Programs at Southwest

Active Older Adults
At the Southwest 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 Southwest Y provides seniors with opportunities to meet people and try new things. Designed for individuals 55 years and older, SilverSneakers classes are offered as well as variety of activities and outings. For more information, please contact Roger Gilchrist at 463-3005.

Child Care
The Southwest Family YMCA is pleased to offer a safe, fun environment which serves children ages 3 years to 12 years. Each program offers enriching activities in a fun environment with caring professional staff. Our before and after school care is for kids in grades K-12. Trained staff will supervise children in activities including arts & crafts, structured play, homework, and snack time. Along with our excellent school year programs for your school age children we offer Fun Clubs.
For Universal Pre-K information, please contact Jennifer Roy at 463-3001.
For Before and After School Program information, please contact Bill Nunez at 341-4091.

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 Southwest 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 Southwest 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 Southwest Y is here to support you every step of the way! 

For more information, please contact Roger Gilchrist at 463-3005.

Summer Camp
Set on 800 spectacular acres located along the eastern banks of the Genesee River in the Genesee Valley Park, Camp Thunderbird provides campers ages 4-12 with a well-balanced program. Campers will experience a dynamic program weekly including swimming, sports, adventure and creative/performing arts. A flexible 9-week summer camp season accommodates the needs of our camp families. Please click here to learn more!


Leaders Club: (Ages 11-15) Select teens will have the opportunity to participate in various community volunteer and fundraising activities. Leaders group meetings will be held every Tuesday.

Y.E.S. (Young Empowered Sisters): (Ages 11-16) Young women are provided with diverse cultural experiences in order for them to grow more positively into their maximum potential. Programs on self-esteem, self-empowerment and personal growth are all included in this 4-hour per month program. 

Teen City: (Ages 9-18) Teen City is a safe place for teens to come hang out and enjoy themselves after a long day at school! We offer computers, pool table, ping pong table, PlayStation 2, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii, a safe place to socialize.

Homework Cafe: A place to do homework with friends and get help with any questions you may have about your homework. Professional tutoring services available.

For more information, please contact Rick Lofton at 463-3000.