Child Care

tween programming


Members who are ages 8-12 years old will find that the YMCA of Greater Syracuse has the kind of activities they are looking for! Whether it's getting a workout in one of our fitness classes, or hanging out with friends and learning a new skill during an art class, we are ready to serve your child's needs for enrichment and healthy living.

Did You Know?

  • At 8 years old, children are allowed to be in the YMCA facility without direct adult supervision.
  • We offer a special class called "8 is Great" just for kids ages 8-12. This class, held monthly gets kids up to date on all of the perks and privileges of being a tween at the Y.
  • Tweens are welcome at most of our adult group fitness classes .
  • While members must be 12 years old before they can use the Fitness Center on their own, there are opportunities throughout the week for tweens to use cardio equipment with a parent or guardian present.
  • Questions? Ask at the front desk.

Fitness Schedules

Downtown Y

NEW! Group Ex Pro

East Area Family YMCA, Manlius YMCA, North Area Family YMCA, Northwest Family YMCA & Southwest YMCA at OCC
Fitness Class schedules made SIMPLE! We’ve launched a new online Group Fitness Schedule so members can access classes, instructors and descriptions in REAL TIME!

Members can also toggle back and forth with different selection criteria: Fitness Category, Location, Class Name and Instructor to explore a wide variety of YMCA of Greater Syracuse’s exercise offerings easily and quickly!

Southwest Y

East Area Family Y

Manlius Y

Northwest Family YMCA