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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We are a member-based organization that seeks to create a welcoming environment for our members, staff and community.

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SCHEDULE

Plan your next trip to the Sands Family YMCA! See available group exercise classes, family activities like projection games and open gym time, open West Herr Innovation Station hours, pool availability and more!

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FAMILY EXPERIENCE

There is so much for the family to do at the Sands Family YMCA! A haven for area families, we're proud to offer a variety of activities and spaces so every member of the family has something for them.

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ACTIVE OLDER ADULT CALENDAR

Check out our schedule of events for out Active Older Adults!

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TEEN LEADERS

Leaders Clubs connect young people ages 12-18 years with adult advisors to develop their leadership potential while fostering a culture of service, belonging, growth mindset, and self-advocacy. With the help of role models and mentors, these teens develop the skills they need to lead positive change in their communities.

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MICKEY SANDS CHILD CARE CENTER

The Mickey Sands Child Care Center is excited to open its doors this fall and serve the Canandaigua community. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Grab the family for some fun at the Sands Family YMCA! We'll have a variety of family activities available throughout the branch, and the chance to get active in our gymnasium and pool!

March 15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grab the family for some fun at the Sands Family YMCA! We'll have a variety of family activities available throughout the branch, and the chance to get active in our gymnasium and pool!

April 19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grab the family for some fun at the Sands Family YMCA! We'll have a variety of family activities available throughout the branch, and the chance to get active in our gymnasium and pool!

May 17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We're hiring heroes to lead our campers through another amazing summer! Join our camp staff for open interviews as we are hiring for positions across our Day Camps!

May 20
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DONATION AND FUNDING RECOGNITION

We are grateful for all of those who have supported and continue to support the Sands Family YMCA. Learn more about some of those contributions:

SANDS FAMILY FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT NEW CANANDAIGUA YMCA

The YMCA is pleased to announce its plans to build a new facility thanks to a historic $13.5 million gift from the Sands Family Foundation. The gift represents $12 million for the construction of the new Y, with a generous 2:1 match for fundraising purposes, and up to $1.5 million in operational support.

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SANDS FAMILY FOUNDATION TO RECEIVE $1 MILLION IN CONGRESSIONAL FUNDING

We are beyond grateful for the leadership from New York State Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand leadership in delivering funding through the recently-announced Federal Spending Package. This funding will support our Sands Family YMCA.

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$1 MILLION GIFT NAMES AQUATIC CENTER AT SANDS FAMILY YMCA

The YMCA of Greater Rochester is proud to announce the naming of the aquatic center at the Sands Family YMCA. With a gift of $1 million from businessman and philanthropist Brian F. Prince, the center will be named the Prince Aquatic Center.

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CANANDAIGUA NATIONAL BANK & TRUST TO NAME THE CNB MIDWAY: ADVENTURE CENTER AND CHILD WATCH

The YMCA of Greater Rochester is proud to announce a partnership with Canandaigua National Bank & Trust to name the CNB Midway: Adventure Center and Child Watch at the Sands Family YMCA. Both of these spaces will be central in serving families and pay homage to a local icon – Roseland Park.

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