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YMCA invites students to explore region through series of day excursions

Posted 7/6/22

The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley, Rome YMCA branch, invites all Rome junior and senior high school students to “Explore Central New York."

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YMCA invites students to explore region through series of day excursions

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ROME — The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley, Rome YMCA branch, invites all Rome junior and senior high school students to “Explore Central New York,” a series of free day excursions beginning Tuesday, July 12.

“You can hike, take a cruise, kayak, or challenge yourself on a rope course – all outdoor activities are geared for junior high and high school students and feature a variety of outdoor destinations,” explained YMCA Program Coordinator Dayna Mounie.

Every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks, the group will leave the Rome YMCA’s facility at 301 W. Bloomfield St. at 9 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. Participants may sign up to attend all eight or any number of trips at no cost.

The excursions include:

  • Tuesday, July 12 — Whetstone Gulf Trail, Lowville;
  • Thursday, July 14 — Kayak at Bellamy Park, Rome;
  • Tuesday, July 19 — Chittenango South Trail, Cazenovia;
  • Thursday, July 21 — Erie Canal Cruise, Herkimer;
  • Tuesday, July 26 — Black Bear Mountain, Inlet;
  • Thursday, July 28 — Kayak at Rivett’s Marine, Old Forge;
  • Tuesday, Aug. 2 — Pixley Falls State Park, Boonville; and
  • Thursday, Aug. 4 — Rope Course at Silver Bay YMCA, Silver Bay.

“YMCA leaders and guides will help students learn activities they have never tried before,” Mounie added. “This is a great opportunity for students to explore some of the best outdoor adventures our area has to offer.”

The YMCA will provide lunch, snacks, and beverages. Participants should wear closed-toed shoes and appropriate attire. Parents can register their children online at www.ymcatrivalley.org, Rome Y, and click on Programs. In-person registration is also available at the Rome YMCA.

For more information, contact Mounie via email at dmounie@ymcatrivalley.org or by calling 315-336-3500, ext. 247.

The program is made possible through a community partnership with the Rome City School District. 

The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley serves the greater Rome, Oneida and New Hartford areas with programs and services for the whole family.

The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley is a charitable non-profit organization with two primary branches in Rome and Oneida and school-age childcare in the New Hartford area. Its mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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