Moultrie YMCA

 

 

 

The Moultrie YMCA celebrated its 100th year of service in 2016! Since 1916, the Moultrie YMCA has offered a variety of activities to Colquitt County residents of all ages.

Youth sports include soccer (in both the spring and fall), basketball, flag football and t-ball. The Moultrie YMCA also offers an Elementary School Sports League featuring soccer, flag football and basketball.

The Moultrie YMCA’s gymnastics program is one of the best in the country and trains in the 12,000-square-foot Donald A. Blevins Gymnastics Center, equipped with up-to-date equipment and apparatus. Boys and girls as young as 1 year old can join classes.

The YMCA has an indoor pool and offers water exercise, swim lessons and recreational swim programs.

The YMCA also offers basketball, soccer (indoor and outdoor), flag football, ultimate frisbee, racquetball and tennis for adults.

In addition, the YMCA has nearly 8,000 square feet of wellness space, giving members access to a wide variety of up-to-date aerobic, cardiovascular and weight-training equipment.

The YMCA collaborates with Colquitt Regional Medical Center and the Vereen Rehabilitation Center to improve the health of patients.

The YMCA’s Adventure Course is an outdoor recreational area equipped with team building elements for groups, dual zip lines and an alpine tower. The Y also offers zip line birthday parties.

The YMCA offers a school based mentoring program for children pre-k through twelfth grade. Interested volunteers may contact the YMCA for more information.

During the summer, the YMCA offers a day camp for children completing K – 5 grades. The camp operates for 11 weeks during the summer from 9 am – 3 pm, with pre-camps from 6:30 am – 9:00 am and post-camps from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm also available.

The YMCA’s Child Care Center is a state-licensed facility that offers care for children from 6 weeks to 4 years old. USDA-approved breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided and YMCA membership is not required. The Child Care Center can be reached at 890-9592.

The YMCA offers its after-school PRIMETIME program, which is licensed through Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, at 9 elementary schools. School sites are Norman Park, Odom, Sunset, Okapilco, R.B. Wright, Funston, Hamilton, Doerun and Cox. Students from Stringfellow are bused to the Cox site. PRIMETIME is also available at the YMCA for the overflow of Sunset students. Children in Pre-K – 5th grades are eligible.

Each year, the Georgia Department of Education administers funds to help operate centers that focus on increasing student performances in mathematics, reading, and language arts. The 21st Century Community Learning Center is located at Friendship Alliance Church, First Baptist Church, Heritage Church and Memorial Baptist Church. YMCA provides staff for 21st Century including certified teachers and youth development leaders.

The YMCA operates LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a 12 week physical activity and support program for cancer survivors. At no cost to the survivor, the YMCA and Oncology Department of Colquitt Regional Medical Center work together to provide a safe exercise program and environment for cancer survivors to gain and reclaim their health and well-being.

The Moultrie YMCA has partnered with the University of Georgia’s Workplace Health Group after the college received a grant from the National Institutes of Health. The partnership offers workshops based on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), which gives participants tools to manage many chronic health conditions.

The Y’s Togetherhood™ project is the YMCA’s signature program for its commitment to Social Responsibility. Members, in partnership with their local Y, run Togetherhood on an annual basis. Y members of all ages are invited to participate in this project. Togetherhood projects focus on benefitting our community.

YMCA programs, including membership, have financial assistance available through the Annual Community Support Campaign. Funds raised through this campaign allow children to go to camp during the summer, attend after school child care, learn how to swim or play their favorite sport. They also allow families to improve their health through memberships to the Y.