March 28, 2016
To kick-start physical activity and learning now and throughout the summer – a critical out-of-school time for kids – on Saturday, April 30, the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event for kids and families. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, healthy snacks, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home. Because this type of initiative is so important in educating and encouraging families, Healthy Kingsport is supporting the attendance by families of our community.
February 22, 2016
Summer break can mean many things for different kids and families. At the Y, summer means Camp time (Day Camp, Specialty Camp, and HYPE Middle School Camp)—a positive, fun-filled spin on long days, which influences spirit, mind and body. When you enroll in YMCA Camp this summer, you can do so knowing the Y offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Others have asked, “What’s your secret?” The Y doesn’t have secrets, but works hard to hire the right counselors into the Y family to build relationships and a welcoming environment to all.
October 28, 2015
With the holidays right around the corner, most are also familiar with the potential detours to healthy efforts which arise in this season. For several years, the Kingsport YMCA has issued a challenge called Dashing All the Weigh. A six week, activity based challenge, the goal has been to maintain or lose weight during this tough time to stay on track—from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. While that’s a goal in 2015 (although recording your weight before/after with us is optional), we also ask that you discover new ways to reach 150 minutes of weekly physical activity for these six weeks.
July 30, 2015
Providing safe and healthy activity opportunities for every age, the Y is growing its reach with a new addition, which will better serve thousands of people from age 6 weeks to 106 and give everyone way to live better. Your Kingsport YMCA is expanding to offer more programs, add amenities and most importantly, to build people and community. The end goal may provide larger spaces, but the heart of the project is to better serve YOU.