Something For Everyone
Our programs are designed to enhance people’s lives and promote healthy, happy lifestyles. All programs strive to make you strong in spirit, mind, and body.
Whether you have a passion for mentoring, hiking or you just don’t want to work-out alone, our programs offer you the chance to challenge yourself while keeping your mind and body active. Our programs serve a variety of interests for kids, teens, adults, and families while bringing together our community.
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CATCH Summer Playground
July 3rd – August 4th
Come play with us this summer! The CATCH program (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) gets kids outside, active, learning and growing. This evidenced-based program promotes physical activity and healthy food choices, teaching youth healthy habits that last a lifetime.
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – Noon
Free lunch provided by Hastings Area Schools
Week 1: July 3-7
(closed July 4th)
Week 2: July 10-14
Week 3: July 17-21
Week 4: July 24-28
Week 5: July 31 – August 4
REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY
Visit our Y Mentors Page for more information
Mentoring, at its core, guarantees to a child the fact that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter.
That is Y Mentors.
For More Information:
269-945-4574 ext. 109
Learn different cooking techniques, measure and combine ingredients, food safety, meal preparation, clean up and much more! Includes instruction/education and the ingredients to cook 4 meals. The participants and the instructor will eat the meals family style on Wednesdays.
Mondays and Wednesdays
4:00-5:30pm, 4 weeks
5/1, 5/3, 5/8, 5/10,
5/15, 5/17, 5/22, 5/24
Food Service Director
YMCA of Barry County
For more information,
or email Gina.
*Limited to 8 participants
Financial Aid available.
This course provides in-depth instructions in the business basics of babysitting, marketing, First Aid and choking child rescue practice, and in-depth behavior management.
When (2 Selections)
June 14, 2017 OR
June 15, 2017
9 am – 2:30 pm
The YMCA of Barry County/
Camp Algonquin Program Room
- Class size limited to 8
- Fee includes Official Safe Sitter Babysitter’s Handbook
- Must be 11 years or older
- Please bring a lunch and drink
At Camp Algonquin
Bring your kids to Winter Break Day Camp at Camp Algonquin! This will be an adventure for you child to experience camp in the winter. Activities include outdoor hikes, snowman/fort building, games, crafts, & team building.
Dress for the weather and bring items for outdoor activities: CHANGE OF CLOTHES, COAT, BOOTS, SNOW PANTS, GLOVES AND HATS.
Don’t forget a packed lunch each day and a few favorite snacks.
Winter Break Camp
Kindergarten – 7th grade
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
5 Full days = $160
1 Full day = $35
YMCA of Barry County
2055 Iroquois Trail
Hastings, MI 49058
Safety Around Water, SAW for short. Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.
Youth 3-8 years old
July 8-29, 2017
9 – 9:30 am, Saturdays
YMCA of Barry County
What Is Safety Around Water?
Through learning how to perform a sequenced set of skills over eight lessons of 40 minutes each, the risk of drowning is reduced, giving your child confidence in and around water.
A typical session includes:
- Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
- Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets kids can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water
- Specific safety topics, like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help
- Fun activities that reinforce skills
- This is NOT A Swim Lesson Class
Thanksgiving Day 5k/1mi
Date: Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017
Time: Check-in 7:30am at Algonquin Lake Community Assoc. Lodge parking lot
Parking: Provided by the Algonquin Lake Community Assoc. Lodge & Barry County Mental Health
Race begins at 8:30am
Thanks to Our Sponsors: YMCA, United Way, Spectrum Health Pennock, TCU and Be Healthy
Fee Run or Walk:
$20 + 2 or more, new non-perishable foods per person
$60 For up to 4 family members (Must live in the same household & at least 1 adult) + 2 or more, new non-perishable foods per person.
$10.00 for each additional family member living in same household + 2 or more new non-perishable foods per person.
Help restock the food pantry shelves in Barry County. Please bring your non-perishable food items to the race or bring them to the YMCA.
Registrations & food items will be accepted at the YMCA office.
Race begins near Camp Algonquin. All non-perishable items will be donated to the United Way Fresh Food Initiative.
SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2017
Event Line Up:
-Canoe/Kayak around Indian Island on Lake Algonquin
-Bike 3.78 miles
-Run/Walk 1 mile
Check In: 8:00am
Race Start: 9:00am
$60 Family (up to 4 people)
$10 Additional family members
$20 Individual Racer
Late registrants will NOT receive a t-shirt
YMCA of Barry County
ALCA Lodge & Positive Direction
Youth 10 Years Old – Adult
responsible and involved hunters.
When: Fall 2017 TBA
Please go to Michigan.gov to find more information about other locations and other ways of taking the Hunter Safety Course.
May 30 -Aug 05, 2017
$55 per team
Must be 13 years or older, teams must have adults.
For rules, team information, and questions, email Brian Simmons, league coordinator.
ONLY THE TEAM CAPTAIN
needs to register.
The YMCA will handle registrations
and payments only.
For registration questions,
YMCA patrons are welcome to hike the YMCA Spirit Trails. There are 10 different trails, which would take about 45 minutes to complete at a quick pace. Enjoy the trails for leisure walks, power walks, and during the winter months, cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Bring the family and/or friends. Park in the Y parking lot. Trails begin across the road.
In conjunction with the City of Hastings, the YMCA of Barry County is managing the new Hammond Hill Disc Golf course. Local volunteers have spent hundreds of hours designing and building the first 18 holes and with local grant and sponsorship moneys have installed 18 permanent baskets. Course improvements continue. The course is located at Zhigaawin Park on Hammond Road with no charge for daily walk on play.
No Cost – Please, just leave the land as you found it, OR BETTER.