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Arts, Crafts & Cooking Classes

We offer a variety of classes to teach your child new skills and stretch their creative muscles! Though creative classes are offered periodically at all of our locations, our Pickaway, Delaware, and Vaughn branches have especially strong art, dance and theater programs with regular class cycles. After learning about our regular classes, check our schedule to see current offerings! 

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YMCA camps share one thing: they’re about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, discover new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and build lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun!

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The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim, improving strokes, swimming competitively or taking water exercise classes, members are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.

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Youth Sports

Youth sports are a great way for children to develop physical, emotional, and social skills which learning about discipline, respect, and teamwork. Check out some of our commonly offered sports programs below, and check out our schedule to view current offerings, which vary depending on season and location.

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Youth & Government

The Ohio YMCA's Youth & Government Program enhances development of the American democratic process for young people through participatory training in the theory and practice of the Ohio state government.


Teen Programs

Our teen programs cultivate a space for youth and teens to experience, explore, and engage with resources and people in the community to help the development of their minds, bodies, and spirit.


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When you belong to the YMCA, you're joining a diverse community of people committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We believe all youth are of promise.