Y Kids are Club Kids

Clubs will engage students and encourage them to explore their talents, interests, and abilities in a safe and supportive environment.
Clubs offer the chance for kids to develop new hobbies and help in the activity planning process.

Youth experience curriculum through a variety of content areas, hands-on activities, clubs, service learning projects, and enrichment centers. YMCA curriculum is flexible and fun and children are included in the planning process. Students engage in hands-on activities that develop critical-thinking skills, problem solving, working within a team and more. In addition, the program especially allows children the opportunity to learn through enrichment programs that develop knowledge and application of STEAM; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.


Current Offerings

Clubs vary by location


Swim Programs

75% of the world is water. Children are 100% curious. Let’s keep them safe.

Teaching youth how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA introduced group swim lessons more than 100 years ago, and each year, the YMCA teaches more than a million children invaluable water safety and swimming skills. Lessons are not just for kids—the Y teaches people of all ages how to swim.  

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Day Camps

Day Camps at the YMCA are packed with activities and new friendships. YMCA campers will experience art, STEM activities, sports and outdoor recreation, field trips, and much more. Weekly themes bring energy to camp and ensure that each week is a different adventure.

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Youth Programs

Through the Y’s activities for kids, we develop the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement. Classes teach the fundamentals of program areas in a supportive environment. Programs at the Y encourage personal expression and the freedom to create and provides new experiences for kids. Our programs run in several-week sessions throughout the year. Each Y location offers unique programs to fit that community's needs. 


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Afterschool Programs

The YMCA Before & Afterschool Program balances the needs of youth, families and local schools in a fully licensed, supportive and nurturing environment. We believe that children should have meaningful experiences and activities that complement and expand their school experience. We also understand the role that YMCA staff play in exposing youth to positive role models who build their self-esteem and sense of community. 

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Current Partners

Camarillo Family YMCA Partners

Lompoc Family YMCA Partners

Montecito Partners

SB Partners

Santa Ynez YMCA School Partners

Ventura Partners

General information regarding the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program derived from Assembly Bill 130


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