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.

Covid Protocol for Youth Programming

We know that these are unprecedented times in the world and we want to make sure the safety and health of everyone in our programs is taken into account.  For our Fall Programming we have the following plans in place.

  • Parents take temperatures and symptom check before arriving to a program
  • If anyone in the immediate family is sick we ask that you stay home from class that day
  • Parents and children over the age of 10 wear a mask upon entering the building. 
  • Instructors and parents (if staying to watch) will need to wear a masks the entire program
  • Kids use hand sanitizer upon entering the room 
  • No equipment will be shared and students will remain socially distanced through out the programming 
  • All students will be required to sanitize hands when dismissed back to the parents  

 

Winter II Sports and Teen Schedule

 

Preschool Gymnastics-  Introduction to the fun and excitement of gymnastics! Run, jump, tumble, climb and roll in our preschool gymnastics classes. With our welcoming, caring and experienced instructors leading the way, children are excited and motivated to learn new skills each week.  This class is for ages 2-6.  Must be potty trained

Monday- 5:30-6:15pm

Cost: $25/Members $40/Access Members

Youth Chef Academy- Students will learn the basics of the kitchen from making a rue to knife skills and safety.  We won't neccesarily be making something each week, but will learn some of the basic knowledge you will need to make delicious meals.  

Tuesday 4:30-5:15pm

Cost: $50/Members $75/Access Member

Superhero Academy- Superman, Spiderman, Elstagirl, Catwomen- oh my! Does your little one love superheroes? If so, this class is for him or her! Each day we will explore a different superhero with games, art and stories.

Thursday- 6:00-6:45pm

Cost: $25/ Members $40/Access Member

SUMMER SPORTS, TEEN, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPS

Summer MOVE Series (Grades 3-8)

The Summer MOVE Series aims to provide meaningful opportunities and volunteer experiences for the campers.  Each week we will work with multiple community non-profits not only learning about their mission in the community, but working along side them on projects.  These projects will range form helping out Food Banks, cleaning up parks, preparing senior boxes for delivery, and more.  The purpose of this program is to build a sense of community and allow our campers to see how helping in projects, both big and small, make a large impact on the community.  No fear, even though the campers will work hard on these projects campers will have plenty of fun with STEM Challenges, Climbing wall time, and of course time in our pool and new splash pad! Camp meets MOnday, Tuesday and Thursdays each week form 9am-4pm. *Thursdays may start earlier for outreach project*

MOVE Series Camp Dates

June 7-10 2021

June 21-24 2021

July 12-14 2021

July 26-28 2021

Cost: $75/Members    $125/Access Members

 

Environmental Camp 

Our campers won't know what to expect during our week of Environmental Camp.  What we can guarantee is there will be digging in the dirt, sunshine (sometimes rain puddles!) and fun. We will spend our mornings doing crafts and experiments while learning about our impact on the our community and the Earth.  The afternoons will be spent outside getting dirty and exploring nature.  We will visit several local parks through out the week, meet with some of our favorite naturalist, and hike.  This camp is provided at NO COST due to the generous support of Nutrien Lima.  Space is limited to register now!

July 5-9

Grades 1-8

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday- 9:00am-4pm

Ages 3-6

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday- 9:00am-12:00pm

Basketball Camp 

Start now to prepare for next basketball season.  We will spend the beginning of the week training and learning the fundamentals of basketball through drills and games.  We will end the week with a mini tournament and pizza. Participants will receive a t-shirt. 

July 19-22

Grades 1-5

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday- 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $40/Members      $60/Access Members

Art Camps

Destination Theater 

Let your imagination run wild this summer in our YMCA Theater Camp.  Spend the week learning the tricks and tools of the theater world. In this camp we will pick one of our favorite childhood books and write and create a music video based on the book.  

June 14-18

Grades 1-8

Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $50/Members    $100/Access Members

Little Picasso Camp

Do you have a budding Picasso at home? Bring them to the YMCA for a week of creativity.  We will learn about some of the world's most famous artist and masterpieces, while creating our own budding works of art.  

June 14-18

Ages 3-6

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $35/Members     $50/Access Members

Kids Day Out

Students in grade kindergarten-4th  are welcome to join us for an evening of fun.  We will have fun with St. Patty's Day crafts, STEM experiments, gym games, and climbing wall fun.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  A great way for parents to sneak in quiet time at home or a dinner out!

Dates: Saturday, March 13 

Time: 5-9pm

Cost: $20

 

Private Tutoring

NEW!! We now offer private tutoring sessions for children in grades K-4 who are needing a little help in school. Your child will receive one on one help with one of our tutors. We offer help in Spelling, Writing, Math and Reading. Purchase 1 or multiple sessions at the front desk. Each session is 45 minutes. Parents can request the best time that works for them, morning, afternoon or evening.

Cost: $15/session or purchase one of our packages

Packages:

3 sessions/$35 (saves $10)

5 sessions/$60 (saves $15)

10 sessions/$125 (saves $25)

FREE Teen Nights at the Y

This free event is for students in Grades 5-9 from 6-10pm. We will have gym games, Christmas crafts and movies and more!  Dinner of pizza and pop and water will be served at 7pm. 

Teen Lock-ins

Teens in 5-8 grade are welcome to join us for an awesome night.  Doors open at 8:45pm and from 9:00-11:00pm we will have open gym and swim. After swimming pizza will be delivered at 11:30.  The DJ will play your favorite songs from Midnight until 3am when the dodgeball tournament will start.   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: TBD

Click Here for Permission Slip. 

 

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.