Youth Programs


Registration for Fall 2018 will begin May 14th! Click here for elementary age program offerings and here for middle school offerings. Looking for athletics? Click here.

Register online! Click here for information on how to register online starting January 15.

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

Junior Drumming

Offerend during Spring. Junior drumming will introduce children to drumming equipment and basic elements. All skill levels welcome.

Price: $65 for Members / $80 for Non Members

YMCA Step Program

Offerend during Spring and Fall quarters. The YMCA's Step program is designed to introduce elements of rythym and dance. We offer both an elementry school class and a middle school class.  All skill levels welcome.

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


Cheerleading is offered during Fall and Winter quarters. Fall season is Football Cheerleading and Winter season is Basketball cheerleading. This program is designed to introduce students to the basics of cheerleading. Ages 5 to 12. All skill levels welcome.

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

Teen Fitness

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. Teen fitness is offered during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters.

Price: $105 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's 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


The Athens YMCA buses in 23 schools per day. Transportation is offered for many Clarke County Schools, Oconee Schools, South Jackson, Athens Christian and Athens Academy. 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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