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the North Attleboro Y


All that’s happening at the North Attleboro Y.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Summer Classes Start Monday

Have you enrolled yet? Register today

session runs: June 26 – August 27

GET A 9-WEEK SESSION AT A 7-WEEK RATE
Choose from YMCA staff favorites:

Swim Lessons

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.

Sports

The Y provides positive, fun activities that build athleticism and friendships while helping children feel a part of something great. Check out the many sports classes and clinics we’ll offer kids this summer.

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.

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…offered in Foxboro, Franklin and North Attleboro.


See you at the Y!

REGISTER TODAY

Posted on: Friday, June 16th, 2017

Annual Meeting 2017

Every spring at our Annual Meeting, passion for our cause-driven mission is inspired and renewed as we gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year. We had the pleasure on May 17th of honoring shining examples of youth, individuals and community partners who make it possible for our Y to enhance lives and enrich communities.

Enjoy this short video capturing highlights from the annual meeting held at Lake Pearl. And please read our 2016 annual report chronicling another successful year at our Y. The report describes the impact our relationships have in improving the quality of life of our members and friends as together we strive to meet emerging community needs with our focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Sincerely,

Ed Hurley
President, Hockomock Area YMCA

Posted on: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Why Kids Who Love Outdoors Are Having the Best Summer Ever

Outdoor adventures are an exciting way to exercise, challenging your mind as well as your body. Campers work together to plan routes and tackle encounters as they arise. Our Y runs a series of summer adventure camps, providing training, instruction and equipment. Our groups take trips to adventure locations in the area and beyond–including Maine and the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

Charge Into The Great Outdoors!

So many good things happen when kids go outside. Space to roam and natural light are healthy for kids and adults alike. This summer, encourage children and young adults to trade technology for outdoor adventure.

Our adventure camps are designed to get youth outdoors, help them build healthier lifestyles and create an appreciation for nature and ecological interdependence. Led by program director Cody Albright, the program has expanded to serve students in our 15 surrounding communities. Expeditions range from two-day campouts in the local forest to 5-day mountaineering odysseys and white water excursions.

We are hosting a parent meeting on Wednesday, June 21. Contact Cody at codya@hockymca.org or 508-643-5290 for details. Or download the camp guide today. Registration paperwork for adventure camps is found on pages 26-30.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

July 4th Veterans Picnic

Thank you for your service.

We are pleased to invite local veterans and their families to celebrate Independence Day together with us. On July 4, 2017 our North Attleboro Branch will host the 2nd annual July 4th Picnic for Veterans from 10am until 2pm.

EVENT DETAILS

10:00am –  Opening Remarks & Welcome
11:00am-1:00pm – Swim in our outdoor pool and play field games that will be coordinated for all ages to enjoy
11:30am-1:00pm – Food will be provided in the picnic area
A DJ will provide music and entertainment throughout the event. Reminder: alcohol use and smoking is prohibited on YMCA property.

This fun day is co-sponsored by the Town of North Attleborough, Rolling Thunder, North Attleborough Historical Society, American Legion, and Daughters of The American Revolution with in-kind donations provided by Freihofer’s Bakery Outlet, Stop & Shop, Target and Walmart.

For more information, contact Mario Tardif at 508-643-5291 or mariot@hockymca.org

Posted on: Tuesday, June 6th, 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: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Have a Fit-tastic Summer!

Take advantage of our summer personal training special during the month of June!

Purchase 3 One-Hour Personal Training Sessions for only $99!
Training sessions expire 9/1/17.
After purchase, receive a 10% off coupon toward a package of 6+ 1-on-1 training sessions.
Coupon valid through 8/31/17.

Why Sign up for Personal Training?
Trainers teach you new things.
Trainers offer an objective eye.
Trainers are better than a mirror to help correct your form.
Trainers keep count.
Trainers push your limits.
Trainers hold you accountable.
Trainers keep you from plateauing so that you continue to see great results.
Trainers know how far you’ve come and offer support and focus.


Register today by visiting one of our member service desks!

Any questions, please contact your branch’s Health & Wellness Director.

Posted on: Friday, May 26th, 2017

Ready for Summer Camp?

MEET ME AT THE Y
FOR THE BEST SUMMER EVER!

Summer Camp is coming soon (opening June 19), and we are finalizing our plans and preparations so every kid will enjoy camp. Parents can help their campers by doing a little planning too. Here’s some guidance about what we suggest kids bring to camp (and what they leave at home).

PLEASE label all items – including lunch

Suggested Items for All Camps

When preparing for a camp day, it’s helpful to remember how active kids are at camp. They need to be comfortable and to have a few food options:

Comfortable Clothes to move and play in. Campers will get messy so consider bringing a change of clothing
Swimsuit & Towel – if you are participating in a camp that has swim time
Closed Toe Shoes (No Sandals or Flip Flops Please)
Water Shoes – if your camper does not want wet sneakers (Toes need to be covered)
Sweatshirt or Light Jacket for cool or damp days
Lunch, Snacks, & Drinks.
Please be sure to provide choices that are healthy, fulfilling, and non-perishable (there is no refrigeration at camp). Children will eat and drink more than usual because they are so active throughout the day. Half-Day campers will need snacks and drinks only.
Water Bottles with Water (no glass please)
Sunscreen and Bug Repellent.
A Bag to carry your belongings and a plastic bag for wet clothes

Suggested Items for Rainy Days

On bad-weather days, it’s a good idea to send a little extra to camp. It helps keep them comfortable if we get stuck out in the weather:

Raincoat or Poncho
Umbrella
Extra shoes/socks
Changes of clothes (including underwear)

What NOT to bring to Camp

PLEASE leave valuable personal items at home.

Campers should not bring or wear any valuable, personal articles such as expensive footwear, watches, jewelry, phones, personal music devices, electronic games, trading cards, key chains, toys, etc. Children are not permitted to use these items at camp. Do not bring sporting equipment unless it is approved by the camp counselors and/or to be used at a specialty sports camp. The Hockomock Area YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Posted on: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Why join Weigh to Change?

Feel great and look great!

We are excited to announce that our summer session of Weigh to Change is now open for registration. This 10-week wellness, weight-inch loss program was piloted last year. Since its inception, we have witnessed so many success stories! Over the course of 3 10-week sessions in each of our branches–North Attleboro, Franklin, and Foxboro, 149 members have lost a total of 1,409 pounds and 1,633 inches!

Our summer program begins June 19th and runs through September 2nd.

Come to a WTC Info Session & learn more.

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

  • June 10, Saturday @ 10:15am
  • June 14, Wednesday @ 6:00pm

Invensys Foxboro Branch
67 Mechanic Street, Foxboro, MA 02067

  • June 3, Saturday @ 9:00am
  • June 15, Thursday @ 6:00pm

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

  • June 3, Saturday @ 8:00am
  • June 6, Tuesday @ 6:00pm
  • June 15, Thursday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Meet our new Health Coach, Claire Duckmanton. She will have some demonstrations in our lobby and answer any questions you have about our Weigh to Change program or nutrition consults.

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 workouts, 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
  • Grocery store education tours
  • Before & after Styku 3-D body scans
  • Entry into a local summer road race

The cost of the program is $499 for Hockomock Area YMCA Members and $599 for Hockomock Area YMCA Program Members (over an $800 value).

REGISTER ONLINE FOR WEIGH TO CHANGE

Become one of our Weigh to Change success stories…you will be so happy you did!

Posted on: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Garden Tours – Friday, June 16

You’re Invited.
June 16, 10am-12pm


Stop by our garden open house!

Nature is a GREAT way to nurture the potential of our community! Everyone in the community is invited to join us at our North Attleboro Branch to tour our educational garden. Did you know that every summer kids get to learn in the garden? Diligence, caring, healthy living and hard work…these are just some of the benefits of getting in the garden. With a focus on using herbs as a natural remedy, our garden coordinator has loads of tips and we are excited to share some of them with you and your family.

Please mark your calendar and plan to stop in for a tour and more:

  • Meet our garden manager and learn about the mission of our Education Garden
  • Get tips for your garden
  • Learn about using herbs for common remedies and relaxation
  • Enjoy a day at the Y!

Questions? please contact dawnd@hockymca.org

Grow a garden. And grow friendships.

Learn more about YMCA camp here

Posted on: Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Veggie Share Summer 2017

We are now accepting registrations for CSA Share 2017 at the Mansfield Community Garden. This is a great option for increasing your intake of veggies this summer! Take advantage of this local gem of a garden — and its weekly output of freshly harvested organic produce. DETAILS ON OUR VEGGIE SHARE PROGRAM:

MANSFIELD COMMUNITY GARDEN

  • The Garden is a partnership between the Hockomock Area YMCA and the Town of Mansfield
  • Our mission is to educate and involve the community in learning about fresh produce
  • We promote healthy, active lifestyles by connecting people to the food they eat and grow

LOCATION

  • We are located across the street from 386 Essex St in Mansfield, MA
  • No pesticides or chemical fertilizers are used and consumers benefit from our use of organic practices

PURCHASE A CSA

  • From June – October, we produce a typical CSA weekly share of produce (approximately 5-8 lbs/items)
  • Produce may include: lettuce, kale, chard, bok choy, arugula, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, cabbage, squashes, cucumbers, broccoli, melon, beans, peas, onion, potatoes, radish, beets, turnip, carrots, herbs, and more
  • All are harvested and prepped for pickup before you arrive
  • You may choose to pick up at the garden in the afternoon (choose either Tuesday or Thursday)
  • Cost is $425

Limited Spots.

DOWNLOAD THE CSA ENROLLMENT

For further inquiries, including volunteering at the garden and interest in obtaining your own plot at the garden, please contact communitygarden@hockymca.org.