It's Time to Rise 'n Shine!

Our annual Rise 'n Shine is going virtual this year! The same races you know and love - Rise 'n Shine, Little Rays of Sun, and the Kids Tri 'n Shine - will still be available to run this year. With the help of this year's generous sponsors, our runners will be able to sign up and run the race virtually!  Take a look at our website for more information. All proceeds go to the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA Financial Assistance Program, which ensures that everyone has the opportunity to experience and benefit from the various services that the YMCA has to offer. 

T-Shirt & Medal Pick-up

If you registered for one of the races on or before July 20th, you are guaranteed a t-shirt! (If you registered after July 20th, don't worry, we ordered extra but you had better hurry!) Run the race for our cause, or for one great t-shirt to commemorate your run!
Packet Pick-Up. Please visit our YMCA on Thursdays beginning August 6th from 11am to 2pm to pick up your t-shirt and 5k medal before the race!
Curbside Pick-up instructions: Please pull up to the purple tent near the YMCA North Entrance and tell the staff member your name and what race you're participating in. The friendly YMCA staff will bring your items out to you! For convenience, you may pick up other participants t-shirts as well!

Supporting our Mission

When you participate in a Dow Bay Area Family YMCA event or fundraiser, like Rise 'n Shine, you are supporting the YMCA's Mission and Cause and financially benefitting our Financial Assistance Program. Please consider registering yourself or your family for one of our Rise 'n Shine Races this year. Proceeds from all race registrations can help someone completely change their life for the better. All the money raised through Rise 'n Shine is put into our Financial Assistance Program which provides childcare, membership, and sports scholarships at the YMCA. Help us fulfill our Mission and register today!

More than Fitness.

Aside from wishing you were all here every day, we've also been filling the needs of our great community these last 4 and a half months through our food programming and childcare. Our Free Youth Food Program has provided over 46,000 meals to children 18 and under in Bay County, we've handed out over 1,000 emergency food boxes to those who needed food resources of which almost 200 have been delivered to Bay County residents’ homes, and provided needed Childcare services to over 40 families of essential workers. We are here for you!
Please continue reading this newsletter for all of the other great programs and services that we continue to offer for kids, adults, and seniors!

Outdoor Group Exercise

Members! We have been serving our community through health and wellness. You may have already taken one of our outdoor group exercise classes or perhaps you've been wanting to try one! We do require that you reserve your spot and pay $5 per class. Follow this link to learn more, check out our current schedule, and to reserve your spot! 

4-Week Workout Plan

Need help getting started with your fitness goals? Let us come up with your workout plan for you! Register today for a personalized 4-week workout plan created JUST FOR YOU by one of our personal trainers! Fill out the questionnaire on our website to get started. If you are more interested in receiving hands-on personal training, check out our virtual personal training option.

Virtual & Outdoor Personal Training

Never. Stop. Moving! Team up with one of our personal trainers and start meeting your fitness and wellness goals! We are currently providing virtual and outdoor personal training. Your trainer will have select access to equipment such as dumbbells and barbells with plates and provide ample in-person motivation through outdoor personal training. Through virtual personal training, your trainer will first meet with you over the phone or through Zoom to learn more about the equipment you have, your goals, and your fitness level. Then, your trainer will provide workouts with instruction and meet with you regularly to ensure you are on the right path. Either way, we want to see you succeed!


Summer Fun Camps

Our Summer Fun Campers are having a blast this summer - and that means your child can get in on the fun! Every week has a different theme with accomodating field trips or activities. Take a look below to see some of the fun our campers have had so far, and don't forget to visit our website for more information. Summer Fun Camp runs until September 4th.


Summer Sports Camps

Sports camps are safely instructed with physical distancing practices in place, and include a variety of sports. Check below to see what we're offering this summer, and don't forget to visit our summer sports camp page for more information!

Virtual Sports Training

Team up with Zack for 1-on-1 sports training! As a former collegiate athlete, Zack can work with you virtually on your baseball, basketball, or football skills. Open to all athletes in elementary, middle, and high school. Zack will be able to share different exercises and drills to better your sports skills! Click on the image left to get started!
Check out our Amazon Wishlists!
We have Amazon wish lists available if you are able to help us out with buying supplies for our Summer Camps, Health & Wellness programs, and Sports Camps. Even the smallest purchase makes a difference! Whether it's basketballs or finger paint, your Y appreciates your selfless contributions any way, every day! Visit our wishlist to see if you can help today!

Employee of the Month

Lacey Wright
Assistant Director of Youth Programs
"The Y brings all of my favorite things together. Kids, Camp, Family & Creativity. It’s not a job for me, it’s a privilege to be part of so many kids lives and share so many different experiences with them.
I am truly blessed to be part of such an awesome Y family."
Physical facility is closed until further notice.

Food program hours:
Monday-Friday     11am - 2pm

Phone hours:
Monday-Friday      11am - 3pm
225 Washington Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708
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