING PLANS ARE BRILLIANT.

Spring One session starts soon (week of Feb 27), and we are finalizing our preparations so everyone will enjoy the coming season. Our coaches are filling their equipment bags with soccer balls, golf clubs, batting helmets and footballs. In our new STEM classes, our teachers have hands-on activities lined up to stimulate budding engineers and mathematicians.

Sunny days are great for being outdoors…and our running club is ready to welcome you for Saturday runs and 5K road racing. Please be sure to include the YMCA as you make plans for all the fun, friendships, and endless possibilities that are synonymous with Spring!

Spring 1 is open for enrollment. Check out these Suggested Programs:

Swim Lessons

Classes arrange swimmers broadly into age groups and then by skill level as kids progress through the instruction program. Our progressive-swim instruction method uses a problem-solving, guided-discovery teaching approach in a positive, caring environment. Especially for kids, swimming is fun and challenging – and sometimes competitive. At the Y, swim lessons are part of our broader focus on Youth Development. Unsure which class to choose, consult our Swim Level Placement Guide or give us a call.

STEM Classes

We are passionate about working with kids to develop their potential as they discover the world around them. There’s nothing like rolling up your sleeves and completing a project that helps you realize all that you can acheive.

Dance Classes

Cultivate an appreciation for artistry while building coordination and confidence in your child. Many classes include the opportunity to get on stage in costume and perform at our spring recitals. Classes listed as Recital Session on pages 35-39 of our spring guide run through recitals and end the week of June 12.

Sports Leagues

Teams are forming now! Join our youth sports leagues for skill development and a focus on sportsmanship through the Y’s core values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. New discounted pricing for members! Our spring sports leagues start the weekend of April 8 and run through May 28.

Enrichment

At the Y, we offer a sense of community, fellowship and support that enriches people’s lives. You’re as likely to find a theatre class as an aerobic class at your Y, and book clubs, painting classes, mommy and me first play classes, cooking classes and teen programs have become as popular as anything in the gym.

Doing a little swimming to get ready for summer?

Check out the open swim hours available in Foxboro, Franklin and North Attleboro.

Fitness Programs for all Ages

Keep active and make new friends as you explore YMCA clubs aimed at bringing people together to be active around shared interests. Running Clubs and wellness coaching is offered this spring in Foxboro, Franklin and North Attleboro.


REGISTER FOR SPRING 1 CLASSES


Spring 1 runs: Feb 27 – Apr 16
  • Classes will meet 7 times this session. Friday and Sunday classes will meet 6 times
  • No classes will run on Good Friday (4/14/17) and Easter Sunday (4/16/17)
  • Our Spring Youth Development Guide collects our programs for easy download

Posted on: Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Healthy Kids Day – 5/13

The Hockomock Area YMCA really is WHERE FAMILIES CONNECT

What a fun day we had last year at Healthy Kids Day. Our annual event promoting healthy lifestyles, Healthy Kids Day is returning this year for another great day for fit family fun.

Save the date:
Healthy Kids Day 2017 will be held Saturday, May 13 from 10am-1pm.

Our Healthy Kids Day event will be held at Patriot Place.

Healthy Kids Day is a free community event that encourages kids to be active and provides families with options and methods for living healthier lives. The event will take place at Patriot Place in Foxboro at NRG Plaza, located outside The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon. Community partners interested in participating should contact healthykidsday@hockymca.org.

Below, watch what fun we had last year at Healthy Kids Day!

Posted on: Friday, February 3rd, 2017

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN BREAKFAST 2017

Join us as we kick off our 2017 Annual Campaign.

REACH OUT FOR
YOUTH AND FAMILIES
ANNUAL CAMPAIGN BREAKFAST

Raising life-changing funds
for children and families in our community

Friday, March 17, 2017
at Gillette Stadium-Putnam Club

Foxborough, Massachusetts
»» Networking begins at 7:00 a.m.
»» Breakfast and Program at 7:30 a.m.
»» RSVP by March 10 to: realimpact@hockymca.org
or call 508.643.5278

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

The Reach Out for Youth and Families Annual Campaign provides necessary funding for our YMCA’s vital community service initiatives. Funds raised provide confidential scholarship assistance, giving Y experiences including summer camp, child care and teen programs to local children and families in need.

Subsidized programs include LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, our YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, our Integration Initiative, and our Teen Centers and Programs.

Posted on: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Summer Camp 2017

It’s Not Too Early To Think About Summer Camp!

Maybe it’s hard to believe but summer camp is just around the corner and our camp catalogs have been mailed, our website updated.

Few environments are as special as summer camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.

There’s a summer camp for every kid.

The Y has more than 130 years of experience in providing a safe, thriving environment for young people to explore personal interests, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, discover the creativity and health benefits of the outdoors, and make lasting friendships and memories. If your child is a budding actor or athlete, a gymnast or outdoor adventurer, there’s a Y camp they will love. We offer part-day and full-day camps for all ages, including preschoolers and teens.

Family Night and Open Houses are scheduled.

Both perspective and returning families are welcome to come to our open houses to meet our staff, tour the property with one of our directors, and learn what summer camp is all about. Mark your calendar and join us in Foxboro, Franklin, and North Attleboro:

Friday, March 10 Camp Family Blast Night 6:30pm-8:00pm

Camp Open House Sunday, April 30 10:00am-12:00pm
Camp Open House Sunday, May 21 10:00am-12:00pm

Our new Camp Guide collects all our programs for easy download.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE

Are your kids ready for their Best Summer Ever?

Our experienced staff takes the right steps to ensure your camper’s safety and happiness during an action packed summer! For questions about our camps, please call the Y or CONTACT US.

Registrations will be accepted starting February 1 at the YMCA. Catalogs will also be at the Y at that time.

Visit Foxboro’s Camp Website

Visit Franklin’s Camp Website

Visit North Attleboro’s Camp Website

Posted on: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Join Us for our Camp Blast Family Night!

Friday, March 10th, 6:30-8:00pm

You are invited to enjoy a ‘summer-like’ evening filled with fun for the whole family! You’ll also learn why kids have the ‘Best Summer Ever’ when they attend our summer camps.

Our Camp Blast Family Night will include:

  • Opening & Closing Ceremonies
  • Face Painting
  • Camp Songs
  • STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math)
  • Crafts, Games, Raffles, & Prizes
  • Bouncy House
  • Open Swim at 8:00PM
  • & Much More

Children will get to participate in and experience Y Camp hands-on. Parents and prospective campers will have the chance to tour our camp facilities, meet camp directors and counselors, ask questions, and try out the many activities our summer camps offer.

in North Attleboro

For more details on the North Attleboro Camp Blast Family Night are found on the flyer below.

Download the North Attleboro Flyer

in Foxboro:

Details on the Foxboro Camp Blast Family Night are found on the flyer below.

Download the Foxboro Flyer

in Franklin:

Details on the Franklin Camp Blast Family Night are found on the flyer below.

Download the Franklin Flyer

Posted on: Monday, January 30th, 2017

Indoor Triathlon

Give It a Tri

Our Indoor Triathlon Results are Here!

Thank you to all participants and volunteers on another successful event.

Open the pdf of our finishers’ times in the indoor triathlon.

And check out these great athlete photos on our facebook page.

FEBRUARY 26, 2017
8:00 a.m. First Wave

Bernon Family YMCA
45 Forge Hill Rd. Franklin, MA

REGISTER TODAY

Winter is a great time to swim, run and train indoors. At the Y, we believe we are better together. And with our focus on healthy living, we are thrilled to bring athletes together every winter for our indoor triathlon tradition.

This is a fun event for varied levels of experience and we expect to see both beginners and seasoned triathletes. Or maybe you will grab a team, with each member contributing in either the bike, swim or run.

Make this a time for getting up, getting active, and achieving goals. Teams and individuals are all welcome!

EVENT DETAILS

SWIM: 15 minutes (transition 1: 10 minutes)
BIKE: 25 minutes (transition 2: 5 minutes)
RUN: 20 minutes (performance measured in points for all events)

All proceeds support the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Reach Out for Youth and Families Campaign – the primary vehicle in subsidizing confidential scholarship assistance and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, our YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, our Integration Initiative, and our Teen Centers and Programs.

Questions? Please contact michellebr@hockymca.org or 508-528-8708

Posted on: Friday, January 13th, 2017

Race for a Cause in the 11th Annual Hockomock Area YMCA Triathlon – July 23

THE 11th ANNUAL HOCKOMOCK AREA YMCA TRIATHLON

SUNDAY
JULY 23, 2017

8:00 a.m. START TIME

Lake Pearl Luciano’s
299 Creek Street, Wrentham, MA 0209

REGISTER NOW

This USAT Sanctioned event is limited to 400 registered triathletes.

This friendly sprint triathlon returns for its 11th year! The race is welcoming to beginners, youth/junior triathletes and paratriathletes. All proceeds benefit the Reach Out for Youth and Families Campaign. The Y is proud to be the first paratriathlete-friendly race in New England beginning in 2013 and continuing to this day.

Fast Facts

1/4 mile SWIM, 9 mile BIKE, 3.1 mile RUN.

Swim is in a calm lake, with an in-water wave start.
Bike and run provide moderate hills through Franklin, Norfolk, and Wrentham.
Centrally located and easily accessed grass transition area.
Free tech tee and finisher medals. Top 3 finishers in each category will also be recognized with place medals.
Club competition with trophy to first place team. Club members are also eligible for individual medals.

CATEGORIES/AGE GROUPS

Youth: 10-14 (with the permission of the Race Director)
Junior: 14-19
Age Groups (Male & Female, 20 years+)
Clydesdale (Male 200+ lbs)
Athena (Female 165+)
Paratriathletes
Relay Teams (Male, Female, Mixed): 2 or 3 person teams allowed