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Camp Mahackeno: Where Kids Can Be Kids

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For his weekly newspaper column, “Woog’s World,”  Westport chronicler Dan Woog made a visit to the Family Y’s Camp Mahackeno to talk with Camp Director Meg George about how, as Meg describes it, summer camp is a place to “let kids be kids … Camp is a place where kids can forget the stresses of […] [Read More]

Family Y Gymnasts Tumble their Way to Gold at Disney World

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Eighteen Westport Weston Family Y Exhibition Team gymnasts ages 10-15 traveled to Walt Disney World Florida where they competed against 22 exhibition gymnastic teams from all over the United States in the United States Gymnastic Federation “Gymnastics For All National Championship Challenge” July 18-22.  The team competed 17th in the rotation and won the first […] [Read More]

Point-to-Point Swim Results and Photo Highlights

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With calm seas, high tide, a touch of cloud cover and many helping hands, the 34th Annual Point-to-Point Compo Beach Swim was a tremendous success. Swimmers came from all over New England, and even as far as Hawaii, to compete in the Family Y’s 1-mile open-water swim, held Sunday morning. Three “waves” of swimmers set […] [Read More]
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Rain or Shine, Camp Mahackeno Offers Local Kids Classic Summer Fun

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Camp season got under way this morning at the Family Y’s Mahackeno Outdoor Center, though not without some excitement. A fast-moving line of thunderstorms  accompanied the arrival of scores of day campers taking part in Camp Mahackeno’s first two-week session. The special theme for the first week is “Summer Olympics,” followed by “Space Week” starting […] [Read More]

Stewie’s Splash! Hour Highlights First Week of Hafaday Swim Camp

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The first weekly session of “Camp Hafaday” has gone quite …  swimmingly, as dozens of campers ages 4 to 8 spent weekday mornings getting swim instruction, playing games in the gym, doing arts & crafts and more water fun during free swim. Campers who enrolled in our new Stewie’s Splash! Hour on Wednesday got a […] [Read More]

Family Y Opens Pools to Public, Thursday from 1 pm to 9:30 pm Closing

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The Family Y will serve as a cooling station for those seeking relief from temperatures forecasted to approach 100 degrees on Thursday. The Family Y welcomes the public to swim free of charge in its Stauffer Shallows Pool Thursday, June 21, from 1 to 4 pm, and its Brophy Pool from 2 pm to 9:30 […] [Read More]
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New Rain Garden at Mahackeno to Honor Rosemary Halstead

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Annual Meeting of the Association was held Monday, June 18, at 5:30 pm in the Bedford Room. Y volunteers, staff and members gathered to recognize outgoing Board Members for their service and to welcome new volunteers coming on to the governing Boards of Directors and Trustees. The Annual Meeting is […] [Read More]

Family Y Celebrates Father’s Day (And Other Y Inventions)

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The holiday represents just one of many historic “firsts” in how the Y serves communities in innovative and effective ways More than a century ago, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd aspired to create a holiday to honor fathers. The daughter of a single father and Civil War veteran was inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon and […] [Read More]

An Award-Winning Week for Our First ZAC Camp for Water Safety

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The first annual ZAC Camp – a water safety instruction camp at the Family Y sponsored by The ZAC Foundation, was a tremendous success.  Each afternoon last week, nearly 100 children aged six to nine had a great time learning all aspects of water safety — all at no charge! Friday’s awards ceremony was made […] [Read More]

Family Y Annual Meeting Set for June 18; Halsteads Among Honorees

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Annual Meeting of the Association will be held Monday, June 18, starting at 5:30 pm in the Bedford Lobby. This year’s Annual Meeting — the 88th — is especially significant, as it marks a period of transformative change for our Family Y. Less than a month ago, our governing Boards […] [Read More]