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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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Little Monkeys Climbing Class

$68 $102 3-6

5-week sessions, Thu, 5-6pm

Jan 9-Feb 6: Thu, 5-6pm
Feb 13-Mar 12: Thu, 5-6pm
Mar 19-Apr 16: Thu, 5-6pm
Apr 23-May 21: Thu, 5-6pm

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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Babysitting Training Course

$55 $85 12-15

Caldwell Y: Jan 25 | Mar 15
Downtown Boise Y: Jan 25 | Feb 22 | Mar 28, 10am-3pm
South Meridian Y: TBD
West Boise Y: Jan 25 | Mar 28 | May 30, 9am-2pm

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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Kids’ Night Out

$15 $30 5-12

Caldwell YMCA:
4th Friday of every month, 6-9:30pm

Downtown Boise YMCA:
1st Friday of every month, 6-9:30pm

South Meridian YMCA:
3rd Friday of every month, 6-9:30pm

West Boise YMCA:
2nd Friday of every month, 6-9:30pm

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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Discover the Dance: Children’s Dance Experience

$20 $35 3-8

Mon, 11:05-11:50am (4-week session)

This program introduces boys and girls ages 3-8 to the art of dance. This class will allow children to express and explore their creative side as they discover different movements and dance techniques. Dancing will help them build confidence in a safe and friendly environment.

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Kids Zumba

Free Day Pass Required 5-12

Tue, 4:45-5:30pm

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Perfect for our younger Zumba fans. Kids Zumba classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography. We break down the step, add games, activities, and cultural exploration elements into the class structure.

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Week with the Y: Afterschool Enrichment Programs

$80/week $80/week 1-6

The programs run after school Monday through Friday in classrooms, cafeterias, or gyms.

What’s better than a Y camp? A Y camp at your school! Each week the Y goes to different elementary schools in Boise and provides an awesome, imagination inspiring after-school program.

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Ballet and Creative Movement

Ages 3-6 $20 | Ages 7-10 $40 Ages 3-6 $35 | Ages 7-10 $55 3-10

Ages 3-4: Mon, 5-5:30pm (4-week sessions)
Ages 5-6: Mon, 5:30-6pm (4-week sessions)
Ages 7-10: Mon, 6-7pm (4-week sessions)

This program introduces boys and girls 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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