Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Central Coast YMCA Opens Registration for its 2020 Summer Day Camps

For your child’s best summer ever, sign up for a Central Coast YMCA Summer Day Camps — registration is now open at all five YMCA locations

Salinas, CA, February 26, 2020 — For your child’s best summer ever, sign up for a Central Coast YMCA Summer Day Camps — registration is now open at all five YMCA locations: Monterey, South County, Salinas, San Benito and Watsonville, with the first camp to start June 8, 2020.

No matter your preference — indoor camps, outdoor camps, sports camps and more — the Y offers a summer experience that will leave you and your child with a grin on your faces!

Early registration continues through March 31; regular registration dates: April 1 to Aug. 12. Week 1 Begins June 8, 2020; and will be held every week, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, June 8 – Aug. 12, 2020 (1/2 day on July 3).

Registration forms are available at: https://www.centralcoastymca.org/clientuploads/PDF/SalinasCommunity/Day%20Camp/SYMCA_Summer_Day_Camp_Registration_Packet_2019.pdf

All campers must have their registration form completed and turned into the YMCA and balance paid prior to the camp session. No child may enter camp without the Registration Form or with a balance.

At the Y, no one is ever turned away because they lack the ability to pay. We offer financial assistance so everyone has the opportunity to take advantage of the Y's valuable programs and services. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, click on xxx (one of the links below), fill out the form and bring it to your local YMCA.

Kids thrive in Summer Camp at the Y, where they will find a safe, caring environment in which they can discover who they are and the gifts they have to share:

  • Caring camp counselors committed to helping children build confidence and character by being positive role models
  • Tons of new friendships waiting to be made
  • Discovering not just the wonders of an active lifestyle, but the joy of exploring unique talents and our wonderful local community
  • Time to share strengths and develop new ones
  • Creating memories to last a lifetime!

Weekly Camp Themes:

Week 1: Beach Party

Week 2: Super Hero

Week 3: Full STEAM Ahead

Week 4: Back to the Future

Week 5: Wacky Spirit

Week 6: Animal Planet

Week 7: Iron Chef Throwdown

Week 8: Story Wars

Week 9: World of Games

Week 10: World of Art

Week 11: Summer Send Off

Daily Schedule

7-9 a.m., Check in (South County & Monterey)

7:30-9 a.m., Check in (Salinas, San Benito & Watsonville)

Choice Time (Group Games, Arts & Crafts, Board Games)

9-9:30 a.m.: Camp Fire

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Group Game/Team Building

10:30-10:45 a.m.: Snack

10:45-12:00 a.m.: Arts & Crafts/Literacy

12:00-12:30 p.m.: Lunch/Clean Up

12:30-1:00 p.m.: Choice time (Group Games, Art Projects, Readers Theater)

1:00-1:45 p.m.: Sports & Group Games

1:45-3:30 p.m.: Swimming (Salinas & Watsonville); Healthy Living/Cooking Project (South County, San Benito & Monterey)

3:30-4:15 p.m.: Enrichment/STEM

4:15-5:45 p.m.: Reading Club

5:00-5:45 p.m.: Closing Circle

5:45-6:00 p.m.: Sign Out

For more information or questions, contact Mikayla Spooner, Youth Development Director at: mspooner@ymcacentralcoast.org or by calling (831) 758-3811 ext. 1008.

About the Central Coast YMCA
Formed in 1989, the Central Coast YMCA began with the merger of two independent YMCAs; the Salinas Community YMCA (founded in 1921) and the Watsonville Family YMCA (founded in 1898). Originally a USO built in 1941, with the purpose of supporting American troops during World War II, the YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula joined the association in 1990. In 1998 the South County YMCA became the fourth branch in the association, extending its service area to the residents of south Monterey County. The YMCA of San Benito County became the fifth and most recent addition to the association in 1999.

CCYMCA is an independent, private, nonprofit corporation, a part of the YMCA of the USA, but responsible for its own policies, programs, and budgets. It employs 27 full-time employees, about 225 part-time employees, and 120 volunteers who impact approximately 40,000 people in Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties.

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Will Host a Farewell Jazz Celebration Weekend for Fireplace Lounge March 6-8, 2020

The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa is pulling out all the stops March 6-8, 2020

Monterey, CA, February 25, 2020 — The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa is pulling out all the stops March 6-8, 2020, for its farewell weekend for the Fireplace Lounge, which will undergo an extensive two-month renovation, featuring former Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay, Japanese singing sensation Mayumi Abe and jazz flutist Tim Jackson.

To help celebrate this “pause for the cause” construction break, the lounge will be filled with live jazz, starting with a special Happy Hour performance from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 6, with Japanese jazz vocal phenom Mayumi Abe, who has been thrilling fans and bandmates alike with her vocal prowess, amazing range, and her own unique style singing American jazz standards.

The celebration continues at 7:30 p.m. that night with Lindsay, who toured and recorded with Santana from 1995-2015, sings with Tower of Power, has been awarded 11 Grammy awards, and also performed as a vocalist with Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Steve Winwood, Al Jarreau and many more. Lindsay, who is well known locally for fronting his popular R&B/jazz band Spangalang, will perform with the house band until 11 p.m., so get there early.

The farewell weekend continues at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7 with Santa Cruz jazz flutist Tim Jackson, who is also the executive director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, performing with the David Morwood Jazz Band, the house band for the weekend. Jackson is known for his deep jazz knowledge and melodic, swinging style on flute.

To close out the weekend, Morwood will be joined by jazz-blues vocalist Lee Durley to host a live jazz jam session from 7:00 pm to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, with many musical surprises in store. Morwood is the house drummer and music director for the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

The Fireplace Lounge Jazz Jam sessions have become legendary in the past 22 years as some of the biggest names in jazz and blues have joined the bandstand, including George Benson, Wynton Marsalis, Percy Heath, Ray Drummond, Roberta Gamborini, Benny Green, James Williams, Regina Carter, Branford Marsalis, Jeff Hamilton, Kenny Washington, and many more!

Stay tuned for the grand re-opening date and a fun welcome-back celebration.

Call (831) 372-1234 for more information. The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa is located at 1 Old Golf Course Road, in Monterey.

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455