Get More Active at the Y! 

Find programs by category or type, make your list and be ready to go on registration start dates. You can register for a program through Avocado - our online registration system.

Winter 2023 session registration - December 17, 2022 - 10am
 
Whatever your age or stage, there's a Y health and fitness program to help you have fun AND achieve your goals!

Active & Creative

Offers a variety of activities for children including crafts, active games, and fitness. The goal of this program is to encourage children to have a healthy lifestyle in a supervised, fun, and safe environment.

Active & Creative

This program offers a variety of activities for children including sports, crafts, active games and fitness. The goal of this program is to encourage children to have a healthy lifestyle in a supervised, fun and safe environment.

Included in:

  • All Memberships
Music and Movement

This program will keep your little ones moving and is designed to keep children actively engaged in music through the use of songs and dance.

Included in:

  • Child Enhanced and Everything Memberships
  • Household Essentials, Enhanced and Everything Memberships

Arts & Science

Children will explore Arts and Science though a variety of activities such as Dance, Drama and Silly Science. They will have the opportunity to create and learn in these fun and enriching programs.

Dance

Dance involves movement of the body, ususally rhytmic and to music. It’s a fun form if expression, social interaction and exercise.

Included in:

  • Child Everything Membership
  • Household Everything Membership
Drama

Drama classes give our participants a chance to access their creativity, boost their self-confdence, develop spontaniety and playfulness.

Included in:

  • Child Enhanced and Everything Memberships
  • Household Essentials, Enhanced and Everything Memberships
Kids Art (3-5)

Participants in this program get the opportunity to explore their creativity by utlizing a number of different mediums.

Included in:

  • Child Enhanced and Everything Memberships
  • Household Essentials, Enhanced and Everything Memberships
Kids Art (6-12)

Participants in this program get the opportunity to explore their creativity by utlizing a number of different mediums.

Included in:

  • Child Enhanced and Everything Memberships
  • Household Essentials, Enhanced and Everything Memberships
Parent and Tot Arts and Crafts

Parents and children will have a great time getting messy and creating works of art in this fun and interactive class.

Included in:

  • All Memberships
Silly Science (6-12)

Become a Y Silly Scientist and learn to do fun experiments through hands-on activities.

Included in:

  • Child Enhanced and Everything Memberships
  • Household Essentials, Enhanced and Everything Memberships

Leadership & Certifications

These Y programs empower young people to become leaders, allow participants to develop lifelong skills such as problem-solving, social skills and teamwork. Programs include Home Alone and Babysitting Courses.

Aquatic Leadership

Harness your passion to help people and provide them with life skills such as swimming proficiency, water safety awareness, and enjoyment of the open water. Gain certifications valuable to future careers, which include National Lifeguard, First Aid and Swim Instructor

Included in:

  • Individual, Senior, and Household Everything Membership
    (non-member pricing is available. Manuals not included)
Babysitting Course

Become a certified Babysitter with a recognized organization. Participants get hands on experience within the Y and assignments to complete.

Included in:

  • Child Everything Membership
  • Household Everything Membership
Home Alone Course

The Home Alone Program is designed to provide children 10 years of age and older with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. It will help them understand how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied.

Included in:

  • Child Everything Membership
  • Household Everything Membership
Leadership

In a group of like-minded individuals, your child will explore their values and learn how to be a succesful leader. Your child will gain an appreciation for open mindedness, self-refelction, positive peer relationships and community involvement through this mentorship program.

Included in:

  • Child Everything Membership
  • Household Everything Membership

Sports & Recreation

Join us for these fun and active programs that allow participants to learn, build their skills and have though play while participating in programs such as All Sports of Sports, Karate and Active Gym.

Active Gym (3-5)

This program offers the opportunity for physical activity in a structure enviroment for children. The goal of this program is to encourage children to have a healthy lifestyle in a supervised, fun and safe environment.

Included in:

  • All Memberships
Active Gym (6-12)

This program offers the opportunity for physical activity in a structure enviroment for children. The goal of this program is to encourage children to have a healthy lifestyle in a supervised, fun and safe environment.

Included in:

  • All Memberships
Adult Skate

Goderich Branch Only

All Sorts of Sports

This program is an opportunity for participants to engage in a variety of different sports. They will learn the basic skills needed to play the game. Check with your YMCA branch for specific, mandatory protective equipment when registering.

Included in:

  • All Memberships
Ice Maintenance

Goderich Branch Only

Basketball

This program is intended as an introduction to develop basic basketball skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting through different variations of drills and games.

Included in:

  • Child Enhanced and Everything Memberships
  • Household Essentials, Enhanced and Everything Memberships
Drop-In Ringette

Goderich Branch Only

Included in:

  • All Memberships
Family Open Gym

Get active! Spend time together as a family participating in a variety of activities and sports.

Included in:

  • All Memberships
Family Track Time

Goderich Branch Only. Members are invited to enjoy walking the track as a family. Children under the age of 12 years of old are required to have parent/guardian supervision.

Floor Hockey

This program is intented as an introduction for children to develop basic hockey skills suck as stick handling, passing and shooting through different variations of drills and games. Check with your YMCA branch for specific, mandatory protective equipment when registering.

Included in:

  • Child Enhanced and Everything Memberships
  • Household Essentials, Enhanced and Everything Memberships
Indoor Soccer

This program focuses on learning the game of soccer. It will introduce basic skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. Children will have the opportunity to apply their skills in scrimmage games.

Included in:

  • Child Enhanced and Everything Memberships
  • Household Essentials, Enhanced and Everything Memberships
Karate

A non-aggressive approach towards conflict resolution is emphasized in this program as well as instruction in all the basick blocks, kicks and striking techniques.

Included in:

  • Child Everything Membership
  • Household Everything Membership
Parent and Tot Gym

Goderich Branch Only

Included in:

  • All Memberships
Parent and Tot Skate

Goderich Branch Only

Included in:

  • All Memberships
Shinny

Goderich Branch Only

Included in:

  • All Memberships
Open Skate

Goderich Branch Only

Included in:

  • All Memberships

Childminding

This service is included with a family membership and can be utilized by those who require care for their child(ren) ages 3 months to 5 years old while using the YMCA. Contact each Branch for specific hours of care offered.

Childminding

This service is included with all Household and Child memberships and is complementary (i.e. no membership for the child is needed) within the Individual and Senior Memberships.

Included in:

  • All Child Memberships
  • All Household Memberships
  • Individual Everything Membership (for a child(ren) of the member)
  • Senior Everything Membership (for a child(ren) of the member)

Memberships Built for You.

Whether you have a Child, Individual, Senior, or Household membership, you can switch your Y Everything, Y Enhanced or Y Essentials plan anytime by contacting Membership services by email.

If your home branch does not offer all the amenities under an option, purchasing that option will give you access to those amenities at any of our YMCA's in the region that do.