Youth and Teens at the Y


Youth Camp
Our goal is help all who attend achieve a sense of achievement and belonging while providing a range of activities to entice everyone’s interest in an atmosphere that reinforces the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Each week will include a fun field trip. Youth who arrive prior to 8:50 am
or stay past 4:00 pm will automatically be registered for Pre-and Post-Camp

Grade Level: Entering grades 1-5
Ages: 6-11
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Week 1 June 3-7
Week 2 June 10-14
Week 3 June 17-21
Week 4 June 24-28
Week 5 July 1-5 - NO CAMP
Week 6 July 8-12
Week 7 July 15-19
Week 8 July 22-26
Week 9    July 29-August 2
Week 10 August 5-9

Member Fees: $125 per week
Program Participant Fees:
per week

*$25.00 of the camp fee for each
week is due at the time of

This deposit is non-refundable. Fee is applied to weekly fee.
Registration form must be completed  before your child’s first day of attendance.

Leaders In Training Camp
Leaders In Training (LIT) Camp focuses on building a sense of social responsibility in older youth through
volunteer work, building relationships with each other, and the community. This is done by providing guided leadership opportunities. Each week may include a field trip or community service project off campus. LIT camper parents who notify camp staff they are attending
pre-or post-camp may assist with conducting activities with younger campers (after proper training). There are no additional fees for LIT campers to attend pre or post camp, but camp staff must be notified in advance that they are attending.

Grade Level: Entering grades 6, 7, and 8
Ages: 11-14
Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Week 1    June 3-7
Week 2 June 10-14
Week 3 June 17-21
Week 4 June 24-28
Week 5 July 1-5 - NO CAMP
Week 6 July 8-12
Week 7 July 15-19
Week 8 July 22-26
Week 9    July 29-August 2
Week 10 August 5-9

Member Fees:
$125 per week
Program Participant Fees:
$176 per week

*$25.00 of the camp fee for each week is due
at the time of registration. This deposit is non-refundable. Fee is applied to weekly fee. Registration form must be completed before your child’s first day of attendance.

Pre/Post Camp
This is for families with children attending Youth Camp who need
activities before 9:00 am or after 4:00 pm. This time is supervised, but less structured than the regular camp hours. Separate registration and fees are required. The dates match Youth Camp weeks. Children must also be registered for same week of Youth Camp entering grades 1-5.

Ages: 5-14 years old
Hours:      Pre-Camp 6:30-9:00 am
                 Post-Camp 4:00-6:00 pm

Member Fees: $25 per week for pre–and post-camp
Program Participant Fees:
$35 per week for pre–and
LITS: No additional cost

Financial Assistance (Scholarship)
Financial assistance is available through our Membership
discount program. For more information please ask our Member
Services staff for an application or contact Crystal Pratt at

*Summer day camp fees are not eligible for PFCC (also known as Title 20 or child care assistance).* Apply for YMCA financial assistance instead.

Click here to download the registration form


Build coordination, agility, control, self-confidence through this program. The practice of martial arts promotes cardiovascular development, strength training, flexibility improvement and mobility enhancement. In the course of a single martial arts training session of 60 minutes, a person can engage in exercises that incorporate cardiovascular capacity improvement and strength development, along with better flexibility and joint mobility. 

Session Dates / Times:

Class is priced per month. Payments are due on the first day of each month.
Member Fee:  $25 per child Non-Member Fee: $50  per child
Martial Arts Basics: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00—7:00 pm
Ages: 7-12 years
Class will be held in the South Gym.

Click here for complete information, registration form and information about Sensei Lyons
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or stop by the Y today.


Monday – Friday Mornings – 9:05 – 11:20am
Monday – Thursday Evenings – 4:45pm – 7:50pm
Kids can play in a fun, safe environment under the supervision of responsible Y staff so members can work out or take a class.


Hours and Age
Monday - Thursday Drop in between 9:05am - 11:20am
and 4:45pm - 7:50pm
Friday 9:05 - 11:20am
No Reservations Required
Maximum 2 hours and 15 minutes
Must stay in the building

12 months up to 10 years old

Free to Nationwide Members and Member
Non-Members $3.00 per visit

KID'S ADVENTURE CLUB - Currently not available

Hours and Age
Ages 8 - 10 years old
Monday - Thursday 4:45pm - 7:50pm
No Reservations Required
Maximum 2 hours and 15 minutes
Drop your kid/kids off any time between 4:45 and 7:35 while you work out and they can enjoy different activities each night
Kids must be picked up by 7:50pm

Monday - Gym Time
Tuesday - Track Time
Wednesday - Swim time in the small pool - Parents must already have kids in swim suits before dropping off at the small pool
Thursday - Craft/Movie in the conference room
Parent/Parents must drop off and pick up at the specific location listed on the day.


Contact Crystal Pratt a or call 740-725-9622.


Marion Family YMCA is excited to announce our new Teen Leaders Club. Teen Leaders is for teens grades 8+. Teens participating in this program will engage in programming and activities created to increase youth confidence, leadership, Social and Emotional Learning skills, peer relationships, life skills, and community engagement.

This program is free to the community and you DO NOT need to be a Y member to join!

Teen leaders will take part in scheduled meetings, teen nights, community volunteering, and planning events within the YMCA and community. This club is facilitated by an adult Y staff member, but youth-focused and youth-led.

If you are interested in learning more or joining Teen Leaders Club please contact Toy Pendleton at

Click here to view the 2023-2024 meeting schedule


Special Olympics Ohio and Family Services and Ohio’s YMCAs are partnering to provide memberships at NO COST to athletes and approved private providers.

FREE membership will last through all three sports seasons (Winter, Summer, and Fall)

Athletes must check in with their Special Olympics Ohio local, accredited organization director to fill out the necessary form. the returned letter will indicate that the athlete is in good standing with the local organization and that they have a current physical on file. Bring this letter to the local, participating YMCA.


All Marion youth entering / in 6th grade during the 2024 - 2025 school year have the opportunity for a free membership to the Y.

Membership period is May 2024 through August 31, 2025

Requirements for the free membership include:
Must be in 6th Grade for the 2024-2025 school year.
Must be registered in person at the Y by a parent / legal guardian.

Must follow our Code of Conduct or membership could be revoked.

For more information, contact Jason Gorby at 740-725-9622 or email


Getting started on a proper weight training program at any age offers many benefits and will set you up for optimal progress in the long run.  Kids ages 9 - 13 years old are required to sign up for an orientation on the equipment in the Family Wellness Center. Set up an appointment at the Service Center or contact Heather Wright at


Looking to introduce fitness to your teen?
Looking to improve sports skills?
Looking to implement healthy workout habits?


$20/hour member or  bring a friend for $25 member (two person rate, split the cost)

Discounted rate for ages 13-17

Marion Family YMCA

645 Barks Road East
Marion, Ohio 43302
Monday – Thursday: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 5:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00pm
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