Rye YMCA Blog

Rye Y Story Project

What Story Do You Want to Tell?

Voices from the Community: The 8th Annual Rye Y Story Project
Monday, October 14 – Friday, October 18
Visit our story booth in the lobby, mornings until 11:30am. An interviewer will also be available Monday evening October 21 until 8pm. If these times are not convenient for you, please email lisa@ryeymca.org for an appointment or submit a story and photo online.

Click here to learn more about the Rye Y Story Project and read stories from past exhibits.

Open Swim Team Tryouts – Revised Dates

Open Swim Team Tryouts – Updated times (No sign up required, this is a window of open time)
Pre and Practice Team Tryouts: Tuesday, September 10 – 5:10-5:50pm or Thursday, September 12 5:10-5:50pm
Competitive Team Ages 5-10: Monday, September 9 – 6:00-7:00pm or Wednesday, September 11 6:00-7:00pm
Competitive Team Ages 11-18: Monday, September 9 – 7:00-8:00pm or Wednesday, September 11 7:00-8:00pm
Make Up for all squads: Friday, September 13 – 6:00-7:00pm

Maintenance Schedule

Click here for maintenance period schedule.

Swim Evaluation Times

Swim  Evaluation Times through August 17
Meet in the Pa Cope pool with swimsuit, swim cap, goggles

Mondays 3:30-4:15pm (Sheila/Jessica)
Tuesday 10:00-10:45am,  3:30-5:15pm (Sheila/Jessica)
Wednesday 3:30-5:15pm (Sheila/Jessica)
Thursday 3:30-5:15pm (Sheila/Jessica)
Saturday 1:00-2:00pm (Emily)
Sunday 2:30-4:00pm (Jessica)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019 (maintenance period)
SATURDAY 8/18/2019 1:00-3:00pm
SUNDAY 8/19/2019 and 8/24/2019 1:00-3:00pm
MONDAY 8/19 and 8/26/2019 2:00-3:00pm
TUESDAY 8/20 and 8/27/2019 1:00-2:00pm
WEDNESDAY 8/21 and 8/28/2019 2:00-3:00pm

Summer Program Registration

Summer programs have started.  Click here to view the summer program guide. Session runs June 29-August 17.
Click here to register (limited availability)


Which Camp is Best For Your Child?

Your child is age 3-6


  • Thrives in a nurturing, supportive environment
  • Not ready to be outside most of the day (likes a/c)
  • Enjoys games, arts and crafts, music
  • Opportunity to learn to swim or improve swimming skills
    Click here to register

Your child is age 4-5


  • Enjoys a full day with a variety of outdoor activities
  • Likes games, arts and craft and music 
  • Opportunity to learn to swim or improve swimming skills
    Click here to register

Campers ages 5-14 and up can mix and match from the following camps:

DISCOVERY CAMP (to age 11)

  • Enjoys a variety of activities –  from art to STEM to sports
  • Likes to go on a different field trip each week
  • Opportunity to learn to swim or improve swimming skills
    Click here to register


  • Loves to play basketball, soccer, baseball and multi-sports
  • Loves just one sport – register for just a week or 2
  • Wants to improve sports skills
    Click here to register


  • Enjoys gymnastics games and events
  • Wants to improve gymnastics skills
  • Likes being inside (a/c)
    Click here to register

Campers ages 6-11 can also  choose


  • Enjoys hands-on experimentation
  • Likes to use imagination to create projects
  • Wants to learn more about the natural and technological world
    Click here to register

Campers who have completed grades 5-9


Campers ages 11-14


  • Wants to achieve fitness goals
  • Enjoys working out in the Fitness Center and Exerzone
  • Likes to stay active
    Click here to register

Rye Y Camp Guide

Rye Y Camp Website (to view camp calendars, handbooks and more)

Fall 2019 Program Guide

Click here  to view the fall 2019 program guide.  Register now online.

Rollover Week for Session 2: October 19-25 (Members have priority registration for classes they are currently enrolled in) In person at Member Services.  Evaluations are required for most youth aquatics classes. Evaluation times:  Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 3:25pm, Saturday from 2:45 to 3:15. Please email sheila@ryeymca.org if you cannot make the open times.



Session 4 Started April 22

There is still availability in some classes.  Click here to register
Click here to view the guide
Online registration is not available for youth aquatics. Most youth aquatics need an evaluation form.  Click here for evaluation times.   Click here for fillable registration form.

Green Schools, Green Futures

A Conference on Environmental Initiatives in Schools
Thursday, March 28, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jay Heritage Center Carriage House, 210 Boston Post Road, Rye

Panel discussions on gardens, zero waste, and teaching sustainability with teachers, volunteers, students and environmental educators from school districts, municipalities and organizations across lower Westchester and CT.

Free and open to all. Registration required.  Click here to register.

Conference Materials
Panelist and Moderator Bios

Conference Presentations
Carolyn Ramsey Garden Presentation
Hommocks Middle School Garden
Midland School Pollinator Garden
NYBG Edible Academy
Port Chester Middle School Giving Garden 
Scarsdale Middle School Teaching Sustainability
Teaching Sustainability at RMS
Teaching Sustainability at the Rye Nature Center
Wilton Warriors Zero Waste
Zero Waste at Hommocks Middle School 
Zero Waste at RCDS
Zero Waste Lunches – Anna McDonald

Conference Video (filmed by Rye TV)
Part 1

Sponsored by the Rye YMCA in partnership with Jay Heritage Center

For more information, contact Denise Woodin at denise@ryeymca.org or 914-967-6363

Conference handouts and related information