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Out-of-school Enrichment Activities for young children

Y Explorers is a new program developed to give kids more opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive!

Y Explorers is geared toward families whose elementary age kids want to focus on a specific subject as their extracurricular activity or for parents who want to keep their kids engaged after the school day ends. The program is included in your family membership and is currently available at the four YMCA of Central Florida locations listed below, but we hope to add more in the future!

Useful Info


Sessions will go for 4 weeks at a time and start in January 2022.


Grades K–5


Free with your family membership

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Y Explorers intentionally fosters holistic youth development through a range of activities centered around helping youth learn valuable skills while having fun! Y Explorers is available for members in grades K–5 and is included in your family membership!

Y Explorers

Make more of your child’s out-of-school time!

The Y Explorers program focuses on academic support, physical activity, learning, social growth, and healthier habits. Kids will experience a safe and uplifting environment while learning skills, developing interests, and making new friends! Parents will get peace of mind knowing that while they workout, their child is participating in a program led by our certified Y team and enjoy the convenience of their activities being located within the YMCA.

Activity Themes

Under the supervision of our Y team, children participate in exciting, age-appropriate activities based on their preferred activity. Activity themes change monthly.

STEM Enrichment Explorers

This club revolves around science, technology, engineering, and math! Kids will enjoy experiments like making slime and much more.

Art Explorers

From canvas painting to mosaics, your child will get creative—and maybe a little messy—while they learn about a variety of art styles.

Fitness Explorers

In this club, kids will experience various forms of group exercise. From yoga to Zumba, the Y Explorers will learn fun ways to move their bodies. All skill levels are welcome!

Aqua Explorers

In this club, kids who love water will get to have fun spending time in the pool participating in games and activities in a safe atmosphere.

Theater Explorers

Calling all Cast & Crew! Come learn about the ins and outs of putting on a production from acting, set design, theatre vocabulary and more!

Board Game Explorers

In this club, kids will strengthen their social skills, sportsmanship and cooperation in a friendly gaming environment, as well as flex their creativity with opportunities to collaborate in designing their own games.


Please note, club offerings vary by location. Review the clubs offered at participating YMCA family centers.

Dr. P. Phillips YMCA

  • STEM Enrichment Explorers
  • Art Explorers
  • Fitness Explorers

Oviedo YMCA

  • STEM Enrichment Explorers
  • Art Explorers
  • Theater Explorers

Winter Park YMCA

  • Fitness Explorers
  • Aqua Explorers

Get your child started with Y Explorers!