Youth Programs

They’re only young once.

And our youth programming makes every minute meaningful, even when you’re not with them.

Fun, sport, enrichment – your city kids have access to it all, year-round, right here at your East Village community center. So rest easy. We’ve got you covered after school, on the weekends, and all summer long.

Youth sports classes and leagues run six days a week at the 14th Street Y, keeping kids aged 3 to 14 active with basketball, flag football, soccer, gymnastics, ballet and more, all in a no-pressure setting.

Teens and tweens can dive into aquatics, lace up for basketball, and even prepare for New York City’s specialized high school admission test with Applerouth instruction. Afternoons are bursting with possibilities, from journalism to karate and beyond, in our After School program, for children in grades PreK through fifth, and transportation is available from our partner schools to the 14th Street Y.

Holiday camps run on school days off and half days, providing a safe, social and supportive space for play and learning (K through 6th grade). For kids with special needs, our dedicated programming includes swim instruction and an exciting weekend schedule featuring soccer, swim, music, movement and art.

For unforgettable summertime fun, check out our roster of summer camps, where children of all ages explore new interests, grow their confidence and make friends for life. From Toddler Camp to New Country Day Camp, the 14th Street Y’s summer programs have something wonderful in store for your child.

Fall registration is still open! All youth programs are rolling admission and prorated. Click below to learn more and register today. 

Winter registration begins Tuesday, December 3, with most programs starting their winter session in February 2020. 

After School

For Children in Grades PreK – 5

The 14th Street Y After School programming engages heads, hands and hearts. Rest easy knowing your child’s afternoon is full, festive and active through 6:00 P.M. – all in a safe and supportive environment.

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Youth Classes

For Children Ages 5 – 12 

Our signature Youth Classes, taught by specially trained counselors and professional teaching artists, give your child the opportunity to hone their skills and express their creativity in a focused, supportive setting.

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Youth Sports

For Children Ages 3 – 14

Our classes focus on skill development in a fun, low-key setting. Support, encouragement and enthusiasm are our building blocks. We leave high pressure and competition at the door.

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KOL Program

For Children & Teens Ages 4 – 17

Keep your children and teens active on weekends with fun, engaging classes include soccer, capoeira, creative movement, art, and music!  KOL is a weekend recreational program for children and adolescents on the high functioning end of the autistic spectrum and related developmental differences.

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New Country Day Camp

For Children in Grades K – 8 

Fully outdoor summer camp experience held on our beautiful 75-acre campgrounds on Staten Island. Our professional staff empowers campers to be themselves in a supportive, nurturing environment. With innovative, kid-charged activities from nature and science, to the arts and athletics, in addition to two daily periods of instructional and free swim, there’s something for everyone at NCDC.

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Holiday Camps

For Children in Grades PreK – 5

Enriching, fun camp programs during school closures and half days for children. Your child will enjoy activities including swimming, the arts, gym time, and field trips!  

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