Did you enjoy our summer equestrian camps? Come experience the same fun this winter! Our campers will enjoy learning basic stable management, caring for and feeding horses, riding lessons, trail rides, roasting s’mores and many other fun activities. Lesson groups will be split by ability and knowledge.
Children will experience overnight camping with their friends. Schedule will include fun activities with the horses, riding lessons, evening campfire and horse care. The campers will be divided into groups depending on ability. Campers will be housed in our residential cabins located on site. Evening snack, breakfast and lunch included.
Ages: 7 – 15
Date: December 6-7
Time: Saturday 5 p.m.(drop off until 6 p.m.) until Sunday 1 p.m.
Proceeds from the Pumpkin Run will support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign to make the Y available to everyone through scholarships and financial assistance.
Held in memory of Michael “Sully” Sullivan.
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Kids Fun Run starts at 8 a.m.
5K Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m.
12 and under Fun Run: $10
Early registration (postmarked by Oct. 10): $25
Late registration (postmarked by Oct. 24): $30
Race day registration: $35
5K group registration (postmarked by Oct. 10): $20/person
To the top overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female winners!
NorthWest Family YMCA
Friday, October 24, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 25 at 7 a.m.
Every participant must be registered and every individual or team/group must pick up a packet containing a t-shirt and other important information. Must register by Oct. 10 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting our race series!
Met Life/Brad Spehl
The Tom Hoskins Family
Central Midlands Cleaning
Carolina Ale House
Columbia Regional Business Report
Palmetto Citizens Bank
JA White & Associates
Z 93 The Lake
Dicks Sporting Goods
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Fall Program Guide
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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.
Days offered: Wednesday 4 – 5 p.m., Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., or Saturday 9 – 10 a.m.
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.
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: Monday 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Students will be working on the same skills as Amateur 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: Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Students should be able to trot figure 8s, canter a 2 point around the arena, demonstrate trot to halt transitions, and group canter work. Small cross rails with elementary release.
Days offered: Monday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. or Wednesday 5:15 – 6:15 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: Thursday 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. or Friday 4 – 5 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 4 – 5 p.m., Tuesday 4 – 5 p.m., or Friday 6:30 – 7:30 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.
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Y-Guides Fall Long House
Ages: 5 to 9 years with Dad or guardian
Fall Long House is an overnight camping experience where tribes and individuals participate in traditional and non-traditional activities. The Annual Fall Y-Guides Longhouse is a great opportunity for dads and kids to make memories together. Tribes will participate in traditional campout activities like Movie in the Woods, Archery, BB Guns, Fishing, Smores, Hiking, Ceremony Council Fire and more.
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).
Days: November 7-9, 2014
Program starts Friday night at 5 p.m. and end Sunday at 2 p.m.
Cost: Members: $50 per parent/child team, $10 for each additional child Non-members: $85 per parent/child team, $10 for each additional child
*Please note: participants must be currently registered as a Y-Guide or Trailblazer to join in the fun.Please register the father or accompanting parent for the Longhouse campout and list each participating child.
Designed to help your child learn the game of football and have lots of fun while doing it! Players will learn the fundamentals of football, both offensive and defensive strategies. During the games players will have the opportunity to play different positions. Everyone gets to play a minimum of half the game.
This program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Participants in each age group will be divided into teams led by volunteer parents. Program includes one practice per week and Saturday games. All players are recommended to wear a mouth guard.
Registration: thru October 26, 2014
(There is a $15 late registration fee)
Season: Practice starts week of November 10; games played November 22 – January 17, 2015
The Y-Club Afterschool Program is a fun place to be with lots of positive staff interaction and learning opportunities. We provide a healthy afterschool snack, physical fitness time, homework help and a wide variety of other activities, including STEM and time to socialize with friends or play games.
Hours: School dismissal – 6:15 p.m.
Ages: Kindergarten – 8th grade
Weekly Cost: $45 members/$60 non-members
When there is a half day at school, we will still hold afterschool and pick up the children from school. School in-service days and student holidays are included in regular weekly fees, except for holiday breaks (Winter Break and Spring Break) are registered and paid for separately.
Transportation is provided from:
» Carolina Springs Elementary
» Carolina Springs Middle
» Deerfield Elementary
» Oak Grove Elementary
» Red Bank Elementary
» Saxe Gotha Elementary
» White Knoll Elementary
» White Knoll Middle
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