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The Y is a great place to grow up. We have an enormous variety of activities for kids of all ages and interests, from basketball, to rock climbing, chess club to dance class, and everything in between. The Y is the place where any kid can come to cultivate the skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and lifelong success—and have fun doing it. We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of all different types of families, so no matter what your background, your financial situation, or your schedule, there’s a place for your kids at the Y.


Homeschool Programs

As the number of homeschool families grow in our community, YMCA of Southwest Florida are partnering with these families to provide opportunities for homeschooling students to learn and grow in collaborative and hands-on programs. Our program aims to be an inclusive environment where all students, regardless of their prior school experiences can feel welcome and thrive.


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CPR Certifications

Come learn the life-saving skills of CPR at the YMCA of Southwest Florida. We offer certification and re-certification courses. Classes are conveniently held at your local branch throughout the year, CPR/AED and First-Aid training courses are offered at our local branches on a monthly basis.

Call your local branch for specific information to request a class!


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Parties at the Y

Planning a party at the YMCA couldn’t be easier. We take the stress out of party planning so you can enjoy your child’s special day. All activities are led by a Birthday Party Ambassador and party packages include table settings, food, and fun customized for the birthday kid.

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Youth in Government

Since 1957, Florida YMCA Youth In Government has provided young leaders the opportunity to strengthen their values, make their voices heard and their passions known. Through our Youth In Government (YIG) program, middle and high school students build leadership skills, gain self-confidence and discover how our government operates.

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Kids Zone Activity Centers

While you're increasing your heart rate your kids can play, release some energy and make new friends in a supervised, caring environment - all included with your Y family membership. Your kids will have fun with age-appropriate toys, games and activities. Children may be checked in for up to 90 minutes per day and parent/guardian must remain at the Y.

Our Kids Zone is designed for children ages 6 weeks to 13 years.


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Family Activities

The Y has a long-standing commitment to building strong families. If you're searching for active, healthy, affordable fun your family can enjoy together, you'll find it at the Y.

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