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.
- Sports Performance Training
Improve your performance. Class is designed around short, intense drills that will elevate your power, balance, and footwork in your sport. For youth 12-18 years old.
Clark County Family YMCA
Youth enrolled in this class will learn the basis of Budo, a modern style of Japanese martial arts. Budo, which was developed during the 20 century, is based on the fundamental concepts of harmony, inner power, and personal growth.
- Home School P.E. Swim lessons | Children ages 5–14
This program focuses on water safety, stroke development and aquatic sports. Youth of all skill levels are welcome to join our P.E. Swim Program. Whether your child is new to the water, or a regular in the pool, this class is the place for them. Each class will start with a 45-minute swim lesson given by a trained instructor, 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) you are registered for.
Sherwood Regional Family YMCA
- Family Game Night
Join us on Fridays at the Y, for an evening of fun and excitement at our Family Game Nights. You will have the opportunity to connect with others and dive into conversation as we participate in friendly competition, or while we sit down for a variety of board games and movies. A full schedule of activities for Family Game Nights can be found online, or at the Welcome Center.
- Family Gym
Drop into the gym with your kids and have a great time! Family Gym times allow parents and kids to interact and play together in a safe and fun environment, with tumbling mats and other simple activities available for use. Parents must remain with their children during Family Gym times. Ages: 6 mths – 5 yrs | Free for members. Monday: 10:15 AM–11AM.
- Creative Play and Splash
This fun and engaging class focuses on creative play in both a classroom and pool setting. Youth will spend 40 minutes engaging in creative classroom play, with Lego’s, arts or stories, and then spend 30 minutes playing in the pool. Children must be potty-trained and wear swim suits under clothes to class. Age: 3-5yrs
Learn fundamental gymnastics skills in these fun, fast-paced classes. These classes focus on the accumulation of skills, the social skills necessary to work in a group, and also the ability to string skills together, mentally and physically. Each level is age appropriate and will build your gymnasts skills.
Preschool Ages 3-5
Beginning Ages 5-7
Beg/Int. Ages 7+
- Home School P.E. | Offered Sept.–June
This Home School Program is a great way to incorporate physical activity, healthy living, socialization and play into your home-school curriculum. Youth will be able to rotate through a variety of sports and physical activities, focused on building fundamental skills and teamwork. Sibling discounts and tuition reimbursement through your learning provider are available. Age: 5-12 yrs. Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-2:30pm
- 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.
Mighty Mites Ages 3-5
Kempo Karate Multiple levels ages 6-Adult
- Parents Night Out
When was the last time you took a break? Drop your children off at the Y, where they can play, make crafts and wind-down in a safe and structured environment, while you slip away, kid-free, for a few uninterrupted hours. Available for children ages 6 weeks to 11 years.
- Parent- Child Toddler Time
Engage in activities in a safe and fun environment and help your child adjust to a classroom setting through our Parent-Child Toddler Time program. Your child will participate in movement and early-literacy through songs, books and more. Age: 18 mos.-3 yrs.
- 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.
- Youth Pre-Sport Conditioning (SAQ)
Develop Speed, Agility, Quickness and overall strength, as you prepare to make the transition from recreational play to competitive sports. This program focuses on a gradual adaptation to competitive styles of play, and educates class participants on proper forms of conditioning and exercises to help prevent injury. Class sessions are taught by Personal Trainers and Collegiate level athletes.
- Rock Climbing
Climbers will learn techniques, knots, footwork, equipment safety, commands and more! Closed toe athletic shoes required. Age: 5-12 years
Available on request to be arranged Age: 5 and up
Open Rock Climbing
Open to any facility member five years and older.
Climbers must wear closed toe athletic shoes.
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday 5 PM–7 PM, Saturday 5 PM–6:30 PM.
- 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.
- Simple Mechanics
Learn about mechanisms that multiply force through simple mechanics like levers, linkage, wheels, axels, inclined planes and more. Learning through observation, reasoning, prediction and critical thinking. Ages: 6-10.
- Building Bridges
Ever wonder how those bridges of Portland actually work? In this class discover the forces applied and how engineers manage to reduce their effects while literally supporting our lives every day. Each class will be hands learning and critical thinking. Ages: 7-1
- Little Artists
Young artists will explore the fundamental principles of art through experimentation with a variety of mediums, including paints, pencils and paper structures. New craft projects each week will keep your little artist excited and wanting to create more. Ages: 4-6
- Beginning Drawing
Youth will strengthen their artistic abilities in capturing an image on paper, and learn to feel confident in their work. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized attention and instruction, and are perfect for anyone wanting to develop their artistic eye. Ages: 7-11
- Youth Camps
Kids who participate in Youth Camps at the Y will discover so much more than their physical abilities. They build character, develop self-confidence and create healthy relationships through positive interactions. Kids of all skill levels and abilities are welcome. Ages: Kindergarten – 5th grade
Youth Camps are available during large school breaks to help keep kids active and engaged.
- Ballet/ Tap
Participants will learn rhythm, balance and coordination, as well as simple choreography. This fun-filled class is great for both boys and girls. Ages: 4-5
- Variety Blend
Participants will learn a fun, new dance style each week such as jazz, modern, hip-hop and musical theater.
This class will teach basic technique and simple choreography. Ages: 8-10
- Jazz/ Tap
Participants will learn beginning technique for jazz & tap including body placement, rhythm, balance and coordination; as well as simple choreography. Ages: 6-7
- Writing Workshops
You will conceive, outline, write—and rewrite—a complete 5-page comic book script, just the way the pros do it! If you’ve ever dreamed of writing your own comic, or want to improve your existing skills, this is the course for you.