Our popular drop-in programs have a variety of activities on rotation for children, youth and teens.

These drop-in programs foster social development and allow your child to experience a variety of program options including activities such as music, crafts, active games and sports.

Note: an active YMCA membership card must be presented at each visit.


Preschool (3 to 5 years)

Busy Buds
Children will experience social interaction, learning and exploration through station based play, creative activities, and circle time.

Active Kids
Children will experience social interaction, learning and exploration through active games, station based play, creative activities, and circle time. Active kids will include gym or outdoor activities.

Note: children must be toilet-trained.

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Youth (6 to 12 years)

Super Sports
Run, jump, shoot and score while learning basic sport skills and enjoying fun, friendship and fair play.

Games Galore
Participate in a variety of group games – both active and cooperative.

Be Creative
Get creative with a variety of crafts, music, drama and other crazy concoctions.

Fun Factory
Participate in a variety of games, crafts and other activities.

Get Connected – CATCH® (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) 
Participate in non-competitive, co-operative games in an all-inclusive format.

Saturday Morning Club
Participate in a variety of active games, sports and activities.

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Teens (10 to 15 years)

Youth Fit
Participate in age appropriate conditioning, group choreography and nutrition programs designed specifically to encourage healthy growth and development.

Youth Sports
Run, jump, shoot and score while learning basic sport skills, rules and regulations, and have fun participating in drills and scrimmages.

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Parents/guardians of children who require additional support in YMCA Health, Fitness and Aquatics programs may be able to make arrangements with the YMCA for an Independent Personal Support Worker to attend.  Parents/guardians are asked to contact the Child and Youth Program Coordinator of your local YMCA branch to discuss this process in advance.