Homeschool Programs

Homeschool PE Co-Op: Age appropriate skill development drills teach general fitness, sports, balance, teamwork, and more. Open to all homeschooled children during the school year and included in your YMCA membership.

One parent from each family enrolled in the program must commit to a full program session.

Parents volunteer one hour each day and then have a free hour to themselves. Volunteer options are in the pool, child watch and PE. 

Volunteer application, state background check and child abuse prevention training must be complete before the family can begin the program


Program Overview

Home-schooled students, between the ages of 5 and 18 years, take part in a 60-minute gym class and a 40-minute swim lesson per day. Participation in both classes is required. 

Co-Op leaders work toward the program objectives by:

  • Using participation in sports as a tool for learning the lifelong values of goal setting and hard work. 
  • Promoting excitement about physical activity with the goal of developing a lifelong habit of fitness.
  • Providing an opportunity for social interaction and fun.

Program Year

The Co-Op year consists of six sessions. Sessions are divided into two 4 or 5-week sessions with 1 or 2-week break each session. 

Winter 1

January 28-March 3 

Winter 2

March 11-April 7

Spring 1

April 15-May 12

Spring 2


Fall 1

October 7-November 10

Fall 2

November 18-December 22

Inclement Weather Policy 

Anytime the Puyallup School District cancels school, as a result of weather, is a day that there will not be any Co-Op activities. Please check the YMCA website for updates.

Days and Times

Wednesdays | Classes are held from 1-3pm as follows: 

1-2pm | Gym

Age groups:

  • 5 and 6 years
  • 7-10 years
  • 11-18 years

Age groups may change to accomodate class sizes.

2:10-2:50pm | Pool

Classes have been divided by age and level as necessary to stay within our safety ratios. These may need to be adjusted throughout the year; however, each child will be working on skills within their level. 




Jodie Gould_Senior Aquatics Director

Jodie Gould at 253-460-8978

MKFY Erika Napalan Staff Photo - Vertical






Erika Napalan at 253-460-8968

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