Family Time

Julie Deuser has always known that the Y is great place for kids, but through the Y's programs, she learned a new meaning of quality family time. This is her Y. Her camera. Her story. 

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The Negretes

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"It's All about Togetherness."

With Roberto taking off for work early in the morning and Laura heading to nursing school, making time to bring the family together can be somewhat challenging. Thankfully, the Y gives them a chance to spend an evening together through Family Nights. This is their Y. Their camera. Their story.


The Andriani Family

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"Sometimes My Family Needs to Unplug."

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Holly & Elle

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"I Love Bonding with My Daughter!"

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The Simoes

YMCA of Newark and Vicinity

"If You Invest the Time, the Rewards Pay Off."

John Simoes knows that making time to exercise isn't always easy. Yet, it's something that he and his wife, Milka, are trying to make a priority for their family. But the benefits that they're seeing go beyond the gym. This is their Y. Their camera. Their story. 


Family time at the Y is about giving families as a unit, and as individuals, the opportunities to deepen relationships, develop new skills and interests, improve their health and well-being, and connect to the community.

Family Nights

Allow families a time and a place to come together to have a good time. Participate in a variety of fun activities. Share, communicate and strengthen their relationships, and meet other families. They are usually scheduled for a weekend evening and can be either structured or free-flowing. Activities include mixers, pool games, arts and crafts, family fitness, games, volunteer opportunities and family discussions over refreshments.

Adventure Guides

Adventure Guides programs launch parents and their children on a journey of discovery, with the child as the explorer and the parent as the guide. Adventure Guides encourages parents to get to know your kid while your kid is still a kid with group activities such as games, crafts, songs, stories, skits, ceremonies and outdoor pursuits such as camping, hiking and swimming.  The one-on-one time in a fun, special environment builds important bonds through shared experiences.

Family Wellness/Nutrition and Recreation

The Y has always been a place where families can play and be active together, and that’s more important than ever. Whether the activities are physical, like sports or exercise classes; or more recreational, like swimming, camping, cooking and arts, Ys want families doing them together because you’ll live healthier and make memories for a lifetime.

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