YMCA Baseball is an instructional and recreational league. Younger participants will be introduced to the game and learn basic skills such as running the bases, catching, throwing and batting while older players will have the chance to play a more values-based competitive game to help improve their skills. The program will include a practice day and one game each week. All players will have fun in a positive and supportive atmosphere.
Registration: March 21 – May 24
Season: practice starts June 2, games played June 14-August 9
Members: $38 / player
Non-members: $68/ player
YMCA Summer Camp is a safe and fun way to enjoy the Summer. Meeting new friends, learning new skills, having fun! Our camp staff are ready to help with memory-making day camp experiences.
Visit our camp page to choose which camps your child will have a blast at this summer!
Indian Guides Spring Long House
Ages: 5 to 9 years with Dad or guardian
Spring Long House is an overnight camping experience where tribes and individuals participate in traditional and non-traditional activities. Long House is where all Y Guides Tribes come together for tent camping, s’ mores, and more! It is a great way to meet the rest of the tribes and make more friends.
Meals provided: Saturday lunch, dinner and s’mores; Sunday breakfast and lunch. Participants must bring their own tents and gear. (Some cabin accommodations are available upon request and availability).
Activities include: Friday Night movie in the woods, Discovery Hiking, Archery, BB Guns, Canoeing, Kayaks, Horseback Riding, Medieval Castle Water Balloon Battle, Tribal Capture the Monarch, Fishing (bring your own equipment), S’mores and Council Fire.
Days: April 25 – 27, 2014
Program starts Friday night at 5 p.m. and end Sunday at 1 p.m.
Cost: Members: $50 per parent/child team, $20 for each additional child Non-members: $75 per parent/child team, $20 for each additional child
*Please note: participants must be currently registered as a Y Indian Guide or Trailblazer to join in the fun.Please register the father or accompanting parent for the Longhouse campout and list each participating child.
Register: Until April 25
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Gift Cards now available!
GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH!
Give the gift that shows you really care. The Y is the leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.
When you give a Y Gift Card, you too can make a meaningful, enduring impact on someone’s health and help them live a happier, healthier life. So, show that you really care. Give the gift of health. Give a Y Gift Card today. Gift cards are available at all area locations for any amount. Stop by the front desk to purchase or for more information!
Gift Cards can be used for:
• Joiner’s fee
• Membership dues
• Youth sports and other program fees
• Personal training sessions
• Swim lessons
• Y Merchandise
• And lots more!
Parents’ Night Out
Let your child have fun at the Y every fourth Friday of each month while you enjoy an evening out! Dinner and a movie, plus games and activities add up to a good time for all.
Drop starts at 6:30 pm and pick-up by 10:00 pm.
Cost: $8/member; $10/non-member
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All Day Out at Lexington
Ages: 5 -14
No school means a day of fun at the Y! Children will have time to enjoy activities such as active games, crafts and dancing. Preregistration is required to attend. Drop off starts at 7 a.m. and pick-up by 6:15 p.m. Children currently registered in the YMCA Afterschool program do not need to register for this program – it’s included.
Cost: $18/member; $30/non-member
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Spring Equestrian Lessons are around the corner. Learn the essentials of riding and care of horses in this 15-week session.
Sessions: January 13 – May 2, 2014
Cost: $80 Registration Fee
Members: $40 per month
Non-members: $80 per month
*Please note that riders are expected to be at the barn 15-20 minutes prior to ride time.
*If you are unsure of what level to enter your child please set-up an evaluation ride with the Equestrian Director, Melissa London 359-3376 ext 17. ($15 members, $20 non-members)
This class is for first time riders (no formal lessons) with little or no experience. This class will start with ground safety, how to groom and tack their horse, to a mounted lessons learning proper balance and control. Classes will meet once a week for an hour lesson.
This class is for riders that participated in our Seahorse level in the Spring or attended our Equestrian Camp this summer. This rider should have confidence around the horse and have a balanced position doing a trot in a 2-point position while mounted. Classes will meet once a week for 1 hour lessons.
Days offered: Monday 4-5 p.m., Wednesday 5:15-6:15 p.m., or Saturday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Students should able to develop and maintain a horse consistently bent in the direction of travel in a trot or a canter. Jumping courses under 3’. Simple change of leads, hand gallop, extended trot, and mount from the ground. Student should have intermediate control and be able to demonstrate a crest release.
Days offered: Tuesday 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Students will be working on the same skills as Amatuer but with more advanced skills. They should able to develop and maintain a horse consistently bent in the direction of travel in a trot or a canter. Jumping courses under 3’. Flying lead changes, hand gallop, extended trot, and mount from the ground. Student should have intermediate control and be able to demonstrate a crest release along with leg yields. Riders should be able to correctly wrap their horse before each lesson.
Days offered: Thursday 6:30-7:50 p.m. or Sunday 11-12:20 p.m.
Students should be able to trot a figure 8’s, canter a 2 point around the arena, demonstrate trot to halt transitions, and group canter work. Small cross rails with elementary release.
Days offered: Tuesday 4-5 p.m.
Students will continue to work on same skills as the Hopeful level, but with more work cantering securely around the arena. Rider should be able to consistently pick up the correct leads. Jumping single crossrails lines and small verticals.
Days offered: Wednesday 4-5 p.m., Thursday 5:15-6:15 p.m., or Friday 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Students should be able to trot securely around the entire ring in a 2-point, posting trot, and over cavalletti poles. They should know and consistently demonstrate correct diagonals. During western lessons they should have the ability to sit deeply and softly in a jog. The rider should ride unlocked and flexible through their 3 shock absorbers. They will have a basic concept on how to ask and ride a canter down the long side of the arena.
Days offered: Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m. or Friday 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Students should be able to trot a balanced circle, double posting, demonstrating a half turn in reverse, cantering crossrails, moving into higher verticals, and multiple jumping lines. The student should be able to explain the 4-phases of the jump and know the average horse’s trot and canter strides.
Days offered: Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Students should know simple leads through a figure eight pattern, sitting trot, and a collected canter. Jumping small courses under 2’6.
Days offered: Monday 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Run Red Bank 5k, 10k & Kids’ Fun Run
May 31, 2014 at Lexington Family YMCA
Come run, jog, or walk with us in Run Red Bank! The course is welcoming to beginners and pros alike. Families and kids are welcome! Join in and get fit! Proceeds benefit the Y’s Annual Campaign, which lives by its mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities each day by never turning anyone away who cannot afford a YMCA program or Y-service.
$75 will be awarded to each of the Mens’ and Women’s winners of the 5k and the 10k!
» 12 & Under Fun Run Registration: $10
» Early Registration (Postmarked by May 15): 5K – $25, 10K- $30
» Late Registration (Postmarked by May 30 ): 5K – $30, 10K – $35
» Race Day Registration: 5K – $35, 10K – $40
» Group Entry (Postmarked by May 15): 5K – $20 per person
PACKET PICK UP:
Early Pick Up: May 30th, 5 – 7 p.m.
Race Day Pick Up: Race starts at the Lexington YMCA. Every participant must be registered and every individual must pick up a packet containing a t-shirt and important race information.
Race Day Schedule:
» 8:00am – Kids Fun Run (12 and Under)
» 8:30am – 5K and 10K Race Start
» 10:00am – Awards Ceremony
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Afterschool at the Y
Weekly Cost: $45 members/$60 non-members
Camp Occaneechi at the Lexington Family YMCA offers an afterschool program that is far from ordinary! Emphasizing our Christian mission, the Y engages students in a variety of ways – see why we are so different!
Afterschool at the Y engages kids in physically active, learning and imaginative activities that encourage exploration of who they are and what they can achieve. In addition to supplementing what they have learned in school, they participate in interactive learning models that help build healthy habits, active lifestyles and continued learning. Students get assistance with their homework from trained Y staff, form long-lasting friendships that enhance their development and growth and learn skills that can build self-confidence.
SETTING THE EXAMPLE
We would like to share with you some exciting changes that have been taking place in our afterschool and summer camp programs. As part of our ongoing partnership with the Department of Exercise Science at The University of South Carolina to enhance the quality of our programming, we have begun making changes that will lead to increases in the amount of physical activity children accumulate and improve the nutritional quality of the foods served in our afterschool and summer camp programs. We will be evaluating these changes by collecting children’s physical activity using small motion sensors called accelerometers and pedometers, and observe the types of foods children eat during our programs. This information will be invaluable and serve to inform us on where our programs need improvement, as well as provide data on these improvements as we make them. We are thrilled to with some of the improvements that have been documented over the last year, and look forward to continued improvements throughout this partnership.
What does this mean? The YMCA has INCREASED the amount of Moderate to Vigorous Activity during the Afterschool hours for Girls by 9.2% and 15.9% for Boys. Translation= your child is moving more at Afterschool @ the Y!
Percentage of time children spend doing Moderate to Vigorous Activity at our Afterschool Programs:
Transportation is provided from:
» Red Bank Elementary
» Carolina Springs Elementary
» Saxe Gotha Elementary
» White Knoll Elementary
» Oak Grove Elementary
» White Knoll Middle
» Carolina Springs Middle
**Healthy snacks are provided to each student, every day!