Helena YMCA
For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
Every day is full of potential
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teensIt's at the core of who we are, what we stand for.  At the Y you are respected for your individuality, your beliefs, your culture, your ideas.  You are respected for who you are.  The Y understands the value of being a kid, and the value of growing up to become a caring, contributing adult.  We're here to help you on your journey to adulthood by offering safe, fun programs that engage you, enlighten you and help you grow.




When students enter the Y After School program, a whole new world of imagination and growth opens up to them. In addition to supplementing what they have learned in school, they participate in interactive learning models that engage critical thinking skills, get assistance with their homework, have a chance to socialize with each other, and form long-lasting friendships that enhance their development, growth and self-confidence. The program will run every regular school day, from the time the bell rings until 5:30 PM.  To see a sample of our electives, watch our video below!


Registration:  There is a $15 non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee per student, per school year.  Registration forms will be available at the YMCA front desk, the HMS office or you may download the form below.

HMS Registration form 2015-2016

COST:  $15 registration fee plus $40 per month or $320/school year

**Financial Assistance is Available!**

No one will be turned away for inability to pay!


Every Day:  A teen sized healthy snack*, homework help, time management and organizational help with school assignments.

Mondays/Early Release:  Emphasis on Service Learning & volunteerism.  We work with other area non-profits such as Food Share and God's Love.

Tuesdays:  STEM activities - robotics, 3D printing, electronics, engineering or Minecraft

Wednesdays:  Make it, Break it, Build it: Get creative with ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, or movie making.

Thursdays:  Keepin' it Real with "real" life skills like cooking, sewing, woodworking, financial literacy or babysitting certification.

Fridays:  (almost) Anything Goes.  Unwind from a busy week.  We will host swim days at the Y, maybe get out the Wii, or have an epic "Magic the Gathering" tournament.

For more information contact Paul Davidson, YMCA Teen Services Coordinator  at [email protected]

*Snacks are provided with assistance from the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  Click here for more information.

The YMCA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Teens!  Questions about fitness?

Are you wanting to learn how to use the fitness equipment? Are you needing instruction on proper lifting technique, using the cardio machines, or learning about free weights?

Our popular Teen Fitness class continues this spring.  Class is led by Helena Family YMCA Health & Wellness Director Katie Gilboy and meets for two 45 minute class sessions. Sessions are held once a month in the evenings.

Spring Sessions:

March 1st at 4:00 pm

April 5th 6:00 pm

May 3rd 6:00 pm

*Students will receive card entitling use of the YMCA Fitness Center
*Students will learn safe practices and techniques in using workout equipment

A (5) student minimum and a (12) student maximum will be applied to the session.

Enroll at the Helena Family YMCA Front Desk.

Total cost $15 for Members, $20 for prospective-Members.

SUMMER HOURS (June 11-Sept. 10)

Mon-Fri: 5:30 AM-8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM-3 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Holiday Schedule

Drop-In Day Care Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM-1:15 PM & 5-7 PM
Ages 3 months to 8 years

Helena Family YMCA

1200 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena MT 59601
Phone: (406) 442-9622
Fax: (406) 442-2577