Benjamin Harrison YMCA

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What‘s New @ Benjamin Harrison YMCA

Pool Update

The lap pool is currently open and the recreational pool will be open on Thursday, December 18th at 5:30am.  We are working hard to get the recreational pool at the appropriate temperature.  Feel free to call the Y at 547-9622 to verify the temperature.

Give the Gift of the Y!

Looking for the PERFECT Christmas gift for someone in your life? Give the gift of the Y! Register for a swim lesson session OR our winter basketball league between December 8-24 and receive a YMCA stocking. Sign up for both and receive the stocking PLUS two entries to win the grand prize of Pacer Tickets! Stockings include YMCA swag and customizable certificates for the program participants.

To learn more, contact our Sport Coordinator, Amber Miller at 610-2692 or email her at amiller@indymca.org or our Aquatics Director, Mikail Al-Malik 610-2693 or email him at malmalik@indymca.org

Breakfast with Santa

Ho Ho Ho! Santa is coming to our Y to have breakfast with your kiddos! This special event is a great opportunity for your little ones to meet and greet

Santa and take a picture with him. Santa will be here Saturday, December 13th from 8-11am. FM $3 (ages 3-9) $5 (ages 10 & over) $15 (family of 4 max) PM $6 (per person ages 3 & up). Crafts, movies, pictures, and breakfast will be provided.

Please register at the front desk today!

Cocoa and Canvas

Trying to come up with last minute ideas or gifts or just want to spend some time with family during this crazy season? Come on out for a messy night of fun on Friday, December 19th from 6-8pm! Enjoy hot cocoa while painting an original piece of art on canvas. Cost is $5 per 8×10 canvas. Pre-Registration is preferred (Space is Limited) Don’t forget to wear clothes that can get paint on them.

For more information, please contact our Youth Sports and Family Coordinator, Amber Miller at 610-2692 or email her at amiller@indymca.org.

School’s Out Camps

Schools are out and the Y is in! We will be offering camp December 22-January 2. Camps will include arts and crafts, science experiments, cooking projects, physical activity, character development, service learning, and more!

Here is the registration form that needs to be filled out before your child can attend. Also check out the School’s Out Camp Brochure for information on the camps.

To register or for more information call (317) 226-9122 .

New in Sports!

Our Fall/Winter Classic All-City Intramural Travel Basketball League will begin December 15. Participants will play games at other YMCA locations throughout the Indianapolis area. There will be weekly practices and Saturday games.

Registration Form: All City Travel Basketball

Conditioning dates: 2015 Winter Travel Basketball Conditioning Flyer

2015 Winter Basketball Instructional League begins January 17. This is a non-competitive league for ages 4-18. Here is the registration form: Winter Basketball League 2015

For additional information, please contact our Sports Coordinator, Amber Miller at 610-2692 or email her at amiller@indymca.org.

Preschool Enrichment Program

Join our new “Growing Minds” Program!  For ages 2-5 and 6-10 beginning October 27th!

Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30 pm (ages 2-5)
Monday-Friday 4:30pm-8:30 pm (ages 2-10)

You can choose from 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x/week options!

Where:  The Benjamin Harrison YMCA (back of Child Watch)
Fees:    Fees cover the entire 8 week session

For additional information, please contact Carol Allen at callen@indymca.org

Looking for Donations!

Do you have toys and other items your child is no longer interested in? The Benjamin Harrison’s Preschool Enrichment Program is in need of donations!

The specific items we are needing are:

-Puzzles

-Books (ages 2-10)

-Items for our Dramatic Play center

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Purses
  • Shoes
  • Play clothes
  • Play food

-Building blocks

-Items for arts and crafts

For donations, please contact Carol Allen at callen@indymca.org

Sports Coaches

We are looking Sports Coaches for ALL sports!  This is a great volunteer opportunity!

Please contact our Sports Coordinator, Amber Miller at amiller@indymca.org for additional information. No experience necessary – We will train you!

Join Our Small Communities!

Get connected by joining our small communities so that you can build a relationship for a lifetime.  Contact the center for more information.  Here is the list of our small communities:

-Silver Sneakers

-Shallow Water Aerobics

-Active Older Adults

-Euchre Club

-Senior Coffee Talk

-Saturday Cyclists

-Book Club

-Benjamin Harrison Mom’s Group

-Tuesday night Volleyball

-Teen Night


YMCA MISSION: to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
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