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...

Charlie

The swimming pool inside the East Side YMCA is one of five-year old Charlie’s favorite places. Like many autistic children, he is drawn to the water, and that’s a scary thought for us. Once a week, Charlie has his own private swim lesson through Full Circle, a program designed for 3-14 year olds on the autism spectrum or with other sensory issues. The staff designed a plan to meet Charlie’s significant needs, and while he has many challenges, swimming has become a strength. Unlike most therapy sessions, the program provides an outlet for children and their families in a place they feel safe. It’s something we know can’t be taken for granted. Our son may not be able to say thank you but we can. Thank you for providing Charlie and other autistic children with a supportive positive environment. - The Driedric Family