Parent & Child Programs | Programs & Activities | Lakeland Hills Family YMCA

Fun & Fitness

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.

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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Tuck, Tumble & Jump

3-4 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

This beginning level gymnastics class will introduce gymnastic equipment and teach beginner terminology. Kids will improve strength, coordination and flexibility while introducing new skills.

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Beginner Gymnastics

4 – 5 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

This class focuses on proper warm-up, skill development, flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance while working on high-beam, bars, vault and more advanced mat equipment.

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Gymnastics

6 Years Old & Up

Non-Members Welcome

Designed for beginner to intermediate levels, this class will focus on increasing coordination, balance, and strength through various events including bars, beam, floor and vault to allow for the development of newer and more complex skills. Our highly trained and energetic staff will get your little gymnast to the next level!

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Cheer & Tumbling

6 years and older

Non-Members Welcome

Cartwheels, back walkovers, and back handsprings are some of the tumbling skills that will included. Jumps, voice projection, basic partner stunts, and choreography tips round out the curriculum in this fun class.

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Ballet

3-6 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

Children will be introduced to ballet terminology, positions and movements as they learn floor and barre exercises, set to both modern and classical music.

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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. Project themes include:

  • Paper Circuit Back-to-School Cards
  • Fall 3D Pen Creations
  • LED Jack-O-Lanterns
  • Scratch Characters
  • Monster Mash Robots
  • Columbus Day Ships
  • Haunted Houses

Classes take place on Wednesdays from 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Members, $68; Non-members, $102 for the 7-week session

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TechTime

7-12 years

Non-Members Welcome

Here, your child will explore the world of coding which helps them with communication, creativity, math, writing, and confidence. It also teaches them how technology around them operates and encourages them to develop important problem solving skills.

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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
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Parkour

6-12 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

Parkour is a sport using movement developed from obstacle course training. Participants will have a blast climbing, swinging, jumping, and rolling as they navigate through, over and under equipment in a safe, fun environment.

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Fit Kids: Personal Training for Kids

7 – 12 Years Old

Our goal is to improve the overall health of participants through physical activity and nutritional guidance. Our qualified and energetic staff will strive to motivate your child though fun, challenging, and creative workouts. From beginners to highly competitive athletes, every participant will benefit from this 10-week program.

CHOOSE FROM:
Once/week for 10 weeks $250
Twice/week for 10 weeks $400

To request training please contact:

Dave Nunez

973.507.7019

Fitness Connection for Exceptional People

7 – 12 Years Old

This new fitness program is designed to make fitness fun and engaging for individuals with developmental disabilities. Classes will consist of group and individual fitness activities and games, dance, yoga, and circuit training and fitness stations. Once fitness assessments have been completed a schedule of weekly activities will be provided.


For more information, contact mariannel@lhymca.com.
If you have not completed a Participant Profile in the past year please print, complete and return before attending class.
All non-members must submit a Non-Member Program Participant Waiver.
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Rookie Sports & Games

3 – 5 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

This very popular class is an introduction of skills and fun. Each week your child will enjoy cooperative games and explore their athletic abilities. Children will receive valuable instruction in a non-competitive environment while learning important techniques, teamwork, communication, and sportsmanship. Possible sports include soccer, hockey, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, t-ball, and mini golf.

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Karate for Preschoolers

3 – 5 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

This class is the perfect mix of activity and discipline paired down for preschoolers. Our instructor will emphasize the foundations of Karate, physical fitness and concentration. Children will be rewarded for their hard work and advancement with their very own belt, and through experience they will also receive stripes.

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Sports & Games

6-10 years

Non-Members Welcome

This is a great opportunity for your child to learn and play different sports each week in a fun and encouraging environment. In addition to the traditional standards of basketball and soccer, unique new games like the international game of Tchoukball and GaGa (using our inflatable indoor pit) will ignite your child’s interest.

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Supplemental Basketball Clinic

6 – 12 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

This clinic is designed to improve the basketball skills and knowledge of beginner and advanced participants. Classes will focus on many aspects of the game including: the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and the responsibilities of a zone defense. Warm ups, drills, practice and games make this a must try!

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Indoor Soccer Clinic

5 – 9 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

Looking to prepare for the upcoming season? Learn the rules and strategies of indoor play, while fine tuning your skills! All levels welcome. This is a great lead-up to our popular league in the fall and winter months.

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Parkour

6-12 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

Parkour is a sport using movement developed from obstacle course training. Participants will have a blast climbing, swinging, jumping, and rolling as they navigate through, over and under equipment in a safe, fun environment.

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Sensational Saturdays

7-12 Years

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Want some fun on a Saturday night?

Make friends from other towns while staying in a safe and supervised environment.

Space is limited and spots fill fast! Here’s what’s coming up:

HALLOWEEN HOOPLA – October 5
  • Rec Swim until 8:00 p.m.
  • Capture the pumpkin
  • Eyeball Pong/Jenga Pass

This is a FREE, members only, event. You may register one guest, one time only. Registrations open approximately 1 month in advance.

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Monday, December 16

10:00am – 1:00pm

Celebrating the holidays with a tropical flare means red and green leis, seashells and jingle bells, swapping sleighs for surfboards, and Ukulele accompaniment for our holiday songs. Ho, ho, ho…who needs snow! Bring a bag lunch. Must be potty trained. Non-members welcome.

Fee: $25 for members/$30 for non-members

Sign up for this event AND Santa’s Workshop on December 17 and save!

Both days: $40 for members/$50 for non-members

 

 

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Tuesday, December 17

10:00am – 1:00pm

Our Santa’s Workshop will be as busy as the “Big Guy’s!” We will decorate giant gingerbread men, conduct Polar Express science, and make flying Rudolph rockets! Bring a bag lunch. Must be potty trained. Non-members welcome.

Fee: $25 for members/$30 for non-members

Sign up for this event AND Tropical Christmas on December 16 and save!

Both days: $40 for members/$50 for non-members

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Monday, December 30

2:00-4:00pm

Fee: $25 for members/$40 for non-members

Spend time working on your skills and executing some fun drills leading up to a tournament of champions competition. Bring a snack. Non-members welcome.

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Friday, December 20

6:00-8:30pm

Fee: $30 for members/$45 for non-members

Practice mastering our warrior course and compete to be the YMCA’s ultimate Ninja Warrior! Kids will be assigned to a Ninja Warrior team where they will work on our warped wall, balance obstacles, and other course components with a coach. Kids will compete individually as well as a team. Dinner included. Non-members welcome.

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