Youth Development


January 2-February 18
Member Registration begins December 5
Non-Member registration begins December 17
Classes meet once a week for 7 weeks

Session Pricing
(Based on # of classes in a session)

Family Member-  6 classes $47 — 7 classes $55
Member-           6 classes $58 — 7 classes $68
Non-Member-     6 classes $73 — 7 classes $85

Class offerings will change each session.

For more information contact:
Justin Ream, Youth Development Coordinator

To register for a class call 570-970-5011

Download our Winter 2017 Youth & Family Brochure


January 9-March 4, 2017

The YMCA youth indoor soccer program will consist of one evening practice during the week and a game on Saturday mornings.

The YMCA is now accepting applications for volunteer coaches.  Parents are guaranteed to coach their child’s team. All volunteers must obtain the following clearances:  PA Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse Clearance and FBI Fingerprinting.  Please contact the YMCA for information on obtaining the clearances.

Parents who wish to volunteer to coach a team please fill out the volunteer form at the front desk and attach clearances by December 9, 2016.

Register for the Youth soccer program here.

Download Soccer flyer for more info


SNACK TIME ART (ages 3-6) The children will listen to a fable.  Afterwards, they children  will design a piece of art from the story that they can eat!  This program will use healthy options as the building tools.  Please inform youth coordinator of any allergies upon registration for this program.

Saturday: 9:30am - 10:15am


SPACE INVADERS (ages 7-13) Try to reach the goal, but be careful not to get caught.  Games such as capture the flag, prairie dog pickoff and some new versions of TAG will be taught and played.

Monday: 6:30pm - 7:30pm


COURT SPORTS THAT END WITH THE WORD BALL (ages 14 & up) Learn to run the court with fast paced games that end with the word ball.  Example: Speedball is a fast paced game that combines the elements of soccer, football, basketball and rugby, this is one of the games that will be played during this session.

Friday: 7:00pm - 8:00pm


FRISBEE FUNDAMENTALS (ages 7 & up) Learn the basic skills for one of America’s fastest growing Sports…..Ultimate Frisbee. Learn now so you can join our spring league.

Saturday: (ages 7-13) 10:15am - 11:00am; Saturday: (ages 7-13) 11:00am - Noon


T-BALL CLINIC (ages 3-6) Basic introduction to the sport of T-Ball. Program will follow Little League® guidelines and regulations.  Program will engage the participants in a series of lessons utilizing different activities that include skills, drills and plenty of physical activity.

Monday: 4:00pm - 4:45pm


IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND (ages 3-6) Each week a captivating story will be read and  the children will be able to let their imaginations go to work to create themes related to the story they heard using the Big Blue Blocks.

Monday: 5:30pm - 6:15pm


**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

0_5602878_photo201005_0603_12_previewThe 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.