Youth Recreation programming at your YMCA

The YMCA of Kingston offers a full range of recreation programs that take place in a safe, non-competitive environment, where everyone is treated equally in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

The YMCA of Kingston believes that recreational activities help develop self-esteem and confidence and help youth to work both as individuals and as part of a team. We also believe that recreation can make a real difference to communities, helping them meet and come together through a shared passion for their activity.

Your YMCA offers a variety of recreational activities, such as badminton, volleyball, wheelchair basketball, dance, Y-ball and squash.

Looking for more information on Youth Rec Programs at your YMCA?

Give us a call: 613 546-2647
Email our Supervisor of Youth Programs

YMCA Youth Programs

Click the tabs below to learn more about the various Youth programs we offer at the YMCA.

Are you looking for a fun, safe place for your kids to hang out while you work out at the Y or get some errands done?

Sign up for the Y Kids Club! Your child will enjoy sports, games, arts and crafts, and independent
play led by YMCA youth recreation staff. Club members will have the chance to play get some homework done in The Zone, play board games or get active in the gym and fitness studios!

Participants of this program are signed in by a parent or guardian by no later than 6:30PM and photo ID is required for pick-up.

Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30PM – 8:30PM – Free to members, Registration is required.

Need more information? Give us a call at 613 546-2647

Register today by visiting us at the member services desk at any of our three YMCA of Kingston Locations.

At the YMCA we help youth find balance in their lives. From recreation and fitness programs to job opportunities. We hire many youth all year for work in Summer camps and aquatics. There are also endless volunteer opportunities available.

Youth Leadership Program – Ages 12 – 17

Calling all future leaders! Make new friends and build bonds to last a lifetime in this volunteer based program aimed to prepare youth for a future as part of the YMCA. This program focuses on physical activity in the first hour with games that emphasize team building. In the second hour of each session we practice and learn how to prepare a resume, improve both their public speaking and interview skills.

As part of a great leadership experience package, participants will get the opportunity to volunteer at different community events and programs throughout the session.

Members Only, registration is required

Youth Sport programs at the Y are an amazing way for kids to stay active and keep their skills up on the court! Available to Members Only! 

Basketball, Volleyball, Squash, Soccer, and more!

Get all the dates, times and program descriptions in our Seasonal program guide found here.

Work Hard Eat Well is a unique program to the Y. Participants take part in vital physical activity while learning about diet, nutrition, and food preparation. Nothing beats a well balanced meal, especially after fun-filled physical activity! Youth will push their bodies to the limit with a personal trainer in the first hour and afterwards learn how to prepare nutritious, healthy meals with their instructor in Ongwanada kitchen.

Registration is required. Members only!

We are a proud Partner of Canadian Tire Jumpstart.

Want the Y at your School?

We offer a range of in-school programs like Fitness classes, Zumba dance, and food and nutrition programs.

Learn more about the seasonal Youth Recreational programming at the YMCA