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Fun for Fall, Fun for All at the YMCA

Fun for Fall, Fun for All at the YMCA

YMCA Parent-Child Programs, After School Care and Youth Sports Mean Fun for Everyone


With school started up again,  parents are YMCA_orange-1looking for a safe place for their children to stay after school, and are also wondering how they can get more involved in their children’s activities. Children and parents have hectic schedules and families today are pulled in many directions. YMCA family programs like Y Guides and Princesses, YMCA Early Child Development, YMCA After School and YMCA Youth Sports seek to strengthen family ties, instill core values and provide parents with worry-free options as children and teens get ready for fall.


“Time and money are at a premium, with an increasing number of families trying to do more with fewer resources,” said Roxanne Davis, Y Community Liaison.  “Offered in a nurturing and supportive environment, YMCA family programs help to provide a foundation of positive communication, teach positive parenting, mutual respect and create fond memories.”


Y Guides and Princesses – Shouldn’t their best memories include you?

The Y Guides and Princesses program, formally Adventure Guides, is designed to assist the parent and child on a journey of discovery.  The program strengthens the ability of a parent and his or her child to communicate at an early age and is designed so that they may build a strong relationship while experiencing nature, enjoying games, camping, crafts and more. It is available for children ages 5-9 and a parent or significant adult in their life


YMCA Early Child Development/YMCA After School

The YMCA Early Child Development program builds a foundation that guides children academically, socially and emotionally. Children participate in research-based classroom curriculum, gearing for school readiness and success, while engaging a natural desire to learn and having fun along the way.


The Y also believes after school hours are a critical time for kids and has designed values-based programs like YMCA After School that have proven to improve school attendance, conduct and relationships with adults. “These state-licensed programs help children grow physically, mentally and spiritually while emphasizing and modeling character development values such as caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith,” Davis said.


YMCA Youth Sports

The YMCA believes that youth sports programs encourage and promote healthy and strong kids by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others.  The South Montgomery County YMCA offers fall basketball, volleyball, baseball, t-ball, soccer, cheerleading and flag football for ages 3 years – 10th grade. Registration deadline is August 25


Other programs include year round swim lessons, ballet, performing arts, gymnastics and much more. Registration is now available for all Fall programs at The South Montgomery County YMCA. For more information call the 281.367.9622 or visit us online at to find the YMCA nearest you.