Mission: Provide school-age members with a safe and fun environment to learn, foster friendships, and explore character building activities that will shape the rest of their lives.
The Y provides a wide range of activities for children ages 6 weeks through 8th grade all year long. All of the Y’s programs focus on providing a fun and safe atmosphere for our youth while teaching participants about the Y’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring.
The Y in the Park resides in a restored and remodeled historic log building in Buffalo’s Washington City Park further expands the Y’s mission of serving the community. This beautiful, spacious, and calming space serves as a place for our Afterschool, Day and Summer Camp programs, as well as some fitness classes.
Drop-In Child Care
With a family membership, members may use our state licensed child care, which accepts children from 6 weeks old – kindergarten. Our child care is open Monday – Thursday from 8:00am to 12:00 noon.
Our afterschool program runs from 3:30pm – 5:45pm, Monday – Friday during the school year. We offer plenty of fun and excitement to end the school day, from crafts and games, to swimming in the Y’s indoor pool.
We offer 12 weeks of camp during the summer months. Our fun filled schedule changes weekly and keeps our campers coming back for more. With archery, journaling, hiking, swimming, and many more activities both in town and out, your child will have a great, active summer.
During no school days, we offer an exciting and positive place to be with a wide range of activities. Whether it is exploring the Big Horns, taking trips out of town, crafts, games, or swimming, we strive to make our no school days the place to be.
Gym and Swim
The focus of our preschool gym & swim program is to help develop your child’s gross motor skills through active play. We will be offering 9 different classes for the 2017-18 school year. The swim classes will consist of water safety, stroke development and water games. The gym classes will focus on games, sports and activities that help develop teamwork, sportsmanship and kinetic awareness.
Next Available Sessions:
- Feb 5 – Mar 1: Classic Indoor Games – 4 weeks/$30
- Mar 5 – Mar 29: Swim Lessons 3 – 4 weeks/$30
- Apr 9 – Apr 26: Exploring Spring at the Y in the Park – 3 weeks/$25
- Apr 30 – May 17: Water Games – 3 weeks/$25
Available Time Slots & Age Groups:
- Monday/Wednesday AM 4/5 Preschool 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
- Tuesday/Thursday AM 4/5 Preschool 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
- Tuesday/Thursday AM Kindergarten 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
- Tuesday/Thursday PM Pre-K 3:15 PM- 4:00 PM
All of the gym & swim classes are high energy and are sure to help your preschooler make friends, memories and learn new skills. We welcome all preschoolers that are 4-6 years old. Children must be able to dress/undress themselves for swimming.
You can access the schedule for each program mentioned above on our Activity Calendar.