Warren County YMCA

Champion Programs

We all know or have someone in our life that has championed through many obstacles in their life. The following programs have been designed to meet the needs of our community members who are looking for support for family and friends in need of programs to support limitations in mobility, intellectually limited abilities, as well as social and emotional development.




Firefly is a fun and exciting program at the Warren County YMCA for adults with intellectual disabilities. Click here for more information.



KIDZfit Youth Exercise Class - All Inclusive...KIDZfit is designed for all youth ages 5-12 years. Participants will enjoy 45 minutes of exercise activities such as aerobics, light strength work, yoga, obstacle courses, fitness games, and lots of fun in an inclusive environment! Class will meet on Tuesday & Thursday evenings.Held indoors or out weather permitting. Max enrollment = 10. Instructors: Jen Hale & Shelley Lewis

Day: Tuesday & Thursday 
Time: 5:30-6:15 pm
Ages: 5-12
Cost per 5-week session:
Members: $15.00
Non-members: $30.00
Registration: Sign up with our 5-week session registration dates.



KIDZfit Outdoor Adventures...KIDZfit Outdoor Fun Saturdays is for youth ages 5-12 years. Classes will be held outdoors and activities will include obstacle courses, sports, playground fun, outdoor walks, and more! Join us for this all-inclusive environment! Be sure to dress for the weather.  We will hold class inside if the weather is inclement.  Max enrollment = 6. Instructor: Jen Hale & Shelley Lewis

Day: Saturdays (Not held during Summer)
Time: 1:00-1:45 pm
Ages: 5-12
Cost per 5-week session:
Members: $10.00
Non-members: $20.00


KIDZFIT - Horseback Riding

KIDZfit Horseback Riding for youth ages 5-14 years. Introduce your child to horses in an inclusive environment. Kids will be divided into groups and rotate through stations that include; grooming, driving wagons, and riding! Learn to care for and lead the horses. Held April thru August with our 5-week programming. *Waiver must be signed at registration.

**LOCATION: Sky Walker Stables, 315 S. Main St. Ext., Jamestown, NY. Parents must bring child to stables. (Parents are welcome to stay and participate.) All participants MUST have closed shoes/boots.
Max enrollment = 10. Instructors: Shelley Lewis & Jen Hale
Register during our 5-week sign-up period.

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Ages: 5-14
Cost per 5-week session:
Members: $25.00
Non-members: $45.00



Champion Swim Lessons (Private Swim Sessions for Champion Swimmers)

Private swim lessons for our Champion special needs swimmers. Champion Swim lessons offer swim lessons with 'Swim Angelfish' instructors specially trained in overcoming roadblocks commonly seen in children with sensory processing disorders and other disabilities. Most swim lessons start as one-on-one so each child has individual attention to promote in and around the water. As the swimmer progresses, swimmers may be paired up with another swimmer for a semi-private lesson. Group size would always remain small in order to ensure safety. Please email Caroline Check, Swim Angelfish Instructor at: champion@warrenymca.org to schedule a swim time or for additional information.


  • Saturday 9:30 - 10:00 am
  • Saturday 10:00 - 10:30 am
  • Saturday 10:30 - 11:00 am
  • Saturday 11:00 - 11:30 am
  • Saturday 11:30 - 12:00 noon
  • Weekdays: Morning/Evening (Contact Caroline for times)

Cost: Free
Ages: 3 to 17
Register: Contact Caroline Check as indicated above to schedule an appointment.
Note: Due to the high demand for Champion lessons, having 2 no-call, no-shows for a scheduled lesson will result in forfeiture of a spot for the lesson and the participant will be put back on the bottom of the waitlist.





This swim is set aside for anyone with a physical or mental handicap. Click here for more information.