Eye on the Y: Summertime and the livin’ is easy

At least in my mind

Miss Toni conducting water aerobics at the Y pool.

Steve Reynolds / Special to the Eagle

Miss Toni conducting water aerobics at the Y pool.

Spring Adventure Camp at the water park.

Steve Reynolds / Special to the Eagle

Spring Adventure Camp at the water park.

I have been kept busy this week with the layout of the May issue of the “Eye on the Y” newsletter.

This newsletter is delivered in the Marco Eagle on the last Friday of the month. It also is mailed to all active members and distributed at all of the 2009 corporate sponsor locations and other retail and social places around Marco Island.

The May issue will be devoted to 2009 Summer Camp and all the exciting programs that will be available to area youngsters. Summer camp begins on June 3 and continues through Aug. 21.

According to Family Service Director Stephanie Pepper, “We have new themes, new games, and new parties planned.”

The hours are from 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Grades K-6 can register. Children have to be 5 years old by June 1 to be eligible to attend camp.

“Come for the whole summer or sign up for a week at a time. We welcome everyone!”

Register today at the Customer Service desk.

Specialty camps at the Greater Marco Family YMCA are scheduled throughout the summer and the lineup of said camps is diverse and interesting.

New camps include Sport N’ Splash Swim Camp, The Martial Art of Tai Chi for Kids, Leadership/Zoo Camp, All Skills Volleyball, Saturday Morning Cheer, Teen Boot Camp, British Challenger Soccer in July and August, Kids Tennis Camp and swim lessons with Dottie.

Have you tried the cycle classes at the Y? The 8:15 a.m. class is very popular. Members can draft for only $30 a month for unlimited classes and get priority bike reservation. Other members and guest pay only $10 per class.

Today is the final day to sign up for girl’s volleyball. Three age levels are available to members and others to enjoy this sport. Also signups are winding down for Tiny Tikes Basketball, Super Sport Basketball and High School Basketball. Get to the Y this weekend and sign up your child for a fun and learning experience.

A couple of people have stopped to ask me about aerobic programs that might be available in the afternoon or evening. We have programs like Strength with Abs, Kickboxing, Step N Sculpt, Cardio Blast and Pilates available.

These aerobic programs are available between he hours of 4-7:45 p.m. during the week. Stop by the “Y” for a complete schedule of fitness programs offered.

The Taste of Marco, a Greater Marco Family YMCA fundraising event is scheduled for April 26 at the Esplanade. Buy your tickets today at the customer service desk. Only $5 gets you in the door and don’t forget children under 12 get in free with paid adult admission.

Volunteers are needed to help out at various areas. If you need volunteer hours or just want to help out, stop by the customer service desk. Some areas require you to be of legal age. We need about 80 folks, so stop by soon.

The YMCA is located at 101 Sandhill Street off San Marco Road. Our phone number is (239) 394-3144 and the Web site ismarcoislandymca.org.

We have very popular hours of operation (I like them) and you will too. We start our day at 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday, and close at 9 p.m. Fridays hours are 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday we open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. and Sunday hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See you at the Y!

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