Youth Development - child care, swim lessons, camps and sports

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That's why, through the Y, thousands of Snohomish County youth are cultivating the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement.

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Please note that not every branch offers every program. 


Y Camp is an exciting, safe community for young people to explore their environment, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, and make lasting friendships and memories. Learn More >

Child Care

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life. Because of the Y community, kids in Snohomish County neighborhoods are taking more interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, kids learn about teamwork and sportsmanship, and most importantly, learn how to be themselves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Families in Snohomish County need affordable, high-quality child care available at locations and hours that are convenient for their lifestyle. The Y fulfills this need by providing dozens of locations, a wide range of hours, transportation, and financial assistance. Fully licensed staff care for your child, nurturing them as an individual as they learn, grow, and develop social skills.

Education & Leadership

All kids have great potential. At the Y, we help them set and achieve their personal and educational goals. They gain confidence as they recognize the Y as a place where they belong and feel comfortable exploring new interests and passions. Through leadership and academic enrichment programs such as mentoring, Youth & Government, and college preparation, we make sure that every child has an opportunity to envision a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening the community. 

Knowledge, character development, guidance, and encouragement to help youth develop and realize their potential. From Early Childhood Education to Youth and Government, the Y is always there.

Education and Leadership includes:

Swim, Sports & Play

Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives.

Swim, Sports, and Play includes:

  • youth swim lessons and swim teams
  • parent/child swim classes
  • swimming and sports adapted for youth with special needs
  • team sports
  • individual sports
  • group exercise classes for youth
  • youth-specific exercise equipment areas
  • Kids' Night Out
  • Parents' Time Off
  • Friday Night Live
  • Tween Night
  • Urban Adventures
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