Youth Development at the Y

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Programs for Youth

At the Ashland Family YMCA, we provide opportunities for children to learn, grow and thrive. With our many program offerings, there is something for everyone!

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Enjoy a fitness class, swim laps in the pool, or watch your other child in a lesson while we take care of your little ones! Designed for children ages 12 weeks to 6 years old, we offer a fun and safe space for them to come learn and play!

ChildWatch is an Ashland Family YMCA member perk, offered Monday-Saturday, 9a-12p.

Enjoy an evening to yourself while we watch the kids! Offered one Saturday each month from 4p-9p, kids ages 4-12 will have opportunities to swim (kindergarten and older), play on the gymnastics floor, use their creativity for crafts and STEM activities and more! Dinner is also provided for these events!

Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises.

When school is out, the Y is in! We offer School’s Out Days for children in K-6 th grade during conferences, holiday breaks and in-service days. Select dates are also offered for children ages 3-5. A wide range of activities are provided so there is something for every child, including swimming, active play time in a variety of settings, STEM projects, arts and crafts and more!

  • Healthy Kids Day: Healthy Kids Day 2024 is Saturday, April 27 from 12p-3p!
  • Trunk or Treat: Join us in your Halloween best for a SPOOKtacular good time! This FREE family event will be hosted in our parking lot by the soccer fields in October 2024. Exact date/time TBD.

Spring Break Archery Camp 2024 is March 24-28, from 10a-12p. $75 Y-members / $100 Community


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