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Millions of adults have a Y Story from their youth. Why?

Because the Y plays an integral part in helping children grow and thrive. It's where they learn about caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility because that’s what the Y is all about. Our programs aren’t just about winning, they are about building character, challenging yourself, and trying to be your best. Sign up for one of our programs and someday your kids will be telling their own Y stories!


Seasonal Programs

The Y has so many programs to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one! Want to learn how to swim? Interested in youth sports? Or, are science experiments more your passion? Browse our many offerings throughout the year and sign up for fun!

These are extraordinary times that have moved us all to a new normal, and we have made adjustments to our programs to keep everyone healthy and safe while still having fun and staying active & engaged.

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Next Session: Early Fall

Class Preview Opens: July 31, 2023

Priority Family Member Registration Opens: August 14, 2023

Member Registration Opens: August 16, 2023

Non-member Registration Opens: August 18, 2023

Online Registration Closes: September 17, 2023

In-House Registration Closes: September 24, 2023

Classes Begin: As early as September 8, 2023


*Priority Family Member Registration only applies to family, family +1, and single parent family memberships. 

Upcoming Session: Late Fall

Class Preview Opens: October 2, 2023

Priority Family Member Registration Opens: October 9, 2023

Member Registration Opens: October 11, 2023

Non-member Registration Opens: October 13, 2023

Online Registration Closes: November 12, 2023

In-House Registration Closes: November 19, 2023

Classes Begin: As early as October 30, 2023

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Swim Lessons

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a stroke and turn clinic to help your advanced swimmer accomplish specific goals or an introductory class to get your child into the water, the Y has you covered. We offer a range of courses and our YMCA trained and certified instructors will work with each student to maximize their chances of success in the water. These classes are a lifesaver...literally! 

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Life is all about balance, and you’ll be sure to find that in all of our gymnastics programs at the Y. From parent/child courses to competitive teams, we can meet you where you’re at and our professional coaches can help you take that next step on your gymnastics journey. So, make one of our gymnastics courses part of your daily routine. When you’re finished you’ll be beaming with joy. (come on, that’s a little bit funny…)

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From soccer to basketball, tee-ball to tennis, hockey to flag football, the Y offers a wide variety of sporting options for athletes from pre-school to high school. We work with some of the region’s most amazing coaches to develop and deliver an outstanding sports experience. Mixed with all of our tactical and technical training, our instructors actively work to instill our 4 core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into the young athletes in the program.

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Our dance classes are en pointe. Whether you’re into ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, or modern classes, we’ll help you find your rhythm and take the next step towards Broadway. Join us in the studio to work on choreographed routines designed to improve flexibility, stamina, endurance and muscle memory. It doesn’t matter if your aspirations are a concert hall stage or simply to be Tik-Tok famous, this class will raise the barre and help you achieve your goals. Give it a cha-cha-chance.

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Art, Science & Music

Bring out your creative side and check out our Art, Science, & Music programs, which help to foster independent expression through a variety of creative experiences. Children can develop their creative talents while engaging in problem-solving, critical thinking, and attention to detail.

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Martial Arts

The Y offers a range of Martial Arts designed to help students improve their focus, self-discipline, physical fitness, and confidence. In addition to teaching the principles of self-defense, our senseis will re-enforce character development. Graduates of these classes will leave with the fundamentals of these ancient techniques, an awareness of when to use them, and a roadmap on how to continue on their journey as a future martial artist.

Sports Leagues

Ready to take your training into live games? Sports leagues are the perfect opportunities for kids to take what they have learned about their favorite sport and apply it to team play!

We have a variety of leagues at the Y where kids can improve their skills, learn more about their favorite sports, make new friends, and work as a team.

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Special Needs Programs

The YMCA’s recreational program setting provides a unique experience with an emphasis on sports, social interaction, and fun. We strive to positively impact youth with special needs in the Philadelphia and the surrounding regions by providing safe, fun, and interactive programs to grow and socialize in a nurturing environment.

We offer several programs for all abilities including swim lessons, gymnastics programs, and more! Plus our facilities are accessible for everyone and provides specialty equipment to serve every member’s ability level.

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