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Children

3 months- 5 years

Child Minding
This service is 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 is no need to register! 

3-5 years old

All Sorts of Sports
This drop-in 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.

Preschool Active and Creative Play
This drop-in program is an opportunity for children to participate in active games, creative and craft activities, literacy time, and show and tell, among other age appropriate activities that promote social interaction, physical activity, and motor skill development.

*Mini Dance
This registered program is designed to introduce preschoolers to various types of music and dance, including ballet, hip hop, modern and jazz. Body awareness and coordination will be developed through basic movement patterns and activities.
- MEMBERS ONLY

*Active Start Basketball
This registered program will focus on learning the game of basketball in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic skills of basketball 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 basketball and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session.

*Active Start Soccer
This registered 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.

6-8 years old

*FUNdamental Basketball
This registered program will focus on learning the game of basketball in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to basic and more advanced basketball 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 basketball and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session.

*FUNdamental Soccer
This registered 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.

9-12 years old:
*Learn to Train Basketball
This registered program will focus on learning the game of basketball in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic and more advanced 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 and develop fundamental sport skills. Both basketball and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session

*Learn to Train Soccer
This registered 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

3-12 years old

Active & Creative Kids
This drop-in program offers a variety of activities for children 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.

*Basketball
This registered 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. 

*Gymnastics
This registered program begins with learning the basic skills and understanding of balance, flexibility and control of movement of the body in our Active Gymnastics and Level 1 Gymnastics. Level 2 Gymnastics begins with learning advance skills and further development in balance, flexibility and increased control of movement of the body. This program is lead by a certified Gymnastics instructor.

*Cooking
This registered program learn about nutrition and how to make simple, healthy and delicious snacks! 

*Ball Hockey
This registered program will focus on learning the game of ball hockey in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic and more advanced skills of ball hockey 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 ball hockey and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session. 

*Kidz Construction 
This registered program participants will be challenged to build the biggest, fastest, coolest and most interesting creations imaginable using everyday items.  They will also explore the innovations of today, the 'how'd they do that?' questions, to help make their own inventions! 

*Kidz Art
This registered program kids make crafts using various art forms such as painting, sculpting, origami, paper mache and much more!

*All Sorts Fun
This registered program is an opportunity for participants to engage in a variety of different fun, active  and team building games, such as, tag, dodgeball and the human knot, to name a few.

*All Sorts FunThis registered program is an opportunity for participants to engage in a variety of different fun, active  and team building games, such as, tag, dodgeball and the human knot, to name a few.

*Silly Science
Th Become a YMCA Silly Scientist learning through experimentation! Participate in hands on science experiments and sit in on exciting science demonstrations! 
*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. Registered Program.

 

**Fri-Y
Come end your week with a fun filled Friday night at the YMCA. Children ages 3-12 years can enjoy an evening of swimming, games, activities and dinner. A slice of pizza and a juice is included. Additional pizza and popcorn can be purchased. Cost is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. Don’t miss out – register now!

6-12 years old

*Hip Hop
This registered programs children will have the opportunity to learn the joy of combining rhythm and movement with the urban beats of Hip Hop music. This program is geared to offer children a fun and safe environment where social interaction is encouraged and skill development is emphasized

*Ballet
This registered program is taught by a qualified Dane Instructor and is designed to teach children the fundamental movements of ballet in a fun and interactive way.
- MEMBERS ONLY

*Advanced Dance
Dance involves movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music.  It's a fun form of expression, social interaction and exercise

Karate
This registered program emphasizes a non-aggressive approach towards conflict resolution as well as instruction in all the basic blocks, kicks and striking techniques

13-19 years old

Teen Night
Teen Nights will provide a safe and welcoming space for youth. A place where youth can interact with their peers and explore what the Y has to offer. Teen Nights are about spaces – open, free, welcoming spaces, not programming. This program will be open to all; members and non members.

Specialty Programs - PA Day/Holiday Program**
At the YMCA of Western Ontario, we’d like you to join us this year for fun-filled PA Day and Holiday Programs. With caring staff, exciting activities and terrific facilities…the YMCA is a great place to be when school is out. Each program includes active time in the gym and swimming. Parents are responsible for packing nut free snacks and lunches. Come grow with us in Spirit, Mind and Body all year round. Registration required. 

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Y Birthday Parties**
Celebrate your birthday with the Woodstock YMCA. Choose from our below party options:

Each option includes:

-Food - Pizza and drinks
-Maximum of 10 children
-Extra Child $10/per child
-2 hour party
-Decorated party room
-Party host

Birthday Party Options: 

Dance Party
Dance the party away to some fun tunes in our fitness studio!

Gym Party
Enjoy fun activities in ur gymnasium with access to our equipment. Structured or free play available.  

Swim Party*
Join our Open Swims for a splashin' good time. Adherence to our Swim Policy is required.

Open Swim Admission Policy

Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied WITHIN ARMS REACH by a guardian 13 and over. Guardians can supervise a maximum of two children at a time. They can supervise a maximum of four children if all children are in lifejackets.
 
Children 9 to 12 must have a guardian on the pool deck. If they pass a swim test (issued by lifeguards) the guardian can remain in the building and leave the pool deck.
 
Anyone 13 and over can enter the pool area unaccompanied.

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