The Y nurtures the potential of every child by supporting their unique youth development journey through well-rounded programming. Through all stages, the Y provides youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life. Youth Programming at the Y is about giving individuals the opportunities to deepen relationships, develop new skills and interests, improve their health and well-being, and connect to the community.

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Dance

Our two branches in West Bend and Saukville/Port Washington offer a variety of youth dance classes including ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. We offer dance classes for various ages and skill levels, so whether your little dancer is a beginner or a pro, there’s a class for them. In a fun, encouraging environment, we will make sure every participant is able to be the best they can be.

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Gymnastics

Gymnastics is one of the most comprehensive lifestyle exercise programs, incorporating strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, power and discipline. Your child can develop sport-specific skills in an environment that focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship, caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

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Home School Programs

Our Home School Programs are designed to fit your needs as a home school household giving your children an opportunity to gather with children of the same age to play games, increase coordination, learn teamwork, build strength, increase heart health, build relationships, and most importantly have fun!

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Parkour Free Running

Parkour is a training discipline that is a mash-up of running, gymnastics and tumbling. The object is to move quickly through the environment, using only muscles and sweat to propel yourself. According to the strictest definition, Parkour is the act of moving from point "a" to point "b" using the obstacles in your path to increase your efficiency.

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Special Needs

Our Special Needs programs help children with disabilities gain confidence, promote independence and responsibility, socialize and work with others, as well as nurture a healthy and active lifestyle. All programs are lead by qualified, trained individuals who help promote a safe, friendly, and supportive environment.

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Teen Programming

All teens have great potential. At the Y, we help them set and achieve their personal and educational goals. They gain confidence as they recognize the Y as a place where they belong and can feel comfortable exploring new interests and passions. We make sure that every teen in Washington and Ozaukee counties has the opportunity to envision a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening the community.

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Youth Enrichment

Youth Enrichment programs at the Y give kids a welcoming place to make friends, learn their ABC's, and understand to share, discover sportsmanship, and most importantly, learn how to be themselves. Our classes focus on creativity, exploration, and learning by providing experiences that enhance and enrich each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical and creative development.

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Youth Sports

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 participation over winning, team building, developing as an individual, fair play and mutual respect for others.

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Youth&Teen Wellness

The Kettle Moraine YMCA offers health and well-being classes for youth and teens ages 6 years and up in West Bend and Saukville/Port Washington. Our programs help youth to develop healthy exercise and wellness habits that will help them maintain a healthier lifestyle as they grow. We encourage the youth to share their experiences with their families.

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