What's Happening in July at the Y

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Come Together for Community

The YMCA of Austin is pleased to partner with Austin Health Commons and Austin Community College to bring Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Circles to our facilities. The next Circle takes place at Northwest Family YMCA on Saturday, July 23 9:00 - 11:00 AM.

 

In Truth & Racial Healing Circles, attendees work together to explore the effects of racism in social, economic and government policies as well as in the places where we live, work and play. Trained facilitators guide participants through exercises which lead to deeper sharing and understanding in a safe space. These transformative groups are free to attend.

RSVP to Attend the next Truth & Racial Healing Circle

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Les Mills New Choreography

Les Mills releases new choreography the week of July 11! Check the group fitness schedule and try one or all of the Les Mills family of workouts. It’s challenging, upbeat and guaranteed fun.

Hays YMCA members in a bodypump class

Treats with Purpose

Andy’s Frozen Custard is sharing its profits with the YMCA! All day on Thursday, July 14, visit Andy’s Frozen Custard in Austin or Pflugerville and present the donation voucher here. They’ll share your donation with the Y!

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FUNtastic Summer

Our FUNtastic Summer Event Series continues with Saturday Family Fundays, scavenger hunts and more. Visit the event page to see a list of upcoming events, and make a plan to spend your summer with the YMCA!

Summer Mini-Camps: Buy One, Get One!

Fill your summer bucket with loads of fun when you enroll in a mini-camp at North Austin Y. They’re a great way to introduce your child to a variety of new activities, fill in the scheduling gaps of your summer, and keep your kids connected to other children! 

 

PLUS, when you sign up for one mini-camp by July 31, receive an additional mini-camp registration for free! Learn more about mini-camps & enroll today.

summer camp

¡Salud Salud! Diabetes Improvement Program

North Austin Y is participating in a study to improve type 2 diabetes outcomes by testing comprehensive, culturally, and linguistically relevant family centered diabetes self-management intervention. Participants with type 2 diabetes ages 12 and older and members of their household are encouraged to enroll in the study

 

Participants receive a YMCA Family Membership for the duration of the study along with other interventions like personal training and nutrition education. Learn more and enroll!

 

Our Teen Room is open Monday - Thursday 9AM - 11AM and 4PM - 9PM; Fridays 4PM - 7PM and Saturdays 1PM - 6PM.

 

Teens should mark their calendars to attend our Teen Night Friday, July 29. We’ll have a Stranger Things watch party along with trivia, prizes, food and games 6PM - 9PM.

Teen News

Teens ages 13-18 have the opportunity to focus on self care, self discovery, personal development and community building in our Teen Summer Escape program. This ten-week program runs Monday - Thursday 11AM-4PMRegister here.

a group of teen friends

 

 

Weightlifting 101

If you’re new to the gym or to weight training and don’t know where to start, Weightlifting 101 is for you! It’s centered around free weights and barbells, demonstrating how best to perform exercises with this equipment. Sign up here!

two women using weights.

Community Swim

Saturdays 3:45 - 5:45, our pool is open to all community members! Come in and cool off!

children in a pool

 

 

The Summer Reading Truck Tour will be at the North Austin YMCA Thursday, July 14 from 12pm to 2pm to distribute books and reading inspired giveaways. Kids will be able to spin the prize wheel for books, we will have a character standee and live costumed character for photos as well as a story time read. Free to the community.

 

The YMCA is partnering with Little Walnut Creek, Austin Voices and Carousel Pediatrics to provide community resources and giveaways. Food distribution, Covid Vaccines, Books, kids bikes and more. Visit all three sites to be entered for a grand prize. Saturday, July 16th from 10am to 2pm

Back to School Night

Friday, August 5, it’s a back to school block party and movie night! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. We’ll have music, food and games. 5:30 - 10:30 PM.

family picnic

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