What's Happening In November at the Y


A Changing Season of Thanks and Celebration

When does the holiday season begin? Many people consider Fall to be a time when holidays begin to ramp up in our communities. The changing weather, the leaves, and the radio tunes. All are indicators that the holiday season is upon us!

But what are other people celebrating across the world during this time? We explore Fall holidays celebrated around the globe on our blog.

Holiday Hours

Our YMCA team members have worked tirelessly through the pandemic, and to show our gratitude, we’re providing a little extra time off to relax with their families. Please take a look at our updated holiday schedules below.


  • Thursday, November 25 - Closed
  • Friday, November 26 - Closed


  • Friday, December 24 - Open 8am-3pm
  • Saturday, December 25 - Closed
  • Sunday, December 26 - Closed
  • Friday, December 31 - Open 8am-3pm


  • Saturday, January 1 - Closed
  • Sunday, January 2 - Regular Hours

Here’s What’s Happening at YMCA Camp Moody This Month

COVID Risk-Based Guidelines

Austin is currently in Stage 3 of COVID safety risk, with a move to Stage 2 imminent. The YMCA continues to abide by state regulations in our centers. Members who are vaccinated may choose not to wear masks. Those who are unvaccinated are encouraged to wear masks. Our most up-to-date policies are on our blog.

Austin Public Health risk based chart

No Reservations Required for Lap Swim

To ensure we’re serving all our members, reservations are no longer required to swim laps at all of our YMCA pools except Springs Family Y and YMCA Camp Moody.

Reservations are still in place at Camp Moody because we share the pool with swim teams from local schools.

Wrapping Up Another Great Season of Project S.A.F.E.

Have you seen groups of young children in our pools during the weekday and wondered why they’re here and what they’re doing? They’re participating in Project S.A.F.E., a water safety and swim education program in partnership with Colin’s Hope. Thank you for your patience as we utilize our pools to deliver this impactful program to area schoolchildren. Learn more here.

young child in swim lessons

Important Upcoming Dates

Thursday, November 4: Support the YMCA of Austin’s Annual Campaign when you order online at Panda Express using promo code 905588. 

Thursday, November 11 is Veterans Day. If you are proud of your service or know a veteran and would like to share their story, let us know! We’ll be sharing veterans’ stories all week.

Tuesday, November 30 is Giving Tuesday! Mark your calendar for the biggest fundraising day of the year.

takeout food

Youth & Family Programs

Winter Camp registration is open now through December 7 for Extend-A-Care YMCA’s Winter Wonderland holiday camp. 

Winter Youth Basketball registration is open now.

Youth & Government Volunteers Needed

YMCA Youth & Government is a statewide civic engagement and leadership development program in which YMCAs, schools, and community organizations involve students in hands-on learning experiences.

Students form clubs at their schools or local Y facilities and participate in a mock state government. The Youth & Government District Conference is November 20, and we need volunteers!

Register, and make a difference for young people!

Hiring Afterschool Staff

Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job - you’ll enjoy the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you! 

Become an Afterschool team member TODAY! $15 per hour, free gym membership, weekends off, plus a $100 Bonus!

Apply Today!

Help Us Deliver Better Value to You

Your feedback is essential in helping us to make decisions for the future. If you have not already done so, please invest 5-7 minutes to complete this membership value survey, and we’ll give you $10 off your next YMCA of Austin program registration.

Member Value Survey

* Once you complete the survey, you’ll receive a promo code valid for online registration.

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