Family Time

A Place for Families

Today’s families have incredible demands on their time. Long work hours, household chores, keeping up with a child’s busy schedule — all of this can make for a tricky balancing act.

At the Y, there are opportunities for families to spend time together, and have fun while getting some healthy exercise! And when parents sometimes need a night out — Kids’ Night Out provides a safe place for your kids to have fun while you recharge.

Please Note: Family Swim, Family Recreation, Member Child Care, and Birthday Parties are open to Y Family Members only. Kids’ Night Out is open to Non-Members, Members pay a reduced rate.

Click here to read the Y Family Programs handbook.

Family Events

Join us at the Y for monthly family events in the gym, Fridays from 4:00-6:00pm, with crafts, bounce house, and refreshments! Click on the link below to register.

• July 12, August 9

This event is $15 per family. You only need to register one person per event. All family members are welcome through one registration.

* Open to Y Family Members and Early Child Care families.

Family Swim

Time is set aside each day for families to have fun and swim together in our warm program pool. Family Swim is a benefit of Family Membership (no day passes), sign up is required.

Family Swim is by reservation only. Reservations open 48 hours in advance of your preferred time slot, and are limited to one per day.

To view the Aquatics Schedule and sign up, click below.

Family Recreation

Let the kids run around, shoot hoops, or use any equipment available in the Gym during this time set aside for families only.

Family Recreation is a benefit of Family Membership (no day passes). Learn more about membership types here.

Family Recreation is on hold for the summer due to low attendance, and will resume in the fall.

Kids’ Night Out

Have your child (age 3 – 12) join the Y for Kids’ Night Out! Parents can enjoy an evening to themselves while kids play and enjoy pizza! Please bring a water bottle.

Two Kids’ Night Out events every month!

Time:  5:30 – 8:30 pm
Date: July 27, August 10
Location:  Greater Burlington YMCA
Cost:  $40 for members / $60 for non-members + $20 / additional child

Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Birthday Parties

Have your child’s birthday party at the Y!

Birthday parties are a membership benefit, and require an active Family Membership.

When: Saturdays between 2:00 and 5:00pm. Times and dates are on a first-come first-served basis. Please note: Birthday Parties fill up quickly, and book many months in advance!

Options: Program Pool Party Package (warm pool, includes splash pad), or Gymnasium Package — set up as for Family Rec with bounce house.

Both options will include an hour and a half in the Pool or Gym, and an hour in the party space.

Pool Party Package = $375
Gym Party Package = $330

Includes set up, tables and chairs, tablecloths, plates, cups and utensils, and clean up. The party space is the only rental space where food and drink is allowed.

Parties include a Family Programs Staff coordinator.

Please note: there is no current availability during July + August. 

Pool Rules

We require 1 adult in the pool for every 3 swimmers who require supervision. 

  • Ages 5 & Under: A parent/guardian must provide supervision — defined as being in the pool and within arm’s reach. 
  • Ages 6-9: May be in the pool alone if they have passed the swim test. In-water supervision by parent/guardian required if child has not passed a swim test. 
  • Ages 10-12: May be in the pool alone if they have passed the swim test. In-water supervision by parent/guardian required if child has not passed a swim test.
  • Ages 13-17: May be in the pool alone. 

Additional Aquatic Center Rules 

  • You must shower before entering the pool.  
  • No glass or street shoes are allowed in the pool area. 
  • Please do not swim if you are ill — you may infect others. 
  • Always WALK on the pool deck. 
  • NO DIVING! The pool is shallow, spinal injuries can occur. 
  • Use of all equipment is at the discretion of the Lifeguard. Use of fins is not permitted for open swim in the Program Pool. 
  • Refrain from underwater distance swimming and breath-holding activities. 
  • No dunking, pushing, or rough play. 
  • Please supervise your children in the Splash Pad area, which is not lifeguarded. Children should use “inside voices” and may not climb on structures.  
  • The strip between pools is for Aquatics Staff ONLY. 
  • Be respectful of Lifeguards enforcing these YMCA policies. It is their responsibility to keep all swimmers safe!  
  • Inflatable flotation devices such as arm wings are prohibited. 
  • Children cannot swim alone with only a flotation device; a parent must be in arm’s reach at all times and not rely on flotation devices.