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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

Fold, Focus, Stretch

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Yoga for kids

Children learn to focus and center themselves in a fun class designed just for them. Participants see growth in mental clarity and stress relief while improving posture, strength, and flexibility. Parent participation is welcome but optional.

AGES: 6-12

WHEN: Mondays, beginning October 21, 2019

TIME: 4:30 pm – 5 pm

FEE: Free for Facility Members!

Express Yourself With Dance!

DancersNEW! LYRICAL/JAZZ FOR  JUNIORS (non-performing dance class)

Our new lyrical/jazz for juniors dance class is a great way for your little one to experience the elements of dance, with an emphasis on self-expression! During this class, your dancer will explore the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary technique through fun, structured exercises, and activities. Dancers will be encouraged to freely incorporate their own personal dance style in an environment that feels safe and fun for all! The Fall 2 Session begins October 28 and runs for 8 weeks.

AGES: 5-7

WHEN: Mondays, Session begins on October 28

TIME: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

FEE: Members $95 / Community Members $190

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.


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


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


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.


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 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.


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 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.