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Preschool & Youth Programs      

WINTER SESSION Registration Dates
Members: December 4, 2018
Non-Members: December 11, 2018 

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS   |   YOUTH PROGRAMS   |   YOUTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS


PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS  

NEW Parent and Tot Fitness (Family friendly)
Workout with your kids at the Y! This session will be a family-friendly, fitness based program where both parents and their little ones can be active together. Parent and Tot Fitness will incorporate basic movement, traditional and non-traditional techniques, select equipment, and music all to provide a fun yet physical experience for both generations!
Location: Gym
Members only. Drop in.
NEW Kinder Conditioning (Ages 3-5 years)
Looking for your kids to burn some steam? This program will get them moving! Our instructors will lead participants through fundamental physical movement such as skipping, jumping, running, crawling, and much more through a fun-filled session. This will not be a traditional fitness class as a number of different techniques will be used to help motivate kids to get active such as games, music, and imagination.
Location: Studio
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.
Location: Gym
* 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.

 

YOUTH PROGRAMS  

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, instructor lead 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.
Members only.
Location: Gym
***Seasonal Registration Required. Members only registration date for Winter is December 4th, 2018

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.
Registration required.
Members only.
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
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Cost: Members: $10 per child
Non-Members: $15 per child
Location Pool/Multipurpose room Registration Required

NEW Jiu-Jitsu (Ages 6-9yrs, 10-14yrs)
Jiu-Jitsu is a martial arts based program where participants will learn a series of fundamental self-defense techniques in a safe, instructor lead session. This is a very well rounded program that will incorporate discipline, respect, skill and physical fitness into the session.
Members only.
Location: Gym
***Seasonal Registration Required. Members only registration date for the the Winter session is December 4th, 2018

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.

NEW Soccer (Ages 3-5yrs, 6-9 yrs)
With the cold weather now officially here, kids can still keep up with their physical activity and soccer development in the indoor setting of the Y gymnasium. These sessions will be both instructional and fun as children go through a series of skills and drills but also have lots of time dedicated to playing the game itself. Members only. Location: Gym

NEW Basketball (Ages 8-12 yrs)
Fun fact: Basketball was invented at the Y! Let your kids learn the game where it all began with a series of fun drills and games to improve their skills as they dribble, pass, shoot, and defend. This is also a great program for building social skills in a team setting environment. Location: Gym
Members only. Drop in Program.
Floor Hockey (Ages 8-12 yrs)
No ice? No problem! Join us in the gym for an instructional session of fundamental hockey skills such as stick handling, passing, and shooting, all followed up by a fun scrimmage.
Members only. Drop in Program.

NEW Youth Dodgeball (Ages 10-14 yrs)
A timeless classic! A great program for kids to get some intense physical activity as they run, throw, jump, and of course... dodge! Y Instructors are present to regulate competition.
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.



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
Dates:
Fall session:
Saturday, February 16th, 2019 (Option 1) and Saturday, April 13th, 2019 (option 2)
Participants should bring a healthy lunch. Lunch break will be supervised by staff.

** Please note we must have a minimum of 8 participants registered to run this course **

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.
Dates:

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 (Option 1) and Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 *(Option 2)

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 **

 

 

 

 

 
 
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