Schertz Family YMCA Newsletter

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Might God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
                                                                                                        Isaiah 9:6

Reach Success by Reframing New Year’s Resolutions

As you change your calendar from December to January, there’s always a bit of a thrill in the promise of a new year that’s full of potential. The New Year is chance to start fresh and say goodbye to any of the frustrations the previous year held—a perfect opportunity to make resolutions that will help strengthen one’s spirit, mind and body.

Here are five New Year's Resolutions the Schertz YMCA recommends for 2018.

1. Move More:
It’s important for children to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day (30 minutes for adults). Incorporate physical activity into your daily routines and spend more time walking to places instead of driving to improve your health and well-being.
2. Swap a Soda a Day:
It may be difficult, but cutting soda can do wonders for your body. If you can’t cut it entirely, resolve to swap one soda a day for a large glass of water instead. Once you’ve been able to swap one out, see if you can cut soda entirely.
Schedule Family-Time:
With work, school, and activities family-time may seem like an impossible task, but see if your family can have a "screen-free" night with no phones, video games, etc. Instead, use that time to play a board game, play outside or visit with family and friends.
4. Volunteer Your Time:
Giving back and supporting neighbors can benefit everyone involved. Not only is it a personally rewarding experience to help others in need, but it’s also a way to meet new people or discover an interest. Find an opportunity in your community, such as reading to children at the library or distributing food at a local food bank.          
Christian Emphasis

The holidays are not an easy time for a lot of people. You are part of the Y family and we care about what you and your loved ones are going through. How can we pray for you? If you have a prayer request, stop by the front desk and fill out a Y Prayer Card and place it in the Prayer Box. We have a group of people that will pray for you and keep your prayer request in confidence.

The Schertz YMCA Prayer group will be held Monday Dec 4th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. We welcome anyone that would like to participate.
At the #SchertzFamilyYMCA you can enjoy a day out holiday shopping while the kids have some fun playing games, engaging in crafts and watching a movie. We are open to the community. Act Fast! Space is limited, so register now via online or in-person by age group.

Saturday, Dec 9th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Ages 6 weeks to 12 years old
Y-Member: $20/first child, $10/each additional child
Non-Member: $25/child, $15/each additional child

Register Below
Christmas Holiday Camp

Session 1:
Dec 26-29

Session 2:
Jan 2-5

All sessions are from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Ages 5-12

Y Members $65 a session
Non Y Members $85 a session

Winter Basketball Registration

General registration will be held until Dec 31st, after that prices will increase.

Pee Wee & Me: ages 2-3
Basketball League: ages 4-13     

*Cheer Clinic will held during this time period as well.

Lil'Cheer: ages 4-8

Invite a family member or friend to join the Y and you’ll both enjoy an exclusive 20% membership savings off of your Y membership rate each month as long as you both remain members.  For more information visit

Cookies With Santa

Bring your family to celebrate this holiday season at the Y with a FREE event with Santa! Join us for cookies, crafts, games and a photo opportunity with Santa. Sponsored by Chick-fil-a Schertz. Open to the community!

End of Year Giving

While you're making your list and checking it twice, we're making their future bright.The Y supports the Greater San Antonio area by teaching and nourishing our kids, families and seniors. As a charitable organization, the Y provides financial assistance to those who cannot afford the cost of programs or membership. Give the gift of possibility during this season of giving.

Everyday, the Y supports the Greater San Antonio area by teaching and nourishing, but we can't do it alone. Please consider giving a gift to support someone in need this holiday season. Donate today at

It's time to find a Great School for your kids, Join Empowered Families at the School Connection Fair. Options include Pre-K to 12th, Public, Magnet, Charter, Private, and Online schools. This is a free event for the whole family.

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