The Rye YMCA holds themed Family Fridays monthly.
The Rye YMCA holds themed Family Fridays monthly. The October activity was pumpkin painting, with participants ranging from new members to longtime members. The Dehmers, one of the veteran families, have enjoyed Y family activities since their older daughter Ashley was 9 months old. What started as a simple Mommy & Me grew to include workouts for mom and dad. Having on-site Child Watch, where members are treated like family, has often been a huge stress-reliever. Ashley was especially thrilled with her recent invitation to join the Rye Y’s gymnastics pre-team. But the opportunity to share activities has made the biggest impact. Together with 3-year-old Connor, the Dehmers have participated in gym and swim, family Zumba, family swim, open gym, Armelle’s music class, parent and child gym class, and as many special events as they can fit into their schedule.
“The kids love the Y. We all get very excited when the new program guide arrives,” said Kerri Dehmer.
— Carolyn Cassata, a Rye Y volunteer