Helping kids experience the majesty of the Minnesota Northwoods

Kurt DurrwachterY News

When Greg Gack, the Executive Director of the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA asked me what connected me to the YMCA, I told him, “Simple! Camp!” I was blessed to have parents with enough foresight and resources to send my sister and I to camp every summer for many of my most impressionable years as a youth.

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Medical Massage & Traditional Massage: The Best of Both Worlds!

Shawn LinnHealth & Fitness

We’re living in a time where people are putting more emphasis on health than ever before. That’s why medical massage, as well as traditional massage, are gaining credibility and becoming a major part of our health care team. At Lifestyle Health, we are committed to providing the best quality service and helping people feel better about their overall health and wellness. We offer both medical and traditional massage to meet the specific needs of each individual. Here are some details about what each style can provide for you.Read More

FIND YOUR VOICE

Sara Salas-RamirzYouth Activities

In recent years, more and more people are becoming more comfortable with speaking about their own government opinions. Today, conversations such as climate change, and same-sex marriages have caused younger generations to find their voice and speak up. The YMCA Youth in Government is a youth development program emphasizing the YMCA’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

What is Youth in Government (YIG)?

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Taking care of your brain

Carolyne AndersonHealth & Fitness

I played lots of sports growing up, including softball and volleyball. Looking back, it’s possible that at least once, I had a concussion.

The increased attention that’s been paid to brain health and concussion prevention in recent years, is truly positive. Our brains control the rest of our body, brain health is step 1 in overall body health.

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Water Safety at the Y

Kaitlin PohlandPool Aquatics

The water is very intimidating. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4. At the Y we want to educate people to prevent these unintentional tragedies not only in our facility, but in everyday life.

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The Bible: God’s Letter of Love

Dominic DingerMission

One of the most exciting revelations that comes from reading the Bible is that it is not just a book full of rules and regulations. But rather, it is the primary way by which God develops a relationship with His kids.

It is His letter of love, to you, from cover to cover.

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GOODBYE Summer, HELLO Back to School

Sara Salas-RamirzMembership, Mission

At summer comes to an end, kids all over Central Minnesota are heading back to school, excited to reunite with friends and discover what the new year has to offer.

Here are helpful reminders to ensure the students in your life thrive during the school year:Read More