Beginner Fencing

Ages 6 and Up

This class is based upon the fundamentals and beginning steps of fencing. Come learn to fence and have a great time. Program is 10 weeks.

Time Varies by Location

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Camp Discovery

Ages 5 - 15

Camp Discovery programs are fun for children of all ages. Activities include field trips, science lessons, swimming, sports, arts & humanities and exercises that help campers learn the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Camp Discovery provides a safe, nurturing and fun camp experience for children of all ages. Our well-trained staff provide a safe environment to enhance the core values of the YMCA: faith, hope, love, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Registration Fee: $30/Child $50/Family

Standard Rate:  $150/Week (Members)  $200/Week (Youth Membership/ Non-Member)

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Camp Spirit

Ages 5 - 16

Camp Spirit is located on 14 acres of outdoor space. Campers participate in a wide variety of programming that includes swimming, archery, indoor gaga pit, amphitheater and an arts & crafts center. Campers enjoy the summer with sports, games, a rock climbing wall, lodges and more. Many activities are related to theme days. Each Friday, campers travel to a local park & to the Graham Aquatic Center for outdoor activities!

Registration Fee: $30/Child $50/Family

Weekly Fee: $126 (Family Memberships) $152 (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

Daily Fee: $30/Child (Members) $35/Child (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

Camp Spirit offers transportation between the York, Bob Hoffman Branch (Dover), the Eastern YMCA at Ohana Wellness Center and Camp Spirit. Please contact branch for details.

Camp Spirit runs June through August.

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Childwatch

(Ages 3 months - 12 years)

Free child care is available during scheduled hours for YMCA Members who work out in the wellness center, participate in a group exercise class, use the pool or open gym. Ages vary by branch.

Hours Vary by Location

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Competitive Private Lessons

Ages 12 - 18

Need stroke refinement, faster racing starts, or improvement on your flip turns? Our competitive private swim lessons help swimmers focus on their personal goals. These one-on-one swim lessons are great whether you are on the swim team or training for a triathlon.

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Competitive Stroke Clinics

Ages 12 - 18

Throughout the year York YMCA Swimming offers specialized clinics and mini-camps. These sessions are open to all competitive swimmers and focus on stroke development, starts, turns, and the mental aspects of improving performance.

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Creative Dance

Ages 3 - 12

This is a beginner level dance class, pre-ballet or beginner ballet & creative movement. Participants are required to bring ballet shoes, leotard and tights. Classes will run in ten-week sessions.

Time Varies by Age Group

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Creative York Art Classes

Ages 3 - 9

Two classes offered. Art-With-Me is an intro to art workshop for the very young to enjoy with a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or friend. In Art-Around-The-World students will journey around the world, stopping to learn about the art of different cultures. Some of the stops include China, India and Mexico.

Time Varies by Age Group

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Fitness Evaluations

A trained wellness staff member will assess your current fitness level by evaluating cardio respiratory strength, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance. New members receive one free evaluation session.

By Appointment

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Girls Intramural Volleyball Program

Ages 4 - 8, 11 - 15

This fun program will enhance your volleyball skills through instruction, drills, practices and games. This program is for girls of all skill levels between grades 4-8 and ages 11-15.

Time Varies by Age Group

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Home School Physical Education

Ages 3 - 18

Do you need a place for your homeschoolers to engage in physical exercise as well as develop relationships with their peers? Homeschool programs are available to both YMCA members and prospective members. All of our programs are taught by certified and qualified staff. These are available on either Mondays or Wednesdays from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the York Branch YMCA to children ages 3-18.

Mondays and Wednesdays 1pm – 2pm

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Indoor and Outdoor Soccer

Ages 3 - 6

This program is designed to introduce the sport of soccer and enhance skills in a team format.

January – February, Tuesday 1pm – 1:45pm

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Kid Fit

Ages 3 - 6

Offered to teach children about fitness and healthy living. This class is free to members. The class will teach children that fitness is fun and also ways to keep their body, mind, and spirit healthy. The children receive a daily healthy snack during their time in Kid Fit.

January – February, Wednesday 11:45am – 12:15pm

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Kid’s Club Summer Camp

Commit yourself to improving your skills and learn The YMCA is proud to offer a variety of activities to help your child learn, grow and achieve all summer long. From archery to art, from swimming to science, your child is sure to create many lasting friendships and memories.

Registration Fee: $30/Child $50/Family

Standard Rate:  $111/Week (Members)  $135/Week (Youth Membership/ Non-Member)

AM/PM Fee: $75/ Child (Members) $100/Child (Youth Membership/ Non-Member)

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Nerf Tag

Ages 5 - 12

Nerf tag is an exciting game that attracts all ages and abilities. Players will work together on teams for capture the flag and many other challenging formats.

Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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NFL Flag Football

Ages 9 - 11

NFL Flag Football is a premier youth football organization. This is a non-contact league where participants learn about the game while developing teamwork and sportsmanship. All participants will receive team NFL jerseys.

Saturdays 11am – 11pm

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Nutrition Coaching

A certified nutrition coach will help you implement healthy eating strategies to improve wellbeing and reach your goals.

By Appointment

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Personal Training & Meet Our Trainers

A certified personal trainer will develop a structured program to help you reach your personal goals.

By Appointment

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Pre-Ballet and Ballet

Ages 5 - 11

This is a traditional ballet class consisting of barre work, center floor and grand allegro in a non-competitive, fun environment.

Time Varies by Location, Age Group

Available at the Southern and Dover YMCA branches.

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Private Swim Lessons

Any Age

These one-on-one lessons offer individuals of any age the chance to learn to improve swimming skills in a private, respectful and safe atmosphere.

By Appointment

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Recreational Swimming

Ages 6 - 12

This six-stage swimming program teaches both beginning and advanced techniques to students.

Time Varies by Location

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Rookie Basketball

Ages 3 - 8

Designed to introduce the sport of basketball and the skills required to join a team. Appropriate basket heights for this age group will be used.

January – February, Monday 5:30pm – 6:15pm

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SafeKids Tae Kwon Do

Ages 6 and Up

The practice of Tae Kwon Do teaches children and adults discipline, self-control, and safety. This program, taught by 3rd and 4th degree master instructors, is a helpful activity for children with ADD, ADHD, and some forms of Autism. It is also an excellent program for children who need the added structured discipline to stay focused and respect authority. Kids will also learn about “stranger danger,” and the avoidance of gangs, guns, and drugs. This youth and family program is offered at all four YMCA of York and York County branches.

Time Varies by Location

Available at the Dover, York and Southern YMCA branches.

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Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Any Age

These small group lessons offer individuals of any age the chance to learn to improve swimming skills in a private, respectful and safe atmosphere.

Available at Southern and York branches.

By Appointment Only

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SPARK and Kid Yoga

Ages 6 - 10

Sports Play and Active Recreation for Kids is an all-inclusive physical activity program that develops social, motor and personal skills through group play.

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Specialty Camps

Ages 5 - 12

These sport specific camps offer instruction to provide skill enhancement for the given sport. Along with instruction, participants will enjoy pick-up games, and a daily swim.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP
YMCA Girls Volleyball Campers will enjoy learning valuable skills through instruction, drills and games. Our experienced instructors work with participants based on their skill level. A daily swim is included at the York Y Natatorium. All skill levels welcome.

Ages: 11–14 Week
June 20–24

Ages: 9-10 Week
June 27-July 1

CO-ED BASKETBALL CAMP
Take it to the hoop! Individual skills, along with game techniques and strategies are taught through age-appropriate instruction, drills and games. Beginners and experienced players will benefit from this camp. Basketball camp is held in the York YMCA gym, along with a daily swim at the York Y Natatorium.

Ages: 6-8 Week
June 27- July 1

Weekly Fee: $130 (Members) $155 (Non-Members)

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Spring Co-Ed T-Ball League

Ages 4 - 8

For beginners and experienced players. Participants will learn and enhance their baseball/softball skills including throwing, fielding, hitting and more through instruction, practices and games. Youth who are ready to advance past hitting off the tee, will gain “soft-pitch” from the staff and coaches.

Time Varies by Location

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STEM Camp

31 Days of Science and Fun is a The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program is 31 days of science and fun. The goal of the program is to prevent summer learning loss while getting students excited about STEM. This program is for students entering fourth or fifth grade. Not only do students complete daily experiments, they also go on weekly education field trips that enhances the knowledge that is learned in our classrooms.

LOCATION
Ferguson K-8 School 525 N. Newberry St. York, PA 17404

HOURS
MONDAY–FRIDAY June 26 to August 10
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Application Fee: $20/ Child

Field Trips: $47/ Child

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Stroke Development

Ages 6 - 12

Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive stokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

Mondays 6:30pm – 7:10pm

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Stroke Introduction

Ages 6 - 12

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Tuesdays 5:45pm – 6:25pm, Thursdays 6:30pm – 7:10pm

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Swim Basics

Ages 6 - 12

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by gaining two benchmark skills: Swim, float swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll front glide, jump, push, turn grab and exit.

Wednesdays 6:45pm – 7:30pm

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Swimming at the Graham Aquatic Center

Ages 5 - 18

This class will introduce swimmers ages 5 and up, novice to expert, to the team sport of swimming. Swimming will be taught in a healthy, competitive environment with great coaching and instruction.

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Swimming at the York Y

Ages 5 - 18

This class will introduce swimmers ages 5 and up, novice to expert, to the team sport of swimming. Swimming will be taught in a healthy, competitive environment with coaching and instruction.

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Tidal Waves Swim Team

Ages 12 - 18

The York YMCA’s Tidal Waves Swim Team is open to youth of all levels & abilities. It is the perfect program for those who love to swim but have never competed on a team It is ideally for those who enjoy competitive swimming but enjoy a low pressure, relaxed atmosphere. It is especially beneficial for high school swimmers wishing to stay in shape during the off-season. Swimmers compete in local swim meets that give them friendly competition and teach them sportsmanship and teamwork. Practice is held at two locations, the Graham Aquatic Center, located at 543 N. Newberry Street in York, and the York YMCA Southern Branch, located at 100 Constitution Ave in Shrewsbury.

Time Varies by Location

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Water Acclimation

Ages 3 - 5

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of waters in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

Mondays 10:35 – 11:15 am

Tuesday 5:00pm – 5:40pm

Saturdays 9:45am – 10:25am

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Water Movement

Ages 3 - 5

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Tuesdays 10:35am – 11:15am, 5:45pm – 6:25pm

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Water Stamina

Ages 3 - 5

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

Offered in May and June

Tuesdays 11:20am – 12:00pm

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Wellness Center Orientation

Meet with a trained staff member to learn proper form and usage of YMCA equipment. New members receive two free orientation appointments to learn how to use cardio and strength equipment.

By Appointment

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Y Kids Club

The YMCA offers quality before and after school programs in six school districts across York County. All programs are licensed by the Department of Human Services and are enrolled in Pennsylvania’s Keystone Stars Quality Assurance Program. Each staff member who works in these programs are licensed by the Department of Public Welfare and certified in pediatric first aid and CPR. Annual training requirements include fire and water safety, child abuse prevention, and an additional 10 hours’ curriculum based training. Lesson plans are posted weekly that include rich opportunities for exploration in interest areas. Homework help is offered and children have the opportunity to engage in free play while in the program.

Time Varies by Location

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Y Readers II

Students Entering 5th-8th Grade

LOCATION
Graham Aquatic Center 543 N. Newberry St. York, PA 17404

HOURS
MONDAY–FRIDAY June 21 to August 10
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Application Fee: $20/ Child

Field Trips: $35/ Child

Seats are limited
Students must bring swimsuit everyday

Students must be picked up by 4:00 pm $10 late fee per child

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Y-Readers I

Students Entering 1st-4th Grade

LOCATION
Ferguson K-8 School 525 N. Newberry St. York, PA 17404

HOURS
MONDAY–FRIDAY June 21 to August 10
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Application Fee: $20/ Child

Field Trips: $35/ Child

Seats are limited
Students must bring swimsuit everyday

Students must be picked up by 4:00 pm $10 late fee per child

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York YMCA Girls Volleyball Club

Ages 11 - 18

This program is for girls who want to practice and compete at a high school level. Practices are twice a week from December through May with weekend tournaments twice a month from January through May at locations throughout Pennsylvania. If you want to learn from highly qualified instructors and prepare for our intramural program, club volleyball and/or school volleyball the York YMCA offers a three-day volleyball clinic.

December through May, Monday 7:30pm – 8:30pm

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Youth T-Ball

Ages 3 - 6

Participants will learn or enhance their baseball skills, including base running, fielding and hitting using a batting tee or live pitch dependent on skill development.

Hours Vary by Location

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Youth/Teen Co-Ed Dodge Ball League

Ages 10 - 14

Join us for non-stop games in a fun, recreational setting. Games are played with safe and soft, rubber-coated, foam balls. Teams are formed after the first day.

November through December

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