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North Valley Family YMCA                                                        Non Profit
at Porter Ranch                                                                U.S. Postage
11336 Corbin Avenue                                                                Paid
Northridge, CA 91326                                                           Van Nuys, Ca
                                                                               Permit No. 89

(818) 368-3231                                                                                                                                 NORTH VALLEY FAMILY YMCA

                                                                                                                                                  11336 Corbin Ave, Northridge, CA 91326

                                                                                                                                                  FALL EDITION

                                                                                               A newsletter for members and volunteers of the Y

HELPING OTHERS                                                                                  FALL
HELPSby Rusell Stong
An Essay
5th Grader in YMCA Beckford Child Care program
HELLO. My name is Russell. I am 11 years old. I was asked to write an es-

say about being a responsible community member. Hmmm......well, at first
the assignment seemed difficult. After careful reflection, I thought, WOW, I
have actually been a part of some amazing projects over my short life span
that have positively contributed to people in our community and made a
difference in their lives.

As a member of the YMCA after school program, I have participated in
various charitable projects. For example, each year, I have shopped with my
mom and selected items for impoverished families in need. This supported
the M.E.N.D. (Meet Each Need with Dignity) program. Donated gifts were
presented and graciously accepted by the family at a holiday party thrown                       YOUTH, FAMILY & FITNESS PROGRAMS:
for them. Another great example is Soles for Souls. This gave me the op-
portunity to recycle my “gently worn: shoes for people in need. Makes
                                                                                                YOU WILL FIND IT ALL AT THE Y.
sense, right? I mean my feet grow fast, the shoes were too small and they
were in great condition.

Read more on P. 17
                                    INSIDE                                                            INSIGHT
WELCOME                             This Issue:
                                                                                                      By John Trent, Chair of North Valley Family
                                                                                                      YMCA’s Board of Managers

to the North Valley Family YMCA.    Giving Back........p. 12, 26 Fit
                                    Kids........p. 8, 9, 15-17, 19
                                    Caring for the Kids........p. 12
When you join the Y, you belong     Family First........p. 20
                                    Splish, Splash........p. 8, 19                                    As Spring turns to Summer, the activities at the
                                                                                                      North Valley Family YMCA (NVFY) are heating

to a community of men, women        Healthy You........p. 18
                                                                                                      up as well.

                                                                                                      Summer Camp programs abound with over-
                                                                                                      night and day options for kids of all ages.

and children who strive every day
                                                                                                      Located at local schools, the branch, and sites
                                                                                                      at the beach and the mountains - we’ve got you
                                                                                                      covered for summer fun.

to be healthy, confident and
                                                                                                      For the older kids (ages 12-15), consider
                                    HOLIDAY                          OUR HOURS                        our Junior Leaders program. The teens are

                                                                                                      excited to come and learn work ethic and job
                                                                     Monday through Friday:           experience at the NVFY along with making

                                                                     5am – 10pm                       new friends and building self-esteem. Teens
                                    Labor Day: 5 am – 10 pm
                                                                                                      receive community service credit and also are
                                                                     Saturday: 7am – 7pm
                                    Thanksgiving: 5 am – 3 pm                                         awarded a letter of recommendation from their
                                                                     Sunday: 8am – 6pm                coordinator.
                                    Christmas Eve: 5 am – 3 pm
                                                                     (Pool closes 30 minutes before
                                    Christmas: Closed
                                                                                                      Our 22nd annual Kids to Camp Golf Tournament
                                                                     facility closure)
                                    New Year’s Eve: 5 am – 3 pm                                       is fast approaching. So practice your golf
                                    New Year’s Day: Closed                                            swing on June 13th and help provide scholar-

The Y is a non-profit like no
                                                                                                      ships to our young and at-risk campers and
                                                                                                      support the year-round camping program for
                                                                                                      more than 1,200 campers. Can’t come? Buy a
                                                                                                      raffle ticket and you could win a trip to Hawaii.

other. Be a part of something                                                                         Enjoy the outdoors with our Summit Seekers
                                                                                                      hiking group. (Read more on P.25.) Bring the

                                       DON’T MISS OUR
                                                                                                      whole family and cherish the scenery with your

special today.
                                                                                                      loved ones.

                                       FALL EVENTS                                                    And a special congratulations and thanks to
                                                                                                      two of our Y heroes (P. 17 & BACK COVER):
                                                                                                      Michael Terhar - Golden Book Award recipi-
                                       AMERICA ON THE MOVE.....September 24 - October 1.....p.25
                                                                                                      ent - and Nelson Sanesi - Blue Angel and camp
                                       HARVEST FESTIVAL....October 29th.....p.20                      sponsor.
                                       BOOSTER DINNER....November 17th.....p.27
                                                                                                      With so much happening at the Y, there is no
                                       TURKEY TRI.....November 24th.....p.22
                                                                                                      time to slow down or be bored! So get involved
                                       CALORIE BLAST CHALLENGE....Date TBD.....p.23                   in a program that excites you and I promise,
                                                                                                      you won’t be disappointed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         p. 4/5

                                                                                                                                               PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
                                                                                                                                               Bryson Atkins, Senior Healthy Lifestyles & Membership Director
                                                                                                                                     , 818-368-3231 ext 2304

Y Membership
The Y is committed to helping you become your best self,
whatever your age, level of fitness or abilities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   OPEN REGISTRATION DATES
Healthy Lifestyles
                                           • Set short-term goals that make         FitLinxx
                                                                                                                              Everyone Wins in Youth Sports             GUEST PRIVILEGES
The Y is a passionate advocate of                                                                                             In Junior Lakers/Shooting Sparks          As a member of the North Valley Fam-
healthy lifestyles and would love          it easier to accomplish your overall     The FitLinxx computer individual          basketball, soccer and volleyball,                                                   SEPTEMBER:
                                           plans.                                   exercise log system is another simple,                                              ily YMCA, you may accompany one
to help you kick-start yours today.                                                                                           everyone plays. The emphasis is on                                                   Reg forms available: Aug 19
                                           • Use a computer to track your           smart way to get and stay fit. The                                                  guest, according to the guest policy.
We offer a variety of individualized                                                                                          fun and preparing children to do more                                                Return Completed forms: Aug 26
                                           mood, energy level and progress.         technology tracks your progress and                                                 The guest must bring photo I.D., fill
programs to meet your health goals. A                                                                                         than win on the court or field — they                                                Session runs: Aug 29 - Sept 24
                                           • Smoothly operate the fitness           is designed to ensure that you suc-                                                 out required paperwork and sign a
personal fitness coach is available to                                                                                        prepare young people to be winners        waiver. If a child is your guest (either
all members                                equipment you choose to include in       ceed in improving your well being and
                                                                                                                              in life.
                                           your plan.                               quality of life.                                                                    family or friends of your own chil-
• included in your membership                                                                                                                                                                                      Reg forms available: Sept 16
                                           • Choose a class that’s paced prop-                                                                                          dren), only parents or legal guardians
• because YMCA staff is intent on                                                                                                                                                                                  Return Completed forms: Sept 23
                                           erly for you.                                                                      Join Today!                               (with appropriate documentation) may
understanding your needs and creat-                                                 Youth Membership                                                                                                               Session runs: Sept 26 - Oct 22
                                           • Plan for slips in attendance and                                                 And thank yourself for giving your-       sign for minors.
ing a partnership for your success.                                                 104 youth fitness classes per week
                                           how to recover when they occur.                                                    self a huge gift — the gift of health!                                               NOVEMBER:
                                                                                    are provided for teens and kids, start-
                                           • Tap into the social support from                                                 Monthly payment with no obligation                                                   Reg forms available: Oct 14
                                                                                    ing as young as two months: tumbling,
Aquatics                                   YMCA staff, friends, co-workers and                                                for the length of your membership                                                    Return Completed forms: Oct 21
                                                                                    karate, dance, youth sports, art, the
Water exercise is one of the best          family.                                                                            may be transferred from a checking or                                                Session runs: Oct 24 - Nov 19
                                                                                    Jack Oakie Visual & Performing Arts
health regimens, yielding optimum          • Stop destructive thinking and start                                              savings account or credit card.
                                                                                    Program, Parents Night Out and Fam-
results without the overheating or         supportive self-talk.                    ily Fun Nights.
strain on joints. Our indoor heated        • Make sure your physical activity                                                 Peak Hour Restrictions
pool provides lap swimming lanes,          leaves you refreshed, not worn out.                                                We welcome other YMCA members
                                                                                    Members between the ages of 10
family swim time, water walking, and a     • Make exercise persistence pay off.                                               during non-peak hours. Peak hours
                                                                                    and 15 years may enroll in our Teen
wide array of swim classes, including      • Balance rewarding yourself with                                                  are Monday–Thursday, 4pm – 8:30pm
                                                                                    Fitness Certification Program. After
parent-infant, youth and adult.            praise and setting new challenges.                                                 and Saturdays from 9am – noon. If
                                                                                    completing the program, teens may
                                                                                    use the healthy lifestyles program ar-    you would like to work out during this
Group Exercise                                                                      eas. Members ages 12 – 15 may also        time, the cost is $10.
The YMCA offers 90 group exercise                                                   take Adult Group Exercise classes with
classes weekly for every fitness level
to make sure you succeed, even with                 WE                              their parents.
                                                                                                                              Additional Membership Benefits
your busy schedule. In just as little as
30 minutes, you can work out with us            APPRECIATE                                                                    • Child Watch, a safe and fun envi-

                                                                                                                              ronment, welcomes your children while
and achieve better health. Our classes
                                                                                                                              you work out.
include: Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Zumba,
                                                                                                                              • Security lockers for the safekeeping
Water Aerobics, Water Arthritis, Water
                                              Join Ed DeSouza (Retired Chef)                                                  of your purses, bags, wallets and keys.
Pilates and Kickboxing. Please visit
                                                                                                                              • Day lockers. Please bring your own
our website at for         and Jesse Russo for our monthly
a complete schedule of classes.              Member Appreciation Days when                                                    • Towel service for your convenience.
                                           they prepare and give out delicious,                                               • Easy online registration for classes.
Coach Approach®                            healthy foods as our little thanks for                                             • Guest privileges, so you can share
Need help starting? Need help break-                                                                                          your YMCA with friends and family.
                                            being part of our Y family. Member
ing the stop-start cycle? With Coach                                                                                          • 23 YMCAs across Los Angeles
Approach®, members see success             Appreciation Days are every month,
                                                                                                                              welcome you as a facility member for
consistently. So will you. You will         on the last Wednesday or Thursday
                                                                                                                              occasional use.
quickly learn to:                            of each month, from 8am-12pm
• Create a personal activity plan just                 and 2pm-5pm.
right for you, so you won’t drop out.
                                                                                                                                                           p. 6/7

                                     TRY OUT
                                     SOMETHING NEW
YOUTH                                Arts, Classes & Clubs for Kids
                                     Encourage your kids to explore new concepts, ideas and activities to harness their innate talents and share
                                     them with others.

DEVELOPMENT                          ART & DISCOVERY
                                     Chef Poppy and Me
                                                                                      Exploring Art
                                                                                      Ages 6 – 11
                                                                                      Learn the basic principles of art in
                                                                                      a fun and nurturing environment.
                                                                                                                                Project Discovery
                                                                                                                                Ages 6 - 9
                                                                                                                                Does your child like experiments?
                                                                                                                                This is a great class for a hands on

The values and skills learned
                                     Through hands-on cooking classes                 Creativity will be heavily emphasized     learning approach about science, art
                                     and workshops, “Chef Poppy and Me,”              along with positive encouragement.        and history. Make sure to wear “play
                                     motivates kids and their parents with            Limited to one class per week.            clothes”; you might get dirty!
                                     enthusiasm for healthy food that also
                                                                                                                                CHEER & CLUBS
early on are vital building blocks
                                     tastes great! Learn the benefits and             Food & Fun
                                     importance of adding more nutritious             Ages 2 - 5
                                     foods to a daily menu with a fun and             Kids will learn about nutrition and       Cheer Program
                                     creative approach.                               healthy foods through games, play fun     Cheerleaders can use the skills they

for life. At the Y, children and
                                     Classes are held Saturdays at 2 pm in the Com-   and cooking. Use your taste, smell,       learn to cheer at YMCA basketball
                                     munity Room. $50 per Family.                     touch and sight to discover different     games and other community events!
                                     August Session: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27            types of food. Enjoy studying nutri-      Students are taught multiple cheers,
                                                                                      tion in a nurturing environment. Re-      jumps, dances and much more. Have

teens learn positive behaviors
                                     Crafty Kids                                      quired: 1 apron, Donation of different    fun and join the cheerleading squad!
                                     Ages 4 – 6                                       foods each month. Limited to 1 class      The 3-month program includes
                                     For the youngest age group in our art            per week.                                 professional instruction, banquets and
                                     classes, the focus is on fun, creativ-                                                     cheer uniforms.

and explore their unique talents
                                     ity and spontaneity. Encouragement               Home School Art                           $123 per child
                                     provides an emotionally rewarding and            Ages 5-11
                                     nurturing experience. Limited to one             Learn the basic principles of art in
                                     class per week.                                  a fun and nurturing environment.

and interests, helping them to re-   Create & Explore
                                     Ages 1 - 3
                                                                                      Students will be taught about the im-
                                                                                      portance of art history, famous artists
                                                                                      and artistic design. Creativity will be
                                     Children will participate in hands on            heavily emphasized along with posi-

alize their potential. That makes    learning through crafts and explora-
                                     tion what will encourage their creativ-
                                     ity. Introduction to various tactile
                                                                                      tive encouragement from instructors
                                                                                      and students.

                                     experiments included.

for confident kids today and
engaged adults tomorrow.                   PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
                                           Tracy Kargari, Senior Program Director.
                                           Youth & Family and Healthy Lifestyles
                                           818-368-3231 ext 2325
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.                                                                               * Financial assistance is available for families, who for one reason or another, are unable to afford program fees.                    p. 8/9

DIVE                                                                                                                                     GET                                                                                                                    PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!

ON IN                                                                                                                                    OUT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Josie Rea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Associate Executive Director,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Director of Youth, Family

Aquatics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        & Camping

                                                                                                                                         Winter Camp
Remove that fear of the water and instill a water saftey                                                                                                                                                                                                        818-368-3231 ext 2305
ethic that will reward your kids for years to come.
                                                                                                                                         The exciting, safe way for young people to explore the outdoors, build
AGES 6–26 MONTHS                               Sea Horses                                     Flying Fish                                self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills and make lasting friendships
Tues & Thurs daytime, Sat mornings             This is the advanced level for Skip-           Swimmers at this level will continue re-   and memories.
                                               pers. This class will focus on endur-          fining each of the competitive strokes;
Parent-Tot                                     ance (swimming entire length of the            proper form and timing in breaststroke
A class for young children and their           pool) and competitive skills; butterfly        and butterfly; flip-turns for freestyle    RESIDENT CAMPS
parents. Introduce your child to the           is introduced and students will learn          and backstroke. Swim distance will         For more details, and to sign-up on-line,
joys of swimming, being comfortable in         open turns.                                    increase and endurance will improve.       please visit
the water, and learning water safety.                                                                                                    or pick up a flyer at the Welcome Center.
                                               Monday, Wednesday 5:05pm
AGES 3–5 YEARS                                 AGES 6-12 YEARS                                The most advanced level preceding en-      Winter at Whittle
Mon & Wed evenings, Tues & Thurs afternoons,                                                  try to the Jr. Masters program. Swim-      Grades 3 – 6
                                               Mon & Wed evenings, Tues & Thurs afternoons,
Sat mornings
                                               Sat mornings                                   mers in Shark will improve on fitness      There’s nothing like it! Imagine your-
                                                                                              and endurance and focus on technique       self living in a mountain cabin high
Pike                                                                                          and efficiency.                            above Big Bear Lake with eight to nine
This beginner class for pre-school                                                                                                       friends and your cabin counselors.
                                               The beginners in this class will gain
swimmer’s help first timers conquer
their fear of water and/or deal with
                                               confidence by learning to float on their       AGES 13–18 YEARS                           Enjoy crosscountry skiing, building
                                               back and stomach, gliding, and being           Mon & Wed evenings                         snowmen, making crafts, learning
separation anxiety. Children will learn                                                                                                  about the forest and singing around
                                               introduced to freestyle and backstroke.
basic skills and gain confidence in the                                                       Junior Masters                             the campfire at Camp Whittle.
water.                                                                                        This program is for swimmers who
                                               Guppy                                                                                     Dec 18 - 22, 2010
                                               Students at this level will gain total         are interested in becoming life-long       Reserve now! $50 deposit Cost TBD
Eel                                                                                           swim-teamers. This is a non-compet-
                                               independence in the water. Freestyle
These advanced beginners build on                                                             itive swim club, offering a swim team
                                               with side breathing and backstroke are
their comfort level in the water. Stu-                                                        experience without the competitions.
dents will begin learning freestyle and
                                               fully learned, and children are intro-
                                                                                              While in the program, swimmers will
                                                                                                                                         FAMILY CAMP
                                               duced to breaststroke.                                                                    Weekend Family Camp
backstroke fundamentals.                                                                      be coached in stroke development, fit-
                                                                                              ness, endurance, and speed. Students       All Ages
                                               Minnow                                                                                    Join us for a weekend of fun. Activi-
Ray                                                                                           will also learn how to use a pace clock
                                               At the intermediate level students will                                                   ties include archery, arts and crafts,
With an understanding of freestyle and                                                        which will aid in their development to
                                               focus on endurance in freestyle and                                                       ropes course, hiking, sports and a
backstroke basics these students will                                                         becoming a future swim team partici-
                                               backstroke. Emphasis will be placed on                                                    campfire on Saturday night. Accom-
learn side breathing and be introduced                                                        pant. The program also encourages
                                               proper form for an entire length of the                                                   modations will be in Wagner Lodge,
to the breaststroke. Rays no longer use                                                       children to develop relationships with
                                               pool.                                                                                     each room sleeps four and has a pri-
flotation devices and begin being self-                                                       other children in a fun safe environ-
sufficient in the water.                                                                      ment.                                      vate bath. Four meals are included.
                                               Fish                                                                                      November 12 – 14
                                               After increasing their endurance,
Starfish                                                                                                                                 Cost: $135 ages 5 and older; $35 ages 3 - 4
                                               children at this level will work on               PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
The beginning advanced level will
                                               technique refinement with freestyle
challenge students to increase their                                                             Greg Paggi, Aquatics Director,
                                               and backstroke. Breaststroke will be
endurance by swimming at least 12 ½                                                    
                                               covered in depth and butterfly will be
yards. Stroke technique is refined and                                                           818-368-3231 ext 2342
the breaststroke is learned.
                                           ALWAYS HERE
                                           WHEN & WHERE
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                                                        NEED Porter
                                           YOU Family YMCA atUSRanch
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1. BECKFORD ST. SCHOOL                                                                                                                                                                                                   9
CHILD CARE + P.L.A.Y.                          12. DEARBORN STREET SCHOOL              22. LOCKHURST ELEMENTARY
19130 Tulsa St. Northridge                     CHILD CARE + P.L.A.Y.                   SCHOOL P.L.A.Y.
                                                                                                                                                       18                             3
(#191200080)                                   9240 Wish Ave. Northridge               6170 Lockhurst Dr. Woodland Hills                                                                                                 2

2. BASSET ST. SCHOOL         P.L.A.Y.
                                                                                       23. LORNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                                                                       31

15756 Bassett St, Lake Balboa                  13. EL ORO WAY ELEMENTARY               P.L.A.Y.                                     22

                                               SCHOOL CHILD CARE                       17440 Lorne St. Northridge
3. BERTRAND AVE. SCHOOL             P.L.A.Y.   12230 El Oro Way Granada Hills
7021 Bertrand Ave. Reseda                      (#197417489)                            24. MORNINGSIDE ELEMENTARY
                                                                                       SCHOOL P.L.A.Y.
4. CALAHAN ST. SCHOOL                          14. GARDEN GROVE ELEMENTARY             576 N Maclay Ave, San Fernando
CHILD CARE                                     SCHOOL P.L.A.Y.
18722 Knapp St. Northridge                     18141 Valerio St. Reseda                25. SAN JOSE SCHOOL           P.L.A.Y.
                                                                                       14928 Clymer St. Mission Hills
                                               15. GERMAIN ST. SCHOOL                                                                                                                                                                                              7
                                               CHILD CARE                              26. SHERMAN OAKS SCHOOL
5. CANTARA ST. SCHOOL           P.L.A.Y.                                               P.L.A.Y.
                                               20730 Germain St. Chatsworth
17950 Cantara St, Reseda                                                               14766 Greenleaf St. Sherman Oaks
6. CAPISTRANO AVE. SCHOOL                      16. GRANADA ELEMENTARY                  27. SUPERIOR ST. SCHOOL
                                               SCHOOL CHILD CARE                       CHILD CARE                               (#191200072)                                17340 San Jose St. Granada Hills
8118 Capistrano Ave. West Hills                                                        9756 Oso Ave. Chatsworth                                                                                                                                   11133 O’Melveny Ave. San Fernando
                                               17170 Tribune St. Granada Hills
                                               (#197413907)                            (#192006429)                             33. VINTAGE MAGNET SCHOOL                   38. PORTER MIDDLE SCHOOL                                              40. YMCA INFANT & PRESCHOOL
7. CARPENTER AVE. SCHOOL                                                                                                        P.L.A.Y. + ExPO CAMP                        BASKETBALL + CLUB MID                                                 CENTER CHILD CARE
                                               17. HARDING ST. SCHOOL                  28. SYLMAR ELEMENTARY                    15848 Stare St. North Hills                 15960 Kingsbury St. Granada Hills                                     11630 Indian Hills Road Mission Hills
3909 Carpenter Ave. Studio City
                                               CHILD CARE + P.L.A.Y.
                                                                                       SCHOOL P.L.A.Y.                                                                                                                                            (#191232736 and #191232738)
                                               13060 N. Harding St. Sylmar             13291 Phillippi Ave. Sylmar              34. FROST MIDDLE SCHOOL                     39. SAN FERNANDO HIGH
8. CASTLEBAY LANE SCHOOL                                                                                                                                                    SCHOOL                                                                41. NEW! YMCA PRESCHOOL
                                               (#197401223)                                                                     BASKETBALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LEARNING CENTER CHILD CARE
CHILD CARE + P.L.A.Y.                                                                  29. TOPEKA DR. SCHOOL                    12314 Bradford Pl. Granada Hills
                                                                                                                                                                            BASKETBALL + VOLLEYBALL
19010 Castlebay Lane Northridge                                                        P.L.A.Y. + ExPO CAMP                                                                                                                                       15950 Chatsworth St. Granada Hills
                                               18. HART ST. SCHOOL         P.L.A.Y.
(#191200086)                                                                           9815 Topeka Dr. Northridge
                                               21040 Hart St. Canoga Park                                                       35. HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOL
9. COHASSET ST. ELEMENTARY                                                             30. TULSA ST. SCHOOL                     BASKETBALL
SCHOOL P.L.A.Y.                                19. HASKELL SCHOOL         CHILD CARE
                                                                                       CHILD CARE                               9351 Paso Robles Ave. Northridge
                                               15850 Tulsa St. Granada Hills
15810 Saticoy St. Van Nuys                                                             10900 Hayvenhurst Ave. Granada Hills     36. NORTHRIDGE MIDDLE
                                                                                       (#1917408469)                            SCHOOL
10. DANUBE AVE. SCHOOL                                                                                                                                                                          North Valley Family YMCA at Porter Ranch
                                               20. JUSTICE ELEMENTARY                  31. VALLEY ALTERNATIVE                   BASKETBALL + INDOOR SOCCER
CHILD CARE + P.L.A.Y.                          SCHOOL P.L.A.Y.                                                                  17960 Chase St. Northridge
11220 Danube Ave. Granada Hills                                                        MAGNET SCHOOL P.L.A.Y.                                                                                             11336 Corbin Avenue, Northridge, CA 91326
                                               23350 Justice St. West Hills
(#197404980)                                                                           6701 Balboa Blvd, Van Nuys               37. PATRICK HENRY MIDDLE                                                            P. 818.368.3231 F. 818.368.5437
                                               21. KNOLLWOOD SCHOOL                    32. VAN GOGH SCHOOL                      SCHOOL
11. DARBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                                                                                     BASKETBALL + INDOOR SOCCER                                                        
                                               CHILD CARE + P.L.A.Y.                   CHILD CARE
                                               11822 Gerald Ave. Granada Hills         17160 Van Gogh St. Granada Hills
10818 Darby Ave. Northridge
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.                                                               * Financial assistance is available for families, who for one reason or another, are unable to afford program fees.                      p. 12/13

 HELPING OTHERS HELPS ME ......cont’d from back cover
                                                                                                                                 PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!                INFANT & PRESCHOOL CENTERS:
                                                        I am glad some-
                                                        one in need had

                                                                                                                                 Bernadette Khamo,                                                         Ana Duarte
                                                        an opportu-                                                              Infant & Preschool Center Director                                        Preschool Learning Center Director
                                                        nity to get my                                                 , 818-898-1131                        , 818-891-9214
                                                        shoes and wear

                                                                            Child Care
                                                                                                                                 11630 Indian Hills Road, Mission Hills                                    15950 Chatsworth Street, Granada Hills
                                                        them. Oh... and
                                                        I can’t forget
                                                                            Discover a safe, nurturing setting for
                                                        Alex’s Lemon-
                                                                            children to learn, grow and play at all of
                                                        ade Stand. My       our licensed, on-site, before and after
                                                        friends and I       school programs and Infant & Preschool                                                               Locations
                                                        took charge of      Learning Centers.
                                                                                                                           INFANT & PRESCHOOL                                                                                             How do I enroll my child?
                                                                                                                                                                                 To better serve the community, we now                    Call or come by the YMCA at Porter
                                                        selling freshly                                                    Engaging children in activities pur-                  offer two locations - conveniently near                  Ranch or set up a tour at the Mis-
 squeeze lemonade for 50 cents a pop at the corner of Van Alden to                                                         posely planned by our staff to help                   major freeways - our Infant & Pre-                       sion Hills Preschool Learning Center at
                                                                                                                           them achieve every developmental                      school Center in Mission Hills and Pre-                  818-891-9214 OR Granada Hills Infant
 raise money for childhood cancer. This project raised so much aware-
 ness we even ended up on TV for our community effort (Channel 11           AT THE BRANCH                                  aspect of the High-Scope Key Experi-                  school Center in Granada Hills.                          & Preschool Center: 818-898-1131.
                                                                                                                           ences (creative expression, language                                                                           Admission is ongoing. Provided there is a
 News). Last, but not least, I participated in the Buddy Walk last year                                                                                                          Open from 6:30am - 6:30pm, the
                                                                            Child Activity Center                          and literacy, initiative, social relations,                                                                    space, your child can be enrolled as soon
 to support my friends Dominic and MaryAnn. I walked 2 miles to as-         Ages 2 months to 10 years                                                                            Granada Hills location serves exclu-
                                                                                                                           movement, music, classification, seria-                                                                        as their registration papers are completed
 sist in the awareness of Down Syndrome. Like the lemonade stand the                                                                                                             sively two to five year-olds, while the
                                                                            A nurturing environment with devel-            tion, number, time and space.)                                                                                 and turned in.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Mission Hills Center provides care for
 Buddy Walk also raised loads of money.                                     opmentally appropriate activities and                                                                children from six weeks to five years
                                                                            equipment for your child, the Child            Our nurturing staff encourages                        of age. Both offer the same commit-                      Program Highlights
 Helping others helps me. Working on these projects helped me realize       Activity Center is available while you         children to help plan the day and                     ment to excellence and licensed care                     • Safe environment with qualified, caring
                                                                            are in the Porter Ranch facility.              focuses on their need to explore. Our                 for your children. The YMCA provides                     teachers
 that I can make families in need delighted with my donated gifts. It
                                                                                                                           observations allow us to properly plan                a safe and nurturing environment                         • Age appropriate hands-on activities
 helped me bring joy to the children who were barefoot and now have         Games, arts and crafts, music, group                                                                                                                          • Kindergarten Readiness
                                                                                                                           the right activities, which will enhance              where developmentally appropriate
 my awesome shoes. And although Alex has passed away, it makes              activities, and social interaction nour-       your child’s ability to problem solve,                                                                         • Science Exploration
                                                                                                                                                                                 activities are offered.
 me feel hopeful that the money raised would help find a cure to save       ishes the spirit, mind and body of all         create and interact in different social                                                                        • Multi-Cultural Exposure
 other children. I know I made a positive difference in the community.      participants.                                  situations. We encourage children to                                                                           • Dramatic Play
                                                                                                                                                                                 High-Scope Curriculum
                                                                                                                           be children.                                                                                                   • Character Development
                                                                                                                                                                                 Aligned with the State of California
                                                                            Mon, Wed and Fri 8 am – 2 pm and 3 pm – 8                                                                                                                     • Family Events
 Miss Cynthia, head Director of the YMCA at Beckford, ha been an            pm, Tues and Thurs 8 am – 1:30 pm and 3 pm –                                                         Preschool Standards, we focus on the
 inspiration for me for various reasons. She has coordinated the proj-      8 pm, Sat 8:30 am – 1 pm, Sun 9 am – 1 pm                                                            developmental stages of growth for
 ects and encouraged me to participate. She has always told me how                                                                                                               the whole child.
 important it is to help others. Because I have been with Miss Cynthia
 for 6 years, I have seen her passion for community projects and her
 desire to get me involved each year. I am a more structured and re-
 sponsible person because of Miss Cynthia. I will miss her when I leave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             INFANT & PRESCHOOL MONTHLY
 Beckford and grow up.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       RATES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             3 Full/5 Half Days   ATS*   Billing
 Helping others is not only easy but it is cool too. In my case, I got to       PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!                                                                                                                                     Infant (6 wks+)      $813   $833
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Toddler              $613   $633
 go shopping as well as clean out my closet. I got to make lemonade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Preschool            $554   $574
 and have fun selling it with my friends and even got on TV. I even got         AT THE BRANCH:
 exercise by walking 2 miles for an important cause. See what I Mean,           Tracy Kargari, Senior Program Director.                                                                                                                      5 FULL DAYS          ATS*   BILLING
 easy right? I plant to continue my community giving tin the future,            Youth & Family and Healthy Lifestyles                                                                                                                        Infant (6 wks+)      $995   $1015
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Toddler              $758   $778
 looking for new projects to participate in, I’ve been given the confi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Preschool            $696   $716
 dence to know I can make a difference in a positive way. Thank you             818-368-3231 ext 2325
 for your patience for listening to my essay for the day!
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                                           Fine Arts Enrichment

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                                           Fostering students’ abilities to
                                           develop problem solving skills,
 SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE:                    flexibility, creativity, cooperative                                                                                                                                             PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!

                                                                                                                                BE MORE
 Nicole Casper                             approaches, persistence, and
                                                                                  SCHOOL YEAR K-5 MONTHLY RATES                                                                                                             Tracy Kargari,
 Child Care Program Director               responsibility as well as oral and
                                                                                  3 Days              ATS*    Billing                                                                                                       Senior Program Director, Youth & Family and                   written language skills, our Fine      6:30 – 8 am +       $317    $337

                                                                                                                                Youth Fitness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Healthy Lifestyles
 818-368-3231 ext 2390
                                           Arts Enrichment classes nur-           2 – 6:30 pm
                                           ture the artistic abilities of all                                                                                                                                     ,
                                                                                  6:30 – 8 am only*   $145 $155
                                           children. Whether it be through        2 – 6:30 pm         $294 $314                                                                                                             818-368-3231 ext 2325
                                                                                                                                Learning to keep your body healthy has lifetime benefits;
                                           visual or performing arts, we
                                           encourage children to partici-         5 Days              ATS*    Billing
                                                                                                                                and at the Y, it’s a fun time for all.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chelsea Good, Healthy Lifestyles Director
SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE                      pate in a variety of arts explo-       6:30 – 8 am +
                                                                                  2 – 6:30 pm
                                                                                                      $414    $434
                                           ration in the hopes that they
                                                                                  6:30 – 8 am only*   $202 $213                                                                                                             818-368-3231 ext 2317
As a partner with each school, the         will find the best way to express
YMCA strives to enhance and comple-        themselves.                            2 – 6:30 pm         $3846 $404
                                                                                                                                FITNESS FOR YOUTH                             Ballet I
ment the curriculum presented to your                                                                                                                                         Ages 6 – 9
child during the school day. Our be-       Enjoy the benefits of:                                                               All Star Workout                              Your child will learn balance and grace
                                                                                  YEAR-ROUND K-5 MONTHLY RATES                                                                through the five positions of ballet,
fore-school and after-school programs      • Safe, quality licensed child care    5 Days              ATS  Billing              Ages 6 – 11                                                                              Junior Jazz
encourage families to play an active       • Convenient locations at 14                                                                                                       beautiful barre exercise and basic floor
                                                                                  2 – 6:30 pm         $443 $463                 Activities and games will focus on                                                       Ages 6 – 9
role in the quality experiences that the   elementary school campuses             6:30 – 8 am +       $475 $495
                                                                                                                                                                              work. With fun being the main focus,
                                                                                                                                gross and fine-motor skill develop-                                                      This basic jazz class has it all! Learn
YMCA provides for their children.          • Before-school care starting at       & 2-6:30 pm                                                                                 students will learn lovely routines and
                                                                                                                                ment, cardiovascular endurance and                                                       dance fundamentals while building
                                           6:30 am and after-school care                                                                                                      combinations. Ballet slippers required.
                                                                                                                                muscle strengthening. In addition,                                                       coordination and self-esteem. Par-
Our curriculum is aimed at                 until 6:30pm                           * ATS stands for Automatic Transfer System,
                                                                                                                                participants will learn about the hu-
                                                                                                                                                                              Ballet/Lyrical                             ticipants will enjoy learning routines
                                           • Child care available year-round      which means your monthly payments will be
                                                                                                                                man body and sportsmanship.
developing the whole child through:                                               automatically deducted from your checking,                                                                                             to their favorite upbeat music. With
                                           with full day care on the days                                                                                                     Ages 9 & up
• Staff-directed homework time and                                                savings or credit card account.                                                                                                        fun always as a focus, dancers will
                                           school is closed                                                                                                                   In this class, students will learn bal-
educational support aligned with each                                                                                           Ballet & Tumbling Classes                                                                learn dance basics as well as increas-
                                           • 1:12 staff to child ratio                                                                                                        ance and grace through the explora-
school and California State Standards                                                                                           Build coordination, strength and self                                                    ing coordination and flexibility.
                                           • Qualified staff members who          CLUB MID MONTHLY RATES                                                                      tion of dance. With fun being the
• Proper nutrition and physical fitness                                           3 Days              ATS* Billing              esteem through our dance and tum-
                                           are CPR/first aid and water safety                                                                                                 main focus, students will learn lovely
• Weekly educational, recreational and                                            3 – 6 pm            $234 $244                 bling program. All of our classes are                                                    Junior Jazz II
                                           certified, fingerprinted, and have                                                                                                 routines and combinations. Ballet
fine arts enrichment classes taught by                                                                                          taught in a fun and nurturing environ-
                                           participated in college coursework                                                                                                 slippers are required.                     Ages 10 & up
qualified, specialty instructors                                                  5 Days              ATS* Billing              ment and are designed to meet the
                                           relating to children                                                                                                                                                          This jazz class is designed for teens
• Activities that encourage families to                                           3 – 6 pm            $302 $312                 developmental and emotional needs of
                                           • Enrichment instructors with                                                                                                      Creative Movement                          and pre-teens. Learn jazz fundamen-
spend time together and build stronger                                                                                          our youth members.
                                           an educational background in the                                                                                                                                              tals in a fun environment. Participants
relationships                                                                                                                   • Little or no experience is necessary        Ages 2 – 4
                                           specialty they are teaching                                                                                                                                                   will have a blast learning awesome
• Collaborations with community                                                                                                 for attendance in our classes.                Through imaginative play, children
                                           • Financial Assistance: the                                                                                                                                                   routines to their favorite music. Make
organizations to provide other enrich-                                                                                          • No fee for members, but registra-           ages 2-4 will stretch, get aerobic
                                           North Valley Family YMCA of-                                                                                                                                                  new friends, build self-esteem and
ing experiences for your child through                                                                                          tion is required at the front desk.           exercise, learn body awareness and
                                           fers scholarships for those who                                                                                                                                               increase coordination in Junior Jazz II.
service learning                                                                                                                • Registration is limited to one class        develop coordination and rhythm. Ac-
                                           qualify. Funding is provided from
                                                                                                                                per child                                     tion packed and filled with fun. With
                                           donations to the Y (and a Federal
Educational Enrichment                                                                                                                                                        use of props and music, students will
                                           Block Grant for our Harding site
Skills that kids learn during their                                                                                             Ballet Basics: Twinkle Toes                   have a great time while gaining valu-
                                           exlusively.) Please ask
school day are reinforced through a                                                                                                                                           able skills.
                                           for more details.                                                                    Ages 3 – 4
variety of fun, hands-on classes in an                                                                                          This class introduces basic ballet
effort to help children gain a better                                                                                           concepts to our youngest students.            Jazz/Hip Hop Kids
understanding of each concept. These                                                                                            Participants learn basic positions as         Ages 4 – 6
classes were created in conjunction                                                                                             well as elementary ballet movements.          This beginning jazz/hip hop class is
with the California State Standards for                                                                                         Ballet slippers are recommended.              designed to be upbeat and fun while
children.                                                                                                                                                                     teaching basic dance fundamentals.
                                                                                                                                Ballet: Beginning                             Children will have fun putting together
Recreation Enrichment                                                                                                                                                         dynamic routines while gaining knowl-
With the decline of physical activity in                                                                                        Ages 4 – 6
                                                                                                                                                                              edge of dance and rhythm. Jazz shoes
schools, Recreation Enrichments are                                                                                             This class introduces ballet basics
                                                                                                                                                                              are recommended, but not required.
essential to giving children the oppor-                                                                                         in a fun and encouraging environ-
tunity to learn new sports and sports-                                                                                          ment. Your child will learn basic ballet
related skills while at the same time                                                                                           positions and movements and put it
working on gross motor development,                                                                                             all together in simple routines. Ballet
self-esteem and team building.                                                                                                  slippers recommended.
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                                                                                   YOUTH (TEEN) FITNESS                      HAVING FUN                                                                                 PLEASE CALL US!

                                                                                                                             AS ASports
                                         Game & Play                               CERTIFICATION                                                                                                                        Daniel Zadikov, Sports Director
Tap: Beginning
                                         Ages 21 – 36 months                                                                                                                                                  
Ages 4 – 6
                                         Our youngest students learn basic         Youth/Teen Fitness Certification I -                                                                                                 818-368-3231 ext 2307
Beginning tappers will learn elemen-

                                         motor skills and gain coordination
tary tap steps and patterns in an up-                                              Cardiovascular Training
                                         through fun and games. Activities
beat environment. Students will have                                               Ages 10-15
                                         include circle and story time.
fun putting together combinations                                                  Mandatory Fitness Certification for
and simple routines while gaining                                                                                            Building self-esteem, forming healthy habits and long-lasting friendships
                                                                                   use of cardiovascular equipment           are the basis of team sports at the Y. Come play with us.
knowledge of dance and rhythm. Tap       Home School P.E.
                                                                                   (treadmill, x-trainer, and bike).
shoes are required.                      Ages 6 – 11
                                         This class offers home-schooled           Teaches basic principles of nutrition,
Tap                                      students physical education instruc-      stretching and cardiovascular training.
Ages 6 – 9
                                         tion taught by a qualified YMCA coach.    Children ages 10-11 must have their       2011 FALL                                    2011 FALL                                  Required Parent Meeting: August 23,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     7:00 pm at San Fernando High School
In this fun and energetic class,
                                         Activities emphasize gross motor skills   parent/legal guardian present through     BASKETBALL LEAGUES                           SOCCER LEAGUES                             gym. This meeting is very important.
                                         development, cardiovascular endurance     the duration of the class, to attain      Ages 3 – 17                                  Ages 3 – 10
students learn basic tap steps and                                                                                                                                                                                   Join us to receive information that will
                                         and basic sports skills.                  their certification card.                                                              Team work is the name of the game
patterns. They’ll have a blast putting                                                                                       Here with the Junior Lakers &                                                           ensure a more rewarding experience
it all together in dynamic toe-tapping                                             Thurs 4pm-5pm or Saturday 11am-12pm.      Shooting Sparks, success is                  for the Summer Indoor Soccer League        for you and the children.
routines. Tap shoes are required.        Martial Arts                                                                        measured by how hard you try                 for boys and girls. Learn soccer skills
                                         Ages 6 – 11                               Youth/Teen Fitness Certification II -     and how well you play together.              in an atmosphere that emphasizes
Fit Kids                                 Black belt instructors teach your chil-   Resistance Training and Evaluation        The skill sets are a wonderful               fun, fair play and team work. Every-
                                         dren in a fun and safe environment.                                                 side effect for a game well played.          one plays, everyone learns. Come out
Ages 5 – 8                                                                         Ages 12-15
This high-adrenaline class allows kids
                                         Well-rounded training and exciting                                                  1st Game: April 16th                         and have fun!                              2011 FALL
                                                                                   After successful completion of Fitness
to have a rollicking good time while
                                         activities make for an experience to
                                                                                   Certification I, 12-15 year-olds can      Last Game: June 18th                                                                    VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES
                                         remember. $28 per session                                                                                                        Early registration May 1st – June 21st,    Ages 8 – 17
exercising in a safe environment. Les-                                             make an appointment with a Healthy
sons are designed to improve coordi-                                                                                         Early Registration: February 21st - April    $140 for new uniform, league fees &        Volleyball nets fast reflexes, hand-eye
                                                                                   Lifestyle Counselor to complete five
nation, cardiovascular endurance and     Wide World of Sports                                                                5th, Fee: $160 for new uniform, league       trophy.                                    coordination and a great time! Every-
                                                                                   mandatory one-on-one sessions.
                                                                                                                             fees & trophy. $140 without new              Late registration June 22nd – July 13th,   one plays, everyone learns and there
muscular strength as kids have fun       Ages 3 – 5, 5 – 8, and 8 – 11
and make new friends.                                                                                                        uniform.                                     $160 for new uniform, league fees &        are no bench warmers. League play
                                         This action-packed class introduces       During the five appointments the
                                                                                                                                                                          trophy.                                    begins September 10th
                                         youth to a variety of sports skills.      teens will become familiar with re-
                                         Children will be introduced to funda-     sistance exercise and proper use of       Late Registration: April 6th - April 27th,
                                         mental sport and motor skills. Empha-     specific weight machines. They will be    $180 for new uniform, league fees &                                                     Early registration May 1st – June 21st,
                                                                                                                             trophy. $160 without new uniform.                                                       $120 for new uniform, league fees &
OPEN REGISTRATION DATES                  sis is on having fun and learning new     issued a Fitlinxx ID number to help
                                         skills.                                   track workouts.                                                                                                                   trophy.
                                                                                                                             Weekly practices from 6-7 pm at local                                                   Late registration June 22nd – July 13th,
SEPTEMBER:                                                                                                                   middle schools and hour-long games                                                      $140 for new uniform, league fees &
Reg forms available: Aug 19                                                        Upon completion of this class, youth
                                                                                   will be eligible to be enrolled in        are held on Saturdays.                                                                  trophy.
Return Completed forms: Aug 26
                                                                                   Strength and Endurance I (based on                                                                                                Practiceswill be during the week at
Session runs: Aug 29 - Sept 24                                                                                               Required Parent Meeting: August 23,
                                                                                   instructors evaluation) or Youth will                                                                                             local middle schools. and Games will
                                                                                   be allow to continue with current         7:00 pm at San Fernando High School                                                     be on Saturdays at San Fernando High
OCTOBER:                                                                                                                     gym. This meeting is very important.                                                    School.
Reg forms available: Sept 16                                                       Fitlinxx exercise Program.
                                                                                                                             Join us to receive information that will
Return Completed forms: Sept 23                                                                                              ensure a more rewarding experience                                                      Required Parent Meeting: August 23,
Session runs: Sept 26 - Oct 22                                                     Tween Muscle Pump
                                                                                                                             for you and the children.                                                               7:00 pm at San Fernando High School
                                                                                   Ages 9-11                                                                                                                         gym. This meeting is very important.
NOVEMBER:                                                                          Tweens will get a full body workout       Evaluations: Jan 19 at San Fernando                                                     Join us to receive information that will
Reg forms available: Oct 14                                                        in this one-hour class taught by a        High School gym                                                                         ensure a more rewarding experience
Return Completed forms: Oct 21                                                     certified,Healthy Lifestyle Counselor.      Minors ages 9-10: 6-6:45pm                                                            for you and the children.
Session runs: Oct 24 - Nov 19                                                      Half of the class will be a cardio work     Majors ages 11-13: 6:45-7:15pm
                                                                                   out including agility drills and games.     Sparks Girls ages 10-15: 7:15-
                                                                                   Then, pump those muscles using              7:45pm
                                                                                   dumbbells, medicine balls, and resis-       Juniors ages 14-17: 7:45-8:15pm
                                                                                   tant bands.                                 * Please note: Boys and Girls
                                                                                   Tues and Fri 4pm – 5pm.                     ages 3-8 will not be drafted
                                    HELPING                                                   PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!

                                    YOU LIVE
                                                                                              Greg Paggi, Aquatics Director,   Corrine Pridgen,
                                                                                              Group Exercise Coordinator

                                                                                              818-368-3231 ext 2342  ,
                                                                                                                               818-368-3231 ext 2311

Being healthy means more than       Splish! Splash! Join us at the pool for the best workout with

simply being physically active.     Family and Open Swim
                                    The perfect time for you and your
                                                                                Water Aerobics
                                                                                A moderate-intensity class de-

It’s about maintaining a balanced
                                    family to relax and play in the pool        signed to produce cardiovascular and
                                    is offered every day. Children 8 years      strength improvements.
                                    and up may swim alone as long as a
                                    parent is in the building. Daily.           Water Aerobics Advanced

spirit, mind and body. Come to
                                                                                A high-intensity class that really chal-
                                    Lap Swimming                                lenges cardiovascular endurance and
                                    Even a few laps can have a positive         muscular strength.
                                    impact on your well being. Two lap lanes

the Y and challenge yourself
                                    reserved for lap swim at all times.         Water Exercise
                                                                                A low-intensity aerobic class that
                                                                                uses a mix of rebounding and non-re-
                                    WATER FITNESS                               bounding moves. This format bridges

with a new skill or hobby, foster   PROGRAMS                                    the intensity gap between arthritis
                                    For days and times, please see the pool     and other water classes and focuses
                                     schedule at              on range of motion and balance with
                                    or pick up a flyer at the Welcome Center.   some aerobic work.

connections with friends though
                                                                                (Equipment might be used
                                    Adult Swim Lessons                          for mild resistance).
                                    This is a beginner level class for
                                    adults who are just learning the basics

lifelong learning programs, and     of swimming. The goal of this class
                                    is to establish self-confidence and
                                    the ability to swim across the pool

bring loved-ones closer together    Sat; mornings
                                    Mon, Wed; evenings

                                    Arthritis Class

through our family-centered         A class designed to improve range
                                    of motion in the muscles and joints
                                    and improve balance, as outlined by
                                    the Arthritis Foundation. All classes

activities.                         are four week sessions.
                                    (Equipment used for support only).
HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation’s health and well-being                                                                               * Financial assistance is available for families, who for one reason or another, are unable to afford program fees.                           p. 20/21

GROWING                                                                                      PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!

STRONGER                                                                                     FAMILY FUN AT THE BRANCH:
                                                                                             Tracy Kargari, Senior Program Director.
                                                                                                                                           Y-GUIDES & PRINCESSES,
                                                                                                                                           PAPOOSE AND                                             Y-Papoose                                                     PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!

                                                                                             Youth & Family and Healthy Lifestyles         TRAILBLAZERS PROGRAM                                    Ages 3 – 5 with parent
                                                                                                                                                                                                   This parent-child experience builds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Y-GUIDES FAMILY PROGRAMS:
                                                                                                                                           The parent’child registration fee is only $50           and strengthens the bonds of love,
                                                                                             818-368-3231 ext 2325                                                                                                                                               Josie Rea,
                                                                                                                                           with facility membership. Registration fee for          understanding and respect between

Family Programs
                                                                                                                                           non-members is $70 per person or $170 for               you and your child. During monthly                            Associate Executive Director, and
                                                                                                                                           the family. The registration fee is for the 2011-       tribal meetings, children and parents                         Director of Youth, Family & Camping
                                                                                                                                           2012 peorgram year. Campouts, patches and               will participate in storytime, crafts               ,
                                                                                                                                           activities are extra.*                                  and educational topics. The Nation                            818-368-3231 ext 2305
                                                                                                                                                                                                   sponsors monthly events and outings.
                                                                                                                                           Orientation Night; Saturday, 9/24 at
                                                                                                                                           5:00pm at the North Valley Family                       Y-Trailblazers
Family Fun Nights                               FAMILY CLASSES                                 Tiny Tots                                   YMCA                                                    Grades 4 – 8 with fathers
Family Fun Night involves the entire                                                           Ages 3 – 9 months
family! Games, food, entertainment                                                                                                                                                                 Have a great time with your child
                                                Chef Poppy and Me                              This class stimulates your curious
and fellowship are designed to include                                                                                                     Y-Guides & Princesses                                   floating leisurely down the beauti-
                                                Through hands-on cooking classes               infant with finger plays, songs,
everyone in your household. Differ-                                                                                                                                                                ful Colorado River in your own canoe!
                                                and workshops, “Chef Poppy and Me,”            gentle exercises and stretching,            Grades Kindergarten – 3rd
ent themes each month provide your                                                                                                                                                                 Or how about a fun campout on the
                                                motivates kids and their parents with          tactile, visual and auditory                with fathers
family with valuable time at the YMCA.                                                                                                                                                             beach at Catalina Island?
                                                enthusiasm for healthy food that also          experiences. Parental                       This program’s slogan, Pals Forever,
Look for the latest information in the                                                                                                                                                             These and other exciting outings
                                                tastes great! Learn the benefits and           concerns and child safety                   couldn’t be truer. By setting aside a
Lobby.                                                                                                                                                                                             including fishing, football and baseball
                                                importance of adding more nutritious           are also discussed.                         special time for dads and their
$17 per family
                                                                                                                                                                                                   games, and a weekend in Big Bear are
                                                foods to a daily menu with a fun and           Wear comfortable clothing                   children, a bond is formed that will                    on the Trailblazer calendar.
                                                creative approach.                             to exercise and play in.                    endure for years to come.
Parents’ Night Out                              Classes are held Saturdays at 2 pm in the
Parents, want a night out? Well, you            Community Room. $50 per Family.                Terrific Tots                               Participants are formed into tribes
are in luck! Bring the kids (ages 3-10          August Session: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27          Ages 19 – 36 months                         with other fathers and sons, or
years) to the YMCA for fun, games,                                                             A chance for parents and tots to play       fathers and daughters. These small
sports, arts and crafts, snacks and             Mommy N Me Ballet                              together while developing motor skills,     groups (10 dads and 10 children)
swimming (ages 8 years and up), while           Ages 2 - 4 years                               coordination, agility and flexibility.      meet once or twice a month in the
your enjoy time to yourself! Register           A great way for you and your child to          Tots will also build on listening skills,   evenings and take part in a monthly
at the front desk.                              learn dance together., you and your            language and peer interaction through       weekend activity. In the small tribal
Every 3rd Friday of the month                   child will be taught the fundamentals                                                      group setting, children and their fa-
                                                                                               songs and circle time. Includes time
$17 per child                                   of ballet dance while exploring more                                                       thers share responsibility for
                                                                                               for parents to discuss family topics.
                                                of the creative side of dance as well.                                                     planning and participation in various
                                                                                               Tumble Tots                                 group activities
                                                                                               Ages 10 – 18 months                         including crafts, songs, games and
                                                Stroller Class                                                                             weekend events.
                                                Ages 6 weeks & up                              For those walkers and beginning walk-
                                                Calling all new moms! Enjoy a walking          ers who are ready to develop their
                                                                                                                                           The various tribes form a larger group,
                                                workout with your child. Improve your          motor skills by exercising, game play-
                                                                                                                                           The Nation, consisting of 18-22
                                                cardiovascular endurance and tone              ing and interacting with their parent
                                                                                                                                           tribes. Nation events, scheduled Sep-
                                                your body with some fun exercise.              and other children. Topics important
                                                                                                                                           tember through June, include week-
                                                Singing, interaction and advice about          to parents will also be discussed.
                                                                                                                                           ends at Camp Fox (Catalina Island),
                                                and with your child is included. Hurry                                                     Winter weekend at Camp Whittle (near
                                                and register today!                                                                        Big Bear) and a Spring Family Cam-
                                                                                                                                           pout. One-day events consist of Roller
                                                   HARVEST FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 29TH, 2-5PM                                                   Skating Night, Granada Hills Parade,
                                                                                                                                           Cosmic Bowling and the Nation Picnic.
                                                   Join us for the most fun you’ll have this Halloween season! Open to the public,
                                                   this event is great for the whole family! Come to the Y and enjoy fun activity
                                                   booths, crafts, performances, face painting and much more. Come dressed to
                                                   impress in your favorite costume!!
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                                                                                                                                              PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!

                                                                                                                                              Chelsea Good, Healthy Lifestyles Director                        Corrine Pridgen, Group Exercise Coordinator
                                                                                                                                    , 818-368-3231 ext 2317          , 818-368-3231 ext 2311

Healthy Lifestyles Program                                                                                                             GROUP ExERCISE:                                     Latin Groove
                                                                                                                                                                                           Get spicy with your cardio workout.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A 30-minute circuit class designed
In order to accomplish our goals, we need a body that can take us there. Get the guidance, support and                                 CARDIOVASCULAR
                                                                                                                                                                                           Basic steps, great music and fun                 just for women who are new or
friendship you need with a Y class, club or custom-designed program made just for you.                                                 & AEROBIC                                           choreography equal an aerobic fiesta.            returning exercisers. You will have
                                                                                                                                       For class days & times, please pick up a flyer at
                                                                                                                                       the Welcome Center or visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            personal attention from Y-Shapes
                                                                                                                                                                                           Resistance Bands Class                           coaches. For all ages, shapes and
DESIGNED FOR YOU                                Coach Approach®                           Fitlinxx
                                                This exercise-support process is          The Fitlinxx computer individual ex-         AM Challenge                                        Learn to use medicine balls and rub-
                                                designed to coach new and returning       ercise log system is the simplest and        A unique interval workout to help                   ber resistance bands to improve core
Custom Fit Personal Conditioning
                                                exercisers on how to start and stick      smartest way to get fit and stay in          build your muscular strength and                    strength, functional movement, Muscle            Zumba
Enjoy workouts designed to meet
                                                with their exercise program.              shape. It will remember your range of        cardiovascular endurance.                           coordination and balance!! Beginners             A fusion of Latin and international
your personal fitness goals. One hour
                                                                                          motion, seat setting and the amount                                                              welcome. Great for men and women of              music with many different styles
sessions with our certified staff are
                                                At no additional cost to you, the         of weight you lift for each strength                                                             all fitness levels.                              including: Salsa, Cumbia, Afro Raga,
by appointment only. Program in-                                                                                                       Boot Camp
                                                YMCA will pair you with a wellness        machine! If working out and getting                                                                                                               Merengue, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance and
cludes overall muscular endurance,                                                                                                     This fun and innovative class com-
                                                coach and teach you how to:               healthy isn’t incentive enough, the                                                              Step                                             more! Very easy-to-follow routines
core muscle strengthening, cardio                                                                                                      bines cardiovascular with resistance
                                                • Kick the inactivity habit.              Fitlinxx program also keeps track of                                                             Take aerobics to another level using             feature aerobic interval training
workouts, flexibility, extra motivation,                                                                                               activities. You will never have a dull
                                                • Build your success as an exerciser.     all your strength and cardiovascular                                                             a Reebok step to increase the fitness            with combinations of fast and slow
personal attention and sports-specific                                                                                                 moment in this exciting, individually
                                                • See the connection between short-       workouts in which you earn points for.                                                           intensity. Get ready to sweat!                   rhythms that tone and sculpt the
conditioning.                                                                                                                          challenging class. All levels welcome!
                                                term and long-term physiological          Depending on how many points you                                                                                                                  body.
$110.00 for four one-hour sessions.
                                                changes.                                  earn you can earn t-shirts, hats, and                                                            Step Interval
                                                                                                                                       Cardio Hip Hop
                                                • Commit to a manageable program.         sweatshirts for all of your hard work.                                                           Experience the ultimate workout in               Zumba Gold
                                                                                                                                       Come try the latest hip hop moves.
                                                • Shape your workout around the           The best part is it’s included in your                                                           this awesome class! Alternating sets             This class is for the active older adult,
                                                                                                                                       Get ready to get funky, sweat and
                                                activities you prefer.                    membership. Get signed up today and                                                              of step combinations and muscle                  beginner participant or other popu-
                                                                                                                                       have fun!
                                                • Measure the effect of your exercis-     start your path to a healthy, hap-                                                               resistance are guaranteed to                     lations that need modifications for
                                                ing on mood, stress and energy levels.    pier you! Make an appointment at the                                                             give you an overall body workout!                success. Created to emphasize dif-
                                                • Stay on track even when your            Welcome Center.                              Cardio Kickbox                                                                                       ferent style of latin and international
                                                schedule throws you a curve ball.                                                      Experience the power of punches and                                                                  rhythms, and very easy to follow rou-
                                                                                                                                       kicks. Learn the basics of kickboxing               Turbo Kick™
                                                • Make an appointment in the Ready-                                                                                                        Take kickboxing to another level!                tines. Any one of any age can do it!
                                                to-Be-Fit room!                                                                        while reaching your aerobic goals.
                                                                                                                                                                                           This class is designed with a sport
                                                                                                                                                                                           specific warm-up, a cardio section

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CALORIE BLAST
                                                                                                                                       Cardio Sculpt and Burn
                                                                                                                                                                                           using intensity intervals of kickbox-
                                                                         TURKEY TRI: NOVEMBER 24                                       A modified low-impact class designed
                                                                                                                                                                                           ing drills and increased tempo sprints,

                                                                                                                                       to minimize momentum and maximize
                                                                                                                                                                                           followed by work recovery segments.
                                                                         Ever wanted to complete a Triathlon? Well here’s your         range of motion. Work muscle power
                                                                         chance! Come to the Y on Thanksgiving Day to burn off         and achieve your target heart rate. No
                                                                                                                                                                                           Women on Weights - W.O.W.                          Are you ready to blast those calories!
                                                                         those pre-turkey calories!                                    weights used.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Women will learn proper weight train-              If so, this member incentive game is for
                                                                                                                                                                                           ing in a class environment. The class              you.
                                                                         The distance for adults is a 5 lap swim (250yrds), 5 mile     Cycle                                               meets twice a week, for 4 weeks for
                                                                         bike, 1 mile run/walk outside. All ages can participate.      A workout without comparison!                                                                          Choose from many types of cardio
                                                                                                                                                                                           one hour. Class will include a warm-
                                                                         If you are 11 years or younger enter the Tiny-Tri. The        Simulating an outdoor ride complete                                                                    activities, from swimming to group ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                           up, weights, and stretching
                                                                         Tiny-Tri race distance consists of a 2 lap swim (100 yrds),   with sprints, hill climbs and other                                                                    ercise class to burn those calories. Use
                                                                                                                                                                                           Tuesdays & Thursdays
                                                                         3mile bike, 1 mile run/walk outside. All participants re-     terrain, this interval training class will          11:45am-12:45pm                                    Fitlinxx to log your workouts.
                                                                         ceive a Turkey Tri t-shirt!                                   definitely get your heart pumping! No               in the Community Room.
                                                                                                                                       special shoes required.                                                                                Look for more information soon! Get
                                                                         Sign up at the front desk by November 19th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ready to have fun and get healthy!
                                                                         Only $15 per participant.
HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation’s health and well-being                                                                           * Financial assistance is available for families, who for one reason or another, are unable to afford program fees.                           p. 24/25

                                                Barre N’ Pump
Corrine Pridgen,
                                                A unique, high energy, no impact
                                                                                           P.E.P. (Parkinsons Exercise Program)        SPECIALTY PROGRAMS                                      Training Group:
                                                                                           Two certified instructors – one leads                                                               Fall Half Marathon
Group Exercise Coordinator                      exercise class that utilizes barre work,   and one assists – guide this move-          Physical Therapist                                      Do you enjoy running or walking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             AMERICA,                      light weights and bands. Central to        ment disorder support class. Warm-
                                                                                                                                       & Holistic Nutritionist                                 outdoors? Come out and join our Run-
818-368-3231 ext 2311                           the workout are strengthening and          up, cardio, strength training/flexibility                                                           ning and Walking Team, led by Coach

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ON THE
                                                lengthening exercises for the entire                                                   Both of these services are completely
                                                                                           and range of motion end with a cool                                                                 Sergio, as they train for a fall Half
                                                body. Working at the barre gives you                                                   free to our members. No appointment
                                                                                           down.                                                                                               Marathon in November.

                                                a sense of balance and allows you to                                                   is necessary for the Physical Thera-
                                                concentrate on the muscle group you                                                    pist. Please register and enroll at the
GROUP ExERCISE:                                                                            Pilates                                                                                             All levels of runners/walkers are

                                                are working on. The body is worked                                                     Welcome Center for the Nutritionist.
SPECIALTY CLASSES                               as both a coordinated whole and in
                                                                                           An anatomically based class inspired                                                                welcome. No experience needed. The
For class days and times, please visit                                                     by Joseph Pilates’ method incorpo-          Sam Di Giovanni, a Physical Therapist                   group meets every Saturday to do
                                                isolated muscle groups, maximizing or pick up a flyer at the                                                rates exercise science and rehab.           at Providence Holy Cross, and Jesse                     their weekly group run/walk. More                             SEPTEMBER 24 - 0CTOBER 1
                                                the bodies full potential. No dance
front desk.                                                                                Contraindicated movements are elimi-        Russo a Holistic Nutritionist will be                   details to follow. Contact Chelsea
                                                experience or special shoes required!
                                                                                           nated while proper alignment and core       providing free counsel to our mem-                      Good at extension 2317 if you have
Abs Only/Ab-Core                                                                           stability is emphasized.                    bers. Flyers will be posted with more                   any questions.                                                Join the North Valley YMCA and
                                                Belly Dancing                                                                                                                                  Informative meeting August 13th @ 9am in M1.
Challenge your trunk stabilization                                                                                                     information.                                                                                                          YMCA’s across the country, as we
                                                Basic but fun moves that will work                                                                                                             First training run will be Aug 20th at 7:30am.
with exercise to strengthen the core                                                       Tai Chi                                     PT will be available every third Tuesday in the                                                                       inspire individuals and families to
                                                your core and make you sweat! Great                                                                                                            Meet in the lobby of the Corbin facility.
muscles (abdominals and back). Re-                                                         The ancient art of promoting total          RTBF room. Nutritionist available for 15 minute
                                                music and a lot of fun! Get ready to                                                                                                                                                                         fit healthy habits into their daily
duce your risk of injuring your back                                                       health utilizes the mind and body           one-on-one appointments every 3rd Tuesday
                                                shake it up!                                                                                                                                                                                                 routines. Learn how small changes
with these specialty classes.                                                              during movement. Achieving a range          of the month as well. Register at the Welcome           Training Partners
                                                                                           of motion and balance will leave you        Center.                                                 For the continuing exerciser, all                             can lead to big success.
                                                Core Fusion                                energized, centered and focused.                                                                    strength machines in all YMCA fitness
Ballroom Dance
                                                Pilates and Yoga-based movements                                                       Summit Seekers                                          rooms are equipped with computer-                             Don’t miss our America on the
Learn Mambo, Waltz, Swing and more!!
                                                are fused with standing balance exer-      Yoga                                        Get away from the smog and “Seek the                    ized training partners to:
You will be taught the general rules                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Move Week Kickoff Party, healthy
                                                cises, mat work, traditional abdominal     Each class differs based on the in-         Summit.” Join the North Valley YMCA                     • Count your repetitions
of social dance as well as leading and                                                                                                                                                                                                                       living booths, speakers, healthy
                                                exercises and flowing stretches. This      structor, the students and the group        for our monthly hikes as we train for                   • Remember the target weight set by
footwork. All are welcome, partners                                                                                                                                                                                                                          food, free health information and
                                                class helps you achieve long, lean,        dynamic. Choose from a variety of           a back packing trip in August through                   your instructor
not needed.
                                                strong and flexible muscles. You will      instructors and styles.                     the beautiful Mammoth Mountains! All                    • Prompt you when it’s time to move                           more.
                                                feel strong and refreshed.                                                             hikes are free and open to the Com-                     up in weight
                                                                                                                                       munity! You will receive all the hike                   • Remember the range of motion                                Our more than 8,000 participants
                                                Low-Impact Chair Aerobics                                                              information via e-mail. Please contact                  your instructor has set for you                               will receive an official America on
                                                Designed for active adults who desire                                                  Jody Guerrero or Chelsea Good to be                     • Monitor the lift and drop speed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the Move Week pedometer. This
                                                a safe and effective workout. Ener-                                                    added to our e-mail info list:                          • Prompt you to the next machine in
                                                gizing and easy to follow movements                                                                                                            your workout                                                  event is FREE and open to the
                                                will help increase cardiovascular and                                         ext.2317                         • Record data at the FitLinxx kiosk                           community and we look forward
                                                muscle endurance. Chairs will be used                                                  Summit Seekers Overnight Backpacking Mam-               for you and your instructor to review                         to welcome the involvement of our
                                                but not in all exercises. Start off on                                                 moth Trip. Come enjoy fishing, rock climb-              to help you achieve your goals                                17 Child Care sites again.
                                                the right path to fitness!                                                             ing and an overnight backpacking trip in the
                                                                                                                                       beautiful Mammoth Mountains. Aug 9th-13th.              Our healthy lifestyles counselors will
                                                                                                                                       For more information Contact Chelsea Good ex                                                                          Contact Bryson Atkins, Sr. Pro-
                                                Muscle Pump                                                                                                                                    set you up on a personalized program
                                                                                                                                                                                               using these training partners. Make an                        gram Director of Membership &
                                                Add muscular strength and definition
                                                with weight training. This workout                                                                                                             appointment at the front desk.                                Healthy Lifestyles, at extension
                                                uses light weights and bands designed                                                                                                                                                                        2304, if you have any questions.
                                                to define your muscles, build endur-
                                                ance and give you the results you
                                     SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.                                         p. 26/27

RESPONSIBILITY                       24th Annual Booster Club Dinner
                                                                         NOVEMBER 17, 2011
We know that when we work as one,                                        at KnollwoodCountry Club
                                                                         Chair: Councilman Mitchell Englander

we move people and communities                                           Every child needs a place where they can feel accepted & recognized;
                                                                         where adult role models know their name; and where they can have

forward.                                                                 fun and learn in a positive, values-oriented atmosphere. For too
                                                                         many kids, the Y is the only place they can have that experience.
                                                                         Thanks to contributions from this event, the North Valley Family
                                                                         YMCA provides nearly 13,000 children with programs that promote
                                                                         The Six Pillars of Character - “Trustworthiness,” “Respect,”

That’s why we are committed to
                                                                         “Responsibility,” “Fairness,” “Caring” and “Citizenship” - and
                                                                         encourage healthy living, so that kids of every age grow into
                                                                         compassionate, healthy and successful adults.

providing support to our neighbors
and opportunities for kids, adults
and families to give, join in or
advocate in the name of
stronger communities.
                                                                              For more information on how you can support our mission and
                                                                              attend this unique event, contact us: NORTH VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
                                                                              11336 Corbin Avenue Northridge, CA 91326 818-368-3231

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