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The Great Egg Hunt

The Great Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Y at Duck Creek. 

There will be free, fun activities from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Cheers to Duck Creek member Gunter Storjohann for being named our volunteer of the year. You can’t really walk around the DUCK and not see something that Gunter hasn’t had a hand in repairing or building. “This is tremendous. I don’t deserve it. This is an unexpected honor,” he said after a Pi-Yo class on Wednesday. “I enjoy helping out.” Gunter built the wheeled chair racks in the group fitness room, which was a big help for our Active Older Adults who were pulling the chairs out of the closet one by one for each class. He put those awkward white plastic stacks together in the storage area that holds the big stability balls and they haven’t fallen apart since. Gunter is an archery instructor and last year he donned a Robin Hood costume and taught the kid some archery skills during our Fall Fest. And volunteering runs in the family Gunter’s wife Sara, who teaches five classes for our Active Older Adults, is usually the first on the list to volunteer her car and her time for the Trunk-n-Treat at Fall Fest. “This is a friendly place. We’ve made lots of friends here,” Gunter said. Gunter and Sara, with their son Nate, have been with us at the DUCK for several years and we appreciate all that they do for us.

9 hours 27 min ago.

Thanks to Holiday Construction for the camp demo on tools. The kids loved all the hands-on activities.

1 day 3 hours ago.

We at Duck Creek and our YMCA family send our condolences to the Warmbier family. "It would be easy at a moment like this to focus on all that we lost – future time that won’t be spent with a warm, engaging, brilliant young man whose curiosity and enthusiasm for life knew no bounds,” reads a statement from parents Fred and Cindy Warmbier. “But we choose to focus on the time we were given to be with this remarkable person. You can tell from the outpouring of emotion from the communities that he touched – Wyoming, Ohio and the University of Virginia to name just two – that the love for Otto went well beyond his immediate family.”

2 days 9 hours ago.

Duck Creek's second week of swimming went swimmingly! Thanks to the Schiff Grant for making this possible and thanks to the Blue Ash YMCA for letting us use their pool.

5 days 8 hours ago.

Thank you to all our wonderful members and camp families for visiting our art gallery today. We know there are a lot of great camp options for summer, so we're really honored that you trust us with your children. Today's event was wonderful and we'll have a repeat when the campers move on to technical drawing in a few weeks. Enjoy a few photos showcasing how hard our campers worked this week! (Also, we made all the paint used in these project!)

5 days 20 hours ago.

Cheers to the inaugural Fifth-Third lunchtime fitness group! Three days a week during their lunch hours, members of the African American Business Resource Group (AA BRG) came over to the Y for H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training) and core-intensive classes. After four weeks, the group collectively lost 17 pounds and 23.5 inches. Even when last-minute scheduled meetings and off-days kept some of the group from making it over, they were still energized and dedicated to the workout when they came the next time. Everyone gave 100% effort every class. AA BRG and Y member J’Nelle Easley, who approached the Y with the idea, said she did it because she wanted to make a lifestyle change, "not a change because it's bathing suit weather. I want to feel confident in my own skin and not fake it til’ I make it.” That's J'Nelle in the video, during her 30-minute training session, which was also part of the program. The program consisted of three group exercise classes a week: two were HIIT (high intensity interval training) and one focused on core training. There was plenty of cardio, with weight training mixed in. Members learned about proper form for things like squats and planks. And push-ups! Did we mention they loved push-ups? Rumor has it some people were practicing at their desks and against the walls in their offices. “We have so many resources to help us get fit. It's all about Wellness checks and being well. And making this a habit for life, which will only benefit everyone else at the company,” J’Nelle said. Congratulations again from the Y at Duck Creek and we look forward to organizing another session in the fall. Push-ups and that other favorite, burpees, will be on the menu. We’re sure of it.

1 week 2 hours ago.

It's art week at camp! Yesterday our campers learned about Henri Matisse and scissor art. Today they are making paints and naming their paint colors. Here are some of the more creative names!

1 week 1 day ago.

Did you know in summer camp, our campers have to read for 30 mins daily? If you have any old children's books on your shelf looking for a great home, please think about donating them to Duck Creek. Thanks!!!!

1 week 5 days ago.

Thanks to the generosity of the Schiff Grant, we were able to take Summer Camp to swim today! Heather did a great job of driving the bus.

1 week 6 days ago.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kid's Club Hours
Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Family Locker Rooms
  • Fitness Center

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Heather Wiltse
Branch Manager
Tara Metzger
Early Learning Director
Kathy Lozano
Group Vice President