Ability Programs for Youth
Central Bucks Family YMCA offers adapted activities for youth of all ages including land fitness classes, one-on-one fitness instruction, karate, ACHIEVE peer socialization, summer camp, teen nights and afterschool programs.
Ability Summer Camp
Looking for an outstanding camp experience for a child with special
needs? Ability Camp is a "camp within a camp" and provides support for
campers who require smaller ratios and additional support. Find out more
on page 10 of our brochure or contact Meghan Halbertstadt at 215.348.8131, x1136.
Ability Day-Off School Camp
Holiday camp is available for children of all abilities on days when schools are closed and families are looking for fun, safe and engaging coverage for their children.
Next Ability Day Off Camp
November 22, 24
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ABILITY - Programs for Youth
Ability Holiday Camps
Send your child to the Y for their best day off from school ever! Kids will enjoy fun activities such as art, music, and games in the morning followed by outside sports and games, and swimming in the afternoon.
ABILITY - Teen Night
Typically held the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Activities include swimming, dancing, sports, games and more! Payment is cash at the door, typically $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers unless otherwise indicated.
ACHIEVE (9 to 14 years)
Connections. Play. Friendships. ACHIEVE. A program for individuals with socialization goals that promotes connection, character development and interpersonal skills though activities and play that may lead to relationships and friendships. Program participants will work hand in hand with same-age, typical peers (buddies), mentors and an Ability instructor to learn these core skills and practice them week to week.
Adapted Aquatics - Group
Focus on water acclimation, self-confidence, and beginnings swimming skills on their front, back and side. Participants are encouraged and taught how to voluntarily submerge while standing and swimming. Ratio 1:4
Adapted Aquatics - Mainstream Group
Adapted Aquatics - Private Swim Lessons
Adapted Arts & Humanities
Adapted Fitness - Private Lessons
Adapted Gymnastics - Mainstream Group
Adapted Karate - Mainstream Group
Adapted Karate - Private Lessons
Adapted Sports - Mainstream
4 Biking lessons with an instructor. Biking 101 Evaluation required before this program.
Contact Meghan to register at 215.348.8131, x1136.
Club After 2 (age 12 to 21)
After School Program for students ages 12-21
Fit Me (age 6-17)
FitMe is small-group and individual fitness instruction for children and teens with special needs. Led by a pediatric physical therapist, small groups of individuals will participate in strength, endurance, and flexibility activities incorporating coordination, balance, socialization, and FUN! An open gym space encourages functional strengthening and whole-body movement. Prior to enrollment, participants will receive a one-on-one consultation with the instructor to review medical history, assess current fitness and mobility levels, discuss goals, and determine best class placement. One-on-one instruction is also available. A written physician clearance to participate in exercise is required.
FitMe Private Sessions (age 6-17)