Long-awaited South County Family YMCA in Urbana to Open in April

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The brand new 62,000 square foot facility to hold Open House April 10 & 11.

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“The Y will provide positive activities from an early age to help young people reach their full potential so they can grow into thriving adults,” said Chris Colville, president, and CEO at the YMCA of Frederick County.

After years of planning, the much anticipated new South County Family Y, conveniently located between the Urbana Middle School and High School, is set to open Monday, April 5 with an Open House being held 10 am-4 pm Saturday and Sunday, April 10 & 11.

"The Urbana community is growing quickly and will only continue to grow. Active Older Adults and Families in this area need the support and essential programming offered by the YMCA for healthy living and youth development!" says Charlie Seymour, Turning Point Commercial and YMCA South County Advisory Board Chair.

Festivities planned will showcase not only the facility but the programs and services of the YMCA of Frederick County. Cooking class demonstrations, trial group exercise classes, and swim lesson tests are just a few of the planned activities.

“The Y will provide positive activities from an early age to help young people reach their full potential so they can grow into thriving adults,” said Chris Colville, president, and CEO at the YMCA of Frederick County.

Facility amenities include:

  • Aquatics Center
  • Health & Wellness Center
  • Group Exercise Studios
  • Indoor Running Track
  • Gymnasium
  • Kids’ Fun Zone
  • Intergenerational Center
  • Teaching Kitchen
  • Community Rooms

The South County Family YMCA will be offering summer camps at the new branch, beginning the week of June 21 and registration has already opened.

Programs such as swim lessons and youth sports will begin the week of April 25 with the YMCA of Frederick County’s Spring II session and registration for those programs begin April 5 for members.

Members of the YMCA of Frederick County have access to both facilities, the Downtown Y and the South County Family Y, as well as discounts on programs offered at their ancillary locations including the Green Valley Child Care Center, Camp West Mar, Y Arts Center, and the Y Gymnastics Warehouse.

Additional information on the Grand Opening, Open House, and Membership can be found online at http://www.frederickymca.org

About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Y’s engage 21 million men, women, and children – regardless of age, income, or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but also to deliver, lasting personal and social change. http://www.frederickymca.org

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