Youth Programs


All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development - all grounded int he Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. 

Youth Programs

Before and ASPIRE – Our Before and ASPIRE program is offered in 5 elementary schools throughout Dorchester County and provides a safe, nurturing environment.

Birthday PartiesLet the Dorchester YMCA party packages simplify your day! Our specially trained staff will handle every detail of your child’s day. Choose the Super Deluxe Package and everything is included!

Compass Program - Our Compass Program serves adjudicated kids who are at risk for out-of-home placement.

Summer Camp - The summer camp of the Dorchester Family YMCA, offers boys and girls opportunities to learn new skills, make new friends and have fun - all under the watchful eyes of our caring and trained Y staff. We offer traditional day camp, specialty camps, and sport camps.

Youth Sports

Dance - Ages 3-13, Monthly classes from September until May. 

Fit Teen - Fit Teen is a free class that formally introduces youth in middle school, to the Wellness Room. Our Fit Teen program follows national YMCA fitness regulations and prohibits teens less than 16 years of age from using the weight room

Karate - Ages 6-Adult.  Classes are held on Saturday afternoons.

Little Scoopers - Introduction to lacrosse.

Swim Club - Introducing the DCY Swim Club, designed to build a base and share the values of the sport of swimming from the months of September to February.  Designed to build a core group of children who are interested in achieving competitive success.

Swim Lessons - Ages 6 months and older.  Enjoy learning in a consistent 83 degree indoor heated pool.

Youth Basketball - Our basketball program has continued to grow over the years! Boys and girls learn the skills and strategies of the game, make new friends, and enjoy being part of a team. We offer a Little Shooters for children 4-5, a league for children 8-10 and a clinic for tweens 11-13.

Youth Soccer - Our soccer program has continued to grow over the years! Last fall more than 130 boys and girls learned the skills and strategies of the game, made new friends, and enjoyed being part of a team. We offer Little Kickers for children 2-4 and a league for children 5-8.