News You Need To Know

New Family Programs Starting in Sept.

We’re introducing a variety of new programs that will be offered FREE to Family members. To help our Y families stay active and enjoy quality time together, starting September 15, Sunday is Family Day at the Y, with the following activities and special programs taking place each Sunday afternoon:

FAMILY SWIM - 1-3 pm
Stauffer Shallows & Brophy Pool
At Family Swim, your kids can show off everything they’ve learned at Swim Lessons!

Upper Gym
Introduce the game to your kids, practice fundamentals, or just relax and shoot some hoops together.


Bresslin Room
A Certified Group Fitness instructor will lead a fun exercise program for the entire family, including a cardio and strength workout appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

Adventure Guides photo

NEW! Adventures Guides

On Wednesday, September 25, at 7 pm in the Bedford Room, we’re holding an Open House to introduce to you a great new opportunity for Y families, Adventure Guides.

Adventure Guides is the YMCA’s oldest parent-child program, and today its purpose remains unchanged: to build a small community of parent-child pairs who support one another and grow together through fun, meaningful and safe outdoor activities that help parent and child become “Friends Forever.”

The program is free for all families that hold either a Family I or II membership plan. If you have an Adult or Youth membership, there is an annual registration fee of $50. When you register for the Adventure Guides, you will be assigned to a “Circle” of families. Participation is never mandatory, but we encourage you to make time for every Circle meeting and event.

At our Open House on Sept. 25, our staff will give an overview of the program, including your role as parent participants, the activities we have planned, and how we can spread the word to our communities.

Family Fun at the Y continues on through the fall, with these special activities:

October Family Week - 10/21-10/25

Monday 10/21 - Family Craft We’ll be making animals of all kinds - even dinosaurs! Our creations will be able to stand up on their own when we’re done! Family Craft will be from 3-4:30 pm in the Pool Lobby.

Tuesday 10/22 - Family Concert From 9:30-10:30 am, listen to all the hits at a kid-friendly concert in the Bedford Lobby!

Wednesday 10/23 - Family Movie Night Join us from 6:30-8:30 pm for a screening of Toy Story in the Board Room. Popcorn and punch will be provided.

Thursday 10/24 - Family Kickball Bring the kids for the most fun way ever invented to stay active - KICKBALL! We’ll be playing in the Upper Gym from 7-8 pm!

Friday 10/25 - Halloween Spooktacular We’re hosting our annual Halloween costume party, with age-appropriate activities for kids up to 10 years old. There is a $5 registration fee for all participants, and we ask that you register your family at the Member Services Desk. The Spooktacular will run from 6:00-7:30pm.

November Family Week - 11/17-11/22

Monday 11/18 - Family Bingo Take a card, take a seat, and try to get five in a row! Family Bingo will run from 1-2:30 pm in the Bedford Room.

Tuesday 11/19 - Family Magic You’ll be dazzled, you’ll be amazed, and you and your kids will learn how to perform several simple magic tricks! Family Magic will run from 4-5:30 pm in the Bresslin Room.

Wednesday 11/20 - Family Movie Night Join us from 6:30-8:30 pm for a screening of Monsters Inc. in the Board Room. Popcorn and punch will be provided!

Thursday 11/21 - Family Craft We’ll be making “handprint” turkeys in the Pool Lobby from 8:30-10 am!

Friday 11/22 - Family Scavenger Hunt We’ve hidden objects throughout the Family Y! Can your family find them all and collect your prize? Scavenger Hunt lists can be picked up from 8 am-5 pm at the Member Services Desk.

The Family Y is dedicated to the goal of being the premier family center in Westport and Weston. For more information about Y activities and programs for Y families, please contact Jay Jaronko, Senior Program Director, at 203-226-8981, ext. 109 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

To view of pdf of our new Family Newsletter, please click here.