Family Time

One of our priorities at the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County is to strengthen families. We offer activities and events to promote quality time for families to spend together.


Come spend the second Friday of the month at our Y! Each night will feature different activities including: open swimming, open gym, Youth Center activities, open racquetball courts. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

  • Second Friday of the month 8 pm-Midnight
    • October 13
    • November 10
    • December 8
    • January 12
    • February 9
  • Ages: 12-15
  • Members: $2 Guests: $5


Cherish family time at the Y every 1st Friday of the month. Participate in activities fun for all ages. Activities and themes will be announced at least one month prior to the event.

  • First Friday of the month 6-8 pm
    • October 6 Theme: At the Orchard
    • November 3 Theme: Gobble Gobble
    • December 1 Theme: Winter Wonderland
    • January 5
    • February 2
  • Free with a Family Membership!


S’mores, stories and more at the Y! Enjoy campfire treats, stories, and camp songs during our campfire program. If it’s raining, we will bring the fun (but not the fire!) indoors.

  • September 23, 7-8:30 pm
  • October 14, 7-8:30 pm
  • Free with a Family Membership!


Enjoy time together swimming and playing in our pool. Children under the age of 8 must be supervised in the water by an adult 16 years old or older.

  • Second Saturday of the month 2-4 pm
    • September 9
    • October 14
    • November 11
    • December 9
    • January 13
    • February 10
  • Free with a Family Membership!


A moment away while the kids play. Drop your children off with us for an evening of guided play and swimming. Light snacks provided. Space is limited so please register at the Welcome Desk.

  • Third Friday of the month 6-9 pm
  • Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
  • Family Memberships: $20 for first child
    • $5 for each additional child


Need some time for errands? We’ve got you covered! Every Thursday starting in September, we’ll provide time to watch the kids while you take some time off. Space is limited so please register at the Welcome Desk.

  • Thursdays 9:30-11 am
  • Ages: 6 weeks -Pre Kindergarten
  • Family Memberships: $10 for first child
    • $5 for each additional child


Parent & Tot Time is a non-structured indoor playtime for youth ages 4 & under and their parent/s. No need to pre-register, attend when it works for you!

  • Mondays, 9:30-11 am
  • Free with a Family Membership!


Families are welcome to join us for a FREE Halloween Harvest Festival! Come enjoy face painting, games, prizes and more in a family-friendly environment. All ages are welcome. Costumes are optional, but encouraged!

  • Saturday, October 28, 9:30-11:30 am


At the Y, we are committed to building strong and SAFE families. At our Family Safety Day we will have a variety of stations where kids and parents can learn how to stay safe in different situations and environments. Learn how to be safe around water, fires, and much more. Special demonstrations will be provided by local police and fire departments. Kids will earn a safety badge to show off what they know about staying safe.

  • Saturday, October 14, 9-11 am


Let holiday shopping and stress be much easier with the Y. Drop off your little “elves” with us while you prepare for the holiday season. Kids will enjoy fun and games in the gym and pool areas. Due to the unique needs of every child, please pack a sack lunch.

  • Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm
    • December 9
    • December 16
    • December 23 (for those last minute shoppers)
  • Ages: 3-12 years (must be potty trained)
  • Family Memberships: $30 for first child
    • $10 for each additional child


As part of our Family Night at the Y on February 2nd, we will have a special event that is all about love. Kids and parents will participate together, and separately, in activities focused on the special love found in families. Join us for this touching event that will remind us what it means to be a family grounded in love.

  • Friday, February 2, 6-8 pm
  • Free with a Family Membership!

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