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7 South 4th St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
P: 712-322-6606
F: 712-322-0609


Youth Activities

Youth Programs at the Y, help to keep kids active!


Early Childhood Activities

Early Childhood Parties (2-8 years)

Your child can join us for a party based on a fun theme while you workout. Crafts, games, special dress up, and a lite dinner with be served.

April 17- Cowboy & Cowgirl Hoedown
Grab your boots and join us for some hoedown fun and dancing!
Beans and weenies dinner served-perfect for all your cowboys and cowgirls!

May 15- Mother Daughter Tea Party & Makeover
Grandmothers, moms, and daughters all invited for a special night of bonding and pampering! Finger foods served.

July 17- Pirates & Mermaid Splash Night
Fun night of swimming, crafts and games and lite dinner.

5:30-7:30 pm
Member: $7      Non member: $10

Youth and Family Activities

Youth Fitness Training (10-14 years)

For youth members who are interested in keeping themselves fit and heathly by using equipment on the wellness floor. Participants will learn safety and proper technique of all wellness floor equipment, including free weights, as well as discussion of character development, weight room etiquette, basic nutrition and anatomy. Parents do not need to be present for class.

Second Saturday of the month
Saturday -10:15am-12:15pm
Group Sessions: $25 first child + $10 each additional child in the family
Individual Scheduled 2 – hour Sessions:
$55 for one child + $10 each additional

Skill Development Training ( 7-12 years)

Kids will learn skills related to different sports programs like basketball, volleyball, soccer, and dodgeball.
Pre-registration is required.

January 7- April 10
Tuesday and Thursday – 5:30-6:30 pm
Member: FREE  Non member: $40

Easter Egg Hunt

This FREE event is open to the community and children of all ages. Come join us for a beautiful day in the park!
April 19 – 10:00am- FREE Community Event- Bayliss Park

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Join us for TONS of family fun activities: Bounce Houses, Zumba in the park, Relay Races, Obstacle Courses & more!
There will be FREE bike helmets provided by the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, FREE Y drawstring bags full of goodies and door prizes!
June 14- 11:00am-2:00pm- FREE Family Event- Stinson Park-Aksarben Village

Camp out with Dad

Grab your tent and children for a fun filled camp out that includes fishing, a campfire, cookout hotdogs and s’mores!
Pre-registration is required.

Arrowhead Park
June 21-22 -4:00pm-9:00am
Member: $15/couple  Non member: $20/couple
Each additional child: $5

4th of July Fun with the Family

Activities, sports, obstacle course, water games, and cookout.
Followed by spectacular fireworks provided by Harrah’s!
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Pre-registration is required

YMCA Youth Sports Fields- 23rd Ave & 24th St.
(Limited to the first 200 families that register)
July 4- 5:00-10:00pm
(subject to change-based on fireworks provided by Harrah’s)

Member: $15/family   Non member: $20/family
Event Parking: $5

Black Squirrel Triathlon

Lake Manawa State Park, Council Bluffs
August 23, 2014
Contact Megan Essay. 712-322-6606.

Healthy Families

A FREE health and nutrition program for families with children who want to live healthier, more active lives- TOGETHER! The program runs for 8-weeks and families receive a free YMCA membership for the duration of the program.

Please visit the Council Bluffs YMCA Welcome Center for information on the next session.

Member: FRE + YMCA family membership during the program.




Birthday Parties (All ages)





Book a birthday party today! Choose from Bounce House Party or a Swimming Party.
Held at Council Bluffs YMCA and Kirn Pool.

Bounce House Party-is a 2 hour party held in our fitness studio.
1.5 hours in the bounce house then have time for cake and gifts.

Swimming Party- is a 2 hour party held at Council Bluffs YMCA or Kirn Pool.  Enjoy 1 hour of swimming and 1 hour in the party area for cake and gifts.

Council Bluffs YMCA Party Hours-
Friday 6:00-8:00pm

Saturday/ Sunday: 12:00-2:00pm OR 3:00pm-5:00pm

Kirn Pool Party Hours
Friday – 5:30-7:30 pm

Saturday/Sunday- 12:00-2:00 pm OR 1:00-3:00 pm

Bounce House Party Rates:
Member/Non member: $130 for 10 guests +$5 for each additional child
Pool Party Rates- YMCA Pool-
Member: $60 for 10 guests, + $5 for each additional child.
Non member: $80 for 10 guests +$5 for each additional child.

Kirn Pool Rates:
Member: $100  for 10 guests + $5 for each additional child

Non Member: $120 for 10 guests + $5 for each additional child

*After Hours rentals available upon request for addtional fees.

Contact Pamela Saul. 712-322-6606 for more info.


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