7th Grade Initiative

7th Grade

This program seeks to establish the Y as an important resource for young teens while providing a safe and healthy environment where they can meet friends and participate in value based programming. All 7th grade participants receive a FREE YMCA Membership for the entire school year.

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Body In Motion

Cardio and Strength Training

Burn calories, increase stamina with this low-impact, multi-muscle workout! Have fun “walking” while you tone. This program is easy on the joints and no experience needed. All fitness levels are welcomed.  Offered at the Dover Branch.

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Body Mind Medley

Cardio and Strength Training

Mix up your Saturday workout!  Each weekend, a different exercise program will be highlighted, including as Body Shred™, Kettlebells & BOSU, BODYFLOW®, POUND and Zumba!  Check the branch Group Exercise Schedule for details.  Offered at the Dover Branch.

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BODYFLOW®

Spirit, Mind and Body

BODYFLOW® is a Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm.  Offered at the Dover Branch.

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BODYPUMP®

Strength Training

BODYPUMP®, the world’s most popular barbell class, builds strength, tones the body and pushes you to the limit.  Offered at Dover and York branches.

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BOOM™ MUSCLE

Strength Training

Muscle, a 30 minute class, incorporates athletic-based exercises that improve upper body conditioning. The class format includes several “blocks,” which are groups of exercises that focus on different muscle groups.  Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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Camp Spirit

Ages 5 - 16

Camp Spirit is located on 14 acres of outdoor space. Campers participate in a wide variety of programming that includes swimming, archery, indoor gaga pit, amphitheater and an arts & crafts center. Campers enjoy the summer with sports, games, a rock climbing wall, lodges and more. Many activities are related to theme days. Each Friday, campers travel to a local park & to the Graham Aquatic Center for outdoor activities!  Click to Learn More

 

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Childwatch

Ages 3 months - 12 years

Free child care is available during scheduled hours for YMCA Members who work out in the wellness center, participate in a group exercise class, use the pool or open gym. Ages vary by branch.

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Creative Dance

Ages 3 - 12

This is a beginner level dance class, pre-ballet or beginner ballet & creative movement. Participants are required to bring ballet shoes, leotard and tights. Classes run in ten-week sessions.  Offered in early fall, early winter and early spring at the Bob Hoffman Dover Branch.

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Creative Dance

Ages 3-5

Learn basic pre-ballet movement to simple choreography. Athletic attire required. Please contact Shannon Buhrman at sbuhrman@yorkcoymca.org with questions.

Session fee:

Member/$50   Non-Member/$100

Mondays, September 23-December 9

Ages 3-5, 6-6:45 p.m.

Fridays, September 20-December 13 *no class Nov. 29

Ages 3-5, 11:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

 

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Diabetes Resource Guide

Diabetes Coalition of York County

The YMCA of York and York County, in partnership with many health and well-being organizations, has developed a resource guide for individuals and families aiming to prevent or better manage diabetes.  Download the Diabetes Resource Guide or contact Cori Strathmeyer to receive a print copy.

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Dodgeball (Bob Hoffman Branch)

DODGEBALL LEAGUE

Join us for non-stop games using rubber coated foam balls. Teams formed on the first day from individual registrations with co-ed league games and playoffs held the following Saturdays.

Saturdays, December 7 – January 18  Ages 8-10: 1:15-2:30 p.m.  $30/Member $60/Non-Member

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Dover YMCA Pre-School

Ages 2 - 5

We offer a partial day preschool program at the Bob Hoffman (Dover) YMCA branch. We strive to meet the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of children in a safe and nurturing learning environment for children ages 2-5. As a YMCA program, we will promote the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility through our actions and words. Since children learn best by being actively involved, a “hand-on” approach is used in all areas of the curriculum.

We encourage children to explore the world around them by exposing them to a variety of experiences and media. Math activities help each child learn to count and recognize numbers, shapes, and sizes.  Language arts incorporates dramatic play, storytelling, puppets, rhymes, finger plays, expressing thoughts and feelings, and recognizing letters. Art activities encourage creativity, color recognition, and the development of fine motor skills, including early writing skills. Music is used throughout the program to foster music appreciation and develop students’ listening skills and ability to follow directions. Children discover science by studying the weather, learning how plants and animals grow, and exploring how the world around us changes. Children learn to appreciate the world around them by developing an understanding of how their families, friends, community helpers, and organizations come together to build their community. Our 4/5’s and Pre-K classes have gym class and French & sign language built into their curriculum weekly.

We encourage each child to develop:

  • A sense of belonging
  • The capacity to trust people and feel secure with others when away from home
  • A curiosity about the world
  • The ability to take pleasure in learning and exploring the world
  • Independence
  • A positive sense of self and control over one’s own behavior
  • The ability to comprehend language and events, and to express oneself effectively

 

Admissions

Admission is based upon the date the registration form and fee are received by the Bob Hoffman YMCA. Children must be the class age they are entering by the first day of that class. Pre-K class students must be 4 or 5 years old. The YMCA accepts children regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, or handicap.

Financial Aid

Financial Assistance is available for YMCA programs and membership, thanks in part to United Way and The YMCA Annual Support Campaign. Applications available at the Member Service Desk.

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Dover YMCA Pre-School Camps

Ages 3 - 6

Part-Day Preschool Summer Camps

Our hands on theme based camp for children ages 3 to 6, incorporate outdoor activities, movement, crafts and more. The main theme is FUN! Camps are held Monday – Thursday from 9 – 11:00 A.M. Please register no later than noon Friday prior to the camp to secure a spot. Spaces are limited.

July 8-11 Under the Sea

July 22-25 Down on the Farm

August 5-8 Mini Master Chefs

August 19-22 Life of Pets

Summer Preschool Camp brochure 2019

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Enhance®Fitness

Active Older Adults

This evidence-based low-impact aerobic and strength group exercise program helps older adults of all fitness levels become more active, energized and empowered to sustain independent lives.  Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

 

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Fitness Evaluation

Personal Fitness

A trained wellness staff member will assess your current fitness level by evaluating cardio respiratory strength, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance.  By appointment at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.  Learn more

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Freedom From Smoking®

Disease Prevention and Management

The Freedom from Smoking® program, developed by the American Lung Association, is a 7-week program designed to help people quit tobacco use and develop a smoke-free lifestyle.  Offered at Dover and York branches.  Learn more

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Health and Well-being Presentations and Seminars

Learn more about healthy living topics through our seminar series provided by community partners and YMCA staff.  Time Varies by Seminar.  Learn more

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Healthy Weight and Your Child

Ages 7-13

Healthy Weight and Your Child focuses on healthy eating, regular physical activity and behavior change to empower children to live a healthier and active lifestyle. Families work with trained Leaders for the duration of the 25-session program. Learn more.

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Hi/Lo Cardio

This 45 minute cardio program mixes high and low intensity exercises to increase your endurance and fitness level.  The class format changes each week to offer variety.  Offered at the Dover Branch.

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Intro to Martial Arts

Spirit, Mind and Body

Gain a basic understanding of the function of stance, distance, timing, body movement, footwork, angles, kata, partner drills and applications, breathing and posture in this 6 week introductory course.  Offered at the Dover Branch YMCA.

 

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Kettlebells

Improve strength, endurance and flexibility through whole-body movement exercises.  Kettlebells and other fitness tools are used to add resistance, drive heart rate and develop fitness.

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Leaders in Training – Camp Spirit

The Leaders In Training program is for children ages 14-16 years old. The LITs will embark on their leadership journey with the campers and staff of Camp Spirit. Each LIT will have a chance to lead in each program area with the 5-9 age groups. LITs will never be left alone with campers and will not be responsible for them, but they will be asked and expected to lead by example.

Registration Fee: $30/Child  $50/Family

Weekly Fee: $115 (Members) $140 (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

Daily Fee: $30 (Members) $35 (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

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Learn to Run 5K

Running Program

Prepare for 5K races or running for fitness during this 8-week program. Participants learn basic running and stretching skills require to complete a 5K.  Offered at the York, Dover and Southern Branches.  Learn more.

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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Disease Prevention and Management

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week evidence-based program that supports adult cancer survivors in regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual strength. Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.  Learn more.

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Muscle Pump

Strength Training

Increase muscular strength and endurance during this 60-minute class. All major muscle groups are strengthened by using a variety of resistance tools including barbells, dumbbells and body weight. Offered at the Dover branch.

 

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Nerf Tag

Ages 6-11

Nerf tag is an exciting game that attracts all ages and abilities. Players work together on teams for capture the flag while playing with nerf guns.  This program is offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Held at the Southern and Bob Hoffman Branches.

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Nutrition Coaching

Personal Fitness

A certified nutrition coach will help you implement healthy eating strategies to improve wellbeing and reach your goals.  By appointment at Dover and York branches.

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Personal Training

Personal Fitness

A certified personal trainer will develop a structured program to help you reach your personal goals. By appointment at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.  Learn more

 

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Pickleball

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. It combines many elements of badminton, tennis and ping-pong. Played as doubles or singles, pickleball is easy for beginners to learn but can develop into a quick, fast paced game.

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Pilates

Spirit, Mind and Body

This class provides a safe, non-impact series of exercises used to improve posture and strengthen the core muscles of the pelvis, abdomen and back. Each class will work to balance all muscle groups strength and flexibility, with an added emphasis on the core muscles. Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches.

 

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POUND®

Cardio Exercise

Channel your inner rock star with this full-body cardio jam session, inspired by drumming. Using Ripstix, lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, torch calories and tone while rocking out to your favorite music.  Offered at the Dover and York Branches.  Learn more.

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Pre-Ballet and Ballet

Ages 5 - 11

This is a traditional ballet class consisting of barre work, center floor and grand allegro in a non-competitive, fun environment.

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R.I.P.P.E.D.

Cardio Exercise

Resistance. Interval. Power. Plyometrics. Endurance. Diet. This class offers high cardio, weight training and Mixed Martial Arts, forming a non-plateau, high intensity workout.  Offered at Dover and York branches.

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SafeKids Tae Kwon Do

Ages 6 and Up

The practice of Tae Kwon Do teaches children and adults discipline, self-control, and safety. This youth and family program is offered at all four YMCA of York and York County branches.

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SafeKids Young Tigers

(Ages 4 - 5 years)

This program for children ages 4 and 5 years old includes fun kicking exercises and martial arts games. Kids develop balance and physical ability as well as self-confidence and goal attainment qualities.

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SilverSneakers® Classic

Active Older Adults

Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength and range of movement for daily living skills. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles and balls are offered for resistance, and the chair is used for seated and/or standing support.  Offered at Dover, Eastern, York and Southern branches.

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SilverSneakers® Yoga

Spirit, Mind and Body

This chair-based class includes a series of seated and standing yoga poses designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement followed by restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation. Offered at the Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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Step Interval

Cardio and Strength Training

This class includes high and low cardio, strength and conditioning exercises on a step bench.  Offered at the Dover branch.

 

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T-Ball – Spring Co-Ed League

Ages 4 - 8

For beginners and experienced players. Participants will learn and enhance their baseball/softball skills including throwing, fielding, hitting and more through instruction, practices and games. Youth who are ready to advance past hitting off the tee, will gain “soft-pitch” from the staff and coaches. This program begins in early April and is held at the Bob Hoffman YMCA only.

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Tabata

Cardio Exercise

This 45 minute class consists of high intensity interval training. Build endurance and burn loads of calories. All skill levels welcomed.  Offered at Dover and York branches.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis

Spirit, Mind and Body

This graceful and relaxing form of exercise is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints. Increase flexibility and balance while reducing pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. Program runs in 12 week sessions.  Offered at the Dover branch.

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Teen and Adult Arts

Learn the fine art of painting with acrylics and watercolors as well as drawing, mixing, composition and more to create unique works of art. All ability levels welcome.

Mondays, October 7-December 9

Ages 13 and up, 6:00-6:45 p.m.

Session fee:                                                                                                    Member/$35    Non-Member-$70

 

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Teen Sports Conditioning

Ages 11 - 19

This 10 week program meets twice weekly and focuses on sport-specific training drills, skills, and agility to increase performance, speed and overall conditioning for youth ages 11 – 19.

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Triple Threat

Cardio and Strength Training

This program includes varying intensities and types of exercise to improve overall fitness.  Format includes 30 mins of cardio, 20 mins of strength, 10 mins of core and flexibility. Available at the Dover YMCA branch.

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Turbo Kick®

Cardio Exercise

The unique Turbo Kick® movement patterns, combinations and techniques work together to give participants the ultimate cardiovascular workout. This class burns calories and helps participants improve physical and mental health. Offered at the Dover Branch.

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Ultimate Fitness

Cardio and Strength Training

This interval style program includes a variety of challenging exercises for full body fitness: cardio drills, body weight exercises, plyometrics, balance, agility and core conditioning.  Offered at the Dover branch.

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Volleyball – Girls Intramural Program

Ages 8 - 15

This program is for girls of all skill levels, ages 8-15. 8-10 year olds will be held at the Bob Hoffman Branch and 11-15 year olds will be held at the York Branch. Programs are offered in early September, mid-November, early February, and early April.

For more details contact:

Bob Hoffman (Dover) Branch –  Matt Cicchillo

York Branch – Doug Markel

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Weekend Warrior

Get your weekend off to an energetic start. Class format changes from week to week to offer variety and includes step, kickboxing, circuit training, and hi-lo aerobics.  Offered at the Dover branch.

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Wellness Center Orientation

Personal Fitness

Meet with a trained staff member to learn proper form and usage of YMCA equipment. New members receive a free orientation appointment to learn how to use cardio and strength equipment.  By appointment at the Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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Y Fitness Challenge

Personal Fitness

Throughout the year, we offer fitness challenges to help you get motivated for improved health! Information is posted in each branch and on our Facebook pages.

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Y Kids Club

Before and After School Care

The YMCA offers quality before and after school programs in elementary schools across York County. All programs are licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and participate in Pennsylvania’s Keystone Stars Quality Assurance Program (STARS). Our curriculum is built based on the interest of the children and tie in to the PA Early Learning Standards. Full day care is available on days when school is closed.  Learn more

 

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YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Disease Prevention and Management

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program empowers prediabetic adults to make lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.  Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches. Learn more!

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YMCA Trails and Tails 5K

The annual YMCA Trails and Tails 5K is hosted by the Bob Hoffman Dover Branch YMCA and is sponsored by many organizations in our community. This race is a family and dog friendly event with fun activities on site for kids! Learn more.

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YMCA Weight Loss

The Weight Loss Program is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors. New in 2019. Learn more.

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Yoga at Sunset

Spirit, Mind and Body

Develop power, flexibility and peace through this evening, outdoor power yoga class. Sunset Yoga combines pranayama (breath) with moving asanas (postures) and ends with relaxation poses.  Offered at the Dover Branch YMCA

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Yoga Gentle Seated

Spirit, Mind and Body

Increase balance, coordination, flexibility and relaxation by practicing standing, seated and balancing postures with the assistance of a chair. Offered at the Dover and Southern branches.

 

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Yogalates

Spirit, Mind and Body

Develop core strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce stress in this low impact class. Optional use of hand weights increase body toning.  Offered at Dover and Southern branches.

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Youth Art Basics

Give your child’s world a splash of colorful creations! This class encourages creative expression and socialization activates including painting, drawing, collage, working with various utensils and materials to challenge sensory experiences. Please contact Julie Wise at 717-292-5622 Ext. 815 or via email jwise@yorkcoymca.org with questions.

Wednesdays, October 9-December 11 *no class Nov. 27

Ages 5-7, 5:15-6:00 p.m.

Ages 8-12, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

 

Session fee:

Member/$35    Non-Member-$70

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Youth Basketball

Ages 4-11

For ages 4-11 who wish to learn and expand on the fundamentals of basketball through instruction, practices, and games. Appropriate basket heights for each age group. Begins in early December at the York and Bob Hoffman Branches, and again in early April at the York Branch. Program also begins in November and again in January at the Southern Branch.

For more information, contact:

Bob Hoffman (Dover) Branch – Matt Cicchillo

Southern Branch – Travis Bowman

York YMCA – Doug Markel

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Youth Functional Fitness

Ages 8 - 11

Youth enjoy fun and challenging fitness activities by utilizing a variety of tools and completing bodyweight exercises.  Ages 8-11. Offered at the York and Dover Branches.

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Youth Soccer

Ages 4 - 11

This program for ages 4-11, is designed to introduce the sport of soccer and enhance skills in a team format through instruction, practice, and games. Outdoor soccer begins in mid-September at the York, Bob Hoffman, and Southern Branches. Indoor soccer begins in early February at the York and Bob Hoffman Branches, and November and March at the Southern Branch.

For more information, contact:

Bob Hoffman (Dover) Branch – Matt Cicchillo

Southern Branch – Travis Bowman

York YMCA – Doug Markel

 

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Zumba® Fitness

Cardio Exercise

Zumba fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and dance moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and easy to do! Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches.

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