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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Jazz “Trial” Class

4-5 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

DROP IN FOR FREE
Wednesday, February 13
1:15-1:45 p.m.

Join us for this 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

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.

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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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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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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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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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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Jazz “Trial” Class

4-5 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

DROP IN FOR FREE
Wednesday, February 13
1:15-1:45 p.m.

Join us for this 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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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

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Storybooks – both exciting new literature and old familiar favorites will be the focus of this class. After listening to our story, we will engage in fun activities including arts & crafts, cooking, and STEM that make the books come to life.
Mondays,  4:15-5:00pm        $58/87*

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Caution: Fun Ahead! Be a part of the crew on our construction site! Our foreman will have lots of fun activities for kids using real tools which will promote fine motor skills, critical thinking, and teamwork. Build a brick wall and knock it down with a wrecking ball or paint a kid-size cardboard house. Class is zoned to include crafts, games, sensory bins, stories, and songs.

Thursdays, 4:15-4:45 p.m.  $58/$87*

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This class is an introduction to the basic principles of screenwriting and filmmaking. Students will learn how to think critically about how films are put together in terms of structure, sound, pictures, dialogue, and character. Students will work on a script for short film.
Fridays,  6:00-7:00 p.m.              $72/$108*

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