We Are Once Again Offering Programs!
We are thrilled to announce that we will begin to offer programs soon. Classes begin the week of July 13. Registration opens on Monday July 6.
Programs are a big part of the YMCA experience; connecting members, giving youth a place to express themselves and burn off energy with friends, and helping others to achieve mental, physical and spiritual goals. We’re happy to be offering them again. Due to current guidelines and policies, there are some things you need to know for this upcoming session.
|SESSION F STARTS WEEK OF JULY 13, 2020
Program Registration Specific Details
Register Online: All Registrations need to be made online through our Program Registration Portal.
Searching for Programs: The new Personify registration portal has a more elaborate search engine mechanism. Members are encouraged to use the filtering system within program portal. There are filter options for category, sub-category, branch, participant age, time of day and keywords; all of which can be helpful in targeting programs of interest.
Program Details: To determine any programs you’d like to register for or to research them either enter our program registration portal or visit the individual program pages for further program overview. Program details can be found in the program portal.
Registration Deposit: At the time of registration a $5 deposit, by debit or credit card, is required for each program.
Program Fees: Remainder of program fees will automatically be drafted to the card used for the registration deposit on Monday, July 20 after any credit on your account is applied. See below for more info.
Do You Have a Credit From the Shortened Session D Due to the March 2020 YMCA Closure?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we were forced to pause all programs at the YMCA in March of 2020. Any payments previously made for Session D programs are now set up as prorated credits for the unused portion of Session D programs on your account. This includes all arts and humanities, sports, dance, swim lessons, fitness classes, and music classes.
Credit Applied to Program Registration: After program registration closes, any credit will be applied to your program registration by the YMCA of Greater Nashua. If a balance exists after the credit is applied it will be drafted on Monday, July 20 to the debit or credit card used for the registration deposit.
New Program Participant Experience
We are excited to be offering programs again and will do so in a manner that supports the health and safety of our participants, members, volunteers, and staff. The New Member Experience details are further explained on our reopening web page, but below are the basics.
All participants and staff will have their temperature taken, complete a brief questionnaire and sanitize their hands upon arrival to the YMCA.
We’ll help participants to touch as few surfaces when they are in the program, as possible. Sanitizer will be available at check in, check out and through out the program.
|STAY HOME IF YOU’RE SICK
If you or anyone in your
household is not feeling well, please stay home.
|KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
Respect all signs regarding social distancing. Stay at least six feet away from others wherever possible. Class capacities will be reduced to help ensure social distancing is easier to observe.
|WEAR YOUR MASK
Per State of NH and local ordinances, masks will be required upon entering and while in common areas. Masks need NOT be worn while participating in programming.
Use our core values of Caring and Respect and treat each other with kindness as we all navigate our new circumstances
What the YMCA is Doing
Our #1 Priority is to Make Our Facilities as Safe as Possible When We Begin Reopening.
Our facilities have undergone a deep cleaning to prepare for the reopening and although it will look and feel a bit different when you visit the Y next, the adjustments we’ve made to our facilities will help make it safe for everyone to enjoy the benefits of the YMCA.
Below are some of the adjustments we have made:
We have quadrupled our daytime cleaning crew.
There are more sanitizing wipes in the wellness centers and common areas; and we have increased hand sanitizers throughout the buildings. We ask that all members use the cleaning materials provided to wipe down equipment before and after their workout.
Our cardio and strength equipment are now either spaced 6 feet apart or have been taken out of service to promote social distancing.
We have installed plexiglass screens at our Welcome Centers
We have increased all staff training to ensure new State of NH Guidelines are understood and being followed.
We introduced a new member and program registration management software called Personify, that makes it easier to manage your accounts from home.
New Member Engagement Specialists have been added throughout our YMCAs to assist with any questions members may have.
We have removed all group seating in our public areas to discourage group gatherings. (There will be seating for those that need to take a rest.)
We have removed all YMCA provided personal equipment such as yoga mats, board games and magazines.
All staff will be wearing masks, when in public areas.
We will do mandatory temperature checks and brief health screenings for everyone entering the building.
Staff will be asked to stay home if they are sick.
We have used resources from the dozens of sources including: NH Dept. of Health & Human Services; Nashua’s Public Health Dept.; the Centers for Disease Control; and YMCA of the USA. We have had the opportunity to learn from our peers in YMCAs that have recently reopened. Hopefully you had an opportunity to offer input through our member reopening survey that was emailed in mid-May. We want to know what your concerns are when you return. All of our policy updates will be very visible on signage as you enter and move within the buildings.
We’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions document. If you have further questions below are your contacts for that information by program group and location.
Registration, Billing and Program Questions
If you have questions about program registration, billing, how programs will be run or what is being offered, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions or please contact the director of the program by clicking on their names below to send them an email.
- Arts, Music and Enrichment Programs: Tiffany Joslin
- Dance Programs: Tiffany Joslin
- Healthy Living Programs: Kim Adie (LiveStrong, Prescribe the Y, EnhanceFitness, etc.)
- Sports and Recreation Programs: Tracy Beauregard
- Swimming and Swim Lessons: Kevin Morton
- Storm Swim Team: Dave Bott
- Youth Wellness and Fitness: Tyler Penn
- Wellness and Fitness (Merrimack YMCA): Kim Hickman
- Wellness and Fitness (Nashua YMCA): Melissa Collins
- Wellness and Fitness (Westwood Park YMCA): Melissa Collins
Not Ready to Return to the YMCA?
We understand and know that not everyone is ready to come back to the YMCA and that we aren’t yet offering options for everyone due to guideline and spacing limitations. For those not ready or waiting on specific program we aren’t yet offering, we still have plenty of virtual offerings on our Beyond Our Walls Page and through or Member’s Exclusive Facebook Group for everyone to enjoy
UPCOMING SESSION START AND REGISTRATION DATES FOR 2020-21
The upcoming session dates below are subject to change. At this time, due to State of NH Guidelines we can only invite members to the YMCA, but we are hopeful that we’ll be able to offer programming to the community again in the Fall of 2020.
Session A Starts September 8, 2020
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 8/24
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 8/31
Session B Starts November 2, 2020
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 10/19
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 10/26
Session C Starts Jan 4, 2021
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 12/21
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 12/28
Session D Starts March 1, 2021
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 2/15
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 2/22
Session E Starts May 3, 2021
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 4/19
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 4/26
Session F Starts June 28, 2021
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 6/14
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 6/21
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