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Summer 2011
Program Guide
3665 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph

BENTON HARBOR-ST. JOSEPH                                       HOURS OF OPERATION                                                       MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES
                                                                                                                                        •   FREE Adult Fitness Classes
                                                               May 29-September 2*
YMCA FAMILY CENTER                                             Monday-Friday          5:00 am-10:00 pm
                                                                                                                                            FREE Adult Water Fitness Classes
                                                                                                                                            FREE Cycling Classes
                                                               Saturday               6:00 am-4:00 pm                                   •   FREE Nursery (with a Household Membership)
3665 Hollywood Road                                            Sunday                12:30 am-4:00 pm                                   •   Concept II Rowers, Cybex Arc Trainers
                                                                                                                                        •   Cybex Recumbent Bikes, Cybex Treadmills
St. Joseph, MI 49085                                           HOLIDAYS                                                                 •   Free Walk-On Racquetball
                                                                                                                                        •   Indoor Walk/Run Track
269-428-YMCA (9622)                                            Memorial Day     May 30
                                                                                                                                            Lifecycles, NuStep
                                                                                                                                            Multi-Purpose Room/Strength Training Equipment/Free Weights
www.bhsjymca.org                                               Independence Day July 4                                                  •
                                                                                                                                            Nautilus Strength Circuit
                                                                                                                                            Nordic Track
                                                               Labor Day        September 4
                                                                                                                                        •   Open Basketball Times
                                                                                                                                        •   Open Family Gym
                                                               *Due to annual maintenance, we will close Friday, Sept. 2 at
                                                                                                                                        •   Open Volleyball Times
                                                               2:00 pm and re-open Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 5:00 am. Please
SESSION DATES:                                                 check the website for schedule details.
                                                                                                                                            Open/Lap/Family Swim
                                                                                                                                            Precor Ellipticals
SUMMER SESSION 1:                                                                                                                       •   Reduced Class Rates
June 12-July 16 (5 weeks)                                      YMCA MEMBERSHIP                                                          •
                                                                                                                                            Schwinn Spinners
Member Registration begins May 16                              If you are not currently a member of the YMCA, we would enjoy having
                                                                                                                                        •   Steam Room
Community Registration begins May 23                           you join our YMCA family! Please stop in and take a tour. For
                                                                                                                                        •   Step Mills
                                                               membership information, please stop by the Welcome Center, or visit
                                                                                                                                        •   Strength Training Orientation
SUMMER SESSION 2:                                              our website, www.bhsjymca.org
                                                                                                                                        •   Trotter Strength Equipment
July 17-August 27 (6 weeks)                                    (Bank Draft Method)
Member Registration begins July 5                              Membership                                                               METHODS OF PAYMENT
Community Registration begins July 11                          Category                    Monthly    New Member                        Electronic Bankdraft
                                                                                            Rate       Joining Fee                      An easy way to pay as you go! Your checking or savings account is
Visit our website for Fall 2011 session dates!                 Youth (Ages 12 & Under)      $14           $30                           debited once per month. See the YMCA Welcome Center for details.
www.bhsjymca.org                                               Teen (Ages 13-19)
                                                               Young Adult (Ages 20-25) $40
                                                                                            $24           $30
                                                                                                                                        Annual Fee
                                                                                                                                        The annual fee may be paid in full upon joining and yearly thereafter
                                                               Adult (Ages 26-64)           $48           $70                           with cash, check or credit card. See the YMCA Welcome Center for
Now you can ‘Like’ us on                                       Adult Couple                 $71           $70                           details.
Facebook. Search YMCA of                                       Household*                   $76           $100
Benton Harbor-St. Joseph.                                      Senior (Ages 65+)            $42           $70                           PROGRAM REGISTRATION
                                                               Senior Couple                $64           $70                           • Summer Session 1 runs for 5 weeks, Summer Session 2 runs for 6
                                                                                                                                          weeks, unless indicated in the class description.
                                                               *Household Membership includes one or two adults and dependent           • You may register by phone or fax using Visa, Master Card or Discover
STAFF                                                          children eligible for IRS deduction.                                       Card. Our fax number is 429-5482. Or, you may register for most
                                                                                                                                          classes on-line at www.bhsjymca.org
Mike Ahern             Margaret Jones                          Additional Adult, in same household and living at the same address,
                                                               added to membership for $24 per month; ages 18 and over.
Executive Director     Preschool Supervisor                                                                                             FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Kristi Barker          Sheila Mayne                                                                                                     Financial Assistance is available. Stop by the YMCA Welcome Center for
Youth Supervisor                                               The Joiner’s Fee is a one-time fee as long as a membership is continu-
                       Communications                                                                                                   an application.
                                                               ous or does not lapse for more than 30 days.
Lynn Brunner           Coordinator
Welcome Center         Emily Nannfeldt                         Men’s Full Service is available for an additional $24 per month. The     REFUND/TRANSFER POLICY
Supervisor             Aquatics Director                       Full Service Locker Room includes locker, towel service, laundry and     • Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. The YMCA
                                                               lounge with TV.                                                          reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient registration with
Michelle Caple         Daniel Ostyn
Membership             Program Director                        Adult Women’s Locker Room is available for women ages 18 and over        all fees to be refunded.
Coordinator                                                    at no charge. Lockers are available for $7/month, a basket for $4/       • Payment is required at the time of registration.
                       Heidi Plocher
                                                               month, and towel service for $4/month. These services are based on       • Refunds/credits will not be issued due to inclement weather or per-
Jason Gedvilas         Nursery Supervisor
Health & Wellness                                              availability.                                                            sonal schedule conflicts.
                       Jerry Price                                                                                                      • No refunds/credits will be issued after the 2nd class meeting date
Supervisor             Community Development                                                                                            without a valid medical excuse.
Nancy Gitlin           Director                                                                                                         • All refunds/credits and transfers are subject to a processing fee of
Dance/Fitness          Karen Richardville                                                                                               $5.00.
Supervisor             Program Executive
Germaine Hylok         Director                                                                                                         YMCA MISSION
Business Director                                                                                                                       To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a
                                                                                                                                        healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

2                    Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Family Center • 269-428-9622 • www.bhsjymca.org
                                                                                                                      YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                      Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

                                                                            CHILD CARE
SEVERE OR INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY                                         YMCA NURSERY                                                                   SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE (SACC)
A decision to cancel programs is made when there is severe or inclem-      (ages 6 weeks through 8 years)                                                 In cooperation with Lakeshore School District, the YMCA Family Center
ent weather. When weather threatens safe traveling to and from the                                                                                        offers this program at Roosevelt Elementary School to all students in
                                                                           Activities available to children include art, creative toys, large and small
YMCA or rain threatens outdoor programs, please call 428-9622 to                                                                                          K-5th grades. For more information call Daniel Ostyn, Program Director
                                                                           motor experiences, songs, stories and more!
learn if programs will run, or for YMCA weather-related class and build-                                                                                  at 428-YMCA (9622).
                                                                           Summer Hours*:
ing cancellations go to wsjm.com or www.bhsjymca.org.                                                                                                     Monday - Friday
                                                                           Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-2:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                          Before School Care (7:00-8:15 am)
PHOTOS                                                                     Friday
                                                                                                  4:00 pm-7:30 pm
                                                                                                  8:00 am-2:00 pm                                         1st Semester: $384 2nd Semester: $480
The YMCA reserves the right to take photos of its participants for         Saturday               8:00 am-12:00 pm                                        Monthly: $96
brochures, publications and marketing purposes. Please let us know if
                                                                           *Please Note: The Nursery will close 30 minutes early if no children are       After School Care (3:20-6:00 pm)
you do not wish to be photographed.
                                                                           present.                                                                       1st Semester: $684 2nd Semester: $855
GUEST PASSES                                                               Monthly Pass:
                                                                                                                                                          Monthly: $171
                                                                           FREE Nursery with Household Membership                                         Before and After School Care
Youth                $7.00 (under age 18)
                                                                           $18.00/Month with Adult Membership (to be renewed by the 1st                   1st Semester: $844.00
Adult                $10.00
                                                                           Friday of each month)                                                          2nd Semester: $1,055
Family               $14.00
                                                                                                                                                          Monthly: $211
                                                                           Daily Pass
GUEST PASS POLICY                                                          YMCA Adult Membership:
                                                                                                                                                          First Semester Due Date: September 23, 2011
The YMCA is a membership driven organization. We want our members          1st child, $4.00; add’l. children, $3.00/child
                                                                                                                                                          Second Semester Due Date: January 27, 2012
to enjoy their membership and have ample access to equipment and           Community:
                                                                           1st child, $7.00; add’l. children, $4.00/child
facilities. Guests are welcome to use our YMCA at non-peak times.
Memorial Day-Labor Day:
                                                                                                                                                          KIDS DAY OFF (grades K-5)
Guests are welcome at any time.                                            • Only parents/legal guardians may sign their children into Nursery            Kids Day Off provides child care needs when school is not in session.
                                                                           Care and/or Summer Fun Club* and MUST remain in the building while             In a safe and friendly environment your child will have opportunities to
Labor Day to Memorial Day:                                                 their child is in our care.*Any other authorized caregiver MUST seek           swim, play racquetball and gym games, explore their creative side with
Guests are welcome during non peak times-                                  pre-approval from the YMCA Nursery Supervisor before admittance is             arts and crafts, and make new friends. This program is run in conjunc-
• Monday through Thursday:                                                 allowed.                                                                       tion with the Lakeshore School calendar. See the Fall 2011 Program
                       5:00 am – 3:00 pm                                   • There is a 3 hour limit per day on all passes.                               Guide for more information.
                       7:00 pm - Close
• Friday:              5:00 am-3:00 pm
• Saturday:            6:00 am-9:00 am
                                                                           YMCA SUMMER FUN CLUB                                                           HOLIDAY CAMP          (grades K-5)
                       2:00 pm - Close                                                                                                             7:00 am-6:00 pm What a wonderful way to keep your school children
                                                                           (ages 8-12)
                                                                                                                                                   active during the holiday break! Children will experience a variety of
Please Note-Y Members Only:                                                Too old for the nursery, but too young to stay home alone? Come join
                                                                                                                                                   activities, including gym games, arts & crafts, swimming, racquetball,
Fridays after 3:00 pm and Sunday all day.                                  THE CLUB! We will have a variety of activities designed to engage the
                                                                                                                                                   basketball, outdoor activities (weather permitting), and more. Children
• Guests must have photo identification such as driver’s license or         preteen’s interest. Activities include swimming (M/W/F), arts & crafts,
                                                                                                                                                   should bring a sack lunch, swim suit and towel, gym shoes and ap-
school id.                                                                 sports, outdoor games and much more! Snacks provided by means of
                                                                                                                                                   propriate outdoor dress. Drop off and pick up times are at the parents’
• Pay the daily guest pass fee listed above.                               parent donations.
                                                                                                                                                   convenience. Held during Winter Break and Spring Break. See the Fall
• Adhere to the YMCA Code of Conduct.                                      June 13-August 19
                                                                                                                                                   2011 Program Guide for more information.
                                                                           Monday-Friday         9:00 am-12:00 pm
Hours are subject to change at the discretion of the YMCA.

CHANGES MAY OCCUR                                                          Fee:       YMCA Members        $4.00/child per day
Complete details of program policies, procedures, guidelines, dates                   Pre-Paid Punch Card=$45 for 15 visits,
and times are sometimes omitted from the program guide due to space                   (one punch per child, Y members only)
limitations and time of printing. We apologize for any errors and thank               Community           $7.00/child per day
you for your patience and understanding should these situations occur.
Please visit our website for updated information: www.bhsjymca.org         Punch cards available for purchase beginning June 13; cards expire
                                                                           August 19. No refunds issued on unused punches. Parents must
OOPS!                                                                      remain in the building while their children are either in the Nursery
We cancelled it because we didn’t know you wanted it! Sometimes            or the Summer Fun Club.
excellent courses with super instructors are cancelled when too many
people wait until the last minute to register. Our courses have to be
cost recoverable, and we need a minimum of students enrolled before
a class will run. To avoid inconvenience to students, we cancel classes
with no (or low) registrations ahead of time.
Avoid disappointment...register early!

                                                                                                       Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Family Center • 269-428-9622 • www.bhsjymca.org                                             3
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

BUILDING BLOCKS PRESCHOOL                                                   YMCA CENTER FOR ACHIEVEMENT                                              BABYSITTERS CLINIC
    Building Blocks is a licensed preschool that focuses on building the    The YMCA Center for Achievement is once again partnering with            (ages 11+)
spirit, mind and body of each individual child. This dynamic program,       YouthWorks, to offer summer recreational programming in the city         Babysitters Clinic is designed to train youth to be responsible babysit-
which runs September through May, provides a developmentally                of Benton Harbor.                                                        ters. Class will include emergency care and first aid, water safety
appropriate learning environment for children ages 2 ½ to 5.                                                                                         instruction, child development stages, games to play with children,
                                                                            Youth ages 7-13 can enjoy arts and crafts activities, interactive        parent relations and more! To enhance their classroom skills, partici-
    Our preschool is designed to encourage the love of reading through
                                                                            games with a spiritual focus and fun recreational games. This program    pants will spend 2 additional hours in the YMCA Nursery for course
renowned children’s literature. Children are introduced to books daily,
                                                                            allows participants to have a great summer while practicing the core     completion. First Aid Kits included in class price. Limit 10.
which are the springboard for the activities. Our preschool has an
                                                                            values of Honest, Caring, Respect and Responsibility.                    Monday-Friday           9:00-11:30 am
enrichment program which includes Spanish, Sign Language, Music and
Computer Science classes. Each of these are designed to enrich your         YouthWorks Camp is an exciting partnership for the YMCA!                 Summer Session 1: June 20-24 or
child’s preschool experience by teaching them basic skills that they can                                                                             Summer Session 2: July 25-29
apply everyday.                                                             Please contact Jerry Price at the YMCA Center for Achievement for        Fee:        YMCA Members          $40.00
    Your child will make new friends, learn kindergarten readiness skills   dates and times and information on how to register your child, 925-                  Community             $50.00
and build self-confidence through: Story Time- Active Gym Games-             2540.
Arts and Crafts- Dramatic Play- Guest Speakers and Field Trips-
Plus much more!
                                                                            Summer Hours: 12:00 – 3:00 pm
    For your convenience, the YMCA Aquatics Department offers
optional progressive swim classes for the preschool children at times
                                                                                                                                                     BABY GROOVE
                                                                            Center for Achievement                                                   Parent/Child Music Class (14 months-2 1/2 years)
adjacent to the preschool program. Swim lessons are given once a week
by YMCA swim instructors. Swim lessons are a wonderful educational          (Located in the Virginia Edwards Community Center)                       Snuggle up for together time with your baby/toddler! We will build
opportunity to foster a child’s independence through self-help skills,      721 Nate Wells Sr. Drive                                                 positive interaction and strengthen bonds through music, rhyme time,
                                                                                                                                                     sign, and rhythm. Held in the Kid’s Gym.
gross motor and fine motor skills, coordination and patterning which all     Benton Harbor, MI 49022                                                  Friday                9:15-9:45 am
contribute to building a child’s self-esteem.
    All children must be potty trained, with the exception of Angelfish      Please visit our website for more information on our                     Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
where pull-ups are allowed. All Building Blocks Preschool children must     Summer Program: www.bhsjymca.org                                                     YMCA Members         $18.00
be the age indicated by September 1, 2011. Fees shown are per month,                                                                                             Community            $26.00
                                                                            The YMCA Center for                                                      Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
YMCA Member/Community Member. Preschool is held in the Main Gym             Achievement is supported
and Preschool Classroom.                                                                                                                                         YMCA Members         $21.50
                                                                            by the United Way of
                                                                            Southwest Michigan.                                                                  Community            $31.00
Angelfish              Age: 2 1/2
Wednesday or Thursday 9:30- 11:00 am            PRESCHOOL
Preschool Fees:       $40.00/ $72.00           REGISTRATION                                                                                          KIDS GROOVE
Butterflies               Age:3                 IN PROGRESS!                 HEALTHY U [Designed for school groups]                                   Parent/Child Music Class (ages 2 1/2 - 5)
Tuesday, Thursday        9:00 am-12:00 pm                                                                                                            This is a creative, imaginative, and fun class for preschoolers and
                                                                            Our Healthy U program is a 6-week program that teaches children          parents. Class includes fun activities such as singing, dancing, crazy
Swim Day:                Tuesday
                                                                            about nutrition; how to identify, practice and adapt healthy living      moves, and signing to songs. We incorporate hula-hoops, balls,
Swim Fees:               $16.50/ $33.00
                                                                            habits.                                                                  scarves, musical instruments and more...making your toddler want to
Preschool Fees:          $93.00/ $138.00
                                                                            The program encourages changes and behavior that support healthy         get up and groove! Held in the Kid’s Gym.
Chipmunks                Age: 3 1/2                                         eating habits. The physical education component will incorporate
Tuesday, Thursday        9:00 am-12:00 pm                                   health-related fitness skills, and teach the children the benefits of      Friday             10:00-10:45 am
Swim Day:                Tuesday                                            physical activity.                                                       Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
Swim Fees:               $16.50/ $33.00                                     The curriculum we will incorporate is C.A.T.C.H. (Coordinated                      YMCA Members      $23.00
Preschool Fees:          $93.00/ $138.00                                    Approach To Child Health). It is an evidence-based Coordinated School              Community         $34.50
                                                                            Health Program designed to promote physical activity and healthy food    Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
Dinosaurs              Age: 4-5                                             choices. By teaching children that eating healthy and being physically             YMCA Members      $27.25
Mon., Wed., Fri.       9:00 am-12:00 pm OR                                  active every day can be FUN, the C.A.T.C.H. Program has proven that                Community         $41.25
                       9:00 am-1:30 pm                                      establishing healthy habits in childhood can promote behavior changes
Swim Day:              Wednesday                                            that can last a lifetime.
Swim Fees:             $16.50/ $33.00                                       For more information, please call Kristi Barker at 428-YMCA (9622).
Preschool Fees ½ day: $109.00/ $161.00                                      Healthy U is supported by
Preschool Fees extended day: $150.00/ $220.00                               the United Way of
                                                                            Southwest Michigan.
Eagles                 Age:4-5
Mon., Wed., Fri        9:00 am-12:00 pm OR
                       9:00 am-1:30 pm
Swim Day:              Wednesday
Swim Fees:             $16.50/ $33.00
Preschool Fees ½ day: $109.00/ $ 161.00
Preschool Fees extended day: $150.00/ $220.00

4                   Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Family Center • 269-428-9622 • www.bhsjymca.org
                                                                                                                            YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                            Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

WATER RUNNERS                     (ages 3-5)                                  YOUTH RACQUETBALL (ages 8-14)                                              KARATE-LITTLE DRAGONS Beginners (ages 8-12)
Jump into fun in the gym and pool! Children in this program will enjoy        Players learn the basic skills and rules, and play others in class.        Students will learn the basic skills of Karate -- blocks, punches, kicks,
gym games, songs, and creative movement in the gym. In the pool,              Racquets and eye protection are supplied.                                  stances, coordination, and confidence while developing listening skills,
the class will be devoted to water safety, water adjustment, and pool         Wednesday             10:30-11:30 am                                       gross and fine motor skills, self-control, self-discipline, patience, goal
games. Flotation devices will be used if needed. All children must be         Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                      setting, good manners and respect for parents, teachers and others.
potty trained. Held in Main Gym.                                                         YMCA Members           $21.00                                   This course also teaches easy self-defense techniques that can be used
Tuesday                1:00-2:30 pm                                                      Community              $32.00                                   to help keep them safe. Best of all, your children will have FUN while
Wednesday              5:45-7:15 pm                                           Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                      they learn. Students should wear loose fitting clothing to class. Limit
Friday                 9:15-10:45 am                                                     YMCA Members           $26.00                                   20. Held in Main Gym.
Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                                    Community              $39.00                                   Wednesday              6:15-7:15 pm
           YMCA Members          $35.00                                                                                                                  Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
           Community             $68.00                                       YOUTH STRENGTH TRAINING (ages11-16)                                                  YMCA Members            $28.00
Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                                                                                                              Community               $42.00
                                                                              Youth will learn a variety of age-appropriate strength exercises includ-
           YMCA Members          $41.00                                                                                                                  Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                                                              ing proper technique and how to build their own strength program,
           Community             $79.00                                                                                                                            YMCA Members            $34.00
                                                                              with a strong emphasis on character development. This class consists
                                                                                                                                                                   Community               $51.00
MINI SPORTS                 (ages 3-5)
                                                                              of cardio and strength training.
                                                                              Tuesday, Thursday 11:15 am-12:30 pm                                        KARATE-LITTLE DRAGONS Advanced (ages 8-12)
Basic hand-eye coordination and large motor skills are taught to help         Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
develop sports skills. Skills in basketball, hockey, soccer and T-ball will                                                                              For those students who have completed the Little Dragons Karate
                                                                                          YMCA Members          $30.00                                   Beginners class, this is the continuation of your child’s martial arts
be included. All activities will be fun oriented and non-competitive.                     Community             $42.00
Held in Main Gym.                                                                                                                                        journey. Students will add to their basic skills of Karate, learning forms
                                                                              Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                      and various advanced techniques while keeping the core class values in
Friday                  10:45-11:30 am                                                    YMCA Members          $36.00                                   mind. Held in Main Gym.
Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                                     Community             $48.00                                   Wednesday              7:15-8:15 pm
Fee:       YMCA Members             $18.00
                                                                                                                                                         Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                                                              STRENGTH & CONDITIONING FOR                                                          YMCA Members            $28.00
Fee:       YMCA Members             $21.00                                    YOUNG ATHLETES** (ages11-16)                                                         Community
                                                                                                                                                         Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
           Community                $34.00                                    Learn the basics of strength and conditioning for your sport. This class             YMCA Members            $34.00
                                                                              is for the young athlete who wants to gain the upper hand on their                   Community               $51.00
T-BALL         (ages 5-9)
                                                                              competition. The focus of the class will be building strength and power,
                                                                              improving agility and quickness and increasing flexibility.                 KARATE-ADULT ISSHINRYU                              Beginners (ages 12+)
YMCA T-Ball is a positive approach to instructional baseball open
to boys and girls. This is a non-competitive program with no teams.           **Youth Strength Training is a prerequisite for this class.                For men and women alike, ages 12 and up, this course teaches the
Players will have an equal opportunity to learn to catch, throw, hit                                                                                     fundamentals of Isshinryu Karate. Students learn the basic techniques
and run the bases. At the end of the session we enjoy parents v. kids         Monday, Wednesday 11:15 am-12:30 pm                                        (blocks, punches, kicks, and stances) as they begin their journey in the
game. All players receive a shirt and T-Ball. Players provide their own       Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                      martial arts. Students are also taught practical, easy-to-use self-de-
glove.                                                                                  YMCA Members     $30.00                                          fense techniques to help keep them safe. Students should wear loose-
Tuesday               6:00-6:45 pm                                                      Community        $42.00                                          fitting clothing to class. Held in Main Gym.
Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                         Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                      Monday                 7:15-8:15 pm
Fee:       YMCA Members          $28.00                                                 YMCA Members     $36.00                                          Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
           Community             $37.00                                                 Community        $48.00                                                    YMCA Members            $28.00
                                                                                                                                                                   Community               $42.00
                                                                                                                                                         Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                                                                                                                                                   YMCA Members            $34.00
                                                                                                                                                                   Community               $50.00

                                                                                                                                                         KARATE-ADULT ISSHINRYU Advanced (ages 12+)
                                                                                                                                                         For those students who have completed the Isshinryu Karate for Adult/
                                                                                                                                                         Beginners class, this is the continuation of their martial arts journey.
                                                                                                                                                         Students will add to their basic skills of Karate learning more advanced
                                                                                                                                                         techniques, forms, and controlled sparring. Students are also taught
                                                                                                                                                         more advanced self-defense techniques to help keep them safe. Held in
                                                                                                                                                         Main Gym.
                                                                                                                                                         Monday                 7:15-8:45 pm
                                                                                                                                                         Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
                                                                                                                                                                   YMCA Members            $35.00
                                                                                                                                                                   Community               $50.00
                                                                                                                                                         Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                                                                                                                                                   YMCA Members            $43.00
                                                                                                                                                                   Community               $60.00

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Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

    RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS                                                  Girls & Boys Gymnastics Ages 7 and Over
                                                                             (Prices listed below).                                                         DANCE
The YMCA philosophy strives to develop the spirit, mind and body of                                                                                     The YMCA In Motion Dance Program is designed to meet the
each child and make the gymnastics experience a positive one for the         ROLLERS (Level 1)                 60 minutes                               needs of any student interested in the art of dance. Dance can
student. The program is designed to benefit all children. Held in the         Rollers is designed for the first time student. The primary goals are for   benefit the student by developing good posture, poise and
Kid’s Gym.                                                                   your child to learn basic body positions and to become familiar with all   grace, as well as promoting friendships, self-esteem and confi-
Our staff is dedicated to providing gymnastics in a safe, fun, yet           of the gymnastics equipment and have fun doing it! Gymnasts will gain      dence. Program Supervisor, Nancy Gitlin.
challenging environment. Our goal is to help gymnasts develop self-          confidence, strength, flexibility and body awareness while learning the
esteem while improving flexibility, coordination, poise, confidence and
fitness levels.
                                                                             exciting sport of gymnastics!                                              PROGRAM STARTS IN THE FALL!
                                                                             Thursday               4:15-5:15 pm
                                                                                                                                                        Days and times subject to change. Please check the website in
We strive to develop both physical strength and strength of character
in our gymnasts. Our hope is to instill a lifelong love for the sport of     BENDERS (Level 2)                60 minutes                                late August for program details.
gymnastics.                                                                  This class is for gymnasts who are ready for more advanced skills on

Ages 6 & Under (Prices listed below).
                                                                             vault, bars, balance beam, and floor exercise. Goals include perfecting     PRE BALLET (ages 3-5)
                                                                             body positions, and building strength, flexibility and confidence while      This delightfully animated class is designed for ages 3-5 and is based
TEENY TINY TUMBLERS (Parent/Child)                                           being introduced to more challenging skills.
                                                                             Thursday              4:15-5:15 pm
                                                                                                                                                        on creative movement. Children experience fun, simplified basic steps
SEMI-STRUCTURED CLASS                                                                                                                                   through musical rhythm games, limbering exercises and coordination
(Walking-24 months)              45 minutes
                                                                             FLIPPERS (Level 3)               60 minutes
                                                                                                                                                        movements. At the end of class, the child will be introduced to tum-
                                                                                                                                                        bling. Location: Kids Gym
This class allows you and your Tiny Tumbler to use all of our preschool
equipment and gymnastics apparatuses. Class will begin with basic
                                                                             This class offers more challenging skills for your child to master!        Monday          4:00-4:45 pm 45 minutes
stretching and movement activities. Adult participation is required for
                                                                             Confidence, strength and flexibility continue to improve as skills are       Wednesday 4:00-4:45 pm 45 minutes
                                                                             practiced in combinations and refinement of each skill stressed.
this class. To ensure safety and productivity, one adult per child please.
Tuesday                5:00-5:45 pm
                                                                             Attitude, effort and degree of refinement are the primary consider-         BEGINNING BALLET (ages 6-9)
                                                                             ations for advancement to the competitive level.                           Ballet is the oldest form of dance and the building block to all dance
Thursday               9:30-10:15 am
                                                                             Thursday              4:15-5:15 pm                                         forms. The class will introduce a solid ballet foundation consisting of
TUMBLIN TOTS (Parent/Child)                 SEMI-STRUCTURED CLASS
                                                                               GYMNASTICS AGES 7 & OVER FEE:
                                                                                                                                                        proper body alignment, basic vocabulary, positions and movements.
                                                                                                                                                        Ballet will help develop correct posture, flexibility and body awareness
(24-36 months)                   45 minutes
                                                                               Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                    and improve motor skills. Location: Kids Gym
This class is designed so that parents may take an interactive role in                                                                                  Monday          4:45-5:30 pm 45 minutes
their child’s physical development. This semi-structured class focuses                   YMCA Members           $31.00
on gross motor skills such as jumping, running, and balance using                        Community
                                                                               Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                                                                                                                                        INTERMEDIATE BALLET II (ages 10-12)
gymnastics equipment and activities. The perfect class for one-on-one                                                                                   Prerequisite: One year ballet training.
parent/child time.                                                                       YMCA Members           $37.00
                                                                                         Community              $46.50                                  Monday 5:30-6:15 pm               45 minutes
Tuesday                 5:00-5:45 pm
Thursday                10:20-11:05 am
                                                                             TUMBLING...for all levels! (ages 5 and up)                                 LYRICAL BALLET                    (ages 12+)

                                                                                                                                                        Prerequisite: Three years ballet training. Come and experience the
                                   (3-4 years old)      45 minutes           This class is designed for the child who wants to learn to tumble or       feeling of Lyrical Ballet. This is open to all levels. We will be using R &
Romp & Roll is geared for FUN for our youngest gymnasts! Coaches             improve their skills. Learn rolls, cartwheels, backbends and round-offs.   B, Pop and Classical Ballet music. The class will consist of barre work,
work to develop your child’s strength, flexibility, coordination and          Class focuses only on floor tumbling skills.                                which includes warm-up and technique exercises. Center work will
social development with games and obstacle courses. Equipment use            Thursday               6:15-6:45 pm                                        include jumps, leaps, turns and combinations.
includes beanbags, hoops, trampoline and introduction of the balance         Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                      Monday 7:00-7:45 pm                  45 minutes
                                                                                         YMCA Members            $14.50
                                                                                                                                                        BEGINNING JAZZ (ages 8-12)
beam, bars, floor, and vault.
Tuesday              9:00-9:45 am                                                        Community               $21.50
Tuesday              5:00-5:45 pm                                            Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                      Wednesday 4:45-5:30 pm             45 minutes

SUPER TUMBLERS                     (5-6 years old)     45 minutes
                                                                                         YMCA Members
                                                                                                                 $25.75                                 INT./ADVANCED JAZZ                    (ages 10+)
                                                                                                                                                        Prerequisite: One-two years jazz dance training.
This class introduces children to gymnastics and fitness in a fun and
exciting way! Our goal is to develop gross motor skills, strength, flex-      CHEER CLASS              (ages 6-12)
                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday 5:30-6:15 pm          45 minutes
ibility and confidence in the budding gymnast. All of the gymnastics
equipment will be introduced--vault, bars, beam and floor exercise.
                                                                             Cheer Class is a great class for elementary school girls who want to       ADVANCED JAZZ (ages 12+)
                                                                             learn what cheerleading is all about! Our cheerleaders learn cheer         Prerequisite: To be taken in combination with Lyrical Ballet. Four years
Thursday              5:20-6:05 pm                                           motions, cheer technique, dance, and stunts. These beginning cheer-        jazz dance training or approved by instructor.
                                                                             leaders also get a taste of tumbling in this fun and exciting class. It    Monday 6:15-7:00 pm             45 minutes
  GYMNASTICS AGES 6 & UNDER FEE:                                             is a great way to start cheerleading and is guaranteed to leave them
  Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
                                                                             cheering for more!
                                                                             Tuesday               4:00-4:45 pm                                         INTERMEDIATE/ADULT JAZZ
            YMCA Members            $26.00
                                                                             Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
                                                                                                                                                        Please visit our website or stop by and pick up a Dance
            Community               $33.00                                                                                                              Brochure for detailed class descriptions and program
  Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                                 YMCA Members          $20.00
                                                                                        Community             $30.00                                    information. www.bhsjymca.org
            YMCA Members            $31.00
            Community               $39.50                                   Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                                                                        YMCA Members          $24.00
                                                                                        Community             $36.00

6                     Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Family Center • 269-428-9622 • www.bhsjymca.org
                                                                                                                     YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                      Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

 NATIONAL YMCA                                                            AGES 3-5                                                                  PROGRESSIVE SWIM, Ages 6-12
                                                                          It is important to allow children to progress at their own physical and   The National YMCA has a six level “progressive” program for children
PROGRESSIVE SWIMMING                                                      emotional development. We encourage you to be supportive of every
                                                                          small accomplishment your child makes and understand their occa-
                                                                                                                                                    six years old and over. The swimmer works through a series of skills
                                                                                                                                                    at each level. Every level includes skills in five areas: personal safety,

PROGRAM                                                                   sional set back. We issue progress cards at the end of each session,
                                                                          not report cards. Please assist us in making your child aware of their
                                                                                                                                                    stroke development, character development skills, personal growth and
                                                                                                                                                    water safety. Swim levels, especially those in stroke development, are
                                                                          improvements regardless of which class they are in.                       dependent on physical development, strength and coordination.
Y-SKIPPERS                                                                PIKE                                                                      Please remember that children develop at different rates and their
                                                                                                                                                    progression through these levels will vary greatly.
Y-Skippers is an educational program for children ages five years and      Beginner skills.
under. The program includes the basics of water safety and swimming                                         Y-Skippers Schedule                     PROGRESSIVE SWIM FEES
skills. It is divided into two major components.                          EEL                               Pike Eel Ray Starfish                    Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
Under 3: A parent accompanies the child for the safety and comfort of     Advanced beginner skills.                                                           YMCA Members           $30.00
                                                                                                      Monday              6:35-7:05 pm
the child.
3-5 years: Water adjustment, beginning swimming skills and safety.
                                                                          RAY                         Wednesday           6:35-7:05 pm
                                                                                                                                                    Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                                                          Intermediate skills.
Bubbles: In the beginner’s swim lessons, the YMCA uses a flotation de-                                 Saturday            9:50-10:20 am                       YMCA Members           $36.00
vice called a bubble. It allows the beginners to feel a sense of accom-
plishment and success while concentrating more on water adjustment.
                                                                          STARFISH                                                                            Community              $62.00
                                                                          Advanced skills.
The amount of flotation is gradually decreased as skills develop.

                                                                          Please visit the website or Welcome Center for skills taught at each
                                                                          swim level.
                                                                                                                                                    Introductory Level.
Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                                                                                                                                    Progressive
          YMCA Members           $23.00                                                                                                             POLLIWOG                            Swim Schedule
Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                 $42.00                                    IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ...                                                Beginner.
                                                                                                                                                                            Tadpole Polliwog Guppy Minnow
          YMCA Members           $28.00                                                                                                             GUPPY                           Fish Flying Fish
          Community              $50.00
                                                                           SWIM CLASS PARENT INFORMATION                                            Advanced beginner.
                                                                                                                                                                              Monday             7:10-7:55 pm
                                                                           In an effort to make choosing your child’s swim class easier, we will
                                                                                                                                                    MINNOW                    Wednesday          7:10-7:55 pm
Under 3, Parent/Child                                                      do it for you! Here’s how it works: You choose (from times provided)
                                                                                                                                                    Intermediate level.       Saturday           9:00-9:45 am
A parent accompanies the child in the water for the safety and the         the day and time that works best for you. On the first day of class,
comfort of the child. This is a water adjustment time, not “swimming”      a 10-minute evaluation occurs, which then places your child in a
                                                                           class with swimmers of the same skill level. If you have questions,
lessons, as children of this age cannot be considered water safe.                                                                                   Advanced Intermediate Level
                                                                           please contact Emily Nannfeldt, Aquatics Director at 428-9622.
Children must wear a diaper designed for water; regular diapers are
NOT allowed.                                                               Make-Ups: To ensure your child’s safety in our swimming programs         FLYING FISH
                                                                           and to maintain a proper instructor/student ratio, we cannot allow       Advanced Level
                                                                           make-ups in our swimming classes.
SHRIMP/KIPPER (ages 6-36 months)                                           Supervision: Parents must supervise children in the locker room.
                                                                                                                                                    Please visit the website or Welcome Center for skills taught at each
A special water enrichment program designed to help the parent work                                                                                 swim level.
                                                                           Swimmers are required to shower before entering the pool. Parents
with the child in learning to enjoy water. Emphasis is on a positive       are welcome to sit on the bleachers or in the YMCA lobby. (Younger
water experience to introduce swimming skills.
Friday                 10:00-10:30 am
                                                                           swimmers tend to participate more effectively when they cannot
                                                                           see their parents).
                                                                                                                                                    PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Saturday               10:25-10:55 am                                                                                                               Private lessons are available for all ages. Classes are scheduled by
                                                                                                                                                    appointment only with limited times available. For more information,
PERCH        (ages 2-4 years)                                                                                                                       contact Emily Nannfeldt, Aquatics Director, at 428-YMCA (9622).
Strengthening your child through water movement is the basis of this                                                                                Fee:                   Semi-Private Private
parent/child participation class. Basic skills are enhanced by learning                                                                             (Per 1/2 hr., per person)
propulsion and independence along with an increased awareness of                                                                                    YMCA Members            $15.00          $18.00
safety.                                                                                                                                             Community               $30.00          $36.00
Friday                10:30-11:00 am
Saturday              10:25-10:55 am

                                                                                                      Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Family Center • 269-428-9622 • www.bhsjymca.org                                        7
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

                                                           DIVING LESSONS (ages 7 and up)
            Summer Special!                                This program is for youth who would like to learn the basic fundamentals
                                                           or improve their diving skills. Must be able to tread water and swim one
                                                           length of the pool.
               Two Week Sessions                           Tuesday               6:35-7:35 pm
              Monday-Thursday (8 classes)
                                                           Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
                     AGES 6-12                                        YMCA Members           $30.00
                                                                      Community              $51.00
              9:45-10:30 am/45 min.                        Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                Polliwog Guppy                                        YMCA Members           $36.00
             Minnow Fish/Flying Fish                                  Community              $62.00

                      AGES 3-5                             DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM
              10:35-11:05 am/30 min.
            Pike    Eel    Ray Starfish                     May 16-July 16
                                                           Discover the friendship, excitement and self-confidence that comes with
                       Dates:                              competitive swimming.
                     June 13-23                            All swimmers, ages 6-18, are welcome to join this growing team.
             June 27-July 7 (Pro-rated)                    Participants must be able to swim one length of freestyle (front crawl),
                   July 11-July21                          and one length of back crawl. Try a practice free anytime!
                 July 25-August 4                          Monday-Thursday 4:00-5:30 pm
                August 8-August 18                         YMCA Members
                          Fees:                            First Child:         $80.00                      Y membership
            YMCA Members:                                  Second Child:        $60.00
            30 minute lesson          $40.00               Third Child on Up:   $40.00                       not required
            45 minute lesson          $48.00               Community:                                        for Dolphins
            30 minute lesson          $64.00
                                                           First Child:         $120.00                     Summer Swim
                                                           Second Child:        $90.00
            45 minute lesson          $73.00               Third Child on Up:   $60.00                          Team!
    Confused about swim levels? We will assess
    swimmers on the first day and put your swim-            “FUN”DAMENTALS OF SWIMMING
    mer into a class with the same skill level.            Are you a Minnow, Fish or even a Flying Fish? All three of these levels
                                                           can now enjoy ONE GREAT CLASS...PLUS, you get to swim 2 days a week!
                                                           Swimmers will improve their strokes and learn what it’s like to be on a
                                                           swim team...without the competition!

BACKYARD POOL LESSONS                                      Tuesday, Thursday 6:35-7:35 pm
                                                           Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
Have your child swim for free by hosting swim lessons in
                                                                     YMCA Members          $36.00
your pool! Classes run Monday-Thursday for two weeks.                Community             $60.00
For more information contact Emily Nannfeldt at 428-YMCA   Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
(9622).                                                              YMCA Members          $43.00
                                                                     Community             $70.00

8                Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Family Center • 269-428-9622 • www.bhsjymca.org
   Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

Young Adventure Camp                                    Cheer Camp (ages 4-12)                                   GLA-DA-WEN-TA                                         Registration Information:
(ages 3-4 & 5-6)                                        Join us for an exciting camp where we combine                                                                  To register your child for GLA-DA-WEN-TA Day
We have lots of fun for your kids this summer! YMCA
                                                        cheerleading and tumbling for the ultimate experi-
                                                        ence! Participants will learn a variety of tumbling
                                                                                                                 Day Camp                                              Camp, pick up a camp program guide from the
                                                                                                                                                                       YMCA Welcome Center and complete the regis-
Young Adventure Camps are a week of kid-friendly        moves and cheers all while having fun and making         Ages 5-12                                             tration form.
themes loaded with hands-on fun. Each session           new friends! Please wear athletic shoes (no flip-flops
                                                                                                                 Monday-Friday Weekly Schedule:                        YMCA Members            $103.00 per week
includes story-based arts and crafts, games, songs,     or sandals). Water bottle suggested. Presentation on                                                           Community               $123.00 per week
gym activities and swimming. Registration begins        the last day of camp.                                    Camp begins at 9:00 am each day at Grove
                                                                                                                                                                       Registration, including the appropriate fee, must
April 16 for all Adventure Camps at the YMCA            Dates: June 27-29 & August 1-3                           #1, near the Lion’s Shelter in Riverview Park.        be completed by Monday ONE WEEK PRIOR to
Welcome Center. Don’t let your kids miss out!           Mon., Tues., Wed.           9:00-11:30 am                It ends at the YMCA at 4:30 pm.                       the beginning of your child’s session or your spot
                                                        Fee:        YMCA Members          $32.00                                                                       will be forfeited for that week. Plus, you can
Dates       3 to 4-year-olds
June 20-23         Picasso’s Playground
                                                                    Community             $42.00                 Camp Dates & Themes:                                  reserve future camp weeks with a non-refund-
                                                        (Price includes t-shirt, snacks & craft)                                                                       able $50.00 deposit.
June 27-30         Stars and Stripes
July 11-14         Let’s Pretend                                                                                                                                       Extended Hours:
July 18-21         Once Upon a Time                     Gymnastics Camp (ages 6 -12)                             June 13-17
                                                                                                                 June 20-24
                                                                                                                                  Buggin’ Out
                                                                                                                                  Surfin’ Safari
                                                                                                                                                                       Extended hours are an option for families who
July 25-28         How Does Your Garden Grow?           Come enjoy YMCA gymnastics camp! Refine your                                                                    need care for their child before and after the
August 1-4         Space is the Place                   skills and techniques while working toward that          June 27-July 1 Movin’ & Groovin’                      camp day. Extended hours offer a supervised
August 8-11        Ocean Commotion                      competitive edge. Activities will give special atten-    July 5-8 (Pro-rated) Party in the USA                 activity time for children of working parents.
Dates       5 to 6-year-olds                            tion to progression on all apparatus. Learn about all    July 11-15      Carnival Craze                        Children may come to the Y early, between
June 20-23         Art Attack                           aspects of gymnastics with skilled coaches, demon-                                                             7:00-8:45 am for Pre Care or stay late, between
June 27-30         Birthday USA                         strations, and presentations. Participants will give     July 18-22      Super Hero Adventures
                                                                                                                                                                       4:30-6:00 pm for Post Care.
July 11-14         Fantasy Week                         an end of camp performance showing their skill level.    July 25-29      Wild, Wild West                       Pre-registration is required.
July 18-21         Favorite Stories                     Please wear athletic shoes (no flip-flops or sandals).
July 25-28         Prime Time Slime                                                                              August 1-5      Messy Kids Week                       Pre Care        $22.00 per week, per child
August 1-4         Out of this World                    Water bottle suggested.                                  August 8-12 Mystery Week                              Post Care       $22.00 per week, per child
August 8-11        Super Soakin’ Summer                 Dates: July 11-15 & August 8-12                                                                                A $5 LATE FEE will be charged for every 15 min-
                                                        Monday-Friday                9:00 am-12:00 pm            August 15-19 Pirates of the YMCA
                                                                                                                                                                       utes your child is picked up after 6:00 pm.
All camps will be Monday through Thursday,              Fee:        YMCA Members          $57.00                 August 22-26 No Theme Week
9:00 am-12:00 pm. Children will swim on Monday                      Community             $78.00                 PLEASE NOTE: We have great Field Trips that are       For more information, please see the 2011 Camp
and Wednesday of each week.                             (Price includes t-shirt, snacks & craft)                 included in the total cost of camp. See the Camp      Program Guide available at the YMCA or on-line:
Fee:        YMCA Members          $50.00                                                                         Program Guide for more information.                   www.bhsjymca.org
            Community             $75.00                Tumbling Clinic (ages 6-12)
                                                        This clinic is for beginner through advanced levels.
                                                                                                                 Volleyball Camp
For theme descriptions, please visit our website:
                                                        Your child will start with the basic fundamentals of
                                                        tumbling and progress into higher level skills. Please
*All children must be potty trained.                                                                             Both camps are taught by volleyball players from Cornerstone College!
                                                        wear athletic shoes (no flip-flops or sandals). Water

Jr. Gymnasts Adventure Camp                             bottle suggested.
                                                        Dates: June 13-15 & July 25-27
                                                                                                                 Mini Volleyball                                       Youth Volleyball
                                                                                                                 Intro to the game of volleyball for youth entering    Designed to introduce youth entering 5th-8th
(ages 3-6)                                              Mon., Tues., Wed.             9:00-10:30 am
                                                                                                                 2nd-4th grades. Children will learn the funda-        grades to a more advanced lesson in the game
Basic level gymnastics class that introduces children   Fee:         YMCA Members          $21.00
                                                                                                                 mentals and basic skills of the game, as well as      of volleyball. In addition to fundamentals and
to simple tumbling and low-level work.Your child will                Community             $37.00
                                                                                                                 basic volleyball rules and terminology. Each player   basic skills, students will also learn advanced skill
learn basic motor skills, beginning tumbling, vault,
beam, bars, work their way through obstacle courses,    NEW! Speed & Agility Camp                                receives a Volleyball T-shirt.
                                                                                                                 Dates: June 13-17
                                                                                                                                                                       development and techniques; different positions;
                                                                                                                                                                       and improve their skills at those positions during
and play games. This can be the first step to our        (ages 13-19)                                             Monday-Friday                     9:30-11:00 am       game situations. Each player will receive a
gymnastics programs or just a great way to help with    This camp will get your child in shape for the fall      Fee:       YMCA Members           $38.00              Volleyball T-shirt.
your child’s development. Please wear athletic shoes    sports season with a variety of different drills and                Community              $50.00              Dates: June 13-17
(no flip-flops or sandals). Water bottle suggested.       body weight exercises used by the pros! The primary                                                            Monday-Friday                 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Monday-Thursday              9:00-11:00 am              focus of the camp will be speed, agility and quickness                                                         Fee:        YMCA Members            $38.00
Dates: June 20-23 July 18-21 August 15-18               with a small emphasis on strength. Sign your young                                                                         Community               $50.00
Fee:        YMCA Members          $42.00                athlete up for this camp to gain the upper hand for
            Community             $57.00                the fall tryout season!
(Price includes t-shirt, snacks & craft)                Benefits of the camp include increased foot speed,
                                                        increased quickness, increased flexibility, and de-
                                                                                                                 Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp! June 20-24
Princess Dance Camp (ages 3-5)                          creased risk for injury!                                 We are teaming up with the largest provider of soccer camps in the U.S. and Canada to bring
                                                                                                                 our youth an exciting chance to further their soccer skills! Their coaching staff is hand-
Princess Dance Camp encourages creative movement        Dates: July 25- August 5
and imagination! Children experience fun, simpli-       Monday, Thursday          10:00-11:00 am                 picked throughout the United Kingdom and will be here to help your kids develop their soc-
fied dance steps, musical rhythmic games, tumbling,      Fee:        YMCA Members          $40.00                 cer ability. Sign up online at: www.challengersports.com
snack and a daily craft. A performance will be given                Community             $52.00                            Ages 3-4 First Kicks             9:00-10:00 am                   $76.00
on the last day for family and friends to enjoy!                                                                            Ages 4-5 Mini Soccer             10:10-11:40 am                  $90.00
Dates: July 5-7                                                                                                             Ages 6-9 Half Day                9:00 am-12:00 pm                $116.00
Tues., Wed., Thurs.               9:00-11:00 am         Babysitter’s Clinic (ages 11+)                                      Ages 10-14 Half Day              1:00-4:00 pm                    $116.00
Fee:       YMCA Members           $30.00                SEE PAGE 4 FOR DETAILS!
           Community              $43.00                                                                 Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Family Center • 269-428-9622 • www.bhsjymca.org                                         9
Improving the nation’s health and well-being.

    WATER ACTIVITIES                                                       LOW INTENSITY CLASSES                                                      MEDIUM AND HIGH
ADULT SWIM LESSONS                                                                                                                                    INTENSITY CLASSES
T.O.W. (Terrified of Water)                                                 HYDRO FX (Formerly Bend & Flex) (Levels 1, 2, 3)
                                                                           Functional eXercise for the entire body! Low impact and low intensity
This class helps non-swimmers or beginners feel comfortable in the
water. Skill work includes overcoming fear of the water, kicking, float-
                                                                           exercise creates an environment of continued rehabilitation, healing,
                                                                           and health promoting functional movement.
                                                                                                                                                      SPLASH & TONE DEEP WATER
ing, treading and an introduction to the front and back crawl strokes.                                                                                (Levels 1, 2, 3)
Wednesday              8:00-8:45 pm                                        Monday, Friday        10:00-10:45 am
                                                                           Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                      With zero impact, even simple movements, like jogging or bicycling,
BEGINNER                                                                              YMCA Members          FREE                                      become a challenge with the resistance of water. A complete cardio-
Designed for those who want to improve their strokes and swim for                     Community             $33.00                                    vascular workout using buoyancy belts, resistance bells, noodles, and
fitness. Swimmers will have the opportunity to work on strokes and          Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                      other equipment.
skills of their choice.                                                               YMCA Members          FREE                                      Mon., Wed., Fri.     2:30-3:15 pm
Wednesday               8:00-8:45 pm                                                  Community             $40.00                                    Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                                                                                                            YMCA Members         FREE
            YMCA Members
                                 $55.00                                    WATER WORKS (Formerly Twinges) (Levels 1, 2, 3)                                       Community
                                                                                                                                                      Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:

Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                      If you are looking for a more relaxed water workout, give Water Works                 YMCA Members         FREE
            YMCA Members         $40.00                                    a try! Stretching and exercise designed to work the whole body. The use               Community            $70.00
            Community            $65.00                                    of water dumbbells are incorporated in this shallow end class. Water
                                                                           noodles are offered for deep end water walking and bicycling. Partici-     BODY WORKS H2O                     (Shallow End) (Levels 1, 2, 3)
                                                                           pants are encouraged to work at their own ability and intensity level in   Get a great cardio workout while being gentle on your joints! This class
                                                                           this fun 45 minute class.
WATER WALKING                                                              Mon., Wed., Fri.       2:30-3:15 pm
                                                                                                                                                      incorporates aerobic workout as well as muscle strengthening and flex-
                                                                                                                                                      ibility exercises. The Speedo Aqua Steps are used in this class. Swim-
Strengthen, tone, increase flexibility and improve cardiovascular           Fee:        YMCA Members          FREE                                     ming skills not required.
conditioning without adding undo stress to your body. It is a great                    Community             $4.00/class                              Mon., Wed., Fri.        9:00-9:55 am
alternative for those recovering from a running injury or to add variety
                                                                                                                                                      Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
to your exercise routine. Flotation devices are available at the pool,
just put one on and try it out! In addition to the times listed below,     BODIES IN MOTION                  (Levels 1, 2, 3)                                     YMCA Members         FREE
                                                                                                                                                                  Community            $58.00
water walking can also be done during Open Swim time.                      See the Water Works description, but with more cardio!
                                                                                                                                                      Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
Monday-Friday          7:30-8:55 am                                        Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-10:45 am
                                                                                                                                                                  YMCA Members         FREE
Saturday               8:00-8:55 am                                        Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
                                                                                                                                                                  Community            $70.00
OPEN SWIM                                                                            YMCA Members
                                                                                                          $33.00                                      SHALLOW END HYDRO TONE (Levels 1, 2, 3)
Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied and supervised by          Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
an adult in the pool area.                                                                                                                            Get a great cardio workout while being gentle on your joints! This class
                                                                                     YMCA Members         FREE
Monday                 3:20-3:55 pm                                                  Community            $40.00
                                                                                                                                                      incorporates aerobic workout as well as muscle strengthening and flex-
Tuesday                3:00-3:55 pm                                                                                                                   ibility exercises. The Speedo Aqua Steps are used in this class. Swim-
Wednesday              3:20-3:55 pm                                                                                                                   ming skills not required.
Wednesday              9:00-9:45 pm                                                                                                                   Tuesday, Thursday 8:00-8:55 pm
Thursday               3:00-4:10 pm                                         Or, attend any Low Intensity Aqua Class with a                            Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
Thursday               9:00-9:55 pm                                         Pre-Paid, 10-Punch Card: Community, $36.00                                            YMCA Members         FREE
Friday                 3:20-3:55 pm
                                                                                                                                                                  Community            $43.00
Friday                 8:00-9:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                      Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
Saturday               1:00-4:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                  YMCA Members         FREE
Sunday                 5:00-7:45 pm
                                                                                                                                                                  Community            $52.00
We try to keep a lap lane open during Open Swim. However, if there is
a need for more space, the lap lane will be removed.

LAP SWIM                                                                                                                                              See more Medium and High Intensity classes on the
                                                                                                                                                      next page.
Lap swimmers are required to be at least 14 years old, except when
special permission is given by the Aquatics Department.
Monday-Friday         5:15-8:55 am
                      11:20 am-1:00 pm
                      5:30-6:30 pm
Saturday              6:15-8:55 am
                      11:20 am-1:00 pm
Sunday                11:45-2:00 pm

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                                                                                                                                                   HEALTHY LIVING
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MEDIUM AND HIGH                                                              HEALTHY LIFESTYLES                                                    PERSONAL TRAINING
INTENSITY CLASSES (cont.)                                                YMCA FITNESS ASSESSMENT
                                                                         Whether you are new to fitness or have been exercising for a long          OPTION A: One-On-One
                                                                         time, the YMCA Fitness Assessment is a great tool for you. We utilize     One-on-one personal training is to help you set and accomplish your
DEEP END HYDRO TONE                           (Levels 1, 2, 3)
                                                                         a series of fitness tests and a consultation with a Personal Trainer
                                                                         to provide objective data to help you start or revitalize your exercise
                                                                                                                                                   fitness goals. YMCA Personal Trainers are equipped with the exper-
                                                                                                                                                   tise and knowledge to move you in the direction of a healthier, more
Deep Water Exercise is fun and provides benefits of a great cardio/       program. The assessment measures height, weight, blood pressure,          fit lifestyle. Nutrition counseling, exercise programming and sports
muscular workout with the side benefits of increased flexibility and       body composition, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, mus-          conditioning are a few of the perks of using a Y trainer.
stronger core muscles. This non-impact workout reduces the risk of       cular endurance and flexibility. With this data, you can assess your       Fee: YMCA Members
injury, making it ideal for those recovering from injury or surgery.     current fitness level, establish goals and evaluate your progress. The                 1 Hour                  $45.00
Some swimming skills required, although buoyancy belts are avail-        assessment and consultation last 60-90 minutes. Make an appoint-                      4 Hour Package        $144.00
able. Held in the deep end.                                              ment at the YMCA Welcome Center.                                                      6 Hour Package        $210.00
Mon., Wed.              8:00-8:55 pm                                     Fee:        YMCA Members          $35.00                                              8 Hour Package        $270.00
Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                                Community             $50.00                                          Community
            YMCA Members           FREE                                                                                                                        1 Hour                  $55.00
Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                   $43.00                                YMCA FITNESS ORIENTATIONS                                                             4 Hour Package
                                                                                                                                                               6 Hour Package
            YMCA Members           FREE                                  We want you to be successful at the YMCA! We provide a variety of                     8 Hour Package        $310.00
                                                                         FREE orientations to help you and your family become familiar with
            Community              $52.00
                                                                         our facility.                                                             OPTION B: Partner Training (2 people)
LIQUID CARDIO (Levels 2, 3)                                              Adult Nautilus Orientation:                                               Partner training with a personal trainer is a great way to get fit with
Strength, flexibility and balance will all be improved through this       Introduction to the Nautilus strength training circuit. All members,      a friend, family member, or co-worker. This option allows you and a
low-impact, cardio, total body workout. Class will be held in both the   13 and older, are required to complete a Nautilus orientation prior to    partner to train with a YMCA Personal Trainer at a discounted rate,
shallow and deep ends. Resistance equipment will be used. Buoyancy       using the circuit. Must be a minimum of 5’ tall.                          making the experience more enjoyable at an affordable rate.
belts are available for the non-swimmer.                                                                                                           Fee: YMCA Members
Tuesday, Thursday 9:00-9:55 am                                           Adult Trotter/Free Weight Orientation:                                                1 Hour                 $56.50
                                                                         Introduction to the Trotter strength training equipment and the use                   4 Hour Package       $200.00
Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
                                                                         of basic Free Weight exercises in the Multi Purpose Room. Emphasis                    8 Hour Package       $360.00
           YMCA Members          FREE
                                                                         is on teaching proper form.                                                      Community
           Community             $43.00
Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                    Make an appointment at the YMCA Welcome Center. Open to                               1 Hour                 $60.00
           YMCA Members          FREE                                    YMCA members only at no charge.                                                       4 Hour Package       $220.00
           Community             $52.00                                                                                                                        8 Hour Package       $400.00

LIQUID ENERGY (formerly Wed. Floating Special)                                                                                                     OPTION C: Group Training (3-6 people)
(Levels 2, 3)                                                                                                                                      Group training is for individuals with similar goals in mind. Group
Something new...cross-training, or low impact exercise. Whatever                                                                                   training with a YMCA Personal Trainer allows YMCA members, as
your reason, Liquid Energy will make you sweat! A 45-minute shallow                                                                                well as the community, to train and work toward a common goal. This
workout designed for individuals looking to improve their cardiovas-                                                                               option is great for young athletes looking to advance to the next
cular strength and endurance.                                                                                                                      level in their sport.
                                                                                                                                                   Fee: YMCA Members
Wednesday             10:00-10:45 am                                                                                                                           4 Hour Package         $80.00/pp
Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                                                                                                          6 Hour Package        $120.00/pp
           YMCA Members          FREE                                                                                                                          8 Hour Package        $180.00/pp
           Community             $22.00                                                                                                                    Community
Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                                                                                                          4 Hour Package        $120.00/pp
           YMCA Members          FREE                                                                                                                          6 Hour Package        $160.00/pp
           Community             $27.00                                                                                                                        8 Hour Package        $240.00/pp

                                                                                                                                                   At the YMCA, we understand that every member has different needs
                                                                                                                                                   when it comes to their health and fitness. The options that are
                                                                                                                                                   provided by the YMCA are designed to help our members and the
  Or, attend any Medium or High Intensity Aqua                                                                                                     surrounding community with an opportunity to work with a qualified
  Class with a Pre-Paid, 10-Punch Card:                                                                                                            personal trainer at an affordable cost. All packages expire after 90
  Community, $60.00                                                                                                                                days from the date of purchase and there is a 24 hour cancellation
                                                                                                                                                   policy. Contact Jason Gedvilas, Health & Wellness Supervisor, to talk
                                                                                                                                                   about your training today! 428-9622

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    GROUP CLASSES                                                                  ADULT FITNESS CLASSES                                                    •AEROBIC CLASSES
                                                                               Fitness Class Information                                                    ATHLETIC INTERVAL TRAINING (Levels 1, 2, 3)
WOMEN ON WEIGHTS                                                               Beside each class listing is a key to help you find the right class level     Get in touch with your inner athlete! This non-choreographed class
Women’s Resistance Training 101:                                               for you.                                                                     alternates athletic anaerobic intervals with aerobic recovery to burn
                                                                               1= Basic 2= Intermediate 3=Advanced                                          calories! Boost your cardio endurance to new heights!
Women of all ages will learn the basics of strength training. The
                                                                               The class level will help you determine the best class for your individual   Tuesday              5:15-6:05 pm
program will teach proper posture, lifting techniques and give you the
confidence you need to develop your own personalized training program.          fitness level. If you have a pre-existing medical or physical condition,       Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
The program will consist of cardio, resistance training and flexibility.        please:                                                                               YMCA Members           FREE
                                                                               •Consult your physician before attending any new programs.                            Community              $21.00
Mon., Wed.             9:00-10:00 am
                                                                               •To receive the most benefit from our classes, attend cardio classes at        Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
                                                                               least three times a week and flexibility and strengthening classes at                  YMCA Members           FREE
            YMCA Members          $38.00
                                                                               least twice a week.                                                                   Community              $25.00
            Community             $50.00
Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                          •Speak with the class instructor to discuss modifications to use in class
            YMCA Members          $45.00                                       and get information about the class you wish to attend to decide if that     BOOT CAMP             (Levels 1, 2, 3)
            Community             $60.00                                       class is right for you.                                                      Are you ready to take your fitness conditioning to the next level? Then
Space is limited, so sign up early!                                            •If a particular exercise aggravates your condition, discontinue that        WE WANT YOU! This circuit style format will consist of warm-up, car-
*Minimum of 4 participants; maximum 8 participants.                            exercise and speak to the instructor after class.                            dio, strength and endurance segments. Come get motivated and take
                                                                               •When attending a new type of class, please exercise at a moderate           the challenge!
                                                                               pace to reduce the chance of muscle soreness and risk of injury.
Women’s Resistance Training 102:                                               •Please discuss class options with your instructor or Fitness
                                                                                                                                                            Thursday              10:20-11:20 am
Take your skills learned from Women on Weights 101 and apply them to           Supervisor, Nancy Gitlin, to choose the best class for you.                  Friday                5:45-6:45 am
this class. Maintain your program and start to incorporate more complex                                                                                      Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
lifts and skills such as functional training, balance, agility, and power!                                                                                           YMCA Members            FREE
Tues., Thurs.           9:00-10:00 am
                                                                               Fitness Class Policies                                                                Community               $25.00
                                                                               (Excluding YMCA Group Cycle Classes)                                          Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
                                                                               •Proper footwear is required for all fitness classes.                                  YMCA Members            FREE
            YMCA Members           $38.00
                                                                               •YMCA Members may take any adult fitness class at no charge.                           Community               $30.00
            Community              $50.00
                                                                               •Community may sign up for each session. Please see session dates on
Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
            YMCA Members           $45.00
                                                                               page 2.                                                                      KICKBOX CARDIO                  (Levels 2, 3)
                                                                               •Fees are pro-rated for community (non-members) who sign up                  This class uses basic kickboxing moves (non-contact) while providing a
            Community              $60.00
                                                                               mid-session.                                                                 moderate to intense cardio workout.
Space is limited, so sign up early!
                                                                               •Community participants may make up missed classes in other classes          Thursday              8:30-9:10 am
*Minimum of 4 participants; maximum 8 participants.
                                                                               during the same session by obtaining a walk-in card at the YMCA
                                                                                                                                                             Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
                                                                               Welcome Center.
GROUP CYCLING                                                                  •Classes may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment or participa-
                                                                                                                                                                     YMCA Members
YMCA Group Cycling classes are fun, invigorating and offer just the right      tion. Please check at the YMCA Welcome Center for up-to-date class
                                                                                                                                                             Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
challenge to any workout. Specially designed exercise bicycles provide         schedules.
                                                                                                                                                                     YMCA Members            FREE
a customized fit and adjustments so that each person can work at their          •Walk-ins must purchase a guest pass at the YMCA Welcome Center;
                                                                                                                                                                     Community               $20.00
own fitness level. A YMCA group cycling instructor will lead you through a      photo ID is required.
variety of routines, providing you with proper instruction and motivation      Unless otherwise noted, all fitness classes are held in the Multi Purpose     STEP CARDIO              (Levels 1, 2, 3)
to get you fit and trim.                                                        Room.                                                                        A great workout which includes a variety of step patterns. On Wednes-
Offered six days per week. Call or stop by the YMCA Welcome Center for cur-                                                                                 day you can enjoy the Cardio Mixer which consists of different cardio
rent schedule, 428-YMCA (9622) or visit our website: www.bhsjymca.org          Fitness classes are for ages 16 and up.
                                                                                                                                                            formats, incorporating a variety of equipment.
FREE for YMCA members. Community participants may purchase a day pass.                                                                                      Monday                5:45-6:45 am
                                                                                                                                                             Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
NEW! Y RUNNING CLUB                                                                                                                                                  YMCA Members
Whether you’re an experienced runner with races under your belt, or just a
                                                                                                                                                             Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
beginner interested in your first race, this class is for you. The Y Running
                                                                                                                                                                     YMCA Members            FREE
Club will teach you how to keep your body in balance while training for
                                                                                                                                                                     Community               $30.00
your next big race. Not only will it help teach you the proper stretches,
resistance training exercises and running habits, it will help you to get in                                                                                Mon., Wed.            9:10-10:10 am (Levels 2,3)
touch with the running community.                                                                                                                           Mon., Wed.            5:25-6:25 pm
*Need a goal to strive for? Choose the registration option with the                                                                                          Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
Venetian Run registration fee included and the Y will sign you up!                                                                                                   YMCA Members            FREE
Mon., Wed.            9:00-10:00 am                                                                                                                                  Community               $50.00
Fee without Venetian Registration:                    HELD 1st                                                                                               Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
Y Members $38.00, Community $50.00               SESSION ONLY.                                                                                                       YMCA Members            FREE
Fee with Venetian Registration:                    Starts 6/13.                                                                                                      Community               $60.00
Y Members $58.00, Community $70.00

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HULA-HOOPING (Levels 1, 2, 3)                                             •STRENGTH CLASSES                                                              BODY SCULPTING (Levels 1, 2, 3)
Learn the basics of hooping in this cardio class while you discover (or                                                                                  Body Sculpting will concentrate on developing a functional and bal-
re-discover) a fun cardio core workout that is exhilarating! Weighted     ABS AND MORE (Levels 1, 2, 3)                                                  anced body. Equipment will be used to add variety.
hoops available for purchase, $20.00*.                                    This is a great way to improve your core strength and develop those            Mon., Wed., Fri.      8:05-9:00 am
*Limited number of hula hoops are available for class use, or bring       ‘six-pack’ abs. Equipment will be used to add variety. Monday you can
                                                                          enjoy Strictly Abs...no equipment necessary.                                    Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
your own. Held outside if weather permits.                                                                                                                        YMCA Members           FREE
Wednesdays            5:30-6:15pm                                         Mon., Wed.             6:30-6:55 pm                                                     Community              $69.00
 Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                     Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                          Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
           YMCA Members         FREE                                               YMCA Members             FREE                                                  YMCA Members           FREE
           Community            $18.75                                             Community                $21.00                                                Community              $82.50
 Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                     Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:

                                                                                                                                                         •MIND AND BODY CLASSES
           YMCA Members         FREE                                               YMCA Members             FREE
           Community            $22.50                                             Community                $25.00

ZUMBA (Levels 1, 2, 3)                                                    BODY PUMP (Levels 1, 2, 3)                                                     PILATES (Levels 1, 2, 3)
Zumba is fun, healthy, rewarding, and effective! An aerobic workout       Body Pump is the original barbell class guaranteed to push you to the          Pilates is a complete training program of the body and mind. Through
that fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow movements to         limit and leave you begging for more! This workout challenges all your         Pilates, you will develop control of muscular movements to increase
create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away! Zumba has        major muscle groups by using the best weight room exercises...squats,          strength, balance, flexibility and postural awareness. A variety of
become nothing short of a revolution. Coining the concept “fitness-        presses, lifts, and curls. Great music, awesome instructors, and your          equipment will be integrated.
party” and “making fitness fun”, Zumba has spread like wild-fire! It’s      choice of weight, inspires you to get the results you came for and fast!       Friday               10:20-11:05 am
one of the most influential movements in the fitness industry!              Monday, Wednesday 10:20-11:20 am                                                Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
                                                                          Monday, Wednesday 7:00-8:00 pm                                                          YMCA Members           FREE
Tuesday (Gold)       12:05-12:55 pm                                       Tuesday, Thursday 5:35-6:35 am                                                          Community              $18.75
Tuesday              6:15-7:10 pm (Kids Gym)                               Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                          Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                                                                   YMCA Members             FREE                                                  YMCA Members           FREE
Thursday (Toning)    12:00-12:50 pm
                                                                                   Community                $50.00                                                Community              $22.50
Thursday             5:15-6:05 pm
                                                                           Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
 Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                             YMCA Members             FREE                                         REEBOK FLEXIBLE STRENGTH                              (Levels 1, 2, 3)
         YMCA Members           FREE                                               Community                $60.00                                       This class blends strength and flexibility, endurance and balance. This
         Community              $21.00
 Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                    Saturday                 8:05-9:05 am                                          ‘power yoga’ contains movements that require a focus of mind/body
                                                                           Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                         that is as challenging as it is invigorating.
         YMCA Members           FREE
                                                                                   YMCA Members             FREE                                         Tuesday, Thursday 9:15-10:15 am
         Community              $25.00
                                                                                   Community                $25.00                                        Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
Wednesday            6:30-7:30 pm (Kids Gym)                               Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                                  YMCA Members           FREE
Friday (Toning)      9:10-10:10 am                                                 YMCA Members             FREE                                                  Community              $50.00
Saturday             9:15-10:15 am (Kids Gym)                                      Community                $30.00                                        Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                                                                                                                                                  YMCA Members           FREE
 Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
         YMCA Members           FREE
                                                                          CORE CHALLENGE (Levels 1, 2, 3)                                                         Community              $60.00
 Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                $25.00                                    Come join this INTENSE class to improve your core strength and overall
                                                                          fitness. It will consist of exercises utilizing a vairety of small equipment.   NEW! YOGA FUSION (Levels 1, 2, 3)
                                                                          Variations for all fitness levels will be integrated to achieve success!        Yoga Fusion offers the traditional series of yoga poses along with
         YMCA Members           FREE                                                                                                                     strength training, resistance work, cardiovascular activity and pilates
         Community              $30.00                                    Are you up for the challenge?
                                                                          Thursday                 6:10-7:00 pm                                          moves. This class provides the flexibility challenges and breathing work
                                                                                                                                                         of yoga while offering overall toning, muscle-building or fat burning
                                                                           Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
                                                                                   YMCA Members             FREE
                                                                                   Community                $21.00
                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday            5:45-6:45 am
                                                                           Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                                                                   YMCA Members             FREE                                          Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
                                                                                   Community                $25.00                                                YMCA Members           FREE
                                                                                                                                                                  Community              $25.00
                                                                                                                                                          Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                                                                                                                                                  YMCA Members           FREE
                                                                                                                                                                  Community              $30.00

                                                                                                                                                         YOGA AND GENTLE CLASSES
                                                                                                                                                         CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE!

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HEALTH, WELL BEING & FITNESS                                                SPORTS & RECREATION
                                                                            SPORTS AND RECREATION
YOGA MOVES (Levels 1, 2, 3)                                                     ADULT SPORTS                                                        •KARATE
Yoga Moves is a system by which the body is both physically and men-
tally benefited. You will increase muscle strength and flexibility. This      •RACQUETBALL                                                            KARATE-ADULT ISSHINRYU Beginners (ages 12+)
class ends with relaxation, leaving you refreshed.                                                                                                  For men and women alike, ages 12 and up, this course teaches the
Tuesday               6:45-7:45 pm                                          GUIDELINES                                                              fundamentals of Isshinryu Karate. Students learn the basic techniques
Thursday              7:05-8:05 pm                                          Whenever a court is open, players may walk on at no charge.             (blocks, punches, kicks, and stances) as they begin their journey in the
Saturday              9:15-10:15 am                                          • Courts may be reserved at $3/hour up to 14 days in advance.          martial arts. Students are also taught practical, easy-to-use self-de-
 Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                       • Courts are reserved on the 1/2 hour from 5:30 am to close.           fense techniques to help keep them safe. Students should wear loose-
           YMCA Members           FREE                                       • If the courts are being used, players may wait for the next avail-   fitting clothing to class. Held in Main Gym.
           Community              $25.00                                       able open court and walk on at no cost. Or, reserve a court up to    Monday                 7:15-8:15 pm
 Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                         30 minutes in advance of the next 1/2 hour for $3/hour.              Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
           YMCA Members           FREE                                       • Court tickets can be prepaid by a phone reservation with a credit              YMCA Members           $28.00
           Community              $30.00                                       card.                                                                          Community              $42.00
                                                                             • $36.00 quarterly court time enables the participant to play the      Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                                                               same time each week for 3 months. A limited number of quarterly                YMCA Members           $34.00
•ACTIVE OLDER ADULT CLASSES                                                    courts are available.                                                          Community              $50.00

ZUMBA GOLD (Levels 1, 2, 3)
                                                                             • You will receive credit for courts canceled with a 24-hour notice.
                                                                                                                                                    KARATE-ADULT ISSHINRYU Advanced (ages 12+)
Zumba Gold takes all the excitement from the original Zumba class                                                                                   For those students who have completed the Isshinryu Karate for Adult/
and introduces it to the active older adult, the beginner participant
and other special populations that may need modification to benefit
                                                                            •SOFTBALL                                                               Beginners class, this is the continuation of their martial arts journey.
                                                                                                                                                    Students will add to their basic skills of Karate learning more advanced
                                                                            Get a team together for great summer fun!                               techniques, forms, and controlled sparring. Students are also taught
from Zumba Fitness.                                                                   League runs Wednesday, June 1 through August .
Tuesday               12:05-12:55 pm                                                                                                                more advanced self-defense techniques to help keep them safe. Held in
                                                                                                  Registration begins April 11.                     Main Gym.
  Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:                                                     Games are held Monday-Thursday evenings beginning at 6:15 pm.           Monday                 7:15-8:45 pm
          YMCA Members           FREE                                       Teams will play one or two games per week. Down payment of $50
          Community              $21.00                                                                                                             Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
                                                                            holds your team’s spot. Balance of $310 due by May 27. Schedule will
  Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:                                                                                                                                       YMCA Members           $35.00
                                                                            be available May 27.
          YMCA Members           FREE                                                                                                                         Community              $50.00
          Community              $25.00                                                                                                             Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
                                                                                                                                                              YMCA Members           $43.00
GENTLE STRENGTH & STRETCH                                                                                                                                     Community              $60.00
(Levels 1, 2, 3)
Use it or lose it! Be challenged and have fun with fellow seniors! Fit
seniors stay mobile, active and flexible and are less likely to experi-
ence injury or falls. You’ll never be bored as you use a variety of
equipment to build and maintain the muscle groups you need to go
about your daily activities. An invigorating total body condition-
ing segment will conclude with a relaxing extended 15-20 minute
Monday                 11:55 am-12:55 pm
  Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
            YMCA Members           FREE
            Community              $25.00
  Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
            YMCA Members           FREE
            Community              $30.00

Try this beginning yoga class which is designed to keep your joints safe.
Wear comfortable clothes and come ready to learn basic yoga moves and
the diaphragmatic breath. We finish with relaxation accompanied by soft
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:00 pm
 Summer 1, 5-Week Fee:
            YMCA Members          FREE
            Community             $50.00
 Summer 2, 6-Week Fee:
            YMCA Members          FREE
            Community             $60.00

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                                                                                                          SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
                                                                                               Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

PARTIES AND BUILDING RENTALS                                                                                                                          VOLUNTEERISM & GIVING
BIRTHDAY PARTIES                                                     RENT THE Y                                                                     VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Celebrate your birthday at the YMCA!                                 YMCA facilities are available for small or large groups to enjoy an            The YMCA is a community service non-profit organization.
                                                                     evening of fun! Swimming, climbing wall, basketball, racquetball,              Volunteers are the backbone of the YMCA. A volunteer board
Birthday party availability:                                         volleyball and wallyball make for a great group activity for your              of directors sets policies, and many volunteer committees help
     January-April                                                   school, church, 4-H, scouts or social group.                                   guide the YMCA to meet the needs of its members. Program
     Saturdays                    1:00-3:30 pm
     Saturdays                    2:30-5:00 pm                       Building Rental Availability:                                                  volunteers help with youth sports, races, the YMCA Center
     Sundays                      1:00-3:30 pm                                                                                                      for Achievement, and other special events. We can really use
     Sundays                      2:30-5:00 pm                                                                                                      your help! If you would like to help by assisting with a program
                                                                       Saturdays beginning at 4:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                    or serving on a committee, contact Jerry Price, Community
     May-August                                                        September-May
                                                                                                                                                    Development Director at 428-YMCA (9622).
     Saturdays                    1:00-3:30 pm                         Saturdays beginning at 6:30 pm
     Sundays                      1:00-3:30 pm
                                                                     Overnight Rentals:
     Saturdays                    1:00-3:30 pm
                                                                       Saturdays, 10:00 pm to Sunday, 6:00 am                                       GIVING TO THE Y
     Saturdays                    2:30-5:00 pm                       For more information, please call Kristi Barker at 428-YMCA                    Donations to our Annual Strong Kids Campaign allow the Y
     Sundays                      1:00-3:30 pm                       (9622).                                                                        to provide membership and program assistance to kids and
     Sundays                      2:30-5:00 pm                                                                                                      families who might not otherwise be able to afford to pay
BASIC PACKAGE (Sundays only)                                         CLIMBING WALL OR SPORTWALL™                                                    for YMCA services. Through this campaign, people just like
•  Use of Kid’s Gym for 45 minutes, free play                                                                                                       you come together to make their community stronger. Your
                                                                     The Climbing Wall and/or Sportwall are available for groups to
•  Staff person to assist with gym equipment                         rent! Great for scout groups, birthday parties, school groups,                 tax-deductible gift can be paid by cash, check, credit card and
•  Use of party room for 45 minutes                                  church groups and more! Come challenge yourself physically,                    even monthly bankdraft. Stop by our YMCA Welcome Center
•  Use of pool area for 45 minutes (during open swim time with       mentally and socially.                                                         for the current Strong Kids brochure, or visit our website for
   aquatic staff host)                                                                                                                              more details. You can make a difference in the life of a child
• Child’s name on outdoor marquee                                    For more information, please call Kristi Barker at 428-YMCA                    today!
*Fee:     YMCA Members           $130.00                             (9622).
          Community              $160.00

DELUXE PACKAGE (Saturdays or Sundays)
• Use of Kid’s Gym for 45 minutes, including organized games
• Use of climbing wall and sport wall
                                                                      YMCA CODE OF CONDUCT
• Use of pool for 45 minutes (During open swim time with aquatic     RESPECT                                                                        RESPONSIBILITY
   staff host to make sure your pool needs are met: assisting with   •I will show RESPECT by wearing appropriate attire. This includes              •I will always be RESPONSIBLE for all my actions, both good and bad.
   games, toys, lifejackets, etc.)                                   swimsuits in the pool area, shorts and shirt or leotard in other areas of      •I will be RESPONSIBLE for my own choices, and I understand that all
• Child’s name on outdoor marquee                                    the facility. I will not wear clothing that displays inappropriate language,   my actions have consequences.
• Goodie bags, plates, cups, utensils, tablecloth, decorations       writing or pictures.                                                           •I will be RESPONSIBLE by using the YMCA as a resource so that I may
   provided                                                          •I will show RESPECT to all individuals by choosing appropriate language       promote the best possible situations for myself and others.
• Staff person to help with entire party (including set-up           and behavior.                                                                  •I will be RESPONSIBLE for my own personal property. I will keep my
   and take down).                                                   •I will show RESPECT by listening to music via earphones only, at an ap-       belongings in my possession or secure them in a locker.
• Cake and drink for an additional fee                               propriate volume and with language that will not offend others around          •I will demonstrate RESPONSIBILITY by not bringing valuable items to
*Fee:      YMCA Members            $155.00                           me.                                                                            the YMCA.
           Community               $185.00                           •I will show RESPECT to others by refraining from smoking in the facility
                                                                     or near the entrance.
*Prices are for up to 15 children, each additional                   •I will show RESPECT to others by not harming anyone in a physical,            CARING
child, $5.00.                                                        mental, verbal or unlawful manner.                                             •I will demonstrate CARING by adapting an attitude of service toward
For more information, please call Kristi Barker                      •I will show RESPECT to the YMCA’s and other people’s property.                others.
at 428-YMCA.                                                         •I will show RESPECT to the YMCA by not carrying or concealing weap-           •I will be CARING by displaying a friendly and positive attitude.
                                                                     ons, devices or objects that may be used as weapons.                           •I will be CARING and remember that I have a choice to be a part of the
                                                                     •I will show RESPECT to the YMCA by engaging in positive, constructive,        problem or part of the solution.
                                                                     and lawful activities and events.
                                                                     •I will show RESPECT for the YMCA by leaving the facility, program area        We ask individuals to act in a manner that upholds these principles at
                                                                     and materials provided by the YMCA in the same condition I found them.         all times while in the facility or participating in YMCA programs. A
                                                                                                                                                    violation of the Code of Conduct may result in suspension or termi-
                                                                                                                                                    nation of YMCA membership privileges. YMCA staff may ask any
                                                                     HONESTY                                                                        individual who is not abiding by these rules to leave the premises
                                                                     •I will always be HONEST.                                                      immediately.
                                                                     •I will demonstrate HONESTY by not letting others use my membership

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                                                                SUMMER 2011 PROGRAM GUIDE
                           BENTON HARBOR-ST. JOSEPH YMCA                                                                                        Non Profit
                                                                                                                                               U.S. Postage
                           3665 Hollywood Road
                           St. Joseph, MI 49085
                                                                                                                                           Lake Michigan Mailer
                           269-428-YMCA (9622)

June 12-July 16 (5 weeks)
Member Registration begins May 16
Community Registration begins May 23

July 17-August 27 (6 weeks)
Member Registration begins July 5
Community Registration begins July 11

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT                                    HEALTHY LIVING
CHILD CARE                    Pg. 3                  HEALTH, WELL-BEING & FITNESS         Pgs. 10-14
        YMCA Nursery                                        Adult Aquatics
        YMCA Summer Fun Club                                Fitness Assessments
        School Age Child Care                               Personal Training
EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP Pg. 4                                Group Classes
        Building Blocks Preschool                           (Women on Weights, Cycling)
        YMCA Center for Achievement                         Fitness Classes
        Healthy U                                           Racquetball
        Babysitter’s Clinic                                 Softball
        Baby Groove                                         Karate
        Kids Groove                                  PARTIES AND BUILDING RENTALS         Pg. 15
SWIM, SPORTS & PLAY           Pgs. 5-8
        Water Runners                                SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY                Pg. 15
        Mini Sports                                  VOLUNTEERISM & GIVING
        Youth Racquetball
        Youth Strength Training
        Strength & Conditioning for Youth Athletes
        Karate                                                                                         BENTON HARBOR-ST. JOSEPH YMCA
        Tumbling                                         CHECK OUT                                     3665 Hollywood Road • St. Joseph, MI 49085
                                                                                                       269-428-YMCA (9622)
        Swim Lessons
                                                       SUMMER CAMPS
        Swim Team
        Young Adventure Camp
                              Pg. 9
                                                                                                       Visit our website!
        Jr. Gymnasts Adventure Camp
        Princess Dance Camp                              ON PAGE 9!                                    www.bhsjymca.org
        Cheer Camp
        Gymnastics Camp
        Tumbling Clinic
        Speed & Agility Camp
        Gla-Da-Wen-Ta Day Camp
        Volleyball Camp
        Soccer Camp

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