YMCA Bright Beginnings
Every child deserves to feel confident on the first day of school. Many kids in our community don’t have the proper clothes or school supplies – but you can help. YMCA Bright Beginnings takes children in need back to school shopping with community volunteers. We provide a gift card for volunteers to shop for clothes with a child one-on-one.
Many of us remember picking out a brand new backpack, outfit and purchasing supplies to get ready for the first day of school each year. Parents struggling to make ends meet cannot provide that experience, but we can still help children start the school year ready for success and make back to school special. Each year, the Y works with the staff at local Elementary Schools to identify the students who are most in need. We need your help!
Tuesday, August 14
If you have any questions, please reach out to Sandy Thomerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.712.2000.
For Children and Adults
Triad Martial Arts and Wrestling Academy
For ages 3-5 and 6 and up (including adults). The Jerry Long Family YMCA has teamed up with Triad Martial Arts and Wrestling Academy. Lead Sensei: Michele and Tarron Coalson.
LITTLE DRAGONS: 3 TO 6
Monday and Friday
Basic Karate techniques mixed with interactive games and exercises to develop self-esteem and confidence.
ALL BELTS: AGES 7 TO 12 AND 13 TO ADULTS
Monday and Friday
Ages 7-12 6:00-6:45pm, Ages 13 & Up 6:45-7:30pm
Learn the traditional art of self-defense and enjoy the benefits of increased flexibility, balance, strength, and character development.
Scroll down for more information on Martial Arts and to register!
Youth & Junior Triathlon Training
Swim/Bike/Run fundamentals in a FUN and SAFE environment where everyone participates. The Jerry Long Family YMCA has teamed up with Ken Bush, the youth and junior coach for Studio7Multisport of the Triad, to offer this one of a kind opportunity. This program is focused on youth and junior tri-athletes ages 7 to 15.
- Run mechanics through drills and functional movement
- Bike handling skills in a safe environment
- Great cross training for other sports
May 6-July 1
Sundays, 4:30-5:15pm (ages 7-10)
Sundays, 5:15-6:00pm (ages 11-15)
No class on Sunday, May 27 Memorial Day and June 3)
$80 for Members/Potential Members
Includes race fee for Kids for Kids Triathlon on Saturday, July 14 at Brookberry Farm
Kids Night Out
Parents – enjoy a Saturday night out while the kids have a safe and fun-filled evening at the Jerry Long Family YMCA!
We serve pizza dinner, play games, watch a movie and even have gym time while you’re out and about. Our K-5 kids will start the night with swim time, so don’t forget your swim suit.
Pre-registration is required, as Kids Night Out often fills quickly!
6 weeks-5th grade
Saturdays as listed below
Drop off is at 5:30pm
Pick up is at 9:30pm
$20/Members and $35/Potential Members
*Additional $5 per child if signing up the day of the event
Families with 3 or more children will get $5 off the 3rd child’s registration and any additional children registered thereafter.
Register at any time for all sessions. Early registration is encouraged.
Please Contact: Ammanda Crouch at (336) 712-2000 ext 6574 or email@example.com
You choose the party. We’ll do the work. All parties include a party planner and hosts, pizza and juice, plates, napkins, balloons, tablecloths, utensils and the use of one party room and one activity area. We ask that you book your party at least two weeks prior to the event.
Indoor bounce house parties, indoor pool parties and gym parties
One and a 1/2 hour party time options are Friday at 6:00-7:30pm, Saturday at 12:0-1:30pm or 4:00-5:30pm and Sunday 4:00-5:30pm.
Two hour party time options are Friday at 6:00-8:00pm, Saturday at 12:00-2:00pm or 4:00-6:00pm and Sunday 4:00-6:00pm.
Cost for one and a 1/2 hour party: $200 for members and $250 for potential members.
Cost for two hour party: $250 for members and $300 for potential members.
Pricing includes 15 children, any additional children will be $5 per child.
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.
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 Branden Chesser at 336.983.3131 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.