Youth Programs


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Fees listed represent one-time fees for 13 weeks of programming and we do have payment options and financial aid available.

Junior Drumming

Offered during Spring Quarter. This is a fun music program that will teach kids through the art of performing to build on their self-confidence, leadership, patience and to create their own rhythms in life. Junior drumming will introduce children to drumming equipment and basic elements. All skill levels welcome.

Price: $95 for Members / $140 for Non-Members

YMCA Dance

Offered during Spring Quarter. This program is designed to teach kids at any skill level the styles of modern, hip hop, lyrical, step and contemporary dance. Dancers will be encouraged to show their creativity through movement in an environment that promotes self-confidence, unity and leadership. Dance moves will consist of basic leaps, jumps, and footwork, rhythm and freestyle techniques. Dancers will learn 2-3 dances to perform for family and friends at the end of the quarter. All skill levels welcome.

Price: $95 for Members / $140 for Non-Members


Cheerleading is offered during Winter Quarters. Winter season is Basketball cheerleading. This program is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of cheerleading. Participants cheer and perform halftime shows during basketball games. Ages 5 to 12. All skill levels welcome.

Price: $100 for Members / $140 for Non-Members

Teen Fitness & Gardening

Participants work out in the YMCA's fitness center under YMCA staff supervision. This program is designed to teach ages 12-15 appropriate ways to exercise. We do intend to make exercise fun for our teens. The program will consist of swim classes, spin classes, boot camp classes, and more. All participants need tennis shoes and athletic clothing. Teens will also have the benefit of working in your Y garden. Teens will focus on growing edible plants, including vegetables and herbs. Gardeners will gain experience on how to care for the YMCA garden: planting seeds, pulling weeds, digging, spreading soil and watering plants. Gardeners will also experience preparing foods from the garden that promote healthy eating.Teen fitness is offered during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters.

Price: $95 for Members / $140 for Non-Members

Youth Swim Lessons 

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. Monday & Wednesday Swim Lessons are from 3:55PM-4:55PM, Tuesday & Thursday Swim Lessons are from 3:55PM-4:55PM and Fun Friday Swim is also available. Fun Friday is not swim lessons but just aquatic games and recreation. Drop off from 2:45PM-3:55PM. Please also see the aquatics page on the website. Swimming is offered during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters.

Price: $115 for Members / $150 for Non-Members (Mon & Wed or Tues & Thurs) $52 for Members / $64 for Non-Members (Fun Friday)


Learn self-confidence, self-defense, and coordination. Taekwondo is an excellent program to teach self-discipline and self-awareness. The program also compliments many sports that children play. Taekwondo is taught by Master Castro, a certified 6th degree black belt. Ages 5-12. The program is offered during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters.

Price: $100 for Members / $140 for Non-Members

Kali 4 Kids

This class is a martial arts-based class that involves sticks. Kali 4 Kids is available Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. Learn self-confidence, self-defense, and coordination. Kali Taekwondo is taught by Master Castro, a certified 6th degree black belt. This class will be taught on Fridays from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

Price: $95 for Members / $140 for Non-Members


The Athens YMCA buses in 23 schools per day. Transportation is offered for many Clarke County Schools, Oconee Schools, South Jackson, and some private schools. Please call or stop by the front office for details.

Price: $20 per day for the 13-week quarter. Example: if your child does 5 days of transportation, the cost will be $100 for the 13-week quarter.

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