Rally for the Y Expresso Bike Challenge

Rally for the Y

Join the Rally for the Y Bike Challenge! Expresso generously donates $0.10/mile to all registered YMCA riders during the month of February.
How to Register:
☑️ Visit Expresso.com/RallyForTheY
☑️ Scroll down and click on “YMCA – Frederick County – Downtown”
☑️ Click JOIN TEAM and follow the instructions
☑️ Share on social media
100% of all proceeds will go toward our Annual Giving Campaign which provides scholarships for kids to go to camp!

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Summer Camp Open House

Mark your calendar for this family friendly event!

The scheduled fun includes: Snacks, Questions answered by Camp Staff and more! Fun Zone access for youth between ages 1-10 years old, for up to 2 hours.


*Receive 10% off if you pay in full during the Camp Open House from 10am-2pm. Available for both Member/Non-Member Rates. Does not include bank draft agreements or other discounts.



Questions? Contact Ryan Murphy, Youth Development Program Director, at rmurphy@frederickymca.org or 301-663-5131 x1280.

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Member Luau!

Join the fun on the evening of Wednesday, June 26 for a Y Luau!  This free member engagement event for the whole family will be located in the Downtown Y lobby and game room.  Try your hand a playing the ukulele, some dance moves, or making a paper flower lei!

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Senior Focus Group

Taking place in the Hall of Fame Room

10:00am – Welcome
10:30am – Presentation of Y Programs for Seniors
11:00am – Tour of Facility and Round Robin Conversation
12:30pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Break Out Group Discussion
2:00pm – Wrap Up

Coffee, Tea, Water, & Lunch provided at no cost to the participant.

Registration is required. May register at the Downtown Y, Green Valley Y, or online at frederickymca.org.

Questions? Contact Jennie Coppit at jcoppit@frederickymca.org & 301-607-6900 or Judy Couillard at jcouillard@frederickymca.org & 301-663-5131.

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World’s Largest Swimming Lesson!

The Frederick YMCA Aquatics Department would like to invite you to be part of a team of tens of thousands of kids and families who will be participating in the 10th anniversary World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ on Thursday, June 20, 2019!

Join us as we splash, kick and blow bubbles to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™. Join TEAM WLSL™ for our 10th year of helping to prevent drowning, the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury-related death worldwide.

Read more about the WLSL and it’s mission at their website.

This FREE beginner swim lesson will take place from 5:30-6:30 PM in the Fisher (small) Pool. Registration is required, and can be done online through this link: Register for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson or at the front desk. All ages are welcome, children under 3 are required to have a parent participating in the water with them (you must register each child individually, any parents who are participating must be registered as well).

Space is limited, and the first 25 people to register will go home with an official  World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ wristband, so register early and we hope to see you there!


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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Rock Steady Boxing Comes To Frederick

Empowers People Living with Parkinson’s Disease to Fight Back During Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Join Delegate Kenneth Kerr for a ribbon cutting ceremony to be held at the Frederick YMCA on Saturday, April 27th at 12 noon as they kick off their Rock Steady Boxing program. This unique exercise program, based on training used by box-ing pros, is adapted to people with Parkinson’s disease.

After a year of planning and preparation, this first of its kind program in Frederick County will be awarding the coaches with their official certificates for completing the vigorous physical training program and academic achievements that effectively allow them to address this neurodegenerative disease which can be controlled but has no cure.

“We are fortunate to be able to bring this program to Frederick,” said Larry Zarzecki, a Parkinson’s patient himself and the Founder and CEO of Movement Disorder Education and Exercise. “Parkinson’s Awareness Month not only raises awareness about the disease our Rock Steady Boxers live with every day, but also shines a light on their incredible tenacity in “fighting back” against the disease. We are about more than just one class or one program; our mission is to provide hope and better quality of life for people with Parkinson’s Disease worldwide.”


Getting Ready For Spring – Egg Hunt!

Easter egg hunting at the Y will take place on April 17 – 20, 2019.  Easter eggs will be hidden inside the Downtown Y building.  Find an egg and come to the Membership desk for your prize!!!

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American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. We encourage you to find out if you – or someone you love – is at risk for type 2 diabetes. Please stop by the lobby from 10am-1pm and find out if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes. We also will be handing out information about the program that the Y is offering to prevent diabetes.

Did You Know?

  • Diabetes affects about 30.3 million Americans or about 9.4 percent of the U.S. population.
  • Nearly 1 in 4 adults living with diabetes, or 7.2 million Americans, are unaware that they have the disease.
  • Another 84 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
  • Nine out of 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it.
  • Did you know that they Y is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program? Tentative start date is March 30th.


For more information, please contact Mary Hoagland, Assistant Director of Health & Wellness, at 301-663-5131 ext. 1236 or mhoagland@frederickymca.org.

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Lunch n’ Learn

Presentation by Hadley Poss

For Members, Guests and Staff
Lunch Included

The presentation topic is “How to Stay Young the First 100 Years”.

Spring Ridge Chiropractic will be bringing the YMCA’s patrons and staff a free lunch and presentation on how chiropractic care can help you to stay young the first 100 years. This presentation will explain the benefits of chiropractic for individuals of ALL ages, explain how chiropractic care can affect your mobility, and explain exactly what chiropractic care is.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND.  Sign up sheet is located at the front desk.