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 summer camps, and sign up your little one for our fantastic preschool! There is something for everyone at the Y!


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! Click Here to find out more today.


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. Click Here for more information.


ARC 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! Click Here for more information.


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

Based on request, 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.


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.




YMCA Soccer is highly requested! We are super excited for the next season!


Our Y offers three different Youth basketball leagues based on grade.


Our Y offers volleyball leagues throughout the year based on grade.


The Y is proud to have Gymnastics in monthly sessions. Space is limited and fills up fast!




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!

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.