Youth Experiences in April - South Sound YMCA

Youth Experiences in April

Join us to experience new youth programs every month!

Monthly registration is required. All programs are $10/month/class for members, and $40/month/class for non-members.





  • Tumble on in for high energy fun that teaches basic gymnastic skills in a positive, fun, yet challenging atmosphere!
  • Tuesday at 5:00 PM | Ages 5-9 (Intermediate)
  • Tuesday at 6:00 PM | Ages 5-9 (Intermediate)
  • Wednesday at 6:30 pm | Little Tumblers Ages 3 – 5

Bob Ross Painting

  • Beginning painting is good for the soul. Come have some fun, make new friends, and learn the basics of Bob Ross style painting.
  • Mondays at 4:30 PM | Ages 5 – 10

Homeschool PE

  • Learn a new sport or play a fun active game. This is catered to our homeschool community, but we invite all who are available to come join and build new relationships!
  • Tuesday at 1:30 pm | Ages 5-13
  • Thursday at 1:30 pm | Ages 5-13

Floor Hockey 101

  • Learn basic drills of Hockey and then use those skills in games.
  • Tuesday 5:30 pm | Ages 5 – 10

Big Baller

  • Challenging drills with games at the end of every class.
  • Thursday 6:30 PM | Ages 5 – 9

Commit Dance Fitness

  • Commit Dance Fitness is a dynamic, fun filled HIT (High Intensity Interval Training) style dance workout. Each routine focuses on essential fitness elements created to a variety of popular music from all over the world that will inspire everyone to get moving. It’s for all ages, All fitness levels, ALL abilities. Showing off all the different kinds of music – Bringing in lots of different instruments
  • Tuesday 4:15 PM | Ages 5 – 9

Music Fundamentals

  • Experience all the various kinds of music – Bringing in lots of different instruments. Understand the creativity of music.
  • Monday 5:30 pm | Ages 5 – 10

Little Picasso Camp

  • Little Picasso is a fun class where kids get to learn all about art! We will work on everything from painting to drawing to color theory. Each week we will highlight a different art style and different techniques. All experience levels are welcome!
  • Monday 1:15 pm| Ages 3 – 5




  • Children will have FUN while focusing on age-appropriate activities to enhance motor skills, game play and get creative while playing with other kids in an open gym environment. [Registration and fee not required for Toddler Gym]
  • Tuesdays at 11am| Ages 1-4


  • Enjoy fun and diverse activities while letting your creative imagination go wild! This month, we’ll be making Earth Themed puppets!
  • Wednesdays at 4:00 | Ages 5-9


  • Learn cooking skills, explore new foods, and get empowered to make healthy choices while cooking a meal!
  • Wednesdays at 5:15pm | Ages 5-9; 10-13


  • Tie up your shoelaces and run on over to have some fun playing soccer-style sports! Energize your brain while developing your motor skills and learning about teamwork.
  • Thursdays at 11am| Ages 3-5


  • Tumble on in for high energy fun that teaches basic gymnastic skills in a positive, fun, yet challenging atmosphere!
  • Thursdays at 3:45 PM | Ages 3-5
  • Thursdays at 4:45 PM | Ages 5-9 (Beginner)
  • Tuesdays at 5 PM | Ages 5-9 (Intermediate)
  • Fridays at 3:45 PM | Ages 3-5
  • Fridays at 5:45 PM | Ages 5-9 (Beginner)

Sensory PE

  • Join our sensory inclusive PE program!
  • Fridays at 11:15am| Ages 3-5 (starting April 14th)


  • Come and embark on epic adventures and explore fantasy worlds with our engaging and interactive Table-Top gaming group! The story you will encounter is only limited to your imagination!
  • Fridays at 4:00 PM | Ages 10-13


  • A social sport that combines elements of tennis, ping pong, and badminton—Pickleball is FUN! Grab your paddles and hit the pickleball court!
  • Saturdays at 10 | Ages 5-9


  • How high can you climb? Our youth climbing class is for the young climbers eager to advance their skills and knowledge of rock climbing. This class covers the basic skills and ideas of both indoor and outdoor climbing. Have fun while you increase strength, endurance, and confidence!
  • Saturdays at 11:00am | Ages 5-9
  • Fridays at 5:00pm | Ages 5-9
  • Fridays at 6:00pm | Ages 10-13
  • Thursday at 9:00am | Ages 3-5 {not confirmed}


  • Develop fluid, effective, and powerful techniques through proper body dynamics, breathing, and relaxation. In this class you will learn how to do escapes, locks, throwing, grappling, constriction, and self-defense.
  • Please see our website for registration information and program fees
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-7 PM | Ages 6-14
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7-8 PM | Ages 14+

Science Club

  • We will focus on age appropriate and fun science based activities to help kids expand their curiosity and even help with upcoming school projects- science fair anyone??
  • Fridays at 5:00 & 6:00 PM | Ages 5-9

Hip Hop

  • This is an intro to hip where kids will learn to move and feel comfortable in their bodies!
  • Saturdays at 11:15am | Ages 5-9


  • Learn a ballet excerpt from a famous ballet! In this class you will be learning beginner ballet moves and body positions, and a small excerpt from a famous ballet. (Nutcracker, swan lake, sleeping beauty, don quioxte, coppelia, etc.) Beginner friendly ballet class, to learn ballet concepts, ideals, and variations, and some ballet history!
  • Monday at 3:45pm | Ages 3-5
  • Monday 4:45pm | Ages 5-9
  • Tuesday at 9:30am | Ages 3-5 {not confirmed}

Intro to Jazz Dance

  • Beginner friendly jazz dance class! Learn fun dance moves, improvisation, and strength and flexibility training in this faster paced energetic dance style! Learn some moves off Broadway shows, as well as other famous dances from pop culture. Dancers will gain a strong foundation of technique and knowledge of jazz dance moves and positions, so they can choreograph their own dances!
  • Thursdays at 4:45pm | Ages 10-13

Explore Dance

  • In this program, kids will be introduced to basic dance concepts and will get used to being in a classroom setting learning how to move and wiggle their bodies! Emphasis will be on fun and getting some energy out!
  • Thursdays at 4:00pm | Ages 3-5
  • Wednesdays at 4:00pm | Ages 3-5 {not confirmed}

Seed Starters

  • In this program, we will be getting our hands dirty and starting to learn about seed starts, and planning for summer gardens!  Yes- we will actually be planting seeds and planning to put them in the ground!
  • Saturdays at 12pm | Ages 5-9

Garden Crafters

  • In this program, we will be learning how to upcycle different bottles, egg cartons, and other things that will be able to be used in our community garden! For the littles, we will be doing rock painting and other ways to engage our young ones in the garden creation!
  • Mondays at 11pm | Ages 3-5

Art Club

  • We will be working all different kinds of mediums, namely clay to start, but will have alternative activities for folks to engage with. We will be focusing on creating Earth themed art, that will be displayed during the Olympia Arts Walk at our Plum St location!
  • Wednesday from 10:00am | Ages 3-5
  • Tuesdays from 4:00pm | Ages 5-9


New Youth Programs- April


  • COMMIT Dance Fitness – KIDS Edition will incorporate dance fitness into your kid’s everyday movement. We will focus on cardio, strength, and stretching but most importantly FUN! Kids may learn self-confidence, build friendships, and strengthen their bodies by improved balance and coordination. They will have the freedom to express themselves and show their creativity as we move & groove to popular kid friendly music!
  • TBD from TBD | Ages 5-9


Spring Break camps April 3-7

Rockwall Camp

  • Sign up ahead of time to participate in this camp!
  • Tues/Thursday 10-11am| Ages 5-9
  • Tues/Thursday 11-12pm| Ages 10-13


Pickleball Camp

  • Sign up ahead of time to participate in this camp!
  • Wednesday/Friday 10-12pm| Ages 5-13



Family Programs

  • Family Pollinator Gardening Series
  • For families who are interested in learning what it means to plant a pollinator garden and learn step by step instructions for planning your garden, germinating your seeds, and actually putting plants in the ground- this is for you! Kids as little as 3 years old may participate with their parent or guardian.  Parents must be present and engaged in the activities with their kids.
  • Sundays at 12:30pm | Ages 3+


Easter Egg Dying

  • For families who would like to spend their evening at the Y dying easter eggs together for an affordable price, we welcome YOU. We will provide the space, eggs, and dye and we just ask that you bring your smiles and energy and come have a great evening with us! The eggs will be hard boiled by our very own kids in the kitchen!
  • April 7th from 5-7pm at Briggs- Upstairs MPR

Flick N Float

  • MOVIE NIGHT IN THE POOL! Come join us for a super fun, creative way to spend quality time together as a family, watching Dr. Suess’ The Lorax in the pool as we gear up for warmer weather on the horizon!
  • April 21st from 6-8pm at Briggs- Activity Pool 

Kids Yoga

  • [Registration and fee not required for Kids Yoga]
  • This is a free group exercise classes provided for kids! Parents can participate if they want to, OR, parents can go across the hall and get a little cardio workout during. Starting on March 11th
  • Saturday at 12:15pm

Kids Candy Making Class {not confirmed}

  • Learn how to Detail and mold chocolate suckers, Dip and decorate Oreo cookies, Make cake pops, Dip & decorate (with candies) Rice Krispy treats, and make a Simply delicious creative candy bark. Class participants will have the opportunity to make and take home all items demonstrated, in addition to a folder with complete recipes and instructions.
  • Sundays at 3:00pm | Ages 5+ (Parents must stay with kids under 7)

Earth Day Volunteer

  • [Registration required, though it is free!]
  • Tumwater Parks & Recreation is teaming up with the PARC Foundation to celebrate Earth Day with a fun and rewarding volunteer work party. Help us add mulch to plant beds and remove invasive plants and debris at Tumwater Historical Park. Tools, gloves, water, and light refreshments will be provided. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for working outdoors. This event will be held rain or shine! Pre-registration is required.
  • Saturday April 22nd 9am-12pm