See What's Happening for Kids, Teens, & Families

Last updated: January 19, 2021, at 7:38 a.m. PT

Originally published: September 17, 2020, at 9:13 a.m. PT

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From birth to graduation, the Y is here to support kids, teens, and families as they learn, grown, and thrive! This fall, we’ve got a full line-up of virtual and in-person enrichment and education activities.

Plus, new on-demand activities are added weekly into our virtual Family Room!

« Offered virtually

Family

  • Family Recreational Swim
    Up to five people in a household can reserve time in the pool for Family Recreational Swim! The pool will be divided into four quadrants and no more than 20 people will be in the pool at a time. Reservations will be offered from 12:00 to 2:00pm on Saturday or Sunday, depending on your branch schedule. Learn more >
     
  • Y Cabin Rentals
    Get away this fall by renting a cabin at Camp Orkila! Take a break from social isolation and all things virtual at home and explore our world-renowned camp in a fun and safe family camp out.  Learn more > 
     
  • Family Circle Time «
    Let’s read, sing, and dance! This live and interactive virtual family class will feature a story time with a book read by an engaging Y staff person plus songs, sharing, and silly dancing, all around a fun theme. This program is geared towards the early learning preschool age group, with grownups included, and is free for Y members or $15 for community. Learn more >
     
  • Family STEM Explorers «
    Get ready for some family fun designed to teach and inspire youth through hands-on activities focused on themes like science, cooking or art. This program is geared towards the early learning preschool age group, with grownups included, and is free for Y members or $15 for community. We've included supply lists with each activity so that kids and grownups can participate in real-time with us! Learn more >
     
  • Outdoor Adventure Day Trips - Snowshoeing
    The Puget Sound is home to amazing outdoor spaces, and it’s an excellent place for single-day outdoor adventures. With a fully-stocked gear library and expert staff, we have all the equipment and expertise to take you snowshoeing — no experience necessary! Ages 8+.  Learn more >

Infant, Toddlers & Preschool

  • Early Learning Centers
    Our infant, toddler, preschool, and pre-Kindergarten care programs are enriching, positive places that nurture children to explore, discover, and learn. Programs offered in Auburn, Bothell, North Seattle, and West Seattle. 

  • Private Swim Lessons
    Join us in the pool to refine your stroke, practice your breathing rhythm, or elevate your turns! Since our instructors will be teaching from the pool edge, participants must be able to swim 25 yards on their own or a supervising adult will need to be in the pool. Learn more > 

  • Family Circle Time «
    Let’s read, sing, and dance! This live and interactive virtual family class will feature a story time with a book read by an engaging Y staff person plus songs, sharing, and silly dancing, all around a fun theme. This program is geared towards the early learning preschool age group, with grownups included, and is free for Y members or $15 for community. Learn more >
     
  • Family STEM Explorers «
    Get ready for some family fun designed to teach and inspire youth through hands-on activities focused on themes like science, cooking or art. This program is geared towards the early learning preschool age group, with grownups included, and is free for Y members or $15 for community. We've included supply lists with each activity so that kids and grownups can participate in real-time with us! Learn more >
     
  • Birthday Party in a Box «
    Go virtual with the experts in birthday parties! Our Birthday Party in a Box kits make online parties awesome for kids and easy for parents. With seven super-fun themes, there's something for everyone. Learn more >

Elementary 

  • Y LEAP Academy - School Support & Enrichment
    A full-day, in-person program that ensures kids have a safe, supportive place to connect, access to their distance learning classrooms, and enrichment opportunities.  Learn more >
     
  • Private Swim Lessons
    Join us in the pool to refine your stroke, practice your breathing rhythm, or elevate your turns! Since our instructors will be teaching from the pool edge, participants must be able to swim 25 yards on their own or a supervising adult will need to be in the pool. Learn more > 
     
  • After School in a Box «
    Make the most of after-school time with virtual enrichment activities that encourage skill-building and creative exploration in a supportive environment. Next session starts January 11. Learn more >
     
  • Camp in a Box «
    During winter, mid-winter, and spring breaks from elementary school, the Y's Camp in a Box brings the magic of summer camp to wherever you are. Learn more >
     
  • Play Zone «
    Play Zone connects kids virtually after school with a daily drop-in, play-based program geared towards students in kindergarten to 3rd grade that promises to engage with silly games and fun projects. It brings what the Y knows best about after-school child care into the home virtually to help parents bridge the gap between the end of the school day and dinner time. Learn more > 
     
  • Enrichment Emporium «
    Subscribe to the Y's library of on-demand enrichment videos with hours of lessons, activities, and projects for every kid. It is the perfect place for elementary students to spark new interests, dive deep into a specific topic, and discover what they love. Free for Y members. Learn more >
     
  • Kids in the Kitchen «
    Join us for a virtual kids cooking class for ages 5 to 8. Our instructor will guide kids through recipes teaching age-appropriate cooking skills, providing tips, and answering questions. Free for Y members. Learn more >
     
  • Future Chefs «
    Dive deep into a specific skill in this special kids cooking class for ages 8 to 13. Learn about ingredients and nutrition, practice techniques and build your culinary repertoire. Free for Y members. Learn more > 
     
  • Martial Arts «
    Take Tae Kwon Do virtually! Students learn punches, blocks, and self-defense techniques, but kicks are the Tae Kwon Do trademark. Next session starts February 23. Learn more >
     
  • Coding «
    Are you ready to learn more about computer programming? Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, this FREE virtual coding series, offered in partnership with UW Bothell, will help you develop your skills and increase your technological literacy through hands-on instruction in computer coding. Join us as we use Scratch and develop games all while having fun! Ages 11 to 15.  Learn more >
     
  • Birthday Party in a Box «
    Go virtual with the experts in birthday parties! Our Birthday Party in a Box kits make online parties awesome for kids and easy for parents. With seven super-fun themes, there's something for everyone. Learn more >

Teens

  • Coding «
    Are you ready to learn more about computer programming? Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, this FREE virtual coding series, offered in partnership with UW Bothell, will help you develop your skills and increase your technological literacy through hands-on instruction in computer coding. Join us as we use Scratch and develop games all while having fun! Ages 11 to 15.  Learn more >
     
  • Private Swim Lessons
    Join us in the pool to refine your stroke, practice your breathing rhythm, or elevate your turns! Since our instructors will be teaching from the pool edge, participants must be able to swim 25 yards on their own or a supervising adult will need to be in the pool. Learn more > 
     
  • Youth Legislature «
    Become familiar with the legislative process, the art of debate, and public speaking, all online from home!  Alongside their peers, students will have the opportunity to study current issues, draft legislative bills, debate topics that are important to them, and assume the roles of various elected officials.  Program starts in late October and runs for 8 months. Learn more >
     
  • YMCA Earth Service Corps «
    Our planet's future depends on us. In Earth Service Corps, teens meet virtually to take on the environmental issues facing their communities, hear from guest speakers, and create projects to address these needs. Learn more > 
     
  • Martial Arts «
    Take Tae Kwon Do virtually! Students learn punches, blocks, and self-defense techniques, but kicks are the Tae Kwon Do trademark. Next session starts February 23. Learn more >
     
  • Outdoor Adventure Day Trips - Snowshoeing
    The Puget Sound is home to amazing outdoor spaces, and it’s an excellent place for single-day outdoor adventures. With a fully-stocked gear library and expert staff, we have all the equipment and expertise to take you snowshoeing — no experience necessary! Ages 8+  Learn more >