Youth Development

Brown County Youth Development - Nurturing the Potential of every Child through: Education & Leadership; Swim, Sports & Play; Care & Camps


Strength, Hope & Encouragement for Teens


If someone else's drinking bothers you, join us!

Alateen meeting now available at the Brown County Community YMCA

4 pm Every Thursday


Alateen, part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism in a family member.  We believe alcoholism is a family disease that affects all the family members emotionally and sometimes physically.  We come together to support one another by sharing our experience, strength, and hope.  Although we cannot change or cure our parents, we can detach from their problems and continue to love them.  We focus on the solution to our problems.  We do this by applying the Twelve  Steps to ourselves which in turn helps us to grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  Alateen gives us a wonderful, healthy program to live by and enjoy.



Youth Group Swim Programs, please contact the Y at (812)988-9622.




Youth Fencing Classes 

Tuesdays @ 6:00pm-7:30pm*

Nov 14 - Dec 17, 2022 @ Brown County YMCA  

*times may change

Registration available at the Welcome Desk. $75 members / $92 non-members. Session 8 is a 5 wk session and is pro-rated for this 5 weeks.

$20 equipment rental available through instructor at first class


Ages 6-12


Maestro Anthony Joslin has been coaching most of his life. He earned his first coaching credential in Paris, France, in 2001 and, under the tutelage of French Olympic Gold Medalist coach, Maestro Laszlo Szepesi, Joslin earned his Fencing Masters diploma with honors at TF Sport College in Budapest, Hungary, in 2005. Maestro Anthony Joslin founded and instructed at the Coastside Academy of Fencing since its inception in 2002 in Half Moon Bay, CA.

Maestro Anthony Joslin has coached many youth fencers into national rankings, medals, and honors. Click here for his students' competitive results. The Brown County YMCA enthusiastically welcomes Maestro Anthony Joslin to the team!


(private instruction also available - rates and times vary)


*Masks are required.