Exeter Area YMCA

Programs and Services


Registration for Spring programs opens on March 2.


School Age Programs


This hands-on after school program provides specialized activities for grades 3-5.

Before and After School Child Care

The Southern District YMCA facilitates licensed School Age Child Care (SACC) programs in 12 area elementary schools and in the Tuck Learning Campus in Exeter.

Home School at YMCA Camp Lincoln

Camp Lincoln offers environmental education programs to homeschool students (ages 5-15) each month.

Health and Wellness

Free Weight Programs

Learn more about free weights and how to incorporate them into your workout program.

Youth & Teen Fitness

Our Kids and Teens Fitness programs are designed to improve your child’s overall coordination, endurance and strength while having fun and making friends in a safe, welcoming environment.


Go beyond group exercise with our wellness classes that are more extensive and progressive in nature.

Personal Services

With options for personal training, nutrition programs, and fitness assessments, the Exeter Area YMCA will help you reach your personal wellness goals in a way that optimizes your time and investment.

Active Kids & Families

Members of the Exeter Area YMCA benefit from a number of drop-in child care and programs designed to keep everyone active and healthy.


Specialty Programs

Recreational Sports & Activities

Enjoy fun and active recreational sports and other activities with other members. Programs are designed for adults, families and youth.

Special Events

Our special events include Parent's Night Out, Middle School Madness and other great fun and educational events and seminars for all ages.

Active Older Adults

Active Older Adults can enjoy getting together to celebrate shared sports and interests that connect the Y community through physical fitness, social activities and more.

Art Programs

Flex your creative muscles and fine-tune your inner artist. We offer dance, visual art, writing, and other art classes for all ages.

Food & Cooking

From young chefs to adults trying to perfect their kitchen skills, the Exeter Area YMCA offers cooking classes for healthy living.

Birthday Parties

The Exeter Area YMCA offers a variety of birthday party themes to choose from, or you can design your own. We can even provide your food, drinks, cake and goodie bags!

Youth Sports

The Y nurtures the potential of children through sports by strengthening character in our youth, engaging families, and building lasting relationships. Youth learn new skills, make new friends, develop essential character traits, and set individual and team goals.

Leadership & Development

Come check out the Exeter YMCA Teen Leaders Club! Y-LIT Leaders Club is a Nationwide YMCA program for teens ages 11-13 and 13-18 that teaches leadership skills through community service, volunteerism and personal growth. STEM-TASTIC is for ages 6-12. Increase your brain power with this fun class involving projects that focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Leagues and Tournaments


Hit the hardwood with the folks who invented the game - the Y! Enjoy this fun, competitive basketball league for adults and high-school students.


Pickleball is all the rage at the Y! Check out upcoming league play and tournaments.


Southern District YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.