Thursday, July 19, 2012
About 50 kids from the Hatboro Area Y will compete today in the Summer Day Camp Olympics.
Who says you can't go to the Summer Olympics? For 50 Hatboro Area YMCA day campers - who will be competing among 900 campers from all 10 YMCA branches throughout Montgomery, Delaware and Philadelphia counties in the fourth annual YMCA Summer Day Camp Olympics at the Rocky Run YMCA - the fanfare of London will be coming to Delaware County. That is, this year’s olympics will emulate the official 2012 Olympic games in London. From the opening ceremonies to the games, the Y’s Summer Day Camp Olympics, which began Wednesday and conclude today, will be as competitive and exciting as the 2012 Olympic games in London. Each Y branch will represent a different country from one of the following: Argentina, Spain, Ireland, Holland, Australia, China, …
Monday, June 4, 2012
The YMCA is offering free swimming and water safety lessons for area kids this week.
Its name says it all: Splash Week. From June 4-8 the Hatboro Area YMCA is offering free swimming and water safety lessons to help children and families learn how to exercise caution in and around the water. Topics include backyard pool safety, beach/outdoor water safety and more. Each session is 30 minutes long. Pre-registration is required. See attached flier for a list of session times. Classes are geared for kids ages 3-5 and ages 6-12. A daily family session is also available. For more information or to register, contact the Hatboro Area Y at 215-674-4545
Monday, April 30, 2012
The Hatboro Area YMCA was the place to be for bouncing, painting and more fun activities.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The YMCA's late spring session begins on April 16.
This weekend is your last opportunity to register for the next round of classes at the Hatboro Area YMCA. The late spring session, which features everything from swimming lessons to health and wellness programs, dancing, gymnastics and more, begins on April 16 and runs until June 3. For more information on schedules, class availability and registration, visit the Y's Web site.
Friday, March 2, 2012
See which fitness facility Patch users overwhelmingly selected.
Patch users have spoken: The Hatboro Area YMCA is the favored spot to break a sweat. As of Friday at 9 a.m., when this week's Best Of Patch poll closed, the Y dominated with a commanding 57 percent (4,772) of the 8,305 total votes, beating out the Horsham Athletic Club, which claimed 39 percent (3,297) of the total votes cast. Be sure to vote in next week's poll, when we ask Patch users to pick the best family-friendly restaurant.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Christine Mangan of Abington was selected for the honor.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012
For her dedication and service to the Hatboro Area YMCA, Christine Mangan has been named the Hatboro Area Y 2011 Employee of the Year. Mangan started her career at the Hatboro Area YMCA in August 2002. She made an impact early on, but left shortly after to pursue another job. A little over three years ago, she came back to the Y in the maintenance department as a cleaner and landscaper. Soon after, she was promoted and worked in the pre-school and child watch department for the Y. As things progressed at the Y, she was promoted to child watch coordinator. Her contagious leadership and enthusiasm for her job are the main reasons she was chosen as the 2011 Employee of the Year. “Mangan is a hard worker and is very good with kids, parents and…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The Hatboro branch will use a $500,000 grant and matching funds to replace the roof, improve the indoor pool and locker rooms and add an extra fitness room.
The Hatboro Area YMCA has paved the way to put $1 million to good use. Quite literally. The Y spent about $150,000 to redo its parking lot, according to Gary Chamberlain, Hatboro Area YMCA executive director. Gone are the stones, dirt piles and patches of uneven asphalt. That project, along with several others, will be funded through a $500,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, subsidized with matching funds from the association behind the YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Chamberlain said. “The Hatboro Y really hasn’t had a lot of work done to it,” Chamberlain said. “We could spend $3 million on this Y.” Other projects include: Previously housed in a small standalone structure adjacent to the main building, the Hatboro Y’s …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Hatboro Area YMCA offers 11 week-long summer camps through Aug. 29.
Don’t ask Adriana Burmeister to pick her favorite summer camp. There’s just too many to choose from. As she fleshed out the vivid watercolor and colored pencil hues of her fish during a recent Art Camp at the Hatboro YMCA, Adriana shared that she’s participated in “almost all” of the Y’s 24 week-long day camps. She’s made (healthy) carrot cake cupcakes in Crafts and Cooking Camp and designed a garden stone with the Phillies emblem. Adriana is one of about 400 campers the Hatboro Area YMCA will host this summer in a variety of camps ranging from cheerleading, gymnastics, fashion, sports, fishing and hiking, leadership training for teens, and more, according to Hatboro Y Camp Director Mary Fannon. Fannon said enrollment is up this year, but …