Wilkes Family YMCA
Parents Night Out
This program is for members and potential members, ages 5-14. If the child/ren signed up is enrolled in our After-School Fun Club program, then we will take a 64-passenger bus and pick up from the site location. If the child/ren are not in any of our six After-School Fun Clubs (located at CC Wright, Millers Creek, Mt. Pleasant, Mt. View, Ronda Clingman, and Wilkesboro Elementary school); then you must drop off at the YMCA no later than 5 pm. Pick up will be at the back of the YMCA, where the buses are parked, no later than 10 pm. We will be taking the kids to either Fun Station 2000 in Statesville or Bo’s Family Entertainment in Lenoir.
$15/ members and after school program participants
$15/ potential members
*Minimum 15 program participants
**Registrations must be turned in and paid for by 9:00 pm the Thursday before Parents Night Out
Fun Station 2000 in Statesville, NC
Cost includes 2 slices of pizza with a drink, unlimited laser tag, tea cups (a spinning ride similar to a carnival ride), airplane ride, and a miniature roller coaster, and play in the climbing fun zone. *You may send extra money for the arcade games but not recommended over $15 and your child is responsible for the safe keeping of their own money.
Bo’s Family Entertainment in Lenoir, NC
Cost includes 2 slices of pizza with a drink, unlimited laser tag, miniature golf, bowling, and arcade games. *Please let your child know that due to the free arcade games, they will not receive tickets. These tickets are usually used to get“free” prizes but will not be available due to the unlimited play on the games.
Lock-In at the Wilkes Family YMCA in Wilkesboro, NC
Lock-ins will begin at 7pm and will last through the night with pick-up being at 7 am.
Any late pick-ups will be charged $5 per 15 minutes you are late. A dinner of two slices of pizza and a drink will be included. Activities will include swimming, gym play, movie and popcorn.
January 25, 2013 from 5 pm until 10 pm-Bo’s
February 22, 2013 from 5 pm until 10 pm-FunStation 2000
March 22, 2013 from 5 pm until 10 pm-Bo’s
April 26, 2013 from 5 pm until 10 pm-Lock-In
May 17, 2013 from 5 pm until 10 pm-Bo’s
August 23, 2013 from 5 pm until 10 pm-FunStation 2000
September 27, 2013 from 5 pm until 10 pm-Bo’s
October 25, 2013 from 5 pm until 10 pm-Lock-In
November 22, 2013 from 5 pm until 10 pm-Bo’s
*December 13, 2013 from 5 pm until 11 pm-Tanglewood Festival/Lights
*December 20, 2013 from 5 pm until 11 pm-Tanglewood Festival/Lights
Ages: 1-5 years
Baby Boogie is a 30 minute class, which will incorporate music, movement, stories, ballet, gymnastics, flexibility, yoga and strength for caregivers and children. Baby Boogie will be taught by Deanna Franklin in our Aerobics Room. For more info, contact Heather Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free to members
Let the YMCA host your child’s next birthday party! We have a variety of options and have a birthday host, decorations, fun games & activities that will impress the birthday child along with all their guests. Call today or drop in to reserve your party! Choose from different themes and let our enthusiastic party host entertain the party guests.
The YMCA Literacy Initiative offers El Nido (“The Nest”), which is a family literacy program that takes place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hall-Woodward Elementary School. El Nido, which is based on the Mother Read curriculum, provides book-based activities for children while their parents participate in ESL classes. There is also Parent and Child Together time (PACT time) built into the curriculum, which provides an opportunity for parents and children to work together on book-based projects.
Julie Weber, ESL/Family Literacy Coordinator at (336) 727-9850
The YMCA has a long history of bringing parents and children together for life enriching experiences. This history has left a legacy of strengthened relationships and close bonds in many families and communities around the country. The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina has been a part of the Y-Indian Guide/Adventure Guides program for more than 30 years. Adventure Guides currently serves 20 tribes with over 400 participants in Forsyth, Stokes, Davie, Yadkin, and Wilkes Counties. Collectively, these tribes form the Adventure Guides Saura Nation.
The Adventure Guides Program aims to strengthen the bond between fathers and their children through activities that allow them to spend quality time together. Based on strong traditions of the Native American Culture including dignity, patience, endurance, spirituality, concern for the Earth and family values, these programs are tools that will help build memories that will last a lifetime.
What are some benefits to participating?
Through Adventure Guides, the YMCA provides the following benefits to father and child:
- Foster companionship and understanding and set a foundation for positive, lifelong relationships between father and child
- Build a sense of self-esteem and personal worth
- Expand awareness of body, mind, and spirit
- Provide a framework to meet a mutual need of spending enjoyable, constructive, and quality time together
- Enhance the quality of family time
- Emphasize the vital role parents play in the growth and development of their children
- Offer an important and unique opportunity to develop & enjoy volunteer leadership skills
- Opportunity to meet other families with children the same age
For further information, please contact Andrew Plyer, Adventure Guides Director, at (336) 721-2100 x 6267 or email@example.com.