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The Y is Seeking Caring, Enthusiastic Candidates for Summer Positions - April 22 first consideration

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The Northfield Y is seeking caring, enthusiastic candidates who want to make a difference in kids' lives. If you like being active, spending time outdoors, and working with youth, we invite you to join our Day Camp Staff Team for Summer 2016! Check out the job description details and download our application at www.northfieldymca.org or stop by the Y to pick one up.


Say Hello To Summer: YMCA Summer Camps (register by April 15 for big savings)

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The YMCA is so excited for another summer at the new Northfield Y facility.  At Y Navigators, kids get to be kids. Whether it’s sliming their favorite counselor, learning a new stroke in swim lessons, collecting cool bugs or simply making a friend, Y Navigatros is a place for everyone to feel like they belong. We are here to welcome each kid for who they are and to help them grow mentally, physically and emotionally. Each day will bring fun and exciting opportunities for your child to try new things, get outside their comfort zone and walk away with a sense of accomplishment.

Our Y Navigator program is based on the Y’s Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. We are here to help kids understand what it means to live with character in their life and how to do so through relationship-building games, teamwork challenges, and camper-to-camper recognition.


Spring Break for Kids at the YMCA!

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Spring Break at the YMCA - Do you want your kids to have some fun and stay busy during spring break?  Join us at the Y.  Enroll for a fun-filled day of trips, games, sports, friends, crafts and more.  Join us for one day or all week. No added fees and low youth to counselor ratios.  School's Out Days are for kids ages 5-11. 

We have so much fun planned:  Edinborough Park, Swimming, Carnival Activities, Zombie Stories, Games in the Park, the RAD Zoo, and lots of crafts and art time.  It is going to be an awesome week with friends. 

Themes for Spring Break: 

March 21 - Carnival Fun 

March 22 - Super Slime 

March 23 - Animal Safari

March 24 - Zombies

March 25 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles 

March 28 - Flower Power 

Y Members:  $30 per day (no added costs or fees) 


Say hello to summer! Summer camp opportunities at the Y

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Registration is now open for your kids' BEST SUMMER EVER! With many day camp options from which to choose, from 1/2 day wee camp to full-day Y Navigator camp, there are options for kids ages 3-14. There are plenty of new and exciting camp themes, field trips, a new Camp Readers program, awesome new teen camp options, and more to keep your kids active and healthy all summer long. Register for one week or all summer long, with the option to attend 3, 4, or 5 days a week (for Y Navigator, all-day camp program). Sign up for Y Navigator camp before April 15 and save up to $120! For more information, or to register online, visit www.ymcanorthfield.org or call 507.645.0088, and say HELLO to summer!


Carleton Knights Softball - Free 2-hr Softball Clinic This Sunday, March 6th!

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Come and join Carleton College's Head Softball Coach Amy Erickson and The Knights Softball Team for a FREE 2-hour fastpitch softball clinic on Sunday, March 6th, from Noon-2:00 pm. at the Carleton Rec Center Field House, off Highway 19.

This is a GREAT opportunity to learn from college coaches and athletes! Improve and Sharpen your softball skills, just in time for the beginning of the fastpitch softball season!

Clinic is open to players of ALL AGES, grades K-12.

See attached flyer for more details.


YMCA Dance All Night - Dance-A-Thon Feb 26-27 (overnight)

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YMCA Dance-A-Thon (12 hours of dancing - get a team together!)

Do you love to dance?  We have the perfect event for you!  Dance the night away for a great cause at the Y!  We will have refreshments and drawings for prizes throughout the night.  Grab a few friends to make a team and take turns dancing!  All proceeds will go towards race and culture education in the Northfield Y’s Child Watch.  Don’t miss out, sign up today and join us!

Dance the night away for a good cause! Grab your friends to make a team and take on the challenge of 12 hours of dancing, music, food, prizes and fun! All proceeds go to implementing race & culture education in Northfield Y’s Child Watch.


Northfield Fastpitch Softball Registration for 2016 is Now Open! New 8U Team Added!

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Registration is now open for spring/summer 2016 Northfield Raider Fastpitch Softball Association Teams!  Registration is open through February 28th and Early Birds who register through February 7th, will receive a $25 discount!

Fastpitch Softball is a fun, exciting, and fast paced game.  Players will learn skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork all while building great bonds together and having fun in the sun!  NFSA teams play games at home, here in Northfield, and also travel to other communities in the Tri-County Fastpitch League.

Team options are available for ages as young as 8 & under (8U), all the way through 16 & under (16U).

Please see the attached flyer!

More information is available at: www.NorthfieldFastpitch.org


Accepting Applications for Summer Recreation Positions

The Place To Be This Summer!

 Spice Up Your Summer!

Community Services is now accepting applications from qualified instructors for all summer recreation positions. Join our great team of passionate leaders and participate in the enriching experience of adding skill, discipline, fun, care and connectedness to the lives of all those enrolled in our programs. Part time opportunities exist in a variety of athletic, aquatic, adventure and playground programs. A full time summer opportunity is available as a recreation intern.

Part time recreation applicants must have a strong ability to:
- Demonstrate consistent reliability
- Take initiative and self direct
- Be enthusiastic
- Invest in individual achievement
- Provide an organized learning environment
- Build healthy relationships with youth
- Provide specific sport or program knowledge and experience

Full time intern applicants must have:


Health & Wellness Challenge begins Jan 11 - A Challenge you can Achieve with Prizes!

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Health & Wellness Challenge!  Are you ready to get healtheir in 2016?  

Sign-up for one (or all of the following): 

  • 12 Weeks with no Soda Pop
  • 12 Weeks averaging 5,000 steps per day
  • 12 weeks to lose 30 pounds (teams of two - combined loss should be 30 pounds)

Sign-up at the YMCA or at the Northfield News with 3 ways to win prizes (as an added health incentive)!~

Click here for the registration form. Submit your form at the Northfield News office or at the YMCA.  

More information on the Northfield News Facebook page

Health & Wellness Challenge Sponsors: 


Volunteer Fair Hosted by the YMCA - Saturday, Jan 9th. Visit local organizations to find out what is available.

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When you volunteer, benefits abound.  That is why the YMCA is hosting a Community Volunteer Fair - Saturday January 9th.  If you have thought about volunteering but want to learn more about what is available.  Stop by the YMCA Saturday morning. 


YMCA Winter Programs & Services - PreK, School Age, Teen, Adult & Family Opportunities. Quick Links.

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It is January in Minnesota and the Northfield YMCA has an abundance of new programs, new equipment and new classes.  Want more information?  Here are some quick links. 

Check our program brochures

View our list of programs online.  

View our calendars for group exercise classes, lap swimming, open gym and more. 

Is there babysitting or drop-in child care available at the Y (we call it Child Watch)? 

What volunteer opportunities are available? 


Join the Club...The Northfield Ski & Snowboard Club is taking registrations for the 2015-2016 season!

Ski or Snowboard!

Time is running out! Sign up for the Northfield Ski & Snowboard Club today and reserve your spot. The club will travel to Welch Village on Monday evenings throughout the winter months. Transportation is provided for all participants. Lessons and rentals are available for new skiers or snowboarders. Don't miss out! The club has a longstanding tradition of leading youth, grades 6 - 12, into a lifetime sport that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come! Informational packets are located in the high school, middle school and Community Services offices. A packet is also attached below. For further information or to register click HERE or go to www.northfieldschools.org and follow the Community Services link. You may also reach our office at 507-664-3649.


Community Services Adult Volleyball League

Bump, Set, Spike!

Community Services is taking team registrations for the upcoming Adult Volleyball League. Individuals are also welcome to have their name put on a contact list for potential play on an existing team. The league is played on Monday evenings starting at 7:30 pm, December 7 through the early part of April. Games are played at Bridgewater Elementary and are officiated. The team registration fee is $275. For an informational packet and team registration form or to be placed on a list for joining a team, please contact Melissa at 507-664-3502.

Bump, Set, and Hit the Court!


Red Cross Swim Lessons

Anyone can learn to swim!

Register now! In exactly one week, Community Services will kick off the Red Cross swimming lesson season and we'd like for you to be part of it! Click HERE to be directed to the registration page.  Lessons are for those ages 6 and older and cover levels 1 - 6.  Classes are available on Monday & Thursday evenings and run for 40 minutes. Lessons incorporate Red Cross level specific curriculum and training in skill development and safety. Please join us! Cost is $39. Contact Community Services at 507-664-3649 for more information or to register. 

Monday & Thursday, November 2 - 19 at the Northfield Middle School Pool


YMCA Fall Program and Services Begin Soon - Come See What's New at the Y!

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0in">The YMCA is very pleased to offer a huge number of programs and services.  Our mission is to build strong kids, strong families and a strong community.  

Our new Fall Brochure supports our intent to ensure our youth have opportunities to realize their potential to become active, engaged and thriving members of the community as well as nurture their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development through holistic youth programming, experiences and supports.   


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