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.
Katie Bancroft on 05/16/2016
May is Arthritis Awareness Month, and we’re on a mission to spread awareness about the seriousness of arthritis! Because it's often an invisible disease, people in our community face the tremendous challenge of getting people to understand the severity of their symptoms and the struggles they face every single day. Sign up today for one of our many classes that are perfect for arthritis sufferers.
• Arthritis Aquatics (M/W/F 10:00-10:45 & M/Tu/W/Th/F 11-12)
• Body Recall (M/W/F 9-9:45 & 10-10:45)
• Enhance Fitness (M/W/F 11-12)
• Gentle Yoga (M/W 9-10 & F 8-9)
• Brains & Balance (Tu 10:30-11:30)
• Pilates (Tu/Th 8-8:45 am)
Trainer GamesKatie Bancroft on 05/10/2016
Come out and support your favorite trainer at the YMCA first Trainer Games Event.
Trainer Games is not your typical fitness event; it incorporates teamwork, training and tenacity. Designed to be challenging and fun, teams will compete in a variety of games to test their strength, teamwork and training. Join us this Sunday, May 15th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
Katie Bancroft on 05/04/2016
Each May, on a designated date and time, millions of school children all over the globe exercise simultaneously in a symbolic gesture of fitness. Today the children in Child Care participated in the 28th annual Project ACES event.
Katie Bancroft on 04/29/2016
The Port Huron Area School District is the largest district in the Blue Water Area but it receives the lowest amount of funding from the people it serves. The most important question is “is it worth the cost?” The Board of Directors of the YMCA voted to endorse the proposal and encourages a yes vote on May 3rd.
Katie Bancroft on 04/27/2016
“WOW” Kids make a “Wow” world! Join us April 30 for Healthy Kids Day! Stop by for lots of FREE activities from 10 am - 1 pm. Activities include Camp Wanacombak, floor hockey, local vendors and more!
Healthy Kids Day 2016Katie Bancroft on 04/18/2016
Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain weight and fall behind in studies. On April 30th, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day®, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.
Denise on 04/11/2016
Tryouts for the Boys AAU Travel Team, the Timberwolves, will be Tuesday, April 12 at 4:30 PM. It will also be a great opportunity to meet the team's head coach, Richard Field. Contact Calvin Bassil, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Katie Bancroft on 04/06/2016
Step by step, day after day, you walk to make progress. Every day we take thousands of steps to get where we need to go. Now we can take steps toward a healthier lifestyle and support the American Heart Association. Today, Wednesday April 6th, the YMCA of the Blue Water Area joins the American Heart Association in celebrating National Walking Day. It's a day to challenge ourselves and our nation to get heart healthy and fit.
Katie Bancroft on 04/04/2016
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Get your friends, family or co-workers to form a team and sign up today. The 2016 Walking Club will kick off on April 6 - National Walking Day. Each walking group must have at least 5 to 10 participants and must walk a minimum of 30 minutes three to five days a week for 6 to 8 weeks. All participants will receive health information on the benefits of walking as well as information on events in our area via email. Following completion of the 8 weeks of walking all participants will receive a free Family Day Pass at the Y.
Katie Bancroft on 03/25/2016
What is there to do at the YMCA? Check out this great video on EBW.TV to find out! Join us for our new Spring Session beginning Monday, March 28th. Sign up today for your favorite class or try a new one. Young or young at heart, we have a class for you! Registration is now open!
Denise on 03/18/2016
Check out this spot on EBW.tv - Port Huron 5th graders learn about nutrition and exercise with a lot of fun along the way.
Denise on 03/17/2016
Get your friends, family or co-workers to form a team and sign up today. Club starts April 6th - National Walking Day.
Denise on 03/12/2016
It was a beautiful morning for the Leprechaun Loop - spring really is on it's way! Thank you to all the runners, volunteers, and sponsors who made today's race possible.
Denise on 02/24/2016
Need some help if there is a snow day? Send your kids to camp! We offer child care at the Y from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM when Port Huron Schools are closed.
Volunteers Needed!Katie Bancroft on 02/24/2016
We are looking for volunteers to help with our next run! Sign up for Leprechaun Loop 2016 ( http://vols.pt/HWgAG6 ) on @VolunteerSpot today!
Y NightKatie Bancroft on 02/17/2016
Watch the Port Huron Prowlers take on the Danbury Titans tomorrow, Thursday February 18th at McMorran Arena. Tomorrow is Y Night!! Show your Y membership card at McMorran and get into the game for just a $1.00. We will see you there!
Wellness WorksKatie Bancroft on 02/15/2016
You're not alone when planning your fitness goals. Wellness Works is a twelve week customized wellness program that includes fitness analysis, fitness coaching, nutrition counseling and continuing education, and weekly communication with a Wellness Coach - all tailored to meet your needs. It's an opportunity to design a blueprint for balanced living for any Y member ages 13 and up. Wellness Works is included om your membership with no additional fees. Stop by the Welcome Center to find out more information.
Katie Bancroft on 02/12/2016
YMCA of the Blue Water Area is looking for talented individuals to help us make our community stronger. Guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, we create an environment where everyone aspires to be their best.
We are currently looking for lifeguards, welcome desk staff, youth program staff, and childwatch staff. Please apply within.
Join our team in the amazing work we do throughout our community.
Be A Part of Something Great!Katie Bancroft on 02/01/2016
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 (email@example.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 PartyKatie Bancroft on 01/22/2016
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
Katie Bancroft on 01/04/2016
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
Denise on 12/28/2015
Looking for something to do as a family on New Year's Eve? Come to the Y!
Call or register online today.
Holiday HoursKatie Bancroft on 12/24/2015
Christmas Eve - Open until Noon
Christmas Day- CLOSED
New Year's Eve- Open until 10:00 PM
New Year's Day- CLOSED
Katie Bancroft on 12/22/2015
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!
Denise on 11/25/2015
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!
Ruthann on 11/20/2015
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!
Ruthann on 11/13/2015
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.
Ruthann on 11/10/2015
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 VeteransRuthann on 11/06/2015
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.
Ruthann on 10/23/2015
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 26Ruthann on 10/20/2015
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!
Ruthann on 10/17/2015
The Mutt-Ster Mash is amazing! Check out our Facebook page for more information and to see all the photos!
Ruthann on 10/15/2015
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.
Ruthann on 10/06/2015
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.
Ruthann on 09/30/2015
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!
Ruthann on 09/29/2015
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
Warm World Child Care
School Age Programs
Click on the 'Be Involved' tab to learn more!
Denise on 09/25/2015
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.
Ruthann on 09/22/2015
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!
Ruthann on 09/11/2015
The Mutt-Ster Mash 5K/2K is coming October 17th - Sign up today!
Ruthann on 09/08/2015
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.
Denise on 09/03/2015
Parents - don't forget the registration deadline for Fall I sports and swim programs is September 9.
Labor DayRuthann on 09/01/2015
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.
Jodi on 08/21/2015
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!Ruthann on 08/11/2015
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 ~
Ruthann on 08/06/2015
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
Jodi on 07/20/2015
Click on the link above for a schedule of Programs and Classes during Maintenance Week - July 27th - August 2nd.
Ruthann on 07/03/2015
Want to see photos from our recent Blue Water Half Marathon, 10K & 5K? Check out this link from Sadler Photography!
Happy 4th of JulyPosted by Denise on 07/03/2015
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!
Ruthann on 06/28/2015
A fantastic day for a run! For all the results, follow this link: http://results.xacte.com?mid=422
Summer Fun!Ruthann on 06/25/2015
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!