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Y Virtual Programs

Terrific interactive program options children can attend from the comfort and safety of home. We are thrilled to be able to offer virtual programs year round!


Virtual Scholar

Virtual Creative Arts & Science

Why Virtual Programs?

Y Virtual Scholar

Continue to build your children's Math and English skills in a fun, virtual environment! Virtual Scholar is a live, interactive curriculum based program led by YMCA Staff in a secure online platform, Google Classroom. Program options are Math or English and grouped by grades 1/2, 3/4, 5/6.  This program will compliment your child’s current education and is not a replacement.  Some great benefits include:

  • Credible instructors
    Your children will learn from energetic staff that are also teacher candidates or certified teachers
  • Small groups
    With only four children per session, yours will get lots of attention and personalized guidance.
  • Focused sessions
    Register your children for Math or English, in a time slot of their school grade.

Check back for Fall program updates coming soon!

Virtual Creative Arts and Science Program

This live-interactive program takes place for six consecutive Saturdays in a secure online platform, Google Classroom. There are two programs available for children: 6 - 8 years old and 9 - 12 years old. This program allows participants to make new friends, play games, make crafts & experience science all led by a trained YMCA staff. Participants will receive a Y-Variety Box delivered to your home the week before your program starts, which will contain all the materials they will need, including a values bead kit and of course a piece of Y-Swag!

Check back for Fall program updates coming soon!

Why your family will love Y Virtual Programs:

  • Live, interactive sessions.
    Children will be virtually supported by experienced Y Virtual Staff
  • Many programs to choose from.
    Choose a virtual program that fits your children's interests
  • We deliver all your Virtual Creative Arts and Science materials
    All materials required for Virtual Creative Arts and Science will arrive at your door step the week before the program begins
  • Expert Virtual Staff.
    They bring years of experience making the experience fun and interactive for participants.
  • Small groups.
    Our programs are designed to keep children engaged throughout the session so groups are no larger than 8
  • Age-appropriate programming.
    We offer a number of time slots based on age, groups and grades

A young girl enjoying YMCA programming from home

How Y Virtual Programs works

We built out virtual programs to be hassle-free for all you busy parents out there

Prior to the first day of your program, you'll receive a welcome email with all the information you will need.

If you are registered for Virtual Visual Arts and Science, your Y Variety Box magically arrives on your doorstep the Friday before (thank you, Purolator!)

We send the link and Instructions for your secure Google Meet straight to your inbox the week before

Your children have a blast in their virtual program sessions!

They love it, tell all their friends, and beg you to register again! 🙂

What is a Y Variety Box?

Your Y Variety Box is the hassle-free way we provide busy parents like you with everything you need for Creative Arts and Science activities.

Art Supplies from the YMCA

  • Arrives on your doorstep the Friday before program starts.
  • Includes a YMCA Values Beads kit and a piece of Y swag!
  • Includes all the materials your children will require for the program activities including detailed, easy-to-follow instructions with pictures.
  • Staff will lead your children through the activity, clarifying instructions, answering questions, and providing encouragement along the way.
  • All of the materials for these activities are safe for younger kids. However, younger children may require assistance from an older sibling, parent, or guardian.

A typical day at Y Virtual Creative Arts and Science

  • Welcome and Community Building Activity
  • Y Variety Box Activity
  • Bio Break
  • Active Fit Break
  • Value Beads Awards & Goals

Preparing for your program:

  • Your participant will need their own unique Gmail account to be able to participate
  • The participant’s Gmail should include their full first and last name as it appears on their program registration
  • A great way to set up a participant's Gmail account is using Family Link
  • Parents will need their own Gmail account to be able to use Family Link
  • Family Link allows parents to know participants are safe online and monitor their activity – read more about Family Link

About the platform
(Used for all Y Virtual Programs)

To participate in Y Virtual Programs, you’ll need a secure Internet connection and access to a tablet or laptop with a web cam so you can join us using Google Meet in Google Classrooms:

  • Secure.
    Children will be invited to a secure Google Meeting in Google Classrooms using their own Gmail Account.
  • Easy for you.
    Many school boards use the platform so many kids already know their way around.
  • Second nature for us.
    Our Program Staff are highly trained in use of the program.

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