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There's something fun for everyone

At the YMCA, we don't know the meaning of the word "bored". Kids love participating in all our activities—like swimming, art, crafts, dance, games, and science experiments—so much that they don't want to go home.

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Child Minding and Zoned In (Ages 0–10)

Enjoy a facility workout or swim while your children are cared for by qualified staff and volunteers in a safe and fun environment.

Child Minding is for kids aged 0–5, provides supervised play with age-appropriate toys, arts and crafts, and special care for babies.

Zoned In is for ages 6–10, allows kids to connect with friends and leaders while engaging in a different activity each day.

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Jr. Gym & Swim (Ages 3–5)

Your child can explore the foundational skills required to move through gymnastics and swimming! Balances, rotations, locomotions, springs and landings are concepts students will explore to develop whole-body awareness and discover what they are truly capable of.

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Active Arts (Ages 3–5)

Kids explore age-appropriate movement stations, crafts, music, and stories as well as take a dip in the pool! Social skills like turn-taking, sharing and good listening skills are promoted to encourage healthy mental and emotional development.

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Soccer (Ages 3-12)

The YMCA Soccer program is designed to be energetic, inclusive, fun and strives to teach children the values of participating in sport for life. Soccer is a great form of exercise that also fosters team-building skills and a sense of community.

Through weekly sessions, children from ages 3–12 will learn all the FUNdamentals of the sport of Soccer. Children will be divided into classes adapted to their age group (no previous experience required) and participate in weekly sessions.

Currently only offered at the Kelowna Family Y. 

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Let's Dance (Ages 3-12)

Our qualified instructors will teach an energetic, fun and modern dance incorporating a variety of styles. Classes include basic technique and step-by-step choreography, so no previous dance experience is necessary.

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Multisport (Ages 6-8)

Join our enthusiastic Y Leaders for some blood-pumping, high-energy action in the gym and on the outdoor fields after school in this popular program! We want to keep children moving by using active challenges and game favorites to encourage physical activity in a fun and engaging way.

Currently only offered at the Kelowna Family Y. 

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Swim & PJ Party (Ages 6–8)

Parents, give yourself a night off and leave your littles with us! After supervised play in the pools and water slides, they’ll be tuckered out and ready to change into PJs and settle in for a cozy Friday night! We’ll read a story and have silly fun with a related activity. If you choose, they’ll have pizza and juice so they come home well fed and ready for bed.

Currently only offered at H2O. 

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Y Not Build It (Ages 6–12)

Get your child’s creative juices flowing in this cool hands-on program! Your child will be provided with open-ended opportunities to design and build. Not only will your child take home their own creations, we’ll also practice teamwork and cooperation while building in pairs and groups!

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Active Kids (Ages 6–12)

Our enthusiastic Y leaders invite your child to experience high-energy action after school. We keep children moving by using active challenges, sports, and kid-friendly classic games to encourage physical activity in a fun and engaging way.

Currently only offered at H2O. 

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Pro Day Camps (Ages 6-12)

Looking for something active and fun for your child to do during the day off school? Bring them to burn off some energy with gym activities, swimming, crafts and games.

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Kids Unite (Ages 6–12)

We want all kids to embrace their unique qualities and shine bright like a star! Our inspiring leaders direct activities designed to celebrate, encourage and empower them as well as address age-appropriate topics to help them build strong friendships and happy, healthy bodies. All are welcome.

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Theatre (Ages 6-12)

Do you have someone at home who loves to sing, act, and play? Come and join us while we take a deep dive look into all things theatre! With great theatre games and song and dance, this is something you won’t want to miss! All are welcome!

Currently only offered at H2O. 

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Pickleball (Ages 6-12)

The YMCA Pickleball program is designed to be energetic, inclusive, fun and strives to teach children the values of participating in sport for life. Pickleball is a great form of exercise that also fosters team-building skills and a sense of community.

Through weekly sessions, children from ages 6–12 will learn all the FUNdamentals of Pickleball. Children will be divided into classes adapted to their age group (no previous experience required) and participate in weekly sessions.

Currently only offered at the Kelowna Family Y. 

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Kids in Action (Ages 6-12)

Get together with friends and burn off some energy with our awesome leaders in this high energy program. Activities are designed to help create positive friendships, build leadership skills and a sense of belonging through age appropriate activities that are engaging, relevant and super fun. All are welcome.

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Y Basketball (Ages 6-15)

The YMCA Basketball program is designed to be energetic, inclusive, fun and strives to teach children the values of participating in sport for life. Basketball is a great form of exercise that also fosters team-building skills and a sense of community.

Through weekly sessions, children will learn all the FUNdamentals of the sport of basketball, a game that was invented at the YMCA back in 1891. Children will be divided into classes adapted to their age group (no previous experience required) and participate in weekly sessions. Each participant will be a part of a healthy learning environment built for success.

Currently only offered at the Kelowna Family Y. 

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Swim n' Movie Mania (Ages 9-12)

Parents, enjoy a workout or night out on Friday night while your child watches a movie and has fun in the pool with friends—all in a supervised environment. Popcorn included! Pizza and juice is available for $2.

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Gym & Swim (Ages 9-12)

Do your kids have too much energy for Movie Mania? Drop them off for an active evening full of games, sports and swimming with friends. Pizza and juice will be available for $2.

Currently only offered at the Kelowna Family Y.

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Youth Leadership Development (Ages 12-15)

Making an impact starts here. Our Youth Leadership Development program will help teens get to know themselves better while learning fundamental leadership skills and making new friends in a fun, inclusive environment.

Through a variety of different games, activities, discussions and presentations, leaders will develop communication skills, work together with their peers and gain self-confidence. Youth leaders are encouraged to apply their newly developed leadership skills in Y children’s programs, during special events and fundraising at the YMCA as well as in their communities.

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Youth Swimfit (Ages 12–17)

Youth can develop swimming techniques with coached workouts working on endurance, stroke development and extras such as flip turns and starting blocks.

This is not for learning to swim. Minimum requirements are the ability to complete 50m front crawls, back crawl and breaststroke or completion of our Star 4 lessons.

Currently only offered at H2O. 

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YMCA Youth Member After-School Drop-in

Youth members, ages 12–15, can drop by after school to hang out, play games, complete homework, and more in a safe, fun, and inclusive space!

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Babysitting and Home Alone Courses

The babysitting course teaches youth to become effective and confident babysitters. Children learn to be safe at home through Home Alone and Prepared.

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Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are taught by certified YMCA swim instructors who create a fun and caring learning environment. Students learn fundamental swimming skills, while fostering a life-long appreciation for physical activity and fitness through swimming.

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Family Play Time

Explore, create, imagine, and play in a variety of activities for you and your child. Meet other families through group activities in a comfortable play environment and learn about services in your community. 

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Camps

YMCA Camps are offered throughout summer, spring break, winter break and on Pro D Days to keep kids active, engaged, and unplugged.

 

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Generation Health

Learn more about making healthier choices for a healthier family in the Generation Health program! FREE for families with children ages 8 to 12.

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Financial Assistance

As a charity, the Y believes no family should be turned away because of financial circumstances. Thanks to generous donors, the Y is able to provide financial assistance to families who could not otherwise afford the full cost of Y programs and memberships.

Teen Mindfulness Group

It's okay to ask for help. This free 7-week program teaches teens ages 13–18 to be present and manage their anxieties in a creative way.

Career Development Services

Our free services provide youth and young adults with caring support from knowledgeable professionals with over 20 years of experience in career and self discovery.