At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. Learn more about our programs designed to nurture youth development.



Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. We offer swim lessons, family swim, competitive swimming teams. Whether it’s learning how to swim, perfecting your stroke or staying fit, we have a program for you.

View Aquatics Programs

Child Development

The Y offers a wide array of programs for Ligonier Valley kids. From fitness to sports to art to academic programs, Y classes are taught by talented and experienced staff. Check out the programs below!

View Child Development Programs


gymnastic-kidGymnastics is a wonderful sport involving the performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and balance. Gymnastics programs teach kids to tumble, run, jump and twist in our kid-friendly programs. Check out our programs!

View Gymnastics Programs

Youth Basketball

It’s no secret that the YMCA is the official home of basketball and that we bring communities together like no other organization can. At the Y, kids participate in every basketball game and receive equal playing time, regardless of skill level.

View Youth Basketball Programs


Our Soccer Program helps kids become not only better soccer players, but better people as well. It’s a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels. Every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun!

View Soccer Programs

Sports Camps

Flag football playerCamps encourage and promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development!

View Sports Camps

Swim Team

swim-teamOur swim team programs are designed to emphasize technique, endurance, sportsmanship, and most importantly, to have fun! To develop strong athletes, we believe that you must focus on more than just the physical aspect of training.

View Swim Team Information