Youth - Enrichment Classes

Our youth enrichment classes are a terrific way to allow your child to explore their special interests , develop their talents, and have fun in a clean and safe environment!  We offer a variety of classes including chess, robotics and art,  Learn about our exciting opportunities below.

Metuchen YMCA

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Youth Art
Art classes help youth to build confidence and learn to express themselves! Our mixed-media classes will allow children to work with different mediums such as paint, clay, chalk, mosaics and more. Materials will vary week by week, based on various projects and themes.
  • Arts and Crafts Studio Grades K-1

    Come get crafty with us!  Using a variety of materials and mediums, participants will be encouraged to express themselves and explore their creative side through arts and crafts. Each week students will work on a fun, new project to take home.

  • Arts and Crafts Studio Grades 2-3

     
  • Arts and Crafts Studio Grades 4-5

     
  • Arts and Crafts Studio Grades 6-8

     

Edison YMCA

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Arts and Crafts (Ages 5-12 years)
Our most popular art class for young artists who want to learn about drawing, painting techniques, and art history. Busy artists will create new masterpieces every week while enjoying the creative and relaxed atmosphere of the 45 minute class. All supplies needed for the class are provided. Students will be grouped by age and experience. Some classes may be taking place outside depending on weather. Please provide a sweatshirt or jacket for your child as it may be chilly some mornings.
  • Art & Crafts (Ages 5-8 years)

     
  • Arts & Crafts (Ages 9-12)

Chess (Ages 6-12 years)
  • Chess (Ages 6-12 years)

    Whether your just learning or want to become a better player. Learn and excel while playing against your peers. Kids learn the basics of chess and different strategies.
Guitar (Ages 7-14)
Participants will learn the basics of how to play the guitar. Participants will need to supply their own guitars. Please come with proper instruments, no plastic guitars or toys. Please contact for a list of appropriate guitar brands.
  • Beginner Guitar (Ages 7-14)

  • Intermediate Guitar (Ages 7-14)

Private Music Lessons
Private Music Lessons are one on one instruction with a professional musician and teacher. All ability levels are welcome! Students will learn beginner or advanced techniques playing their instrument depending on their ability. Instrument offerings vary by month. Instruments we have offered in the past include guitar, trumpet, violin, and piano.

For more information, or to register, contact Eric Meshirer
  • Private Music Lessons

    Programs are designed to specifically reach your individual goals while receiving personal attention.  The instructor will work with you one-on-one to obtain those goals. Lessons will also include learning how to read music so you can practice on your own. 

    We offer lessons in:

    •  Flute
    •  Clarinet
    •  Violin
    •  Guitar
    •  Piano

    *Piano will be supplied by the YMCA.  All other instruments must be provided by participant. 

    For more information contact eric.meshirer@ymcaofmewsa.org

Strategy & Trading Card Games (Ages 10-16)
For the Fall Session we will be playing:

Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game by Fantasy Flight Games.

This game puts you directly into the ongoing Galactic Civil War between the evil Empire and the rag-tag Rebel Alliance. Woefully outnumbered and outgunned by the Empire?s vast military, you and your friends may undertake any of a wide variety of missions. No matter your duty, no matter your motivation, this is your chance to play your part in the cause for galactic freedom. Be a hero. Join the Rebellion!

The cost is $5 each time you play, whether you choose to play once or every week! Students will not only learn how to work together, but they will learn math skills, reading skills, socialization skills, and teamwork. Dates and times may be able to be adjusted to meet groups needs. If you have any questions please contact Eric.
  • Strategy & Trading Card Games

Scratch Video Game Coding (Ages 8-16)
Children will learn mathematical and computational ideas that are built into the Scratch experience. As students create programs in Scratch, they learn core computational concepts such as iteration and conditionals. They also gain an understanding of important mathematical concepts such as coordinates, variables, and random numbers. This project-design process combines many of the 21st century learning skills that will be critical to success in the future: thinking creatively, communicating clearly, analyzing systematically, collaborating effectively, designing interactively, learning continuously.
  • Scratch Level 1 (Ages 8-16)

  • Scratch Level 2 & 3 (Ages 8-16)

Robotics (Ages 8-16)
Children will learn mathematical and engineering based ideas through the robotics program. They'll learn about core concepts in robotics. This project-design process combines many of the 21st century learning skills that will be critical to success in the future.

Scratch coding knowledge is recommended to take this class.
 
  • Robotics (Ages 8-16)

South Amboy YMCA

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Enrichment classes coming soon...

Please check back soon to see our youth enrichment programs!