Youth Activities - Meadowlands Area YMCA

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Meadowlands Area YMCA

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Youth programs 

ACTIVITIES, SPoRTS AND WELLNESS

ACTIVITIES 

 
ADVENTURERS                                   Ages 6-8

Explore extraordinary people, places, and things from the comfort of our classroom. Each session we will explore a new topic. Our first Topic will be Space!

STEM 1                                                  Ages 6-8

This class will let your child explore the world of science, engineering, technology, art, and math and how they work together.

FUN WITH MATH                                Ages 6-8

Math is used everyday, whether we realize it or not. In this class your child will use games and activities to master math.

GUITAR 1*                                             Ages 6-8

This is the perfect class for first time guitarists. Learn notes, chords, and play basic tunes by the end of your session. *must bring your own guitar

ART BASICS                                          Ages 6-8

Discover the wonder that is art. Use different mediums and learn a little history behind it as well.

LEGO 1                                                   Ages 6-8

Each week we will build new structures with our Lego pieces. In the process we will learn to follow written directions, cognitive skills, and teamwork.

KITCHEN WIZARDS                            Ages 6-8

This intro class is ideal for curious kids who like to participate in preparing food and having fun in the kitchen. Each week students will make a basic recipe that they will either eat in class or take home to share with family and friends. Bring your appetite!

STEM 1                                                   Ages 6-10

If you like to figure out how things work and try new experiments then this is the class for you! We’ll explore all sorts of topics from water air pressure to ooey-gooey concoctions!!

BRUNCH FRIENDS                              Ages 6-11

Everyone loves brunch. In this class each week you will learn to make a brunch staple and enjoy your creations while sharing with the class.

YOUTH CRAFTS                                   Ages 7-9

Each week we will make a fun new craft. Maybe a wreath out of flip flops or a centerpiece from pinecones. Who knows what you will create.

YOUTH KNITTING                              Ages 8-10

This is a beginner's knitting class. You will learn how to cast on, knit, cast off, and read a knitting pattern.

BRAIN GAMES                                     Ages 8-10

Puzzles, riddles, and brain teasers are just the beginning. This class will help your child to develop their cognitive thinking.

STEM 2                                                  Ages 8-10

This class will let your child explore the world of science, engineering, technology, art, and math and how they work together.

ART DISCOVERY                                Ages 8-10

Discover the wonder that is art. Use different mediums and learn a little history behind it as well.

YOUTH COOKING BASICS                Ages 8-10

Here is your chance to take the reins in the kitchen. Each week we will learn a new skill whether it be cracking eggs, baking, or tossing a salad.

CHESS                                                    Ages 8-10

Chess, the ultimate critical thinking game. Your child will learn the basics; pieces, moves, and simple strategies.

ARCHITECTS                                        Ages 8-10

Each class we will build a new structure out of new materials. At least one structure a session will be taken home.

INTERNATIONAL COOKING            Ages 8-10

A great way to learn about other cultures is through their food. This class will let you explore different recipes and dishes from across the globe.

KITCHEN SCIENCE                              Ages 8-10

The kitchen is a great place to learn about science. Have fun and learn about science with items you can find throughout your home and kitchen.

YOUTH RECYCLED ART                    Ages 8-10

Don't throw those envelopes away, they could make a great cityscape! Explore arts and crafts by using everyday items you can find in your house.

GUITAR 2*                                               Ages 9-12

This is the perfect class for first time guitarists. Learn notes, chords, and play basic tunes by the end of your session. *must bring your own guitar.

TIME TRAVELERS                                Ages 9-12

Let's explore time together! Every session we will explore a new decade, era, or period of time. Our first session will be Medieval Era.

LEGO 2                                                    Ages 9-12

Each week we will test our cognitive skills through activities and challenges using Lego pieces.

JUST DESSERTS                                   Ages 10-12

The title says it all! Sweets, pies, cakes, and cookies are just some of the items you could make in this class.

YOUTH BOOK CLUB                            Ages 10-12

Readers Unite! Come join other book enthusiasts and enjoy weekly meetings to discuss the chosen book or story.

YOUTH PAINTING                               Ages 10-12

Could you be the next Van Gogh, Picasso, or Renoir? Our painting class will allow you to explore different styles, strokes, and paints.

YOUTH DRAWING                               Ages 10-12

Do you constantly find yourself doodling? Well here is a class for you. Try your hand at different styles and drawings each week.

MIXED MEDIA                                       Ages 10-12

This art class will allow your imagination to go wild. Use all different mediums to create new and exciting pieces each week.

GRAPHIC DESIGN                                 Ages 10-13

Perfect for the artistic child who also loves technology. This class will teach the basics of graphic design and graphic arts.

TEEN ART DISCOVERY                      Ages 12-17

Discover the wonder that is art. Use different mediums and learn a little history behind it as well.

TEEN CHEFS                                          Ages 13-17

Here is your teen's chance to take the reigns in the kitchen. Each week we will learn a new skill whether it be baking, sautéing or grilling.

TEEN GUITAR                                       Ages 13-17

Is your teen looking to take up the guitar? We will help them read notes, play chords, and play a simple song by the end of their session.

TEEN BOOK CLUB                               Ages 13-17

Readers Unite! Come join other book enthusiasts and enjoy weekly meetings to discuss the chosen book or story.

GLOBETROTTERS                               Ages 13-17

Explore the globe from the comfort of our classroom. Each session we will explore a new country/region. Our first country will be Spain!

TEEN INTERNATIONAL COOKING  Ages 13-17

A great way to learn about other cultures is food. This class will let you explore different recipes and dishes from across the globe.

TEEN JUST DESSERTS                        Ages 13-17

The title says it all! Sweets, pies, cakes, and cookies are just some of the items you could make in this class.

BRUNCH SQUAD                                 Ages 13-17

Everyone loves brunch. In this class each week you will learn to make a brunch staple and enjoy your creations while sharing with the class.

TEEN PAINTING                                   Ages 13-18

Could you be the next Van Gogh, Picasso, or Renoir? Our painting class will allow you to explore different styles, strokes, and paints.

TEEN DRAWING                                  Ages 13-18

Do you constantly find yourself doodling? Well here is a class for you. Try your hand at different styles and drawings each week.

SAT PREP                                              Ages 16-19

Let us help your student with tips and tricks for the SATs. Exercises and activities will help them be less stressed for the big day.

TEEN GRAPHIC DESIGN                    Ages 16-19

Perfect for the artistic child who also loves technology. This class will teach the basics of graphic design and graphic arts.

 

SCHEDULE AND PRICING



SPORTS @the new y

KINDERGARTEN BASKETBALL        Ages 5-6

YMCA Kindergarten Basketball is an introductory program designed as a positive experience for both kindergarten boys and girls.

TAEKWONDO FOR BEGINNERS      Ages 5-7

Our instructors teach the techniques of this martial art to students ages 5 and above with a special emphasis on physical conditioning while building self confidence.

GYMNASTICS FOR BEGINNERS      Ages 5-9

Our school age gymnastics classes are for both boys and girls in kindergarten and older. The classes are non-competitive with a focus on fun, development, body awareness, learning basic gymnastics skills, health, and did we mention fun!

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE 1    Ages 6-7

The YMCA's youth basketball league for ages 6-7 will have practices on Thursday nights and games with certified officials on Sunday afternoons.

YOUTH BALLET 1                                Ages 6-8

An introduction to ballet with beginning development of ballet concepts including turn out, coordination, spatial awareness and a specific focus on class etiquette. Students will begin positions of the feet, and introductory movement vocabulary.

YOUTH TAP 1                                      Ages 6-8

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound.

YOUTH INDOOR SOCCER 1            Ages 6-8

Your child will learn the essential soccer skills; dribbling, passing, and shooting in a fun environment.

GOLF 1                                                   Ages 6-9

Kid-friendly instructors help students develop golf skills and knowledge.

ALL SPORTS                                         Ages 6-9

This All-sport program was developed to give children a positive step into athletics.

WIFFLEBALL                                         Ages 6-9

Wiffleball is for boys and girls ages 6-9 and will consist of indoor fun.

FLOOR HOCKEY 1                               Ages 6-9

From basic puck work and shooting to successful stick handling and passing techniques, kids have a great time learning floor hockey fundamentals at the Y. In this comprehensive program, kids progress from the basics to more advanced techniques as they master each level in a safe environment.

GYMNASTICS INTER/ADVANCED Ages 7-12

Our school age gymnastics classes are for both boys and girls. The classes are non-competitive with a focus on fun, development, body awareness, learning basic gymnastics skills, health--and did we mention fun!

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE 2     Ages 8-9

The YMCA's youth basketball league for ages 8-9 will have practices on Thursday nights and games with certified officials on Sunday afternoons.

JAZZ 1                                                   Ages 8-10

Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns.

HIP HOP 1                                            Ages 8-10

This class will encourage students to dance outside of the box and bring their own personality to each movement. We pride ourselves on being family oriented and go out of our way to find clean age-appropriate music.

TAEKWONDO - INTERMEDIATE     Ages 8-12

Our instructors teach the techniques of this martial art to students up to age 12, with a special emphasis on physical conditioning while building self confidence.

PRIVATE BASKETBALL LESSONS   All Ages

Private basketball lessons are one hour each and are designed to cover offensive and defensive techniques personalized to a player's needs by qualified instructors.

PRIVATE TENNIS LESSONS             All Ages

Work on volleys, forehands, backhands and serves. Learn the importance of footwork, court position and tactics for both singles and doubles play.

YOUTH INDOOR SOCCER 2            Ages 9-11

Your child will learn the essential soccer skills; dribbling, passing, and shooting in a fun environment.

YOUTH TAP 2                                      Ages 9-12

The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.

GOLF 2                                                    Ages 9-13

Kid-friendly instructors help students develop golf skills and knowledge.

GYMNASTICS 2 FOR BEGINNERS  Ages 9-13

Our school age gymnastics classes are for both boys and girls. The classes are non-competitive with a focus on fun, development, body awareness, learning basic gymnastics skills, health, and did we mention fun!

YOUTH BALLET 2                               Ages 9-12

Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations.

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE 3    Ages 10-12

The YMCA's youth basketball league for ages 10-12 will have practices on Thursday nights and games with certified officials on Sunday afternoons.

FLOOR HOCKEY 2                              Ages 10-12

From basic puck work and shooting to successful stick handling and passing techniques, kids have a great time learning floor hockey fundamentals at the Y. In this comprehensive program, kids progress from the basics to more advanced techniques as they master each level in a safe environment.

YOUTH BALLET/TAP                         Ages 10-12

At this level, students will learn more challenging tap and ballet skills.

OPEN GYM VOLLEYBALL                 Ages 13+

The Gatorade gymnasium is open for play.

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE 4    Ages 12-14

The YMCA's youth basketball league for ages 12-14 will have practices on Thursday nights and games with certified officials on Sunday afternoons.

FLOOR HOCKEY 3                              Ages 13-15

From basic puck work and shooting to successful stick handling and passing techniques, kids have a great time learning floor hockey fundamentals at the Y. In this comprehensive program, kids progress from the basics to more advanced techniques as they master each level in a safe environment.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL            Ages 14-18

The High School Basketball League is offered for boys and girls in 9th through 12th grade. This is both fun and competitive with certified officials.

HIGH SCHOOL BADMINTON            Ages 14-18

Come in and perfect your backhand! Drop-in and play some badminton against other members.

 

 

 

outdoor sports

 

T-BALL                                                   Ages 4-6

Your child will learn the essential t-ball skills; catching, throwing, and hitting in a fun environment.

YOUTH OUTDOOR SOCCER 1         Ages 4 -6

Your child will learn the essential soccer skills; dribbling, passing, and shooting in a fun environment.

FLAG FOOTBALL                                 Ages 4-6

Your child will learn basic football skills like catching, running, and defense in a fun environment.

YOUTH OUTDOOR TENNIS 1         Ages 6-9

Beginner to intermediate classes are available for ages 6-13 providing participants with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of tennis.

YOUTH OUTDOOR SOCCER 2                       Ages 7-9

Your child will learn the essential soccer skills; dribbling, passing, and shooting in a fun environment.

YOUTH OUTDOOR TENNIS  2        Ages 9-13

Beginner to intermediate classes are available for ages 6-13 providing participants with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of tennis.

YOUTH OUTDOOR TENNIS INTER/ADV  Ages 7-13

Beginner to intermediate classes are available for ages 6-13 providing participants with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of tennis.

 

WELLNESS CLASSES

YOUTH SELF DEFENSE                        Ages 6+

Our instructors teach the techniques of self defense to students ages 6 and above with a special emphasis on physical conditioning while building self confidence.

YOUTH S.A.Q. TRAINING                   Ages 6-16

Increase your performance level in the areas of speed, agility, and quickness. No matter the sport, our S.A.Q. program is equipped with knowledgeable, skilled and seasoned trainers to take you to that next level of performance. Participants will be grouped by age for age specific drills.

YOUTHS TRAINING TOGETHER       Ages 8-13

Working with a Certified Personal Trainer, teens will utilize many areas of the fitness facility including, cardio mezzanine, selectorized strength circuit, free weight area, stretching room, kinesis stations and group exercise studios to learn the advantages of an all round training from experts in the field. Each week will involve a new location of the facility, as well as a new focus on various training.

YOUTH RUNNING CLUB                     Ages 8-13

The Youth Running Club will help instill a healthier lifestyle in children by encouraging them to run regularly. Along with ample running time, the program will involve keeping a log to track progress. Curriculum includes: Warm up, cooling down, stretching. Exercise physiology and good form. Running safety and hydration. Guidance on running a race.

TEEN ATHLETIC AdvantEDGE          Ages 12-16

A conditioning class that utilizes the Technogym SKILLMILL™, Concept II Rowers, Barbell Lifts, Kettlebells, and Plyo boxes in a circuit format class to enhance all round athletic performance.

TEEN YOUTH TRX® SUSPENSION BASICS  Ages 12-16

TRX® is a revolutionary method of suspension training using body weight exercise to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. Instructor will help youth become more spatially aware of their body position through progressive development of stabilization exercises on the TRX® suspension trainer.

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TEENS TRAINING TOGETHER           Ages 13-16

Working with a Certified Personal Trainer, teens will utilize many areas of the fitness facility including, cardio mezzanine, selectorized strength circuit, free weight area, stretching room, kinesis stations and group exercise studios to learn the advantages of an all round training from experts in the field.  Each week will involve a new location of the facility, as well as a new focus on various training.

 

Schedule and Pricing

 

WELLNESS CLASSES INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP - NON MEMBER PRICING

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