Why the Y is a Valuable Family Resource

The Y is a great family resource because it fulfills so many needs from the time your kids are toddlers all the way through their teens. At the Y, not only do you get high quality child care, but your kids can learn how to swim; learn how to play sports like soccer, basketball and karate; go to summer day camp; and play in the gym while you get in a workout. They’ll go to overnight camp for the first time, enjoy parent-child programs, play in the pool when it’s rainy outside, join in a variety of teen programs and learn to give back to the community.

As your child grows up, you’ll have the peace of mind always knowing that he or she is in a good place because our programs are based on our core values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. So while your child is learning gymnastics, he’s also learning how to respect and care for those around him. While she’s having fun at summer camp, she’s also building self-esteem and establishing healthy behaviors. The Y helps create a foundation for youth to grow and develop into contributing adults.

And as you enjoy playtime with your family – rain or shine, all year round – your kids will learn the important value of being active, a family tradition that they will carry with them throughout their lives. Even when you’re short on time, just grab your bag and head for the Y knowing there will be lots of activities for your kids to enjoy and your favorite fitness class waiting for you.

Once you’re a member, you can save hundreds of dollars by receiving member discounts on child care, summer programs, swimming lessons and youth sports. Better yet, you’ll get priority registration for all these programs and you’ll save valuable time by getting everything you need in one place. No extra driving around or registering at multiple places. You can even host your child’s birthday party at the Y. Everyone has tons of fun and you’re home free with no messy cleanup.

Free Kids Zone While You Work Out

One of the best benefits of the Y is the ability to bring your kids to the Y while you work out and know that they're having a great time and are being actively engaged.

Best of all it's a service that comes free with your family membership. You get access to all 13 locations when you join the YMCA of Greater Seattle and 12 of them offer Free Kids Zone*.

* Kids Zone is not available at the Downtown Seattle YMCA.

Great Programs For All Ages

Family

  • Adventure Guides

  • Family Camp

  • Family Dinners

  • Family Gym Time

  • Family Nights

  • Kids Create

  • Movies

  • Parents Night Out

  • Recreational Swim

  • Yoga

Toddlers & Preschool

  • Child Care

  • Child Watch

  • Cooking Classes

  • Dance/Ballet

  • Gymnastics/Tumbling

  • Itty Bitty Sports

  • Parent/Child Programs

  • Preschool Programs

  • Summer Programs

  • Swim Lessons

School-Age

  • Afterschool Programs

  • Child Watch & Adventure Zone

  • Climbing Towers

  • Cooking Classes

  • Dance/Ballet

  • Gymnastics/Tumbling

  • Kids Gym

  • Martial Arts

  • Overnight Camp

  • Summer Day Camp

  • Swim Lessons

  • Youth Sports

Teens

  • BOLD Mountain School
  • Climbing Programs
  • Drop-In Programs
  • Earth Service Corp
  • Girls Rock!
  • Global Leadership Trips
  • Late Nights
  • Passages Northwest
  • Red Cross Babysitting Classes
  • Swim Team
  • Teen Service Programs
  • Teen Sports
  • Youth and Government
  • Youth Fitness Training
  • YTech

Great Programs For All Ages

The Whole Family

  • Adventure Guides
  • Family Camp
  • Family Dinners
  • Family Gym Time
  • Family Nights
  • Kids Create
  • Movies
  • Parents Night Out
  • Recreational Swim
  • Yoga

Toddlers & Preschool

  • Child Care
  • Child Watch
  • Cooking Classes
  • Dance/Ballet
  • Gymnastics/Tumbling
  • Itty Bitty Sports
  • Parent/Child Programs
  • Preschool Programs
  • Summer Programs
  • Swim Lessons

School-Age

  • Afterschool Programs
  • Child Watch & Adventure Zone
  • Climbing Towers
  • Cooking Classes
  • Dance/Ballet
  • Gymnastics/Tumbling
  • Kids Gym
  • Martial Arts
  • Overnight Camp
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Swim Lessons
  • Youth Sports

Teens

  • BOLD Mountain School
  • Climbing Programs
  • Drop-In Programs
  • Earth Service Corp
  • Girls Rock!
  • Global Leadership Trips
  • Late Nights
  • Passages Northwest
  • Red Cross Babysitting Classes
  • Swim Team
  • Teen Service Programs
  • Teen Sports
  • Youth and Government
  • Youth Fitness Training
  • YTech

Note: not all programs are available at all locations

Free Child Watch While You Work Out

One of the best benefits of the Y is the ability to bring your kids to the Y while you work out and know that they're having a great time and are being actively engaged.

Best of all it's a service that comes free with your family membership. You get access to all 13 locations when you join the YMCA of Greater Seattle and 12 of them offer Free Child Watch*.

* Child Watch is not available at the Downtown Seattle YMCA.