We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
Little Hitters- Introduce your child to a game filled with action, fun, and teamwork. Through learning and refining ball handling to batting and base running, your child will learn the fundamentals with positive coaching and personal attention as we lay the foundation for league play . From building stronger skills to gaining self-confidence, t-ball at the Y is about more than just the game, it is about building the whole child, from the inside out. This class meets on Mondays at 5:30pm from June 11-July 22.
Learn to Ride Your Bike Camp- Bring your kids and their bikes and let us teach them to spend their summer days outside riding their bikes. Using an already developed curriculum we will go over safety on bicycles, as well as teach them to ditch the training wheels. As they progress we will add an cones and courses to practice safety. Sign up for the family fun scavenger ride during this class and receive a discount! All participants must wear a helmet. This camp runs June 18-22, 6:00-7:00pm.
Anything Goes Sports Camp- You never know what you will get this week. We will play everything from kickball to basketball, and even some gym games like dodgeball! A great introduction to organized sports with fun games sprinkled through out the week. This is the week to try something new! This camp runs June 18-22, 3:00-5:00pm.
Football Camp- Whether you are introducing your kid to the game of football or want them to build on their skills, this camp is perfect. We will do drills to work on our footwork, agility, and other basic football skills, as well as scrimmage. This camp runs July 9-13, 9:00-11:00am.
Basketball Camp- Introduce your kids to the game of basketball at this fun camp. Our coaches will help your kids learn the fundamentals of basketball along with some fun scrimmaging.This camp runs July 23-27, 3:00-5:00pm.
Art and STEM Programs
Center Stage Theatre Art Camp- Let your imagination run wild this summer with a combined theatre and art camp. Spend several days learning the tools of theatre. Then spend a couple of days learning the behind the scenes aspect of theatre. This camp will end with a fun performance by our new young actors. This camp runs June 11-15 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the WMS Auditorium.
Connect the Dots STEM CAMP- Help us connect the dots between learning and life. Together we will ignite curiosity and learn about STEM in our everyday lives. Each day we will focus on a new challenge. We will look at different careers each day and do stem challenges related to the career. This camp runs July 9-13 from 3:00-5:00pm.
Kindergarten Bootcamp- Is your child entering kindergarten in the next two years? Let us help prepare both you and your child. We will work on skills such as tying shoes, raising our hands before we talk, opening lunch packaging, plus much more.One day we will even practice and learn bus safety with our YMCA bus and bus drivers. With input from kindergarten teachers we have come up with a list of skills we can help your child master before heading off for their big first day! This camp runs August 6-10, from 4:30-5:30pm.