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Child Minding (3 months – 5 years)
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! 

Silly Science (6-12)
Become a Y Silly Scientist and learn to do fun experiments through hands on activities.

All Sort of Sports (6-12)
This program is an opportunity for participants to engage in a variety of different sports.  They will learn the basic skills needed to play the game. 

Drama (6-12)
Ready, Set, Action! You will learn to explore drama through theatre games and improvisations.  In this program you will build your confidence,  learn new skills and get creative.

Fundamental Soccer (6-8)
This program will focus on learning the game of soccer in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to basic and more advanced soccer skills through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills.  Both soccer and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session. 

Preschool Gym and Swim (3-5)
Preschool drop in that includes both  gym time and a swim

Active Start Soccer (3-5)
This program will focus on learning the game of soccer in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic skills of soccer skills through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills. Both soccer and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session. 

Iron Kids*(8-12)
This is a kid's triathlon meaning that it will consist of three elements: swimming, biking and running.  Ask your branch for specific details.

Learn to Train Soccer (9-12 years)
This program will focus on learning the game of soccer in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic and more advanced skills of soccer through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills and develop fundamental sport skills.  Both soccer and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session. 

Construction Kids (6-12 years)
This program challenges children to use the provided resources to construct different things such as a bridge out of popsicle sticks, or an egg drop parachute out of a plastic bag and other materials. 

Playground Games (6-12)
This program provides children the opportunity to play both traditional and non traditional playground games in a non-competitive environment that focuses on participation, physical activity and fun. 

Dance – Ballet (3-5 years, 6-8 years)
A classical dance form characterized by grace, precision, proper alignment and posture. Students will gain knowledge of the vocabulary of ballet terminology. The skills developed in ballet are the foundation for many styles and levels of dance. Dancers will improve coordination, flexibility and strength in a fun and challenging environment. Using centre work, emphasis is always placed on correct posture, placement, and technique. Ballet is a strong basis for all dancers who wish to take jazz, lyrical, or tap classes.  This style of dance focuses on accomplishing a set of controlled steps while maintaining grace, elegance, and posture.

Dance – Ballet/Lyrical (9-12 years)
This expressive dance style combines the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom and fluidity of jazz and contemporary dance. Lyrical is focused on exploring emotion through music and movement and often portrays a story. Lyrical Ballet is a beautiful form of dance, enabling the dancer to express and interpret the feeling of a piece of music through dance steps, emotion and movement. Students learn the techniques of Ballet, rhythm of Jazz and the emotions of Modern Dance.
Lyrical concentration tends to move towards the story, and also explores interpretive movement.

Active and Creative Kids (6-12 years)
Active and Creative Kids 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!

Karate – Goju-Ryu  (5+ years)
Since 1985, The Goju-Ryu Karate Canada Association (GKK Canada) has helped children develop self confidence plus improve agility and reflexes through positive reinforcement through the martial art of Goju-Ryu! GKK Canada Blackbelt instructors are all members of the Ontario Provincial and Canadian Sport governing bodies, certified in First Aid, CPR and in NCCP Karate Coaching methodology. Introducing a strong foundation of discipline, dignity and respect that translates into all parts of your life. Dedicated training towards excellence physically, mentally and spiritually.

Classroom Games (6-12 years) 
A variety of classroom games will be played in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

Active Start Basketball* (3-5 years)
This program will focus on learning the basics of basketball in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic skills of basketball through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills.

FUNdamental Basketball* (8-8 years)
This program will focus on learning the basics of basketball in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic skills of basketball through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills.

Learn to Train Basketball*
This program will focus on learning and practising skills and drills of basketball in an active and safe environment.  Particiapnts will be exposed to the skills of basketball through fun, age appropraite games approach.  A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills.

Cartooning (6-12 years) 
Learn to draw your favorite characters or create characters of your own. Make caricatures of people you know. Become a cartoonist!

Creations for a Cause (6-12 years) 
In this class we will be teaching children about philanthropy and how to give back to their community in fun and creative ways.

Karate Advanced**     (5+)  
This is an advanced level class.  You must pass the first test in order to participate in this level of karate.

Parent and Tot Music and Movement (1-3 years)  
Come get your dancing shoes on as you  experience a wide variety of different music, songs and finger plays. Participants will engage in music and dance based learning while developing body control, creativity, coordination and confidence

Parent and Tot Messy Madness (1-3 years)
Parents and children will have a great time getting messy and creating works of art in this fun and interactive class. Each week will feature different arts and crafts projects. ALL participants should wear old clothes and come prepared to get messy!

Babysitting Course ** (11+)                  
Become a certified Babysitter with a recognized organization.  Participants get hands on experience within the Y and assignments to complete.

StrollerFit ****
A great way to get back into fitness!  Stroller fit is geared towards new parents who would like to stay active and keep in contact with their children.  Bootcamp style workouts will utilize the stroller and baby as part of the workout!!  Recommended to bring children under 18 months.

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**Registration and Additional Fee


Y Birthday Parties**

Birthday Party Options                        Member                     Non-member

Basic Swim/Gym/Craft                            $175                           $225
No Food Included    
Maximum Number of Children 10
Length of party 2hrs
Extra Child $10/per child

Basic Party with Food                              $200                          $250
(Pizza & Drink)

Please contact Terra Armstrong at 519-419-1267 x 4511                                                       

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