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

Family Game Night 

The Y is the place to be on Friday night. Join us for Fitness, Friends and Fun.  You will have the opportunity to dive deep in conversation with others as we participate in friendly competition or while we sit down for a variety of board games and movies. A schedule of activities can be found online or at the Welcome Center.

Family Gym 
Drop in with your kids and have a great time! Tumbling mats and other simple activities.  Family Gym allows parents and kids to interact and play in a safe, fun environment. Parents must remain with children. Age: 6 mths – 5 yrs | Free for members Monday 10:15 – 11AM. 
Creative Play and Splash 

This fun, class focused on creative play in both a classroom and pool setting.  Kids will spend 40 minutes engaging in creative play such as Lego’s, art, stories and then spend 30 minutes in the pool.  Children must be potty-trained and wear swim suits under clothes to class.  Age:  3-5yrs 

Gymnastics

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

Students will rotate through a variety of sports and training disciplines with a focus on fundamental skills and team building. This Homeschool Program is a great way to work physical activity, healthy living, socialization and play into your home-school curriculum. 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 

Can’t remember the last time you ate a meal out that didn’t come with crayons? Drop your children off in a safe structured environment where they are able to play, make crafts and wind down with a movie while you slip away kid free for a few hours. Available for children ages 6 weeks to 11 years. 

Parent- Child Toddler Time 

Come explore and play in a fun and safe environment, while helping your child adjust to a classroom setting in our Parent-Child Toddler Time.  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.
Age: 3-5

Youth Pre-Sport Conditioning (SAQ)

Bridging the gaps from recreation to competitive sports by developing Speed, Agility, Quickness and overall strength. This program focuses on a gradual adaptation to competitive conditioning, exercises for injury prevention, and promoting a healthier living. Sessions taught by Personal Trainers and Collegiate level athletes. 

Rock Climbing
Group lessons

Climbers will learn techniques, knots, footwork, equipment safety, commands and more!  Closed toe athletic shoes required.  Age: 5-12 years  


Private Lessons

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 5:00-7:00PM, Saturday 5-6:30PM.  

 

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.

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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. Age:  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 experimenting with various paints, pencils, and paper structure. New crafts each week will keep your little artist excited and wanting to do more Age: 4-6 

Beginning Drawing

Kids will strengthen their abilities in really capturing what they see on paper and feeling accomplished. Geared towards anyone who wants to give drawing a try. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized attention and instruction. Age: 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. Age:
4-5
 

Jazz/Tap

Participants will learn beginning technique for jazz & tap including body placement, rhythm, balance and coordination; as well as simple choreography. Age: 6-7

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. Age: 8-10

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 dreamt of writing your own comic, or want to improve your existing skills, this is the course for you.
Ages: 6-10