From preschool and after school to arts classes and teen programs, the Cross Island YMCA has something for all young New Yorkers and their families.

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Classes for Kids

Our classes for kids little to big include track, dance, sports, arts, science, and much more.
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Summer Camp

Summer camp gives kids a fun, enriching, and high-quality camp experience during the summer – out of the house and off screens.
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Child Care and Preschool

Learn more about our flexible child care and preschool options for children ages 2-5, or sign your child up for UPK.
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Family Programs

Try a parent and child class, or spend time together during family gym, swim, or free fitness classes.
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Y Afterschool

The YMCA serves hundreds of children in quality afterschool programs throughout Queens.
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Holiday Camp

For kids, a day off from school is all about having fun. Our Y is ready to take over with a day’s worth of awesome (and structured) games and activities led by trained, caring adult staff.
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Birthday Parties

Throw a hassle-free, fun-filled birthday party for your child at the YMCA. We offer party packages including pool parties and much more.
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Free Child Watch

Work out or take a class at the Y while your kids have fun in a safe environment.
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Teen Programs

Teens can play a sport, work on leadership skills, prep for college, and give back through Y programs designed for them.

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