Family Time

Families love coming to the YMCA, and we love having them. Whether you want to deepen your relationships, play and be active, or meet other families, our activities, programs and events encourage your family to grow together.

Family Time

Connect with Other Adults

Strengthen your bond with your partner, have fun with friends, or venture out and meet new people. Discover more ways to grow relationships through our supportive programs.

Mother with two children at YMCA family night

Family Nights

Our family nights are all about having fun with the people you love. They typically occur on weekend evenings and include a variety of activities, like mixers, pool games, arts and crafts, fitness, games, volunteering and family discussions over refreshments. It's the perfect opportunity to strengthen your relationship and meet other families.

Child catching butterfly - YMCA

Adventure Guides

Bond with your child in exciting outdoor environments during our Adventure Guides program. Through a mix of parent-to-child time and group activities, you can enjoy games, crafts, songs, stories and skits. Plus, share new experiences together through outdoor adventures, including camping, hiking and swimming.

Father posing with two daughters at park - YMCA

Family Wellness/Nutrition and Recreation

Playing and being active together is a great way for families to take a break from their individual lives and spend time together. Whether it's through sports and exercise classes, or camping and cooking, start living healthier lives together and create memories for a lifetime.

Young girl playing outside in water

Healthy Kids Day

Healthy Kids Day events and activities encourage kids and parents to commit to keeping their bodies and minds active all summer long.

Real Stories: Coming Together as a Family

From playing basketball to embarking on outdoor adventures, see how five families are spending quality time together through programs at the Y.

Watch more Y stories

  • Family Time: We Enjoy the Company of Other Families.

    The Collins and Katz Family YMCA has something for everybody in this active family. The Goodwins spend time swimming or playing basketball together, enjoying activities individually and making friends with other families and staff. This is their Y. Their camera. Their story.

  • Family Time: The Y is Our Happy Place.

    Julie Deuser has always known that the Floyd County Family YMCA is great place for kids, but through the Y's programs, she learned a new meaning of quality family time. This is her Y. Her camera. Her story.

  • Family Time: If You Invest the Time, the Rewards Pay Off.

    John Simoes knows that making time to exercise isn't always that easy. Yet, it's something that he and his wife, Milka, are trying to make a priority for their family by going to YMCA of Newark and Vicinity. But the benefits that they're seeing are going much farther than the gym. This is their Y. Their camera. Their story.

  • Family Camp: Sometimes My Family Just Needs to Unplug.

    Work. A hectic commute. Cell phones ringing. The Andriani family knows a lot about a busy schedule. Find out how far they'll go to unplug in the great outdoors at YMCA of the Rockies. This is their Y. Their camera. Their story.

  • Family Yoga: I Love Bonding with My Daughter.

    For Holly, going to the YMCA of Austin changed when she had her daughter, Elle. Find out how this Y's YogaSign™ StoryTime helped the two grow closer together. This is their Y. Their camera. Their story.

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Connect with Other Adults

Strengthen your bond with your partner, have fun with friends, or venture out and meet new people. Discover more ways to grow relationships through our supportive programs. 

  • Group Exercise Programs

    Find classes that fit your lifestyle, like yoga or dance fitness, and enjoy them in a supportive group setting.

  • Programs for Older Adults

    Make new connections, have fun and improve your health through programs tailored for older adults.

  • LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA

    Designed for those who are living with, through, or beyond cancer, our program aims to strengthen your spirit, mind and body.