A New Y Summer Camp Experience

YMCA Summer Camps

The YMCA started Camp Dudley, America’s first known summer camp, located in Lake Orange, NY in 1885. According to Y-USA “The goal of the camp was to provide children with a positive developmental experience through making new friends, building confidence and growing in self-reliance”. 135 years later, the YMCA of Frederick summer camps are still accomplishing these goals and serving hundreds of children.

New Frederick County Family YMCA app

We’re excited to bring the YMCA of Frederick County right to your fingertips with our NEW mobile app! Stay connected and access important information when you want it, where you want it – even on the go! 

The YMCA, Strengthening the Foundations of the Community

As we move into summer and the economy reopens, we expect a great demand for summer camp and childcare. 

Many people have been furloughed and have depleted their savings and will rely on having safe affordable childcare to reenter the workplace.  Thanks to past donors, our Y Endowment Fund will help by providing scholarships this summer but we will need support from individuals, companies, and foundations to help cover the balance of the scholarship needs.

The YMCA is Cause-Driven

Established for more than 160+ years, the Young Men’s Christian Association has always been an organization that has chosen to walk in the direction of a challenge. Today is no different and we are focusing our resources on those who need the most during this time of crisis.

YMCA keeping Frederick healthy and safe

Established for more than 160+ years, the Young Men’s Christian Association has always been an organization that has chosen to walk in the direction of a challenge. Today is no different and we are focusing our resources on those who need the most during this time of crisis. These are unprecedented times. In light of the uncertainty created by COVID-19, closure of the schools, and the need to provide essential service for the most vulnerable in our community, the YMCA has pivoted to best support the most pressing need in our community and is working with schools and community partners to support youth, families, and our senior population to stay healthy in spirit, mind, and body.

Thoughts from From Rev. Barbara Kershner Daniel

From Rev. Barbara Kershner Daniel

I’ve been thinking about what we may learn during this time of disruption in the ways we usually do things. Maybe we will come out of this with renewed ways of caring for one another, a greater sense of community. Maybe we will have shed some ways of doing things that have gotten in the way of life. Maybe, as the author of this poem asks, this is a sacred time.

HANDS UP FOR HIGH KNEE RUNS

Proof that what you do with your arms can change the game.

We all know that pumping your legs as you power through sets of high knee runs is a great way to quickly get your heart pounding. But it’s what you do with your arms that can really change the game.

High knee running is a great cardio “go-to” because it’s is simple, it doesn’t require much coordination and it can be completed with varying levels of intensity. And, most importantly, when it comes to building cardio fitness it gets results. High knee running will quickly elevate your heart rate into the 75 percent max training zone.

ISOLATION TIPS FROM INSTRUCTORS

Instructors share how they are staying fit, active and connected in isolation.

Vibrant, social exercise is something that all group fitness instructors thrive on. But with Covid-19 forcing gyms to close, these highly-sociable exercisers are unable to get their fix. We canvassed a group of instructors to learn how they are staying fit, healthy and connected in isolation. There were four different approaches – which one will work best for you?