Youth Programs



Spring II - May 7 to June 17

Member Registration begins Monday, April 16, 2018
Non-Member Registration begins Monday, April 23, 2018

Family Members- FREE
Members- $30
Non-Members- $48

* Add $10 to above rates for materials
Otherwise known as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Participants will explore these amazing areas by working together on projects and challenges every week. Build the ultimate race car, become a mad scientist or a fantastic architect and build the strongest tower!

AGES 4-7, Tuesdays 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
AGES 8-15, Tuesdays 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Learn to dribble like Duncan, and shoot like Steph in this introductory course. Younger participants will focus more on the fundamentals, while the older ones will have more opportunities to practice their skills in pick-up games as well.

AGES 5-7, Thursdays 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
AGES 8-10, Thursdays 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
AGES 11-15, Thursdays 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Capture the Flag
In a battle of wits, weave your way through the opponent’s defenses and try to steal their flag. This great game takes a twist to tag and dodgeball, and adds a thinking factor. Participants will learn how to adapt, and think of creative ways to defend their own flag while trying to capture their opponent’s flag as well.

AGES 5-7, Fridays 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
AGES 8-10, Fridays 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
AGES 11-15, Fridays 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Playing video games where you are the controller! Hop off that couch and get moving to the beat. Participants will play different games each week on our Xbox Kinect. Have some laughs, play with friends, and have some fun in this entertaining group class!

AGES 5-7, Saturdays 10:00 am - 10:30 am
AGES 8-10, Saturdays 10:30 am – 11:00 am
AGES 11-15, Saturdays 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Youth Program Online Registration

For more information contact:

Justin Ream, Youth Development Coordinator

To register for a class call 570-823-2191

**If your child is currently enrolled in any of the  Y’s afterschool programs, arrangements can be made for them to be brought to a program during their afterschool time.  Please contact the Childcare Director for further information.

Free Tutoring

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is now offering FREE tutoring for children on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00pm-7:00pm from September through May. This service is provided by students from Wilkes University. Call 570-970-5041 for more information.