Building strong kids is one of the most important roles the YMCA plays. Youth in YMCA programs are taught the core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring. Programs are designed to help youth establish healthy, productive behavior that will enable them to succeed and serve. YMCAs make kids strong in spirit, mind and body through established developmental assets.

Youth & Teen Orientation

Youth Orientation is a free required class for members ages 8 – 15 who are interested in utilizing the equipment in the facility. Participants will meet with a Wellness Coach to learn the fundamentals of cardio training, machine introduction, and gym etiquette.  Youth that successfully complete Orientation Program will earn permission to utilize the Fitness Floor.

  1. Students must attend an orientation in order to receive a membership card.
  2. Students must participate 100%
  3. All students must wear athletic shoes at all times.  No sandals or crocs allowed.
  4. After completing all sessions, students must follow the same rules and procedures when using the fitness equipment on their own.
  5. Students will be instructed to lift only safe amount of weight.  No competitive lifting!!  To prevent injuries, parents should encourage this even after orientation is completed.
  6. No running or horseplay in or around fitness center.
  7. Anyone caught outside of these guidelines will be verbally warned on the first offense, the second offense will be cause for suspension of fitness center privileges for up to one year.
  8. YMCA lanyards and membership cards must be visibly displayed at all times upon completion of the orientation.
Wellness Floor Age Parent/Guardian Required in Facility Orientation Signed By Parent
Select Cardio Machines 8 to 11 Yes Youth Orientation Required Yes
Selectorized Machines & All Cardio 12 Yes Youth Orientation Required Yes
Selectorized Machines & All Cardio  13+ No Teen Orientation Required Yes
Free Weights 14 & 15 No Teen Orientation Required Yes

Kids Group Exercise

Kids can join in on all the great benefits of group exercise at the YMCA! Kids Group Exercise is for those kids ages 6-12 years old who want to participate in classes made just for them! At the age of 8, our youth have the privilege to attend most adult group ex classes with the exception of BODYPUMP and CXWORX, but sometimes it’s nice to just be a kid!

Printable Kids Group Ex Schedule: Kids Group Ex Schedule

Adventure Guidesfall-leaves-father-son

The YMCA Adventure Guides program is designed to assist the parent and the school-age child on a journey of discovery. While activities with the whole family are important, there is tremendous value in supporting and strengthening a one-on-one parent-child bond. The Adventure Guide Program can strengthen that bond through typical activities such as games, crafts, songs, stories, skits and outdoor pursuits, such as camping, hiking and swimming. Ready to learn more and join? Register Online for this and other YMCA programs. The Adventure Guides program is not offered in every YMCA location.

Child Care

If you want to learn more about what we offer in regards to child care and after school programs, then click here.