ATHENS YMCA
915 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA 30606

Winter Programs

Join us for Winter Afterschool Programs! Below you will find information for each program and the related safety protocols. 

Registration begins October 4th using your online account! 

Click here for information on how to register online

NEW for Winter 2021-2022: BALLET & TAP! We are so excited to offer this brand new program for children ages 5-7. See below for additional details.

Program-specific safety protocols are being finalized at this time. We will update this page with safety protocols by October 1st.

Programs offered during Winter 2021:

Please note: Athens YMCA programs operate on a quarter system - Fall, Winter and Spring. Programs are held two days each week - either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. Friday programs require an additional registration. Program times are also noted. Please see descriptions below for more details on programs and offerings. 

Monday / Wednesday Programs
Tuesday / Thursday Programs
Friday Programs
     

3:30 pm - 5 pm

3:30 pm - 5 pm

3:30 pm - 5 pm

Kindergarten Basketball 3rd & 4th Grade Basketball

Free Swim (ages 6-12)*

1st & 2nd Grade Basketball Swim (ages 6-12) Y-Quest (ages 5-13)
Swim (ages 6-12) Cheerleading & Dance (3rd-5th Grade) STEAM Club (ages 5-8)
Cheerleading & Dance (Kindergarten-2nd Grade) Y-Quest (ages 5-13)  
Y-Quest (ages 5-13) NEW: Ballet & Tap (ages 5-7)  
     

4 pm - 6 pm

4:30 pm - 6 pm

 
STEAM Club (LEGO® Edition) (ages 9-12) Teen Fitness & Gardening (ages 12-14)  
   

 

5 pm - 6pm 5 pm - 6 pm  
U13 Futsal (5th-7th Grade) U10 Futsal (2nd-4th Grade)  
     

5 pm - 6:30 pm

5 pm - 6:30 pm  
7th-9th Grade Basketball 5th & 6th Grade Basketball  
     
5 pm - 7 pm (Monday ONLY)  

 

U15 Futsal (7th-9th Grade)**    

 

*Friday Free Swim is only available for swimmers registered in M/W or T/Th swim lessons

**U15 Futsal meets one day per week on Monday. There is no Wednesday practice for this program. 

Dynamic Days / Holiday Camp Days offered during Winter 2021-2022:

Thanksgiving Break:

Pumpkin Pie at the Y

  • November 22 
  • November 23 
  • November 24

Christmas & New Years Break:

Reindeer Games

  • December 20
  • December 21
  • December 22
  • December 23

Magic & Mayhem

  • December 27
  • December 28
  • December 29
  • December 30

Snow-Fest

  • January 3
  • January 4
  • January 5

Click here to view our flyer which includes more information including drop off and pick up time, activities, registration and more!

BALLET & TAP (NEW FOR FALL 2021-2022!)

We are so excited to bring Ballet & Tap to the Athens YMCA! Ballet & Tap will be offered Winter Quarter. This program is designed to introduce children to ballet and tap while developing flexibility and coordination. Dancers will learn age appropriate movements and techniques. A recital will be held at the end of the quarter for dancers to show off their hard work! Ages 5 - 7. All skill levels welcome. 

Cost: $115 for members / $160 for non-members

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BASKETBALL

Basketball is offered during Winter Quarter. Our basketball program is designed to introduce beginners, and further experienced players while building self-esteem and incorporating sportsmanship, working as a team, and healthy living. Basketball is offered to ages 5 through 15. All skill levels welcome.

Cost: $115 for members / $160 for non-members

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CHEERLEADING

Basektabll Cheerleading is offered during Winter Quarter. This program is designed to introduce youth to the fundamentals of cheerleading. Participants will learn sideline cheers and a halftime routine to perform throughout the season. All skill levels welcome. 

Cost: $115 for members / $160 for non-members

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FUTSAL (INDOOR SOCCER)

Futsal, a version of indoor soccer, is offered during Winter Quarter. Our futsal program is designed to introduce beginners and further experienced players to an alternative style of soccer. The sport is fast-paced and incorporates a more individualistic style of play. The program is intended to build self-esteem, sportsmanship, working as a team and healthy living. Futsal is offered to ages 8 through 15. All skill levels welcome.

Cost: $115 for members / $160 for non-members

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STEAM CLUB (LEGO® Edition)

Offered during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarter. STEAM Club will use the entire quarter to complete the FIRST LEGO® League Challenge from start to finish. The FIRST LEGO® League introduces STEM concepts to children through fun, exciting hands-on experiences. Participants gain real-world problem solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program. Students engage in hands-on STEM experiences, building confidence, growing their knowledge and developing habits of learning. Ultimately, they will build and program a LEGO® robot that navigates the missions of a robot game. Participants will also complete a researh project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem. Ages 9 - 12. All skill levels welcome.

Cost: $115 for members / $160 for non-members

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STEAM CLUB 

Offered during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarter. This program introduces kids to the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math through an experiment-based curriculum. This program is broken down into six fun and themed units. Kids will build upon what they've learned with each project to complete bi-weekly STEAM challenges. Ages 5 - 8. All skill levels welcome. 

Cost: $58 for members / $80 for non-members

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SWIM LESSONS

Swimming is offered during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. A step by step progression of swimming and water safety skills that enable a child to swim safely, enjoy the water and use swimming as a lifetime fitness sport. This program has five main components: personal growth, personal safety, stroke development, water sports & games and rescue. Each skill level builds upon the preceding level, covers all the strokes, diving fundamentals and safety skills. Throughout all levels, students are taught aquatic safety, boating safety and rescue skills.  

Cost: $140 for members / $180 for non-members*

*Friday swim is an additional $80, only open to those registered for M/W or T/Th lessons

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TEEN FITNESS & GARDENING 

Teen fitness is offered during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. This program is designed to teach teens appropriate ways to exercise and healthy eating habits. The program will consist of swim classes, spin classes, bootcamp classes and more. All participants need tennis shoes and athletic clothing. Teens will also learn how to care for our YMCA garden. They will plant seeds, pull weeds, spread soil, water plants and learn to cook with produce and herbs. Ages 12 to 15. All skill levels welcome. 

Cost: $115 for members / $160 for non-members

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DYNAMIC DAYS & TEEN CAMPS

During certain school breaks, the Athens YMCA offers mini camps called Dynamic Days. Traditional Dynamic Days are offered for children ages 5 to 13, and Teen Camps are offered for teens ages 13 to 15. 

Cost: $30 per day

TRANSPORTATION 

The Athens YMCA bus transportation system has been a service provided to several communities for many years. We are honored to serve students in the Clarke County, Jackson County and Oconee County school districts. We also provide bus service to some of the private schools in the Athens area. It is our goal to always remain a strong support system for children and their families. Please email Youth & Family Programs Director Gina Jackson for more details regarding specifc schools that have bus transportation.  

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Cost: 

  • 1 day: $40
  • 2 days: $60
  • 3 days: $80
  • 4 days: $100
  • 5 days: $120

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