Youth Sports & Fitness

The Y is the starting point for many kids to learn about becoming and staying active. Our youth sports programs promote healthy habits that they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. We place priority on family involvement, the value of participation over winning, and team building as well as developing as an individual, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others.

For questions or more information, contact our Sports Director at 717-464-4000, ext. 1212.


YMCA programs are open to Y Members and Non-Members.

Financial Scholarship is provided to those who qualify.
Applications are available at the Welcome Desk.

Registration Dates
Members: Begins the 10th of the month
Non-Members: Begins the 20th of the month

Lampeter-Strasburg residents receive 10% off Y programs.
Click here to learn how to receive your discount.

 


Programs Running May-August

 

Youth Basketball Association (ages 5-12)
Competitive basketball league for boys and girls. Players will be divided into teams and start playing the first day.

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City Center YMCA: July 10-August 14
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 11-August 15

 

Speed and Agility Class (ages 10-15)
Young athletes will effectively increase running speed and agility, as well as strength and explosiveness to help in almost any sports activity. Group Training is for 3 or more people.

Registration Opens June 10
YMCA at New Holland: July 10-August 2

 

Baton (ages 3-18)
Teaches baton twirling skills to children. Led by National Champion instructor.

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Tiny Twirlers (ages 3-5): Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 10-July 31
Beginners (ages 6-18): Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 10-September 25
Experiences (ages 6-18): Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 10-September 25

 

Little Sluggers (ages 3-4)
Teaches the fundamentals of baseball, including fielding, hitting, throwing and running the bases.

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 13-August 31
City Center YMCA: July 15-September 2
YMCA at New Holland: July 15-September 2

 

Introduction to Baseball (ages 5-7)
Teaches the fundamentals of baseball, including fielding, hitting, throwing and running the bases.

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 13-August 31
City Center YMCA: July 15-September 2
YMCA at New Holland: July 15-September 2

 

 


Summer Sports Camps


If your child is attending Summer Day Camp at a Y branch, you have the option of adding a Summer Sports Camp program to his or her week of Summer Day Camp.

 

Introduction to Baseball Camp (ages 5-8)
This camp will go over the fundamentals of baseball by incorporating drills and games.

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: June 19-22

 

Introduction to Basketball Camp (ages 5-8)
Teaches the fundamentals of basketball: dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Competitive games will be used to reinforce the fundamentals that are taught.

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City Center YMCA: June 26-29

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 24-27

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: August 14-17

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YMCA at New Holland: August 7-10

 

Intermediate Basketball Camp (ages 8-12)
Teaches the fundamentals of basketball: dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Competitive games will be used to reinforce the fundamentals that are taught.

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City Center YMCA: July 10-13

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 31-August 3

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YMCA at New Holland: August 7-10

 

Floor Hockey Camp (ages 5-9)
Teaches kids the fundamentals of hockey. Camp will take place outside on the hockey rink outside of the LS Y. The Y will supply all equipment, but sticks are permitted to be brought from home.

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: August 14-17

 

Multi-Sport Camp (ages 5-8)
A rotation of sports will be played daily. The camp will take place both inside and outside the L-S Y. 

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: June 26-29

 

Introduction to YMCA Soccer Camp (ages 5-8)
This camp will go over the basics of soccer: passing, shooting, dribbling. Drills and games will be played daily.

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City Center YMCA: August 7-10

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YMCA at New Holland: July 10-13

 

Intermediate YMCA Soccer Camp (ages 8-12)
This camp will go over the basics of soccer: passing, shooting, dribbling. Drills and games will be played daily.

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City Center YMCA: July 17-20

 

British Soccer Camp (ages 3-16)

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: June 19-23

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 17-21

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: August 7-11

 

Volleyball Camp (ages 7-12)
Teaches the fundamentals of volleyball: setting, passing, serving and spiking.

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 17-20

 


Ongoing Youth Programs

Kids Gym
Evenings at the Y are filled with activities for youth who want to enjoy fitness and other group activities. Kids Gym focuses on nutrition education and cardiovascular training while playing games and planned physical activities at the Y. Bring a water bottle to class and be sure to dress ready to exercise in comfortable shirt & shorts/pants, and athletic shoes. Parents are welcome to stay and participate, or complete their own personal exercise routine during this time. (Boys & Girls, ages 6-12)

City Center YMCA Gymnasium: Offered Throughout the Year
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7 PM

Fees for Kids Gym:
Free For Members / $30 for Non-Members per 8-week session

YMCA at New Holland Gymnasium: Offered Throughout the Year
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM

Fees for Kids Gym:
Free For Members / $15 for Non-Members per 8-week session

Kids Gym Junior
A gym class that uses playing and pretending to help children develop spatial and body awareness, music, rhythm, coordination and gross motor skills. Ages 3-6.

YMCA at New Holland:  Free to members: Mondays,  9:30-10:15 AM

 

SafeKids Tae Kwon Do
The practice of Tae Kwon Do teaches children and adults discipline, self-control, and safety. EARN YOUR BLACK BELT!!! This program is taught by a 7th degree Grand Master Instructor. The program is especially beneficial for children with ADD, ADHD, and some forms of Autism. It is also an excellent program for children who need the added structured discipline to stay focused. Kids will also learn about Stranger Danger, and the Avoidance of Gangs, Guns, and Drugs. This youth and family program is offered at our City Center Y and Lampeter-Strasburg Y branches.

Ages: 6 years and older. Adults and Families Welcome!
Fee: $15.00 Registration Fee.  $5.00 per class each week
*All Sessions are 12 weeks

For more information or to register, contact Judith Kirby, 717-252-2824.

 

Volunteer Coaches Needed!
Become a Volunteer Coach at the Y! If interested contact hrdirector@lancasterymca.org