One of the best things I ever did as a parent was get a YMCA membership for my family. The first YMCA that I joined was in Warwick, RI called Kent County YMCA. With 4 little boys (at that time), I wanted to be part of a community that welcomed me and brought great fun and activities to my family.
I have to say the YMCA became a home away from home for our family. My 4 sons went through the nursery school there. My sons and daughter all learned to swim there. My sons learned how to play basketball and soccer there. If I had to look back and see how many times we went to the YMCA in those first years of getting our YMCA membership, it was hundreds and hundreds of times!
Our family moved to a different area in Rhode Island a few years ago, but the best part was that our YMCA membership just moved over to a new YMCA in our area. One of the first things I did was make sure we had access to the YMCA in our town. My sons joined the summer basketball league there that summer and it was how they started to meet new kids from their new area. It worked like crazy!
I’ve been a major proponent of every getting a YMCA membership for years! I truly believe that the YMCA brings families together in the most beautiful and healthy ways. There are so many benefits and perks of the YMCA. I know that many people know the “basics” of the YMCA. What do I mean by this? It’s pretty common knowledge that many YMCA’s have swim teams, gyms to workout in and training for members. But what else?
Sharing with you 8 things you didn’t know the YMCA offers as part of your YMCA membership!