YMCA OF COLUMBIA-WILLAMETTE

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We believe in Youth Development

Through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Beaverton Hoop YMCA

Basketball Training

We help young athletes reach their personal potential and achieve their athletic goals. Our coaches create workout programs that focus on the individual needs of each athlete.

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Clark County Family YMCA

Aikido

Japanese Budo (or Martial Way) developed around the middle of the 20 century based on the fundamental concepts of harmony or blending, inner power, and the purpose of developing the practitioner.

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Home School P.E. Swim lessons |  Children ages 5–14

Participants of all skill levels are welcome. Program will focus on water safety, stroke development and aquatic sports. Whether your child is new to swimming or looking to refine their stroke, our P.E. swim program has a place for them.The first 45 minutes of each class will be a structured swim lesson followed by 15 minutes of unstructured free swim. Classes are offered on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 11 AM–12 PM. You can register for one or both days, and you may only attend the day(s) that you are registered for.

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Sherwood Regional Family YMCA

Art FUNdamentals

Explore the fundamental principles of art through experimenting with various paints, pencils, and paper structure. Program offered for children ages 4–6.

Beginners Drawing

Students will learn line and contour drawing, value scales, and laws of creating depth. Geared for anyone who wants to learn to draw or give drawing a try. Program offered for children ages 7–11.

Beginning Ballet/ Tap

Participants will learn rhythm, balance, and coordination; as well as learning simple, age appropriate dance combinations. This fun-filled class is great for both boys and girls, ages 4–5.

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Dance Variety

Learn a range of dance styles such as jazz, modern, hip hop and musical theater. A great way to make connections between ballet training and other forms of dance. Each session will build upon skills taught in the previous session. For children ages 8–12.

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Family Gym

A safe place for children ages 6 months–five years to socialize with others and explore while moving their bodies.

Gymnastics

Develop flexibility, strength, and balance while using different apparatus and basic floor exercises. We offer three different levels, preschool, beginning and beginning/ intermediate classes, for children ages 3 and above.

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Home School P.E. | Offered Sept.–June

A fun and relaxed atmosphere for home-schoolers to increase athletic skills and social interaction with other children their age. Class focuses upon different sports, skills and group games. Sports court and Swimming time available for children ages 5–12.

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Jazz Dance

Students will learn to articulate the body to form shapes and create images of music. Jazz is perfect for students with high energy who enjoy a faster paced class.

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Junior Sports Practice

Strengthen your child’s sports ability. In this class we follow along with the Youth Sport League and give younger children the opportunity to practice soccer, basketball and T-ball weekly. Children do not need to be registered for Youth Sports to participate in this class.

Kids Yoga

With mindful movement games, breath work, and visualization, kids will enjoy this safe and active environment. Children ages 7–13 are able to participate free with their membership.

Martial Arts

Karate at the Sherwood Family YMCA is taught with a focus on respect for one’s self and others as foundation to build character and life skills on. The class atmosphere emphasizes cooperation and socially constructed learning as opposed to competition.

Preschool PE

Strengthen your child’s ability to balance, chase, flee, dodge, jump, land, transfer weight and heighten their awareness of body and space. This class is relaxed and a great time for your child to burn their energy while learning to play well with others.

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Rock Climbing

Climbers will learn techniques, knots, footwork, equipment safety, commands and more! Children ages 5–12 can participate and are asked to bring closed toe athletic shoes required.

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Safe at Home

During this course third through sixth graders will learn the basics of home alone safety. We will review general safety practices such as stranger danger and getting along with siblings. Families will be given resources to discuss specific rules for their home such as a fire escape plan and having friends over. Parents, please plan on attending the last 30 minutes of the course.

 

Youth Running Club

Participants learn stretching, pacing, and safe running techniques. Miles are logged and runners will receive medals and pins for their accomplishments. Warm ups begin at the Y, then they head out on set paths through town. For youth ages 7–13.