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Family, Youth & Teens


The YMCA knows that achieving balance between activities, work, school, family and friends is challenging but important.  We’re here to help with a variety of fun and healthy programs that motivate parents and kids to stay interested and inspired.  Our goal is to provide your family with advice on opportunities to play every day, eat healthy, and enjoy family time.
Be sure to check out the programs that your Branch offers.

Adventure Guides   

  • For Fathers with their children, ages 5 -11
  • Enjoy a variety of activities including boating, fishing, hiking, camping, special trips and more throughout the year

Family Fun Night

  • Laugh, love, learn and grow together as a family with arts and crafts, games and special themed activities that the entire family will enjoy.
  • Family Fun Night is FREE for members.
  • Please remember that dates, times, and activities vary by branch, so please check your branch for details.


  • Design and race your own pinewood car.
  • Car kit is included with registration. Design MUST be new. No old cars will be allowed.
  • Judging will be by age groups: Ages 6 and up
  • Non-competitive ages 3 - 5.
  • North Canton Branch program


  • For children ages , primarily between 3-9, with an adult
  • Dress in your royal best and enjoy activities with the Queen Mum!
  • North Canton Branch program


youth in government

Students learn about the legislative process, how to write and research bills, and how to participate in elections.
Their work culminates in students serving as delegates at the state conference, debating bills on the floor of the legislature, and some students have actually made bills into laws!

  • Weekly meetings


Teen Leader Club

The purpose of Leaders Club is to expose teens to different ideas and opportunities in their lives and communities. Through volunteering and leadership they will gain insight into helping others and the importance of teamqwork within their YMCAs, schools and communities.