Sports & Play


Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Point Your Toes

3 girls stand on their arm and point their toes

Holiday Gymnastics Clinics

It’s getting cold out there! Warm-up with us and enhance your gymnastics skills!

Cartwheel Clinic. This clinic uses progressive stations to build your strength in performing a cartwheel. Skills include handstands and lunges. Join in these exercises to gain stamina, confidence, and improve your form! (Ages 3 and up)

Bridge and Walkover Clinic. Gymnasts will focus on shoulder stretches and placement. Stations include bridges and tick-tocks for increased flexibility to develop proper timing and technique for walkovers. (Ages 5 and up)

Back Handspring Clinic. This clinic requires that gymnasts are able to perform cartwheels, round offs, and a backbend kick over (with a spot). Stations will be focused on circuit drills and progressions of round offs and back handsprings. (Ages 5 and up)

WHEN: Friday, December 27

TIME: Cartwheel Clinic: 2 pm – 3 pm

Bridge/Walkover Clinic: 3 pm – 4 pm

Back Handspring Clinic: 4 pm – 5 pm

FEE: $20 Per Clinic


Move It. Groove It. Hip Hop t!

girl-jumping

LITTLE HIP HOPPERS DANCE (NON PERFORMING)

Register for our Little Hip Hoppers class where all dancers are encouraged to express themselves through their own personal style! Participants will be introduced to beginner dance vocabulary as they learn the latest moves in Hip Hop dance! This class is sure to be a fun way to get your child moving and grooving to their favorite tunes in Hip Hop and Pop music! This program begins on January 6 & will run for 8 weeks.

AGES: 5-7

WHEN: Mondays,

TIME: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

FEE: Members $100 / Community Members $200


Family Fun For Everyone

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Parents Night Out

You might initially think of this as a night out for the parents, but it’s really a night out for your kids! The kids, Kindergarten-4th grade, will be involved in group games, arts and crafts, and structured free play. The Y will provide them with a pizza dinner. Now, on the plus side…you get to have a little downtime to yourself or enjoy a night out.

AGES: Kindergarten-4 grade

WHEN: Friday, December 13

TIME: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

FEE: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – Thursday, December 12 – Members $5 / Community Members $15

FEE: REGISTRATION DAY OF – Members $10 / Community Members $20

Registration will close by noon on the day of the event. For your convenience, register online at lakewoodtrumbullymca.org – Click the box, “register for our programs online”, browse by location, choose Lakewood-Trumbull then youth.

A Youth Program Registration and Release Form is required for every Parents Night Out.


Dance Til You Drop For a Cause

People dancing zumba

Join us for a Holiday Zumba-thon!

All ages are welcome!

This fundraiser is sure to make you sweat, laugh and have fun! Think of it as your Saturday night entertainment!

All the funds raised will go to our Annual Campaign, which funds our financial assistance programs.

WHEN: Saturday, December 14

TIME: Kids Zumba 4:30 – 5 pm, $5 suggested donation

Everyone else: 5 – 7:30 pm (if you can stand), $20 per person

CONTACT: Joanne Orenstein, Health & Wellness Coordinator, at E jorenstein@cccymca.org


Time To Explore

Children with tools

Mad Scientists Club

Our Mad Scientists Club will engage children in a variety of activities centering around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Join us every Tuesday night, January 7 to February 27 for learning and fun with motivational Y staff. Children will work hands-on, making and creating different projects from making Oobleck, to marble mazes, to rockets.

AGES: 6-10 years old

WHEN: Tuesdays, January 7 – February 27

TIME: 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

FEE: Members $50 / Community Members $100

CONTACT: Kathleen Riley, Youth and Family Services Director, E kriley@cccymca.org


Dance Dance Dance

The Y Dance Program has been motivating and helping our community for over 10 years by providing a nurturing environment, where boys and girls ages 2 through adult, can learn to appreciate dance as a lifelong activity for self-expression, grace, strength, agility, creativity, and balance. Through our trained and competent leaders, your child will receive a quality dance experience that will grow their confidence as they form new friendships that could last a lifetime. Our program includes classes for beginners through advanced for both performing and non-performing students.

PRESCHOOL DANCE

  • Tiny Tutus  – 2-3 years (Parent Involved Program)

PERFORMING DANCE

The Performing Dance Program is based on a 9-month curriculum that encourages dance skill progression provides consistent instruction at each level. Much like an academic school, students build on what they learn from week to week. We encourage parents to register their children for classes by the Fall and remain in the same class for the duration of the year. This dance experience culminates with a recital in June. Participants in this program must be facility members. Learn More

  • Acrobat Dance
  • Ballet & Tap Combo
  • Ballet
  • Competitive Dance Team
  • Dance Conditioning
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz
  • Modern
  • Tap
  • Theatrical Dance

Lakewood-Trumbull Gymnastics Team

The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA gymnastics team has been inspiring and helping children achieve their goals since the 1980’s. Through the years the Y has produced multiple State and Regional champions as well as State and Regional team championships. Our gymnasts learn, through fun and discipline, the ability to achieve their goals. We believe that if a child believes in themselves and trains hard, then anything, even the amazing sport of Gymnastics can be achieved.

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Y Stands For Youth

Youth in our Branch Wellness Center

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Our Youth Wellness Orientation Bracelet Program is designed for youth members ages 10-13 who would like to use our Wellness Center while their parent is in the room. Youth will be given FREE training with one of our Wellness Coaches to learn about each aspect of the Wellness Center. Youth members will learn proper technique, safety, and etiquette of gym fitness. Schedule your appointment today at the Member Welcome Center.

Wellness Center: Yellow Bracelet

Youth members, 10-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the cardiovascular equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach. The youth member must wear a yellow wristband when working out in the Branch.

Wellness Center: Blue Bracelet

Youth members, 12-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the strength equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach. The youth member must wear a blue wristband when working out in the Branch. Prerequisite: Must have completed yellow bracelet training.

CONTACT: Member Service Team or Wellness Director.


Special Needs Open Gym

Need some time to spend with your exceptional child aged 4 – 13 in a fun unstructured environment, after a long week of organized activities? Please join us on Sundays from 10:15 – 11:15 am for one hour of open gym. Your child will enjoy jumping on our trampolines, rolling through our block pit, hanging from the bars and practicing their balance on the beam with your supervision. This is a drop in activity.


CHEEZIC TANG SOO DO KARATE

Students of the discipline, Cheezic Tang Soo Do, learn karate as a complete discipline (mind, body, spirit), which develops physical defense and encourages the formation of high personal standards and respect for others.

Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate discipline has had a long tradition with the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA. For over 20 years, Master David DeGuzman (7th degree Dan) has brought the thrills and experience of martial arts to Y members.


karate for our youth

Little Ninjas

AGES: 4-6

Begin your children with the fundamentals of martial arts and watch them grow in confidence and ability. Let them learn more about who they are while they develop self-defense skills in a responsible method. Little Ninjas is for everyone and all abilities.


Martial Arts For All

AGES: 4 and up

Open to all ability levels: beginner, advanced and a family level. Our experienced instructors will guide students through progressive skill development based on age and grade.


specific karate

AGES: 7 and up

Study the art of self-defense with a sparring and weapons class!  Includes combat skills, fitness, self-cultivation (meditations), mental discipline, and character development. More importantly, build your self-confidence with an incredible experience in these programs!

  • Weapons Class
  • Sparring Class

Discover learning, Discover Gymnastics

What do you get when you take preschool gymnastics and add learning a,b,c’s and 1,2,3’s: A clever new approach to learning called DISCOVERY DOLPHINS! This seasonal PRESCHOOL DROP-OFF program will have your child exercising for 45 minutes of gymnastics followed by a story and craft, all centered around weekly themes. This class is perfect for the child who attends preschool two days a week but could use one more day of activity or fun with friends!

AGES: For potty-trained, boys and girls 3 – 5 years old

WHEN: Tuesday 9:15 am – 11:15 am; Friday 9:15 am – 11:15 am during the school year


Gymnastics

Gymnastics is a long-standing tradition of YMCAs and we provide exceptional gymnastic experiences for all ages and abilities. Our leadership team is dedicated to programs that increase agility, flexibility and strength while the utilizing the unique amenities of our 6,000 square foot facility. All participants have the opportunity to develop their ability through the use of an in-ground trampoline, full-sized TumbleTrak, and 400 square foot foam safety pit. Through the use of female and male Olympic equipment, the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA’s team is able to deliver a program that creates life-long memories and community.


Pre-School Gymnastics

AGES: 12 months to 6 years

Our leadership team is excited and ready to provide an invaluable experience to each of our gymnastic participants with the goal to not only have fun but, more importantly, to nurture the development of age-appropriate motor and cognitive functions. Using our feature-filled 6,000 square foot facility, children as young as 12 months participate in classes packed with fun as they progress through our skill and age-based programs which include:

  • Rollin Rascals (12-24 months)
  • Hoppin Tots (Progressive parent/child class which begins the exploration of quicker movement and sharper decisions).
  • Bouncing Bears (First class at age three where there is a separation between parent and child)
  • Tumbling Tigers, Flipping Frogs, and Acro-Cats are available for the growing participant on their way toward school-age gymnastics.

School Aged Gymnastics

AGES: Kindergarten to 12th Grade

Open to all ability levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced), our experienced leadership staff is trained to guide participants through progressive skill development based on age and grade. These programs are held at the Lakewood-Trumbull Y on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons plus Saturday and Sunday mornings.


Parkour

Volunteerism has always been strong at our Y, and Parkour is a demonstration of how powerful it can be as a 15-year-old volunteer pioneered this program for his community. Through his work and a fantastic setting at Camp Tepee, Parkour at the Y has evolved into an indoor and outdoor program that allows a safe place to practice what is known among its participants as the art-of-motion; a martial art “flight” discipline in which practitioners move in the most efficient and quickest method from point A to point B.


Youth Sports

Team sports at the Y build character and self-esteem. Participants cultivate values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement. Kids will not only learn the fundamentals and how to work together on a team, but also who they are and what they can achieve.

Our programs include gymnastics, dance, soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis and more. We also offer more advanced classes for children who have taken our sports classes before. All programs are shared in our current Program Guide, located on our Home Page.


Birthday Parties

AGES: Parties for ages 1 and older

Our specialty parties at are designed to make your child’s party the BEST EVER! We offer party packages to fit everyone’s needs. Our parties provide 90 minutes of fun, smiles, and excitement with a specialty activity in our party room. A host is provided to help make your party run smoothly. Parties offered on Saturday and Sundays.

AGES: Parties for ages 2 and older

We are delighted to offer you a fun-filled, memorable party with a lot of excitement! Our friendly, trained staff is here to help you from the moment you arrive until all your guests depart.  We will guide your birthday child and their guests on an adventure through our gymnastics obstacle course.  Our team will instruct them as they enjoy bouncing on our in-ground trampoline and jumping down our forty-foot TumbleTrak that leads to a 400 sq. ft. foam pit. This adventure ends with everyone’s favorite…the parachute.

A full listing of party options, days and times can be found on our Home Page in our current Program Guide.


Come Party With Us!

Children playing with balloons and a top

Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Camp Tepee and Family Outdoor Center, with 47 acres of woods, fields, a pond, and other great program facilities, is the perfect place for your child to have a birthday celebration with friends. Parties are available for members and community members. Bookings are accepted for Saturdays and Sundays in a two-hour time frame between 10 am and 5 pm. Parties are priced for up to 15 children, with a minimum of one adult chaperone required, and include the private use of a designated pavilion. Choose a non-staffed party run by parents, or have our enthusiastic, experienced staff members give you a hand. Some parties require certified staff as indicated below.

Do-It-Yourself
(ANY age)
Scavenger Hunt Party
(5 years & up)
Want to rent out our facilities, but you take care of the activities?
Go ahead, with our DIY parties you are in charge of the FUN to be had!
There are hidden treasures all around our site, so let’s try to find them. We provide either “Hidden Objects” or “Nature” hunts, that are fun for all ages!
Challenge Course Party
(8 years & up, 1 staff required)
Camp Mania
(5 years & up)
Work together to try and get everyone through our low ropes course!
This party will have all the guests involved in climbing, thinking and communicating while having fun at the same time.
This party is for the diehard child who simply cannot wait another six months to explore the forests, play Foursquare, mini-golf, or compete in Gaga!
Climbing/Zipline Party
(8 years & up, May – October only, 2 staff required)
Sports Party
(5 years & up)
Come enjoy the thrill of climbing Camp Tepee’s climbing tower and zipline Partygoers will challenge themselves to climb to the top of the tower and zipline back down without trained staff. Come enjoy the fields and courts of our basketball and tennis courts, Gaga pit, and more!
Pool time, Playtime!
(any age)
Winter Parties
(3 years & up)
This party is for those kids that you can never get out of the water!
During the summer months, enjoy our outdoor pools, go boating on our lake, hike our trails, or have a completive mini golf game!
Parties can be arranged in our heated Manor house during the winter months also with themes based on the weather! A party can consist of snow forts, eco-art, challenge course, wildlife hike or a combination of your own winter favorites! Contact the camp office for more information and all options for our Winter Parties.

FEE: D.I.Y: Members $140 / Community Members $220

1 STAFF: Members $190 / Community Members $270

2 STAFF: Members $240 / Community Members $320

Indoor Birthday Parties

Parties for ages 1 and older
Parties for ages 2 and older
Our specialty parties are designed to make your child’s party
the BEST EVER! We offer party packages to fit everyone’s needs.
Our parties provide 90 minutes of fun, smiles, and excitement with a specialty activity in our party room. A host is provided to help make your party run smoothly. Parties offered on Saturdays and Sundays.
We are delighted to offer you a fun-filled, memorable party with a lot of excitement! Our friendly, trained staff is here to help you from the moment you arrive until all your guests depart. We will guide your birthday child and their guests on an adventure through our gymnastics obstacle course. Our team will instruct them as they enjoy bouncing on our in-ground trampoline and jumping down our forty-foot TumbleTrak that leads to a 400 sq. ft. foam pit. This adventure ends with everyone’s favorite…the parachute.

 

CONTACT: Kathleen Riley, Youth and Family Services Director, P 203 445 9633


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