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At the Y, youth can strengthen their minds and make new friends through programs that enrich, educate, and encourage them to explore their passions and be themselves.

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Babysitting Training Course

$55 $85 12-15

Downtown Boise Y: Jul 25 | Feb 22 | Oct 3
West Boise Y: Aug 15 | Sep 19 | Dec 12

This one-day course includes ASHI-Approved Certification card and can help young adults interview for suitable babysitting positions. Participants will learn how to choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, prevent injuries and be prepared if an emergency happens, handle bedtime issues, and more!

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Ballet and Creative Movement

$41 $55 7–10

4-week sessions occur monthly

Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA: Sat, 10:35–11:30am

This program introduces youth to the art of dance with a focus on basic ballet elements and techniques. For the youngest children, the goal is to tap into the child’s creative nature and to make them aware of their abilities through the physical expression of their imagination. The older students will build on this idea, improving technique, and foundational principles.

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eSports Fall League

$45 $65 6–9 September 13, 2021 - November 12, 2021

League Play: Sep 20 (5 weeks)

Tournament Play: Begins Oct 25 (2 weeks)  Practice and League play are done from home. Virtual support is provided through the YMCA.

Downtown Boise YMCA: Mon, Wed, 6:30–8:00pm

Level Up Your Game with the YMCA’s eSports Fall League! Kids will learn strategy, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills to achieve individual or team success. Game play includes Smash Bros and Rocket League. Youth will compete with other YMCA participants in a supervised setting. The practices and league play are done from home. Virtually offered

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Kids’ Night Out

$15 $30 5-12

Caldwell YMCA:
Kids’ Night Out offered the 4th Friday of every month.
Friday, Oct 22
6-8:30pm

Friday, Nov 26
6–8:30pm

Join us for Kids’ Night Out where kids will get a chance to enjoy a night of games, swimming, and hanging out with friends. It’s a great way for kids to be active and meet new people. And parents get a chance to go out, too! Kids will be supervised by caring and responsible Y staff while they have a blast!

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Little Monkeys Climbing Class

$74 $108 4–6

*No sessions start in Nov or Dec due to holiday schedules

5-week sessions*: Thu, 4–5pm

Climbing plays a key role in early childhood motor skills development. Boosts physical skills such as balance, hand and foot coordination, and agility. In addition to learning a new skill of climbing, your child will learn the Y values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY.

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Pee Wee Sports

$35 $50 4-6

4-Week Sessions starting Oct 4:
October—Soccer
November—Football
December—Basketball
January—Floor Hockey
February—Volleyball
March—Baseball

Days and Times:
Mon, Wed, 12:15-12:45pm
or
Tue, Thu, 12:15-12:45pm


Pee Wee Sports is a program designed to help younger children enhance social competencies, build motor skills, develop healthy habits, and have FUN!

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Sensory Storytime

Free $6.75 Youth
THRIVE Center: July 8 | Thu, 11:45am–12:30pm

Where the stories come to life! Come read a story, sing songs, and make friends in the THRIVE Center. We start each class with a welcoming song followed by an interactive book read by one of our amazing volunteers.

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THRIVE Adaptive Dance

$99 $131 5–13 September 16, 2021 - October 23, 2021
Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA: Thu, 5:30–6:30pm & Sat, 10–11am

Participants will learn body awareness, balance, dance moves, meet new friends and have an extremely fun time!

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THRIVE Arts and Crafts

$10 $15 All ages
THRIVE Center: 3rd Thursday every month, 6:30–7:45pm

Join us once a month for in the THRIVE Center for an arts and crafts activity! Every month will feature a different theme and activity.

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THRIVE Music Therapy

$240 $240 0+ November 1, 2021 - January 17, 2022
Ages 0–4: Mon, 2:45–3:45pm
Ages 5–8: Mon, 4:45–5:45pm
Ages 9–12: Mon, 5:45–6:45pm
Ages 13+: Mon, 3:45–4:45pm

Learn about a variety of sounds and musical instruments in this 60-minute class! Participants will focus on individual and group goals, such as social and emotional skills. 

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THRIVE Pumpkin Decorating

$12 $18 All Ages
THRIVE Center: Saturday, Oct 17, 12–1pm

Let THRIVE be your Ghost Host for the afternoon! Spooky, colorful, sparkly—let your creativity ooze while you decorate a pumpkin. You could even paint your favorite character. All are welcome to join!

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