YOUTH PROGRAMS

Our youth programs promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition, the value of participation over winning, and team building. Join swim team, go to group fitness classes, play a team sport, or learn karate. Attend STEM or Video Production summer camps, and sign up you little one for our fantastic preschool! There is something for everyone at the Y!

Aquatics


Swim Lessons

Group swim lessons are offered intermittently throughout the year, however, private swim lessons are available year round! Contact Paula Moe, Aquatics Director, at 541-910-0591 to get registered today!

The Y’s Summer Group Swim Lessons are now open for registration. With three different sets of sessions running in June, July, and August, there are times available for everyone! Click here to find out more today.

Barracudas

The Baker County YMCA’s Barracudas Swim Team is a comprehensive developmental training program that is planned and administered by professional coaches who are dedicated to building the finest program in the nation. We offer training practices five days a week year round. Swimmers are placed in groups by coaches according to age, skill level, and commitment.

The Barracudas Swim Team is a traveling competitive swim team, and you can choose how many swim meets you want to attend. There are many year-round opportunities to compete. This competitive swim team hosts and attends USA swim meets.

Lifeguarding

Lifeguard Training provides youth with a variety of certifications making them qualified to work as a lifeguard. Graduates of the training may apply for Lifeguard positions at the Y!

Registration has closed for the Spring Lifeguard Training. The next session will be offered this fall. Please refer back to the Y’s Facebook page and here for updates on registration.

 

Fitness


Group Fitness

All YMCA Group Fitness classes are available to children over the age of ten, so long as a parent or guardian is present in the facility. That means they have access to any one of the Y’s 70+ Group Fitness Classes each week!

Youth Strength Training

Once a month, we have an orientation for 10-14-year-olds to prepare them for Fitness Center use. The orientation is done in a fun, educational way, with students going through an actual work-out together! After completion, students are able to have access to the Fitness Center equipment with a parent to supervise them.

Karate

For ages 8+, the Y offers a year-round Karate program that will take students all the way through to their black belt. Our devoted team of instructors is committed to helping you or your children succeed and develop the discipline and skill necessary to master Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate.

 

Sports


Soccer

YMCA Soccer registrations will go out in June! We are super excited for this year’s season! Registration will be available online in June.

Basketball

Our Y offers three different Youth basketball leagues based on grade. 1st & 2nd Grade basketball will begin registration in October. 3rd & 4th, as well as 5th & 6th Grade basketball registrations, will open in November.

This summer the Y is proud to sponsor HSBCAMPS! The Y will be providing scholarships to families who can demonstrate financial need.  HSBCAMPS, (Hard Work, Sacrifice, Believe) is America’s fastest growing youth basketball initiative and leader in bringing kids of all ages face-to-face with actual pros. Register here.

Volleyball

3rd-6th Grade Volleyball will begin this November! Registration will open up in October.

Gymnastics

The Y is proud to have completed it’s first full nine-month gymnastics program in 2018! Our segment will begin in September. In the meantime, the Y will offer a gymnastics camp in June!

 

Education


Y-Preschool

Each and every year our fantastic YMCA Preschool team instills a lifelong love of learning in 60 little ones! Registration begins in April each year, with rolling admissions available based on availability. Financial Assistance is available!

S.T.E.A.M.

S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Our Youth Programs Director Megan Pelcha offers this program each Summer as a part of our Summer Day camp schedule. Participants can expect to be challenged with fun experiments that build critical thinking skills.

Wee Learn and Grow

Designed for the tiny tots of our community, Wee Learn and Grow provides a great opportunity to get the little ones in your life out moving, creating, and learning! This program is offered during the summer.

Video Production

The Video Production Camp combines both the modern generation’s innate technological aptitude and their love of cinematic pastimes to provide youth with a more profound knowledge and understanding of the filmmaking process. Activities are designed to encourage imagination and develop strong spatial reasoning. Campers will utilize both live-action filming and stop-frame animation.

 

aquaticsAt the Y, we want to ensure that all youth, adults, and families can participate in Y membership and programs, regardless of their ability to pay. We accept cash donations and appreciate all of our generous volunteers. You can donate new and gently used kids sports equipment and shoes through our Play It Forward program.