Family & Youth


We believe sports, fun and exploring new interests aren’t just for the young. Along with improving health, whenever teamwork is involved, there’s the added benefit of being connected to others. That’s why you’ll find a range of recreational activities at the Y. With something to offer everyone, there’s no such thing as being too old to get in the game.

Indoor “Sprint” Triathlon!

SAVE THE DATE! Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA Inaugural
Indoor “Sprint” Triathlon!
Sunday, November 18th, 2018

  • 10 minute Swim
  • 25 minute Bike (Spin Room)
  • 20 minute Treadmill Run
  • Individual or Relay Teams will be available!

More information coming in 2018.


The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA offers a safe, welcoming environment in which parents and children can communicate, cooperate and care for each other. Pool and gym activities help family members relax, reduce stress, and have fun while spending time together. Click here to see what we are currently offering for families.

YMCA Healthy Kids® Day — the Y’s annual, nationwide celebration of kids’ health in spirit, mind and body — brings family members together to learn how to live healthier lives, is held each spring.


Our youth sports and programming philosophy is to allow kids to participate in programs with an emphasis on fun, development of character, and fair play. We believe our youth  programs help families and individuals grow personally, clarify values, improve relationships, appreciate diversity, develop leadership skills and most of all, have fun!

YMCA coaches lead players through drills and games that build skills, develop coordination and enhance a love of the game. We make sure everyone participates and we emphasize the development of character. Check out our youth programs here.


At the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA we offer adult sports leagues and recreation programs to provide friendly competition and the perfect opportunity to be active, social and reconnect or start fresh with a sport you love. Basketball, Soccer, Pickleball, Flag Football and more... Check out what we have this season!