Special Youth Programs

STRIDER Class | This class provides a solid foundation of balance and the ability to stride.  A young child on a STRIDER is able to develop skills, go on adventures, and keep up on family outings. 

Class is offered to 18 months and older on Saturdays and runs for 7 weeks: March 2nd-April 13th from 9:45-10:30am.  Next class registration will begin February 18th and the next class begins March 2nd.

Nursery is open for younger siblings and Aquatic Center opens at 10:00am for open swim

Cost: Members: $20.00 for class only, Non-members: $30.00 for class only - YMCA provides bike to use during class or Members: $100.00 for class which includes new bike to take home, Non-Members: $110.00 for class which includes new bike to take home.  (Bike is the “12 Classic” Strider.  Other models can be chosen for additional $)

This is a Family class so dad and/or mom are required to attend the class and participate.  
(Participant is required to bring a helmet to wear for class)


Kindergym |  Here’s a preschool movement program for 3-5 year olds. The first 45 minutes is filled with games, exercise, ball handling, etc. Monday will be in the gym. Wednesday will be a swim day.  Children MUST be out of diapers. Kindergym is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am - 10:00am. Cost is $28.00 for members and $48.00 for non-members per 7 week session.  

Kinderdance | A fun-filled class that allows students and parents to interact in a playful environment. Through stretching and movement exercises, children will improve their gross motor skills and musicality.  Parents and Guardians of all children are welcome to attend this class. 2 and 3-year old's must be accompanied by an adult.

Pizza/Pool Parties |  Watch the schools for information. We gather all the 1st graders through 5th graders at the YMCA on a Saturday night. It’s their night out from 6:30pm - 9:00pm and the entire YMCA building is theirs.  It’s fun at its best and a popular social time for the kids. Facilities include the swimming pool, racquetball courts, gym, classroom, Kid Center Playland, and the video drop-in area, plus, all you can eat pizza! Cost: Members-$10.00; Non-member-$15; FREE admittance with parent volunteer.

Nursery |  The “Y” offers drop-in nursery service Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 10:30am, Monday through Thursday from 5:25 - 7:30pm and Saturday mornings 8:00-11:00am. The cost is $1.00 per hour per child (a minimum of $1.00 is required) and the parents must be in the facility to take advantage of this service.  Children must be healthy to attend!

Kid Center Playland |  It's great and it's geared for preschool - early elementary aged children. The Kid Center has a huge "Space Maze" complete with ball crawl and slide, lots of toys and goam blocks. It's a fun time! The Kid Center is used for the AM nursery, plus the Kid Stop afterschool program. Parents can check out a key and use this room whenever there is not a Y program scheduled (such as during our Nursery Hours). Children must be supervised at all times, plus you must take your dirty diapers out of the room and straighten up after yourselves.

KIDSTOP Afterschool Activities |
  Every day after school, children from kindergarten through 4th grade can come and enjoy their afternoon activities at the Y. This program is licensed by the state and supervised by staff that enjoy working with children. They will be divided by grade groups and stay busy with gym games, swimming, Kid Center Playland, classroom games and crafts, outdor games and playground, as well as other special events and activities. You can pick up registration paperwork at the front desk, and get your child signed up for some active fun every day. Cost is $111 per month per child for YMCA members and $131 per month per child for non-members.  There is a 10% discount for parents paying by monthly draft. Contact the Youth Development Director at 224-1683. Enrollment is limited and available on a “first come, first serve” basis.

School's Out Program |  The YMCA's School's Out Program is offered on days that school does not meet for grades K - 5. The program includes crafts, gym games, movies, Kid Center Playland, swimming time, and morning and afternoon snack. The program runs from 7:45 - 5:30pm for full days. Half days are ran from whenever they get out of school until 5:30pm. Participants need to bring their lunch, swim suit and towel. Weather permitting we will be outside so please have your child dressed appropriately.

Teen Dances |  Please join us for a night of great music provided by Serious Sound. For grades 6th through 8th to come and have a supervised fun time to hang out with friends, enjoy fun, hip music, have a variety of fun prizes to win, and access to yummy concessions and glow sticks for sale. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

Summer Day Camp |  Sign up beginning in March. Contact the YMCA for more information.

Parties and Rentals |  Hold your birthday party at the YMCA/Pierre Aquatic Center! The YMCA and/or the Pierre Aquatic Center is also available for group rentals such as school or church groups. Call Carmen at 605.224.1683 for more information or to make a reservation.