Education & Academic Enrichment - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Education & Academic Enrichment

Summer Achievers (Tutoring)

Using an award-winning Summer Learning Loss Prevention curriculum, Summer Achievers focuses on Math, Science, Reading, Writing, and Social Studies. There are also fitness breaks and opportunities for hands-on activities in the STEM lab. Working in a 1:5 tutor:child ratio, kids work with the same tutor or groupmates each week. Kids can register for the Monday/Wednesday session or the Tuesday/Thursday session. If you are interested in tutoring all 4 days, then you may sign your child up for both sessions!

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St. Vincent YMCA Jun 1 – Jul 29 Rising 1st-5th M/W 8:00 – 11:00am $30 per wk | $240 for summer
St. Vincent YMCA Jun 1 – Jul 29 Rising 1st-5th Tu/Th 8:00 – 11:00am $30 per wk | $240 for summer
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Boy Scout Troop Program

The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana hosts programs for both Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of all ages.  For a fee of $7 per scout, boys can experience a variety of Aquatics, Sports, and Fitness programs offered to fulfill badges, rank achievements, belt loops, and pins.  Programs can also be customized to suit the interests of the group or just for fun.  Contact polley@ymcaswin.org for more information.

Girl Scout Journey Program

The YMCA has partnered with the Girl Scouts to offer programs that support the Girl Scout Journey Program.  For a fee of $7 per scout, we’ll help you Discover, Connect, and Take Action through various workshops and classes.  Contact polley@ymcaswin.org for more information.


Art Camp

Join us as we travel the globe and explore different art from all over the world! This camp will allow kids to try out various styles and take home projects for each masterpiece within that genre of art. There are a limited number of spots for this camp, as we want to make it as personal and as hands on as we can!

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St. Vincent YMCA Jun 14-18 8-13 7:30am – 12:00pm $60 (YM) | $75 (NM)
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Doodlers

Doodlers are weekend workshops intended to encourage creativity in children. Each project will include all materials and instruction for kids to take home a fun, original project! Project examples will be displayed in advance.

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St. Vincent YMCA Jun 5 Pour Paintings 7-11 8:00 – 9:00 AM $15 per child
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Boat Building

In this class, students will build a small, life-sized boat that will be tested and configured to operate as a functioning vessel. Working together, the class will combine Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to calculate the specifics of what will be necessary for the boat to hold one of the class mates. Students will use practical items, but will be encouraged to incorporate non-traditional supplies into creating the boat.

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St. Vincent YMCA May 5 – Jun 9 Th 5th-8th 5:30 – 6:30pm $35 (YM) | $50 (NM)
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How It Works Workshops

How It Works are bi-monthly workshops focused on using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to allow kids to see themselves as creators. Each participant will take home what they’ve created in the workshop!

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St. Vincent YMCA Ice Cream in a Bag May 8 7-12 8:00 – 9:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA 3D Pens Jul 10 7-12 9:00 – 10:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
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Launch Pad

These open-to-the-public workshops teach kids about the world of STEM, by encouraging them to use engineering and creativity to build and use working devices.

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St. Vincent YMCA Tiny Raft Building Sa, Jun 12 7-12 8:00 – 9:30 AM $5
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Robotics Camp

Exploring the world of robotics and STEM, these half day camps will dive into VEX IQ Robotics. VEX IQ focuses on middle school kids, introducing and encouraging STEM to kids at a younger age. Campers will work together to build, code, and explore actual robots.

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St. Vincent YMCA Jun 7 – 11 8-13 7:30am – 12:00pm $75 (YM) | $90 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Jul 12 – 16 8-13 7:30am – 12:00pm $75 (YM) | $90 (NM)
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Weeknight STEM Workshop

Each month, we’ll have a STEM workshop with a different principle and theme. There are new jobs and fields opening every day that are centered around the work of STEM. Some classes will require kids to work independently and others will utilize group work. These workshops allow kids to explore STEM while having fun!

Schedule Details
LOCATION: DATE: AGE:
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St. Vincent YMCA Tu, May 4 8 – 14 4:30 – 5:30pm $15
St. Vincent YMCA Tu, Jun 22 8 – 14 4:30 – 5:30pm $15
St. Vincent YMCA Tu, Jul 20 8 – 14 4:30 – 5:30pm $15
St. Vincent YMCA Tu, Aug 17 8 – 14 4:30 – 5:30pm $15
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Junior Chefs

Our cooking programs are designed to introduce even the youngest chefs into the kitchen. They learn kitchen safety, measuring and math skills, how to prepare food using simple kitchen tools and how to make nutritious food fun and tasty. Using age appropriate terms and techniques, our instructors guide their students through different recipes each week.

Schedule Details
LOCATION: SESSION: AGE:
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St. Vincent YMCA Jun 22 – Jul 27 8 – 12 Tu, 4:30 – 5:30pm $60 (YM) | $75 (NM)
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