spread cheer this holiday season Help those less fortunate in our community by donating coats, food and toys to our annual holiday drives. The difference you can make this holiday season can be as simple as a warm body, full stomach and grateful heart.
Angel Tree Toy Drive: Nov. 20 - Dec. 16 When you visit our Y after November 20th, make sure you stop by our Angel Tree and help fill the Christmas wishes of a local child.
Saluting Our Heroes Military Appreciation Month
Deployment can be a stressful and uncertain time for our nation’s servicemen and women and their families. YMCA Silver Spring is proud to welcome all Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve and Veteran military, along with their families, to enjoy a free week of family fun and fitness. Click HERE to download your FREE Military Appreciation 7-day guest pass. You will need to print out a copy of or show the pass on your phone at our registration desk. With this pass, you and your family are welcome to unlimited 7 day access to YMCA Silver Spring during November 2014.*
Members, we will also honor military men and women all month long through our Salute Our Heroes wall. Please stop by and contribute and/or pay tribute to the names showcased in our lobby. It’s our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.
*Verification of Active Military ID or DD214 is required to use this pass.
Family Fun & Adventure
Open House, Free to the Community! December Date TBA!
As the fall harvest rolls in and the holidays knock at our doors, it’s the perfect time to celebrate. The YMCA makes a positive impact on thousands of people in the DC region, and we want you to get to know our welcoming community. For 160 years, we've been creating experiences that help children and adults grow - summer camp, group exercise, basketball, family festivals, swim lessons, connections in our branches. At our Open House, you’ll discover all that and more!
Pickleball at the Y!
What is pickleball, you may wonder? It's a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. And we're proud to offer it here at YMCA Silver Spring!
Sign up for our Pickleball Monthly Pass and join us for non-stop fun!
With the Monthly Pass: You get 9 or 18 officiated opportunities to play guaranteed throughout the month.
Discounts on additional Pickle Ball events (Tournaments and Leagues included).
Enhance your skills through competition for the upcoming November and December League!
PROGRAM FEE: $20 for 9 days; $40 for 18 days
Challenge Yourself To Change Mon., November 3rd - Wed., December 31st
Tackle the holiday season with good form and healthy behaviors. Read weekly newsletters, track diet and exercise, participate in guided workouts with certified trainers, and meet great people on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Check in on Monday or Friday with Hannah, Kimeshia, Mark, or Chris for weigh-ins, behavior change consultations, and workouts!
Prizes will be awarded to:
The person who loses the biggest percent of their starting body weight
The person who loses the most inches
The person who lowers their body fat percentage the most
PROGRAM FEE: $50
WHEN: Starts Monday November 3rd (Consultations done Mondays and Fridays)
Home of the YSS Piranhas! The Piranhas are a competitive swim team that competes year round in both YMCA and USA Swimming leagues. We provide a value centered program based around the YMCA's four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We use these values in our mission to develop swimmers of all ability levels to perform at their greatest potential. Our professional coaches emphasize a team environment along with the stroke technique and work ethic needed to succeed in competitive swimming. Please visit our website for more information
free swim lessons for families who qualify
Swim lessons not only keep kids safe in the water, they can also be the first step in building confidence, social skills and healthy living. We are excited to learn your child wants to swim! Through the generosity of Shannon’s Fund, a scholarship opportunity named in memory of Shannon Hawkins (one of our beloved aquatics instructors), we are able to provide free swim lessons for youth and teens between the ages of 6 and 17. In order to qualify for the funds, recipients must have little to no swimming skills and demonstrate a financial need.