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Weekly Update

Anchorage Edition  |  Week of July 2

Program Information

 

Summer Fun Starts Here!

The ASYMCA of Alaska proudly introduces our first annual Day Camp! ASYMCA’s Summer Day Camp offers a safe atmosphere where school-age children may enjoy their summer break. To deliver on the ASY’s commitment to nurture the potential of every child, our program helps campers discover what they are passionate about, form healthy relationships, and explore exciting crafts and activities.
 
The ASYMCA is deeply committed to providing an affordable, safe, nurturing, and fun environment for our children. We welcome you to call us to ask questions or to schedule a visit. Within all of our programs, you will find a strong emphasis on the core values of the ASYMCA: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
 
The ASYMCA Day Camp is located at our DH Cuddy Welcome Center, and is open to children from active Duty military households who are entering 1st through 5th grade. Each week-long day camp period will operate Monday through Friday from 0900-1200, at a cost of $45/per child, per week. Day camp periods are the weeks of: June 18; June 25; July 9, and July 16.
 
To access this program, please visit our program page at here and follow the instructions to complete the registration packet at reserve your slot.

 

First Saturday at the ASYMCA Bargain Shop

July 7 is first Saturday at the ASYMCA Bargain Shop. Come visit us and take advantage of some great deals! Saturday hours are 1000 to 1400.
 
Follow the ASYMCA of Alaska's Facebook page to get information on our weekly deals and specials!

 

Celebrating Independence Day

The ASYMCA operations will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. Operations affected will include the DH Cuddy Welcome Center; our office in the Warrior Zone; Teddy’s Child Watch at the JBER Hospital; the ASYMCA Bargain Shop; and our Y on Wheels Shuttle Service.
 
In honor of this day of celebration, the ASYMCA of Alaska would like to say thank you to all who have served, past and present. It is your service, sacrifice, and bravery that has ensured our home remains the land of the free.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Shoot for the Troops

The ASYMCA and Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is excited to host the 2nd Annual ASYMCA Shoot for the Troops Charity Fundraiser.
 
Shoot for the Troops is a 100-shot sporting clays tournament. Proceeds from this tournament help to fund ASYMCA programs assisting military personnel and their families.
 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Birchwood Recreation & Shooting Park
Morning Competitors @ 10:00AM
Afternoon Competitors @ 1:00PM
Complimentary Lunch @ 12:00PM
 
For more information about this event, or to inquire about team registration or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the ASYMCA at 907.552.9622, email Sarah at director@akasymca.org; or visit the event page on our website here.

 

Mother Son Adventure

The ASYMCA, the Alaska Railroad, and Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is excited to present Mother Son Adventure!
 
Moms and their sons will travel to Portage to catch a ride on the Alaska Railroad. Next stop… the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop where everyone will enjoy a hike to the beautiful Spencer Glacier. This is a wonderful way to learn about Alaska’s backcountry and natural wonders.
 
Thursday, August 9th
Check in at Portage Whistle Stop is 12:45 - 1:15pm
Train departs at 1:25pm and returns at 5:15pm
Portage Whistle Stop #2
(Between mile 80 and mile 81 of the Seward Hwy)
 
Eligibility and Considerations: Child participants must be the dependent of an active duty, guard, or reserve service member. A significant female role-model is welcome to fill in for mothers who are not able to attend. This event is recommended for ages 6 and up due to the following considerations: the length of the hike (1.3 miles each direction, 2.6 miles total on well-groomed trails); time allotted to complete the hike (approximately 50-60 minutes each way); mud; and the potential for inclement weather. Please note that participants must provide their own transportation to the Portage Whistle Stop, which is approximately a 1.5-hour drive outside Anchorage.
 
Online ticket sales for this event open June 25. If you would like to know more about this event, please contact us at 552-9622, or visit the Mother Son event page here. Tickets are limited and sell out fast, so don’t wait to claim your spot!

 

David Lee Murphy in Concert

The ASYMCA of Alaska has free tickets to see David Lee Murphy in Concert, with special guest, The Ken Peltier Band.
 
July 6 at 7:00pm
Wasilla Rodeo Days & Music Fest
Curtis Menard Sports Center in Wasilla
 
Tickets are available to all currently serving military or their dependents, including guard and reserve, and is limited to one per household member. Visit our DH Cuddy Welcome Center on Luke Avenue, or our Office in the Warrior Zone, to scoop up your tickets.
 
Don’t let the drive discourage you! Our friends at USO Alaska are organizing a bus ride for our military family who need transportation assistance. Seats can be reserved on a first-come, first serve basis by contacting the USO. For more details or to reserve a seat, call 552-7963.

 

Careers & Volunteers

 

Join the ASYMCA Team

The ASYMCA of Alaska is currently hiring! Our operations on JBER has a flexible, part-time position available for a qualified candidate.
 
Part-time Program Assistant: Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Program Assistant provides administrative support and program assistance for the ASYMCA and its staff in order to fulfill our mission of enhancing the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.
 
For full job descriptions, or to apply, please visit our employment webpage at here.

 

Lounge Volunteers Welcome!

Our Airport Courtesy Lounge remains open through the extraordinary efforts of volunteers. With the help of military-affiliated groups who adopt our lounge, we are able to provide a comfortable place for service members, veterans, and their families to relax during layovers at the Ted Stevens International Airport. But when duty calls, the troops who adopt our lounge must put their military service before all else.
 
Whether you are a service member or civilian, you can help our military volunteers and traveling military families by volunteering to fill open shifts on the Lounge’s calendar! To inquire about volunteer opportunities at our Military Courtesy Lounge and to receive a link to the volunteer sign-up, visit our volunteer webpage here and submit a request.

 

Community Partners 

 

NIT Supports our Military Family

The ASYMCA would like to spotlight our friends over at Northern Industrial Training (NIT) for their heartfelt and generous support of Alaska’s Military. For the first half of the summer, NIT has been putting together food drives and fundraising to help Alaska’s military through the Fisher House of Alaska and the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska. Their efforts culminated in a military appreciation night with the Mat-Su Miners, where our Executive Director, Sarah, threw out the first pitch.
 
The ASYMCA of Alaska would like to say thank you to NIT for the colossal effort they put into the community that they work and do business in; and for their generosity in matching monetary donations dollar for dollar during this fundraiser. We’d also like to thank everyone who made donations and helped support NIT’s vision.

 

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PO Box 6272 | JBER, AK 99506 | 907-552-9622
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