The YCC is Now Open!
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 8:00pm • Saturday, 9:00am – 3:00pm • Sunday, Closed
Senior Hour: 8:00am – 9:00am (For Seniors only – 50+)
Yates Community Center
Greetings Yates Community
A Note from the President:
Happy New Year!!
We know that the new year brings a new commitment to health and wellness for many of us. The community center is here for you, to help you achieve those goals! We have some great new classes that will be offered and as always a clean, safe environment to work out in. If 2020 taught us anything, it was how important our health is. Please reach out to us if we can help you be healthier in any way this year.
In an effort to be completely transparent about our capital project this year we will be consistently bringing you updates including both our challenges and victories. COVID has greatly slowed this project as well but I am happy to report we have plans that have been submitted for final approval. I am a chiropractor by trade so this has been quite a journey for me. I have learned a lot about planning and development, working with NYS, and mostly I have learned how to be very patient!!!! In 2021 we will see a new multi-purpose field, a new playground, new pavilion, new basketball court, and a new great room at the community center. Our dream is slowly becoming a reality. Hope to see you in 2021.
Yates Community Center News
Yates Community Center (YCC)
Yates Community Center’s mission is to provide health, wellness, educational and recreational opportunities to all Yates county residents.
The mission of the Community Center will be accomplished with the support and cooperation of it’s partner programs, Core, Elevate and Our Town Rocks, local sports teams, local organizations, community members, it’s employees, committees and Board of Directors. The Yates Community Center IS it’s partners and programs and together they serve all members of Yates County.
Donate to the YCC
Thank you for your support of the Yates Community Center!
Thank You Yates County Tuberculosis & Health Association
The YCC thanks the Yates County Tuberculosis and Health Association for the generous donation which has helped us purchase a Vibration Platform and weighted poles. (More new fun equipment to come in the future.)
In our quest for normalcy, we hope to be able to offer more classes and events soon as we are all learning to adjust to the new normal. The Yates Community Center and our members appreciate the funds that have provided us with tools to help keep us on our fitness journey.
As you all can see from the pictures the new “FUN” equipment is getting much use.
Gift Certificates Available – the perfect gift for any occasion!
Exploring Ecology Through Metal: For Teens & Adults
in partnership with ELEVATE Youth and the Yates Community Center
Instructors: Sam Castner and Lindsey Dean
Date / Time: NEW DATES COMING SOON!
Experience: All levels, ages 13 and up.
Workshop/Materials fee: FREE for 7-12 grade students $225 for ages 18 and above
(materials and lunch included)
Learn the basic techniques used to fabricate metal sculptures while gaining a working skill set, understanding the use of metal fabricating tools and techniques, and learning the connection between different ecological systems. The second half of the workshop we’ll focus on a large-scale, collaborative sculpture to be installed into the Yates Community Center campus located in Penn Yan, NY. Expect to leave with a good foundation for craft, a handcrafted milkweed and monarch butterfly, and an understanding of working with a
community on a large-scale landmark piece. you refresh and refine your craft!
Topics covered will include:
If you have prior experience this class will help
- shop safety
- the MIG welding process
- the plasma cutting process
- hammering techniques
- use of tongs, anvils, vises
- translating small scale models into large, collaborative public sculptures
- learning the interaction between humans and the environment, and the link between themilkweed and butterfly throughout our communityMaterials and supplies you need to bring:
- work gloves
- close-toed shoes or boots
- non-flammable cotton clothing
- cotton long-sleeve button-up or work shirt
- bandana or welding cap
- water bottle and snacks
The YCC photo gallery features images of the facilities, grounds, highlights of events, members, staff, & Community.