Safe Sitter® Class Offered at the Hobart Family YMCA!

We will be hosting our next Safe Sitter® class on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 here at the Hobart Family YMCA!

Course content includes:

  • Safety Skills: Indoor safety, outdoor safety, online safety, and personal safety.
  • Child Care Skills: Child development, child care routines (including diapering practice), and behavior management.
  • First Aid & Rescue Skills: Injury prevention, injury management, and choking rescue. CPR is an optional component.
  • Life & Business Skills: Screening jobs, setting fees, and greeting employers.

The Hobart Family YMCA presents Safe Sitter® a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 and up how to handle emergencies when caring for children. This class teaches safe and nurturing childcare techniques, behavior management skills, and appropriate responses to medical emergencies.

RESPONSIBILITY
When you accept a babysitting job, you accept the responsibility for a child’s life. Taking a Safe Sitter® class will help prepare you to be a more responsible babysitter and you will have FUN! Register TODAY and learn to rescue a choking child, change a diaper, practice mock 911 calls and learn how to screen babysitting jobs to decide when to accept and when to refuse! SAFETY FIRST!

CLASS INFORMATION
The next Safe Sitter® class will be held on SATURDAY, August 24th, 2019 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This class includes:
• Safe Sitter® Manual
• Completion Card
• Pencil
• Important Numbers Sticky Note Pad
PLEASE BRING YOUR LUNCH AND MONEY FOR A SOFT DRINK. A light snack will be provided.

AGES
This course is designed for young teens ages 11 & up.

CLASS FEE
$35 for Members
$45 for Non-Members

Scholarships are available based on financial needs.

 

Family Night at Deep River Water Park!

SOLD OUT! 7/31/19 10:05 AM

This event is open to all…members AND non-members…until tickets sell out.

Hobart Y Family Night at Deep River Water Park will be on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.
You may begin entering the park at 5:00 pm – but, the private event will not begin until 6:30 pm. All guests must stay out of water attractions from 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm. Get your tickets now – only 2,000 tickets available!

Only 12 months and under are free. 1 years old and up will need a ticket to enter the park.

All guests must wear a park provided wrist band, in order to stay in the park after closing to the general public. Alcoholic beverages are not available or permitted in the park. All coolers are subject to inspection.

In order to be admitted into the park each guest must have a special admission ticket provided by the Hobart Family YMCA. To purchase a tickets please come into the Hobart Family YMCA during our normal operating hours. Monday – Friday 5:00 am. – 9:00 pm.; Saturday 7:00 am. – 5:00 pm.; Sunday 9:00 pm. – 5:00 pm.

For additional questions please contact Aimee at asantos@hobartymca.org

Summer Wellness and Aquatic Classes!

Group Exercise programs are fun and interactive ways to get fit while having fun.

From Aquacise, to Tabata, Queenax and Zumba, the Y offers tons of Group Exercise classes each week where you can get fit in a supportive group setting. The Y’s Group Exercise instructors are highly-trained to provide safe and effective exercise programs. You are not alone in a Y Group Exercise class, our instructors help bring the class together to form supportive connections.

Still the best benefit yet, is that we offer over Group Exercise programs are FREE to YMCA members!

Registration officially begins Monday, June 17th for Hobart Family YMCA Members and opens on Wednesday, Jun 19th for our Community Guest participants.

Check out our Summer Group Exercise classes we offer here!

Down, Set, HIKE!

Flag football offers an energetic, fun way to get exercise and make friends. With the rules of the game designed to minimize risk while still offering a way for kids to embody their favorite players and play against each other, flag football is a great way for kids of all ages to get into sports, unleash their energy in a positive way, and learn basic teamwork skills.

The Hobart Family YMCA flag football program will help your child learn and participate in this adrenaline pumping sport in a fun, safe environment!

Fee: $36 Members/$72 Non-Members

Session Dates: Practices will begin the week of August 12th; 1st Game on Sat. August 24th & Last Game on Sat. October 5th, 2019. Volunteer Coaches meeting 8/7/19.

Ages: 5 – 14 years

Times: Practices are once a week and Games are on Saturdays. Practice times/days are not ready until registration is completed.

Jersey Fee: $10

​(​You may reuse from a previous Youth Sports Program and with purchase you can use for any upcoming Youth Sports Programs)

To register, visit the Hobart Family YMCA Welcome Center or register online!)

KICK Into ACTION!

Have fun and stay active at the same time! Children 3 – 14 years old are welcome to participate in our summer Co-Ed Youth Sports Soccer season.

Strengthening the foundation of the community as a leading provider of soccer for kids and promoting volunteerism. We offer outstanding opportunities for the entire family to be involved; learning new skills, making new friends and beginning a lifetime of physical activity that promotes health and well-being. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches or in many other roles under the guidance of Y staff.

Fee: $36 Members/$72 Non-Members

Session Dates: Practices will begin the week of August 12th; 1st Game on Sat. August 24th & Last Game on Sat. October 5th, 2019. Volunteer Coaches meeting 8/7/19.

Ages: 3 – 14 years

Times: Practices are once a week and Games are on Saturdays. Practice times/days are not ready until registration is completed.

Jersey Fee: $10
​(​You may reuse from a previous Youth Sports Program and with purchase you can use for any upcoming Youth Sports Programs)

To register, visit the Hobart Family YMCA Welcome Center or register online!

Brickyard Run Sponsorship Opportunities!

Hello!

On Thursday, July 4 2019, we will host the 39th Annual Brickyard Run, our largest fundraiser of the year.

We’d like to invite you to help our efforts go even farther with you, or your company, as our official corporate sponsor.

In this role, your business would provide a sponsorship at one of our three levels, Red, White or Blue, and in turn, we would promote your company as the event’s official sponsor. Alternatively, your team could provide giveaways for our runners, in your role as a Star Sponsor.

With you by our side at this upcoming event, we are sure to achieve this season’s fundraising goal and serve our community well.

If you or your company are interested in being our official event sponsor, please reach out to us at asantos@hobartymca.org. We can’t wait to hear back from you!

Warm Wishes,

Aimee Santos
Marketing & Membership Director
HOBART FAMILY YMCA

The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

June Swim Lessons

Don’t wait! June Swim Lessons Are Filling Up Fast!

See all our available lessons here! 

Swim Lessons

The Y is “America’s Swim Instructor” and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming. The Y introduced the country to the concept of group swim lessons more than 100 years ago, (1909), and each year, the Y teaches more than a million children invaluable water safety and swimming skills. As one of the largest community-based organizations in the country, the Y owns or manages over 2,000 pools. Thanks to its size and reach, the Y is in a unique position to help bridge the gap in the delivery of swim lessons and water safety education in the U.S.—especially in underserved communities.

There are three general categories of Y Swim Lessons:

• Swim Starters develops water enrichment and aquatic readiness in children ages six months to three years. This category focuses on developing swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents also learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents and how to plan for emergencies.

• Swim Basics develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages. Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit if they fall into a body of water.

• Swim Strokes introduces and refines stroke technique in older students (school age, teens and adults). Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Summer Track & Field

On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

Have fun and stay active at the same time! Children 6 – 14 years old are invited to join us for our summer track and field sports program. Participants will try out a number of different track events and learn technique and proper form while running, jumping and throwing. This league will compete with all the YMCAs in Lake County, IN.

 

Registration Ends Monday, June 17th, 2019

Fee: $25 Members/$50 Non-Members

Session Dates: June 17, 2019 – August 10, 2019

Ages: 6 – 14 years

Times: Practices are on Mondays 6:00-7:00 pm

1st Track & Field Meet Thursday, July 18th 5:00 pm  at Taft Middle School ; 2nd Track & Field Meet To Be Determined

Jersey Fee: $10

 

​(​You may reuse from a previous Youth Sports Program and with purchase you can use for any upcoming Youth Sports Programs)

To register, visit the Hobart Family YMCA Welcome Center or register online. For more information, contact the Sport Coordinator, Hugh Harshbarger at ​sports@hobartymca.org or call 219-942-2183 Ext. 16

 

Family Night At Deep River Water Park

Hobart Y Family Night at Deep River Water Park will be on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

You may begin entering the park at 5:00 pm – but, the private event will not begin until 6:30 pm. All guests must stay out of water attractions from 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm. Get your tickets now – only 2,000 tickets available!

Only 12 months and under are free. 1 years old and up will need a ticket to enter the park.

All guests must wear a park provided wrist band, in order to stay in the park after closing to the general public. Alcoholic beverages are not available or permitted in the park. All coolers are subject to inspection.

In order to be admitted into the park each guest must have a special admission ticket provided by the Hobart Family YMCA. Please purchase tickets online and pick up purchased tickets at the will-call table the day of the event between 4:45 pm – 7:30 pm.

Purchase Tickets HERE!

For additional questions please contact Aimee at asantos@hobartymca.org

Bellydance Demo Classes

JOIN US FOR FREE DEMO CLASSES OF THE ART OF BELLY DANCE

May 28, 2019, Tuesday @ 1:00-2:00 pm

May 31, 2019, Friday @ 10:45-11:45 am

June 1, 2019, Saturday @ 9:15-10:15 am

Join us and instructor Andreana for free demonstration bellydance classes! Bellydance is an ancient dance form that began in various ethic regions of the Middle East. This art form has its origins in celebrating femininity and motherhood. It is the oldest recorded dance form in the history of human kind and was practiced during celebrations by the entire community, including men and children.

Our Bellydance classes are:
• Low impact
• Does not not require previous dance experience
• A fun way to get fit
• Open to ALL 13 years and older

This is an hour-long class. Each class will start with a warm up, introduction to beginner steps, combinations and movement across the floor. Class will end with a cool down. Each class will build upon the next, resulting in a choreographed dance by the end of the 8 week session.

Class Attire:
• Comfortable exercise or yoga pants
• Leggings
• Fitted tops
• Socks or dance shoes
• A scarf, shawl, or piece of fabric to tie around hips