Youth and Family Programs

Our programs for kids, teens and families promote wellness grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. For more information, contact Claire Eades at 720 524 2778 or ceades@denverymca.org.

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Spring Programs for Youth (1-6 years old)

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Play to Learn 

Exploratory-style learning in a non-licensed classroom environment where children are encouraged to learn at their own pace through stories, interactive games, crafts and group lessons.  Children will learn about continents, cultures, animals, artists, seasons, manners, healthy lifestyles, nature and so much more.  This program includes Spanish lessons, Youth Yoga , Swim Lessons, Cooking Classes and other extracurricular activities. Our class meets two days a week from 9:30am - 12pm.  Registration is monthly and does not include field trip fees.

Jr. Engineers:

Join us for a building party every Tuesday morning from 10-11a for our smaller friends.  We will hone our fine motor skills in a dynamic setting that encourages socialization and sharing.  We will build with blocks, leggos, straws and much more.   Registered monthly. 

Pre-Ballet Classes

The pre-ballet classes have returned!  We will have two types of sessions: recital and standard.  Standard sessions will be registered monthly and will focus on independent motions and positions.  Recital classes will be registered for the entire season, cumulating in a final performance; focusing on movements and flow to a set choreography. Age groups are 3-4yrs (30 min class) and 5-6 yrs (45 min class). Please see registration page for times, all classes are Saturday morning.

Spring Programs - School Age (6-14 years old)

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Gladiator Training

Need an outlet to burn some energy after school? This Gladiator Training club will explore different ways to use our active bodies! From obstacle courses, games, swimming and even some shadow boxing, this class is guaranteed fun! Tuesday afternoons, 4:30-5:30p. Please bring a water bottle. We will announce days when we are swimming. Registration is monthly.

Homeschool P.E.

A program specifically designed for Homeschooled kiddos that need space to move and swim.   The group will be broken up by age (6-9 or 10-14) and the two will rotate between gross motor play in the gym and swimming in our family pool.   We will cover the basics of body knowledge, play team games, introduce different sports, work on strokes and play water games. Tuesdays, 1-3p, ages 6-14. 

Kids’ Night Out!

The family favorite has returned -- Kids' Night Out is back!  Throughout the course of the evening, we will serve a healthy, family-style dinner, go swimming, do crafts, play games and make new friends. Third Friday of each month, 5:30 – 9:00p, ages 4-10. 

Kids’ Day Out!

This special program takes place on DPS No School Days, including holiday breaks.  Join us from 9a-12p for themed crafts, games and swimming.   Check online for specific dates and themes.  Ages 6-12. 

Spring Programs -- Teens (13-18 years old)

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Safesitter

ASHI Certified  Babysitting curriculum will be presented to each of our students, which will certify them upon completion of our 6 hour course. The material will be presented in two, 3-hr sessions, including both classroom and hands on style training.

Classes will be on the two Saturdays included in the registration date range.  Ages 12- 18.   $45/Participant

  Available dates can be found HERE.

CPR/AED/First Aid Certification

ASHI-Certification for Lay-Responder CPR, AED and Basic First Aid.  By the end of the course, participants will have hands on experience and the comprehensive knowledge to respond to emergency situations until a professional responder arrives.

Ages 12+,  this 6 hour class will take place on select Saturdays, 9a-3p.  

Contact Youth & Family Coordinator, Claire Eades, with any questions.   Ceades@denverymca.org   720-524-2778.  

 

Summer Half Day Programs (3- 6 years old)

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Over the summer (May 30—August 18) we will be offering half day summer programs. Each week is a different theme and all activities can be modified for age and ability. Unless otherwise noted, all programs will swim daily. Please pack swim gear and a nut-free snack.

Safety Around the Water (May 30- June 2): 

Lean and play the safe way!  We will explore all things safety — including daily interactions with the water. All with an emphasis on safety and fun.

 Bugs & Botany (June 5- June 9): 

Two of our favorite things in summer — bugs and plants! We will explore our neighborhood learning about our insect and plant friends. 

 Gladiator Training (June 12- June 16): 

Lots of energy and need a way to use it? From obstacle courses, games, swimming and even some shadow boxing, this is guaranteed fun! We will explore different ways to challenge ourselves and explore what our bodies can do!

 Musical Madness (June 19- June 23):

Why does music sound so good?  Where did the different styles come from? How can I make music of my own? Get the answers to these questions and so many more through hands-on-learning with this musical camp.

Let’s See the Deep Blue Sea (June 26- June 30):

Explore all about the Eath’s seas, vast oceans and all things marine in this programs focused on the “other world”. We will talk about habitats, animals and more!

Introduction  to Art Styles (July 3- July 7):

*No camp on July 4

Use your hands and get messy discovering the different art styles. From classic to modern, you’ll surely love all the ways to express yourself.

Team Work Makes the Dream Work (July 10- July 14):

Cooperation is key in this camp designed to inspire teamwork, friendships and problem solving. We will do relays, team builders and challenge activities.  

Science IS Fun! (July 17- July 21): 

Want to know why things are the way they are?  Want to see some whacky science tricks?  Step right up to our science exploration camp, where nothing goes undiscovered.

Mystical Mythology (July 24- July 28):

Love stories of monsters, gods, epics and battles? Join us for a tour around the world, to explore different mythologies of many lands!

Taking Flight (July 31- August 4):

“It’s time to try defying gravity!” Join us as we explore all the ways flight is possible — from birds, to airplanes to spaceships-- This journey knows no bounds.

 Omnivore Extravaganza (August 7- August 11):

We will learn about animals, plants and lifecycles in this exciting class. How do different plants and animals get their food?  We will find out in this camp. 

 Active Bodies (August 14- August 18): 

Lets explore all the ways our bodies can move — this program encourages a healthy lifestyle through favorite fun games. It’s also a great way to end the summer with games, friends and being outside!

 

 *These weeks are only 4 days long, excluding the holiday, and will be $100 for Members and $125 for Non-Members.

 For any questions, please feel free to contact Claire Eades: ceades@denverymca.org