Youth & Teen Programs

 

Youth/Teen Sports

The Wapakoneta Family YMCA offers a variety of sports and classes for kids preschool through Middle School.  Sports include Soccer, Tball, Dodgeball, Sports Sampler and many more. We will also offer a variety of drop in sports for our Middle School Members after school.

Spring Session

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. Monday: 5:30-6pm   Cost:  $25/Members   $40/Access Members

First Tee Drive-The First Tee DRIVE is designed to introduce kids to golf and The First Tee Nine Core Values — honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. This is a great beginner program for youth to learn the concepts and principles of golf.  All equipment is provided for this class.  Open to kids 7 and up!  Tuesday: 5:30-6:15pm   Cost: $25/Members   $40/Access Members                                                                     

Spring STEM and Art Programs

Sewing Basics- Come and learn the basics of sewing from hand stitching as well as operating a     sewing machine. Sewing machines are   provided, however if you own a sewing machine we  recommend you bring that to learn it’s basics!  Everyone will complete at least one project.  Be sure to pick up the information sheet with  fabric needed for the session.  Wednesday- 4:30-5:30pm   Cost: $25/Members  $40/Access Members

Intermediate Sewing- If you have completed Sewing Basics Class you may register for the Intermediate Level.  In this class we will advance through the process of working with a sewing machine and work on a second project.  Wednesday: 6:00-7:00pm  Cost: $25/Members   $40/Access Members                                           

Watch out for information for upcoming specialty Lego League camps this summer!   

Summer Specialty Camps 

Center Stage Theater Camp- Let your imagination run wild this summer in our theater camp.  Spend the week learning the tools of theater with our directors, Nikki Barger and Zach Jung, This camp will end with a fun performance by our new young actors. Theater camp runs at the WMS Auditorium.    June 10-14: 10:00am-12:00pm for grades K-7.  Cost: $25/Members  $40/Access Members

Environmental Bootcamp-You never know what you will get this week. We will spend the days outside learning about the environment and our impact on it.  We will travel to multiple Johnny Appleseed Parks for lessons in birds, fishing, and end with a day at the beach.  There will be an optional Family Tent Camp Out at one of the Johnny Appleseed Parks for a small fee ($10/family) . Click here for the environmental camp packetJune 17-21: 9:00am-4:00pm  Grades 1-7  Cost: $100/Members   $110/Access Members

First Lego League Jr. STEM Camp- Come learn what First Lego League Jr is all about. We will work with our WeDo programming, and this past year's challenge, Mission Moon!  We will also have additional STEM programming.  We will have old electronics on hand for kids to get hands on taking it apart and attempting to put back together.  A fun way to keep their imaginations running! June 24-28: 4:00-6:00pm Grades 1-4   Cost: $25/Members   $40/Access Members

Sewing Bootcamp- Come and learn the basics of sewing in a week!  Sewing machines are provided, however if you own a sewing machine we  recommend you bring that to learn it’s   basics!  Everyone will   complete at least one project.  An informational sheet for needed fabric will be handed out the first class. July 8-12: 3:00-5:00pm  Ages 7 and up  Cost: $25/Members   $40/Access Members

First Lego League- Come see what First Lego League is all about.  We will have last year’s challenge table set up and you will build, code and run the challenge through out the week. A great way to prepare for the upcoming season in August. July 22-26 3:00-5:00pm Grades 5-8 Cost: $25/Members   $40/Access Members     

Preschool Specialty Camp

Did your kids have so much fun during Kamp Kermit they want the fun to continue?  Check out one or all of our preschool specilty camps offered through out the summer. 

Preschool Art and Music Camp- Do you have a budding Picasso at home?  Bring them to the Y for a week of creative play!  Each day we will work on an artistic masterpiece.  But don't worry your preschooler won't get bored from sitting. We will have many GoNoodle Dance and Music breaks through out.  This is  great way to keep those motor skills working during summer vacation. 

June 10-14     5:00-7:00pm     Ages 3-6

Cost: $25/Members    $40- Access/Non Members

 

American Girl Mini Camp-Bring your favorite doll and spend the adventure crafting and exploring. Bring a change of clothes and any other accessories you may want. We will have arts and crafts, dance parties, and daily tea parties with snacks. Win awards for kindness, teamwork and creativity. This camp only runs 3 days of the week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

June 24, 26, 28     1:30-3:30pm     Ages 3-7 
Cost: $15-Members    $25-Access/Non Members
 

Sports and Play Camp-This program will introduce your child to a variety of sports each day. Examples of some of the sports that will be introduced are basketball, swim lessons, soccer and t-ball. We will spend time working on skills, and playing games. Between skill work the kids will have the opportunity to play fun gym games and build friendships through out the week! This is a great way to keep your kids moving through out the summer.  

July 8-12     5:00-6:00pm    Ages 3-6
Cost: $15-Members   $25-Access/Non Members
 

Preschool Nature Camp-Do your preschoolers love the outdoors? Join us for a week of fun with nature! We will do kid friendly environmental experiments, art work, and even music. We will venture out and find our favorite leaves, rocks, birds, and bugs in nature during our time together. And of course our favorite part, some outdoor playground fun! Let your kid continue to learn about our world while getting their hands dirty during summer break

July 15-19    9:00am-12:00pm   Ages 3-6
Cost: $25- Members     $40- Access/Non Members

 

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, writing our names, opening lunch packaging, plus much more. We will end the camp with our bus safety ride on the YMCA bus.

August 12-16   5:00-6:00pm   Ages 5-6

Cost: $15- Members    $25- Access/Non Members

                  

Elementary Night Out

Students in grade kindergarten-4th  are welcome to join us for an awesome night.  Doors open at 7:45pm and from 8:00-10:00pm we will have a DJ in the gym. Free pizza and pop will be delivered at midnight!  We'll be back in the gym from 1:00-6:30am where there will be 3 on 3 Basketball, Dodgeball.  We will have some quiet movie time between 2:30-6:30am.  Pre-registration is required for our Elementary Night Out and space is limited!  

Dates: TBD 

Permission Slips are available for download two weeks before the event or you can pick one up at your Wapakoneta Family YMCA. To download permission slip click here.

Teen Lock-ins

Teens in 5-8 grade are welcome to join us for an awesome night.  Doors open at 8:45pm and from 9:00pm-12:00am we will have a DJ in the gym.  The pool will be open for swimming from 12:00-3:00am and free pizza and pop will be delivered at midnight!  We'll be back in the gym from 1:00-6:30am where there will be 3 on 3 Basketball, Dodgeball and inflatables.  Students must be in 5-8 grade and have their own permission slip.  Pick up is in the front parking lot at 7:00am.  Lock-ins are $20.00 at the door with permission slips.  Early registration is not available for these events. 

Lock-Ins will be themed. 

Dates: Typically held in November/March

Permission Slips are available for download two weeks before the event or you can pick one up at your Wapakoneta Family YMCA. To download permission slip click here.

 

Find the perfect program for your kids! Please remember, we offer financial assistance!  Call or email for more information.  If you have any questions or an idea for a program you would like to see, contact Lindsay Zielonka at 419-739-9622 or lzielonka@wapakymca.org


Please check the Program Brochures for specific times/days for programs.