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.

 


 

YMCA Kids Marathon (Children in Kindergarten through 8th grade)
This unique event gives children an opportunity to work their way towards completing a full 26.2-mile marathon by running, biking, walking or swimming in one-mile increments over several months. The children’s efforts are rewarded with an exciting finish to their marathon when all of the participants will run the final 1.2 miles together at the Garden Spot Village campus on the same course the Garden Spot Village Marathoners will use the following day.

Final 1.2 race held on April 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Garden Spot Village Campus

Details and Online Registration

 


Programs Running May-August

Youth Dance Class (ages 3-9)
Children learn different dance styles bi-weekly with a collegiate dance instructor! Weeks 1-2: Ballet , Weeks 3-4: Modern/Contemporary, Weeks 5-6: Jazz , Weeks 7-8: Hip-hop 

Register Online
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: May 1-June 19

 

Cheerleading (ages 3-9)
Learn to cheer from an experienced collegiate cheerleader! Different cheers covered weekly. Pom-poms included in registration fee. 

Register Online
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: May 4-June 22

 

Little Kickers (ages 3-4)
Fun games will be used to teach kids the fundamentals of soccer, including dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. 

Register Online
City Center YMCA: May 13-July 1

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YMCA at New Holland: May 13-July 1

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Lampeter-Strasburg: May 9-June 27

 

Intro to Soccer (ages 5-8)
Fun games will be used to teach kids the fundamentals of soccer, including dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. 

Register Online
City Center YMCA: May 13-July 1

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YMCA at New Holland: May 13-July 1

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Lampeter-Strasburg: May 9-June 27

 

Little Dribblers (ages 3-4)
Dribbling, passing and shooting will be covered in this fun class with games used to help with skill development.

Registration Opens April 10
City Center YMCA: May 15-June 26

 

Introduction to Basketball (ages 5-7)
Dribbling, passing and shooting will be covered in this fun class with games used to help with skill development.

Registration Opens April 10
City Center YMCA: May 15-June 26

 

Intermediate Basketball (ages 7-10)
Dribbling, passing and shooting will be covered in this fun class with games used to help with skill development.

Registration Opens April 10
City Center YMCA: May 15-June 26

 

Rhythmic Gymnastics (ages 9-13)
This class offers essential training in Gymnastics with a special focus on Rhythmic. Students will enter level 1 of the National Gymnastics curriculum plus an introduction to Ballet for Rhythmic Gymnastics and Apparatus Handling including ball, hoop, ribbon and rope. Taught by USA Gymnastics Certified Coaches.

Registration Opens April 10
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: May 16-June 27

 

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.

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

 

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

Registration Opens May 10
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.

Registration Opens May 10
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.

Registration Opens May 10
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.

Register Online:
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.

Register Online:
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.

Register Online:
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.

Register Online:
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. 

Register Online:
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.

Register Online:
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.

Register Online:
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.

Register Online:
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

 

Taekwondo
This program is designed to keep kids safe! Kids will earn about Stranger Danger, Gang Violence, Gun Avoidance, Drug Avoidance, and how to use the 911 system. Confidence, self-esteem, and discipline will be emphasized. (Ages 6-Adult)
Fees: $5/class drop-in fee for Members or Non-Members

City Center Y: Thursdays – offered throughout the year / 6:30 p.m.
Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Fridays – offered throughout the year / 5:30 PM & 6:30 p.m.

Please note: This program is run by Taekwondo Network. Contact Judith Kirby at 717-252-2824 for details. Taekwondo & Safety Awareness

 

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