Manatee YMCA

Youth Programs


Adventure Guides

Adventure Guides

Parent/child camping program for families. Monthly camping with themes, with activities designed around that theme. Families provide their own camping equipment. 

SESSION DATES/DAYS:
Lakewood Ranch Branch - 3rd weekend of each month from Oct-May.
REGISTRATION BEGINS:
Members:
Ongoing
BRANCHES:
AGES:
K - 6th grade
FEES:
Members $100 / All Others $125

Aerial Classes

Aerial Classes

Learn the various techniques to enter and exit a hoop along with conditioning, strength, and flexibility exercises.

SESSION DATES/DAYS:

BB - Beginner ages 7-8 Tuesday at 4:30-5:15p, Wednesday at 4:45-5:30p and 7:30-8:15p (non-recital).

Aerial I ages 8-14 Wednesday at 5:30- and Tuesday at 5:15-6:15p

Aerial II ages 8-14 Wednesday 5:30-6:30p

Aerial Advanced ages 12-16 by invitation only please, Wednesday 3:45-4:45p

LB - Aerial Beginner held Friday 4-5p and 5-6p

REGISTRATION BEGINS:
Members:
Beginning 15th day of month for next month classes
All Others:
Beginning 22nd day of month for next month classes
BRANCHES:
FEES:
Members $35 / All Others $63
CONTACT:
  • Gleice Gillet, Arts Coordinator
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  • Babysitting Safety Certification

    Bring a doll to practice with and a light sweater. Class includes a 30 min. lunch break, bring own lunch, snacks and drinks. Basic CPR is highly recommended with this class.

    SESSION DATES/DAYS:

    Saturday, 8a-2p,  June 24th, July 29th and September 23rd, Includes a 30 min. lunch break, bring lunch, snacks and drinks.

    For more information contact Kristy Krepop.

    REGISTRATION BEGINS:
    Members:
    June 1st
    All Others:
    June 1st
    BRANCHES:
    AGES:
    11-15yrs.
    FEES:
    Members $35 / All Others $60
    DOWNLOADS:

    Ballroom Dancing

    Introduction to Cha-Cha, Swing, Samba, Tango and Bachata.

     

    Don't miss our trial FREE Ballroom Class held Monday, Dec. 19th and Monday, December 26th. Come out and learn more about the class and try it out!

    SESSION DATES/DAYS:
    Fridays at 6:30-8p
    REGISTRATION BEGINS:
    Members:
    15th day of each month
    All Others:
    22nd day of each month
    BRANCHES:
    AGES:
    14 +
    FEES:
    Members $35 / All Others $60
    CONTACT:
  • Gleice Gillet, Arts Coordinator
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  • Birthday Parties

    Birthday Parties

    NEW - now available to members and non-members. Reserve a room and enjoy the Y facilities such as Teen Center (with Climbing Wall at Lakewood Ranch Branch), Pool and Gymnasium (facilities vary by branch).  Please contact the Y to schedule your special day!

    The Lakewood Ranch Branch has provided you with a flyer that is print friendly.

    BRANCHES:
    AGES:
    Kindergaten - 6th Grade
    FEES:
    Starts at $150 members only / Lakewood Ranch non-members only $240
    DOWNLOADS:
    CONTACT:
  • Courtney Hancock, Program Executive Director Aquatics
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  • Cheerleading

    Cheerleading

    Learn basic cheers and stunts all while having fun! Participants will practice once a week and cheer on the weekends at current youth football games held at the Y.  Registration form coming soon!

    SESSION DATES/DAYS:

    Registration held at all branches.

    Thursday 6-8pm July 13th at all branches.
    Saturday 9-12p June 24th and July 15th at all branches.

    BRANCHES:
    AGES:
    4-12yrs.
    FEES:
    Members $165 / All Others $185
    CONTACT:
  • Colby Hall, Youth Development Director
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  • Hank Allison, Youth Sports & Day Camp Director
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  • CIT (Counselors in Training Program)

    CIT (Counselors in Training Program)

    Your child 12 to 14yrs. may assist camp.  This program is the start to a career as a Camp Counselor at the Y!  You will assist our Camp Counselors while attending camp Thanskgiving, Winter, Spring and Summer Day Camps.

    SESSION DATES/DAYS:
    During summer while school is not in session. Contact our Program Director for more information.
    BRANCHES:
    AGES:
    Must have completed 8th grade
    FEES:
    Members $50 / All Others $75 per week, and 1 time $30 registration fee
    DOWNLOADS:
    CONTACT:
  • Colby Hall, Youth Development Director
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  • Rhiannon Blaney, Schoolage & Camp, DASH Director & Lakewood Ranch Camp Director
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  • Hank Allison, Youth Sports & Day Camp Director
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  • Customized Swim Lessons

    Customized Swim Lessons

    Customized swim lesson groups are available for home school groups, preschools and seniors clubs.  Please call the Aquatic Department at 798-9622 ext. 405 for more information and to schedule the group lesson.

    SESSION DATES/DAYS:
    Scheduled by Aquatic Department, register online to receive a call or contact the Aquatic Director.
    REGISTRATION BEGINS:
    Members:
    Ongoing
    BRANCHES:
    AGES:
    2 +
    FEES:
    Based on number and length of session
    DOWNLOADS:
    CONTACT:
  • Courtney Hancock, Program Executive Director Aquatics
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  • Elementary School (Before & After School Care)

    Elementary School (Before & After School Care)

    We have before & after school care at two elementary schools in Manatee County! Our programs are held at Imagine North Manatee Elementary and Moody Elementary (Moody held at BB).  Sorry registration is not available online, you must register in person at any Manatee Y Branch. But, thereafter you may pay your weekly payments online, registration page, South Branch location.

    Download our forms to complete and return to a branch to register, or when school begins we accept the registration forms and payment at the Child Care site your child is attending.

    SESSION DATES/DAYS:
    HELD: AM begins at 7am until school begins and PM held at dismissal until 6p.
    REGISTRATION BEGINS:
    Members:
    Registration has begun.
    AGES:
    Completed K - 5th grade
    FEES:
    FEE: $25 registration fee AM - $28 per child, per week PM $49 per child per week AM & PM $68 per child per week
    DOWNLOADS:
    CONTACT:
  • Rhiannon Blaney, Schoolage & Camp, DASH Director & Lakewood Ranch Camp Director
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  • Fall Break Camp

    Fall Break Camp

    The YMCA will provide day camp during Fall Break (Thanksgiving holiday when school is not in session). Includes sports, arts, and crafts games and more. Held at Bradenton Branch and Lakewood Ranch Branch.

    SESSION DATES/DAYS:
    Nov. 21st - 23rd
    REGISTRATION BEGINS:
    Members:
    Oct. 3rd
    All Others:
    Oct. 10th
    BRANCHES:
    AGES:
    K-5th grade
    FEES:
    Members $70 / All Others $85 per child per week

    Family Friendly Group Exercise Classes

    Family Friendly Group Exercise Classes

    It's a family affair at the Y! Welcome families to the following Group Exercise Classes:

    Body Pump, Body Step, CXWorx, Body Flow, Body Attack and Body Compbat.

    SESSION DATES/DAYS:
    Drop in classes for members only.  See our Group Exercise Schedule for days and times available.
    BRANCHES:
    DOWNLOADS:
    CONTACT:
  • Amy Skillman, Parrish Branch, Fitness Director
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  • Carrie Wicks, Lakewood Ranch Branch, Fitness Director
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  • Jackie McMahon, Bradenton Branch, Wellness Director
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  • Football Camp

    Football Camp

    Get ready for a great football season at the Manatee YMCA!

    SESSION DATES/DAYS:

    Week long camp includes t-shirt.

    South County/Pride Park held May 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th.
    Parrish camp is held May 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th.

    BRANCHES:
    FEES:
    $30 per participant, for all
    CONTACT:
  • Colby Hall, Youth Development Director
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  • Hank Allison, Youth Sports & Day Camp Director
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  • Homeschool Fit

    Homeschool Fit

    Monthly program for children ages 4-10yrs.

    SESSION DATES/DAYS:

    Lakewood Ranch Branch - 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 1-2:30p. 

    Parrish Branch - Every Wednesday 11-12noon

    REGISTRATION BEGINS:
    Members:
    15th day of each month
    All Others:
    22nd day of each month
    BRANCHES:
    AGES:
    4-10yrs.
    FEES:
    Members FREE / All Others $15 per month
    DOWNLOADS:

    Olympic Weightlifting Club at Lakewood Ranch

    Olympic Weightlifting Club at Lakewood Ranch

    LIFT BIG, GET STRONG! NEW SPECIAL FEE FOR A LIMITED TIME!!

    Olympic Weightlifting is a sport in which participants attempt to lift heavy weights explosively.   The sport consists of the following two lifts: The Snatch and The Clean & Jerk.

    SESSION DATES/DAYS:
    Program is monthly, held T/W/F at 6-7:30p and Saturday 10-11:30am in the Fitness Center at Lakewood Ranch Branch.
    REGISTRATION BEGINS:
    Members:
    Begins 15th day of each month for next month program
    All Others:
    Begins 22nd day of each month for next month program
    BRANCHES:
    AGES:
    12 & up
    FEES:
    Special FEE for a limited time - $25 month for members & $35 for non-members
    DOWNLOADS:
    CONTACT:
  • Carrie Wicks, Lakewood Ranch Branch, Fitness Director
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  • Parents Night Out

    Parents Night Out

    Hey parents!  Bring your child to the Y for an evening of fun, while you have an evening of shopping or "date night".  Or maybe a dinner and a movie!  

    SESSION DATES/DAYS:

    LB - June 17th and July 15th

    PB - June 17th and July 15th

    REGISTRATION BEGINS:
    Members:
    The Monday after previous Parents Night Out and ends Friday before program.
    BRANCHES:
    AGES:
    4-10yrs.
    FEES:
    Members $15 for 1st child, $10 each additional child
    DOWNLOADS:
    CONTACT:
  • Colby Hall, Youth Development Director
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  • Colin Snowball, Lakewood Ranch Branch, Membership Sales Director
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