Camp Moody Y Newsletter: March 2021


Here for Good…

Last month’s extreme winter weather and the damage it brought had a profound impact on our Y community. As an organization that’s here to do good, the YMCA worked to meet immediate needs and is now looking at ways we can continue to help. Hays Communities Y staff joined the Buda mayor and other volunteers to provide barbecue plates for first responders and neighbors who needed a meal. They worked to get drinkable water to the community with the help of local firefighters.

And as the weather warmed and people got back to work, the Y opened its doors to anyone who needed a warm shower and a place to recharge, and made child watch available to members free of charge all day long.

One member wrote, “Thank you so much for offering this opportunity! Our family was still recovering after snowmageddon, and then to worry about who would help us with our children while we returned to work was an added stress. So this was amazing, and it reaffirmed for us what a valuable program Extend-A-Care YMCA is to our community.”

Watch this video to see how your Y has been and continues to be here for good! Thank you for supporting YMCA of Austin.

Youth & Family Programs

Come on out to YMCA Camp Moody and test your outdoor skills. Each skill challenge will test your knowledge of the outdoors and you may learn something new. Do you have what it takes to survive? This month’s theme is Survivor and all activities will teach you something about surviving in the wilderness. Register Here!

March 13-14 is our first family camp out for 2021, we still have a few spots left and would love to see you for a full weekend of outdoor activities. Campout Registration

Back by popular demand and not since 2017 has there been a camp quite like this. Join us this summer for YMCA Camp Moody Specialty Camps and challenge yourself, your camp mates, and learn what you are made of! Specifically designed for kids ages 8 to 13 these half day specialty camps each focus on a different challenge. Register Today for Canoeing AdventureWilderness SurvivalHigh Adventure, or Survivor Challenge. Each individual camp will end with a special all day adventure that is sure to make Summer 2021 one to remember.

The Y adheres to safety precautions like small ratios, outdoor activities, frequent cleaning and mask requirements. Get involved in these vibrant programs that help kids feel like part of a strong community.

martial arts


kids at camp

Personal Training & Adult Fitness

When you work with one of our personal trainers, you’ll receive a custom workout designed to help you achieve your goals. Prevent injuries and gain strength with a personalized plan. Schedule a free consultation and see how personal training can get you where you want to go!

personal training

Looking to try something new this spring? Look no further than YMCA Camp Moody for any of our Nature Connection Programs, Outdoor Tai Chi, Queenax total body fitness, or Aqua Deep Water Aerobics.  Make sure to create your MotionVibe account today and today to see what’s new at YMCA Camp Moody. 

Blood Drive

Our friends at We Are Blood, the blood bank of Central Texas, are facing critical shortages after last month’s weather crisis. They are asking for donations. Learn more and register for an appointment here to donate blood.

blood donation

Food Drive

Local food banks have also faced unprecedented need in these past few weeks as families lost power and faced spoiled food and empty cupboards. We’ll be hosting a food drive March 8-27 to help replenish stocks.

Food Bank truck

To help, just bring shelf stable food and drop it in the food bank box at the Welcome Center. Food banks specifically need peanut butter, canned soup, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats, pasta and beans.

Amplify the Y

We are grateful everyone who’s supported efforts to deliver food, water and relief to our neighbors. This week, Amplify Austin is our opportunity to come together in overwhelming numbers to help heal our community. When you support the Y during #AmplifyATX, you ensure we’re here to support our community now and in the future. Early giving is open now, and Amplify Austin is March 4-5, 2021!

Amplify Austin

Member Referral

If you’re inspired by the Y’s commitment to strengthening communities, enriching children and improving lives, invite a friend to join you at the Y! Their first visit is free, and if they decide to join, they won’t have to pay a fee to become a member. 

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And if your friend remains a member for three months, we’ll give you a month of membership FREE! There’s no limit to how many friends you can refer and how many free months you receive. With your help, we’ll reach our goal to become 50,000 strong - a community of 50,000 members encouraging one another to build healthy bodies, strong minds and open spirits.

The Y is Hiring!

To support upcoming swim lessons and the summer season, the Y is hiring swim instructors and lifeguards!

Teach students of all ages to feel confident in and around the water, or ensure the safety of our members and program participants. 

The Y works side by side with our neighbors to ensure an environment where everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Join our team today!

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Mariachi ParaTodos is an intergenerational music initiative from Austin Soundwaves, whose mission is to make music learning accessible and equitable. Comprised of students from ages 15 to 55+, Mariachi ParaTodos is led by the professor of practice in mariachi at UT-Austin, Monica Fogelquist. The two-month project culminates in a live, outdoor performance with in May. Participation is FREE, and zero experience is necessary. Just bring an open heart & mind. For details and more information, please contact the program director for Austin Soundwaves at


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