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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

COVID-19 RESOURCES

For the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 crisis, our facilities are temporarily closed. Although our buildings are closed, The Granite YMCA continues to support our communities during this crisis. We are proud to be offering emergency child care to essential personnel, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. It's because of this that we are asking you to Stay With Us.

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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!

Gearing Up for The Best Summer Ever

Posted 05/22/2019

At the end of the summer, families want to hear their child had “the best summer ever.” To help make that happen, the YMCA of Strafford County offers multiple day camp programs, keeping kids and teens adventurous, active, engaged and healthy all summer long. YMCA day camps offer youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.

Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore, but for some kids, summer means no access to recreational and educational activities to help them learn, grow and thrive during out-of-school time. As a result, some kids can experience learning loss and gain weight twice as fast than during the school year. Attending summer camp is a wonderful opportunity for kids to keep their minds and bodies active.

“It’s imperative that kids stay engaged socially, physically and academically throughout the summer. Summer camp is a wonderful way to ensure that,” said Kat Lindemann, Camp Coney Pine Director, YMCA of Strafford County. “At our day camps, kids are in a welcoming environment where they can belong, they’re building relationships, developing character and discovering their potential. We really encourage parents to give their kids the gift of camp to keep them active and engaged all summer long.”

Here are five reasons why children and teens should attend summer camp:   

  1. ADVENTURE: Summer camp is all about a wide variety of new experiences and exploring the outdoors. YMCA camps have a new adventure for every child and teen. Please visit www.graniteymca.org/camps for details.
  2. HEALTHY FUN: Day camps offer fun, stimulating activities that engage the body and mind, and also help children and teens learn the importance of nutrition to help improve their healthy eating habits. 
  3. PERSONAL GROWTH: While in the welcoming environment of camp, youth have a chance to learn new skills, and develop confidence and independence by taking on new responsibilities and challenges. Camps offer cognitive learning and social-emotional development opportunities for achievement.
  4. FRIENDSHIPS: Amidst the fun of camp games, songs, swimming, archery and talent shows, campers meet new friends and strengthen existing friendships. The bonds formed at camp are important and lasting for many youth.
  5. MEMORIES: Summer camp is an unforgettable experience that will give each camper memories (and camp traditions) that will last a lifetime. Youth return to school with plenty of camp stories to share!

Camps at the YMCA of Strafford County provide exciting and educational camp programming for children and teens, including: Camp Coney Pine, a traditional day camp, Kanga Camp for ages 11 – 12, Teen Trip Camp, where campers will enjoy field trips to various locations, and Camp Cocheco, located at the YMCA of Strafford County. Also offered are teen leadership programs such as Leader in Training and Counselor in Training where teens will learn valuable leadership skills.

And, to ensure that all youth have the chance to experience camp, the YMCA of Strafford County offers financial assistance to those in need. For more information, please contact Linda Silvia, Day Camp Registrar at 603.994.4130 or lsilvia@graniteymca.org.

The YMCA of Strafford County will host an open house at Camp Coney Pine, located at 63 Lowell Street in Rochester, NH for all camps listed above on Sunday, June 9 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. In the event of inclement weather, the open house will be held at the YMCA of Strafford County, located at 35 Industrial Way in Rochester, NH.

A leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the Y has been a leader in providing summer camp for over 130 years. The Granite YMCA continues to give youth an enriching, safe experience with caring staff and volunteers who model positive values that help build their kids’ character.

For more information, please contact Kat Lindemann, Camp and Youth Program Director at 603.994.4114 or visit www.graniteymca.org/camps.
                 

About The Granite YMCA

As one of the state’s longest standing and most enduring non-profits, The Granite YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, social responsibility, and family strengthening. Across the state, its six branches engage 30,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to improve their health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. In 2018, The Granite YMCA provided financial assistance and free services valued at over $1.77 million to 22,890 individuals. To learn more, please visit www.graniteymca.org.

Other Recent Articles

Commitment to Equality
Posted 06/05/2020
The Granite YMCA is an organization that has committed to ensuring that all people are welcome and that all people are treated with dignity and respect, and that all people are loved and cared for. While our actions have a lasting impact and play an important role in making our space safe and nurturing, I think that we must also turn and face outward and bring that same commitment to our communities and our nation. We must commit to combating racism everywhere that we see or experience it, peacefully, but relentlessly, until people of color can report that they are and feel safe wherever they may be in America. Until that time comes, we must take action, educate, and advocate for racial equality.
Safeguarding Our Health
Posted 03/15/2020

Today, with the accelerating spread of the Coronavirus, we are faced with a challenge to reduce the opportunity for the virus to spread which demands immediate action.

All facilities, branches, and program centers will be closed effective on Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 29. The YMCA of Greater Londonderry is closed effective now.

Keeping Our YMCA Healthy
Posted 03/13/2020

We take your health and safety very seriously. With the growing concern regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking every precaution possible to ensure that we minimize your risk of exposure.

Please continue reading for the latest updates and safety information.

The Granite YMCA Receives $10,000 Grant for Enriching Early Childhood Development
Posted 11/26/2019
Grant provided by Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation will support the development of strong social skills for children in the Manchester and Rochester communities.