YMCA Stories
Archive for entries tagged with: 'north area family ymca'

September 01, 2016

From Camp to Disney

Summer is ending and many of our campers are reflecting on their experiences, not only from the past summer, but also about growing up as a Y camp kid. Celia DiRenzo (pictured in yellow, at right) attended Camp Y-Noah for the first time when she was just five years old. She attended the camp at our North Area Family Y for e ...more

Filed under Camping

June 27, 2013

A Split Second, A Life Saved

The man in the deep end of the pool at the North Area Family YMCA June 25 wasn’t splashing frantically. He wasn’t calling for help. He was just two feet from the wall. To Janasia Giles, a YMCA lifeguard for five years, however, it was clear: This man was drowning.“His face was shaking and he started clenching his ...more

Filed under Aquatics

June 13, 2012

Inspired to Give Back: the Taylor Family

For Chris and Jill Taylor and their two young daughters, the North Area Family YMCA has become home away from home. They come to the Y nearly every day of the week and had fun. Programs such as swim lessons, parent-child gym classes, pre-school, group fitness, basketball, and the Daddy-Daughter Dance make their ...more

Filed under Social Services

May 01, 2012

Preventing Diabetes: Kathy Spitzer

I taught spinning classes at the North Area YMCA when I was 50. At that time, I was at my ideal weight and had an excellent BMI. Unfortunately, I injured myself and tore my right hip labrum. For two years, I was in so much pain that I couldn't ...more

Filed under Health
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