Contact Nicolina Calandra, Team Leader for Youth Development, with any questions about Youth Programming at the Rome Branch at (315) 336-3500 ext. 226 or email@example.com
The Rome Family Y has received a grant from First Niagara Bank to begin a mentoring program with youth from our Before and After School program in Rome. The Kids Are Alright Mentoring Initiative Program will begin in the early part of February, and will be held at the YMCA between the hours of 4:00pm-6:00pm. Mentors and mentees will commit themselves to meeting once a week for two hours or twice a week for one hour during that time frame. An attendance requirement will be enforced to ensure the quality of the program. There will be an hour and a half training for all mentors in order to discuss the program in more detail, and go over some of the do’s and don’ts in regards to being with the children and interacting with them.
If you are interested in mentoring a child we will need you to fill out a short form and return it no later than January 25th. All mentors will be screened through the child sex offender registry and have a criminal background check to ensure safety for the children. Once approved we will ask you to fill out a questionnaire, which will help us match you up with the appropriate child based on similar interests. This will ensure a positive experience with the student while building a relationship with them. Mentors will offer their friendship and guidance to build a healthy mind, body, and spirit; which will improve the child’s self-esteem, decision making skills, school performance and interpersonal relationships. Must be 21 or older to participate.
If there are any questions, please contact Melissa Dukett at 315-336-3500 ext. 244 or Bruce Hairston at 315-336-3500 ext. 228.
Tri-Valley Thunder Girls AAU Tryouts
Must have a registration form filled out and signed by a parent or guardian. Anyone playing varsity won't be allowed to tryout, but we ask you to come to the Y and fill out a registration form so we can gauge the interest of the 11th grade team. Tryouts will be held at the Rome Family YMCA located at 301 W. Bloomfield St. Contact Bruce Hairston firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
WHEN: Grades- 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th - February 14/21st
WHEN: Grades- 9th & 10th - February 14/21st
COST: Tryout Fee $20 (Must be cash or check made out to Rome YMCA)
Learn to Play Basketball K-2nd Grade
This clinic will focus on learning the fundamentals of the sport. You must learn to walk before you run philosophy! The kids will play some fun games while learning the game.
The clinic will be instructed by Bruce Hairston and staff. The number of participants will be limited so we can provide more individualized instruction. Cost is $25 for Members and $40 for Non Members. Checks should be made payable to the Rome YMCA. It will be a four week clinic.
WHEN: Saturdays, January 23rd-February 13th
TIME: From 11:00am-12:00pm
COST: Members $25 NonMembers $40
Teen Basketball League (Ages 13-18)
This league is only for those students who are not playing on a school team. Players are assigned a team by our coaches based on skill level. Each team will play an 8 game regular season and one game elimination playoffs. Each team will be assigned a coach and have one practice a week when gym time permits. Each player will be provided a jersey to wear during the season.
Games start on January 21st and run through March 11tg and will be played on Thursdays (7:15pm/8:20pm) and Fridays (6:45pm/7:55pm) at the Rome Family YMCA.
Learning Together (Ages 2-4)
The Parent Child Gym Awareness Class provides an opportunity for children and their parent/caregiver to gather weekly for structured, age appropriate classes. Each class can incorporate music, rhymes and songs. Physical activities are used to stimulate the child’s awareness, encourage motor skill development, increase socialization skills and overall increase the child’s developmental abilities in a fun, safe environment. This is an interactive class for both child and parent. Certified teacher and mom, Jillian Olney, will be the instructor for the Parent Child Awareness Gym Class. This is a six week program. Classes will be limited to the first 10 who register. Classes will only run if we have a minimum of five participants in each group. Look for date dates for the next session starting soon!
Zumba Kids- Tuesday and Thursdays at 6:00pm-7:00pm
Kids are able to come enjoy all the benefits of Zumba®. This class helps develop and promote a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun. This class is open to kids 5 and up. The next session runs from January 19th-February 25th.
FREE for MEMBERS!
Interactive Game Room- Monday- Thursday 4:30pm-7:30pm
Open Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-7:30pm for grades K-6. An exciting room featuring a sports wall, Dance Dance Revolution and a big screen TV with a Nintendo Wii. A great blend of fun and exercise! Parents, drop your kids off to exercise while you do your workout. Free! 1 1/2 hour time limit.
Teen Center- Tuesday-Friday 4:30pm-7:30pm
Open Tuesday-Friday 4:30pm-7:30pm for grades 7-12. A space just for teens featuring a pool table, foosball, ping-pong, XBox 260 with a big screen TV, a lounge and computer lab. Free for members!
Gym & Swim
A ninety minute physical education program for home schooled children ages 5-16. Includes instructed gym class and structured swim. Gym & Swim runs during the school year with 8 week sessions. Join an existing class or start a new one with your own group. Sessions start back up in January and March. After the March session this program will resume again in September.
Youth Night-Grades K-6- Saturdays 5:30pm-7:30pm
The Y is open exclusively to youth in grades K-6 on Saturday evenings between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. They have access to the interactive room, gym and pool. Concessions are availabe.
Cost: Members $2 Non-members $4.
Teen Night- Grades 7-12- Saturdays 8:00pm-11:00pm
The Y is open exclusively for teens in grades 7-12 on Saturday evenings between 8:00pm and 11:00pm. They have access to the gym, Teen Wellness Center and Teen Center. Open swim is also available between 8:00pm-9:00pm. Concessions are available.
Cost: Members $2 Non-Members $4
Contact Stephanie Neff, Multi-Team Leader, with any questions about Youth Programming at the Oneida Branch at (315) 363-7788 or email@example.com.
"Buzzer Beaters" Basketball Program (Ages 10-15)
Skills, drills, scrimmages and games. This program is designed to teach basic basketball skills, rules, and sportsmanship. Combining these will provide a friendly but competitive atmosphere.
WHEN: Saturdays February 13th-April 16th
TIME: From 4:00pm-5:30pm
COST: Members $40 NonMembers $55
Operation Fit Kids November 4th - February 26th
According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 3 children are overweight and 1 in 6 are considered obese. Are you worried your child or children might fall into one of these statistics? OPERATION: FIT KIDS is designed to actively engage participants ages 6-11 years old into an intoduction of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle while giving them a fun, creative and optimistic environment. The goal for this program is to determine the overall fitness level of each participant and improve on any deficient areas such as nutrition, physical fitness and social behaviors.
Wednesdays & Fridays 6:00pm - 7:00pm
COST: $120 per participant
Youth and Teen Nights- Saturdays
Our Y's goal is to promote safe and engaging activities to youth in a positive environment. To accomplish this goal, our Y is open exclusively to youth and teens on Saturday nights. Our staff is dedicated to giving youth a great evening of fun and entertainment. We will offer many engaging activities each week that will encourage building new friendships.
Grades K-5 5:30pm-7:30pm
Grades 6-12 8:00pm-9:30pm
COST: Members $4 Non-Members $6
Y Achievers- Thursdays - 4:00pm - 5:00pm - March 3rd - April 14th
Join us for a small group tutoring program that will expand your child's skill levels in both Math and ELA as well as provide a fun, hands-on approach to learning. Instruction is based on the Common Core academic standards and is designed to assist with homework difficulty and advance your child's understanding of troublesome subject areas. Lead by a NYS Certified Educator.
COST: Members $40 Non-Members $55
Little Steps: Music & Movement - Fridays - 10:00am - 10:45am - March 4th - April 15th
Do You Have an Active Toddler Ages Birth-4 years?
We strive to develop the whole child and to provide an environment for toddlers to learn, gain self-confidence, make new friends and respect others. This is a great start for parents who are looking for that "first step" to structure for their toddler. This session of little steps will feature music and movement through singing, instrument play, listening and dancing. Parents are asked to attend with their child.
COST: Members $20 Non-Members $35
Hoop Movement - Tuesdays - 3:30PM - 4:30PM - March 4th - April 15th
Participants in this class will learn the basics of hula hoop dance! This upbeat aerobic class focuses on rhythm, sound and dance skills. Through this class, anyone can learn to hula hoop dance. Join us for a whole lot of fun and a great workout at the same time!
Ages: 7+ years
COST: Members $40 Non-Members $55
Math Made Delicious - Fridays - 4:00pm- 5:00pm - March 4th - April 15th
Help your child understand math skills through the art of cooking! Weeks will alternate between hands-on cooking classes and math lessons that reinforce concepts your child is learning in school. Skills include counting, fractions, measurement and sequencing. Taught by a NYS Certified Educator.
COST: Members $50 Non-Members $65
Kids on Camera -Tuesdays - 5:30PM - 6:30PM - March 1st - April 12th
The YMCA's children 's acting and film programs have grown to serve hundreds of children who have learned self confidence, writing composition skills, public speaking skills and an introduction into the art of film production. kids on Camera is the first class in a series of Arts & Humanities programs coming to the Oneida Y! Participants will learn improvisation, film & TV acting, commercial acting and scene study.
Ages: 6-15 years
COST: Members $40 Non-Members $55
Gym and Swim - Thursdays 10:30am - 12:00pm - March 3rd - April 14th
Gym and Swim is designed for home schooled children to promote interaction with their peers and stay active. This program offers 45 minutes of swimming with instruction and 45 minutes of instructed gym time. Gym and Swim is a good way for kids to stay active, live healthy and meet other home schooled children. Please note, there is a $20 late registration fee for this program.
Cost: Members $40 Non-Members $55
Bible Study- Wednesdays, 12:00pm -12:45pm
Join us for an open Bible Study that all are welcome to attend. The study will be led by Pastor Randy Phillips who will lead discussion and the study of I Timothy based on the commentary and study questions of Gospel Preacher and Bible Teacher, Mark Copeland. Copeland uses simplicity to share the gospel and the questions seem to evoke response in a real life scenario.
Rentals and Splash Parties
Any family, group or organization may rent the pool, Party Room or Gymnasium for a private party. Available Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Party goers will have private access to the pool as well our party room to hold their celebration. Bring the whole group and your suits for a unique birthday party celebration!
Dance Combo Class - Ages (3-12) March 3rd - April 15th
Children will participate in a 7 week program that offers a fun environment to learn the basics of ballet and tumbling. The class will be divided into two halves; one ballet, one tumbling. This program will offer an introduction to dance basics along with stretching, balance and social interaction. Parents and guardians who are members of the YMCA are able to attend adult programming while their child participates. Basic ballet shoes will be required, suggested local retailers would be Target® or Payless®.
Fridays: 3-6 Year Olds 4:30pm - 5:15pm
7-12 Year Olds 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Members $40 Non-Members $55
Family Zumba® - ALL Ages!- Sundays- 9:15am - 10:00am
Zumba® for all ages.
Families are able to come enjoy the benefits of Zumba® together in one class. This class helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun. This class is open to all ages of Tri-Valley YMCA members. Parents/guardians are required to attend the class with their children.
FREE for MEMBERS
Open to ALL ages!
Family Yoga Class Ages (5-12)- Sundays- 11:15am
Families are able to come enjoy all the benefits of Yoga together in one class! Family yoga is a time to share, learn and explore while practicing yoga together. Yoga comes to life in this fun and creative class aimed to stimulate, relax, and connect. In this class we will focus on connecting with ourselves and our family members in body, mind, and spirit. This class is open to children ages 5+ of Tri-Valley YMCA members. Parents/guardians are required to attend the class with their children.
FREE for MEMBERS
For Children 5 and up. Must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
New Hartford Area:
Children’s Film Making Registration Form (Click Here)
Children's Film Program & Acting
This exciting and educational hands-on film making course introduces your child to all the major tasks involved in getting a film produced. The Program will include 28 weeks of on-camera acting, screen writing and producing. Students will collaborate on out their own professional screen play that will allow each "crew" member to experience their contribution in varying production roles. At the end of their film making journey they will experience a "Red Carpet" moment by having their very own film premier with family and friends to enjoy.
After twenty two years working in Hollywood, as both an Actress and Production Manager at three major studios, Instructor Chase Clifford has returned to the area to teach this fully professional project.
For more information please call our New Hartford Office @ 315-797-4787