Welcome to the Hopewell Valley YMCA
Mission Statement: The Hopewell Valley YMCA is a charitable organization dedicated to building a healthy spirit, mind, and body through programs which promote good health, strong families, youth leadership, and community development. YMCA's are open to men, women, and children of all ages, abilities, races, and religions.
The Hopewell Valley YMCA is proud to serve Hopewell, Hopewell Valley, Pennington, and Titusville in New Jersey. We are a "Y without walls" meaning we operated in many different rented locations through out the area. Our main administrative offices are located at 62 South Main Street in Pennington, NJ. Our administrative staff is based here, and we accept program registrations at this location.
Healthy Kids Day Event!!!
The Hopewell Valley YMCA will be holding its Annual Healthy Kids Day event this Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, at the Board of Education Gymnasium. The event is free to the community and all participants, and will have activities for everyone. Some of the activities include a moon bounce, face painting, ambulance tour, fire department demonstration, police finger printing demonstration, and more.T-shirts and good bags will also be given out while supplies last!
Also, there will be a mobile blood drive outside from 10:00am -12:00pm sponsored by The Blood Council of New Jersey. Any participants that donate blood will receive a t-shirt.
Come support your community and stop on by for some fun and excitement!!
Pictured in front of the Turf Field are a few members of the YMCA Spring Gala Planning Committee with Sheryl Stone: Phil Volpe, President of the YMCA Board of Directors; Brogan Sanderson; Sheryl Stone; Adriene Presti; and Doug Pszczolkowski, CEO of the Hopewell Valley YMCA. Missing from the picture are Suzette Belder-Carr, Chair of the Planning Committee; Lisa Forrester; and Stephanie Garnich.
Save the date…the Hopewell Valley YMCA will host its Spring Gala & Dinner Dance at TPC Jasna Polana on Friday, April 19th. This year’s event will celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Sheryl Stone, Chair of the Recreation Foundation of Hopewell Valley. Under Sheryl’s leadership, the Recreation Foundation has successfully installed fields for numerous local youth sports organizations. The Fields at Back Timberlane and the recent Hopewell Valley Turf Field behind the high school are a few of those major accomplishments. Ms Stone started the Recreation Foundation of Hopewell Valley after having led the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance. After completing a community needs assessment where respondents overwhelmingly lamented the need for local recreational activities and facilities, Ms Stone took the helm of starting the Recreation Foundation.
“Although I am really honored to receive this recognition, it’s really on behalf of the Recreation Foundation… it’s all really for the KIDS!” remarked Sheryl Stone. Previous recipients of the award include: John Phillips, Pat and Mika Ryan, and the Rothwell Family/Pennington Quality Market. “It is quite humbling to join such a prestigious list of previous recipients,” explained Ms Stone.
The planning committee is seeking additional members to join them. Also needed are sponsors, donations, auction items, and advertisers to support the grand event. Proceeds from the evening are used to provide financial assistance to local families for child care, summer camp, youth sports, swimming lessons and to operate the Hopewell Valley Youth Activity Center.
6 February 2013
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AQUATICS PROGRAM
June 21, 2012
On the evening of Friday, June 15, 2012, the Hopewell Valley YMCA paid tribute to the Rothwell Family and their local business the Pennington Quality Market, or PQM. The event, held at TPC Jasna Polana in the heart of Princeton, provided the community with the chance to recognize and thank the Rothwells for years of community service and charitable giving.
Camp Reign 2012
It is never too early to register. Reserve your spot today and give your child(ren) a Summer of fun with memories to last a lifetime!
Gearing Up for London 2012
June 11, 2012
In less than 50 days the 2012 Olympic Games will begin and Athletes from all over the world will meet in London to compete. Technology will allow those at home to see more events than ever before!
How much do you know about Olympic Sports?
Tips for a Healthy Life!
June 11, 2012
Living an active lifestyle and eating correctly are two ways to help ensure a long and healthy life. Unfortunately, pursuing a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge due to the hectic and stressful nature of life. Luckily, there relatively painless ways to make the transition to a healthier you!
Pennington 5K The Race to Remember
The Hopewell Valley YMCA and the Hopewell Valley After School Program have combined its efforts to provide superb programming to the Hopewell Valley by way of the NEW program, Before and After Care of Hopewell Valley. The new program will be offering Before and After School child care services to provide convenient, reliable and safe programs for children and parents throughout the school district. To best serve the needs of the children, all of our programs are located at your child's school to make the the transition as safe and easy as possible. All of our programs are fully insured and Licensed with New Jersey's Office of Licensing of the Department of Children and Families. All Site Directors and Staff take a clear and strong interest in the well being of the children are are dedicated too making a positive lasting impression in their lives.
Why Choose Before and After Care of Hopewell Valley?
- Safe and fun environment
- Flexible scheduling
- Available at multiple sites
- Sibling discounts
- Member benefits
- Convenient hours
- Friendly staff
- Active staff participation
- Professional Staff
- Parent Advisory Committee
Hours of Operations: 8:30am - 6:30pm; Monday through Friday
Hours of Operations: 7:00am - 8:35am; Monday through Friday
Hours of Operations: 3:35pm - 6:30pm; Monday through Friday
After School Club
After school care is provided at Timberlane Middle school from 2:45-6:30pm.
Schools out program for enrichment; offered when schools are closed but offices are opened
The Horizon Foundation for NJ Healthy U program is designed to combat childhood obesity by instituting behavioral changes in children using a multi-pronged approach that includes nutrition education, increased physical activity and a focus on family. This program is awarded to our YMCA through a grant that is a collaboration betwen The Horizon Foundation and the NJ YMCA Sate Alliance.
The Hopewell Valley YMCA has joined thi state wide YMCA initiatve for the Healthy U program. Healthy U is only available to YMCA programs. YMCARE staff are trained to deliver the Healthy U program. The curriculum for Healthy U is based on the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH). Watch for the great activities and life changing lessons each child will be exposed to this year in YMCARE.
As an organization, we are dedicated to the health and wellness of our participants. To help implement these practices in YMCARE, the program includes fun activities including Healthy U (CATCH) program, supervised small and large group games and activities, crafts, indoor/outdoor active play and more! Homework time is scheduled for those who need it and all participants are provided with a daily snack.