YMCA to host “FUN-O-LYMPICS” Spring Break Camp

Students in grades k-8 can enjoy Spring Break in YMCA style! Days will be filled with crafts, activities, and FUN-OLYMPICS GAMES that will entertain all campers. Students will participate in an array of fun, interactive, messy, and hands on Olympic style games in which they will take away the educational component, in addition to a life skills lesson related to the project. Character development will sneak in the back door for a wonderful take away experience for campers, and their families! 

When asked about the theme chosen this year, Youth First Director Rosie Morehous stated, “Kids love group games and challenges! Anytime our youth have the chance to come together for an exciting and messy day it is always fun! We have managed to prepare a fun packed itinerary for our campers to do just that!” In addition to the theme being of Olympic proportion, Morehous emphasized the “fun” label in the camp title. “We realize the importance of equipping our youth with the life skills needed to succeed in their future. By coupling life skills messages with the Olympic feats they will be doing, we look forward to offering important lessons and skills that will translate into bright futures for our youth,” stated Morehous.

Campers can expect to experience many fun Olympic challenges such as backward hurdles, synchronized snack toss, and ping-pong precission pitch. They will also participate in a Javelin and discus throw, as well as several obstacle courses that will require a little creative thinking! These are just a few of the many fun and exciting activities that will be enjoyed by students.

Camp will be offered Monday thru Friday during spring break this year. Campers are welcome to join in the fun from 7:00am—6:00pm. Students are encouraged to arrive by 8:00am daily in order to prevent missing out on fun the activities. Drop off and pick up will be in the YMCA Multi-purpose room daily. Rates are $55 for part time and $85 full time for YMCA Members, and $75 part time and $110 full time for non-members. Contact our front desk staff for details on financial assistance as needed.

Enthusiastic Enrichment Counselors are trained to promote a safe and fun environment for all campers. As always, the YMCA’s values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility will be modeled and encouraged throughout each day as we focus on new friendships, personal growth, and fun! Call 883-YMCA for more details!

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2015 - 2016 Preschool Registration

Preschool is more than just a place where kids learn their numbers and ABC’s. Our Teachers work closely with all three Washington County School Corporations to ensure that our lesson plans meet the requirements for the Kindergarten School Readiness Checklists! At the Y, we teach some sign language through words and songs to help work on our motor skills, have daily devotionals, and offer interaction with a smart board. The YMCA Preschool is focused on preparing each child for kindergarten and fostering an environment which promotes socializing and building friendships with others. Your student will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and be ahead of the pack for that first step into elementary school. By giving your child a head start on their education now, you will be providing them with a leg up on their future! Let our experienced, caring, and nurturing teachers help make a difference in your child’s life.

YMCA Preschool Registration 2015 - 2016 School Year
Monday, March 16 from 5:00 pm till 7:30 pm

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Did You miss our lesson on emotional eating?

The Washington County Family YMCA invites you to a series of lessons centered around the topic of nutrition and do-it-yourself education. This is a bi-monthly class focusing on Healthy Eating and Education on around the house activities. Our facilitator Lauren works as an educator for Purdue Cooperative Extension office in Jackson and Washington Counties. She has a Master of Science degree and is a Registered Dietician. Click here for information on upcoming events. 

If you didn't have a chance to make our Emotional Eating class held on Thursday, January 22nd please see the document from the class provided below.   

Emotional Eating Class Handout (pdf)

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British Soccer Camp

Challenger’s British Soccer Camps have helped hundreds of thousands of young boys and girls fall in love with the sport of soccer for the past 25 years! The Washington County Family YMCA will be hosting the British Soccer Camp from June 8th - 12th at the Washington County Family YMCA Soccer Fields.    

SALEM SC & WASHINGTON COUNTY

  • First Kicks 3-4 yrs 9am-10am $80
  • Mini Soccer 4-6 yrs 10:30am-12pm $94
  • Half Day 6-9 yrs 9am-12pm $125
  • Half Day 10-16 yrs 9am-12pm $125

To register online go to www.challengersports.com. If you register by April 24th you will receive a free replica soccer jersey. Registrations after June 5th will have a $10 late fee added.  For more information contact the YMCA at Ph# 812-883-9622 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Applications and Checks made payable to Challenger Sports can also be mailed to: Martin Harris – 1665 Quincy Avenue, Unit 111, Naperville, Il 60540 Telephone#855-837-4461 ext 8 (Chicago Office) Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Youth Basketball - Parent & Coach Handbook

Provided at the link below is the Youth Sports Parent & Coach Handbook. It describes the YMCA’s youth basketball sports program. If your child will be participating in Rookie Basketball please take a few minutes and read the handbook. This material may answer some of your questions, as well as give you the Youth Sports Philosophy and YMCA mission statement.

Youth Sports programs are possible by the dedication of volunteer workers. Many volunteers put in several hours of work to make the YMCA programs a success. Thank you to all of the YMCA volunteers who invest time and energy into the lives of young people today. If you're interested in future volunteer opportunities, please contact us.

Youth Basketball - Parent & Coach Handbook (pdf)

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YMCA Official Sponsors

Eddie Gilstrap Motors State Farm Insurance with Jason Wade Jean's Extrusions - Since 1982 GKN Sinter Metals in Salem Indiana Salem Crossing - Washington County Family YMCA Sponsor Contact the YMCA to become a Corporate Sponsor!