We celebrate diversity and the arts everywhere at the Y. Our arts and humanities program encourages personal expression and the freedom to create, and provides new experiences for kids. 

Creativity abounds at the Y

Members and non-members can explore and express their creative talents in a healthy and supportive environment for building new skills. Classes help children develop confidence and increased self-awareness as they participate in problem solving, critical thinking and attention to detail.

Arts and crafts

Our arts and crafts classes provide a safe environment for your child to build new skills, gain confidence and engage in rewarding relationships.

Cooking and nutrition

Our hands-on cooking classes give your kids the opportunity to make tasty recipes and empower them to make healthy food choices.


Learning a second language at a young age can reap many benefits as an adult. Our language classes offer a fun learning environment with age-appropriate skill building.

Performing arts

Children learn how to express themselves in exciting and creative ways through music, dance and theater.

Science and nature

Kids enjoy the electric properties of learning with one part hands-on activity and one part science lesson on these classes that celebrate the world around us.

Tips and preparation for parents and guardians

  • Arrive on time and make sure that your child uses the restroom before the class begins
  • Remain in the building during the class
  • Provide a photo ID upon entering the building if you are not a member of the Y

Arts and humanities classes vary by YMCA location. Find location-specific details for a participating Y: