YMCA of Central Ohio

Healthy Kids Day April 30th

On Saturday, April 30, the YMCA of Central Ohio is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families. Healthy Kids Day will include fun active play and educational activities to keep kids moving and learning, in order to maintain healthy habits and academic skills to achieve goals and reach their full potential. Millions of children and their families are expected to participate in Healthy Kids at nearly 1,600 events across the country.

Join us April 30 at your local branch for fun activities for the kids and family!

PLUS Pay $0 Join Fee if you join in-branch... this weekend only!

Click to jump to your branch's activities:


Delaware Community Center YMCA

FREE Swim Evaluations: 8:30a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Activities: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Martial Arts Demonstration
  • Family Zumba
  • Bounce House
  • Bike Rodeo
  • Swim Evaluations
  • Touch a Truck
  • Blood Drive
  • Free bike helmets
  • Fitness Checks
  • 5k/Mile Run/Walk
  • Local Organizations and Businesses:
    -Fire Department
    -Police Department
    -DATA Bus
    -Delaware County of Developmental Disabilities
    -Ohio Healthy
    -Advanced Eye Care
    -Ruffing Martial Arts
    -Dr. Batterton Dentistry
    -Preservation Parks
    -Ohio Corps of Engineers

Activities: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Dental Wellness Checks
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Face Painting
  • Flower Planting
  • Swim Evaluations

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Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA

FREE Swim Evaluations: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Activities: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

  • Swim Evaluations
  • Mascots
  • Lego Table
  • Obstacle Course
  • Bounce House
  • Camp Willson: Live animals
  • Family Zumba
  • Kid’s Run
  • Gaga Pit
  • Face Painting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Urban Grow for Kids Project
  • Clark Hall: Prenatal Mommy and Me Yoga
  • Local Organizations and Businesses:
    - Gahanna Fire and Police Department
    - Smoothie King
    - 104.9 the River Radio
    - Nothing Bundt Cakes
    - Lynd’s Fruit Farm
    - DoTerra Essential Oils
    - Discovery Toys
    -Young Chef Academy
    -Cookie Cutters

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Grove City YMCA

FREE Swim Evaluations: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Activities: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Obstacle Course
  • Camp Willson Horses
  • Climbing Wall
  • Swim Evaluations
  • Grove City Library
  • Vendors
  • Local Organizations and Businesses:
    -Grove City Library
    -Dental Place
    -Columbus Blue Jackets

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Hilliard/Ray Patch Family YMCA

FREE Swim Evaluations: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Activities: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

  • Swim Evaluations
  • Hilliard Bradley Boys Soccer Team
  • Family Gym Fun
  • Boat Safety
  • Track and Field
  • Fitness Obstacles
  • Sensory Table
  • Healthy Eating Booth
  • Face Paint
  • Games

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Hilltop YMCA

FREE Swim Evaluations: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Activities: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m

  • Swim Evaluations
  • Bike Safety
  • Bike helmet giveaway
  • Vendors
    -OSU Extension

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Jerry L. Garver YMCA

FREE Swim Evaluations: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Activities: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

  • Book WALK! (like a cake walk)
  • Challenge Stations
  • Hula Hoop Shake Off
  • Swim Evaluations
  • Egg Race
  • STEM Spaghetti Towers
  • Egg Drop
  • Y Kids are Fit Obstacle Course
  • Face Painting / Clown
  • Inflatables:
    -Small Bounce House
    -BIG Basketball
    -Big Bowling
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Sensory Friendly Nature Hunt
  • Animal Tracking
  • Community Cook Out Sponsored by Cameron Mitchell's The Barn & Krogers
  • Bob's Bike Safety
  • Flower Planting
  • Music Makers: Making maracas & drums
  • Reptile: Touch & learn
  • Painting with Veggies!
  • Box Arcade!
  • Raffle Baskets & Kid Swag give a ways
  • Local Businesses and vendors:
    -Cameron Mitchell's The Barn
    -Kroger's Corp. & Canal Winchester
    -Local Matters
    -Wayne Webb Bowling
    -Franklin County Children Services
    -Columbus Fire Department
    -Once Upon A Child
    -Columbus Health Department
    -Bari Foundation
    -Diley Ridge Medical Center
    -Tyler's Light
    -Pickerington Library
    -Small Smiles Dental
    -Tropical Fruit & Nut
    -Donatos
    -Dill's GreenHouse
    -The Wave
    -Zion Assembly
    -Colony Cats
    -Lion's Club Eye Screening
    -Captive Born Reptiles

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Liberty Twp./Powell YMCA

FREE Swim Evaluations: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Activities: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

  • Swim Evaluations
  • Camp Willson (pony rides)
  • Preservation Parks of Delaware County bring live animals (reptiles and amphibians)
  • Blue Jackets Street Hockey
  • Zumba, PLYOGA, Circuit Training, Yoga
  • Olentangy Liberty Cheerleading Team
  • Facepaint
  • Treehive Cafe
  • Kiwanis Club of Powell (seat safety checks)
  • OPAL Art Sigmound
  • Lightsaber Relay Races
  • Lakeshore (craft table)
  • Fun Games

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North YMCA

FREE Swim Evaluations: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Activities: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

  • Swim Evaluations
  • Bounce house
  • Health screenings
  • Field games
  • Touch a truck
  • YMCA Camp Willson
  • Local Organizations and Businesses:
    - All Nations Seventh Day Adventist Church
    - REI
    - Fresh n' Fit Foodlab

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Pickaway County Family YMCA

FREE Swim Evaluations: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Activities: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Swim Evaluations
  • Flower Planting
  • Face Painting
  • Local Organizations and Businesses:
    - Circleville City Police
    - Ohio State Highway Patrol
    - Pickaway Co. Sheriff's office
    - Circleville Fire Dept.
    - Columbus Blue Jackets

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Vaughn E. Hairston YMCA

FREE Swim Evaluations: 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Activities: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

  • Bounce House
  • Crafts
  • Snacks
  • Swim Evaluations
  • Willson Horses
  • Fire & Police Vehicles/Visits
  • Kids' Zumba
  • Kids' Martial Art
  • Community Vendors
  • Games

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Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA

FREE Swim Evaluations: 1:00-2:20 p.m.

Activities: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

  • Family Fitness Feud
  • 3 on 3 Basketball
  • Bouncy House
  • T-Ball
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Face Paint
  • Fitness Demos
  • Dodgeball
  • Obstacles
  • Snacks
  • Local Organizations and Businesses:
    - Fire Department
    - Local Maters
    - Columbus Library MLK Branch
    - Natural Care Youth Center
    - Paramount Health Care
    - OSU Med Students
    - Local Matters
    - Central Community House

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