YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

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 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.

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 Saturdays & 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.

Monday–Thursday 

8:00 AM—11:00 AM 

Monday–Thursday

4:00 PM—7:00 PM

Friday

8 AM—10 AM

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

Monday–Thursday
5:00–8:00 PM

Summer Fun Club

Our 10-week summer in-house curriculum-based childcare at the YMCA will be offering art projects, learning activities involving science experiments, a 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 the local park, 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 5:00 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

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.

DAYS AND TIMES

December 23, 1pm-4pm
January 23, 9am-12pm
February 14, 9am-12pm
March 19, 9am-12pm
April 2, 9am-12pm

Limit of 10 per class

Cost: $40

Private Class also available: $55

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.

TUESDAY
4 PM–5:30 PM

FRIDAY
7 PM–9 PM

SUNDAY
4 PM–5:30 PM

SUMMER HOURS (JUN–AUG)
Monday–Friday 10:15 AM–11:15 AM