YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS

We create programming built by our mission as a cause-driven organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We strive each and every day to spark real change in our youth and teens by providing high-quality development opportunities from infancy through graduation and beyond.

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Teens

At the Lakeland Hills Family YMCA, teens are valued and recognized for their potential as being happy, healthy, and productive community members. The Y offers programs for teens to build self-esteem and self-confidence, learn healthy lifestyle choices, achieve their personal and educational goals, and create new friendships and lasting relationships in a safe, supportive and engaging environment.

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Youth

The Y nurtures the potential of children through programs that strengthen character in our youth, engage families, and build lasting relationships.

Participants in these programs build skills, learn about teamwork, and focus on sportsmanship. Families are presented with second-to-none volunteer opportunities as coaches, team parents, and committee members. Youth learn new skills, make new friends, develop essential character traits, and set individual and team goals. We offer a variety of programs throughout the year to keep youth active and engaged here at the Y. Check out our brochure for all of the latest offerings!

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Youth Programs

Teen Leaders

Are you interested in developing event production skills? Do you also have an interest in learning more about political science and government history? Join us for this 15-week program to tap into your creativity, build your leadership skills, and learn the ins and outs of event production. A few weeks of this program will also include a deeper dive into political science and government history.

Teens will focus on building event planning and leadership skills with Community Service projects, assist with planning station(s) and volunteering at YMCA special events, and learning about the government. A trip to historical Philadelphia, where America started, may be included (for an additional fee, details to be discussed in the first couple of weeks of the program)

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STEM Saturday’s

Today the acronym STEM which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, has become more important than ever. STEM curriculum blends those subjects in order to teach “21st-century skills,” or tools students need to have if they wish to succeed in the workplace of the “future.” Learn more about STEM and our STEM Saturday’s on our STEM page or register for a STEM Saturday and see what STEM is all about.

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Youth Sports

The Lakeland Hills YMCA offers a variety of youth sports where our sports staff, coaches and volunteers all share a singular vision of helping all youth reach their full potential in life. Our sports programs help to build confidence and positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork.

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Youth and Teen Special Events

The Lakeland Hills YMCA has several Youth and Teen Special Events that feature different activities that anyone at any age can enjoy. Kids Night Out, Our Annual Carnival, Makers Space, Camp Inside and Teen Archery Tag are some of the many special programs we offer for youth and teens. For upcoming special event, be sure to see out latest brochure or visit our Special Events Page. Everyone can find something fun to do at the Lakeland Hills YMCA!

Youth and Teen Special Events

Esports

OPEN TO Y MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS

Why Esports? Esports, or electronic sports, takes on the form of organized, multiplayer online video game competitions and is one of the fastest growing trends for youth engagement.

It isn’t the “next big thing”, it is the current big thing! Esports viewership and participation across all platforms globally has reached over 470 million people in 2021; and it is only expected to keep increasing. Through the Y’s Esports program, youth are welcome to be who they are, excel at what they love, and develop the social, strategic and problem-solving skills necessary to grow into thriving adults all in a safe, moderated and inclusive environment. Check out the latest brochure for all our programs in Esports!

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Family Fun Events

The Lakeland Hills YMCA is offering several Family Fun Events throughout the year. Some of our Family Fun Events include:

  • Family Dodgeball Night
  • Family Pickleball Night
  • Family Adventure Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA!
  • Country Family Fall Festival
  • Annual Family Carnival
  • Breakfast with Santa

See what Family Fun Events are headed your way on our Trending Topics Page or searching for Family Fun Events in our Program Directory. Special Events including Family Fun Events information can also be found in our latest brochure.

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