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Drop-In Y Programs

Active and Creative Kids (6-12yrs) 

Offers a variety of activities for children aged 6-12 years old including sports, crafts, active games and fitness. The goal of this program is to encourage children to have a healthy lifestyle in a supervised, fun and safe environment. Come join us. There is no need to register!

Child Minding (3mth-5yrs) 

This service included with a family membership, can be utilized by those who require care for their child(ren) while using the YMCA.  Time limit: 2 hours.  Come join us. There's no need to register!

Preschool Gym and Swim (3-5yrs)

This program for 3-5 year olds includes 1 hour of fun indoor/outdoor play followed by 1/2 hour fun swim in our pool. Come join us.

Preschool Active and Creative Play (3-5yrs)

This is a structured program which includes craft and creative activities, followed by a 1/2 hr swim lesson.

Fri-Y (3-12yrs) 

Come end your week with a fun filled Saturday night at the YMCA. Enjoy an evening of swimming, games, activities and dinner. A slice of pizza and a juice is included. Additional pizza and juice can be purchased. Registered and additional fee. Note: Prices are subject to change as of January 1st, 2018. 

Gym-able

If you’re looking for extra support for your child, gym-able is for you.  Sign your child up for one on one support while they actively participate in one of our many evening programs throughout the week, and our morning programs on the weekends!

Leagues 

Are you ready to be a basketball star? Join us in partnership with the London Lightning for some expert basketball training. 

London Lightning and YMCA Basketball Leagues (8-16yrs) 

If you want to take your game to new levels, have fun and learn from experienced professional basketball players, then this league is for you! Learn more & find the registration form here!

*registration required for this program 

 

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Martial Arts 

Our Martial Arts program is the perfect place for your child to gain confidence in their physical abilities. Martial Arts focus on self-development skills, such as perseverance and hard work.  This program will teach your child how to maintain physical fitness and teach them valuable skills that will last a lifetime. Watch as your child tests their physical abilities and grows in mind and body.

Dance

Children love to explore their creative movement in the fun environment which is filled with songs, imagination and interpretation of music. The love for dance is emphasized as basic dance moves are developmentally introduced. Flexibility, co-ordination, agility, body awareness, confidence, strength, rhythm, and style are an integral part of the techniques and are developed in these fun classes.

Ballet (3-10)

Hip Hop (7+)

Growing Chefs 

Growing Chefs! Ontario cooking programs offered in partnership with the YMCA of Western Ontario are all about having fun exploring food and cooking!  Children will learn the basics of food preparation, cooking techniques, healthy eating – but most of all, they'll learn how to create and enjoy amazing food with professional chefs. 

Sports Conditioning 

Children will have the opportunity to learn about fitness and training techniques with an emphasis on sport specific training including hockey, soccer, golf, etc. 

Learn more about Physical literacy at the Y

Basketball (3-12 yrs) 

This program is intended as an introduction for children to develop basic basketball skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting through different variations of drills and games.

Soccer (3-12 yrs)

This program focus on developing physical literacy at a young age. Participants will participate in many fun activities that promote positive movement and help the kids create a movement vocabulary while learning the fundamental soccer skills such as passing, shooting and ball handling.

Gymnastics (3-12 yrs) 

This program is intended as an introduction for children to develop basic gymnastics skills. Our trained staff and coaches teach physical literacy gymnastics. 

Floor Hockey (3-12 yrs)

This program focus on developing physical literacy floor hockey skills at a young age. Participants will participate in many fun activities that promote positive movement and help the kids create a movement vocabulary while learning the fundamental hockey skills such as passing, shooting and ball handling.

We offer two physical literacy programs to enjoy each session!

 

Y Birthday Parties**

Birthday Party Options                        Members Only              

Morning  (11:30am-1:30pm)   Afternoon (2:30pm-4:30pm)

Swim OR Treehouse OR Gym                       $175                         

No Food Included

Number of Children Included 15

Length of party 2hrs

Extra Child $10/per (up to 20 children maximum)

 

Spectrum Programs (Registered but FREE for members 

Introduction to Painting (7-12yrs) 

This program will introduce you to a variety of paints and their techniques.

Little Series (1-3yrs) 

These one class sessions are great for you and your little ones to try new things, topics include Little Artists, Paleontologists, Book Worms, Movers and Shakers, Marine Biologists, Super Hero’s, Architects and Gardeners! Sign up for one or all!

Snack Attack (6-9yrs or 10-13yrs) 

Learn how to make simple, healthy and delicious snacks on your own! Supplies are included in program costs. 

Silly Science (6-8yrs and 9-12 yrs) 

Become a YMCA Silly Scientist learning through experimentation! Participate in hands on science experiments and sit in on exciting science demonstrations!

Dionsaur Discovery 

Full of dino fun, children will make fossils, build there own t-rex and make dino soaps! Come have a dino egg hunt, get dressed up and have a prehistoric time.  

Yoga for Kids 

Yoga can help children gain a positive relationship to their bodies, increase balance, flexibility, coordination, and can help improve performance and confidence in a active lifestyle. Regular yoga proactive does wonders for a child development: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This program will be taught by a certified instructor where they will do stories, art and creative visualizations. Please bring your own yoga mat. 

Wee Baby Bounce

Parents / caregivers and children! Lets have fun while learning through songs, games and movement. We encourage and enhance crawling, listening, hand eye coordination and more in a safe and stimulating, nurturing environment.   

Skipping

Skip to the beat of modern music and have fun getting fit. In this program you will learn rope tricks, individual freestyle skills, double dutch, speed, power and rope games.  

 

 

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