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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Tumbling & Gymnastics

6 Years Old & Up

Non-Members Welcome

For beginner to intermediate levels, this class will emphasize tumbling skills to get your gymnast or cheerleader a step ahead of the competition. Equipment will be set up weekly, including the beam, and vault to increase balance, and strength.

Returning in the Fall

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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Zumba Kids

6-10 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

This class is an enjoyable way for kids to get an aerobic workout through dance. Participants will learn various movements through music influenced by rumba, hiphop, club and more!

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Jazz Class

4-5 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

Jazz is a uniquely American and expressive form of dance. Program starts with stretching, isolations, and strengthening exercises. Additionally, students will move across the floor to work on turns leaps, jumps, and runs, before ending with a fast-paced combination to fun, upbeat music. Class is free and open to all but pre-registration is a must.

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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

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

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

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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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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Mini Yogi’s

3-5 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

This program is a great way to introduce your child to the benefits of Yoga. We will focus on an introduction to mindfulness and flexibility while teaching children to connect with their breathing. Students will learn yoga positions through instruction as well as yoga themed games.

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Youth Yoga

1st – 5th Grades

Wednesdays at 4:30 pm

Drop-in to learn the basics of this fun, creative class. Free with Membership!

Returning in the Fall

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: daven@lhymca.com

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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Youth Rookie Sports

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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Youth Karate

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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Youth Soccer

6 – 9 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

Practice your skills inside with us.The YMCA Soccer program is designed to meet each player at their current level of play and provide opportunities to increase their individual skills. The goal is that these opportunities lead to an overall enjoyment of the game for years to come. Through participation in practices and games, players learn sportsmanship, how to work as a team and also build quality relationships with players and coaches in the program. Class will focus on dribbling, passing and ball control – the foundation of any skilled soccer player.

Returning Fall I

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.

Will Return in Fall 2019

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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Gym for Homeschoolers

Kindergarten – 4th Grade

Open to Non-Members

Join us for a fun-filled 45 minutes of exercise, group games and sports. Curriculum will include soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball/softball as well as relay races and obstable courses. All of this and more including teamwork, socialization and sportsmanship.


Returning in the Fall

Youth Indoor Snowboarding

5 – 9 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

Before winter gets here, take a perfect opportunity to prepare for the snow time fun! Using friction-less gym floor snowboards, kids will learn the basics of snowboarding, including standing, balancing, carving, braking, and falling safely. It’s a great way to improve overall balance, coordination, and body control.

Returning Fall II

Gym for Homeschoolers

Kindergarten – 4th Grade

Open to Non-Members

Join us for a fun-filled 45 minutes of exercise, group games and sports. Curriculum will include soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball/softball as well as relay races and obstable courses. All of this and more including teamwork, socialization and sportsmanship.


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

Sing & Play Series

1-4 Yrs with Guardian

Fridays – 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand!

This Winter, join us on the third Friday of the month for a half hour of themed interactive songs and music with Miss Paula of Miss Paula’s Music & Me. The fun continues with one hour of free play on our equipment in the gym including an inflatable moon walk. This is a playful activity for you and your child during the “witching hour!”

January 18: Snowy Winter

February 15: Fairy Tales

March 16: Animal Safari

Pre-registration required for each class, non-members welcome.

$15/$22* per day

*Member/Non-Member Fee

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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:

April 6 – Challenge Favorites
  • Rec Swim until 8:00 p.m.
  • Ultimate Gold Rush
  • Minute-to-Win-It Station Challenge
  • Arcade Games
  • SPIT Card Game Tourney

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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Vacation Camp is held at The Community Church* in Mountain Lakes and offers full day coverage for the scheduled days off found on the calendars of the schools we serve with our Kids Club Afterschool Program. While Kids Club participants have priority registration Vacation Camp is also open to non-Kids Club participants, from any school, with a delayed registration. Each day is built around a Theme and mornings are filled with Specialties such as Healthy U, CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health), S.T.E.M, Arts and Crafts, Character Counts, Sports and Games, and more. Afternoon Recreational Time provides opportunities to meet new friends. And, as the day winds down, children can choose an area of interest in Elective Time. Registration is open NOW to all Kids Club participants and as noted for all others. All vacation camps must have at least 15 participants minimum in order to run.

*December holiday vacation camp is held at The Y.

Hours & Fees:

Option

Time

Kids Club

Non-Kids Club

Full Day

7:30 am - 6:00 pm

$25/day

$50/day

Kids Club participants have advanced registration over the general public. For staffing and supply planning reasons registration deadlines are firm. Vacation Camps are held at the YMCA or at the Community Church of Mountain Lakes.

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Upcoming Theme(s):

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Family Fun on Saturdays for 1-5 year-olds

Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Through April 13

Every Saturday we’ll set up a kid’s paradise filled with ball pits, an inflatable, and other exciting things the whole family can enjoy. FREE with membership! Parents must remain with children.

Just Drop In!

HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Noon – 2:00 p.m. (last check-in 1 p.m.)
It’s a day of Free Family FUN! Enjoy exciting activities focused on making healthy choices. FREE and Open to the community!

Family Fun Activities
• Hoop Hop Challenge, Mini-Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course
• Open swim – limited time slots
• Inflatables and Entertainment
• Create your own sweet or savory snack
• Nutrition Games
• Meet local health and wellness professionals
Pre-registration required

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