Below are some upcoming events taking place at the YMCA of the East Bay.
Event Date(s): Saturday, Apr 25
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On Saturday, April 25, the YMCA of the East Bay will be celebrating the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families.
Summer means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, it’s getting out to the beach at every opportunity. For others, it’s spending quality time with family.But for many kids, it’s also a time where learning is lost and childhood obesity rates increase. As part of our mission to strengthen the foundations of community, we created Healthy Kids Day as a fun, engaging way to kick off the sunny season right. Please join us!
YMCA Healthy Kids Day celebrates making fitness fun, and introduces parents and kids to an array of YMCA programs and tools that teach healthy behaviors and healthy ways to play-an essential lesson in learning how to take care of themselves throughout their lifetime.
Join us for this FREE event at the following Y locations:
Downtown Oakland YMCA- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m Healthy Kids Day 5K Run/Walk
Meet at the historic Bandstand in Lakeside Park off Bellevue Avenue (near Children’s Fairyland). Registration online!
E M Downer Family YMCA- 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 263 South 20th Street Richmond, CA 94804
Fremont/Newark YMCA- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 41811 Blacow Road Fremont, CA 94538
Hilltop Family YMCA-9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 4300 Lakeside Drive Richmond, CA 94806
To Celebrate Healthy Kids Day our South Count Branches are celebrating all week from 4/21-4/25:
Castro Valley Elementary and Marshall Elementary Y-Kids Sites
- Special relay races all week in the afternoon
- Friday – Special talk at CVE about infectious diseases (speaker from Eden Hospital)
Mohr Elementary Y-Kids
- Boot Camp training all week with exercises and obstacle courses
Fairlands and Lydiksen Elementary Y-Kids
- Daily activities after school
Learn More- Healthy Kids Day Y USA
Event Date(s): Friday, May 8 - Sunday, May 10
Member Price: $205
Non-Member Price: $225
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Join us for a fun-filled, energizing, rejuvenating Women's Wellness Retreat at Camp Arroyo! This popular event draws from the many talents of our various YMCA of the East Bay branches to offer participants a menu of activities to meet nearly every interest. Participants choose from a variety of activities each activity session featuring choices like yoga, Pilates, hikes, climbing wall, water exercise, organic gardening workshops, dance and much more! Check-in starts as early as 4:00 on Friday afternoon with a choice activity session that begins at 4:30 p.m.! These fabulous activities as well as meals from Friday dinner to Sunday brunch, and comfortable accommodations, are all included in the event fee. In addition participants can choose to spend a little extra to pamper themselves with an hour massage appointment for an additional fee.
Camp Arroyo is the perfect setting, away from it all but right nearby, to relax, rejuvenate, and spend a little time focused on you! Participants rave about the food, the great activities and the additional fun like campfire and "no-skill needed" dancing, as well as the serene environment.
Space is limited to ensure a quality experience, so make sure to register early as this event typically sells out. This event is open to all women, as well as girls age 13 & up if accompanied by their parent. YMCA membership is not required. To register download the form or event brochure at the bottom of this page.
Visit the event page for more details and registration.
Registration is now open and space is limited to ensure a quality experience, so make sure to register early. This event is open to any women, as well as girls age 13 & up if accompanied by their parent. YMCA membership is not required.
In their own words - feedback from past participants:
"Thank you to the directors, the chefs, instructors, and everyone else who worked their butts off to make this an awesome weekend. I know it took a lot of hard work and planning on everyone's part. It is truly appreciated. Great teamwork! Awesome staff-Thank you all!!!"
"I have attended the Women's Wellness Retreat for two years...and look forward to participating for many more retreat weekends. I think the Livermore facility is an incredible site -- layout, facilities, philosophy -- and I feel so "moved" when I arrive and maintain that "healing" throughout my stay there. I like to find a quiet place to read and reflect during my visit, and also like to participate in lots of activities -- the best of all worlds for me! Thanks again to everyone who participated in making this "women's" time so rewarding. Enjoyed the meals -- so delicious, so beautifully displayed! Thanks again to the chef and staff."
"Great time, great cabin mates, great food, great activities, great staff! Mahalo!"
"Absolutely marvelous, will definitely do this again"
Event Date(s): Monday, Jun 15 - Friday, Aug 21
We’re accepting registrations starting March 2015. Camps fill up fast, so register ASAP! Please go to the Day Camp Section of this website to get more information. You can download the 2015 Day Camp brochure starting in March 2015, pick up registration forms today, parent handbook, and summer field trip schedule for summer 2015 now.
Click the link for more summer day camp Info 2015.