Gain the skill and knowledge you need to provide care and act in an emergency with our Certification programs.

We’re strengthening communities by offering Red Cross Certification courses in in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, Babysitting. These critical skills for young Teens through Adults make us all safer and open job opportunities for those who achieve certification.



Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur.

In this 8 hour class (6 hours online, 2 hours in person) you will earn CPR, First aid, AED, and Emergency Oxygen Administration certification upon completing and passing this course.

Next Course To Be Announced Soon!!

Must pre-register and complete online portion of the course before the in person portion, which will be held on dates listed above.

Must be 16 years old or older.

Course Cost: $60 Member // $80 Community Member

+UPLIFT (Grades 6-9)

Uplift is an educational course that teaches practical components related to free weights, circuit and cardio training, as well as general conditioning. Upon successful completion, graduates may participate in adult programs without adult supervision. Classes run the 3rd week of each month. Check out our website or contact Membership Services for dates and times.

This program is only available to members. Advanced registration is required. Scholarship assistance is available.

September 17 & 18 / 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Group Uplift Instruction: $60 // Semi-Private Uplift Instruction: $125

Register Here and see Membership Services for information and appointment times: (509) 662-2109


During this 1.5 hour private training session, a certified personal trainer will guide your 13-15 year old through setting fitness goals and cover the basics of living an active, healthy lifestyle. They will learn how to use the cardio and functional equipment, proper form in the weight and circuit rooms as well as expected behavior and etiquette in the fitness center. After completing this session, they may use the fitness center and participate in adult programs on their own.

This course is offered Tuesday and Thursday afternoons by appointment.

See Membership Services for information and appointment times.

Member: $35


Our CABS course gives teenagers everything they need to know from getting started, to dealing with parents and children, to key safety, caregiving, and first aid tips.


  • Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Guidelines to make sure that everyone stays safe
  • Leadership
  • Strategies to build confidence when responding to conflict
  • Play Time
  • Basic Caregiving Skills
  • Tips on age-appropriate play and staying involved
  • Feeding, burping, diapering, and safe sleep practices

  • First Aid

$65 / YMCA Members // $75 / Community Members

Stay tuned for the next announced class date.

*Pre-register before the Friday of each course and receive a $10 discount.