Teen Special Needs

Shining Star Director: Jerry C.

JerryC@wyckoffymca.org

201-891-2081


Shining Star Express Classes (SSE):

Shining Star Express is an inclusive program available to individuals of all ages and abilities that meets on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. 

Our program uses peer modeling to provide both structured and unstructured activities and social skills learning. Special outings are planned throughout the year such as bowling, mini golf, and attending local baseball games. Our most popular events include our annual talent show, “Shining Star’s Got Talent” and the Winter Formal.

In an effort to cater to a wide range of personal interests, we offer a variety of classes including fitness, art, social group, cooking, and music classes.

There is truly a class for everyone in our Shining Star Express Program!

Application process required. Contact: JerryC@wyckoffymca.org

Budget and Billing Questions Contact: MaryW@wyckoffymca.org

2020 SESSION II PROGRAMMING

Fill Out Registration Form below, save and email to MaryW@wyckoffymca.org

REGISTER TODAY!

WEDNESDAY CLASSES:

Located at Advent Lutheran Church

Session II:  November 9 – January 24

MULTI MEDIA ART 

Wed.  4-5pm    

Learn basic color and composition through introductory art techniques in clay, collage, painting, and drawing.  Artists create individual and group work.  An art exhibition is held during our annual show.

Full Member: $120      Program Member: $140 

 

FITNESS CLUB   

Wed.  5-6pm

Improve cardiovascular endurance, while strengthening the body with group fitness and sport-related skill games.  Work on listening and directional skills while developing group interaction and teamwork.

Full Member: $120     Program Member: $140

 

SPECTRA YOGA    

Wed.  6-7pm

Learn basic postures and meditative techniques to quiet the mind, strengthen the body, and uplift the spirit.

Full Member: $120     Program Member: $140

 

FRIDAY CLASSES:

Located at Advent Lutheran Church

Session II:  November 9 – January 24

NEW! CRAFT CLUB 

Fri.  4-5pm    

Work with a variety of materials to create some fun and useful projects including yarn, fabric strips, glue, tissue paper, shells, and wood to create some of the following:  A Wreath using colorful fabric strips, Decoupage and Fabric to design a personalized 3-D Letter, Gems and Shells to design a Keepsake box. 

Full Member: $120    Program Member: $140

 

DINNER TIME CHAT 

Fri.  5-6pm

A time together filled with dinner time discussions while proper etiquette and social interaction is the focus. Dinner is included. 

Full Member: $120    Program Member: $140

 

LET’S RECONNECT   

Fri.  6-8pm

Learn social skills including how to make introductions, join a conversation, and active listening.  Participate in group social activities such as games, trivia, and more! 

Full Member: $120    Program Member: $140

 

SATURDAY CLASSES:

Located at Wyckoff Family YMCA

Session II:  November 9 – January 24

NEW! AQUACISE

Sat.  11-11:45am    

Work your heart while jogging and doing exercises in the pool that provide a lot of resistance for muscles, but no wear and tear on your joints.  Whether you’re looking to lose weight, tone muscles, improve flexibility, or increase endurance, aquacising has been scientifically proven to do the body good!

Full Member: $120    Program Member: $140  

 

NEW! TENNIS

Sat.  11:30-12:15pm    

The specialized play-based curriculum encourages social interaction, basic athletic skills, hand-eye coordination, balance, and, of course, a love of tennis. Students have the opportunity to form bonds with their coaches and with their fellow players. All sessions are supervised by highly trained and qualified coaches. The environment is both structured and flexible, with developmentally appropriate equipment that help players feel successful with every swing! 

Full Member: $100    Program Member: $120

 

NEW! SPORTS COMBO

Sat.  12:15-1pm     

A class that encompasses basketball, hockey, lacrosse, golf, and soccer.  A perfect introduction to all things sports.  Each action-packed class is sure to get you moving and having fun!   

Full Member: $100    Program Member: $120

 

NEW! DANCE

Sat.  12:15-1pm   

Gain balance between the two halves of the body, express emotion, and build muscle control, all while having a ball and making some new friends.  Improve motor skills, confidence, and socialization.  Through simple patterns, sequencing, and repetition, students learn the basics of movement, rhythm, and jazz dance. Some creative movement and yoga are incorporated into class, too!

Full Member: $100    Program Member: $120

 

FITNESS FOUNDATIONS

Location: Wyckoff YMCA & FLCC

In each Fitness Foundations group class, participants engage in a variety of areas of wellness. The activities include cardiovascular, strength, balance, and flexibility exercises, and nutrition. Contact MaryW@wyckoffymca.org to Register.

The benefits of the class are as follows:

  • Increase muscle mass, bone density, and cardiovascular endurance.
  • Improve flexibility and balance, decrease the risk of falls leading to critical injuries.
  • Increase brain function, improve overall mood, and reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Increase self-confidence leading to improved socialization skills.

30 min. Session: Full & Program Member: $28

45 min. Session: Full & Program Member: $38