GREATER KINGSPORT FAMILY YMCA
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Kids Events, Family Events and Enrichment

Kids and Middle School Events

At the Y, we strive to give every child and teen opportunities to learn, grow, test their own limits and explore their potential. We believe that all children and teens deserve a safe place to go; a place to hang out with old friends and make new ones; a place to have fun, be themselves and develop character. Seasonal and regular kids and middle school events are held at the Y and are always led by trained YMCA staff.

Family Events

YMCAs have long been a place where families come together. Our family events promote intergenerational bonds, bring families closer together, and offer resources they need to strengthen and maintain healthy, happy families.

Enrichment

Isn't an extra dose of creative learning always a good thing? Child development starts early and lasts long. With a wide range of activities to stimulate creativity, self-esteem and independence, the Y's enrichment programs encourage good health and high achievement. 

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Kids Night Out Purple Website Graphic.jpgKids Night Out

A fun themed night out for kid's ages 3 - 5th grade without their parents! All of the counselors dress in costume to coincide with the night's theme and all of the games and activities help to make the kid's feel like they are in the movie/show/story. Jersey Mike's sub, chips, and a cookie will be provided for dinner along with a snack later on in the evening. Kids enjoy a safe environment with tons of fun! 

Second Saturday of the month (January - April) & (September - December)
5:00 pm -9:00 pm at the Y
Ages 3 (potty trained) - 12

Click here for more information about January's Kids Night Out event.

Questions?
Sarah Anne Walker
Day Camp Director
swalker@ymcakpt.org 

 

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Parents Night Out

We know that parents need a break every now and then from their adorable and lovable children which is why we have created an entirely new program dedicated to helping parents enjoy a night out. Kid activities will include a movie, playing in the family adventure center, the inflatable in the gym and crafts! Dinner is included for ages 3 - 11 yrs. old. 

Child Watch will have limited spots open for ages 6 weeks - 3 yrs. old.

For more information on Parents Night Out, click here.

Questions?
Regan Pierce
Youth Program Director
rpierce@ymcakpt.org

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Hype Night Jan. No Date Website Graphic.jpgHYPE Night

January-April & September-December

The Y recognizes the limited extracurricular opportunities for middle school students outside of school functions. Middle School Hype Night offers a fun and safe environment for middle schoolers, regardless of if you are a Y member on a regular basis. Hang out at the Y, enjoy the lounge, play basketball, Ping Pong, or games like Giant JENGA and corn hole. There will also be music, dancing, and concessions available to purchase!

1st Saturday of every month (Jan.-April & Sept.-Dec.)
6-9p at the Y

6th-8th Grade

Click here for information about January's upcoming Hype Night.

Questions?
Sarah Anne Walker
Camp Director
swalker@ymcakpt.org

 

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Father Daughter Dance

Calling all Dads looking for a fun evening with your princess! Dress up in your most elegant attire and join us for an evening of dancing and desserts at our Father Daughter Dance. 

Friday, Feb. 2

For more information, click here.

Questions?
Regan Pierce
Youth Program Director
rpierce@ymcakpt.org

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preschool playdate info website graphic.jpgPreschool Playdate

Preschool Playdate is designed as a booster learning program. Children will learn and play with friends participating in active hands-on learning, sensory learning, gross motor play, themed games, crafts, and snacks.

A Preschool Playdates will be coming again in March!

Questions?
Regan Pierce
Youth Program Director
rpierce@ymcakpt.org

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Homeschool P.E. Kids Enrichment Website Graphic.jpgHomeschool P.E.

Physical Education (P.E.) is an important part of your child’s development that builds overall wellness, a love for
active play, and an understanding of healthy choices. Homeschool P.E. provides a safe and encouraging environment
for your children to learn, grow, and interact.

Click here for Spring 2018 Homeschool P.E. information


Questions?:

Regan Pierce
Early Childhood Programs
rpierce@ymcakpt.org

 

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You & Me Kids Enrichment Website Graphic.jpgYou and Me

You & Me at the Y is designed to help a child/children and their guardian(s) build strong, long lasting relationships by spending quality time together doing enjoyable activities that help promote communication and teamwork. Let your imagination run wild as you and your family participate together in activities centered around a specific theme guaranteed to make memories to last a lifetime. This program fosters building family relationships, a parent or guardian must register with each child or family.

Click here for information about our upcoming You & Me Ultimate Family Game Night event! 

Questions?
Sarah Anne Walker
Day Camp Director
swalker@ymcakpt.org

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Healthy starts in the kitchen! The Y understands the importance of a healthy diet and it's never to early to start teaching your kids healthy eating and cooking habits. Kids will learn basic cooking and baking skills and how to make snacks, meals and treats! 

You can already register for the next one coming in May!

For more information about Chefs in Training, click here. 

Questions?
Regan Pierce
Youth Program Director
rpierce@ymcakpt.org

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Participants will learn the necessary skills to care for young children. It focuses on injury prevention, basic child care, decision making, creative play, problem solving and more! Participants will need to bring their own lunch.

For more information about the class, click here.

Questions?
Regan Pierce
Youth Program Director
rpierce@ymcakpt.org

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Go A.P.E. Sports

At the Y, all people deserve to learn, grow, and thrive. In Go A.P.E. (Adaptive Physical Exercise) Sports, children with special needs have the opportunity to be physically active and learn to play hockey in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. 

For more information about Go A.P.E. Sports, click here.

Questions?
Regan Pierce
Youth Program Director
rpierce@ymcakpt.org

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Healthy Kids Day

Kids are less physically active and engaged in learning during the summer months and research shows that children gain weight two to three times faster than during the school year. In addition to that, kids can fall behind academically because they don’t have access to out-of-school learning opportunities. What can you do to help?

The purpose of Healthy Kids Day is to encourage kids to stay physically and intellectually active over the summer, so mark your calendars, invite your friends, and plan to have a blast! 

Save the Date for Saturday, April 21st, 10a-12:30p for the 2018 Healthy Kids Day!

Questions?

Regan Pierce
Youth Program Director
rpierce@ymcakpt.org 

    

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Next Event

Jan
20
YMCA events
Jan 20th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for All Things Duct Tape as we battle it out for Middle School Hype Night!