Vacation at the Y with Free Family Pass

May 31, 2011

Join Us for Boardwalk Night June 10

NEW CASTLE, Pa., May 31, 2011 – The price of gasoline is emptying the pockets of families in need of a summer vacation, but you don’t have to go far from home for quality family time this summer. Keep your tank and wallet full longer by vacationing at the Y. From June 1-30, the Y will give families a week-long trial to experience the benefits of a Y membership.

Join us for Family Boardwalk Night on Friday, June 10, 6-8 p.m., to enjoy all the sights and smells of a boardwalk and learn more about a YMCA membership.

“A boardwalk is a great place for families to have fun and build memories and so is the Y,” Director of Membership Dorice Shover said.

The gym will be transformed into a boardwalk complete with games, carnival treats, a healthy café and more. Don’t forget your swimsuits because you’ll be swimming and dancing to beach music!

“According to a 2008 AAA survey, the average American family spent $1,600 a week for a summer vacation in 2008,” Shover said. “The report said inflation would take that up a couple dollars a year, but no one could have predicted gas being $3.80 a gallon.”

You can purchase a Y Family Membership for $57-$78 a month, or $684-$936 annually. When a family joins in June, they will pay no joiner fee, a savings of $99-$124. As a member, you’ll receive more than half off summer camps and swim lessons for the kids, free drop-in babysitting for kids 8 and under, and free fitness classes. Sounds like a great summer deal, doesn’t it? Stop in at the YMCA Downtown or Y-Zone, beginning June 1, for your week-long family pass and join us for Family Boardwalk Night on June 10. Please call the YMCA Downtown, 724-658-4766, to RSVP for Boardwalk Night.

About the Y

At the Y, we strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We engage 6,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the county’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Rooted in the Lawrence County community for 145 years, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Learn more at