Posts Tagged ‘Silver Bay YMCA’

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Adirondack-area nonprofits welcome new hires and appointments

Several nonprofit organizations, including the Ausable River Association’s Ausable Freshwater Center/ Colgate University Upstate Institute, the Tannery Pond Center, and Silver Bay YMCA have recently announced new staff and board appointments. See below roundup for details about these developments. 

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Thursday, June 27, 2024

Check out these events happening around the ADKs this weekend

Up close photo of a calendar.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Maybe you’d like to check out a new museum exhibit, attend a concert, watch a theatrical production, try a new interactive experience, or take in some local artwork at a gallery? Peruse the below list for details on a few events going in the Adirondack region Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30.

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

New childcare facility to open in Ticonderoga, open house set for June 29

Three people stand with a shovel

Silver Bay partners with Ti-Alliance to open childcare facility

Ticonderoga, NY – Silver Bay YMCA is excited to announce that they will be operating the Ticonderoga Community Early Learning Center at 64 Amherst Avenue in Ticonderoga. The Ticonderoga Community Early Learning Center is designed to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment for young minds to flourish. The facility will include four Early Learning classrooms for infants, toddlers, and preschool age children. There are dedicated teaching teams, an indoor playroom, and an outdoor playground.

Silver Bay YMCA will be utilizing the Creative Curriculum which allows children to learn through being actively engaged in cognitive development mentally, physically, and social-emotionally. This will provide a great foundation for a lifetime of learning and future success.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Silver Bay YMCA announces Mother’s Day, Memorial Day events



Silver Bay YMCA is excited to announce its upcoming events for May and June. Starting May 10 – 13 Silver Bay will be celebrating Mother’s Day with its Mother Day’s Weekend celebration. Silver Bay has a weekend full of events planned from kid’s crafts on Friday, May 10, open hours at the archery range and Boathouse on Saturday, to Mother’s Day Brunch and Family Photo Sessions on Sunday.

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Silver Bay YMCA receives grant for Ticonderoga Teen Center

Silver Bay YMCA is excited to announce that the Cloudsplitter Foundation has awarded Silver Bay YMCA with a $5,000 grant for the Silver Bay YMCA Ticonderoga Teen Center. The Cloudsplitter Foundation was founded in 1987 and re-domiciled in New York in 1999. The Cloudsplitter Foundation’s goal is to be a second-order influence on the social and environmental needs of the Adirondack region.

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Adirondack-area nonprofits welcome new hires

William W. Reiley, Ph.D.

Several Adirondack-area nonprofit organizations have recently announced a lineup of new leadership, staff, board members, and trustees. See below for details on these announcements by the following establishments, Adirondack Foundation, Adirondack Council, the Trudeau Institute, The Hyde Collection, and Silver Bay YMCA.


Trudeau Institute appoints William Reiley as new head of scientific research institute

Saranac Lake, NY —The Trudeau Institute Board of Trustees has named William W. Reiley, Ph.D., the next president, director and chief executive officer of Trudeau Institute.

Dr. Reiley is replacing William Chapin, who has announced plans to step down on Feb. 1. Chapin has accepted a new position at another organization in the Tri-Lakes region.

Dr. Reiley, who has served in a range of positions at Trudeau since 2006, is currently chief scientific officer at the research institute, as well as a principal investigator and head of TICRO Bioservices, the contract research unit he helped launch in 2011.

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Saturday, January 6, 2024

Discounted tickets for Bluegrass in Heaven available until Feb. 29


 Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper perform in Silver Bay's Auditorium during the 2023 Bluegrass in Heaven.

Silver Bay, NY – Silver Bay YMCA is pleased to announce the return of its premier family-friendly musical festival, Bluegrass in Heaven, which is slated to take place from September 13 – 15, 2024.

The first Bluegrass in Heaven music festival, which occurred in September 2023 on Silver Bay YMCA’s 700-acre campus, passed expectations with over 300 tickets sold. Until February 29, individuals buying Bluegrass in Heaven Tickets will be able to use the promo code BGIHEarlyBird to receive a 10-percent discount off their ticket purchase. (The promo code will work on all ticket types.)

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Kids get chance to test musical abilities at ‘Instrument Petting Zoo’

During the Instrument Petting Zoo kids got to experiment with different instruments.

Silver Bay, NY – Silver Bay YMCA proudly welcomed the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra (GFS) to the stage in their Auditorium on Saturday, July 29. The orchestra’s performance was part of Silver Bay YMCA’s Summer Concert Series and was one of the most well-attended shows this summer. Before the concert began, GFS partnered with We Are Instrumental (WAI), a nonprofit that works to improve accessibility to musical education for children in Northern NY, to provide families and children with a hands-on experience with real instruments, this experience is referred to as an “Instrument Petting Zoo.”

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Saturday, July 15, 2023

Scott Cotten to swim for Silver Camp

Cotten hopes to raise $50,000 for Silver Camp Swim Lessons and waterfront safety  

Scott Cotten is a third generation Silver Bayer. Cotten and his family have been visiting Silver Bay since 1936 when his grandfather honeymooned at Silver Bay. In 1986, Cotten met his wife at Silver Bay during the first day of summer orientation for the summer employes. And in 1988 he said “I do” in the Helen Hughes Memorial Chapel at Silver Bay YMCA.

Scott Cotten Now Cotten is ready to give back to the place that he considers an integral part of who he is, and he decided that there is no better way to do that than by combining two of his passions: Silver Bay YMCA and Lake George.
In Mid-August, Cotten will take on the challenge of swimming the length of Lake George, 32.19 miles, to raise money for Silver Camp Swim Lessons and waterfront safety.  “I’m hoping to raise at least $50,000 towards a combination of Silver Camp swim lessons and overall swim and waterfront safety,” Cotten said.

Walt Lender, Vice President of Development & Government Relations added, “Safety in the water is an important part of Silver Bay’s youth training. Through our Silver Camp program, campers are taught essential swimming and water safety skills.  The funds that Scott’s swim will raise will support Silver Bay’s ability to give kids the skills they need to stay safe in the water.”


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Sunday, July 2, 2023

Adirondack-area nonprofits announce comings and goings

Several Adirondack-area nonprofits, including Paul Smith’s College, Adirondack Foundation, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the Watershed Alliance program, and Silver Bay YMCA recently welcomed new employees/board members, and announced noteworthy achievements within their establishments. Please see below for details.

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

Silver Bay YMCA announces Bluegrass in Heaven music festival set for Sept.

Bluegrass festival logo

Silver Bay, NY –  Silver Bay YMCA is excited to announce the first ever Bluegrass in Heaven (BGIH) music festival. BGIH is a bluegrass music festival that is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17 at Silver Bay YMCA, 87 Silver Bay Rd. Silver Bay N.Y., 12874.  BGIH will bring together some of the top bluegrass artists such as 2019 Grammy Bluegrass Album of the Year winner Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and regional talent such as the Bob & Sarah Amos Band.

Event organizers said they are excited to be bringing the Bob & Sarah Amos band to the very first ‘Bluegrass in Heaven’ festival.


“The YMCA campus, located right on shore of beautiful Lake George in Silver Bay NY, is a perfect location and facility for a music festival. The lineup of performers is amazing, and we can’t wait to be a part of it,” said Bob and Sarah Amos, of the Bob & Sarah Amos Band.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Silver Bay YMCA holds annual Winter Weekend event

Guests cheer each other on during the original giant board game, Horse Racing.

SILVER BAY – Silver Bay YMCA hosted its annual Winter Weekend celebration Feb. 17 through Feb. 20. Despite the lack of snow, the community showed up in full force to partake in the winter-themed fun.


The fun started Friday evening with rock climbing and S’mores in Fisher Gymnasium where there was lots of laughter, memories, and sweet treats to be had and a Paint n’ Sip class in Gullen Lounge.


The excitement continued into Saturday with Broom Ball, arts and crafts, a mini disc golf tournament, cookie decorating, and an ice carving demonstration. The night ended with a community concert by “Uncle Juan’s Band.”


“I love Silver Bay,” Holly Kocher, a 10-year-old from Pennsylvania, proclaimed.

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Friday, February 24, 2023

Silver Bay YMCA secures $1 million in funding for Fisher Gymnasium capital project  

Exterior of Fisher Gymnasium in Silver Bay.

SILVER BAY Silver Bay YMCA was recently notified that its request for $1 million in funding from the Congressional Community Project Funding was granted.


Silver Bay YMCA would like to thank Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D- N.Y) for their support of the appropriation within the federal budget.


“We are so appreciative of our New York delegation in Congress recognizing and supporting the need for creating new jobs as well as increasing the access to health and wellness in our area,” Silver Bay YMCA CEO Peter Doliber stated.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Adirondack area organizations welcome new hires

Several Adirondack area organizations recently welcomed an allotment of new staff, including Champlain Area Trails (CATS), the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), The Hyde Collection, Silver Bay YMCA, and the Trudeau Institute.

Trudeau Institute President Atsuo Kuki Leaves Position, Chief Administrative Officer William Chapin named interim director

Saranac Lake—Atsuo Kuki has stepped away from his role as president and director of Trudeau Institute, after serving in the role for six years.

Chief Administrative Officer William Chapin, a 9-year Trudeau veteran, has been appointed the Institute‘s interim director.

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