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 10/19/2016
Is there a walking club at your school? Band? A sports team? Any school group that wants to participate as a team is eligible for a special registration rate for the Jingle Bell Run! Registration will include shirts, bibs and, for those that register before November 20th will have their race packets pulled as a group for early pick-up. Forward the registration form to your group today and kick-off the holiday season with fun and exercise at the same time.
Katie Bancroft on 10/13/2016
PORT HURON, Mich. – St. Clair County Community College is offering a Financial Aid Night event for students looking for money to attend college, no matter what school they are considering.
The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, on SC4’s Port Huron campus.
Take Your Training to the Next LevelKatie Bancroft on 10/11/2016
Are you ready to take your workout to the next level? Take the first step today! Our Nationally Certified Personal Trainers are dedicated to helping you achieve your specific fitness goals. They’ll design a personalized fitness program specifically for you and your fitness needs. Next time you are in the Duffy Wellness Center ask a staff member how to get started!
Katie Bancroft on 10/08/2016
Looking for just the right time to start training for your first 5K? Now is the time!!! Our Couch to 5K class begins October 11th. Start off on the right foot by working out 3 times a week, beginning with walking and working up to running 3 miles or more. Graduation is at the finish line of the Y's Jingle Bell run on December 3. Classes include warm up, core fitness, walking, running, stretching and cool down and entry into the run - because whatever you are now, you become a runner when you get your first race number. The running portion will be outside so dress appropriately.
Thank you!Katie Bancroft on 10/07/2016
Thank you to everyone who donated clothes to the Kids In Distress Services Clothing drive. We were able to collect enough items to fill two SUVs!
Katie Bancroft on 10/05/2016
Mutt-ster Mash is just 10 days away. Register today at the Welcome Center or online. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the event. Contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up today!
Katie Bancroft on 09/29/2016
A two day dig at the Fort Gratiot Light Station will be taking place this weekend. Students from CMU will participate in an Archaeological Survey Oct. 1-2 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and are open to the public for observation.
Katie Bancroft on 09/28/2016
On Monday, Oct. 3, the Harlem Wizards will play SC4 and Community All-Stars at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Grand Opening festivities for the SC4 Fieldhouse. Our very own Calvin Bassil in show off his skills against the Hatlem Wizards. Calvin played baseball at SC4 and Western Illinois University, and is teaching many of the community’s youth the fundamentals of several sports. Watch out, Wizards, he’s probably going to be pretty good. Visit www.sc4.edu/Fieldhouse to get your tickets for the game!
Katie Bancroft on 09/26/2016
We want to thank everyone that has donated to Kids in Distress. The items of clothing are greatly appreciated. There is still time to make a donation! If you donate a piece of new or gently used school clothing for a child or teen during the month of September, you will receive a $10 class voucher. You’ll be helping kids get ready for school and we’ll be helping you get healthy. Make your donation today!!!!!
Katie Bancroft on 09/23/2016
Prime Time, CATCH Kids Club and Bus With Gus are three great after school programs the YMCA offer the community. Contact the Welcome Center to sign up today! (810) 987-6400
New ProgramsKatie Bancroft on 09/16/2016
Check out our new fall programs beginning September 19th.
Little Tumblers - Saturday 10:15 - 11:00 am
Porpoise Club - Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Yoga Meditation - Monday/Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 am
Katie Bancroft on 09/14/2016
It is never to late to start your fitness journey, join us to learn about all the wonderful opportunities the YMCA has to offer for staying fit on land and in the water. Event will be held Friday, September 23rd from 9:00 AM - Noon. Already a YMCA regular, bring a friend to the event and show them all the fun you can have as you Discover Your Y!
Katie Bancroft on 08/31/2016
Donate a piece of new or gently used school clothing for a child or teen during the month of September and you will receive a $10 class voucher. You’ll be helping kids get ready for school and we’ll be helping you get healthy.
Clean out those closets or make a purchase and drop the clothing off at the Y. All clothing items will be given to Kids in Distress Services, Inc. KIDS is a 501(c)3 organization that provides clothing, toiletries and school supplies to children in need.
The following items are most needed, but all donations will be appreciated:
Socks & underwear (NEW ONLY)
Jeans - especially boys size 4 - 8
Pajamas - all sizes from infant up
Shoes - all sizes - new or very gently used
Katie Bancroft on 08/31/2016
The Porpoise Club is an introduction to competitive swimming for 6 to 18 year olds, providing the
experience of being part of a team and their practices. Porpoise club focuses on competitive skills without the full commitment of a
competitive swim team. It will help members prepare for future swim team participation.
Katie Bancroft on 08/30/2016
First Place 4 Health is a Bible-based program that focuses on health and total well-being. Participants will learn how to make positive changes in the way they nourish and recharge their body with food and exercise. Daily Bible studies will be used to address their daily choices.
An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, September 1st at 6:00 PM. Stop by to learn about the program, get your questions answered and register for the fall session.
Katie Bancroft on 08/29/2016
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
MUTT-STER MASH REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN
Come join us for our annual Mutt-ster Mash 5K & 2K Run/Walk here at the YMCA. The event will take place October 15, 2016 Beginning at 9:00 AM. Each participant will receive a Doggy Bag consisting of a race t-shirt, dog tag for their K9, and information regarding partnering organizations. We will also be offering refreshments and prizes for various categories at the event (I.E. Best Dressed Duo).
$20 - Early Registration before October 2nd
$30 - Starting October 3rd
Katie Bancroft on 08/19/2016
Looking for a way to spend extra time with your little girl. Join us for the YMCA Daddy Daughter Dance. September 24.
Katie Bancroft on 08/17/2016
The YMCA staff is rocking out at the Back Pack Giveaway! Bust a move with Zumba and Hip Hop Cardio dances or try your shot at our youth sports sampler! Our staff is keeping the kids busy during the long wait lines.
Trainer GamesKatie Bancroft on 08/11/2016
Trainer Games is this Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Come out and support your favorite trainer as their team competes for the gold!
Katie Bancroft on 08/01/2016
Classes at the Y Fort Gratiot site are running during maintenance week!
Katie Bancroft on 07/29/2016
The Board of Directors of the Y has endorsed this bond and is encouraging everyone to get out and vote "Yes!" on August 2nd and support this vital investment in our schools.
Katie Bancroft on 07/18/2016
Pop Up Farmer's Market July 20 - October 26. What a great way to add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet!
Katie Bancroft on 07/14/2016
Maintenance week is August 1-7. Help us keep your Y clean by volunteering on a variety of projects. Contact Katie at (810) 987-6400 ext 132 or email@example.com to sign up today! Schedule of classes and closures are attached.
Class CancellationKatie Bancroft on 07/11/2016
The following classes are cancelled this Wednesday, July 13 due to parade activity:
4:30 pm Intervalocity
4:30 pm Little Ninja’s
5:30 pm HIIT
6:30 pm Hip Hop
6:30 pm Pound Fit
Christmas in JulyKatie Bancroft on 07/06/2016
Mixed Up Holidays week has spilled over from Camp Wanacombak. Christmas has come early for our group exercise program. 12 new spin bikes were delivered today! The Intervalocity class had the opportunity to try them out during today's class.
Closed 4th of JulyKatie Bancroft on 07/01/2016
Reminder: We will be closed on Monday July 4th to allow our staff and volunteers to celebrate with family and friends. Have a safe and happy holiday.
Katie Bancroft on 06/27/2016
Congratulations to all the runners! Thank you to all the sponsors, committee members and volunteers, we couldn't have done it without you.
Katie Bancroft on 06/27/2016
Meet Up and Eat Up
The YMCA will be a host site for the Meet Up and Eat Up program. Facilitated by the Port Huron Area School District in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education, The Summer Food Service Program was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs. Monday - Friday, June 20th - September 2nd
Time: 8-8:30 AM and 12-12:30 PM
Age: 18 and Under
Location: Campbell Room YMCA
Posted by Denise on 06/22/2016
All the details from packet pick-up to awards.
Katie Bancroft on 06/15/2016
Not a runner? Be part of the excitement as a volunteer! A variety of opportunities are available from race packet assembly to the finish line!
We use a site called "Volunteer Spot" to register volunteers. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
Click below to go to our invitation page.
Enter your email address. You will NOT need to register an account.
Sign up! Choose your spots - you will receive and automated confirmation and reminders
Katie Bancroft on 06/09/2016
Summer break is a perfect time to work on your game. Basketball camp starts June 20 and runs through the 24 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. Cost is $20.00 for YMCA members and $40.00 for community members. Contact the Wellness Center to register today.
Katie Bancroft on 06/01/2016
Join us for another year of swimming, bowling and card playing fun! The Senior Summer Games are back. This event is a great kickoff to the Best.Summer.Ever here at the YMCA. Register today at the Welcome Center. If you are not eligible to participate volunteer your talents. Sign up through Volunteer Spot http://vols.pt/CLoP2W or by contacting Katie at (810) 987-6400 ext 132.
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.