Posted on 2/7/18 12:06 PM by Samantha Savran
Our next #HumansoftheY story comes from Linda at the Farmington Valley YMCA!
"In the Fall of 2012 my Y story, which is all about divine intervention, began as my beautiful life journey with my wonderful husband, Stephen, took a major detour. I was diagnosed with a somewhat rare cancer, one that most people have never heard of. It was life changing to say the least, and I’m beyond grateful to continue writing the chapters of my life story.
Posted on 6/4/16 12:28 PM by Scott Woodaman
Take a look at Jennifer's experience with our YMCA!
"We approached Camp Chase with quite low expectations and high anxiety. However after reaching out to camp director ahead of time and working with him to ensure he understood Jennifer’s personality and provided him with her IEP we were willing to give it a shot, and we were so glad we did." Read her full story here!
Posted on 5/12/15 6:04 AM by Will Kusek
Summer is finally on its way-- and perhaps the brave among you have already taken a dip in a local lake or river ahead of pools opening. Water activities, from swimming and boating to simply soaking in cool water on a hot day, are among the season's favorite pastimes for families relaxing together and campers spending time away from home.
As much fun as they can be, water sports can also be among summer's most dangerous activities. That is why you should make sure everyone in your family can swim! Whether your children will be spending their school vacation at a supervised camp, having unscheduled time with family and friends, or a combination of both,knowing how to swim can save their life. You should discuss water safety before anyone steps foot in the water-- and regularly over the course of the summer.
Posted on 4/21/15 12:56 PM by Scott Woodaman
When we talk about giving back to our community the Y is always willing to jump in. Below is a picture of the Tarriffville School Junior Achievement (JA) group that dedicated all day to work with kids from Kindergarten to 6th grade. We talked about how business works and how you can become a successful Entrepreneur. In partnership with JA and Simsbury Bank, Brian Liss, Scott Woodaman and Michael Garcia all gave of their time and talents. We know the volunteers had fun working with the kids all day!