Amputees Moving On – An amputee support group sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Westfield. It is our mission to create a positive environment that fosters support and helps educate amputees and their families as they adjust and move on, and to assist them in continuing to grow in spirit, mind, and body. Meetings will be held the last Monday of every month at 6:00PM at Noble Hospital 115 West Silver Street Westfield, MA 01085 in the conference room A on the ground floor. For more information call Charlene Call at 413-568-8631 x305.
Kids/Adult Special Needs Swim Lessons- An exciting swim lesson program for special needs children. Basic swimming skills are taught following our youth swim lesson format. We give individual attention, one on one, to learn the routines and expectations of our regular swim lessons. Our goal is to have the children be able to attend our regular preschool and youth swim lessons.
Lifeguarding Certifications- The Westfield YMCA is proud to offer many different American Red Cross certified classes! Classes offered: Basic CPR/AED & First Aid Certification, Pet CPR & First Aid Certification, Babysitter’s Training Certification (includes CPR & First Aid), Lifegaurd, First Aid, CPR/AED Certification Course, Water Safety Instructor Course. For more information or to register for a call please call 413-568-8631 x 320 or Kliebchen@westfieldymca.org.
Outdoor Education- Located on 105 acres of scenic forestland at the foot of the Berkshires, Camp Shepard Outdoor Center provides an idyllic location for outdoor and experiential programming. Our programs are designed for schools, youth groups, church groups, community organizations, and corporate retreats. Three different tracks are offered (see below) with a wide variety of options available. Our skilled staff can design and customize an outing for your group to meet your needs. Additionally, our year-round Goyette Outdoor Education Center has a large conference room that can accommodate up to 50 people and is handicapped accessible. Its scenic location overlooking the natural pond provides a quiet, natural setting for retreats, gatherings, and meetings. Please contact Bridget Daley, the Camping and Outdoor Education Director at ext.322.
Teambuilding: High Adventure Course, Climbing Tower, Low Ropes Course, Group Initiatives, New Games, Orienteering.
Environmental Education: Discovery Treks, Stream Study, Pond Exploration, Predator/Prey Relations, Wildlife Tracks, Animal Adaptations, The Water Cycle.
Adventure Education: Canoeing/Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Archery, Wilderness Survival, Outdoor Cooking, Rappelling.