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NEWS ARCHIVE

If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at our organization, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.

  • Be A Part of Something Great!

    Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

    The YMCA Child Care is looking for a Lead Teacher for our After School Program. This job is a part-time 5 days a week position.
    Start Date: ASAP
    Contact: Amy Meldrum (ameldrum@bluewaterymca.com)
    Qualifications: State requires one of the following:
    · 6 semester hours in child related field with 2,880 hours of experience
    · 12 semester hours in child related field with 720 hours of experience
    · Associates in child development
    · Bachelors degree
    Location: Thomas Edison Elementary
    Includes a complimentary Individual YMCA membership!

  • Family Pool Party

    Grab your grass skirt and dance the hula! Join us Friday, January, 29th at the Y for a fun family event! This Luau theme party is sure to be a blast! Beach balls and floaties provided - please do not bring any from home. There will be music, water slides and the lazy river!

    Register online or at our Welcome Center. Hope to see you there!

    Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Member Fee: FREE
    Non-Member Fee: $5/person
    Children under 3: FREE

  • Take your skills to the next level with the Y’s AAU Travel Basketball program! This program concentrates on improving your child’s ability in all areas of the game including dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense, and basketball IQ. The fee includes jersey, shorts, gym fees, and tournament/league fees.

    Tryouts for the Port Huron Kings will be held on January 19th, 2016 from 4:30- 7:00 PM

  • Looking for something to do as a family on New Year's Eve? Come to the Y!
    Call or register online today.

  • Holiday Hours

    Christmas Eve - Open until Noon
    Christmas Day- CLOSED
    New Year's Eve- Open until 10:00 PM
    New Year's Day- CLOSED

  • The Winter I Session begins on Monday, January 4 , information is online and registration is now open for your favorite classes! Visit our program pages to learn about our offerings, new programs and sport camps! Keep in mind that the deadline for all swim and sports registrations for Winter I is Wednesday, December 30 so sign up today!

  • Donate during the #GivingTuesday campaign and your gift will be doubled. Several Y members have joined together to offer a member-to-member challenge. For every dollar you donate now through December 1st, they’ll match your gift, no matter how big or small, to a total of $12,500 - or $25,000 for the Y. Give online or download a donation form today!

  • There's still time to sign up for the Jingle Bell Run! Register for the 2K, 5K, or 10K today! The 2015 Jingle Bell run will be held on Saturday, December 5, starting at 9:00 AM - put on your holiday best and join us!

  • When school is out, camp is in at the Y! Join us during school holidays and snow days for fun games and activities that are sure to keep kids having fun and learning along the way. They'll have the opportunity to make new friends and engage in indoor and outdoor activities in a safe, positive environment.

    Thanksgiving Holiday Camp will be held on Wednesday, November 25 and Friday, November 27. Holiday Camp and Snow Fun Days are open to students kindergarten through 6th grade and you do not need to be a member of the Y to enjoy camp.

  • KIDS NIGHT OUT

    Kids under 12 are invited to Kids Night Out at the Y on Friday, November 20 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Make new friends while playing games, making crafts and participating in fun age-appropriate activities. Everyone receives a light snack and swim time is included for all school age children. The cost is just $10 for Y members and $20 for the community. Have a great time at Kids Night Out. Sign up today and have the time of your life!

  • Honoring Veterans

    Veterans Day is a time when we honor those who have served in the United States Military and their families. On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, take a moment to express gratitude to those who have made great sacrifices to preserve our freedom.

    In honor of Veterans Day, the YMCA Active Older Adults (AOA) will be meeting at the Lakeside Cemetery at 11:00 AM for a brief memorial service. They will meet for lunch at Big Boy after the service. Guests pay for their own lunch and everyone is welcome.

  • October 24, 2015, marks the 24th Annual Make a Difference Day. Across America, millions of volunteers will unite with a common mission - to improve the lives of others. Visit the www.makeadifferenceday.com to search for volunteer opportunities in the area.

  • Fall II Session Starts October 26

    The Fall II Session begins on Monday, October 26, so sign up now for your favorite classes! Keep in mind that the deadline for all swim and sports registrations for Fall II is Wednesday, October 21. Sign up today!

  • The Mutt-Ster Mash is amazing! Check out our Facebook page for more information and to see all the photos!

  • Fall is amazing at the Y! New classes... New faces... Familiar friends... Fantastic staff and volunteers! Try one of our new classes like Barre Power or Tap Cardio. Sign your kids up for swim lessons. Check out our Active Older Adults program. There's something for everyone at the Y!

    The Fall II Session is only a few days away, so sign up for classes today. If you're taking a class currently and you want to continue, you can sign up for the next session right in class! Ask your instructor for details.

  • The YMCA of the Blue Water Area is collecting gently used children's clothing for Kids In Distress (K.I.D.S) until Friday, October 9. If you have kids clothing that is still in great condition, please feel free to drop it off in the collection box at the Welcome Center today. We will deliver all donations to K.I.D.S. For more information, contact K.I.D.S. at (810) 326-4505.

  • Have you always wanted to run a 5K but don't know how to get ready? Join our Couch to 5K Program beginning on October 6 and work your way up to a 5K in just two months - Right in time for the 2015 Jingle Bell Run!

  • The YMCA of the Blue Water Area is an incredible place to work. Right now the Y has full-time and part-time career opportunities in a variety of areas. We are currently seeking individuals for the following positions:

    Full Time Coordinator - Lead Teacher
    Full Time Coordinator - Swim and Water Safety
    Lifeguards
    Warm World Child Care
    School Age Programs
    Welcome Center

    Click on the 'Be Involved' tab to learn more!

  • Saturday, September 26 in St. Clair
    Make it a family event – enjoy the sounds of old-fashioned steam whistles, the beautiful new St. Clair Plaza and have a child identification CD made courtesy of the Mason’s all in one fun trip.

  • The Mutt-ster Mash comes to the Y on Saturday, October 17 and we need volunteers! It promises to be a fun-filled event with dozens of adorable friends on hand so visit Volunteer Spot today to sign up. Come be part of the fun!

  • The Mutt-Ster Mash 5K/2K is coming October 17th - Sign up today!

  • Home School Gym & Swim is a fantastic way for home schooled students to get their gym credit during the school year. Call Audrey Mitchell at (810) 987-6400 ext. 119 for more information.

  • Parents - don't forget the registration deadline for Fall I sports and swim programs is September 9.

  • Labor Day

    Reminder: The YMCA of the Blue Water Area will be closed on Monday, September 7th, to allow our staff and volunteers to celebrate Labor Day with family and friends.

  • This Saturday, August 22nd from 12:00 - 2:00 PM here at the Y. Come get muddy at the Y! Puddle Paw is a kid’s outdoor obstacle course. This fun and energetic event, specifically designed for youth, includes a slip and slide, run, mud pits, and lots of other fun obstacles. Kids will be competing against children of their own age group.

  • New Y Merchandise!

    Check out some of the new merchandise available at the Y Welcome Center! T-shirts in various colors are just $8 each, Racerback T’s are $15 and Hoodies for $25! Stop in today and ask for the styles/colors available ~

  • ATTN Dog Lovers! The Dog Jog 5k/2K Run/Walk that was scheduled for this Saturday is being transformed into the “Mutt-ster Mash” on Saturday, October 17. Mark your calendar today and register by clicking 'Mutt-ster Mash!' above

  • Click on the link above for a schedule of Programs and Classes during Maintenance Week - July 27th - August 2nd.

  • Want to see photos from our recent Blue Water Half Marathon, 10K & 5K? Check out this link from Sadler Photography!

    http://www.backprint.com/sadlershots/132435/browse

  • Happy 4th of July

    Reminder: The YMCA of the Blue Water Area will be closed on Saturday, July 4th, to allow our members, guests, staff and volunteers the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. Have a wonderful 4th of July!

  • A fantastic day for a run! For all the results, follow this link: http://results.xacte.com?mid=422

  • Summer Fun!

    June 29 - July 3 Celebrate - Party Time! Hop the Gap Games as well as music and a BBQ on Friday. Members are invited to a BBQ on the front lawn on Friday - don't forget to wear your Red, White and Blue!
    July 6 - 10 Shooting for the Stars - It’s Sci-Fi Week! Popcorn and movie Friday and don’t forget to dress up as your favorite Star Wars character!
    July 13 - 17 Superheroes - Who’s YOUR hero? We’ll find out this week because we will have slips at the Welcome Center for members, volunteers and staff to tell us their superhero and why they are so important, and we will be posting them throughout the Y. On Friday, dress up as your favorite superhero.
    July 20 - 24 Color Wars - We’ll be hosting family color wars this week so be ready to declare your favorite color.
    July 27 - 31 Construction - It’s Maintenance Week and we are in heading into the “Caution: Y Fun Zone.” This week it is all about volunteering with two cookouts - one on Tuesday and one on Friday.
    August 3 - 7 Artful Antics - Studio 1219 and some college are students will be invited to the Y and we will display art projects from children as well as featuring crafts in the building.
    August 10 - 14 Mystery Week - We are organizing a Scavenger Hunt for members, volunteers and staff. A fun and mysterious week for sure!
    August 17 - 21 Let It Snow - On Friday we will have Christmas music and Santa hats as well as holiday decorations and snow cones. This week will also kick off our annual KIDS campaign.
    August 24 - 28 Movin’ and Groovin’ - Everything from the pool party to the music will be all about the 60’s. Time to get your groove on! August 31 - Sept 4 Best of the Best - Wrapping up our summer of Fun Fridays and special events, we will post photos of some of the events of the summer and relive the Best Summer Ever!

  • Summer Meal Program - The YMCA is partnering with the Port Huron Area School District to provide meals for children throughout the Blue Water Area this summer. The statewide “Meet Up and Eat Up” program offers free breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under.Check out http://www.port-huron.k12.mi.us/…/BUILDING%20TIMES%20AND%20… for more information and additional Meet Up and Eat Up sites.

  • The Blue Water Half Marathon will be run on Sunday, June 28th, and we still have many volunteer slots available. If you'd like to be part of this wonderful event, click on the Volunteer Spot link and sign up today: http://vols.pt/61G2x1

  • Check out all the results from the 2015 Senior Summer Games!

  • Congratulations to the 24 elementary schools that participated and thank you to the donors that provided more than $22,000 for kids to walk to earn books to read this summer. Thank you to the St. Clair County Medical Society Foundation for making this project possible. Click on the link for a listing of schools and donors.

  • The Blue Water Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is June 28th! Have you signed up yet? What are you waiting for? The earlier you register - the more cost savings! The price for the Half Marathon event changes on June 1st, so the time to sign up is NOW for the best event pricing! Register today for any of the races! Don't wait - SIGN UP NOW!

  • Deadline for early registration is June 1, so don't delay - register today online or at the Y!

  • There's still time to sign up to volunteer for the Macker - Click on the volunteer link to sign up now!

  • Brackets are set for the Macker! Be sure to check them out. If you are looking for a hotel for this weekend, visit http://mainstreetlodgeandsuites.com/ and mention you are with the Macker. They are our partner hotel for this year's event.

  • Memorial Day

    Reminder: The YMCA of the Blue Water Area will be closed on Monday, May 25th, to allow our staff and volunteers to celebrate with family and friends.

  • Schools Out! Join us on June 12th for our End of School Holiday Camp ~ School-aged children kindergarten through 6th grade have the opportunity to make new friends and engage in indoor and outdoor activities in a safe, positive environment.

  • Register today for the Senior Summer Games to be held on Thursday, June 11 at the Y!

  • It's that time! Free athlete physicals will be available for PHHS and PHN students for the 2015-26 school year. Don't forget that all student athletes must have a sports physical on file prior to the first try-out or practice date.

  • Check out this interview with Tim Lubbers on EBW TV. Make sure to come on down Memorial Day weekend. We are looking for a great time in Port Huron!

  • There is still time! Register today for the Gus Macker 3v3 Basketball Tournament being held May 23-24. Online registration ends at 11:59 PM Sunday, May 10.

  • Job Posting: Swim & Water Safety Coordinator. Qualified individuals should apply and inquire via Amy Meldrum at (810) 987-6400 ext. 115 or ameldrum@bluewaterymca.com

  • Click on the title for a copy of the flyer with all the details. Classes begin at the Mercy Health Center Fort Gratiot on Monday!

  • McLaren Port Huron will host its 26th Annual Children’s Fun & Fitness Festival Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the hospital. This free event gives children the opportunity to become familiar with the hospital environment in a way that is fun and active, get them excited about their health, and promote fitness.

    Registration at the door begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. For more information about the 26th Annual Children’s Fun & Fitness Festival, call HealthAccess at (800) 228-1484, or visit www.mclaren.org/phfun.