Fall 2 Session Dates

November 7 - December 10 | Five Weeks

 
Setting You and Your Family Up for Success This Session. View Your Programs Below.

Arts | Gymnastics | Youth PE | Outdoor Environmental Education | Swim Lessons | Youth Sports

 

 

Session and Sports Registration Dates | Health and Safety Information

2022 Schedule

 


Fall 2

November 7-December 10

Registration: October 25-27

Late Registration: November 1-12


Winter Break Camp 2023

Dates: December 20-31

Registration: October 25

DO YOUTH PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO WEAR MASKS?

Based on the expiration of the statewide mask mandate, masks are optional at the Y for members and staff starting March 12, 2022. We ask our community to respect and support everyone’s personal choice.

 

Registration And Program Information

PARENT/GUARDIAN VIEWING

Membership is not required for parent viewing. Photo identification and following our standard check-in process is required for anyone without an active membership.

Membership is required for parent participation. If the parent/guardian is involved in the class (i.e., toddler gym or parent and child swim lessons) the parent/guardian must have an active membership.

How Many Classes Can I Sign Up For?

You may register for an unlimited number of classes.

How Does Registration Work?

Open Registration

Open registration is a first come, first serve platform that supports program registration. Classes will remain open until filled.

Fee-Based Registration

During this registration opportunity, you may complete your fee-based class registration. Fee-based registration periods remain open until classes are full. An unlimited number of fee-based courses are permitted per member.

Late Registration

Late registration includes opportunities to register for all available programs. During this period, you may register you or your child for an unlimited number of classes.

How do I set myself up for success to register?

Make Sure Your MyCommunity Account Is Active

Confirm in advance that the email used to login to your MyCommunity account is the same address that is attached to your membership. Opening a new account under a separate email will create registration challenges.

Be On Time

Plan on being on your computer or smartphone prior to 7am as classes fill up quickly. Think of it like you are buying tickets to your favorite concert - the more prepared you are right when registration opens, the better chance you have of getting the classes you want!

Have A Backup Plan

In case you don't get into the class you want, it is best to have a backup class ready. The more time you spend looking for classes, the less likely you are to get into one.

Participant Attendance

Missing a class during the first week of the session will result in the participant being dropped from the class. Please communicate with the appropriate director if your child is sick or unable to attend.

Can I Bring A Guest To Watch Once I'm Registered?

You may bring a guest to watch you in class. Guests 16 years or older are required to present a Government issued photo ID when checking in. All guests must complete the guest waiver process. If the guest is a minor, a legal guardian will need to sign the waiver.

Do I have to be a member to participate in programs?

Membership is required for active participation in all parent and child programs, including Parent and Child Swim Lessons, and Toddler Gym. Membership is not required for parent viewing. Photo identification and standard check-in process required.

Are there waitlists for full programs?

Families will be contacted upon availability in the class. The second week of the session is usually when Program staff pull from the waitlist. This is when Supervisors will learn if any spots open up for various reasons. If you do not hear from anyone then that means the class remains full and no openings are available.

What if I'm not able to make it to class?

A full session commitment is required. Without communication with the program contact regarding an excused absence by the second week of the session, participants will be automatically withdrawn from the class.

 
 
 
How Do I prepare for class?

View a full list of supplies to bring to class, attire recommendations, and how to inspire a creative environment for everyone.

View Arts FAQ

What if we are not ready to come back to in-person classes?

We offer virtual arts sessions on YMCA360. Classes are open to current Y members, with no additional participation fee.

 
 
 
Health and Safety Guidelines For Gymnastics

Participants are socially distanced during classes and have their own stations. Our coaches attend to cleaning equipment and other high-touch areas between each class period.

What skill level should my child be in?

Enroll your child for the class appropriate for their skill level. If they are new to the program, they can refer to the Gymnastics Skills Progression chart. Gymnastics Coaches assign a class level to each gymnast during the last class of each session. If you missed the last class, please refer to the progression chart or contact the director to find an appropriate level for the gymnast.

CAN PARENTS WATCH?

Parent/guardian viewing opportunities vary by location. Where viewing space is available there may be limitations due to capacity. We do not allow parents, guardians, or non-class participants to walk around the gymnastics floor.

What is the photo policy?

If you would like a photo/video of your child doing a skill, please ask the coach after class. For the privacy of our members and staff, we do not allow parents to take photos of their child during class time.

What should my child wear?
  • Bring a personal water bottle.
  • Leave all other belongings with a guardian or secure in a security locker outside of program space.
  • Hair should be pulled back away from the face.
  • No dangling jewelry.
  • Encouraged to come to class ready in athletic bottoms, tucked in t-shirt and/or leotard, and bare feet.
What classes are available?

Girls Beginner and Girls Beginner 2: Classes provide instruction on gymnastics equipment and skills. Participants develop body awareness, improve strength and flexibility, and learn the fundamentals of gymnastics skills and terminology.

Girls Intermediate: Testing out of the Beginner 2 level required. This class builds on the basic skills achieved in Beginner Gymnastics, and further develops coordination, strength, and flexibility. Prepares gymnasts for the Advanced Gymnastics class.

Girls Advanced and Girls Advanced 2: Testing out of the Intermediate level required. This class builds on the skills achieved in Intermediate Gymnastics, and challenges gymnasts to a new level of coordination, strength, and flexibility. Prepares gymnasts for Team tryouts if that is an interest for the family.

Teen Gymnastics: An opportunity for teens to learn new skills and improve coordination, strength, and flexibility. This class is for beginner through advanced gymnasts.

Boys Beginner and Boys Beginner 2: Classes provide instruction on gymnastics equipment and skills. Participants develop body awareness, improve strength and flexibility, and learn the fundamentals of gymnastics skills and terminology.

Boys Intermediate: Testing out of the Beginner level required. This class builds on the basic skills achieved in Beginner Gymnastics, and further develops coordination, strength, and flexibility.

Cheerleading: Participants learn cheers, jumps, motions, tumbling, stunts, and teamwork in a fun and energetic environment.

MY CHILD WANTS TO TRY OUT FOR THE TEAM

Our gymnastics directors will contact members directly regarding team invitations and opportunities for tryouts.

Pre-Team At The Lakewood Family YMCA

Interested in your child joining a competitive gymnastics team? Attend the pre-team tryouts at the Lakewood Family Y. Build confidence, body awareness, social skills, and more.

Learn More

 
 
 
 
Health and Safety Guidelines For Gymnastics
  • Distancing of participants and activities is a priority for our team.
  • Coaches and staff in attendance clean between each class period.
WHAT IS TODDLER GYM?

Toddler Gym is a Parent and Child Movement Education interaction program where children learn through play. We create an environment in the gym where children explore their cognitive abilities and body awareness (learning how their body moves, learning how objects move, and learning about each other). Class structure includes a safe movement exploration time, obstacle course, circle time with songs/finger play, toddler tunes, and play around safe age-appropriate gymnastics mats and equipment.

WHY DO PARENTS/GUARDIANS NEED TO BE A MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN TODDLER GYM?

We require anyone actively participating in our programs -- independently or with a youth member -- to be a member and this includes Toddler Gym.

WHAT ARE THE AGES FOR THIS CLASS?

Toddler Gym Parent and Child classes are for ages 10 months to 4 years old.

WHAT ARE THE ACTIVITIES AND PARENT EXPECTATIONS OF THIS CLASS? 

The following is a timeline of the 40-minute class:

  • 10 minutes of Movement Exploration: Participants begin with time to explore how their body moves on safe, age-appropriate gymnastics mats and equipment. Parents must be at arm’s length of child for safe exploration and interactive guidance
  • 10 minutes of Circle Time: Parents enjoy interacting with their child, assisting them with songs and games. Songs will include some type of motion or finger play.
  • 5 minutes of Obstacle Course: Parents mentor their child around the obstacle course. Please ensure a safe distance between participants.
  • 10 minutes of Movement Exploration.
  • 5 minutes of Circle Time and the Goodbye Song.
HOW WILL THE CLEANLINESS EXPECTATION BE INCORPORATED?

Similar to the use of exercise equipment in the Y, parents and staff are responsible for wiping down pieces of equipment that a child handles. This does not include areas where walking, jumping, hopping, galloping, and balancing occur. Staff will clean during class as needed and between each class period.

CAN I BRING A SIBLING OR GRANDPARENT WITH ME TO SIT ON THE SIDELINE AND OBSERVE?

Yes. Individuals may visit the Y to observe a program or class. Please note anyone 16 and older must have photo identification. All observers must complete a guest waiver.

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?
  • Children should wear loose athletic clothing to move around in
  • Hair pulled back and out of the face
  • No dangling jewelry or barrettes
  • Bare feet
  • Athletic bottoms (no buttons or zippers)
  • T-shirt that can be tucked into bottoms or leotard
WHAT SHOULD I BRING ONCE I’M SIGNED UP FOR CLASS?

We highly encourage you to bring your own water bottle. There will be space to take drink breaks if needed. Personal toys and valuables are discouraged to avoid distraction, injury and loss.

WILL THERE BE A PLACE TO PARK A STROLLER OR LARGER BAG?

We realize families come to class equipped with strollers and larger bags to accommodate their younger children’s needs. Each community center will have a designated area for these larger items to be placed with space between them.

 
 
 
 
Health and Safety Guidelines For Gymnastics
  • Distancing of participants and activities will be a priority when and where possible.
  • Coaches and staff in attendance clean between each class period.
MY CHILD HAS NEVER TAKEN A GYMNASTICS CLASS. WHAT DOES THE CLASS ENTAIL?

Preschool gymnastics is a basic introduction to gymnastics, strength, and flexibility. Gymnasts will move through tuck, pike, and straddle positions. Beginning skill introduction on appropriate preschool gymnastics apparatus, learning basic bars, vault, floor, and low beam movements.

DO I NEED TO BE IN THE ROOM DURING THE CLASS?

Parents and guardians are not required to stay inside the room but they must remain in the building.

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?
  • Children should wear loose athletic clothing to move around in
  • Hair pulled back and out of the face
  • No dangling jewelry or barrettes
  • Bare feet or socks
  • Athletic bottoms (no buttons or zippers)
  • T-shirt that can be tucked into bottoms or leotard
ARE THERE SPECIFIC PROGRESSION LEVELS FOR PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS?

We are following the guidelines of developmental stages and offering classes by age. For example, we are offering a class for 3-year-olds to support their developmental growth through skills progression.

 
 
 
WHAT TYPES OF ACTIVITES WILL MY CHILD BE INVOLVED IN?

We have designed a comprehensive curriculum that will involve a mix of cardio, strength, and agility exercises. We will also focus on the social and emotional well-being of the participants by incorporating group activities and discussing the Y values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

WHAT DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BRING WITH AND WEAR TO THIS CLASS?
  • Athletic clothing – NO JEANS
  • Athletic shoes – NO BOOTS WITH A HEEL
  • Bring a reusable water bottle – Water fountains will not be available for use
 
 
 
WHAT’S THE, "OUTDOOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION” AT CAMP SEYMOUR?

OEE is an outdoor program at YMCA Camp Seymour or YMCA Camp Lake Helena designed for multiple ages to learn outdoor skills, learn about the environment, socialize, and be active outdoors. The Friday class is perfect for Home School students and families, but all six years and above are welcome. The fee includes gear rental and professional facilitation.

WHAT TYPES OF ACTIVITES WILL MY CHILD BE INVOLVED IN?

Each week we’ll do a different activity such as canoeing, marine science, archery, zip line, forest ecology, and more.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO BRING AND WEAR TO THIS CLASS?

Please wear clothing to be comfortable and active in the outdoors, rain or shine.

Bring a reusable water bottle and a good attitude. We will provide any gear needed for the activity such as harnesses, archery supplies, life jackets, etc.

WHAT IF IT’S RAINING?

We do the activities rain or shine. Please dress to be outdoors regardless of the weather. In the event of snow, dangerous winds, or other weather that would be unsafe, we will contact all registered participants to cancel.

WHERE DO WE MEET?

Check-in begins 15 minutes before the scheduled start time at the Camp Seymour or Camp Lake Helena parking lot. Camp Staff will e-mail you with details before the first class.

Parent Viewing and Participation

Parents must stay in the facility for all participants until age 8.

Membership is not required for parent viewing. However, membership is required for parent participation. One community member parent/guardian with youth only accounts may access the Y with a youth member for viewing purposes only. If the parent/guardian is involved in the class (i.e. participating in the zip line or canoeing) the parent/guardian must be on the active membership photo identification and standard check-in process required.

Contact

Please contact Scott Gjertson at 253-460-8890 or sgjertson@ymcapkc.org for additional questions.

 
 
 
IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE IN THE WATER AND ON THE POOL DECK?

No. We look to maximize our space as much as possible in the water. We ask that those on the pool deck be aware of where the lifeguards need to be in order to safely monitor the water and swimmers.

WHICH CLASS IS BEST FOR MY SWIMMER?

Please see the following guidelines to best determine which class to register for. View our swim lesson level guide to find the right class for your child.

Why does the adult in the water have to be a member?

We require anyone actively participating in our programs -- independently or with a youth member -- to be a member and this includes swim lessons and recreational swimming.

How Many kids can a parent participate with in classes where parent participation is required?

There is a one parent to one child ratio in Parent and Child Swim Lessons. We do not allow parents to support two children in the same class.

WHAT IS THE EXPECTATION OF PARENTS DURING PARENT AND CHILD SWIM LESSONS?

For all Parent and Child Swim Lessons, a parent is required to be in the water with their child. This will help us to teach your child in a safe environment while considering the spacing of students, distancing of instructors and participants, and meeting the new required guidelines for swim instruction.

What should I bring with me when I’m signed up for a class (youth and adult)?

We ask that everyone bring their own towel and are ready to be in the water with a required swimsuit. Cotton-style shirts and shorts are not accepted. It must be a swimsuit or clothing made of swimsuit type material, such as a dryfit shirt.

Goggles can be used for our swimmers in more advanced levels but are not recommended for beginner levels. The same information as listed above is requested for any parent that is going in the water with their child for classes.

WHAT TYPES OF CLEANING PRACTICES DO YOU DO IN THE POOL FOR CLASSES?

All pools maintain the appropriate chemical levels as determined by the health department and industry standards that support a continuous cleaning and sanitizing process of our pools.

AFTER SWIM LESSONS, WILL I BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO HANG OUT IN THE POOL FOR REC SWIM?

Any time that we have available for open swim is outlined on the schedules page of our website.

 
 
 

Youth Basketball

Check Back For Updates For Our Winter Session

 
Eligible Ages
Please Review Basketball Leagues By Age/Division
  • U-7 (5-6 years old)
  • U-9 (7-8 years old)
  • U-11 (9-10 years old)
  • U-13 (11-12 years old)
Practice and Game Information and Locations

Players participate in one practice during the week and one game each week. Games take place on Saturdays unless otherwise scheduled. 

Bremerton Family YMCA

Practice: Bremerton Family Y

Games: Bremerton or Haselwood Family Ys

Haselwood Family YMCA

Practice: Haselwood Family Y

Games: Bremerton or Haselwood Family Ys

Gordon Family YMCA

Practices and Games at Gordon Family Y

Mel Korum Family YMCA

Practices and Games at Mel Korum Family Y

Lakewood Family YMCA

Practices and Games at Lakewood Family Y

Morgan Family YMCA

Practices and Games at Morgan Family Y

Tom Taylor Family YMCA

Practices and Games at Tom Taylor Family Y

 

Games will be officiated by YMCA referees.

Guest and Volunteer Information
Inviting Guests

We invite all of our players to bring along friends and family to cheer them on! Please invite guests to visit after filling out a Guest Pass. The number of participants and viewers permitted varies by community center and game/practice location based upon capacity.

Volunteer Coaches

All teams are coached by volunteers. If you’re interested in coaching please reach out to the sports director at your local Y or apply to be a volunteer.

 
 

Youth Soccer

September 12-October 29

Practice and Game Start Dates

September 12 and 24

 
 
ELIGIBLE AGES

Children Ages 3-12 Years Old Are Eligible To Play. League Divisions by Age Are as Follows:

U-5 (3-4 years old)

Team Makeup | Coed
Field Players | 4 (No goalie)
Duration of Games | Four 8 minute quarters

Number of Players | 8-10

U-7 (5-6 years old)

Team Makeup | Coed
Field Players | 4 (No goalie)
Duration of Games | Four 10 minute quarters

Number of Players | 8

U-9 (7-8 years old)

Team Makeup | Coed
Field Players | 4 (No goalie)
Duration of Games | Two 20 minute halves

Number of Players | 8

U-11 (9-10 years old)

Team Makeup | Coed
Field Players | 7 (Including goalie)
Duration of Games | Two 20 minute halves

Number of Players | 14

U-13 (11-12 years old)

Team Makeup | Coed
Field Players | 7 (Including goalie)
Duration of Games | Two 20 minute halves
Number of Players | 14

U-13 Is Available at Bremerton, Gordon, Haselwood, Morgan, and Mel Korum Family YMCAs

Practice and Game Locations
Bremerton Family YMCA

Practice and games at Tracyton Elementary School

Haselwood Family YMCA

Practice and games at Tracyton Elementary School

Gordon Family YMCA

Practices at Maple Lawn Elementary

Games at Sumner Middle School

Mel Korum Family YMCA

Practices and games at Mel Korum Family Y

Lakewood Family YMCA

Practices and games at Lakewood Family Y

Morgan Family YMCA

Practices and games at Morgan Family Y

Tom Taylor Family YMCA

Practices at Discovery Elementary School

Games at Gig Harbor High School

Practice and Game Additional Information
How Long Are Practices and Games?

Practices are 50 minutes to an hour. Games depend on the age division but never take more than an hour.

When Does the League Begin?

Practices begin the week of September 12. Games begin Saturday, September 24 and the league ends on Saturday, October 29.

Is There Going To Be a Picture Day?

Yes, your youth sports director will send out that information well in advance so you can plan accordingly.

When Will the Game Schedule Be Released

The game schedule will be sent out to all participants and coaches as soon as it is completed, but no later than Saturday, September 17.

What Are the Rules?

Rule sheets will also be sent out via email prior to the season.

Gear To Bring
Gear To Bring
  • Soccer cleats are recommended for U-9, U-11, and U-13, but not required.
  • Soccer shin guards are required to play.
  • Team t-shirt provided.
  • Water. 
How Much Does Youth Soccer League Cost and What Is Included?
How Much Does Youth Soccer League Cost?

$55 for members and $110 for community members. Financial assistance is available.

What Is Included With Cost?

A weekly practice (whatever day or time you sign up for) and six games which are played on Saturdays. Also, participants receive a team shirt.

Guest and Volunteer Information
Inviting Guests

We invite all of our players to bring along friends and family to cheer them on! Please invite guests to visit after filling out a Guest Pass. The number of participants and viewers permitted varies by community center and game/practice location based upon capacity.

Volunteer Coaches

All teams are coached by volunteers. If you’re interested in coaching please reach out to the sports director at your local Y or apply to be a volunteer.