Youth Development


We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.  That’s why, through the Y, thousands of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Swim, Sports and Play

At the Y, you are part of a community of men, women and children from your community who are committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

With the Y, you can be assured that whatever activity you, your family or your child engages in – from child care to family time to sports to camp – you’ll have a safe, positive environment to play, learn and grow.

 

 

SWIM

SWIMMER FAMILY

YMCAs have been teaching people to swim for more than a century. Our youth aquatics programs use the American Red Cross Water Safety instruction. Not only do children develop life-long skills that can help them stay healthy, but they also gain a sense of accomplishment that leaves them feeling good about what they have learned.

 

Swimming is an activity you can enjoy your whole life. Let the Y help your family discover the fun and great exercise of swimming!
Click Here for pool schedule

 

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GROUP SWIM LESSONS
Group Swim lessons run for eight lessons. Children will be placed in groups of the same swimming ability. Children must be ages 4 and up.
The summer lesson schedule and registration form is available here.  Lessons are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday mornings in June and July.
Register early to guarantee your child a spot.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Southern Prairie YMCA private lessons are a great opportunity for swimmers of all levels to better their skills on a one-on-one basis. Lessons are available for all ages including adults. Children under age 4 may require a parent in the pool with the child for a “Mommy & Me” type lesson.  Private lessons are scheduled through collaboration with the instructor and the participant’s parents. Lessons are based on the American Red Cross standards. Private lessons are 30 minutes long for 5 sessions.  Semi-private lessons may be available if children are similar ability levels. Semi-private lessons would have an additional charge.  Members: $65 Participants: $90

CO-ED STINGRAY SWIM TEAM

This program creates a competitive, but fun environment that will challenge all levels of swimmers. We will take your swimming skills to the next level by emphasizing stroke development, starts, turns, endurance, and speed. Participants wanting to participate in this program must be able to swim 25 yards of any stroke. The regular winter season runs October through March.  We also have a summer swim team. .  Click here for information on the summer 2018 swim team season.
Ages: Open to ages 5-18 years

 

YOUTH SPORTS and PROGRAMS

 

YOUTH SOCCER

Kids really get a kick out of our clinic-style program that teach fundamental skills such as passing, trapping, shooting, dribbling, stealing and goalkeeping.
There are no extra practices.  Teams are chosen randomly each day for small-sided games to allow all players ample opportunity to get their foot on the ball – the very best way to learn the game!  This program is usually offered in February and October.

 

YOUTH INDOOR T-BALL WIFFLEBALL

Learn batting, pitching, base running and fun–indoors! We will focus more on skills and less on competition, so your child can enjoy playing the game. We’ll also work on teamwork and sportsmanship. Players should bring a glove if they have one.  This program has run Saturday mornings in March.

 

TOT TOWN (September-March)

Tot Town is open gym for the young child ages 1-5. Toys like toddler cruisers and other fun things are brought out and the kids can work on those gross motor skills.
Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30-10:30 AM
Cost: Members are FREE!  (child or adult caregiver)  Participants: $1 per child

 

SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE

AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE 2017-2018

NEW THIS YEAR: Partnership between the Southern Prairie YMCA and Creston Community School.
Click here for details about the after school program and partnership.  Registration information and enrollment is all at the YMCA.
Click here for an after school registration form. Return along with payment to the YMCA.
Questions? Call Hannah Jaegers, Youth Programs Coordinator or email hannah@southernprairieymca.com

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SUMMER DAY CAMP 2018

Click here for details about the summer day camp program at the YMCA.
Click here for summer 2018 day camp registration forms. Space is limited.  Apply today.
Questions? Call Hannah Jaegers, Youth Programs Coordinator or email hannah@southernprairieymca.com

DROP-IN CHILD WATCH

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