AT THE Y WE ARE MORE THAN A GYM
Welcome to the Cape Ann YMCA! We have all of the amenities you and your family need to be together, play together and stay healthy together.
- State-of-the-art fitness equipment
- Hundreds of group exercise classes including, Zumba, aqua aerobics, strength training, yoga, bootcamp and more
- FREE Kids Club Babysitting - children can play and learn while you get your workout in
- Childcare, swim lessons, sports, summer camp, senior programs, special events and more
- Volunteer opportunities through our national initiative "Togetherhood"
Preschool Child Care
YMCA Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs provide a safe, wholesome environment in which children can learn to communicate, cooperate and care about each other. Our low staff-to-child ratios give your preschooler one-on-one interaction with teachers.
Our Y provides hundreds of families across the North Shore with high-quality educational opportunities to give your child the best possible start towards elementary school. When your child takes part in our Preschool or Kindergarten Readiness program, they will have a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Our robust curriculum in our Pre-K program prepares children to become independent learners and develop self-confidence for sharing in a classroom setting. Through curriculum themes based on the interests of older children we focus on the areas of pre-reading, math and science skill development. Children are immersed in social interactions with peers and adults, giving them the tools they need to succeed in and out of the school environment.
Enrichment Included! Our YMCA education programs also include enrichment activities like swimming, gymnastics, sports, fitness, dance, music and outdoor play. We are committed to the physical well being of all our children and provide weekly activities based on age and developmental levels. All of these enrichment activities are included in the weekly tuition.
Leadership Development and Teen Programs
EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
Teens are the future leaders of our community and at the Y, we ensure we’re giving them the power to succeed. Through service-learning opportunities, leadership clubs and drop-in Teen Centers where everyone is welcome, we’re creating an inviting and inspiring atmosphere for these young adults to thrive.
Part of the USA Swim Lesson Provider Network
SAFE & CONFIDENT SWIMMERS START AT THE Y: SWIM LESSONS, COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAM AND MORE!
Join Sharks Swim Academy and learn to swim! Sharks Swim Academy is backed by more than 150 years of YMCA swim lessons expertise. At each level including water discovery, acclimation, movement, stamina, stroke development, and mechanics, children gain the skills to become strong, confident, safe swimmers. Our certified swim instructors will teach your child to be safe around water.
Our Ys offer full-service swim programs for ages 6 months & up with a variety of programming options: swim lessons, swim team, adaptive swim programs for children with special needs, aqua exercise, leadership development, lifeguard training. Warm, welcoming pool environment for the whole family that includes a wide variety of open swim hours to choose from. Join at any time, monthly drafting fee with no commitment. Our instructors have been trained in the latest swim curriculum from Y-USA. Our evidence-based program is proven effective to quickly teach children how to swim and be safe around water. Clearly defined progressions help advance non-swimmers to elite-level competitive swimmers.
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