Youth Programs

Learn Together. Play Together.

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There's something for every kid at the YMCA. They can meet new friends, build skills, develop interests and try new things in a supportive environment with caring adults.

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Youth Sports

Gymnastics

Aquatics

Discovery Center

Child Watch

Birthday Parties

Character Development

Fun Events

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices.

At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.


Child Watch

Kids having fun

Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our child care, afterschool and Child Watch programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. At the Y, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world, and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do homework. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Our Child Watch program is free drop-in child care while mom and/or dad make use of the Y. Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children while you exercise or connect with others over shared interests.

***New Policy Effective November, 2015***
Child Watch welcomes children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Kids 7 and older may play in the M&M Room and Gymnasium (when available) while parents workout or attend a class. Children 8 years and older may swim in the pool during open swim without a parent present (a lifeguard will always be on deck). Childwatch is limited to 2 hours per day.

Childwatch Schedule

Birthday Parties

Birthday party

Celebrate your birthday at the Green County Family YMCA.
Birthday parties are 2 hours long and are offered on Saturdays and Sundays.

Plunge and Party

  • Use of room/lounge (clean up is required when finished)
  • Use of tables, chairs & kitchen
  • Use of YMCA pool & gym (based on availability)
  • YMCA birthday T-shirt for birthday child
  • Use of the pool (ANY CHILD 7 and under MUST be accompanied by 1:1 adult/child ratio.)
  • Children’s parties ages 5-12, must have a minimum of two adult supervisors
  • Parental supervision is mandatory in pool and gym area and locker rooms
  • No charge for parents or adults attending party
  • $35 deposit (non-refundable) required when booking party
  • Pool time is part of open swim. (Other Y-members will be present)
  • Gym time is on an available time basis
  • Any damages or mess will be subject to additional charges.

Cartwheels 'N Cake Birthday Parties

A unique birthday experience in the Gymnastics Center. You provide the cake, we provide the fun! All parties feature one gymnastics instructor to lead the birthday child and their guests in various fun activities.

  • Use of room/lounge (clean up is required when finished)
  • Use of table, chairs & kitchen
  • YMCA birthday T-shirt for birthday child
  • Children’s parties ages 5-12, must have a minimum of two adult supervisors
  • No charge for parents or adults attending party
  • Any damages or mess will be subject to additional charges.

Ultimate Birthday Party

Includes everything in the Plunge & Party and Cartwheels ‘n Cake birthday parties.
Plus, exclusive use of a wide variety of inflatable toys in the pool.

For more information and prices, click here.


Character Development

Believing is the first step to being - At the Y, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential and live their best lives. The YMCA's core values - Caring, Respect, and Responsibility - serve as our guide, helping our members and participants to be more healthy, confident, connected and secure.

Character Development gives us the ability to meet our mission. By holding ourselves accountable and building character around our core values, we build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Caring Icon Caring: to demonstrate a sincere concern for others, for their needs, and well-being. Related values: compassion, forgiveness, generosity and kindness
Honesty Icon Honesty: to tell the truth, to demonstrate reliability and trustworthiness through actions that are in keeping with my stated positions and beliefs. Related values: integrity and fairness
Respect Icon Respect: to treat others as I would want them to treat me, to value the worth of every person, including myself. Related values: acceptance, empathy, self-respect and tolerance.
Responsibility Icon Responsibility: to do what is right - what I ought to do, to be accountable for my choices of behavior and actions and my promises. Related values: commitment, courage, good health, service and citizenship.

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