Youth Development at the Columbus Family YMCA provides the tools youth need to become successful, independent, dynamic community leaders.

The Columbus Family YMCA offers many opportunities for youth in grades Kindergarten to 8th Grade. We aim to foster a warm and comfortable environment where everyone feels welcome. Columbus Family YMCA programs focus on our four core values: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Caring. Our youth and family programs are designed to develop these values so we can accomplish our mission:to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

Our Columbus Family YMCA school age programs offer a fun, safe place for children. Children enrolled at our Family YMCA school age programs are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that enhance physical fitness, encourage sportsmanship and promote cooperative learning.

After School

After School Program
October 3 – December 8: Free afterschool program sponsored by United Way: Programming for elementary school students (K-4).

Fee: free for all members and non-members

Y bus will pick kids up at school and bring them back to the YMCA for games, crafts, homework, and community time!

Each Columbus school has a day of the week when the bus will come to pick them up and take them to the YMCA.

Monday: Emerson, North Park, Immanuel
Tuesday: Centennial, St. Isidore, St. Bonaventure, St. Anthony
Thursday: Columbus Christian, West Park, Lost Creek

Adult must pick up kids by 5:30pm inside the YMCA

Register in-person or online at


Wednesday Enrichemnt
Every Wednesday CPS has early dismissal we will have programming at the YMCA for K-4 students. We will have STEM activities, crafts, games, and more! Programming from 2:30-5:00pm. All kids MUST be registered in-person the first day by a parent when dropped off. Kids must be dropped off and picked up in the youth gym by an adult. Children must be picked up by 5:30pm. This program is free for members and $5 for non-members. Reserve your child’s space by registering at

Birthday Parties

Make your next party one that you won’t forget at the YMCA!

Price includes: Activity Rental, Party Room Rental And Staff to supervise your party. We setup and tear down! You may bring in food, cake, beverages and decorations for your time in the party room. You will also receive a special gift from the YMCA for the birthday girl or boy. We require registration to be turned in no later than 2 weeks before the party.

20 Guest Limit (including birthday child, invited children and adults) and the party must be paid in full at registration.

Child must be a member at the time of registration and on the day of party to receive the member rate.

All parties are required to pay a $100 cleaning deposit. Deposit will be returned in full if facility is clean and damage free

Child Watch

The YMCA provides free childcare for children ages 6 weeks old to 6 years of age. Children are our business. The littlest Y members need special care so parents can utilize the YMCA. This program is for members using the YMCA for classes, programs or individual exercise. Parents must remain in the building while their child is in Child Watch.

Ages 6 weeks–6 years old.

Two (2) hour limit in Child Watch each day.

This is a Members only program—Day fee’s are not eligible for this.

No Child Watch on Sundays.

CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 10 years of age may not be left at the Y without their parent/guardian in the Y at the same time.


8:00 AM—11:00 AM


4:30 PM—8:00 PM

No Child Watch Friday evening, Saturday evening, or anytime on Sunday.

Youth Gym

Children 7-10 can play and have fun with legos, basketballs, crafts, scooters, footballs, etc… in the youth gym while their guardian is working out. They must stay in the youth gym until guardians get them.

CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 10 years of age cannot be in the Y without a parent or guardian inside the building (unless the child is registered and participating in a YMCA program).

Supervised Gym Hours

5:00–8:00 PM