Youth Development is one of the YMCA's three main areas of focus. Because of this, we strive to make the YMCA a safe place for youth to get healthy, stay active, and learn social responsibility. We provide child care for all different types of situations, whether it be an unexpected snow day or a summer-long camp. We also want kids to learn while having fun. Because of this, we offer a wide variety of youth programs and classes. Come see for yourself what the YMCA is all about!

Young Leaders



In need of childcare when school lets out? The YMCA offers a program to help you! We provide transportation to the YMCA from all schools except Whitesville, Southern oaks and West Louisville. Your child will be involved in physical activities, outdoor games, arts and crafts, homework time and much more. Children enjoy a healthy snack during our devotional lesson, while supervised and cared for by our certified staff.

We are proud to say that we focus our program around; Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Caring and Faith.


Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will open in June.

Ages: 5-12

Fee: $25 registration fee & current immunization records 

Members- $30/week

Non Members- $60/week

**$2 discount for additional child.

Pickup: 6:00 PM

Contact our Registration Office for more details and registration forms! 270-926-9622 Ext 8214

Y choose Y After School?
-Our latest pick up time is 6:00PM so you can work out before pick up!
-We can take your child to Swim Lessons so you don't leave work early!
-We have kid appropriate exercise provided by wellness coaches and trainers
-Homework help so families can focus on family!
-Community leaders come to speak with the children on leadership and business
-Daily planned activities
-Youth leadership opportunities

Y Wee Care

Exercise with peace of mind! This FREE service for YMCA members offers fun and safe activities for your children while you are in the building working out in the fitness center or taking a group fitness class. Y Wee Care is for children ages 6 weeks - 10 years old. You may drop off your child for up to 2 hours.


Y Wee Care Hours:

Athenian Branch

Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30 am - 12:45 pm

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 am - 11:30 am

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fridays 8:00 am - 11:00 am

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sundays 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Family Branch

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturdays 8:00 am - 11:00 am




For more information, please contact the registration office @ 270-926-9622 or Samantha Lipscomb at

Youth Wrestling

The YMCA Youth Wrestling program is a great way to introduce the sport of wrestling to children age 5 and up. Now elementary school children will have the chance to learn from the best in the area in order to develop into the best wrestlers they can be! 

Coached by Eric Dewig

Returning January 2019
6:00-7:00 PM (T, TH) 



For more information please contact the registration office @ 270-926-9622 or Samantha Lipscomb at

Summer Camp

Summer Camp is located at several sites: Bellevue Baptist Church, Owensboro Christian Church, Owensboro Community & Technical College, and Kentucky Wesleyan College. Each location is for ages 5-12. We also have Kindercamp, which is for children who are going into Kindergarten or who are retaking Kindergarten.

Limited space available! You must have an updated copy of your child's immunization record to register them! The registration office is open from 9am - 6pm Monday through Friday.

$2 multi-sibling discount

$60 registration fee per child



*If you are a member of the YMCA, you can also apply for financial assistance and discount groups with work places. You also will be able to enroll in significantly discounted rates for the after school program, holiday camp, swim lesson, swim team, and more.

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