8th Grade Bridge

8th Grade

The 8th grade program aims to bridge the gap between middle school and high school. As a follow up to the 7th Grade Initiative, the 8th Grade Bridge seeks to sustain the teachings and support of the Y by providing a safe place where students can continue to develop personally and academically.


Girls Who Code

6th-10th Grade

Girls Who Code is a FREE program for 6th-10th grade girls where girls work in teams to use their coding skills and bravery to solve a real world problem they care about. Meetings are hosted every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the York YMCA.





Kid’s Night Out

Ages 5-12

Kids Night Out is offered one Friday of each month (excluding summer months) from 6:00-9:30pm. There will be fun activities including roller skating, arts & crafts, swimming, and gym activities. Pizza will be provided the night of the event.

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Royal Tea

Ages Newborn - Adult

Party Like Royalty at our Prince and Princess Royal Tea

Sunday, March 15, 2020     2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Prince, Princesses and their parent/guardian are invited to dress their best and join us in the Majestic Ballroom for an afternoon of activities, appetizers, regal punch and tea fit for Royalty.

Our gymnasium will be transformed into a magical ballroom.  Students from the Greater Dover Dance Academy will be providing entertainment.  Our tea party includes a royal show, autographs, games, dancing and music.  A photographer will be available to take photos of your child with the Royal cast members of our show.  Raffle baskets will be available for an additional fee.

Youth: Ages 18+   Child: Ages newborn – 17

YMCA Member: $16/Adult  $9/Child

Non-Member: $18/Adult  $12/Child

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Julie Wise or call 717-292-5622 x. 815

Register online (click link below), in person at the branch or by calling 717-292-5622.

Please note that parking is limited.  We encourage you to carpool if attending with friends or family.



5th-7th Grade

This summer program aims to prevent summer learning loss while getting fourth and fifth grade students excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).


Contact Nacole Gaines, Youth Development Director, ngaines@yorkcoymca.org



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Y Readers

1st to 4th Grade

A reading program designed to help students improve their reading and writing skills and to address the achievement gap the nation faces.

The program runs for 7 weeks over the summer months. Students who participated in summer reading programs increases reading levels by 2.7 months. Y Readers are more confident and interested in their education than the average student. Participants receive educational tools, daily pool passes, and attend weekly educational field trips.

Program details will be announced at a later date. (3/16/2020)

Contact Nacole Gaines, Youth Development Director, ngaines@yorkcoymca.org




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9th to 12th Grade

Y-Achievers is a college-preparatory program that helps teens and young adults prepare for their futures. The program includes: Career exploration, SAT/ACT preparation, tutoring, networking, mentoring, college tours, communication workshops, and leadership development workshops.  Learn more



Youth and Government

7th - 12th Grade

This program aims to develop young men and women to be better citizens by being both knowledgeable and active in determining the future of our democracy. Students meet with other Youth and Government clubs, discuss, debate and propose legislation for change.

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Youth Wellness Center Program

Ages 11-13

Youth learn to how to use cardio and strength equipment safely and effectively in this 4 class program.  A new fitness topic and skill is introduced each week.  Parental participation is required.