The David Landsberger Family YMCA

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6395 Maddox Blvd Chincoteague Island VA 23336

SOCCER INFORMATION: Registration is open for the fall soccer league through the David Landsberger Family YMCA. Cost is $45 for members and $55 for program participants. League runs U6 – U14 with practices played on or around Chincoteague and games played on Saturdays at the Lower Shore Family YMCA in Pocomoke, starting September 12. To register, stop in the Y or visit www.ymcachesapeake.org.

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“POP THE TRUNK” FOOD DRIVE FOR MANNA CAFE:

The David Landsberger Family will host a “Pop the Trunk” Food Drive to benefit Manna Cafe, located on Chincoteague. 

Those wishing to donate should come to the Y (6395 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague) Thursday, September 3rd – Sunday, September 6th during business hours. Donors are asked to pull their vehicle up to the front door, pop their trunk, and staff will remove your items for you.

Business Hours:

M-F: 5:30am-8pm

Sat: 7a-4p

Sun: 1-4p

Items most in need include: canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, soup, and canned spaghetti (such as beef-a-roni).

For questions or for volunteering opportunities, please contact Katie O’Shea  at the YMCA at: koshea@ymcachesapeake.org.

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The David Landsberger Family YMCA provides programs and special events to Chincoteague and surrounding communities.  Our mission is “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”

Programs & Activities

  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Group Exercise Programs
  • Personal Training
  • Youth Programming
  • After School Program
  • Camps
  • Family Activities

Visitors are welcome.  Daily and weekly rates are available. 

www.ymcachesapeake.org

For general YMCA information, please contact Katie O’Shea at 757-336-6266 

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David Landsberger Family YMCA        July 2020

Letter from the Director

The David Landsberger Family YMCA reopened for our members on Friday, June 12th and it’s been amazing to see excited members returning to their workouts. Everyone that has been into our facility has voiced their appreciation of the steps that the YMCA is taking to ensure the cleanliness of the facility and the safety of our members. As we move into July, we will continue to implement these protocols, which include:

  • Temperature checks for all members and staff
  • Masks required for entry into facility and in all common areas
  • Social Distancing in Wellness Center and Group Exercise Classes
  • Water fountain inoperable
  • Mats and stretching areas not available
  • Guests and Nationwide YMCA members not admitted into the facility

In compliance with CDC, Health Department and Y-USA guidelines, these additional safety steps will remain in place until it is deemed unnecessary. Until then, we appreciate your understanding as we work through these uncertain times.

As you will see in this newsletter update, we have plans to begin lifting some of the facility restrictions that we reopened with in order to better serve our greater membership base.

We hope that many more of you will feel comfortable coming back to the Y this month. If you are hesitant and would like to just come in to take a tour and to see us in action, we would welcome you to do so.

Please feel free to reach out to me any time! My staff and I appreciate your membership and look forward to your return.

Katie O’Shea

Executive Director

Operating Hours Update

Effective June 28, 2020

Monday – Friday:             5:30 am – 8 pm

Saturday:                             7 am – 4 pm

Sunday:                                1 pm – 4 pm

Wellness Programming

Travel the Chesapeake Y to Y virtual member challenge

Congratulations to those members that signed up for, and completed, the 400 virtual miles between the 11 branches of the YMCA of the Chesapeake!

This was a wellness challenge that converted exercise time into miles, encouraging members to stay healthy-at-home between April 27th and May 31st.

Overall, we had registrants from 7 of our 11 branches, and a total of 42 members compete against themselves over these 5 weeks.

The first place winner with a total of 2,389.5 virtual miles is Jennifer Shea from the Perkins Family YMCA! Congrats to you, Jennifer!

Facility Updates

Stay & Play

Beginning July 6th, Stay & Play will reopen with modified hours and limited capacity. Here is the information our families need to know before bringing their children to the YMCA:

Tuesday and Thursday:  8:30-11:00 am and 4:00-7:00 pm

Saturday: 8:30-11:00 am

  • Reservations: The space in Stay & Play is currently limited to 3 children at one time. With this in mind, we are requiring families make a reservation before bringing their child(ren) to the YMCA. Please call the Y at (757) 336-6266 to reserve a space no later than 24 hours in advance. Stay & Play reservations are based on a 2-hour time limit.
  • Ages: At this time, we are requesting any child coming to the YMCA Stay & Play be at least 3 years of age.
  • Masks: Masks are not required for children 9 years of age and under. Parents must wear their masks at all times while in the Stay & Play room during the check-in and check-out procedures.
  • Personal Items: We ask that children do not bring in any personal play items from home.

We are requiring that all children follow the social distancing rule while in the center. As we understand this may be hard for young children to understand, families can help prepare their children for our new procedures prior to arriving at the YMCA. Please explain to children that they will need to maintain their distance from other children not in their family unit while at the YMCA.

Group Exercise Classes

A variety of Group Exercise Classes are taking place with social distancing and increased cleaning measures in place. Please visit the YMCA of the Chesapeake App or website to view our current schedule.

We’ve heard your feedback and thus have decided to reinstate our daily Facebook Live classes. Beginning the week of June 29th, we will once again offer live streaming classes (one class per day) in a variety of formats that can be done at home with little to no equipment. Please check out the YMCA of the Chesapeake Facebook page for the live classes. The schedule of live classes will be included on our in-person class schedule*

*Please check the YMCA of the Chesapeake App or the Website for the most up-to-date class schedule.

The YMCA and Peninsula Regional Medical Center are partnering for a healthier community!

Click here for the Official Press Release

 

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