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nortwest Family ymca Fall program guide 2011
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1700 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw 30152 aquatics Ramana Hannigan Aquatics Manager 770-423-9622; ramanah@ymcaatlanta.org Family programs Michele Varela, Program/Camp Director 770-514-4362; michelev@ymcaatlanta.org health & wellness Melissa Betts, Wellness Director 770-514-4366; melissab@ymcaatlanta.org Elizabeth Janda, Wellness Manager elizabethj@ymcaatlanta.org member services Robbin Clancey, Director 770-514-4364; robbinc@ymcaatlanta.org sports Don Hardiman, Sports/Adventure Director Ext. 360; lloydh@ymcaatlanta.org Tom Bontrager, Sports Director Ext. 368; thomasb@ymcaatlanta.org preschool Suzan Milks, Coordinator Ext. 335; suzanm@ymcaatlanta.org branch directors Jeff Kowalczyk, Interim Exec. Director 770-514-4361; jeffko@ymcaatlanta.org Lisa Gardiner, Senior Director Ext. 328; lisag@ymcaatlanta.org

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adult (25-59)
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$10 $30 $35 $53 $50 $76 $81 $70

$0 $24 $69 $69 $69 $99 $99 $99

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*Youth membership is only available with the purchase of an adult membership. Financial assistance is available based on need. The YMCA seeks to identify & involve those in need.

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ymca mission
Your YMCA, reflecting its Judeo-Christian heritage, is an association of volunteers, members and staff open to and serving all, providing programs and services which develop spirit, mind and body. Financial assistance is available based on need. The YMCA actively seeks to identify and involve those in need.

ou belong at the ymca! We welcome people of all ages, abilities, incomes, backgrounds, faiths and fitness levels. Our YMCA has something for everyone! From group exercise classes, strength training equipment, basketball pick-up games for teens and a youth room for kids, the Y will activate your whole family. But the Y is more than just a fitness center or gym. When you join, you become part of a world-wide organization that helps members improve their spirit, mind and body, while building a stronger sense of community. We look forward to welcoming you to our Y family!

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program only membership
You can register for programs as a Member or Program Only Member. Members pay monthly dues and receive both unlimited access to all Metro Atlanta YMCAs and priority registration privileges with discounted rates. Program Only Members pay a yearly registration fee of $35 for Family Membership, plus the Program Rate per YMCA program.

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wellness .................. 1-2 swim ....................... 3-4 y Family programs ........ 5 ymca sports .................6
Facility hours oF operation
Monday - Thursday, 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday, 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday, 1:00 - 6:00 PM

program reFund policy
You will receive a full refund or credit: If the class has insufficient enrollment and must be cancelled; or if you give us at least 72 hours notice of cancellation before the first class. If less than 72 hours notice is given, no credit or refund will be issued. Credits are valid for six months from date of issue and are not transferrable to refunds at a later date.

pool hours oF operation
Monday - Thursday, 5:30 AM - 9:45 PM Friday, 5:30 AM - 8:45 PM Saturday, 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM Sunday, 1:00 - 5:45 PM

holiday hours
Labor Day, September 5: Thanksgiving Nov 24: Christmas Eve, Dec 24: Christmas Day, Dec. 25: New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31: New Year’s Day, Jan 1: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Closed 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Closed 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Open
(Nursery, Play Center, member services open: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

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(Nursery, Play Center, member services open: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

(Nursery, Play Center, member services open: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

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1700 Dennis Kemp Lane Kennesaw, GA 30152 Phone: 770-423-9622

wellness
group exercise
Facility members age 13 & older may attend as many group exercise or water exercise classes as they wish, as a benefit of membership. No registration required! schedules are in the lobby and online at wcy.ymcaatlanta.org, under ‘Schedules’ on the right-side blue bar... Bookmark it! 60+ land exercise classes/week

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Body Sculpt • Boot Camp Cardio+Core • Cycle Extreme Cycle • Fit Senior • Kickbox • HiDef Hippy Shake • Jump n Abs • Pilates • Step • Challenge Step & Sculpt Fitness • Zumba • Yoga
26 water exercise classes/week

Aquacise • Aquafit • Cardio Sculpt • Deep Water Interval H20 Boot Camp • Hydro Power • Liquid Fusion Long & Lean • Water Tai Chi • Waterfit Senior • Aqua Shake

personal Fitness
the coach approach® exercise support process a six month program provided free for members 18+: Maximize your membership with Coach Approach– a YMCA exercise support process designed to teach new or returning exercisers how to start and stick with their personalized exercise program. Make your first Coach Approach appointment at the Membership Desk. learn how to: • • • • Kick the inactivity habit Shape workouts around activities you prefer Measure effects of exercising on mood, stress & energy Stay on track when schedules throw you a curve ball

Fitness equipment
Fitlinxx and equipment orientation free for members ages 9+: YMCA Wellness coaches are available to answer your fitness questions, provide instruction on how to use the FitLinxx-Training Partner techonology and design a safe, effective exercise routine. Schedule appointments at the Membership Office. Facility members ages 9-12: May use select wellness equipment upon meeting the following criteria: • Complete orientation with parent/guardian • Workout only with parental supervision

wellness classes
ymca running club : Meet at Kennesaw Mountain in front of the flag pole at the Visitor's Center for a group run through nature! Saturdays, on-going, 7:30 am parents must stay in the building while children are in programs.

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wellness
personal training - on land or water!
Personal Training is for members 13 and older (unless noted otherwise). Trainer credentials and contact information are available in the Health & Wellness Director’s office. Purchase appointments in the registration office. All training sessions must be used within six months of purchase. No refunds. Only Y Trainers are authorized to train in our Y.

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one-on-one personal training: Certified YMCA personal trainer will design an individual fitness plan geared to your specific needs. Each session will maximize your results and motivate you to reach your goals sooner. By appointment only. Teens: $35/hr, $96/3 hrs, $300/10 hrs. or $420/15 hrs. Adults: $50/hr, $138/3 hrs, $390/10 hrs. or $555/15 hrs. dynamic duo personal training for two members: A certified personal trainer will work with you and your friend or spouse on a specific plan geared to meet you and your partner’s needs. The sessions will be limited to one hour, and both participants must be at equal fitness levels. All participants are subject to approval by the trainer, and both participants must be available for the same appointment time. Teens (per pair): $48/hr, $130/3 hrs, $400/10 hrs Adults (per pair): $70/hr, $180/3 hrs, $510/10 hrs

YMCA Trainers are equipped to provide you the latest fitness education to help you see results faster!

Fit Kids - Fit Kids & preschool FitKids
Fit Kids ages 3-5 & 6-10: Come join us for a fabulous fitness class just for you! Use balls, steps, jump ropes, relays and obstacle courses to help keep you strong and fit. Wear tennis shoes and bring water! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:05 - 4:50 pm August 29 - October 22 or October 24 - December 24 MEM only: $25 *no class week of Thanksiving!

parents must stay in the building while children are in programs.

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swimming
T/TH: SAT 1-2: SAT 3: mem: $59 PRO: $118 mem: $45 PRO: $90 mem: $38 PRO: $76
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preschool classes ages 3-5
pike-beginner: Pool safety, adjustment and independent movement. Learn basic paddle stroke, kicking skills and how to put face water. T/TH: 5:00 pm • SAT: 10:00 am eel advanced-beginner: Kids comfortable in water and independently submerses face in water. Learn to kick, float and use arm strokes. T/TH: 5:00 pm • SAT: 10:00 am ray i-intermediate: Swims independently 10 ft. to the instructor and back to the wall. Learn strokes & breathing. T/TH: 6:15 pm • SAT: 10:00 am

The YMCA has been teaching people of all ages to swim for over 100 years!

sessions & registration
weekdays • tuesdays/thursdays session 1: August 23 - Septemeber 15
Register: MEM = July 21 • PRO = July 26

session 2: September 20 - October 13
Register: MEM = September 8 • PRO = September 13

session 3: October 18 - November 10
Register: MEM = October 6 • PRO = October 11

baby swim
shrimp/Kipper ages 6 months - 2yrs: This is a parent/child class to get the children comfortable in the water. T/TH: 11:00 am baby pike ages 2-4: Parent will be in the water with their child while learning Pike level skills. SAT: 12:00 pm

saturdays session 1: August 20 - Septemeber 24
Register: MEM = July 21 • PRO July 26

session 2: October 1 - November 5
Register: MEM = September 15 • PRO = September 20

session 3: November 12 - December 17
Register: MEM = October 27 • PRO = November 1 *only 5 weeks! No classes the week of November 20

aquatics refund policy: You will receive a full refund or credit if the class has insufficient enrollment and must be cancelled -or- if you give us at least 72 hours notice of cancellation before the first class. If less than 72 hours notice is given, no refund will be issued. Credits are valid for 6 months from date of issue and are not transferable to refunds at a later date.

private swim lessons
private or semi-private lessons members only, ages 3+: One-on-one instruction, for a wide range of swimming abilities. Six 30-minute lessons between you and an experienced instructors. Fill out a private swim lesson request and an instructor will contact you within two weeks. Payment required at registration. $120/each; $100 each (2 people); $80 each (3 people)
Must be used within 6 months of purchase.

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swimming
T/TH: SAT 1-2: SAT 3: mem: $70 PRO: $140 mem: $53 PRO: $106 mem: $45 PRO: $90
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youth classes ages 6-12
polliwog-beginner: Adjust and get comfortable with the water. Learn kicking, floating, pool safety and more. T/TH: 5:30 pm • SAT: 11:00 am guppy i-advanced beginner: Front & back crawl will be introduced. Goggles recommended. T/TH: 5:30 pm • SAT: 10:30 am minnow-advanced: Introduce breaststroke, open turns and breathing techniques. Goggles & fins recommended. T/TH: 6:15 pm • SAT: 10:30 am

sessions & registration
weekdays • tuesdays/thursdays session 1: August 23 - Septemeber 15
Register: MEM = July 21 • PRO = July 26

session 2: September 20 - October 13
Register: MEM = September 8 • PRO = September 13

session 3: October 18 - November 10

adult classes ages 13+
adult-beginner: Learn to swim or improve technique. T/TH: 6:45 pm • SAT: 11:15 am

Register: MEM = October 6 • PRO = October 11

saturdays session 1: August 20 - Septemeber 24
Register: MEM = July 21 • PRO July 26

on-going water Fitness
aquatic personal training members only, ages 13+: Stretch and condition your body and meet your individual goals. Great for post-rehabilitation. By appointment. Must be used within 6-months of purchase. Teens: $40/45-minute session • $115/(4) 45-minute sessions Adults: $50/hour, $138/3 hrs • $390 for 10 hrs, $555/15 hrs twinges & hinges, ages 12+: Water exercise emphasizing mobility and flexibility. M/W/F, 11:00 am • MEM: free PRO: $49/twelve classes senior water Fit, ages 62+: TU/TH/F, 9:30 am • MEM: free PRO: $49/twelve classes
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session 2: October 1 - November 5
Register: MEM = September 15 • PRO = September 20

session 3: November 12 - December 17
Register: MEM = October 27 • PRO = November 1 *only 5 weeks! No classes the week of November 20

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ymca sports
soccer
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ymca striKer soccer leagues ages 4-19: We offer soccer leagues for all ages and levels at the YMCA. Open Registration: June 14 - August 4 Late Registration: $20 late fee applied after Aug 5 U4/U5 Micro Soccer: Sept. 17 - Oct. 22 Players: MEM: $69 PRO: $89
(Includes T-shirt, ball and car magnet)
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Football

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U6: Sept. 10 - Nov. 5 Players: MEM: $110
(Includes T-shirt, ball and car magnet)

PRO: $126

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U8/U19 Rec Soccer: Sept. 10 - Nov. 5 Returning Players: MEM: $130 PRO: $154 New Players: MEM: $165 PRO: $189

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adult coed Flag Football ages 18+: Each player on the team must be either a program or facility member of the YMCA. A minimum of two females per team. Saturdays, 9:00 am August 13 - September 24
(Game only league. No games Sept. 3)

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$15

MEM: $51 PRO: $66

tae-Kwon-do

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session 1: August 22 - October 15 session 2: October 17 - December 17
(No classes the week of Thanksgiving)

preschool sports
preschool basketball ages 3-6: Introduce your child to sports in a totally noncompetitive atmosphere, emphasizing good sportsmanship and having fun. Volunteer parents needed to help coach teams. Email: lloydh@ymcaatlanta.org to volunteer. Basketball: November 5 - December 17
No games November 26. Saturdays only. (5-wk session)

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tae-Kwon-do ages 3 1/2- 6: Martial Arts fun that teaches the fundamentals. No uniform or equipment to start program. Saturdays, 10:00 am - 10:30 am MEM: $42 per child PRO: $55 per child tae-Kwon-do ages 7-adult: A NEW, evolved form of TaeKwon-Do is back at the YMCA. This style of Tae-Kwon-Do, known as Kyuki-Do, adds techniques of Hapki Do, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu to form one well-rounded art. A family friendly class for all skill levels. No uniform or equipment necessary to start the program! Saturdays, 10:30 -11:30 am and/or Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Once a week: MEM: $84 PRO: $110 Twice a week: MEM: $150 PRO: $192

MEM: $54 PRO: $66 Registration ends Oct. 31 sporties for shorties ages 2 1/2-3 1/2: A, non-competitive parent/child program. Kids explore the simplest basics of group sports, along with games and free play. Emphasis is on having FUN while developing your child's large & small motor skills, attention span & ability to follow directions. T-shirt included!
Registration ends 1-week before start or until full!

Football

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nFl Flag Football ages 3-8 & 9-14: Come and play flag football at the Y. Game days are at the Cedarcrest Sports Complex. Practice before each game. Shirts provided. Saturdays, August 13 - September 24
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Soccer: September 17 - October 22 Saturdays, at Hubert Park MEM: $42 PRO: $52 Basketball: November 5 - December 17
No games November 26

(No game September 3)

$20

MEM: $65 PRO: $85
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Saturdays, at North Cobb Christian MEM: $35 PRO: $45

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Fine arts & dance
tumbling
tumbling ages 3-5: Young children are introduced to gymnastic and tumbling skills in this fun class. Students will warm up, stretch, play movement games, and will learn to tumble on mats, low balance beam, mini trampoline, and more. Preschoolers also benefit by gaining self confidence and learning important social and listening skills. Mondays: 4:00 - 4:45 pm Session: August 29 - October 17 (No classes on Labor Day) MEM: $25.38 PRO: $34.13 Session: October 24 - December 19 MEM: $29 PRO: $39
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ballet & tap
ballet & tap ages 3-5: Children that can dance to the beat or are always on the move belong in this class. Your child will enjoy beginning or continuing his or her early dance training with our professional instructor. Enroll your child today and let your little star shine! Mondays: 5:00 - 5:45 pm Session: August 29 - October 17 (No classes on Labor Day) MEM: $60.38 PRO: $70.88 Session: October 24 - December 19 MEM: $69 PRO: $89
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ballet
ballet ages 5-10: Welcome to a challenging class in which dance students learn ballet technique and terminology and have fun developing their coordination and signature style with hip hop dance. This class offers the best of both worlds with quality instruction and music that kids love. Students will gain flexibility, coordination, and gain self confidence developing performance skills. * Age 5 must have had pervious dance experience. Mondays: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
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new!!! Fine arts
beats n’ brushes ages 3-9: This exceptional class offers opportunities to learn basic music skills as well as expression through art. Each session will include arts & crafts and music games. Session: August 29 - October 22 (No classes on Labor Day) Pre-school: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm MEM: $69 PRO: $89 Elementary: Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm MEM: $60.38 PRO: $70.88 Session: October 24 - December 23 Pre-school: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm Elementary: Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm MEM: $69 PRO: $89
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Session: August 26 - October 17
(No classes on Labor Day)

$20

MEM: $60.38 PRO: $70.88 Session: October 24 - December 19 MEM: $69 PRO: $89

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Family Programs Director

Michele Varela

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Kids & Family
new!!! toddlers’ morning out
toddlers’ morning out ages 18 months-2: Bring your child to the Y for some fun and interactive learning for them and some free time for you. Activities include story time, sing a longs, gym time, crafts and more. We will provide the snacks. September - December: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Ages 18 months - 2: Tuesdays AND/OR Thursdays One Day/Week MEM: $69/month PRO: $89/month Two Day/Week MEM: $138/month PRO: $178/month

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birthday parties
birthday parties members only, ages 3+: We offer five types of birthday parties: Saturdays or Sundays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Toddler Time, ages 3-6 Splashin’ Bash (pool), ages 6-12 Rockin’ Y (climbing), ages 6-12 $20 XRKade or Zumba, ages 8+ MEM: $129 PRO: $149
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parents’ morning out
parents’ morning out ages 2-5: Bring your child to the Y for some fun and interactive learning for them and some free time for you. Activities include story time, sing a longs, gym time, crafts and more. Send your preschooler in with a lunch and we will provide the snacks. September - December: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Wednesdays AND/OR Fridays One Day/Week MEM: $69/month PRO: $89/month Two Day/Week MEM: $138/month PRO: $178/month

scrapbooKing
scrapbooking all ages: Come learn how to get your photos organized, keep them safe, and create family heirlooms. Bring your photos/laptops and make something special. Sundays, 1:00 - 6:00 pm Sept 11 • Oct 9 • Nov 13 • Dec 11 MEM, PRO & COMMUNITY: $5

parents’ night out
parents’ night out ages 2-13: Have a night out on the town or a relaxing evening at home! Members may leave their children in the care of the YMCA Child Care Staff for a safe, fun-filled evening at the Y. Fridays, 6:00 - 10:00 pm September 2, October 7, November 4, December 16 MEM only: $20 per child/per night

music therapy
musik to grow ages 3-10: A certified music therapist will use song, movement and fun to help children develop social skills, language and gross and fine motor skills. *CD and Family Folder are included. Thursdays, 8-week sessions Ages 3-5 with parent: 5:00 - 5:30 pm MEM & PRO: $238 Ages 6-10: 5:45 - 6:30 pm Parental involvement the last 15 minutes MEM & PRO: $308

school’s out camp
school’s out camps ages 6-12: Does the new school calendar leave your kids out of school more often than you can take off work? We are bringing the best of camp activities including archery, climbing wall, swimming, gym games, and more right here to the YMCA for safe, affordable, and fantastic fun for your kids during the school holidays. November 8, 21 - 22, December 26 - 30 and January 2-6 Weekly Sessions: MEM: $98/week PRO: $118/week Daily Sessions: MEM: $25/day PRO: $30/day *Registration due three days before camp start date.

seniors
senior time ages 55+: Once a month, the Northwest Family YMCA will host Senior Time events that may include bingo, trivia, potluck, dancing and more as well as field trips and outings to Braves games, museums, aquariums, botanical gardens, historical sites and more! *Cost and admission fees extra! 7 MEM: $2 PRO: $2 COMM: $2

preschool Fit Kids

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tweens & teens
teen nights
teen nights ages 13-17: Hanging out with your friends, but you can never decide on where to go? Teen Night at the Y offers a place to come, socialize and meet others. Whether you just want to have a cool place to hangout or enjoy a wide variety of activties, the Y is the fun, yet laid back place for teens! Activities may include: dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, flag football, kickball/fast track, handball, capture-the-flag, bombardment, dance parties, movies and video games. Saturdays, 6:00 - 11:00 pm September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17 MEM: $5 PRO: $10 COMM: $10
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middle school mania
middle school mania ages 10-14: Middle School Mania is the place to be for middle-schoolers. We offer a place for you and your friends to hangout and meet others. Throughout the night there will be a wide variety of activities that may include: dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, flag football, kickball/fast track, handball, capture-the-flag, bombardment, dance parties, movies* and video games*.
*Rated T games and PG-13 movies require permission for those 12 years of age or younger.

teen locK-ins
lock-ins ages 13-16: The Northwest Y is hosting a Halloween and a New Year’s Eve lock-in for teens. This 15-hour event will feature activities may include: dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, flag football, kickball/fast track, handball, capture-the-flag, bombardment, dance parties, movies and video games. Parents can expect a fun and safe environment in a fully monitored facility and an experienced staff. Bring their swim gear, sleeping bag and a pillow. Saturdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 am October 29, December 31 MEM: $25 PRO: $35 COMM: $35
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Saturdays, 6:00 - 11:00 pm September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3 MEM: $5 PRO: $10 COMM: $10

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babysitters 101
babysitters 101 ages 10+: Learn the essentials of proper childcare. Following the completion of the class, newly trained babysitters will have their name placed on a referral sheet to be displayed for members seeking care for their child. 9:00 am - 12:30 pm September 17, October 15, $15 November 19, December 17 MEM: $45 PRO: $60 COMM: $60
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character development For girls
ymca g.i.r.l.s. (Girls In Real Life Situations) ages 10-14: This program promotes character development, self-determination and positive life choices. Sessions led by strong, positive role models to adolescent girls. Saturdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Sept 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3 MEM: $8 PRO: $13 COMM: $13
*Stay for our middle school mania night for an additional $5 (MEM) or $10 (PRO/COMM).

Family Programs Director

Michele Varela

michelev@ymcaatlanta.org
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