Winter 1 Session Dates

January 10-February 12

 
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

 

 
 
2022 Schedule

Winter Youth Basketball League

January 17-March 5

Registration: November 15–January 7


Winter 1

January 10-February 12

Registration: January 3-5

Late Registration: January 10-22


Winter 2

February 21-March 26

Registration: February 14-16

Late Registration: February 21-March 5


Spring Camp

Dates: TBD

Registration: TBD


Spring Youth Outdoor Soccer and T-Ball Leagues

March 28-May 14

Registration: February 14-28


Spring 1

April 4-May 7

Registration: March 28-30

Late Registration: April 4-16


Spring 2

May 16-June 18

Registration: May 9-11

Late Registration: May 16-28


Summer Camp

Dates: TBD

Registration: TBD


Summer Sports League

May 31-July 23 (Bye Week On July 2)

Registration: May 9-21


Summer 1

June 20-22

Registration: June 14-17

Late Registration: June 20-22


Summer 2

August 1-27

Registration: July 25-27

Late Registration: August 1-13


Fall Youth Outdoor Soccer League

September 12-October 9

Registration: July 25-August 28


Fall 1

September 19-October 22

Registration: September 5-7

Late Registration: September 12-24


Fall 2

November 7-December 10

Registration: October 24-26

Late Registration: October 31-November 12


Winter Camp

Dates: TBD

Registration: TBD

 
 
 
PARENT/GUARDIAN VIEWING

We understand our parents and guardians enjoy watching your kids engage in programs! We are happy to accommodate parent/guardian viewing as much as we're able based on state guidelines and capacity requirements. Please review these tips to set your family up for success:

  • Parent/guardian viewing may not be available at all community centers.
  • Where available, we recommend limiting to one parent/guardian per household to support limited capacity requirements.
  • Membership is not required for parent viewing. However membership is required for parent participation. One non-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. toddler gym and parent and child swim lessons) the parent/guardian must be on the active membership photo identification and standard check-in process required.
DO YOUTH PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO WEAR MASKS?

The Y is committed to following guidelines and recommendations from Washington state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Washington State requires face masks for everyone ages five years and older in indoor settings regardless of vaccination status. This always applies to all Y members and guests in Y facilities, including while engaged in physical activity.

Masks are not required for members entering, exiting, or actively engaged in the pool.

The Y’s core values are caring, honest, respect, and responsibility. We trust our members will use these values when entering the Y and engaging in activities and programs.

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS PER CLASS?

We have worked diligently to ensure we align with state and general safety guidelines to ensure a safe environment. Class numbers are dependent on space and square footage in alignment with guidelines. Participant numbers will vary by community center and class location.

How Many Classes Can I Sign Up For?

As a reminder, in order to serve as many of our members as possible during Open Registration, there is a limit of two included (non-fee based) classes per child: one land and one water class or two land classes that are not the same.

  • Should you register for more than one of the same class, you will be asked to choose between them, and your child's name will be removed from the roster of the others in order to make room for other members. During late registration, you may register for additional included classes so long as they are not duplicate classes.

You may register for an unlimited amount of fee-based classes.

How Does Registration Work?
Open Registration

Open registration gives our members the opportunity to register for two recreational classes per person. This helps to ensure that all members have the opportunity to register for classes.

Fee-Based Registration

During this registration opportunity, you may complete your fee-based class registration. Fee-based registration will remain open until classes are full. Unlimited amount of fee-based courses are allowed.

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, but duplicate classes are not permitted.

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.

Missing Classes

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

I'm on a wait list, what is the process?

Those on the waitlist will either get contacted in order when spots open up through cancellations or by the second week of classes after two consecutive no-shows from participants.

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

You may bring a guest to watch you in class. Please make sure the guest is ages 16 and older, has a photo ID and allow time for them to fill out a guest waiver with a parent/guardian signature.

 
 
 
Arts Supply Fee

We are grateful for the opportunity to support arts in the community. We are adding a supply fee for our visual and culinary classes, beginning with the Fall 2 Youth Program session, to cover the increasing cost of materials. The supply fee will be charged upon registration.

Supply Costs
Visual Arts | $10
Ceramics | $15

Culinary Arts | $25

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR DANCE RECITALS?

If members would like to be a part of our 2022 Spring Dance Recital, students must be registered for Fall 2 classes. Recital agreements will be passed out in classes.

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.

WILL THE FACEBOOK LIVE CLASSES CONTINUE?

We now offer on-demand arts classes at YMCA360. Current Y members are free to choose the arts class that inspires them anytime, anywhere.

 
 
 
 
Health and Safety Guidelines For Gymnastics
  • Gymnasts are required to wear masks while participating in class.
  • Gymnasts may either lower or remove masks while on the apparatus and/or performing physical skills.
  • The mask must then be replaced once a gymnast dismounts apparatus and is awaiting turn.
  • Gymnasts ages 3 and 4 are encouraged to wear masks.
  • Ages 2 and under are advised to not wear a mask.
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.

What Are Parent Viewing Rules?
  • Parent/guardian viewing may not be available at all community centers.
  • Where parent viewing spaces are available, space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.
  • Parents must stay in the facility for all participants until age 8. 
  • We do not allow parents 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
  • Gymnasts are required to wear masks while participating in class.
  • Gymnasts may either lower or remove masks while on the apparatus and/or performing physical skills.
  • The mask must then be replaced once a gymnast dismounts apparatus and is awaiting turn.
  • Gymnasts ages 3 and 4 are encouraged to wear masks.
  • Ages 2 and under are advised to not wear a mask.
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?

In alignment with state guidelines and capacity requirements we are only open to active YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties members at this time. We require anyone actively participating in program, independently or with a youth member, to be a member. 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 exercise equipment use in the Y, parents and staff are responsible for wiping down pieces of equipment their child handles during class. This does not include areas where walking, jumping, hopping, galloping and balancing occur. Staff will clean during class as needed and between each class.

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

In alignment with state guidelines and capacity requirements we are only able to allow one adult per child to participate in this class.

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
WHAT SHOULD I BRING ONCE I’M SIGNED UP FOR CLASS?

We highly encourage bringing 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
  • Gymnasts are required to wear masks while participating in class.
  • Gymnasts may either lower or remove masks while on the apparatus and/or performing physical skills.
  • The mask must then be replaced once a gymnast dismounts apparatus and is awaiting turn.
  • Gymnasts ages 3 and 4 are encouraged to wear masks.
  • Ages 2 and under are advised to not wear a mask.
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?

Bring the whole family and experience a variety of Outdoor Skills and Environmental Education classes, doing a different activity each week. Classes are designed to appeal to multiple age groups (6 years old and older, including adults) and may include activities such as canoeing, marine science, archery, zip line, forest ecology, and more! The fee includes gear rental and professional facilitation.

WHAT IS "EARTH CLUB"?

Earth Club is a group for kids (8 to 10 years old) that meets outdoors weekly at Camp Seymour to learn about ecosystems while discussing ways to help the Earth.

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS REALLY BAD?

If it’s unsafe to be outdoors because of wind, for example, we’ll cancel that session and notify you. If it’s just raining and cold, we’ll still run the program so please dress appropriately to be outside and doing activities.

WHERE DO WE MEET?

Please meet in the main (upper) parking lot at Camp Seymour. We will start on time, so please arrive 5-10 minutes early to check in.

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, so know that if you aren’t swimming and only planning to observe, you may be asked to leave the pool deck so that we can maintain safe distancing practices. If the Y Aquatics Staff expects that you stay on deck during your child’s lesson, this will be communicated and a designated space will be made available.

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?

In alignment with state guidelines and capacity requirements, we are only open to active YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties members. We require anyone actively participating in the program, independently or with a youth member, to be a member. This includes swim lessons and recreational swim.

What’s the difference in swim and other classes? Why is membership required to drop off for arts, gymnastics, higher level swim?

The Y is currently open to YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties members only. However, one non-member parent/guardian with youth-only accounts may access the Y with the youth member. Photo identification and standard check-in process required.

Please join as a member if you’d like to actively participate with your child in the pool.

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 and Preschool 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. They must be a swimsuit or clothing made of a 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.

Will we see anything different with the make-up and spacing of our classes?

Yes! Each class will be offered at a modified ratio of swimmers to instructors (exact numbers determined by pool capacity and age/skill ability), and each swimmer will be placed at least six feet from the next swimmer to maintain physical distancing during class.

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 which supports a continual cleaning and sanitizing process of our pools.

WHAT TYPES OF PPE EXPECTATIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR BOTH YOUR MEMBERS AND STAFF IN THE POOL AREA?

Any time you are on our pool deck and not yet in class, a mask is required. This includes walking from the locker rooms to class and putting the mask back on as your class has finished.

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. Saunas and steam rooms are unavailable due to the guidelines and restrictions that we’re working with in partnership with our local health departments.

 
 
 

Youth Soccer

Season Dates

  • Practices start on September 13
  • Saturday games from September 25-October 30
 
 
Game Rules

Please Review Soccer Leagues By Age/Division

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

Masks, Gear To Bring, Inviting Guests, and Volunteer Information
Masks

All practices and games will uphold our current mask policy. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

Gear To Bring
  • Soccer cleats are recommended but not required.
  • Soccer shin guards are required to play.
  • Team t-shirt provided.
  • Based on state guidelines and capacity restrictions, each player may have two spectators.
  • Water. 
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. Number of participants and viewers will vary by community center and game/practice location.

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 on our Volunteer Application Page.

Practices and Game Locations
Bremerton Y

Practice and Games at Bremerton Y

Haselwood Y

Practice: Haselwood

Games: Bremerton

Gordon Y

Practices and Games at Mel Korum Y

Mel Korum Y

Practices and Games at Mel Korum Y

Lakewood Y

Practices: Lakewood Y

Games: Morgan Y

Morgan Y

Practices and Games at Morgan Y

Tom Taylor Y

Practices: Purdy Elementary

Games: Lower grass field at Gig Harbor High School

 
 

Youth Basketball

Season Dates

  • Practices start on January 17
  • Games start on January 29
  • Games from January 29 - March 5 (6 game schedule)
 
 
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. Game Days will be determined by November 15.

Bremerton Y

Practice: Haselwood

Games: Bremerton

Haselwood Y

Practice: Haselwood

Games: Bremerton

Gordon Y

Practices and Games at Gordon Y

Mel Korum Y

Practices and Games at Mel Korum Y

Lakewood Y

Practices and Games at Lakewood Y

Morgan Y

Practices and Games at Morgan Y

Tom Taylor Y

Practices and Games at Tom Taylor Y

 

Games will be officiated by YMCA referees.

Masks, Inviting Guests, and Volunteer Information
Masks

All practices and games will uphold our current mask policy. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

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. Number of participants and viewers will vary by community center and game/practice location.

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 on our Volunteer Application Page.