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Youth Programs
Pre-School - School Age - Teens

Our youth programs offer the chance to try something new, meet new friends and improve on what you already know. Pre-school classes include parent/child and child classes while school age and teen programs provide the chance for individuals to grow.

To learn more about the programs offered, please click on one of areas of interest.

Pre-School Programs such as Toddler Time, Music for Me and Little Chefs provide your child with social interaction and a chance to try something new or simply be active.

School Age Programs include sports development, leagues and fitness classes. Teen 'n Tween Strength Training can teach your child to use our exercise equipment safely and set them on their way towards lifelong health. KidShape is a great family program that teaches health, nutrition and exercise in a fun way. Don't forget about our camps - from sports to day cam to Fun Days, our new school day off program, your kids are sure to have a blast with our fantastic staff and well planned programs.

Teen Programs include fitness such as Teen ‘n Tween Strength Training, social events such as monthly Teen Night Socials, hanging out in the Teen Center and joining our teen service club Y Leaders. The Y 7th Grade Initiative offers free membership to 7th grade students that attend school in Indiana County.  Our Middle School Initiative offers FREE membership to 6th, 7th & 8th grade students that attend school in the Indiana Area School District (IASD). Ask to learn more about our membership initiatives for students.

Dad and daughter playingPre-School Programs

Tiny Tumble Bees
Treat your little one to our fun filled pre-school movement program. Our child sized equipment allows children to discover color, shape and movement while developing imagination, coordination, balance, strength, flexibility and motor skills. Parent must participate in class with child.

Tiny Tumblers
This class features tumbling, climbing, jumping and so much more. This is a great class to start or even continue building Healthy Lifestyles at a young age and will be a FUN experience for everyone. Parents are encouraged to participate.

Little Chefs
Kids will enjoy making and eating their own creations in the Y's kitchen. Serving and place setting will be emphasized during our delicious and simple projects each week. Your child will love sharing with Mom or Dad what they have made "all by themselves."

Mommy & Me
This is your chance to spend time with your little one in a gym program where the focus is on FUN! Games turn your child into a giggle monster as you play the day away. Children will benefit from the exercise of play including rolling, somersaults, hopping, skipping and ball skills. Children and adults should wear sneakers to class.

Just For Me
A special time for your child to begin socializing with other children and an introduction to crafts and games. Parents are encouraged to sit back and observe

Sports Mix
This program will focus on basic skill development in a variety of sports. Children will love the games and stay focused on the task at hand while working to develop and improve the fundamental skills, teamwork and leadership. Sample sports skills include throwing, hitting, catching, kicking and striking a ball with an object.

Soccer Fundamentals
A games based approach for continued skill development, leading into our spring soccer season. Coaches will continue to teach your child the YMCA core values while developing their skills in the game of soccer. Your child will receive detailed attention by our coaches to ensure success is translated onto the field during the spring. Limited to the first 20 who sign up.

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School Age Programs family with basketball

Come show your spirit! This program is designed to help your child with coordination and teach them cheerleading and dance skills. During this program the participants will learn cheers, tumbling, stunting, dance and more!

Arts at the Y
Does your child love to create things with glue, stickers and paper, while you are stuck with the mess? Let our staff lead him/her in an age appropriate craft and clean up the mess! Different themes every time.

Music For Me
Sing, dance and get your first taste of the wonderful world of music. We will make musical instruments to take home every week. Parents are encouraged to sit back and watch.

The Y is fortunate to collaborate with Highmark Healthy High 5 to offer KidShape, a family-based pediatric weight management program for families with overweight children. KidShape is a nine-week fun filled program that will start you and your whole family on a lifetime of health and improved self-image. KidShape teaches and motivates the entire family to eat healthy and improve physical activity. This is a nine-week program that meets once a week for 2 hours. Be a part of the KidShape team! Call Roger Briscoe at 724-463-9622 and enroll your family today. Class fills quickly - call today to register. Program will be coming to the Saltsburg area in 2012!

Home School Gym and Swim
A program to provide structured physical activity to children not enrolled in traditional schools. Structured gym program will use a variety of activities to develop coordination, balance and footwork in a fun and caring environment. Swim time is unstructured rec swim time. All swimmers unable to pass the deep water test need to have an adult in the water with them.

Holiday Camp & Camp Fun Days
Provided when school is canceled and on school holidays. Please visit our Holiday Camp page or Camp Fun Days page for more information.

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Teen 'n Tween Fitness
Our updated program is more comprehensive to provide students ages 11 - 15 the resources necessary to understand how to use the fitness facilities as well as how to perform various exercises. This class is required for anyone under 16 who wishes to use the Fitness Center and Functional Fitness Room without a parent present.

Teen Night Socials
Teen Night Socials (this will replace where it reads Teen Nights) Students in grades 6-12 are invited to the Y to come out and enjoy a fun filled time with friends. There will be swimming, sports, gaga pit tournaments, board games, a Wii Console, dance parties and more. Check out our Teen Page for more information.

Teen Open Gym
Teens between the ages of 12-17 are invited to come to teen open gym. This program will be held on half of the gym for two hours. Two different sports or activities will be held each session.

Y Leader's Club
Y Leaders is a service organization for teens in grades 6-12, that meets fron 3:30p.m-5:00p.m. on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month. Our purpose is to develop leadership skills and a volunteer/service mindset in teens. It is teen led and they elect their peers for positions on the Y Leader’s Board. Teens work closely with adult leadership to plan event, fundraisers and meet with other clubs for learning, socializing and fun. Cost: FREE for Members $60.00 for Non-Members

*In order to participate students must maintain 5 hours of volunteer work per month; a 2.5 cgpaor higher; model the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at all times; have a desire to learn and grow with peers throught meetings, events and regular participation in bi-weekly meetings.*

Teen & Tween Strength Training
Our updated program is more comprehensive to provide students ages 11-15 training on how to use the fitness facilities, as well as how to perform various activities. Consult with our Director of Health and Wellness, Jason Miller, for more information.

7th Grade Membership Initiative
We are proud to launch the 7th Grade Membership Initiative as a way to better engage, educate and connect to our youth right when they need it most. Not only will this provide 7th grade students with a safe environment, but it will enable students to grow in spirit, mind and body. For more information visit our Membership Initiative page.

Middle School Initiative

All 6th, 7th & 8TH grade students in the Indiana Area School District will receive FREE memberships to the YMCA. Bring your current report card, or ID identifying your current grade, with a parent to the YMCA, complete the membership application and begin using your membership the same day. For more information visit our Membership Initiative page.

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