Youth and Family Programs at the Springfield YMCA

 Class sizes have been limited to allow for physical distancing.  All employees and participants will practice hand hygiene prior to the start of class, masks must be worn throughout the class, and children will not share materials/equipment.

Arts & Humanities

We celebrate diversity and the arts everywhere at the Y. Our arts and humanities program encourages personal expression and the freedom to create, and provides new experiences for kids. Youth can explore and express their creative talents in a healthy and supportive environment for building new skills. Classes help children develop confidence and increased self-awareness as they

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participate in problem solving, critical thinking and attention to detail.

Here are the classes available to you at the Y: Classes start March 8th.

Fine Arts & Youth Fitness

Enjoy a wide array of classes including Dance, Arts & Crafts, Tumbling, Music, Science, and Food Preparation and Creation.


  • Artist Studio – Ages 6 – 9 – Try famous artists’ techniques to explore various mediums and develop your inner artist.
  • T-Ball Skills and Drills – Ages 3 – 5 – Have a baseball fan at home? This class will go over the basic skills from hitting, throwing, and running the bases.
  • Soccer Skills and Drills – Ages 3 – 5 – Get ready to practice all the basic soccer skills with this class.  Children will get to practice passing, shooting, and dribbling the ball with their feet.
  • Sports Intro – Ages 3 – 5 – Introductory skills. Exploration of a new sport every week.  Each child will have their own basketball and will remain physically distanced throughout the class.
  • Intro to Dance – Ages 3 – 6 – Have a child that wants to learn dance? This weekly class will go over the basic skills of different types of dance. The children will be physically distanced from each other throughout the class.
  • Little Ninjas – Ages 3 – 5 – Little ninjas allows children to feel engaged with our martial arts program by providing strong visuals cues to help them align with their achievements and goals.
  • Ninjas – Ages 6- 9yrs – The ninjas karate curriculum is the ongoing review and development of life skills such as positive mental attitude, perseverance, self-control, and confidence.
  • Juniors Karate – Ages 10 – 13 yrs – The foundation of Juniors Karate curriculum is the ongoing review and development of life skills such high-goal setting, self-control, confidence, and perseverance.


1 on 1 Youth Training for our Wellness Center.

Children from ages 12 to 14 will be trained in a 30 minute class how to use the equipment in the wellness center.

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Kid Zone

Our Kid Zone page provides children with activities to do from home. We have stories, crafts, virtual tours, and experiments.

Kid Zone
Kid Zone
A page dedicated to resources for your child. We have videos of stories read to you by YMCA teachers, experiments, crafts, and sites that give you a virtual tour of landmarks.
Visit Kid Zone