Fall 2014 Program Guide

Our Fall 2014 Program Guide is ready for viewing.

Feel free to download the pdf version below or stop by the YMCA to pick up a copy of your own.

This is a great resource to discover all the Y has to offer.


ROCK's Afterschool Program

For many families in Washington County, both parents work until 5pm and then have a commute from work back to home which means they may not make it back to town until 6pm or later. Youth First’s goal is to provide a safe and fun afterschool environment where kids can get homework help, enjoy a snack, and build friendships while building life skills. “We are happy to offer some safe, constructive, and fun activities for our Youth,” said Morehous, “and are hopeful they will join us this year.” Enrollment is open until all spots are filled—so join now to ensure your space! Applications can be picked up at the school or at the Washington County Family YMCA. Completed forms can be mailed to 1709 N. Shelby St. Salem, IN 47167 or dropped off at the school office. For more information check the website, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 812-883-YMCA.

Youth First of Washington County is a program of the Washington County Family YMCA focused on providing opportunities for the youth of our community to build the 40 Developmental Assets.


CPR & First Aid Training

Make your community a safer and better place! Come out the YMCA and receive CPR certification with instructor Matt Kidd. Matt is a YMCA volunteer, Fire Fighter, EMT and certified CPR & First Aid instructor with the American Health and Safety Institute. By becoming certified you may only help your mother, child, spouse neighbor or stranger, but could ultimately save their life. Come to the Community CPR training and make a difference in this community for the better. Every CPR certified person makes this community a more safety conscious place. Call for more details.

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Before and After School Kick Off

The Washington County Family YMCA will be hosting the Before and After School Program (BASP) again this school year, and plan to have it start on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. “We are very excited for this program this year, and look forward to offering a new and improved format,” said Rosie Morehous, Youth First Director of the Washington County Family YMCA. “This year, we will have a lot of fun, hands on activities to build character, team work skills, and other important life skills that help our youth succeed inside and out of the classroom!”

In the previous year, BASP was very fortunate to have a grant from the Salem Community School's 21st CCLC partnership allowing them to subsidize prices for participants. Unfortunately, the Salem Community Schools were not awarded this year, and as a result, are unable to subsidize the cost of attendance. With this revenue change, it will be necessary for the Y to raise cost to the public in order to maintain the program.

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