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! We offer a variety of classes including chess, martial arts, homeschooling as well as parent/child and preschool classes. Learn about our exciting opportunities below.
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Parent/Child Classes (Ages 1-4 years)
Professionally trained instructor, Fred, Ivens, joins us to share his passion and knowledge teaching the game of chess to our youth. Having studied with the United States Chess Federation, Mr. Ivens guides young people in learning the basic moves and strategies of chess, while motivating them to advance to a higher level of creative problem solving through lectures, written puzzles and friendly games. Tournaments are sometimes scheduled on weekends ? participation is optional.
Kavita Suratkal, a certified children's yoga instructor, will lead youth in activities which will help them in their daily life. Activity examples include Brain Gym, eye exercises, breathing exercises, meditation, creative thinking, sun salutation, and of course YOGA poses. Your child will enjoy the benefits of yoga...improved concentration, attention and focus for both academics and sports. Sessions always end with a fun game!
Instructor is a black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate, blends traditional Shaolin Kempo Karate training and martial arts philosophy with modern self-defense and fitness in a disciplined and structured, yet very fun, atmosphere. Students develop greater self-confidence and ability to concentrate while building strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and improved cardiovascular conditioning. Students begin as white belts and progress through colored belt ranks as they achieve greater proficiency. Ask for details on uniform.
Academic Enrichment w/Miss Lisa
Art Enrichment w/Miss Lisa
Art Enrichment for Students in Grades K-3
Miss Lisa (from the Art of Learning Studio in Metuchen) will be teaching a second art appreciation class based on clay sculptures.
In the first class of this session the children will use clay to create a Robin Bird sculpture along with a nest and three beautiful blue eggs. While molding the sculpture the children will listen to music and learn fun facts about Robins. In the second class of this session the children will paint the sculptures using acrylic paints. Finished sculptures will be taken home after the second class.
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STEM Enrichment Class (Ages 3-5 years)
Literacy Enrichment Class (Ages 3-5 years)
Writing Excellence (Ages 8-10 years)
South Amboy YMCA
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Pee Wee Sports (Ages 3-5)
Each week children will explore the basic skills of a different sport, including soccer, basketball, t-ball, floor hockey, and gym games.
Whether you’re just learning or want to become a better player. Learn and excel while playing against your peers. Players will learn the basics of Chess and different strategies.
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.
Young dance enthusiasts will get to explore the dance genres of ballet, tap, and more.
Gymnastics Tumbling & Cheer (Ages 5-12)
From somersaults to handstands, cartwheels, back-springs and across the balance beam, children will learn the basics of gymnastics.
Emphasis is placed on learning fundamentals of basketball while having a great time with friends. Develop individual skills of dribbling, shooting, and passing.
Game, Set, Match! Learn all about tennis, build skills, and play modified matches. Follows USTA Curriculum.
Eating Healthy Cooking Classes (Ages 8-12 years)
Children will learn food safety while learning how to make easy recipes for foods that are not only delicious but also nutritious. The class will be led by a certified Chef who will make cooking fun for everyone.