Youth & Family Activities
At the Y, our focus upon Youth Development is one of the ways that we seek to strengthen our community. By providing programs, opportunities, and simply a place to belong and play, our YMCA youth and families create, connect and grow stronger together.
Please explore the exciting programs and offerings for our youth, teens, and families. Whether it is taking a Family Zumba® or Cycling class together or some family swim time; teens at Y Night or kids in our Youth Sports program, there is something for every kid and every family at the Y!
Looking for a safe, fun place for your child to go when school is not in session, check out our School Age Child Care program!
Youth & Family Activities
Family Night all ages
We understand that family life is busy and you are always on the go, so slow down and make some memories at the Y. Our family night programs provide much needed quality time together. You’ll be able to enjoy theme nights, physical activity, swimming, and much more. Each week holds new fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Offered to the General Public for $12/family.
GaGa ages 8-12
A high-energy game played within an octagonal GaGa “pit” with players attempting to hit opponents with the ball below the knee while avoiding getting struck. This fun and easy game moves quickly and is a great way to get your 60 minutes of play and connect with other kids. GaGa is designed as an open time for Y Members or guests ages 8-12. It is supervised and facilitated by a Y staff member. Join the GaGa craze!
Mini Rompers ages 0-2*
A family activity time designed for families with children 2 years and younger. This is a great opportunity to have your children enjoy the use of soft mats, preschool gym equipment and more while you can watch and connect with other families! *Children and their caregiver. Offered to the General Public for $5/family.
Power Zone ages 8-13
It’s easy to stay active during this fun-filled time where the activities change every day! Our staff will keep you busy playing games like dodge ball, basketball and kickball, running through obstacle courses or completing energizing fitness challenges. You may attend Power Zone for the full time or pop in when it works for you. Just be there!
Power Zone Jr ages 6-10*
It’s easy to stay active during this fun-filled time where the activities change every day! Our staff will keep you busy playing games like dodge ball, basketball and kickball, running through obstacle courses or completing energizing fitness challenges. You may attend Power Zone for the full time or come early and stay late. Just be there! *Ages 6-7 parent/guardian must remain in Y facility and sign child in/out of Power Zone.
Rainbow Rompers ages 6 & under
Preschoolers love to play, explore and make new friends and Rainbow Rompers is their opportunity to do just that! We offer a supervised play space where your child can climb, run, jump and swing with age-appropriate equipment and play toys. *Preschoolers and their caregiver. Offered to the General Public for $5/family.
Stroller Circuit ages 14+
Bond with baby in 45 minutes while getting that exercise routine rolling! Jumpstart weight losses, strengthen muscles, increase your energy and bond with other new parents. This total body circuit training class will use a variety of equipment and your stroller to get you where you want to be. Child ages 6 weeks - 1 Year (with Parent/Adult).
Y Night grades 5-8 at ES, WS, BV Ys; grades 4-8 at DT
Check out what’s happening at the Y on Friday nights for 5th-8th graders at the Broadview, East Side and West Side Ys or for 4th-8th graders at our Downtown Y. Youth have the opportunity to swim, play games, connect with friends and participate in special theme activities each week, all supervised by our Y Night staff role models. Visit our Y Night page for this month's calendar of events. Y Night is offered during the school year from September-May. Offered to the General Public for $5 ($3 at Downtown Y).
Y Zone up to age 13* + Family
Y Zone offers a place to hang out with friends or your family & enjoy games, craft projects or special activities. It also provides a place for families to just hang out & play together. Child must sign/be signed in and out of Y Zone. *Ages 8-13 can attend alone. Age 7 parent/guardian must remain in Y facility. Ages 6 & under must be accompanied by parent/guardian in Y Zone.
Youth & Family Circuit Training ages 6+
This class follow an interval format incorporating both Cardio and Strength exercises using stations. In only 45 minutes it offers variety to families who want to share fun and adventure together! Designed for any level you and your child can get the ultimate experience; using a variety of equipment you can expect a different workout each time. Low impact and higher intensity options will be provided throughout class to ensure each participant achieves their ideal workout goals. Ages 6-13 must be accompanied by Parent/Adult.
Youth & Family Cycling ages 6+
Keep your family time rolling with this 30 minute high-energy cycling workout. The instructor will combine various cycling techniques and fun music to ensure that both kids and adults have a good time doing what they enjoy. Adults attending class should be accompanying a child. Youth may attend alone & must safely fit the height requirement of 4’ 10”.
Youth & Family Balance & Flex Together ages 6+
This invigorating 45 minute mind-body workout is appropriate for all levels. Improve balance, mobility, flexibility, and core strength through yoga and Pilates fundamentals. Ages 6-13 must be accompanied by Parent/Adult.
Youth & Family Fitness Class ages 6+
Our Family Fitness Class is 45 minutes and offers variety to families who want to share fun and adventure together! We’re offing a different class each week so you and your child can get the ultimate experience! Classes may include family-friendly Zumba, yoga, cycling, cardio, strength or a combination! Ages 6-13 must be accompanied by Parent/Adult.
Youth & Family Zumba® ages 6+
Enjoy a 45 minute cardio dance party appropriate for all ages. Combine high energy & motivating Latin & International music with unique moves that are fun & easy to do. Ages 6-13 must be accompanied by Parent/Adult.
Youth Wellness Orientation ages 11-13
Ready for the next step at the Y? Our one time 2 hour Youth Orientation makes sure you’re set to begin the next phase of building your healthy lifestyle. Led by a Y Member Well Being team member, you'll learn about safe & healthy exercise using the basic weight machines & exercise equipment in the Lifestyle Center. You’ll also talk through your plan for healthy exercise & staying active at the Y. After you’ve successfully completed your Youth Wellness Orientation, you’ll earn your LSC access card & can start using the equipment safely on your own.
*Registration is required for classes held at East Side & West Side. For our Downtown and Broadview Ys, please make an appointment at the front desk.
Learn more about the Summer Teen Adventure Program HERE!
Feel free to contact one of our Youth Development Directors if you have any questions about a specific program or getting yourself, child or family involved at the Y.