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Snow Day Fun Day

We know snow days can be stressful for families, especially when child care is a challenge. That’s why here at the Northern Lights YMCA, we strive to provide your child with a fun-filled day even when school is out! Bring a lunch and snack, swimsuit and towel and outdoor winter gear.

AGES: 5-12 years
TIME: 7:30-4:30 PM
COST: $28 Member; $34 General Public

****Please keep in mind we can accommodate a limited number kids on a first come, first serve basis.*****

Parents Night Out (Age 3-12)

Youth participants will enjoy a Gym & Swim at the YMCA, while parents enjoy a night out! Please bring your bathing suit & towel. Pre-registration is required.

AGES: 3-12 years
DAYS: Friday Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec. 7
TIMES: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
COST PER DATE: $12 Members; $18 General Public


Schools Out Fun Day

Looking for something for your kids to do when there is no school, or school gets cancelled? We know these days can be stressful for families, especially when child care is a challenge. That’s why here at the Northern Lights YMCA, we strive to provide your child with a fun filled day even when school’s out! Bring a lunch and snack, swimsuit and towel and outdoor gear. Before and after care is included.

**The YMCA will host Schools Out Fun Days for scheduled half days as well, starting at 12 pm. Cost is $14 ($17 General Public). Please provide lunch if one was not served at school.

AGES: 5-12 years
DAYS: Scheduled school off days and snow days
TIMES: 7:30 am – 6 pm
COST PER WEEK: $28 Members; $34 General Public


Safe Sitter Babysitting Course (Nov 3)

Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR and choking rescue!

  • Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
  • Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
  • First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
  • Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

Pre-registration is required.

AGES: 11 years and up

NEXT SESSION: Saturday, November 3, 8 am-1:30 pm

The course is run several times throughout the year.  call 774-4076 for next available date.

COST: $66 Members; $100 General Public
WHERE: Northern Lights YMCA


After School Fun Club

The YMCA takes a community-wide approach to meeting the needs of the working parents and their children. As a community partner with schools and families, the YMCA ensuresthat a quality program is provided to all children. This program offers the children anopportunity to participate in age appropriate activities. We offer a daily nutritious snack, homework time, out-door play and swimming on Fridays.

Busing is available.

WHO: Age 5-12
WHERE: Northern Lights YMCA – Dickinson
WHEN: Monday-Friday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm when school is in session


  • Full Week: $35 Members $57 General Public
  • Half Week (3-day): $21 Members $35 General Public

Enrollment is limited, so please call to pre-register your child’s spot!

Day Camp – Winter Break (Age 5-12)

Looking for something for your kids to do when school is out for Winter break? Y not sign them up for Day Camp? Each fun-filled day will include group activities, crafts, games, and swimming. Please bring a lunch, snack, swimsuit, towel, and outdoor winter weather gear. Pre-registration is required.

DATES: Dec. 22, 26, 27, 28 and Jan. 2, 3, 4
(Before & After Care offered for additional charge all days)
AGES: 5-12 yrs old
COST (per week): $59 Members $77 General Public
TIMES: 9 am-4 pm

Additional cost for before and after care

  • Before care: 7:45-9 am and after care. $3.50
  • After care: 4-5:15 pm $3.50

Register at the YMCA Welcome Desk or with a credit card over the phone at 774-4076.

Photographs of kids at day camp


Little Lights Tot Watch

A Free tot watch service offered to members. Let us watch your child while you enjoy one of our fitness classes or use our fitness center, gym or pool. 1.5 hour maximum time limit for each child per night.

24-hour advance pre-registration is required. No-show charge of $3.50.

Call 774-4076 to reserve your spot.

AGES: 1-7 years

  • Monday-Thursday, 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • Saturday, 9:00 – 11:00 am

COST PER USE: $0 Members; $3.50 General Public