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YOUTH & TEEN (4-18 yrs)
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EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP
This program is designed not only to teach the game of chess but will also teach respect and how to play with honesty. All levels of players are welcome!
Do you like hands-on projects that you can take home? In this
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN
Do you want to become a MASTER CHEF? Learn the way of the culinary craft while practicing kitchen safety and skills. We will cook our way around the world, try new things, and discover a new found passion for food!
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM
This new and innovative after-school program, sponsored by the South Sound YMCA, Tumwater School District, and Together, will focus on developing strong teens. Students will have opportunities to belong, achieve, and build relationships in a safe and fun environment. Participants will get snacks, homework help, engage in sports, arts, music, dance, team building, and other enrichment activities.
Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy! Learn how to observe and test the world around us through hands on experiments and activities sure to blow your mind!
YOUTH & GOVERNMENT
We offer opportunities for teens to get involved in their communities and learn how to make their voices heard about issues that are important to them. Teens gain an understanding of our democratic system by participating in a mock Senate. They will gain confidence and social skills through challenging debates, bill writing, and campaigning in this incredible program.
Experience the joy of dance while fostering natural creativity and building an excellent foundation for formal training. We will teach the fundamentals of shape, line, form, and rhythm. Dancers will gain body awareness, strength, balance, coordination, and self-esteem.
Our focus is on allowing your children to develop their spirit, mind, and body through our encouraging, non-intimidating, and family friendly environment. Our instructors are among the best in their respective martial art and will ensure that your child learns the value of hard work, discipline, honor, integrity, and respect for themselves and others.
DANZAN RYU JUJUTSU
Develop fluid, effective, and powerful techniques
TAE KWON DO
Based on the premise of peace through strength of mind, body, and spirit. Students do exercises which develop strength, flexibility, endurance, speed, balance, memory, concentration, coordination, and self-control.
YOUTH CLIMBING CLASS
This class covers the basic ideas of indoor and outdoor climbing. Increase strength, endurance, and confidence. Climbing provides a fun, full-body workout that combines precision, grace, and strength.
YOUTH WELLBEING CENTER TRAINING
Youth ages 10-13 are required to take this course as a prerequisite to using the well-being center. They will meet with a trained fitness staff member who will show them how to safely use the equipment and also will be taught and tested on proper etiquette while in the well-being center. Once the course is complete, youth will be issued a bracelet that MUST be worn in the well-being center. Parents or guardians MUST be present with youth ages 10-13 at all times.