Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The camp provides exciting and educational programs for children, teens and their parents.
This summer, the Wade Walker Park Family YMCA is encouraging parents to give their kids a chance to explore nature in YMCA day camp. Campers gain new experiences, develop essential social skills and create lifelong friendships, while enjoying camp adventures along the way. It is also a great way to reduce the rate of summer learning loss. “Children and teens have participated in day camp at the Bransby Outdoor Y in Lithonia since 1986,” says Deb Beauford, senior program director at the Wade Walker Y. “For the first time this year, we are offering a day camp opportunity for Stone Mountain residents at our new Y at Wade Walker Park. Day camp gives kids new responsibilities, so they learn independence. As a result, they become more …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Gifts to the campaign will provide scholarships to children, adults and families in need of financial assistance, removing economic barriers to participate in YMCA programs.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
YMCA at Wade Walker Park in Stone Mountain to open Summer 2012.
Excitement was in the air Monday as members of the community awaited the official groundbreaking of the new Wade Walker YMCA, a project estimated to cost $20 million. The 60,000 square foot facility will feature two pools - an indoor and an outdoor pool - as well as childcare and youth development centers, an indoor track, aerobic studio, a health and wellness center, and multi-purpose rooms for senior citizens. Monday's groundbreaking ceremony was attended by several DeKalb County government officials, including District 4 Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton and Super District 7 Commissioner Stan Watson, who were directly involved in developing the vision for the facility. CEO Burrell Ellis also attended. “This project is so important to …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Drop the pounds without dropping a boatload.
Health clubs. The used car lots of the fitness world, complete with buff, double-talking salesmen, fine print piled on top of fine print, and maximum self-loathing. Where else must you submit to a body mass index test (which, no doubt, rates you in dire need of physical activity), before signing on the dotted line? I’ve belonged to four health clubs in three states over the last decade and I love them. I love ogling sweaty men I can’t have. I love the competitive urge to out-lunge the anorexic girl to my left in step aerobics. I love negating my entire workout with one banana nut smoothie from the juice bar. What I don’t love is the smarmy process of joining a health club: The free pass, which turns into the 45-minute tour of the facility…