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Youth Development at the CLC YMCA

Youth Development is a focus here at the CLC YMCA, but what does it mean? It means we intentionally think of how a program we offer will impact the children taking the class. It means we think of how we can use the program, whether it is basketball, gymnastics, or our Thrive at the Y After School program to teach the Y’s core values. At the CLC YMCA we have four core values: respect, responsibility, caring and honesty.


In our programs, we try to “catch” children showing these traits. So, if your child is part of our soccer program, not only will they be learning the rules and skills of the game, but they will learn how these values incorporate into soccer. For example, to practice respect we reinforce that the children use active listening skills and thank their coach after their practices and games. Parents can help teach their children responsibility during sports by having their children come prepared with the proper equipment and a water bottle. Having children store their sports equipment is a great way to practice this responsibility piece too. At the Y we teach the children to care for their teammates. If we see a teammate fall, we model behaviors to check on them and help them up. If we see a teammate who is unhappy, we check on them. Honesty is our last value. Our coaches teach the children it is more important to be honest when we compete, than to win.


By teaching these values in all our programs, we hope that children see the importance of these values and grow up to practice these values in their everyday life.


Author Sally Farrell, Lead Pre-K Teacher & Child Care Director

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CONTACT US:

CLC YMCA

525 Main Street

PO Box 787

Damariscotta, ME 04543 

(207) 563-9622

membership@clcymca.org

***If you would like to make changes to your membership, please email membership@clcymca.org so we can assist you or call our Welcome Center at 207.563.9622. 

 

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday - Friday 5am-8pm

Saturday: 7am-1pm

Sunday: 9am-1pm

 

Mon-Fri Senior Hour 12:30-1:30pm Mon-Fri Mask Hour 1:45-2:45

Operating hours are subject to change due to Covid-19. Please check with our Welcome Center.

 

 

 

FACILITY HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2020

 

  • NEW YEARS DAY, January 1                      CLOSED

  • MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, January 20     CLOSED

  • EASTER, April 12                                      CLOSED

  • MEMORIAL DAY, May 25                           CLOSED

  • INDEPENDENCE DAY, July 4                       CLOSED

  • LABOR DAY, September 7                          CLOSED

  • INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY, October 12     CLOSED

  • VETERAN’S DAY, November 11                  CLOSED

  • THANKSGIVING DAY, November 26            CLOSED

  • CHRISTMAS EVE, December 24                 CLOSING AT 1PM 

  • CHRISTMAS DAY, December 25                 CLOSED

  • NEW YEARS EVE, December 31                 CLOSING AT 1PM

 

 

CLC YMCA STORM CANCELLATION POLICY:

 

  • If AOS 93 Schools are closed:

    • There will be no am healthy living classes at the Y. There will be no Thrive at the Y After School program. 

 

  • If AOS 93 Schools are delayed:

    • There will be no 5:45am class. However, all other class cancellations will be posted on the below sites. 

    • The YMCA may choose to run all other morning classes whether school is delayed or not.

 

NOTICES POSTED ON:

 

​WCSH Channel 6:  Check Closures at https://www.newscentermaine.com/closings

WSCH Channel 6 App: https://interactive.wcsh6.com/appredirect/