YMCA of Barry County

Youth Programs

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Build Character. Have Fun!

Youth programs offered by the YMCA will focus on skill development, strong character, building confidence, learning new skills, improving themselves, and having fun throughout the year. Sign up now and see the difference the YMCA can make!

Summer 2023 Programs

Spring Break Camp
Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter Class Teaches:

  • Safety Skills
  • Child Care Skills
  • First Aid & Rescue Skills
  • Life & Business Skills

Upcoming Classes:

  • September 23, 2023
  • December 9, 2023
    10:00 am – 3:30 pm
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Basic Hair Braiding Class


  • WHEN: Wednesdays, 6-7 pm
  • 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
  • WHERE: YMCA Lodge
  • AGE: 8-17 years old
  • COST: $50 (Includes a Hair Styling Mannequin to keep)
  • INSTRUCTOR: Courtney Girrbach,
  • K & C Boutique Salon Owner

LIMIT 6 Students Per Class

Parents are encouraged to participate with child at no charge.

  • Class 1: Basic Hair Braiding & Hand Placement, & Introduction to French Braiding
  • Class 2: French Braiding & Hand Placement
  • Class 3: Techniques, Questions & More Challenging Braids
Kids’ Night Out

An Evening Away While The Kids Play

Looking for a fun, engaging evening for your kids and a little free time for yourself? Send them to the Y for a fun evening participating in camp activities, crafts, AND eating dinner!

Hunter Safety

Hunter Safety Educates Knowledgeable, Responsible, & Involved Hunters

This 2-day course provides basics on how firearms work, shooting skills, marksmanship, hunting techniques, game care, survival skills, tree stand safety, basic wildlife management and hunter ethics.

Next course available in 2023:

Session: Saturday, September 23rd, 9:00 am-4:00 pm and Sunday September 24th, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

  • Instructor: Jeff Harthy
  • Location: YMCA of Barry County, 2055 Iroquois Trail, Hastings
  • Fee: $10 (payment due at first class)
  • Students under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Class limited to 45 participants
  • There will be outside activities, so dress for the weather
  • Registration Process:
  • To Register, visit: https://michigan.storefront.kalkomey.com/em/events/5067

Registration is through the DNR not the YMCA

Financial Assistance

Apply one time annually for your entire family.

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Coach Youth Sports

Coach youth sports and your child plays for FREE! To qualify, you must apply online, complete online training, and be selected as a coach.
For more information, contact Gina McMahon at 269-945-4574.

Apply to Coach


Referee, Lifeguard, Childcare and more.