Mountain Biking is Back @ Camp Ingersoll

YMCA Camp Ingersoll is excited to start it's third season of Mountain Biking! This program will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 24th and ending October 29th.  Registration is open and can be found at the link to the side. This program is available to anyone between the ages of 10 -16. The cost is $100 for Y Members, $125 for Program Members, and $150 for Non Y Members. ​ We will hold two practices per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 4:00 -5:30 pm. Thursday practices will meet at Camp Ingersoll in Portland. Tuesday Practices will meet at the Portland Reservoir, Hurd State park, or other local trail locations.  Individuals are encouraged to use their own mountain bikes t

Voting is a Key Part of Strengthening Community

At the Y, we believe voting isn’t just a civic duty, it’s also a key part of strengthening community! As a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, we are committed to helping individuals and communities across the nation prepare for Election Day (November 3, 2020). Voting is associated with many positive benefits for both community members and nonprofit organizations like the Y. According to The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, voters are more likely to volunteer, contact their elected officials and stay informed about local affairs. It also helps strengthen social ties and improves health. Take the first step of civic engagement today by registering to vote

CEO Message: The Future of the Y

This pandemic is a test of our resiliency, our ability to manage through tough times. Our Y is struggling and will continue to struggle for the foreseeable future.  When our doors temporarily shut In March we expected to be back and fully operational within a month.  Once it became apparent that was not a realistic expectation, we immediately began to strategize how best to serve our members and the greater community.  As a result, we offered virtual classes and emergency childcare. We adapted again to reopen our facility, preschool, and summer camp within the strict safety restrictions. Today we celebrate a successful summer camp season and have reopened both pools, our fitness center, and

Middletown Restaurant Owner Hailed As 'Hometown Hero'

MIDDLETOWN, CT — A Middletown restaurant owner is being hailed as a "Hometown Hero" for her efforts in the fight against food insecurity in the city. By Vincent Salzo, Patch Staff Sep 8, 2020 4:39 pm ET | Updated Sep 10, 2020 3:51 pm ET Chu Ngo, who owns Lan Chi's Vietnamese Restaurant at 505 Main St., is credited with helping organize the First Church of Middletown's lunch program during the coronavirus pandemic. Ngo isn't a member of the church but started helping with the program even before her own restaurant was open, according to Pam Hartz Miller. "She has been wonderful to work with," Hartz Miller said in an email. In March, First Church of Middletown was looking for a way to help the

First Church Supports the Ys Mission to Address Food Insecurity for Residents

First Church in Middletown has answered the call from St Vincent DePaul, to provide 80-100 Sunday lunches to residents of The Men’s Shelter at the YMCA and The Eddy Shelter (the homeless shelter in town). We have been providing meals each Sunday since April. This effort is being funded from First Church’s Vision Fund and individual donors to address food insecurity. With the pandemic the need is urgent. We also wanted to support local restaurants so our plan has been to purchase grab and go meals from local restaurants (see list below) for distribution on Sundays. The response has been fantastic and we are happy to partner with these restaurants. Chu Ngo from Lan Chi Vietnamese Restaurant ha

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