Come to the pool to swim on New Year’s Eve and or New Year’s Day and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a basket with goggles, goggle case, nose plugs, ear plugs, water bottle, and a towel.
Dec 31st, 2019 5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jan 1st, 2020 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Have fun and stay active at the same time! Children 3 – 14 years old are welcome to participate in our Winter Youth Co-Ed Basketball Program.
Youth participating in basketball activities can be a great form of exercise that also helps form team-building skills and a sense of community.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.
From ages 3 to 14, kids love the Y basketball program. Our Co-Ed program allows young players to enjoy basketball in a positive and fun environment, while incorporating the values of the YMCA. Practices are 1 night a week (Mon-Fri), once a week. Games are on Saturdays.
Fee: $40 Members/$80 Non-Members
50% off additional child discount – children must be in the same membership unit residing at the same address – no discounts online.
Session Dates: Practices will begin the week of January 13th. 2020. 1st Game will be Saturday, January 25th, 2020. Last Game will be Saturday, February 29th
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!
SPECIAL CONGRATS TO DANA WILLIAMS! DANA WON THE FREE PERSONAL TRAINING SESSION WITH REBEKAH! Congrats to all who participated, too!! Each of you made a wonderful commitment to yourself - keep up the good work and keep going!!
All Hobart Family YMCA Members are welcome to participate in each of our 12 Days of Fitness Challenge activities. Challenge participants will be entered into a drawing for a free personal training session with Rebekah.
Each day you participate stop at the Welcome Center to enter the raffle - Be sure to answer the challenge questions!
Winner will be drawn and announced on Dec. 24th!
Santa Swim Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Celebrate this year's Christmas Holiday with us! Enjoy the tradition of visiting Santa, but with a splash! Swim in our heated pool and enjoy the magic of Christmas while playing games. Our elf lifeguards will make this a safe unique memory. Bring a camera and take a picture in front of the Christmas scene with Santa and receive a goody bag. 4 time slots to choose from - Learn More & register here!
Don't forget your bathing suit & towel!
Member Rate: $10
Non-member Rate: $15
Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 14th, 2019
Santa and his Helpers are stopping by the Hobart Family YMCA for breakfast. The menu is Santa’s favorite breakfast food: pancakes, sausage, and orange juice (coffee for those who are young at heart). Santa will arrive around 9:45 a.m. and leave at 10:45 a.m.
PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS with our Welcome Center staff so we will be prepared for breakfast and Santa will have plenty of surprises for the little ones. This is a great family event to begin the holiday season. Photographs with Santa for $3.00 per 4x6 photo.
Date: Sunday October 27th, 2019
Time: 1-3 pm at the Hobart YMCA
Donation: $10.00 per person
Benefiting the Hobart YMCA and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Registration online & at the Hobart Family YMCA.
Or in person the day of the event
Event will include door prizes.
Students are asked to bring a Yoga mat and water bottle.
St. Mary Medical Center’s Women’s Diagnostic Center and Therapy Services will provide information on breast cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, as well as lymphedema therapy and oncology rehabilitation therapy.
Come out and Fight Breast Cancer, and Enjoy an Amazing Pink Afternoon at the Hobart YMCA!
October is National Bullying Awareness Month
Bullying is a key social issue that impacts many kids and their ability to reach their full potential. Whether the bullying is physical, verbal or online, those who are bullied can suffer negative effects, including depression, poor performance in school, physical illness and increased risk for suicide.
Everyone involved with young people has a role to play in preventing this damaging behavior. One way you can help prevent bullying is by becoming an “upstander” – someone who recognizes when bullying is happening and safely works to stop it.
Promoting positive behaviors like being an upstander can be art of the solution to bullying. At the Y, modeling positive behaviors is foundation to everything we do. Our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility form the roots of our work, helping young people become the change makers our communities need to become stronger.
YMCAs nationwide work hard every day to provide safe spaces for children to grow and thrive. This is part of our commitment to helping develop and activate young people so they can transform communities today and in the future.
Three Actions Anyone Can Take to Prevent Bullying
1.) Treat Other Kindly & With Respect
2.) Interrupt & report Bullying Incidents
3.) Show support for the Bullied Person
Ways You Can Help Prevent Bullying
Any caring adult—parents, school staff, child care workers and others—can help prevent bullying incidents. This is what you can do, according to StopBullying.gov:
- Help kids understand bullying. Talk about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Tell kids bullying is unacceptable. Make sure kids know how to get help.
- Keep the lines of communication open. Check in with kids often. Listen to them. Know their friends, ask about school, and understand their concerns.
- Encourage kids to do what they love. Special activities, interests, and hobbies can boost confidence, help kids make friends, and protect them from bullying behavior.
- Model how to treat others with kindness and respect.
The Tyler Clementi Foundation also has a number of ways individuals and entire communities can prevent bullying, such as the Million Upstander Movement Opens a new window and the #Day1 campaign Opens a new window.
- 28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12 have experienced bullying.
- 20% of U.S. students in grades 9–12 have experienced bullying.
- 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.
- 15% of high school students (grades 9–12) were electronically bullied in the past year.
- 55.2% of LGBTQ students experienced cyberbullying.
- 30% of young people admit to bullying others in surveys.
- 70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools.
- 70.4% of school staff have seen bullying.
- 62% witnessed bullying two or more times in the last month and 41% witness bullying once a week or more.
Source: Tyler Clementi Foundation
For more statistics and research, go to StopBullying.gov
Join us for our Spirit Night Fundraiser at Red Robin! Join us for a tasty dinner fundraiser – All are welcome!
When? October 15th from 4-8 PM
Where? Hobart Red Robin
2465 Southlake Mall
Merrillville, IN, 46410
How does it work? Present this email or promotional flyer to your server at the Hobart Red Robin location between 4-8 pm; Enjoy a yummy meal and your loved ones and Red Robin will give 20% of fundraising sales* back to our Hobart Y Preschool – Yay!
*Excludes alcohol sales and tax.