Programs at Northwest

Active Older Adults

At the Northwest Family Branch, seniors stay active, get involved, and gain a sense of belonging. Whether it’s joining a social club, taking a class or participating in special events like senior camping, the Northwest 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 refer to the Session Handbook or contact Jessica Turpyn at 723-5463. Click here to view our program offerings.


Aquatics programs at the Northwest Family Branch include parent-child, preschool and Active Older Adult classes along with swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. The Northwest Y also offers a youth competitive swim team program as well as lifeguard, swim instructor, First Aid and CPR training. For more information, contact James Meier at 723-5467.

Birthday Parties

Schedule your party at the Northwest Family YMCA and we will provide an event that your child will be sure to remember. All party packages are designed for the birthday child and 12 guests. Birthday party packages will vary to include: a party hostess, juice & table settings, balloons and one sheet pizza. Parties can be booked for any Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday afternoon and can accommodate additional youth guests for $8.00 each. For more information or to book a party, visit Birthday Party Packet Information  OR contact the Birthday Party Hotline at 723-5472.

Preschool (Ages 2-5)

The YMCA of Greater Rochester’s preschool programs seek to develop the whole child by fostering their physical, emotional and social growth. Activities are structured around our “learning through play” philosophy. Click here to view our preschool program offerings.

Youth Development
The Northwest Family YMCA offers a licensed before and after school program within the Greece and Hilton School Districts. The School Age program reinforces positive values in a caring atmosphere. Fun Clubs are offered during days off from school for Greece and Hilton. We also offer an Emergency Fun Club for Greece and Hilton Schools closed for snow days.
For more information on all of our child care offerings, click here. For information on our Vacation Fun Club, click here.

Family Time
The Northwest Family YMCA is focusing on families with children ranging from infants to teens by featuring programming for every member of the family to enjoy. Special attention is being given to providing members with a full range of activities on weekends. The following program options and activity areas allow families to participate together or independently while at the YMCA.
Prime Time Kids: (ages 5 -12) Prime Time gives your children more independence and freedom to let them choose what activities they participate in.
Friday Nights:8:00 pm, a different activity each week. Weekly activities may include craft, land inflatable, bingo, Family Zumba and much more!
Family Fitness: Growing up fit as a family develops healthy family lifestyles. Our Gulick Gym promotes families with children ages 7 and up to have fun while working out together in a safe, fun environment.
Family Open Gym/Open Swim: Time is set aside just for families to play in the gym or to swim in the pool.  Check out the pool schedules for family swim.

Health, Well-Being and Fitness
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. At the Northwest Y, you can examine nutrition, weight management, stress reduction, the role of community support and more. Our certified coaches and instructors can help you identify what's most important to you and how to achieve success.
Health, Well-Being and Fitness programs at the Northwest Family YMCA are geared toward all ages and all levels of activity including Youth, Teens, Adults, Seniors and Families. Programs include Wellness Programs, Group Exercise and Nutrition Counseling. We also have specialized staff members available to help you achieve your fitness goals, such as Personal Trainers. Whatever your fitness goals are, the Northwest Y is here to support you every step of the way! For more information, please refer to the Session Handbook or contact Marcus McAlpin 723-5474. Click here for program details.

Iddy Biddy Sports (ages 3-5)
The Northwest Y 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 sports such as soccer, basketball and floor hockey.
Youth Sports (ages 6-12)
In our classes and leagues, children will work on individual skill development, will learn how to work as a team and will be introduced to sport specific team strategies. We will provide an environment in which our athletes learn and understand the importance of positive competition, sportsmanship and healthy lifestyle choices.
Our leagues will enable your child to experience individual skill development, teamwork and will be introduced to various sport strategies. Values such as sportsmanship, positive competition and socialization will be incorporated in game play. Your child will learn Y core values - caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Through our leagues and classes, children will develop self confidence on and off the field while learning and having fun.
  • Iddy Biddy Indoor Soccer
  • Youth Indoor Soccer
  • NFL Flag Football
  • Youth Floor Hockey
  • Youth Speed and Agility
  • Outdoor Track and Field
Click here to find out more information.
Children will work with coaches to teach children basic gymnastics skills. Children will work on all apparatus (bars, beam, springboard & floor mats). We emphasize giving children a positive introduction to gymnastics. Children will increase strength, balance and confidence in this session. Click here for program offerings.
Adult Sports
Additional information coming soon!
For more information, contact 723-5474.


Teen Time: ​This after school care program is designed for students in grades 6-8, Monday-Friday from 2:30-6:30pm.  Activities include: free time, homework, activity period (sports, team building, cooking, swimming, Gulick Gym and specialty classes).

Leaders Club: It’s mission is to develop a sense of social responsibility through volunteerism within the Y and in the outside community. We will work on personal growth, team building and the development of individual leadership qualities. This club will promote character development by stressing values such as caring, respect, responsibility, honesty and at the same time offer fun times and opportunities for new friendships.

Vacation Fun Club:  Open to grades 6-8.  What a great way for teens to spend their days when school is not in session!  The program is held at the YMCA.   Activities include use of Teen City, gym games, teambuilding activities and swimming. There must be at lease 8 teens in the program to run. Click here for the schedule.

For more information, contact Michelle Trax at 723-5479.