Fall Family Fitness Festival

OCTOBER 10, 2015 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES 10 AM  Fall Foliage 5K The Keene Family YMCA annual Fall Foliage 5K is a unique Monadnock region tradition. The beautiful, scenic route of this race takes runners through quaint local neighborhoods and on forested trails. All proceeds of this race benefit the Y’s mission. Pre-registration is required- $20 Y […]

Conquering Fears Through Climbing

Lauren, age 10, signed up for the Y’s Gecko rock climbing class knowing that she was afraid of heights.   “I signed up so I could face my fear. So I would know that I could always face my fears,” she said. “At first you  had me climbing not even half way up,” she tells […]

A Place of Play for All

Today, the Keene community came together to build a very special playground at the Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities. This amazing, fully adaptive playground is open to the public. Many Y staff, volunteers, and our Counselor in Training Program participated in the build today, alongside, firefighters, teachers, service groups, and community volunteers from the area. This is […]

Taking the “GRRRR” Out of Her Day

Trisha Derosia has been a life-long member of the Keene Family YMCA. “I grew up in the Y,” she says. She attended Camp Wakonda on Arch Street where she learned to swim, and attended the Y’s afterschool program. “I feel at home at the Y,” she shares. These early years helped mold her love for […]

New Class Helps Parents

A new Y class being offered this summer is going to provide parents, caregivers, and teachers inspiring tools to help children thrive. This new program taught by Ditteke Edervene, experienced meditation and Radiant Child Yoga® instructor, focuses on teaching our children to self regulate. Self regulation is the number one skill to helping children find academic success. […]