Education & Enrichment | Programs & Activities | Lakeland Hills Family YMCA

Enrichment & Combo

Our youth enrichment classes are a terrific way to allow your child to explore their special interests, develop their talents, and have fun!

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.

Enrichment & Combo Programs:

Gym & Fun

2 – 3 Years Old | No Need to Be Potty Trained

Non-Members Welcome

First step before considering preschool is this class focusing on independence, separation and gaining group social skills. Our dedicated staff will identify individual needs of each young child and help prepare them for a school setting, or just help them make new friends and enjoy themselves when away from home. We believe through art, music, social play-stations, story time and physical activities, children will gain confidence, curiosity, communication and a love of learning. Please pack a light snack and drink. Let us help your child be ready and excited to take the next step.

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Swim, Gym & Fun

3 – 5 Years Old | Need to Be Potty Trained

Non-Members Welcome

This class is designed to complement preschool. Encouraging confidence, creativity and a sense of belonging are all goals. An instructor-led sports and games class combined with a 1/2-hour swim lesson, promotes healthy exercise, self control, and good habits. Social play, art, and science, coupled with kindness and manners, makes this a great enrichment program for your preschooler. Pack a light snack and drink. Class runs Thursdays and Fridays from 9:15 a.m. to Noon for seven weeks. Choose one or both days.

One day per week: $102 members; $153 non-members

Two days per week: $145 members; $218 non-members

 

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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

4–6 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

This class is about problem solving, having fun, and figuring things out.  We will experiment by taking things apart and putting them back together again. Your curious child will enjoy the “why” and “how” of critical thinking and develop problem solving skills in the process.

Youth who participate in STEM activities:

  • Learn how to solve a problem
  • Develop critical-thinking skills
  • Get comfortable with failure and trying again
  • Learn to work successfully in teams
  • Develop self-confidence
  • Are able to see themselves in STEM careers
Returning in the Fall

Makerspace Class

Pre-K-1st Grade

What is Makerspace? It’s a place to gather tools, materials, and technology to create, invent, tinker, design, fabricate, or otherwise enable participants to “make something.” No previous knowledge or skills necessary. Non-members welcome.

3-Session Class:
Wednesdays – 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Members, $45; Non-members, $66

Returning in the Fall

Makerspace Class

2nd-6th Grade

What is Makerspace? It’s a place to gather tools, materials, and technology to create, invent, tinker, design, fabricate, or otherwise enable participants to “make something.” No previous knowledge or skills necessary. Non-members welcome.

3-Session Class:
Fridays – 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Members, $45; Non-members, $66

Returning in the Fall

Cross-Training Fun

9 years and older

Open to Non-Members

This is an awesome fitness class where kids have the opportunity to work out alongside their friends and family in a fun and supportive environment. Participants will get to flip, drag, pull, and push objects while going through various courses.

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Fun with Food Science

7-9 years

Non-Members Welcome

Learn about the science behind the foods you enjoy – proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and vitamins/minerals. Why do egg whites become meringues when whipped? How does carbon dioxide affect yeast? Nutrition, healthy eating tips, and basic cooking terms will be incorporated. Yummy sampling also required.

This class has been CANCELLED.