The YMCA Offers a Multitude of Program Format Options
The April 4-Week Program Express Term Starts March 29 – Registration is OPEN! Join us and try something new in April. If you like it you can keep it going with another express term or transition to an 8 week version in Session E.
The combination of full session programming, Program Express Terms and NEW block schedule programming are being offered to provide greater flexibility and variety for YMCA Members and the Greater Nashua Community as parents and families navigate the complexities of differing school schedules and the overarching issues of our time within the context to COVID-19. By offering programs in this manner, program participants will be able to more easily register for programs and finish programs even with the possibility of school schedules changing.
FLEXIBILITY: Program Express Terms utilize reduced schedules, allowing us to offer more program options for you to try on a month by month basis. Block programs allow you to choose a time of day that works for you or your family and then get some program variety.
AFFORDABILITY: The fewer week commitments offer a smaller financial commitment to try out programs to determine if it’s a good fit for you or your child.
CUSTOMIZATION: We’ve added program that can be registered during times when your child is attending the YMCA for Child Care Programs held at our YMCA branches and our staff will take them to and pick them up after the program.
Due to current guidelines and policies, there are some things you need to know for this upcoming session, see below for further details. Research our many program offerings and then register for your favorites by clicking the button below.
You can search for Express Term programming, specifically, by searching with keyword “Express.” Alternatively, you can search for other program favorites by category, subcategory, age range, time of day, and even by branch.
2021 YMCA of Greater Nashua Winter Program Guide – Sessions C & D
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.
As we lead into the Fall and school districts begin to navigate COVID-19 with varied school reopening plans we have added a number of COVID-19 Conscious Programming options. We’ll be offering a number of extra programs during the middle of the day, as well as more programming overall to help alleviate some of the capacity limitations per class.
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.
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: If you believe you have a credit on your account, please call us at one of the YMCA branches to register.
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 PROGRAM 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 and November Express Term Starts November 2, 2020
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 10/19
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 10/26
December Express Term Starts November 30, 2020
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 11/16
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 11/23
Session C and January Express Term Starts Jan 4, 2021
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 12/14
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 12/21
February Express Term Starts February 1, 2021
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 1/18
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 1/25
Session D and March Express Term Starts March 1, 2021
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 2/15
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 2/22
April Express Term Starts March 29, 2021
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 3/15
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 3/22
Session E and May Express Term Starts May 3, 2021
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 4/19
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 4/26
June Express Term Starts June 1, 2021
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 5/17
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 5/24
Session F and July Express Term Starts Starts June 28, 2021
– Registration for Members Starts Monday, 6/14
– Registration for the Community Starts Monday, 6/21
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