Outdoor Kids – Reopening Information


We miss our Y kids, and we know our Y families are eager to know when our childwatch program will resume. We are excited to take a first step by offering supervised outdoor activities while parents take advantage of a class. Y Staff members provide a caring, structured, outdoor environment full of safe, social, educational, and fun activities.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Parent must have an active YMCA membership and must remain at the Y at all times.
  • Membership must include dependents ages 3-11 to participate.
  • All children must be 100% potty trained – No diapers, pullups or training pants..
  • Parents must provide a water bottle and mask
  • Children will enter the facility in the event your child must enter the building to use the bathroom.
  • Parents are asked not to leave belongings with their child – including bags, toys, etc
  • Children will engage in activities in small age-appropriate groups upon arrival.



  • To promote social distancing members are asked to reserve a space for their family prior to visiting the YMCA.
    • Click here to view the reservation system.
    • Click here for written instructions on how to register for an account then reserve a space
  • Members will check in at the front desk where they will be directed to the Outdoor Adventure Zone location to check in their child.
  • At check in, every child’s temperature will be taken.
  • Parents will be asked to confirm that their child is not displaying any of the symptoms of concern for COVID 19 and review the programming participation standards.
  • Children will sanitize their hands prior to entering the adventure zone.
Safety Measures:
  • All staff will be required to wear masks throughout the duration of the program.
  • Planned activities will exclude sharing of materials and implement social distancing practices between participants.
  • All equipment, tables, etc. are cleaned prior and after each use.
  • Staff and participants will sanitize their hands after each activity.


Stowe Family YMCA

  • Upon entering the Y, families will scan in then be directed to the glass door in the entrance hallway to check in their child.
  • Activities will take place in the athletic field behind the YMCA

Warlick Family YMCA

  • Upon entering the Y, families will scan in then be directed to the appropriate drop off location.
  • Locations include – Boathouse, Soccer field