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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Doodlers are weekend workshops offered on the second Saturday of each month. Workshops will be themed according to the season/holiday. Each workshop will include all materials and be fund and educational. We will work in various mediums each month. September – Abstracts 3D, October – Marbled Canvas Painting, November – Clay Building, and December – Ornament Creation.
After School Tutoring
This is a new, FREE service that allows children ages 5-10 to get time to work on homework and focus on areas where they may be needing assistance. Our tutoring will be provided in small groups of only 3 kids, per 1 tutor. With these small group sizes, each student will get that personal attention they need to succeed. Registration is required, and this will guarantee your child’s spot for the entire semester. You can register for either time slot listed.
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.
How It Works Workshops
How It Works are monthly workshops focused on using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to allow kids to see themselves as makers. These classes will be offered on the fourth Saturday each month. Each child will take home what they’ve created in the workshop!
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.
“Manners and Etiquette for Children” teaches good behavior and so much more! It teaches kids how to be kind, how to show respect, and how to honor others and oneself. In a series of classes, children learn good communication through words and body language, how to make introductions, and how to be a good listener. Plus, they’ll learn good table manners, how to set the table, how to pass the salt and pepper, and how to eat certain foods. They will come away knowing how to be their best—and use their best manners—at birthday parties, funerals, and weddings. From “achoo!” to “thank you,” special topics include: good posture, handshakes, conversation skills, telephone manners, grooming, invitations and replies, giving and receiving presents. This class is taught by a certified etiquette consultant.
This will be a hands on experience for students to learn the fascinating world of coding and robotics. In this class, the kids will build and modify VEX robots in small groups and use coding skills to program and control robots to compete against other robots. This class will run in a 6-week session.
Robotics for Homeschool
This will be a hands on experience for homeschool students to learn the fascinating world of coding and robotics. In this class, students will build and modify VEX robots in small groups and use coding skills to program and control robots to compete against other robots. This class will run in a 6-week session.
Team STEM Challenge
These classes teach team building, leadership, and resourcefulness to solve problems. Kids come together and build projects that involve engineering, design, art, and math. Challenges will include roller coaster building, earthquake test, bridge building, egg drop, raft building, and cross the chasm test.