YMCA OF NEWARK AND VICINITY

Family Programs

Family Planning

Family Nutrition

The Y is now offering Nutrition Services to families. Through personal or small group consultations, nutrition education classes, and more, we want to help you simplify the confusion that plagues your plate and help you get a real taste of success. If you are looking for advice on how to help manage your weight, improve athletic performance, or establish healthy eating habits, seeing a nutritionist might be just what you or your family needs! Fun Recipes and cooking/shopping tips will be given out during the sessions.

Prenatal Classes
The YMCA wants to help you give your baby a healthy start for life. We offer a host of prenatal classes, support classes and post pregnancy classes for new moms. Even if you don’t exercise on a regular basis, join today. Not only do you and your baby reap benefits throughout your pregnancy, you also increase your chances of having an easier labor and delivery, as well as a quicker post-partum recovery. Classes include Nutritional education, Prenatal massage, Prenatal Yoga, Prenatal Water Exercise, Parenting Classes, and early learning classes for parents/caregivers with children 0-5.

Family Education

Family Events
The YMCA offers regular community-wide family events throughout the year, including Healthy Kids Day, Lights on After-School, Camp Spirit Day, After-School Expo, and Health-O-Ween. All are welcome!

Parent and Caregiver Workshops
At the Y, we are committed to helping families find all the resources they need to help them navigate the challenges of raising children. Our workshops span a variety of topics, including: parenting skills, homework help strategies, and behavior management. 

Early Learner Advisory Board Our Early Learning Readiness Programs are strengthened by collaboration with community partners. The YMCA has created an Early Learner Advisory Board to identify and meet specific needs of the families in our program. Our partners range from service providers to parents themselves.

Family Supportive Services
At the Y, we offer an array of free and/or affordable family supportive services including, counseling services, housing, referrals and family activities.

Family Enrichment Classes

What could be more fun than playing together as a family?

Check out our range of fun family activities and classes:

• Family Bowling
• Family Hula Hoops
• Family Jump Ropes
• Family Archery
• Ring Toss
• Parachute
• Family Obstacle Course
• Family Yoga
• Family Games
• Family Swim
• Family Art
• Pre-natal Yoga
• Family Zumba
• Family Dance
• Sibling Ping Pong
• Family Street Chess
• Y S.E.E.D.S.
• Little Bridges

Family Respite

Parent’s Night Out
Your children can be left in our care for a night of fun, games and pizza. We will keep them entertained while you have a night out. (programming runs for 4 hours maximum) 

Parent’s Night In
Join our Y Youth Programs and spend some quality time with your child. You will get a feel for the projects your child participates in while in our care.

Youth Out All Night (Y Sleepovers)
Kids, grab a sleeping bag and join us for a theme-based sleepover at the YMCA!

The festivities include themed games, swimming, pizza, Adventure Center, gym time, breakfast and more. Children are supervised at all times by YMCA staff.

A part of a girl/boy scout troop? Find out how you can earn scout badges during adventure sleepovers at the Y.

For Schools
Our trained Family Engagement Specialist can help your school community develop, plan, and organize parent events, workshops, and supportive services.

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