Family Programs



Floating Pumpkin Patch
Bring the Family! Pick out a pumpkin while swimming in the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA Pool! All children must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Join us for fun in the pool! After picking a pumpkin, join us in the Multi-purpose room to decorate your pumpkin and enjoy light refreshments.

Sunday, Oct 21st 12:00pm-2:00pm
(12:00-1:00: pick a pumpkin in the pool)
(1:00-2:00: decorate pumpkins/light refreshments)

YMCA Members: $5 per family
Non-Members: $10 per family

Register no later than Wednesday, October 17th.
Limit of one pumpkin per person.

For more information contact: Diana Dempsey, Senior Aquatic Director or Samantha Reinhardt, Aquatic Coordinator at (570) 970-5051 or,


Teens in Training (TNT) is a program dedicated to teaching youth how to safely and properly use the equipment in the Wellness Center. Once the program is successfully completed, youth will have access to cardio and cybex/weight selectorized equipment with a few limitations. (No free weight usage until 16)

To signal successful completion of the program, youth will receive a colored band representing their ability to use certain equipment. The band MUST be worn at all times while using the equipment.

Ages 10-13 require adult supervision throughout the program and while using the Wellness Center. Ages 14-15 are permitted to attend the program and use the Wellness Center alone.

The program consists of 3 sessions teaching youth about health, fitness and safety. Each session is 30 minutes. Youth must attend all sessions and pass a short written exam.

Ages 10-13
Wed. at 4:30pm & Sat. at 9:30am
Must attend all sessions.
Adult supervision required for program and subsequent use of the wellness center.

Ages 14-15
Wed. at 5pm & Sat. at 10am
Must attend all sessions.

2018 Course Dates Available:
October 17 - October 27
November 7 - November 17
November 21 - December 1
December 5 - December 15Cost: $10

Register at the Welcome Desk or Click Here
Space is limited!