Programs for Ages 12-18
The purpose of the YMCA Afterschool Program is to help youth develop to their fullest in spirit, mind, and body by incorporating the core values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. We focus on behavioral expectations, strong curriculum, and opportunities for youth participation and development. Our four Core Components are Homework Support, Health & Well-Being, Arts & Culture and Science. These components provide broad categories for daily activities, projects and clubs.
Camping at the Y is a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to discover their full potential, meet new friends, play and create memories that last a life time. Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.
The Y is the educator for many teens to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their adult lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Where it's gaining the confidence that comes from trying something new or building the positive relationships that lead to good leadership and teamwork, participating in our activities, the Y is about nurturing the whole teen from the inside out.