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Batten down your hatches, hoist the mainsail and put on your nicest eyepatch as you pair up with your best mates for a week filled with pirate-themed games and crafts. And just remember: when you’re searching for buried treasure, Y marks the spot!
Ever wondered what your superpower would be? Or maybe what your origin story would look like? Or even whether you should go cape or no cape? Now you don’t have to! Get ready for a super-fun superhero-themed week filled with amazing activities to help you find your inner superhero. Also, definitely go cape.
Whether you’re destined to become a sports superstar, or you’ve just always wanted to try something new, we’ve got a sport for you! We’ll be your head coach during this week of fun and games as we help you find a sport you’ll love. Because at the Y, the real winners are the ones who can have the most fun!
Ok campers, it’s time to ask your parents some tough questions. Questions like, what’s up with tie-dye, and what was the deal with disco? Get ready to go back in time for a week where every day is a different decade! You’ll have the time of your life during decade-themed games, activities and more!
Sorry! But there’s nothing boring about this week. Get ready to roll the dice and watch as your favorite board games come to life. Not only will you get to help build and play these life-sized board games, you’ll also get to be in the games themselves! Your move, camper.
It’s time to get into the ho-ho-holiday’s with a week stuffed full of holiday-themed outfits and activities. It’ll be five days of fun and festivities featuring a different holiday every day with no tricks, but plenty of treats!
Get ready for some super summer spirit! During Spirit Week, you’ll get to meet your soon-to-be best friends as you join your age-group’s team. From there, you’ll need to put your creative spirit into high gear as you help your team make their own mascot, chant, flag, and color. So go ahead and show us your summer spirit!
Let the games begin! Get ready, get set, and go for a week-long series of Olympic-style games. You’ll even get the chance to compete against campers from other branches for points to see who will bring home bronze, silver, or gold! (And a year’s worth of bragging-rights, too).
It’s time to warm up your creative engines as we spend a week putting the A(RT) in STEAM. Dust off your paint brushes, set-up your easels and put on your out-of-the-box thinking cap for a week of art, skits, and an extra-special talent show.
Each session is Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks and consists of 8, 30 minute lessons.
$70/member and $110/non-member.
Lessons are 7:30am-8:00am. The kids will be walked from camp by 7:15am (anyone arriving after that time will need to bring their child to the pool deck) and will be returned to the camp counselors after the lesson is completed.
Registration in now open.
Come enjoy our year-round heated pool for your birthdays, reunions, etc. When renting out the indoor pool, you will have access to a party room for 1 hour and then swimming for 1 hour. All food and drinks must be kept in the party room and off the deck. Paperwork is required for renting the pool. Please contact Wes Long, firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Additional charges may apply.
Renting options for Indoor Pool:
Normal Business Hour Rental Rates and Info:
During normal business hours, the indoor pool is not offered as a private rental. Other guest and members might be using the pool as they please. This rate does include use to a private party room.
After-Hours Rental Rate and Info:
This rental option includes full private use of the indoor pool and party room. We offer this option ONLY on Saturdays and Sundays. Please contact Wes Long for more information.
Being a lifeguard can be a very challenging and rewarding job. This class will certify participants in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid as well as AED.
Participants must attend all classes as well as pass a final written and water test.
Class Prerequisites-Lifeguarding Only- participants must be 15 years old or older before the final exam, be able to swim 300 yards continuously (using freestyle and breast stroke), recover a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the pool and tread water with no hands for 2 minutes.
Must have 4 participants in a class in order to hold class. If the class does not have enough participants notification will be made the Monday prior to class beginning. You will have the option of a full refund or a transfer into another class.
Full Class: $220.00 ($70.00 due at registration) The $70 is a non-refundable fee (refunds will only be made if the YMCA cancels class).
Re-Certification Class $100 (must show non-expired certification).
All classes are from 4pm-9pm at Shades Valley YMCA
Please contact Wes Long if you have any questions.
Research shows that children who participate in afterschool programs are more successful in academics, are healthier, and more often maintain positive behaviors. Afterschool Programming at the Y is specially geared to achieve these results.
The Y’s curriculum framework offers comprehensive, age-appropriate, engaging care. Afterschool Programming focuses on eight core content areas: arts and humanities, character development, health and wellness, homework support, literacy, math and science, service learning, and social competence and conflict resolution.
The YMCA has recently adopted The Y’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards for Early Childhood and Afterschool Programs. These standards, when implemented fully, will show the Y’s commitment to being one of the largest and healthiest providers of early childhood education and afterschool programming in the nation.
Cost: $205 per month for members / $306 per month for non-members.
We will need a recent photo of your child after registering online for After School Academy. Please email your child's photo to our Childcare Director, Nick Brown, at email@example.com
Payments will be made through a draft system, and payment is due on the 1st of each month. Draft is our only method of payment unless you pay in full for the year up front.
We do not prorate any month of After School Academy for days missed (holidays, teacher work days, absences). Our fee is based on the total cost for 1 school year of After School Academy divided into 10 equal monthly payments.
Running late to pick up your child from After School Academy? Need to relay a message to our counselors? If you cannot get in touch with our Childcare Director, Nick Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org), please contact our front desk at 870-9622. They will quickly relay the message.
Contact Nick Brown for questions or for more information.
Homewood City Schools: Hall Kent Elementary, Shades Cahaba Elementary, Homewood Middle, Edgewood Elementary
Vestavia Hills Schools: Vestavia Hills Elementary, Vestavia Hills Elementary East, Vestavia Hills Elementary West, Vestavia Hills Elementary Central, Pizitz Middle
Members may leave the facility for up to 4 hours. Drop & Go is for children ages 6 weeks - 7 years.
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
$20 for 1st child and $16 for each additional child
**If you are late (after 1:00 pm) picking your child up, you will be charged a late fee of $5.00 per child!!**
MISSION: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
VISION: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.
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