Youth Development

The YMCA is committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen. From cradle to career, the Y empowers young people to lead inspired, successful lives. The Y believes that young people deserve every opportunity possible to learn, grow and thrive. By connecting kids to their potential, purpose and each other, the Y empowers kids and teens to shape the communities of tomorrow, today. You can count on the Bloomsburg YMCA to provide programs, care, and support for your children.

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Are you looking for a 3-day or 5-day program for your 3–5-year-old?
Our Early Learning Center is a Keystone Stars Accredited Center and
licensed by the Department of Education. The goal of our program is to
provide a safe and nurturing environment that encourages children to
become active in their learning process through hands on materials, games, and music.

Classroom size will not exceed 15 students per teacher. Staff will use the Creative Curriculum program in Preschool. This program contains units and materials that encourage students to explore and discover new ideas. The Creative Curriculum emphasizes communication with parents, and features materials that parents can review, as well as an evaluation program to help teachers communicate a child’s success in the classroom.


*** Registration requires completing the CACFP Enrollment and Eligibility Forms ***

Research shows that children who participate in afterschool programs are more successful in academics, are healthier, and more often maintain positive behaviors. Afterschool Programming is specially geared to achieve these results. Call us for details at (570) 784-0188.

Y-Care is available Monday through Friday, before and after school. We also provide all-day care for scheduled, non-weather related school closings.

Y-Care gives young people an experience that can last a lifetime and inspire them to continue an involvement with the Y for years to come.

All Y-Care programs and special days off require a minimum number of participants for the program to run.

Financial Assistance is available at our YMCA. Please contact Misti at for more information

Keystone STARS Program

We participate in the Keystone STARS program which is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning.  Keystone STARS  improves, supports, and recognizes the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.

Financial Assistance

Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) of Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties offers financial assistance. CCIS forms are available at the front desk of the Y, and should be submitted to CCIS a minimum of thirty days before care is scheduled to begin. The closest ELRC office to the Y is located at 398 Wall St. Danville, PA and is open M-F 8:30am-5:00pm or by phone at (570) 275-3996.

We are concerned about each child and strive to provide safe and fun experiences for all. We encourage children to participate, develop ideas, and most of all, have fun! 

Our staff are certified in CPR/First Aid, fire safety, child abuse prevention and reporting, and emergency action plans. All staff have criminal background checks, child abuse clearances, and FBI fingerprinting clearances. 

Our trained staff are experienced in working with children and look forward to playing a key role in your child’s educational program.

On Track for Success

Afterschool Programming is designed to help kids in every community succeed, developmentally and academically.  Afterschool Programming focuses on five core content areas: academic achievement, creative expression, health and well-being, and teaching values and social skills.

CACFP Enrollment Form
CACFP Eligibility Form
ELRC Packet

For parents, extra support to keep children healthy and safe can go a long way. To give children an adventurous, active and healthy summer, the Bloomsburg Area Y is offering a variety of camp options to meet the needs of all our families’ youth in Bloomsburg and surrounding communities. YMCA camp programs provide a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks are provided at no extra cost.

The Bloomsburg Area Y offers Full Day Summer Camp for ages 6-12 and a Kiddie Summer Camp for ages 3-5.  The Bloomsburg YMCA provides a variety of opportunities to help ensure that children are learning and being physically active in the summer.  Campers also learn how to be responsible and resourceful, work in groups, solve problems and make decisions that will help them grow as individuals – all while having fun.

You will be charged on Fridays before the week of camp. Field Trips are a different fee and have to be paid prior to the trip that week.

Early Bird Registration: Feb 14 – Mar 31

5 Days per Week
Member: $160 | Non-member: $185

3 Days per Week
Member: $135 | Non-member: $160

Before or After Summer Camp Hours: Charged an additional $15/week.

Both before and after Summer Camp is an additional $30/week.

After Early Bird Registration:  Apr 1 – Aug 16

5 Days per Week
Member: $175 | Non-member: $200

3 Days per Week
Member: $150 | Non-member: $175

Before or After Summer Camp Hours: Charged an additional $20/week.

Both before and after Summer Camp is an additional $35/week.

Before Summer Camp Hours are: 6am-9am
After Summer Camp Hours are: 4pm-6pm
Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack will be included. Must notify Serena Hampton if you are registering for Before or After care.

3 Day Members:  $105

3 Day Non-member:  $150

5 Day Members:  $175

5 Day Non-members:  $225

Swim team & lessons

Swim Team & Lessons

2023 BAY Swim Team WINTER

Being a BAY Barracuda means being a part of a team that encourages, supports & pushes each other to be the best they can be!

Practice Times

Red: M-F 4:30-5:30 pm

Pink: MWF 4-5:30 pm; T/TH 4:30-5:30 pm

White & Black: M/F 5:30-7:30pm; T/TH 4-5:45pm; W 4:30-5:30pm

Pricing – Per Month

Black (Advanced): $60
White (Interm.): $60
Pink (Beg/Int): $50
Red (Beginner): $40

Swimmers are required to have an active YMCA membership for the duration of the season.

Download Registration Form

BAY Swimming Lessons

BAY Swimming Lessons give kids the tools they need to be confident in and around water. In these lessons, students discover a respect and love for water. Our 8-class course teaches water safety and basic swimming techniques through lessons, instruction, and fun activities to reinforce skills.
Lessons are taught by BAY Swim Team coaches and swimmers who volunteer their skills to help others
discover a love of swimming. Participation in BAY Swim Lessons is one part of the process to develop your child’s water safety and swimming skills. Year-round practice, regular exposure to water, and positive encouragement
are the tools for developing your child’s comfort level in and around the water.

Sunday Lessons:

Session 3: March 17, 24, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12
Group 1: Ages 4+ 4-4:45pm
Group 2: Ages 4+ 5-5:45pm
Group 3: 6mo.-3yr Parent & Me 6-6:45pm
Group 4: 3 yr transition to independent swim 6-6:45pm
Pricing: Family member $40
Youth Member $60
Non-Member $80 
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BAY Take Your Mark

Take Your Mark is intended to help swimmers transition from swim lessons to the Swim Team.  Basic elements of competitive swimming will be taught.  Swimmers should be able to move independently in the water and be interested in joining the competitive swim team when ready. Register in-person at the front desk!

Session Details

Session I: Sept. 5th- Sept. 21st

Session II: Oct. 3rd- Oct. 19th

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


Location: Bloomsburg Middle School Pool 

Cost: $65 for members |$80 for non-members 

*  Participants of TYM Session 1 who sign up for Swim Team will have their September Swim Team fees waived!

* Participants of TYM Session 2 who sign up for Swim Team will have their October Swim Team fees waived!

*  You must be a current member of the YMCA to participate in Swim Team.


Youth Sports

Youth Sports

The Y is committed to empowering kids to lead healthy, active lifestyles. From gaining confidence to fostering positive relationships, sports at the Y are about building lifelong, healthy habits from the inside out.

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2024 Spring Gymnastics

Preschool (6-weeks) Saturdays 9-9:45AM OR Saturdays 10 – 10:45AM

Our Preschool gymnastics is an introductory gymnastics class for ages 3-6 years old. Children will learn gymnastics fundamentals and movement skills, while participating in activities that foster engagement, independence, coordination, strength, balance, flexibility & cooperation. There will be 4 sessions to choose from!

Session 1: 9AM, Saturdays, March 9th-April 13th

Session 1: 10AM, Saturdays, March 9th-April 13th

Session 2: 9AM, Saturdays, April 27th-June 1st

Session 2: 10AM, Saturdays, April 27th-June 1st

Beginner/Intermediate (12-weeks)

Mondays OR Tuesdays 6p – 7PM 
This class will be split into two sections (beginner & intermediate) – the first few classes will be to determine which section your child will be in. Mon./Tues. classes will be the same,  you must select which day you will be coming at registration. Spots will be limited.