Programs at the Carlson MetroCenter

Active Older Adults

At the Carlson MetroCenter Branch, seniors stay active, get involved, and gain a sense of belonging. Whether it’s joining a social club, taking a class, engaging in a fitness training program or participating in special events like senior camping, the Carlson MetroCenter Y provides seniors with opportunities to meet people and try new things. Designed for individuals 55 years and older, SilverSneakers and Water Fitness classes are offered, as well as variety of activities and outings. For more information, please contact Peggy McNamara at 341-4083.
Personal Training is available for Older Adults with Peggy McNamara. Call now to start your new routine.


Aquatics programs at the Carlson MetroCenter Branch include parent-child, preschool, and Active Older Adult classes along with swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. The Carlson MetroCenter Y also offers lifeguard, swim instructor, First Aid and CPR training. For more information, please contact Vanessa Martell​ at 263-2667.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Carlson MetroCenter YMCA! Sit back and relax as your child enjoys a memorable birthday celebration led by our trained party staff. Held on Saturday & Sunday afternoons, parties are designed for the birthday party child and 10 guests and include time in the kids’ gym, ¼ sheet cake, pizza and ice cream. For more information please contact Josh Bloom at 263-4238.

Licensed Child Care

The Carlson MetroCenter Child Care Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our center offers a variety of full-time programs, which serve children ages 6 weeks to 4 years. Each program offers enriching activities in a fun environment with caring and professional staff. Programs include: Infant Care, Toddlers, Preschool, Universal Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten Readiness, and Before and After School Programs (BASP). For more information on Child Care options at the Carlson MetroCenter YMCA, please click here.

Upcoming Vacation Fun Club Days:

Monday, October 12
Wednesday, November 11
Wednesday, November 25
Friday, November 27
December 23-24
December 28-31
For more information contact our Child Care Center at 585-263-4283

Health, Well-Being, & Fitness Training Programs

Whether you are new to health and fitness or have been active your entire life, the Y can help you move toward a healthier, happier and more balanced life. In our athletic club, you can examine nutrition, weight management, personal fitness, stress reduction, the role of community support and more. Our certified coaches, instructors and personal trainers can help you identify what's most important to you and how to achieve success.
Health, Well-Being and Fitness programs at the Carlson YMCA are geared toward all ages and all levels of activity including Youth, Teens, Adults, Seniors (senior-specific Personal Training available) and Families. Programs include Wellness Programs, Group Exercise and Nutrition Counseling. We also have specialized staff members and programs available to help you achieve your fitness goals, such as Personal Trainers and our Power and Performance program. Whatever your fitness goals are, the Carlson Y is here to support you every step of the way! For more information, please contact Brian Hahn at 263-4202.
Group Exercise Class Orientations: come to a 30 minute overview of the Group Exercise Classes offered at the Carlson MetroCenter YMCA. In this one-on-one session you'll learn what each class has to offer and what classes may work best to help you meet your personal fitness goals, abilities and interests. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions and find out what classes may go with each other and with other workout routines. This FREE orientation is informative for beginner, intermediate and advanced exercisers. To schedule an appointment, contact Peggy McNamara at 341-4083.

Personal Training

One-on-one personal training programs are administered by a certified staff of fitness professionals who share the YMCA's philosophy of total body fitness. We will design a program and motivate you to reach your personal fitness goals. All programs include a complete fitness profile that measures your cardiovascular fitness level, muscular strength, percent body fat and flexibility. Registration required. For more information please contact Brian Hahn at 263-4202.


September 7 - November 1

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Adult Sports

Adult Basketball League
This is a 3 on 3 league that will have a referee. Games will be played on Sundays.
Begins October 18.
For questions contact Vanessa Martell at 263-2667.
Men's & Women’s Racquetball
Carlson's four racquetball courts can also be used to play handball. Handball is a competitive game similar to racquetball in which either hand or either fist may be used to hit the ball.
Adult Pick-Up Basketball
Teams will be divided as players arrive and all games are recreational.
Adult Pick-Up Volleyball
Pickleball is a combination of tennis and badminton. It is played by hitting whiffle balls with light-weight wooden paddles. Played on a badminton court with 3-foot high net, pickleball can be played in singles and doubles.
Masters Basketball (50 and up)

Youth Sports

Cross Country
Youth Cross Country is designed to provide the opportunity to engage in a pre-competitive, instructional program in which children run on an open air course over natural terrain.
Flag Football
Youth Flag Football is designed to provide children with the opportunity to engage in a pre-competitive, instructional program that teaches the basic flag football skills of passing, receiving, running with the ball, defensive and offensive skills, and the rules and strategies of flag football. 
Youth Summer Sports Sampler
Youth Running Club

Preschool Sports

Iddy Biddy Sports Sampler
The YMCA of Greater Rochester is committed to providing a fun, educational, first sports experience for your child. Our Iddy Biddy Sports program introduces children to the games, rules, and fundamental skills of soccer, baseball, and kickball.

Summer Camp

Camp Thunderbird operates out of the Genesee Valley Park offering fields, trails, a swimming pool, and a playground. We serve children starting in kindergarten through grade 6. Exciting weekly field trips make the summer experience memorable for campers. The Carlson MetroCenter Y also offers summer leadership programs for pre-teens and teens ages 9 through 15. Please click here to learn more!

Contact Bradley Rickman Camp Director at 585-263-4282.

Teen City 

This recreation lounge area is designed with several activity areas with a variety of program offerings. Members are encouraged to come as individuals and as families to engage in fun activities to strengthen relationships or make new friends. Facility Highlights include:
  • Computer Lab
  • Homework Space
  • Air Hockey
  • Table Games
  • Video Games
  • Pool Tables
  • Foosball