Rainbow Rompers

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Preschoolers love to play and we've got a great opportunity in Rainbow Rompers 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.


FREE to Y Members / $5 for General Public Families
Rainbow Rompers is recommended for children ages 6 and younger.
Mini Rompers is recommended for children ages 2 and younger.


Commonly Asked Questions

What is Rainbow Rompers?
Rainbow Rompers is a fun parent-directed play time for preschoolers.  Age-appropriate gym equipment is used in an obstacle course/activity station setting to encourage large and small muscle development.

What should my child wear to class?
Comfortable clothes and gym shoes or bare feet are recommended.  Parents are asked to wear gym shoes or socks.

Where do I go for class?
Check in at the front desk.  A nominal fee is charged for the general public, members are free, but do need to check in.  The front desk will direct you to the program location.

Are there any YMCA staff in this program?
The staff are there to help you and your child navigate the equipment and ensure safety.  Parents are encouraged to participate and interact with their children.

May I leave the building while my child participates?
No, this program is designed for parent and child time together.  Parents are required to be present while their child is playing.

Do we need to stay for the entire time?
No, Rainbow Rompers is a free-form, drop-in activity.  You are free to come and go when you wish.

My Y Story...

Magdalene

One month shy of her 3rd birthday, Magdalene was diagnosed with a severe speech and language delay. When asked what my main motivation was for having her assessed, my answer was simple; her safety. Magdalene couldn't even say her own name or tell you who her parents are if she were lost. We were her support, her interpreters and her words, as she literally could not speak for herself. At the same time, Magdalene started swim lessons with Hailee at the Y. Hailee knelt down and spoke directly to her at the first lesson. Magdalene said nothing. I interrupted the pause, as I always do, to tell her our challenge. Hailee gave me suggestions as to how I could help and I watched as my daughter began to trust her. By the end of that session, Magdalene wanted to swim. I was thrilled to hear that Hailee would be teaching the summer classes and signed Magdalene up, knowing the continuity would be a blessing for her learning. Hailee was one of the first "strangers" I entrusted my daughter to. As Magdalene walked up the pool deck at the end of class, I began to cry. I thanked Hailee for all she had done for Magdalene. It could have been anyone we met that first day and she could have treated our child just like anyone else, but she wasn't and she didn't. As a parent of a child with a speech disability, I want the YMCA to know how grateful I am that Hailee gave my child a voice during such an important time in her life. - Anne