Kid & Teen Activities

Our programs for kids and teens promote wellness grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and equity.


Kids learn teamwork and build skills through YMCA youth sports.

School Age Care

Our partnerships with local school districts offer before- and after-school care and school-release day options for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade at dozens of locations across the Twin Cities.

Summer Programs

For the summer, children in preschool through eighth grade can enjoy a variety of enrichment programs.

Day Camp Gathering Pines

Traditional day camp is located on 80-acre site in Lakeville. Free busing from Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Prior Lake, Richfield and Shakopee.

Arts and humanities classes

Encourage expression in creativity with enrichment classes for kids. These classes are only offered during select times throughout the year. Contact Member Services at 952-835-2567 for more info.

Workout Child Care

Contact Member Services at 952-835-2567 for hours and information.

Kids Stuff Hours

  • Mon - Thu: 8:30am - 12:30pm & 4:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sat - Sun: 9am - 12:30pm

Y Adventure Lab Adventure Racing

Unique seasonal fitness challenges, motivation programs and adventure races that keep kids physically active all year long.

Homeschool P.E.

YMCA Homeschool Physical Education is designed to teach the importance of healthy living through sports and aquatics activities. From September to May, the program follows comprehensive curriculum that includes instruction in sports, gym games, fitness skills, and pool activities. YMCA Homeschool PE is a great place to meet new friends, create long lasting relationships and learn about the importance of healthy living.