Fun and Fitness Programs for Preschool and Youth

Fun and Fitness Programs and Classes

The Y’s youth programs and activities provide opportunities for kids to realize who they are and what they are capable of achieving, all while making friends and memories along the way.

Our programs are designed to work with children of all ages and abilities. We focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, body awareness, flexibility, balance, coordination, skill development, and creativity. At the same time, children build their self-esteem and confidence as they develop a lifelong desire for physical fitness and learning. Open to non-members.

Basketball Clinics 4-13 years old Mondays

This clinic is for building and improving skills through drills and games in the fundamentals of basketball. As skills progress, we will work on scrimmaging to prepare for real basketball games. Dribble, pass, shoot and have fun.

  • Little Ballers 4-6 years old | 4:00 – 4:30 PM | Y-Members $58 | Non-Members – $87
  • Jr. Basketball 7-9 years old | 4:45 – 5:30 PM | Y-Members $68 | Non-Members – $102
  • Sr. Basketball 10-13 years old | 5:30 – 6:15 PM | Y-Members $58 | Non-Members – $87
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Middle School Dodgeball Grades 6 – 8

Their favorite P.E. game is now at the Y! Kids learn throwing, and catching techniques, and of course, they learn how to duck, dive, dip, and DODGE a ball. They will participate in a variety of skills, challenges and competitions that will lead to a game. Your children will learn new skills while having a blast and making new friends. All levels are welcome.

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Outdoor Archery 8 – 13 Years Old Tuesdays 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Ready, set, aim! Home in on your archery skills on our outdoor archery range. Learn archery safety, terminology, and build confidence. Weekly themes and friendly competition will engage archers at any level. Don’t miss your chance to get a bullseye.

Y-MEMBERS: $72 / NON-MEMBERS: $108

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Fit Kids 8 – 15 Years Old

Lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle, train towards sports specific goals, or just get up and move with fun workouts. Workouts are entirely customized because healthy living is accessible to EVERYONE. Bring a friend or teammate and do it together. Kids get access to our fitness center with the guidance and encouragement of our experienced staff. Please contact Kim at kimk@lhymca.com to get moving.

  • 8 one-hour sessions / once per week $300
  • 16 one-hour sessions / twice per week $500

GRIT ‘N Snow – Award Winning Program! Grades 3-8 (All Levels Welcome)

The Morris County of Commerce Award for Innovative Program of the Year and the National Ski Area Association Award for Mountains are for Everyone! GRIT ‘n Snow is a Youth Resilience Series program in collaboration with Mountain Creek and the Mental Health Association to guide children towards developing strong mental health and well-being AND learn how to snowboard! This 8-week program features 3-indoor sessions at the Y including indoor snowboard lessons from Mountain Creek pros before we take it to the mountain for 5 trips with lessons on the snow. Every session and trip we will be doing games and activities that create a safe environment for kids of all backgrounds to build their confidence, make new friends, and grow their resiliency in time (their GRIT).

Parent partnership is key! There will be a mandatory attendance in week 1 for the participants and their guardians. Come prepared to play together.

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Indoor Youth Leagues

Team players are made HERE. At the Y, our coaches focus on good sportsmanship and the Y’s 4 core values, caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. We believe this just not make good athletes, but good people. Players will learn fundamentals and develop new skills while receiving equal playing time. Both indoor Soccer and indoor Basketball Leagues consist of a 6 weeks regular season and 2 weeks of playoff games.

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NEW!!! Middle School Volleyball Grades 6-8

Starts 3/1, Ends 5/3
(no session on 4/12)

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Y-MEMBERS: $85 / NON-MEMBERS: $125

Learn to dig, serve, set, and spike during our new volleyball program. Practice your skills to build confidence and prepare for games.

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NEW!!! Kids Rhythm 4-7 Years Old

Get ready to move and groove! This program is an upbeat and fun way for your child to express themselves and increase their fitness, moving to the latest tunes.

Y-MEMBERS – $58 | NON-MEMBERS – $87

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Mini Achievers 3-5 Years Old

Get ready for success! Staff will identify each child’s individual needs and prepare them for a school setting or help them make new friends and enjoy themselves when away from home. Children will gain confidence, curiosity, communication, and a love of learning through art, music, social play, storytime, and physical activities. Please pack a light snack and drink. Signup for one or both days.

Y-MEMBERS – $125 | NON-MEMBERS – $185
Y-MEMBERS – $58 | NON-MEMBERS – $87

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Tuck, Tumble & Jump 3-6 Years Old

This beginner class will introduce basic techniques. Young children are taught simple warm-ups. They will then move into fun and challenging stations to introduce the development skills needed for beginner gymnastics Learn a variety of sports and games! Sports skills, teamwork, and good sportsmanship will be taught through drills and gameplay.

Y-MEMBERS – $58 | NON-MEMBERS – $87

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Beginner Gymnastics 4-8 Years Old

This class focuses on conditioning, skill development, flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance. These children will experience work on the high beam, low beam, and a concentration on floor skills.

Y-MEMBERS – $68 | NON-MEMBERS – $102

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Homeschool Gym 6-13 Years Old

This PE program is a terrific opportunity for homeschooled students to exercise and socialize in a fun, safe environment. Classes will help build self-esteem and sport-specific skills, improve coordination, and balance, and encourage teamwork and healthy habits. A typical class includes, warm up, sports/games/gymnastics, cool down, and stretch. Any questions, contact Kim Kostrowski at kimk@lhymca.com.

Y-MEMBERS – $72 | NON-MEMBERS – $108

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Beginner Ballet 3 – 6 Years Old

Children will be introduced to ballet terminology, positions,, and movements as they learn floor and barre exercises, set to both modern and classical misic. Parent are invited to watch the mini performance on the 7th week.

Y-MEMBERS $68 | NON-MEMBERS – $102

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Jr. Parkour Games 4 – 7 Years Old

A great chance for our junior free runners to enjoy the fun of our popular Parkour class specified for their age group. Participants will have a blast climbing, swinging, jumping, and rolling as they navigate through, over and under our obstacles in a safe, fun environment.

Y-MEMBERS $68 | NON-MEMBERS $102

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Gymnastics 8 – 13 Years Old

Designed for beginner to intermediate levels, this class will focus on increasing coordination, balance, and strength. Gymnasts will warm up and rotate stations to practice on the balance beam, floor, and conditioning to develop new or more complex skills in a safe environment.

Y-MEMBERS $68 | NON-MEMBERS $102

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Senior Parkour Fitness 8 – 13 Years Old

This class is the definition of fun and fitness! Train to get stronger, build endurance, and have fun by completing fitness challenges and moving through obstacle courses. Using our gymnastics equipment, climb the warp wall and vault to new heights.

Y-MEMBERS $72 | NON-MEMBERS $108

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Tiny Toolbelts 4 – 6 Years Old

Caution: Fun activities ahead! Put on your toolbelt and join our construction crew. Use real tools and everyday objects to build and deconstruct. Kids will develop their find motor skills in the most constructive way. Includes class supplies.

Y-MEMBERS $98 | NON-MEMBERS $132

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Volunteer Coaching Opportunities

We’re seeking volunteers interested in coaching youth sports. Our coaches make YMCA youth sports possible and create a lifelong impact on children by encouraging participation and emphasizing sportsmanship and strong character. When you become a volunteer, the Y will introduce you to coaching and provide resources specific to the sport you coach. If your child is a player, getting involved at their practices can help them feel comfortable to practice with you outside of official practice time.

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