Family Programs

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HEALTHY KIDS DAY

On Saturday, April 29, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.

FREE ADMISSION: 11am - 2pm

School's out and it's time to relax, decompress and have fun with friends. Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies.

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PICKLEBALL

OPEN COURT/PICK-UP PLAY

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9am - 11am
Tuesday: 2pm - 4pm
Sunday; 12pm - 2pm

About the Game
Pickleball is played with a perforated plastic ball and a paddle. The game is easy for beginners to learn, and can develop into competitive play for experienced players.

Equipment
We provide paddles and balls! Players are welcome to bring their own equipment as well.

LEARN THE HOW TO PLAY
Lessons: Tuesday 2-4pm by appointment
Members: Unlimited free lessons
Non-members: One free lesson (Additional lessons $5/lesson)

We encourage all beginners to take a lesson. Learn from our seasoned members in a relaxed and easy paced environment.

Please contact Lauranel Banks, Wellness Director to schedule a lesson. 570-970-5012


Y to Y SPRING SWIM CHALLENGE

Swim 54 miles is 104 days! This is the distance from the Wayne County YMCA to the Carbondale YMCA to the Greater Scranton YMCA to the Pittston YMCA to the Wilkes-barre YMCA.

Register: $5.00

Must register no later than April 15th (Challenge begins March 13th)

Challenge Time: March 13 - June 24
Earn:  2017 Y to Y Winter Swim Challenge T-shirt
Conversions: 1 Mile = 35 laps OR 1 Mile = 70 lengths
Our pool is 25 yds and 1 Mile is 1,760 yds
Bragging Rights: The YMCA “team” that swims the most total miles (54 max per person) gets the Y Plaque & Bragging Rights until next year!

Download the Y to Y Swim Challenge Flyer