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
www.ymcala.org/nv NORTH VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
11336 Corbin Ave, Northridge, CA 91326
A newsletter for members and volunteers of the Y
THE CHALLENGE Angels:
Nelson Sanesi & the Blue
How growing up with the Y fortified a desire to give back
1954: The year the Blue Angels started. Named after the Naval Air Show elites, these 3rd graders from San Jose Elementary would be-
come a new Y club, life-long friends, and now, benefactors of the Kids to Camp scholarship program.
It started with about 20 boys, meeting every week at Y volunteer Bob Keltner’s home learning lessons of discipline, spiritual guidance and
a pretty rigorous sports schedule – the Y’s spirit, mind, and body triangle. Along with 5-10 dads at every meeting, they became a very
DAY, LICENSED & OVER-NIGHT CAMPS:
tight-knit group and were the first, and perhaps only, Gray-Y group that lasted throughout their school years.
Nelson Sanesi, current North Valley Family YMCA CRT Team Captain, one of the founding members of the Blue Angels, remembers those
times with a great fondness: the innocent troubles they shared and the bonds formed between friends and fathers. WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED FOR FUN.
“I didn’t realize until much later that my father was giving up his Saturday golf in order to be with me” said Nelson. “Simple but powerful
acts like that, really shape us.” Years later, Nelson discovered the Y Princesses program and was able to share those moments with his
two daughters, (like the time the local boar decided to bunk with them on a camping trip).
Read more on P. 17
WELCOME This Issue:
By John Trent, Chair of North Valley Family
YMCA’s Board of Managers
to the North Valley Family YMCA Summer Sun........p. 9, 13, 16
Growing Time........p. 6
where we are committed to Youth Giving Back........p. 17, 26
Development, Healthy Living and Family First........p. 20
Team Building........p. 17 As Spring turns to Summer, the activities at the
North Valley Family YMCA (NVFY) are heating
Social Responsibility. Wet & Wild........p. 8, 19
up as well.
Summer Camp programs abound with over-
Healthy You........p. 18 night and day options for kids of all ages.
Located at local schools, the branch, and sites
at the beach and the mountains - we’ve got you
covered for summer fun.
Join us as we celebrate
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
the possibilities for growth
5am – 10pm new friends and building self-esteem. Teens
Independence Day, July 4:
receive community service credit and also are
Saturday: 7am – 7pm
5am - 3pm, awarded a letter of recommendation from their
Sunday: 8am – 6pm coordinator.
child care sites closed.
- inside and out.
(Pool closes 30 minutes before
Our 22nd annual Kids to Camp Golf Tournament
is fast approaching. So practice your golf
swing on June 13th and help provide scholar-
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.
Together we can PLANET
Enjoy the outdoors with our Summit Seekers
hiking group. (Read more on P.25.) Bring the
whole family and cherish the scenery with your
make it all greater.
And a special congratulations and thanks to
two of our Y heroes (P. 17 & BACK COVER):
1 Help raise funds for the Y.
Just recycle used ink cartridges and
Michael Terhar - Golden Book Award recipi-
ent - and Nelson Sanesi - Blue Angel and camp
cell phones in the box at the wel-
With so much happening at the Y, there is no
3 feel good about what you’ve done
for the Y & the environment.
time to slow down or be bored! So get involved
in a program that excites you and I promise,
you won’t be disappointed.
PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Bryson Atkins, Senior Healthy Lifestyles & Membership Director
BrysonAtkins@ymcala.org, 818-368-3231 ext 2304
The Y is committed to helping you become your best self,
whatever your age, level of fitness or abilities.
Healthy Lifestyles Everyone Wins in Youth Sports Additional Membership Benefits
The Y is a passionate advocate of • Set short-term goals that make FitLinxx In Junior Lakers/Shooting Sparks • Child Watch, a safe and fun envi-
healthy lifestyles and would love it easier to accomplish your overall The FitLinxx computer individual basketball, soccer and volleyball, ronment, welcomes your children while OPEN REGISTRATION DATES
to help you kick-start yours today. plans. exercise log system is another simple, everyone plays. The emphasis is on you work out.
We offer a variety of individualized • Use a computer to track your smart way to get and stay fit. The fun and preparing children to do more • Security lockers for the safekeeping JUNE:
programs to meet your health goals. A mood, energy level and progress. technology tracks your progress and than win on the court or field — they of your purses, bags, wallets and keys. Reg forms available: May 13
personal fitness coach is available to • Smoothly operate the fitness is designed to ensure that you suc- prepare young people to be winners • Day lockers. Please bring your own Return Completed forms: May 20
all members equipment you choose to include in ceed in improving your well being and lock. Session runs: May 23 - June 18
• included in your membership your plan. quality of life. • Towel service for your convenience.
• because YMCA staff is intent on • Choose a class that’s paced prop- • Easy online registration for classes. JULY:
erly for you. Join Today! Reg forms available: June 10
understanding your needs and creat- Youth Membership • Guest privileges, so you can share
• Plan for slips in attendance and And thank yourself for giving your- Return Completed forms: June 17
ing a partnership for your success. 104 youth fitness classes per week your YMCA with friends and family.
how to recover when they occur. self a huge gift — the gift of health! Session runs: June 20 - July 23
are provided for teens and kids, start- • 23 YMCAs across Los Angeles
• Tap into the social support from Monthly payment with no obligation
ing as young as two months: tumbling, welcome you as a facility member for
Aquatics YMCA staff, friends, co-workers and for the length of your membership AUGUST:
karate, dance, youth sports, art, the occasional use.
Water exercise is one of the best family. may be transferred from a checking or Reg forms available: July 15
Jack Oakie Visual & Performing Arts
health regimens, yielding optimum • Stop destructive thinking and start savings account or credit card. Return Completed forms: July 22
Program, Parents Night Out and Fam- GUEST PRIVILEGES
results without the overheating or supportive self-talk. Session runs: July 25 - August 25
ily Fun Nights. As a member of the North Valley Fam-
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 ily YMCA, you may accompany one
Members between the ages of 10 guest, according to the guest policy.
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 The guest must bring photo I.D., fill
wide array of swim classes, including • Balance rewarding yourself with are Monday–Thursday, 4pm – 8:30pm
Fitness Certification Program. After out required paperwork and sign a
parent-infant, youth and adult. praise and setting new challenges. and Saturdays from 9am – noon. If
completing the program, teens may waiver. If a child is your guest (either
use the healthy lifestyles program ar- you would like to work out during this
Group Exercise time, the cost is $10. family or friends of your own chil-
eas. Members ages 12 – 15 may also dren), only parents or legal guardians
The YMCA offers 90 group exercise take Adult Group Exercise classes with
classes weekly for every fitness level (with appropriate documentation) may
to make sure you succeed, even with WE their parents. sign for minors.
your busy schedule. In just as little as
30 minutes, you can work out with us APPRECIATE
and achieve better health. Our classes
include: Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Zumba,
Water Aerobics, Water Arthritis, Water
Pilates and Kickboxing. Please visit Join Ed DeSouza (Retired Chef)
our website at www.ymcala.org/nv for and Jesse Russo for our monthly
a complete schedule of classes. Member Appreciation Days when
they prepare and give out delicious,
Coach Approach® healthy foods as our little thanks for
Need help starting? Need help break-
being part of our Y family. Member
ing the stop-start cycle? With Coach
Approach®, members see success Appreciation Days are every month,
consistently. So will you. You will on the last Wednesday or Thursday
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.
CREATIVITY for Kids
YOUTH Arts, Classes & Clubs
Encourage your kids to explore new concepts, ideas and activities to harness their innate talents and share
them with others.
DEVELOPMENT ART & DISCOVERY
Ages 4 – 6
touch and sight to discover different
types of food. Enjoy studying nutri-
tion in a nurturing environment. Re-
quired: 1 apron, Donation of different
foods each month. Limited to 1 class
CHEER & CLUBS
Cheerleaders can use the skills they
We believe that all kids deserve
learn to cheer at YMCA basketball
For the youngest age group in our art games and other community events!
classes, the focus is on fun, creativ- Students are taught multiple cheers,
Home School Art jumps, dances and much more. Have
ity and spontaneity. Encouragement
the opportunity to discover who
provides an emotionally rewarding and fun and join the cheerleading squad!
nurturing experience. Limited to one Learn the basic principles of art in The 3-month program includes
class per week. a fun and nurturing environment. professional instruction, banquets and
Students will be taught about the im- cheer uniforms. Spring cheerleading
portance of art history, famous artists
they are and what they can
Create & Explore sign-ups start the end of January.
and artistic design. Creativity will be $123 per child
Ages 1 - 3 heavily emphasized along with posi-
Children will participate in hands on tive encouragement from instructors
learning through crafts and explora- and students.
achieve. That’s why, through the
tion what will encourage their creativ-
ity. Introduction to various tactile
Ages 6 - 9
Y, millions of youth today are
Does your child like experiments?
Ages 6 – 11 This is a great class for a hands on
learning approach about science, art
Learn the basic principles of art in and history. Make sure to wear “play
a fun and nurturing environment.
cultivating the values, skills and
clothes”; you might get dirty!
Creativity will be heavily emphasized
along with positive encouragement.
Limited to one class per week.
relationships that lead to positive Food & Fun
Ages 2 - 5
Kids will learn about nutrition and
behaviors, better health and
healthy foods through games, play fun
and cooking. Use your taste, smell,
educational achievement. 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
PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
MAKE A COME
Associate Executive Director,
and Director of Youth, Family
818-368-3231 ext 2305
Aquatics WITH US Thaddeus Molnar
P.L.A.Y. Program and Expo Camps
Remove that fear of the water and instill a water saftey
ethic that will reward your kids for years to come. ThaddeusMolnar@ymcala.org
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 SUMMER White’s Landing, Catalina SUMMER EXPO CAMP
A class for young children and their pool) and competitive skills; butterfly and butterfly; flip-turns for freestyle RESIDENT CAMPS Grades 7 – 10 Ages Kindergarten - 5th grade
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, Looking for an exotic island adventure Get ready for our Summer Expo Camp,
joys of swimming, being comfortable in open turns. increase and endurance will improve. please visit http://www.ycampsla.org this summer? White’s Landing in where our campers learn new and excit-
the water, and learning water safety. Monday, Wednesday 5:05pm or pick up a flyer at the Welcome Center. Catalina is the answer. After the ing arts, sciences, and sports each week!
Shark cruise from Long Beach Harbor, camp- Whether we’re making things “disappear”
AGES 3–5 YEARS AGES 6-12 YEARS The most advanced level preceding en- Camp Whittle ers can swim, kayak, snorkel, fish, in our Magic Camp, or just “kickin’’ it” in
Mon & Wed evenings, Tues & Thurs afternoons, try to the Jr. Masters program. Swim- Elementary Unit: Grades 3 – 5 lounge on the beach and participate our Extreme Soccer Camp, this specialty
Mon & Wed evenings, Tues & Thurs afternoons,
Sat mornings mers in Shark will improve on fitness in archery, arts and crafts, nature camp truly has something for everyone.
Sat mornings Junior High Unit: Grades 6 – 8
and endurance and focus on technique awareness activities, sports and Call Thaddeus for more information.
Pike Teen Unit: Grades 9 – 10 campfire programs.
Polliwog and efficiency. Camp Hours: 9am- 4:30pm with free Extended Care
This beginner class for pre-school Nestled in the mountains above Big July 18 - 22 630am-9am and 4:30-6:30pm
The beginners in this class will gain Bear Lake, Camp Whittle is an ideal
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 spot for camping. The 3 units of camp
Locations: Darby & Topeka Elementary Schools
Full-Day $158 for Arts/Science, $153 for Sports.
back and stomach, gliding, and being Mon & Wed evenings
mean cabin groups are friends of like
separation anxiety. Children will learn Half-Day will be $92 for either
introduced to freestyle and backstroke. ages. This allows campers to choose
basic skills and gain confidence in the Junior Masters
$50 deposit required
water. many of their own activities and gain
Guppy This program is for swimmers who
valuable new experiences, regardless
Students at this level will gain total are interested in becoming life-long
Eel of their own skill level. Camp activities
independence in the water. Freestyle swim-teamers. This is a non-compet-
These advanced beginners build on include a ropes course, mountain
with side breathing and backstroke are itive swim club, offering a swim team
their comfort level in the water. Stu- biking, canoeing, swimming, crafts,
fully learned, and children are intro- experience without the competitions.
dents will begin learning freestyle and archery, horseback riding and much
duced to breaststroke. While in the program, swimmers will
backstroke fundamentals. more.
be coached in stroke development, fit-
Grades 3 - 10: June 25 – July 2
ness, endurance, and speed. Students
Minnow Grades 3 - 8: July 9 - July 16
Ray will also learn how to use a pace clock
At the intermediate level students will
With an understanding of freestyle and which will aid in their development to
focus on endurance in freestyle and Mammoth Caravan
backstroke basics these students will becoming a future swim team partici-
backstroke. Emphasis will be placed on Grades 7 – 10
learn side breathing and be introduced pant. The program also encourages
proper form for an entire length of the A perfect intro to YMCA Caravan
to the breaststroke. Rays no longer use children to develop relationships with
pool. Camping, this exciting schedule is
flotation devices and begin being self- other children in a fun safe environ-
sufficient in the water. ment. designed with the younger or first
Fish time caravaner in mind. Visit many
After increasing their endurance, beautiful sites, meet great new friends
children at this level will work on and have an unforgettable experience.
The beginning advanced level will
technique refinement with freestyle PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US! While here, campers will have the op-
challenge students to increase their
and backstroke. Breaststroke will be Aquatics Program portunity to enjoy fishing, hiking, rock
endurance by swimming at least 12 ½
covered in depth and butterfly will be 818-368-3231 ext 2342 climbing and swimming.
yards. Stroke technique is refined and
introduced. July 31 - August 6
the breaststroke is learned.
WHEN & WHERE
YOU Family YMCA atUSRanch
34 21 39
1 11 16 19
North Valley 15 37 38
20 6 5
1. BECKFORD ST. SCHOOL 12. DEARBORN STREET SCHOOL 22. LOCKHURST ELEMENTARY 9
CHILD CARE + P.E. CHILD CARE + P.E. SCHOOL P.E. 14
19130 Tulsa St. Northridge 9240 Wish Ave. Northridge 6170 Lockhurst Dr. Woodland Hills 18 3 2
23. LORNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 31
2. BASSET ST. SCHOOL P.E. 13. EL ORO WAY ELEMENTARY P.E.
15756 Bassett St, Lake Balboa SCHOOL CHILD CARE 17440 Lorne St. Northridge
12230 El Oro Way Granada Hills
3. BERTRAND AVE. SCHOOL P.E. (#19741789) 24. MORNINGSIDE ELEMENTARY
7021 Bertrand Ave. Reseda SCHOOL P.E.
14. GARDEN GROVE ELEMENTARY 576 N Maclay Ave, San Fernando
4. CALAHAN ST. SCHOOL SCHOOL P.E.
CHILD CARE 18141 Valerio St. Reseda 25. SAN JOSE SCHOOL P.E.
18722 Knapp St. Northridge 14928 Clymer St. Mission Hills 26
(#197408456) 15. GERMAIN ST. SCHOOL
CHILD CARE 26. SHERMAN OAKS SCHOOL P.E.
5. CANTARA ST. SCHOOL P.E.
20730 Germain St. Chatsworth 14766 Greenleaf St. Sherman Oaks
17950 Cantara St, Reseda (#191221714)
27. SUPERIOR ST. SCHOOL
16. GRANADA ELEMENTARY CHILD CARE
6. CAPISTRANO AVE. SCHOOL P.E.
SCHOOL CHILD CARE 9756 Oso Ave. Chatsworth
8118 Capistrano Ave. West Hills
17170 Tribune St. Granada Hills (#192006429) 33. VINTAGE MAGNET SCHOOL 38. PORTER MIDDLE SCHOOL 40. YMCA INFANT & PRESCHOOL
(#197413907) P.E. + ExPO CAMP BASKETBALL + CLUB MID CENTER CHILD CARE
7. CARPENTER AVE. SCHOOL P.E. 28. SYLMAR ELEMENTARY 15848 Stare St. North Hills 15960 Kingsbury St. Granada Hills 11630 Indian Hills Road Mission Hills
3909 Carpenter Ave. Studio City SCHOOL P.E.
17. HARDING ST. SCHOOL (#191232736 and #191232738)
CHILD CARE + P.E. 13291 Phillippi Ave. Sylmar 34. FROST MIDDLE SCHOOL 39. SAN FERNANDO HIGH
8. CASTLEBAY LANE SCHOOL 13060 N. Harding St. Sylmar SCHOOL 41. NEW! YMCA PRESCHOOL
CHILD CARE + P.E.
(#197401223) 29. TOPEKA DR. SCHOOL P.E 12314 Bradford Pl. Granada Hills
BASKETBALL + VOLLEYBALL LEARNING CENTER CHILD CARE
19010 Castlebay Lane Northridge + ExPO CAMP 11133 O’Melveny Ave. San Fernando 15950 Chatsworth St. Granada Hills
(#191200086) 18. HART ST. SCHOOL 9815 Topeka Dr. Northridge (#197416505)
P.E. 35. HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOL
21040 Hart St. Canoga Park
9. COHASSET ST. ELEMENTARY 30. TULSA ST. SCHOOL BASKETBALL
SCHOOL P.E. 9351 Paso Robles Ave. Northridge
19. HASKELL SCHOOL CHILD CARE CHILD CARE
15810 Saticoy St. Van Nuys 10900 Hayvenhurst Ave. Granada Hills 36. NORTHRIDGE MIDDLE
15850 Tulsa St. Granada Hills
(#191223290) (#1917408469) SCHOOL
10. DANUBE AVE. SCHOOL BASKETBALL + INDOOR SOCCER
20. JUSTICE ELEMENTARY 31. VALLEY ALTERNATIVE
CHILD CARE + P.E.
11220 Danube Ave. Granada Hills MAGNET SCHOOL P.E.
17960 Chase St. Northridge North Valley Family YMCA at Porter Ranch
(#197404980) 23350 Justice St. West Hills 6701 Balboa Blvd, Van Nuys 37. PATRICK HENRY MIDDLE 11336 Corbin Avenue, Northridge, CA 91326
11. DARBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 21. KNOLLWOOD SCHOOL 32. VAN GOGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL + INDOOR SOCCER P. 818.368.3231 F. 818.368.5437
ExPO CAMP CHILD CARE
CHILD CARE + P.E. 17340 San Jose St. Granada Hills
10818 Darby Ave. Northridge 17160 Van Gogh St. Granada Hills www.ymcala.org/nv
11822 Gerald Ave. Granada Hills
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
EXPLORING • Enrichment instructors with an Adventure Camp:
Entering 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US! educational background in the specialty
they are teaching Adventure campers and their parents
SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE: • Financial Assistance: the North Val- have a lot to look forward to this sum-
ley Family YMCA offers scholarships for mer. “The Future is Everything” and they
those who qualify. Funding is provided know it! Keeping them active, busy and
Child Care Program Director
from donations to the Y (and a Federal always wanting more, while teaching the
NicoleCasper@ymcala.org Block Grant for our Harding site exlu- Six Pillars of Character and helping them
Child Care 818-368-3231 ext 2390 sively.) Please ask for more details. develop the skills and relationships they
need to be healthy, confident and con-
Discover a safe, nurturing setting for children to learn, grow nected to others are our goals. Parents
and play at all of our licensed, on-site, before and after LICENSED SUMMER CAMP can rest easy knowing their kids are
school programs and Infant & Preschool Learning Centers. Children get to know themselves and happy and safe each day as they par-
SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE others as they explore interests and ticipate in enrichment classes, field trips
broaden their horizons in this high- and water days. Watch them thrive as
AT THE BRANCH Locations As a partner with each school, the energy themed camp. Every week is a they head down the path to their future.
To better serve the community, we now YMCA strives to enhance and comple- new experience and a new field trip.
Child Activity Center offer two locations - PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US! ment the curriculum presented to your Between Discovery Camp, Adventure Junior High Summer Camp:
Ages 2 months to 10 years conveniently near major freeways - our child during the school day. Our be- Camp and Club Mid, we have a camp Club Mid at Porter Middle School
A nurturing environment with Infant & Preschool Center in Mission AT THE BRANCH: fore-school and after-school programs for everyone: from Kindergarten to Entering 6th grade – 8th grade
developmentally appropriate activi- Hills and Preschool Center in Granada encourage families to play an active
Tracy Kargari, Senior Program Director. 8th grade.
ties and equipment for your child, the Hills. role in the quality experiences that the Club Mid is a fun summer experience for
Youth & Family and Healthy Lifestyles
Child Activity Center is available while YMCA provides for their children. teens and beneficial to their self devel-
Open from 6:30am - 6:30pm, the TracyKargari@ymcala.org June 27 - September 2 opment: learning respect for
you are in the Porter Ranch facility.
Granada Hills location serves exclu- 818-368-3231 ext 2325 (Closed July 4th) themselves and others. Daily Field trips
Our curriculum is aimed at
Games, arts and crafts, music, group sively two to five year-olds, while the Open 6:30am to 6:30pm to off-site locations contain education-
Mission Hills Center provides care for developing the whole child through: al, theme-based and service
activities, and social interaction nour- Monday through Friday
children from six weeks to five years of • Staff-directed homework time and learning elements. Amongst all the ex-
ishes the spirit, mind and body of all INFANT & PRESCHOOL CENTERS:
age. Both offer the same commitment educational support aligned with each citement, the YMCA counselors incorpo-
participants. Camp Fees:
to excellence and licensed care for school and California State Standards rate creativity, character development,
• Proper nutrition and physical fitness Discovery & Adventure Camp:
your children. The YMCA provides a Bernadette Khamo healthy lifestyles, team building and
Mon, Wed and Fri 8 am – 2 pm and 3 pm – 8 5 days = $148/week; 3 days = $112/week
pm, Tues and Thurs 8 am – 1:30 pm and 3 pm – safe and nurturing environment where Infant & Preschool Center Director • Weekly educational, recreational and positive values in everything they do.
Club Mid at Porter Middle School:
8 pm, Sat 8:30 am – 1 pm, Sun 9 am – 1 pm developmentally appropriate activities fine arts enrichment classes taught by
BernadetteKhamo@ymcala.org, 5 days = $162/week; 3 days = $125/week
are offered. qualified, specialty instructors
• Activities that encourage families to
11630 Indian Hills Road, Mission Hills Rally Night:
INFANT & PRESCHOOL High-Scope Curriculum
spend time together and build stronger
Friday June 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
Aligned with the State of California at North Valley Family YMCA,
Engaging children in activities pur- Ana Duarte • Collaborations with community
Preschool Standards, we focus on the 11336 Corbin Ave. Northridge
posely planned by our staff to help Preschool Learning Center Director organizations to provide other enrich-
developmental stages of growth for
them achieve every developmental ing experiences for your child through
the whole child. AnaDuarte@ymcala.org, 818-891-9214
aspect of the High-Scope Key Experi- service learning Discovery Camp:
15950 Chatsworth Street, Granada Hills Entering Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
ences (creative expression, language How do I enroll my child?
and literacy, initiative, social relations, Enjoy the benefits of: For our young campers, a summer at
Call or come by the YMCA at Porter
movement, music, classification, seria- • Safe, quality licensed child care the Y will be unforgettable. Kids will
Ranch or set up a tour at the Mis-
tion, number, time and space.) • Convenient locations at 14 be active and engaged throughout the
sion Hills Preschool Learning Center
elementary school campuses summer with our full-day, theme-based
at 818-891-9214 OR Granada Hills Program Highlights • Before-school care starting at 6:30
Our nurturing staff encourages curriculum to capture their attention
Infant & Preschool Center: 818-898- • Safe environment with qualified, caring am and after-school care until 6:30pm
children to help plan the day and and build a love for learning. Add the
1131. Admission is ongoing. Provided teachers
focuses on their need to explore. Our • Child care available year-round with fun of field trips, enrichment classes
there is a space, your child can be • Age appropriate hands-on activities full day care on the days school is
observations allow us to properly plan and water days, and parents will be
enrolled • Kindergarten Readiness closed
the right activities, which will enhance thrilled with the stories their
as soon as their registration papers • Science Exploration • 1:12 staff to child ratio
your child’s ability to problem solve, children will share each day.
are completed and turned in. • Multi-Cultural Exposure • Qualified staff members who are
create and interact in different social Having peace of mind, knowing that
• Dramatic Play CPR/first aid and water safety certified,
situations. We encourage children to your little ones are cared for in one
• Character Development fingerprinted, and have participated in
be children. of our licensed facilities makes it even
• Family Events college coursework relating to children better.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. p. 14/15
PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Senior Program Director, Youth & Family and
Healthy Lifestyles Tap: Beginning Kids’ Yoga Youth/Teen Fitness Certification II -
TracyKargari@ymcala.org, Ages 4 – 6 Ages 6 – 11 Resistance Training and Evaluation
818-368-3231 ext 2325
Beginning tappers will learn elemen- Yoga can be a life-long gift to your Ages 12-15
tary tap steps and patterns in an up- child. Always keeping fun in mind, After successful completion of Fitness
beat environment. Students will have Yoga 4 Kids can help build awareness Certification I, 12-15 year-olds can
Chelsea Good, Healthy Lifestyles Director fun putting together combinations and self esteem while increasing make an appointment with a Healthy
ChelseaGood@ymcala.org and simple routines while gaining flexibility and developing strong Lifestyle Counselor to complete five
Learning to keep your body healthy has lifetime benefits; 818-368-3231 ext 2317 knowledge of dance and rhythm. Tap healthy bodies. mandatory one-on-one sessions.
and at the Y, it’s a fun time for all. shoes are required.
Martial Arts During the five appointments the
Tap Ages 6 – 11 teens will become familiar with re-
Ages 6 – 9 Black belt instructors teach your chil- sistance exercise and proper use of
FITNESS FOR YOUTH Ballet Basics: Twinkle Toes use of props and music, students will
In this fun and energetic class, dren in a fun and safe environment. specific weight machines. They will be
Ages 3 – 4 have a great time while gaining valu- issued a Fitlinxx ID number to help
students learn basic tap steps and Well-rounded training and exciting
This class introduces basic ballet able skills. track workouts.
All Star Workout patterns. They’ll have a blast putting activities make for an experience to
Ages 6 – 11 concepts to our youngest students. it all together in dynamic toe-tapping remember. $28 per session
Participants learn basic positions as Jazz/Hip Hop Kids routines. Tap shoes are required. Upon completion of this class, youth
Activities and games will focus on
well as elementary ballet movements. Ages 4 – 6 will be eligible to be enrolled in
gross and fine-motor skill develop-
Ballet slippers are recommended. Wide World of Sports
This beginning jazz/hip hop class is Fit Kids Strength and Endurance I (based on
ment, cardiovascular endurance and Ages 3 – 5, 5 – 8, and 8 – 11
designed to be upbeat and fun while instructors evaluation) or Youth will
muscle strengthening. In addition, Ages 5 – 8 This action-packed class introduces
Ballet: Beginning teaching basic dance fundamentals. be allow to continue with current
participants will learn about the hu- This high-adrenaline class allows kids youth to a variety of sports skills.
Ages 4 – 6 Children will have fun putting together Fitlinxx exercise Program.
man body and sportsmanship. to have a rollicking good time while Children will be introduced to funda-
This class introduces ballet basics dynamic routines while gaining knowl-
exercising in a safe environment. Les- mental sport and motor skills. Empha-
in a fun and encouraging environ- edge of dance and rhythm. Jazz shoes Tween Muscle Pump
Ballet & Tumbling Classes sons are designed to improve coordi- sis is on having fun and learning new
ment. Your child will learn basic ballet are recommended, but not required. Ages 9-11
Build coordination, strength and self nation, cardiovascular endurance and skills.
positions and movements and put it muscular strength as kids have fun Tweens will get a full body workout
esteem through our dance and tum-
all together in simple routines. Ballet Junior Jazz in this one-hour class taught by a
bling program. All of our classes are
slippers recommended. Ages 6 – 9
and make new friends. YOUTH (TEEN) FITNESS certified,Healthy Lifestyle Counselor.
taught in a fun and nurturing environ-
This basic jazz class has it all! Learn CERTIFICATION Half of the class will be a cardio work
ment and are designed to meet the Game & Play
Ballet I dance fundamentals while building out including agility drills and games.
developmental and emotional needs of Ages 21 – 36 months Youth/Teen Fitness Certification I -
Ages 6 – 9 coordination and self-esteem. Par- Then, pump those muscles using
our youth members. Our youngest students learn basic
Your child will learn balance and grace ticipants will enjoy learning routines Cardiovascular Training dumbbells, medicine balls, and resis-
• Little or no experience is necessary motor skills and gain coordination
through the five positions of ballet, to their favorite upbeat music. With Ages 10-15 tant bands.
for attendance in our classes. through fun and games. Activities
• No fee for members, but registra- beautiful barre exercise and basic floor fun always as a focus, dancers will Mandatory Fitness Certification for Tues and Fri 4pm – 5pm.
include circle and story time.
tion is required at the front desk. work. With fun being the main focus, learn dance basics as well as increas- use of cardiovascular equipment
• Registration is limited to one class students will learn lovely routines and ing coordination and flexibility. (treadmill, x-trainer, and bike).
Home School P.E.
per child combinations. Ballet slippers required.
Junior Jazz II Ages 6 – 11 Teaches basic principles of nutrition,
This class offers home-schooled OPEN REGISTRATION DATES
Ballet/Lyrical Ages 10 & up stretching and cardiovascular training.
students physical education instruc- Children ages 10-11 must have their
Ages 9 & up This jazz class is designed for teens JUNE:
tion taught by a qualified YMCA coach. parent/legal guardian present through
In this class, students will learn bal- and pre-teens. Learn jazz fundamen- Reg forms available: May 13
Activities emphasize gross motor skills the duration of the class, to attain
ance and grace through the explora- tals in a fun environment. Participants Return Completed forms: May 20
development, cardiovascular endurance their certification card.
tion of dance. With fun being the will have a blast learning awesome Session runs: May 23 - June 18
and basic sports skills. Thurs 4pm-5pm or Saturday 11am-12pm.
main focus, students will learn lovely routines to their favorite music. Make
routines and combinations. Ballet new friends, build self-esteem and JULY:
slippers are required. increase coordination in Junior Jazz II. Reg forms available: June 10
Return Completed forms: June 17
Creative Movement Move with Me Session runs: June 20 - July 23
Ages 2 – 4 Ages 3 - 5
Through imaginative play, children This class is designed for the more AUGUST:
ages 2-4 will stretch, get aerobic “free spirited” dancers. This class will Reg forms available: July 15
exercise, learn body awareness and focus on all types of dance. From bal- Return Completed forms: July 22
TALENT SHOWCASE : let to hip hop to creative movement, Session runs: July 25 - August 25
develop coordination and rhythm. Ac-
June 18th at Chaminade Middle School.
tion packed and filled with fun. With this is a great way to experience
Tickets on sale May 30th. More than 300 kids
dance all rolled up into one!
are excited to show-off their skills for you.
p. 16/17 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
TEAM PLAY PLEASE CALL US!
IS A SLAM DUNK Michael Terhar’s
818-368-3231 ext 2307
Youth Sports Golden Book Award:
Highest volunteer award given in the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
Building self-esteem, forming healthy habits and long-lasting friendships Mike is a Superman in both his philanthropic and professional lives. He has been actively
are the basis of team sports at the Y. Come play with us. involved in the North Valley Family YMCA for nearly 20 years. He got his start in 1992
when he joined the parent-child program, Y Guides and Princesses, with his first son and
has participated with all three of his boys as they progressed through to Trailblazer club.
Beyond mere participation, he’s also held leadership roles in the program. He was the Na-
tion Chief for the Y Guide and Princesses program in 1997-98, when he was recognized as
2011 SUMMER Required Parent Meeting: June 21st, 2011 SUMMER Parent-Child Volunteer of the Year, held the post again in 2002-03 and went on to become
BASKETBALL LEAGUES 7pm at Holmes Middle School gym SOCCER LEAGUES Trailblazers President in 2005-06.
Ages 3 – 17 Ages 3 – 10
Evaluations: Jan 19 at San Fernando This loyal service to the Y is a family affair for the Terhars as his wife Sue has been volun-
Here with the Junior Lakers & Team work is the name of the game
High School gym teering since 1999 when the new North Valley facility opened in Northridge. She has devel-
Shooting Sparks, success is for the Summer Indoor Soccer League oped and continues to teach the Baby and Me program and many youth fitness classes. Sue
Minors ages 9-10: 6-6:45pm
measured by how hard you try for boys and girls. Learn soccer skills also started the Youth Volleyball league in 2008.
Majors ages 11-13: 6:45-7:15pm
and how well you play together. in an atmosphere that emphasizes
Sparks Girls ages 10-15: 7:15-
The skill sets are a wonderful fun, fair play and team work. Every- Mike has been at the helm of several committees, including the Kids to Camp Golf Tournament Committee for the past 11 years and was
side effect for a game well played. one plays, everyone learns. Come out Co-Chair in 2004, 2005, and 2006. Since then, he’s been leading the Board of Managers to launch the $8M Capital Expansion Campaign
Juniors ages 14-17: 7:45-8:15pm
1st Game: April 16th and have fun! and through community partnerships, he helped to open a new preschool in Granada Hills. He was on the Current Support Campaign as
* Please note: Boys and Girls team member, team captain, division manager and was the 2007 Community Gifts Chair.
Last Game: June 18th
ages 3-8 will not be drafted
Early registration May 1st – June 21st,
Early Registration: February 21st - April $140 for new uniform, league fees & In addition to all of his philanthropic work, Mike dedicates the same zeal to his professional life. He has been voted a Southern California
Mandatory Parent Meeting: Tuesday, “Super Lawyer” a number of years, a designation given by Law & Politics to attorneys who in the Southern California area are considered in
5th, Fee: $149 for new uniform, league trophy.
April 5th, 7 pm at San Fernando High the top 5% of their practice areas.
fees & trophy. $129 without new Late registration June 22nd – July 13th,
School gym This meeting is very
uniform. $160 for new uniform, league fees & Mike’s tireless efforts have served both North Valley and greater Los Angeles well. He was a valuable asset on The YMCA of Metropolitan
important. Join us to receive informa-
trophy. Los Angeles Program Committee, has spent 13 years on the Board of Managers and served as Board Chair for 3 years (2005-08). It was
tion that will ensure a more rewarding
Late Registration: April 6th - April 27th, Practiceswill be during the week at no surprise when he was awarded the North Valley Family YMCA Volunteer of the Year in 2006.
experience for you and the children.
$170 for new uniform, league fees & local middle schools. and Games will
trophy. $150 without new uniform. be on Saturdays at San Fernando High Simply put, the community is enriched by his leadership and his desire to strengthen the Y for all families and kids. For all he has done and
School. all he continues to do, the name of Mike Terhar is forever inscribed in the Golden Book of Distinguished Service.
Weekly practices from 6-7 pm at local
middle schools and hour-long games
are held on Saturdays. Required Parent Meeting: June 21st, THE CHALLENGE: continued from Back Cover
6:15 - 7pm at Holmes Middle School As these young Blue Angels grew as a unit – attending local events and different YMCA camps each
gym year, winning multiple sports trophies, and even putting on dances at the historical Pico Adobe YMCA
building – they were drawing kids from three local high schools to join in fun and fellowship. Even
today, they meet three to four times per year and keep in touch on-line.
“You’ve only got one life to live, and I was blessed to spend so much of it at the Y,” remarked Nelson.
This statement probably inspired the next step: THE CHALLENGE.
In memory of Bob Keltner’s recent passing and his passion for the Y and camping, Nelson invited all of
the Blue Angels to contribute to the “Kids to Camp” scholarship program. Hoping initially to raise
enough for one child to attend camp, they’ve already raised $2,500, enabling 8 kids to experience a
summer they’ll never forget. The next phase: a challenge to everyone that was inspired by the Y in their youth. “It’s our turn to give back.”
Perhaps you knew someone from one of these clubs, or were a part of one yourself. We encourage you to reconnect with your Y friends
and, if you’re able, help a child create some lasting experiences as well. Partial Club List: Blue Angels, Cubs,
Squires, Colts, Hawks, Nikes, Spoilers, Monarchs. (Were you part of another club? Let us know about it.)
For more information about sponsorship opportunities or Kids to Camp, speak to Jane Stanton, 818-368-3231. AT CAMP
To join a Y Guides program or register for camp, check out our website: www.ymcala.org/nv.
DIVE PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Aquatics Program Corrine Pridgen,
818-368-3231 ext 2342 Group Exercise Coordinator
818-368-3231 ext 2311
In communities across the Splish! Splash! Join us at the pool for the best workout with
nation, the Y is a leading voice Family and Open Swim
The perfect time for you and your
A moderate-intensity class de-
on health and well-being.
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
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
With a mission centered on
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
balance, the Y brings families PROGRAMS the intensity gap between arthritis
For days and times, please see the pool and other water classes and focuses
schedule at www.ymcala.org/nv on range of motion and balance with
or pick up a flyer at the Welcome Center. some aerobic work.
closer together, encourages
(Equipment might be used
Adult Swim Lessons for mild resistance).
This is a beginner level class for
adults who are just learning the basics
good health and fosters of swimming. The goal of this class
is to establish self-confidence and
the ability to swim across the pool
connections through fitness, Sat; mornings
Mon, Wed; evenings
sports, fun and shared interests. A class designed to improve range
of motion in the muscles and joints
and improve balance, as outlined by
the Arthritis Foundation. All classes
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
FOR qUALITY TIME Y-GUIDES & PRINCESSES, and a Spring Family Campout. One-
PAPOOSE AND day events consist of Roller Skating
PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Night, Granada Hills Parade, Cosmic
Bowling and the Nation Picnic.
Y-GUIDES FAMILY PROGRAMS:
Registration fee of $140 for a parent and one
child or $170 for the family.
Y-Papoose Josie Rea,
Time passes, but family time is the glue to bind you; so get to know yourself and each other with classes and The program fee for YMCA facility members is Ages 3 – 5 with parent Associate Executive Director, and
programs for every age. only $50 per family.* This parent-child experience builds Director of Youth, Family & Camping
and strengthens the bonds of love, JosieRea@ymcala.org,
Orientation Night; Saturday, 9/24 at understanding and respect between
Family Fun Nights FAMILY CLASSES Terrific Tots
5:00pm at the North Valley Family you and your child. During monthly
818-368-3231 ext 2305
Family Fun Night involves the entire Ages 19 – 36 months
family! Games, food, entertainment YMCA tribal meetings, children and parents
Mommy N Me Ballet A chance for parents and tots to play
and fellowship are designed to include will participate in storytime, crafts
Ages 2 - 4 years together while developing motor skills,
everyone in your household. Differ- and educational topics. The Nation
A great way for you and your child to coordination, agility and flexibility. Y-Guides & Princesses These and other exciting outings
ent themes each month provide your sponsors monthly events and outings.
learn dance together., you and your Tots will also build on listening skills, including fishing, football and
family with valuable time at the YMCA. Grades Kindergarten – 3rd
child will be taught the fundamentals language and peer interaction through baseball games, and a weekend
Look for the latest information in the songs and circle time. Includes time with fathers Y-Trailblazers
of ballet dance while exploring more in Big Bear are on the Trailblazer
Lobby. for parents to discuss family topics. This program’s slogan, Pals Forever, Grades 4 – 8 with fathers calendar.
$17 per family of the creative side of dance as well. couldn’t be truer. By setting aside a Have a great time with your child
special time for dads and their floating leisurely down the beauti-
Parents’ Night Out Stroller Class Ages 10 – 18 months children, a bond is formed that will ful Colorado River in your own canoe!
Parents, want a night out? Well, you Ages 6 weeks & up endure for years to come. Or how about a fun campout on the
For those walkers and beginning walk-
are in luck! Bring the kids (ages 3-10 Calling all new moms! Enjoy a walking beach at Catalina Island?
ers who are ready to develop their Participants are formed into tribes
years) to the YMCA for fun, games, workout with your child. Improve your motor skills by exercising, game play-
sports, arts and crafts, snacks and cardiovascular endurance and tone with other fathers and sons, or
ing and interacting with their parent fathers and daughters. These
swimming (ages 8 years and up), while your body with some fun exercise. and other children. Topics important
your enjoy time to yourself! Register Singing, interaction and advice about small groups (10 dads and 10
to parents will also be discussed. children) meet once or twice a
at the front desk. and with your child is included. Hurry
Every 3rd Friday of the month and register today! month in the evenings and take
$17 per child part in a monthly weekend
activity. In the small tribal
group setting, children and
Ages 3 – 9 months
their fathers share responsi-
This class stimulates your curious bility for
infant with finger plays, songs, planning and participation
gentle exercises and stretching, in various group activities
tactile, visual and auditory including crafts, songs,
experiences. Parental games and weekend
PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US! concerns and child safety events.
are also discussed.
FAMILY FUN AT THE BRANCH: Wear comfortable clothing The various tribes form a
to exercise and play in. larger group, The Na-
Tracy Kargari, Senior Program
Director. Youth & Family
tion, consisting of 18-22
tribes. Nation events,
and Healthy Lifestyles
TracyKargari@ymcala.org, through June, include week-
818-368-3231 ext 2325 ends at Camp Fox (Catalina
Island), Winter weekend at
Camp Whittle (near Big Bear)
HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation’s health and well-being p. 22/23
PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Chelsea Good, Healthy Lifestyles Director Corrine Pridgen, Group Exercise Coordinator
ChelseaGood@ymcala.org, 818-368-3231 ext 2317 CorrinePridgen@ymcala.org, 818-368-3231 ext 2311
Healthy Lifestyles Program
In order to accomplish our goals, we need a body that can take us there. Get the guidance, support and
friendship you need with a Y class, club or custom-designed program made just for you.
GROUP EXERCISE: Latin Groove Y-Shapes
CARDIOVASCULAR Get spicy with your cardio workout. A 30-minute circuit class designed
Basic steps, great music and fun just for women who are new or
& AEROBIC choreography equal an aerobic fiesta. returning exercisers. You will have
DESIGNED FOR YOU Coach Approach® Fitlinxx For class days & times, please pick up a flyer at
personal attention from Y-Shapes
This exercise-support process is The Fitlinxx computer individual ex- the Welcome Center or visit www.ymcala.org/nv
designed to coach new and returning ercise log system is the simplest and Resistance Bands Class coaches. For all ages, shapes and
Custom Fit Personal Conditioning sizes.
exercisers on how to start and stick smartest way to get fit and stay in AM Challenge Learn to use medicine balls and rub-
Enjoy workouts designed to meet
with their exercise program. shape. It will remember your range of A unique interval workout to help ber resistance bands to improve core
your personal fitness goals. One hour
motion, seat setting and the amount build your muscular strength and strength, functional movement, Muscle zumba
sessions with our certified staff are
At no additional cost to you, the of weight you lift for each strength cardiovascular endurance. coordination and balance!! Beginners A fusion of Latin and international
by appointment only. Program in-
YMCA will pair you with a wellness machine! If working out and getting welcome. Great for men and women of music with many different styles
cludes overall muscular endurance,
coach and teach you how to: healthy isn’t incentive enough, the all fitness levels. including: Salsa, Cumbia, Afro Raga,
core muscle strengthening, cardio Boot Camp
workouts, flexibility, extra motivation, • Kick the inactivity habit. Fitlinxx program also keeps track of Merengue, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance and
This fun and innovative class com-
personal attention and sports-specific • Build your success as an exerciser. all your strength and cardiovascular Step more! Very easy-to-follow routines
bines cardiovascular with resistance
conditioning. • See the connection between short- workouts in which you earn points for. Take aerobics to another level using feature aerobic interval training
activities. You will never have a dull
term and long-term physiological Depending on how many points you a Reebok step to increase the fitness with combinations of fast and slow
$110.00 for four one-hour sessions. moment in this exciting, individually
changes. earn you can earn t-shirts, hats, and intensity. Get ready to sweat! rhythms that tone and sculpt the
challenging class. All levels welcome!
• Commit to a manageable program. sweatshirts for all of your hard work. body.
• Shape your workout around the The best part is it’s included in your Step Interval
activities you prefer. membership. Get signed up today and Cardio Hip Hop
Experience the ultimate workout in zumba Gold
• Measure the effect of your exercis- start your path to a healthy, hap- Come try the latest hip hop moves.
this awesome class! Alternating sets This class is for the active older adult,
ing on mood, stress and energy levels. pier you! Make an appointment at the Get ready to get funky, sweat and
of step combinations and muscle beginner participant or other popu-
• Stay on track even when your Welcome Center. have fun!
resistance are guaranteed to lations that need modifications for
schedule throws you a curve ball. give you an overall body workout! success. Created to emphasize dif-
• Make an appointment in the Ready- Cardio Kickbox ferent style of latin and international
to-Be-Fit room! Experience the power of punches and rhythms, and very easy to follow rou-
kicks. Learn the basics of kickboxing Turbo Kick™
Take kickboxing to another level! tines. Any one of any age can do it!
while reaching your aerobic goals.
This class is designed with a sport
specific warm-up, a cardio section
Cardio Sculpt and Burn
using intensity intervals of kickbox-
A modified low-impact class designed
ing drills and increased tempo sprints,
to minimize momentum and maximize
followed by work recovery segments.
range of motion. Work muscle power
and achieve your target heart rate. No
weights used. Women on Weights - W.O.W.
Women will learn proper weight train-
ing in a class environment. The class
Cycle meets twice a week, for 4 weeks for
A workout without comparison! one hour. Class will include a warm-
Simulating an outdoor ride complete up, weights, and stretching
with sprints, hill climbs and other Tuesdays & Thursdays
terrain, this interval training class will 11:45am-12:45pm
definitely get your heart pumping! No in the Community Room.
special shoes required.
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
PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Basic but fun moves that will work
P.E.P. (Parkinsons Exercise Program) SPECIALTY PROGRAMS Training Group: Training Partners
Two certified instructors – one leads Fall Half Marathon For the continuing exerciser, all
Group Exercise Coordinator your core and make you sweat! Great and one assists – guide this move- Physical Therapist Do you enjoy running or walking strength machines in all YMCA fitness
CorrinePridgen@ymcala.org, music and a lot of fun! Get ready to ment disorder support class. Warm- rooms are equipped with computer-
& Holistic Nutritionist outdoors? Come out and join our Run-
818-368-3231 ext 2311 shake it up! up, cardio, strength training/flexibility ized training partners to:
Both of these services are completely ning and Walking Team, led by Coach
and range of motion end with a cool Sergio, as they train for a fall Half • Count your repetitions
free to our members. No appointment
Core Fusion down. Marathon in November. • Remember the target weight set by
is necessary for the Physical Thera-
GROUP EXERCISE: Pilates and Yoga-based movements
pist. Please register and enroll at the
SPECIALTY CLASSES are fused with standing balance exer- Pilates Welcome Center for the Nutritionist. All levels of runners/walkers are • Prompt you when it’s time to move
For class days and times, please visit cises, mat work, traditional abdominal An anatomically based class inspired welcome. No experience needed. The up in weight
www.ymcala.org/nv or pick up a flyer at the exercises and flowing stretches. This by Joseph Pilates’ method incorpo- group meets every Saturday to do • Remember the range of motion
Sam Di Giovanni, a Physical Therapist
front desk. class helps you achieve long, lean, rates exercise science and rehab. their weekly group run/walk. More your instructor has set for you
at Providence Holy Cross, and Jesse
strong and flexible muscles. You will Contraindicated movements are elimi- details to follow. Contact Chelsea • Monitor the lift and drop speed
Russo a Holistic Nutritionist will be
Abs Only/Ab-Core feel strong and refreshed. nated while proper alignment and core Good at extension 2317 if you have • Prompt you to the next machine in
providing free counsel to our mem-
Challenge your trunk stabilization stability is emphasized. any questions. your workout
bers. Flyers will be posted with more
with exercise to strengthen the core Low-Impact Chair Aerobics Informative meeting August 13th @ 9am in M1. • Record data at the FitLinxx kiosk
muscles (abdominals and back). Re- Designed for active adults who desire Tai Chi First training run will be Aug 20th at 7:30am. for you and your instructor to review
PT will be available every third Tuesday in the
duce your risk of injuring your back a safe and effective workout. Ener- The ancient art of promoting total RTBF room. Nutritionist available for 15 minute
Meet in the lobby of the Corbin facility. to help you achieve your goals
with these specialty classes. gizing and easy to follow movements health utilizes the mind and body one-on-one appointments every 3rd Tuesday
will help increase cardiovascular and during movement. Achieving a range of the month as well. Register at the Welcome Our healthy lifestyles counselors will
muscle endurance. Chairs will be used of motion and balance will leave you Center. set you up on a personalized program
but not in all exercises. Start off on energized, centered and focused. using these training partners. Make an
Learn Mambo, Waltz, Swing and more!!
the right path to fitness! appointment at the front desk.
You will be taught the general rules Summit Seekers
of social dance as well as leading and Yoga Get away from the smog and “Seek the
footwork. All are welcome, partners Muscle Pump Each class differs based on the in- Summit.” Join the North Valley YMCA
not needed. Add muscular strength and definition structor, the students and the group for our monthly hikes as we train for
with weight training. This workout dynamic. Choose from a variety of a back packing trip in August through
Barre N’ Pump uses light weights and bands designed instructors and styles. the beautiful Mammoth Mountains! All
A unique, high energy, no impact to define your muscles, build endur- hikes are free and open to the Com-
exercise class that utilizes barre work, ance and give you the results you munity! You will receive all the hike
light weights and bands. Central to desire! information via e-mail. Please contact
the workout are strengthening and Jody Guerrero or Chelsea Good to be
lengthening exercises for the entire added to our e-mail info list:
body. Working at the barre gives you JodyGuerrero@ymcala.org ext.2329
a sense of balance and allows you to ChelseaGood@ymcala.org ext.2317
concentrate on the muscle group you June 11: Towsley Canyon, Stevenson Ranch
are working on. The body is worked Moderate/Hard 6.5 miles
June 25: (Family Hike) Sage Ranch, Chatsworth;
as both a coordinated whole and in
Easy 2 miles
isolated muscle groups, maximizing
July, Night Hike, T.B.D.
the bodies full potential. No dance
experience or special shoes required!
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
JUNE 13, 2011
at Porter Valley Country Club
Honorary Chair: Councilman Greig Smith
The Y has been listening and
22nd Annual Kids to CampGolf Tournament
responding to our communities’ most Proceeds from the Golf Tournament provide scholarships to our young campers and supports the year-round camping
program for more than 1,200 campers. Creating unique experiences for young people that they will remember for the
rest of their lives, the YMCA camping programs mark the positive turning point for many of our youth.
critical social needs for 160 years. TOURNAMENT SPONSOR: GOLF SPONSORS: $2,500 ADDITIONAL
Whether developing skills or
(All receive benefits of Golf
• 8 Golfers • Company Banner at Entry - Putting Contest Sponsor: $1,000
Sponsor and naming opportunities
& On Course • Full page ad in promi- Includes ½ Page Ad & T-sign
nent position in Dinner Journal (inside - Beer Sponsor: $500
Golf Gift Sponsor (2) Includes ½ Page Ad & T-sign
front or back cover) • Registration
emotional well-being through Signage • Personalized recognition at Dinner Sponsor - Trophy Sponsor: $500
dinner • 2 Tee Signs & sign on putting Lunch Sponsor (2) Includes ½ Page Ad & T-sign
green • Opportunity to display ban- Silent Auction Sponsor - Driving Range Sponsor: $500
ner or product • Listing on Tourna- Registration Sponsor Includes ½ Page Ad & T-sign
education and training, welcoming
ment letterhead & YMCA website • • 4 Golfers • Full-page ad in Dinner - Water Sponsor: $500
Listing on Sponsor Page of Dinner Journal • Registration Signage • Per- Includes ½ Page Ad & T-sign
Journal • Item in favor bag • Link on sonalized recognition at dinner • Tee - Soda Sponsor: $500
YMCA site: www.ymcala.org/NV Sign & Sign on Putting Green • Item Includes ½ Page Ad & T-sign
and connecting diverse demographic
in Favor Bag • Listing on Sponsor - Long Drive Sponsor: $500
Page in Dinner Program • Listing on Includes ½ Page Ad & T-sign
CAMP SPONSORS: $6,000 YMCA site: www.ymcala.org/NV -Drink Cart Sponsor (4): $350
Sign on Cart & ½ Page Ad
(All Camp Sponsors include the - Hole Sponsor (18) Canopy &
populations, or preventing chronic package listed below) FOURSOME SPONSORS: Product display: $200
Camp Whittle Sponsors (2) $1,500 - Tee Sign Sponsor: $150
Mammoth Camp Sponsor • 4 Golfers • Half-page ad in Dinner Includes Tee Sign & Listing
White’s Landing Teen Beach Journal • Registration Signage • in Dinner Program (3 lines)
disease and building healthier Camp Sponsor
• 4 Golfers • Full-page ad in Din-
ner Journal • Registration Signage •
Personalized recognition at dinner •
Tee Sign & Sign on Putting Green •
Item in Favor Bag • Listing on Spon-
Personalized recognition at dinner • sor Page in Dinner Program • Listing
communities, the Y fosters the care
2 Tee Signs & Sign on Putting Green • on YMCA site: www.ymcala.org/NV
Item in Favor Bag • Listing on Spon-
sor Page in Dinner Program • Listing Advertisement Opportunities
on Tournament letterhead & YMCA $500 Full Page & T-sign
website • Link on YMCA site: www.
and respect all people need and
$250 Half Page & T-sign
Opportunity Drawing - $100
Golfer - $250
Dinner Guest - $75
For more information, contact us: NORTH VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
11336 Corbin Avenue Northridge, CA 91326 818-368-3231 www.ymcala.org/nv