Stories tagged with: Muskingum Family Y

July 27, 2015 - 4:44pm
10 weeks 1 day ago

With the end of the swimming season right around the corner, area kids are trying to make the most of their summer vacation.

The Muskingum Family YMCA is always a popular destination on those hot summer days, as kids flock to the pool to cool off with a summer swim. YMCA Aquatics Director, Sam Gianettino, said after undergoing some much needed renovations, the 'Y' has seen yet another successful season.

"I believe it's been a big success this year, we still have camp going...

June 14, 2014 - 3:46pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

Father's Day may be on Sunday, but several area dads decided to celebrate one day early.

ForeverDads hosted their 11th annual All Star Dads Day at the Muskingum Family Y beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Fred Matthews is a proud father who has spent the last 34 years helping coach area youth. He said events like this are a great way to show support for local kids.

"The park's full of kids," Matthews said.  "And like I say, this is these kids' Kings Island...

June 3, 2014 - 6:04pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

Authorities are urging extra vigilance from parents of small children after the accidental drownings of toddlers in three separate Central Ohio incidents last weekend.

The Muskingum Family Y is offering some life saving tips.

Lifeguards say they are trained to watch the pool for any potential dangers. They also use a special system to make sure kids are able to hold their own while swimming in the pool.

" We like to give the kids swim test and if they are good...

January 10, 2014 - 5:31pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

The search is on for nominees for the 26th annual Muskingum Family Y Women of Achievement Awards.

If you know a phenomenal woman who works or lives in Muskingum County and would like to have them recognized you must send in a nomination form to the selection committee. Organizers are looking for women who possess leadership and service to others.

"There is criteria that the selection committee works off of. There are things that come into play, one is obviously being a role...

June 25, 2013 - 11:16am
2 years 14 weeks ago

Around 30 area kids learn that will help them later in life.

These students are taking part in the Muskingum Family Y's STEAM Camp. The camp aims to teach students about science, technology, energy, art and math. Zane State's Instructor of Biology Katie Hooper-Boyd leads the students through hands on activities. She's been part of the camp for the last three summers.

"This should be just a basic lesson fro them to get their feet wet," said Hooper-Boyd. "They...

June 5, 2013 - 10:56am
2 years 17 weeks ago

Hands on learning is the focus of a summer camp being offered by the Muskingum Family Y.

The STEAM camp stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. It's a two week program that introduces students in sixth-eighth grade to dissection, physics and the rock cycle, among other things.

"Katie Hooper Boyd from Zane State does a great job with the program," said Executive Director the Y Craig Miracle. "She makes it fun. It's very educational. We also have a...

July 7, 2012 - 6:12pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

Temperatures across the area topped 100 degrees Saturday and when that happens there's no better place to be than the pool.

The Muskingum Family 'Y' had close to a record number of people Saturday thanks to the high temperatures. Going to the pool is a great way to beat the heat among friends.

"It's like fun here and you get to cool off in the pool," said swimmer Koltin Olney.

Keeping up with the demand for food and water has been a challenge for the lifeguards,...

June 28, 2012 - 5:36pm
3 years 14 weeks ago

During the hottest day of the year hitting the pool is the best way to beat the heat, but being outside in this dangerous heat can be a health hazard.

The "Y" on Adams Lane provides kids with a chance to cool off on this nearly 100-degree day. But, that's not the only way to stay cool. Craig Miracle says there are important things to do to avoid a heat illness.

"We'll get back in and when they get out we re-apply sunscreen, make sure we're drinking plenty of...

June 28, 2012 - 11:48am
3 years 14 weeks ago

From shrinking balloons to smoking marshmallows campers at the "Y's" summer camp experience learning hands on.

Thursday's lesson from the Science Man had to do with cryogenics and states of matter. Darryl Baynes had campers feeling like they were floating in the clouds, while they learned their lessons.

It's a hands on approach that keeps the students engaged. Baynes said our nation needs more people interested in math and science.

"There's a shortage of...

June 26, 2012 - 5:31pm
3 years 14 weeks ago

For the second time the Muskingum Family "Y" is offering a different type of camp. One where campers can do everything from dissections to egg drops.

Organizer Heather Sands says the three week program combines science, engineering, art and math into a camp setting.

"We wanted to incorporate a lot of art projects as well into the program in addition to a college access piece to let students know about the different careers that are out there related to those...

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