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the North Attleboro Y


All that’s happening at the North Attleboro Y.

Posted on: Friday, February 17th, 2017

A Look Back at Our 2016

On behalf of our Board of Directors and my staff colleagues,
Please enjoy this short video looking back at what we celebrated in 2016. We are proud to share that our YMCA remains dynamic, innovative, and engaged. And we are excited – in the months ahead – to feed the momentum that each of you has helped create.

Thank you for your support of our YMCA.

Sincerely,

Ed Hurley
President, Hockomock Area YMCA

Posted on: Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Feb. Vacation Programs

When School Is Out, the Fun Is In!

When school is not in session due to the February break, children ages 5-17 are invited to join us at the Y for fun, educational, social happenings.

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve! That’s why, at the Y we offer flexible schedules and promote the opportunity for kids to gain values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement.

Our experienced staff takes the right steps to ensure your camper’s safety and happiness during an action-packed day!

School Break Camp Hours, Feb 20 – Feb 24:

  • Before Care 7:00 am—9:00 am
  • Break Program (typical) 9:00 am—4:00 pm
  • After Care 4:00 pm—6:00 pm
  • note: if participating in a full day program, please bring a lunch, snack and water.

in North Attleboro

We are pleased to offer variety and specialized options out of the North Attleboro Y. Choose from Elmwood Days for a range of activities and a great way to “try out” camp. Or, for specialty camps, select from Swim, Gymnastics, Craft, and Sports options. For teens, outdoor enthusiasts like yourself will get together from our branches and take part in rock climbing and skiing day trips, with transportation from the Y.

REGISTER TODAY (NORTH ATTLEBORO)!

Details on the North Attleboro programs are found on the flyer below.

Download the North Attleboro Flyer

in Foxboro:

We are pleased to host special visitors daily to offer enriching experiences for our Foxboro campers ages 3-5 enrolled in Junior Wapawca.

Our school-aged campers will have a great time in our popular Foxboro Wapawca Days, with field trips to places like Lazer Gate and the Boston Aquarium! Or, check out our Voyagers Adventures and travel with friends to the Basketball Hall of Fame and RI Race Track (go carts) or go snow tubing and paint balling. Are you an aspiring lifeguard? Maybe use this time away from the books to earn your Lifeguard Certification and be positioned to help keep swimmers safe.

We also offer Vacation Combo, which is a specialty camp for sports enthusiasts between the ages of 4-7. Also offered — golf. Skills clinics are offered Tuesday-Thursday in Foxboro for those wishing to improve their golf swing and putting.

REGISTER TODAY (FOXBORO)!

OR REGISTER LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION

Details on the Foxboro programs are found on the flyer below.

Download the Foxboro Flyer

in Franklin

At the Franklin Y, we offer full day camps and extended day options, whether your interests include playing games/sports, exploring new destinations, learning new skills, or improving your swimming, we’ve got something to engage and support you. Please contact carlym@hockymca.org or 774-235-2731 and be sure to enroll by Feb 10.

We’re in spring training! Join us for two-day hourlong softball and baseball clinics, held Tues & Wed of break week, where softball and baseball players will work on the fundamentals of batting, fielding and throwing with our All New England center fielder and former softball coach at Bridgewater State University, Allie Leblanc.

For teens, outdoor enthusiasts like yourself will get together from our branches and take part in rock climbing and skiing day trips, with transportation from the Y.

REGISTER TODAY (FRANKLIN)!

Details on the Franklin programs are found on the flyer below.

Download the Franklin Flyer

Posted on: Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Healthy Kids Day

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 with additional sponsors Stop & Shop and Norwood Hospital.

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: Wednesday, February 8th, 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: 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: Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Ready for Spring?

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: Wednesday, January 25th, 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.

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:

Sunday, April 30 10:00am-12:00pm
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: Friday, January 20th, 2017

Indoor Triathlon

Give It a Tri

SUNDAY
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

Posted on: Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Train with Someone You Love

Join us to for this sweetheart of a deal on Personal Training!

SEMI-PRIVATE PERSONAL TRAINING SPECIAL

Purchase Dates: February 1-14, 2017

7 One-Hour Semi-Private Training Sessions for the price of 6. ($25 savings!)
$145 per person
Limit 1 per person. Other restrictions may apply.
Registration begins 2/1. Register at any Member Service Desk.
Sessions expire 5/1/17.

Strengthen your heart and your relationship with someone you love by registering for this semi-private personal training special!

Questions? Please contact your branch’s Health & Wellness Director.