YMCA Programs for Kids and Youths

exploration and learning for kids

YMCA of Saskatoon offers programs geared towards exploration and learning for kids of all ages. From fitness to martial arts to learning new skills, our children and youth programs are included in your membership fees (unless otherwise indicated). For our Seasonal Schedule click below and download our member guide.

Member Guide

Skills Courses

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Arts & Crafts Jr.
Ages 5-7
Explore and discover your artistic self! This class offers a variety of crafts to enjoy. No previous experience is required, just simply a desire to learn, socialize and have fun.
Arts & Crafts Sr.
Ages 8-12
Give free rein to your artistic creativity while enjoying a visit with other great kids! We will explore all sorts of crafts and encourage self expression.
NEW! Beginner Kayak
Ages 8 (unless parent is present)
Learn to paddle a kayak in the pool under the guidance of a certified instructor.
STEM Class
Ages 5-7
Stem stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. A STEM project incorporates those four learning areas. Basically it follows kind of an inquiry approach where there is a problem to solve, kids draw a design to solve it, create the design, and then test and edit the creation.
Baby Sitter’s Club
Ages 12

$25 members, $50 non-members
Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children.

Leaders in Training
Ages 8-12
$50 for non-members
Designed to teach leadership skills by focusing on community involvement through team building, group activities, and organizing special events.
Leader Corp (Ages 13-18)
Ages 13-18

$50 for non-members
Develop leadership skills and focus on community involvement through team building, mentorship, group activities and our annual leadership conference. Our Leader Corp participants have put on fun events to fundraise for their program, and to support the Strong Kids Campaign.


Child and Youth Fitness

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Youth DanceFit
Ages 10-14
Healthy kids are active kids, and there’s no better exercise for putting a smile on your face than dance!
Child Yoga
Ages 5-8
Introduce your child to the benefits of yoga at a young age and it will be an activity they turn to for fitness and stress relief for the rest of their lives.
Children’s DanceFit
Ages 6-9
Classes feature kid-friendly routines where they can learn to dance while getting fit. We break down the steps, add games and activities to make it interactive and fun.
Youth Yoga
Ages 9-13

Yoga helps build core and muscle strength, flexibility and discipline. It is also a a great meditative activity that can be a resource in stressful times. It is a practical addition to any physical training or activity like running, dance, or team sports. Add yoga to the mix!

Child Drop-in Program
Ages 5
YMCA members only
Looking for something to do on the weekends or while your brother or sister is in swimming lessons? Come check out our drop in programs during the weekends. We will offer activities such as sports and play in the gym, arts and crafts and drama in our studio and craft room. No need to register and it’s free for members.

Martial Arts

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Kinder Judo
Ages 4-6
An introduction judo program for children aged 4-6 with the idea that a parent must come onto the mat area as well to help guide their child. Focused on fun and games designed to introduce the basics of judo.
Beginner Kid’s Judo
Ages 7-14
For children from the age of 7 to 14. It introduces the fundamentals of Judo in a fun, game-focused environment.
Intermediate Kid’s Judo
Ages 7-14
Designed for children aged 7 to 14 who have had previous Judo experience. More advance techniques are taught.

Court Sports

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Junior Squash 306
Ages 8-18
A registered class aimed at helping you learn and develop in the exciting sport of squash!
Squash League (Start date TBA)
Ages 12
A great way to meet new opponents.
Sign up at Member Services desk Members: $20
Family Fitness
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