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Allard Center of Goffstown

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
lharley@graniteymca.org

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
lharley@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

Greater Londonderry

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
lfitzgerald@graniteymca.org

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
lfitzgerald@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

Downtown Manchester

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
rdurand@graniteymca.org

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
rdurand@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
kmckenna@graniteymca.org

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
kmckenna@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

Strafford County

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
lprisco@graniteymca.org

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
lprisco@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

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Parent & Family Resources

The Granite YMCA is still here to help support the youth in our communities, even if our facilities are closed to members. We have created Facebook groups for all of our child care sites to keep children engaged with a familiar face while they are away from the Y. At the YMCA of Downtown Manchester, we are nourishing our youth each weekday from 4:30 - 5:30 pm with to-go brown bagged dinners. Along with these actions, we have created a list of resources for parents to help children stay happy, healthy and active during COVID-19 school closures. Please check back regularly for new activities and links!

Resources: Manchester Youth Meals  |  Help for Parents  |  Educational Resources  |  Fun & Games


 Manchester Youth Meals

The YMCA of Downtown Manchester, in partnership with the Manchester School District and Granite United Way, is helping to fight huger by providing food and personal items to youth and families in need. Grab and go meals will be distributed every weekday from 4:30 - 5:30 pm outside the teen center. Weekend meal bags will be distributed on Fridays at the teen center and at additional locations around the city.

Please read our Nourshing Our Youth and Nourishing Neighbors flyers for additional details.

If you are not in the Manchester area, please use this NH Food Access Map, created by UNH Extension, to find resources in your community.


Activities for Children

Our YMCA child care staff miss all of their kids! During this time apart, we decided to stay close and engaged by creating videos just for you. These videos include crafts, physical activities, sing-a-longs and more. For more videos, visit our YouTube Page or join our Child Care Facebook Groups above.

Yoga for Kids

 
Jackie, from the YMCA of the Seacoast, is going to walk us through a fun and relaxing yoga class! All you need is a yoga mat.

Tennis Activities

 
Dave Brown, Tennis Director at the Allard Center, is here to share some fun tennis activities that you can enjoy with your children - right in your driveway!

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Crafts with Miss Chrissy

 
Miss Chrissy, from the YMCA of the Seacoast, has an extra fun craft for you to make! In this video, she will show you how to make a 3D house with just a piece of paper and some coloring utensils (we chose crayons).

Wash Your Hands with Mr. Joe

 
In this instructive video, Mr. Joe will show you how to properly wash your hands - and have fun while doing it!

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Baby Shark Sing-A-Long with Miss Emma

 
Sing-A-Long with Miss Emma as she sings one of her favorites... Baby Shark! For even more great sing-a-longs with Miss Emma, visit our YouTube page.

Basketball Drills with Coach Bri

 
Coach Bri, from the YMCA of Downtown Manchester, is here to give you some drills to keep you motivated and keep your skills sharp while you are missing practice with us! All you need is a ball big enough to dribble with.

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Support & Activities

 Support for Parents & Families

The Child Mind Institute has put together a vast array of resources for families during this time. Many parents are struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries under control. You are not alone.

Keeping Your Kids Active & Healthy

 Educational Resources

  • Online Learning for children K - 12 - Wide Open School provides resources for educators and families including recommended daily schedules, virtual events and more.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home - Scholastic has collected day-by-day projects to keep kids, grades Pre-K - 9, reading, thinking and growing.
  • CATCH Health at Home - CATCH is offering free and easy access to several of their evidence-based health, nutrition, and physical education materials. These are great resources to keep your kids occupied with fun and educational activities, or to do together as a family.
  • STEM Activities - STEM Gems are short discovery-based experiences. These activities involve little or no materials and may be easily implemented by parents.
  • PBS Kids Daily Newsletter - While your child's school is closed due to coronavirus concerns, subscribe to PBS KIDS' weekday newsletter for activities and tips to help kids play and learn at home.

 Fun & Games

  • CLiF’s Virtual Storytelling Series - For five weeks starting May 5, each Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. EST, CLiF will have an opportunity for kids and adults to hear stories and poems, ask CLiF presenters questions, and get tips on how to use this time at home to develop reading and writing skills.
  • NH Bear Scavenger Hunt - All over the state, communities have come together by participating in the great bear hunt. People are leaving stuffed animals all around their homes and yards for children to spot. How many can you find?
  • Free Audiobooks from Audible - Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
  • Printable Coloring Pages - Entertain kids at home with printable coloring pages. Each page is fun, magical and illustrated by Marie Nowinski, mama of two little ones.
  • Fun & Educational Online Games - These fun and educational games, for grades K - 6, are designed by parents & educators who understand that children learn better if they are having fun!
  • Art Lessons from Mrs. Brown - This Google Drive, created by an art teacher, is full of art lessons, activities and resources for children of all ages.
  • 50+ Easy & Indoor Activities - Keep the kids having fun and engaged with these 50 Plus Easy Indoor Activities for Kids using simple household items and recycled materials.
  • Age Appropriate Media Recommendations -Common Sense Media will help families find appropriate movies, tv shows, books, games and more based on age.

Additional Resources

Re-Opening Updates


Welcome back to the Y! Please continue to check back for updates during our phased re-opening.

Family Resources


We've compiled a list of resources to help families stay healthy and engaged during school closures.

Wellness & Self‑Care


Here are some valuable resources that we believe will help you take care of yourself and those around you.