At the Y, our sports staff, coaches and volunteers share a singular vision of helping all youth reach their full potential in life. We leverage the excitement and passion around recreational and competitive programming to create a healthy outlet for children to gain new skills, develop a sense of team and connect with positive role models. Kids are taught basic game skills in each sport to help give them a better understanding of the game, and keep them physically active.
At YMCA After School, kids expand their learning beyond the classroom. We use a balanced curriculum with opportunities for character development, STEM activities, arts and humanities, community service and physical activity. YMCA After School is a structured program with time for kids to start homework, engage in active fun and enjoy a snack with friends.
Leaders Club provides youth grades 7-12 with extensive leadership training, offering opportunities for service to the YMCA and the community. Leaders Club also serves as a recruiting program for future Y professionals! We are here to develop leaders, fostering with them a culture of service in addition to knowledge and training that will help them better serve others and shape a healthy and productive life for themselves.
Our Summer Camps are made up of two different types of camps: Enrichment Camps and Day Camp. Summer Day Camp can make a difference in a child’s life. See what the YMCA has in store for your child this summer!
Youth in Government™ is a national program of the Y that involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. Students from every corner of the U.S. have the opportunity to immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and to, quite literally, practice democracy.
NEW at the Central YMCA is the History Club. Offered to ages 10-14 for kids across our YMCA association, History Club will explore this historic time in our country, by learning how history is recorded. History Club will discuss past pandemics as well as history that pertains to genealogy and our area. Meetings will happen via Zoom and Google Classrooms until we have the clear to start meeting in person.