We want kids to learn, grow, and succeed!

And at the Oakland Y, our youth programs aim to do just that! Learn more about our Summer Youth Programs here!

Summer Youth Session Begins June 3rd - July 27th | Registration  Now Open!!!!

Youth Program guide| Summer 1   

Teen Zone (ages 12-17)

Video Game Nights

Game nights will be hosted every  4th Friday of the month from 5:00 - 7:30 pm. Snacks will be provided.

Teen Pick-Up Basketball

Teen Pick-Up Basketball will be hosted every Wednesday and Friday from 7:30-9: 30 pm 

Teen Yoga: Starting: August 5th 

 This Class will offer teens the experience of the power and benefits of yoga in a fun and teen-friendly environment. Yoga helps teens develop better body awareness, self-control, flexibility, and coordination. Students will learn to carry these skills beyond class and into their hectic daily lives of school, family and work responsibilities. The goal of the class is for teens to develop a balanced and integrated body for a lifetime of health and wellness through self-awareness and self-management. 

Day/Time | Monday 6:20-7:05pm

Youth Co-Ed Basketball League (Ages 3-5, & 9-11 )

Youth basketball team usually play one game per week and attend one practice per week. Team member spends time on skill-specific drill and learning plays and game strategy. 

Jersey Fee: Included in Price. 


Ages 3-5year old 
  • Practice | Wednesday   | Time: 5:30-7:30 pm 
  • Game Day | Saturday  | Time: 10-11am
Ages 9-11year old 
  • Practice | Wednesday | Time 6:35-7: 35 pm
  • Game Day | Saturday | Time 11:15-12:15pm

Youth Basketball League Register Here

Youth Basketball Clinic (ages 7-8, and 11-13 years old )

Youth basketball at Downtown Oakland YMCA is a fun and exciting way for kids ages 3-13 to make new friends and stay active. Designed to teach individual skill development and teamwork, players are encouraged to improve their skills through in-house scrimmages and games with other local YMCAs. Registration now open!

Summer Session 1: June 3rd - July 27th 

Ages 7-8 years old 
  • Practice | Monday 5:30-6: 30 pm | Saturday 12:30-1:30pm
Ages 11-13 years old 
  • Practices | Monday 6:35-7:35pm | Saturday 1:35-2:35pm

Youth Basketball Clinic Register Here

YMCA Little Lotus Yoga ( age 6-11)

The class focuses on the union of the spirit mind and body. With games, stories, imagination, and kid-friendly yoga poses we simplify a complex, ancient practice into something that is modern, inclusive, accessible and fun. 

Day/ Time | Saturdays 11:35-12:35pm

Little Lotus Yoga Register Here

Toddler & Me Yoga 

parent and child Yoga class is designed to introduce children to the wonderful world of yoga poses and activities and become aware of their inner selves through music, laughter and play!. 

Toddler & Me Register Here

Youth Dance (ages 3-8)

Ballet (ages 5-8)

Our Ballet class is designed to inspire and encourage your child while instructing them in essential ballet positions, such as foot and posture alignment, working at the barre, executing floor exercises, turns, leaps and more.

Pre-Ballet (ages 3-5)

Our instructors lead participants in an introduction to ballet basics. Children will enhance balance, coordination, rhythm, and dance skill in a nurturing environment. We invite family and friends to join us the end of each session for a dance performance!

Hip-Hop/Jazz (ages 5-8)

This high-energy, fun-filled class will teach basic beginner hip hop/jazz moves. Students will enhance coordination, work on rhythm, musicality, and isolations through fun dances and dance games.

Dance 101 (ages 3-5)

Explore many different styles of dance while improving balance, coordination, and motor skills. Students will be introduced to basic techniques from ballet, modern, hip hop, and world dance in a fun and playful class.

Youth Dance Register Here

STEM Fundamentals using LEGO (ages 5-9) | Summer ll Session  August 10th -September 14th 

Gear up your engineering skills with Play-Well Technologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects like Houseboats and Mini Golf Courses. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

Registration Coming Soon!!! 

Kids Night Out ( 18 mo - 12 years old )

Ready for a kids-free night? On the first Friday of every month, Bring your kids to us for a fun, supervised night of games, Sports, Crafts, Movies, and dinner.

Time: 6-10pm 

Kids Night Out Register Here

Tennis H.I.T.S. (ages 7-10)

H.I.T.S. is an educational enrichment program focused on growing a child’s core values while having fun and learning the fundamentals of tennis. H.I.T.S. is a tennis program for kids that incorporates the fundamentals of a team sport with life skills enrichment. H.I.T.S. stands for Honesty, Integrity, Teamwork, Sportsmanship and uses the “right-sized” equipment to allow young players to learn and play more effectively. It is a fun and easy program supported by the United States Tennis Association of Northern California’s training and resources.

Summer Session l: June 3- July 27th 

Tennis H.I.T.S Registration Here

Youth Program Refund policy

Questions? Contact Ryan Babbitt, Youth and Family Director
510-318-7666 or Rbabbitt@ymcaeastbay.org