Below are the you & family programs that are being offered at the Saratoga Springs and/or Wilton Branches. For details such as dates, times, and fees, please view/download our program guide here. If you have any questions, please contact Taraya Ostwald at 583-9622, ext. 120 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding the following programs unless otherwise noted.
NOTE: Classes, dates, times and pricing are subject to change without notice. *For everyone’s safety, children under the age of ten cannot be left unattended in any area of the YMCA; Parents or guardians must remain with them at all times.
Parents Night Out I (8 weeks to 6 years)
Parents’ Night Out is an opportunity for parents to have a night out! Bring back date night, ladies or guys night out, or movie night. Every Parents’ Night Out, children will enjoy snacks, games, crafts or movies. Please register at the Member Service Desk. Reservations are closed 48 hours prior and space is limited.
Parents Night Out II (7-10 years)
We also have spaces available for 7 to 10 year olds with age-appropriate activities, including swimming. Please register at the Member Service Desk. Reservations are closed 48 hours prior and space is limited.
Sunday Shoppers (8 weeks to 9 years)
Are your children bored with shopping? Bring them to Sunday Shoppers while mom and dad run errands, do their weekly grocery shopping or visit the shops downtown. We will have planned activities, including outside play, craft activity and snack. Please register at the Member Service Desk. Reservations are closed 48 hours prior to each Sunday Shoppers and space is limited.
Friday Family Night (any age) Come join us for a fun filled Friday night for FREE. This program includes family gym time with games, pool and track time, as well as arts and crafts in the café. Parent supervision is mandatory.
- Saratoga Springs Branch- click here for this month’s schedule
- Friday, 6:30-8:00 pm
Saturday Night Kidz Klub (10-16 years) Kids ages 10-16 may join us every Saturday for an evening out at the Saratoga Springs Branch. Kids will participate in age appropriate activities in the gym, fitness center, pool and cyber cafe. Each Saturday will be a special activity such as dodgeball, scatterball, basketball night, etc.
- Saratoga Springs Branch- click here for this month’s schedule
- Saturday, 6:30-9:30 pm
- Member: $5. Non-Member: $8.
- Not available Saturdays that fall on holidays or breaks.
- There is a code of conduct that children and guardians must sign the first night attended.
Archery (7+ years)
This program covers the basics of Archery, including equipment, safety, range commands and shooting technique. The classes will then consist mainly of shooting practice once participants are comfortable with the basics.
Active Kids Club (10-14 years)
This is a co-ed program that aims to establish the habit of getting at least thirty minutes of exercise or active play a day through exercises and fun games. All ability levels are welcome.
Junior Active Kids Club (6-9 years)
This is a coed program that aims to establish the habit of getting at least thirty minutes of exercise or active play a day through exercises and fun running games. All physical levels are welcome.
Mini Active Kids Club (2-3 years)
Participants will experience a variety of games and activities in a small group setting to help get all their energy out! Parents are encouraged to participate.
This program is for families looking to be crafty together. Each week will have a different art or craft project. Come and enjoy the messy fun of art without the clean up!
This program is for families looking to try some fun, messy science experiments together. Each week will have a different project. Come and enjoy the messy fun of science without the clean up!
Goju Ryu Karate (12+ years)
Learn strength, discipline and improve balance and coordination from a Certified Goju Ryu Karate Instructor. The program is designed for participants with mixed abilities and interests in the martial arts who wish to earn promotion through their performance, attendance and testing. Fun, disciplined martial arts program for all abilities, levels and member interests.
Leaders Club (12-18 years)
Leaders Club is one of the YMCA’s most intensive and comprehensive teen programs, providing club members with opportunities for leadership training, personal growth, service to others, and social development. Young people meet on a weekly basis in small groups, working closely with their peers and a counselor on skill- and character-building activities, as well as on planning and organizing club projects. All programs provide a safe haven for young people to become confident and competent adults with a sense of belonging in their community. By connecting with adult advisors, teens have role models and mentors who can have a positive impact on their lives.
Tot Playgroups (1-3 years)
A special and fun time for children and parents, this program brings together same-age children to focus on developing socialization and cooperation skills. It includes free play and fine and gross motor skill games and activities for children to enjoy. It’s a great way for parents and children to meet new friends and interact in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. Grandparents, babysitters and nannies are welcome to participate.
The Saratoga Regional YMCA offers FREE tutoring for 5th through12th graders, based upon availability. For questions, or if interested in volunteering as a tutor, please contact Taraya Ostwald at 518-583-9622 ext. 120.
- Saratoga Springs Branch
- Dates and times will be scheduled with tutor.
MUSIC, DANCE & MOVEMENT
Attire for Dance Classes
Boys, All Levels: White t-shirt, black shorts, white socks, and black leather ballet slippers. Please inquire with instructor regarding tap or jazz shoes, if applicable.
Girls, Tiny Tutus: Short sleeve leotard, pink footed tights, and pink leather ballet slippers.
Twinkle Toes: Short sleeve leotard, pink footed tights, pink leather ballet slippers, and black tap shoes.
Sparkly Slippers: Short sleeve leotard, pink footed tights, pink leather ballet slippers, and black tap shoes.
Guitar for Beginners (7+ years)
Interested in learning guitar? Then bring your electric, acoustic or mandolin to the Y!
Roc-N-Tots (18-24 months and 2-3 years)
Roc-N-Tots offers an introduction to movement and music for growing minds and bodies, ages 18 months through 3 years. It’s a fun mix of circle songs, free dance, marching and imagination that your child will talk about all week!
Tiny Tutus (3-5 years)
This class builds on the basics of ballet. Imaginative and creative movements are used to form a passion for dance. Ballet movements, positions, and combinations are explored. The fundamentals of rhythm are reinforced with listening and musical games. Parent participation encouraged, if necessary.
Twinkle Toes (4-6 years)
This class is two programs in one. Ballet fundamentals are improved, while establishing tap basics. Tap steps will develop balance and coordination. Creative movement is utilized to foster body awareness. Musical games and listening exercises help to increase rhythm.
Sparkly Slippers (5-7 years)
This class is two programs in one. Ballet and tap basics are advanced, as an extension of Twinkle Toes. Ballet technique will focus on more challenging movements and establishing proper dance etiquette. Creative movement and games allow improved self confidence through dance.