Looking for ways to stay active and connected while still staying safe? Engaging in activities outdoors is a great way to keep moving in an open-air environment with more room for physical distancing. Check out all the ways you can go outside with the Y!

Family Retreats at Lake Allatoona

Get away to the great outdoors without going too far! Y family retreats offer a great way for families to disconnect from everyday stresses and reconnect with each other on beautiful Lake Allatoona. From archery to kayaking and volleyball to the climbing wall, now the whole family can enjoy the favorite activities of summer together.

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Outdoor Group Exercise

The Y is gearing up to bring you your favorite group exercise classes in outdoor spaces! Enjoy yoga, bootcamp, Zumba and more, all out in the open air! Check out the Group Exercise Schedules on our website and select the “Outdoor” category to find the classes available now. More classes will be coming soon as the weather cools down!

Outdoor Pools

What better way to beat the heat than to jump in the water! Y outdoor pools are open for fun in the sun, with no reservations required. You don’t want to miss the lazy river at the G. Cecil Pruett Family Y in Canton, or the water slide at the Wade Walker Park Family Y, or the splash bucket at the zero-entry pool at the Carl E. Sanders Family Y at Buckhead. Check out our outdoor pool directory for hours and details.

Youth Sports

Y youth sports build confidence and character while also teaching skills and sportsmanship. Many Y branches are returning to fall sports like soccer. We have been working closely with state and local governments and national and state sport governing bodies to determine new protocols and procedures while keeping the health and safety of our participants, coaches, and staff at the forefront. Get your kids back into the game at the Y this fall.

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Family Events at the Y

Looking for a way to have a little fun with the family? Maybe connect with fellow Y members at a safe distance? This fall, Y branches will be offering outdoor events including Family Game Nights, Drive-In Movies in the parking lot, family tournaments and so much more. Keep an eye on your Y’s social media pages and check the Healthy at Home e-newsletter for information about upcoming events.

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Keeping Safety IN Mind Even OUTdoors

Whether indoors or out, protecting the health and safety of our members, staff and the community is our top priority. Over the past several months we have implemented and enhanced protocols and procedures with one goal in mind – stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Masks are required at the Y for ages 3 and over, even outdoors, unless you are participating in strenuous exercise. Recent studies have shown that the transmission of COVID-19 is greatly reduced when outdoors. So we are focused on bringing you lots of fun, open-air activities to keep your family engaged, connected – and safe!

Help us keep each other safe by remembering to mask up when heading to the Y – even for outside activities.

We look forward to seeing you soon in the great outdoors!