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Parent and Tot

Parent and Tot Open Play

This popular program encourages socialization and interaction between the child, his/her caregiver and the other participants of the program.

 

StrollerFit ****

A great way to get back into fitness!  StrollerFit 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.

 

Preschool Programs (3-5 years)

 

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!

 

Preschool Gym and Swim (3-5 years)

Preschool drop in that includes both gym time and a swim.

 

Dance – Ballet (3-5 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.

 

Preschool Active Play (3-5 years)

Structured program which includes fun active games and activities.

 

Preschool Paint and Play (3-5 years)

Structured program which includes fun creative crafts focused on painting and preschool classroom activities.

 

Active Start Soccer (3-5 years)

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. 

 

 

School Age Programs (6-12 years)

 

International Sports (6-12 years)

This program will teach children about sports from all over the world.  Come and learn something new in a fun, supportive environment.

 

Kids Fitness (6-12 years)

This program is designed to teach youth the fundamentals of working out.  Come out for fun workouts consisting of resistance and cardio training

 

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!

 

Paint and Play (6-12 years)

During this one hour drop in participants will paint and play.  Be prepared to get messy and have fun!

 

Lil Yogis (6-12)

Learn to enjoy this mind, body and breathe connection through free spirited yoga play.

 

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.

 

Dance - Ballet/Jazz (6-8)

YMCA Ballet/Jazz expand on children's knowledge of fundamental movements and dance in a fun and supportive environment. Children will expand on their coordination, flexibility, rhythm, balance and strength. By participating in the YMCA dance program children will further build on their Ballet/Jazz vocabulary, gain a technical understanding, interact with others, hone their creativity and most importantly - experience the joys of dance! 

 

Dance - Hip Hop (9-12 years)

 YMCA Hip-Hop teaches children basic techniques and introduces children to fundamental hip-hop moves in a fun and supportive environment, while also honing children’s musicality, coordination, rhythm, and creativity. In YMCA Hip-Hop, children will be introduced to hip-hop vocabulary and technique, interact with others, have an outlet for expression, and most importantly - experience the joys of dance!

 

Dodgeball (9-12 years)

This is a fun, active game of throwing, catching and dodging balls in a non-competitive environment.  Enjoy many variations of this classic game!

 

Triathlon Kids*(9-12 years)

This is a kid's triathlon meaning that it will consist of three elements: swimming, biking and running.  Ask your branch for specific details.

 

Drop Zone*(6-12 years)

 A 30 minute early drop off program. Drop off your child, ages 6 – 12, 30 minutes before scheduled programming! Children will participate in games and activities before being picked up by staff members and brought to their age appropriate evening program.

 

FUNdamental Soccer (6-8 years)

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. 

 

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 years)

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.

 

Creative Kids (6-12 years)

Creative Kids offers a variety of craft activities for children 6-12 years of age. The goal of this program is to encourage children to be creative in a supervised, fun and safe environment.

 

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.

 

Karate Advanced**  (5+)  

This is an advanced level class.  You must pass the first test to participate in this level of karate.

 

 

*Registration Required

**** Registration and Additional Fee Required

 

 

Y Birthday Parties

Creating Memories at the Y

Birthday parties at the Y give children the chance to play, have fun and celebrate the way they want to!

 

Choose from one of our themes below.

Active Zone

1 hour in our gymnasium playing a variety of staff-led sports and games

1 party attendant

1 hour in the party room

 

Super Splash

1 hour in the pool (open swim)

1 party attendant and lifeguard

1 hour in the party room

*Swim policy must be followed

 

Creative Kids

1 hour in our multipurpose room doing arts and crafts

1 party attendant

1 hour in the party room

 

 

Y staff will handle the games, fun and clean up. Party hosts are

responsible for decorations, cake, and all the plates, glasses and utensils. All party packages are available with or without food and drinks.

 

Birthday Party Options                        Member                     Non-member

Basic Swim/Gym/Craft                            $175                           $225

No Food Included   

Basic Party with Food                              $200                          $250

(Pizza & Drink)

 

Maximum Number of Children 10

Length of party 2hrs (15 minutes set up and take down included)

Extra Child $10/per child

10 birthday party invitations included with booking.

Please contact Terra Armstrong at 519-419-1267 x 4511, or by email tarmstrong@ymcawo.ca

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