Preschool & Youth Programs
Fall Registration Dates
Members: AUGUST 21, 2018
Non-Members: AUGUST 28, 2018
Please refer to the FALL PROGRAM SCHEDULE for dates and times of Preschool and Youth programs.
PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS | YOUTH PROGRAMS | YOUTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
|Kinder Dance (Ages 3-6 years)
This introductory program includes a mix of dance opportunities, movement based musical games and activities.
Members only. Drop in.
|Indoor Playground (Ages 3 - 7 yrs)*
Drop in with the whole family and join your kids as they run, jump, climb and balance on a variety of age appropriate equipment.
* Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult or youth over the age of 14 years. Parents/Guardian must remain in the building during Indoor Playground.
* Non-Members welcome with purchase of a Visitor Pass
Play Zone (Ages 3 months - 7 yrs)*
Play Zone is a supervised, drop-in program where your child will be exploring through play, making friends and being creative. We encourage you to pack a healthy, peanut free snack.
Location: Play Zone
* Parents/Guardians must remain in the building to access Play Zone services.
HEAT - Healthy, Energized, and Active Teens (Ages 12-15 yrs)
Understanding the basics of using wellness equipment, etiquette, basic training principles and nutrition in the wellness centre are key to building lifelong habits for "Healthy, Energized and Active Teens." This program is meant to establish a basic understanding to ensure that H.E.A.T participants can safely and effectively participate in a conditioning program within the wellness centre. Participants earn "wellness access" once they complete the required sessions.
Registration required. Members only
Gymnastics (Ages 3-5yrs, 6-8yrs , 9-12yrs)
YMCA Gymnastics is a recreational program in which children work on balance, coordination and self-confidence. Children will practice a variety of gymnastics skills and movements and be provided the opportunity to develop their physical fitness.
***Seasonal Registration Required. Members only registration date for the Fall is August 21st.
Gym Play (Ages 5-9)
Come join us for some exploratory play. A selection of sporting equipment and games will be offered.
Location: Gym Supervised, Drop-in program.
Leaders In Training (Ages 13-15 yrs)
This program is geared to prepare young leaders for employment and volunteering opportunities. Participants will be provided with opportunities to develop essential skills such as first aid certification, learn about child development and participate in wellness coaching and leadership training opportunities. Leaders will learn about workplace safety and develop work related skills such as communication and team work.
Cost $35.00 January to June session. Maximum 15 participants.
Parents Night Out (Ages 4-12 yrs)
Participants will enjoy swimming and various games and activities throughout the evening. Participants will need to bring a swim suit and towel as swimming is mandatory. Indoor shoes will be required for gym activities.
Available on the following Friday evenings: October 5, November 2, December 7
Cost: Members: $10 per child
Non-Members: $15 per child
Location Pool/Multipurpose room Registration Required
|Saturday Youth Zone (Ages 8-12)
Youth will have the opportunity to relax, create, and play as they make their way through a selection of crafts and activities in a self-guided, supervised experience. The lounge will provide the supplies and stations while youth bring their imagination. Keep an eye out for "Pop Up" specialty programs.
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
|Youth Boot Camp (Ages 8-12 yrs)
This action-packed class incorporates body weight and cardio exercises while working through fitness games and circuits. This class is open to youth of all fitness levels.
Location: Energy Zone
Y Jr. Leaders (Ages 8 - 12 yrs)
Designed especially for youth, the program takes the best of today’s youth and helps them become future leaders. Participants will have the opportunity to learn early leadership skills, communication and team building skills as well as participate in home alone safety and wellness opportunities.
Registration required. Members only.
Location: Multi Purpose Room
Cost $35.00. Maximum 15 participants. Program runs September through December.
|Youth Sports (Ages 8-12 yrs)
Fall: Floor Hockey
Come join us for drills, skills building and some fun scrimmaging opportunities.
Members only. Drop in Program.
|Wellness Access for Youth (Ages 10 - 13 yrs)
When youth participate in physical activities with family it strengthens potential for healthier lifestyles long term. Youth ages 10-13 may access the Wellness Centre with a parent and/or guardian 16 years of age or older after completing an orientation with a wellness staff member.
Youth orientation is similar to the adult orientation (ensure a safe and balanced program), except a parent and/or guardian MUST be present. Please see a wellness staff member to set up an orientation. After receiving the orientation, youth ages 10-13 must always be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian 16 years of age or older when accessing the Wellness Centre.
Youth that are 14 years old may access the Wellness Centre without a parent or guardian. Please note any youth between the ages of 12-15 years are encouraged to take the H.E.A.T program to learn how to safely use the wellness equipment, find out about the importance of nutrition and exercise, and have a personalized fitness program developed.
Teen Friday Nights (Ages 13-18yrs)
6:00pm – 9:00pm
A safe place where youth can interact with their peers, and explore what the Y has to offer. This program is open to all; with a small fee for non-members. Special monthly teen-focused workshops and fitness opportunities will be included in this year's formatting. Teen night includes access to the wellness floor, gymnasium and pool areas.
*** Please remember to bring ID with you, acceptable forms will include a student ID card. ***
Members: No Charge
Non Members: $5.00
|NEW! Family Gym
A time for families to be able to have fun in the gym together. This unsupervised time encourages quality play time for families using our sporting equipment.
YOUTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Canadian Safety Council Babysitting Course (Ages 12+)
This course offers basic first aid and care giving skills for youth 12-15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents.
Registration Required - min group size 8, max group size 15
Members: $54.00, includes manual
Non-members: $64.00, includes manual
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Participants should bring a healthy lunch. Lunch break will be supervised by staff.
Canadian Safety Council Home Alone Course (Ages 10-12)
Is your child ready to stay at home alone? Empower children ages 10-12 years with confidence and skills to care for themselves when home alone! Participants learn strategies to create a safe and positive environment, how to look after themselves for short periods of time, now to handle real-life situations, injury prevention and basic first aid.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Registration Required - min group size 8, max group size 15
Members: $33.00, includes manual
Non-Members: $43.00, includes manual
** Please note we must have a minimum of 8 participants registered to run this course **