Adult Swim

Ages 18+

This class is designed for beginner through advanced swimmers. Focus on proper stroke technique and endurance.

Geared for youth at a beginner level to advance their skills and feel confident in the water which will include breathing and stroke technique development.

 

 

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Affordable Housing

Y Housing Resources (YHR) is a strategic partnership between the Y’s Community Development Corporation, YCDC, and the Housing Initiatives Community Development Corporation, HIDCD. The mission of YHR is to couple affordable housing with the provision of supportive services to create stable and long-term living for York County residents.

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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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Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is designed to help participants with hypertension. This program aids them in lowering their blood pressure by following a path that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education seminars and personalized support.

Time Varies by location

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BODYCOMBAT®

BODYCOMBAT® is a challenging mix of martial arts and endurance, unleashing strength you never knew you had!

Time Varies by Location

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BODYFLOW®

BODYFLOW® is a Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm.

Time Varies by Location

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BODYPUMP®

BODYPUMP® is a barbell class that builds strength, tones the body and pushes you to the limit.

Time Varies by Location

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BODYPUMP®/ BODYFLOW®

Ages 11 - 18

Build strength and endurance and develop balance and flexibility in this 1 hour Les Mills class combo!  Participants will learn proper strength training techniques while exercising to motivating popular music during the first half of the class.  Following the barbell portion of the class, students will flow through yoga, tai chi and Pilates postures designed to increase balance, range of motion and core strength.  Exercise modifications will be demonstrated to ensure that all students have success in this great combination program.

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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 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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Enhance® Fitness

This evidence-based low-impact aerobic group exercise program helps older adults of all fitness levels become more active, energized and empowered to sustain independent lives.

 

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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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Freedom From Smoking®

The Freedom from Smoking® program, developed by the American Lung Association, is a 7-week program designed to help people quit tobacco use and develop a smoke-free lifestyle.

Rolling Registration, Varies by Location

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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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Group Cycle

This is a high-intensity, low-impact, 45-minute workout. Participants must bring water and towel. You may reserve a bike up to 2 days in advance.

Mondays 6am – 6:45am, 9:15am – 10am,

Tuesdays 12:15pm – 1pm, 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Wednesdays 6am – 6:45am, 9:15am – 10am

Thursdays 12:15pm – 1pm, 5:30pm – 6:15pm, Friday 6am – 6:45am, 9:15am – 10am

Saturdays 8:30am – 9:15am

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Health and Wellbeing Presentations and Seminars

Learn more about healthy living topics through our seminar series provided by our community partners and YMCA staff.

Time Varies by Seminar

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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 Cycle for the Outdoor Cyclist

High intensity 45-minute class geared for the outside rider features long intervals and short recovery periods. Participants must have a heart rate monitor, water and towel.

Offered only March – November

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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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Leaders in Training – Camp Spirit

The Leaders In Training program is for children ages 14-16 years old. The LITs will embark on their leadership journey with the campers and staff of Camp Spirit. Each LIT will have a chance to lead in each program area with the 5-9 age groups. LITs will never be left alone with campers and will not be responsible for them, but they will be asked and expected to lead by example.

Registration Fee: $30/Child  $50/Family

Weekly Fee: $115 (Members) $140 (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

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

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Learn to Run

Prepare for 5K races or running for fitness during this 8-week program. Participants will learn basic running and stretching skills require to complete a 5K.

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Learn to Run Distance

Prepare to run the Hanover YMCA Half Marathon by training with York YMCA running coaches.  A mileage schedule is provided to each participant.  Group runs that increase in mileage take place every other Saturday. This program is offered annually every fall. Registration opens on September 1.

Dates:

  • Aug 12 – 4 miles
  • Aug 26 – 6 miles
  • Sept 9 – 8 miles
  • Sept 23 – 10 miles
  • Oct 1st – Race Day!

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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week research-based program that supports cancer survivors in regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual strength. This health and wellness exercise program is conducted in a small group environment that includes individualized attention for each participant. Adult survivors are eligible to join the program during all stages of recovery. This program also serves and embraces the families and caregivers that have been affected by the disease through a free family membership throughout the course of the program.

Rolling Registration, Varies by Location

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Massage

A licensed massage therapist relieves the effects of stress while enhancing general health and alleviating pain.

By Appointment

Available at Southern, Dover and York YMCA branches.

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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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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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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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SilverSneakers® Circuit

Combine fun & fitness to increase your cardiovascular & muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Handheld weights, elastic tubing, and a ball are alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography.

Time Varies by Location

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SilverSneakers® Classic

Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength & range of movement for daily living skills. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles and balls are offered for resistance, and the chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

Time Varies by Location

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SilverSneakers® Yoga

A complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote decreased stress and mental clarity.

Time Varies by Location

Available at the Dover, York and Southern YMCA branches.

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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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Strength Training

Increase strength, range of motion, balance and stability in this 40-minute studio class. Various resistance and stability tools are used such as dumbbells, barbells, medicine balls and the BOSU.

Mondays 12:10pm – 12:50pm

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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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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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Tai Chi for Arthritis

This graceful and relaxing form of exercise is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints. Program can increase flexibility and balance and reduces pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. Program runs in 12 week sessions.

Time Varies by Location

Available at the Dover and York YMCA branches.

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Teen Swim

Ages 13 - 17

Geared for youth at a beginner level to advance their skills and feel confident in the water which will include breathing and stroke technique development.

Time Varies by Location

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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 Discovery

Ages 6 mo - 18 mo

Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

Time Varies by Location

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Water Exploration

Ages 19 mo - 36 mo

In stage B, the parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Time Varies by Location

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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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Women’s Self Defense Clinic

Learn the basic skills necessary to protect yourself. This 3-hour clinic will teach you how to be aware of your surroundings, as well as provide you self-defense moves in case of an attack.

Topics Include:

  • PA – Use-of-Force law
  • PA – Stand Your Ground
  • Body Alarm Reaction
  • Taser/Firearms/Pepper Spray
  • Martial Arts
  • Redman Sparring with Instructor

Rolling Registration, Varies by Location

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Y Achievers Program

Ages 14 - 19

Y-Achievers is a college-preparatory program that helps teens and young adults prepare for their futures. The core elements of the Y-Achievers program is to help youth pursue higher education and career goals, establish relationships with area leaders, organizations and media networks while having concentrated focus on youth development and awareness. These skills will be achieved by applying the following tools: career exploration, SAT/ACT preparation, tutoring, networking, mentoring, college tours, communication workshops, and leadership development workshops. All meetings are held at the YMCA of York and York County in York Branch located at 90 N. Newberry St., York, PA 17401. Enter through the Childcare and Youth Development doors.

 

Saturday Schedule

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

 

Meeting Dates

September 10, 2016

October 1, 2016

October 29, 2016

November 19, 2016

December 10, 2016

January 7, 2017

January 14-16, 2017 (MLK)

February 4, 2017

February 25, 2017

March 11, 2017

April 8, 2017

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Spring College Tour

March 19th-25th

Cost: $375.00

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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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YFitnessChallenge

Throughout the year, we offer fitness challenges to help you get motivated for improved health! Information will be posted in each branch and on our Facebook pages.

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YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle improvement program for pre-diabetic adults. Its purpose is to empower adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

Participants gather in a relaxed classroom setting and work together in small groups to learn how to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity into their daily lives.

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Yoga

Strengthen and reenergize with yoga by challenging your muscular strength, flexibility, balance and mental stamina.

Time Varies by Location

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Yoga Gentle Flow

Increase balance, coordination and flexibility through breath-synchronized movement. A slow-paced flow class that begins with standing postures, flows into balance poses and includes many floor postures. This is the perfect class to stretch sore muscles, increase range of motion and de-stress! All skill levels welcomed.

 

Hours Vary by Location

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Yoga Vinyasa Flow

Coordinate movement with breath while flowing from one posture to the next. The class format includes Sun Salutations, balance, heart and hip openers, spine twists, core strength and final relaxation. Participants will flow between standing and floor positions. All skill levels welcomed.

Tuesdays 12:15pm – 1:15pm, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Wednesdays 5:45am – 6:45am

Thursdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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York YMCA Child Development

Ages 1 - 5

Since the 1960’s, the YMCA of York County has been providing a quality, affordable child development program to families in the area. The Y’s Child Development Center’s primary purpose is to provide a quality early learning experience in an environment where parents will know their children are safe and nurtured. This child-centered program provides opportunities for growth, hands-on exploration and child-led learning through play.

Our child development program is licensed by the PA Department of Human Services. At 12-months and walking, children transition to our toddler room where exploration, social skills and language development are key focus areas. As skills develop, older toddlers, starting at 24-months, begin to work on toilet training. Once potty trained, children participate in weekly swimming lessons. Swimming is an important part of the weekly activities in our program.

In addition, the York Branch YMCA has two preschool classrooms for children ages three to five. Using the creative curriculum and learning centers, lesson plans are developed around the observed interests of the children. We strive to develop unique and enriching activities that encompass creative thinking, exploration of science and mathematics, inquiry, discovering, beginning literacy and community involvement.

The preschool classrooms implement the P.A.T.H.S. (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) Curriculum to enhance social emotional development. Within this curriculum, children learn to recognize their feelings and appropriate ways to express them.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. We accept CCW/CCIS funding

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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/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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Zumba® Fitness

Zumba fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and easy to do!

Time Varies by Location

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