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.

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 teardown! You may bring in cake, food, beverages, and decorations for your time in the party room. You will also receive a special gift from the YMCA for the birthday boy or girl. We require registrations to be turned in no later than 2 weeks before the party.

One House:


Three Houses:


Two Houses:


Recreational Swim Party:


20 Guest Limit (including birthday child 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 the party to receive the member rate.


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 mom and dad 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. Two (2) hour limit in Child Watch each day. This is a MEMBERS ONLY program—Day Fee’s are not eligible for this. All Children participating in Child Watch must be on either a Family or Single Parent Family account and can only be checked in or out by the Adult/Guardian on that membership.

No Child Watch on Friday or Saturday evenings. No Child Watch on Sundays. Ages 6 weeks-6 years old. **NO CHILD MAY BE UNATTENDED AT THE YMCA WHO IS YOUNGER THAN 10.


8:00 AM—11:00 AM 


4:00 PM—7:00 PM


8 AM—10 AM

Afterschool Program

The Columbus Family YMCA is offering a FREE Afterschool Program for the students of Emerson, Centennial, and West Park Elementary Schools. YMCA Staff will pick up your child from school on the Y bus and bring them to the Y for a snack, homework help, fun, and games 3 times a week (Mon, Tues, Thurs)! You can sign up at the Columbus Family YMCA. Our program ends at 5pm and we ask you to pick up your child no later than 5:30pm. The Columbus Family YMCA is committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and all staff are required to wear masks. 


Sign Up Starts: September 14, 2020

Program Starts: October 5, 2020


Summer Fun Club

Our 11-week summer in-house curriculum-based childcare at the YMCA will be offering art projects, learning activities involving, science experiment, reading incentive program, structured group games & activities. We have specifically tailored our summer programs to not just keep kids having fun and active in a safe environment. Summer Fun Club will explore outdoors partaking in fun structured based activities. Your children will be going to movies, the library for some fun packed days this summer, and participating in a Zumba Dance party every Friday. The Summer Fun Club will be offered from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM all day, with summer childcare for those children ages 6-12 (child must have completed kindergarten). It is a privilege to be entrusted with the lives of so many kids in our community. We look forward to helping each of them have their best summer yet at the YMCA!

Members: $30 per day/$125 per week

Non-Members: $35 per day/$160 per week

Youth Fitness

Yoga for Parents and Kids for 3yrs–7yrs
June 1—June 18

9:15 AM—10 AM

2 classes a week—6 classes: $25

1 class a week—3 classes: $15

Family Track Time

Need to be on the track with your family (adult, high school and older) with younger ones. Strollers are allowed during this time.

4 PM–5:30 PM

7 PM–9 PM

4 PM–5:30 PM

Monday–Friday 10:15 AM–11:15 AM

Youth Run Conditioning Class
June 11—July 2

For beginners and experienced runners. T-Shirt awarded for perfect attendance.

9 AM–10 AM


Youth Strength Training Class 

This is a program designed for youth 11–14 years old to teach them the principles of weight lifting and how to use machines on the Wellness Floor. Successfully completing the course earns you a YMCA muscle shirt to be worn when using the exercise rooms and the track. This is a privilege and it can be taken away. This is MEMBERS ONLY.


October 14, 4pm-7pm
November 25, 1pm-4pm 

Limit of 15 per class

Cost: $40

Private Class also available: $55