Child & Youth Programs

Kids can play while you enjoy our YMCA facility programs and services!

At the YMCA of Greater Moncton, we believe healthy families are happy families. To help parents with their fitness and well-being goals, the Y offers an onsite Child Minding program for children ages six months to 12 years of age. YMCA Child Minding is a great way for parents to use the facility while knowing their little ones are also having fun being cared for by qualified staff.

Bring your child to celebrate their birthday at the YMCA of Greater Moncton – either our main location, the YMCA Vaughan Harvey (30 War Veterans Ave.) or the YMCA Moncton North (70 Twin Oaks Dr.)!

Birthday BalloonsBirthdays at the YMCA Vaughan Harvey

Invite up to 15 friends for birthday fun at the Y! Kids will have access to the main gym where they can play with tons of fun toys, sports equipment and even the bouncy house! You will also access to our Community Room for your party. Bring your own cake, snacks and decorations!

Parties can be booked at the YMCA Vaughan Harvey for:

  • Saturdays from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm (2:30-3:30 pm gym; 3:30-4:30 pm Community Room)

Book your party online today!

COST:
YMCA Members: $200 (tax included); Non-Members: $225 (tax included)
Please note:

  • There will be a charge of $5 for any additional child over the total of 15 attending the party.
  • Adults who are not members of the YMCA will be required to provide a government-issued photo ID to access the gym during the party. All non-members must have their photo taken and saved in our database before entering our facility.

Birthdays at the YMCA Moncton North

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the new YMCA Moncton North! Kids can invite up to 15 friends and have access to our AWESOME indoor splash pad and playground! After one hour of splish-splash fun, kids head to our Community Room, which you can decorate and where you can bring cake, snacks and have more fun!

Parties can be booked at the YMCA Moncton North for:

  • Saturdays and Sundays: 11 am-1 pm or 2:30-4:30 pm.

Book your party online today!

COST:
YMCA Members: $280 (tax included); Non-Members: $305 (tax included)
Please note:

  • There will be a charge of $5 for any additional child over the total of 15 attending the party.
  • Adults who are not members of the YMCA will be required to provide a government-issued photo ID to access the gym during the party. All non-members must have their photo taken and saved in our database before entering our facility.

Community Room – North End

Babysitting is fun and rewarding but it’s also an important job with responsibilities. The Red Cross Babysitting Course will help you make good decisions and teach you the skills you need when watching over children.

The course is held on one day and runs from 9 am – 3 pm.

Cost: $45 (Members); $75 (Non-Members)

What to bring: Doll or teddy bear and your lunch

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is required. This course is currently offered in English only.

Building confidence, improving communication, increasing awareness and preparing for hazards are all part of this course to help children prepare to stay on their own.

The course is held on one day and runs from 9 am – 3 pm.

Cost: $45.00 (Members); $75.00 (Non-Members)

What to bring: Lunch

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is required. This course is currently offered in English only.

Drop in and shoot some hoops!

Join us on Saturdays to shoot some hoops , it’s a perfect time to work on your basketball skills. We will have one coach on hand to support your learning needs. All skills (dribbling and ball handling, jump shots, shooting etc.) and drills will respect all physical distancing requirements. Our equipment will be sanitized before and after each session.

Bring a friend for drop-in badminton!

Pickleball is a fun racquet sport for players of all levels. Similar to badminton or tennis, players use solid square racquets to hit a perforated ball over a net. Invented in the 1960s, pickleball has exploded in popularity.  Come join us to play one of North America’s fastest growing sports!

Shotokan Karate – a non-contact, simulation-based karate – is a great way to get fit while learning important life skills like self-defence, discipline, and respect for self and others. This program for members aged 7+ is led by a trained instructor. Class activities help build strength, power and speed.

Other information:

  • Ages: 7+ (YMCA membership required)
  • Fee: $45 per year, for Y members only. (Additional fee covers association and insurance costs.)
  • Grading: $35 (optional)
  • Uniform: Uniforms can be purchased through the instructor. While they are not required for the class, uniforms are necessary to be graded for a class. Cost of uniforms are $40 to $60 each, depending on size)

Get active while learning important life skills like self-defence, discipline, and respect for self and others. This is non-contact, simulation-based karate. (Ages 4 to 7, no parent participation)

Get active while learning important life skills like self-defence, discipline, and respect for self and others. This is non-contact, simulation-based karate. (Parent Participation Required)

Structured – one hour session (parent participation required). These sessions are designed to keep your toddler or preschoolers active with a focus on healthy kid development. Ages 2 – 5

Balls, hoops and ride-on toys are just some of the fun activities that little ones can look forward to during Play Pal sessions. Active play develops gross motor skills, strong muscles and healthy hearts. YMCA Play Pals is a great place for little ones and their parents to make new friends!

(Parent participation required)

When children have the opportunity to learn a wide range of physical activities, they feel more confident. Through Y Kids Move, children learn skills by engaging in a variety of sports and games.

The Youth Zone is a youth-driven environment that keeps youth connected, active, and free from boredom! This program is for youth 12-17 to engage in physical activities, challenge their minds with interactive games and spend time with friends and peers. Come join in the friendship, leadership and most of all, the fun!

This program is made possible with funding from the Greater Moncton YMCA Foundation. Thank you!

Come join in the fun for a full hour dedicated to tween zone! Lots of fun pool games, activities and access to the climbing wall!

YMCA Mobile Fun
YMCA Mobile Fun

The YMCA of Greater Moncton and the City of Moncton have partnered up again this year to bring the residents of Moncton the best Summer yet with the Mobile Fun Team from June 28th until August 20th. There will be 2 Mobile Fun Teams visiting 25 parks in the Moncton area. Activities will take place rain or shine, except in the event of extreme weather conditions. When you see the Mobile Fun Team pull-up at a neighborhood park near you, you can be sure there will be plenty of games and lots of fun! Children and families will be expected to follow the COVID-19 protocols established by the provincial government. Make sure you get outside and join in on the fun at your neighborhood playground.

Schedule and park locations coming soon. Stay tuned!