Programs for better health
YMCA children’s programs build a foundation for physical fitness that will last a lifetime by helping kids get active in a fun, safe setting. Our experienced staff will coach your children through healthy development as they create positive relationships, learn to be healthy and play.
Children & Youth Drop In Programs
Download the PDF Schedule here
|Y MOVE – Ladybugs
| Y MOVE – Rabbits
|Y MOVE – Ladybugs
|Y MOVE – Grasshoppers
| Homeschool Group Gym Time
|Grade 6 Open Gym
| Youth Open Gym
All Purpose Room
Starts Feb 19th
|Y MOVE – Bears
|Y MOVE – Cougars
The YMCA and Sport for Life have developed a brand new physical literacy program called Y Move for children ages three through nine.
Y Move is an opportunity to develop skills around any type of movement. Children will progress through levels of skill development, similar to swim lessons.
Y Move is a land-based program. Typical activities will include games that get kids balancing, jumping, falling, running, hopping skipping and rolling. Your child will have the confidence, competence, and motivation to participate in any kind of physical activity resulting in both better health and social outcomes.
Each Y Move program is drop in. Attend classes at your own convenience or at your child’s pace. Instructors will record each child’s progress and reward them with a certificate of completion as they graduate from each level.
Launching Fall 2017
Y MOVE – Ladybugs (3-5 years)
For children three to five years old with limited experience with basic movement skills. In Ladybugs, fun activities such as jumping and rolling, and kicking a ball will be used to encourage children to explore their environment and different ways their bodies can move.
Y MOVE – Grasshoppers (3-5 years)
For children three to five years old with minor experience in basic movement skills. In Grasshoppers, fun activities such as running forward, two-hand underhand toss and striking a ball with a paddle will be used to help children to develop new basic skills and become more comfortable interacting in their environment.
Y MOVE – Rabbits (3-5 years)
For children three to five years old with experience in some basic movement skills. In Rabbits, children will be introduced to jumping and hopping forward, skipping and galloping, and two-hand dribbling forward. They will become more confident in their environment and willing to try new skills and activities.
Y MOVE – Squirrles (3-5 years)
For children three to five years old with experience in some basic movement skills. In Squirrels, children will learn the new skills of dynamic and object balance along with more advanced skills of two-hand tossing to a partner and dribbling a ball with the inside of their feet. They will participate in fun and playful activities to increase their motivation and confidence.
Y MOVE – Foxes (3-5 years)
For children three to five years old with experience in most basic movement skills. In Foxes, children are interacting more with their peers whether it be through partner activities or group games. They will be introduced to jumping and hopping over obstacles, striking a ball with a hockey stick, and forward shoulder rolls.
Y MOVE – Wolves (3-5 years)
For children three to five years old with experience in all basic movement skills. In Wolves, children will continue to develop their physical and social skills through structured activity and play. They will be introduced to running, skipping and galloping over obstacles, jumping from a height and one-hand tossing.
Y MOVE – Moose (6-9 years)
For children six to nine years old with experience in all basic movement skills. In Moose, children begin to build on the basics and combine skills such as catching a ball while balanced on one foot and throwing a ball while jumping. They will continue to increase social interactions with their peers through practice and game play.
Y MOVE – Deer (6-9 years)
For children six to nine years old with experience in all basic movement skills and some experience in combination skills. In Deer, children will continue to build on basic skills and combination skills such as throwing a ball while balanced on one foot and catching a ball while jumping forward. They will continue to increase their confidence in social interactions with their peers through practice and game play.
Y MOVE – Bears (6-9 years)
For children six to nine years old with experience in all basic movement skills and combination skills. In Bear, children will continue to develop basic and combined skills, and work towards performing an individual roll routine for a small group. Children will increase their social interactions by working cooperatively with partners and in larger groups.
Y MOVE – Cougars (6-9 years)
For children six to nine years old with experience in all basic movement skills, combination skills, and minor game strategies. In Cougar, children will continue to develop basic skills and combination skills while also working on game strategies. They will continue to work on social interactions as they create a partner and group routine of balance, jump rope and a rolling.
Craft Corner (6-12 years)
Inspire creativity, self confidence and discovery through a multitude of arts and crafts.
Children’s Aikido (6-12 years)
A wonderful martial art for children aged 6-12. Aikido is a noncompetitive, self-defence system that focuses on harmonious body movement and balance control through physical connection. Children will learn respect, self-discipline and confidence.
Little Artists (3-5 years)
Drawing, colouring, painting and more! Engage your child in creative expression.
Story Time and Crafts (3-5 years)
Express your creativity and imagination through our interactive story time.
Yoga Kids (8-12 years)
Explore the art of yoga with a special class just for kids! Yoga is a non-competitive, relaxing and fun way to stay active.
Youth Open Gym & Grade 6 Open Gym
Explore sports such as basketball, floor hockey and volley ball during open gym time. Challenge yourself and your friends to try a new activity.
Coming Fall 2017
Coming Fall 2017