Ashland Family YMCA, Ashland, Oregon 97520 / Youth Development / News
HEALTHY KIDS, HEALTHY FAMILY
During this time of uncertainty, the Ashland Family YMCA is here for your family. We take our role in youth development and social responsibility seriously. The Y will continue to be your support for healthy kids and healthy families, even when a stay at home order is in place.
We have compiled a list of resources and videos for you to get up-to-date information to keep you healthy while you stay home.
Make sure to check this page often as we will continue to update it with new content.
Story Time with Kelsey
Honey Bunny Funny Bunny - click here
5-minute Star Wars Stories - click here
Wacky Wednesday Story Time - click here
Mr. Crumley has recorded two videos for his kids' beginning/advanced karate class.
Kids' Beginning/Advanced Karate Class module 1
Kids' Beginning/Advanced Karate Class module 2
Swimming Skills at home
No pool? No problem. We’ve created some fun ways for young swimmers to keep their skills up and learn some new techniques they can practice in the tub with teacher Kate. These bathtub lessons are centered around water play and follow the same structure we use in our group swimming lessons. The goal is to have fun and get wet—splash away! (Parents must be present at all times.) Click Here for the video.
Family Friendly Yoga
Lin and Paige teach this family-friendly workout that is fun for all ages! Kids - and those of us who never grew up-will enjoy a quick 21-minute workout to increase flexibility, balance and overall health. Kids: challenge your parents or siblings to join you for this one and see if they can keep up with you! Add some nice music and make a game out of it! Click Here for the video.
This movement activity game "Farfelle" is fun for the whole family! In this version, kids start by standing in Mountain Pose, or Tadasana, which is a foundational yoga pose for all standing poses. During the game an adult will suggest a pose, a thing or an action and kids give their interpetation. the kids are called back to muntain where they are supposed to be statues until they wait for the next action to be suggested. It's imaginative and active for the kids and can serve as a coffee break time for the adults. Click here for the video.
Gymnastics Warm-up and Skills
Our gymnastics programs may be postponed, but don't let that keep your child(ren) from staying active at home. Coach Tammy, Coach Audrey and a few team gymnasts have created some videos to help your child keep working on their skills right at home.
Click Here - for the Gymnastics Videos
Youth Volleyball Drills
The spring volleyball clinic may be postponed, but that shouldn't stop your young athletes from staying active while at home. We have added videos to our YouTube channel of Coach Natalie, (Bellview Kids Club Site Supervisor and former SOU Volleyball player).
Click Here - Setting Skills Video
Click Here - Passing Skills Video
Youth Soccer Drills
The spring youth soccer season may be postponed, but that shouldn’t stop your little athletes from getting ready for the season. We have added a video to our YouTube channel of Coach Tony working with his kids to show dribbling and passing soccer drills that can be done at home. Click Here to see the video
Your Y at Home for Kids and Families
Y of the USA has been scouring the web for the very best kid-friendly activities and videos! Check back regularly for the latest roundup of links curated exclusively for Y families. Click Here to check out their website.
Healthy Family Home
Every family can be a healthy family. By focusing your family’s efforts to live healthier around the Y’s pillars of a healthy family home and taking small steps using the information and tools provided, your family will soon be feeling stronger and living healthier. Click Here to check out the website.
Grab and Go Meals
During the Ashland School District Closure, all children ages 0-18 and transition students 18-21 can stop by the Ashland Family YMCA Soccer Pavilion weekdays between 11am-1pm and grab a breakfast and a lunch. There are other locations listed, for more information click here.
Y-Kids Staying Home & Staying Healthy
We would love to share what you are doing at home to stay active and healthy while social distancing.
Do you have a photo or video of your kids and family you want to share? Send it to us at email@example.com or tag us on Facebook and Instagram. #ashlandfamilyymca
Summer Camp Registration
We are staying home and staying healthy for now but we are looking forward to having the Best Summer Ever! Summer camps at the Y build character, create friendships and focus on our values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Registration is entirely online and open now! Click Here for more information.
Supporting our Members and Supporting our Community
For Online Workout Videos – Click Here
For Emergency Childcare Options – Click Here
Thank you for supporting the Y as we support the community. The Ashland Family YMCA is providing Emergency Childcare but, has suspended operations, fitness, aquatics and sports programs at our facility. We intend to reopen as soon as possible, depending on the current situation and maintaining the recommended precautions.
We are offering live streaming and recorded fitness classes, making numerous repairs and improvements to the facility and assisting with community service work to help those who need it most. The Y is also continuing to employ our staff and directing them to work from home when possible. With the support of our members, the Y will continue to improve the health and wellbeing of our community during this challenging time.