The YMCA of Central Ohio is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 29, 2023!* Healthy Kids Day is a national initiative focused on improving the health and well-being of kids and families. Celebrated each year, Y's across the country host community-facing events that teach healthy habits, encourage active play and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity.

*Healthy Kids Day for the Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA branch will be on Friday, April 28th.

Healthy Kids Day

Locations and Activities

Delaware Community Center YMCA

Time: Saturday, April 29 - 10am-1pm


Will have activities for all ages. Over 30 local organizations, touch a truck, live music, gaga tournament, inflatables, pool activities, food trucks, and more. 

Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA

Time: Friday, April 28th - 4pm-6pm


Community Resource Tables, Bouncy House, Music, Produce Drive, Games

Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA

Time: Saturday, April 29th - 12pm-2pm


Touch a truck, healthy snack, Y employment table, games, zumba, class demos, local pet rescue (meet adoptable dogs!), face painting, swim tests, swim team assessments, pool slide on! 

Grove City YMCA

Time: Saturday, April 29 - 10am - 1pm


Gaga Tournament, Basketball Free Throw Contest, Iron Teens/Youth Conditioning Classes, Zumba Kids, Yoga Kids, Swim tests, Family swim times, Wellness walk through park, Hockey shooting challenge,  branch tours, extended child watch times

Hilliard/Ray Patch Family YMCA

Time: Saturday, April 29th - 10am-1pm


Touch-A-Truck, Rugby, Give Aways, STEM, Crafting, Face Painting, Knockout Basketball, Line Dancing, Family Swimming, Teen Table, Fitness Challenge

Hilltop YMCA

Time: Saturday, Apr 29th - 11am-2pm


Free Community event from 11-2, Open House until 4pm. Will have a wide variety of activities for all ages, African Drum and Dance, BACA Cheer, Basketball Skills Competition, Ohio Shakes food truck, Kona Ice, local community resources, inflatables, and more.

Jerry L. Garver YMCA

Time: Saturday, April 29th - 10am-2pm


This is a free event for the entire community and has included activities and organizations such as the Bounce Houses, Swim Assessments, Police, Fire/EMS, Demonstrations, Preservation Parks, Pickerington Library, Columbus Public Health, Job & Family Services and many other groups and organizations.

Liberty Township/ Powell YMCA

Time: Saturday, April 29 - 10am-2pm


  • Instrument petting zoo provided by Bach2Rock in the teen zone next to child watch!
  • Basketball Skills and Drill with Derek - 10:30 to 11:30a
  • Kids Pound from - 11:30a to 12:15p
  • Kids Zumba from - 12:15p to 12:45p
  • Kids Yoga 6 and under from - 12:45p to 1:15p
  • Kids Yoga 7 and up from - 1:15 to 1:45p
  • Karaoke in Studio 2
North YMCA

Time: Saturday, April 29th 10am-1pm


Touch a truck, community "Block Party", Kona Ice, Soul Crave food truck, Basketball, Bounce house, obstacle course, face painting, Y employment table, Y activity table, Community resource tables, other field games

Pickaway County Family YMCA

Time: Saturday, April 29th - 10am-2pm


Community resources available, Touch a Truck, activities for all ages, and Karate demonstrations.

Reynoldsburg Community Center YMCA

Time: Saturday, April 29 - 12pm-3pm


Community: Partner Resources tables & Demonstrations, Fire/Police Departments

Aquatics: Safety around water, youth swim testing, pre lifeguard testing

Teens: Interior Design demonstration- Iron Teens,  Video Game Challenge

Youth: class demos, Birthday Party preview, Child Watch Party, relay races, cooking preview, Camp games and more

Van Buren Center

Time: Saturday, April 29th 9am-11am


Will have community resources available, activities, games, and snacks