This school year the YMCA will offer two different home school education programs.  ART: Full S.T.E.A.M (science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math.)  and Physical Education.  Physical Education will be from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm and art will be from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  The Art class this year will take on a more holistic approach, encompassing many subject areas.  It will tie everything together while relating it back to art.  Art will be in six week sessions.  You must sign up by the 2nd class when the session starts.  If there are enough signups we will be offering another art class for 5-8 year olds.  This class will be hands on exploration with comparing and contrasting media.  This class will run at the same time as the 9/19 art class.  These classes can only accommodate 15 students. Physical Education also runs on a six week session schedule, but you may sign up throughout the session.  If you commit to a 6 week session you will have a reduced price.  Each session will have a swim lesson in the pool.


The Hanover and South Hanover YMCA’s now offers “Community Child Watch”. The YMCA Child Watch team will supervise your child for up to two (2) hours a day while you run errands, attend appointments, etc. This service is offered during regular YMCA Child Watch hours. Ages: 8 weeks – 8 years. Parents are required to complete a registration packet and return the completed information before dropping their child off. The fee for this service is $6.00/hour/child. Reservations are requested at least 48 hours in advance, limited spaces are available.

Reservations may be made by contacting Cathy Lewter, Child Development Administrative Assistant, at (717) 632-8211 ext. 230, Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.

HANOVER HOURS:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm,  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  SOUTH HANOVER HOURS:   Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm,  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday only 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.



Hang out with friends and challenge them to a game. Our Youth Centers offer a variety of activities for youth ages 8 – 13. All centers have a Wii video game system. The Hanover Youth Center also offers ping-pong, air hockey, pool, bumper pool, board games and a lounge area. Our Littlestown center offers computer games, air hockey and a lounge area. Centers are open during regular operating hours.


Volunteer opportunities are available for all age groups at the Hanover Area YMCA. Whether you need to meet graduation requirements, want to be a part of a social organization, or just want to give back to your community, there are many opportunities to get involved at the Y. If you are interested please contact Brad Davis Youth Sports Director bdavis@hanoverymca.org 717-632-8211, Ext: 239.