Hague and Ticonderoga
 

Community Outreach

Silver Bay is your community YMCA by providing programs for local school children, supporting local government and community organizations, and providing community members’ financial assistance through Open Pathways.

BROOKSIDE/TRINITY MINISTRY

The central purpose of this ministry is to provide rest and renewal for those who minister to others.

Brookside Community House and Trinity House are two private bath facilities that are dedicated to the spiritual growth of all who come to stay. They are primarily available to pastors and their families and lay people who are involved in ministry. For those who would like, here is an opportunity to meet with a member of the Spiritual Life staff for spiritual direction or pastoral support.

The central purpose of this ministry is to provide rest and renewal for those who minister to others. These beautiful facilities also serve single parents and those in need of short- term emergency housing. They are available from immediately after Labor Day to early June.

There is no fee for their use, but contributions to this outreach ministry are encouraged. Meals are provided, and when needed, guests are invited to help in the preparation of meals. During the summer months, Brookside and Trinity are used to accommodate conference participants.

For more information or to book your reservation, contact Rev. Bruce Tamlyn at 518-543-8833 ext. 272 or btamlyn@silverbay.org

SILVER BAY CANCER RESPITE PROGRAM

Silver Bay YMCA is pleased to offer a program of respite for individuals, and their families, who have been diagnosed with and are currently undergoing treatment for cancer. This program gives these individuals the opportunity to reconnect with their loved ones and enjoy a reprieve from the stresses and financial challenges associated with a battle against cancer.

We have found that families are able to spend quality time and can experience the natural beauty and calming effect that Silver Bay has to offer by providing temporary respite to patients and their immediate families at no cost. If you are interested in participating in this overnight program, please review the program outline or contact Lori Ross at lross@silverbay.org or 518.543.8511. We look forward to your arrival!

MILITARY R & R PROGRAM

The Military Family R & R Program offers respite for deployed military personnel and their families, allowing them to focus on one another and restore their family ties. Understanding the unique challenges that military veterans and their families face, Silver Bay YMCA is honored to provide temporary respite to these individuals at no cost.

Reconnect with loved ones, experience the natural beauty and calming effect of Silver Bay, and go home feeling refreshed, renewed and inspired! If you are interested in participating in this overnight program, please review the program outline or contact Lori Ross at lross@silverbay.org or 518.543.8511.

VACATIONS MADE POSSIBLE

The Silver Bay YMCA Vacations Made Possible Program offers temporary respite at no cost to families who have limited means and are facing difficult times. As they experience the spiritual presence, power, and culture of Silver Bay YMCA during their vacation, these families reconnect and enjoy a reprieve from their daily stresses, leaving refreshed, renewed and inspired!

If you are interested in participating in this overnight program, please review the program outline or contact Lori Ross at lross@silverbay.org or 518.543.8511.

Community Membership

Every year from mid-December to mid-March Silver Bay opens its doors to the community including access to hiking trails, ice fishing, fitness center hours and more… To register or learn more about the Community Membership stop by the Front Desk or call 543-8833 ext 214.

Dinner and a Movie

On the 2nd Friday of the month from September through May, join us for Dinner and a Movie. This program is open to the community with a suggested donation of $5 to cover the cost of food.

OPEN PATHWAYS

To ensure that Silver Bay is open to all, financial assistance is available through OPEN PATHWAYS. Silver Bay offers sliding scale memberships for year-round residents of Warren and Essex Counties as well as the Town of Putnam based on need. OPEN PATHWAYS is made possible through the generous contribution of our YMCA members and supported in the Annual Giving Campaign. Contact our Guest Services Director at 518-543-8833 ext 235 for details and to obtain an application.

Silver Day Camp & Teen Program

Staffed by a dynamic team of Camp Counselors and guided by the YMCA Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, the Children’s Program offers games, music, ice-cream making, crafts, archery, boating, climbing, fitness, hiking, overnights and, of course, making new friends. Activities vary based on age and weekly schedule.

Half Day Silver Camp: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-11:30am ages 6 weeks through entering 6th Grade.

Half Day Teen Program: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-11:30am entering grades 7th through 12th. Program times may vary based on planned activities.

Full Day Silver Camp and Teen Program: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm entering grades 1st through 8th.This program includes swim lessons.

Some activities may require additional fees for off-site day trips and overnights. Transportation available for residents of Hague and Ticonderoga. This New York State Licensed Day Camp requires pre-registration, medical forms and additional fees.

Youth & Government

YMCA Youth & Government is a successful high school program that builds self-esteem and confidence, teaching youth about the principles of democratic government and allowing them the opportunity to interact with state officials. Silver Bay oversees District 6 which includes programs at local high schools and Glens Falls YMCA.

Local Events

Healthy Kids Day! Every April Silver Bay joins other YMCA’s by hosting Healthy Kids Day. Join us as we help put play into your day by providing games, face painting, a bounce house, healthy snacks, and more! Bring your whole family to this free event and fill your day with fun.