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Join by January 31, 2019 and SAVE!

In an effort to make it even easier to achieve the goals you set for the new year, we have lowered our joining fee to $0 through January 31, 2019!  That's a $50 value! But, that's not all. With a Y membership, you also get:

2019 Jr. High Basketball League

Registration for the 2019 Jr. High Basketball League is available through February 13, 2019. This is a late winter, early spring basketball league for 7th and 8th graders. The league is open to all skill and experience levels. Games mostly follow OHSAA rules. Teams will be created by the YMCA, with no more than two children from any school team on the same Y team. The season will start immediately following the 7th and 8th grade school system season has finished. Games will be held on Saturday mornings with practices one weekday evening each week.

Winter 2018-2019 Nature Programs

Come on out for a walk and learn about nature in a few of our county's great parks and trails! Bring your hiking boots, binoculars, cameras, and field guides, and enjoy nature with our Nature Coordinator. Please dress accordingly, as we will still walk in light rain and on muddy trails, and please wear proper footwear as a few of the trails require crossing creeks (Creek Walk programs will take place in the water).

2018 Annual YMCA Golf Outing

Please plan on joining us for our Annual Golf Outing on June 8, 2018 which at the Geneva-on-the-Lake Municipal Golf Course, 1:00pm shot gun start. Cost is $70.00 per person or $280.00 per team which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch at the turn, beverages, hole/door prizes, 50/50, and dinner catered by Meola's Catering at 5:00pm.

2018 Youth Volleyball Program

This program will introduce children to the game of volleyball. Children will work on the fundamentals of the game, as well as the individual skills needed to be a successful player. Participants will learn how to rotate, rules of the game, and how the game is scored. They will also learn the basics of passing, setting, serving/receiving, and hitting/blocking. Participants must wear knee pads.

Ages: Grades 4-6
When: Mondays and Thursdays, April 2 through May 10 (6-7 pm)
Fee: Member $28

2018 Annual Meeting

Join us at The Lodge at Geneva-On-The-Lake on Wednesday March 28th for the Annual Meeting of the Ashtabula County Family YMCA Board of Directors. Doors open at 5:00pm, dinner at 5:30pm. Dinner will be herb seared chicken breast with a natural au jus slightly thickened gravy served with garlic potatoes and oven roasted seasonal vegetables. Cash bar available.

2017 Annual Campaign

You know that in Ashtabula County teens are often overlooked and often find their own ways to fill their time – much of it negative. You see that people are battling chronic disease and need help to fight. You are aware that services in more rural parts of the county are far and few between and that transportation is an issue. You feel strongly that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background deserves opportunities for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Summer 2017 Boating & Nature Programs

Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Paddleboarding, Bird Watching, Wildflower and Trail Hikes are in full swing this summer. We are offering more opportunities than ever before to get out and enjoy the beauty of Ashtabula County's natural resources. Registration is required and available online or in person at the Y and financial assistance is available for any of these programs. All YMCA boating programs are partially funded by a grant form the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft.

 

Spirit of America 2017

Over the past 20 years, the Spirit of America Foundation has provided America’s premier youth boating education programs to tens of thousands of young people in 22 locations around the country. Since 2014, they have partnered with the YMCA to offer the program here in Ashtabula County. Once students earn their Ohio Boater Education Certificate, they will move on to learning, hands-on, how to safely and properly operate all kinds of watercraft including canoes and kayaks, powerboats, sailboats and jet skis.

2017 Golf Outing for Youth Development

Please plan on joining us for our Annual Golf Outing on June 9th which will be held at Geneva-on-the-Lake Municipal Golf Course, 1:00pm shot gun start. Cost is $70.00 per person or $280.00 per team which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch at the turn, beverages, hole/door prizes, 50/50, and dinner catered by Meola's Catering at 5:00pm. All proceeds will be used to support programs for Youth Development in Ashtabula County.

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