Kid & Teen Activities

Our programs for kids and teens promote wellness grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Sports

Kids learn teamwork and build skills through YMCA youth sports.

School Age Care

Our partnerships with local school districts offer before- and after-school care and school-release day options for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade at dozens of locations across the Twin Cities.

Summer Programs

For the summer, children in preschool through eighth grade can enjoy a variety of enrichment programs.

Day Camp Heritage

Traditional day camp held across from Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes. Free bussing available from Arden Hills, Columbus, Lino Lakes, Maplewood, Mounds View, Roseville, White Bear Lake and the White Bear Area YMCA.

Arts and humanities classes

Encourage expression in creativity with enrichment classes for kids. These classes are only offered during select times throughout the year. Contact Member Services at651-795-9622 for more info.

Birthday parties

We have everything you need for a hassle-free birthday party at the Y. Choose from two- and three-hour options that include fun and age-appropriate activities for kids.

Parents night out

Enjoy an evening out and we’ll take care of your children with engaging activities at the Y. Contact Member Services at 651-795-9622 for fees and upcoming dates. Early bird registration is due two weeks before the event date. Download waiver form.

Workout Child Care

When you come to work out at the Y, consider bringing your children along for the fun that awaits them at Kids Stuff, the Y’s child care program. Children ages six weeks to 10 years can participate in age-appropriate activities in a safe environment—free for members. Kids ages 7-14 can participate in Club Y—an activities program for older kids that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Reservations aren’t required, and your child can enjoy Kids Stuff for up to two hours a day while you are in the building.

Contact Member Services at 651-795-9622 for hours and information.

Homeschool P.E.

With YMCA Homeschool Physical Education, K-12 students learn the importance of healthy living through sports and aquatics activities—while having fun and meeting new friends. Students meet once a week for two hours in age-appropriate groups. Most session are ten weeks long and follow a comprehensive curriculum that includes SMART goals, instruction in two sports and time in the pool.

Lino Lakes YMCA After School Activities at Centennial Middle School

In collaboration with Centennial Middle School, the YMCA in Lino Lakes will be operating various after school programs for teens on weekdays at Centennial Middle School.

Youth In Government

Kids in grades 7-12 can meet new people, make lasting friendships and have powerful conversations on important issues with programs like Model Assembly and Model United Nations.