Youth Development is at the core of our mission.  We believe in the potential of all youth and work hard to make sure all children have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.  Check out our programs for youth of all ages!


Toddler Time


Drop in to the Gahanna YMCA for some fun on Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:30a! Toddlers ages 2-5 are welcome to join, with a parent within arms reach at all times.  Cost is $2/members and $5/non members.  Toddler Time will resume January 22nd.  

Youth Basketball Program

Girl Playing Basketball

Get in the game this winter at the Gahanna YMCA!  We will offer skills classes and a developmental league for youth ages 6-12.  Follow the registration link to see our current offerings.

Youth Volleyball


Check out our volleyball offerings for kids ages 8-14 at the Gahanna Y!  We offer a variety of programs throughout the year from skills classes to leagues.  Follow the link below to get in the game!

Youth Dance Classes


Move with the music in our youth dance classes!  Children will learn the fundamentals of dance in fun and safe environment, while making new friends!  Open to kids ages 6-12.  See our current offering by following the link below! 

Summer Day Camp


Summer camp is the perfect place for a kid to be a kid!  We will have an action packed summer together, where we will make new friends, try new activities, play games, explore the creative arts, swim, and SO MUCH MORE!  Sign up for one week or come for the whole summer.  Camp is open to kids entering 1-6 grades.  Check out the link for more information and to reserve your spot today!

Swim Lessons


Learn important water safety skills from water acclimation to advanced strokes.  Swim lesson sessions run every six weeks with group, private, and semi-private options available.  Classes start at $66 a session for YMCA family members.  Lessons fill up quickly so sign up today!  Questions?  Email Megan at

Swim Team


Becoming a member of the YMCA Swim Team means fun, fitness and teamwork.  The YMCA swim team is a competitive swim program designed to challenge and grow swimmers both in and out of the water.  Questions?  Email Jenn at 


Youth Conditioning and Iron Teens


Learn proper techniques on our cardio and weight equipment to optimize your workout and stay safe.  Youth Conditioning is required for members under 12 to use cardio equipment and Iron Teens is required for members to use weights.  Email Sandy at for an appointment.  


Child Watch


All family memberships include free drop-in Child Watch while families make use of the Y.  Check out our newly renovated space!  Open to kids 6 months-11 years.  Reservations encouraged.

Current Hours:

Monday-Friday 9:00a-12:00p

Monday-Thursday 5:00-8:00p

Saturday 8:30a-12:00p

Sunday 12:30-3:30p