Islands YMCA Programs
summer day camp
Come join us for the BEST SUMMER EVER! Everyday holds a new Adventure at our expansive Camp Venture with our 30ft outdoor Rockwall, Ropes Course, Canoeing, Archery, and Sling Shot Range. Don’t forget– we swim everyday so don’t forget your swim suit!
Registration opens on March 1st for Summer 2017. Stop by the Welcome Center to register, today!
$40 Registration Fee per Camper
Weekly Rates Summer Day Camp: $100/member and $120/non-member
Summer Day Camp Camper Packet
Summer Day Camp Registration
specialty summer camps
Specialty Camps held at the Islands Family YMCA run from 9am until 4pm and include Sports Camp, Paddle Board Camp and Camp FUN (Fitness and Understanding Nutrition). Please note: Due to the limited amount of availability, campers may only sign up for ONE week of Paddle Board Camp for Summer 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope it allows for more children in our community to participate in this beloved Summer Camp tradition!
Registration Fee: $40/camper
Weekly Specialty Camp Rates: $120/members and $175/non-members
May 27 - May 30: Soccer Camp
June 5 - June 9: Paddle Board Camp 1
June 12 - June 16: Football Camp
June 19 - June 23: Baseball Camp
June 19 - June 30: Camp FUN
June 26 - June 30: Paddle Board Camp 2
July 10 - July 14: Paddle Board Camp 3
July 17 - July 21: Basketball Camp
July 24 - July 28: Olympics Camp (Track & Field)
*Same Registration Packet and Parents Manual as traditional Summer Day Camp**
Looking for Surf Camp? Head to the Tybee Island YMCA page for more information!
Leaders in training l.i.t. program
The Leaders In Training (LIT) Program is a special opportunity for 14-16 year olds to learn the skills needed to work with children in a YMCA camp setting. LIT’s assist in providing activities to campers in a safe and well-supervised environment. Unlike counselors, however, LIT’s are always supervised by staff when working with campers.
Time is also put aside for LIT’s to learn and practice new leadership skills, and in-service trainings will be held during the session. These trainings are mandatory; attendance and participation will be required. Trainings will cover concerns that LIT’s encounter in camp life, including discipline and group control, safety and awareness, being a role model, and creative planning. Evaluations occur at the end of each session. Further participation in the program and a future counselor position are based on the evaluations.
Participants in the L.I.T. program work under the same ground rules as all staff members, such as the following:
• They arrive in camp at least 15 minutes before camp starts to sign in
• They provide meaningful assistance while they are in camp
• They act in line with YMCA ethics, values, and standards
• They use only appropriate language or gestures
• They do not criticize the camp, campers, or staff openly, but share constructive criticism during evaluation sessions with staff, and follow the proper chain of command
• They always treat children well
• They refrain from having personal visits or making personal phone calls during camp hours
Please note, however, that this is a volunteer position and acceptance is based on application only. Once your application and references are reviewed, you may be called for an interview. Registration materials will be forwarded only upon acceptance into the program. Unfortunately not all applicants are accepted. Prior experience in the LIT program does not guarantee a place in this summer’s program.
If you have any further questions, please contact Michael Whitten at 912-897-1192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
campers in training
The Islands YMCA holds a summer long Campers In Training program for 2 - 4 year olds. The campers go to the spray ground, participate in crafts, have learning time, and so much more each day. Your child will gain new friends and continue to learn and explore all summer long. Campers In Training operates daily from 9am-1pm. Fees are paid weekly and there are no penalties for weeks missed.
2017 Camper Packet
2017 CIT Registration Form
2017 Parents' Manual
Register for Summer 2017 beginning March 1st - packets are available at the Welcome Center.
20% discount for consecutive children applies*
T-Ball and Spring Soccer Registration begins February 1st!
Age Cut-off Date
Our Youth Sports program offers more instruction while adding a fun, competitive environment for children ages 6-18. Teams will usually meet twice a week (once for practice and once for games) during the season and the season will last between 2-3 months. All practices and most games will take place here at the Islands YMCA, but some games may be at other branches who participate in our league. Open to children of any skill level. The season consists of 7-8 games and ends with a tournament in our fall soccer and basketball seasons.
Our Micro Sports programs are an introduction to sports and team activities for children 3-6 years old. The program runs for eight weeks and the teams meet once a week for an hour. The first three sessions are practices where the participants will learn basic skills while the last five sessions are games. All practices and games are played here at the Islands YMCA.
Sport Registration Date Season Starts Age Cut-Off
Fall Soccer July 1st Early September August 1st
Basketball October 1st Early December January 1st
T-ball February 1st Mid March March 1st
Spring Soccer February 1st Mid March March 1st
The YMCA Champions Program is a program of sports skills and fun for children ages 5-14 with different abilities. Each one hour session will include skills being taught for a specific sport. After learning the skills specific to that sport, the children will participate in a fun filled game. Sports skills stations will be adapted to the participant’s skill level. Staff and volunteers will help guide and assist the participants in the sports skill stations, and of course to encourage and cheer them on during the games! This is a FREE program!
For questions, please contact Jimmy Stettler - Sports and Teen Program Director - at email@example.com!
More information about the program here.
YMCA Child Watch is your answer to an uninterrupted healthy lifestyle. Children (that are members) between the ages of 6 weeks and 11 years will be in the trusted care of our trained staff. There is a maximum time guideline of 2 hours per child per day that lets you pursue your YMCA activities and interests. Age restrictions are monitored. Parents are required to register their children at the front desk one time per year at no additional cost. For the safety of your child we require that you indicate your destination at the Y and sign your child in at the drop-off and pick-up area.
(6 Weeks– 11 Years)
Hours of Operation:
Child Watch Information
Child Watch Registration Form
MOTHER'S MORNING OUT
If you have errands to run or a doctor’s appointment to go to, we will watch the kids! Children ages 6 months-24 months are invited to spend the morning with us in our child watch areas. Craft time and snack time are a part of each day. You may pack a lunch for your child and we will feed them too!
(6 Months– 5 years)
Hours of Operation: 9am-1pm
$25 Annual Registration Fee
$10/ Military Rate
*Please be sure to pack lunch, bottles or sippy cups (if applicable), and diapers/wipes (if applicable). Please label your child’s items.
*Children under the age of 2 may attend a maximum of 2 days per week
MMO Enrollment Form
Parents' Night Out / Kids Day Out
Parents’ Night Out at the YMCA is your chance to spend time with your significant other—go to the movies, enjoy a dinner out or simply take an evening for yourself while your children play.
- 6:00 PM—Drop Off
- 6:30 PM—Pizza
- 7:00 PM—Arts & Crafts and Structured Play
- 8:00 PM—Wind down with a Movie
- 9:30 PM—10:00 PM—Pick Up
Parent's Night Out Enrollment form
recreational & Preschool gymnastics
The sport of gymnastics is a great way to develop body awareness and coordination, increase confidence and independence, and learn social skills and good sportsmanship. The Islands YMCA gymnastics program is dedicated to producing successful gymnasts by providing a fun, safe and motivating atmosphere that enhances physical and mental well-being while encouraging all gymnasts to reach their full potential. We offer a variety of boys and girls recreational ages 5 and up and preschool gymnastics classes ages 18 months - 4 years. These classes utilize all of the gymnastics equipment and events. Class programs are based on skills as defined by USA Gymnastics. Required skills must be mastered at each level before advancing to the next class.
Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Sessions
Session 1: August 8, 2016—September 23, 2016
Session 2: September 26, 2016—November 4, 2016
Session 3: November 7, 2016—January 6, 2017
Session 4: January 9, 2017—February 17, 2017
Session 5: February 20, 2017—April 7, 2017
Session 6: April 10, 2017—May 20, 2017 (includes showcase)
**Special Note: UMC and WIPP are scheduled on a month to month basis following the school year start date.**
Gymnastics Registration Form
Recreational Gymnastics 2016/2017 Schedule
Summer 2017 Gymnastics Camp
Summer 2017 Recreational Gymnastics Schedule
The Islands YMCA offers a girls USAG level 1 - 10 competitive team program. The program is year round and focuses on quality competitive training, friendship, dedication and fun. The team program competes in USAG and the YMCA National Gymnastics Championship. Competitions are primarily in the southeastern states, but we do compete throughout the nation. All team athletes are coached by certified USAG professional members.
The Boy's team gymnastics program competes in USAG levels 4 and up Sanctioned events. The Program is designed to provide a safe, positive, and supportive learning environment that will promote the attainment of gymnastics skills through personal challenges and accomplishments.
For more information, please contact the assistant gymnastics director, Adrian Sims
Riverstreet Classic Results:
Calendar Meet Schedule:
2017 Team Schedule
YMCA NATional Gymnastics Championship
The boy's recreational gymnastics program offers a variety of classes for athletes ages 5 and up. Young male classes teach basic gymnastics and movement coordination while teaching gymnastics skills on vault, parallel bars, floor, high bar, pommel horse, and rings. This is the perfect sport to enhance your child's ability in other activities. For specific days and times of classes as well as pricing please contact the assistant gymnastics director, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Welcome Center.
2017 Team Schedule
For more information on birthday parties, contact our Birthday Party Coordinator at Islands.Birthday@ymcaofcoastalga.org
Information and Registration Packet
livestrong at the y
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the whole person-not the disease. Just diagnosed? Going through treatment, in remission? This FREE12 week program meets twice a week for 60 –75 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease participants back into fitness and help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Topics focused on include:
- Building muscle and strength
- Increasing flexibility and endurance
- Improving confidence and self-esteem
For more information, contact Leah Boyd - Fitness Director - at Leah.Boyd@ymcaofcoastalga.org
Livestrong at the Y
The AWAY (Always Welcome At YMCAs) program entitles you to visit participating YMCAs in other cities when you are traveling. Ask a front desk staff to make an AWAY card for you before you leave. To find any YMCA in the USA: call 1-888-333-9622 or visit www.ymca.net
And don't forget, your Y is now every Y in Georgia!
Massage therapy is known for relaxing and relieving stress as well as promoting healing from muscular damage due to working out. We offer massage therapy by a licensed therapist on an appointment only basis. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Welcome Center.
15 minutes- $12 member, $15 non-member
30 minutes- $25 member, $30 non-member
60 minutes- $50 member, $60 non-member
active older adults
Our senior group is very active throughout the year. The senior fitness class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm in the aerobics room. The fit & firm seniors class meets on Monday and Wednesday at 3:30pm.
Please come join us for exercise in a cool and comfortable setting.
In addition to our classes, the senior group has lunch & learns and holiday soirées throughout the year.
Personal training is one of the best ways in which the Island YMCA helps individuals reach their full potential. Enjoy one-on-one personal attention with an exercise prescription tailored to fit your specific needs. You will receive a complete body profile which includes body fat, nutrition analysis, and exercise guidelines. Each of our personal trainers holds a nationally recognized certification and at least 3-5 years of experience with individual program design. We can help you achieve your fitness goals as well as improve your confidence level and self esteem! Personal training is for members only, and the prices range from $35-$75 depending on the trainer.
Personal trainers set up their own appointments. Please contact the front desk for more information or to obtain a phone number for a trainer.
Personal Training Information
Just visiting the area or wanting to the try to Y before committing to a membership? The Islands Family YMCA Guest policy allows all members over the age of 12 (with parent present) to bring a guest. Our Guest Policy is as follows:
- Guests are only allotted passes 3 times per calendar year.
- Guest passes are $5/day with a member and $10/day without a member.
- There may only be one guest per member visit.
- All guests must have photo ID & fill out Guest Form.
- Guests may not sign up in advance for any group exercise classes.
- We reserve the right to limit guest usage during peak hours.
fitness classes at the y
The group exercise program offers a variety of fitness classes every week for all skill levels and abilities. All instructors are nationally certified through the most reputable industry leaders. In addition, the class structure, music, and safety are set and crafted in accordance with industry standards. As with any exercise program, please consult your doctor before starting classes. For specific days and times of classes, please contact the front desk or visit our website.
Fitness Class Policies
Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to participate in group exercise classes unless the class is specifically designed for them. Instructors reserve the right to refuse latecomers entrance into the class. Please try to be on time to avoid disruptions.
Group Exercise Schedule
Yoga, Pilates and Cycling
activate coastal georgia
Activate is a free, six week program designed to help you learn more about starting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. All YMCA members are eligible to participate. Upon enrollment in the program, you will be assigned a fitness coach who will help get you started with an exercise program and give you an overview of the fitness equipment. Depending on your personal fitness needs, your coach will provide instruction or information in the following areas:
*With the completion of the Activate program, you are eligible to receive one of the following: YMCA t-shirt, 30 minute personal training session, or 30 minute massage.
*We offer a certified wellness coach who will conduct a separate appointment to ensure that our members are getting the benefit of mind, body, and spirit wellness.
*We offer a 60 Day Challenge for all new members who are looking to get further connected with our facility. Talk to your wellness coach to find out more information.
Contact the Welcome Center to get started today at 912-897-1192
ACTIVATE Registration Form
Fun Club is a YMCA program for Pre-K-5th Grade. The program opens at 6:30am and transports children to school (in time for breakfast) as well as from school.
Counselors will pick up children from school and transport them on a YMCA bus back to the Islands YMCA . Once at the Y, snack swill be waiting and homework time will be offered to each age group daily.
Activities will rotate every 45 minutes. Children will have the opportunity to participate in crafts, drama, playground, sports, and much more throughout the school year.
May Howard Elementary
Registration Fee: $50/participant
AM Only $24/Member $39/Non-Member
PM Only $40/Member $59/Non-Member
AM and PM: $46/member $69/non-member
2017-2018 FunClub Registration Opens May 1, 2017
Fun Club Registration
Parent Handbook with Signature Page
FUN CLUB- TEEN TIME
Fun Club Teen Time is a YMCA program for 6th-8th grade. The program is a safe, supervised place for your middle school children to go after school.
Teens will be picked up from school on our YMCA bus and transported back to the Islands YMCA. At the Y, snack will be offered, and homework time will be available each day.
Coastal Middle School
Registration Fee: $50/participant
PM Only $40/Member $59/Non-Member
Fun Club Registration
Parent Handbook with Agreement Signature Page
he Islands Family YMCA offers Swim Lessons year round! All lessons (Private, Semi-Private and Group) focus on stroke development, personal safety, water sports, games, and rescue. Our program is unique in our child centered learning approach with an emphasis on building self-esteem, both in and out of the water. YMCA lessons are designed to nurture the whole person– spirit, mind, and body. Please contact the front desk or visit our website for more information.
Member Rate- $40/session Non-Member Rate- $60/session
Waterbabies(6-36months): This class includes water exploration for children accompanied by a parent. Instruction includes getting your child accustomed to the pool, blowing bubbles, water entry, and more.
Pike/Eel (3-5 Years, Beginner): Know pool and class rules; introduce swim aid; blow bubbles; flutter kick with assistance; jump in with or without assistance; rhythmic breathing with kickboard; dive, glide, kick swim 15ft; finning and kicking on back.
Polliwog/Guppy (6-12 Years, Beginner): Know pool rules; jump in with PFD; front flutter kick 20yds with PFD; rhythmic breathing with kickboard; paddle stroke 25yds with PFD; finning and kicking on back; kneeling glide; begin front crawl with arm movement and rhythmic breathing.
Ray/Starfish (3-5Years, Intermediate): Introduce survival float/HELP position; rhythmic breathing with kickboard; front crawl length of pool with rhythmic breathing; jump into deep water, paddle, float and return to wall; tread water for 30 seconds unassisted; back crawl length of pool; backstroke 25 yds; scissor kick 15yds; elementary backstroke.
Minnow/Fish (6-12 years, advanced): Must be able to swim 25 yds rotary breathing without floatation. We work on survival floating, treading water, back crawl, diving, and turns; be able to swim 25 yds front crawl, 25yds back crawl, will work on longer survival floating, breaststroke kick, dolphin kick, elementary backstroke kick, and endurance in front and back crawl.
Private Swim Lessons
If you can’t find an appropriate class that fits your schedule, don’t worry because we offer private lessons. For more information or to set up a private lesson, please contact the aquatics director.
5-30 minute sessions for $110
30 minute session for $25
30 minute semi-private for $35
Swim Lesson Registration 2017
SWIM TEAM 2017
Registration opens March 1st!
Ages 5-16 (Must be able to pass a swim test)
Practices will be Mondays/Wednesdays at 7 AM and Thursdays at 6 PM beginning June 1st
Swim Team Information
When school's out, send your kids to the YMCA’s Holiday Camp where they will be safe and engaged in fun, healthy activities. This year, Holiday Camp will take a journey around the world to explore the Olympic Games. Each holiday we will highlight a different country that has hosted the Summer Olympics starting in Athens and ending at the Olympic Games Celebration in Rio!
Children Ages 5-13 year olds
Registration Fee: $10 (One time, Non-Refundable)
7:00am - 6:00pm
Holiday Camp Information
Holiday Camp Registration
The Islands YMCA Preschool offers two classrooms: 2 and early 3 year olds (not potty trained) and late 3 and 4 year olds (MUST be potty trained). Our half day program follows the A-Beka curriculum and provides a stimulating and fun environment for your child with activities such as music, clay, arts and crafts, lesson time, and so much more. Snack is provided each day and a packed lunch from home will be served at lunchtime. Get your child ready for school by starting with us!
(2 years old to 4 years old)
Hours of Operation:
Registration Fee: $50
*Rates are billed on a monthly basis
Please be sure to pack a lunch, bottles or sippy cups (if applicable), and diapers/wipes (if applicable). Please label your child’s items.
The Islands Family YMCA People Bringing Joy (PBJ) Food Pantry is open to the public on the third Thursday of every month from 10 am to 11 am and 5pm to 6pm. Through generous donations by members and donors like you via our Annual Fund Campaign and canned food drives, we are able to make sure that no family in the Islands community goes without food. Together we can help fight hunger right in our own neighborhoods.
Interested in helping the PBJ Food Pantry? We are currently in need of non-persishable food items such as:
- canned proteins (Peanut Butter, Tuna, Chicken, Ham, etc)
- dried starches (beans, rice, potatoes)
- canned fruits and vegetables
- cereal low in sugar
- evaporated milk