YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS

Do you have a child who loves to learn and explore the outdoors? Would your son or daughter like to catch tadpoles, search for beetles under logs, go for a butterfly hike, touch a real live turtle or pretend to fly like a bird? Environmental Education (EE) classes are offered at the Apple Creek YMCA throughout the week, and give children the opportunity for age-appropriate learning about the natural world around them. All classes have an indoor and outdoor component and combine stories, crafts, hikes and activities with hands-on exploration and learning. 

The EE department at the Apple Creek YMCA also offers special events, hikes and family programs on weeknights and evenings throughout the year to give families the opportunity to explore the Bruce B. Purdy Nature Preserve together with a Y naturalist.