Just like that, fall is upon us. As the weather cools, we’re welcoming new faces (masked, of course) and reconnecting with familiar ones. Programs are restarting, classes are returning, and our mission is stronger than ever.
As we continue to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on our routines, learning, and health, the Harrisburg Area YMCA has been making major investments in air quality technology and disinfection practices. While we have lots of news we’re eager to share, for now we’ll leave you with a teaser: check back next month for a BIG update!
In the meantime, please know that the Harrisburg Area YMCA is doing everything possible to provide the healthiest environment possible to protect everyone that walks through our doors.
Camp Curtin YMCA
The Camp Curtin YMCA, in partnership with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, SCPa Works, and Clean For A Dream, has embarked on a new project: COVID Cleaning Corps! This workforce development project offers young adults the opportunity to learn the skillsets of an essential career while earning a stipend toward entrepreneurial expenses. Through education and hands-on training, participants will gain the knowledge needed to be a successful professional in the commercial cleaning workforce. If you or someone you know is interested in this new program, visit our website.
East Shore YMCA
With the pandemic disrupting our daily routines, many child care centers have been forced to close, leaving many parents unsure where to turn. The East Shore YMCA has reopened its doors to parents in need of child care, including Virtual Learning Spaces to assist with children in hybrid or online schooling. Spots are still available for a variety of ages, including infants, toddlers, preschool-age, and beyond. You can visit our website to learn more about child development offerings at the East Shore YMCA! Follow this link to watch a tour of our Child Development Center in Downtown Harrisburg.
Northern Dauphin County YMCA
The 24th Annual Golf Outing was held on 10/16 and was our biggest success yet! We hosted 26 teams this year at the Lykens Valley Golf Course and raised over $11,000 for the YMCA Annual Campaign! The Golf Outing is a fun way to make a difference in someone’s life by supporting the Northern Dauphin County YMCA’s charitable services and programs that are provided for youth of all ages and families within the community. Visit our website to learn more about how you can help the Y!
We’d like to extend our gratitude to our participants, staff, volunteers, and the following sponsors: Premier Sponsor, Troutman’s Chevrolet Buick GMC; Bronze Sponsors, Pizza Delight, MI Window and Doors, and Mountain Ridge Metals; and Silver Sponsors, Carsonville Hotel, Henninger Farms, Kerwin & Kerwin, KMA Insurance Group LLC, Magnolia Realty Services, Rowe Enterprises, and Sterman Masser Inc.
West Shore YMCA
The West Shore YMCA is back into the swing of group fitness as we continue to navigate through the pandemic. Along with socially distanced in-person water and land classes, we’re into our fifth month of virtual classes! Virtual fitness classes are open to the community and are held on Zoom. Classes are 30 minutes to an hour each and include your favorites like HIIT, Zumba®, Cardio Intervals, and more. It is our goal to help our members and community keep moving during these hard times. How can you join us? Visit our website to check out our virtual class schedule. Download our FREE Mobile App or visit our Schedules page to scope out our group fitness classes.
YMCA Center for Healthy Living
The Harrisburg Area YMCA Center for Healthy Living has partnered with the PA Department of Health and Adagio Health in order to reach the community and navigate those who may qualify into the Pennsylvania Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (PA-BCCEDP), a FREE breast and cervical cancer early detection program. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; on average, 37 women get diagnosed with breast cancer in Pennsylvania daily. 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed within their lifetime. To find out how you could qualify for assistance with breast and cervical cancer screenings, contact Amy Jacobs at 717-232-3113 or at Amy.Jacobs@ymcaharrisburg.org. Learn more about this program by visiting our website!
Stay tuned for next month’s goings-on at the Harrisburg Area YMCA!